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Join Dave Jackson and he shares insights into geeky weight loss gadgets, insightful articles, and success stories on losing weight, feeling better, and living healthier. He's also pretty darn funny.

Join Dave Jackson and he shares insights into geeky weight loss gadgets, insightful articles, and success stories on losing weight, feeling better, and living healthier. He's also pretty darn funny.
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Join Dave Jackson and he shares insights into geeky weight loss gadgets, insightful articles, and success stories on losing weight, feeling better, and living healthier. He's also pretty darn funny.




Stacking Habits: Piggybacking Your Way to Success

Right now as I look at my progress, I want to quit eating all food, go on a liquid diet, run a marathon, and dump a ton of weight by 6:30. We want the weight off. We want it off yesterday. Meanwhile back, in reality, a better strategy is to set up some habits to do the right things on a consistent basis. Full show notes at www.logicalloss.com/379


He Lost 70 lbs and Has Kept if Off For Four Years

I got an email. In it stated: 4 years ago, I weighed over 275 lbs. I was depressed and addicted to video games. I played more than 12 hours of games per day. Fortunately, I lost over 70 lbs and I've kept the weight off for 4 years. More importantly, I transformed not only my physical health but my emotional and mental health too. I'm at that stage where I wanna share my experience with others who wanna make the same “health gains” that I did. So I invited Danyon Toniga on to the show to...


The Poison of Perfection

January started great for me, but mid-monthI started to go back to my old habits. We've talked about doing little things. I know what I want in my routine: Advocare Yet, for some reason, I'm not doing all of these and the one that is mind boggling is taking a supplement. Really? how hard is swallowing a pill? The MNS 3 has a few pills you need to take at certain times, and yet at the end of the day, there is always one package I forgot to take with my lunch. I decided I would write...


The Psychology of Weight Loss With Karina Melvin

I don't normally have interviews but I saw all the credentials of Karina, and how she had multiple degrees in psychology and addition I thought she must have insights that can help us all. Today you will hear her say things that may make you go, “Wait, what?” but on the other hand if you've been doing the same things for year and all you have to show is a yo-yo weight loss plan, Karina explains how some of the very things I do (restricting my food choices, focusing on calories, and other...


I'm So Glad I Didn't Quit

Special thanks to Nick Florido for the $30 Today I share how I was doing everything I was supposed to do I: Drink 60-80 oz of water Get seven hours of sleep a night Eat less than 2000 calories Get 60 minutes of exercise or 10,000 steps and yet the scale didn't move. In fact, in some days the scale went up. I was furious, and frustrate and I wanted to quit, but I didn't. I'm glad I didn't Today I woke up and I hit my goal. I focused on doing all the right things that lead to weight...


Seeing is Believing

Go with me for a moment. Most of your friends come from your job. You are all close in age, you spend 40 hours together and often go to lunch together. In some cases, you even hang out after hours. Then you hire a new person. They are also similar to your age. Then you notice some characteristics: Would you want to hang out with this person? How frustrating would this person be? How To Turn the Tides on Your Negative Inner Talk No matter what the inner critic has told you, you do have...


Some Things Never Change

For me, the holidays are over (due to my brother going out of town for the holidays. This means yesterday I had the ham, the green beans, and yes, there were cookies. With no surprise, when I stepped on the scale it went the wrong way. So I did a deep dive into my data in myfitnesspal.com (I've used Loseit! in the past and many others, they all do the same thing, I liked myfitnesspal, but use whatever works for you). In looking at the data I could CLEARLY see that when: I lose...


How To Recover From A Thanksgiving Binge

So the Friday after Thanksgiving I was up 2 lbs. Today I'm down 1.5 lbs and I expect to be back on track tomorrow when I step on the scale. Here are some things to consider when coming off Thanksgiving. 1. Congratulations You're An American We plan for Thanksgiving for about two weeks. People spend a lot of money on travel. It's a big deal. There are family traditions involved. For me, my family tried something new this year and we had Crackle Barrel cook our food and just picked it up,...


The New Fitbit Charge 3

My old Fitbit blaze died after the 2.5 years, and after some research, I decided to replace my blaze with the new Fitbit Charge 3. Here are some of the features I like: The battery is supposed to last 7 days (we'll see) Fitbit Charge 3 helps you find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate. For more information see www.logicalloss.com/fitbit Get Paid To Do Healthy Things on the Achievement App A listener turn me on to...


Common Knowledge From Different Diets

Join The Diet Bet We are kicking off the holidays by "doubling down" on losing weight as we enter the "holidays" see http://www.logicalloss.com/dietbet and have a chance to earn money losing weight So Many Diets... I had found a few articles that had titles like "10 Things You Need to Know about the ______ Diet." So I read a ton of these and here is what I found. The Vegan Diet A vegan diet can be healthy and may help lower cholesterol, aid in weight loss and reduce the risk of some...


