Three Problems With IIFYM and How to Fix Them

IIFYM stands for If It Fits Your Macros, and if you’ve been on the dieting scene for any length of time, I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept on a high level. You figure out your calorie needs for your goal, come up with a set of protein/fat/carb numbers to hit daily, and get to […]

How Many Times Have You Started A Diet?

We’ve all seen the statistics on weight regain after dieting… or even while dieting for that matter. For most of my adult years, I was on some kind of diet – low fat, low carb, paleo, sugar free, clean eating. I finally figured out how to lose weight, but I still had that diet mentality […]

Change Is Hard But You Are In Control

A lot of times we talk about change. We plan to change. We make diagrams on what we need to change. Some times we already know what we need to do without having to plan. Then we stall and don’t change. All talk, no action. I’m the first to admit that change is hard. I […]

Why Your Focus Shouldn’t Be Fat Loss Even If That’s Your Goal

I’m a decades-long dieter that tried just about every diet in the books to lose weight and most of the time I wasn’t very successful at it. I now work in an industry where people are very focused on how they look, their body fat, muscle definition and basically their body. I definitely don’t fit […]

Four Ways To Enjoy Vacation And Not Undo Progress

Summer is time for vacations, road trips, and fun stuff with the family. It’s also a time when people begin diets with the intention of looking good for vacation, and then fall apart and undo everything while away. The plan doesn’t always start out that way either, but often the mindset changes and becomes “Well, […]