Have you ever wondered why it’s hard to lose body fat in the places you want to lose it the most? Here’s a video on why that is and what to do about it, using a cool brain training trick!
Do you tend to be more of a pessimist than an optimist? There’s nothing wrong with that if you are, and sometimes it can even be an asset. Whether you are a pessimist or an optimist, “defensive pessimism” can be a very effective technique. Watch the video below to learn what this is and see how to do it.
I used to recommend 1 g per pound of body weight as a minimum protein intake. I also recommended on occasion, that people eat more protein than that, even though they couldn’t possibly absorb all of it, in order to increase their metabolic rate. Protein is a very high metabolic food, and the excess isn’t usually stored as fat because the body would rather burn it off instead of going to all the trouble of the elaborate and complicated conversion process to turn it into fat.
Another reason I would recommend high-protein intake to some people was to give them a higher metabolic food that would fill them up and would therefore necessarily crowd out their consumption of other calories – namely fast carbs like sugars and starches. For people with overheating issues and heavy cravings for “fast carb” type foods, this is actually a pretty effective strategy and I still advise this approach on occasion.
In studying the current research, I am always learning new things every day and since the recent research has indicated that (more…)
If anyone did a simple Google search, they would find numerous studies over the last 20 years showing that exercise adds years to your life, so this is well established and now accepted as fact, but a recent study showed that a certain type of exercise gives Father Time a special beat down. It’s called High Intensity Training (HIT), and while we are on the subject of time, it will save you a ton of it while giving you more of it.
HIT requires only a fraction of the time traditional training requires. A strength workout at the X Gym for instance, takes only 21 minutes, twice a week to attain strength, cardio and endurance benefits. To get comparable benefits with a traditional trainer, you would have to burn over 8 hours per week.
It seems recent mainstream research helps back up this bold claim. Scientists who looked at cyclists in Denmark found that men who rode with high intensity lived 5.3 years longer, and those with (more…)
Gaining weight during the holiday season has become as much an American tradition as the holidays themselves. It doesn’t have to be this way though. I will explain here the fundamental reason this weight gain happens, and your way out of this vicious pattern.
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What ever message you tell yourself, even if it’s not listed above, it’s probably similar in some way and is a big part of why the holiday season is such a weight struggle for you.
Want to know why? Just read on.
Recent brain science has discovered that (more…)