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Exercise and Fat Loss – What You Need to Know, Part 2

In my last article, I made the statement that exercise alone is a poor choice if your main goal is to shed fat and lose weight, and that aerobic exercise was specifically unimpressive in this department.   Today I would like to discuss a better way. If aerobic exercise or doing cardio is not the […]

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Exercise and Fat Loss – What You Need to Know

I’m going to say something that you’ll be surprised to hear come out of the mouth of a fitness professional.  Brace yourself… exercise alone is a poor choice IF your main goal is to shed fat and lose weight.   There I said it!  Might not be my best marketing tactic, but at least it’s […]

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Is The Keto Diet Best For Me?

Chances are, you’ve probably purchased a dietary supplement, or some piece of exercise equipment that promised an appealing result.  Or you tried the latest diet and exercise program making the rounds because it was billed as “the best.” If this sounds like you, don’t feel bad.  I’d be willing to bet each and every one […]

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You’ve Been Lied To

Last month I talked about the prevalence of “should goals” I tend to see in the area of health and fitness.  While I believe I have recently said enough on the topic of goals, I have yet to discuss the various factors associated for why these goals are chosen and I feel that this is […]

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Do You “Should” on Yourself?

After writing last month’s article on goal setting, I thought I had wrapped up everything I needed and wanted to say concerning the topic of goals.  Then I realized I had left something out.  Something important. If you have been following along, you now know that when someone finally uncovers their true “why” for wanting […]

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This is the Last Step in Goal Setting

I wanted to write this series of articles because I keep seeing the same thing happen over and over again.  Well-meaning individuals attempting to achieve some health and/or fitness-related goal, and in the end either coming up short or quitting entirely, and I want to help. If you happen to be starting here, please go […]

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Why You Do What You Do

Hopefully by now you have figured out your why and have taken a deeper look at who you really are as a person (your identity).  If not, please go back and check out part 1 and part 2. If I were to ask you, what are your top 5 core values, could you do it?  […]

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I am who I am

In my last article I talked about the importance of finding your why as it pertains to goal attainment.  As the saying goes, when you find your WHY, you will figure out the HOW.   So let’s say you’ve taken the time to find your why but you’re still feeling like you’re spinning your wheels […]

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What’s Your Why?

Given that the calendar just rolled over and many of us have been busy setting and embarking upon new goals for the year, I wanted to take a minute and share what I feel is the most  important part of this process – finding your why.   Simply put, what it is the real reason […]

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It Happens to Us All

I just sent this out to my January online nutrition coaching group.  We started getting into some mindset stuff last week and the need to always be “perfect”.  Here’s a snipit of the original email. Boy did I blow it yesterday.  Here’s how things went down.  Yesterday we drove out to Rockford for my wife’s […]

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