Logical Weight Loss

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

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Last updated on September 22, 2020, 9:00 pm

#1

My Report: I Got a Standing Desk

June 21, 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 hours a day as an instructor but now I sit on my butt all day and something needed to change. ---------------------------- What Standing Desk Did I Buy ---------------------------- I bought the Smart Desk 2 from Autonomous.ai ( https://www.autonomous.ai/smartdesk-sit-to-stand-height-adjustable-standing-desk ) and they start at $299, I went for the $399 model as it goes a little higher, and had a little bigger desktop. It took a few hours to put together (not too hard) and it works as expected. ------------- The Surprises ------------- I needed a new desk as everytime I pulled out the drawers of the desk, they would fall apart. This desk has no drawers. No big deal, I'll just buy a small cabinet. I have a filing cabinet, I wanted more of a few things with doors to hide junk behind. I found this *four shelf cabinet for $36* ( http://amzn.to/2rTfS9C ) Then I noticed that when I raise my desk, my mouse almost fell off, and I almost pulled my monitor off the desk. I needed extension cables. So I got a USB extension cable ( http://amzn.to/2tqXExX ) for my Mouse for $6. and an *extended VGA cable* ( http://amzn.to/2sz3cXb ) for my monitor Then as my feet were killing me, I needed a standing pad for $60 ( http://amzn.to/2rBmjP2 ) some of these pads go up to $120 ( http://amzn.to/2traUTz ) (that are easier to move around) The videos of many standing desks show them with iMacs or Laptops. Neither one of these computers have cables. Keep this in mind.

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#2

It Starts with Your Brain

December 30, 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 boils down to Attitude Calories Sleep Activity Water Today we are going to focus on our attitude and more specifically negative self talk. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Negative self-talk can be a runaway train. Your mind goes around in circles replaying a negative event or your own shortcomings. You may think that you're getting in touch with your true feelings, but bad feelings have a way of getting worse the more attention you give them. Research shows that happy people do put bad days behind them. In a survey of 231 college students, those with a positive outlook were more likely to look back on negative events and report how much better things are for them now. Talk Yourself Out of It ----------------------- If negative self-talk came with an off switch, you could just flip it. But it doesn't. It takes a plan and some work to tone it down. Here are four ways to make it happen: * *Distance yourself.* You can't banish negative self-talk forever, but you can take a step back from it. When you notice negative self-talk occurring, address it like you would an opinionated third party. You might say, "Thanks for sharing," or "It's interesting you feel that way" and move on. * *Distract yourself.* "Over-thinking involves focusing on a train of thought that goes around and around. "You can stop that train of thought by focusing on something else." Try playing basketball, doing a crossword puzzle, or any other activity that fully engages your mind. * *Call them on it.* Give your negative thoughts the third-degree and they could crumble. You might ask yourself, "Is that really true?" or "Is there another way to look at this situation?" You may also look for benefits. If you missed that job promotion, are there any lessons for the future you can take from the situation? Or could another opportunity come out of it? * *Save them for later.* Set aside a time of day for negative self-talk. If you hear yourself doubting, blaming, or comparing yourself to others at another time of day, tell yourself you will come back to the conversation later. When the appointed time arrives, your negative thoughts may have lost most of their oomph. ------------------- Water Your Body App ------------------- Track your daily water consumption in an intuitive way, and because not everyone needs to drink the same amount, it is designed specifically for you. Based on the revolutionary research done by health care professionals in recent years, we have learned just how critical it is, for your health, to maximize your individual water intake. This app is designed to perfect that routine. A consistent routine with the proper amount of water in your diet will lead you to optimal overall health. Start today for a healthier tomorrow. With your personal schedule being so hectic, it is difficult to manage how much water you have drank for the day. Finally, you have found the best solution available on the iPhone. Immerse in an interactive, free-roaming interface to add cups or bottles of water towards your goal. * Earn a daily and overall average grade on how well you are keeping up on your recommended amount. * Touch and drag the containers around your table to organize them in your own special way. * Customize your own specific water container, with images to choose from. * Specify attributes from your personal lifestyle to get a scientifically proven daily water intake goal. * Earn achievements for maintaining a long term high grade average. * Use either US or metric measurements to track the amounts. * View a line graph detailing the history of your water intake. * Be reminded by the app icon itself of how many cups or bottles you have left to meet your goal. * Create your own customized reminders that can notify you when you should drink more water. * View the time and dates of every cup or bottle of water you have drank. * Enjoy a plethora of useful facts and tips about water and human health. The android app ( http://www.amazon.com/luanyongxing-Water-Your-Body/dp/B00F2ATD1K/ ) is cooler than the iOs version. You can choose your cup and other features. It's also free.

