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The Mythical Fat Burning Zone

Published on May 26, 2011 By John

Cardio exercise machines can be misleading.  Those control panels on the machines give you all sorts of information.  They’ll tell you your speed, distance, elapsed time, incline, and more.    They’ll also tell you the number of calories you’ve burned.   They’ve also got pre-designed programs with names like Cardio Blast, Interval, and a perennial fan favorite, Fat […]

Why I skip breakfast

Published on May 22, 2011 By John

Opinions vary widely on this topic and it’s generated quite a bit of controversy. It is widely accepted that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, what’s this article about? Do I really skip breakfast? The answer is…sometimes, sort of, and never. Let me explain how your body uses energy. When you […]

Can you deduct your weight loss expenses?

Published on January 4, 2011 By John

I came across this little tidbit recently and thought, “I wonder how many people are eligible for this and don’t even know it”.  According to IRS Publication 502: “You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay to lose weight if it is a treatment for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as […]

This might make you 41% more likely to become obese

Published on September 6, 2010 By John

Food is fuel. What we get out of our bodies is directly related to what we put in our bodies. Garbage in = garbage out. Eat that sugary snack cake that you picked up in the checkout line at the gas station and you will have wasted 500 calories. There’s nothing in there that will […]

What’s wrong with your exercise program and how to fix it!

Published on November 25, 2009 By John

Every day I see people come the the fitness center and exercise with great intentions but they’re not seeing results.  Day after day they work out, many of them dreading every moment because they’re frustrated at the lack of success. Results can happen.  They just need to know how to do it and I can […]