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Q. Should I hold off on weight training until I lose weight?

Posted: 08/18/2011

Absolutely not. Lifting weights will not only help you lose weight, but maintain the loss. Here's why: Muscle keeps your metabolism revved up, burning calories, fat, and glucose (sugar). When you lose weight, up to 25% of the loss may come from muscle, resulting in a slower metabolism. Weight lifting will help preserve or rebuild any muscle you lose by dieting....

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Q: How can I tone up "fatty" areas?

Posted: 08/18/2011

...since turning 50 I have noticed a fat accumulation around the inside of my knees, making my knees look "fat." I realize this may be due to my age, but I believe it doesn't have to be. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. A: The bad news is that as we age, and with each passing decade, we lose more and more precious muscle mass and at the same time gain body fat....

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Tuna Burgers

Posted: 08/17/2011

Ingredients For the Sauce: 1 small carrot, roughly chopped1 1/2-inch piece ginger, peeled2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil1 tablespoon low-sodium soy saucePinch of sugarKosher salt and freshly ground pepper For the Burgers: 1 pound sushi-grade tuna2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons...

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