Logical Weight Loss Podcast



A No nonsense approach to weight loss hosted by Dave Jackson a regular person like you trying to lose weight. He shares what is and isn't working for him, inspirational stories, and weight loss gadgets. Presented in a fun and entertaining style.


  • Are you Missing Your Zing?

    Are you Missing Your Zing?

    21/04/2020 Duración: 22min

    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  ZAH! ZING! WOWEE! When the scale goes down.  We need that! It's that feeling that makes us, inspires us, to do all the right things over again.  When I look a long look it is that WOW! when you step on the scale and your brain going "IT'S WORKING!!!" that really motivate us to keep doing what is working.  What does my brain say? Well, you'll have to listen.  Become a Patron Go to our Facebook accountability group at www.logicallosers.com Want to do a one-time donation? see www.logicalloss.com/support You got this. Think about your next meal. Make it a good one.

  • How Did Jimmy Kimmel Lose Weight?

    How Did Jimmy Kimmel Lose Weight?

    08/04/2020 Duración: 23min

    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 come a long way from the skinny days as a teenager.  He says, "I decided I was going to have two protein shakes and a very small dinner every day. I did that for eight weeks, then I switched to a strict 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. I lost 25 pounds that way. Then, for a while, I'd eat a piece of salmon daily for lunch. Now the idea of eating salmon is revolting to me. My new thing — something I've been doing for a couple of years now, actually — is starving myself two days a week. People call it the 5:2 diet, but I've been doing it since before it had a name. On Monday and Thursday, I eat fewer than 500 calories a day, then I eat like a pig for the other five days. You "surprise" the body, keep it guessing. The 5:2 Diet According to the Daily Burn, the 5:2 Diet was invented by Michael Mosley (autho

  • Losing Weight While Youre Losing Your Mind

    Losing Weight While You're Losing Your Mind

    31/03/2020 Duración: 23min

    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 hands).  My Weigh In I'm up 4 lbs. On March 12th I was 221.8 and today I'm at 225.8. I'm up four pounds. The weird part is I'm not sure why. There are some factors: My fridge is packed now where I use to have it empty and eat more fresh fruit.  I bought "snacks" like pudding and yogurt which I have a very hard time eating "just one."  I've not been getting as much sleep So Now What? I need to get a better understanding of why I do what I do, and why I think what I think. I'm going to dip my toe into meditation (which I've always felt is "woo-woo" and see if I can't get a better understanding as I practice "awareness."  I'm going to check out Mindfulness for Beginners Biggest Loser Wrap Up The finale is this week. Their last episode had a great part where they looked at where they stared and where they were now. There was one great point by a trainer. You should av

  • Black and White Weight Loss

    Black and White Weight Loss

    12/03/2020 Duración: 24min

    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 ice cream place is. I don't know where all the bad stuff is located. That's a good thing. You're Not Stupid We all know what steps are good. Things like: Getting enough sleep Counting your calories Drinking-Water Exercising Eating Fruits and Vegetables We also know things that are bad such as: Fast Food Ice Cream French Fries Chips Soda So we know what we need to do, but we still do the wrong thing. That seems weird. I think its called being human. Don't beat your self up, but instead take a second and figure WHY you are making these bad choices. WHAT TRIGGERED YOU? The sooner you figure this out, the sooner you can come up with ways to not get triggered.  When you look at your actions ask yourself, "Is this going to lead me to lose weight or gaining weight?" If it's not going to move you in

  • Losing Weight on the Road

    Losing Weight on the Road

    18/02/2020 Duración: 22min

    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 or

  • Two Motivational Movies To Inspire Weight Loss and Being Healthy

    Two Motivational Movies To Inspire Weight Loss and Being Healthy

    28/01/2020 Duración: 20min

    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 things that you will connect with that as a guy didn't connect as much, but I can still appreciate it.  I really love one part of the movie where her friends are not being supportive, and you finally start to see Britanny start to stick up for herself.  see https://amzn.to/2Gw1mhQ Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! This movie gives you a glimpse into "Big Chicken" and the lovely US government. I really loved the movie as it clues you into marketing jargon that tricks us into thinking things are healthy when they are not. This is not an "anti-chicken" in a "we are killing chickens" kind of way (the moviemakers seem to understand you need to kill them to eat them). You do see where these birds are raised and bred to gain so much weight so fast that they often have heart attacks - and that is seen as a g

  • Catch the Plane to Wonderland

    Catch the Plane to Wonderland

    13/01/2020 Duración: 19min

    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 less my scale went up when I got home. With this in mind, I got up today and exercised early.  MY NOT SO LUCKY GREEN SUIT I had to wear a suit to a speaking gig and I hadn't worn a suit in a while. To make a long story short none of my suits fit. I'm at least 20 lbs heavier than I was when I last wore a suit.  The fun part of this is there is only one person blame. I was not a fan of myself at that moment. I took that time and turned off my phone, TV, computer and just took some time to embrace how bad this felt. I DO NOT WANT TO FEEL THIS WAY. It hurt.  WHY CAN'T WE GET UP TO EXERCISE To get to Boston I had to get up at 5:30 AM which is EARLY for me (very early). Yet, when the alarm went off I got up in a slight panic, took a shower, finished packing, and got out the door on time. WHY? Because I

