Fast or fed? That is the question….

 There seems to be some controversy regarding working out on an empty stomach.  Ok, some is an understatement; make that “lively debate.” For me, I’m not surprised by the question.  Yet I am surprised at the amount of vehement indignation leveled on both sides.  I did manage to find a few articles which consider the pros & cons…

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Let’s talk about that…

  Ok, this may generate grief for many.  However, I have very personal reasons for sharing this, as well as adding “my two cents.” http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/new-study-suggests-black-women-harder-road-weight-loss-white-women/ If you have heard of this study, read about it, or simply don’t believe it, I’d love to hear from you.  Here is another take on it. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/opinion/sunday/why-black-women-are-fat.html?_r=1 A former…

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Can this happen?…it did to me

    Recently I came across an article discussing pitfalls of running.  However, weight gain wasn’t one I expected.  Yet and still, it is one I experienced first hand.  How can that be?  It’s not as hard as you imagine.  Now it appears someone else raises this issue too. http://www.runnersworld.com/weight-loss/why-do-runners-gain-weight?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-RunnersWorld-_-Content-Blog-_-WhyRunnersGainWeight Last year, I discussed how you…

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New Year, New You–inside strategy

  Resolutions are in place–check.  Gym membership, trial or otherwise; check.  Shoes, workout wear; check and check. Juicer, blender, and subscription to any number of healthier living magazines–check.  Check-up–including labs, (CBC, lipid profile, lytes, etc), and discussing those minor (or major) aches with your nurse practitioner or MD…. If you’re like many, these may be last on your…

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