Jul 13 2010

Oh, those pesky plateaus

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Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Hers, July 13, 2010

“The reason you plateau with diets is that your body becomes smaller and burns fewer calories. Your metabolism goes down a bit. You don’t have as much mass to burn,”


Sep 14 2009

Time(less) controversy / Magazine article claims exercise isn’t necessary in a weight-loss program

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Illustration for Standard-Examiner, September 14, 2009

That headline, appearing on the cover story inside Time magazine’s Aug. 17 edition, sent shock waves across health blogs and other social media.

John Cloud, the article’s author, took a look at the problem that can occur after a big workout — namely, that exercise stimulates hunger and leads to overeating. “Exercise, in other words, isn’t necessarily helping us lose weight. It may even be making it harder,” the article read.