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Logical Weight Loss
24 minutes | 4 days ago
Losing Your Dad Bod
Will Smith is going to document losing his "Dad bod" (a big belly) on YouTube. He didn't say how. When I asked uncle Google how to lose a Dad bod here are some tips from the top results:Lose Cardio and Do More Weight TrainingYou can get the benefits of cardio by doing HIIT like a weight lifting circuit trainingGet a Scale that shows weight and body fat. See the resources page. This way you can measure more than one level of fitness.Eat protein and veggies for breakfastDitch the booze and SodaDrink plenty of waterGet plenty of sleepTake Vitamin DInteresting InsightsChili is the ultimate dad bod buster thanks to its mix of vitamins, minerals, protein and, especially, its beans. Think of every bean as a little weight-loss pill. One American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study found that people who ate ¾ cup of beans daily weighed 6.6 pounds less than those who didn't even though the bean eaters consumed, on average, 199 calories more per day.Researchers at the University of Utah monitored the metabolic rates of 10 adults as they drank varying amounts of water per day. In the study, those who drank either eight or twelve 8-ounce glasses of water a day had higher metabolic rates than those who had four. The scientists reported that you may burn 2 percent fewer calories if you're dehydrated. That may not sound like a lot, but a moderately active man will burn between 1700 and 2000 calories a day. A 2 percent drop means—which means between 34 and 50 calories a day, which means somewhere between 3.5 and 5 pounds per year.It's been a good run with Dave, but now it's time to start getting to bed earlier. A study in Finland looked at sets of identical twins and discovered that in each set of siblings, the twin who slept less had more visceral fat. Sources:LifehackerEatThis.comFitness19I Bought a Massage GunI bought a Bob and Brad massage Gun. Why? Because I had seriously sore muscles (my legs) after jumping into the deep end too quickly. I thought this might help. I tried what looked like a bumpy rolling pin, and it didn't seem to help.Using the Massage gun seemed to help my legs. I didn't use it one night and used the other. Keep in mind this didn't eliminate sore muscles, but it did reduce the amount of soreness. The unit is super quiet and easy to swap heads. I like the one that is someone like a shock absorber. A couple of things to keep in mind:Read the directionsDo not put use this on your neck/spineIf it hurts (in an OW! kind of way) stop doing that. At Amazon is has 820 ratings with an overall score of five stars. Bob and Brad are physical therapists.
26 minutes | 18 days ago
Resitance Bands Struggles
Weigh In I'm sad to report that I'm up 1 lb and I'm at 235.Resistance Bands HurdlesI bought a Hyfit resistance band set. It's high-tech portable, and kind of geeky. It needs a door that opens out. All of the doors on my bedrooms open out (not in). I also noticed that to work all of your muscles you will need to work different muscles you will need to move the location of any door anchors. What I did was bought multiple door anchors and used a closet that I don't need to get into too often. I have one on the top and bottom and one in the middle. If you're new to resistance bands this has a set of bands and the door anchors I mentioned built-in.The last thing I bought was a good old-fashioned door stop. By adding three-door anchors and the doorstop, I think I've got a working system. As always be careful and contact a doctor before doing any exercise. Fit After FiftyI purchased a package from Fit After 50. Seems a little gimmicky, but I'm going to give it a shot
24 minutes | a month ago
Do I Need Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a nutrient that your body produces when you are exposed to sunlight. It is also found in food, including fish and eggs. You might be wondering if you need Vitamin D in your diet because of the COVD (Climate Change). There have been many cases where people were deficient due to lack of exposure to the sun. In this blog post we will talk about what Vitamin D does for your body, how much do you need, and if it's possible to take too much?Weigh-InI am down a smidge to 234.5. I've removed cereal from my house (as I can't eat "just one bowl") and I'm slowly eating less meat after looking into a more plant-based lifestyle.What is All This Talk About Vitamin D?Vitamin D DeficiencyMuch of this information is from this website In the United States, 41.6% of the total population is deficient. The symptoms of a Vitamin D deficiency are not always as easy to identify, especially if you're out in the sun. Many people live healthy lives without experiencing problems from this condition, but for some, it could mean loss of joint function or issues with muscle growth and recovery time.The most well-known symptom of vitamin D deficiency is rickets, a bone disease common in children in developing countries. Rickets has been mostly eliminated from Western countries because of the fortification of some foods with vitamin D.Deficiency is also linked to osteoporosis, reduced mineral density, and increased risk of falls and fractures in older adults.What’s more, studies indicate that people with low vitamin D levels have a much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes (types 1 and 2), cancer, dementia, and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.Finally, vitamin D deficiency is linked to a reduced life expectancy.Two Types of Vitamin DTwo main dietary forms existVitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Found in some animal foods, like fatty fish and egg yolks.Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Found in some plants, mushrooms, and yeasts.Of the two, D3 (cholecalciferol) seems to be almost twice as effective at increasing blood levels of vitamin D as D2.Benefits of Vitamin DReduced risk of osteoporosis, falls, and fractures.Better strength. Vitamin D can increase physical strength in both upper and lower limbs.Cancer prevention. Vitamin D may help prevent cancer. One study noted that 1,100 IU per day — alongside calcium — reduced cancer risk by 60%Depression management. Studies show that vitamin D may ease symptoms in people with clinical depression.Reduced risk of type 1 diabetes.Improved mortality. Some studies suggest that vitamin D reduces people’s risk of dying during the study periods, indicating that it may help you live longerHowever, many of these results are preliminary. According to a recent review, more evidence is necessary to confirm many of these benefitsHow Much Should I take?This seems to be up to debate.400 IU (10 mcg): infants, 0–12 months600 IU (15 mcg): children and adults, 1–70 years old800 IU (20 mcg): older adults and pregnant or breastfeeding womenAlthough adequacy is measured at 20 ng/ml, many health experts believe that people should aim for blood levels higher than 30 ng/ml for optimal health and disease preventionAccording to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the safe upper limit is 4,000 IU. This is interesting as many manufacturers are selling pills there the dose is 5000 IU.It May Need Other Nutrients to WorkSome researchers claim that fat-soluble vitamins work together and that it’s crucial to optimize your vitamin A and K intake while supplementing with vitamin D3.This is especially important for vitamin K2, another fat-soluble vitamin that most people don’t get enough of.Magnesium — another important mineral often lacking in the modern diet — may also be important for vitamin D function.What Happens if You Take Too Much?It is a myth that it is easy to overdose on vitamin D.Vitamin D toxicity is very rare and only happens if you take very high doses for extended periods.The main symptoms of toxicity include confusion, lack of concentration, drowsiness, depression, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, and high blood pressureWhere to Buy Vitamin D?In looking for sources, I found Amazon Elements which is Amazon now selling supplements. A bottle of Vitam D3 is 10.99 for 180 capsules if 5000IU vs Nature Made at 14.72 for the same bottle.Please remember, I'm not a doctor or a trainer. Please consult your logical doctor before taking supplements.
31 minutes | a month ago
Oliver Mnakondo Is Your Guide to a Plant Based Diet
After noticing that I don't know any over-weight vegetarians. I've been thinking about moving to a more plant-based diet. Then I was approached by Oliver Mnakondo and I checked out some videos and I just noticed the heart of a servant. He really just wanted to help people feel better, and help your body (and throw away those medicationsHis Book is THE PLANT-BASED NUTRITION : HOW IT'S GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE (WEIGHT LOSS,SPORTS,COOKBOOK,WELLNESS PLANT-BASED,WHOLEFOOD Book 1)It is also available on Audible. You can get it for free at http://logicalloss.com/freebookTOPICS:The Weigh InOliver Mankondo ConversationWhat about ProteinWhat Inspired Oliver to Stop Earing Meat?How Did Your Body React?Should I Go Cold Turkey?Do You Ever Crave Meat?Where Did You Find Recipes?Do You Crave Vegetarian Foods Now?What Inspired Oliver to Write the Book?What is Inside the Book?What Has Been the Biggest Surprise?What Other Medical Conditions Disappeared?What is At His Website?Different Varieties of VegetarianismTesting the WatersGet More Information at Oliver's website http://oliviermankondospeaks.com/Become a Logical Loser and Join the Accountability Clubwww.logicallosers.com
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Three Easy Steps to Spark Thermogenic Weight Loss
Stu Schaefer has been helping people transform their bodies - and lives - for the last 20 years. He is an expert at resetting a person's body and putting them into a Thermogenic state so they burn fat automatically. He's the author of Lifetime Physique and The Novo Method. And he has been featured on radio and TV all over the country.Today he shares three tips to help your body into a state to promote Termogenic Weight-LossTopics include:What is The Thermogenic StateThe Current Fad: The High Fat DietTip 1 Eat BreakfastThe Bell CurveNight Time Snacking Isn't HealthyEat It Tomorrow For LunchBattling CravingsWhole Food SupplementProteins At Every MealMultiple Meals a DayFasting and Your MetabolismGift for ListenersFREE GIFTS FROM STUBonus 1: The Metabolism QuizAre You Causing Your Body To Store Fat And Burn Muscle? You'll Find Out Once You Take The Quiz!Bonus 2: The Thermogenic Weight-Loss BLUEPRINTDiscover The Proven System That I Use... And All My Clients Use... Because It Flat Out Works!You'll Learn How Easy It Can Be To Lose 5 Pounds In The Next 14 Days!Go to https://stuschaefer.com/logicalSUPPORT THE SHOWBecome a Logical Loser and join our accountability club!www.logicallosers.com
