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News Category: Exercise
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"Cardio" or not?

NOT. It's a misnomer.  “Cardio” is a four-letter word as is “aerobics,” the exercise trend popularized in the 70’s. It mortifies me to think that people are spending hours on end in gyms, immersed in “cardio,” spinning their wheels on stationary bikes, under the assumption that they are one, training their hearts (ergo the name, “cardio”) and two, shedding fat off their waistlines. How could all o…

News Category: Diet
View of Melissa's shoulders and arms as she flexes her impressive muscles

"Diet:" How I Do It

Firstly, there is no such thing as a “diet.” Proper nutrition is a lifelong endeavor. We’re not talking about a transient weight loss in preparation for the prom. My prescribed “diet” is not based on a proprietary system or universal guidelines. It is based on science, on data, data extracted from you during your office visit. Here’s the great thing: it works every time, with 100% certainty, provi…

News Category: Diet
Infographic showing percentage of Americans who are overweight compared to the rest of the world

Top 10 Fat-Shedding Tips

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Restated, breakfast should be the heaviest meal and dinner, the lightest. Remember, your metabolic rate is at its highest during the day and at its lowest in the evening (and during sleep). Match your metabolic rate therefore with your meal size. Be sure to eat a protein with every meal. Protein preserves your hard-earned mu…