The Most Effective Exercise

Hello all!  I have recently relocated to a new home and job in Baltimore, Maryland.  One of the first things I did after arriving was hit up Craigslist.com to search for some good exercise equipment so I can get back into doing Crossfit™ workouts.  Since I had neglected these for some time, I am quite out of shape but look forward to getting back into things.  As such, I thought I would review a post on the topic from the early days of the blog singing the praises of high intensity interval training (aka HIIT) which I believe is the best model for exercise to get you fit and help you lose weight.  If you want the details and evidence for the benefits of HIIT, you’ll have to check out my book which goes into detail on exercise and weight loss in part three.   Continue reading

The Will Power Muscle

Dan ArielyI have recently been reading an interesting book by Dan Ariely entitled The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.  The book is not about weight loss per se.  It’s an investigation into the complex human mechanisms that lead to dishonesty.  It turns out we are all dishonest to some degree or another.   Continue reading

More Important to Lose Waist Than Weight

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Ever since I accidentally fell into this weight loss counseling endeavor a couple years ago, I have been witness to countless numbers of people who are locked in an epic psychodramatic struggle with their scales.  Its amazing how a little scale can be transformed into a larger than life nemesis that constantly raises and squashes hopes and dreams.  Continue reading

High Intensity Interval Training – More Results, Less Time

High Intensity Interval TrainingI was first introduced to the concept of high intensity exercise a few years ago when a friend of mine started me on CrossFit (www.crossfit.com). He was a pretty ripped ex-military type who suffered from a pathological love of physical exertion that created great pleasure with any exercise-induced suffering. I had been exercising since I was a teenager and had tried just about every form of running, lifting, cross training in the book but this was different. Continue reading