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How can I lose the last 10 pounds I gained during pregnancy?

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How to use the 4 Most Popular Cardio Machines

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How much produce is too much, if I am trying to gain weight?

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Burn More Calories and Work More Muscles with These Medicine Ball Exercises

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Medicine Ball Exercises 101 – Multi-Movement Exercises

It’s impossible to miss them. You know, medicine balls, those bright colored balls with numbers on them. Though you have seen them in the gym for as long as you can remember, you’re not quite sure what to do with them, or how to use them, rather.

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Can You Hold Your Own on the Basketball Court? Nike Basketball Wants to See YOUR Best 3on3!

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How much fat, protein, carbs, fiber, water, etc. do I need to build muscle?

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Traveling this Summer? Stay in Shape with this 20 Minute Workout

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Do I have to eat BEFORE an early morning training session, or can I wait until AFTER?

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Get Great Triceps and Defined Arms with These Dumbbell Exercises

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Which food pairings are best for losing weight?

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How to Burn 1000 Calories Sunbathing and Having Fun at the Beach!

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Can I prevent my muscles from cramping by adjusting what I eat and drink?

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What is the best afternoon snack to curb hunger?

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Is eating before I sleep sabotaging my weight loss?

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Get Defined Biceps and Amazing Arms with These Dumbbell Exercises

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Am I eating wrong to obtain 9% body fat, or is this just not realistic to achieve?

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7 Plank Exercises for a Tighter and Toned Stomach

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If you’re like most people, this is the time of year you’re trying to define your abs & lose your love handles. After all, we all want enviable abs for the summer. If this sounds like you, these 7 Plank exercises can help you achieve your goal.

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3 Answers to Feeling Full Without all the Calories

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Lose Your Belly and Define Your Stomach with our ‘Beach Abs’ Workout

 

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Father’s Day Hours at LA Fitness Clubs and Kids Klubs

 

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Is LA Fitness and the Kids Klub open on Father’s Day? What are the hours for LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klub on Fathers’s day?

Fathers’s Day – June 15, 2014 hours are normal operating hours for ALL of our LA Fitness clubs and Kids Klubs.

Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy your day and keep LIVING HEALTHY Dads!

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30 Minute Workout and 3 Weeks to Define Your Body for Summer Swimwear (Part 3)

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Sculpting and Defining your Legs and Butt – Advanced Progression Exercises Series

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Advanced Dumbbell Leg Exercises

Progression and variety, the concept of constantly changing your workouts, are the keys to getting to your goal and avoiding the dreaded “plateau.”

People often see amazing and creative new workouts, and even if they are new to working out, or haven’t worked out in months or years, they immediately want to jump right into doing them. But this can lead to injury.

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The ‘Which Way is the Beach?!’ Arm Workout – 3 Week BIG Bicep Challenge

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Summertime is almost here, and for many of you that means you are starting to work out so that you can look great in swimsuits and tank tops at the many beach outings and pool parties you’ll be attending. Well there is no time like the present to make your summertime fitness goals a reality! Seriously it’s time to get started.

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Not Losing Weight? 5 Hard Truths You Need to Come to Terms With

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  1. It’s NOT because you have a SLOW METABOLISM.

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5 Best Butt Exercises to Get You That ‘Brazilian Lift’ in Your Summer Swimwear

 

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30 Minute Workout to Get Lean for Summer! (Part 2)

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Swimwear season is just 6 weeks away! Is your body beach ready?

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Find out how Being in Great Shape Helped this Person’s Career

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 ‘See’ More Weight Loss and Fitness Results with These Fun Facts

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Seeing is believing…Particularly when it comes to your fitness results.

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The Earth Day Full-Body ‘Around the World’ Workout

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30 Minute Workout and 9 Week Program to Get Lean for Summer! (Part 1)

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Summertime is just 9 weeks away! Are you ready?

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Should I eat dinner before or after I go to the gym if I workout late at night?

