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Healthy weight tool
Is your weight healthy? find out here
"One click" apps (comparative)
.Recommended calorie intake
.BMI, BMR and TDEE calculation
.Healthiest Area and Weight
.Motivational pop ups
.Backup Database (historical)
.Weight graphics and statistic
.Maintenance calorie statistic
.Personalised weight management plan (kcal/day)
.WHO threshold filter
.Personal app (photo icon, printed picture & name, favourite quotes, prioritised contact, and Fitness Plan (optional))
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"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort" - Elizabeth Gilbert
"With effort Online Personal Training will make you happy"
Virtual Personal Trainer is a fully Qualified Online Personal Training Website that combines a revolutionary long-term weight loss methodology (Scientifically proven), modern technologies and Science to provide free fitness training, weight loss/gain and health care programs. We offer FREE Online Personal Training as well as Customized fitness training, weight loss, weight gain and health apps. You will get plenty of online motivation and encouragement via our free programs or alternatively through our FREE and Personalized apps specifically designed to meet your goals. Virtual Personal Trainer intends to create a life style habit to keep your body fit and healthy, and importantly preventing heart disease, extending your life expectancy and building your happiness and success.
Virtual Personal Trainer uses a combination of logical and intuitive online tools with a simple Energy Balance concept: "whatever comes IN (extra calorie intake (food and drinks)), must come OUT (physical activity/right nutrition)" together with other science concepts and a very unique and revolutionary Clinically tested, validated and Scientifically proven long-term weight loss method, tools and apps aiming to set the right Ideal Weight for you (your "Healthiest Area") and achieve your fitness and wellness goals.
"Creating healthy lifestyle habits"
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And most important...... "Our method ONLY BALANCE YOUR Meal Habits, it does not sacrifice the foods you love"
" The only clinically and scientifically proven online training website"
- Journal of Obesity & Overweight / EC Nutrition / Advances in Obesity Weight Management & Control
Virtual Personal Trainer is different because it really helps you succeed
What I have seen in my body, my mind and my overall health is amazing
Thank you for making such a positive change in my life
All the motivation you need to reach your goals
The best weight loss guidance I ever had
The most efficient online training approach
It totally transformed me into a healthier version of myself
Besides its founder, Virtual Personal Trainer counts on the collaboration of a group of highly talented people acting as External Advisory Board.
Jose Alvarez, Virtual Personal Trainer's Founder & CEO
- PhD Scientist, Dietician and Entrepreneur
Technical & Medical board
Irene Alvarez, Dr.
- Medical advisor
JM Gutierrez, MsC
- Technical advisor
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Virtual Personal Trainer also publishes daily inspirational quotes, weekly tasks, and fitness, weight loss and health news and tips through our blog and social networks. FOLLOW US! Furthermore, our Editorial Board publishes research studies and regular articles tackling various topics of interest, some of them requested by our users. In the following section you can find our latest editorial articles.
Many people eat too much and spend little time doing any physical activity. This is the reason why nearly 2/3 of the world population is overweight or obese. Simple things like eating low-calorie meals or skipping 1–2 high-calorie foods/drinks a day, and training our mind to eat the right portions and moving a bit more than usual can be a good way cut down calories and start our journey towards a healthy lifestyle because “every number you cut down counts”.
As mentioned in our previous article, weight gain due to lack of activity during coronavirus lockdown could have compromised our health and make more challenging to go back on track after. The former article focused on re-creating a nutrition mind set, the most important first step in this challenge. This complementary article will tackle a few remaining mindset adjustments aiming to succeed in our post-pandemic weight loss / maintenance goals.
It would be normal if you have gained some extra weight due to coronavirus crisis. Many governments have made obligatory to remain home to avoid infection. We all, in general, have been eating any kinds of foods and perhaps much more than we usually do. In addition, we have been forced to remain inactive thus seriously compromising our health condition. But now that most countries are going back to normal, with only a few adjustments post-coronavirus, it is possible to lose that extra weight we got during this unusual episode. Here are some useful tips to take you back to a "healthy mind set" before it is too late!
When most of us are either encouraged or forced to stay at home, understanding the different ways to keep safe, fit and healthy during this very unusual crisis is vital for our physical and mental capacities.
As more and more countries are getting under lockdown, there are certain measures that are crucial, both to minimise the spread of the Covid-19, but also to avoid having other future health problems due to a prolonged lack of body activity.
This blog is meant to be a continuation of our former blog "the right fitness-diet balance" but looking at the topic from a different perspective... read more
“I'm prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!" - Jennifer Hudson
When talking about food, the term "calorie" is a unit of energy that the food supplies to your body. When talking about physical activity, "calorie" is a measure of the energy that your body uses in performing the activity. Calorie balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories you get from foods must be balanced by the calories you use for normal body functions and physical activities. In other words, If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we burn up more calories than we eat, we lose weight.
When you are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy body weight, reading food labels properly is an essential skill. Reading a food label not only tells you how many calories you are consuming when you are eating a particular food, but it can also provide you with useful information about the food’s nutritional value. The food label is essentially a cheat-sheet for healthy eating. You do not need to recall the calorie counts of your favorite foods, or to remember how much protein, fat or carbohydrates are in every side item and snack you come across. Nutrition labels make all of this information accessible to you all the time. Once you know how to read a food label, and what information you are looking for on it, you can start making healthier food choices.
Follow the steps below to understand and utilize properly the information provided by food labels. This blog can be extremely useful for people aiming to reach a healthy weight status or losing weight by simply reading food labels.
We are finally having the answers to the big mystery ....
