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 […]

How to stop cheating and start eating to weigh less

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Cheating seems to be a pesky problem for people who want to get thinner. Some people say they start cheating as soon as they begin a weight loss plan. Others say it takes a few weeks. One thing for sure, cheating is not a productive method of reaching your weight goal and nobody wants to cheat. Cheating […]

5 best ways to lose weight in the summer in Maine

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I don’t even like to write this, but it’s the sad truth. Summer is coming to an end in Maine. Kids will be back in school before the month is over. Some of the eager-beaver trees can’t even wait until September for their leaves to start changing. Lots of people love the fall, but I’m […]