Archive for the ‘Weight Loss & Fat Loss’ Category

May 17th, 2018

How To Set Up Your Environment For Fat Loss Success

The world is out to get you… fatter! That’s right. Modern society is conspiring against you… plotting and scheming to make you eat more and move less. Scientists even have a name for it: “The obesogenic environment!” Food is everywhere! Labor-saving devices are everywhere! Temptation is everywhere! So is negativity and mediocrity.

May 13th, 2018

Who Burns The Fat And Keeps It Off And Who Gains It Back (According To Science)

Obesity researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK published a fascinating and enlightening study about fat loss and fat loss maintenance that predicted how likely you are to take the fat off and keep the fat off successfully.

May 11th, 2018

Low Carb Intelligence vs Low Carb Stupidity, Revisited

It’s incredible that I’m reprinting this article about low carb diets that I originally wrote in 2004. Yet it’s no surprise either that this has become relevant and worth sharing again because I’ve seen how some diet fads come and go, but others run in cycles every decade or so… they keep coming back…

February 15th, 2018

How Tracking Your Workout Calories Burned Can Sabotage Your Fat Loss

Tracking the calories you burn from your workouts could sabotage your fat loss? What? Aren’t you supposed to do that? Isn’t it a good idea to use fitness trackers to monitor your calorie burn? Don’t you want to know how many calories your 45 minutes on the treadmill burned off? Well, maybe… and fitness trackers can be helpful in many other ways, but if you try to use information about exercise calories burned to make adjustments to the amount of calories you eat, you are in grave danger of committing a massive fat loss mistake…

February 1st, 2018

Could This “Calorie Shifting” Tactic Increase Your Fat Loss?

Planning to eat the same number of calories every day – in a deficit – is the simplest and most common approach for setting up a fat loss program. But did you ever consider that you could intentionally consume different amounts of calories on different days,  shift the way that you monitor calories, and that might make it easier to follow your diet and make you a happier eater? It’s true. Read on and find out why…

December 28th, 2017

Daily Fat-Burning Habits: The Simplest Approach To Getting Lean And Staying Lean

Are you overwhelmed with meal planning, calorie and macro number-crunching, or putting together a fat loss plan for the first time? Or, have you been working at it for a while, but you’re having a tough time sticking with a nutrition program that has a lot of details to remember? If so, there is an alternative way you can approach this whole fat loss endeavor – the simple way…

December 15th, 2017

Is It Ever Safe To Cut Calories More Aggressively To Burn Fat Faster?

You’re losing fat too slow. You want to burn fat faster. However, you’ve heard that cutting calories too much will kill your metabolism, tank your hormones and wreak all kinds of havoc in your body, not to mention you’re so hungry on low calories, you’re miserable. But still, you see people doing it all the time – they cut calories lower than they’re supposed to, they get ripped abs, and they don’t seem any worse off for it. That begs an important question…

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.