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Food Tracking: How Much Is Enough?

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 20, 2024

Good news for on and off-trackers: a study in Obesity finds that compulsive food tracking is not needed to achieve meaningful weight loss.

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Self-Compassion Aids Weight Loss Efforts

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / March 20, 2024

New research suggests that self-compassion increases a person’s self-control over exercise and eating behaviors.

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Weight Loss Mindset

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 13, 2022

Weight loss mindset may be key to client success. Pay close attention to mindset when coaching clients trying to lose weight.

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The Glycemic Index and Weight Loss

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / December 6, 2021

A review of more than 2 million people found no differences in body mass index between those with high- versus low-glycemic index diets.

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Older adults practicing tai chi for weight loss

Tai Chi for Weight Loss

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

There may be benefits of tai chi for weight loss. Researchers investigated whether tai chi effectively reduces belly fat in older adults.

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An older woman power training for muscle strength

Muscle Strength in Older Women

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / July 6, 2021

Preserving muscle strength and function and maintaining a healthy body composition are important objectives for older women.

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Weight loss data

Sharing Weight Loss Data With Coaches Helps

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 7, 2021

According to a recent study, people achieve better results when sharing weight loss data, like weight, eating and exercise, with a coach.

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Calorie Restriction and Mitochondria

Calorie Restriction and Mitochondria

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 7, 2021

The interaction between calorie restriction and mitochondria may help explain why so many diets fail to produce lasting weight loss results.

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Dieting trends for weight loss

America’s Growing Appetite for Diets

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / January 25, 2021

A report shows that the number of U.S. adults on a special diet for weight loss 2015–2018 was up 14% from a decade earlier.

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Steps and Weight Loss

Steps and Weight Loss

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 8, 2020

New research shows that, while increasing steps to 4,400 steps per day enhances longevity (and walking more does have numerous health benefits), adding steps without increasing intensity or changing other lifestyle habits may not lead to weight loss.

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