Fat Burning Secrets

Is the way you breathe killing you?

Breathe

Ok, stop what you are doing and think about how you are breathing. Don’t change your breathing, just monitor it. Are you breathing in and out through your nose or mouth? Are your breaths deep or shallow? Are you breathing in and holding your abdominals in preventing you from breathing into your diaphragm? What shallow chest breathing does to the body ... Read More »

The Perfect Human Diet – Movie Review

The Perfect Human Diet - Movie Banner

I don’t usually do movie reviews on my fitness blog, but this documentary is based on new technology that provides scientific evidence of exactly what humans ate as far back as archeologists have found human remains. Vegetarians may not agree or like this, but this is not an attack on you. I’m just reviewing and recommending you see the movie, “The Perfect Human ... Read More »

Fruits & Vegetables: We Are Carbohydrates, Too!

I’m on a no-carb diet. I have heard no less than 5 times in the last 30 days someone talking or posting on a social media about going on a NO Carb Diet when they are really not. I was at a local restaurant chatting with a gentleman just last night, and he said that today was his first day on a ... Read More »

Top 10 Health Tips You Should Start Today

Let’s be honest, there are no quick fixes when it comes to health. Being healthy is a life choice, so forget surgery, pills, or the latest food replacement supplement. Here are my Top 10 health tips you should start doing today for a healthier tomorrow: 1. Drink a glass of water upon waking Drink water first thing upon waking up…I mean before you do ... Read More »

Can You Target Fat Loss?

sit up

As a follow up to my last post, “How Our Bodies Burn Fat”, a lot of people ask if it’s possible to target fat loss by working out specific areas (abdominals, anyone?). It’s a legitimate question. Certainly TV commercials for the latest abdominal workout gizmo would lead you to believe it’s possible to lose belly fat by working your abs so ... Read More »

How Our Bodies Burn Fat

Fitness woman pinching 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 what really happens inside when fat-burning is taking place. Glycogen versus Fat When we eat and the food is digested, carbohydrates ... Read More »

Preparing Meals in Advance is Key to Healthy Food Choices

Pre-cooked seasoned chicken breasts

So you want to eat healthy, 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 healthy, but it’s not. With appropriate planning and execution you can take control of your eating habits. Lack of Planning, Peer Pressure, ... Read More »

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 mass is important because the higher your muscle mass the more efficiently your body burns fat. Time Under Tension (TUT) Super ... Read More »

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 of body parts in the morning, and then another couple of body parts or cardio in the evening was normal. It was a lot of work, and I was happy with what I achieved. ... Read More »

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 the physique we desire? I devoted a chapter about this in my book, because most people fail in achieving weight loss ... Read More »