Effective workouts can be hard to come by on your own, especially if you’re new to the process and don’t have a strong support group to help you out. This is where personal health coaches and trainers can become invaluable.
Weight is a serious problem in the United States. Approximately 54% of American adults are currently trying to reduce theirs, although few succeed without extensive support. With so many websites, commercials, and books pushing certain diets and lifestyle changes, it can be hard to tell fact from a gimmick. Let’s take a look at some of the worst myths about weight loss that are going around and (erroneously) gaining popularity.
There’s no doubting the value of weight management. Rather than being just a few extra uncomfortable pounds, excess weight carries legitimate risks. In fact, dropping between 5% and 10% of your weight has been proven to lower your chance of developing heart disease. This is just one of the many benefits of choosing a weight loss program. However, what should you look for in order to figure out which one best fits your needs? Are all weight loss programs essentially the same? No.
When it comes to weight loss maintenance, here are a few ways you can ensure the weight stays off.
When was the last time you left food on your plate? If you’re like many Americans, the answer may be never. Eating to clean your plate can be a hard habit to break. But think of the unnecessary calories you can save by changing this habit! Find out more in this week’s blog on ending your membership with the “clean your plate” club.
Have you ever been curious about what your genes might say about you? Maybe you thought, “No matter how hard I train, I can’t seem to get faster or stronger,” or perhaps you thought, “No matter how well I eat, my doctor still tells me my cholesterol is high.” PRO Medical tests genetic blueprints to reveal what makes each one of us unique.
In the day to day work of eating right ourselves, the desire to see our kids eat right is a big one. We want them to start life right. So when they won’t eat, stress and power struggles can creep in. One of our dietitians, Kimberly Richardson, gives us helpful tips on kids who won’t eat.
What if indulging meant pure enjoyment without judgment? What if it meant giving yourself the permission to satisfy your craving without being scared of eating every bite?
Is there anything more difficult than weight loss? The honest answer, perhaps unfortunately, is yes, weight maintenance.
But it is possible and the fight for it is worth it. Our dietitian Erika shares more!
Many of us eat the foods we love as a reward and then we feel terrible, which doesn’t make much sense. And yet, we do it all the time. Why is it we overeat foods loaded with sugar, fat, and salt and then groan in physical discomfort, swearing never to do it again . . . only to repeat the same process days, even hours, later?