The Little Thing in Your Head That’s Keeping You Fat

February 25, 2009

By Tom Venuto I have no doubt that a scientist somewhere just read the title of this article and said out loud, “YES! Venuto is right! That little thing in your head – the hypothalamus – it IS the thing that is keeping you fat! By George, that Venuto guy isn’t a dumb

The 2 Pounds Per Week Rule and How to Burn Fat Faster

February 22, 2009

By Tom Venuto Why do you always hear that 2 pounds per week is the maximum amount of fat you should safely lose? If you train really hard while watching calories closely shouldn’t you be able to lose more fat without losing muscle or damaging your health? What if you want to

Your Fitness Future Foretold: 20 Predictions for the New Year

January 4, 2009

Check out this New Year’s article from my partner Tom Venuto. Tom is better writer than I am and I am so grateful that he lets me share all this awesome content with you on my site. Your Fitness Future Foretold: 20 Predictions for the New Year By Tom Venuto Happy New

How to Stay on Your Diet and Stay in Shape Over the Holidays Without Turning into a Miserable Scrooge! (A Holiday Survival Guide)

December 22, 2008

By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS My mom makes the most amazing Christmas cake in the world; it’s been a tradition in our family for as long as I can remember. First, she mixes up a light, fluffy, vanilla cake mix, pours it into the pans and then pops it in the oven. After it’s

My Holiday Fitness Challenge to You

December 11, 2008

By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS Media reports say that most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds of body fat in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to research from the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount is much more modest – just

Listen to Maintainers, Not to Losers: 5 secrets to keeping the weight off for good

November 16, 2008

By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS I have very little interest these days in all the media-hyped stories of dramatic, rapid losses of body weight. “Big losers” don’t impress me, for numerous reasons. For example, weight is not fat. “Weight” could be composed of mostly

Wu Long Tea (oolong tea): Does it really help you lose weight?

November 16, 2008

Wu Long Tea (oolong tea): Does it really help you lose weight? By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS You’ve probably seen the advertisements: “Drink wu long tea and lose a jeans size every 7 days!”… “Burn 20 lbs of fat in 30 days with wu long tea!” … Maybe you even

Fat Burners: The Unadulterated Truth

October 9, 2008

By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS Fat burner supplements are advertised everywhere these days – on the internet, in magazines and even on TV. The ads almost always feature a very lean fitness model or bodybuilder and claim that these products, usually pills, were the secret

Steady State Cardio 5 X More Effective Than HIIT????

October 5, 2008

By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, has been promoted as one of the most effective training methods ever to come down the pike, both for fat loss and for cardiovascular fitness. One of the most popular claims for HIIT is that it