Basix Wellness

An interactive website to help with diet, nutrition, fitness, and wellness support.

An interactive website to help with diet, nutrition, fitness, and wellness support.

An interactive website to help with diet, nutrition, fitness, and wellness support.

Weight Management

Effective weight management takes knowledge, that's why we've "digitized" solid thinking from registered dieticians and made it available in easy to use downloads. We have both detailed discussions of issues and ideas as well as quick "sound bites" to reinforce key ideas in roughly a minute. Take a minute, or forty and learn ways to manage your energy.

Weight Management Downloads

Body Composition Sound BiteA short explanation of the importance of managing body composition, not just weight.
Weight Management Common Mistakes Sound BiteA brief run down of the "top ten" common mistakes.
Energy In/Energy Out Sound BiteThe key idea to real weight management!
Energy Matching Sound BiteDoes your energy match your activity needs?
Fashionable Dieting Sound BiteThink about how often the next miracle diet rolls around! Can there really be that many miracles?
Lifestyle Change Sound BiteManaging weight is really about managing lifestyle, and that is really hard to change. Listen to this for a couple of ideas.
Motivation Sound BiteReal lifestyle change requires "real" motivation. Yours, not someone else's!
No Bad Foods Sound BiteThere are no "bad" foods, just misused foods!
The Pound a Week Sound BiteA quick discussion of the formula to lose a pound a week. It's straight-forward - each day gets a little less energy in, and a little more energy out!
Quality Energy Sound BiteCertain foods have qualities that can help you reach your energy management goals.
So What Works Sound BiteInundated with ideas on weight management? Hear what actually works, as determined by decades of research.
Why Do You Eat Sound BiteThink that is an easy question, or perhaps even a ridiculous one? Think again! Figuring out why you eat is one of the most powerful ideas for energy management.
Dieting Tips for Active People, by Nancy Clark, MS, RD

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, is an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author. In this 40 minute audio download, Nancy explains how to lose fat and have energy to exercise. This is especially designed for active people who are frustrated they can't lose those last few pounds. Nancy explains what, when and how much to eat; how to stop craving sweets, how to be at peace with food and the six keys to successful fat loss. No gimmicks or fads, just proven techniques.

Some of Nancy's nutrition counseling clients have included members of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and collegiate, elite and Olympic athletes from a variety of sports. Nancy also holds the honor of being on the back of the Wheaties box for their 2004 Olympic series!

Nancy is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Adventure Cycling and Rugby. She is a frequent contributor to SHAPE and Runner's World. She also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and health publications, including and the Running Network.

Nancy is the author of the best selling sports nutrition reference Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 4th Edition. Over 500,000 copies of this classic book have been enjoyed by health professionals and exercise enthusiasts alike. Her Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions helps novice runners and walkers go the distance with energy to spare. And her new book The Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance (co-authored with Jenny Hegmann, MS, RD) helps both beginning and experienced cyclists optimize their performance.

You can learn more about Nancy and her books at: In the meantime, enjoy this free audio download!

File size - 40MB, Program length 40 minutes

Download Faking Out the Freshman 15Your day starts with a latte and bagel at noon and ends with Chinese food sometime during the wee hours of the morning. Then there's the dinner you skipped to balance out the calories from the food and drink at last night's party. Yikes - are those pants really too tight or did you shrink them in the laundry? Can healthy eating and college life go together? Absolutely! Our free download, Faking Out the Freshman 15, explains the common reasons for weight gain and strategies for healthy eating. Ann Selkowitz Litt, M.S., R.D., L.D. (1954-2007), the author of Faking Out The Freshman 15, is also the author of "The College Student's Guide to Eating Well on Campus" and "Fuel for Young Athletes". In addition to her work as an author, Ann also served as a nutritionist for The Washington Redskins, and as a spokesperson for the "Got Milk?" campaign.

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