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Logical Weight Loss

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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Train Your Brain – The Power of Affirmations

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 didn’t realize that the book was geared towards small business at first (As I just saw train your brain). The good news is Dana knows so much […]


19 Nov 2013

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

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 sham. He then states (and I'm paraphrasing), the diet industry is bad and every book states how their book is the truth and the rest are all lies. None of them work, and its a sham. HIS BOOK is the true one.  Now for the record there are some great insights. Dr. Phil didn't get to where he is without bringing some insights delivered in true DR. Phil fashion. The cool thing is I listened to the book via Audible, and they have a hand out that goes along with the audio book (worksheets, etc). You can get a free book by going to logicalloss.com/audibletrial


16 Mar 2015

Rank #2

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The ABC's of Weight Loss

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8 Oct 2011

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Bryan Ganey Lost 400 Lbs and Said NO MORE!

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” to lose the weight on his own. Bryan knew the side effects of the […]


27 Jan 2014

Rank #4

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It Does Catch Up With You

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 knowledge you need to be successful.Help support the show. Be in our […]Help support the show. Be in our top spots or drop us a donation, simply go to www.logicalloss.com/support all support is deeply appreciated. Subscribe via It Does Catch Up With You


11 Dec 2012

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Inside Weight Loss Wars

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23 Apr 2011

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Sugar is the New Tobacco that is Poisoning Us Every Day

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 not a coincidence. Take time to watch these, cause we are taking so much sugar we are poisoning ourselves. Check out www.logicalloss.com/298


22 May 2016

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Diet Vs Exercise

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 we just lose 100-200 calories a day we would lose weight. It says take something you eat every day such as a soda with 140 calories. If [...]Help support the show. Be in our top spots or drop us a donation, simply go to www.logicalloss.com/support all support is deeply appreciated. Subscribe via Diet Vs Exercise


21 May 2010

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Slow and Steady Is Not So Bad

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 really MY fault. 3. Not being first does not mean you’re last 4. Define what you call success. I’m losing weight consistently. I’m happy with that. The BodyLastics Are Here! […]


8 Mar 2013

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The 17 Day Diet - Yuk

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15 May 2011

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My Two Favorite Snacks!

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27 Feb 2011

Rank #11

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The Farmer and the Hunter

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, faith, dedication, and hard work. Losing weight requires the same thing. It requires […]


22 Jul 2013

Rank #12

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Weight Loss and Alcohol

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 calories. Alcohol is empty calories, and basically get burned first. Then when you run out of time, you still have all these other calories waiting to get burned, but the alcohol cut in line. Alcohol often leads to you not caring anymore, and you make bad choices.  Oh Yeah, alcohol isn't good for you and damages your liver, etc. Alcohol increase appetite Risky Drinking I watched Risky drinking and it really shows you how Drinking leads to feeling bad. It leads to bad decisions like... Drink more to help get over the fact that you went drinking last night.  The Risky Drinking Documentary even points out that at one point your brain gets re-programmed and your reward center is dysfunctional, your stress function goes into overdrive, and your logical "good decisions" part of the brain is busted. At this point you are doomed.  Check out the documentary at https://youtu.be/fG2o0I8amvY Support the Show www.logicalloss.com/support


30 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Television Challenge - Own Your Actions

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. 


8 Sep 2014

Rank #14

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Cutting Through the BS with JJ Virgin