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How can I train my brain to stop thinking about and craving bad food?

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Dumbbells 101 – Sculpting Your Summertime Shoulders

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Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means, right? It’s time to say “GOODBYE” to sleeves and “HELLO” to cut-offs and tank-tops. Oh, and let’s not forget swimsuits. Now that your shoulders are going to be exposed, it’s time to advance your shoulder workouts by incorporating some dumbbell exercises.

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Does L-carnitine help promote fat metabolism and fat burning?

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What are some good gluten-free snacks?

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I just found out I have Celiac Disease and must become gluten-free. Do you have any suggestions on gluten-free snacks? Is it unhealthy to be having more intakes of corn and rice based products? – Dena O.

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Snacks based on fruit, nuts, seeds, milk, eggs or meats are no-brainers. Examples include good old-fashioned celery with natural peanut butter, cheese and apples, or hard-cooked egg and grapes. If you want something sweet or savory from a box or bag (think crackers or chips) then it’s trickier to avoid gluten, but many suitable products now line the shelves. You just have to look carefully at the ingredients list if the package doesn’t indicate “gluten-free” or GF.

Some favorite GF snacks of mine include yogurt, edamame (soybeans), sweet potato chips, trail mix, guacamole or salsa with corn tortilla chips, snap peas and carrots with hummus, and GF bars such as Larabar or KIND. I’d recommend you explore options for home and on-the-go that you can stock up on so you won’t be without suitable snacks when you need them.

Corn and rice are fine when replacing wheat as a main carbohydrate source in the diet. Many populations live off these (or potatoes) as their staple food. Your concern should be for how processed your selections are, as products based on these can be wholesome or refined. Popcorn is fine, whereas cheese flavored corn puffs are not. Brown rice cakes or GF wild rice soup are fine, but crisped rice treats are not.

Other readers: Interested in a gluten-free diet for weight loss? CLICK HERE to read our article on the facts.

Debbie J., MS, RD

Do you have a question about your diet or nutrition?

Ask our dietitian by submitting your question to nutrition@lafitness.com or simply ask it in the COMMENTS section below. To learn how to follow the “Ask Our Dietitian” Q&A CLICK HERE!

Debbie James is a registered dietitian. Any views or opinions presented in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of Fitness International, LLC.

Does our body process artificial sweeteners the same as regular sugar?

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What can I do to stop craving sweets?

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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – (Days 75-90) – The Grand Finale

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Spot Train for Strength and Definition, NOT Fat Loss. Learn why!

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Weight Machines 101 – Leg Machines – Smaller Muscle Isolation – (Part 3)

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Is monk fruit extract a natural sweetener, and is it better for you than sugar?

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Is it true that I need to limit my fruit consumption because fruits are high in sugar and carbohydrates?

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What would be an example of a day’s worth of healthy eating?

ask our dietitian your question todayA Day of eating Healthy

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Break Through Weight Training Plateaus with Drop Sets

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We’ve all been there…You’re working hard and seeing consistent results, and then one day you notice the progress stopped…you plateaued.

This is when it’s time to add some additional strategy to your routine with drop sets. Drop sets are an awesome addition to get you past that plateau and on to new results.

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90 Day Weight Loss Workout Plan – Part 5 (Days 60-75)

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Which fruits are high in sugar, and which are low in sugar?

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3 Things to Expect When you Begin to Work Out and Cut Calories to Lose Weight

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Daylight Saving Spring Time Change 2014 Can Help You #MoveMoreBurnMore

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Is farm raised seafood better than wild seafood?

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Dumbbells 101 – Get a Leg up with these Dumbbell Exercises!

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So you’ve gotten comfortable with a pair of dumbbells in your hand and you’re ready to start using them more in your workouts. How exciting! Now it’s time to move onto the largest muscle group in the body…your legs.

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Is it possible for me to eat too many vegetables?

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