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Too Much Protein Slowed My Fat Loss

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Yeah, you can get too much of a good thing. Sure, some foods are great for fat loss but that doesn't mean you can enjoy them without limitation. I got into trouble along my fat loss journey by eating too much of a fat loss food. I slowed my progress way down until I figured out the mistake I was making. I was eating too much protein. I would say ...Read More

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80/20 Rule For Weight Loss

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Have you ever heard of the Pareto Principle? Maybe you've heard it called the 80/20 rule. I heard about it years ago but it wasn’t until I applied it to my weight loss journey that it really transformed my life. I’m not kidding. This one principle has changed the way I look at just about EVERYTHING! This simple truth allows you to DO LESS yet YIELD MORE. So this guy ...Read More

How Paying Off $130K Helped Me Lose 130 Pounds

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I tried to lose weight for over 20 years. Sometimes I was able to but I inevitably piled the weight back on – always more quickly than I had lost it.  I doubted my ability to ever permanently lose the weight and truly be healthy. I thought I’d always have to rely on gimmicks, tricks, crazy ridiculous diets or diet pills if I EVER wanted to get to a “healthy” ...Read More

My Weight Loss Motivation Mantra

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One of my favorite quotes is from Marcus Aurelius: “Would you have a great empire? Rule over yourself.” I love this so much I have it written on the wall of my office and in a note in my iPhone. These simple two sentences have been one of my greatest motivators during my weight loss journey. I’m sure the words mean very different things to different people but I want ...Read More

I Was Wrong About Weight Loss – Are You?

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I am guilty of feeling jealous when I watch weight loss shows like the Biggest Loser. I start to feel a little defensive and edgy as they boast their 10 lb per week weight loss. This angry little tape plays in my head: “Sure, weight loss can’t be all that hard when you have a kitchen stocked with healthy foods, a staff of fitness professionals at your finger tips, no ...Read More

Have Weight to Lose? Try Failing!!

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I have failed over and over again. I have created plans, set goals and missed them by miles. I’ve beat myself up, told myself off and thrown in the towel hundreds of times. You know what? It has helped me. That’s right: All those repeated failures gave me incredibly powerful information that all came together to allow me to change life. From all those failures, I have the incredible benefit of ...Read More

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Not Understanding THIS Kept Me From Losing Weight

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A few weeks ago I wrote an overview of Metabolic Effect’s concept of buffers and triggers. It’s a powerful tool that genuinely redefined the way I look at food choices for fat loss. To read my overview of buffers and triggers click here. To check out my buffers and how I use them, click here. Today we’re going to take a deep dive into triggers. Triggers sabotaged my weight loss ...Read More

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Weighed 300 Pounds

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I used to be very, very fat. I felt isolated, I was ashamed of myself and I beat myself up daily for being so weak. None of those feelings helped me get fit. In fact, I’m pretty sure they were keeping me fat. I never understood why the guilt and shame never were enough to motivate me to change. Not understanding made me even angrier with myself. It wasn’t until ...Read More

Combat Cravings and Win!

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Cravings are powerful sensations, aren’t they? I had one the other day for s’mores. I wasn’t hungry at all, in fact, I had just finished dinner a few minutes earlier. I was watching TV and there were s’mores on some (evil) commercial and while I’m sure I had seen the commercial before without the cravings trigger, as soon as I saw them they were all I could think about. I ...Read More

Up Your Energy – Defeating the Dieting Brain Drain

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One of the primary determinants of your ability to burn fat is your hormonal balance. Your body is either primed to store fat or burn fat and that is dictated by your hormones and how they interplay with your lifestyle. Know this: there is FAR more to hormone balance than estrogen and testosterone! The hormones at the center of this story include insulin (a storage hormone), cortisol (a stress hormone), leptin ...Read More