The Dr. Oz Scandal and Why Weight Loss Supplements Don’t Work Like That

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We all dream of a miracle pill to help us lose weight. It’s so much easier than worrying about proper nutrition and regular exercise. No wonder then when America’s favorite TV doctor, Dr. Oz, told us that the miracle pill does exist, we all ran as fast as we could to buy it. Months later, Dr. Oz is facing congressional hearings and grilling by U.S. senators about the promotion of weight loss supplements that do not work. “I don’t get why you need to say this stuff when you know … Continue reading

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All Calories are Not Created Equal – 2

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Puny humans: Try one or more of these healthful options for your next meal: Breakfast Switch from whole milk to 1% fat or non-fat milk for your cereal or coffee. Switch a sugar-coated breakfast cereal for a whole grain breakfast cereal such as oatmeal or shredded whole grain wheat cereal with no added sugar. Switch sugar on your breakfast cereal for fresh fruit or xylitol. Switch low fat yogurt to fat-free Greek yogurt for more protein and more taste. Be sure to add protein to your meals and snacks. Ditch … Continue reading

All Calories Are Not Created Equal – Part 1

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Let’s see how nutritionally smart you are.  If you follow me, or my blog, you know I’m an advocate of eating 5+ small meals a day.  Depending upon where you are with your target goals – weight loss, muscle weight gain or physique and health maintenance, you may be allowed one healthy snack per day. This is where it can get complicated. What’s my idea of a healthy snack versus a client’s idea of a healthy snack?  We both agree, all snacks must meet these criteria: Healthy 100 calories or less Nutritious … Continue reading

Use These 5 Tips To Lose Weight – Personal Trainer Los Angeles

In my last post, I talked about how adding weight training to your exercise routine will help you lose weight and get in shape faster than just aerobic-based exercise alone. Now I’m adding a few tips to help you get started: 1. Don’t look at the scale: It’s not an truly accurate representation of your body composition. It may tell you how many pounds you weigh, but not your muscle mass or your progress. As you build muscle, you may find you actually weigh more than before, but look at … Continue reading

(Personal Trainer Los Angeles) 6 Weight Loss Snacks

If you’re looking to lose weight, then you may know snacking is one of the best ways to keep your metabolic rate high throughout the day. Although it can be good for you, too much of a good thing can have its consequences. Excessive snacking will not only add extra pounds to your stomach, but can completely ruin your weight loss results thus far. Below are six pieces of advice to keep in mind when it comes to snacking. Tip #1: Stay Clear of Low Calorie Snack Packs Stores are … Continue reading

These Foods are Bad for Your Thyroid (Personal Trainer Los Angeles)

Over twenty-five million people in the United States are affected by a thyroid disease, mainly hypothyroidism (a slowly working thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (an over-working thyroid). Both of these conditions appear to be most prominent in women over the age of fifty, especially during menopause. Studies show that 1 in 5 women with menopause have a type of thyroid dysfunction and it is possible that the number is higher since most women are never diagnosed. Hypothyroidism is a well-known condition that makes up over eighty percent of all thyroid diseases, yet … Continue reading

Turn Off the TV to Lose Weight – Personal Trainer Los Angeles

Do you eat in front of the TV? If so, then you’re likely consuming excess calories resulting in you gaining weight. New studies show that eating while doing something else results in eating as much as 40% more calories per day. Only eat during dedicated mealtimes to help you lose weight more easily. Which reminds me….portion control! NEVER EAT OUT OF A FOOD CONTAINER! I MEAN IT! Put a proper portion of food on your plate or in your bowl. Chew slowly and actually enjoy the food you’re eating. Don’t … Continue reading

Personal Trainer Los Angeles | Science proves that nagging can save your life!

(SANTA MONICA, CA May 9, 2012) If you are the type of person that nags their significant other to start getting involved in fitness, then keep at it because a recent study has proven that nagging eventually pays off. An inactive partner will usually feel compelled to exercise if their other half is, especially if they are constantly reminded that they should be more active. This works not only with your partner but with your friends and family as well. There are tons of people out there, both male and … Continue reading

Best Exercises for your Booty – Personal Trainer Los Angeles

One of the most desired muscles women really want to tone, especially during the summer at the beach, is the gluteus maximus or simply the buttocks. For one reason or another, most just cannot seem to achieve the results they desire thus making them quit and leave it for another time (never). Unfortunately, these girls usually follow a fad diet  or popular workout that is supposed to shape your buttocks. It really is not hard to accomplish with the right workout and a healthful diet. Below are some of the … Continue reading

Killer Fat Burning Exercises! – Personal Trainer Los Angeles

Four Ways to Burn More Fat Beat plateaus by upping your game in the gym with this advanced training technique of muscle confusion. Muscle confusion is about changing your workout in unfamiliar ways to keep your body guessing, this burns more calories as your muscles are not doing what they are used to doing. Technique #1: Drop Sets You use a weight that is at the max for your target reps.  You do as many as you can, then drop the weight by 30-50% (depends on you) and crank out … Continue reading