Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor
Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant, has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets, and is the #1 international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.
What Dr. Mimi Secor can say in an interview on
some common exercise and weight loss myths:
There are a lot of common myths out there that we all tend to hold as true. This interview will explore these and go deep into offering real, tangible ways to exercise and eat right to achieve your weight loss goals.
- MYTH: “You can easily lose weight exercising.” Most people think they can exercise to lose weight. Unfortunately, it is difficult to burn off that many calories, so diet is also usually a necessary component.
- MYTH: “You CAN out-exercise an unhealthy diet.” Many people think they can do hours of cardio exercise and effectively lose weight. Contrary to popular myth, you can NOT out-exercise an unhealthy diet.
- MYTH: “Exercise is essential for weight loss.” Actually this is not true. Nutrition is the greatest contributor to weight loss. Of course, it is healthy to add exercise to nutrition for weight loss, but not essential—especially initially.
- MYTH: “Increasing exercise will increase weight loss.” This is not necessarily true. Too much exercise can actually backfire by causing increased stress levels which can raise cortisol, and in turn, stall out weight loss.
- MYTH: “Steady state cardio is effective for weight loss.” This is what most people think, but it is actually false. The best approach for burning maximum calories is HITT exercise. This stands for high-intensity interval training. This involves exercising to your maximum capacity for 20-30 minutes.
- MYTH: “Eating less and moving more is generally effective for weight loss.” Even most health care professionals believe this myth. The problem with this concept is that it doesn’t factor in the unique metabolic needs or characteristics of each individual. In reality, effective weight loss usually requires analyzing and adjusting macros (protein, fats, and carbohydrates).
Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor
Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for 40+ years and more recently, Health and Fitness. She is a popular National Speaker and Consultant, educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers around the country and the world. Dr. Secor and her daughter, Pro Body Builder and Health Coach, “Coach Kat,” run a business helping stressed out professionals become healthier, more confident, and successful. She is also the bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age. Dr. Mimi Secor serves the Boston area and travels extensively around the country to help educate and motivate others on how to actualize health and wellness goals.
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