A Simple Weight Loss Formula

Weight loss doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are a few things that, if you do them consistently, you WILL see change. Eat enough protein – so many people don’t eat enough protein. If you are trying to build or sustain muscle, especially as you age, you should get .8 to 1 gramContinue reading “A Simple Weight Loss Formula”

Why Women Should Lift Weights

I preach this a lot on my blog but it can’t be stated enough–the best way to lose weight and look great is to lift weights. Cardio strengthens your heart. Resistance training strengthens your entire body. Women have long been encouraged to do HIIT training or circuit training or aerobics, but lifting weights is whereContinue reading “Why Women Should Lift Weights”

Why Getting Fit is a Long Game

We’re bombarded by marketing messages promising incredible weight loss in a matter of weeks. Whether it be a social media influencer’s latest challenge or a new app, we’re told we can lose weight fast. This may be true. If you severely restrict calories and do a ton of exercise, you probably can drop pounds butContinue reading “Why Getting Fit is a Long Game”

How to Start Resistance Training

If you’ve been following my recent posts you know that cardio alone is not the answer to sustained weight loss. It is great for keeping your heart muscle healthy but when it comes to longevity resistance training is king. Personally, I think it’s easier for people to walk, run, or bike than it is toContinue reading “How to Start Resistance Training”

Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter

When people decide they want to change the way they look, they typically start with the scale, weighing themselves and determining that the number they see needs to be lower. But, your weight is not the whole story. There are other more meaningful metrics that often get overlooked but if you pay attention to them,Continue reading “Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter”

How to Add Cardio to Your Resistance Training Program

Despite popular belief the best way to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight is NOT endless cardio. Resistance training is the end all be all for that. But, that being said, does cardio harm your muscle gains? Not exactly and it depends! Here’s a basic explanation. When you do nothing but cardio, your bodyContinue reading “How to Add Cardio to Your Resistance Training Program”

How Eating More Can Help You Lose Weight

When you decide you want to shed a few pounds, what is typically the first thing you do? Lower your calories. Eat less. Maybe you move more, too. But, what if I told you the secret might be the complete opposite of what you think you need to do?  A recent study showed that despiteContinue reading “How Eating More Can Help You Lose Weight”

Can You Workout Every Day? Yes!

One of the biggest hurdles to a regular exercise program is consistency. It’s hard to stick to a program, especially since rest days sometimes throw a wrench into the routine. It is said that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. But, how can you develop a habit when you have daysContinue reading “Can You Workout Every Day? Yes!”