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5 ways to lose weight … without dieting

The no-diet approach to weight loss involves pre-planning and stocking your home with healthy choices. (For Spectrum Health Beat) It’s a vicious cycle: Start a diet. Crave all the foods you cannot have. Fail. Feel guilty. Gain more weight. Start another diet…According to Kristi Veltkamp, a dietitian at Spectrum Health, there’s good reason why diets...

Heart on the line

Jaclyn Folkema, 39, was born with a heart defect that doctors corrected with surgery when she was an infant. Being restricted when it came to heavy exertion caused her to have a few health problems, including weight gain. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat) "I gained 100 pounds in the first two years after she...

Paleo for Weight Loss: How an Ancestral Diet Can Help

Are you watching your friends and family struggle to lose weight and keep it off? Or do you work in a healthcare, health coaching, or gym setting with clients who just can’t seem to shed unwanted pounds, despite their best efforts to eat right and exercise? Do you want to help them see that...

Fasting Gave Me a Better Approach To Maintain My Weight Without Restrictions

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Monday as long as they...

Dry Fasting: Is It Worth It?

Today’s post is about dry fasting. I’ve covered plenty of other aspects of intermittent fasting, including recommendations around longer fasts, but lately I’ve gotten enough questions about this particular angle that I thought I’d address it. Dry fasting is going without both food and fluid. That means no coffee, no tea, no broth, and no...

Top 10 Fasting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Folks, you know I’m a long-time believer in intermittent fasting for longevity, autophagy, mental clarity, fitness performance, metabolic health, and more. I’m excited that Dr. Jason Fung has stopped by the blog today to share a bit about common fasting mistakes. Enjoy! So, you’ve decided to add some fasting to your lifestyle. Excellent. No matter how...

I’m Hell-Bent On Creating a Healthier Fire Service

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Monday as long as they...

Keto and the Menstrual Cycle: Is There Reason To Worry?

It seems every “keto for women” forum abounds with stories about menstrual cycles gone wild in the first few months of keto. Irregular cycles, breakthrough bleeding, and periods lasting much longer than normal are common complaints. Sometimes these stories are cited as evidence that keto isn’t good for women, at least not premenopausal women,...

The Primal Blueprint Is For Life!

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Monday as long as they...

The long game

Along with a healthy diet, regular exercise is a hallmark of a lifestyle committed to success in the wake of weight-loss surgery. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Eating habits and physical activity have a greater impact on weight-loss surgery’s long-term success than measures like counting calories, a new study finds.Researchers also found that evaluation of patients’...

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