Weight Loss: Be Proactive with Portion Control

                Too often, we are reactive to our bathroom scales. We see the number creeping up and up, and eventually we decide that enough is enough.  It may remind you of the boiling frog metaphor…  If you throw a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out.  …

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When Accuracy is Essential, Elite Athletes Use Escali Scales

Chelsea Smith is an elite rower training in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her goal is to represent the United States of America in the lightweight women’s double at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Smith competes as a lightweight rower. Thus, for the women’s lightweight double the two athletes’ must average 57 kg (125.6 pounds) …

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Spotting Fad Diets: How to be a Savvy Consumer

By Melissa Herrmann Dierks RD, LDN, CDE Weight loss and long term weight management are best achieved by following a meal plan with a focus on balance, variety, and moderation.  Labeling individual foods or beverages as “good” or “bad” will not help you to reach your goal, and neither will eliminating favorites from your diet.  January …

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