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 science she had to back up her opinions. She was nice enough to send me some snakes and bars to test out. They are the perfect mix of "good but not too good." Some these bars I've tried in the past are awful, others are really yummy - and the minute you're done eating one you want another six. Everything I've tried from JJ's site has been good not so good that I want another. You Are Strong as Your Toughest Challenge I spoke about his last week and in trying to get on the virgin diet, it wasn't I was missing food, or having legit cravings, it was that I have myself trained like a dog to get a snack at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM (with lunch in the middle). I have a reminder on my watch and all week, I would get up and snack (strawberries, maybe one of JJ's bars) but she really wants you go to four to six hours between meals (meaning, no snacks). So it wasn't until Friday that I made it from breakfast to Lunch. Then the next day, I took that vircory and made it the whole day without snacking. It's hard to battle your mind, and to battle old habits, but you can do this. Dave's New Spotify Playlist Game to Get Your Sweating at the Gym Anything you can do to keep exercise fun, to keep you pushing a little harder is good in my book (always consult your doctor). There is a difference between "being active" and getting 10,000 steps and going to the gym and pushing your body ever so slightly past its limits and working up a sweat.  One easy way to do this fast call HIIT training. HIIT is a training technique which involves intense bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by varying periods of low-intensity active rest, or complete rest. HIIT can be a great option for staying in shape when time is an issue, as you can get an amazing fat-burning workout in 20 minutes or less For me this means I fire up my Spotify playlist and when a new song came on a jogged for 30 seconds and then walked the rest of the song (for starters). Later in the week, feeling good I added a new twist. I would jog every time the chorus came on, and would keep jogging until the verse part of the song returned. This can be quite a workout if you have a song that keeps repeating the chorus at the end. Who is JJ Virgin? She's a hall of fame nutritionist and celebrity trainer. Her website is www.jjvirgin.com You've seen her on Dr. OZ, Dr. Phil, Rachel Rae, The Doctors, the Today show and the list goes on. I first saw her on a TV show called Freaky Eaters and loved her style and passion for helping people. She is a four-time NY Times Bestselling author. She also hosts her own podcast (see Apple Podcasts). She's been doing this for over 30 years, and you'll hear in this podcast why I like her as we discuss Why Coke Zero isn't food How there is more to calories in vs calories out The food you eat can disrupt your body chemistry and that's we are often discussing gut health. How to look at studies to determine if they are valid Who she trusts when it comes to knowledge about health What is different between the Virgin Diet and the Sugar Impact Diet Her FREE 7 Day Stop, Swap, and Drop challenge JJ has a ton of great things on her website www.jjvirgin.com JJ's Books' The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 DaysThe Virgin Diet The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Hardest Lessons  Check out the Movie from the book for free I've listened to or read all of the above and they are chock full of insights, strategies, inspirational stories, and this little thing I like to call the truth. Books I Haven't Bought Yet But Will ONE-POT MEALS: 44 Simple, Tasty Recipes That Take the Guesswork Out of Healthy Eating JJ Products I'm Currently Using JJ Virgin - Vanilla Plant-Based All-In-One Shake (Brand New Packaging), 30 Servings JJ Virgin - Chocolate Paleo-Inspired All-in-One Shake, 30 Servings JJ Virgin - All-In-One Protein Bar, Dark Chocolate Mocha (Box of 12) JJ Virgin - Chocolate Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Shakes, 15 Servings 555 G (1.22LBS) JJ Virgin - Dark Chocolate Coconut Fiber Bars (Box of 12) JJ Virgin - Sleep Candy, Chewable Sleep Aid with Melatonin, 5-HTP, B6, Inositol & L-Theanine, 60 Tablets JJ Virgin - Leaky Gut Support Powder, 225g JJ Virgin - Safety Net, Cravings & Carb Digestion Support, 60 Capsules (great to take after a "slip up") JJ Virgin - Metabolic Reset, Appetite & Fat Metabolism Support, 120 Capsules  (going to order this one) Become a Logical Weight Loss Supporter Visit www.logicalloss.com/support


26 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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

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" diets get). Here are some fun stats. He gained 18 lbs HIs developed "Fatty Liver Disease" He added 4 inches of visceral fat around his waste Meanwhile, he was eating the SAME AMOUNT OF CALORIES then before he started experimenting. So it's NOT just calories in -calories out. It's what is making up your calories. Also, sugar sends your brain on a high followed by a crash. So we will our kids full of cereal and fruit juice and send them off the school and wonder why they can't concentrate. Check it out on Amazon You can get sugar free recipes at their website www.thatsugarfilm.com (if you're in Australia, there is also an app for your phone). If you want to know how many teaspoons of sugar are in something, divide the number of grams by 4. So if something has 16 grams of sugar, that is four teaspoons. It was an eye-opening movie, done in an educational and entertaining way. Almost Caught My Kitchen on Fire I spoke about how I bought an Air Fryer on a previous episode and I LOVED it. The last few times it started to smoke a bit. I always clean the part that you cook in and wipe down the bottom on the inside. Well, after setting off the smoke alarms in my apartment, I busted out the manual and I see where I need to wipe down the whole thing on the inside (which means you have to let it cool down, which means its kind of a pain in the butt). So if you get one, keep it clean.  This is So Dumb, and Yet so Cool - A Baby Ice Machine  know you can buy 2 ice cube trays for $6 on Amazon. So when you start talking about spending $90-$159 for a baby refrigerator that just makes ice, that is a lot of ice cube trays. I bought mine at Walmart and I'm not sure why (cause breaking ice out of trays was not that tough) but I love it. I fill it up with water in the morning and I have cubes the rest of the day. I like my water cold, so this has been great.   But there was a problem My water bottle was a sweaty mess. My cork coaster was soaked through. Solution? a cup within a cup. You can get a set of Six for $22. This is awesome. The water stays super cold, and I don't have a single drop of sweat on the outside of my cup. So I don't have to worry about soaking my coaster (I still use one just in case).  The end result is I'm drinking a ton of super cold water on some super hot summer days here in Ohio.  Check out the Igloo Portable Ice Macker Thanks to our Patrons!Laura, Kevin, Julianne, Luther, and Cheryl. Become Logical Weight Loss Supporter by going to www.logicallosers.com


