Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What about calories?

So how does diet play into getting rid of arm flab?

Well, first you must consider weather or not your weight is stable, ie. you haven't been gaining weight over the last couple weeks.

If your weight is stable, then you can pretty much be assured that what you are eating is being burned up by your metabolism just fine.

Now here's the important part.

If your weight is stable at the time you begin the Go Sleeveless program, then you don't even need to worry about diet. All the extra calories you will be burning on the program will have you melting off body fat in no time.

Of course, that is assuming you don't start increasing your calories when you start the program.

But what if your weight isn't stable? What if you've been gaining weight?

In that case you will need to find out how many calories you are burning, and how many you are eating, and bring that into balance.

...stay tuned for a super simple method for exactly how to do that!

Yours in health,


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Why work your lower body?

This is a question I get asked a lot. In the Go Sleeveless program, you may have noticed there are quite a few lower body exercises.

"But this is a program to help me lose arm flab, why do I need to work my legs too?"

Two reasons.

#1 By working your lower body, you are using a group of muscles that are so large and powerful that you burn extreme amounts of calories just by doing a simple exercise like a squat. This will cause you to melt body fat from your ENTIRE body, and especially from your arms.

#2 Why not tone and tighten the rest of your body while you are at it? You don't have to neglect the rest of your body while you focus on your trouble spots. By including exercises for the rest of your body, you will actually be sculpting and toning your entire body (tummy, thighs, butt, etc) while eliminating your flabby arms. Nice bonus huh?

So just because this program is designed to eliminate flabby arms, doesn't mean the rest of your body won't benefit. In fact, you will probably be very pleasantly surprised when a number of your other trouble spots start dissappearing.

Yours in health,


Monday, May 12, 2008

Are detoxes a good idea?

Q: Rylan, I have seen (insert favorite infomercial here) talking about this new detox plan with herbal supplements. Do you think that it's a good idea? I've been feeling a little sluggish and 'toxic' lately and have been considering doing a week long detox plan.

A: In my humble opinion, 99.9% of these products are simply a total waste of time and effort. A quick search on google for 'detox' will yield you countless results for everything from grapefruit detox, to herbal detox, to god knows what else.

We are a toxic society. We live and breath toxins, and I don't blame you for being concerned, but you have to pick your battles.

You don't need to go on some expensive and fancy detox plan to see fantastic improvements in your health and well-being. Your body wants to do this naturally.

But only if you stop loading it up with crap!

When a heroin addict stops their habit, they go through incredibly traumatic withdrawal symptoms as their body detoxes from the poison. They don't need to go on a detox plan to help their body out, they just need to stop filling it with garbage and let the body do it's work.

Your body will detox naturally, and safely, if given the opportunity.

Stop loading yourself with refined sugars, alcohol, refined flour products, and caffeine, and your body will gladly detox naturally on its own.

In fact, if you add certain herbal detoxifying supplements into your diet at the same time you are eliminating all the nutrition problems, you will probably feel really, really crappy, as your body is flooded with more garbage than it can handle.

This is where the headaches, shakes, and nausea set in.

Instead of worrying about whether your toothpaste is all natural or not, getting rid of that glass of wine or martini with dinner will go much farther in your quest to live a healthier life.

Make sure you drink plenty of water so your body has a way to eliminate the toxins freely, and get plenty of rest and exercise to help it along its way.

You will be so much more comfortable as you detox, it won't cost you a thing, and you will be amazed how how good you will feel in a few weeks.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Time to hit the panic button...

Yes, it's official. In less than two months, summer will be here.

Are you ready?

Have you lost the weight you said you were going to lose on New Years Eve?

Have you trimmed the inches off your waist?

Is your body bathing suit ready?

If you don't want to waste another summer hiding under oversized clothes and wearing t-shirts over top of your swimwear, then you don't have any more time to waste.

The good news is, you can accomplish a lot in two months.

You could drop 15-25 pounds or more

You could reduce your body fat by up to 5%

You could turn your soft tummy into hard abs

You could lose your bat-wings (ladies)

You could drop clothing sizes

You could be happy with your body for once.

So what are you waiting for?