If you're looking to kickstart your journey to healthy eating, you've come to the right place. Personal Trainer Food has helped hundreds of people like you achieve their health goals. Successful weight management not only helps you look and feel better, it also has long-term benefits for overall health. According to a study by the American Heart Association, losing 5-10% of … [Read more...]
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What’s Your Weight Loss X-Factor?
What's your motivation to lose the extra pounds? Everybody is different and has different reasons. Call it the X-factor if you will, and everyone has an X-factor even though they may not realize it. From going to a class reunion to a medical wake-up call, X-factors are personal and important to each person. For some, it can be as simple as wanting to fit back into their old … [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...]
10 Health Benefits of Including Greens in Your Diet
Small changes can have a ripple effect and this applies to your health as well. But what positive changes are worth implementing in your diet? Many experts will agree that increasing the amount of greens in your diet will put you well on your way to living healthier. To be clear, non-starchy vegetables such as kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, and Swiss chard fall into this … [Read more...]
How Much Sodium Should Be in Your Diet?
Experts agree a low sodium diet is important. But what are the benefits of a diet low in sodium? How much sodium is recommended? And what foods are recommended for a low-sodium diet? Let’s answer those questions. Benefits of a low-sodium diet There are several reasons why the low sodium diet is considered to be so helpful, both for general health and … [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...]
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...]
Sugar Detox: 6 Proven Steps to Kick Cravings
Ok, you did it. You ate some sweets and now you're feeling guilty, bloated, and like you've gained 10 pounds… and you're craving even more sweets. Here's what you can do to kick your cravings and detox from sugar. Understanding Why You Crave Sugar Sugar activates the reward center of your brain. Every time you eat sweets, your body releases serotonin and dopamine. These … [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Healthy Grocery Budget: Lose Weight and Save
Retail food prices are on the rise, but American salaries are not keeping up. With the extra squeeze on your budget, it's important to make every dollar count in your healthy grocery budget. Is it possible to save on your groceries? Yes. But is it possible to save over $600 a month without clipping any coupons? ...Yes! To find that $600, we need to do a little … [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...]
Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?
Should you eat breakfast or skip it? When is the best time to eat breakfast? What if you’re not hungry in the morning? Is breakfast really that important? Actually…yes, breakfast is that important. What time you eat is not as important as what you eat. With breakfast, you are literally breaking a fast. It is the first food that activates your digestive system after … [Read more...]
How to Lose Weight — and Keep it Off for Good!
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food A study published by the American Journal of Public Health says that those who are obese are doomed with a 1% or less chance or getting to a "normal" weight. With soaring obesity rates, this is grim news--that we TOTALLY disagree with! At Personal Trainer Food we believe it IS possible to lose the weight and keep it … [Read more...]
Exercise Myth or Fact? Get Proven Strategies for Success
Hi there! We really need to talk about an exercise myth (or two) that could be keeping your from your goals. If we haven't already met, I'm Mike Starks the CEO and Founder of Personal Trainer Food. And after losing 50 pounds myself, and helping thousands of people also lose weight too, I'm no stranger to exercise myths. Is An Exercise Myth Keeping You From Seeing Your … [Read more...]
3 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Diet Stick
Many New Year’s resolutions don’t work, especially weight loss resolutions. Here are 3 reasons why most New Year’s diets don’t work, and 3 proven strategies that DO work to lose weight and keep it off for good. #1 – Short-term diets don’t work What does? Changing your eating habits A short-term diet change won't be effective in the long run. You may lose some weight, but … [Read more...]
Eating right to prevent the afternoon binge
Have you had more than 'just one' Christmas cookie or candy today? It might be time to make over your morning meal, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Here's how you can prevent mindless snacking and weight gain. How High In Protein is Your Breakfast? Researchers from the University of Missouri tested the breakfast habits of 20 … [Read more...]
How NOT to Gain Weight at Holiday Parties
It’s the holiday season and that means you’re going to be surrounded by temptation. Friends, family and work may be throwing parties full of holiday cookies, treats, and fattening food. How can you avoid temptation and keep off unwanted pounds? Here are three tips to NOT gain weight at holiday parties. #1 – Bring a healthy dish to share Guarantee you’ll have something to … [Read more...]
Visceral Fat & Diabetes: Reducing Belly Fat
Noticing a little extra fat around your waist? That's a clear warning sign-- belly fat, or visceral fat means that your body is sounding an alarm you shouldn't ignore. Doing so will increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and even more weight gain. Arm yourself with the knowledge to understand the problem with belly fat, and what you can do to get rid of it as quickly … [Read more...]