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

March 17, 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 --------------------------- soak-fitness-spray ( http://www.logicalloss.com/soakfitness ) I know I need to life weights. I know that leads to discomfort many times (we all know to start slow, but most of us don't). So how do I make these awful feeling go away? How to I get my muscles to loosen up? Wen I searched the web I found a product that is dedicated to one thing: get you and your muscles to relax and heal. That product is called Soak Fitness. I bought the spray bottle (as I'm not one for using the bath tub except for showers). I went to the gym, and lifted lots of weights with my legs. The next day, I had achieved my goal of having sore muscles. When I went to bed, I sprayed one leg with Soak Fitness, and the other I did nothing. The next day, the leg I sprayed had less pain then the one that I didn't spray. *It Catches You Off Guard soak-fitness ( http://www.logicalloss.com/soakfitness )* ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The one thing I was not expecting was the aroma of Soak Fitness. It has Peppermint in it, and the smell will clear your sinuses immediately. This makes it easy to breathe, which leads to relaxation. It also has oils that feel cool when you spray it. In essence you go from going "ow my legs hurt," to "what is that feeling on my leg?" you are switching one sensation for another. The smell seems to wear off soon (much like Ben Gay, or Icy Hot). Does Soak Fitness Work? ----------------------- For me I noticed less pain in the leg I sprayed then the one that didn't receive treatment. I don't think this is a cure all, but for days when we over do it I can see where this would help you reduce your pain. ------------------------- Mentioned in this Episode ------------------------- 5 Healthy Habits that Aren't ( http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/5-healthy-habits-actually-arent-163200603.html ) 10 Daily Habits that mess with your health ( https://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/10-daily-habits-mess-health-151600968.html )

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#5

Apple Health App and two others Reviewed

October 12, 2014 • 26m

---------------- 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 is you input different ingrediants and minerals, etc individually. So have fun when you eat a salad figuring out how much of each mineral is in your food. This seems really stupid. You can only assume that there is more to his product that I am unaware of. This just seems so NOT an Apple product. ----------- Zombies Run ----------- Fitbit One ( http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?afftrack=&b=588021&m=31379&u=74276&urllink= ) Need some motivation? How about the sound of zombies coming up from behind? The sound on this is great. They really use stereo imaging to make it real. The only thing is there isn't much to do. I gained a bunch of objects, but I have no idea what to do with them .There was another thing missing. Zombies. Oh during the first few missions I was eaten by zombies, but I expected them to come out to play more often. I would often walk 5-10 minutes without a zombie approaching. I did later find out thst I could turn on my music (that would stop it from being boring). You can also listen to podcasts and they will automatically lower the podcast/music so you an hear the zombies or instructions. For me this app posed another problem and that was that it takes up almost 600 megs of storage. I have a 16 gig phone, and that's a chunk. If you are struggling for room for photos, this will be a challenge. I will be the first to say I didn't really give this my all, but out of the gate the game lost my attention and when I saw where future sessions would cost I lost more interest. ----------------- Fitbit Challenges ----------------- I LOVE my fitbit. It motivates me all the time. When you have friends that motivates me as well. Now they have added more motivational tools in the form of challenges. You can invite your firneds to a daily challenge, a weekend challenge, or a weekday challenge (winners win bragging rights). It's nice to see that other people are finding the time to move, and for me that is motivational. The best thing about the fitbit is they can be as low as $59. I use tie Fitbit one and it goes for around $99. Check out fitbits at fitbit.com

