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October 2, 2019

The advice you can find on how to lose fat is not only infinite, it’s often conflicting. I decided to make it easy for you to figure out what’s worth your time and what isn’t.

Let’s get right to it.

Sleep

People tend to focus on diet and exercise, but you might want to consider starting with better sleep.

I’m putting this one first not because it’s MORE important than the others, but because it’s AS important, yet easily the most undervalued componen...

September 20, 2019

Anyone can work their butt off to get a body like a fitness magazine cover model. But what if you don’t want to work that hard? Can you still get the body of your dreams?

Yep.

Let’s Get Started

I’m gonna be up front with you: I hate the title of this blog. Oh, I’m quite aware I named it myself and have the power, even now, to change it to something else.

I still hate it.

The phrase “body of your dreams” attempts to put an image in your head of what yo...

March 19, 2019

I don’t blame you for wanting to know the minimum amount of “fit” you can be and still reap the rewards.

That’s what most of us want.

Truth is, it’s not as extreme as a lot of fitness junkies lead you to believe. I have 3 studies that’ll give you an idea of just how fit is fit enough. And I’ll let you in on how to get there.

The Fountain of Youth

Science has officially figured out the secret to living forever.

OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. It’s...

October 1, 2018

An article was published recently making many sensational claims, saying “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong.”

It came across as a very science-backed piece, but at closer look, it might not be as scientifically valid as it seems.

There’s a lot in the article I agree with. And a lot I feel is downright deceptive.

My goal is to plainly show both sides.

What I Agree With

Hidden somewhere in the middle of the article is this line:

“There’s a lot w...

June 5, 2018

You’re led to believe you can have whatever body you want in a matter of weeks, or days! — and if you don’t accomplish it, you must be doing something wrong.

What’s the truth?

While everyone is different, I’m offering this general guideline of what to expect after certain periods of time spent dieting and exercising.

5 Years (On and Off)

Where will 5 years of on-again/off-again, diet and exercise get you?

Depending on how sporadically you applied your...

April 3, 2018

If you’ve ever felt like maybe you just don’t have it in you to be successful at the whole diet and exercise thing, this story is for you.

The Interview

The interviewer asks the tired question, hardly looking up from the application in his hands, “What are your strengths?”

You hem a little more than you haw, preparing to recite your answer. It’s not that you can’t remember what to say. It just doesn’t feel genuine.

You mentally set your script aside...

March 20, 2018

New Year’s reso-what? Can you even remember that thing you wanted to do at the beginning of the year?

Maybe you’re still hanging on, occasionally resuscitating your resolution with a thousand volt charge of motivation that lasts about .001 seconds.

Maybe you didn’t last a day.

Either way, let’s look at three possible reasons your resolution hasn’t come to fruition.

1. You Weren’t Ready

Let’s face reality.

You wanted to lose 50 pounds, but y...

February 20, 2018

It’s good to have the long-term motivation mindset, especially with an effective system in place (as we talked about in Part 1).

But sometimes you need more of a push to get started. 

I’m going to talk about how to do that, and then how to keep yourself going for more than a couple weeks.

The Right Kind of Goals

“Losing weight” is the most common motivation used for dieting and exercise, but it’s often not very effective.

Wanting to lose weight isn’t...

February 13, 2018

Staying motivated with your diet and exercise… is impossible.

That’s not the end though, otherwise this would be a real bummer of an article.

The question is, how do you stay motivated in a way that lasts more than a couple weeks? And when your motivation does fizzle out, what can you do to keep going anyway?

Now that’s something you can work on.

Being Motivated to Swim to Work?

We tend to think of motivation as a one-dimensional sort of “pep in your...

December 27, 2017

As the New Year approaches, and resolutions are made, consider making your resolution “saying no more often.”

Why?

Because if you want to lose weight or get in shape, there are plenty of thing to say no to.

Here are 6 of them.

1. Distractions

This can be anything that threatens to rearrange your priorities.

Only you know what this is for you.

Maybe you say yes whenever you’re asked to make commitments. Maybe you have too many hobbies so you never get an...

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