Busting the 21 Days to Create a Habit Myth

We've all heard in the past that it takes 21 days to bust a habit. It turns out that is a fable of the Internet that just kept getting repeated. Join the DietBet and Hurdle the Holidays Put in $20, and if you lose 4% of your weight when it starts (October 31, 2018) you get to share the pot with everyone who achieved their 4% goal (it's not as easy at sounds). For more information go to wwww.logicalloss.com/dietbet It Only Takes 21 Days to Create a Habit??? If you've ever heard that it...


How to Get and Stay Hydrated with the Ulla Hydration Reminder

Ulla Smart Hydration Reminder I just got my Ulla Smart Hydration Reminder. I've tried other smart bottles, and they had fun apps, etc. but I like MY bottle, and there was some setup involved, and it wasn't always accurate. I can track how much I drink in MyFitnessPal (or many other apps) but I often sit at my desk in the morning and 10:30 rolls around and I haven't taken a sip. That is where the Ulla Smart Hydration Reminder comes into play. It's a very small device that has a motion...


What's The Deal With Intermittent Fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? ( If) Intermittent Fasting sounds too good to be true. It's not about WHAT you eat, but WHEN you eat it. Sound great right? Not so fast this doesn't mean the floodgates are open to eating whatever you want (pizza, ice cream, soda, etc) When you are in the fed state, it's very hard for your body to burn fat because your insulin levels are high. It is much easier for you body to burn fat in the fasted state (8 - 12 hours) because your insulin levels are low....


Three Options to Help You Finish

I am listening to the book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. I love the book and here is why I like this book as you learn: But he did break down some things that seemed to obvious and yet we miss it. You Start Your Work on a Goal, and You're Not Meeting it. Here are your options: First of all, some people are going to freak out with this idea. YOU NEED TO REACH and STRETCH. YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! While that is true, you also need to finish your...


Adding Journaling and Removing Sugar Equals Success

Today I share how my weight is going up and down a bit. I'm losing at a rate of around .25 lbs per week. The good news is where I use to fluctuate between 221 and 219. This lead to fluctuating between 219 and 217. This week I was down under 216 for the better part of the week. While it would be easy to become discouraged with the fluctuations, the bottom line is the weight is going down. Karen Loss Weight Cutting out Sugar and Processed Food Karen's story comes from SparkPeople. She got...


You Can Turn Right Instead of Left, Right?

Weight loss is hard. Anybody that tells you different is lying. It takes discipline, it takes stamina, it takes a plan, and patience. However, we often can make it harder than it needs to be by focusing on the BIG (in some cases HUGE) picture. Here is how I handled that the past few weeks. Find out What Works On June 15 I had a really good day (1500 calories, and a calorie deficit of 700 for the day). The next day I hit my regular calorie goal of 1800, and had a calorie deficit of 732. I...


How to Get Motivated Now

I heard Jeff Haden get interviewed on the You Wanna Do What? podcast with Monica Rivera. Jeff is the author of the book The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win which can get for free by going to www.logicalloss.com/audible if you decide to cancel your subscription you can keep the book (or any other book) for free. Motivation Does Not Come Before Action So many times we think we need the motivation to take action. Jeff points out that it is the other way...


Motivation to Get Back In The Gym at 6:45 AM

I started this year off great. I was losing weight, as time went on, I began to YoYo. So while I'm still down 5 lbs from the beginning of the year I wasn't making much progress. Over the memorial day weekend I dusted off my favorite to do list tool todoist.com and it was a mess. I cleared out all the old stuff, and I got focused. So I had to decide what would be my number one focus. I had a few. I'm working on a new version of a book I originally wrote in 2012 call More Podcast Money. I...


Revelations From the Bike Path

I've been a bit down lately, and consequently, my weight has gone up. I just had some things happen that were disappointing. I went over 220, and once again that always gets my dandruff up. I pulled a muscle in my shoulder that is taking forever to heal. So yesterday I went for a bike ride. Where I live I might as well be at the bottom of a coffee cup. It's fun coming home, but starting out is uphill in all directions. So I started out and I rode my bike all the way to the top. I was...


Consistency and Willpower

I've been listening to the Book Willpower Doesn't Work - Discover the hidden keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy. At first, the book was a bit too dry, but I'm into chapter fice now and it's making more sense. The bottom line is if we create a plan where we will just have to "hunker down" or " Suck it up" and that is the one strategy we are going to heavily lean upon, we are setting ourselves up to fail. I went the movies last weekend to see Ready Player One. While I'm not a gamer, I am a...