Fitness woman pinching fat

How Our Bodies Burn Fat

The quick and short answer is our bodies burn fat when we expend more calories than we consume, but as you know I don’t focus on calories. Rather, I focus on the macronutrients. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at…

Pre-cooked seasoned chicken breasts

Preparing Meals in Advance is Key to Healthy Food Choices

So you want to eat healthily, but it’s hard. When somebody tells me it’s hard, I always say, “If it were easy, everybody would be doing it.” I’m here to tell you that it may appear difficult to eat healthily,…

Richard Webb doing Leg Press

Use Time Under Tension (TUT) to Build Muscle

Lifting heavy has it’s place, and in fact it was once thought to be the only way to grow muscle mass. However, research has shown you can increase muscle mass without lifting heavy and taxing your joints. Increasing muscle…

Why I wrote “Fat Burning Secrets”

When I competed in my first bodybuilding contest, I spent 16 to 17 hours a week in the gym. Doing a split routine where I worked out a couple…

Begin With The End In Mind

That’s what Stephen Covey wrote in “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Motivation, desire, and constant steps towards a goal are key to success. We use goal setting in other parts of our lives, so why not for obtaining…

Foods that cause inflammation

Is Your Diet Causing You To Age Prematurely?

You’ve heard it’s true, but maybe you don’t know how diet affects aging exactly. If our diet affects how we age, can we stop or perhaps even reverse the effects? Research actually proves we can mitigate and…

When is the best time to do cardio?

I get asked this question a lot, so here’s my take on this based on research as well as personal experience. In short, the best time to do cardio is when your glycogen stores are empty. How…

Cafe Mocha

Love Your Cafè Mocha? Try this as a Healthy Replacement

One of my favorite coffee drinks is a Cafè Mocha, but count the calories and you will cringe. I was enjoying my usual double-tall  non-fat two pump mocha at the local Starbucks one morning and decided to read…

Stair Master

HIIT Workout emphasizing Glutes-Stair Step Machine

  OK, you know I’m a big proponent of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) over normal, long cardio sessions where you keep your heart rate at a certain level…

Abs

“I Need to Lose Weight Fast”, you say?

Many people are familiar with the phrase, “I need to lose weight fast”. We hear this all the time. The fact is that it is simply not possible to lose weight safely in an extremely short period…

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