Eliminating HFCS Doesn’t Improve Weight Loss Results

HFCS

I know you’ve done it too. Shopped specifically for foods that are labeled “contains no High Fructose Corn Syrup“. I still do it, but the real question is … Does it really matter? Is HFCS really the evil chemical that every online know-it-all claims? Will it thwart you weight loss efforts? Sure it’s not a […]

9 Year Old Loses 66 Pounds

If you’re a parent struggling with an overweight child, this will be inspiring and motivational. Unfortunately, I can’t get the video to show up. So click here to watch it and read the original news story. A Couple Take Aways The entire family followed the plan. This wasn’t some fad diet that the mom and […]

Carb Cycling For Weight Loss – A Beginner’s Guide

carb cycling for weight loss

There’s been a lot of chatter recently about carb cycling for weight loss. I guess it’s to be expected due to the popularity of the hit reality show “Extreme Makeover; Weight Loss Edition”. Chris Powell, the show’s star trainer, has had tons of success prescribing this carb cycling method to the clients. And of course, […]

News Blurb – Worst Back to School Beverages

sneaky sugar

Here’s a great slideshow that will undoubtedly shock you. I knew these “kids” drinks were loaded with sugar, but seeing a direct comparison to foods we all classify as junk was eye opening to say the least. Before you click to go look at the slides (link at bottom), let me add a few thoughts. […]

Is Cardio Good For Weight Loss

cardio for weight loss

Visualize this; an overweight marathoner, or an avid swimmer / cyclist. can you see it? Sure there are some overweight individuals that do these activities. But those are the ones that do very low amounts. First things first. Before I answer the cardio for weight loss question, be sure you understand that there is a […]

Teen Loses 100 Pounds in Ten Months

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The story below is one that I found on Weight Loss Success Stories. It’s inspirational to say the least. I wanted to post it here as well as link to that site for 1 main reason. To further illustrate my point that fat loss is simple and there is no one size fits all diet. […]

Fat Loss Demystified – It Really Is This Simple

stupid fat loss diets

As a personal trainer of athletes and fat loss¬†clients, there’s one thing that rises way to the top of my pet peeves. That one¬†thing is none other than all the BS and confusion about dieting and nutrition. I’m not going to lie here and say that this is something I’ve always known. No, I’ll admit […]

Jumping Rope For Weight Loss

If I had to choose between running and jumping rope for weight loss, I’d choose jumping rope every time. That’s a no brainer for me. First of all, I don’t like running. I used to hate running but now it’s just a dislike. Second, I’m going to burn about the same amount of calories jumping […]

Weight Loss and the New Year – The First 3 Steps

It’s January again and for most people that means it’s time to start your weight loss program. Unfortunately most will fail. The failure won’t be due to a lack of desire, of course. It won’t even be the result of a bad nutrition or exercise plan. So what does that leave as the root cause […]

Paleo Diet – A Common Sense Approach

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Paleo diets have become a very trendy thing lately. Convincing arguments are being made every day for why this style of eating is the way to go. When I read popular sites like Mark’s Daily Apple, it’s clear why so many are trying this lifestyle. I read comments about people ridding themselves of lifelong, or […]