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Logical Weight Loss

406 EpisodesProduced by Dave JacksonWebsite

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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Identifying the Two Sides of Your Brain - Tracy Pleschourt

May 6th, 2022


What to do when you're about to do something that YOU KNOW is NOT going to help your weight loss efforts.

and yet we do it anyway.


Tracy Pleschourt Interview

Today I bring in Tracy Pleschourt from Self …

Cubii Review - Safe HIIT

February 10th, 2022


Lose weight while you watch TV right? Well, while using a Cubii does burn calories, I see this more as a rehabilitation tool. I would classify at as …

Its Time to Do Something Different - New Year - New Strategy

December 30th, 2021


Well, when what you are doing is not working you have to try something new. After hitting a new weight loss high of 236. I knew I had to do something.


I am trying a new app at

5 Keys to Lisa's 117 Lb. Weight Loss

November 13th, 2021


Today I am joined by Lisa Kahler of the website Big Fat Skinny Dish. She shares some of her tips that have helped her lose 117 lbs.

Weigh In:

In my last episode on 10/20 I was at 234.68 and today (11/12) I am down to …

Three Questions to Point You Toward Success

October 20th, 2021



It's been a while since we've talked, and I'm up .8 lbs. I've been down a bit and now I'm back up a pinch. I'm resetting and going back to focusing on sleep, water, exercise, and calories. In general, making my …

The Rules of Weight Loss Haven't Changed

September 5th, 2021


Weigh-in: My last weigh-in was 235. My current weight is 235

Shocking Scientific News on Weight Loss

According to this article, you should avoid sugar, …

The Mental Reason Why Weight Loss is Hard

August 2nd, 2021


Weigh in:

In my last episode, I was up to 235. This episode as I end July, I'm at 232.96. Part of this success was based on a few simple practices.

Little Changes Lead To Big Weight Loss

July 7th, 2021



I'm up a touch (235.9). What is upsetting is before the July 4th holiday I was actually down to 233. Time to refocus, and for me, I'm being …

Did You Hear What You Ate?

June 16th, 2021


Today I talk about a way to be honest with yourself along with a new protein drink I'm trying and my first steps with a new rowing machine. 


In the last episode, I was 235.7, and in this episode, I'm at 235.2. …

Tips to Cut Back on Sugar

May 31st, 2021



Weigh In: 235.7 (down from from 237)

Today we are looking at Sugar. Depending on who you read the recommended amount of Sugar is

25g for women

38 g for men.

According to this video she said the world health …

Safely Start HIIT Safely

May 24th, 2021


Today I bring on Michael Merlino from who joined the School of Podcasting who is has been a fitness trainer for 23 …

Losing Your Dad Bod

May 10th, 2021


Will Smith is going to document losing his "Dad bod" (a big belly) on YouTube. He didn't say how. When I asked uncle Google how to lose a Dad bod …

Resitance Bands Struggles

April 26th, 2021

Weigh In

I'm sad to report that I'm up 1 lb and I'm at 235.

Resistance Bands Hurdles

I bought a Hyfit resistance band set. It's high-tech portable, and kind of geeky. It needs a door that opens out. All of the doors on my …

Do I Need Vitamin D?

April 5th, 2021


Vitamin D is a nutrient that your body produces when you are exposed to sunlight. It is also found in food, including fish and eggs. You might be wondering if you need Vitamin D in your diet because of the COVD (Climate …

Oliver Mnakondo Is Your Guide to a Plant Based Diet

March 29th, 2021


After noticing that I don't know any over-weight vegetarians. I've been thinking about moving to a more plant-based diet. Then I was approached by Oliver Mnakondo and I checked out some videos and I just noticed the …

Three Easy Steps to Spark Thermogenic Weight Loss

March 15th, 2021


Stu Schaefer has been helping people transform their bodies - and lives - for the last 20 years. He is an expert at resetting a person's body and putting them into a Thermogenic state so they burn fat automatically. …

Clay has Lost 19 lbs since January

March 8th, 2021

My Weigh In

In my last episode, I was 233. I'm up to 234. I was doing better. In January I completed my goals 50.4%. I February I got that up to 61.4% but as you can see there is room for improvement. Currently, I'm at …

Science + Technology = Results with Hyfit Gear

February 16th, 2021


Today I talk about the SECOND voice in my head, and we talk with Dan Strik VP of Hyfit Gear (a new very cool piece of technology that is making …

Weight Loss Tips From Socrates

February 2nd, 2021


Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." With January in the books, what did you learn about yourself?

I set six daily goals and with …

Beyond Weight Loss Movie Review

January 12th, 2021


Become a Logical Loser and help support the show. If you get value from this show, share some of that value back with me in the form of a donation.

I watched a movie titled, "Beyond Weight Loss." I liked it as it was …

10 Reasons Why Resolution Fail - And How to Create One That Doesn't

December 28th, 2020


It's that time of year again. If you're thinking, "Nah... resolutions are pointless." You might want to listen today as I spotlight 10 reasons we set …

Every Challenge is a Choice

December 14th, 2020


230 Lbs (up 1 lb from the last episode)

After starting 75 hard, and completing 4 out of seven days I may have felt a bit dejected. This leads to some bad choices and heaven the weight gain. Meanwhile, I am …

Understanding Your Metabolism with Lumen

November 30th, 2020


Today I cover a few topics such as Net Carb, Using a Lumen, and What is 75 Tough?


In my last episode I was 229, and after going up after Thanksgiving, I am back to 229 (so I'm the same). I am exercising more, and …

How to Get Started Lifting Weights and Why?

November 16th, 2020


This week, I'm ready to buckle down and get back on track. I found an article that has me wanting to mix in weight training.


229.3 - I consider this my new starting weight.


How Meghan Lost 240 Lbs

November 5th, 2020


Today I'm interviewing Meghan from who lost 240 lbs in 17 months.

My Weigh In

The days of fast food are over as I'm up 2 lbs. My three month project of moving into a house is 98% done, so expect to see …

New Features From Fitbit - Do I Need An App To Let Me Know I'm Stressed?

October 13th, 2020



I talk about this today. I'm going up and down on a somewhat regular basis, but the end result is I'm pretty much staying around 227.


Apple Watch Six Vs Budget Atria Alternative

September 21st, 2020


Apple came out with version six of their watch with a new feature of measuring your blood oxygen level. Do we need this?

What is it?

It measures how much oxygen is in your blood.

What Happens If We Have Lox Oxygen Levels?

Transforming Your Body Start with Transforming Your Brain - Elizabeth Benten Interview

September 8th, 2020


You've heard me talk about the book Chasing Cupcakes, well today I HAVE THE AUTHOR and she does not disappoint. Elizabeth Benten just has this non-nonsense way of explaining things that is like "Tough Love" with a layer …

Smart Jump Rope - No Longer Kids stuff

August 25th, 2020


Today I share where I've been (Moving). It's not fun.


In the meantime I had gained some weight, and the good news I lost it and I'm back to 225


Right now I have so much stuff on my plate it is …

Identifying 10 Unhelpful Thinking Styles

August 1st, 2020


Looking for an accountability partner as well additional motivation? Check out the Logical Losers Club at

Here are the 10 …

Cronometer: An Easier, Faster, More Accurate Way to Track Your Health

July 26th, 2020


Today I have the product manager of Cronometer which is my new favorite app for tracking my food. Here is why:

Recipes: You can use these ingredients to create a dish, but you can also group food together. Tired of …

Where's The School of Podcasting?

July 15th, 2020


If you are a regular Logical Weigh Loss listener you can skip this episode.

On 7/14 for about seven minutes I accidentally redirected my School of …

The Bank of Fitness - Compound Choices

July 14th, 2020


I am again inspired by the book Chasing Cupcakes. It's one of my favorite books. It had a really good part about setting expectations and pushing one …

The Most Important Part of Weight Loss is NOT Diet or Exercise

June 27th, 2020


I'm listening to the book Chasing Cupcakes by Elizabeth Benton and it's a really good book. If you find yourself starring at the fridge when you're not hungry, this book is for you. 


I'm proud to announce that …

Persistence and Determination with Weight Loss

June 21st, 2020


Today I talk about coming back from a "Health Hissy Fit."

It sure looks like I know what my winning combination is, and yet here I am two weeks later and I'm at the weight I was two weeks ago. 

