3 Biggest Weight-loss Mistakes

You’ve been eat­ing right and exer­cis­ing for weeks now, yet the scale just won’t budge. You’re get­ting frus­trat­ed and about to throw in the tow­el, it must be your slow metab­o­lism, right? Wrong!

I hear this com­plaint often from clients and while it may be eas­i­er to blame your metab­o­lism, the truth is, it’s sim­ply too many calo­ries eat­en. Qui­et frankly, often the metab­o­lism of heav­ier weight indi­vid­u­als is actu­al­ly high­er than with nor­mal weight indi­vid­u­als. The body is car­ry­ing more weight around and requires more strength, strength means more mus­cle, more mus­cle means a faster metab­o­lism.

So, what exact­ly is the prob­lem? Here are the three most com­mon weight-loss mis­takes peo­ple make:

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How to build a Healthy Salad

Did you know that the Bruschet­ta Chick­en sal­ad at Applebee’s has more calo­ries than a siz­zling steak and cheese? The sal­ad has an unbe­liev­able 1110 calo­ries and the steak and cheese “only” 1000 calo­ries.  To avoid adding loads of unwant­ed calo­ries on a seem­ing­ly inno­cent sal­ad, make your own by fol­low­ing  these sim­ple guide­lines. 1. Start with a vari­ety of leafy...
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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s the hol­i­day sea­son! A sea­son for cheer, joy, fam­i­ly… but also regret! Regret for help­ing your­self to an extra por­tion of turkey, or cake, or ice-cream and the extra pounds asso­ci­at­ed with that. And this is exac­er­bat­ed by the fact that it’s not just one hol­i­day, it’s three! First Thanks­giv­ing, then Christ­mas, then New Year’s! This hol­i­day sea­son, plan ahead and get...
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Discover the Grilled Vegetable

Think out­side the box this 4th of July and instead of hav­ing the same olé’ coleslaw or pota­to sal­ad, exper­i­ment with your favorite veg­eta­bles.  Grilling brings out the nat­ur­al sug­ars of veg­eta­bles which caus­es them to caramelize and add a sweet and smoky fla­vor. Which veg­eta­bles are great for the grill? The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less.  I’m list­ing a few of my...
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Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Sauce

Tofu is so ver­sa­tile, low calo­rie and packed with healthy pro­tein that I’m always look­ing for new recipes.  The cilantro sauce real­ly makes the tofu stand out.  It’s also deli­cious served with grilled sum­mer squash, mush­rooms or oth­er grilled veg­eta­bles.  I mopped it up with some crusty bread, like a baguette.   Ingre­di­ents: 2 cups cilantro leaves 1⁄4 cup canola...
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