I never like watching the "Biggest Loser", you know the weight loss reality show that shows morbidly obese contestants who lose hundreds of pounds in a relatively short amount of time. To me, it always portrays losing weight a daunting task as contestants run on treadmills with tears streaming down their faces and trainers screaming whatever at them to do the impossible. Nevertheless, by the show's finale, the winners hold their huge "before" jeans next to their new slimmer bodies. Although it's pretty incredible to witness, as a train
A majority of my training clients want me to deliver a high-energy, results-driven workout to help them lose fat. However, many of them fall short of reaching their goals. Why? Because what you eat and drink is far more important for fat loss than your workouts. If your true goal is fat loss (not weight loss) then you need to change your thinking and your priorities.
Nowadays most guys either are very soft and cuddly with their skinny jeans, hair buns and dad bods or super macho and showing everyone. These extremes are just plain sad. To both groups I beg you please WAKE UP! Do you really think that real women want either?
OK...so, the long holiday weekend is over! Time to get back to the grind! Many clients have asked me about detoxing/cleansing, etc. after several days (or weeks!) of binging. While I don't advocate for detox diets or special cleansing drinks, I do have a few tips that I hope will help:
Recently, an injured shoulder has forced me to make my workouts less intense and has also meant I'm restricted in day-to-day movements. No doubt this means I'm currently expending less energy than I usually would be, which puts my balance of energy intake vs expenditure, at risk.My solution to maintaining control has been to track calories and, a bit more losely, macro-nutritents.
I know you’ve seen the memes that list some unhealthy food and its equivalent in terms of an exercise. And, I hear the questions all the time….how many calories will I burn doing this? How long do I have to work out to burn the calories of the hamburger I ate last night………in short, my answer is……..who cares?It really doesn’t matter!
I have been getting a lot of questions about diet/nutrition and have been discussing my own diet/nutrition recently, so I decided to continue my theme of CHANGE and write a blog keeping the subject of nutrition in mind.
As some of you may have seen, I posted a short video on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) with the caption "If you focus on results, you will never change....if you focus on change, you will get results".
Developing the mindset to change your life starts with creating your own compelling vision of the future. Is it easy? No. It takes guts to imagine life as you really want it. Because let's face it, there's comfort in having excuses.Embracing the quitter within is easy and comfortable. You just park yourself in your familiar spot on the couch and keep eating and flipping channels.