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Weight loss related articles and tips from celebrity fitness trainer, Lucas James, located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Burn More Calories with These 4 Metabolism Hacks

Burn More Calories with These 4 Metabolism Hacks

Your metabolism refers to how many calories you burn throughout the day. Your metabolism is comprised of several influencing variables such as your basal metabolic rate, the thermic effect of food, non-exercise activity thermogenesis, and the energy expended through conscious exercise or physical activity. Here are four metabolism hacks that will help you burn maximum […]

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4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

If you’re one of the 186 million American adults who are weight conscious and would like to lose weight, then you have at some point struggled with the difficulty in doing so. Of these millions of adults, only 54% make an effort to consciously improve their body composition by employing methods like exercising, cutting back […]

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How to Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate

How to Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of caloric expenditure, or energy used, when at rest in a non-digestive state. Your BMR is the largest component of daily energy expenditure and is also highly variable depending on several individual physiological factors.  Of these factors, it can be agreed that the most influential on BMR is […]

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5 Easy Tricks to Burn More Calories at Work

5 Easy Tricks to Burn More Calories at Work

Your metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) your body uses to maintain its weight and body composition. Your metabolism is made up of three components. The first is the basal metabolic rate (BMR), second is the thermic effect of food (TEF), and lastly, the activity and non-activity thermogenesis. Sitting at a desk at work […]

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The Workout Plan That Zach Galifianakis Followed to Shed Major Weight

The Workout Plan That Zach Galifianakis Followed to Shed Major Weight

We all know Zach Galifianakis as being the funny overweight actor from movies like The Hangover, but he’s recently lost a significant amount of weight by starting an exercise regimen and cleaning up his diet.  Zach first decided to start living a healthier lifestyle by cutting out alcohol and consuming healthier alternatives to his traditional diet. […]

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My Favorite Healthy Scottsdale Restaurants

My Favorite Healthy Scottsdale Restaurants

No matter how devout you are to your diet, chances are you will be pressed for time or attend a social event that requires you to eat out. Luckily, Scottsdale has many restaurants that have low-calorie, nutrient-dense offerings for you to choose from. Here are my favorites. D’Lite Formerly known as D’lish, this restaurant is […]

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5 Fat Loss Tips Everyone Needs to Know

5 Fat Loss Tips Everyone Needs to Know

When participating in a Phoenix weight loss program, it is important to focus on the two main measurements: body fat percentage and lean muscle mass. To obtain a fit and lean physique, it is important to lower your body fat percentage while maintaining or increasing lean muscle mass. Here are the most important tips you need to […]

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4 Easy Ways to Add More Protein To Your Diet

4 Easy Ways to Add More Protein To Your Diet

It is well-known that protein is essential to building and preserving lean muscle mass, but it is also proven that higher protein diets create increased levels of satiety and lead to greater fat loss. For these reasons, it is essential that you consume an adequate amount of complete proteins to create a positive nitrogen balance […]

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6 Health Risk Factors of Having High Body Fat

6 Health Risk Factors of Having High Body Fat

Obesity is an epidemic that is becoming increasingly prevalent in our nation as our daily lives revolve around sedentary behaviors. Defined as a person’s body mass index being 30 or greater, obesity simply results from taking in more calories than are burned by exercise and normal daily activities. Being overweight or obese is much more than just a […]

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The Spot Reduction Myth and How to Effectively Lose Fat

The Spot Reduction Myth and How to Effectively Lose Fat

Despite what fitness advertisements and commercials may tell you, there is no way to reduce body fat from a specific area. As unfortunate as it sounds, no amount of crunches, side bends or body contour wraps will remove subcutaneous fat from a specific desired location. Our bodies store body fat as an overall percentage of […]

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