You've been working out and eating right and you've lost some weight. The last few weeks, however, have found you at the dreaded plateau, or even worse, you've started to gain weight. Your personal trainer has made some changes to your exercise program in an effort to jumpstart your metabolism, but nothing has been working. You are out of ideas and quickly getting frustrated. There is a real fear that you are going to get completely disgusted, throw up your hands, and say, "forget it, I'm done", and let all your hard work fall aside. Nutritional counseling could be your saving grace and may very well be the unsung hero of weight loss and healthy living. Nutritional counseling does not just address what you should eat and not eat. It delves further into the "whys" behind your eating habits and patterns.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to weightlifting. Many people think of the big, bulky body-builders strutting their stuff at the gym or flexing in the mirror. However, when it comes to health and weight loss, weightlifting and strength training
Muscle building and toning will improve your health and your looks, but sometimes you need to focus on fat loss before you can really enjoy those benefits. Bulking up muscle under layers of fat can actually have a negative impact
It's a bold statement, of course, but the benefits of weightlifting are not restricted to muscle-bound bodybuilders who spend all day at the gym. Weight training has many benefits for people of all ages, body types, and athletic abilities-- it
It's June now. How are you doing with those New Year resolutions you made last December? You're not alone if you've slacked off a little. In fact, many have already abandoned the weight-loss goals they set for themselves at the onset of the new year. If you started out 2015 with good intentions, but you're now too discouraged to follow through with them, don't lose hope. You may just be using the wrong approach. So many people believe that weight loss is like a tool, something easily picked up and put down when it has served its purpose. But successful weight loss isn't about simply doing something until you achieve a desired number on the scale or fit into a certain dress size and then give it up.
When it comes to thinking about the benefits of exercising, especially the goals you would LOVE to achieve, what do you think about? “How do I go about it?”… “How many days a week should I do resistance training?”… “How many times per week & how long should I do cardio?”… “Are there any supplements that will help me burn fat more effectively?” Sound familiar? Well, the most important aspect of getting on the road to a healthier & better looking YOU is to be diligent and go after your long-term goals one step at a time! Be sure to set aside time AT LEAST 3 days per week to hit the gym and do cardio!