Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The 4 Key Components of a Healthy Meal Plan

Most people admit to feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to developing a healthy meal plan. In fact, I would guess that’s the biggest reason why most people fail when it comes to a diet of any kind. If it’s too complicated or too difficult, there’s no way you are going to stick with a plan for weight loss. And that’s where most diets lose you—there’s always a mile-long list of what you can eat and what’s forbidden. Or you have to count calories and carbs, which means you have to jot everything down in a book.

Let’s be realistic—none of that is going to happen long-term when you are busy and always on the go.

I like to break down my healthy meal planning into four blocks. If you incorporate each of these four blocks into your daily routine, at every meal and every snack, then you have mastered the Diet Solution Program. Sound too easy to be true? It’s no gimmick—just plain common sense that takes the guesswork out of eating right to lose weight. Here are the four components you should use with every meal:

Vegetables
As you were growing up, I bet your parents told you to “Eat your greens!” As with most of the things our parents tried to teach us, this healthy eating tip is absolutely true. You should incorporate a serving or two of veggies with every meal and every snack.

They will provide you with essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. They also contain fiber, which will help keep you regular and also helps to keep you feeling satiated between meals.

Remember that foods like corn and peas are actually not vegetables, but legumes and grains. Limit your intake of those, and opt for vegetables like lettuce, spinach, kale, celery, and peppers instead.

Healthy Fats
Did you know that organic coconut oil is actually a healthy fat?

You should absolutely eat fat with every meal, and I am including snacks in this as well. Healthy fats are MUFAs or PUFAs that give your body the kinds of essential fatty acids you need to thrive. Healthy fats can also help you feel satiated between meals, which is what helps you to stay on the straight and narrow with your healthy eating plan, resisting the urge to binge eat. Healthy fats include olive oil, organic butter, coconut oil, raw nuts, nut butters, and avocadoes.

Water
Water should be your go-to beverage of choice while making the healthy eating switch. In fact, you should be drinking water not just with every meal, but between meals as well. The old adage about drinking 8 glasses of water per day is outdated. Instead, you should be aiming for half your body weight in ounces of water per day—more than that if you work out.

Why so much water? Studies show that most Americans are slightly dehydrated. Dehydration can actually register in the brain as hunger rather than thirst. So by drinking enough water, you are keeping your body from feeling hungry, and that keeps you from eating more food than you should.

Protein
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a big believer in the power of protein. That’s why it’s an essential building block of a healthy diet and should be included in every meal, even snacks. Protein provides your body with essential amino acids you need for neural and cognitive processes. In addition, it has a stabilizing effect on your blood sugar, evening out those highs and lows that can cause you to eat everything in sight.

Not all proteins are created equal, though. I am a fan of whole organic eggs, all-natural cuts of meat, raw nuts, and nut butters. Stay away from fatty sources of protein, meats that contain nitrites or nitrates, and soy products. Those types of proteins can be detrimental to a healthy diet.

Building the perfect meal is easy when you follow the Diet Solution Program. Simply build these four nutritional blocks into every meal and snack, and you should begin seeing results in no time at all!

 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Bodyweight Cardio for Fat Burning

Thanks to bodyweight exercises there are far too many fun workouts out there that can help you burn fat without the need for expensive, overcrowded gym memberships. You can get a great workout most anytime and anywhere using bodyweight exercises. Read on and watch the short (8+ minute video) below to understand what I am talking about.

Now over to an article from bodyweight exercise expert, Craig Ballantyne.

You're surrounded by nothing. Stuck in a house or hotel, miles from the  furthest gym.

Perhaps visiting the in-laws, or a seminar in Independence, Ohio (trust me, I've been there), but you still want to do a fat burning workout.

You can't even go for a walk because its a) raining, b) snowing, c) there are no sidewalks (hello Independence, Ohio).

So what can you do?

A bodyweight cardio fat burning workout to the rescue. Some other trainers might call it metabolic conditioning, and sure, you can do similar workouts with kettlebells or even dumbbells, but those implements can't help you now because you are stuck in the middle of nowhere with now way out.

The only "equipment" you have is your own body, but all they taught you in gym class was how to do crunches, pushups, and flexed arm hangs. And you aren't doing that from the doorframe here in the doubletree.

Fortunately, I've spent my entire adult life researching wild workouts, exotic exercises, and bodyweight movements. My bodyweight exercise obsession all started back in college, when I came home for a Christmas break in my freshman year, and had no ride to the gym, or even the money to afford a day pass.

So instead, I went through all of my old issues of Men's Health magazine and put together a list of every body weight exercise I could find. Eventually, I stumbled across a workout that wasn't full of crunches, situps, and plain old pushups. I somehow managed, at the age of 19, to figure out a bodyweight circuit that was tough, worked the entire body, and didn't require equipment.

