Category Archives for Exercise and Weight Loss

Morning Exercise Cuts Food Cravings

If you listen to our podcast, you may have heard us talk about the “compensatory engine”, a subconscious mental system that kicks in when we starve ourselves or burn a ton of calories through exercise. The compensatory engine is an ancient system that is designed to protect us from starving to death by compelling us […]

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How Accurate Are Calorie Counters on Exercise Machines?

Exercise is not always fun, especially when you’re running a treadmill or riding a stationary bike when you could be partying at the bar or watching your favorite television show in the comfort of your inviting couch. Often times, the only comfort that we get from those long and arduous cardio sessions is the calorie […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get In Shape?

Every infomercial out there claims that their product can get you in shape and have you seeing a six pack in 6 short weeks and with just 6 minutes a day. Is there any truth to this?  Can fitness really be that fast and easy? If not, how long will it take before I start […]

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Should You Do Cardio or Resistance Training First?

So, does it really matter if you do resistance training before cardio or vice versa? You bet it does… It’s true that many researchers use to believe that it didn’t matter which came first and many personal trainers still don’t, but researchers have more sophisticated ways of looking at what happens to the muscle after […]

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Do You Have Enough Muscle? How to Know…

A listener of the podcast (Thanks Katherine!) asked a very intriguing question on our Cut the Fat Podcast Facebook Page, she asked (and I paraphrase), “How do I know if I have enough lean muscle mass to consider myself healthy?” She noted that there are plenty of charts and tables for a health body fat, […]

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I Don’t Have Time to Workout! A Legitamate Excuse?

One of the most common complaints from or weight loss clients and listeners is that they don’t have time to exercise.  Many times this is nothing more than an excuse, but sometimes it’s a legitimate complaint.  After all, our lives are complicated and we are crazy-busy today, more than at any other time in history! […]

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