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Clay has Lost 19 lbs since January
My Weigh InIn my last episode, I was 233. I'm up to 234. I was doing better. In January I completed my goals 50.4%. I February I got that up to 61.4% but as you can see there is room for improvement. Currently, I'm at 54% for March so I need to get my butt in gear.Clay Groves Has Lost 19 lbs in Three MonthsClay is the Chief Fish Nerd at www.fishnerds.com he is one of my favorite people in podcasting and is nice enough to share what is working for him.Clay chose to do one thing a month.He has his treadmill set to10 on the incline.January was to get on the treadmillFebruary was his diet.He treated his health like he was an addict.How to fight the SNEMarch he added weight liftingFat wants fat - why it's hard to lose weight when you were fat.Have Bad Minutes - not bad DaysUnderstanding your Emotions and OvereatingDave signed up at Better HelpKinky FishBecome a Logical Loser and Support the Showwww.logicallosers.com
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Science + Technology = Results with Hyfit Gear
Today I talk about the SECOND voice in my head, and we talk with Dan Strik VP of Hyfit Gear (a new very cool piece of technology that is making people rethink what a portable home gym can be)WEIGH INHey, I'm actually down (last episode I was 234.03 and now I'm 233. As I mentioned in the Facebook group, you do have a GOOD VOICE that is cheering you on and the more you listen to that voice the louder it gets. I've been doing more exercise and hitting my goals, and consequently, the scale has been my friend. What is HyFit Gear? Check out this Video It's like resistance bands on steroids (and you only need ONE band). I actually ordered this and bought the deal where you get TWO YEARS of their app (you pay an extra $10 to save $180 seems like a no brainer)You can actually get started for $0 and then pay $15 for 12 months. I understand that more muscle = more calorie burning. I rearranged my "home gym" and the Total Gym takes up a TON of room (and NO, I'm not going to set it up and tear it down).
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Weight Loss Tips From Socrates
Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." With January in the books, what did you learn about yourself?I set six daily goals and with January in the books, I was successful 50.4% of the time. We all have to start someplace.80 oz of water 67%7 Hours of Sleep 67%Scale Went Down 58%Took a Multivitamin 54%30M of Exercise 42%1900 Calories 17%I started the month at 235.3 (a new record high for me) and I ended the month at 234.03. As I wanted to be 231, I was off from my goal, but I did lose (so it could be worse)Leave Yourself Some MarginI had a hard drive crash. So many times when I went to do something I had to start from scratch. In the end I'm getting my files back (4 TB of data thanks to Backblaze) but the 9 days without the files I need to operate really put a new level of stress on me that had me taking more trips to the kitchen. When I opened my Healthy Wage app, it let me know in very clear words, "I'm behind my goal." OK, we get that. That is over. Let's put it behind us and focus on what we can do to turn it around. So by looking at what I was doing right (and this meant tracking EVERYTHING that went in my mouth) and what I wasn't it was OBVIOUS that I need to focus on the calories going into my body. Not really a surprise, but the data smacked me in the head and got me to refocus. The Amazon Halo - More than a Tone of Voice DetectorI spoke about the Amazon Halo when it first came out. We all were interested in the "tone of voice detection" and that it took somewhat creepy 3D pictures of you and stated that it was super accurate in regards to body fat percentage. The device stated it was distraction-free, and consequently, I ignored it most of the time I ignored. This week I started to look at the exercise and labs and some of these were interesting. I like the guided "win won for the gipper" kind of talks on 10 minute walks (great for walking around the block). There are labs (goals) like "Drink a glass of water before every meal." The bad news is you need to keep the app in front of you (put it on the front screen of your phone). You can have it send notifications to your phone (but for me, those are easy to get lost in the sea of notifications). In the end, it is YOU who has to keep focused on your goals. The nice thing is these extra programs from different sources (like weight watchers, headspace, etc) are only $4 a month. That beats some of these other monthly fees for things like peleton, fit, apple. Mentioned In This EpisodeBackblaze Computer BackupAmazon Halo Fitness TrackerLogical Losers Accountability ClubLogical Weight Loss Resources
