The mental workout > the physical workout

If there’s one thing I’ve really learned through my own journey, it’s that getting your mind really worked out will have a bigger impact than if you disengage it from the journey your body is on. Principle 10 is to read, and I really mean that.  I’m not someone who …

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Basically Speaking

A friend and I met for coffee (green tea, actually) the other day, and got into the whole healthy eating / lifestyle discussion.  Turns out, he’s into it, too, and a different side than I’m familiar with, so we both traded crazy, obsessive approaches. I’ve been looking into what he’s …

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Don’t Cheat on Leptin

Cheat Day – a wonderful and terrible thing. It’s hard to come to grips with the idea of throwing away all the hard work and sacrifice you put into the week to get results by binging on stupid foods. But it’s also great to be free to eat whatever you …

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Principle 3 – Don’t Question It

A lot of the advice I give and coaching I do is to try to get people past questioning things. I see so much energy being spent questioning diet decisions, exercise advice, etc. What people seem to miss is that they are spending huge amounts of energy making excuses and …

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Sustainable & Maintainable?

Q:  This doesn’t all seem sustainable or maintainable in the long term. What happens when you come off the diet? Doesn’t the weight just flood back on like with every other diet? A:  Ah, the age old question for every diet. See, the thing is, you’re misusing the word ‘diet’, …

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Compression is Key

16.2 -> 16.8  What are those numbers?  Before and after for calorie burn per minute (cal/min). It may not look like a big difference (+0.6 calories), but when you do 45 minutes of cardio at the same resistance level, a 0.6 cal/min change adds up to another 27 calories, or …

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