Interval Training: A great way to incorporate high-intensity training without doing it continuously is by doing intervals. Alternate a hard segment (e.g., running at a fast pace for 30 to 60 seconds) with a recovery segment (e.g., walking for one to two minutes). Repeat this series for the length of the workout, usually around 20 to 30 minutes. A 30-60-90 interval workout is a good example of this kind of high-intensity workout. 

I learned through my research that my body was chronically starved for certain key nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, live foods and high-quality proteins. I made sure I gave myself as much really high-quality nutrients as possible. If I wanted junk foods like candy, chips or pizza, I would eat them whenever I wanted, without hesitation. Eventually I lost my taste for all junk food as my body learned to prefer high-quality, nutrient-dense foods.
I meet with a trainer and what she proposed was a bit different from what I had read and was doing until I read this blog. Pretty much everything I read here aligns with what she suggested I do to reach my goals. The first thing she said I needed to do was to eat more calories and cut down my cardio. Who doesn’t want to hear that? So naturally I thought she was wrong. Once I calculated how many calories I should be eating using the resources here, I discovered she was right. Then I read that I don’t need to be doing any cardio… that just sounds crazy but I love it and I understand why in order to maintain my muscle mass and strength. So in the end I thank you for giving me faith in my trainer and I look forward to seeing how I can change my body.
Over the years I’ve found that 65-70% of the clients I work with are using weight as a form of protection. I call this “emotional obesity”. When you work through the issues that are causing emotional obesity and break the association that fat equals safe, the body is much more willing to let go of the weight. After I broke this association and the weight no longer served its purpose - that is, the armor of fat no longer made me feel any safer - the weight all but went away.
Caffeine and other stimulants do have a down side though. Since stimulants act upon the central nervous system if used too often or for too long of a time period they can begin to cause overtraining effects. These effects would be much the same as if you were working out too long and too often. This can lead to decreased energy, muscle loss, and ultimately, a lowered metabolism since your body will be trying to preserve energy.
One study in the journal Appetite found that moving a bowl of candy onto workers’ desks instead of six feet away triggered them to reach for 48 percent more—even though they thought they’d cut down their grazing. The same rule applies to your dinner table: When there’s a heaping basket of bread or big casserole dish in front of you, it’s tempting to reach for seconds. By leaving heavy foods on the stove or counter, the effort it takes to get more deters you from overeating. Make psychology work for you by leaving the veggies on the table.
Basically, the effect of exercise on our weight is vastly overrated. That’s why it’s only number 15 on this list. There are other things you need to take care of first. It’s not a good idea to eat bad food, drink sugar water (so-called “sports drinks”) or be on medications which force you to exercise for hours daily just to compensate. Metaphorically that’s like digging a hole, into which you put your ladder, on which you stand and paint the basement-level windows of your house.
It is important to understand that weight is entirely a function of input and output. The input is the food you eat and the calories contained therein. The output is your energy output. To lose weight the output needs to be greater than the input. It is that simple. Do not believe any of the diet fads. If you are currently not gaining or losing weight then just burning 300 extra calories per week or eating/drinking 300 calories less per week (2 sodas for example or a small burger) WILL make you lose weight - in this case around 5 pounds of fat per year.
My strength has gone through the roof which I’m really happy with, but today I had a weigh in/ caliper/ measurement session and the results were disappointing to say the least. I’ve lost 2kgs but have gained “significant levels of fat” according to the calipers, my measurements are largely unchanged. Due to overuse, crash injuries and choice I’ve literally cut out all cardio, so no cycling whatsoever (was doing 150-200 miles per week from jan to may) and I’ve been eating more, especially after a training session.

In other words? "Drinking makes you more likely to eat sh*t," Dr. Seltzer says, referring to drunk foods. At the same time, he stops short of asking patients to quit alcohol cold-turkey to lose weight. Plus, research suggests you don’t have to, as long as your intake is moderate—i.e., less than about a drink a day. "If you drink a glass of wine every night and notice you eat more afterward, eat less early to account for this," he says. "Or, if you’re drinking four glasses of wine a week, drink three instead so you’ll won’t feel such a big difference."


I'd love to be able to say you can eat as much healthy food as you like, but unfortunately this is just not the case. The body cannot cope with a lot of food at once. It's vital to put good portions on your plate. (I usually say: ¼ of the plate should be protein, ¼ carbohydrate and ½ veggies.) Fill that plate with your greens, my love, and eat 5 to 6 small meals a day. We must learn to listen to our bodies when it's full and to stop eating! We all need to work on this.
Basically, the effect of exercise on our weight is vastly overrated. That’s why it’s only number 15 on this list. There are other things you need to take care of first. It’s not a good idea to eat bad food, drink sugar water (so-called “sports drinks”) or be on medications which force you to exercise for hours daily just to compensate. Metaphorically that’s like digging a hole, into which you put your ladder, on which you stand and paint the basement-level windows of your house.
Low-calorie fruits and vegetables should be consumed more than foods that are high in fat and calories. Consume five different veggies and three different fruits every day as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber. You must also include whole grains like whole brown rice, bran flakes, popcorn, barley, and sorghum in your diet as they provide the much-needed fiber, thus keeping you full for a long time.
Hey Jay, I have been doing your beginner workout plan for the past 8 weeks while trying to lose fat and retain muscle. Since I hadn’t worked out with weights in years I have been able to gain strength while losing about 2lbs of fat per week. I still have about 30 pounds to lose. I’m wondering, since I still have a long fat loss journey ahead of me, should I should stick with the beginner workout or switch over to your “Fat Loss + Muscle Maintenance Solution”? Love this site and the e-book is great too!! Thanks!
Basically, the effect of exercise on our weight is vastly overrated. That’s why it’s only number 15 on this list. There are other things you need to take care of first. It’s not a good idea to eat bad food, drink sugar water (so-called “sports drinks”) or be on medications which force you to exercise for hours daily just to compensate. Metaphorically that’s like digging a hole, into which you put your ladder, on which you stand and paint the basement-level windows of your house.
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Choose a 10-inch lunch plate instead of a 12-inch dinner plate to automatically eat less. Cornell's Brian Wansink, PhD, found in test after test that people serve more and eat more food with larger dishes. Shrink your plate or bowl to cut out 100-200 calories a day -- and 10-20 pounds in a year. In Wansink's tests, no one felt hungry or even noticed when tricks of the eye shaved 200 calories off their daily intake.
Exercising at lower intensities will use more fat for energy. This basic premise is what started the theory of the fat burning zone, which is the idea that working in a certain heart rate zone (around 55 to 65 percent of your maximum heart rate) will allow your body to burn more fat. Over the years, this theory has become so ingrained in our exercise experience that we see it touted in books, charts, websites, magazines, and even on cardio machines at the gym.
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