  • The 80-20 Lifestyle

    The 80-20 Lifestyle

    09/01/2020 Duración: 24min

    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 right back. The other thing that is killing me is a lack of sleep. My ears ring all the time and have for years, but for some reason, it's starting to affect my sleep. When I set an alarm to get up an exercise it takes an Olympic effort to get out of bed. It seems unfair that I can work for two weeks straight and lose two lbs, and stop for two days and gain it all back. The reason it seems unfair is because it is. You know what else it is? Reality. We have to find a way to deal with it. LOSING WEIGHT IS HARD BUT THESE MAKE IT EASIER STOP DRINKING YOUR CALORIES I started finding myself drinking the occasional coke, hot chocolate, etc. If you can stop drinking calories, you will be amazed at how that will boost your efforts. STAND INSTEAD OF SIT Standing desks have come down in price (they use to be

  • Tomorrow is not going to work

    Tomorrow is not going to work

    31/12/2019 Duración: 23min

    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 tell you my body doesn't like it. In the long run this won't work. So this episode is for me to listen in the future to remind myself that as hard as it is getting on my exercise bike, getting off I always feel proud with a boost of momentum to start the day.  Building Self Discipline An article in Entrepreneur stated Know your weaknesses Remove temptations Set clear goals and have an execution plan Build your self-discipline Create new habits by keeping it simple Eat often and healthy Change your perception about willpower Give yourself a backup plan Reward yourself Forgive yourself and move forward I didn't know "captain obvious" worked for Entrepreneur magazine.   

  • Creating a Healthy Calorie Deficit

    Creating a Healthy Calorie Deficit

    23/12/2019 Duración: 28min

    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 2100 1900 2200 1950 2300 1876 2400 1911 2145 1978 The average is 2076  Subtract 500 calories and you get 1576 calories per day. The key to this is to take the calories of the days you maintained. Guys don't want to go below 1500 calories and Women shouldn't go below 1200. ONE MEAL I had "Christmas" last weekend as my brother goes out of town and the meal put 2 lbs on me the next day. For me looking back, a strategy would've been to: Put the food away after the meal.  Get the cookies off the table  In general, out of sight out of mind. Especially if you keep telling yourself, "OK, this is my last one..." then you know you are having an issue. Get it out of sight.  Mentioned in this Episode What Is a Calorie Deficit, and How Much of One Is Healthy?  Healthy Wage  Noom App  Try the free CSS beautifier let

  • Super Addictive Foods

    Super Addictive Foods

    10/12/2019 Duración: 26min

    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 not broccoli) Eat Yourself Sexy  I found an interesting show called Eat Yourself Sexy on Amazon Prime, and while the show has some "meh" reality TV isms, I liked that you can spot what OTHER PEOPLE are doing wrong. Watch an episode or two and then go into your kitchen and pretend you're on the show.   I also thought it was interesting that in 8 weeks women were losing 2 dress sizes and those that exercised (in addition to changing their diet) lost 20 lbs in 8 weeks (amazing what a little focus can do). Rolling Your Muscles?   I bought a Doeplex Muscle Roller Massage Stick and I'm not sure it really does anything. I tested by just rolling my right leg, and so far don't feel any large difference.   Become a Logical Loser Get the show advertisement-free, and join our safe private Facebook gr

  • A New Strategy to Overcome the Scale

    A New Strategy to Overcome the Scale

    02/12/2019 Duración: 23min

    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 when you see your weekly average go down. You might also have a bad day (but have had a few good ones) and the week isn't as bad as you think.  Stress and Weight Gain See article  Not too Late to Join the Weight Loss Challenge It's only $20 see https://podclick.me/ffc2020  Become a Logical Loser This is our private Facebook accountability group. It's a safe place to ask for help, get support, and help you reach your weight loss goals.  Logical Losers also get the show advertisement free. Go to www.logicallosers.com

  • How Triggers Come into Play with the Holidays

    How Triggers Come into Play with the Holidays

    28/11/2019 Duración: 28min

    Weight update.  November 5th I am at 226.  November 19th 225.  Different Types of Food Triggers Behavior Chains start with triggers: Environmental Biological Mental Emotional Social Triggers Produce Thoughts Thoughts Lead to Actions Actions lead to consequences Consequences  Physical Psychological Physiological Emotional This example is from Noom Mentioned in This Episode 5 Ways to Battle the Holidays Noom Weight Loss App Join the Fitness Focused New Year  

  • Celebrate All Victories

    Celebrate All Victories

    20/11/2019 Duración: 16min

    Weight update.  November 5th I am at 226.  November 19th 225.  Join the Healthy Wage Challenge https://hwage.co/1408044/ Lose 6% of your weight by February Controlling Your Attitude I've been pretty good on hitting my benchmarks: 10 glasses of water 7 hours of sleep 30-60 minutes of exercise 1900 calories.  And yet....  Trust the process. Hang in there.  Mentioned in this Episode Zero Fasting App Available on Android and Apple Life Fasting Tracker (available on Apple or Android) https://lifeapps.io/apps/life-fasting-tracker/ Diet Fiction