I did gain some weight, …

Kevin Hart The Decision Reviewed

June 2nd, 2020


Today I talk about two books. One I loved, and one I want to take back. I also went back to some apps I use to use, and I forgot how much I like them. 

Streaks App 

Happy Scale

In a weird "double negative" kind of goal …

Can Squeezing a Hockey Puck Make Me Sweat? Activ5 Review

May 24th, 2020


I purchased an Activ5 and was somewhat skeptical that this would make me sweat. It turns out that this is not as easy at looks. After a few …

First Impressions of DDP Yoga

May 19th, 2020



Weigh In

I weighed in at 226.6 on May 11th. Today I'm weighing in a 228.6 which is somewhat frustrating. Typically I have some really good days and other days where I go over 2000 calories. So I've been inching my way …

Grief and Weight Loss and Weight Gain

May 12th, 2020


Today in the middle of a pandemic, I know many of us are losing people and not being able to grieve properly. 

My Weigh In

I'm up to 226.6 after …

Are you Missing Your Zing?

April 21st, 2020

Weigh In

Today on 4/8 I weight 225.3 

Today 4/20 226.6

Why Don't I Feel Happy When I Step on the Scale?

I'm up a bit since the last episode. I say back and took a long look, and I notice I'm missing that 



How Did Jimmy Kimmel Lose Weight?

April 8th, 2020

Weigh In

On March 31st, I weight 225.8

Today on 4/8 I weight 225.3 

How Did Jimmy Kimmel Lose Weight?

According to an article in Men's Journal

He had gone years without weighing himself and when he finally did, he had …

Losing Weight While You're Losing Your Mind

March 31st, 2020


We are ALL coping with a situation that we don't have a ton of control over (besides staying home, practicing social distancing, and washing your …

Black and White Weight Loss

March 12th, 2020


I'm back from the road, and I'm ready to get back in the saddle. Last time I was 220.6 and I'm at 221.8 so I'm ready to recommit. 

Back Home is Back To Your Triggers

When I'm on the road I don't know where the closest …

Losing Weight on the Road

February 18th, 2020


Today I weight in a 220.6 - down 4.2 lbs

Losing Weight on the Road

A quick way to burn some calories is to take the stairs on any breaks. I did this two to three times a day and according to my Apple watch, my heart …

Two Motivational Movies To Inspire Weight Loss and Being Healthy

January 28th, 2020


Weigh In

I am down to 224.8 ( a .6 lb loss). Not great, but its better than going up. 

Brittany Runs a Marathon Review

This is a fun comedy with some serious undertones. I really liked it. Ladies this has some other …

Catch the Plane to Wonderland

January 13th, 2020


I started the year at 225.3 and after losing a few pounds, I'm back to 226. This is partly due to me going out of town for the weekend. I tried to do things like skip breakfast and I even exercised one day. None the …

The 80-20 Lifestyle

January 9th, 2020


I started the year at 225.3 and after losing a few pounds, I'm back to 225. It's frustrating. I was doing good, but by skipping a few days and not really paying attention to my calories, and not exercising they came …

Tomorrow is not going to work

December 31st, 2019


Weigh-in: I'm up 1.6 lb back to 225.3

I skipped a workout (typically every other day) and said, "I'll just end up doing two workouts back to back days." In other words," I"ll do it tomorrow."

So I did and I'm here to …

Creating a Healthy Calorie Deficit

December 23rd, 2019


I was reading an article and it had a great plan. 
Track your feed for 10 days and look at those days where your weight maintains. Then take the average of those days and subtract 500 calories. 
So if you had

Super Addictive Foods

December 10th, 2019

Weigh In

First things, I'm down .3 lbs. Not a huge win, but not a loss.


Currently, the Noom app is giving me Green, Yellow and Red foods.


The Most Addictive Foods

Interesting article on the most addictive foods (hint its …

A New Strategy to Overcome the Scale

December 2nd, 2019


Today I share a new strategy when it comes to weighing yourself. I've updated the weigh-in spreadsheet for the Logical Loser Support Group to use this strategy

By adding a weekly average option it really is a red flag …

How Triggers Come into Play with the Holidays

November 28th, 2019


Weight update. 

November 5th I am at 226. 

November 19th 225. 

Different Types of Food Triggers

Behavior Chains start with triggers:


Celebrate All Victories

November 20th, 2019


Weight update. 

November 5th I am at 226. 

November 19th 225. 

Join the Healthy Wage Challenge

Lose 6% of your weight by …

Healthy Wage Fitness Challenge

November 6th, 2019

Weight Update

Last episode on October 19th I was 228.3. Today on November 5th I am at 226. 

How Do I See My Step Count on an Apple Watch?

Press the …

Nordic Track S22i vs Paleton - Start Where You Are

October 19th, 2019


I've seen commercials for the Peloton bike and I was getting sucked in. I had some friends who were talking about how their apartment building has one, and they spoke about how these live classes were really addicting. …

Pressing Reset

October 2nd, 2019


I'm Back! at 226.8

After writing a book, I'm back and up in my weight. I could cry and beat myself up, but I just looked at the calendar and said: …

Finding What Works for You with Dan Rosado

September 2nd, 2019


Today I am joined by who does the Big Fat Podcast


Having been overweight for most of his life, Daniel Rosado experiments with his diet and starts to lose weight. The struggles and successes are all …

My Blood Pressure Motivates Me

August 19th, 2019

Weight Check-In


When I last recorded I was 224.4 and as of today, I'm at 224.3. Am I happy that I went down a tenth of a pound? Not really. If there was a silver lining, in my weight update its that I was …

Why I Dumped My Fitbit for an Apple Watch

August 1st, 2019


Today on the show I talk about

Fitbit lost my account. As in a decade of information went up in smoke (thankfully most of the weight tracking is in …

To Be Something You Have to DO Something

July 1st, 2019


I'm looking into the 131 Method by Challenge Johnson. A member of the Logical Losers pointing it out and said it looked interesting. I took a peak on my kindle, and then purchases the Audio Book on Audible. You can get …

If Your Life Was a Movie...

June 17th, 2019

Fun in the Utah Sun

I have a pretty bad fear of heights, and I have sun poisoning. However with a little planning, and some help from a friend I was able to go hiking in Utah. It was a lot of fun, and the scenery was …

Taking Back Some Time

May 27th, 2019


A quick bonus episode to invite you to come on the show, and to let you know (for the Summer) I'm going to an "every other week" schedule as I spend …

Humiliation and Shame

May 10th, 2019

We Don't Need No Uber!

I took my car in for a quick brake job and instead of taking and Uber or Calling a Friend I walked back home, and later back …

Let's Go Streaking

April 19th, 2019


In examining myself, it doesn't take much to notice that my problem is staying consistent. I lose weight, and I find weight. So I went digging to …

Lack of Direction

April 8th, 2019


I got a review in Apple Podcasts from Bridghside92

It’s depressing how much he bounces back and forth with his weight and seems to constantly make excuses as to why he keeps gaining weight despite the podcast before he …

The Power of Groupthink

April 1st, 2019


In listening to the book Atomic Habits the chapter I listened to explained that in one experiment they would send in a person into a group. The group …

Be Proud of the Present by Talking to the Future

February 25th, 2019

Talk to Future You

I was listening to a friend's podcasts called "You Wanna Do What?!" ( ) and she had a great segment I wanted …

Stacking Habits: Piggybacking Your Way to Success

February 11th, 2019


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 …

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

January 30th, 2019


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 …

The Poison of Perfection

January 22nd, 2019


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 …

The Psychology of Weight Loss With Karina Melvin

January 14th, 2019


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 …

I'm So Glad I Didn't Quit

December 24th, 2018


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 …

Seeing is Believing

December 17th, 2018


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 …

Some Things Never Change

December 10th, 2018


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, …

How To Recover From A Thanksgiving Binge

November 26th, 2018


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. …

The New Fitbit Charge 3

November 19th, 2018


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 …

Common Knowledge From Different Diets

October 1st, 2018

Join The Diet Bet

We are kicking off the holidays by "doubling down" on losing weight as we enter the "holidays" see

Busting the 21 Days to Create a Habit Myth

September 24th, 2018


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 …

How to Get and Stay Hydrated with the Ulla Hydration Reminder

September 11th, 2018

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 …

What's The Deal With Intermittent Fasting

September 3rd, 2018

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 …

Three Options to Help You Finish

August 29th, 2018


I am listening to the book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. I love the book and here is why

  1. Some books are nothing but studies. …

Adding Journaling and Removing Sugar Equals Success

July 9th, 2018


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 …

You Can Turn Right Instead of Left, Right?