27 minutes | 4 months ago
Beyond Weight Loss Movie Review
Become a Logical Loser and help support the show. If you get value from this show, share some of that value back with me in the form of a donation. I watched a movie titled, "Beyond Weight Loss." I liked it as it was agenda-free. It just presented some great facts and in the first 10 minutes, I learned my over-priced Almond Milk 75% Fat. MY NEW WATER JUGIt's HUGE but hopefully will keep me on track. I filled it up and had to put it on its side to fit in the fridge and it doesn't leak.5 steps to self-changeAwarenessContemplation how am I going to do thisKnowledgeActionSelf-accountability (habit) you want toCheck out the Movie on Amazon Prime
36 minutes | 5 months ago
10 Reasons Why Resolution Fail - And How to Create One That Doesn't
It's that time of year again. If you're thinking, "Nah... resolutions are pointless." You might want to listen today as I spotlight 10 reasons we set ourselves up for failure.I personally started today (Sunday the 27th) filled with hope (and I share the "Stupid" thing I did to say goodbye to 20202).We think we read, we watch, but when it comes to action we don’t take enough action.Sometimes the reason is we set HUGE goals. After all, “Go big or go home,” is a common saying these days. Those huge goals can be intimidating and so we trigger negative thoughts in our heads as we start to think “We can’t do it.”If we do get past our negative thoughts we sometimes jump in with both feet and try to go from zero to 60 in record time. This leads to injury, burnout, and a pace that is not sustainable. We need to treat our weight loss like a marathon, not a sprint. Start with one step that you can accomplish then add another and another and help to make them habits.We have unrealistic expectations. I think we might feel this because we can gain weight easily, so it must be easy to lose it. IT’s not. In the same way getting pregnant can take very little time and kind of fun, but getting the baby out is a whole different story.We create a plan of doing things we hate. Sometimes we think we are doing the right thing by coming up with a plan filled with things we hate to do and the food we hate to eat. Then we wonder why it didn’t work. We have to get creative and come up with a plan that will work for us. There is a plan, we just need to find it. It’s not impossible. We just need to keep trying.We focus on the wrong things. Sometimes we get the cart before the horse. We focus on the scale (the results) instead of focusing on the steps that will result in the scale going down.We don’t track our progress. This results in us only focusing on how far we have to go which can be intimidating. When you track your progress you can see when things are working so you can do more of it.We try to do it alone. Studies have shown having an accountability partner can help. In the logical losers private Facebook group, we weigh-in every Wednesday. When you know you are expected to share your weight, you might think twice about that second helping. Support can also spur you to keep trying when things don’t go perfect. To hold myself accountable, I recently started a HealthyWage challenge of losing one pound a week for six months. If I’m successful, I’ll not only lose weight but earn some extra cash.You haven’t identified your why. We often make resolutions because it’s January. That’s not a great reason. For me, I’m not happy with my appearance. I’m single. If someday in the future I want to take my clothes off in front of another consenting adult, I have a lot of work to do. Currently, they would need to be blindfolded, and have the lights off. I also want to be around for my great-nieces and nephews.You’re not making your health a priority. This is me. It sounds so “DUH” but if I don’t keep my health, and my goals and my strategies front and center, I forget them and find myself doing all the things I KNOW will lead to more weight gain, and at best keep me at my current overweight self. If you’re saying, “I don’t have time” what you’re saying is it’s not a priority.We find time to brush our teeth, feed our kids, wash our clothes, we need to make ourselves a priority.Some tools to help you.Don’t overthink it. You have things like reminders, tasks, stopwatches, to nudge you when you need it.For tracking, I love cronometer. It’s cheaper than my fitnesspal, and I believe more accurate.For tracking your progress, check out the Streaks app (on iOs) or the Habit Share App which is for both Ios and Android, and allows you to share your habits with an accountability partner.Momentum Browser Plugin. https://momentumdash.com/ Keep your goals in front of you. Every time you open a new tab, your goal is in front of you. You can put in affirmations, link it to your Todoist account, and more. It even integrates with your Fitbit.If you love challenges, I mentioned HealthyWage where you can pick your goal and time to achieve it. You pledge money to inspire you. If you don’t achieve your goal, you pay. If you do achieve your goal, you get your money and additional money. Who doesn’t want to lose weight and