Eggs for Breakfast? What You Need to Know
If you are trying to lose weight, does it really matter what you eat for breakfast? Which will help you burn more fat in the morning: cereal, toast, eggs, or yogurt? Let's put it to the test! Here's your menu, pick one... Breakfast A: two eggs, and some toast with jelly (339 calories). Breakfast B: a bagel with cream cheese along with some yogurt (340 … [Read more...]
Don’t Eat Another Steak– Until You Read This!
Are you craving a big juicy steak, full of saturated fat and calories? WAIT! First there are some things you must know prior to heading to the steak house. For one thing, how much weight you'll gain from all those greasy calories. And-- is it even healthy to eat?! Find out what steak really does to your body below. Here's the Breakdown It depends on the cut, but … [Read more...]
Should You Track Your Calorie Counts?
How can you eat fat, ignore calorie counts and still lose weight? Easy! You just have to understand one thing: a calorie is not a calorie. Everyone is crazy about calorie counts and fat and food manufacturers have responded by creating low-fat, low-calorie foods. Does It Really Help to Count? When you go to the grocery store, fat-free foods are everywhere-- even … [Read more...]
Butter, eggs and steak, oh my! You instantly made a bad association to the foods listed in the sentence above, didn't you? Put them all together and you get an artery-clogging heart attack bomb, right? It is that deeply ingrained reaction which prompts many people to ask us why we allow unlimited meats and eggs on our program. For the last 60 years or so, we have … [Read more...]
5 Super Easy Steps to Losing Weight
Exercise more, eat less, count calories, avoid fat, eat whole grains, eat this or that packaged food. That's what conventional diet wisdom has told us in recent years. Who can blame us for being confused, not to mention overweight? So what's the SECRET to LOSING WEIGHT? (Hint: it does not involve a diet). Obesity in our country is reaching epidemic proportions, … [Read more...]
How Many Calories Should You Eat to Lose Fat?
How many calories are in our programs? Good question! It's great that we now have access to information about the foods we eat, like calories, nutrients, and whether it is GMO-free. But has that information really done anything to solve our expanding waistline? FACT: Americans are the most nutritionally educated consumer in the world, and yet we are the most obese … [Read more...]
15 Foods that Have WAY MORE Sugar than You Think!
Think you're an ace at finding hidden sugar in foods? Ok then-- you over there! Yes you! COME ON DOWNNNNN! You're the next contestant on Personal Trainer Food! Let's put your skill at finding hidden sugar to the test with our fabulous Hi Lo Sugar game! To play, take a look at the foods below and choose the one that has more hidden sugar in it. Ready? … [Read more...]
Should You Go Gluten Free to Lose Weight?
You've probably heard people talking about gluten. But what really caught your interest are the stories from your friends who say they lost a TON of weight when they eliminated gluten from their diet. Should you go gluten free to lose weight too? Here are the facts about losing weight on a gluten free diet... Gluten and Gut Inflammation For the last 10 years or so, … [Read more...]
Can Red Wine and Alcohol Help You Lose Fat?
Maybe you've heard that drinking red wine is good for you because it has resveratol in it. And some people are saying that a few glasses of red wine before bedtime will suppress your appetite and help you to lose weight. Now THAT sounds like a dream come true. But should you do it? In this article, we'll talk about alcohol and weight loss! 1. Alcohol is a … [Read more...]
Get Started On A Healthy Weight Loss Diet
If you are ready to get started on a healthy weight loss diet, you've found the right place. I know that you've probably tried a ton of diets and they just disappointed you. You need to know that it's not you, it was the diet that failed. Here's why... Look, there is no way eating that powdered, highly processed commercial stuff is going help you lose fat. It's not … [Read more...]
17 Calcium-Rich Foods Better At Burning Fat Than Milk!
Some people are surprised that our Weight Loss Guidelines recommend avoiding milk and most other dairy. That surprise immediately turns into a concern that without milk, they may not be getting enough calcium. This is completely understandable since milk and dairy advertisements leave us with the impression that dairy is the only calcium-rich food out there. But this … [Read more...]
Victoria’s Success Story: I Lost 49 Pounds!
