Lose Belly Fat with Green Tea?

There's been many debates on the magic effects of green tea and weight loss but hardly anybody argues the benefits of drinking some green tea.  However, a February 2009 an abstract study published in The Journal of Nutrition, supports the weight loss concept specific to the subcutaneous abdominal fat area (calorie deficit + exercise) and shows that belly fat may be the first to go! I always recall Dr. Chis Mohr saying "that one study doesn't prove anything and an abstract proves even less!" Researchers took 132 "obese" adults.  They all consumed roughly the same amount of calories and participated in 180...

Thank You for the Weight Loss Mind Map

I'd like to share an e-mail I received from Kevin Kimmel about the weight loss mind map. "Today whilst on the Sounder Commuter train from Tukwila to Seattle I started to listen to your podcast.  When I saw the title on weight loss I decided to start with that one first, I have so far listened to it three times today.  Three months ago I went to the doctor and found out that I was a diabetic (blood sugar at 267), which is understandable since I weighed in at 442 pounds (5"9') with family history of diabetes.  My doctor said that...

How To Lose 20 Pounds Really, Really Fast

After the latest comment wars on the Flat Belly Diet,  I stated that weight loss is irrelevant without a frame of reference.  This generated some feedback from people who wanted to be encouraged about their weight loss no matter what it was (water, fat or muscle).   I stand by that going by the numbers on a scale is the wrong way to go about it.  Maybe this guest article will make the point I was attempting to get across. This article was submitted by Tom Venuto, author of Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle (rss feed). See Burn the Fat...
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Flat Belly Diet

Have you seen this new Flat Belly Diet by Prevention Magazine?  It's all the rage.   Once again, a new breakthrough diet is taking the online and offline world by storm.  Somebody is making a freaking mint by doing what works. Selling YOU another freaking diet! Does it work? I'm sure it does.  I've never done a bodybuilding nutrition plan or a workout program that didn't work for some time.  But like anything else, we return to what we know and what we're comfortable with in the end.  Diets don't work long term. See that 91% success rate? That will be the FAILURE rate long term. ...

Weight Loss Tips: The 3 Best and 3 Worst Mistakes

I receive countless emails that start off like this... In January I was 190 lbs at 25% body fat. 8 weeks ago I stopped seeing results. The last 8 weeks while cutting down I have dropped a few pounds (which I don't really want to do) and my body fat has remained the same. What many people fail to realize when cutting is the concept of nutritional periodization. All too frequently, I get e-mails from frustrated weight loss seekers who have been on a calorie deficit for MONTHS. While they understand the basics of calorie cutting and what...

Exercises for Flabby Arms

Hats off to a very brave woman who stepped up and finally wanted to get rid of the flabby arms and the sooner the better. Luckily for her, this problem is quite common and the solution is quite simple and two-fold. Working to get rid of flabby arms comes with overall fitness but there's some specific exercises you can do in addition to reducing body fat that will bring those arms into super shape once again. On just another normal day, I received an email with a cry for help. " I want to get rid of my flabby upper arms! Are...
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Weight Loss Tips: A Step-by-Step MindMap

I decided it was about time to draw out a map of what I tell my clients when it comes to weight loss. This is a nice 50,000 foot overview of what you need to do, step-by-step when it comes to burning that fat. This drawing you see above is called a mind map. It's a visual way of thinking out a process. When I think of trying to explain all the aspects of weight loss to a client, these are things we talk about over a period of weeks. Click Here to see the full color version of the Weight...

Don’t Miss the Weight Loss GOLD RUSH

I gotta tell you... I NEVER give a second glance to most of the junk mail I receive at home but this time something caught my eye! "Don't Miss Out on the Weight Loss Gold Rush!" My blood started to boil and I was pissed. MP3 File

What Jeff Anderson can teach you about Halloween candy

"Who really wants to be the Scrooge who ruins the holiday for kids by handing out nutritionally smart treats?" - Clark Howard I've always been impressed with those who could turn down Halloween candy. It never came easy to me and I have marveled any times when others seem to say 'no thanks' so effortlessly. Then, I figured out their secret... For starters, it seems like this is the beginning of the season when every fitness personality, myself included, starts to give you all sorts of advice about the holiday season. Motivation tips, ways to avoid overeating, secret cardio...
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The Cure for Obesity

A little midday humor... As I see it based on this study, the cure for obesity is quite simple. We all need to go back 10 million years ago and start walking on all fours. Humans consume far less energy when walking upright. Humans vs. chimps at the gym Powered by ScribeFire.