June 25th, 2018


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 …

How to Get Motivated Now

June 7th, 2018


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 …

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

June 1st, 2018


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 …

Revelations From the Bike Path

May 14th, 2018


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 …

Consistency and Willpower

May 7th, 2018


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 …

Cutting Through the BS with JJ Virgin

March 26th, 2018


I met JJ Virgin at a podcast event in San Diego this year. We talked about most diets work temporarily, but they are hard to sustain. The more I talked to her, the more I appreciated her NO BS approach, and how much …

Survival vs Discipline

March 21st, 2018


I remember a trip to the dentist where he explained how they were going to pull one of my teeth. The actual tooth was under a cap and over the years …

Wrestling With Your Weight - Pin Your Struggles with the Miracle Mindset

March 15th, 2018


Last weekend I went to the Division 3 NCAA wrestling championships. A friend of mine does all the voice-over work. You know the big guy with the cool …

Is Steaming Food in Plastic OK?

March 5th, 2018

Steaming Things in Platic Bags - Is It Safe?

Jillian Michaels talks about how she absolutely refused to promote steam fresh products on the biggest …

Day by Day - Hour By Hour

February 26th, 2018


I was reading the book the 5 AM Miracle, and I really liked one part of it where the author had you filling out a spreadsheet outlining the tasks you wanted to accomplish each day to achieve your goals. The problem with …

What Happens After Weight Loss Surgery?

January 29th, 2018


What's the Difference
Gastric Bypass Procedure vs. Gastric Sleeve Procedure: The Differences. A doctor attaches a small pouch to the intestine in order to bypass the stomach. The surgeon removes a portion of the stomach, …

21 Ways To Lose Weight

January 15th, 2018

What's the Deal With Maltodextrin?

So I noticed that in my new Advocate Spark (I love the grape) that it included Matlodextrin. Then I looked at …

Are you REALLY Being HONEST With Yourself?

January 11th, 2018


Listen to the show at

Thanks to "the Kims" who left some kick butt comments last week, and basically saying they encourage me to keep trying, but maybe Advocare is not the best way to go. In the …

Going Back to What Worked

January 4th, 2018


Today I took a long look at where I have been, what works and what didn't

I lost 30 lbsa year ago. I went to a place called Slimgenics, and just about the time I was at goal weight I quit going. Why?

It was expensive. …

Mindhacking and Meal Goals

December 25th, 2017


In the past, I've said one way to achieve your goals is to break them into small baby steps. If you think about it, we really just need to worry about the next meal. Yes, exercise is important, but the food is the real …

Cat Hair and Treadmill Motors Don't Mix

December 4th, 2017

Step Bet is Complete

I made it through all six weeks of my step bet and ended up making $9 (a 22% return on my $40). 

Still Trying to Get Back on …

Committed to Weight Loss: Are You Really?

November 20th, 2017


Committed to Weight Loss Are You?

What does commitment mean? According to Merriam-Webster:

a :an agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison; especially :an …

Do Fitbits Really Help? - My New Air Fryer The NuWave Brio Air Fryer

November 6th, 2017


This week I didn't get to my weight lifting, I go all my steps in (more on that later) but I'm up .4 lbs. I'm not going to cry over that, but I need to get back to the gym. While you can't exercise yourself out of a …

Get Paid For Walking - Best Affirmation App

October 25th, 2017

Get Paid For Walking with Step Bet

Step Bet is the sister to Diet Bet. With Step Bet you put in some money, and it reads the data from your fitness Tracker (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch) and assigns you a goal. You have …

Skulpt Chisel, Stacked Workout Tracker App Reviewed

October 16th, 2017


So after reading the book Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto, I got re-inspired to really try weight lifting. I HATE WEIGHT LIFTING due to …

Switching the Motivation Mindset

October 9th, 2017


I was listening to a book (from Audible) (get a free book when you sign up) called the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and to summarize it:

You can only have 1 number one priority. If you try to do everything, you may …

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a .....

September 26th, 2017


I've been listening to the Book, "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. It's an interesting book (get it on 

Here are some key points:

1. You only have so much capacity to care without …

What Motivated Me to Lose Weight This Week

September 18th, 2017


If you've listened to this podcast you know last year I lost 30 lbs. I looked so much better, felt better, and just about the time I was going to …

Roger Anderson Can Help You Get Back into the Kitchen

September 4th, 2017


Today we talk with Roger Anderson of the Kitchen Counter Podcast. The Kitchen Counter podcast is dedicated to helping aspiring home cooks grow their skills and confidence in the kitchen so they can start cooking up …

Are You Being Honest With Yourself?

August 21st, 2017


I lost thirty pounds last year, and while it's taken me months to do this, I've now found 20 of those pounds and stuck them right on my belly. When I went over 215, I really scratched my head. I was still drinking lots …

The Battle of Green Goo - Green Powder Superfoods

August 14th, 2017

Keeping Your Self on Track - Revisiting Beeminder

I was using the free trial of Beeminder. I use a wi-things scale, and I love that when I wake up and weigh in I can see if I'm on track to meet my goals (via wi-fi it …

I'm Not a Hippie, I Don't Do Yoga, But I May be Turning Into a Vegetarian

July 31st, 2017


Call into the show 888-563-3228

I've watched a ton of movies on Netflix in preparation for this episode.

Cowspiracy - which explains how much resources it takes to create a cow (acres of land, gallons of water)

What the …

Beeminder Weight Loss App and Lifestyle Change Tips

July 5th, 2017


Today I share my first impression with a new app Beeminder which I'm using to replace the PACT app. The pact app was slick, polished, and I loved it …

Five Minute Journal - Five Second Rule

June 28th, 2017


I've heard a few different people talk about the Five Minute Journal and how it changed their attitude, their lives, and their productivity. According to the creators, "With a simple structured format based on positive …

My Report: I Got a Standing Desk

June 21st, 2017


So as my old desk was falling apart, it was time to buy a new desk and I wanted to get a standing desk as I now work from home. I use to stand for 8 …

You Can't Burn Fat When You're Full of Sugar

June 16th, 2017


I just watched That Sugar Film on Amazon. (prime for free, but you can rent it), and I was amazed. In it, the filmmaker went on a diet that included 40 teaspoons of sugar per day (this is what people eating "healthy" …

Eat Less Exercise More is Wrong?!?

May 29th, 2017


Welcome to episode 327 of the Logical Weight Loss Podcast, I appreciate you stopping by. If you like what you hear/see do consider subscribing to the show. If you're new to subscribing to a podcast, see

Have Alexa Track Your Calories With Your Voice via Nutrionix

May 23rd, 2017

Keep Your Progress in Front Of You

Sometimes when we think about how far we need to go, it can be overwhelming. Here are some visual tools that you …

Americans Are Giving Up Because they Feel There is No Hope - Don't Be the New Normal

May 7th, 2017


The proportion of American adults who were either overweight or obese has been growing steadily for decades, rising from about 53% a generation ago …

Sync Solver and Bed Making

April 24th, 2017

Sync Solver

This app saves the day in some cases when your two apps don't talk to each other

Fitbit to health, Health to CSV. …

That Stuff Happens To Other People, Right?

April 13th, 2017


Today I explain why my weight has gone up.

1. If you buy cookies, you eat cookies

2. Almonds are not filling, and when you cover them in chocolate, …

I Bought an Air Fryer - Was it Worth the Price?

March 13th, 2017


Air Fryer Are the "NEW" Thing, but Are They Really Healthy?

This is what we hear about Air Fryers:

  • Less chance of a grease fire with no grease
  • Less …

Fooducate - Probiotics - My Bland Soup Experiment

February 20th, 2017

My Bland Soup Experiment

Today I talk about how I went to purchased a 2 Quart Slow Cooker ($8) and was amazed at how much SALT is in the "ready made" seasoning mixes for slow cookers. So I decided to make my own. I …


February 13th, 2017


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Dealing With Post Super Bowl Guilt

February 6th, 2017


You didn't do well avoiding the chicken wings, potato chips, etc and now you feel bad cause knew the scale was going to go up (and it did). Now what? 