get paid?If you want to challenge your friends there are tools like HealthyWage (although I’m not a fan of their lose 6% in 12 weeks types of setups as their 25% fee is a bit high for me). You can purchase my Weight Loss Competition Spreadsheet (similar to the biggest loser) for $10Affirmations can help you rewire your brain and lose your negative attitude. I know it sounds “woo-woo” and I thought that for years. I now use them, and any time I start to fail, I always notice I’m not doing my affirmations. I love the Think Up App (both iOs and Android). You can try it for free.If you need a “to do” list, I love todoist as you can have your todo list everywhere (phone, computer, tablet) and you can use it in your Gmail. Want to a reminder to email this person next week? It’s one click.If your resolutions include anything about Money, I love YNAB (You Need A Budget)In a nutshell:Make Your Resolutions Work by:Write down your goalsBreak a large goal into smaller achievable partsTrack your progress dailyMake it public (if that works for you)Create routines that support your goalsBe accountableI'm looking forward to 2021 and I'm currently fired up and ready to go.Want more resolution tips? See https://www.logicalloss.com/smart-resolutions-1/Become a Logical LoserAccountability partners at www.logicallosers.com
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Every Challenge is a Choice
Weigh-in230 Lbs (up 1 lb from the last episode)After starting 75 hard, and completing 4 out of seven days I may have felt a bit dejected. This leads to some bad choices and heaven the weight gain. Meanwhile, I am starting to exercise more. Today is the first day of the week, and while I liked the idea behind 75 Hard, it seemed a bit too aggressive for me (which is somewhat the point). As I pointed out previously, I recently went through a move and many other things and just put my health on the back burner. In the end, what 75 Hard is about is pushing past that voice in your head that always finds excuses to allow you to make bad decisions (see above). What I’ve done is I decided to make my own contest. If you’re on an iPhone you can use the streaks app (https://habitshareapp.com/ ). Habitshare is an app for both Android and Ios and it allows you to share your goals with an accountability partner. https://habitshareapp.com/Here is another motivational tool https://www.stickk.com/Stikk nickname is logicalloss if you need someone to referee or as a recipient.Become a Biggest LoserNeed some extra support? More content? Accountability Partner? Come be with people just like you who are going through the same challenges as you. Join the Logical Losers at www.logicallosers.com
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Understanding Your Metabolism with Lumen
Today I cover a few topics such as Net Carb, Using a Lumen, and What is 75 Tough?WEIGH INIn my last episode I was 229, and after going up after Thanksgiving, I am back to 229 (so I'm the same). I am exercising more, and watching what I eat to I highly expect to be down next episode.Am I Burning Carbs or FatI've always viewed cards as kindling and fat is the "logs" of a fire. You need the kindling to start the fire, but to really stay warm you need to logs to catch fire. So you need both carbs and fat, but how do you know if you are burning carbs or fat?The Lumen Shows You What You're BurningI've been using this, and it takes all of five minutes to breath into the device in the morning, and it lets you know how you're doing, and what to do to achieve your goal. It somewhat looks like you are vaping.The device is scientifically proven to be accurate. It's not a toy, and previously this kind of test was only done at a medical facility and now you can do it at home. (right not there is a black Friday sale, and it rarely - if ever- goes on sale.When you adjust your diet to start burning fat more efficiently, you know you're heading it the right direction.For more information see www.logicalloss.com/lumen75 Tough - What Is it?75 Tough is a challenge from Andy Frisella where for 75 days you are required to:Read 10 pagesFollow a dietAbstain from alcohol or cheat mealsDrink 1 gallon of water (128 ounces)Take a progress picturePerform two 45 minute workoutsOne workout must be outside.You can also add your own personal items if you'd like.The program is designed to build the mental toughness and self-confidence that you will need to live your best life.When you sign up at www.75tough.com he will attempt to get your to buy his book for $20 (beware on Amazon people are trying to sell you counterfeit versions) and listen to his podcast (he is a bit of a "brah" for me. Then they want you to download his free app.I can say that so far I have not spent any money (I am going to buy the book) and I'm not receiving a bunch of spam.There is a voice in my head that laughs just thinking about doing this, but there is only way to know if you can do it. If you want to try go to www.75tough.comBecome a Logical Loser?If you want more motivation, accountability and/or want to support the show become a Logical Loser for $5/month at www.logicallosers.com
25 minutes | 6 months ago
How to Get Started Lifting Weights and Why?
