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Why you should make health, not weight loss, your ultimate goal

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

In your weight loss journey, health should be your ultimate goal.  It is easy to focus on the number on the bathroom scale but your overall health is the priority.  Putting too much emphasis on weight or BMI can lead many people to make decisions that are actually detrimental to their health in their pursuit of weight loss — such as resorting to fad diets or other unhealthy eating patterns. Thin Does Not Always Equal Healthy …

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Why targeted fat loss doesn’t work

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC November 5th, 2018

If you’ve gained a few extra pounds around your middle after splurging on your favorite desserts this holiday season, you may decide to start doing crunches and sit-ups to tighten your midsection. If your goal is to eliminate excess fat from your upper arms, you may think that push-ups, pull-ups, and other upper-body movements can give you the sculpted arms you desire. While these may seem like no-brainer solutions that can help you meet your …

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Should you stop weighing yourself?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Losing weight isn’t easy. It requires a daily commitment to making healthy choices and sometimes doing things you might not feel like doing — like exercising every day. So it makes sense that you want to see proof that all your hard work is paying off. But if you’re relying on the number on the scale to give you that proof, you may be disappointed. Weighing yourself every day may actually do more harm than …