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#7

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

January 19, 2017 • 21m

I watched the documentary *My Big fat Body* ( http://amzn.to/2iDD23T ) by Frank Payne on *Amazon Prime* ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/prime/pipeline/prime_gifting_landing?adid=0AXG8RG2SC8DRAD90G76&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=ur1&tag=logweilos-20 ) (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 how Frank was doing now. The problem is he died at the age of 49 in 2012. So the video showed how his living of eating insane amounts of bad food had left its mark on his system. So if you need help getting off the couch, I highly recommend  watching the movie. ------------------- The Top Tools I Use ------------------- I took at look at new habits and tools that I started using in 2016, and - more importantly - that I am still using. Here they are. *Power Pressure Cooker XL* Each Sunday I use my *P* ( http://amzn.to/2isL4aX ) *ower Pressure Cooker XL* ( http://amzn.to/2isL4aX ). Its the first thing that I purchased in 2016 that I got completely sucked into their infomercial. I throw in a bunch of chicken and 20 minutes later I pack it up.  It's the best $99 I've ever spent. It's so popular, that people are now writing *Power Pressure cookbooks* ( http://amzn.to/2jKdPkv ) for it with 123 recipes ($9). *Ninja Blender Pro* I use me *Ninja ( http://amzn.to/2jl4SkO ) Blender Pro ( http://amzn.to/2jl4SkO )* to make smoothies, and mix protein shakes all the time ($59). So with the Power Pressure Cooker, I 've got lunch covered. With the Ninja Blender Pro I've got my breakfast covered. *Storage Containers* I got a set of *Spin and Swirl* ( http://amzn.to/2isWony ) storage containers that are on a carousel so it takes up half the room in your cupboard. I've had these for years. I know the reviews on Amazon ( http://amzn.to/2isWony ) say they are cheap, but I've never had an issue with mine. There are plenty of *storage containers* ( http://amzn.to/2jKcmKP ) that go from the microwave to the dishwasher, etc

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#8

Losing Weight on the Road

February 18, 2020 • 23m

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 rate was in the "exercise zone" without getting covered in sweat. I found that because I stayed busy, I barely ate (typically a large salad at night). If I can do this on the road, I should be able to do this at home. ------------------------ Music Makes Exercise Fun ------------------------ Exercise and fun are two words that don't typically go together, but for me, I made a playlist in Spotify and it has songs that "Pump me up." The "fun" is "pushing" during the chorus and "regular exercise" during the verse. This gets my heart rate up and keeps it there. When you win the super bowl you are covered in confetti. I now consider sweat my confetti when I exercise and smile when I start to feel it run down my back. --------------------------- A Great Book For Tough Love --------------------------- A no-holds-barred, tough-love guide to dealing with your emotional issues and changing your mindset in order to finally lose weight, from the creator of weight-loss reality TV, including The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss. I got this book via *Audible ( http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/freebook )* , but it's also available in Amazon ( https://amzn.to/2HxTOeR ) for the kindle, and paperback. -------------------------- A Ring with a TON of Power -------------------------- Your new secret weapon for personal improvement. It's a ring that measures everything an Apple Watch or Fitbit might measure AND THEN SOME. A friend of mine had one and was telling me the true power is it gives you a rating on how your body is. This helps you avoid over-exercising and being too sore (or in my case getting sick). They are $300 at https://ouraring.com/ --------------------- Biggest Loser is Back --------------------- The biggest loser is back. I have a *Facebook group* ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/828333924260448/ ) to talk about the show HERE. The thing I noticed this week is the team that lost seem to have the worse attitude. One guy kept saying "It's impossible." The trainer corrected him and said "Not impossible - I'm Possible." Check out my Biggest Loser Fan Cast ( http://www.biggestloserfancast.com ) ---------------------------- Logical Losers Support Group ---------------------------- Help support the show by buying me a coffee, or join the Logical Losers support group ( a private facebook group) and help keep the lights on here at the Logical Weight loss show (and get the podcast Advertising-free.

