Memorial Day signals that summer is finally here! Here's what to eat and what not to eat so you can enjoy yourself, rock the latest swimsuit trends, and have a healthy Memorial day with a low-carb BBQ celebration... Healthy Memorial Day Main Courses: The easy part! Of all the holidays, having a healthy Memorial day BBQ is the easiest because... well... BBQ!!! You can … [Read more...]
Healthy Living Diet Plan
BUST Your Myths! 3 Myths That Prevent Losing Weight
Myth #1 –Losing weight is hard to do Weight loss has a stigma of being hard to do.Traditional diet programs are food restricting and require a drawerful of measuring tools. Not PTF. Personal Trainer Food plans are lightweight to carry with you and easy to stick to. Order your favorite foods, do daily light exercise, heat your meal and eat to lose weight. Myth #2 – … [Read more...]
17 Mouthwatering Food Swaps to Kill Cravings and Shed Pounds
Are you missing some of your favorite foods like noodles, pizza, and chips? Here are 17 low carb food swaps to help you get your fix, satisfy your cravings, and still lose weight. (And surprise... these low carb food swaps taste as good or BETTER!) We've included plenty of easy recipes that you can make in just minutes, too. Instead of Noshing on Nachos Dive Into a Plate of … [Read more...]
How I Kicked my Family’s Fast Food Habit
by Erika Smith Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food From baseball practice to hockey games, and all the way back across town for drum lessons—I am a very busy mom of three boys. Like so many other moms during the after school or weekend shuffle, what to cook for dinner is usually the last thing on my mind. I have always been a very health-conscious person. When my kids … [Read more...]
17 Healthy Habits Skinny, Slim People Do Every Day
We all have one of those friends-- the kind who stays slim, and seems to eat anything they want. It makes you wonder how they do it. So we took a survey of skinny people who had lost weight, asking them to share their best tips to burn fat day in and out. Here's what these skinny people had to say— check out their surprisingly simple habits that keep them slim every … [Read more...]
Spring For a New You
Here’s a powerful little trick to use to help you realize your weight loss goal… Start with the end of your program! Yes, that’s right. Most people start a new diet with only the beginning in mind and that is a mistake! Sure, maybe you know what size you want to be or how many pounds you hope to lose but chances are you haven’t thought much further than that. Before your … [Read more...]
How to Lose Belly Fat: Real-Time Study Results
Are you frustrated by belly fat? Imagine being able to lose fat and cinch up your belt by 6 to 7 inches in just a few weeks. How many notches would that be? 3, 5, 6? Think you can't? Think again. We have conducted many fat-loss studies over the years, on groups of teachers, nurses, men, beauty queens, and even on ourselves! Men's Weight Loss Results from RECON are in. 10 … [Read more...]
A Foodie’s Guide to a Fat-Burning Super Bowl
Are you getting ready for the Super Bowl? We are too! We've got some great recipes below that will keep you in the fat-burning zone for the Super Bowl --or any party! But first, you just have to meet Victoria! She is a freelance sportscaster (and a foodie). And that means she spends her days surrounded by stadium foods and tail-gate temptations. To her dismay, all … [Read more...]
Don’t Forget the Water! Why Hydration is a Vital Part of Your Diet
It seems fairly obvious that people need to drink enough water, right? Well, it may be, but at the same time it’s no secret that many of us in America tend to fall short on some of the basics when it comes to healthy living – even if we don't always realize it. Only a few years ago in fact, NPR posted a survey on diet that revealed that 75% of Americans label their own habits … [Read more...]
Supercharging Your Weight Loss
You have committed to changing your eating habits to lose weight and become a healthier version of you. How can you make the most of the next 28 days? At the start of your program, we recommend a 24-48 hour clear liquid fast. This will set you up for success as you embark on your weight loss journey. But is fasting safe? Won't it kill your metabolism? Many people believe … [Read more...]
Get More of Everything You Want: Lose Weight, Get Stronger, Be Happier and Healthier
Need some inspiration for your goals? We've rounded up these great motivational tips to help you finally achieve the success you deserve. 1. Experience your honest beauty Appreciate your scars, stretch marks, freckles, and crooked nose. And maybe even your little jelly roll or muffin top, too. These prove that you are alive. You are beautiful because of them. 2. Lovingly … [Read more...]
4 Reasons You Should NOT Start a Diet
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food #1 Diets Become Moral Dilemmas The moment you announce to the world that you are on a DIET, your brain does a funny thing. It starts judging everything as either 'good' or 'bad.' Counting calories is 'good.' High-fat is 'bad.' It doesn't take long before weighing yourself to track progress is 'next to godliness' and eating … [Read more...]
