Are you diligent with your diet and exercise program but still not losing weight? It’s possible that you are a little too diligent! Most of you have probably heard that eating too few calories can slow your metabolism, thereby making weight loss more difficult. This is true. Studies have shown that your body can slow…

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Making permanent changes in behaviors are difficult – whether the changes are in your eating, exercise, drinking, or even shopping habits. For example, I am sure you know that eating a candy bar in the afternoon is not the healthiest habit, but how do you go about stopping yourself from doing it if you are an emotional eater when your boss assigns you another project at 4 pm…

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If your night was anything like mine, it was not the healthiest of nights when it came to food and beverages.  Buffalo wings, fried calamari, chili, pasta, french fries and multiple beers all over the course of 4 hours. The selection of food in most sports bars is not “gourmet”. But it was worth it to see…

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Question from R.C: Help me City Girl! I can not control any of my urges. I am a junk food eating machine. I have a very negative self image… Answer from Martha: For those of you who have not been following my posts, R.C. is one of the contestants from the New Hampshire Biggest Loser…

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Did any of you make a New Years Resolution to exercise more or lose weight? If so, you are not alone. These are the most common New Years Resolutions. While I am the first person to recommend losing weight or exercising, I would suggest this year that you think outside of the box and make…

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MYTH #1 A MORNING MIMOSA EASES A HANGOVER Not for long: The “hair of the dog that bit you” remedy just pushes a hangover to later in the day. Hangovers set in when blood-alcohol levels start to fall; the worst symptoms strike when levels reach zero, says alcohol researcher Robert Swift, M.D., Ph.D., of Brown…

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With the cold weather and holiday season upon us, we have even more excuses as to why we aren’t exercising – as if we needed more excuses! “It’s cold, it’s dark, I have to go shopping, I have a holiday party, I’m not a morning person, etc.” I asked one of my colleagues, Julia Derek, how…

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You work out and have toned thighs and butt … however you have an annoying little (or big) roll of fat that hangs over your skin tight Seven jeans. Not a welcome sight for a city girl. This fat is  informally known as a muffin top. I heard this term for the first time several years ago when the really…

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Are you consuming enough protein to maximize your workout? Maybe, but maybe not!  Protein needs for active people vary depending upon your weight and the frequency, intensity, duration and types of your activities. An adequate protein intake is important for muscle and tissue repair, muscle growth, and regulation of metabolism. The timing of your protein is…

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No one wants to be called a loser …unless you are a successful weight loss loser! I always wonder how some people can lose weight and keep it off while others regain it. In my nutrition practice, I have a fairly good success rate in helping people lose weight. I spend a lot of time…

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