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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
10 Time-Saving Tricks to Get Your Workout In
What's the No. 1 excuse for not working out? Lack of time. Sure, we're all busy handling multiple priorities and rushing around from here and there every day. But no matter how busy you are, someone even busier than you are is working out right now. If you look closer, you'll discover that you do have the time to work out—and you deserve to use that time for … [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...]
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...]
What’s the LEAST Amount of Exercise You Can to do Lose Weight?
How hard do I have to workout? How often do I have to workout? What kinds of workouts do I have to do? What you are REALLY asking is "what's the bare minimum I can get away with and still get the results I want?" Fair enough. No one wants to spend any more time than is absolutely necessary doing something they really don't want to be doing in the first place. We hate … [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...]
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...]
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...]
Discover Chrumaine’s Inspiring Transformation
Chrumaine's Battle with Diabetes Discover Chrumaine's inspiring transformation as she shares her journey with Personal Trainer Food. From battling obesity and Type II Diabetes at 157 pounds, she reveals how this program helped her achieve incredible weight loss and regain control of her health. Get inspired by her story today! Take your first step towards a healthier you by … [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
15 Holiday Fixes: How to Survive This Time of Year
Chances are, you'll be tempted to make at least one of these common blunders this holiday season. In fact, you might even be making one right now. Here's what to watch out for... #1 Running on coffee so you can eat at the holiday party later. Coffee is awesome, but chain-drinking it so you can "save calories" for later... ...drops your blood sugars too low, setting … [Read more...]
Can You Have a Cheat Day and Still Lose Weight?
"Can I have a cheat day?" That's a great question! But what are you really asking? You are asking if you can still have beer, pizza, and ice cream. Or you might be asking if you still party like a rock star on the weekends. Yeah, I get it, you want your slice of birthday cake and a glass of wine with it too. ...and want to still lose weight. Well, unfortunately, … [Read more...]
6 Steps to Supercharge Your Weight Loss & Drop a Pant Size (or two)!
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food “In order to lose weight, you must count calories and do more exercise.” Wrong! If you have tried doing this, you know it takes forever just to lose a little weight, and the minute you stop starving or exercising yourself to death, the fat comes back with a vengeance. It isn’t in your head! The advice you were … [Read more...]
The Ultimate Hack to Kill Cravings
Why is it when you start a program, you crave things like cookies, bread, candy, and chocolate --but not broccoli? Believe it or not, your body IS telling you to eat broccoli. You've just got your wires crossed! Let's get this all straightened out so you can kill cravings for good. Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories. -- Sun … [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...]
7 Ways to Turn Cheating Into Success
Just one bite... …oops, now the bag is empty! How did THAT happen? You have been so good and making great progress up until now. What do you do next? Is it possible to turn your setback into success? Or have you completely ruined your program and doomed yourself to a life of failure? Eating like this is what was once normal for you. It is what put on the fat in the first … [Read more...]
3 Must-Read Tips to Keep You On Track– the Last One is Powerful!
By Erika Smith Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food In these current times, one way to help with stress and anxiety you may be experiencing is to focus any potential negative energy on something positive. With everything going on, it is especially important to spend some time each day focusing on yourself. You cannot pour from an empty cup. Whether you are at your … [Read more...]
Mind Games: the Mental Part of Weight Loss
That little voice in your head sure has a lot to say. But is it helping or hurting your weight loss goals and live your life to the fullest? Find out which mind game from the 9 below might be holding you back. You'll be surprised! To learn how this works, let's get in the heads of six women who were participating in our Altered! Wedding Weight Loss Challenge to lose … [Read more...]
New Year, New You! Resolutions that Work!
It's time for a New Year! Out with the old! In with the new! Let's make that list. Maybe your are the person who likes to take their time to sit down and truly reflect on life with a hand written the list. Or maybe you prefer to make a mental check-off list. Either way, we all want to start the New Year with that clean slate. Making a list can help us to make changes … [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...]
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...]
PTF Results: Mary Lost 27 Pounds in 3 Weeks
Mary had been trying to lose weight for years. But nothing she tried was working. Then she switched up her breakfast routine... Let's talk about Mary's Personal Trainer Food results, and some concrete steps you can take to lose weight, too. When we first met Mary, it wasn't like she was eating a ton of junk food or calories. She's a registered nurse, so she knows … [Read more...]
Transformation: We Can’t Show You On Facebook
After just 8 weeks of Personal Trainer Food, Avelino made an amazing weight loss transformation. He lost a shocking amount-- over 50 pounds. That's more than 20% of his starting body weight. But something happened when we tried to share his weight loss transformation on Facebook: we were blocked! You be the judge. Is Avelino's transformation story too much for social … [Read more...]
52 Pounds Lost in 8 Weeks! How Did He Do it?
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food Eight weeks ago, 10 men from different walks of life took on the RECON challenge. Eight weeks ago, we promised you that we would show you their real field-tested results. Now comes the moment of truth: does RECON work? See for yourself how the RECON challengers got stronger, leaner bodies, better family lives, … [Read more...]
How 3 Men Lost Over 50 Pounds In One Week with RECON (and how you can too)!
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food RECON is our Exclusive Weight Loss Program for Men coming October 2015. Until then, we have 10 men test-driving RECON for you. They will give you the insider's scoop on how this program works so you can see for yourself if it is right for you. Last week, the men took some simple steps become mission-ready and … [Read more...]
