Quick Thoughts on Fat-Loss+ Calories

September 7, 2018


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TURN UP THE VOLUME. Fast & furious thoughts on fat-loss nutrition. Yes, when it comes down to it, to lose body-fat, total calories will need to be reduced. How much? I would not recommend going beyond 500 calories per day. That would the maximum. I would start with 250. That being said, I’m not a huge fan of counting calories for many reasons. Things become complicated and un-fun very fast. Instead, I recommend improving WHAT foods we eat before worrying about the calories. When better quality food (unprocessed whole food) is consumed (in reasonable amounts) the total calories are often less by default… because most LOWER-QUALITY foods (fast food, processed food, fried food, sugary food, salty food, sugary drinks with calories) have more total calories, not to mention fewer beneficial nutrients. This is also why most diets work. Most diets recommend making “better” choices that are also typically lower in calories. Look, I love unhealthy food just as much as anybody but eating that way all the time is never a good option for anyone. Every meal doesn’t have to be perfect but for anyone wanting/needing to lose body-fat, I would limit any and all cheat meals to 1-2 times a week MAXIMUM, preferably AFTER exercise. Keep in mind, some restaurant food may be HIGH in quality but also VERY HIGH in total calories (because of the richer ingredients, most often due to a higher fat content). Same goes for most “beverages” that aren’t water. So, be careful with all this stuff. Aim for a nice variety and balance of LEAN PROTEINS, HEALTHY FATS and FIBROUS CARBS (vegetables, fruit). Google is your friend. Hollar at me if you have any questions. #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox

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New Health & Fitness Tips! So i’m doing a Free Video Series on what i consider to be the Essential Elements of Health & Fitness. Until the end of the year, my plan is to release one new video each week covering a fairly wide range of information, doing my best to limit most of the main points to 3 things. Tune in. These videos are free. I’m doing these to help. I know more than anyone how confusing and frustrating diet and exercise stuff is. I’ve worked professionally as a Personal trainer for well over a decade. My hope is to clear up some of the confusion. Take notes, ask questions. I’m always here to help…

September 26, 2017

“Refocus after Time Off” 8/28/17 Carlton Cullins-BLUE SKY STRONGBOX-Personal Trainer-AustinTX

August 30, 2017

New Health & Fitness Tips! This week I want to talk about a common occurrence, the obsession of counting calories. Things such as how many calories we eat and drink, how many calories we burn while exercising or meeting our daily step quotas. I’ve been there. Many of us have. Some of us, for medical reasons, may always need to count such numbers. And that’s ok. Health is most important. I’m talking more about vanity, which is also important to many people. It’s not that I think counting calories is completely pointless for making improvements in body composition, it’s more to do with the disregard for everything else that often accompanies. Common sense things like quality of sleep, reduction in stress, quality of food, quality of exercise and how each of these can make or break the hormone balance that controls everything you’re probably wanting to do. For those that may be in the middle of your own battle with calories, remember this important detail. Counting calories is not a long term solution. Do the right things most of the time and eventually you shouldn’t have to worry so much about all the numbers.

January 24, 2017

New Monthly Tipz! I’m back but instead of weekly, it’s proably gonna be more like monthly.This time i talk about a simple strategy for the holiday season. Why you ask? Because like it or not, too many people are gonna be fatter by the end of this year. Let’s not do that. You know, to be honest, there’s no secret or magic trick to any of it. It just comes down to a mindset, a simple plan and some stick-to-it-ness. Exercise can help but not more than focusing on nutrition during the next couple of months. Watch the video. Figure out your plan. Follow through. See you soon. Sorry it’s been a while… – Carlton

October 6, 2014

New Weekly Tipz! How bout a recap on the most important obstacle to conquer when working towards any goal(s): The truth. Do not avoid the truth. It’s best to just swallow bitter pills right from the start. The more i work with people the more i see clearly…do whatever it is that you know you should be doing but aren’t and most likely things will improve. And if you don’t know what they are, it’s ok, help is available. All you have to do is seek it out.

July 29, 2013

New Weekly Tipz! This week i go over 10 or so “common” mistakes that most people make when it comes to attempting to improve fitness and health. They are common because so many people do them so often. Don’t let it be you. Feel free to ask any questions. And please share. I wish you all the best :)

March 13, 2013

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