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#12

The Poison of Perfection

January 22, 2019 • 23m

January started great for me, but mid-monthI started to go back to my old habits. We've talked about doing little things. I know what I want in my routine: * Meditation (God time) * Affirmations * Exercise * Water * Sleep * Food that helps me achieve my goals * Taking my Advocare ( http://logicalloss.com/advocare ) MNS 3 Suppliment Yet, for some reason, I'm not doing all of these and the one that is mind boggling is taking a supplement. Really? how hard is swallowing a pill? The MNS 3 has a few pills you need to take at certain times, and yet at the end of the day, there is always one package I forgot to take with my lunch. I decided I would write down all of the things I wanted to accomplish each day into the Way of Life app. I was determined and decided I would start on Sunday. Here it is Monday, and I didn't do it. I was so pissed. Do I need to make a checklist to remind me to use my checklist? UGH! So my initial reaction so that I could get a perfect week (my goal) was to try again next Sunday. Wait, what? Yep instead of getting on track on Tuesday, in an effort to have a perfect week, I would wait until Sunday to try to get hyper-focused. I was being poisoned by the thought of perfection. I noticed how this idea made me waste sic days where I could work on improving my efforts. Why wait until Sunday when I can take another crack at this tomorrow? So I did, and I did. Don't start “tomorrow” or “next week” or ” (insert day/event, etc) you can start improving you health right now -------------------------------------- Advocare Spark Energy and Focus Drinks -------------------------------------- I love Advocare Stick Packs ( https://www.advocare.com/18013080/store/product/a5093-spark-stick-packs ). They are introducing a new flavor that is pineapple and coconut. I love it, and will be very sad when my free sample runs out. In the meantime, my favorite is Mango Strawberry. Add these to your water and you've got a unique blend of 20 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that work synergistically to provide a healthy and balanced source of energy.* Spark contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you a quick boost, B vitamins to enhance your body's natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, and neuroactive ingredients that enhance mental focus and alertness. I became a distributor ( https://www.advocare.com/18013080/get-started/why-advocare ) cause I love their chocolate protein shakes. When you are a distributor, you get deep discounts, and it pays for itself. --------------------------------------------------- Follow Up On Last Weeks Interview With Karina Melvin --------------------------------------------------- *Last week* ( http://logicalloss.com/the-psychology-of-weight-loss-with-karina-melvin/ ) I interviewe Karina Melvin and got lots of great feedback. She is from Ireland, and it turns out her books is not available in the US. I let Karina know we are trying to get her book, and she sent *this link* to a book distributor that should deliver to the US. ------------- Atomic Habits ------------- Thanks to Josh from www.onthebubblepodcast.com http://www.onthebubblepodcast.com ( http://www.onthebubblepodcast.com/ ) and www.punchingsideways.com ( http://www.punchingsideways.com/ ) for recommending the book, “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.” You can get this as an audiobook for free by going to *www.logicalloss.com/audible* ( http://www.logicalloss.com/audible ) In the book, the author James Clear talks about how little things can add up to big results. Think of it like compound interest with money. This is what inspired me to create my checklist of atomic habits I want to create. I'm only through three chapters and so far I love it. One easy step you can do is to ask, “What would a healthy person do?” Then do that. Eventually, YOU will be a healthy person. The other thing that really struck me is when we start doing these small steps, in the long run, they can change how we feel about ourselves.

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#14

Five Minute Journal - Five Second Rule

June 28, 2017 • 24m

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 psychology research, you will start and end each day with gratitude. Side effects may include increased happiness, better relationships, and becoming more optimistic." Their Amazon listing states: " *THE SIMPLEST WAY TO START YOUR DAY HAPPY* - Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life. Improve your mental well-being and feel better every day. *COMPLAIN LESS, APPRECIATE MORE* - The Five Minute Journal helps you cultivate gratitude. It changes how you feel, alters the actions you take, and therefore the results you will create...negativity be gone! *FINALLY KEEP A JOURNAL* - With a simple structured format that takes just 5 minutes, The Five Minute Journal is simple, quick, and effective. Whatever your excuse for not keeping a journal is, this journal will eliminate them So what is it? The creators have been very open about it (so if you want to make your own, you can). You start off writing down three things you are grateful for. The idea is to start off your day with these thoughts. This gets you going in a positive direction. You also write down one affirmation, "I am _____." You start off writing down three things you are grateful for. The idea is to start off your day with these thoughts. This gets you going in a positive direction. You also write down one affirmation, "I am _____." Then at night, you enter three amazing things that happened today. Then lastly, you ask yourself how you could have made the day even better. Each day has inspiring quotes, and there are weekly challenges. ----------------------- The Power of Positivity ----------------------- This journal is based on positive psychology research. That research shows using the journal leads to higher levels of positive emotion. You will have more joy, optimism, and happiness. You may feel less lonely, and isolated. You may find yourself acting more generously, and compassionately. You may also experience a boost in your immune system https://youtu.be/xqOyXeR2jqY Available as a Hard Cover ------------------------- http://amzn.to/2tmGZ1N ------------------------ Also available as an App ------------------------ Get it on iOs also ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/five-minute-journal/id1062945251?mt=8 ) available on Android ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?hl=en&id=com.intelligentchange.fiveminutejournal ) ---------------------- The Strength to Change ---------------------- Mel Robbins author the book the ( http://amzn.to/2tmXJpH ) five-second rule ( http://amzn.to/2tmXJpH ) did a cool Ted talk about the five-minute rule.  She mentions how your brain has two speeds: autopilot, and emergency brake. So when you start doing something that it's not used to, it loves to pull the emergency brake. Anything that is a break in your routine, is going to be something you have to force yourself to do. Most of our life is on autopilot. We eat the same things every day, drive the same route to work. Do the same things with the same people. No wonder we love autopilot. When you feel stuck, it may be that you haven't forced yourself to do anything new. You need to force yourself out of your head. You would not hang out with people who talk to you like you talk to yourself. You need to get outside of your comfort zone. When you see something you might do, you feel like doing something, but you sit back down. Why? Because your emergency brake was pulled. If have an impulse to do something new, if you don't stand up and takes steps, and marry it to action, your emergency brake will be pulled. Your problem isn't ideas, its that you don't act on them. So if you see someone and want to talk to them, marry that idea with action and walk over to them. Become a Logical Loser ---------------------- Did you get value from this show? Go to www.logicallosers.com ( http://www.logicallosers.com )

