Blogs about Weight Management

How to find the right diet?

Human genome is extremely complex and so unique that each persons blue print on dieting along with psychological perception of stress, emotions and food can NOT be summed up in a meal plan or a diet. What may seem to be an "optimal " diet approach that works for most is not looking into the outliers (we all have our own unique outliers) and what's worse the prevalence of obesity in US (36% obese adults and 17% obese youth - CDC 2015 statistics).

End the YO-YO Diet Effect by looking at the LONG Term Goal

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. Learning to distinguish the need to eat to nourish your body vs. the need to comfort, reward, and provide therapy for your body will allow you to live and experience the world in a whole new dimension. Dieting is a short term solution for a long term problem. More than 90% of dieters will regain their weight back within 2 years. The problem that is NOT being addressed is the underlying reason why you are overfat and the deprivation/binge/purge/repeat mindset.

Nutritional Label Distortion- “Net Carbs” do they really matter?

Low carb, high fiber, sugar free, high protein are the words you see on majority of manufacturing boxes, wrappers and packaging labels but yet “net carbs” is the real number that consumers are focusing on, that are listed boldly and marketed on the front. So you may ask the question does “net carbs” really matter?

Launching a continuing education course in the Middle East

Teaching my international continuing education course on exercise and obesity and trying to blend theory and practice in Beirut, Lebanon. After Europe and the USA, this live workshop approved by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM, and NSCA is now a reality in the Middle East! http://www.fitproworkshops.com

Stop Counting Calories

Keep it simple; do not stress over every tidbit that goes into your mouth. What happens when we worry and stress? Cortisol rises for self preservation. Acutely, that is a good thing; chronically, a raised coritsol level will cause weight gain.Get your hormones under control with the healthy choices most of the time. Did you read that correctly? Make healthy choices most of the time as opposed to all of the time. Now you need to be honest with yourself to be sure you are following a healthy lifestyle.

Research presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting

Trying to bring more scientific evidence to the health and fitness industry! Poster presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. The top researchers in sports medicine and exercise science from around the globe are here!http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org 

7 Steps to Stay on Track During Family and Holiday Functions

1.PLAN AHEAD by setting limits and preparing your mind for portion control and choices 2.EAT BREAKFAST and have a satisfying snack to keep your hunger in check and minimize temptations 3.DRINK WATER to keep you feeling fuller 4.PRACTICE PORTION control and stop eating when you feel full 5.BRING A DISH that is healthy to insure you have something to eat of your choice 6.MOVE AROUND and do not sit at the table to keep you tempted to munch on food.

Top 10 Foods for Optimal Heart and Body Health

1.Salmon-contain omega-3 fatty acids which have an anti-clotting effect to keep your blood flowing. 2. Green #Vegetables- such as Broccoli, Spinach and Kale have a powerful boost in fighting free radicals to help free your body of potentially harmful compounds. They're also high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. 3. #Avocado-is high #antioxidants and potassium. This fruit will provide your #body and #heart with healthy fats that can lower risk of #heartdisease and acts as an #antiinflammatory 4. Flax and #Chia Seeds-high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids 5.

The world tour of my live workshop goes to the USA!

My continuing education course for fitness professionals goes to the USA!http://www.fitproworkshops.com

New accreditation to GRAFTS for Weight Management Exercise Specialist

Proud of being the Education Director of the leading vocational training provider for professional credentials in the fitness industry in Greece with the variety of fully accredited certification courses. The last addition is the Weight Management Exercise Specialist certification that provides an international recognition through the European Register of Exercise Professionals.