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There’s more to optimal weight than counting calories


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told that achieving optimal body weight is a simple process. Anyone who can count calories can do it! Just get the numbers right and reaching a perfect weight becomes as easy as keeping track of “calories in, calories out.” Simple enough, right?

Not necessarily. I’ve been a performance athlete and cycling coach for a long time now, and if I’ve learned anything it is that calorie counting is actually a very complicated business. Read the full story

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Weight-loss challenge raises money for Habitat


Pat Berch, owner of Lake Norman Nutrition, and Marianne Hendrix, 15-year Our Towns Habitat for Humanity volunteer, will team up in May to host a Weight Loss Challenge to raise money for the housing organization and help area residents start a health and wellness campaign.

The challenge is scheduled to run May 1-22. You can register online at www.ourtownshabitat.org. Entry fee is a $20 donation to Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Read the full story

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Need to shed a few pounds? Join the weight-loss challenge


Cornelius Parks & Recreation is co-sponsoring a 10-week weight-loss challenge that begins Feb. 10, giving participants a way to lose weight and win money. Read the full story

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Hospital offers seminars on surgical weight loss


MOORESVILLE – Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosts free monthly educational seminars “Understanding Surgical Weight Loss” the second Wednesday and the last Monday evening of each month at 7 pm at the hospital, off I-77 Exit 33. Read the full story

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Are we done with dieting?


New approaches that focus on our relationships with food may be replacing old-fashioned guidance on eating regiments, Jennifer LaRue Huget writes in Monday’s Washington Post.
These tactics “focus on eating healthful whole foods and use psychology to aid our efforts to shed pounds,” she says. Even Weight Watchers has shifted this way, as evidenced by its new tag line: “Stop Dieting, Start Living.” See the full article on Washingtonpost.com, “Dieting vs. newer approaches to losing weight.”

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Parks & Rec depts. offer weight-loss challenge


Parks & Recreation Departments in Davidson and Cornelius are kicking off weight-loss challenge programs this month, with weekly weigh-ins and education sessions and cash prizes for the biggest losers. Read the full story

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