This week, I'm ready to buckle down and get back on track. I found an article that has me wanting to mix in weight training. WEIGH IN229.3 - I consider this my new starting weight. LIFTING WEIGHTS - HOW TO GET STARTEDAccording to an article on Yahoo, you can try doing full body exercises every other date. It's really important to give your body time to recuperate. You need to let your body repair itself. This time is when your muscles come back bigger. WHY?According to that article, "Numerous scientific studies show that regular strength training can be a huge benefit to your health long-term by improving cognitive function, emotional and mental well-being, and mobility by reducing muscle loss as you grow older."Keep in mind your muscles burn calories, and you naturally lose your muscle as you get older (yes, that does suck). The less muscles you have, the less calories you burn. The less calories you burn the more weight you may put on. HOW HARD DO YOU PUSH?For muscle definition, choose a weight that has you fatigued by the end of six to 12 repetitions. In general you want to push yourself to the point where you can't do any more. As always contact your doctor and be safe (have a spotter if you're using a bench and doing bench presses). Your muscles get bigger when you push them to the point where you can't do it. During the day off your body repairs your muscles, and actually comes back bigger. EVENTUALLY DO MOREAt some point the weight you are using will become easier, and that's when its time to increase one of the following:The number of sets, The number of Reps,Or you add more weight.People who do weight training on a regular basis reap the benefits years later. You may not like it now, buy your future self will thank you. SUPPORT THE SHOW BECOME A LOGICAL LOSERA private Facebook accountability group with additional information is at www.logicallosers.com Come join the conversations and enjoy "Motivation Monday" "Weigh In Wednesday" and more. www.logicallosers.com
44 minutes | 6 months ago
How Meghan Lost 240 Lbs
Today I'm interviewing Meghan from seemeghanshrink.com who lost 240 lbs in 17 months.My Weigh InThe days of fast food are over as I'm up 2 lbs. My three month project of moving into a house is 98% done, so expect to see this number go down in the next episode (which should be much more regular).See Meghan ShrinkWhat an amazing story! Here are some key points.Meghan played football on the boys team.She use to eat out all the timeIntroduced to vegetables via seasoningHad that accountability of a partner (see logicallosers.com )Focused on the activates not the number on the scaleSet a small goal that she could accomplish on a daily basis.She used a journal (I use penzu.com)She rewrote those negative scripts in her head.She use supplements to give her a boost.Find out about her coaching, food ideas, instagram, and more atwww.seemeghanshrink.comBecome a Logical LoserLooking for a group of people to help support you and cheer you on! Check out www.logicallosers.com You get bonus content, and you help support the show.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
New Features From Fitbit - Do I Need An App To Let Me Know I'm Stressed?
WEIGH INI talk about this today. I'm going up and down on a somewhat regular basis, but the end result is I'm pretty much staying around 227.NEW FITBIT SENSEIn this episode I mention where the heck I've been, and what has caught my eye. The new Fitbit Sense which now has Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant built into the Watch. It also can measure your oxygen blood status (like the new Apple iWatch). In addition to the Alexa and Google assistants, they added a feature that helps track how stressed you are. From their website:The new EDA sensor on Fitbit Sense measures electrodermal activity responses. Using the EDA Scan app, place your palm over the face of the device to detect small electrical changes in the sweat level of your skin. Measuring your EDA responses can help you understand your body’s response to stressors and help you manage your stress. You can do a quick EDA Scan session on device to see your responses, or pair it with guided mindfulness sessions in the Fitbit app to see how your body responds during meditation or relaxation. At the end of your session, you will see an EDA response graph on-device and in the mobile app to gauge your progress over time and reflect on how you feel emotionally.While I love the way technology can help track our ups and downs, and inspire us to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone, I sometimes wonder, "Do I need an app to let me know that I'm rested? Stressed? They may find things I can't see. I'm just not sure these extra features are worth the hundreds of dollars (more) than something like the smartwatch from Fittrack.I will admit that the thought of having Alexa and Google on the watch made me go, "oooh," we should all remember that if you have your phone with you (and c'mon, when was the last time you were without your phone?) you can talk to "Lexy" or Google, so don't get too excited about a feature you already have. I COULD HAVE BEEN LOSING WEIGHTAs a logical loser you know I've been in a long three phase project of moving. As I approach phase three, and I see (via my trackers) the activity I've done, I could've used this time to lose weight. Who knew cleaning baseboards or painting