The diet and weight loss industry is huge and growing every day. People want to lose weight, get thinner, look better and be healthier. They are bombarded constantly with news of America’s “obesity epidemic” and pictures of young, small-boned women modeling the latest fashions.
Today you can find such solutions as laser fat removal, stomach reductive [...]
In previous articles we’ve talked a lot about the fat-burning qualities of muscle and why strength training is a must for anyone interested in burning fat and reducing their waistline. In this article we’re going to explore the amazing, under-acknowledged and bountiful vitamin D. Why? Well, because recent research has pinpointed vitamin D as a [...]
In simple arithmetic terms, what is someone trying to do when they’re trying to lose weight? They’re trying to create a difference between energy coming into the body (as food) and energy being burned (energy expenditure). To lose weight you need less energy being put in (that would be food, folks) and more being used [...]
Losing weight implies a subtraction of some kind – you want to subtract body weight (preferably body fat) – and there are several different ways to go about it; one is through diet which means subtracting calories from your food intake. That’s what low-calorie diets do, you eat fewer calories (calories measure the energy value [...]
A commonly asked fitness question is, “What’s the best type of exercise for weight loss?” It’s a really good question but one that gets many incorrect (and sometimes even downright silly) answers depending on who is answering and more often than not, what they’re trying to sell.
For a long time it was believed that long [...]
Losing weight is possible on almost any plan that involves restricted calories, at least in the short term. One big problem is the definition of “weight”. The weight you lose can be from a variety of sources – muscle tissue, fluids or fat. When weight loss is very fast (more than one to two pounds [...]
Losing weight can be very confusing when you consider the vast number of possible diets to choose from. The pressure to be thin is amazing in our society and yet there are more obese people than ever before.
Everyone has an opinion on which method is best but, clearly, not all diets work especially in the [...]
1. EAT FOR PURPOSE
Don’t just eat for pleasure. Eat for the goal you want to achieve whether for health, energy, fat loss, muscle tone, muscle building, longevity or even to look great on your wedding day.
2. SUGAR: AVOID SUGAR AND SUBSTITUTES AND PROCESSED FOODS
Cut out all white refined and processed sugar. These can [...]
There are many reasons why people hire trainers. The following are a few of the more common reasons I have seen.
1. To get professional guidance
2. To get faster results or break through a plateau
3. To learn how to do exercises correctly and safely
4. To be held accountable or get help with discipline
Most common goals people [...]
NAME YOUR FITNESS GOALS
ASK YOURSELF WHAT DO I WANT TO ACHIEVE THAT WOULD MAKE ME REALLY HAPPY? Clearly define your top three health or fitness goals and write them down.
GOAL 2. ____________________________________________________________________
GOAL 3. ____________________________________________________________________
ASK YOURSELF IN WHAT REALISTIC TIME FRAME DO I WISH TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS?
1 to 3 months or 3 [...]
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