Small town boy chases big dreams!

I grew up in a small isolated mining town called Wabush, nestled into the Labrador West-Quebec border area of Northern Canada. Where the winters are long, cold, and the snow squeaks underneath your feet. Then the highly anticipated summer’s are almost too short for shorts.

And how to avoid this common problem that derails progress

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In maritime navigation, SOS stands for Save Our Souls, or save our ships.

In health and fitness, I use SOS to refer to Shiny Object Syndrome which I see so many people get lost with.

The correlation? Both are a distress signal that you’ve been led astray by poor guidance, having improperly navigated what’s in front of you, or heck, dealing with some tough luck beyond your control.

Which one are you missing for maximum results?

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With general health principles aside, such as adequate sleep, hydration, and reducing stress, (which are all very important and will impact your health and fat loss results ) these are what I consider to be the 5 Essential Puzzle Pieces of Progress for Faster Fat Loss Success.

If you find yourself struggling with your health and fitness efforts, you might want to find out which piece of the puzzle or pie is missing for you.

Because only with awareness, can come action to create change and positive progress.

These little changes can give you big results

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Cutting calories to lose weight can be challenging if you don’t do it right.

Willpower and white-knuckling your diet will only get you so far until you binge your way back to baseline or even end up with more bulge than you started with.

So here are 8 simple and almost stealth-like changes you can make with your diet to reduce your intake by hundreds of calories every day, so your results are not just attainable but sustainable.

1. Sweetener Switch

Use natural no sugar sweetener instead of sugar. This is a super easy swap: instead of putting sugar in your coffee, just…

Something you need to know and the answer may surprise you

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A new client only 6 months into her wellness journey emailed me that question.

Sean, “When does being fit and healthy stop being hard?”

I immediately emailed back with my injection of sarcasm followed by some seriousness:

“It stops being hard on October 17, 2021. At 2:37 pm. Eastern Time! LOL”

Then I quickly followed with:

“Maintaining your health and fitness never stops being hard or at least requiring some effort and sacrifice. Otherwise, over 7.8 billion people on our planet would be strutting around with 6-pack abs and butts that could crack walnuts.

But once you truly know your…

Try these easy and effective slim down strategies for rapid results this summer

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Here are three fat loss strategies that work well for me and many of my clients to lose fat faster for summer. They are not some new secret science but they may be new to you if you haven’t tried them yet.

Plus they work well when you work them and they don’t require you to turn your lifestyle upside down.

1. Fat For Fuel

This first one happens in the kitchen, not the gym. As how much you eat, plays the biggest role in getting rid of the belly rolls.

Think outside the cereal or bread box for your breakfast and say goodbye…

A step by step plan to losing weight and still feeling great this summer

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It’s frustrating as hell not to be fit, pain-free, and feeling confident about the shape of your body. Unfortunately, it’s amplified even more during summer when it’s harder to hide under layers of clothing.

We all have been dealt a genetic card with our bodies that are out of our control but there are many major factors of how we look and feel that are in our control. So let’s stack the deck in our favor and focus on playing with those.

Enjoy these fit foods to stay slim and healthy this summer

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With summer just around the corner and some extra winter weight gain hanging around your mid-section, you probably want to eat a little lighter when you sit down to eat. You do sit down to eat, right?

No, I don’t have a spy camera in your kitchen, but I know how it is with the craziness of working from home (next to your fridge), balancing family demands, and stuffing something wrapped in something down your throat while standing over the counter or on the run.

So before you choose what to eat, choose how you eat and sit down at…

Add more muscle to your arms without adding much time to your workout

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Most of us busy parents and professionals with real lives, don’t have the luxury to follow the latest “muscle and fiction” magazine arm workout. Workouts that only work for genetic freak bodybuilders who spend hours in the gym every day and many using chemical assistance. Arm workouts that take an hour or more using complicated machines and leave you unable to comb your hair for days due to the intense muscle soreness that follows.

To get maximum results in minimum time with your workouts and not spend an hour of your day training muscles the size of baseballs, here are…

Your step by step blueprint to get the body you want

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Do you want to know the secret to anyone you see who has a successful fitness transformation?

Whether it’s those jaw-dropping before and after transformation photos in the magazines or your friend who you barely recognize after their dramatic weight loss, they all follow a similar path of progress.

After coaching over 1100 health and fitness clients in 25 years and also going through body transformations myself (where I once even came 2nd place in a worldwide magazine transformation contest), I am coming from a place of strong experience and expertise.

So if you are willing to put in the…

Sean Barker, CPT, PN2

Father, foodie, fitness coach and author of the Amazon best-selling book The Easy Eating Diet. Apply for Online Custom FIT Coaching here:

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