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Browsing All Posts filed under »Losing Weight«

Menopause and weight gain- is there any hope?

July 13, 2018

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Since I have a good amount of female clients who are around the age of menopause, whether pre, during, or post, the issue of menopause and fat loss comes up a fair amount. Does this sound familiar? “Well, I can’t lose weight because I’m going through menopause.” Or, “I can’t lose weight because I’m postmenopausal. […]

How high blood pressure medication negatively impacts exercise

June 29, 2018

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During a conversation with a gym member today we got to talking about high blood pressure meds. We were just having a general conversation about all the different medications he is currently taking. Later on he mentioned how it’s odd he is on high blood pressure medication, yet whenever he goes for a brisk walk […]

Does the difference matter?

June 15, 2018

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I was listening to a lecture by Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky on human behavior. He was talking about a fascinating study showing first born children have a higher IQ than their younger siblings. (For those interested in the lecture look up Sapolsky on iTunes University.) Sapolsky proceeds to ask the class what could explain this […]

3 tips on using calorie counters for fat-loss

April 20, 2018

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I wrote a post on free calorie counters a little while ago and I wanted to expound more on the topic. I’ve been following my clients on myfitnesspal for a decent amount of time now. Here are some things I’ve noticed: – 1) Don’t half ass it If you are going to use one (which […]

Why you’re still having issues with your weight

April 13, 2018

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Note: Understand this is written with a certain persona in mind. It’s not meant to be for anyone who ever had issues with weight-loss. With that said, I bet a lot the people who read this and think it doesn’t apply to them are actually the people it applies to most.   So you’ve been […]

Beware of the almond

April 13, 2018

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Somehow almonds have become a food that’s on everyone’s list of things to eat when dieting. The most recurring arguments people, or the media, use for their inclusion are: They have a good amount of protein, they have the good type of fat in them, they’re a good source of Vitamin E, they’re just overall […]

Are we really that inactive?

April 13, 2018

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In my post about why portion control shouldn’t be your first concern when attempting to lose weight, but eating less often should, I mentioned I was going to delve into some other topics talked about in the paper Why have Americans become more obese? The next topic of that paper I wanted to look at […]

Why I nearly always recommend losing fat before gaining muscle

April 9, 2018

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What’s likely to occur to begin with This mainly applies to males. Females aren’t as likely to say “I want to build some muscle.” It’s much more “I want to look toned.” Males should have more of this mindset, but they’re more often along the lines of “I want to lose 26 lbs of fat and gain […]