January 2008

Pimp My Diet Please

by Christina on January 30, 2008

“This brings me to this point.. right here, right now. This is my choice. I am ready to change. I want to be healthy and I want to live my life. I want to participate in my life!” On a summer day in August I was surfing the Internet and was frustrated with one of […]


Inspired Weight Loss

by scott-tousignant on January 30, 2008

Diet and exercise will only take you so far when it comes to weight loss. For 80% of you it has only taken you as far as the first 4 weeks of 2008 after setting your New Years Resolutions to lose weight. Eating well and working out like crazy has now become more of a […]


20 Minute Kick Your Ass Workout

by Rob on January 29, 2008

body weight pull ups

Are you looking for a bodyweight workout to test your strength and endurance? Try this simple little round that I found on crossfit today. It’s their Workout Of The Day or WOD and If you’re not sweating and panting like a dog when you’re done, there’s something wrong. The idea is to complete as many […]


does weight watchers really work

Does Weight Watchers really work? Does the program teach health, portion control, or is it really just about a support network? Join the discussion with your own personal results, good or bad and help answer the question “Does Weight Watchers work?”


Reader Feedback

by Rob on January 28, 2008

You know, you write a blog and wonder if anyone actually reads them or gets any value out of them. Comments appear from time to time (more would be good – hint hint), but it’s always nice to get some feedback personally emailed to you. I get them from time to time and today is […]


Garden hose

When it comes to conserving water, saving greywater is the big one. As greywater comprises around three quarters of a household’s waste water, it’s well worth looking at. After all, saving water = saving money. This is the fifth article in a series of six on saving water around your house.


Recipe: Red Bean Cakes

by Darlene on January 26, 2008

bean cakes recipe

We eat beans a lot at our house because they are packed full of nutrients, high in fiber, and are very low in fat and calories. Basically they fill you up so you don’t want to eat a lot of other stuff that might not be as good for you. This Red Bean Cake recipe […]


Recipe: Creamy Almond Sauce

by Darlene on January 26, 2008

This is a multi-purpose, great tasting and easy to make sauce. You can put it on lentil loaf, bean cakes, quinoa cakes, sweet potato pancakes or anything else that needs a sauce or gravy. This creamy almond sauce recipe is simple, with shallots or onions, almond milk and raw almonds. That’s it. Pure nutrition without […]

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3 Weight Loss Tips

by Rob on January 25, 2008

Every Friday is weight loss tips day here at Former Fat Guy Blog and the 3 weight loss tips for today are about white foods. I rarely if ever recommend removal of foods from diet, but rather take the approach of increasing and improving the foods we eat. I teach my clients to focus on […]


Constant And NeverEnding Improvement

by Rob on January 23, 2008

constant and never ending improvement

One of the most powerful lessons I learned years ago when I was starting my weight loss transformation, was from Anthony Robbins’ book Unlimited Power. In it I learned of the principle CANI, or Constant And Neverending Improvement. I became a student of small improvements compounded upon one another and knew that I’d never stop […]


My First Kettlebell Workout

by Rob on January 22, 2008

kettlebell workout

Way (way, way, way) back in late Sept 2007 I did a podcast about the fact that I was about to begin kettlebell training. Darlene was in Peru at the time and I had purchased a 20 pound Kettlebell while I was waiting her return. I acquired a little health challenge while she was away […]


The Ultimate Perfect Pushup Review

by Rob on January 22, 2008

perfect pushup review

I posted my perfect pushup review a few months back and it got a lot of attention, er…. , slammed by a bunch of guys on a martial arts forum. It caught me a bit off guard as they trashed the product and the review. Then as I watched their discussions, I found that other […]


Damien Walters, tumbler, gymnast and martial artist shows off displays his extreme skills and conditioning in this showreel. Thanks to Scott Bird for the heads up on Damien I’ve looked around for more information about Damien Walters on the web, but can’t seem to find any. He doesn’t seem to have his own website, just […]


Recipe: Lentil Loaf

by Darlene on January 19, 2008

lentil loaf recipe

We use lentils in a number of recipes throughout the week. Red Lentil Dahl is a regular at our table, and we use lentils in one of our favorite soups, barley lentil soup. This Lentil Loaf recipe is very filling as it’s high in fiber and makes a nice meatless meal, even surprising the avid […]


3 Weight Loss Tips

by Rob on January 18, 2008

Every Friday is weight loss tips day here at Former Fat Guy Blog and the 3 weight loss tips for the new year that you can take action on right now are about pictures, measurements and journaling. Something everyone always regrets after they’ve reached their goal weight is not having taken that ever important “Before” […]