Top Ten Tips for Getting Fit in 2009

Jan 15 2009 - 7:00pm

Top Ten Tips for Getting Fit in 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope that this year is a much better one for everyone in all ways.

Are you feeling the effects of holiday gluttony? Too many holiday
favorites, too little in the work-out department? Do you think you
should drop and do 100 push-ups, or maybe 100 crunches?

Not just yet. Before you do - let's build up your "inner fitness"
first. Once you get your head around getting fit you'll be able to
be sure that your 2009 resolutions aren't empty promises.

Here are ten tips to help you start the new year on a HEALTHY,
fitness-forward note.

#1 – Identify Your Goal.
Plan your goals. It's much more than saying “I want to lose

Dieting through the Holidays - Part 3

Dec 22 2008 - 3:23pm

Dieting through the Holidays - Part 3

Season's Greetings Friends!

As the holidays get closer and closer many dieters are now to the
point that they are hoping they end soon! Of course it's not easy
to lose at this time of the year - but remember as I've said in a
previous newsletter - even maintaining your weight at this time of
the year is good.

More parties and family gatherings are taking place now and it will
be like this until the New Year.

Some of us will be trying new recipes or making some tried-and-true
dishes, and some will be trying to find ways to make the
tried-and-true a healthier dish. Which brings me to READING LABELS.

Preventing Holiday Weight Gain - Part 2

Dec 9 2008 - 12:42pm

Dieting through the Holidays - Part 2


The holidays that is! Each day we draw closer and closer with much more
temptation. And it is not easy when you are determined to lose weight and
have be so dedicated and faithful only to have a dear friend or relative or
two try to persuade you to indulge more than you want. Of course "it's the
holiday", or "but Aunt Mabel made these special just for you - she knows
how much you love them", or "but we are only together at this time of the
year" and yada, yada, yada.

Friends mean well but sometimes they just don't understand. And if you
have been having difficulty trying to lose excess weight or maintain after
the long struggle of dieting, it's not easy.

Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Dec 2 2008 - 1:34pm

TODAY'S GOAL: Dieting through the Holidays

Season's Greetings Friends!

It's Marygrace - contributing writer for TeamDiets, here wishing
you a wonderful holiday season!

Please don't tell me that you are dreading it because you are going
to gain 10 or even 15 pounds before it is over! Where's your WILL

Is it possible to make it through the holidays and maintain your
present weight or even lose a pound or two? Of course it is! It
may not be easy - as a matter of fact it can be downright HARD to
do! After all, it's the time of the year when family and friends
gather (some whom aren't seen in some time or only during the
holiday season), holiday parties at work, home, with friends,

16 Ways to Burn Off Stubborn Body Fat

Oct 4 2008 - 1:59pm

Eat less ... lose weight?!? Here's the other stuff you can do to get leaner.

1) Don’t diet to extremes. Reducing calories by 15-20% a day will almost exclusively burn fat while larger cuts in calories will burn a combo of muscle tissue and fat. Muscle drives the metabolism – calorie burning. This is why extreme low calorie diets don’t work unless you’re doing some type of weight training to maintain or increase your muscle and metabolism.

2) Graze all day. Professional athletes and models eat all day long yet keep their total calories under control. The grazing method, 5-6 small meals, elevates the metabolism. Each time you eat, the metabolism increases, and over a 6-10 week period, that increase can parlay into another 2-3 pounds of fat loss.

More Health Disinformation

Aug 4 2008 - 4:00pm

Study: Most kids' fast-food meals have too many calories

You think! Thank God the Associated Press released this information. Give me a break! I always thought it was just the polluted tap water that was ballooning our nations youth to a level that brought Fat Albert close to the norm. The next thing they will be telling us is that the lack of physical activity of our kids is making them ginourmous.

Body-Mind-Spirit Enhancement through Applied Physical Culture - Food & Water

Aug 4 2008 - 3:58pm

Physical Culture: The philosophy, regimen, or lifestyle of seeking maximum physical performance ability through such means as fitness training, diet, aerobic activity, and mental discipline. Specific benefits include improvements in health, appearance, strength, endurance, flexibility, speed, and general fitness as well as greater proficiency in sport and physical related activities.

Our ability, accomplishment andquality of life will be impacted by our state of body-mind-spirit wellness. I list the order of body-mind-spirit with purpose as the state of each influence the enhancement of the next. Physical culture can significantly benefit us in reaching our human potential by enhancing the quality and quantity of our physical energy and capacity.

The Year is Half Over

Jul 3 2008 - 1:51pm

In the ongoing effort to motivate everyone to take action, here we are again.

We are halfway through the year.

The entire first half of 2008 has already passed- there are now only six months to 2009.

How are those New Year's Resolutions looking now?

Are you on track with those New Years Resolutions? Are you on track with your goals?

It's ridiculous how quickly time passes.

Don't waste a minute.

If your goal is weight loss- start today. If you're just a little behind, reacess your plan and put it into overdirve! 50% of this year is gone forever. Will you make changes TODAY or will another 25% pass, then another 50% -- and before you know it -- it's 2009.....


Jun 30 2008 - 12:00am

The first thing we need to do is define what a plateau really is. Understanding plateaus are important, because if you were losing weight, but now you’re not, you are experiencing one. It will not just fix itself. As with all of life you need to make an adjustment to maintain momentum. If you have plateaued it is because you were in a calorie deficit but you’re no longer in a calorie deficit.
It is inevitable unless you understand how to make the proper adjustments

4 reasons you hit a plateau:

I Am Here To Help

Jun 24 2008 - 9:13pm

I have to be honest. I am feeling a little bit neglected. My mission in life is to help people get the most out of their physical vehicle. I want to do more for TeamDiet members. I want to hear from them and get to know them. I am totally approachable and want to assist as many people as I can.

When I am working with clients at a gym I have people constantly asking for advice, recomendations or feedback on nutrition and fitness. It is not that I have a desk set up in the middle of the gym with a sign promoting free fitness consultation. Actually I have only 5-10 minutes before and after working with each client. In person I can convey my openess, willingness and desire to communicate with others with my body language and expression. Here I literally have to spell it out.

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