RECON – The Exclusive Program for Men
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food “Tactics without Strategy is the noise before defeat” Sun Tzu – Art of War Weight loss is a war; to win it you must have a complete, efficient strategy that fits into your daily battle of life. RECON gives you the precise strategy of a surgical strike so you can get in shape and feel great...fast! Personal … [Read more...]
Would your CEO post a shirtless selfie? Here’s why ours did!
By: Gunner Shroy Customer Support, Personal Trainer Food Personal Trainer Food CEO and Founder Mike Starks recently took off his shirt, snapped a selfie, and immediately sent it to the CEOs of Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Medifast, and Jenny Craig. What for? Inspired by our Walk the Walk challenge, Mike is challenging the CEOs of those companies to eat their own foods … [Read more...]
15 Genius Tips from Real People to Help You Lose Weight on Personal Trainer Food
By: Gunner Shroy Customer Support, Personal Trainer Food By week three of our 2015 Walk the Walk challenge we were all seeing results. So far, our group of 10 had lost a total of 100.8 pounds—but we were even more excited about our non-scale victories! You’ve probably heard us talk about non-scale victories before; these are the myriad of ways that you and your body are … [Read more...]
How fast will you lose weight with Personal Trainer Food?
By Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food We told you we were going to share real results from real people doing our Walk the Walk Challenge. We also talked about 5 participants who were determined to see if they could lose 10 to 20 pounds in two weeks. That's pretty fast! Let's talk to these people to find out if they were able to do it. We'll share … [Read more...]
You Need to See This! After One Week on Our Walk the Walk Challenge, This Happens…
by Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food Gunner works in Customer Support at Personal Trainer Food and is doing the Walk the Walk Challenge. The Walk the Walk Challenge is what some of us are doing here at headquarters to see what kind of results we can get eating the same menu items and following the same Guidelines—just like you do. Well, when Gunner … [Read more...]
Calling All Dallas/Fort Worth Brides-To-Be!
We need your help! Do you know any brides in the Dallas Fort Worth area who would like to participate in this year’s PTF Altered! challenge to win up to $10,000 in cash and prizes while losing weight? You may have heard about our 2014 Altered Challenge in which we helped 6 brides-to-be lose weight to look great for their big day. Their results were nothing short of … [Read more...]
How To Measure Your Success
Why is it when we start our journey toward a new, healthier lifestyle, we always start by stepping on that dusty, dreaded scale? Though the scale can be a useful tool to measure numeric success, it often becomes our worst enemy. We naturally start our journey with a positive attitude, and tons of motivation. We fantasize about that perfect number on the scale, the number … [Read more...]
The Truth about Weight Loss, Part 1
Have you seen this commercial? “I lost 10lbs in 3 minutes on the new Ab Professor! You can too!” Professional marketers know how to play on your emotions. They have it down to a science. Ignore their ads, their promises, their dreams of hope. Most are wasting your time and money. America is obese because America is confused. Every day we hear experts and opinions … [Read more...]
Real People, Real Results: Week 3
We asked our customers to record a quick video talking about their experience on Personal Trainer Food. It's no big surprise we found some great stories and amazing life changes. This week, Richard, Sara, Retta and others shared some of the wonderful victories they've experienced, from losing over 40 pounds to sleeping better, to finally finding a program they can stick to. … [Read more...]
Real People, Real Results: Week 2
We asked our customers to record a quick video talking about their experience on Personal Trainer Food. It’s no big surprise we found some great stories and amazing life changes. This week, Tandra and others talked about some of the great changes they have noticed and how they have carried over to their families as well. We think they say it best! … [Read more...]
Calling all DFW Brides-to-Be!
We are looking for “brides to be” that want to lose weight for their big day and win prizes like cash and a honeymoon trip in our exciting new weight loss competition: Altered! … [Read more...]
Real People, Real Results: Week 1
We asked our customers to record a quick video talking about their experience on Personal Trainer Food. It’s no big surprise we found some great stories and amazing life changes. To kick things off, Scott, Reyna, Denise and others talked about how Personal Trainer Food's delicious and convenient meals have helped them to reach goals, reduce medications, and finally see … [Read more...]
Diets are for Quitters!
New Year’s resolutions have come and gone for most. And now with summer right around the corner, we are saying those all-too-familiar phrases we were proclaiming just a couple of months ago....'I am going on a diet and will lose weight!' Well, guess what? Diets are for quitters! That's why Personal Trainer Food is focused on helping you change your habits to set you … [Read more...]
Your Top 5 Spring Diet Essentials
As we start to emerge from our winter sweaters, thoughts of fresh new things start to take root. Now is a great time to celebrate the season and explore some ideas to keep you on track with your weight loss goals. Here are 5 ideas to revamp your fitness routine… #1 Cool New Shoes Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes? Why not reward yourself for getting your daily walks in … [Read more...]
Walking Every Day: What’s Your Excuse?
It's too hot! It's too cold! I have no place to walk. I need a new pair of shoes! So. Many. Excuses. Enough. One of the top reasons people don't get the results they want on their program is because they are not doing their 20-minute walk. Are you? No, honestly, are you getting them in EVERY DAY? 100-year-old Sarah Stenberg is doing her walking routine, and if … [Read more...]
Bust Through Fat Loss Plateaus
When the scale stalls, it's easy for your inner voice to start whispering negativity like "I'm a failure," "I'm so disappointed," or "What am I doing wrong?" Plateaus bring on so much self-doubt that it's tempting to just give up. WAIT! you MUST read this before throwing in the towel! See more than just the finish line... You have a goal weight, and that's awesome. … [Read more...]