Incline Reverse Crunches: Next-Level Lower Abs

Regular crunches starting to get too easy? Reverse crunches too easy? Try the incline reverse crunch. This one will blast your lower abs and you scale the difficulty based on your strength level – the steeper the bench angle, the harder the move will be…… Read More


My Very Own Shanghai Surprise!

I love trying new varieties of fruits and vegetables. So I was very excited to see a basket of green vegetables at the store labeled “Shanghai.”

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Cosmetic Surgery after Rapid Weight Loss

After surgery, many of you may be considering a cosmetic procedure, also known as plastic surgery. After extreme weight loss, there is a good possibility that excess skin will develop in various areas of the body including thighs, arms and abdomen. The degree to which you will experience sagging skin largely depends on your age and the rate at which you lose the weight. Regardless, this excess skin is often a source of discomfort or you may just want to remove it for aesthetic reasons. Either way, there are a multitude of options that range from targeting specific body parts to a full body lift.

No matter what the reason for undergoing cosmetic surgery, it is important that the decision be made with your health in mind. That means that a cosmetic procedure should not be considered until at the least 18 months after weight loss surgery and not before you speak to us about your suitability. We suggest that time frame because it will allow your body to stabilize … Read More


Your Ideal Body Weight

Even though you may have “normal weight,” or have achieved recent weight loss, you may still have too much body fat.  Have you ever thought about “ideal body weight?” You can’t just concentrate on the weigh scales…….

You need to know where you are fat no matter what your body mass index (BMI) may be. You can be skinny with high body fat (skinny-fat). You may also be normal weight obese. Too much body fat is not good even if you have a good BMI.

If you want to take your workouts to a higher level and blowtorch body fat, my FREE Bodyweight Metabolic Fat Burner Workouts are what you need. There are 3 levels: Bodyweight 200, 300 and 500. Start at the level you can handle.

If you don’t combine managed nutrition and training, you probably have high body fat, even if you are a skinny person due to genetics.

Its good to know your weight but body fat percentage is much more important as it relates to… Read More


Working Out and Weighing In

Last Week’s Weight: 168.6Current Weight: 168.2Change: -0.4Total Loss: -59.8
I’ll be honest. I did not have the best week eating-wise last week. Due to getting home from my trip so late Sunday, and having plans Monday/Tuesday, I didn’t manage to grocery shop until Wednesday. So, yeah. Struggle on that front. 
However, I did have a great week for working out! Here’s what I did last week:Monday – Arms/Core @ SWEAT on StateHoly arm burn batman. I am always looking for workouts that challenge my upper body and this one for sure accomplished that. My pecs/shoulders were sore for three days.Tuesday – Brawl @ Barre CodeYou guys know by now this is my favorite. This routine was tough, resulting in a seriously sweaty early morning burn. Ah, so satisfying.Wednesday – Hike45 and Upper Body @ TrainologyOriginally I planned to run on Wednesday, but I knew I’d talk myself out of it so I signed up for a class instead (that $15 cancellation fee keeps me accountable!). In all h… Read More


LapBand Diet – After Surgery

LapBand Diet – After Surgery How should I Eat After Surgery? You need to pay attention to what you eat and how you eat it during the first three weeks following your lapband surgery.  Your diet should be limited mostly to liquids and soft food. The reason for this is that the body needs time […]… Read More


Keeping the Fat High on the Low-Carb Cruise

I had the wonderful opportunity to speak last week on the Low Carb Cruise sponsored by Jimmy Moore’s Livin La Vida Low Carb on the Freedom of the Seas (Royal Carribean).
What an experience!  I was able to take my family with me for some long-anticipated family time as well.
I spoke with some of the most well respected physicians, authors and dietitians specializing in low-carbohydrate, Paleo, and ketogenic dieting in the world.
Among the wonderful presentations, the underlying theme seemed to be that most people are not taking in enough saturated fat. The research is pointing to the fact that increasing your total fat intake to 60-80% of your daily caloric intake seems to be most effective for weight loss and overall cardiovascular health (while limiting your carbohydrate intake – OF COURSE!)
A few of the Ketogenic Nutritional Experts:
Christine Cronau, Maria Emmerich, Franziska SpitzlerFranziska Spitzler, Dr. Eric Westman, Emily MaguireWe heard from… Read More


Full Body Lifting Versus Split Routines For Fat Loss: Which Works Better?

Everyone knows you should lift weights as part of a fat loss program, but what kind of lifting schedule should you follow? There are many trainers who promote full body resistance workouts and say they’re superior, but is full body training really any better for fat loss? The answer may surprise you…… Read More


What If my Weight Loss Procedure Fails? – Patients can have minor or large complications after a Lap Band, Gastric sleeve or Gastric Bypass procedure. Many patients may need another surgery to correct the complications, which can cost them more money. However, medical complications are not always a result of a bariatric procedure failure…… Read More


Jae lost 64 pounds

Transformation of the Day: Jae lost 64 pounds. Last June, she decided it was finally time to shed the extra pounds she’d accumulated over the years. With the help of a dietitian, she cleaned up her eating habits and transitioned to a low carb eating style. A high cholesterol diagnosis helped her stay focused on creating a healthier life. Check out her story.
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