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With the high (calorie) holidays upon us, my advice to clients is “stay the course.” This is not the time of year to start a new diet, change gyms, or alter your workout schedule. It’s a set-up for failure. Stay as close to your current routine as possible. Holiday parties and family visits provide so many temptations to overeat, over drink, and skip the gym, that most of us will do well to skid into January without gaining weight. A two pound holiday gain is the average for most Americans. Don’t do it.

 

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There’s a snarky remark that you occasionally hear in gyms and fitness centers: “You’re not sweating, it’s the fat crying.”  In fact, most of the clients I see have one thing in common:  they want to lose weight, or more specifically, they want to lose fat.  For some it’s actually moving the scale and losing pounds, but for others it’s changing body composition (losing fat/ gaining muscle) while keeping their weight pretty much the same.  Exercise is key to weight loss but it’s less about the machines you use in the gym, and more about the ones you DON’T use in the kitchen...like the fridge and the stove!   

 

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I think many of you would rather have a colonoscopy than start an exercise program.  Okay, maybe it’s not quite that bad, but for some of you, the idea of working out or getting physically fit conjures images of a high school gym coach with an ax to grind, or feral frat boys with an extra Y chromosome.  And while the gym can be an intimidating environment for the uninitiated, especially for some members of the LGBTQ+ community, it doesn’t have to be that way.  

 

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