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How do food and fitness work together?

Eating and exercise go hand in hand!    It’s important to fuel our bodies for exercise to ensure we have enough energy during it and after to recover properly.    You want to feel energized while you are working out, not sluggish and tired!   You’ll get better results from your workout when you:   Get […]

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Should I know my metabolism?

How important is it to understand your metabolism? In two words – extremely important.   Your metabolism is a real number you can use to create a real solution to weight control.    A resting metabolism rate is the number of calories your body burns at rest in a 24 hour period.    A metabolism […]

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What are some easy ways to get started eating healthy?

So, you want to know of some easy ways to get started eating healthy.   There are 2 ways to get started:  plan and plan some more!   Plan your goal. Not just how many pounds on the scale, but something subjective as well, like increased energy.  That way, you focus not just on how you look, but […]

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Top 10 Diet Secrets

Over the last 10 days, we’ve looked at some key ways to make your attempts to lose weight and get lean stick. Now, let’s put it all together!   Control Portions   Less than 20 years ago, a standard cup of coffee with whole milk and sugar measured in at 8 ounces and 45 calories. […]

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Diet Secret 10: Birds of a Feather Stick Together

  A study of 12,067 people followed over 32 years con­cluded that obesity spreads through social ties. That is, obese people tend to have obese friends. Pairs of friends and siblings of the same sex seem to have the most profound effect on each other’s weight loss.   Some researchers suspect that the spread of […]

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Diet Secret 9: Start Today & Don’t Cheat

It’s easy to put off starting a serious lifestyle change to a later date. Likewise, it’s easy to “cheat” and eat an ex­tra piece of cake here, a pizza there. It’s important to be diligent when attempting to lose weight, because people who don’t cheat on a regular basis are 150% more likely to maintain […]

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Diet Secret 8: Retrain Your Brain

Interestingly, most people who have lost and kept off the most weight tend to be “lower left” brained, meaning they are organized, controlled, methodical and disci­plined.   This is not to say that those of us who thrive on spontaneity or embrace clutter are doomed- it’s just a matter of retraining our brains. Be­come better […]

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Diet Secret 7: Turn Off the Tube

Time spent watching TV is time spent being completely sedentary (and thus expending minimal amounts of calo­ries) and often eating as well. Most people mindlessly consume snacks while mesmerized in front of the televi­sion, not noticing the rapidly multiplying calorie intake.   Tracy Conder is a Registered Dietitian at the Tidewater Performance Center. Tracy shares […]

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Diet Secret 6: Monitor Intake

One of the strongest predictors of successful and main­tained lifestyle change is monitoring dietary intake. While it can be tedious to keep a daily food log, research has shown that this practice is a highly effective and proven strategy.   Tracy Conder is a Registered Dietitian at the Tidewater Performance Center. Tracy shares these tips […]

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Diet Secret 5: Eat Breakfast

Eat break­fast daily. Research suggests that breakfast eaters weigh less and suffer from fewer chronic diseases than people who skip breakfast.   Tracy Conder is a Registered Dietitian at the Tidewater Performance Center. Tracy shares these tips with her clients, courtesy of Lifestyles Technologies. Interested in a metabolism test or individual (or family) consult? Call […]

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