Saturday, January 24, 2009

My number one diet advice

Just a quick one this morning folks. I've been working like mad on something that is going to be huge. And when I say huge, I MEAN huge.

I will be telling you more about that very soon ;-)

Today, I wanted to share with you a little piece of advice, that although simple, can make an incredible change to your body almost overnight.

And this has to do with diet.

Although the Atkins diet has come and gone for the most part (thank heavens!) it did leave us with one tid-bit of information that is truly valuable.

And that is, GET RID OF STARCH!

What I mean by starch is potato, pasta, flour products of any kind, rice, etc. On top of this, refined carbs like sugar and high-fructose corn syrup and even fruit juice are all ticking time bombs; waiting to make you explode into jean sizes you'll be embarrased to admit you wear.

Now, most people assume that many of these foods are healthy choices. I mean, you would think that a baked potato is great compared to a plate of french fries.

Let me put it like this: Starches are a form of highly condensed energy. Energy that you just simply ARE NOT BURNING. If you have job that required to you be physical all day long (like a farmer, carpenter, laborer etc.) then you can get away with it, but then again, if you have one of these professoins, chances are your weight isn't too much of a problem.

The reality is, our lives are VERY sedentary. Even if you're 'busy' (who isn't) you probably aren't all that physicaly active. And while you do need some carbs to fuel your brain and keep you going throughout the day; the carbs you are getting from fruits and veggies are plenty to accomplish this task.

Quite simply, if you are eating carbs, and you have an inactive lifestyle, those carbs are not being used as energy, and WILL end up as body fat, period.

You need to make a shift from having meat, potatoes, and veggies for dinner, to having a salad, meat, and some cooked veggies.

Resist it as much as you want, but my clients who have the best success are all following this type of plan. This is what my wife and I have been doing for years now, and I can tell you the results were visible nearly overnight.

If you MUST have carbs, eat them only in the morning, and in sensible amounts. After that, focus on fresh fruits and veggies, and protein for the rest of your meals, and you will be amazed at the changes in your body.

Put this in to practise now folks. Don't wait any longer. The sooner you do this, the sooner you will get great results.


Friday, January 16, 2009

The truth about Alli

Don't even go here folks. Not one bit. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 dollars.

You know how people who abuse laxatives are considered bulimic?

Yup, same idea here.

Alli is a pill you take with your meal that binds to fat rendering it incapable of proper digestion.

Here's the process: Take a burger...fat in burger binds to Alli...Alli and fat from burger ends up in toilet.

Eat all the fat you want, and your body won't absorb it. Great huh?

Not really.

Two big problems here.

Number one (well number two actually) is that this causes laxation. Well, to be fair, let me tell you exactly what the manufacturer states: “gas with oily spotting, loose stools, and more frequent stools that may be hard to control.” Sounds like party to me.

The other is that it doesn't do a damn thing about the carbs, sugar, and all the other garbage you might be jamming down your throat.

And a third problem (I know I said two, but who's keeping track anyway) is that you NEED some of the fat you are eating. If you are eating healthy fats like olive oil and fish oils, you'd then be depriving yourself of some incredibly beneficial and healthy nutrients that actually help you BURN fat.

Okay, so I've got one more. Alli comes with a little manual that contains an eating plan and exercise guide. Guess what? It states for this pill to work, it must be combined with healthy diet and exercise plan.

WAKE UP PEOPLE! It's not the pill that is making you lose weight, it's the strict diet and exercise plan they include with it that MUST be followed in order to achieve the 'incredible' results.

You will not, I repeat, NOT get healthy and skinny from a bloody pill. Give up on the magic bullet, it does not exist.

Your body is NOT meant to be fat.

It's also not meant to sit around all day at a desk, and it's not meant to consume the types of things that are getting passed off as food these days.

Move more, eat less. It's a no brainer folks. Two simple steps and you will lose weight; while maintaining control over your sphincter I might add.


PS. Want a done-for-you program that guarantees to melt body fat like crazy and eliminate saggy and flabby arms WITHOUT horrible side effects, AND costs less than 6 weeks worth of Alli? Check out the Body Fat Blowtorch expansion pack, now included for a limited time with the Go Sleeveless program. If you hurry up, I'll throw the other 3 expansion packs in for free as well. That will save you well over $100.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Getting rid of flabby arms without surgery

The three steps to eliminating sagging and flabby arms, at any age, and without plastic surgery.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Heart Rate Monitor Recommendation

This is one piece of equipment that I recommend all my clients get. It is imperative that you know your heart rate when you are training to ensure that you are working at a sufficient enough intensity to cause a change in your body. The only way to know this for sure is to wear a heart rate monitor such as this.

All of my programs contain heart rate guideline for the cardio training sections, and trying to take your pulse manually is nearly impossible to do while working out (you will end up with major errors). Therefore all my private clients are instructed to get one of these.

I have seen many different models and prices of monitors, but my favorite continues to be the Polar F4. The price is great, it is easy to use, and it even tracks how many calories you burn during a workout so you can make sure that you are training just as hard each session.

The best price I've seen to date has been Amazon, and you can click the link below to take you right to it.

Monday, January 5, 2009

How to eliminate cravings and get back on the wagon

Lot's of you may be struggling with cravings, especially during the recent holiday season. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it? Click the play button to find out. PS. When I refer to junk food and garbage, I mean EVERYTHING that is not good for you: Sugar, alcohol, heavy starches (breads, pasta, white rice, white flour products), deep fried foods, processed foods etc.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Chin-ups for women

Everyone needs to be able to do a full chin-up, women especially. If you can't, then you need to start trying right away. There are no excuses here, women are every bit as capable of performing this exercise as men, period.

In my experience, the best way to start doing full chin-ups when you can't even manage one, is to do resisted lowering first.

Start by standing on a bench or a chair that lifts you up to the chinning bar, take a good grip on the bar, then step off the bench and try to hang for a second.

Next, try to slowly lower yourself down to the floor. This may not be slow at first, but keep trying and eventually you will get to the point where you can slowly lower yourself all the way to the floor.

Do this as many times as you can in a row, and then once you can complete about 10 controlled lowerings (is that a word?) then try and pull yourself up once.

By doing resisted lowering (or eccentric contractions as we call them in exercise physiology) you actually build more strength than during the concentric phase (or lifting of the weight).

This is why it is so essential to slowly lower your weights when you are doing reps, and not simply dropping them back to the start position, you will miss out on some of your best possible gains.