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HCG diet – I have my doubts

Every year, there is some fad diet.  This year, it’s the HCG diet.  People eat 500 cal a day (1/3 -1/5 recommended intake) in hopes of losing 1 lb a day.  I believe this little energy intake leads to muscle loss, which then contributes to fat gain (remember, muscle burns …

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Women can and should lift weights

A key part of my weight loss program has been doing resistance training.  This can be floor exercises (where you move your own body weight around), or it can be weight lifting.  Or using resistance bands… This builds muscle, which burns fat 24/7.  Plus, I find it a lot more …

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Shrink your waistline with some side planks

The side plank is a core exercise: it trains your lower-back, abdominal, and hip muscles. Great for preventing lower back pain. And no gym or equipment involved! Many ways of doing it, here are some instructions on how to do a common one.

Resistance training, a key component of my weight loss/maintenance, builds muscle, strengthens bones and improves metabolism. It has tremendous benefits for anyone of any age. (Studies highlight the benefits for older women in particular).

Master cleanse? I’m not feeling it!

What is the Master Cleanse? From Wikipedia: The Master Cleanse claims to be a way to cleanse the body of and remove the cravings associated with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, eating, “Coffee, tea, and various hot drinks.”[1] The cleanse involves drinking only a concoction made from fresh lemons, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper, as …

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