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Hi, My name is Nick Lopez and I'd like to welcome you to Dearborn Boot Camp and Personal Training blog. I have helped hundreds of your family and friends right here in Dearborn/Dearborn Heights get in the best shape of their lives and I can do the same for you.

This blog is designed to help Dearborn/Dearborn Heights residents feel great, lose weight and add years to their lives.

I love being a personal trainer because it allows me to change lives. So let’s get started!

You'll discover simple, yet effective ways to help you lose weight fast without spending hundreds of dollars on stupid gadgets and diet pills.

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Whether you want to lose 10 lbs or 100 lbs of weight, or if you just want to know how to live a healthier life - this is the resource site for YOU.


There are some good weight loss programs out there that fail for some people. Is it the program’s fault, or the individual?

Sometimes it could be both. But I’m going to give you some tips on how to maximize your success with ANY program.

Belief in the program, belief in yourself and adherence to the program are my top three keys to having success.

It might sound silly, but you have to Read more on How to Succeed With Your Weight Loss Program…

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You have to learn how to overcome adversity if you want to get the body of your dreams. You can’t give into negative desires and fears. It’s all about trying to be better TODAY than you were YESTERDAY.

It’s a conscious choice you have to make. I like to use the analogy of a diamond. Diamonds are made out of carbon. In order for carbon to turn into a beautiful diamond, it has to Read more on How to Deal With Stress & Overcome Adversity When Losing Weight…

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Low back pain and stiffness can be a complex issue. Many people suffer from it, and it has several different causes. If you’re one of those that do NOT have low back pain, the best thing you can do is work to PREVENT it!

Once you Read more on Two Great Stretches to Prevent Low Back Pain/Stiffness…

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Most people store the majority of their body fat in their belly area. I’m not sure why this is the case, but it sucks nonetheless. In this article, I go over my top three exercises that will Read more on Top 3 Best Exercises to Help Lose Belly Fat…

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Who doesn’t like cookies? Give these a try the next time you have a sweet tooth!


- 1 3/4 cup oats
- 4 scoops vanilla whey protein
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 tbsp. stevia
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Raisins (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)

Mix everything into a big bowl until you get a doughy consistency. Then place the dough onto a greased (with nonstick spray) cookie sheet. Makes 7 or 8 big sized cookies.

The more cookies you make from the batter, the less time you need. 10 cookies will require around 10 minutes in the oven at 325 degrees.

I made 7 cookies and they cooked in about 14 minutes at 325 degrees. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!

If you made 7 cookies, each one has about 150 calories.



**courtesy of Michael Kory Fitness**


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We’ve all seen the typical “beer belly” on a guy that is notorious for drinking a lot. Why does this happen? Well, the answer might be different than you think. I’ll explain.

Basically, your body burns fat in two places, in your Read more on How Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Weight Loss…

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I think it’s human nature for us to be self conscious and worry about what other people think about us. This is especially true when it comes to fitness, working out and being in the gym.

This sort of parallels Read more on How to Develop Your Identity and Self Confidence to Lose Weight…

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We all know that fruits are a great and healthy food. They can definitely aid in your quest to lose weight. However, sometimes foods and drinks containing fruit can seem healthy to the untrained eye, but they’re actually unhealthy for you. Think twice before Read more on Don’t Let These “Healthy” Fruits Fool You!…

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Thought I’d switch things up and post one of my favorite recipes! Here’s a tasty seasonal change up from your regular bread/biscuit!

Give these guys a try!


  • 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons honey


  1.  Preheat oven to 400°.
  2.  Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Chill 10 minutes.
  3. Combine buttermilk and honey, stirring with a whisk until well blended; add canned pumpkin. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times. Roll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds (as if folding a piece of paper to fit into an envelope). Reroll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds; gently roll or pat to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter to form 14 dough rounds. Place dough rounds, 1 inch apart, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400° for 14 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan; cool 2 minutes on wire racks. Serve warm.


I tried this recipe yesterday and it was delicious, you really get the strong pumpkin flavors and it’s a great seasonal side dish!

If you’d like to make this a bit healthier, you can substitute the flour with some whole wheat pastry flour. Enjoy!


*Courtesy of*


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MSG stands for monosodium glutamate and is added to foods to provide flavor. It’s a form of sodium and is commonly added to canned soups, canned vegetables, different processed meats and some types of Chinese food.

The FDA has recognized MSG as a generally safe ingredient. However, MSG still remains a topic that is highly debated. For this reason, it is mandated that companies let consumers know right on the packaging if the product contains MSG.

Over the past few decades, the FDA has received several reports of people suffering adverse effects due to eating food that contains MSG. This is known as MSG symptom complex and contains side effects such as headache, chest pain, nausea, weakness and numbness or tingling in the face and neck regions (this may also be accompanied by a hot sensation).

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much convincing research that can link MSG with these symptoms. Scientists do acknowledge however, that a very small percentage of people will have negative reactions to MSG. These are mild and don’t usually require any special treatment.

How much MSG do you consume?

My opinion on MSG is the same as when I’m talking about processed foods, keep it to a minimum! Personally, I think it’s kind of funny that they have to add MSG to food. This is because it’s basically like saying, “Oh, our food product tastes like crap so we need to add this into it.”

MSG pretty much tricks your brain (taste sense specifically) into thinking that the food actually tastes good, when it really doesn’t.  It’s similar to the artificial sweeteners in terms of long-term studies (or lack there of) done on it to see what effects that have on people.

Ramen noodles are cheap, but think twice next time you buy the jumbo economy pack at the store.

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