Hedonic hunger: The hidden reason you are struggling with weight loss

Hedonic hunger or hedonic hyperphagia is “the drive to eat to obtain pleasure in the absence of an energy deficit.” The food industry over stimulates a hedonic hunger response in individuals by designing food to have increased levels of sugar, fat and salt.  These foods produce a drug like affect in the same opiate receptors as you would if you took illegal narcotics. … Continued

Bridging Mind and Body

Jon Gabriel was stuck. At nearly 410 pounds, he had tried every diet imaginable – with no luck. No matter what approach he took to lose weight, his body would fight him, and he would inevitably end up heaver than before. Then one day he had a light bulb-over-the-head “ah-hah” moment: His body wanted to be fat, and as long … Continued

29 Simple Ways To Be Fit

12 weeks to the great unveiling! Far too often fitness is presented as complicated and confusing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Being fit comes from living the following simple everyday practices: Throw out your big dinner plates. Using small plates at home effortlessly reduces calorie intake and promotes weight loss. Make exercise a regular part of your life. … Continued

Food reduction is not always good…

Mount Laurel Personal Trainer wants people to see the whole picture. I am a scientist by education so I see the value of scientific method but I think we have reached a point in time where we are missing the keys to success.  The food pyramid reduces what we eat into parts and we see how successful it has been … Continued

The Danger of Fast Food

Some of the hidden and not-so-hidden dangers of fast food. Fast food is fast, easy, and relatively cheap. But you probably know it’s not the best for your family. Well, you’re right. In fact, fast food is some of the worst stuff you can feed your spouse and kids – especially if it’s on a regular basis. Where do the … Continued

Mt. Laurel Personal Training Ahead of the Research….

A couple of new studies were just released (thanks to Adam Campbell for forwarding)… I think they may be studying what we do at our fitness center. STUDY 1 – The first one compared traditional weight training doing a set of one exercise, then resting and then repeating to a superset workout similar to the ones we use at Emerge … Continued

Ready for beach season?

Beach Season is coming and we need to start talking about our fat loss strategies. We need a map (muffin Top Meltdown program) to get from here to there. We talked about self discipline and that is very important but there will be times when we fall of the path. In You on a Diet by experts Michael F. Roizen, … Continued