The best weight loss tip? Have patience! During the first few weeks of a diet, a rapid drop in weight may happen. Most of that lost weight was likely water, released as stored glycogen from your muscles. This occurred to provide you more fuel for energy, due to your lower food intake. But your body soon begins to adjust and stabilize after the “shock” of your new daily habits. You may even hit that dreaded “plateau” despite your efforts of exercising regularly and eating sens
We need to be physically active and nutrition is vital to fuel and support physical activity. Over 35 years ago I began my career in the fitness industry as a part-time fitness instructor and later, as a full-time personal trainer. At first I was coaching my clients to improve their health by being more active. At the same time, I was Freelance Writing on health issues – spending all my non-gym hours researching and interviewing experts in the fitness, nutrition and medical f
Originally published in The White Rock Sun, November 2016 Among the many highly debated health topics is the belief your body can become acidic from eating acid-forming foods, like meats and grains . . . and that being ‘acidic’ is linked to poor health. These assumptions are partly right and partly wrong because they have been extremely simplified. Your body’s alkalinity or acidity – your pH balance – is a very confusing, complicated process. Can we become acidic? Well . . .
Previously published in 1993 (as Eve’s newspaper health column) in The Langley Times, The Surrey Leader, The Abbotsford News, Today’s Times, and Mackenzie Report Inc. Also published in the Oct-Nov-Dec 1999 issue of Personal Health Newsletter Small steps best for making lifestyle changes . . . Simon, James, Dick, and Marcie all made big, overnight changes to their lifestyles. Simon Wilson (not his real name) eagerly threw himself into a seven-day-per-week exercise program. Dai