Category Archives: Weight Loss

How To Make Your Weight Loss Resolution An Inevitability

Weight Loss Resolution Eat More Eggs

Millions of Canadians salute the New Year with bright outlooks and ambitious weight loss resolutions. It is an empowering time, but have you ever noticed that the enthusiasm is short lived? This is my personal appeal to you: be smart and avoid the known failure points of weight loss. This post is a call to action for you to make your weight loss goal inevitable and how to plan your strategy.

  • Plan A Significant Goal For 30 Days

Starting your weight loss goal is like declaring a WAR. The best war is short and sweet. Here’s the thing: Your body and mind has been designed to conserve fat for survival. For Canadians in the 21st century that is irrelevant – your instincts are working against you. In order to counter act your instincts, you must make a heroic effort. You must plan your battles for decisives victories. You must avoid the known failure points.

(As a side note: If you’ve been on a diet for years, then you are fighting a lost cause. The “war” is a disaster and you should pull your troops home sooner rather than later.)

  • Choose An “Anti Charity” Then Pledge Money That You Will Succeed

I recently had a consultation with my old high school teacher. His goal was weight loss and after discussing the specifics and timeframe I asked him “What is your least favourite charity“. When he told me it was the Conservative Party Of Canada, I told him “Right, then you’d better reach your goal otherwise $100 of your money is going into Harper’s pocket”. When I told him that, I saw fire in his eyes. I pressed an emotional button and the response was pure motivation. Within 2 weeks he had lost 10 lbs of fat and was continuing his weight loss with a vengeance. He was getting stronger too.

  • Don’t Buy Any Memberships

The most fatal flaw most people make when starting their weight loss goal is to be distracted by the gym. The saying goes ” Ounces are lost at the gym, but pounds are lost in the kitchen.” Your strategy to win  The War Of Weight Loss should be completely and totally directed to the most important battle: Diet.

 (As a side note: When I was a personal trainer at Good Life Fitness I was frustrated to see members walk on the treadmill with their hands on bar watching Oprah. This behaviour is called “zoning out”, and it achieves nothing for fat loss.)

  • Cook Delicious And Nutritious Recipes And Eat Them Over And Over And Over

The recent book “The Four Hour Chef” Is worth its weight in gold. It is also a BRICK with over 630 full colour pages. Do not let that put you of getting it, because the recipes are simpler than any other I have ever read. They are also unbelievably delicious and optimized for rapid weight loss.

I am going to be very blunt: Buy This Book. It will change your life

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

This is a graph that shows the percentage of obese people from various countries over the last 30 years and estimates the trend in the future

Frozen Foods Are Disappointing (And Making You Fat!)

Frozen Foods Are Disappointing

(And Making You Fat!)

Apparently, losing weight is even more complicated than rocket science!

Despite all the advances in science and technology over the last 30 years, the obesity epidemic has actually only gotten worse. Average body fat percentages have increased dramatically in America.

This is a graph that shows the percentage of obese people from various countries over the last 30 years and estimates the trend in the future

Again, despite societal efforts, obesity has been becoming an even larger problem and science has simply not helped. It seems like the more research is done…. the FATTER we are getting as a population!

It’s a complicated problem, but I argue for practical purposes that  maintaining healthy weight is as simple as cooking your own food!

Admittedly, It can be hard to get in the habit of cooking.  I used to buy sacks of onions that grew out of my cupboard like Jack and the onion stalk!

But once you taste the wholesome goodness (YUMMY… WHOLESOME) and discover the joy of home cooking, there is no going back. There is no going back to the sad microwave dinner that, if you turn your head, looks a lot like a toilet full of diarrhea!

Admit it! Frozen food is simply disappointing. (Do not make the mistake of even walking down that aisle in the supermarket.) Unless you are on the space station or a mile high on an airplane, opt for real non-frozen food.

Here are a few good reasons to avoid frozen foods:

  • They suck and you will be disappointed 
  • That is all

If you simply take away the false advertising of the food labels, you would not pay the exorbitant fee for those frozen dinners.

Frozen dinners = thin wallet, fat belly and more time on the cardio machines

(or you can burn fat with a cold shower)

But why do all that extra work burning off calories you don’t even enjoy? Instead, learn recipes that take inspiration from the paleo diet (one fine lunch pictured below)

Are you feeling peckish right now?

Here is one of my favorites from slowcarbfoodie.com!