IIFYM: How to Eat What You Love & Still Lose Weight

IIFYM: How to Eat What You Love & Still Lose Weight

Raise your hand if you've ever banned a particular food from your diet.  A food that gets you into trouble every time because once you start eating it, you just can't stop. Have you ever successfully given up that one thing for good? Yeah, me neither. After successfully avoiding that...Read More
7 Tips to Ease Your Fitness Frustration

7 Tips to Ease Your Fitness Frustration

Making a commitment to fitness is a big deal.  After all, you are improving yourself.  If you're anything like me, you go into new situations with preconceived ideas and high expectations of success. Talk about pressure.  Getting fit is hard enough without putting unnecessary stress on ourselves. While I can't...Read More
Protein: Your Complete Guide to a Muscle-Building Powerhouse

Protein: Your Complete Guide to a Muscle-Building Powerhouse

Most people don't think much about protein beyond what kind of burger they like or how they prefer their steak cooked.  It's more important to dive a little deeper into the subject, however, if your goal is muscle-building, and just as important for dieters as well. But where do you start?  There is so much confusion concerning protein...Read More
No Gain, No Gain

No Gain, No Gain

Yeah, you read that right.   The name of the game in this muscle thing is gain.  You might say, "Obviously!"  Ah, but you'd be surprised how many folks make missteps in this game, myself included. When I first started out, I thought I knew what I was doing.  I was...Read More
Who’s Counting? How to Track Calories

Who’s Counting? How to Track Calories

Not only is it important to eat right, but it could also be just as important to know how much you're eating. If you've been trying to lose weight, or gain, and you're not seeing results, chances are you've been working with one hand tied behind your back. When beginning a weight loss goal,...Read More
Muscle for the Masses

Muscle for the Masses

Whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or just "tone-up," muscle mass is more important than you think. Muscle plays a major role in all three goals.  And as an added bonus, muscle mass can even help keep you looking and feeling younger, longer.  The key to building valuable...Read More