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Get Off the Hamster Wheel: a Top 10 List to Change

Previous Next Hard to believe it’s been that long, but back in 2013 I wrote a ten week article series on how to change your habits and get what you really want. The initial goal was focused on fat loss, as a personal trainer, that’s something that comes up frequently: how do I lose weight? (I prefer to say fat, …

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Eating for Fat Loss

How to figure out your macros. So, we know we need more calories out than in to achieve fat loss, correct? But how many is that?  It’s really not a secret and not exactly a magic formula, but here is how you figure out what you need. (I hate math and I can do this, so bear with me, it’s a …

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Lyle McDonald’s Books and Body Recomposition

I am constantly referring people to Lyle’s books. From Rapid Fat Loss, to Flexible Dieting to getting in contest ready shape, he is an absolute authority on the science of fat loss, muscle gain, etc. I’ve put all of his books together in one easy to find place right here.  He also has a free forum you can join to …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel! Guide To Change Your Habits Tip #8

If you haven’t read last week’s post, you can do so here: Get Off the Hamster Wheel Tip #7 We are down to the last few tips, and you know, I really struggled with this week’s and next week’s tips, trying to figure out which should happen first.  It came down to this: Which small action do I have the …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel, Guide to Changing Your Habits Tip #7

Getting right to the point this week, this of course builds on last week: Tip #7 If you think you want to eat, ask yourself these questions: Am I really hungry? What do I want to eat?  If it is a sweet ask yourself this: Could I be satisfied with a healthier option, protein or a meal instead? If the …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel! Guide to Changing Your Habits Tip # 6

So what’s the story on the last week? Did you eat yourself into oblivion with cookie dough/doughnuts/chips and cheese, etc.?  Do you look like the Pilsbury Dough Boy? Are you sick of eating your “vice” or “nemesis food”? Did you find that this was easy to do or difficult? My guess is difficult. When I finally started allowing myself to …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel! Tip #5

So how did last week go? Did you have an easy or a hard time incorporating more whole foods into your diet? I know that for me, when I’m on the run, it can be more difficult.  So I ALWAYS make leftovers and then night before the next day I pack my lunch,  I include my piece of fruit, my …

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel Tip #3 and #4

Yeah, the title is different, it was just too long to type out and this one is catchier, no? So, how did the week go?  If you haven’t read last week, go read the last two weeks first, then come back here. Tip #1: Stop Being In A Hurry, Drink WaterTip #2: Turn Off the TV, Put the Book Down …