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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
4 Shocking Frozen Food Facts
Is frozen food actually healthy or are all the nutrients destroyed when it gets frozen? Is it even worth the cost? Here are 4 frozen food facts that will probably surprise you... Fact #1: Your fresh apple might be 7 in dog years. In nature, apples are only ripe once a year. But you can find them available year-round in nearly any store. That year-round … [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...]
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...]
Show Mom Some Love– How to Give her the Gift of Time!
by Jan Hauser Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food What is the number one reason for not doing the things you really want to do? “I don’t have time.” It’s not surprising; we all have a lot on our plates. Lack of time is the reason why your to-do list never ends, limiting you from doing more enjoyable things each day. For mom, the woman who does it all, this is … [Read more...]
The Food You Are Eating Is Altering Your Mind
It may sound like a great sci-fi movie, but did you know that the bacteria living in your belly are affecting your thoughts right now? There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating a surprising connection between sugar, your gut, and your brain. Gut bacteria manufacture neurotransmitters which are the chemicals that regulate your mental processes such as learning and … [Read more...]
Spring Break Survival Strategies
Spring break season is here! Are you getting ready for fun in the sun, time with friends, and sipping cool refreshing drinks with little umbrellas? Personal Trainer Food wants you to know that there are healthy ways to enjoy spring break without causing a diet disaster. When you’re on your way to relax, whether it be Miami or Cancun, keep these healthy tips in mind and … [Read more...]
It’s pretty common knowledge that eating sugar will spike your blood sugar levels. As you probably know, when your blood sugar goes up your body releases insulin--a hormone released by the pancreas--to help bring it back down. But let’s get to the important and hidden question behind this: HOW does insulin get all of that excess glucose out of your blood supply? Most of us … [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 in Weight Loss, Part 2
As a nation, we are overweight, yet we are one of the most nutritionally educated countries in the world. Is it possible that we have learned the wrong things? Say it isn't so! For the past 30 years, the experts have suggested the following: exercise more, eat less, count calories, avoid fat, eat whole grains, eat fruits. America has done exactly what the ‘experts’ have told … [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...]
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...]
Planking for a Flat Belly
Maybe you've seen your friends post hilarious versions of "planking it" at work or some other tomfoolery, but the truth is that the plank is serious business for your core! It engages all your major core muscles-- your abs, glutes, and back. When toned, the core acts as a girdle for your midsection, flattening your belly! You can easily incorporate planks into your … [Read more...]
Earth Day: the Surprising Connection to Your Waistline
It's Earth Day! A day when hybrid cars, recycling, and reusable shopping bags come readily to mind. All good things to help save the earth! But there is another surprising thing you could do that would have a huge, positive impact on our planet: losing weight. The Physics Weight Loss and Saving the Earth The more we weigh, the more force it takes to move us around. … [Read more...]