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Weight Loss - The Mental Side

January 17, 2014 Eric Soderlund

How you think about food, your weight, losing weight, dieting, exercise and yourself all plays a role in how easy or difficult your fitness & weight loss journey will be.
Here’s a project that will help you take control of your mind and your actions. Do this at a time and place that will allow you to really think and be honest with yourself. Take it seriously. It can make all the difference.

3 Steps to a Fitness and Weight loss Plan

January 03, 2014 Eric Soderlund

I love making plans. Whether it’s a 6 month training plan for an event or meal and workout plans for clients. I love it all.

I realize that not everybody is so hot on developing plans. Especially for things they find difficult such as diet and exercise. This simple system will help you out.

5 Exchanges To Lose 100 Pounds

December 05, 2013 Eric Soderlund

Without eating any less, you can lose weight! Just swap “This” for “That”.

1. Turn a Sandwich into a Salad
2. Take the Sugar Out of Your Hydration
3. Daily Veggie Up
4. Re-Address Dressing
5. White for Red

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4 Steps to go from Funk to Fit

November 25, 2013 Eric Soderlund

Between torn ligaments in my knee a strained bicep and a broken toe, I had been sidelined for nearly 7 months. In that time I put on weight, lost muscle and my cardio fitness level had become non-existent. Not only that, mentally, I felt like my 45 year old body would never be fit again. I felt horrible physically and mentally.

Now what?

This series of events brought me to a place I had not been before. I felt old and weak. I went from competing in distance triathlons to not being able to run more than a mile. I had to make a plan that would get me moving again.

Here are some steps I took that can work for you too.

When Goals Sabotage Weight Loss

November 18, 2013 Eric Soderlund

Goals are great. They keep us focused and motivated. Except when they don’t.

One problem with setting goals regarding weight loss is that we have less control over the success of the goal than we would like. Just because the calories in and out are where you want, your body may not respond as you would like. Stress and water retention alone can send the scale in the wrong direction despite your good execution.

One way of avoiding this disappointment is by changing the type of goal you set from a result driven goal to a behavioral goal.

5 Reasons to Log Your food

October 24, 2013 Eric Soderlund

It has become trendy to argue against logging your meals and counting calories. From plans that let you eat as much as you want as long as its meat to critiques that argue it takes too long or makes people feel bad.

Reality

Logging you food is great for anyone trying to improve their health. Whether you are losing weight, adding muscle, trying to control, blood sugar, cholesterol or sodium or simply want to eat fewer processed foods. Logging is a valuable tool for success and education.