Should you throw away your scale?

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Should you throw away your scale? No. Absolutely not. There is no reason to throw away a tool that measures the weight of an object. Scales don’t make people crazy. Scales aren’t evil. They can’t exert power over people who use them. They can’t make people feel a certain way – no joy, not despair, not […]

5 easy weight loss tips you shouldn’t ignore because they work

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Don’t ignore these tips. They result in real results and you won’t even hate doing them. They won’t cramp your style. You won’t feel like you’re on a diet. You don’t have to stop eating the food you love and you don’t have to start eating things you don’t like. You can keep living your life […]

Video self-modeling could be your answer to losing weight and keeping it off

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How would you like to know there is something that could not only significantly improve your chance of reaching your weight goal, and better than that, ensure that your ability to maintain it would be greater than ever before? I’m looking for people interested in trying a better way to change destructive behaviors that negatively […]

Ending childhood obesity and what isn’t working

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If a child is overweight, the last thing you want is to encourage his love of food, right? Food is the enemy, isn’t it? That prevailing belief couldn’t be more misguided.    Some experts and parents think the way to address the problem is by using approaches that are failing to manage adult obesity – restrictive, calorie-reduced diets […]

Why autumn in Maine is a good time to lose weight

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If you’ve been thinking about losing weight for a while and plan to actually get started January 2017, think about starting now instead. Autumn in Maine is perhaps the best time of year to start working towards your weight-related goals. Here’s why: Kids are back in school and life regains structure. You know how important […]

Why dieters should opt for renting clothes

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Everybody deserves to look their best and feel their best knowing they’re dressed in stylish, well-tailored, flattering clothes – even overweight women. But a lot of bigger women will tell you that finding clothes that make them look and feel good is not easy. The clothes finding challenges start in the stores. The “misses size” […]

Why would the Weight Watchers lady support Whitney’s no body shame campaign?

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Like it or not, they call me the Weight Watchers lady. I’ve been associated with Weight Watchers for almost 30 years. I started in January 1987 as a mother of 3 girls under age 6, and my weight had gotten out of control. I had an effective way to lose weight on my own. I was […]

Eating more meals at home can cause you to lose weight

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Back in the 50s eating at home was normal, dining out was special. Dining out was so special, in fact, that Mainers only averaged fewer than 20 times in a year. Considering most of us eat 21 meals every week, the average of those meals eaten out of the home nowadays, are 10. Fox news reported, “Americans spend […]

How to dodge the freshman 15

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Gaining weight your first year of college is more common than unusual. That’s why it’s called the “Freshman 15.”  There are several obvious weight gaining traps to avoid and a few subtle ways that pounds are added to your freshman frame, but you can escape their negative affect on your body. 1. Freshman meal plan […]