I spent five years of my life with a weight loss company that promoted 90 day health challenges. During that time, I saw one weight loss success story after another come to life; I even lost 100 lbs during that time! Before I left that company as a promoter, I found the pattern that undermined … Continue reading Having One Fitness Goal Just Isn’t Enough: Tom Venuto
Contrary to what your friends might tell you, weight loss is pretty simple. To lose weight (burn fat), we create a caloric deficit daily, maintaining that deficit until we reach our goal. Eat less, exercise more, and you can create that deficit. Simple. Why, then, is it so damn hard to actually lose weight? As … Continue reading Which Weight Loss Plan Works Best for You?
Should you try intermittent fasting? I’d say yes, if with a couple of caveats.
(In response to "Your Secret Saboteur") "My husband has been working hard to lose weight and exercise. I find myself being that saboteur often and not realizing it. I brought home a candy bar for him yesterday. I supported him buying wine last week (though he was the one who wanted it). I'm trying to … Continue reading Am I Sabotaging My Partner’s Weight Loss?
I realized something this week--something really important: “I talk a lot about Baby Steps, but do I ever really define what that means?” It’s been awhile since I actually addressed that topic; here’s the original writing about my philosophy. Seems like a simple idea, too. Like any half-decent idea, you can sum it up in one … Continue reading Breaking Down the Baby Steps Process
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again here: there’s much more motivating weight loss goals than pushing for a number on the bathroom scale. Here are 5 different goals that you can focus on as you continue on your lifestyle journey. 1) Bitch stole my look! Inspiration rules our plans when it comes … Continue reading More Than a Number: 5 “Cheeky” Reasons to Lose Weight
I was scrolling through Facebook today and came across a young woman I used to know. I met “Ellie” through my old weight loss company, where we both lost over 100 lbs on their products. Ellie lost 130 lbs in under 2 years and weaned herself from several medications—her journey was a great inspiration for … Continue reading Exorcising the Weight Loss Demons
Remember those 90’s infomercials about 8 minute abs? Of course you do. I recall how they offered that holy grail of exercise programs: stellar results with minimal effort. What a dream! Like many fitness fads (I’m looking at you, ThighMaster), the product faded while the question remained. How can I get better fitness results in … Continue reading HIIT Me with Your Best Shot
Picture this. You’re on the path to a healthier lifestyle. You’re making those baby steps: new gym membership, drinking more water, and eating a breakfast that came from your own kitchen. You’re feeling more confident about this new you! It’s only a matter of time before you get “healthy.” The question is, what does that … Continue reading In Lifestyle Change, Keep the End in Mind
When it comes to weight loss, cardio beats weight lifting for burning fat, right? Don't be so sure.