16 Jun 2017

Rank #16

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The Psychology of Weight Loss With Karina Melvin

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 she must have insights that can help us all. Today you will hear her say things that may make you go, “Wait, what?” but on the other hand if you've been doing the same things for year and all you have to show is a yo-yo weight loss plan, Karina explains how some of the very things I do (restricting my food choices, focusing on calories, and other things) may be the wrong strategies.  With this in mind you might check out her book and if you are new to audible you can get her book for free when you sign up at www.logicalloss.com/audible Check out her book, her courses, blog, podcast and more at www.karinamelvin.com Thanks to all of our Logical Losers (our accountability and support group) at www.logicallosers.com


14 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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4 Steps to Lasting Weight Loss - No More Victim Mentality

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 be honest with ourselves. We have to track what we put in out mouths, and we need to realize that our response is our responsibility. Life is 10% what happens to use and 90% of how we react. Some of our actions lead to positive results, and others send us in the wrong way. We have the power within us to stop, we may think we don't be we do. Believe in yourself, and take it small steps at a time. Don't try to be a super hero. Don't try to reverse years of abuse on our body in a few weeks. That is impossible. However, taking the right steps on a consistent basis will lead us in the right direction. I highly recommend this book. You can purchase it using the link below.


18 May 2014

Rank #18

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Competitions Start Tomrorow

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28 Jan 2012

Rank #19

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

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 off my favorite to do list tool todoist.com and it was a mess. I cleared out all the old stuff, and I got focused. So I had to decide what would be my number one focus. I had a few. I'm working on a new version of a book I originally wrote in 2012 call More Podcast Money. I might do a revamp of the School of Podcasting's website (even though I did one five months ago, but there is a new bright and shiny tool for websites ---oooohhh. I am working on turning a diary form 1995 into a podcast called the History of the Band Six Shooter. Then I noticed something. None of my priorities included the phrase "Lose weight," or "Eat less, exercise more." THAT is what I was not losing weight. It wasn't a priority. That was on Monday. On Tuesday the 29th, I got a call from a friend of mine letting me know that a group of my peers has chosen me to be inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of fame. The ceremony is in two months. The minute I got off the phone I said to myself. YOU WILL GET UP AND GO TO THE GYM. The interesting thing was, this was not a question, this was not a possibility, this was a fact. Sure enough, Wednesday rolled around and at 6:45 AM I was in my shorts on the way to the gym. I was doing High-Intensity Interval Training on a treadmill sweating my butt off. So what changed? My Why. Look, I know that if I don't exercise and eat bad food I will gain weight. I increase my chances of cancer, stroke, diabetes, and include any other horrible diseases you want here. For some reason, those don't motivate me. Don't get me wrong. They SHOULD, but if I'm gonna be honest they don't. Maybe I'm a fool and think that I'll be lucky and dodge those bullets. This like ignoring that you are putting water in a bucket and eventually it's going to get full. You see eventually it will get full. So for now, my appetite is gone, my motivation is off the charts and I'm hyper-focused. The ceremony is July 24th. What happens after July 24th? Well, hmmmm. My goal is I will develop healthy habits and just keep on doing what I'm doing. There is that negative voice in my head that says, "Sure, go ahead and do your little exercise stuff, do your healthy eating, whatever, I'll be back." For now, I'm going to ignore that voice and politely go tell him to piss off. That voice is always there, always will be there, and the more I learn to ignore it the better I will be. So if you're why isn't inspiring you to do the right things that lead to weight loss, find a new why. I'm here to tell you the right "why" can make a world of difference. Support the Show Become a Patron Go to www.logicallosers.com


1 Jun 2018

Rank #20