Weight Loss

Prepping For Success

Have you ever heard the old adage that you can’t out train a bad diet? When it comes to fitness, reaching your goals is about 10% the time you spend in the gym and 90% the time you spend in the kitchen. Falling short or completely missing your original goals is as easy as forgetting

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The South Carolina State Fair: Take home memories, not calories

Fall is here and the state fair is rolling into town. Beginning October 8th through October 19, the space we know so well for tailgating will soon be covered with farm animals, games, rides, concerts and all the fried foods we could ever eat. The South Carolina state fair has become notorious for its food

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Don’t Wait Till New Year’s to Beat the Holiday Bulge!

Christmas and New Year’s is right around the corner and we know what that means…lots of food and little to no exercise! What comes next? Everyone in the gym on January 2nd exercising like their life depends on it, only to drop off the radar come March. Instead of taking this approach, why not start

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Staying Motivated For The Long Haul

Set a Goal: Whether you’re trying to lose weight, start a diet, or just eating a little healthier, it’s important to set goals. Set a few short-term goals and one or two long-term goals to work toward. Envision yourself healthier, lighter, and in better shape- research shows this can actually increase your motivation to get

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Fuel Your Body Right - How to Calculate Your Energy Needs

Fuel Your Body Right: How to Calculate Your Energy Needs

Learn how to take the guess work out of calculating your energy needs, to accurately fuel your body. How much do I need to eat in order to lose weight, gain muscle or improve my performance? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my clients, friends and family on a

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Deciphering the Scale: What Does That Number Really Mean In Weight Loss?

We all say it, “I’m trying to lose weight.” Are you really trying to lose overall weight or just body fat? Chances are it’s just body fat, that unsightly bodily tissue that causes muffin tops, double chins and cellulite. A recent study found that the average adult American spends ~$1,400 per year on losing weight:

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Paleolithic diet: a modern attempt at ancient dieting

The Paleolithic diet, which is more commonly referred to as ‘Paleo’, is a recent diet that is gaining some popularity within the exercise and fitness community. Most people who participate in the CrossFit program are encouraged by their peers to adopt this diet and lifestyle, but its popularity doesn’t stretch too far outside of this

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