Diets That Work for Women

Diets that work for one women may not work for another. You really have to know yourself and choose the diet that fits your lifestyle and personality. Most popular diets do work if you stick to them but if you pick the wrong one they will never work. Just because your...
How to Avoid Hunger Pains

How to Avoid Hunger Pains

You should be able to miss a meal and not be hungry. If you’re the type who can’t miss a meal or has to eat by a certain time without getting lightheaded or ravenously hungry, you’re most likely burning sugar all day instead of fat. My wife and I went out to dinner...
Best Way to Cut 100 Calories

Best Way to Cut 100 Calories

Unfortunately, eating a modest 100 extra calories a day can make you ten pounds heavier by the end of the year. It’s really hard for my personal training clients to understand that just cutting 100 calories from their diet by not eating that extra piece of toast in...
Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Being a personal trainer I hear this all the time, “why can’t I lose weight?”. I have had clients come to me who have read every diet book, been to a number of trainers and have even been to weight loss hypnotism but still can keep the weight off. So why can’t they...
Best Weight Loss Option: Cutting Carbs

Best Weight Loss Option: Cutting Carbs

For most people, how many carbohydrates they eat will determine whether they are gaining, maintaining or losing weight. Limiting your carbohydrate intake is probably your best weight loss option. Figuring out what your Carbohydrate Sweet Spot is for Weight Loss can be...
How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

At least once in your life you have to count calories if you want to be successful in long term weight loss. When my personal training clients complain to me that they can’t lose weight no matter what they do, my first question to them is “How many calories are you...
Does Eating Fruit for Weight Loss Make Sense?

Does Eating Fruit for Weight Loss Make Sense?

We all know that fruits are a good source of vitamins and minerals but when it comes to weight loss you have to remember they also contain sugar. My approach to losing weight is based on a low sugar model so I recommend that you limit your fruit consumption to no more...
Studies About Intermittent Fasting

Studies About Intermittent Fasting

I’ve been writing about the benefits of Intermittent Fasting on this blog for quite some time now. I even did a post called ” Intermittent Fasting Resources” where I showed everyone all the research I did on the subject and how I came to the...

Two Weight Loss Success Stories

I’m always looking for ways to motivate my personal training clients and the readers of this blog to lose weight. Sometimes it helps to see and read about other people’s weight loss success stories.  I searched the Internet looking for before and after pictures...
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