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Coming To Terms With Hunger When Trying to Lose Weight

Coming To Terms With Hunger When Trying to Lose Weight

Erik Ledin, co-owner of Lean Bodies Consulting and a world-renowned fat loss expert, has a simple response to his clients, who are actively trying to lose fat, when they say “I’m hungry!”: “Did you expect not to be?” “People often think it’s abnormal to be hungry when...
Picturing A New You (Literally :)

Picturing A New You (Literally :)

Erik Ledin, an entrepreneur and a personal development coach who uses fitness and nutrition as a vehicle to impart change in others, can’t tell you how many times he’s heard the following from his clients regarding the pictures they must submit of themselves as part...
Conquer Your Diet-For Good-With Inside-Out Thinking

Conquer Your Diet-For Good-With Inside-Out Thinking

Erik Ledin, founder and co-owner of Lean Bodies Consulting, believes a major stumbling block many people encounter-what ultimately holds them back-when dieting is “outside-in” thinking. Outside-in thinking is, essentially, when someone says to themselves “I’ll be...

How to Lose Weight

In case you haven’t seen it yet, this is a really poignant short film. On the surface it’s about exercise, but it’s really about so much more. Many like myself find exercise important for a number of reasons like discipline, motivation, overall...

Three Exercises for Good Posture

Much of our daily life can be detrimental to our well-being. For many of us, sitting all day, stooped over a computer is just a daily fact of life. But as My Fox Atlanta reports, bad posture can cause everything from muscle and back pain, to headaches. They talked to...

Friends Can Impact Your Fitness Success

Think of your five closest friends. What jobs do these people have? Are they happy with their lives? Are they in committed relationships? What are their favorite things to do? Are they healthy? Do they exercise? Our closest friends have a huge impact on our lives. We...

The Science Of The Weightlifting Warm Up

Here’s a question I get all the time: Is there one single good way to warm up for weightlifting, or does it not really matter? While the answer is somewhat complicated, in general I would say yes, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about warming up....

The Leg Curl Debate

A lot of people these days are very down on leg curls, and not without good reason. Basically, the argument goes that leg curls just are not functional because the hamstrings never function without the gluteal muscles in everyday life, so the supine hip extension with...

Staying Motivated

What is motivation? How do you keep it up? Take a second to think about this. What motivates you? Why are you doing this? The strict dieting, the constant saying no to off plan meals, the rough workouts (Bulgarian Squats, anyone?)… Obviously, you must be doing...