burned so many calories? I know my legs, my thumb, and other parts of my body sure felt it. Had I taken just a little bit of time I could've been eating healthier meals for dinner. By eating healthy breakfasts, and lunch, this resulted in my basically going up and down, but more or less staying the same. Tonight after I got done doing some work on the house I went out and took a brisk walk for 25 minutes. The world did not come to an end. I still completed everything I wanted to. While we are all busy, maybe we are not as "24/7 busy" as we think we are. DON'T PRACTICE DOING THE BAD STUFFSo while I didn't completely ignore my weight loss efforts, I took my "foot of the gas" without putting it on the break. By doing this, you then have to take the step of "pushing down on the gas pedal" and depending on how long you've been coasting, the harder, or stranger, that step may feel. Keep your foot on the gas.BUY CANDY YOU DON'T LIKEWith Halloween candy now out earlier and earlier, don't fall for it. If you buy it early, this means you can eat it early and then have to buy MORE just to feed the neighborhood kids (IF they are having trick or treat with COVID in your neighborhood). Do you have a candy you hate? (I had to think about it, but butterfingers were never my favorite), maybe that is the best treat for the kids to help you avoid "trying just one." MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEFitbit SenseFitbit Verse 3Fittrack AtriaBECOME A LOGICAL LOSERCome experience motivation Monday and weigh-in Wednesday along with a community of other people who are just like you. Its a support group, and accountability team all in one. Check it out at www.logicallosers.com
25 minutes | 8 months ago
Apple Watch Six Vs Budget Atria Alternative
Apple came out with version six of their watch with a new feature of measuring your blood oxygen level. Do we need this?What is it?It measures how much oxygen is in your blood.What Happens If We Have Lox Oxygen Levels?Low levels may be the result of a lung disease such as severe COPD that inhibits oxygen flow, or it could indicate there is carbon monoxide in the air, which the body will mistakenly use to replace oxygen.It can be symptoms of:Having a low blood oxygen level (hypoxemia) can present a number of problems. Symptoms can include a blue tint to the lips, skin or fingernails, chest pains, confusion, coughing, disorientation, headache, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath and wheezing. Many of these signs of hypoxemia can also be symptoms of COPD and other pulmonary issues, so it is essential that if you struggle with breathing or heart problems, you pay close attention to your symptoms. Any increase may mean that you are not getting sufficient oxygen.Conclusion - Not So Fast:Yes, it is new and shiny. A new feature that could be helpful to track your health especially if you have lung issues, or sleep issues. It can raise a red flag. The $400 price is a bit much, but let me know explain why.Aura RingAfter saving for over a year I bought an Aura ring for $300. This is great for tracking your steps, temperature, and sleep. The addition of temperature and something you can wear while you sleep (as the battery lasts long) its pretty cool. But not so fast. I already have an Apple watch, and for me, I didn't really gain much except the better sleep tracking and temperature. I did have a bit of buyers remorse. Not because its a bad gadet, but you don't get much if you already have an Apple watch, or even a Fit bit. There is even a more inexpensive optionI was looking for budget gadgets and alternatives to the Apple watch or Fitbit (as all of these are getting expensive). I found a great tool called the Fittrack Atria. Forget the daily recharge with a 7+ day battery life to not miss a single thing! All-new FitTrack Atria will start tracking your sleep, heart rate, breathing along with receiving all of your notifications from your phone. There are 7 Exercise Modes to make sure you’re getting the right information.If you use the link www.logicalloss.com/fittrack you save an additional 25% discount. All-day trackingGet text message, calendar remindersSleep trackingHeart Rate Tracking120,000 Happy Customers The best part $129, now on sale $99. The new Apple watch is $399. The "scaled down" version is $329. The Fittrack Atria is on sales for $99. The Fittrack, Smart Body BMI Scale is also $89.95 (a Withings scale is $95 ) FitTrack scales are a simple and effective solution to stay motivated. Measure, track, and trend your body vitals over time with 17 Health Measurements at the comfort of your fingertips. I'm impressed with their features and pricing. I don't have any of these items, and may not order them (as I have enough gadgets). If you have one (or order one), let me know as I'd love some first-hand insights.Become a Logical LoserThe private accountability group where you get Motivation Monday, Weigh-in Wednesday, and more. see www.logicallosers.com
28 minutes | 8 months ago
Transforming Your Body Start with Transforming Your Brain - Elizabeth Benten Interview