Weight Loss and Alcohol

January 30th, 2017


Today I get into why its not a good idea to drink alcohol if you are trying to lose weight. 

Your body only has so much time during the day to burn …

A Wake Up Call From Fank Payne of My Big fat Body

January 19th, 2017


I watched the documentary My Big fat Body by Frank Payne on Amazon Prime (it was included with the Prime membership). The movie shows Frank going through the process of losing 60 lbs. It was impressive. I wanted to see …

Do Something You've Never Done Before

January 3rd, 2017


I found a quote:

When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. -Thomas Jefferson

This is true for EVERYTHING. The bad news is it is "Weight Loss Season" where every other …

Even Smarter Water Bottles and Standing Desks

December 27th, 2016


We've spoken in the past how sitting down too long is just not a great habit to get into. However, when we've look ed at Standing Desk they are rather expensive with prices starting around $500 and go up from there. In …

My Favorite Fitness Gifts

November 28th, 2016


Today I share with you some things I have (or will in the future) pick up.


If you're starting out and you want to track your activity, I love fitbits. I've owned a few and currently wear a blaze. My favorite is …

Being Alone During the Holidays - A Truthfull Look at Traditions

November 20th, 2016


Shopping at Amazon For the Holidays? PLEASE visit

The holidays.

How many of you just went "ugh!" or "sigh...." We have so …

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

November 8th, 2016


Its that time of year again, we just went passed Halloween, and we are headed for Thanksgiving, and then Christmas cookies for everyone.

Despite our worst fears, the average American really only puts on one pound during …

Surviving Halloween on a Diet

October 19th, 2016


Surviving Halloween

Don't buy the candy until the last minute. You can't eat what you don't have.

Keep Them Hidden - Out of site out of mind.

Take the Kids Don't Feed the Kids - Try to avoid be the one handing out the …

Take Inventory of Your Feelings

October 5th, 2016


Today I want us to look at our feelings in two different places.

  1. While We Are Eating
  2. After We Eat

We see something and we think it would make us …

Your Thoughts Might Be Misleading

September 14th, 2016


I was in Philadelphia, and everyone said, OH YOU HAVE TO GET A CHEESE STEAK. It is what they are known for, and a Philly cheese steak is like no …

Gross Water Bottles - Leaky Gut

August 31st, 2016


Today I did one of the most gross job I've ever done. I cleaned a bottle that had noting in it but water. Water that had been run though a Brita filter. A bottle that had gone through the dishwasher, and yet I never had …

Anger as a Motivator

August 19th, 2016


This week I read some email, and I talk about how someone held up a mental mirror that had me realizing that I hadn't been "giving it my all."

Now don't go crazy and go super negative, but instead use your anger to …

Strategy is the Key to Replacing Bad Habits

August 1st, 2016


Today I share an article I found on changing bad habits. This episode was inspired by me starting to eat more Reese Cups when I go to the grocery store. I had one a few months ago, and that lead to another, and another. …

Cool Productivity App - Tony Robbins I'm Not Your Guru

July 24th, 2016


I've had an app called 30/30 on my iPhone but I really just started using it. What you do is you put in a task, and how much time you think it will take to complete it. So for my job I have me doing 50 minutes of work, …

The Power of the BEFORE Picture - Fitbit Blaze Review

July 11th, 2016


I was talking with some friends this weekend when I went to a podcasting event in Chicago. Many of them had not seen me in a year and they noticed I was down 30 lbs. So in looking at pictures on my phone I found some …

What Does a Cheat Day Get You? - Meal Planning 101

June 14th, 2016


Today I talk about a "Cheat day" and I had a health breakfast and by the end of the day I had ice cream, and a burger and fries. The cost? A month's worth of work down the drain. I also talk about meal planning. See

Sugar is the New Tobacco that is Poisoning Us Every Day

May 22nd, 2016


I just watched the move Sugar Coated on Netflix. You need to watch this voice because we are getting more an more sugar pumped into our food, and more and more of us are becoming diabetics. Studies are showing this is …

Are you a Buffalo or a Cow?

May 2nd, 2016


Today I borrow a topic from Randy Cantrel of Leaning Toward Wisdom podcast. He pointed out that

Cows run away from storms.

Buffalo run toward a storm.

Who is in the storm the least amount of time?

The Buffalo.

It's not …

Misto - PRIME - Self Esteem

April 27th, 2016

Misto is a cool easy way to mix in Olive Oil into your cooking

As I am cooking more and more, I need the right tools. Some of hese recipes talk about …

Mindfull Eating - Fitness Gadget To Keep us on Track

April 17th, 2016

Mindful Eating

There was an article on Mindful Eating at Spark People it has some interesting points.

  1. Use all five senses. 
  2. Only eat when you're …

Get Outside While You Can - Be A Kid - 17 Tips on Losing Weight

March 28th, 2016

Today I talk about looking at someone who is doing what you want, and do what they do. Fpr example when I was a kid I didn't have the weight issues I do now. Why? because I rode my bike in the morning, afternoon, and …

Clean the Kitchen to Inspire Weight Loss

March 8th, 2016


Today I talk about a study that tied money to weight loss.

As researchers found, the group that faced the possibility of losing cold, hard cash …

The Emotional Effects of Being Overweight

March 1st, 2016


Normally I say turn off the Television, but I found a tv show that is interesting. It's called Fit to Fat to Fit. It shows trainers gaining TONS of weight so that they can then lose it with their clients. The part that …

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

February 14th, 2016


I heard a phrase this week that really stuck with me. Here it is:

You can have success or you can have excuses, but you can only choose one.

Then I thought about that. There are times when we accept circumstances and …

Rip60 Suspension Trainer Review

February 2nd, 2016


So I've always had my eye on a TRX system. But at a price point of $189, it was a bit too rich for my blood. So when I heard Jillian Michaels has …

New Food Guidelines - My Diet's Better Than Yours

January 10th, 2016


Listener Comments:

Happy 2016 Dave!
I love, love, love your podcast. I’ve been listening since June 2012. I’m so incredibly proud of you eating for health. Dumping sugar. Dumping empty calories from fast “Fraken” foods. …

Gadgets Kills Crazvings - Resolution Solutions

December 28th, 2015

The Kitchen Safe Keeps Cookies, Chips, and Toys Out of Readh

Today we talk about a great tool called the Kitchen Safe that enables you to lock away …

Education and Action Lead to Weight Loss Success Stories

December 21st, 2015


In a recent story The Sun, she stated, ""I used to drink ten cups [of tea] a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day," she said. "Now …

Is a Naked Selfie in Your Future?

December 14th, 2015


This week there was some buzz about Amy Schumer and her naked picture in the Pirelli Calendar.


Please note that I'm not saying she is ugly. I'm saying that we may not be as healthy as we think we are and by taking a …

Don't Let Your Ego Steer You Away From your Goals

December 8th, 2015


Today I talk about losing 20 lbs and how its funny how your mind starts to try to talk you out of the strategy that is working. So when I start to think this way, I just say to myself, "Stick with the program, the …

Without Your Health - It's all Meaningless

November 15th, 2015


We've all heard that phrase that without our health we have nothing. 

We all work hard, we try to pay off our bills, we put off sleeping and put our body through hard situations with the goal of "getting ahead." 

Dave …

Behind the Scenes Secrets of Fast Food - Water Urgeny Cups

November 8th, 2015


I found an article on Yahoo that had a ton of information about Fast Food, why we eat it, and what is really in it. You can read the whole article

Making Sustainable Changes You Can Maintain

October 31st, 2015


I've been asked by some listeners to start some sort of crowdfunding through sites like I wanted your opinion. If you have 30 seconds, I …

The 8 Triggers of Food Cravings and How to Deal With Them

September 28th, 2015


I am down from 218.8 to 215.4 since our last episode. I'm still not eating burgers, or soda. I'm eating fruits and vegetables, and I'm trying new …

What I'm Doing To Lose Weight - Following the Plan

September 17th, 2015

So I started a new plan, and here is what I'm not doing:
  1. Drinking soda
  2. Eating Frosty's from Wendy's
  3. Eating Fast Food
What Am I Doing?
  1. Eating …

Weight-Loss Hacks: 10 Ways to Stay Motivated

September 7th, 2015


I recently got some bloog work done. The results were not great. Here they are:

The ideal total cholesterol is less than …

Maybe You Don't Want to Lose Weight?