What we have learnt from science might surprise you ... here are the last 2 secrets steps to reprogramming your lipostat for a healthy weight
After holidays, it's time to go back in shape. Your weight is regulated by energy balance, and calories are part of that equation. Some diets may promise you that counting carbs or eating a bunch of fruits and veggies will make the extra pounds drop off. But when it comes to weight loss, it is calories what counts the most. The formula is really simple: "Weight loss comes down to burning more calories that you take in". You can do that by reducing extra calories from food and beverages and increasing calories burned through physical activity so that you keep a negative energy balance towards losing weight. Once you understand this basic equation, you are ready to set your weight loss goals and make a plan to reach them.
I have described earlier the most fundamental features of my new friend, and the good news is that I can now tell the world that I am so lucky because I recently realised I have found a new good friend with all the those amazing qualities. But luckily, those are not the only qualities my new friend has.
Here are a few more:
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Virtual Personal Trainer will be happy to publish fresh weight loss, fitness and health's ideas, blogs or articles from professional dieticians, fitness trainers or students that will appeal to our readers. If you have something unique to share the world, we would love to hear from you. We can not promise to publish it, but we do promise to read it carefully and make the best of it for free publication in our website. Note: submitted articles are subjected to editorial review, must be unique, and not published elsewhere.
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Fasting has been around for ages, though more people have become aware of its benefits in recent times. In the past, it was associated mostly with monks and religions. It is seen as a cleansing process because of the many sacrifices and discipline that is involved in it.
Although the decision to fast should be personal, intermittent fasting has become a popular means of weight training. This is because fasting leads to a series of metabolic changes that can help monitor and control a person’s weight.
Regular fasting begins after the human body's complete metabolic absorption which usually occurs between 2 to 5 hours after eating. If you are interested in applying this method for maintaining or losing weight, read on to learn how to do intermittent fasting during weight training.
A visit to the health food store can be an experience. It is tough to choose from among the huge variety dietary and nutritional supplements on the shelf. From vitamins to minerals to weight loss pills, there are thousands of options to choose from. But ....
do you really need any of them? Do they really work, and if so, which ones are best?
Who really needs dietary supplements?
It's important to remember that dietary supplements are designed to supplement your diet, not to replace nutritious foods. Supplements are intended to enhance a diet where there are shortfalls. But really foods are more complex, offering not only vitamins and minerals, but fiber, nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats), phytochemicals, and a whole host of nutritious substances that science has not fully identified that work together with other foods and provide the benefits of a healthy eating pattern.
It is Monday morning. It's is a great day to get out to the grocery, pick up some foods and prepare some meals for this week. If you think this will help you get on track, I recommend doing this today or maybe on sunday if you are pretty busy during week days. I prefer to cook extra food at lunch time and then take the left overs for dinners. Whatever works better for you.
Here is a weight loss secret you should never forget .... "there are no magic secrets. Stop eating garbage and get off your ass"
Talking about food, a calorie is a unit of energy that food supplies to your body. But when we talk about physical activity, a calorie is a measure of the energy that your body uses in performing an activity. Energy balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories you get from foods must be balanced by the calories you use in normal body functions and physical activity. If you eat more calories than you use, you gain weight. If you burn up more calories than you eat, you lose weight.
Being originally from Spain my compatriots will be disappointed if i do not dedicate one of my blogs to this wonder of nature. Olive oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean Population have longer life expectancies and lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, compared with North Americans and Northern Europeans. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are considered a healthy dietary fat, as opposed to saturated fats and trans fats.
what is olive oil?
Olive oil is a fat obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea (olive tree), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean region, where whole olives are pressed to produce olive oil. The oil is used in cosmetics, medicine, cooking and soaps, and was also used as a fuel for traditional lamps. Although originating in the Mediterranean countries, today it is used worldwide. Spain is the number one producer of olive oil in the world. In 2010, more than 45% of global olive oil production came from Spain. Spaniards, Greeks and Italians are the bigger consumers. Over the last 50 years, there have been thousands of studies examining the health benefits of olive oil.
Often, losing weight is not fair. In many cases nothing show up after all the effort and attention you put into your weight loss goal. The topic of the last few articles was meant to look at the most typical reasons why people might fail at weight loss. Out of reading these articles you might have seen an image of yourself, so hopefully this hints could help you to overcome with any potential weight loss resistance you may encounter.
In the previous article, I talked about how eating too many calories and setting the wrong goals might affect your weight loss goal. In this article, I will continue tackling the most common reasons of weight loss resistance. Throughout reading this article you might see a mirror of yourself. Hopefully, these hints could help you to break a potential trial of weight loss resistance at the present time or in the future.
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Today is the beginning and first blog of Virtual Personal Trainer, your online personal trainer
Origins and motivation
Virtual Personal Trainer uses unique science concepts to set our right “preset weight”. It has been first clinically tested and proved by myself (**UPDATE** Virtual Personal Trainer's methodology has been Scientifically Proven in Jan 2017; likewise, all my tools and apps have been recently validated in Dec 2017). Myself, Jose I was 47 years old when I created this approach (now on my 50s). I am originally from Spain with Masters in Biological Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Organizational Engineering and PhD in Biology. I have more than 20 years of professional experience occupying leading positions both at private and public sectors. In the sports & fitness training world, I used to practice martial arts (Karate, Ninjutsu and Self-Defense), diving, ski, and I was a gym personal trainer at my 20s. Later on, I only practiced ski and snorkeling when I was on holiday. Because of my career, I put sports a bit apart for a few years. As of now, I am much of a world travel person. Perhaps because of my traveling experiences and relation with different cultures, one day I realised I was getting very fat and consciously unhealthy. I could not believe my weight was as much as 223 lbs (101 kgs). Too much business traveling and eating outside with no control over my food habits and spare time made me like that, I thought. But some day in July, 2012 I opened my eyes to the reality and that day was the beginning of a new resolution for me: "I never thought i will reach three ciphers. I will never be like this again", I promised myself.