1. You cannot out-train or out-exercise an unchecked diet.

"Exercise is a terrible strategy for weight loss" -Mark Sisson

You can't use your stored energy (fat) if you are supplying your body with food all the time. You'll never utilize the fat on your body as energy. Your body will use what you give it first. Every time. Stop punishing yourself with cardio after binging on alcohol and appetizers!

Even if you're getting pure whole foods, eating too much too often will make you gain weight. But when you sprinkle in 8 drinks (1200 calories) and fried apps (1500 calories) on Friday, big hangover breakfast (2000 calories), random food and cake (1500 calories) at a kids party on Saturday and 1/2 a pizza and beer (1500 calories) on Sunday, you are going totally unchecked and weight starts to pile on. These foods are empty and typically they are above and beyond meals.  Even if you run, lift weights and do the elliptical for an hour a day, you won't scratch the surface of the volume of calories you took in.


2. You're being poisoned.
When I begin a relationship with a new client that is overweight or in any way looking to get healthier, the absolute first step is acknowledgement and identification of the foods and drinks they are taking in. Many of them are human poisons masked as actual food.

The Primary Offenders: Sugar, fake sugar, alcohol, GMO grains, GMO oils, seed oils, processed everything—these are all substances that your body struggles to or simply cannot process, especially in abundance.

Unfortunately, dirtbag marketers often try to deceive consumers by adding terms like "simply", "all natural", "high protein", "plant based", "keto" to their garbage products. Restaurants are also guilty of withholding important information about the low-quality oils used in frying food, as well as the presence of GMO ingredients and hidden sugars. Sometimes, they intentionally deceive customers, while other times it's simply a cost-cutting measure or a result of ignorance.

To achieve optimal health, wellness, strength, and vibrance, it is crucial to educate yourself about various aspects of nutrition and eliminate poisons. By gaining knowledge in this area, you empower yourself with the ultimate tool for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


3. Overconsumption on repeat.
The reasons for overconsumption of food, drink, toxins and stress are unique to the individual. The biggest issue I've seen with nearly everyone that is overweight is eating and drinking far too much far too often while moving less and less and seeking comfort in the process.

The main cause of weight gain is consuming more calories than the body can burn. The key to weight loss is creating a calorie deficit, which means consuming fewer calories than the body needs on a daily basis. The USDA has set the default daily intake of calories at 2000, but this may vary depending on factors such as age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. By consistently eating fewer calories than the body needs, stored fat is burned to fuel the body, resulting in weight loss. This is a gradual, safe process, not a sudden or drastic one.

That's it.


Perspective:


The amount of calories "burned" running 7 miles for an hour straight is about 1000 calories. 6 Sam Adams Summer Ales are about 1000 calories. It's impossible to sustain beating your body up physically, especially after 40, to offset overeating (and drinking) the wrong foods at the wrong times. I will say it again, you will never lose weight and keep it off until you learn about and control food, no matter how hard you exercise.
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1000 calories burned. 60 minutes road running.
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1000 empty calories of bloat

Tracking Calories
Have you ever considered tracking calories, even just for a week? Probably not. It used to be very difficult to do.

fatsecret appThe app "FATSECRET" is very helpful at tracking. It's also free. It has nearly every food and drink already entered and once you start to use it, it's smart at knowing your specific foods.

It really helps to uncover hidden calories and educate you as to how many calories are in foods and drinks you consume. But you can't lie to it. Enter everything,  especially everything you drink. Flavored coffee drinks, alcohol, juice, sports drinks, milk. All of it.

If you are supposed to eat/drink less than 2000 calories a day to lose weight and you eat/drink 2000+, you will steadily gain weight. Period.

You need to eat nutrient dense foods that total in calories less than your daily needs in order to tap into your stored fat.  Once you control the calories, you will instantly be on your way.

Take Action
Learn what the junk is and then stop buying the junk 

I genuinely want to help people feel better and be free. Please reach out if you need help. I can get you going in the right direction for life. No programs, no overwhelming apps. no nutty exercise routines, no bs.

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David Salinas
David Salinas
2023-12-07
Working with Mike has been a game-changer. From day one, it was clear that I had stumbled upon a gem in the world of personal training. First and foremost, Mike has a remarkable setup at his home for one-on-one training. It's the perfect blend of a comfortable, private space and a fully-equipped gym, creating an ideal environment for focused workouts. The moment I stepped in, I felt at ease and motivated to push my limits. What sets Mike apart is his ability to craft tailored, bespoke workout plans that are thoughtful and effective. Regardless of whether you're a beginner taking your first steps in the world of weightlifting or someone who's been exercising for years, he has a knack for designing programs that cater to your unique needs and goals. Every session is a personalized journey towards achieving your fitness goals. It's clear that Mike has a deep understanding of physiology and exercise science, and he uses that knowledge to optimize each session. But it's not just about the workouts. Mike is an exceptional motivator and mentor. His passion for fitness is contagious - he listens intently, offers guidance with patience, and ensures that you not only perform exercises correctly but also understand the 'why' behind them. Thanks to Mike, I've not only regained my passion for lifting weights, but I also have achieved outstanding results in a very short amount of time. I feel stronger, more explosive, and even faster, all thanks to his expertise and support. If you're searching for a personal trainer who can provide a top-notch training experience in a welcoming and tailored setting, look no further than Mike. Working with him has been a fantastic experience, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone on their fitness journey.
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Steve Magi
2023-09-09
I started with MB Wellness in early March 2023. The passion Michael brings to every session is second to none, whether it is a cardio day, stretch/yoga day, or strength day he is always encouraging me and talking through some "roadblocks" I may have had the previous week. If you are a 40+ male and looking to get back in shape in a private one-one setting, Michael is your man. He will guide you physically and mentally getting you to your goals and beyond.
Chad Bedell
Chad Bedell
2023-06-16
Mike has been amazing to work with. Someone to give advice and keep me accountable without ever talking down to me or making me feel bad about my choices or decisions. He has helped me with Diet and Exercise, understands my goals and my situation, helps me through at my pace. He is invested in me doing better. Give him a shot.
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Terrance Arroyo
2023-06-16
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Elevate Personal Training & Wellness
2023-02-24
I have known Michael for over 30 years. I was so happy when I seen that he was doing this Health And Wellness program because he is in very good shape and he is very smart and knowledgeable about what he’s telling people to do to lose weight and eat healthy after just one month of working with Michael at 215 pounds. I have already lost 5 pounds and I am very motivated to reach my goal which is 185 just talking to him about what I was eating and doing wrong what’s so helpful for me whether was in person or over the phone he gives you plenty of information and details to work with while visiting his home. His family and him were very welcoming and warm to me as always I couldn’t of asked for a better person to help me with my journey , and anybody that needs help with their health and wellness. I would highly recommend Michael to be somebody to work with.
John Keklik
John Keklik
2022-11-21

Hello, I’m Michael Baker. I am a 49-year-old strength trainer, certified Yoga teacher, former yoga studio owner, certified health coach, and dedicated health and wellness practitioner with over 30 years of experience. I began "Get Up Earlier" (GetUpEarlier.com) because getting up earlier was step 1 in transforming my routine and overall well-being, especially after spending years sitting at a computer as a digital professional.

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