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July 2, 2019

It isn’t enough to just not overeat.

You also need to make sure you’re getting enough food to keep your body functioning properly, both to lose weight and for good health.

We started the discussion in Part 1 talking about WHAT to eat (start there if you haven’t read it yet). Now let’s move on to figuring out HOW MUCH to eat.

Not Talking About Jimmy

I’m not good at buffets.

I look at most people’s plates and their meals kind of make sense, like a littl...

February 4, 2019

It’s information overload when looking at nutrition labels.

While reading labels shouldn’t be your main tool for creating a healthy diet, being armed with the right info can help you make better choices.

You don’t need to understand the entire label. It all boils down to a few key elements.

Serving Size

Label serving sizes can be totally unrealistic, and that changes everything.

If you look at the top of the label on your favorite ice cream, you’ll li...

January 1, 2019

As a nutrition coach, I often get asked what I eat, or what pills or potions I take to lose weight.

The short answer: I don’t believe in weight loss supplements, and I eat real food.

But that might not look like you expect.

That’s why I decided to show you exactly what I ate for one week. So you can see the whole truth — that eating healthy doesn’t require a strict diet with unrealistic guidelines.

Things to Notice

I’m not used to tracking food.

I wrot...

November 20, 2018

It’s holiday season again — the time of year where most people see a spike in weight gain.

Between work, friends, and family, holiday parties are in abundance.

Don’t be caught unprepared.

Minimize damage and still have a good time by following the tips in this course-by-course survival guide.

Drinks

The first thing you’ll be asked is what you’d like to drink. Here’s the plan:

Think low cal/no cal.

  • Unsweetened tea

  • Water (with or without lemon)

  • ...

October 16, 2018

You probably think calorie counting is an inevitable step on your fat loss journey.

It’s not.

We aren’t anti-calorie counting, it’s just not the only way to do it. The question is, is it the best way?

Let’s look at the pros and cons.

#1 - It’s an eye opener. 

The main benefit of counting calories is you become more aware of the foods you eat.

As you learn how many calories some foods have compared to others, it opens your eyes to what types of food are...

January 11, 2018

Have you ever gotten a flat tire on your car and then decided to slash the other three tires?

No?

Then why do we do that with our diets?

Not sure what I mean?

Would another question help draw out the suspense?

I’ll explain… or will I?

Oops, I Did It Again!

Everywhere you turned during the holidays there were cookies, pies, and delicious meals laden with all the things that add new meaning to holiday weight gain.

You didn’t want to seem like a Scrooge and...

December 13, 2017

Would you be surprised if I told you I don’t believe in exercising for fat loss?

I also don’t believe you should simply diet to lose weight.

Between diet and exercise, which is more important?

Chisel & Rock

(No, it’s not just a horrible band name.)

Have you ever seen the statue of David? It isn’t by accident that it looks the way it does.

The statue obviously didn’t diet or exercise (or use any type of male enhancement), but it did take three elements...

December 6, 2017

If the most common fat loss tips are such damn good advice, then why isn’t everyone lean and fit?

Sometimes you have to step outside the box to really find what works. It’s not that any of the following tips are revolutionary. They’re just uncommon, or at least underutilized.

So without further ado…

#1 — Add To Your Diet

Your first thought when trying to lose weight is probably to remove foods from your diet. Try the opposite approach, and pick somet...

November 22, 2017

Have you heard the average person gains about 10 pounds over the holidays?

Well it’s completely bogus.

I’ll tell you the real number in this article, and give you some tips on how to manage holiday weight gain in general.

The Pre-Holidays Fix

You might think it’s too late for this. But there are several reasons to consider this option.

If you can make some positive changes over the next few weeks, it might be just enough to:

  • offset any of the celeb...

November 2, 2017

If you’re overweight, you’re not alone. More than two thirds of the U.S. is right there with you.

Want out of that not-so-exclusive club?

Trying to lose weight might not be the best approach.

Before You Think I’m Being All Sentimental

This is not an article about being content with who you are and accepting that you’re overweight. It’s not popular to say, but I think that’s a dangerous mindset.

If you’re overweight, you should NOT be ashamed of yourse...

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