Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

How many calories should I eat?

What you need to know:

  1. Ignore complicated formulas and use our quick and dirty method instead
  2. No matter how accurate your try to make calorie counting, your numbers still may be off by as much as 25%
  3. Once you figure out a formula, calculations and all, that works for you, run with it until it needs your adjusting.

First things first, losing weight IS NOT a math problem, it’s a biological one. Meaning, you can’t just continue to cut calories and workout like a madman/woman trying to work some formula and expect a steady rate of return/weight loss. Sorry.

Your body is actually pretty freakin’ clever and when you continually slash the calories in your diet your body finds a way to compensate or adapt.

HOWEVER, compensation or adaptation does NOT mean you’re metabolic damaged, broken, deranged, or in “starvation mode.” To the degree starvation mode exists it’s not a death sentence. You can be saved!

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Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

testingI’m here to warn you of the 5 myths that most people fall for. Don’t waste your time on these:

Myth #1: Take diet pills to boost your effort. bs-diet-pills
It’s so tempting! The commercials make compelling claims about the power of diet pills, but don’t fall for it. The ‘magic pill’ has yet to be discovered (it has been discovered – exercise. It’s just not in pill form…). Diet pills are more likely to damage your health and burn your pocketbook than to slim you down.

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

dietingFor more than 20 years the media has bombarded us with a perpetual diet craze. An avalanche of fad diets are announced one after another as breaking news while producing zero true results.

Sure, you may lose 5, 10 or even 20 pounds on a fad diet…but you’ll gain it all back and then some. How can I be so confident that your results will be short lived? It’s actually a simple concept, and once you understand it you will be forever saved from the tortures of yo-yo dieting.

stop-yo-yo-dieting-resized-600Fad diets saddle you with unreasonable calorie restrictions and some even cut out entire food groups just to produce that short lived drop in weight-a process that is actually harmful to your health. The fad diets also ignore one major component to shaping up: exercise.

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why I DESPISE Exercise

“I can’t stand coming here . . . I hate doing any of this, ” exclaimed a client of ours earlier this month.

tumblr_m6z3nw52os1r3s5n0o1_500 There have been a good handful of times wherein a client has felt comfortable enough to tell me that they “hate” working out.

They tell me that it’s pain in the ass to come in, and that they don’t enjoy ANYTHING we do in the gym. Granted, part of their bemoaning was the result of having a bad day and feeling particularly feisty, but I think we can all relate.

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3 tips for staying lean while on a vacation

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Here it comes, vacation time. You’re gearing up to do some serious nothing and eat some serious everything but you don’t want to totally derail yourself from your results. What to do?

It starts with asking yourself: are you person type A, or person type B?

 Person Type A) Exercise is part of your life – you love it and can’t live without it. In fact, you can’t picture vacation without exercising in some fashion (i.e. yoga, biking, hiking, etc).


Person Type B) Exercise is something you have a hard time doing consistently, and it’s definitely NOT something you’re planning your vacation around.

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Boob Jobs, Nose Jobs, and 181º Fitness

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Mindset | 0 comments

shocked-t9n-faceDid I shock you with that title?

Rather than guess what filth might have entered you mind about how boob and nose jobs relate to 181º Fitness, let’s just clear the air right now and say that it has nothing to do with anything physical.

Why does someone see a plastic surgeon? Namely, self-improvement.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz was a cosmetic surgeon who is credited as a major innovator in the study of the self-image, but perhaps not in the way you think.

Dr. Maltz wrote a book called Psycho-Cybernetics in 1960 that was one of the first to discuss the how our own impressions of self (i.e. self-esteem, self confidence) influence our behavior and thus the quality of our lives. In fact motivational and self-help experts in personal development, including Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy have based their techniques on Dr. Maltz.

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