In the 12+ years I have been working as a personal trainer, I have met a lot of very smart, very successful people with a broad knowledge of weight loss tips, tricks & secrets….and yet most of them weren’t able to get the results they wanted.
And sometimes, the answer to their weight-loss problems was as simple as one little tweak.
Here are some of my favorite “little weight-loss tweaks”
Most people think that cleansing is all about…
In it’s essence, cleansing is all about…
And as un-fun as that sounds, your guts will thank you.
Without getting all alternative-health-y on you, just about every client of mine has seen health & weight-loss improvements via the occasional use of cleansing protocols.
The beauty of HIIT training is that you don’t need to mess with your usual routine to reap the benefits.
For example, I worked with a cyclist a couple of years ago who was interested in increasing his power. Unfortunately, he and his coach weren’t willing to cut back on his high-volume cycling regimen. So, I integrated a series of HIIT sprints into his cycling program.
And while we weren’t able to test his strength improvements in the gym as I usually do, he did see a vast improvement in performance and a perceived improvement in power when race season began.
There are many different ways to cycle nutrients to maximize recovery from exercise and encourage fat loss. This is my favorite method:
The idea behind this plan is to manipulate insulin secretion to minimize fat storage and maximize muscle recovery via the re-filling of muscle cells with blood sugar & micronutrients.
This sounds counter-intuitive to common sense…and it is..sort of.
Normally, I advise clients against eating a big dinner because their day is winding down and that big blob of dinner calories is going to get stored as fat while they watch tv and drift off to sleep.
However, with this dietary tweak…
NOTE – This plans works best with people who are busy throughout the day. We’re trying to take advantage of the appetite killing effect of a busy work-day.
At the end of their work-day and before they eat dinner, I ask them to exercise. It might be a trip to the weight room or a group exercise class or 20 minutes of swimming or even a 10 min session of HIIT bike sprints.
After the workout, they get to eat a nice big satisfying dinner consisting of whatever foods they want. This big meal results in a ton of pleasurable brain chemicals and related hormones being dumped into the body…resulting in emotional pleasure and no sense of dietary deprivation.
There is a Chinese proverb that states “a closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood”.
And when I look at the mainstream approaches to weight loss, I see a whole lot of closed minds recycling the same old inefficient weight loss techniques year after year after year… with little real-world success.
What I want you to do is come at your weight-loss with an open mind.
And if you still can’t find something that works, come back to Health Habits. I have lots more weight-loss tips & tricks in my back pocket.