“I just want to help!”

Published in A Fat Girl's Guide

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Food portion sizes have gone up drastically in the past few decades. Americans now eat 100 pounds more food per year, per person than we did back then. Our bodies just don’t require that amount of extra stored energy per meal or snack (which ultimately gets turned into fat on your body).

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I always say that about 70% of getting into good shape and being healthy is food management. You can exercise "until the cows come home", but your efforts could be completely erased and nullified by the choices you make on meals and snacks. What I’ve learned throughout many years as a health and fitness coach is that if you think you are doing a good job on your food management, you are not. If you think you are doing a great job on your food management, you are only doing a decent job. And, if you think you are doing perfect, you are probably only doing a fairly good job. That’s how tough it is to eat properly.

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After a recent trip to Paris it dawned on me that I really didn't see any fat people the entire time I was there. Everybody was generally speaking; in pretty good shape. Maybe it's the pressure of living in the fashion capital of the world. I mean how else are you going to get those skinny designer jeans on?

Bathing Suit Woes

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You can feel it in the air! Summer is just around the corner. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and you'll be dipping in the pool or soaking near the sand with a smile. Here's 10 quick tips to get you fitting into your bikini or bathing suit in no time, and enjoy your sun worshiping.

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Try enhancing your traditional ab and core exercises like "crunches" and "sit ups" with these dynamic variations for ultimate results:



Belly Fat: It's like a bad inlaw, it's the first to arrive and the last to leave. You'll need some patience when trying to get that "flab" off from your waistline, but once it starts going, it's"syonora"! Here's a few tips to uncover your inner six pack abs.

Weight Loss Products are the No. 1 type of consumer fraud in the United States. According to a report by the Federal Trade Commission, about 5 million Americans fall for these type of scams each year, some of them buying more than one item. The products include dietary supplements, nonprescription drugs, skin patches, creams, wraps, and even earrings (yes, there are earrings that are supposed to suppress appetite). The marketers typically promise substantial, rapid, no-effort weight loss without dieting or exercise....guaranteed. Why doesn't somebody stop them you ask? Because there is no official governing body over nutrtition supplements and products. That's right, it's a free for all and anybody can claim anything they want on nutirtion supplements and pills, no matter how untested or far fetched it is as long as they put the word "may" before their claims. For example; "This product may help you lose 10 pounds in one week".

Dear Maddisen,
What’s happening?! Just when I think I’ve got perimenopause under control, I look down and see my belly is growing! I hate this! I exercise, I eat healthy foods! Is this another joy of aging?! Thx, CR

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