I've been interviewing some fitness and figure competitors as well as some bodybuilders and people who coach these types of competitors for their shows. After speaking with many of these people I've started to realize that there is a fundamental disconnect between the idea of 'fat loss', 'muscle building', and obtaining a particular look. For people with 20% or more bodyfat, … [Read more...] about Dieting: Where you are determines what you need to do
When you're facing the challenge of changing your body, developing muscle and losing bodyfat you have likely accepted the idea that you must exert your will over your body. For example you have to lift weights to force your muscles to grow, and you have to consciously lower the number of calories you are eating in order to stimulate a fat loss. But there is another level … [Read more...] about We all Need Social Support to Get in Shape
I was recently browsing some diet/health headlines...in one of the opening blurbs to a post I read the following words "vegetables that are ALLOWED on this diet..." Allowed? When was the last time you were in a position to have an allowance? Maybe when you were 8 year old. The idea of having things that are 'allowed' vs things that are 'forbidden' is a dangerous … [Read more...] about Foods you are “Allowed” to Eat
I just got back from Las Vegas and it never ceases to amaze me how large a human body can get until I walk past someone who appears to be well in excess of 300lbs. One of the things that starts to become apparent is that morbidly obese people don't walk as much as they 'waddle'. This got me thinking...at what point does a person start to become concerned enough with … [Read more...] about Waddle Waddle
When someones sets out to lose weight they have a number of resources they can turn to for information. But most of these resources make a critical error that can stall your weight loss before it ever gets started. And that error is assuming there is a right and wrong way to lose weight. Eating for weight loss is already tough enough, and being told there are right and … [Read more...] about Can you lose weight the wrong way?