Want to lose weight? Here’s how to maintain muscle and lose fat when doing it.

Want to lose weight? Here’s how to maintain muscle and lose fat when doing it.

Nutrition
Is it possible, yes. Is it the norm, no. Back when I was 280 pounds, I'm sure my lean body mass (muscle mass) was a lot more than the 160 pounds it reads today. However, you couldn't see any of it because it was all covered up by a protective layer of baby fat. Back then, the goal was to lose weight. It didn't matter to me how the ratios broke down.  I was desperate to drop the pounds and gain a new life. I can see how this is the same mindset of most folks who are looking for weight loss. The fear of failing, again, becomes blinding.  So much so that you will do whatever it takes. Weight loss supplements prey on this fear, crash diets are built…
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What’s the BEST method to lose weight?

What’s the BEST method to lose weight?

Nutrition
The best method to lose weight is to master the common denominator between all weight loss. The common denominator is a negative calorie balance. A negative calorie balance is when you expend more calories than you take in. You can do this by: Increasing exercise Increasing non-exercise physical activity (i.e gardening, labor work, etc) Increasing your metabolism via nutrition manipulation or drugs Eating less Wiring your mouth shut And probably some other more aggressive strategies… So, what is the best method to lose weight? It really depends on you. I’ve worked with people who lost weight by switching their medications. They worked with their doctor to do it safely. Some lost weight by walking more. They walked to and from work every day and lost 15 pounds in 3 months.…
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How many calories should I eat and what is energy balance?

How many calories should I eat and what is energy balance?

Nutrition
Today’s article is to help you understand how and why different nutrition plans can all produce positive results.  This means that ALL plans can work, as long as they follow one KEY concept. My goal is to show you the concept of energy balance, or as I refer to it in the article, energy status. Energy status (whether it’s a surplus, deficit, or equal) is the common denominator between all meal plans. Let’s dive in… One of the most important factors in weight management is energy status.  Energy balance is the relationship between energy intake (how much food you eat) and energy expenditure (how much energy you burn doing your daily life things: I.e exercise, walking, breathing, etc). If the energy intake is greater than the energy expenditure, you gain…
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