July 26th, 2015


I watched the movie bite size on NetFlix. It was very eye opening. You will watch a few over weight teenagers and in the end they don't want to lose …

Measuring Your Resting Heart Rate

June 28th, 2015


While we know that we can watch our health using a scale and a tape measure, but there are other ways and one of them is to measure your resting heart rate. Today I talk about a free app that allows you to accurately …

Change Your Decisions - Change Your Life

June 21st, 2015

Is This You?

You don't FEEL like exercising.

You don't FEEL like eating healthy.

So you don't.

This leads to you NOT exercising and eating right.

That decision leads to you feeling bad about yourself. It damages your …

Weight Training Benefits & Fighting Food Cravings

June 15th, 2015


I recently read an article from Michael Hyatt and he started doing some weight training and brought up the five most important benefits that have …

Exercise Any Place Any Time

May 25th, 2015


I've been out and about, and I'm glad to be back in front of the microphone. I got called out of town and with no planning I didn't have much time to …

Bob Harper's Six Skinny Habits

May 3rd, 2015


Accord to Bob Harper's new book is called Skinny Habits: The 6 Secrets of Thin People: Skinny Rules and in it he talks about these six habits that …

Can You Do 7 Minutes for 7 Months?

April 26th, 2015


Seven minutes doens't sound long until your thighs are on fire. I just downloaded and used the 7 app from Perigee. Here is the specs of this free app. The goal is to exercise 7 minutes for 7 months. As you do the …

I Went Hours Without Eating - And Didn't Even Notice

April 18th, 2015


I went to the New Media Expo last week. I walked a ton. 17,254 20365 11000 17,179 12521 7657 I barely had time to eat. A smoothie for breakfast and then "lunch" around 7 PM. I often missed lunch, and never even missed …

More Harsh Facts About Soda

March 27th, 2015


Everybody I know that is losing weight seems to always seem to say the same phrase:

..and I quit drinking (insert soft drink name).

For me I've been stuck on Mountain Dew since I met a girl in my teens who drank it like …

The 20/20 Diet - Insights in to Dr. Phil's New Book

March 16th, 2015


Today I share some insights from the new Dr. Phil book which starts of saying how bad the diet industry is and how every book states how their book is the truth and the rest are all lies. None of them work, and its a …

Practicing Not Quitting - Other People's Opinions Are Non Of Your Business

February 8th, 2015


I turned 50 today. It's scary. 30 was 20 years ago, and 70 is 20 years from today. I know aging 30 to 50 went FAST. Its kind of spooky to think how fast 50-70 will be.

I was listening to Michael Hyatt's podcast and he …

Power Pressure Cooker Vs Power Pressure Cooker XL

February 3rd, 2015


I've always said, "it's the food" when it comes to why I'm not losing weight. So this year I'm attacking the food. I'm finding ways to make better food at home. I'm trying to avoid getting my meals through the window of …

The Power of Belief - Finding Time To Walk - Ninja Pro

January 25th, 2015


In the past I had a juiceman juicer and I loved making Apple Carrot juice, but it was an absolute PAIN to clean. I used it a few times, but the pain …

How To Make Sure You Don't Push To Hard

January 11th, 2015


For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines:

  • Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 …

S.M.A.R.T Resolutions

January 2nd, 2015


We have a long road ahead. We need to go into this with both eyes open. One of the ways we will dodge failure is by setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Timely

Let’s look at …

It Starts with Your Brain

December 30th, 2014


With the year sailing off into the past, we can panic when we thnk about all the things we need to do to get our weight under control. In the end it …

Cookies and Stress A Terrible Combination

December 15th, 2014


A recent article from Jillian Michaels pointed out that when we have a very stressful situation we go into "Fight or flight" and the hormones …

Test Drive Your Post Weight Loss Surgery Lifestyle

December 7th, 2014


I have a friend of mine who is planning on having weight loss surgery. It doesn't matter what kind, but in the end it is probably not going to work. 

Why? Because her weight is not the problem. It is a symptom. Numerous …

Discipline or Disappointment - Your Choice

November 23rd, 2014


To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man …

Apple Health App and two others Reviewed

October 12th, 2014

Apple Health App

Apple products are known for their ease of use. That was before the Health app from apple. I spent a lot of time just trying to input my age, sex, weight, etc. The other thing that seems really stupid …

Sodas Are the New Cigarettes

October 5th, 2014


Today I share some insights into the movie Fed Up from the people of an unconventional truth and has Katie Couric. It is a straight shooting video that points out that we are just being lied to through the media as the …

7 Habits of Efective People

September 14th, 2014


Today I'm wrapping up some of my thoughts on the book IMPOSSIBLE: How I Lost Nearly 400 Pounds Without Surgery I really like a segment on the 7 …

Television Challenge - Own Your Actions

September 8th, 2014


Today I talk about a challenge that if you are watching TV you need to be moving!. Also I talk about spoiled athletes who never have to own their actions. 

Focusing on What's Important

August 25th, 2014


I went to a conference and one of the keynote speakers mentioned that we should schedule our lives to be run at 40%. Why? Because life happens, and …

Take Notice of TV Commercials

August 11th, 2014


Today its a  quick show but I noticed something. When I'm in the car I hear tons of advertisements for cars. Why? Because there are a ton of people who listen to the radio in their cars. Hence it makes sense for car …

What if You Were Healthy

August 3rd, 2014


Today I'm out with my portable recorder and taking you along as I walk to find some food. I'm still reading the book Impossible and the last chapter …

Is Facebook Making You Fat

July 20th, 2014

Why Diet's Are Doomed

I was at a Casting Crowns concert and Mark Hall the lead singer made a great point. You start a diet when you are full and feel …

The Motivational Power of Tough Love

June 14th, 2014


Today I talk about some reviews we've received in iTunes. Sometimes its hard to hear negative things about you, but you need to stop and ask if there is any validity to comments. In some cases, there are. Here is the …

Don't Settle For an Unhealthy Lifestyle

June 8th, 2014


If you want to lose weight you need to make your own food, and measure everything you eat. You eyes deceive you. One trick you can do is eat on smaller plates. It sounds silly, but you eyes think its a lot of food when …

What if a doctor told you to stop?

June 1st, 2014


Today I'm still sharing from the book IMPOSSIBLE: How I Lost Nearly 400 Pounds Without Surgery and I'm finding it amazing. He talks about forcefeeders, and on Memorial Day I was faced with quite a few. Now, let me stop …

4 Steps to Lasting Weight Loss - No More Victim Mentality

May 18th, 2014


Today we again look at the book Impossible: How I lost 400 lbs. It's a great book and today is based on the chapter about taking steps for lasting weight loss. I think the part that jumped out at me is that we have to …

Are You Ready To Lose Weight?

May 12th, 2014


Today I share some insights I'm getting from a great book called IMPOSSIBLE: How I Lost Nearly 400 Pounds Without Surgery . We had the author Bryan Ganey on a few episodes ago, and I'm just now getting around to reading …

Putting Yourself First

May 4th, 2014


I am at a bit of a crossroads. I really need to start making progress, so today I take off for a walk and bring you along as we talk about putting yourself first, and by exercising first you can't take that away. I …

Ben Greenfield On His New Book Beyond Training Mastering Endurance Health & Life

April 27th, 2014


Ben Greenfield is a coach, author, speaker, ex-bodybuilder and Ironman triathlete. His science-based approach to discovering a potent balance between …

Nike Training Club – Opportuniteas Reviewed

April 13th, 2014


Today I talk about how Americans and how we seem to take every occasion we can to eat. Last week my father passed away from cancer at the age of 84. What did people do? They brought me food. While I appreciate it, I …

Sugar Vs Fat & Eating Yoga Mats – PumpUp App Review

March 31st, 2014


Today I talk about a pair of identical twins who do an experiment with one doing a low carb diet and the other doing an almost non fat diet. We also talk about ADA (azodicarbonamide) in our food. This is a spongy …

Progress Vs. Perfection

March 24th, 2014


Today I talk about some new fun tools such as the Digital Measuring Tape and the Mio Alpha (a strapless heartrate monitor that states a 99% accuarcy …

Soak Fitness Spray Reviewed - Healthy Habits That May Not Be Healthy

March 17th, 2014


Today I talk about use of Soak Fitness, and some habits you may be doing that may seem smart or healthy but research is saying its not.

