Food Tracking Done Right

I have often said that math is not the best tool for developing a healthy relationship with food.  However, it dawns on me that outside of AltShift Activate, I’m not sure that I have ever really explained my best advice on how to track calories, fat, and carbs while doing ..Continue Reading

Are you awesome?

The question in the title of this post is much more important than it may seem at a glance.   I’ll clarify and then you can put some thought into it before you answer. Are you doing everything you need to do to get healthy and lose weight because you are awesome?  Or, ..Continue Reading

“No, I can’t eat that?”

My wife and I have a habit that we practice around our girls and I think it has a lot of value for us all around, not just when we’re trying to set a good example. We try to never say the words “I can’t eat that.” Why?  Well, first of ..Continue Reading

This isn’t a war, a battle, or a fight.

As usual, I’ve been thinking about perspectives lately, particularly which ones lead to success. There are so few, and none of them seem to be common among the fat loss set, but they’re not terribly hard to change with a little effort. One perspective that I’ve literally never seen lead ..Continue Reading

Is it important to believe that you’re beautiful?

We’re going deep and abstract today. Sorry, but I need to get this out of my head. As I teach people how to become good self-coaches and change their motivations from the pointless extrinsic kind to the amazingly-beneficial intrinsic kind, I am often asked questions like this: “Okay, so I ..Continue Reading

Are you exercising reactively?

I’m sure you know that exercise is not optional for fat loss goals. You won’t diet your way to peak health, and peak health is where we find sustainable fat loss. To be clear, I’m not a fan of cardio or exercising to “burn” calories or beating the snot out ..Continue Reading

How To Beat A Sweet Tooth

Let’s start with some honesty today. If you clicked on this post hoping for a magic trick that will help you escape your sweet tooth without any hard work or willpower, you can close it now and save yourself a few minutes of your precious time. I’ve never seen a trick ..Continue Reading

Choose Your Own Adventure

I’d like to share with you a familiar conversation I had recently with someone who asked for my help. She was trying to stay on track with her fat loss goals and we were going over the various things that had caused her to derail in the past. At one ..Continue Reading

Fat Loss Forever? Here’s The Magic!

This is some of the best advice I could ever give you for sustainable fat loss.

It’s Kind Of Like Potty Training…

Fat loss requires adaptation.  Here’s an analogy for how it works and why you might be tripping yourself up.