Muscular Efficiency, Calorie Burning, and Fat Loss

Many factors contribute to the success or failure of an exercise program and one of the commonly overlooked factors is muscular efficiency. This post discusses how muscular efficiency affects your results and explains how you should exercise to maximize your results.

     Efficiency is generally considered a good thing, but when it comes to fitness, it can actually be a problem. Specifically, the issue is with muscular efficiency, because increased muscular efficiency results in fewer calories being burned during workouts, which ultimately means less fat loss. Muscular efficiency can have a significant effect on the ability to lose fat, but many people are not familiar with this concept, so they don’t create their workouts to minimize the negative effects. Therefore, this post will briefly describe muscular efficiency and explain how it affects your results.

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Health and Fitness Psychology – 7 Tips to Ensure Your Success – Part 2

Everyone knows that eating right and exercising are important for overall health and fintess, but many people overlook the importance of psychology. This post looks at 7 psychology related tips to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Part 2 covers increasing your knowledge, believing in your program, making a commitment to yourself, and not comparing yourself to others.

     In the first part of this post I cover the first 3 tips, which involved creating a supportive environment, deciding what you want to accomplish, and creating short, intermediate, and long-term goals (click here to read part 1). I ended part 1 by basically stating that the more you understand about your routine, the better your overall success will be and that leads right into the next tip.

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Health and Fitness Psychology – 7 Tips to Ensure Your Success – Part 1

Everyone knows that eating right and exercising are important for overall health and fintess, but many people overlook the importance of psychology. This post looks at 7 psychology related tips to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Part 1 discusses the importance of your environment, making your achievements personal, and goal setting.

     It’s common for people to think about the impact of exercise and nutrition on their body, but most people don’t really think about the effects of psychology or their mindset on their results. Believe it or not, it is often possible to determine if a person will ultimately succeed or fail based on the psychological approach they have towards their health and fitness routine. If you have the right mindset, it greatly increases your chances of improving and experiencing long-term success in all aspects of health and fitness. On the other hand, if you have the wrong attitude, it can completely sabotage your efforts.

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Eating on the Go – Tips and Tricks to Survive a Busy Schedule

People have busier schedules than ever and this can create challenges for people trying to eat healthy while short on time. This post provides different strategies you can use throughout the day, as well as specific foods that make good meals or snacks, so you can eat healthy while on the go.

     One of the most common nutritional related problems people have is finding a way to eat healthy while on the go. Many people have questions about what they should do and I was asked about this recently, so I decided to write a post on the topic. The simple fact is eating on the go is challenging, because it means you are already short on time and the less time you have, the lower the chance you will find something healthy to eat. In general, the quickest and easiest meals to eat on the go are also the ones you should probably avoid. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to improve your eating habits during a busy day.

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The Secret to Developing Willpower to Consistently Eat Healthy Foods

This post discusses how to improve your willpower to eat healthy foods. Many people believe they don’t have enough willpower to eat healthy consistently, but these problems can almost always be overcome with proper planning and preparation.

     One of the biggest keys to long-term health and fat loss is being consistently good with your nutrition. Many people know this, yet they often struggle to find the motivation or willpower to consistently eat healthy. This causes people to fluctuate between eating right and going through periods of overeating or eating unhealthy foods. Until these behaviors change and healthy eating become the norm, long-term success will remain elusive. Fortunately there is something you can do to improve your ability to consistently eat the right foods and keep progressing with your health and fitness.

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The 2 Foundations of Every Effective Exercise Program – Part 2: The SAID Principle

This post discusses the SAID principle and explains how specific choices made during your workouts will affect the physical development of your body. Any training can provide some benefits to your body, but if you use the SAID principle, you will get the specific benefits you really desire.

     In my previous post I discussed what I consider to be the first foundation of every effective exercise program: the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). This theory provides the basic information to explain why exercising at right intensity level is essential if you want to improve your body. However, it does not help explain anything about what type of exercise you should do to reach your specific goals, but that’s what the SAID principle is for.

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Increasing Fat Loss through Nutritional Journaling

This post explains why keeping a nutritional journal is a proven method for increasing fat loss. It also provides suggestions to help people start their own journal.

     Fat loss continues to be one of the most popular topics in health and fitness and people are always looking for new ways to lose weight and improve the way they look. Companies are always promoting new and often untested products such as pills, powders, creams, exercise equipment, and diets to promote fat loss, but the vast majority of these things are marketing gimmicks that are rarely as effective as previously established methods for losing fat. One such proven method for increasing fat loss that often goes overlooked is nutritional journaling.

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