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How to Prevent Weight and Fat Gain when Exercise Decreases or Stops

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on September 5, 2010

     Exercising consistently is well known as one of the best ways to prevent unwanted weight gain, but what do you do if you have to take time off from exercise or your everyday level of activity decreases? When this happens, many people end up gaining weight, but there are some things you can do to prevent or minimize this unwanted weight gain. 

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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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Burning Extra Calories does not Always Translate into Fat Loss

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on July 21, 2010

     It can be a challenge to lose weight and especially fat, which is why so many people struggle to get rid of their unwanted pounds. So many people have problems with their weight that various media sources are constantly providing “helpful” suggestions. This is great, except much of this information is dumbed down or oversimplified to the point where the information becomes misleading or even incorrect. One issue that is frequently misrepresented is the relationship between calorie burning and fat loss. People are constantly saying that if you burn an additional X calories per day, then you will lose X amount of weight over the course of a week, month, or year. Unfortunately, things are not quite that simple.

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Using Easy Aerobic Exercise to Stimulate Fat Loss

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on July 7, 2010

     Fat loss is unquestionably one of the most popular topics in health and fitness, as people constantly seem to be looking for that special workout, diet, pill, or piece of exercise equipment to give them the body of their dreams. I have written numerous articles about the importance of performing challenging workouts if you want to lose fat and improve your fitness level, but as with most things in health and fitness, there is more than one way to accomplish fat loss. This post explains how easy aerobic workouts can help stimulate fat loss.

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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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A Key to Fat Loss: Naturally Shrinking your Stomach

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on February 21, 2010

     One of the most common problems people have when dieting and trying to lose fat is controlling how much they eat at one time, otherwise known as portion control. Many people end up eating appropriate amounts of food for most of the day, but then eat significantly more during one of their meals (usually dinner). In some cases, the amount eaten during this larger meal is enough to undo all the progress the person made with their eating during the rest of the day.

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The Single Most Important Nutritional Factor for Fat Loss

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on February 7, 2010

     Fat loss is probably the most common health and fitness goal today and there are so many different products and programs designed to make people lose fat that it is virtually impossible to keep track of them all. Having different options for achieving fat loss is important, because no single approach will work for everyone, although some fat loss strategies definitely work better than others.

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The Problem with “Losing Weight”

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

     People are more concerned about their health and fitness than ever before and when asked about their goals, losing weight is typically at or near the top of the list. Since so many people are concerned with their health and actively trying to lose weight, you would think the percentage of overweight people would be decreasing, but the rate of obesity is still as high as ever. There are many reasons for this, but one problem is people generally focus on losing weight, when they should be focused on losing fat.

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