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Identifying these will change your life

I’ve had a great day so far… I woke up and played with my kids. I did some work. I went to the gym. I enjoyed lunch with my family. [...] Read More

I'll do anything to lose weight except…

A prospective client once told me: I’ll do anything to lose weight except… Eat well and exercise. HA! Why? Ultimately, it boils down to fear. Fear that eating well and [...] Read More

The importance of LOL (I'm not talking about laughing out loud)

One of the things I’ve found in my never-ending quest to understand what makes successful people successful is how much support they have. (Along the way, I’ve encountered many people [...] Read More

Abe Lincoln's Personal Mantra

I came across a quote of his I really liked. He said, “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.” [...] Read More
Tiny Feet

My son was born 3 months early. Here's what I've learned so far.

I haven’t written for a while. For good reason. I’m actually writing this from the NICU (Neo-intensive care unit). My son was born on Saturday, January 21st. Three months early. [...] Read More

How to create a weight loss breakthrough

He had a dream… And so do you. Here’s one of my favorite quotes: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are [...] Read More

This one thing I learned from the NYC Marathon is key for weight loss

Yesterday, I watched the NYC marathon from a bunch of different points along the 26.219 route. As usual, I saved the finish line for my last stop. This is where [...] Read More
Home Run Derby Winner

The power of small wins

Last night was the Home Run Derby – a fan favorite. The only goal of the Home Run Derby is to hit as many balls out of the park as [...] Read More

How to quit smoking

Recently, I was invited to speak at a conference about habits. Good times. Someone asked me for advice on how to quit smoking. I figured I’d share what I said [...] Read More
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Why having more fun will help you lose weight

Happy April Fools’ Day! I’m not going to play any pranks on us MBT-ers, nor do I have any vegetable jokes, so if you have one please lettuce know. (Ba-dum [...] Read More
magic pill bottle with pills and measuring tape on the counter

"Why can't I lose weight?" Here's one reason why.

Without fail, whenever I meet someone and tell them what I do, the conversation turns to all of the diets they’ve done in the past, including the one they’re currently [...] Read More
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One of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make

This is a really tough and personal post for me to write. But here it goes… Last week my 92 year old grandma had two massive strokes within two days. [...] Read More
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My theme for 2016. What's yours?

Now that we’re back to life / back to reality (Warning: This is throwback to a classic song) I wanted to share my theme for the year. Every year, I [...] Read More

The vacation effect

Today, I want to share my made up term with you and what it means. The ‘Vacation effect‘ is when we’re excited about an upcoming vacation or holiday and think, [...] Read More

The disease that makes us overeat and overweight – Part 2

The disease that makes us overeat and overweight. Part 2. (Click here to read part 1.) Let’s get right into it… Ever notice how in movies like “This is 40” [...] Read More

The disease that makes us overeat and overweight

Before we get started with today’s lesson, I’m going to ask that you read this when you have a few minutes of uninterrupted time. One of my clients wrote this [...] Read More

Embracing these four words will lead to success

You hear that?!?! Listen carefully. I’ll wait. Know what it is? It’s the sound of exhales throughout the world from moms and dads whose kids are finally back at school. [...] Read More

How to get the body you want (and why most people never do)

This post is about what it takes to get the body you want. It’s also about why most people never do get the body they want. The key to getting [...] Read More

What to do when you don't feel like it

In my last post, I mentioned that sometimes we just don’t feel like it. (Whatever we want “it” to mean — eating right, exercising, embracing the discomfort, etc.) Version 1. [...] Read More

What to do when the scale won't budge

Tara, a client, writes me this email today: “Adam, I’m really upset I gained two pounds this week. I know why I did but it’s still very frustrating! Sometimes, I [...] Read More

Ever feel frustrated because you fell off track with your diet? Read me.

Few questions to think about… 1. Do you think underperforming students who are paired with students who excel in school (even though at times, they might feel inferior compared to [...] Read More

How to get what you want in life

Let’s talk about how to get what you want in life… Well, it’s all about persistence. So, what is persistence anyway? Persistence is having the same goal over and over [...] Read More

How Mike Tyson became one of the greatest boxers (and how you can become the best version of yourself)

HA! I gotta laugh using Mike Tyson for blog post fodder but with boxing being talked about left and right because of tomorrow’s big fight, I wanted to share a [...] Read More

When consistency feels boring

Us MBT-ers know that getting the body we want and being healthy and fit is about 3 things: Eating right. Exercising. And doing those two things consistently. As we also [...] Read More