You've heard me talk about the book Chasing Cupcakes, well today I HAVE THE AUTHOR and she does not disappoint. Elizabeth Benten just has this non-nonsense way of explaining things that is like "Tough Love" with a layer of icing to make it a little sweeter (but still have you saying, "Oh yeah, that makes sense). We talk about:Dealing with childhood obesityFinding trustworthy information (or should you)Dealing with your past (and how to move past it)How she found the persistence to lose 150 lbs. I really, really, love her book Chasing Cupcakes and if you want to hear her read it for freego to www.logicalloss.com/freebook to get it on Audible. Also check out her website www.primalpotential.com where you can:Find her podcastClasses on Nutrition, Barrier Breaking, Daily Mindset Upgrades, or hire her as your coach. Check out her before and after pictures athttps://primalpotential.com/about/ (scroll down to see them)Dave's Weigh InI'm struggling to find time to exercise and lying to myself that picking up moving boxes (keeps me active) is the same as exercise. It's not the same thing. Consequently, I'm up to 227 from 225. Join Our Private Accountability ClubWe have motivation Monday, Weigh In Wednesday, and more. It's only $5/month (17 cents a day!) go to www.logicallosers.com Mentioned In This Episode Chasing Cupcakes - on AmazonGet it for free on AudibleElizabeth's Website http://www.primalpotential.com/The Logical Loser's Accountability Club
21 minutes | 9 months ago
Smart Jump Rope - No Longer Kids stuff
Today I share where I've been (Moving). It's not fun.WEIGH INIn the meantime I had gained some weight, and the good news I lost it and I'm back to 225WHEN YOU SAY YES...Right now I have so much stuff on my plate it is not leaving any margin. This is not a good plan. This is somewhat obvious, but in case you didn't notice.When you're time is booked 24/7, when you say YES to another thing, it means you are saying NO to something else. For me this meant my exercise time went away, and consequently the weight cam back on. Bummer. I realized this, and adjusted my eating a bit, and took my situation (Moving) and turned it into exercise (you can burn calories cleaning).I know right now in a pandemic thing and priorities are all screwed up, but never forget that if you're booked solid and say yes to something, you're going to have to say no to something else.There are only 24 hours in the day.JUMPING ROPE GOES HIGH TECHYou can get a really nice jump rope for a reasonable price.They now make Jump Ropes with countersThen I heard about Smart Jump Ropes.Smart Rope Rookie: An App-Connected Jump Rope that Motivates You to Jump to New HeightsSmartRope Rookie, or just Rookie for short, is a true and improved fitness experience like never before. The smooth and easy handling of this jump rope makes your next cardio workout a pure breeze. Far from being a simple jump rope, the Rookie connects to the free SmartRope app, which tracks your workout stats, exercise progress and lets you challenge others to a jump rope competition. The Rookie is the future of connected fitness in both your hands!SmartRope app is our app that connects to the Smart Rope Rookie, which receives and relays your workout information in real time. The information provided through the app creates an “anytime, anywhere” fitness experience. The SmartRope app is available on Android or iOS devices, as well as fitness wearables!Jumping rope is a workout that can be done virtually everywhere. Think of all the reasons we don’t work out - it’s raining, we’re too busy today, we don’t want to add yet another monthly expense to the budget. If you have a few square feet and a few minutes, you can have an incredibly rewarding cardio workout, at work, at home, or anywhere else. Combined with the advanced technology of the SmartRope app your workout, and body, can only improve!If you love competition, gamification, stats, and tracking.. you'll love thisLogical LosersIf you're looking for some accountability, some more motivation then check out the Logical Losers Accountability Club at www.logicallosers.com
27 minutes | 9 months ago
Identifying 10 Unhelpful Thinking Styles
Looking for an accountability partner as well additional motivation? Check out the Logical Losers Club at www.logicallosers.comHere are the 10 Unhelpful Thinking Styles1. Mental Filter: 2. Jumping to Conclusions: 3. Personalization: 4. Black and White Thinking: 5. Catastrophising: . 6. Overgeneralizing: 7. Shoulding and Musting:.8. Labeling: 9. Magnification and Minimization: 10. Emotional Reasoning:
33 minutes | 10 months ago
Cronometer: An Easier, Faster, More Accurate Way to Track Your Health
Today I have the product manager of Cronometer which is my new favorite app for tracking my food. Here is why:Recipes: You can use these ingredients to create a dish, but you can also group food together. Tired of adding both the milk and the protein powder? Same them under a recipe and add the recipe and they are both added to your diary.Accuracy: They have PEOPLE check the labels if you find a food that is not in their HUGE database. EASY: If you find a food not listed, take a picture of the data label, and the app "reads" it and enters the information into your custom food for you.Less Expensive: There is a free version (if you don't mind ads) but if you want to go pro its cheaper than MyFitness Pal.Check Our CronometerCheck it out at www.logicalloss.com/foodtracking Thanks to Maria for the review in Apple Podcasts. If you want more content become one of the Logical Losers our private Facebook group and accountability club at www.logicallosers.comNow go make good choices!
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