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Source: Cleveland Clinic

Have you ever thrown your hands in the air when you can’t fit into your old jeans and said, “I can’t help it — it’s my metabolism”?

Metabolism, the physical and chemical processes your body uses to provide energy, plays a big role in weight gain and weight loss. The good news: You can help control it. In fact, the fate of your metabolism lies largely in making smart choices, from doing strength training to eating the right foods at the right times.

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Source: Shape Up America, founded by C. Everett Koop

If you are a chronic dieter — and these days the majority of people are chronic dieters — you need to know why restricting calories too severely is damaging to your body and counterproductive. If you feel like you are restricting calories but not losing weight, the information in this step will help you understand why restricting calories below your resting metabolic rate (RMR) can actually work against you. Your body is a complicated “machine” and meeting its needs with high quality “fuel” is important for health and performance. The quality of the food you provide your body — especially the quality of the calories you eat to meet your RMR — is important to your health.

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Just Enough for You

April 10, 2014

Source: Weight-control Information Network – An information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

To control your weight, you need to do more than just choose a healthy mix of foods. You should also look at the kinds of food you eat and how much you eat at a time. This brochure will help you understand how much you need to eat. It also will give you tips on how to control food portions so that you can eat just enough for you.

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Source: Harvard University

Try these six tips for safer, more effective strength training…

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