The Great Abs Mistake

After 18 years in the fitness business, “How do I get great abs” is still BY FAR the most frequently asked question I receive out of the over 30,000 emails that come into my office every month. No doubt it’s because abs are the one body part that most people are the most frustrated with. Although their questions are often phrased differently and each person’s situation seems unique, my answer to “How do I get great abs” is almost always the same…and you’re about to hear it… Email Marketing You Can...

An Explanation and Solution For Slow Female Fat Loss

By Tom Venuto www.BurnTheFat.com You may have heard (or, heh, realized), that it’s more difficult for women to lose fat than men. Immediately most people think it must be estrogen or hormonal issues. But perhaps the biggest factor is NOT hormones, but the simple fact that women are usually smaller and lighter than men. When you have a smaller body, you have lower calorie needs. When you have lower calorie needs, your relative deficit (20%, 30% etc) gives you a smaller absolute deficit and therefore you lose fat more slowly than someone who is larger and can create a large deficit more easily. For example, if my TDEE is 3300 calories a day (I’m 5′ 8″ and moderately to very active), then a 20% deficit is 660 calories, which brings me to 2640 calories a day. On paper, that will give me about 1.3 lbs of wt loss per week, rather painlessly, I might add. If I bumped my calorie burn up or decreased my intake by another 340 a day, that’s enough to give me a 2 lbs per week wt loss. That’s hardly a starvation diet (Ahhh, the joys of being a man). For smaller women, the math equation is very different. If your total daily energy expenditure is only 1970 calories, even at a VERY high exercise level, then a 20% deficit for you is only 394 calories which would put you at 1576 calories a day for (on paper) only 8/10th of a lb of fat loss/wk. If you pursued your plan to take a more aggressive calorie deficit of 30%, that puts you at...

5 Things The Weight Loss Experts Should Know About Fat Loss

Every one has done it before, gone on a diet, lost some weight and then added it all back on… and sometimes added on a whole lot more. It’s not enough to just burn fat fast, the key is losing fat and keeping it off for good. That is what you really want. After all, aren’t you sick of losing fat quickly and then having it all pile back on? Losing fat for good is pretty easy and comes down to two things….you need to move more and eat less. It’s a pretty simple formula but for some reason so many people get it wrong. We all know the basic facts but how do we move from that general formula to specifics? I’ve decided to share my top 5 tips on how you can permanently lose fat: 1. Start Your Day With Vigorous Cardio Exercise Exercising first thing in the morning is a fantastic way to crank up your metabolism. For many of you though your body may not be used to getting out of bed and moving right away so just start with some brisk walking. Eventually, you will be able to build up to working up a good sweat for at least 20-30 minutes to get your day started. Some of the exercises I like to do include running, skipping, jumping jacks, walking up stairs or up a hill, or even body weight exercises such as push-ups, lunge walks, squats, and pull-ups. I will also take the kids to the park and play chasing games. (That makes it a lot of fun). 2. Strength Training is Key!...