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“The Beach Body” Time of Year… Again

Starting right about now, everyone starts talking about getting that “beach body.” This is rough on someone like me who really enjoys drawing and watching netflix (and pringles… and popcorn…) and also laments the fact that I don’t have a six-pack.Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 11.29.13 AM  There are any number of pills, wraps, and fad diets that promise fast results.  However, most of these are unhealthy and the weight rebounds with a vengeance.

Part of the science of weight loss is that it is about building muscle rather than the speed of loss.

The faster weight is lost, the quicker it will return.  Take it from someone who went from a size 13 to a 9 and back to a 12 and then a 7 again and then a 10 and back to a 8 and, now, a 7.   It is a rollercoaster of sorts, to be honest.  

The thing to remember is that it is about size, not weight.  Many people (women, usually) tend to get caught up in the amount of pounds lost, rather than the size.  Muscle weighs more than fat, but is significantly smaller.

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