Targets: Why some are better than others

First thing I want to say is, targets are good.  They help people reach goals.  If nothing else, they can be used as stepping stones towards an ultimate goal.  They can show the direction to go, your rate of progress in that direction, and they are a good psychological tool making the whole journey more “do-able”.  Some examples of these targets include:

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Priorities of losing fat

With 2 thirds of the UK population classed as overweight, there are plenty of people out there who want to lose some bodyfat.  There are hundreds of diets to choose from, and thousands of “fat loss tips” to take in.  And this can make things a little confusing for people.  Which ones should you try?  Which ones will work better?  Which things are more important?

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Introduction to How to Lose Weight

1. Losing weight, or losing fat?

First of all, you need to decide if you want to lose weight, or if you want to lose bodyfat. Losing weight is simple.  Just stop drinking any fluids (water etc) for a few days, or simply chop off a leg or two.  I guarantee the scales will show you losing weight, but it is far from a healthy option! Losing bodyfat is equally simple and MUCH healthier!  So I will go into a bit more detail about this. UPDATE:  If you want to know more about the ways to measure your body weight or body fat levels, take a look at my 2 part article telling you all you need to know (Body Composition part 1 – Body Weight)

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