Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical.
Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especially when you feel like you have done everything right. For many trying to shed pounds, the elation from... Read more
Although working out and eating right help you feel good and improve your health, there's no doubt that most of us also do so to improve our appearance. And with shorts and swimsuit season quickly approaching, cellulite might be on the minds of m... Read more
Hi all. I am embarrassed to say that I am at least 100 pounds overweight and definitely out of shape. I've been overweight since I was around 14 and it has gotten worse after having 3 kids and a miscarriage. My youngest is now 13 months old and it is... Read more
I've heard that having too much sugar in one's diet can be one of the main causes of extra fat around the abdomen. Does anyone know if there is any accuracy to this? Any research to back up the assumption?
I have family that completely cut out s... Read more
I previously posted a thread a while back but felt like uploading a picture so you can see a visual picture of what my body looks like. I was previously 260 pounds but now down to 173 and worried I have loose skin on my chest as well on my lower stom... Read more
I'm a label reader. I try 2 choose packaged items that have a fat content of 30% or less per serving to ensure my fat limits stay in check each day. Take fat grams X 9 = fat calories divided by calories per serving for fat percentage. That way I assu... Read more
My first maintenance goal was to increase exercise to burn 400 calories per day, based on an article about maintaining. After 8 weeks, my reward was a new scale. My current goal is to build muscle and reduce body fat percentage. Also, to reduce sweet... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Many people have a love-hate relationship with the scale. We love it when it gives us numbers that appeal to use, hate it when it seems to be "stuck" or going in the wrong direction. But no matter how you feel about the scale, using it is a... Read more
Last month, I joined a new gym. (So did my boyfriend, and we hope to work out together more often.) Each new member is offered one free session with a personal trainer.
The reason I wanted to join a gym is because although I exercise regularly--I... Read more
Figure out your "real" goal weight by determining your current lean mass and adding a healthy body fat percentage to that number. For example:
Current lean mass: 125
Estimated body fat percentage at goal weight: 25%
"Real" goal weight: 125 +... Read more
I have stumbled upon possibly the most amazing health and fitness website ever. NerdFitness.com. Oh my gosh. My nerdy side is having a FIELD DAY. I'm so excited.
Anyway, on to my point. One thing that's been difficult for me is to pick a specifi... Read more
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