Archive for the ‘Weight Loss & Fat Loss’ Category

October 21st, 2017

The 7 Scariest Weight Loss Diets

Happy Halloween! You think that horror flick you watched or that haunted house you visited was scary? The most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen was not produced by Wes Craven or found in a theme park, it’s what I see some people do to themselves to lose weight. Take a look at these SEVEN scary diets… but reader beware if you’re easily grossed-out!

November 16th, 2016

If Your Goal Is Fat Loss, Why Shouldn’t Your Training Focus More On Cardio Than Weights?

If your primary goal is fat loss, shouldn’t you just focus on cardio and hold off on the weight training? And if they say you can’t gain muscle when you’re in a calorie deficit, why bother lifting at all – why not just follow your diet and do cardio and then start lifting later? This is a very common question and always an area of great confusion. I believe that’s because the answer is somewhat counter-intuitive…

June 8th, 2016

“Unexplainable” Fat Loss Plateaus… Explained!

Fat loss plateaus and lack of progress are always frustrating. What makes it utterly maddening is when you feel like you’re putting in a superhuman effort in the gym and reducing calories, but still making no progress. At this point, I usually see two unfortunate things happen: The first is a knee-jerk “blame the fat on something else” reaction. Usually, bad genetics or a thyroid problem… but whatever it is, it’s definitely “not your fault.” The second is the tendency to deny the calories in versus calories out equation. “I’m hardly eating anything and I’m not losing weight, so it CAN’T be calories, it MUST be something else!” Carbs are the usual scapegoat.

May 29th, 2016

Fat Loss Plateaus: 4 Reasons Why Your Progress Stopped

Today’s Burn the Fat Blog post answers a reader question about why  his fat loss stopped and explains the real reasons why people hit fat loss plateaus. It happens especially when you get down to that “last 10 lbs” or when you drop a lot of weight, and you reach good “lean” category, but you’re an overachiever and you still want to get even leaner…  all the way to “ripped”, or at least lean enough to see your abs. It’s a challenge, but there is something you can do about it – more than one thing!  Read on to find out.

May 5th, 2016

Burn It Off And Keep It Off: 10 Keys to Lifelong Weight Maintenance

It’s always the media and advertising-hyped stories of rapid and massive weight loss that get most of the attention these days (think “Biggest Loser”). It’s easy to look at these dramatic “success stories” and choose them as your role models. But it’s usually not the person who lost the most weight or who lost weight the fastest that you want to emulate. In fact, “losers” are the last people you want to listen to…

April 14th, 2016

Should You Eat More Fat?

A lot of people have been asking me lately, “Should I be eating more fat?” This post will not only answer that question, you’ll also learn how dietary fat fits into the macronutrient tracking and meal planning system used in bodybuilding and fitness diets designed to build muscle and burn fat…

March 19th, 2016

Meal Planning Is Not The Opposite Of Flexible Dieting

Every cliché you’ve ever heard about the importance of planning is true. Failing to plan is a disaster waiting to happen. Planning is power.  Planning is confidence. Planning is success. It’s no secret that I’m an advocate of meal planning, and it’s a major part of my Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle system. I’m also a supporter of flexible dieting. If you don’t know what flexible dieting is, or if you do, but it seems like flexible dieting and meal planning don’t go together, then this will be the most important post you’ve ever read… 

February 12th, 2016

The Simple Hierarchy Of Fat Loss

Setting priorities is a valuable concept that has been around for a long time in many forms (including the famous 80-20 rule or Pareto Principle). Taking several priorities and putting them in order is known as creating a “hierarchy,” which is often shown graphically in the form of a pyramid. I first read about “the fat loss hierarchy” over a decade ago, and lately there’s been a big resurgence of interest in the topic. Both coaches and athletes alike are keenly interested because so many people are still confused and overwhelmed about nutrition and failing to get results.

February 1st, 2016

Why Losing Weight Is Like Groundhog Day

In a small town in Pennsylvania, there is a long-standing tradition with the Famous groundhog, Punxsatawney Phil. On February 2nd, the furry little critter crawls out of his den and if he sees his shadow, it means there will be 6 more weeks of winter.  Usually he does, though I always hope otherwise – I would prefer an early spring! Anyway, seeing this amusing American holiday on the news again got me thinking… for most people, weight loss is a lot like groundhog day…

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!