Author: Jason Leenaarts

Follow The Plan

I know I’ve said this before but I need to say it again: Fat loss isn’t easy. Some folks can put their blinders on, make a couple of changes to their diet and weight just dribbles off their frame. For everyone else, it’s a slog. It’s not just a daily slog, it’s a several times […]

Your A.I. Coach

I marvel at technology. I’ve been fascinated with tech in some capacity since I was a kid and I’d love to tell you that I have enough intuitive sense to be an early adopter to advancements in technology but that would be untrue. I tend to be a slow adopter and some things take a […]

The Sweet Relief

Most of the people I work with like to have something occasionally sweet in their diet. That might mean a donut in the morning, a handful of candy, or maybe some ice cream after dinner. None of those options, in and of themselves, is particularly wrong to do. However, we want to step back and […]

A Couple Of Bites

We have a close friend of the family who has known me for my entire life. His name is Larry. Larry was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and he was eligible for a surgery called the Whipple procedure to remove the area of the pancreas where the cancer was located. While the side effects from […]

Quick Takes

Last week, I attended a wellness event locally and I had the chance to meet some people in the community that I hadn’t previously known. Most of the people attending the event were there for fat loss and each person had their own unique challenges that they shared with others. I realized that many of […]

The Bones

When Marissa and I got married in October of 2014, we asked for dishes in our wedding registry as many couples do. As we settled into our marriage, those dishes became the centerpiece of each of our meals: the bowls, the large dinner plates, the smaller plates and the coffee cups were present each day. […]

(Even More) Random Fat Loss Tips

1-Think about places you sit in your home which trigger the desire to eat/snack. For me, one of the worst things to do is stay in the kitchen after I’ve eaten a meal. The longer I stay in the kitchen, the more I tend to gravitate to the fridge, the counter and the pantry looking […]

Be A Man

I had been toying with the idea of writing this article for a few days and, I just recorded a podcast with my friend and fellow coach, Dave Whitley, on his show Advancing Man Podcast. It seemed like now was the time to write it. I don’t really think about the term “masculinity” very much. […]

Sweet Sixteen

Jackson, You’ll be turning sixteen this week and I am still in awe that I have a sixteen year old child. I want to share a story with you, one that you may never come to understand. Your teen years have been, in many ways, as unpredictable as I had always heard they would be. […]

How Do You Want Me To Talk About Your Body?

A couple of years ago, I was reading a post from a fellow coach (whose name eludes me at the moment) and they were talking about how to address and compliment their fat loss clients.  There was a leaning towards the belief that they would no longer congratulate their clients for fat loss success.  I’ve […]