Soak Fitness Spray Reviewed

I know I need to life weights. I know that leads to …

Garcinia Cambogia – Meet the New Boss

March 9th, 2014


Remember Acai? It was a super food that some Doctor on Oprah said was a super food! Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, açaí tastes like a …

Making Portion Control Easy

March 3rd, 2014


Today I talk about how I watched the video about the 21 day fix and I saw where this is a system with a food plan, and built in portion control. I …

Goals to Keep You Motivate Without Using the Scale

February 23rd, 2014


Today we talk about goals that DON’T require you to step on a scale that “gamify” the weight loss journey. Also, can we switch from calling it weight LOSS to health GAIN? Performance Goals Goals like an unassisted chin …

Cut Calories Without Feeling Hungry

February 18th, 2014


Today we have a quick show with some tips on allowing your body to feel full without making yourself hungry. I also talk how I finally got under 212 …

FitOrbit Impressions – Quenching Your Thirst for Soda

February 8th, 2014


Today I explain how I signed up for a site that pairs you with a personal trainer. I’m looking forward to it, but the accountability is through the roof. We also get some great articles about what soda does …

Fit At Last – Common Weight Loss Habits

February 3rd, 2014


Today I share some insights from the book, “Fit at Last” by Ken Blanchard (author of the One Minute Manager). We also look at some of the common …

Bryan Ganey Lost 400 Lbs and Said NO MORE!

January 27th, 2014


I don’t do too many interviews but Bryan Ganey has an amazing story. He found himself around 600 lbs in a hospital bed with the doctors telling him to have weight loss surgery. Over and over he heard it was “impossible” …

Planning And Execution

January 19th, 2014


Today I was reading an article about growing churches, and one things that growing churches have in common is they share a vision, they plan ahead, and then they execute.  So when I came across an article on Shine …

6 Calories a Minute – Writing Down Your Goals

January 11th, 2014


Now through March 31, 2014 you can get 50% off the Logical Losers Accountability Club by using the coupon code save50 when you sign up. Would You …

My Reward Was Feeling Like I Was Going to Die

January 6th, 2014


Death By Spaghetti This podcast was recorded on January 1 2014. My gym wasn’t open and here in Cleveland we got a bunch of snow over night. I decided to walk to my office and take you with me. I tell you the story of …

Logical Losers Accountability Club – Smoothing Out The Scale Tools

December 30th, 2013


Today I announce the launch of my new Fitness Accountability Club which will feature live weekly calls, a private facebook group, goal tracking software, tutorials on how to track your calories (you need to – you can’t …

How to Make Sure You Exercise Over the Holidays

December 23rd, 2013


Yes its busy. Yes there are parties and events to attend, but your weight loss journey does not stop because of other events on the calendar. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you don’t fall off the fitness …

Nothing Tastes Better Than Freedom

December 15th, 2013


Today I share some success that I’ve been having. I created an Excel spreadsheet to calculate and show if I’m on track. I’m current involved in a … Reviewed

December 9th, 2013


Today I talk about getting ready for my six month Dietbet where I have a shot at earning part of the $11,000 pot in a month. I’ve dusted off my stationary bike, and I’m really focusing on my food (it’s always the food). …

Health Based Challenges – Counting to Ten To Help You Save 10

December 2nd, 2013


If Someone Was Paying Me – I’d Exercise Every Day If that sentence describes you, I have some new updates on tools that provide ways to benefit from …

You’re Only As Good As Your Competition – 12 Tips To Survive ThanksGiving

November 26th, 2013


Thanksgiving is a holiday that helps us reflect on what we’re thankful for. It can also cause many well-intentioned dieters a great deal of stress. …

Train Your Brain – The Power of Affirmations

November 19th, 2013


Today we interview Dana Wilde author of the Book Train Your Brain How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time. It was kind of funny, I …

Your Food Eating Plan

November 10th, 2013


I started using a great software called You Need a Budget that allows you to track your income and expenses via your phone and PC. They don’t do a ton of stuff like like Quicken or They don ONE thing very, …

Distracting Yourself With Games Goji Play Makes Exercising Fun

October 25th, 2013

I recently switched to (MFP) as it worked with the BodyMedia Link (which I recently purchased. One of the things you can sync your …

New Biggest Loser Season Starts Tonight – New Gadgets!

October 15th, 2013


Today I am pumped up about the new season of the Biggest Loser. I am armed with a new Body Media Link system (like the ones on the show and I’ll be talking about them We also bust some fitness myths. Mentioned on the …

Eat Less Exercise More – Still True

October 6th, 2013


Today I find some stories on the Internet where science is backing up the following: 1. It’s the food 2. We need to exercise more 3. Every little bit …

The Benefits of Gratitude

September 29th, 2013


I found a poem about Grattiude that got me thinking: “Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be …

Can You Do More Than You Think?

September 20th, 2013


Today’s episode is different. It was recorded in the stairwell of the federal building in Downtown Cleveland on my lunch hour. I had tried to climb the stairs the day before. I made it five floors. I felt horrible about …

Could You Walk There Instead?

September 13th, 2013


Today I relay the story of walking to the grocery store on my lunch. It helped pass the time, and I got my exercise in. I also talk about the Essential NLP Podcast Series from Phil Parker where he talk about stating …

The Power of Habit – 3, 2, 1, TURN!

September 2nd, 2013


Today I explain my observations on the power of habits. I recently had to put my dog of 14 years (Dudley ) to sleep. It was hard, but I got through it. What I’ve learned though is the incredible power of habit as the …

McDonald’s Burgers “Unfit for human consumption” – Carepass

August 6th, 2013


Organize All Your Health Data in Carepass You can set your unique health and fitness goals with CarePass. It then helps you discover relevant apps that you can connect to CarePass to see your progress. Most apps …

The Farmer and the Hunter

July 22nd, 2013


Today we talk about how we all want to be hunters (where you quickly get to eat) instead of farmers (where you work hard over a long period time and have a large harvest). When you are a farmer it requires knowledge, …

Battling Anxiety and Depression

July 8th, 2013


Today we look at some tips from a cheat sheet on dealing with Anxiety and Depression. Could this be you? Here are some signs: I worry all the time. I …

31 Replacements for Fat Talk

June 16th, 2013


Fat talk is body-specific speech that focuses on the size, shape, weight, or appearance of someone’s body in relation to being fat or thin Aside from hurting your own or others’ self esteem, another reason not to engage …

Kicking Your “But” to the Curb

May 27th, 2013


Today I share with you some ways to change the wording that goes on in your head. You can always find an excuse to not do the right thing. Found an article on that spotlighted 15 different ways to change …

You Can’t Run Away From Yourself

May 13th, 2013


Today I explain how I felt kind of ashamed doing the podcast as I wasn’t losing any weight. I had started off the year on the right track, but then I started to fall into bad habits. In the same way that staying away …

Bacon Makes it Better?

