Can My Client’s 3 Screw-ups Help You? by Joan Kent, PhD

Can My Client’s 3 Screw-ups Help You?   by Joan Kent, PhD

Can My Client’s 3 Screw-ups Help You? by Joan Kent, PhD As most of us have discovered, mistakes can be valuable if we learn from them. Here are a few mistakes a recent client made that may help you. Getting Back On Track vs. Cutting Calories What do you do after a ‘lapse’ in eating one day (or night)? The best thing is to go right back to your healthful eating program — but that’s not always what happens. Recently, I worked with a client who...

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Your Eating Behaviors: Who Do You Blame? by Joan Kent, PhD

Your Eating Behaviors:  Who Do You Blame?    by Joan Kent, PhD

Your Eating Behaviors: Who Do You Blame? By Joan Kent, PhD Does your eating ever go off-track? Do you sometimes eat more than you “should” or foods that you “shouldn’t”? This is the first of 3 posts on eating behaviors. Today’s question is: Who (whom!) do you blame when your eating goes off track? I always blamed my mother. She pushed food on me relentlessly, whether I wanted it or not. When I didn’t want it, she told everyone I was a picky...

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3 Things Your Nutritionist Wishes You’d Stop by Joan Kent, PhD

3 Things Your Nutritionist Wishes You’d Stop    by Joan Kent, PhD

3 Things Your Nutritionist Wishes You’d Stop By Joan Kent, PhD Even if we disagree on some points, most nutritionists would prefer that their clients stop doing the following things – now. 1. Eating Healthy Foods You Hate Don’t eat foods you hate. Even if they contain antioxidants. Chances are your nutritionist can find a food you’ll like that contains the same healthful nutrients. If you don’t like what you’re eating, you’ll feel deprived – as...

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Why Exercise Shouldn’t Be Just One Thing by Joan Kent, PhD

Why Exercise Shouldn’t Be Just One Thing    by Joan Kent, PhD

Why Exercise Shouldn’t Be Just One Thing By Joan Kent, PhD Because I work in different fitness environments, I see different approaches to health and fitness. In one gym, the equipment and the personal trainers focus almost entirely on strength training. Cardio is secondary, and done while watching TV – with that level of intensity, and that level of discipline. Stretching is often skipped. In gyms with classes, cardio may become the focus....

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Refueling: A Small Window Makes a Big Difference by Joan Kent, PhD

Refueling:  A Small Window Makes a Big Difference   by Joan Kent, PhD

Refueling: A Small Window Makes a Big Difference By Joan Kent, PhD What we eat before training is very important, but what we eat afterward is even more important. The main value of eating right after training is that we recover well and can train well the next day. ACSM guidelines are clear that, while three days a week of exercise can postpone the inevitable age-related fitness decline, more frequent workouts are necessary for fitness...

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Why Is Weight Loss Never “One Thing”? by Joan Kent, PhD

Why Is Weight Loss Never “One Thing”?   by Joan Kent, PhD

Why Is Weight Loss Never “One Thing”? By Joan Kent, PhD People often tell me stories about how they lost weight. The stories begin with, “All I did was…” and end with something like: become vegetarian (or vegan); eliminate gluten; “go raw”; or cut out sugar. A couple of these make sense, but others don’t. Let’s look at each one. Becoming Vegetarian or Vegan The two are different, but I’ll cover them together because my observations are...

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