Shopping, pageants, parties, family gatherings, and food, food, food. The holiday season is filled with good things, making it the holly-est, jolly-est time of year. And it's easy to get caught up in the tinsel, lights, eggnog, and chocolate and forget about barbells and running shoes. This is why people gain an average of one pound (overweight folks gain even more) during the winter holiday months. You may not think a pound is that big of a deal, but pack them on year after
Most of us consider fruit to be healthy – something that we can enjoy without restraint. And while fresh fruit does contain essential vitamins, minerals and fiber, the market place has been flooded with “fruit products” that are sabotaging your fat loss results.
Is any product with the word “fruit” in the name a valid way to meet your fruit quota? Nope. Here’s what I mean:
Problem Fruit #1: Juice
Fresh fruit juice can be wonderful. It has great flavor, great color, an
If you want to quickly pack on a few pounds then eat lots of refined sugar. Oh, wait, why would you want to do that? Let’s eat lesssugar, instead, and watch the pounds effortlessly slide off…
We’ve been eating more and more sugar over the past 200 years, which has led to rising obesity numbers. Back in 1822 the average person ate only 6.3 lbs of sugar per year, compared to 130 lbs of sugar in 2012. That’s more than 20 times as much sugar in our modern diet! No wonder we ar
Leaving town for a summer get-away? If you’re not careful your trip will quickly turn into a fat trap.
I don’t want your fitness results to disappear before you return home. Keep reading for my 2 simple steps to avoid the dreaded vacation fat trap.
There are plenty of strategies and techniques out there for staying fit on vacation, but most are fairly complicated. I’m not going to give you a list of 27 things to remember in order to avoid those vacation pounds – you are
Everywhere you turn there’s another headline about how to lose weight and shave off fat. Many of these eye-catching headlines are myths, plain and simple. And if you’re not careful, they can suck you in and spit you out, without helping you lose any weight at all.
What myths are out there waiting to trick you? Here are seven that you’re most likely to come up against.
Fat Loss Myth #1: You Need to Work Out Every Day
A little bit of working out will help you lose a littl
The number one reason why you don’t exercise is that you don’t have time.
At least that’s what you tell yourself.
I know we are all busy. Between getting to and from work, balancing responsibilities and having time for yourself, there’s little left over for workouts.
With summer in full swing your busy schedule is sure to get even busier. There will be vacations, cookouts and family gatherings. It’s no wonder that exercise quickly takes a backseat to summer activitie
Happy Independence Day weekend from Inner Strength!
Vacations and holidays are a time to get away from the grind of everyday life – to indulge mind and body in relaxation and enjoyment.
Unfortunately all that indulgence typically leads to a pound gained for each day that you're away.
To help you combat these unwanted pounds, I've identified the 5 main reasons that people gain weight on vacation, as well as your strategic plan of avoidance.
Reason #1: Not Having A Pl
I don't know about you, but I don't want to wake up one day wandering what I "could have" done to live a better life.
I don't want to look back and "wish" I had done something to improve my life.
I was talking with a client yesterday about the value of living your life and "taking risks."
I want to encourage you to do the same. Now, I'm not talking about making dumb decisions, but what I am saying is that life is just too darn short for you to sit back in your "comfort
It’s zucchini season and I’ve got a fantastic, healthy recipe for zucchini cakes that I know you’ll love. Serve these guilt-free cakes with a side of lean protein for a well balanced, fitness meal.
Here’s what you need: 1 tsp olive oil 1 small yellow onion, grated 1 garlic clove 2 cups grated Zucchini ½ tsp salt 2 eggs ¼ cup coconut flour 2 Tablespoons flax meal ½ tsp baking powder Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt Sweet Paprika Heat half of the olive oil in a large
Whether you’ve been riding the healthy eating wagon for a week or a decade, staying on can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can hold on.
Keep reading to learn seven ways to protect yourself against the temptation to fall—or even jump off of the healthy eating wagon—on a daily basis.
1. Don’t Starve Yourself
Eating is a basic human need. Cut your calories in half over night or slash any specific food group out altogether for a prolonged period
Shedding a few calories doesn’t have to be hard work! Today I’m going to share 9 ways to burn 100 calories while smiling and having fun in the process!
#1 Burn: Two-Wheel It
Remember when you were young and rode your bike everywhere you wanted to go? One of the most fun modes of transportation, biking lets you feel the wind and experience the world around you in ways that are impossible when driving a car or sitting on a bus. Hop on your beloved two-wheeler for 15 minutes
The responsibility of being a parent…Wow. I can only imagine at this point as a guy who just got engaged. Having worked with tons of parents with kids over my years of being a personal trainer, I’ve learned a lot about how to help parents eat better in the “busyness” of parenthood. 1. Plan your meals the night before. It’s simple, but when you are prepared for you day of eating, working out, activities, etc, it will make a significant impact on your overall organization and e