Today’s Tip: Use tall & skinny drinking glasses. In a study, teenagers in a cafeteria line were randomly given either a tall, skinny glass or a short, wide glass with the same capacity. They could pour whatever drink they wanted. The teenagers who had been given the tall, thin glasses poured about 5.5 ounces. Those
Posts Categorized / Fat Loss
As a personal trainer, I talk to new members and new / current clients all the time. I hear too many excuses from people who want to look and feel great but are just impeding their results by constantly giving excuses! I will be doing a mini-series on excuses this week to show you how
The vaguer your diet rules are, the less likely you are to be successful. “I will eat healthier” is not as clear cut as “I will only eat fresh, unprocessed food. No gluten, sugar, grains or outside meals.” The latter is easier to comply with as there are specific foods you can or cannot eat.
Today’s Tip: Eat from smaller packaging. Do you shop at Costco because it saves you money on buying bulk? Well then if you are trying to lose weight and shop bulk, you need to read this. 40 adults at a PTA meeting were asked to watch a videotape and provide some feedback about it. As
Today’s Tip: Know what fat is. Fat is not always bad for you. It’s like everything else in this world. Too much of anything can kill you. Water is good for you but have too much of it and you will drown! Oxygen is good for you but take in as much air as you
Today’s Tip: Track results with body weight, body fat percentage and girth measurements. Have you or do you know someone who has not lost weight yet dropped dress sizes and trimmed inches? What usually happens is you burn fat (shrink fat cells) and grow dense muscles. Imagine filling up a sack with feathers to make
Today’s Tip: Know Your Training Limit. I know too many people working too hard to get to their goal. They are diligent to the point of over-training. Exercise is a type of stress, and stress is good; without stress we wouldn’t change. Lifting weights is stressful on your body. This stress promotes fat loss, muscle gains,
Today’s Tip: Stop assuming that healthy food is tasteless. It makes it true. Excerpts from Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink: Our Phantom Ingredient studies were conducted in Illinois, the largest grower of soybeans in the United States. For these studies, the wrappers of 155 PowerBars were modified to say either “Contains 10 grams of protein” or “Contains
Today’s Tip: Try a new training method. Do you just train with dumbbells, barbells, and cable machines? Don’t most of us? Due to the monotony of my workouts, I started looking for more training equipment. This definitely added some much needed intensity workouts for my personal and professional use with my clients! Here are a
Today’s Tip: Understand Nutritional Facts.