4 Tips to Avoid Tempting Holiday Sweets
Does it sometimes feel like people are purposefully trying to make you gain weight? They bring you gifts of cookies and cakes and chocolates. Your co-workers bring in festive trays full of sweets. You can’t go shopping without running into displays or ads for yummy holiday treats. (NOTE: We chose a cookie-less image for this article…we don’t want to add to the problem!). So how … [Read more...]
Celebrate and Toast!
Raise a glass to toast with your guests and enjoy mocktails with all the taste of regular alcohol but with lower calories. If you enjoy alcoholic beverages, this is just the blog for you. Low sugar, without giving up on life’s little celebration pleasures. One of the new growing trends in adult beverages is Zero-ABV and Low-ABV products. Alcohol by volume (ABV) has a lower … [Read more...]
121 Ways to Tell If You Are Losing Weight —that don’t include a scale!
When you're doing everything right but the scale won't budge, how else can you tell you are losing weight? That's where tracking non-scale victories can help. To illustrate what non-scale victories look like, we asked people like you how they knew they were losing weight. Their responses are inspiring, funny, and fantastically motivating-- and they'll help you to stay on … [Read more...]
5 Reasons Why Bacon is Healthy!
It’s salty, smoky and sweet and is now undergoing a massive culinary explosion the world over. When paired with a meal, it enhances the dish. We are talking about bacon, of course! Its taste is legendary but it has always come with warning signs. However, this mouth-watering meat has numerous health benefits and can prove to be a good addition to your diet. Here are 5 reasons … [Read more...]
5 Quick Tips for a Successful Fast
Fasting is a great way to help maximize your fat loss by helping to detoxifying the body, getting rid of excess sugar in the bloodstream, normalizing hormones and giving your digestive system a break. When you break your fast, your body will be in an optimal state to burn fat. Periodic fasting has been shown to be effective for fat loss. Here are five simple tips to help you … [Read more...]
4 Things You Do Before Noon that Sabotage Weight Loss
Having trouble shedding unwanted pounds? How you start your day – specifically what you do before noon – has the biggest effect on your weight loss or gain. Here are 4 things you may be doing that are sabotaging your weight loss goals. We’ll show you what to do instead in the morning to jump start your weight loss results each day. Mistake #1 – Not eating a breakfast … [Read more...]
Which food helps your body burn fat?
Is the food you are eating helping your body burn fat? Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Certain foods can increase your metabolism. The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to lose weight and get rid of unwanted body fat. So which foods rev up your metabolism, helping you … [Read more...]
He Lost 35.4 Pounds, but Gained Something Unexpected…
We could all use more time in our day. Find out how you can gain 40 hours a month and save money on your grocery bill, too! Stop Spending 40 Hours a Month Slaving In the Kitchen Did you know that with a family of four, you have the job of providing 336 nutritious meals a month? To do that, you will spend 70 hours shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleaning up. For a family of … [Read more...]
How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat
You’ve tried everything. You’ve lost weight in other areas, but that belly fat will…not…go…away. There are actually scientific reasons why belly fat is harder to lose, especially for women. When you lose weight, you’re likely to see changes in your legs, face and arms before your belly. So what can you do? Here are three things you can do to finally lose stubborn belly … [Read more...]
Back to School, Back to You!
It's the season for school to start, and most of us are rushing to get school supplies, class schedules and establishing new fall routines. Whether you are sending your kids back to school, headed to college yourself or just shifting gears, this is a busy time and easy to forget to take care of yourself. While the drive-thru latte and bagel may seem like a big time-saver, … [Read more...]
Celebrating– with FUN not Food
Getting to your desired weight takes commitment. When you achieve it, you should celebrate.Personal Trainer Food encourages celebration to acknowledge your achievement and share your new look with others. It feels satisfying to know you stuck to the program and made it happen. How you celebrate is just as important as the work you put in to achieve your goal TIP: By the way, … [Read more...]
Get Back Into Your Skinny Jeans After You’ve Gone Off-Plan: 3 Fast and Easy Steps
You've been off-plan... and now your favorite skinny jeans are too tight. We know what you're thinking-- it's going to be hard to lose some weight. But the truth is, you can get back in your jeans by following these 3 easy steps. How to Get Back In Your Jeans Here’s how to jump-start weight loss. Skinny Jeans Step One: Detox Reset your system: Intermittent fasting has been … [Read more...]
What Can You Lose In One Month?
We say that if you stick to following our healthy weight loss plan of eating nothing but meats, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, nuts, and cheeses that you will lose weight. But if you do this, what kind of weight loss results can you get in one month? Meet the team! They'd like to show you what happened after following our program for four weeks... Rhett Lost 18.8 Pounds PTF … [Read more...]
How to Fight Cravings and WIN!
