How To Leverage Food Tracking For Weight Loss

Follow these tips and best practices to maximize your weight loss using food tracking tools.

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The Ultimate Hangover Prevention Plan

Recently I was chatting with a gentleman who works in sales and we got on the topic of entertaining potential clients. It’s pretty common practice to take these prospects out for dinner and drinks, which can sometimes result in a night of heavy drinking for the sales representative. I also learned that each has their…

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What To Do When You’re Eating Healthy, Exercising, and Not Seeing Results

You’re making good food choices, exercising consistently, and still not seeing results. What gives?

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Why Weight Loss Is Harder Than A College Degree

For many people school isn’t particularly fun. Sure, you get to visit with your friends or you might even have a class or two that pique your interest. This is usually outweighed by the required courses for your degree that bore you to death. (Does anyone actually like bio-chem? Or statistics? How about an entire…

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Two(ish) Tips To Overcome The Anxiety of Holiday Weight Gain

Follow these strategies to avoid holiday anxiety and weight gain.

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Observations From An International-Traveling Newbie

Lessons from an international-traveling newbie.

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Live Big and Stay Small: How I Ate Pastries and Gelato Every Day and Didn’t Gain a Single Pound

How can you eat whatever you want and not gain weight? Learn how.

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Recipe: Key Lime Cheesecake

Awhile back one of my clients challenged me to create a healthier, high-protein key lime pie that would allow her to indulge in her cravings for pie without ruining progress toward her fitness goals. While I may have colored outside the lines just a bit by creating a key lime cheesecake, I promise it will deliver…

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Abstaining From Moderation

[Article originally published in Breaking Muscle] Business and self-development coaches will often tell you that the secret to success is to focus on your strengths, while either outsourcing your weaknesses or becoming just good enough at them not to mess everything up. This approach allows you to avoid spinning your wheels doing the tasks you…

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3 Fat-Loss Myths – Debunked

Have you ever tried losing weight, thought you were doing everything correctly, and still didn’t see the progress you wanted? Sure, there are a number of reasons why you weren’t seeing the results, but what if the changes you made to your diet weren’t actually that helpful–or even downright useless? There are numerous myths surrounding…

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The Secret to Staying Fit While Traveling

[Originally written June 3rd, 2017] I’m sitting in a hotel room in Sacramento, CA, nearing the end of a long week-and-a-half stint of travel. Memorial Day weekend was spent in Toronto for a fitness conference (5-hour drive both ways), arriving back home for a quick two-day break before heading back out on a flight to…

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Run Your Own Diet Experiment Like A Scientist

[Article originally published in Breaking Muscle] How often have you finished a delicious meal, only later hours later to be plagued by uncomfortable bloating or an upset stomach? Perhaps your favorite treats routinely cause your stomach and digestive system to feel distressed, or maybe you notice a decrease in your energy levels during workouts after…

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Is A Calorie Just A Calorie?

I have a question for you: Is a calorie just a calorie? Total calories consumed is the most fundamental variable to be considered when striving to lose weight. Quite simply, you can’t lose weight unless you consume less calories than you burn. However, does it really matter where those calories come from? If you indulge in…

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Quit Overeating By Defining Your Happiness

[Article originally published on breakingmuscle.com] How can you differentiate between fulfillment and instant-gratification? How can you use this knowledge to avoid binge-eating and begin to accomplish all the goals you set for yourself? In this video, Mark Zarate and I discuss what happiness actually is, and how most people confuse true “happiness” with the almighty…

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