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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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Cooking with the Wrong Fats and Oils can be Disastrous

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on April 28, 2010

     The types of fats you eat are very important for your overall health and your ability to lose fat. In past decades, people were frequently told to keep all fat consumption to a minimum, but that was pretty bad advice. Fortunately, people are generally more knowledgeable about basic nutrition and as you probably know, there are good (healthy) fats and bad (unhealthy) fats. While many people realize fats, such as hydrogenated fats, are bad for you and other fats, such as Omega-3 oils, are good for you, fewer people are aware that cooking has a major impact on the healthiness of some fats.

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An Introduction to Supplements and the Supplement Industry

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

     If you are unfamiliar with supplements, trying to buy them can be confusing and overwhelming, because there are so many different brands and products, with new ones coming out all the time. There are currently so many products that it is practically impossible to keep track of everything. Even people who work in the supplement industry tend to specialize in certain areas, such as vitamins/minerals, sports supplements, herbs, etc.

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The Secret to Developing Willpower to Consistently Eat Healthy Foods

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

     One of the biggest keys to long-term health and fat loss is being consistently good with your nutrition. Many people know this, yet they often struggle to find the motivation or willpower to consistently eat healthy. This causes people to fluctuate between eating right and going through periods of overeating or eating unhealthy foods. Until these behaviors change and healthy eating become the norm, long-term success will remain elusive. Fortunately there is something you can do to improve your ability to consistently eat the right foods and keep progressing with your health and fitness.

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