Weight Loss

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

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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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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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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12 Easy Ways to Move More Throughout the Day

12 Easy Ways to Move More Throughout the Day

Movement is a great way to help regulate body weight and when you participate in a Scottsdale weight loss program, it is easy to stay on compression boots for athletic recovery when you move more and sit less throughout the day.  Physical activity is a powerful tool that can help with disease prevention and weight control. Here are 12 […]

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Avoid These Top Weight Loss Mistakes

Avoid These Top Weight Loss Mistakes

With a New Year and new resolutions, many individuals strive to lose those extra pounds. Here are some of the most common weight loss mistakes you could be tempted to make throughout your journey. The Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes Crash Dieting. Common sense would tell you that you gained weight because you have been […]

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Why Body Fat Is More Important Than Body Weight

Why Body Fat Is More Important Than Body Weight

When looking to stay lean, look good, and be healthy, you are most likely to be spending a good amount of time on the scale.  Weight management is one of the biggest factors for people working as hard as they do day in and day out, but while body weight is one factor of how […]

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How to Avoid Weight Gain During Vacation

How to Avoid Weight Gain During Vacation

Late summer is the perfect time to vacation.  Schools are back in session and the rates for travel and hotels are simply cheap.  What better time to head to the beach or to the tropics for some fun?  If you are like many of the smart adults out there and are taking advantage of this […]

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