  • Healthy Wage Fitness Challenge

    Healthy Wage Fitness Challenge

    06/11/2019 Duración: 22min

    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 button on the side and scroll down until you see "all Apps" and choose the activity app and then scroll down. Calibrating your Apple Watch While wearing your Apple Watch, go to a flat, open outdoor area that offers good GPS reception and clear skies.  If you have Apple Watch Series 2 or later, you just need your Apple Watch. If you have Apple Watch Series 1 or earlier, bring your iPhone for GPS. Hold your iPhone in your hand, or wear it on an armband or waistband. Open the Workout app. To start, tap Outdoor Walk or Outdoor Run. To set a goal before starting, tap. Walk or run at your normal pace for about 20 minutes. If you don't have time to finish the workout, you can complete 20 minutes over multiple outdoor Workout sessions. If you work out at different speeds, you should also calibrate for 20 minutes at each of the speeds that you walk or run. Whenever you

  • Nordic Track S22i vs Paleton - Start Where You Are

    Nordic Track S22i vs Paleton - Start Where You Are

    19/10/2019 Duración: 23min

    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. I saw where you can get one for $59/month, but in digging around I found out that Peloton wasn't the only company providing this type of experience where you basically turn your home into a gym.  The NordicTrack S22i has a ton of features and is in the same price range so I wanted to compare the Peloton Bike vs the NordicTrack S22i NordicTrack S22i Price: $1999  Assembly $249 iFit Coach - Free for 1 Year ($15/month after year 1) or 5 accounts for $33/month Year One Expense: $2248 Year two subscription $180 "normal" pedals, heart rate monitor, weights included 350 lbs capacity   Peloton Bike Price: $1999  Assembly $250 Subscription $39/month Year One Expense: $2713 Year two subscription $468 Changing pedals (or anything) on the Peloton voids your warranty 297 lb capacity   Similar Items Both ste

  • Pressing Reset

    Pressing Reset

    02/10/2019 Duración: 25min

    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: "October 1st the day I turn this thing around." I reset some data in my apps, starting getting up a little earlier, walking a little more, paying attention to my water intake. I've even cleaned off my exercise bike as its fall in Ohio, and only a matter of time until the snowfalls.  Don't let yourself get complacent with your health. What used to scare the crap out of me is now slowly becoming the norm. That is something that can't happen. These happen in small increments, and we kind of let them fly under the radar as these bad habits and inches, um, inch their way into our lives.  I did find an article on what famed Quarterback Tom Brady (he is a bit of a freak of Nature). See it at  https://tb12sports.com/blog/what-does-tom-brady-eat  I'm glad to be back, and ready to get motivated. Thanks for being a patron!

  • Finding What Works for You with Dan Rosado

    Finding What Works for You with Dan Rosado

    02/09/2019 Duración: 28min

    Today I am joined by who does the Big Fat Podcast Description: 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 documented here as well as interviews with health and fitness experts. If you are ready to take action and make changes to your health, the Big Fat Life Podcast is here to help. Follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bigfatlifepodcast/ Today we hear: Daniel's "ENOUGH!" moment How he found a nutritionist What hasn't worked for him His advice for anyone feeling discouraged Dave's carb experiment His show is Big Fat Life Podcast and is available in Apple and Google  

  • My Blood Pressure Motivates Me

    My Blood Pressure Motivates Me

    19/08/2019 Duración: 22min

    Weight Check-In 224.4 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 traveling for a week where I was stuck eating hotel food. I did take one step in planning and took some Advocare Meal Replacements with me and drank those for breakfast and skipped my lunch (attempting to do a slight version of Intermittent Fasting). With the news I received in this episode, I have new motivation. Withings BPM Connect Review Recently I added an Apple Watch to my tools of tracking my health along with My Fitness Pal, Sleep Cycle, and Streaks apps. As I started to investigate the Apple Health app and what tools worked primarily an Apple Watch (but also a Fitbit in case that is you). I really like my Withings Scale, and on their website, I see where they have a wireless blood pressure device called the Withings BPM Connect. It's around $95 and it's cordless and wireless. This is great for

  • Why I Dumped My Fitbit for an Apple Watch

    Why I Dumped My Fitbit for an Apple Watch

    01/08/2019 Duración: 31min

    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 my fitness pal. Tomorrow will be one week without so I ended up going and getting an Apple Watch Series 4 after hearing some friends say how cool they are. Apple Watch Features Really customizable screen Apple health seems to integrate with everything It does NOT grade how you sleep but there are apps that integrate with Apple health that do. I can't really tell as I can't login into my Fitbit account, but my Apple Watch shows that my resting energy was 2157 after one day. This would explain why if I eat 1900 calories or less I would lose weight. While Fitbit's are geared toward measuring calories in, activity and showing you the deficit, Apple Health is more overall health. My Withings scale integrates with myfitness pal and you can use my fitness pal to integrate with Apple health. Nonhealth things I love. I love that I can listen to my podcasts and have my phon

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