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Obesity: Who’s fault is it anyway?

Obesity: Who’s fault is it anyway?

I hate talking about “fault” when it comes to obesity. Regardless of your journey, you are where you are. If you are truly willing to put in the work, you can lose weight. Even if your parents gave you Twinkies at every meal. Recent research shows that overweight children have a greater likelihood of becoming … Continue reading

Your technology is making you fat

Your technology is making you fat

Why is the world getting fatter? It’s popular these days to say that low fat diets of the 1980s are responsible for the obesity problem we’re facing today.  Most criticism of low fat diets is focused on the replacement of fat with sugar, simple carbs, and more processed foods, and I agree that these things … Continue reading

The real problem with BMI

We all know how unreliable the Body Mass Index (BMI) is for determining whether an individual is a healthy weight. Height and weight tell you nothing about body composition, so BMI calculations are essentially useless. The thing is, people distort the meaninglessness of BMI both ways. Professional athletes with tons of muscle and 10% body … Continue reading

Who wants to hire an out-of-shape trainer?

I’m not a personal trainer yet. But when I decided to become a trainer and nutrition coach, I understood that it was a major commitment. Not just because of the training up front and the ongoing education and all the other changes it would in my life. But because it means my own fitness and … Continue reading