Category Archives: Fat Loss Mistakes

10 Fat Loss Mistakes

Learn from the mistakes I made … “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ……..–Hippocrates c. 460 – 377 BC As the opening quote suggests, the “answer” to good health and weight loss […]

1. Decisions and Goal Setting Wastes Time

Don’t fail to make the decision up front. Are you kidding me? Of course you’ve made the decision. You know you want to get rid of that extra tire, exchange the six-pack of beer for the type of six-pack you can show, rather than share, at the beach. It was a simple choice, wasn’t it? […]

2. Cardio Until You Crawl

Don’t put too much emphasis on cardio. For some reason, aerobic exercise continues to be pushed as the end-all and be-all answer for fat loss. It does not take much common sense, however, to look around and realize this may not be the case. Consider the number of overweight aerobics instructors you see in the […]

3. Never Weigh Yourself: The Scale Lies

Do not fear the scale. The truth is, many people use the scale to measure their progress and are successful with using it as a fat loss tool. A good scale does not lie — it tells you exactly how much you weigh. (For a different view on this, read Why the Scale Lies). The […]

4. Body Fat Percentage is More Important Than Weight Loss

Do not live and die by your body fat percentage. Body fat is, like the scale, another way to gauge progress. But when you are extremely overweight, body fat measurements can be extremely prone to error. It seems like every male over 250 pounds is automatically 30% body fat regardless of his height or weight […]