Cravings. That's when your brain, deprived of sugar, throws a fit like a 2-year old until it gets its way. Reward the 2-year old in your head and the cycle will never cease... The thing is, most of us mix up cravings with hunger. How can you tell the difference between them? When you are thinking "man, I can't wait to go home and have a big salad tonight" that's hunger. … [Read more...]
Quick and Easy PTF Microwave to Eat in Minutes Who can think of summer without thinking about swimming, picnics, and celebrating? Have you been to any graduations lately? I have attended three already. Anniversaries are all over my calendar this month. The best part of the summer is relaxation, outdoor living, and relationships. This time of year, my family and … [Read more...]
Chocolate or sugar addiction? Here’s how to get rid of them so you can lose weight.
Chocolate: there it is, and you can't stop thinking about it. But you made a promise to yourself. You were going to do whatever it took to lose weight — even if it meant giving up your favorite foods. And you were doing okay… for a while. But that box of chocolate on the counter... ...the one given to you by a well-meaning friend — has been calling your name. And finally, … [Read more...]
Lose Weight Fast: How to Accelerate Weight Loss
Are you resolved to lose weight fast? Maybe you have a special event to go to-- or you just really want to be able to get your skinny jeans back on easily. I hear you! I've helped thousands of people get terrific results, just like the ones you desire. I'm going to tell you what you need to know to lose weight fast --really fast. I want to be very clear: you cannot lose … [Read more...]
4 “Healthy” Foods that Make You Gain Weight… and What to Eat Instead
We all want to make healthy food choices, especially when we’re trying to lose weight. But some “healthy” food actually makes you gain weight. Here are 4 healthy foods that are full of hidden sugar, and alternatives that will help you reach your weight loss goals faster. #1 - Low–fat flavored yogurt Yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein. But low-fat flavored yogurts … [Read more...]
Walking is Exercise for Your Brain
Is walking part of your regular routine? If it is, then not only are you benefiting your waistline, you are doing your brain and memory a favor. There is mounting evidence that regular walking benefits the brain health of adults. Now that it's finally starting to warm up and you've got your freezer loaded with Personal Trainer Food, you may be thinking about dragging … [Read more...]
Meal-Timing Tricks to Get More Sleep
Everyone talks about how important sleep is. But judging from the way we huddle over our coffee mugs in the morning, nobody is getting enough quality sleep. Learn some surprisingly simple tips that will help you sleep better tonight! Aside from feeling groggy in the morning, sleep deprivation negatively affects EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE. To name just a few... your mood … [Read more...]
Low Carb Cocktail Recipes: Sugar Free Drinks & Mocktails
Here's a great collection of sugar-free low carb cocktail recipes that will keep your party going! How to Use These Low Carb Cocktail Recipes With these recipes, you can make several fun sugar-free virgin mocktails. But you can jazz them up further to make low carb cocktails with alcohol, too. If you do intend to go for alcoholic drinks, here's a handy list of low carb … [Read more...]
Success! When getting to your goal matters, We support you all the way!
Losing weight can feel like a very lonely and solitary journey. Often it is. If you are like me, the option to lose weight with a friend or family member may not FEEL ideal. So, we go it alone and struggle through the difficult times alone. BUT it does not have to be that way, and you do not have to include your friends and neighbors on your journey if you don’t want … [Read more...]
How I Ate Everything
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food I have eaten through my entire life. In the beginning, I ate to taste new things, to grow, to be a part of the peanut butter and jelly on white bread group at the lunch table. When we were poor and I was a homeless child, I ate to feed my malnourished body, to fill the void in my gut, to have enough until the next meager … [Read more...]
7 Guilt-Free Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo. A day of indulgence in Mexican favorites such as tacos, enchiladas, and tamales... ...with loads of rice and beans and endless bowls of chips and salsa! And of course it just wouldn't be Cinco de Mayo without bottomless pitchers of margaritas y cerveza. Yes! Drink ALL the Margaritas! Yikes! Hide your scale! You know, it IS possible to enjoy Cinco de Mayo … [Read more...]
5 Facts to Settle the Great Egg Debate
With new research coming in every day, the great debate about how healthy eggs are for you is finally coming to an end. The results may surprise you! #1 The Truth About Heart Attacks Contrary to popular belief, there is no link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs can actually prevent blood clots, strokes and … [Read more...]
Kickstart Your Weight Loss with 7 Fat-Burning Activities
Let’s get even more serious about losing pounds and inches with different movements for fat burning. Your weight loss plan has 3 components Eating RightMoving for 20 minutes or 2,000 stepsAvoiding the wrong foods Eating Right! Your Personal Trainer Food meal plan is the perfect way to make sure you eat right and keep meal prep simple. AMP UP Your … [Read more...]
