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Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more important than just how much of it there is overall.  In fact depending on what it’s combined with can have opposite effects on your arteries and heart.  Yes, opposite! So cholesterol is just one component of a compound that…

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Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that doesn’t work. There are too many weight loss myths out there. I’m going to tackle the top ones I come across in my practice. Myth: Calories cause weight gain, and fewer calories are the path to weight loss Calories are important for weight loss. If…

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How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

  The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing. The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to eat better, right? Whether you like the Nutrition Facts table or not, let’s make sure you get the most out of it, since it’s here to stay! Here’s my four-step crash course on reading the Nutrition Facts table. Step 1: Serving Size  The absolute most important part of the…

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Sandra

When I joined Womens Fitness I was at a cross roads with my diet. I needed to lose 25 pounds. I weighed 165 pounds. I had been trying for 3 years to diet and exercise on my own to lose body fat and get into shape after child bearing. On my own, the battle had become hopeless. Terri helped me fine tune my diet so that I was not starving myself and I was able to lose weight. My eating habits were terrible until I joined 10 Weeks to Wow and the benefit for me was increased energy and I…

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Laura

I always thought that if I wanted to lose weight I would have to give up tasty food. I had tried every kind of weight loss program after having my two babies and I truly believed that if I ate as little as possible it would be helpful for me to achieve my goal – I was wrong! When I first had my free consultation with Terri she told me I was “eating too little” and that was causing my body to store fat. I was skeptical but desperate so I decided to try the 10 Weeks To Wow! Weight…

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Ann

I joined the Womens Fitness Club in Pickering in mid January 2011. I am not sure what my goal was at that time but I knew I wanted to feel better and to do that I needed to lose weight. After starting my exercise regime, it was suggested that I set up a meeting with Terri Patterson, the club nutritionist. I was skeptical as I tried all kinds of diets and nothing seemed to work. I had reached the conclusion that at my age, I was not going to lose any weight. I can’t believe what I have achieved with…

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