November 22nd, 2015

The Most Powerful Mindset Strategy For Body Transformation Success

In this post, you’ll learn some simple yet powerful shifts in mindset that you can start using today to achieve your fitness goals faster, help you maintain your results and drive you to keep improving for life, without slipping back.  Using these psychological strategies is also the key to enjoying the process and being happy when you reach your goals. If you’ve ever lost weight and then put it back on, or if you’ve ever gotten motivated to enter a fitness contest, but then completely lost motivation afterward, then this will be some of the most important advice you’ve ever read. 

October 19th, 2015

NEAT Tricks To Burn More Fat Without Dieting

Researchers say that a little known body process called “N.E.A.T.” is the reason there is so much difference between individuals in how many calories they burn every day. One of the reasons fat people are fat is because they have a low level of NEAT. And, one of the reasons skinny people are skinny is because they have a high level of NEAT.   If you have a low level of NEAT, or if you don’t even know what it is, then this could be causing you to gain fat or preventing you from losing fat. The best part is, if you increase your NEAT(with the tips in today’s post), you can burn more fat without even dieting!

October 18th, 2015

The 7 Biggest Weight Relapse Mistakes

There’s a price you must pay to get the body you want. There’s also a price you must pay to keep it. As Thomas Jefferson said, “eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.” Once you reach your ideal weight and body fat level, you’re not finished. You’re just beginning. You can never take your success for granted or let down your guard…

October 6th, 2015

Fat Water And Fat-Burning Fats?

I almost spit out my high protein oatmeal pancake all over my Macbook this morning when I saw this!  I was reading my email, eating breakfast, when I came across this message from a Burn the Fat reader who wrote, “Hey Tom, Have you heard of Fat Water? I’m serious! This actually exists! I’d love to hear what you think of it.”

September 30th, 2015

How Long Does It Take To Form A Fitness Habit?

It takes 21 days to form a new habit right? Everyone knows that. Well, hold on a minute – recent research suggests that this isn’t quite accurate. Can a simple habit be formed in 21 days? Certainly. But if you look at the psychology research that was recently done to answer this specific question in “real world” situations, you see it may take quite a bit longer.

September 24th, 2015

Top 5 Reasons Your Workouts Aren’t Working

Throughout my career in fitness, I’ve witnessed countless people fail to get the results they wanted. They stayed the same size, same shape, and same fitness level no matter what they tried. Or, they made great progress for a few weeks, maybe a few months if they were lucky, and then they lost it all. This cycle can repeat itself for years. The ups and downs lead to overwhelming frustration, which ends with falling off the wagon and swearing you’ll start all over again someday.

September 21st, 2015

The Worst Abs Mistake Of All Time And The 1 True Secret To Getting A Six-Pack

After 25  years in the fitness business, “How do I get six-pack abs” is still by far the most frequently asked question I receive out of the thousands of emails that come into my office every month. No doubt, it’s because abs are the one body part that most people are the most frustrated with. Although their questions are often phrased differently and each person’s situation seems unique, my answer to “what’s the real secret to getting six pack abs” is almost always the same… and you’re about to hear it…

September 12th, 2015

Is Body Fat Testing A Waste Of Time?

Is it really necessary to measure your body fat to ensure fat-burning and muscle-building progress? Some experts today are starting to suggest that we throw away our body fat calipers, just as others in the past have told us we should “throw away our scales.” Should we listen, or would that be making a huge mistake?  Find out the answer in this week’s Burn the Fat Blog “Ask Tom” Q & A…

September 5th, 2015

The BMI Is BS: How The Weight Loss Industry Uses the Wrong Measuring Stick

Most people who are dieting and exercising judge their success on one number: body weight. If they lose body weight, they feel like they’re on track. If they gain body weight, they feel off track. However, making body weight the only number you measure or even your primary measure of progress is a big mistake.

August 28th, 2015

Cheat Meals: Are You Doing Them All Wrong?

Cheat meals have always been a hot topic. After all, who wouldn’t want to learn how to eat pizza or cheesecake and burn more fat? Unfortunately, despite years of discussion and debate about the best way to do it (or whether to do it at all), it appears that the ideal way to incorporate cheat meals into your diet plan without sabotaging yourself hasn’t gotten any clearer. With the spread of conflicting opinions from self-proclaimed experts, and the popularity of IIFYM and various types of “flexible dieting,”  how to cheat seems to have only gotten more confusing…