Excited about Spring? Keep your Healthy Habits with You on the Go!
When you’re active, a healthy diet can be taxing to attain. The good news is these three steps will help you easily add Personal Trainer Food snacks to your on-the-go lifestyle. With the approach of spring, we’re thawing out and getting ready to enjoy the fun of warmer weather and outdoor activities, which means you are on the go more. Your You Choose Personal Trainer Food … [Read more...]
How would you answer this? It could change everything.
Are you beautiful? It’s a simple question… But did you just read past that question without answering? Or, did you have to make up some logical conclusion such as “I’m not totally a lost cause, so I guess I might be able to call myself beautiful?” Maybe you just quietly told yourself “no…” This is one of the most important questions you could ask. Why is it so difficult … [Read more...]
13 Sneaky Health Foods that Actually Create Fat
Can Health Foods Make Fat? Everywhere you go, you see foods marketed as good for you. But are they also good at helping you to burn fat-- or will these health foods make fat? The answer will surprise you! Check out these 13 sneaky "health foods" --and learn what to eat instead. 1. Sushi Sushi rice tops the list of all the rices in its ability to put fat on your body because it … [Read more...]
Celebrate! Enjoy eating choices that keep you Happy and Healthy!
Whether celebrating with someone special or with your best friends, enjoying a restaurant meal doesn’t mean losing momentum with your eating goals. Enjoying a meal at a restaurant won’t upset your healthy eating plan when using Personal Trainer Food - the PTF plan as an easy pathway to stay on track to achieve your goals. Healthy Combos Your body uses a combination of … [Read more...]
PTF + You = The Biggest Winner
The Biggest Loser. It is the classic fairy tale story of transformation and living happily ever after, and it is fascinating to watch. But former contestant Kai Hibbard is speaking out about the show's troublesome weight loss tactics. For 16 seasons, 700 million viewers a week have been tuning in to root for their favorite "Losers." They do killer exercise routines while … [Read more...]
Calories: are you counting? You need to read this.
The key to your weight loss success with Personal Trainer Food lies in one powerful concept about calories. All calories are NOT created equal. If you drink 1,000 calories of soda, for example, you would spike your blood sugar and skyrocket insulin production — triggering your body to store fat and making you feel even hungrier than before. On the other hand… if you eat a … [Read more...]
Weight Loss Meals: How to Avoid Hidden Sugars so You Can Lose Weight
What if just ONE month from now, you step on the scale to check your weight… …and you’re 20 pounds lighter? What if you’re also experiencing deeper, more restful sleep… abundant energy… and fewer chronic health problems? Yeah, I know. It sounds impossible. After all, you’ve already been trying to eat healthier. You’ve even been exercising. But the weight is not coming off — … [Read more...]
Sweet Sugar-Free Treats
Cinnamon Cocoa Almonds These sweet sugar-free gems will help you kick chocolate cravings in the rear! Ingredients: 1 egg white 1 tsp cold water 2 cups whole almonds 3 tbsp artificial sweetener 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt Instructions: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Beat the egg white and water until frothy with a whisk in … [Read more...]
What You CAN Do When The Scale Won’t Budge
Uh-oh, scale won't budge? Let's get it moving again! First, Tell Us-- What's Your Perfect Number? You know, it's the one on the scale that will make you feel sexier, more confident, and happier. The one you fantasize about when you first start out on your weight loss journey. So what is it for you? 125? 140? 175? Whatever your number is, that's great! You CAN get … [Read more...]
WIN at The Superbowl Party! Here’s Your Playbook…
Well, it just so happens to be the big weekend, Superbowl weekend! All football fans will be glued to the TV, chefs will be in the kitchen, there'll be parties and festivities going on... Whether you're cheering for the Rams or the Bengals, we want you to be healthy, we don't judge! So, take a look at the tips below to maintain the Personal Trainer Food plan by making … [Read more...]
217+ Low-Carb Sauces, Condiments, Herbs, and Flavors to Spice Up Your Meals!
Who said you couldn't have variety on a low-carb diet? Mix up your meals and lose weight with these incredibly tasty low-carb sauces and dressings for any flavor you might be craving. You will never run out of options with this extensive list— grab it to check your pantry, or use it as a low-carb shopping list to make sure you're not missing anything! Tip: Use the … [Read more...]
Awesome Super Bowl Sunday Munchies
Try these awesome Super Bowl munchies-- whether your team wins or loses, they won't make you want to toss the scale into the trash Monday morning! Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 6 eggs 2 pieces of cooked bacon, finely chopped (leave some pieces behind for garnishing) ¼ cup mayo 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño (leave some pieces behind for garnishing) ⅛ teaspoon … [Read more...]