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Why Most Weight Loss Challenges Do More Harm Than Good (and how to tell if yours is one of them)

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I hate fad diets and quick fix weight loss plans. They make claims like… “Lose 21 pounds in 21 days!” “Incinerate Fat and build muscle in two weeks!” “Detox and cleanse in just 9 days!” First, turn and run from anything with the word “cleanse” or diets that tells you to drink shakes more than you eat actual food. We have an …

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Why You’re Not Destined To Stay The Same

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A New York Times article was just published with the title “Americans Blame Obesity On Will Power, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic.” These were the key points of the article: Losing weight is really hard Most people fail You’re better off not trying the diet and exercise route and getting weight loss surgery We are all simply a product of our …

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How To Structure An Amazing Workout

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Every time I walk into a commercial gym, I see folks wandering around aimlessly from exercise machine to exercise machine. They don’t have a plan. Going to work out without some semblance of a plan is a sure fire way to wind up unmotivated and bored out yo’ mind. When you have a plan, you have something to work towards. …

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How To Crush Any Fitness Goal

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My client Steve slid a piece of paper across the table to me. I looked down and began to read. Across the top, it read: Get Steve Skinny Incentives. The paper went on to describe how Steve was going to send Nicole and me to Hawaii with $500 of spending money if we could get him to lose 20 pounds in …

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Is It Bad To Eat Before Bed?

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I am often asked by our clients at Village if eating right before bed will make them fat. In short, my answer is no. Usually. Some experts say eating before bed does indeed lead to weight gain, while others say it supports a healthy diet. Who are we to believe? The Pre Bed Time Eating Conundrum The detractors to eating …

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How To Sleep For Better Fitness

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My client Jasmine was frustrated with her lack of weight loss. Jasmine was a working mom with two young kids. She burned the candle from both ends. She always showed up to her workouts exhausted. But she still crushed it. She was slowly getting stronger and losing weight. Her nutrition game was on point as well. She was dutifully tracking …

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Why Lose Weight Fast Plans Suck and What To Do About It

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We just finished up our Village Fitness Challenge. It was a huge success. The challenge is by no means a rapid weight-loss program. Yet, many of our participants view it as such. We had more than a few clients become disenchanted when they didn’t lose as much weight in weeks 3 and 4 as they had in the first week.  …

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When A Balanced Life Needs To Go

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Lately, I’ve been thinking often about having balance in life. As of right now, my life is not balanced. Nicole and I both have a disproportionate focus and energy on our work. And I’m ok with that. We have a vision for Village Fitness. We want to help create and amazing fitness community online and in Glendora. We want to …

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11 Foods You Should Have In Your Freezer

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It’s late on a Tuesday evening. You haven’t even thought about dinner. As it turns out, neither has your spouse. The kids homework still needs to be done and you’re ravenous. You want to eat healthy, but the fridge is empty. Takeout seems to be the only choice. A well-stocked freezer can be just the ticket to combat the urge …

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Why The Biggest Losers Have Gained It All Back

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Contestants of season 8 of The Biggest Loser lost hundreds of pounds. Yes, hundreds. But then, they gained it back. Some of them are even heavier now than before the show.  Did they stop exercising? Nope. Did they start to binge-eat again? The researchers don’t think so. A recent study may help to shed some light on why drastic and rapid …