Catherine Bongiorno

If you’re trying to lose weight, whatever you do, don’t starve yourself. The guideline is to lose no more than 1 pound per week — and even less if you are within 15 pounds of your target weight. (Getty Images)

Six signs that you need to have something to eat — right now

Low-calorie diets that leave you starving and miserable are not the way to lose weight.


Don’t run from challenges, physical or mental — sign up for them

Three signs that your workout regimen has become boring routine, and it’s time to push yourself harder.


Before Mike died, she had very little experience with loss

When a dear friend lost a long fight with cancer, the author’s eyes were opened to the power of love.


This personal trainer is learning to let herself go

After decades of dieting and working out, she’s ready to accept that her body is beautiful.

Three ways to get more out of your strength-training program

They enable you to build your muscles without using heavier dumbbells.

Here’s your ah-ha moment on the importance of senior fitness

A note to most seniors: It’s not too late to embrace activity in whatever capacity you can manage.

A pep talk for those of us who hate shopping for swimwear

For one, stop comparing yourself to 95-pound, 6-foot-tall, 19-year-old Sports Illustrated models.

If your fridge and pantry are filled with junk food, toss it

Clean eating is an absolute must if you are going to lose weight and keep it off.

Recapping a year’s worth of exercise and fitness tirades

Keep working out. Our bodies are not designed to sit around all day.

Recapping a year’s worth of diet and fitness advice

Those who refuse to learn from their fitness past are doomed to get fat.

Dance — and work out — like nobody’s watching

Don’t let your anxiety about what other people think of your appearance stop you.

To lose weight and get fit, you gotta believe

In order to convince your mind of success, you need to let it FEEL success.

Step by step, pound by pound: How to lose the last 10 pounds

Whatever you do, don’t starve yourself or exercise too much in an attempt to lose weight.

Four most common misconceptions about weight loss explained

The first one? You don’t have to eat healthy 100 percent of the time. You aren’t perfect, so don’t try.

Addicted to stepping on the scale? Ditch that bleeping thing

There are other — more accurate — ways to track your weight loss than repeatedly weighing yourself.

Do you find exercise boring? Give circuit training a spin

With it’s mix of strength training and aerobics at a fast tempo, you’re too busy to be bored.

Fitness on a budget: Exercise doesn’t have to be expensive

You can build a home exercise studio for less than a year’s membership to the gym.

You can learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable

Make small changes to build up your confidence in handling a major change when it comes your way.

Here’s why clean eating is a must if you want to lose weight

It’s true that you can’t out train a bad diet. Catherine Bongiorno is living proof.

When to share the skinny and when to shut up about weight loss

Here’s how to succeed in your health endeavors without driving those around you utterly batty.