Now that the 'holiday' season is over it's business as usual...or is it? January is usually a time when many people start to crack down on diet and exercise as a new years resolution. For most people this is short lived. They start the year off with every intention of making a change and even sign up for the gym and start working out...they might even make some progress with … [Read more...] about What does Eating “Normal” Mean?
So how do you lose weight? Simple, you need to create an energy deficit. In other words, consume less energy than you spend and you're body has no choice but to burn some bodyfat (after all that's what it's there for in the first place). So how do you create an energy deficit? 1) The easiest is to eat less calories than you burn. This means less calories than your BMR … [Read more...] about Weight Loss – Every Little Bit Counts
When someone says they want to lose weight what they're really saying is that they want to change the look and shape of their body. Weight loss itself isn't much of a goal without a specific look that you think it's going to produce. In reality everyone that wants to lose weight is really after a specific look. This simple thought experiment will prove my … [Read more...] about Lose Weight or Change Shape
If you go to the diet book section of your local book store you'll find dozens of books with their specific theory on how to lose weight. You'll find explanation about blood type, parasites, 'toxins' (this one drives me nuts...well they all do, but especially this one), glycemic index, hormones, broken metabolism, and all kinds of genetic issues and bad food choices. So here … [Read more...] about Isn’t Weight Loss the Opposite of Weight Gain?
Losing weight isn't exactly a walk in the park, if it were that simple nobody would have a weight problem and we wouldn't be talking about it right now (and I wouldn't be writing an entire program on how to do it) Through my experiences working with bodybuilders, fitness competitors, varsity athletes and regular personal training clients I've developed what I think is the … [Read more...] about Barriers to Weight Loss