Tag Archives: weight-loss-advice

The Art of Finding a Diet Partner

By Shaun Chavis I’m in the market for some motivation—in the form of a new fitness partner. It’s easier to tear myself away from work in the evening when I’ve got an unbreakable appointment with a walking buddy or my trainer (since I’m pinching pennies, I don’t see my trainer as often these days). People were more successful at losing ...

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3 Secrets to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Getty Images By Shaun Chavis My favorite part of my job is working on our “I Did It” weight loss success stories. I get to talk with so many amazing people who have truly changed their lives. Medical professionals say they think it’s an unusual achievement for someone to lose 10% of his or her body weight and keep it ...

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I’m a 225-Pound Weight-Loss Editor. Get Over It.

By Shaun Chavis I’ve had a weight problem since I was 6. I’ve weighed as much as 256 pounds, and I’m currently around 225. At that weight and standing 5’4″, my BMI is 38.6, which makes me “obese” or “extremely obese,” depending on which chart you read. Just thought I’d get that out right at the start of my blog ...

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Slow Metabolism Is More Common Than You Think

By Shaun Chavis A few months ago, after being on my 1,700-calorie diet for a while and hitting a weight-loss plateau, my boyfriend said, “You really don’t eat that much. Have you ever had your metabolism checked?” Google “slow metabolism” and you get language like, “There is such a thing as slow metabolism…but it’s rare.” (Code for: “Not you, couch ...

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The Best Workout for Your Metabolism

By Julie Upton, RD During a run yesterday, my girlfriend and I were commiserating about how we can win the battle against our aging—and slowing—metabolism. I know there’s not a lot you can do diet-wise to rev up your body’s engine, so it looks like exercise is the best approach to increase metabolic rate. Research shows that you can get ...

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