Blogs about Weight Loss

Why I Do What I Do......And Why I Absolutely Love It!

  When I was much younger, my brother, sister and I lived with my dad. My parents divorced when I was around 9 years old and my father obtained custody of us. 

Why I don't push weight loss on my clients

The fitness industry is the worst about hyper-focusing on weight loss. The other day I saw a sign advertising that you could get high school skinny from a weight loss and fitness plan, and I wondered if this was a healthy approach to fitness and weight loss. I don’t want to discount the power of weight loss. At times, weight loss can be medically necessary, a life or death situation. However, most of the population might be happy with shedding a few pounds, but it doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t be fine if they didn’t lose the weight.

7 Things To Look For In A Personal Trainer


How do you make your Super Shakes in Minutes?

I love my Super Shake and you wanna know why?It's healthy, nutritious, satisfying and it tastes GREAT! I have tried other products that are already done for you, all you have to do is add water or milk. They tasted chalky or smelled strange.

Paleo Leap

Paleo LEAP

Misconceptions about Protein

I saw a video on Men's Health the other day titled "6 Protein Myths:". After watching it I felt like it lacked depth and by not addressing some of the information I was doing a disservice to all who followed that page. The following is my observation. Misconception #1:"Protein Builds Muscle" The first myth is kind of common sense. Contrary to popular belief protein doesn't build muscle. Protein is what your muscle is made of.

Bethesda Fitness Personal Training

Lessons from a hike

A few weeks ago, a few friends and I went for a hike.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were excited to be on a new trail.  We had an idea of where we were going and which trails we needed to follow in order to get us to where we wanted to go.  We took a picture of the map so we could have it on our phones and started out.  It was about a nine-mile hike, and we were confident of our ability to read a map and follow the trail markers!  All was well as we hiked and enjoyed the scenery and the company of each other.

Common Weight Loss Myths

I have people approach me almost everyday seeking my advice about losing weight, or they have started started a diet and exercise regimen, but seem to have reached a plateau in their efforts.  I know the topic of weight loss is always a confusing one.

Is football making you fat?

I am a football fan as much as the next person. College football is my sport and Michigan is my team (Go Blue) But the reality is that all the socializing that goes along with it can be detrimental to your health and waist line. So I don't do it. NFL and College Football are on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That is over 50% of the week. For many people each game involves a drink or two at home, a sports bar or at the stadium. Alcohol consumption of more than 1 serving, more than 1-2 per week will surely give you a gut, especially if you are drinking beer.