Category: Q&A

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Question – What should I do if I hit a plateau and adapted to HIIT and my diet is pescatarian? 

Question – My goal is to lose fat, tone up, and maintain my weight loss long term. HIIT was initially effective then I plateaued. I eat pescatarian and watch my carbs. Answer – It sounds like you mean you have lost some weight but want to lose more? Or perhaps you have gained back some that you initially lost with your new diet/exercise? Either way, there are 3 things to consider: The intensity of your exercise The fat in your diet Sleep and stress Exercise Exercise will reduce most visceral fat (the kind around your organs) but not much subcutaneous fat...

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Question – What would be a good superset with active rest workout for a sedentary man?

Answer – There are various ways to do supersets and differing opinions on what makes a good one. I have a Push-Pull routine I do with clients for a full body work out. The supersets work the same body part but from opposing muscle groups which keeps the blood there for a good pump. (Other ways to do supersets would be to do different body parts to allow complete rest of each part.) Since this is integrated intervals (alternating aerobic/strength) it’s appealing to those who like variety and want the higher heart rate than you normally get in strength training. And...

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Question – What is the best approach for me to reduce belly fat for good, considering I have knee pain?

Answer – Three things to clarify first: Losing belly fat is about changing your diet and reducing stress. Knee mobility varies a lot, so the solution for activity varies widely. To be successful in the long run you’ll need to educate yourself. Exercise Physical activity and exercise will do little to remove belly fat (subcutaneous fat, the stuff you can pinch). They are important for health in other ways, and they can help with fat loss by reducing visceral fat, making your muscles more insulin sensitive, improving your mood, and reducing hunger (if done for shorter periods at higher intensity)....

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Question – I’m addicted to sugar, so how do I lose weight after countless failures?

Answer – I’ve never felt an addiction to sugar or carbs as many people do (although I was obese and went low carb to lose over 80 pounds), but I have clients and family who do, so I have done a lot of research on this. One of the best things I’ve seen on carbohydrate/sugar addiction came from a man who is a bariatric surgeon, Dr Robert Cywes (Online LCHF Convention). He’s not famous. Hasn’t written anything. But he has done over 5500 bariatric surgeries, including children, and he gave a talk at the LCHF Convention in South Africa in...