Catherine Gordon Training: Let’s Lift Forever.

  • How to Progress Your Strength Training For Weight Loss.

    Here is the plan I use to strength train for weight loss. In 2013, I was named Certified Turbulence Trainer of the Year based on the success of the clients at Gordon Studio. Although Craig Ballantyne, the creator of Turbulence Training has moved on to other endeavors, the TT method is still at the heart…

  • Carnivore Diet: How To Handle Cravings

    I quit added sugar sixteen years ago, and I remember that the cravings were strong on day one, but by day three they had passed, and I had an absolute surge of energy. This energy surge has been called the Atkin’s or Keto High in the past. Still, my carb cravings would come back on…

  • Diet and Exercise in a Pill

    How Mimetics work. Here is the link to an important article on “Mimetics,” drugs that mimic beneficial human behaviors. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/diet-and-exercise-pill-are-real-how-mimetics-work-2024a10004rt?240321&src=FYE&ecd=WNL_recnlnew3_broad_US_perso_etid6389316&uac=321192AY&impID=6389316 Researchers predict that within five years, drugs that mimic the health benefits of caloric restriction will be available for people to use. Unlike the popular new drugs like Ozempic that cause weight loss, these drugs…

  • What do you want from your training?

    When I wrote my book, “Keep the Change, Transform Your Body For Good,” over ten. years ago, I worked with a Life Coach to get the book completed. Sandy K. Goodwin, the author of, The, “So What?” Principle, was that coach, and I remember how much the questions she guided me to answer helped me…

  • Free Three Day Sugar Detox

    If this helps you can buy me a coffee. (I’ll take mine with cream and liquid stevia.) buymeacoffee.com/catherinegordon This is the start of the diet memoir I wrote exactly 10 years ago. It helped my personal training clients and readers lose pounds and inches. Even better, it showed them a way to get satisfied with…

  • Nine Exercises for Insulin Sensitivity

    One set of nine exercises improves insulin sensitivity, and each training session only takes about 20 minutes. In 2008 I reached a healthy weight and overcame insulin resistance for the first time in years. The conventional wisdom for weight loss is that diet accounts for 80% of the results, but 15 years ago the key…

  • 5 Reasons To Quit Sugar

    And what to do instead. buymeacoffee.com/catherinegordon Quitting sugar can have numerous benefits for your health and overall well-being. Here are the top 5 reasons to consider reducing or eliminating your sugar intake: I was able to quit sugar in 2008 and lose over 60 pounds by replacing snacking with resistance training and dance. The joy…

  • One Page Eating Out Guide

    The Sugar Freedom One Page Eating Out Guide https://www.buymeacoffee.com/catherinegordon The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate the real world.  It can feel like a minefield out there, and allowing yourself to get too hungry can be a recipe for falling prey to the sugary, starchy, salty, processed foods that generate so much revenue…

  • Free Keto Diet by Chat GPT

    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/catherinegordon Chat GPT created this 1400 calorie per day ketogenic diet plan. Amazing! Here is the instruction I typed in at Chat AI: create a 7 day ketogenic meal plan at 1400 calories per day The unedited answer appears below: Here is a 7-day ketogenic meal plan that provides approximately 1400 calories per day: Day…

  • 28 Day Sugar Detox

    28 Day Sugar Detox

    I got off of sugar 14 years ago, and I don’t miss it at all. This is the food list I still use today. Yesterday’s food list is below. Sugar Detox Shopping List No Sugar, No Grains, No Processed Vegetable Oils = No Cravings! 1. In The Produce Aisle Eat a variety of non-starchy vegetables …

  • Three Day Sugar Detox

    Three of the daily food lists below are Keto: 20 grams or less of carbohydrate per day. To keep total carbs below 20 grams per day, I choose non starchy vegetables that grow above the ground. The table below lists the vegetables I use and their carbohydrate counts. Click the image to make it larger.…

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Study Shows Big Benefits

    I’ve been drinking a tonic of one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, one tablespoon of lemon juice, 8 ounces of water (240ml), and a few drops of stevia for almost 10 years. I’ve always known that it reduces my cravings, and it keeps my night time leg cramps away. My readers and viewers have been…

  • No sugar For 14 Years

    Is a sugar free diet sustainable? Find out in the video below. I stopped eating sugar, grains, and processed oils in 2008, and it changed my life for the better. Now that my blood sugar is stable, and my insulin resistance is vastly improved, I almost never experience sugar cravings. If I do have a…

