We use diet breaks for anyone trying to lose body fat.
Dieting for a long period of time is mentally taxing. In addition, there are adaptations that happen to your metabolism that reduce your total daily energy expenditure or TDEE.
This is what people mean when they say their metabolism is 'slowing down.'
It makes it hard to consistently make progress beyond short periods of time. Think of all those 3, 6, or 8 week challenges and crash diets that pull all your calories and promise...
Nearly everything we work on together is a result of humanity's insane progress.
Paradoxically, our progress in certain areas have lead to us regressing in others. I don't think this is OK.
By nature of you being here you agree to some extent.
You may not crusade and start a business to correct the regressions like I did but you believe you have a responsibility to yourself, your family, and your friends enough that you commit to working out and eating right. That is a big deal because many of...
After 6 to 8 months Diego experienced a shift in his thinking.
"I used to think it was all about workouts. Now I know it's mostly about my food."
This has improved his body composition, confidence, and abilities elsewhere as an achieving father, husband, and team leader.
Rather than burying himself with weight that could potentially hurt him and volumes that would leave him crippled for days he pulls way back on his workouts with this idea:
I'm going to do the minimum amount I need...
Every year in Iowa fall brings a change to the seasons that begins a downward trend for a lot of people. Their activity levels drop like the temperature.
At our most basic we all need decent amounts of forward movement propelled by ourselves to feel good. Also known as walking.
The problem is the weather changes in a way that makes most peoples' walking arena undesirable at best and downright punishing at worst. Fall is nice but that is quickly followed by winter and while we all...
I have a dreaded time with the assumption that my work is tied to my personal worth.
Others who've expressed the same sentiment are: fitness and nutrition coaches, massage therapists, barbers, corporate managers, realtors, and parents.
The following is an excerpt from the book 'Feeling Good' by Dr. David Burns. I made slight modifications where I saw fit to make it relatable to my readers but otherwise I claim none of this as my own.
The assumption goes like this: "My worth...