Less Sleep = More Weight

We’ve talked about the importance of sleep in the weight loss/weight maintenance puzzle.  It’s one of those pieces to the puzzle that’s often overlooked.  However, this is a big mistake as more and more science continues to mound that supports the sleep/weight gain theory. So here’s the simple message — sleep more, weigh less … with most research suggesting the 8 hour mark being ideal for losing and maintaining your body weight. But just when you think the "chapter" in this story is closed, another interesting study comes out &…
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Do You Suffer from a SLOOOOW Metabolism?

I am currently in San Antonio speaking at an event for the Wounded Warrior Project… …more on that later.  But when I was on the plane yesterday, I got "cornered" by the person next to me after asking what I do and why I’m going to be in San Antonio.  Her response?  "I have the slowest metabolism in the world … it’s so annoying because my brothers and sisters both have SUPER fast metabolisms and can eat anything they want without gaining a pound.  What would you do for someone like me?" We didn’t delve into a 2 hour co…
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7 SIMPLE Ways to Cut Calories (without counting foods!)

It’s easy to lose weight. Eat less than you burn.  But general weight loss isn’t what we’re after — it’s actually fat loss.  So preserving as much muscle as possible (or gaining) while losing fat.  And it is possible to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously. So then it gets a bit more "technical" — sure, you can lose weight by eating just 1 Snickers bar each day; however, the quality of the weight lost is not anything most would want.  Who wants to be a skinny person without any muscle or tone whatsoever? Without getting i…
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