  • Sugar Free Meal Planning

    by Catherine Best Gordon Macro-Nutrients 1. Protein: 1 gram per pound of ideal bodyweight2. Carbs: Up to your personal carbohydrate tolerance.3. Fat: Enough to satisfy appetite. Reduce if fat/weight loss stalls.Meat, Poultry, Eggs, Fish, TofuVegetables that grow above the ground.Low sugar Fruits: Berries, Melons, Apples, Oranges, Grapefruit if well tolerated.Fat: Butter, Olive Oil, Heavy Cream,…

  • Fast Fat Loss Plan

    Fast Fat Loss Plan: 14 days of food and fitness Summer Is Here! Enjoy It In Good Health. My ketogenic food plan enhances your energy, mood, and shape by getting rid of bloating, flattening the belly, and shrinking the waistline. I developed this plan when I was working with my training clients at Gordon Studio,…

  • Simple Weight Training

    To Get Lean Safely and permanently, embrace the lifting lifestyle. Here’s how to get started. Personal Training is expensive and time consuming. In person one on one training requires you to travel to the gym, or get your home ready for a visitor. Group weight training, which I taught for years at my studio, is…

  • Is It Better To Walk or Jog to Lose Weight?

    I’m happy to answer this question because it lets me dig in to some of the things I’ve discovered about walking, jogging, running, and sprinting in the course of the past 45 years. When I was in the 7th grade, I struggled to jog a mile in P.E. even though I was pretty good at…

  • My Perfect Carnivore Meal Plan

    One Diet that Always Works When I was preparing to sing at Carnegie hall in 2019 I had two essential goals for my nutrition plan. It had to allow me to get leaner, and it had to be anti-inflammatory. When you are a singer, and you eat anything that causes inflammation, the first place you…

  • The Best Workout For You.

    The Best Workout For You, Is the One You Are Willing To Do. I love to train, I really do, but there are three things that put me off when I mentally prepare to train. I think it will be boring. The exercises will feel too hard. Training sessions take too long. The Psychology of…

  • Create Your Freedom Fourteen Diet

    14 Foods, 14 Moves, 14 Days Einstein once said that solutions should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. How can you create an effective food and fitness strategy that is simple enough to stick to? My experience with my students, personal training clients, and readers is that simplicity in food and fitness makes…

  • New Study: Rest Times For Muscle Growth

    How long should we rest between sets to get muscle growth? “Stronger By Science,” has answers in this article. https://ckarchive.com/b/75u7h8hk7ovqqt6rgg7rlaqgk0o66sn?ck_subscriber_id=699635117 I’m turning 60 real soon, and women have a harder time achieving hypertrophy. According to Oxford Languages, hypertrophy is, In order to continue all of my activities of daily living to age 80 and beyond,…

  • What Is The Best Way To Eat For Weight Loss?

    The best way to eat for weight loss is to find the foods that nourish and satisfy you, and then prepare them at home. Note: I share my eating strategies for informational purposes only. Medical Doctors and Registered Dietitians have the authority to recommend specific diets and meal plans. The best way to eat for…

  • Living With Reward Deficiency Syndrome

    How Learning about Reward Deficiency Syndrome can help manage the craving for “More.” I’m greedy. Symptoms of RDS? Since childhood I’ve been aware that I want all the praise, prizes, and pleasure I can get. I used to drive my older siblings crazy trying to the center of attention, and by the fifth grade I…

  • How To Dance Forever

    I started dancing late. At age 19 I took my first ballet class, and I immediately knew I had a lot of catching up to do. Luckily, my mother had introduced me to, “Body Design By Gilda,” when I was 15. Gilda Marx had been a chubby child who loved to dance. She learned to use her…

  • Training For A Comeback

    When I was a personal trainer and fitness studio owner, my specialty was physical transformations. I was named Certified Turbulence Trainer of the Year in the Summer of 2013 based on the success of my clients in losing ponds and especially inches. Craig Ballantyne, the creator of Turbulence Training (TT) was my mentor, and like…

  • Are You Scared To Go To The Gym?

    What you need is a plan. When I started resistance and interval training in 2008, I felt uncomfortable at the gym. Most of the people in the weight room were men who had been lifting for a long time. I was significantly overweight, and I looked older than my 43 years. When I started improving,…

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