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Preventing Overeating: Weight Loss Strategies to use when Eating Out

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on September 1, 2010

     Overeating can make it almost impossible to lose weight, because any time you consume more calories than you burn, your body is forced to store fat. Therefore, if you want to lose weight and fat, it is important to minimize overeating. This article explains three tips you can use to prevent yourself from consuming too many calories when eating out.

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Preventing Overeating: Weight Loss Strategies for Eating at Home

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on August 22, 2010

     Overeating makes it almost impossible to achieve your health and fitness goals, because any time you consume more calories than you burn, your body is forced to store fat. This happens regardless of how healthy you eat, so it is important to avoid overeating as much as possible. This article discusses 4 tips you can use to improve your eating habits at home.

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Tips to Prevent Overeating: General Strategies

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on August 15, 2010

     Overeating is one of the greatest obstacles for people wanting to lose fat, get in shape, and improve their health. Eating too much can make it almost impossible to achieve your health and fitness goals, because any time you consume more calories than you burn, your body will be forced to store more fat. This will happen regardless of how healthy you eat, so it is important to avoid overeating as much as possible.

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Eating Healthy vs. Eating Less Unhealthy

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on August 8, 2010

     Everyone wants to have a healthy, well functioning body and one of the primary keys to achieving optimal health is healthy eating. However, eating right can be a challenge, especially when so many foods are heavily processed or have added ingredients that are very unhealthy. Another big problem is the way marketers make products sound healthier than they actually are and try to make people content with eating less unhealthy, instead of actually eating healthy.

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Which Organic Foods are Worth the Extra Cost?

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on July 25, 2010

     Organic foods are becoming increasingly more popular and there are a number of reasons why. Organic products are usually more natural, contain fewer unhealthy substances, and they can even have more taste than their non-organic counterparts. Of course, there is a down side to all this, which is that they cost more than regular foods. The price of food is certainly an important consideration, especially in the current economy, so the question many people have is, which organic foods are worth the extra cost?

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Are Organic Foods Better than Non-Organic Foods?

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on July 18, 2010

     Not too long ago, if you wanted to find a decent selection of organic products, you had to go to a specialty health food store. Now you can find organic produce, meats, dairy products and more at almost any grocery store. There is no question that organic foods have increased in popularity in recent years, but many people still have questions about organic products. Perhaps the most common question is, are organic foods really better than non-organic foods?

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Food as Fuel vs. Food as Enjoyment: Implications for Fat Loss

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on July 11, 2010

     The way you think about food has a significant impact on your nutritional habits and your health. Thinking about food in specific ways can have various effects, such as encouraging improvements in your body or making it almost impossible to lose fat. The two primarily competing attitudes involve thinking of food as either a source of fuel for your body or as a source of enjoyment or comfort. People who treat food as fuel are usually healthier and in better shape than people who view food as a source of enjoyment. In any case, it is ideal if you can find a healthy balance between the two.

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Supplements: Weight Loss Products – Do They Live up to their Hype?

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on July 4, 2010

     People spend an incredible amount of money on weight loss supplements, but are they really worth it? There are many different types of weight loss supplements, but they can generally be broken down into three categories: metabolism boosters, appetite suppressants, and supplements to prevent you from storing calories as fat. Naturally, there are some weight loss supplements that do not fall into any of these categories and some supplements fall under multiple categories, but for the sake of this post, these categories will cover the vast majority of weight loss products.

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The Problem with Fat Cells

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on June 27, 2010

     Losing weight is probably the most common goal in health and fitness and many people struggle to lose fat and have an even harder time keeping it off. Some of this difficulty results from focusing too much on quick weight loss schemes instead of following proven strategies, involving a well-designed nutrition and exercise program. However, even when eating healthy and exercising, you can still run into problems due the way typical long-term behaviors affects your fat cells.

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The Eat This, Not That Mentality

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on June 20, 2010

     Chances are you have heard of the “Eat This, Not That!” series of nutrition books. At this point there are at least 7 different books, not including updated versions, and you can frequently see segments on morning TV shows where the viewer is asked to guess which of two foods or meals is lower in fat or calories. Needless to say, the eat this, not that mentality is very popular right now, but is it really a good way to approach nutrition?

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