April 29th, 2013


Have no fear, bacon is here! With Americans gobbling up more than 1.7 billion pounds of bacon each year, Destination America brings bacon buffs what they crave with an all-new series, UNITED STATES OF BACON. Each …

The Hardest Exercise You Will Ever Do Is…

March 26th, 2013


Today I talk about the hardest exercise I will ever have to do. This podcast is a glimpse inside my mind (where the true battle for fitness takes place) and I’m sharing it as I feel there are others who feel the same …

Slow and Steady Is Not So Bad

March 8th, 2013


In this week’s episode I talk about the following: 1. I “Flunked out” of Leanness Lifestyle University 2. Owning the fact that this “Failure” is …

A New Take on Pain

February 27th, 2013


In today’s show, I’m glad to be down to 208.2, but I had recorded this on my usual (Saturday) I was at 210 (Slightly up). The key point is that your success will have hurdles. I’ve had great success this year dropping …

Just Doing It

February 20th, 2013


Today I’m proud to announce that I’m down to 211.8 (I started the year at 217). Part of it has been my participation in Leanness Lifestyle University. This means I know that someone is going to review my food, and my …

Accountability Partner – Tom Jordan – Journaling

February 4th, 2013


Fitness Accountability Partner Today Dave introduces another new friend. Last week we met Dave Greenwalt of Lifestyle 180, and this week Dave introduces Tom Jordan who is going to appear on the show every now and then …

Lifestyle 180 – Get Healthy and Win Cash

January 29th, 2013


Today we have the return of David Greenwalt who is a certified wellness coach, and I wanted to share some information about his Lifestyle 180 course. If you’ve never heard about this course its a great course. This …

What is Working So Far

January 22nd, 2013


Today I’m glad to report I’m down to 214.2 (from 217 last episode). What’s different? 1. I’m exercising 30 minutes at least two times a week (using Gym Pact) 2. I cut my soda drinking to almost none, and now if I do …

Fitness Uprising – Using Your Anger

January 11th, 2013


I started off this year setting a record for me 217 lbs. I’ve been doing this podcast for three years and I would love to know how much weight I’ve …

Get Organized and Get Fit

December 31st, 2012


My First Gym Pact Experience I just got to use the Gym Pact app for the first time. Here are some of the lessons I learned. 1. I need to be outside the gym for my GPS to pick up a signal to allow me to check in 2. I …

Fun Wrist Gadgets To Inspire Weight Loss – Grocery Lists on Steroids

December 23rd, 2012

I want to thank Dave Shapiro for pointing me to Shopwell. This is a cool system for those who have an iPhone.  I don’t have an iPhone yet, but I went …

It Does Catch Up With You

December 11th, 2012

Just a quick blurb to explain why the show is going to be hit and miss for a week or so… I’ll be back. Take your fitness to the next level join the Logical Weight Loss Accountability Club and get the support and …

Are Calories on Fast Food Mennus Making a Difference

November 26th, 2012

Today I talk about a study that was completed in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that watched fast food menus from 1997 to 2010. During this time McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, KFC, Arby’s, …

Healthier Options for Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2012

Today we look at an article on on how you can cut the calories (but not the flavor) of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. It is AMAZING how many calories are some of the traditional foods. One of the …

Excuse Busting Truths - New Striiv - Sparkpeople and Fitbit

November 5th, 2012


Today I talk about some new technical updates at striiv, fitbit and sparkpeople team up, we get first impresisons of Leanness Lifestyle University, and we have some Excuse Busting Truths

In Jesus Name We Train - Jimmy Pena

January 22nd, 2012


Today we have a guest, and not just any guest! Jimmy Pena is the founder of Prayfit and has worked with people like Mario Lopez, LL Cool J, and Tyler …

The Top Weight Loss Competitions Sites

January 19th, 2012


I created an Excel spreadsheet a while ago that people can download and use to have a Biggest Loser Competition at work, church, home, etc. The "bad" news is you either have one person acting as the Manager of the …

Is Your Body a War Zone?

September 16th, 2011


I walking by my elementary school that I attended 40 years ago. It looks like a war zone. They've moved the kids to a new school and there are plans …

Accountability is the Springboard to Change

April 2nd, 2011


Today I talk about truth in advertising, we get an update on the gymboss ( we talk a little weight loss wars, and focus on making ourselves accountable.

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?

July 5th, 2010

I've been Watching "losing it" with Jillian Michaels, and I'm noticing a couple of trends. 1. People are using food to make them feel better, and to …

Size Does Matter

June 23rd, 2010

When it Comes To Serving Food, Size Matters Today I'm still relating things from the book Mindless Eating, and today I read where the bowls we serve out of makes a difference. If we have a giant serving bowl, and we …

Picnics Tips To Keep You Healthy

June 18th, 2010

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsSupport the Show With Moosejaw Discount Codes Save 15% and/or get free shipping on orders of $49 or more. If you find something already marked down get 10% of the …

If You’re Not Hungry – FOOD IS NOT THE ANSWER

June 7th, 2010

Today we talk about starting over. Its not a bad thing because we are doing something. We have not quit. I am trying to get some momentum going. So here is where I am. Weight: 205 lbs Waist: 42.25″ Hips: 40.5″ Neck: …

Diet Vs Exercise

May 21st, 2010

I've been reading the book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Dr. Brian Wansick. It's a very interesting book. It ta;ls about how if …

Switch 2 Health Replay

May 6th, 2010

I finally got a chance to strap on the Switch 2 Health Replay and see what it does. What is it? It is a motion sensor that tracks your movement. This needs to be more than a quiet walk in the park. For me when I was on …

Water, Are You Getting Enough – Win a Hydracoach!

May 1st, 2010

WIN A FREE HYDRACOACH I recently purchased a hydracoach intelligent water bottle. I enter in my weight, and it tells me how much I need to drink. …

You May Be Eating More Than You Think

April 22nd, 2010

I got an email from a new listener named Jason.  Here is his email: Hey Dave, just started listening to the logical weight loss podcast. Loving it! I just started my weightloss journey about 2 1/2 months ago. So far I'm …

It’s All in the Recovery

April 15th, 2010

You are not going to be perfect in your journey to weight loss and fitness. I did some stupid things this week. I was gone for a week as I traveled to Oklahoma City, OK for business. I started off good. I went to the …

Bodybugg Lets You Lose Weight Your Way

April 8th, 2010

Note: When I originally posted this article I stated (incorrectly) that the bodybugg contained a heart rate monitor. It does not (it doesn't need it) …

Fitness Tips From Sir Isaac Newton

April 2nd, 2010

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsSir Issac Newton had what is known as the Law of Motion An object that is at rest will stay at rest until an unbalanced force acts upon it. Living in Ohio, I’ve pushed …

Lori Wengle Lost 107 lbs and KEPT IT OFF

March 29th, 2010

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsI'm going to start something new for the podcast.  I want to find people who have lost weight, and kept it off. I found Lori Wengle's book, and was amazed at her 107 lbs …

Exercising in the Morning – Live

March 14th, 2010

I've heard people talk about how exercising in the morning, but I never thought that would be me. None the less I've done it twice now, and I'm …

Interval Training with the Gym Boss

March 9th, 2010

Interval Training Interval training is maximum cardiovascular exercise. All cardio benefits are ramped-up by  doing interval training once a week. …

Starting A Weight Lifting Program

March 4th, 2010

As this podcast deals with exercise, let me remind you to contact your doctor before starting an exercise program. This information is for entertainment purposes only as I am "just a dude" in the basement trying to lose …

Lower Your Blood Pressure

February 20th, 2010

I went to the doctor to get an official opinion on my blood pressure as it was up over 160 over 102. That was a week or so ago (and after I took some Jillian Michaels Fat Burner). She did say that most supplements do …

Teach Yourself to Be Healthy

February 13th, 2010

Many of you know that I am a technical trainer. I’ve been teaching people about technology for over 20 years. From time to time you have to make …

Lessons From Super Bowl 44

February 9th, 2010

Last weekend was the Super Bowl here in the states. The New Orleans Saints took on the Indianapolis colts. While I realize that people “across the …

Listener’s Top 10 Lessons

February 4th, 2010

I found a great article at from 1bigdream who wrote a blog on what she learned after trying to lose weight (and succeeding) in year. Help Dave get a kindle for his 45th birthday by going to

Why Your Muscles Are Sore

February 1st, 2010

Today I talk about an article I read at (I wrote about this on a previous weight loss blog) she explains how it is completely natural to gain some weight when you first start. The problem is this is very …

You Don’t Have To Kill Yourself on the Treadmill

January 25th, 2010

Today I talk about using some advice from Jillian Michaels, and she recommends your target heart rate is at 80% of your maximum heart rate (your …

Yes You DO Need to Write it Down

January 19th, 2010

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsEvery book I've ever read on fitness recommends writing down what you eat. When they say that, they mean EVERYTHING. So when you eat the 1/4 of a toasted cheese that …

Mapping Out the Starting Point

January 11th, 2010

Well tis that time of year again where we start over. We to get THERE you have to know where HERE is so yo ucan get from HERE to THERE. Here is where I am. Weight 209 lbs. Body Fat 30% Neck 16.5 Biceps 12″ Forearms 10″ …

Start Your Own Biggest Loser Competition

December 17th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsThe biggest loser is not just a television show anymore, it's a phenomenon. It's not just seen in the US, there are "Biggest Loser" versions for many countries. With the …

Fitness Tracking is Getting Easier

December 13th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsWe understand that tracking our calories going in and out as well as other statistics like blood pressure, body fat, and other stats can be hard to incorporate into our …

Pride, Money, Longevity and Happiness

December 5th, 2009

In last week’s podcast I talked about having a mantra. In past episodes we talked about the movie 300 and as bloody as it was, I was impressed with their attitude. “We are Sparta!” I’ve said time and time and again, one …

Quick Tips To Keep You On Track

December 1st, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsToday I take a few pages from my calenar and share them with you. Topics about caffine, sleep, motivation, inspiration, being prepared, and more. …

Tips to Help You Lose 100 lbs.

