Posts Tagged ‘ fat loss ’


Nutrition, Science, Wellness »

Bob Harper: The Biggest Loser Trainer Wants You to Starve…

April 23, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

…but  just for three weeks, so that’s totally okay, right? NO. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser went on the Today Show yesterday morning touting his new book “Jumpstart to Skinny”.  He advocates an 800 calorie diet for women and a 1200 calorie diet for men and says that you can lose up to 20 pounds […]

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Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness »

Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

This is the longest blog post I have ever written, but it’s important. Everybody screws up once in a while and sometimes it takes a while to realize there was a screw up. It took me almost four years to realize that I was making the same mistake every day. Every freaking day. I was […]

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Nutrition, Science »

How to Figure Out How Many Calories You Need

December 4, 2012 | Comments: 6 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

I can almost guarantee you, if you are only eating 1200 calories per day, you aren’t eating enough.  You may lose weight for a while, but you will plateau.  Here is a great calculator to use to figure out how much to eat Accurate Calorie Calculator.  Choose the Katch-Mcardle equation on Step 8.  This one […]

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Uncategorized »

You have to have a Strategy!

November 20, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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There was an ER nurse in my Duke coaching classes. He had a problem passing up the cookies that grateful patients and baking coworkers brought in. During a demo coaching session, he came up with the idea that every time he passed the cookies, he would do a little I’m-not-going-to-eat-you dance. When he reported back […]

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Science, Uncategorized »

Equipment Estimated Calories versus Actual Calories Burned: How to calculate calories burned during exercise

October 15, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Science, Uncategorized

This is a topic I talk about all of the time. How many calories did I actually burn during that workout? It is an excellent question with a particularly convoluted answer. Calorie expenditure is related to age, weight, heart rate during exercise and sex. In general, male-bodied people burn more calories for similar effort than […]

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Exercises & Workouts »

No-Excuses Workout

January 4, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Exercises & Workouts

Warm-up Jumping jacks, jog in place, light jump rope…what ever makes you happy. The idea is to get your heart rate up a little. Body-weight Squats * Standing, arms straight out in front, feet shoulder width apart and straight ahead * Initiate movement from the hips, sit back and down until the thighs are parallel […]

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Motivation, Science, Wellness »

Weight Doesn’t Matter

September 3, 2009 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Motivation, Science, Wellness

We hear it every day, “Americans are getting fatter.” All one has to do is look around the office to see that this is true. Americans consume more food than they ever have and we eat the least variety of food among developed nations. Is it all our fault? Are we a nation lacking willpower? […]

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