Weight Loss

Importance of Calorie Counting

Importance of Calorie Counting

Calorie counting… it’s a love/hate relationship. Let’s look at why many people “hate” calorie counting.  When calories consumed are monitored, it forces people to take responsibility of their actions and habits, which can be a daunting awareness factor. You wake up and immediately venture to the kitchen to brew your morning cup of coffee. The […]

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High Protein Diets & Recipes

High Protein Diets & Recipes

When sports supplements, vitamins and protein powders are concerned there’s a lot of misinformation and false marketing aimed at increasing product sales.  It’s important to note that you can achieve any and all of your fitness goals, even the seemingly unattainable ones, through a natural diet and proper fitness training program.  To give you an […]

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How to Read Nutrition Facts, Information & Labeling

How to Read Nutrition Facts, Information & Labeling

Choosing between McDonalds, Starbucks or Subway might be the toughest dietary choice you’ve had to make recently.  But for the rest of us who struggle with interpreting the nutrition information and data on a nutrition facts label at the super market, it often feels like we’re reading an ancient manuscript.  That’s why our expert nutritionist […]

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Fitness Circuit Training for Weight-Loss

Fitness Circuit Training for Weight-Loss

When it comes to exercise, Scottsdale, Arizona based celebrity personal trainer Lucas James and nutrition expert Jason Apfel suggest working out smarter not harder.  In terms of maximizing the benefits of physical activity, both believe efficiency is key. Resistance training and aerobic exercise are beneficial for and essential to helping reduce body weight and improving […]

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Personal Trainer Certification Guide

Personal Trainer Certification Guide

When looking for a fitness trainer or personal trainer, it’s important to find a credentialed Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who knows their business.  While the criteria for different certifying agencies may vary slightly, you want a trainer with a diverse background in physical fitness and exercise planning.  Even with a nationally accredited personal trainer certification […]

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Green Tea, Green Tea Recipes & Weight Loss

Green Tea, Green Tea Recipes & Weight Loss

For centuries, many cultures have been drinking tea for its health benefits.  It is often spoken about as a wonder food for weight-loss and for its potent anti-oxidant powers.  Over the last several decades, researchers have examined the extent of its long-purported health benefits, often noting positive results but offering no definitive answers. While the […]

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Blueberries, Cardio Health & Weight Loss

Blueberries, Cardio Health & Weight Loss

Throughout history blueberries have been a natural part of the human diet. Over the last several decades, scientists have acknowledged their possible health benefits. Current research suggests blueberries may serve to aid weight-loss and help to reduce the occurrence of both cardiovascular disease and cancer in the human body.  Numerous nutritional studies have demonstrated that […]

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HCG Weight Loss Diet Plan

HCG Weight Loss Diet Plan

If you’re looking to loose weight fast, you’ve most likely come across the ‘hCG Weight-loss Diet Plan’.  Weight loss is a dynamic process that should be accomplished through healthy nutrition and proper physical activity rather than by taking pills, extreme dieting, or hormone injections.  At Lucas James Personal Training, we believe it’s all about creating […]

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A Dangerous Diet: Weight Loss & Diet Pills

A Dangerous Diet: Weight Loss & Diet Pills

Nutrition Expert Jason Apfel from Lucas James Celebrity Personal Training in Scottsdale, AZ offers some advice when considering fat-burners and weight-loss pills. You’ve heard this from us before, but for the sake your wellness and staying consistent, there is no ‘quick-fix’ when your health is concerned.  The same holds true for healthy, sustainable weight-loss.  Keeping […]

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Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss

Medical weight loss and obesity is one of the leading contributing factors for cardiovascular disease across the United States. Being both obesity and overweight substantially increase the risk of death and diseases ranging from hypertension, type-2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and multiple forms cancers. Nearly 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese.

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