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Weight Loss

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The "Get Lean" Diet

The Get Lean Diet

I have been researching methods to lose weight in a healthy manner, and decided to call in the "big guns" - no, actually, I called the BIG GUNS. The nutritionist who helped me with this diet is also a body builder who really knows how to trim the fat off every area of your body - especially the torso. If you want six-pack abs, combine this diet ... more

Foods for Fitness

Foods For Fitness

I received an email from a former Naval Officer who wanted to get back moving again. The good news is that he started before Thanksgiving, which helps avoid extra holiday pounds we gain imbibing spirits, snacking while watching sports, and eating holiday feasts. It all contributes to our caloric intake. The "former pilot - now desk jockey" writ... more

TV Watcher's Workout

TV Watchers Workout

Welcome beginners to fitness or those who need to get back in shape! This one is for you! A majority of the emails that I receive are from young men and women who need to lose weight in order to qualify in the military height / weight standards as well as get in shape to meet the physical standards. Many of these folks need to lose 40 lbs befo... more

The Military Spouse Weight Loss Plan

Military Spouse Weight Loss Plan

The Erin O'Neill Testimonial / Life Story As a fitness writer, I often get testimonials from people using fitness programs that I have developed and they ALL motivate me to continue. However, there are those few letters I receive that strike a deep emotional cord in me that I feel a need to share with others. The following testimonial is from a... more

Fitness Over 50

Fitness Over 50

Here is an email that is often received from men and women seeking to lose the "spare tire" or weight around their hips, help reducing their blood pressure, and overall just get healthier. It is a journey that can lead to many enjoyable future years if you can catch up with Mother Nature and Father Time before they catch you! Here are a few ques... more

Does Water Affect Weight

Does Water Affect Weight

This week a young man asked me, "Does water affect weight?" After some digging, I realized he has been observing his mother use one of the 45 Day Plans to lose weight / get fit and this program requires the user to drink more water than they normally would - up to 3-4 quarts a day!! Most people do not drink enough water in a day PERIOD. The May... more

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