Fit in a Fat World

Why Diet Plans Don't Work

Dain Wallis | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

We are impatient by nature which is why a full-throttle diet overhaul seems like a great choice. People always want the quick and easy. Unfortunately, we are not wired to support such a plan. For this reason, when it comes to sustainable weight loss, a behaviour-based diet and lifestyle plan makes the most sense. How?

Sneaky Foods That Are Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals

Dain Wallis | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

As we all know, "you can't out-exercise a bad diet." For this reason, people first turn to dietary changes when seeking to lose weight, but many still fail to see results. With this in mind, here's a list of foods that will sabotage any attempt to improve body composition.

Natural Ways to Flush Your Toxins Without Doing a Cleanse

Dain Wallis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

If you need to use a cleanse to get you out of bad habits and on track to a healthier lifestyle, it can surely have a place. If you feel the need for a mental break from making your daily food choices, take the break. But don't lean on cleansing as a crutch for an otherwise unhealthy lifestyle. There is no "Get Healthy Quick" scheme. Much like you can't get abs in seven days, you also can't eliminate health problems in a week. Any time you read about improving your health in a short period of time or through easy methods, you should immediately be skeptical.

Five Real-World Strategies For Fat Loss

Dain Wallis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Losing weight can be a daunting task. How often should I go to the gym? What should I do while I'm there? For how long? What should I eat? Am I eating enough? Oh, hi Netflix, of course I'll share my popcorn with you! Sound familiar? I've laid out five strategies that are sure to push you in the right direction.

Organic or Gimmick? What You Need to Know About Organic Foods

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Ah, organic foods. Mysterious and pretentious. Some people swear by organic foods to avoid the "hidden dangers" of conventional products, whereas others completely ignore anything organic, equating the term organic with expensive. But what does "organic" even mean, and is eating organic better for you?

Are Food Labels Fooling You?

Dain Wallis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Food labeling is extremely important for consumers, especially those of us who strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But what if labels aren't accurate? What if labels are ambiguous and misleading? What if most people don't fully understand how to read these labels? Unfortunately, these issues are all very real.

Weight Training vs. Cardio: The Exercise Hierarchy

Dain Wallis | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada
Dain Wallis

High-intensity cardio intervals (followed by extended steady-state cardio) almost surely burns the most calories/fat during the exercise -- although it's possible that weight training intervals, if done hard and long enough, can match or exceed the results of cardio.

Why Sugar Should Be Reclassified As a Drug

Dain Wallis | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

I came across an interesting quote the other day and it really got me thinking: "If sugar were discovered today, it would unquestionably be listed as a controlled substance, and classified as a drug." I then came across this paper in my research, which essentially states my case.

Why Pushing Yourself at the Gym Pays Off

Dain Wallis | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Are you more out of breath after walking, or after sprinting? After lifting a 5 lb weight or a 50 lb weight? This is why intensity is important. The harder you push yourself, the more oxygen you require, the more calories you burn. If you're working out and you're not sweating, consider increasing the weight.

Amazing Eggs: Busting the Cholesterol Myth

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Eggs are not bad for your cholesterol, nor are they bad for your health. Feel free to take my word for it, or read on and hear why eggs are one of nature's greatest foods. Sometimes I eat up to six or eight whole eggs in a day. My current blood work is nearly perfect, according to my physician. Eggs are magnificent.

5 Simple Ways to Lose Fat

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

There are many "Top 5" lists out there, but this list contains five simple habits that anyone can change with the right motivation. For anyone looking to burn a little extra fat, try implementing at least one of these strategies in your life. If you can eventually manage to incorporate all five, you'll be extremely pleased with the results!

How to Eat Right With a Hectic Schedule

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

I travel a lot, both professionally and personally, and although it is definitely more challenging to eat healthy on the road, it is far from impossible. At the end of the day it comes down to what is more important for you: your unique health and lifestyle goals, or saving a few minutes and just taking what society lays out for you. Here are some tips to help you execute your nutritional plan, regardless of your schedule.

Why You're Getting Nowhere at the Gym and How to Fix it

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

I often hear people complaining that they go to the gym but never see any results. The gym isn't a magical place where you can go and achieve results by osmosis -- trust me, I've tried -- but some people seem to treat it this way. Although everyone is different, here are some key factors explaining why you aren't seeing the results you want.