Blogs about Energy Metabolism

What makes up my metabolism and how does it affect my weight loss?

According to the ACE Health Coach Manual:Metabolism is made up of:1.        Basal metabolic rate – the amount of energy required for vital, resting bodily functions without food. The more muscle your body has the higher the basal metabolic rate so strength train to burn more calories.·    60 -75% of daily energy needs

More Than Just Fat Loss: Metabolic Flexibility, Part 1

More often than not, people are searching for fat loss.  That is their goal.  Sometimes the word “fat” can be a little harsh to some.  Thomas Cox, the founder of MealFit, says, “The worst thing we’ve done as a society is label someone as a macronutrient.  We literally call people fat.”  Fat is a harsh term because of what we have made it to be.  Now people prefer the term “weight” as in a goal of weight loss.  Weight can be a number of things.  Fat is fat.  So we need to d

5 Fat-Fighting Burger Toppings

5 Fat-Fighting Burger Toppings Melty cheese, sweet carmalized onions, lashings of aioli: it’s often the little “extras” that make a burger memorable—and highly caloric.

Fat-Burning Zone Myth

You've probably heard it before. It goes something like this..."If you want to lose a few pounds you need to do long, slow, steady-state aerobic exercise in the fat burning zone." Well, if you know me then you know I love debunking fitness myths, busting excuses and not playing nice with the latest weight lose "gimmicks"

Meat Sweats Taste SO Good!

Meat sweats.  What are the “meat sweats”?  Well, in college, my buddy Vons was the first person I heard who used the term.  I chuckled, and then asked, “What the hell are the meat sweats?”

Cortisol "The Stress Hormone": How Can Stress Effect Weight Loss

Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?

What is Genetic Testing? and Why?

Tired of working out but not seeing the results you want? Low energy? Concerned about health risks? Everyones body is different. One workout is not appropriate for everyone. DNA genetic testing is the answer. Hormones change, butt DNA does not. Learn exactly what you need to do to lose weight, improve your overall general health, improve your bone health and heart health based on your genetics. No more guessing. Get the answers you need for the rest of your life. Identify the problems and find the solutions.

Launch Sport Performance -Sports Specific Cycling Sessions

Today we had the first actual RL52 Cycling sports specific session at Launch Sport Performance in Rockville, MD - Pre-Season Football Cycle! It was amazing to actually see football players on the bike in the cycling studio going through the sports specific sets, mimicing actual on-the-field work on the bike and listening to their feedback and reaction to this type of training.  Oh yeah and the bike moves from side to side - its not just your ordinary bike...but an amazing cross-training tool.

What a NEAT idea!

Is it possible that a neat person is not a NEAT person? Absolutely. So what on earth am I talking about? Here is what the National Institute on Health has to say: 

LOW CALORIE FOODS.

 Some great advice form @Jon Goodman master trainer and all around good guy on the draw backs on low calorie foods. Not always good for you. The 3 Biggest Problems With Low Calorie Food 1.Calories are energy. So low calorie means low energy. For busy active people, calories are a must as long as they are nutrient dense.