So you've decided to lose some weight and are trying to figure out how to begin?! Treat it just like any other project! Below are 10 steps (or project management strategies) to get you off the right start: 1. Get some numbers - weigh and measure yourself (waist, hips, thighs and forearms), write them down… Continue reading HOW TO START A WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
Protein is essential for our health (and looks). We need it to make tissue (like muscles), hair, enzymes, skin, antibodies and many other things in our bodies. There's a ton of confusing information regarding how much protein to eat. Proponents of body-building and increasing lean body mass suggest to consume as much as 1-2 g… Continue reading HOW MUCH PROTEIN SHOULD WE EAT?
If you haven't read the Part I of this post, please go back to it, as the information in here will make way more sense. Now that we know that women fluctuate in terms of their hormones, appetite, cravings, weight (not necessarily fat), it only makes sense to develop an eating strategy(ies) that reflect those… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part II
We all know well that women and men are different… dah! With that in mind, weight loss for women should be approached differently too, but is it so?! It so happens that women are not studies enough when it comes to diet and exercise - it's not easy to study women: they have hormonal changes… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part I
Ideal weight - is it even a thing?! I don't quite agree with it, mine is such and such and my friend's, who's my age/height - 10-15 pounds different and we both look fine (or even great 🙂 Here's a quick reference guide, based on current measurements and methods: BMI - Body Mass Index, which… Continue reading What’s your ideal weight?
Cravings hit - whether due to hormonal fluctuations (often as PMS in women), seasonal changes, shifts in microbiome (gut bacteria), some prescription medications or simply due to a concerted effort to eat less for weight loss - we all go through periods of time when we are hungry - All. The. Time. It often becomes… Continue reading How to beat cravings
Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating approach in which you go without eating for 12-18 hours straight. Let's say you have your dinner at 6 pm and your next meal is breakfast at 8 am - you've just passed 14 hrs without eating. Many people claim that IF helps… Continue reading Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?
As a nutritionist, I know that weight gain is a multifactorial process, involving excess energy intake vs. expenditure, genetic and metabolic differences, emotional dependence on food and other physical and psychological conditions. However, when I’m asked to single out one particular reason – without a doubt it is overconsumption of processed foods 🍟🍕🍭🍬 Processed foods… Continue reading A Word on Processed Food
If weight loss is on your 2018 resolution list, but the well-known methods are known to, well, not work (I’m winking here – dieting!), what a girl/boy to do?! It looks like a dead end, but it’s not – if it took you a while to gain the weight, it’ll take just as long, if… Continue reading Weight Loss Without Dieting
Airport fair on Thanksgiving Day Hi guys! Happy Thanksgiving! My traditional celebration takes place in Bethesda, MD, where my brother-in-law lives with his wonderful wife and two daughters. Monica’s turkey is the best tasting bird in the world! She’s got a secret recipe that I haven’t been able to crack, no matter how many times… Continue reading Holidays and weight worries