Category: Fat Loss

Fat Loss What’s the Deal with Heart Rate Monitors? Should You Use One and Which Kind Should You Buy?

What’s the Deal with Heart Rate Monitors? Should You Use One and Which Kind Should You Buy?

This is a guest post from Hunter Munch, a Little Rock-based fitness coach. Hunter works with Orange Theory Fitness Little Rock, which if you’re not familiar, tracks heart rate during every training session. As a data nerd, I thought it would be interesting to get Hunter’s take on heart rate monitors during training sessions. Check …

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Fat Loss 12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

Reading changed my life. I loved to read as a kid but replaced books with games and other hobbies as I grew older. In my early 20s, however, I slowly became a voracious reader. I owe most of that to fitness, as my reading obsession began with scouring fitness and nutrition blogs and articles. Eventually, …

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Fat Loss 4 Ways to Stay Unhealthy and Fat This Year

4 Ways to Stay Unhealthy and Fat This Year

I have to admit, I’m not going to teach you how to be fat in this article. You can find that version at masonfat.com. Just kidding. I’m not sure what you’ll find there. Nope, today I’m going to give four very real scenarios that I see people struggle with and the mindset associated with each …

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Fat Loss What You Can Learn About Weight Loss and Fitness from a Man Who Lost over 100 Pounds

What You Can Learn About Weight Loss and Fitness from a Man Who Lost over 100 Pounds

We should spend more time celebrating the success of others. In this case, it’s Tyler Richmond, who has managed to lose over 100 pounds in the past year, all while earning his Masters degree. When Tyler shared his story on social media, I had to reach out and congratulate him. Little did I know he’d feel …

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Fat Loss How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness Transformation During Holidays, Events, and Weekends

How to Stay on Track with Your Fitness Transformation During Holidays, Events, and Weekends

One of my most important rules for clients and their continued fitness success is to always enjoy holidays, events, and special occasions without worrying about food and beverage intake. You should enjoy yourself during events with family and friends. The stress relief from relaxing and spending time with loved ones will have huge benefits for …

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Fat Loss How to Burn 9,000 Extra Calories Next Month: The Role of Food Quality in Weight Loss and Energy Balance

How to Burn 9,000 Extra Calories Next Month: The Role of Food Quality in Weight Loss and Energy Balance

I’m sure you’ve heard the golden rule of weight loss. The golden rule states that calories in vs calories out is what determines changes in body weight or body stores. This rule is what allowed the Kansas State nutrition professor to famously lose weight on a Twinkie diet, and it’s the basis of the flexible …

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Fat Loss 10 Things You Can Do for Easier Fat Loss

10 Things You Can Do for Easier Fat Loss

If you feel like your internal fat burning machine is broken, try implementing the following strategies for easier fat loss. Do a Cleanse (of Your Kitchen) If you’re anything like me and love to snack, this is one of the biggest moves you can make to create a better environment for fat loss. Take a look …

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Fat Loss Using Pinterest for Health & Fitness Information: The Worst Things I Saw on Pinterest Episode 1

Using Pinterest for Health & Fitness Information: The Worst Things I Saw on Pinterest Episode 1

In this new series, I hope to shed some light on bad advice and misinformation that’s being shared on Pinterest Health & Fitness boards. Pinterest’s massive reach has made it, for better or worse, a go-to for health/wellness information. In my limited time on the platform I’ve seen some great information. But for every great …

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Fat Loss How the Scale Can Hurt Your Fat Loss Progress

How the Scale Can Hurt Your Fat Loss Progress

If you missed part one on getting your fitness groove back and starting a fat loss diet, read it here. Welp, I had my second assessment this morning. I was a bit reluctant and almost asked for another day because I felt super bloated. This could have something to do with eating a quest bar …

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Fat Loss How to Get Your Fitness Groove Back

How to Get Your Fitness Groove Back

Over the past 6-12 months, my personal fitness level has taken a hit. My strength and 1RM percentages are far less impressive, along with my body fat percentage, weight, and overall physical appearance. I could list a ton of excuses but at the end of the day, my priorities shifted. Fitness became less important than …

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