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#19

Weight Loss Melt Down - NEW CHALLENGE JOIN TODAY

February 13, 2017 • 20m

Thanks to Nicole for the lovely donation ( http://www.logicalloss.com/support ) to keep the lights on. We are starting a new weight loss challenge, join today at www.logicalloss.com/challenge17 ( http://www.logicalloss.com/challenge17 ) FROM THE EMAIL BAG You mentioned how “instant oatmeal” is not the same as it was ten years ago. I like oatmeal, and eat it most weekdays. I make it in a small “Crock Pot” that is intended for things like dip, fondue, etc. I think it’s called the “ *Little Dipper* ( http://amzn.to/2l9Jsb0 ) ” ($14.95)– capacity of 16 oz. I use McCann’s Steel Cut Oats, put in a 1/4 cup, and then add 10 oz of water. Plug it in when I go to bed, and in the morning it is perfectly done. Stir, add a little milk, or whatever you prefer as “milk” and you are ready! I also drink OJ in the morning, but I “cut it” 50/50 with non-sodium seltzer. BTW, the McCann’s comes in a can and retails for about 5.99 for 20 servings, so it’s economical too. -Carol I've been enjoying the podcast for quite some time now. Thanks for keeping at it!  And congratulations on your 30lb loss last year. That's awesome! Question for you - I know that you have mentioned some weight loss challenge apps in the past. Some co-workers want to do a weight loss challenge but they want to raise money for a charity that we support. Do you have any recommendations on an app that they could use to do that? I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks! Longtime fan, Nikki in SoCal ----------------------------------------------- Weight Loss Challenges - Websites and Resources ----------------------------------------------- I haven't talked about this in a while, and I went and look at and some of the resources of the past have gone away (well, that's the internet, and it's also hard to stay in business when you charge 0.00) *Here are a couple that seem up to date* My Weight Loss Challenge Spreadsheet. If you just need a spreadsheet where all the math is done for you, here it is. *Diet Bet* Dietbet.com ( http://dbet.me/djackson1 ) is one of the top sites. It allows you to have teams, and they have kickstarters (4% weight loss), Challenges (for most % of body weight), and they have bets for those who want to maintain. Check it out at dietbet.com ( http://dbet.me/djackson1 ) *Heathwage* Healthwage has got a lot of press coverage that just pays you to lose weight. You put in how much you want to lose, how long you want to lost it, and it calculates a prize. For me I told it I wanted to lose 15 pounds of 6 months. It said I would need to lose 20 and I would earn $133 (I would have put in 120 which is 11% return). I am at a weight that I don't think I could get that low. (I lost 30 lbs last year). *Meltodwn Challenge* I really liked this one, and started  challenge. *IT STARTS TODAY ( http://mdcinvite.co/6vw3 ) so get in on this now!* This has an app, and you can easily setup a group, or if you want have it go to charity, or have some of it go to the person running it (which we did in my case to pay for it). *Stickk* Stickk.com is an interesting twist meant for ANY resolution. You pick a referee to keep you accountable. You can earn money, or motivate yourself by having your money go to something you hate. Check it out at stickk.com ( https://www.stickk.com/ ) *Thintopia and Fatbet* Both of these sites are still around. They help people login and track their weight and you see the progress. With Dietbet, Healthwage, and Stickk, there is some sort of anti-cheat involved (videos, pictures, etc) These two sites (both free) operate on the honor system. Fatbet is at fatbet.net ( http://www.fatbet.net ) and Thintopia is Thintopia.com ( http://www.Thintopia.com ) Join the Challenge Today ( http://mdcinvite.co/6vw3 )

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