Victoria is more than a just another Personal Trainer Food success story. In her own words: "I gained self confidence, healthy habits, healthy mind, and more happiness than I can even explain." Here's her #PTFstory-- you can do it too!* Hi! I'm Victoria! I used to eat out a lot. I'd go through a drive through and get the meal with a grilled chicken sandwich, but a large soda … [Read more...]
Nutrisystem vs Personal Trainer Food: Review
Are you trying to figure out if a diet meal delivery service that will work for you? You've come to the right place! My name is Jessica, and I love trying different weight loss programs out. I'm happy to give you my honest thoughts about Nutrisystem. And I'll show you how Personal Trainer Food compares, too! You can watch the Facebook Live video I did here, or read the video … [Read more...]
Weight Loss Meal Delivery: Nutrisystem vs PTF
Eating right is a high priority for you. That’s why you spend so much time thinking about what to eat. And even more time shopping, prepping, cooking, packing, and cleaning up. Wouldn't it be nice to have a healthy meal delivery service do all the work instead? Many people are turning to diet meal delivery services as a solution to this problem. Certainly, the thought of … [Read more...]
What You CAN Do When The Scale Won’t Budge
If you are like most people, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words 'ketosis' or 'keto-diet,' is ZERO carbs. It might make you want to cry on the inside; life without carbs just sounds so intimidating. But the truth is, keto-happiness can be had at about 30-50 grams of carbs a day-- enough for a wide variety of tasty and healthy foods without going cuckoo … [Read more...]
Fast Weight Loss: How to Lose More In Just One Week
When it comes to weight loss, most 'experts' say 2 pounds a week is all you should expect. But you're interested in fast weight loss-- something more than a few disappointing pounds at a time, right? Is it even possible? What if we said we've seen people lose 7, 8, 9 pounds ...or more? We understand you might be skeptical. That's why we've included video proof for … [Read more...]
Eat These 2 Foods, Lose More Weight
Are you trying to eat healthy food, lose weight, have more energy, fit into your skinny jeans? Here are two food groups proven to help you lose weight, burn fat and reduce risks to your health. Sadly, most of us don’t eat enough of these foods. So add more of these to your plate and lose more weight. #1 – Eat more vegetables Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or … [Read more...]
4 “Healthy” Holiday Foods That Cause Weight Gain (And Lower Calorie Swaps)
Want to avoid holiday weight gain? Avoid these 4 holiday favorites that look healthy but are surprisingly high in calories. We’ve got some lower calorie swaps to help you LOSE weight during the holiday season. Spinach-artichoke dip So, this dip has spinach and artichoke – two really healthy ingredients. So why is it so bad? Combining these veggies with mayonnaise, sour … [Read more...]
One thing you do every day that leads to weight gain
What’s one thing you do every single day that has a big effect on your body, leading to weight gain? It’s something most of us have struggled with at some point in our lives. And for many of us, it’s getting worse. The answer is sleep. Or more accurately, not getting enough sleep. And that’s the problem. Why lack of sleep causes you to gain weight Sleep deprivation … [Read more...]
Why Your Diet Fails
In almost every diet, there is a moment…a danger zone…where there’s a real chance your diet will fail. Knowing what that moment is, and what to do, can be the difference between being frustrated and stuck at your current weight, or finally losing the weight and having the body and life you deserve. The moment when most diets fail You’ve been working hard, doing your best to … [Read more...]
What is the BEST Day to Start a Diet?
Hi There! Have you ever said these things to yourself for diet motivation? This Monday I am starting my diet,” "After New Year’s, it will begin,” "I am not eating any more red meat,” "I'm going to run a marathon to finally lose this weight." "I bought a membership to a gym to force myself to go." In saying these things, we believe that we will miraculously change at … [Read more...]
What to Eat and How to Exercise to Look Like an Angel
If you've ever watched a Victoria's Secret fashion show, you have probably wondered how the Angels get those amazing bodies. What do they eat? How do they exercise? What could you do to be more like one? Here's your guide to becoming your own angel. How Do You Get a Body Like a VS Angel? There's no argument-- these women's genetics have much to do with their lean, … [Read more...]
VS Angel Diet: What You REALLY Need to Know!
Do Victoria's Secret Angels eat? ...or do they exist on a diet of enchanted feathers and pixie dust? It turns out, they do eat-- wickedly smart diets to get their runway look. Here are their actual menus along with some strategies you can use to look like an Angel, too! Alessandra Ambrosio: Lost the Baby Fat What jumps out from her menu are the high-fat eggs … [Read more...]