What’s up Internet! It’s time for another blog post. I’m not gonna lie, this one is going to be a bit ambitious...at least, the topic will. Over the next several weeks (who am I kidding...probably months) I’ll be covering one of the biggest, most sought-after topics in all of health and fitness. Fat Loss.
With more than half of the US population overweight and the obesity epidemic spreading worldwide, it’s no secret that the majority of people start a health journey with fat loss in mind. As a holistic lifestyle coach, whenever someone comes to me and gives some vague reason why they’re looking to be more active or eat better, in probably 99% of those situations, fat loss is the real reason. This is a fantastic starting point because diseases associated with obesity (which itself is partially caused by chronic inflammation...which I’ll be getting to later in this series of posts) are the primary causes of death in our modern world.
This post is the introduction to a series of blog posts all covering what people really want: fat loss. I’ll be covering everything associated with fat loss in these posts. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before, only to find you gain it all back plus an extra 5-10 lbs, you’ll learn why in these posts. If you’ve ever tried the “new and exciting” fad diet, and saw absolutely 0 results, you’ll learn why in these posts.
As of right now, the topics I’m planning to cover encompass food quality, food quantity, food addictions, hormones & their influence on body fat, exercise/movement and its influence on body fat, body/metabolic typing, food sensitivities/allergies, the food industry (and why for most people, being overweight isn’t entirely their fault), and I’m sure there will be many more.
The topic of fat loss is massive. There’s so much information constantly being released and spread on the topic that it’s practically impossible to read it all, understand it all, and then put it all into practice. That’s where I’ll be coming in. I find nutrition and the human body fascinating. I enjoy reading up on subjects, listening to podcasts, and most importantly, experimenting with my own practices. Through this constant education, I’ll be wading through all the info and explaining what’s actually valuable information and what’s completely regurgitated bullshit.
With all that said, I wanted to ask for a little help. Fat loss is a huge topic, so I’d like to know what your biggest questions are, and where you’d like me to start? I’ll be sharing this post on Facebook and other social media platforms, so if this post finds you and you’ve read this far, please leave a comment letting me know what you’d like me cover first.
Also, a couple side notes. First, I’ll still be posting updates about breathwork, so if you read my last post (which you can find here) and enjoyed it, don’t worry...I won’t leave you hanging. Second, I’m really gonna be focusing on improving my writing style with my future posts. I know I tend to ramble on aimlessly...and yes, I do realize that I’ve basically written 6 paragraphs all saying, “hey everyone, I’m gonna write a bunch of blog posts fully covering fat loss!”
So yeah, leave those comments either below this article or on the Facebook post promoting this article, and I'll get to work with writing and answering your questions.
Mike Schappell is an interesting guy. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, a Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences (with a Neuroscience concentration), and has been an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer for over 5 years. His growth as a trainer and fitness professional has lead him more toward the fields of nutrition and overall lifestyle change. He is currently working on expanding his fitness knowledge through continued research and further certifications, and is actively working toward a certification in Holistic Lifestyle Coaching through the CHEK Institute.