November 5th, 2009

I read a great article on WebMD that has 10 tips for losing 100 lbs. 1 .Shrink yourself - What is the extra weight doing for you? 2. Are you ready? - Seriously are you ready? Do one thing at a time 3. Consider the …

We are What We Do.

October 28th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsI read a great article about 29 ways to change successfully.  It starts with a great quote "We are …

Brain Crack

August 14th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsToday we have some tips on curbing your appetite, and we talk about Brain Crack. Curbing Your Appetite Here are some tips on managing your appetite from Jillian Michaels …

Pat Riley On Commitment

August 7th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsToday I take some time to go through the desk calendar I got from and pick out some inspiration quotes, and information about diet and fitness. Help …

Starting Again…

July 22nd, 2009

Well I was bummed to see a couple of weeks ago that I was back up to 210 (as I was down to 205 at one point). However, this inspired me (ok, it pissed me off) to get back on the treadmill, and to start exercising on a …

Your Fitness Priorities

June 22nd, 2009

I recently heard a quote. When I researched the quote via Google, it appears that the quote came from a guy named Merlin Mann. Here is the quote: "You eventually learn that true priorities are like arms; if you think …

EA Sports ACTIVE for the Nintendo Wii Reviewed

June 7th, 2009

If you haven't purchased a "personal trainer game" for the Ninetndo wii, this sounds like the one you want to purchase. It has a 30 day challenge built int, a journal system, a way to track calories, and fitness goals. …

Hungry For Balance

June 1st, 2009

Bob Greene's "Back to Business" Plan One of the things I liked in this Oprah magazine was an article by Bob Greene that walked you through 12 weeks of getting back into shape. It showed how t0 start slow, and gradually …

Kirstie Alley – All or Nothing Doesn’t Work

May 12th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) Posts Today I record a podcast in the car. I'm talking about Kirstie Alley who has gained 83 lbs (I mistakenly said 86 lbs). She explains to Oprah that she just quit doing …

The Crazy Cycle of Dieting

April 8th, 2009

I went to a Love and Respect marriage conference. This is a phenomenal book, and if you get a chance to attend this conference, GO. Dr Emerson Eggerich is very entertaining and his content is great and (after some …

Ten Worst Foods You Can Eat

March 31st, 2009

There was an interesting article about the 10 worst foods. These include: 1. Pepperidge Farm Roasted White Meat Chicken Premium Pot Pie 2. Romano's Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatbealls with Meat Sauce 3. Progresso …

Mind, Body, Spirit

March 12th, 2009

End Boring Food - Get In the Kitchen I'm not a chef by any means, but I knew there were healthy ways to eat without eating the same boring food. You may think that you don't have time to cook. I heard a top on the …

Getting Your Weight Loss Back on Track

March 2nd, 2009

Straplees Heart Rate Monitor From the forums we hear, "This is just a watch. No chest strap. YEAH!  It gives you your heart rate when you hold with …

Healthy Distractions

February 27th, 2009

There are times when we think we're hungry, but we are rally not. These are the times we need to find healthy ways to distract ourselves. For me its playing the guitar. For you it may be ready a book, writing a journal …

Timex 5H911 Reviewed

February 27th, 2009

On a previous podcast I had voiced my complaint that after my Polar heart rate monitor had died it was going to cost me just as much as a new heart …

Yes Virginia You Need to Track Your Calories

February 23rd, 2009

Today we are talking about how tracking things you want more of (exercise, time with the family,better calorie management) are things we should be …

Wireless Pedometer “Actiped”

February 16th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsToday I'm reviewing the Actiped that is  sometimes refered to as the LifeSource XL-20 Wireless Activity Monitor. This little device weighs next to nothing, and clips to …

Commercials Are Fun With FitDeck

February 11th, 2009

Last episode I mentioned Fitdecks. They seemed cool, but I wanted to know more about the decks and about the company. It turns out the inventor was …

Ignoring Triggers

February 9th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsDon't Wait For Your Birthday to Get in Shape As we age, we naturally lose muscle. So we are naturally going to burn less calories. Here in Ohio it's snowing. As I …

Mental Suicide

February 6th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsWii My fitess Coach is Also "Yourself Fitness" The My Fitness Coach game for Nintendo Wii is a great way to get in shape. However, Greg from the forums to me that this …

GoFit Ultimate ProGym Reviewed

February 4th, 2009

Today I talk about a new product I purchased looking to build some strength. I found out that buying dumbbells is about $1 a pound. I like my …

Cool Free Stuff

February 2nd, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsAudible More Expensive that iTunes Apparently Steve Jobbs and Apple have put the squeeze on Audible. They seem to carry most of the books from Audible (they even say …

The Pity Party Stops Now

January 30th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsToday we talk about getting our brain in check. After all only YOU can stop YOU and the biggest obstacle is our brain. You know that little negative voice in your head …

Do Less Intense Workouts Burn More Fat?

January 28th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsThis show originates from this is show 61 I've heard that exercising at a less intense pace it burns more fat. Burning at an intense rate burns more …

12 Week Weight Loss Challenge

January 26th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsLooking to Take it to the next Level? Check out the Logical Weight Loss 12 Week Challenge It's kind of like out own little "Biggest Loser" competition. It's only a one …

Kashi Go Lean Cereal Reviewed

January 23rd, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (2) PostsKashi Go Lean Review I got the biggest loser book that is the fitness and diet from the show (more on that later) and it mentioned Kashi Go Lean. Well I also remember …

Save 20,000 a Year With Exercise

January 21st, 2009

Inspiration from the Biggest Loser A make contestant who is 28 was taking 8 different medicines. In three weeks of doing diet and exercise he put all …

Core Ball Workout Reviewed

January 19th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsA core ball is called by many names.  Instability Ball, Off-Balance Ball, Swiss Ball, or Engage All …

Never Give Up

January 16th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsI watched the movie 300 (it's awful unless you enjoy watching HOURs of people being murdered in …

Cardio Confidence

January 14th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsI decided to go "outside of my box" last night. Instead of 40 or 45 minutes, I went for 60. At 53 minutes I got really tired. I wanted to quit. I kept putting one foot …

Should I Join a Gym or Not?

January 13th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsThis show originates from Thinking of Joining a Gym? Here are the pros and cons from my chair... GYMS UP SIDE More equipment  (often better …

Fair Comparison

January 7th, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsDaniel from the Biggest Loser Season 7 lost 30 lbs in his first week. Keep in mind he started at 454 lbs at age 19.  He worked out all week. Don't get frustrate when you …

Keep Things Visual So You Keep Those Resolutions

January 2nd, 2009

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsWeb MD Introduces New Fitness Tools These …

No More Excuses

December 30th, 2008

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsThis show originates from This is show 50 Never Say Diet Part I I bought the book "Never Say Diet" from Chantel Hobbs. In it she talk about the top …

Building Your Confidence

December 22nd, 2008

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsBuilding on Your Past Is there that one day in your past that was so very heard? I do. I had to tell my Grandmother that she had outlived my Mother.  Because of that …

What is Circuit Training

December 18th, 2008

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsToday I talk about the book Prevention's 3-2-1 weight loss plan by Joy Bauer. It outlines a circuit …

You are Not Alone

December 12th, 2008

Join the forum discussion on this post - (1) PostsToday I share some e-mails from the listeners. I ALWAYS love getting e-mails and voice mails from everyone. As I hear, the podcast helps keep you focused, and your …
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