Fast forward fifteen years later, and I'm still on the hunt for more bodyweight workouts. You've probably used one of my bodyweight challenges from Men's Health magazine, or found one of my workout videos on youtube.

This fat burning workout video below is probably my most famous, the no-equipment 5 rounds of 5 minutes bodyweight workout program. You don't need anything - other than your own bodyweight - to get an amazing full body workout, anytime, anywhere.

You don't need to be outside to do this bodyweight cardio fat burning workout, but hey, it doesn't hurt to be out in the sunshine, getting a glorious sweat on with this intense bodyweight workout.

A minute of bodyweight exercises doesn't sound like much, but seriously, when you get down to the brass tacks, it sure is a heck of a challenge. I'd love to know what you think of this workout and other ones like it. I have dozens of interval-type workouts that don't require you to sit on a stationary bike or use a treadmill. And you absolutely have no need to ever suffer the 'dishonor' of slow boring cardio ever again.

Thanks to bodyweight exercises (plus kettlebells, dumbbells, TRX exercises, etc.), there are far too many fun workouts out there that can help you burn fat without the need for expensive, overcrowded gym memberships.

That said, you can also do a tremendous workout in a hotel room (even in Independence, Ohio), in your in-laws living room, your backyard, the park, or even your office (but you'll want to shut the door, of course).

Bodyweight cardio fat burning workouts to the rescue.

For over 101 bodyweight exercises plus more bodyweight cardio and a 6-month bodyweight workout plan, get the Ultimate Bodyweight Exercise deal here.

=> http://bit.ly/dFbV68

You'll be able to burn fat with bodyweight exercises anywhere,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fat Burning Recipes: Quinoa Burritos

Makes 2 Servings

Perfect for a snack, spread or sandwich

Ingredients

• 2 small whole wheat tortillas
• ½ cup quinoa, cooked
• 4 egg whites
• ½ avocado, cubed
• 1 cup lettuce, shredded
• ½ cup salsa
• ¼ cup red onion, diced
• ½ cup black beans
• ¼ cup fresh cilantro

Directions

1. Cook quinoa and egg whites separately. Then mix with black beans, cilantro and onion.
2. Spread half mixture equally on whole wheat tortillas.
3. Top with salsa, avocado and lettuce.
4. Wrap and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

(Per Serving)

  • Calories: 272
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fat: 8g

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  • Saturday, May 28, 2011

    Daily Nutrition Planner

    This printable nutrition planner is a simple and straightforward way to track your daily diet in an organized and detailed manner.

    There are spreadsheets available for 5 daily meals, 6 daily meals, 7 daily meals and 8 daily meals, depending on which approach you are following.

    Simply choose the spreadsheet that suits your individual situation based on how many meals you plan to consume each day, print off however many copies you need at a time, and then place them in a 3-ring binder for easy use.

    Each individual sheet allows you to track:

    • The date
    • The food items/quantity consumed at each meal
    • The total nutritional value per meal
    • The total nutritional value per day

    Enjoy!

    http://www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/DailyNutritionPlanner.pdf
    (Free downloadable PDF format report)

    Friday, May 27, 2011

    Fat Burning Recipes: Cajun Style Sweet Potatoes

    Makes 2 Servings

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium (5oz) sweet potatoes
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
    • ¼ teaspoon thyme
    • ¼ teaspoon rosemary
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • Pinch of cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375oF. In a small bowl, stir together paprika, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
    2. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
    3. Brush each half with olive oil.
    4. Rub the seasoning mix over the cut surface of each half.
    5. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet or in a shallow pan.
    6. Bake until tender or about 45 minutes.

    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 124
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fat: 2g

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  • Thursday, May 26, 2011

    The Elusive Truth About Female Cellulite

    Do you know this type of woman?

    She looks great in her 'sexy jeans... She looks amazing in a form fitted skirt... and she actually looks like a 'hottie' in her workout gear... But when she's naked - she can't stand to look at her trouble spots in the mirror because of her cellulite...

    A bikini is out of the question... the short little dress won't see the light of day... and her man is only allowed to "see her" with the lights off...

    She doesn't know why she has it. She's heard so many different 'theories'. And she's wasted hundreds, if not, thousands on supposed 'cellulite treatments' - only to find more disappointment and frustration when her cellulite got worse, instead of better...

    She may have even tried "the gym thing" - doing the same routine every other members does - again only to find the cellulite is still there...

    She loves her weight, her size and even her shape... All she wants is to be cellulite free...

    Truth be told there is only one proven way to get rid of cellulite. And yes, it is 'exercise' - but it's not just any old fitness routine... The effective way to banish cellulite is with a specifically structured, laser-targeted cellulite reduction exercise program.

    In order for the program to deliver the desired results, it must include these six principles called, R.E.D.U.C.E.

    R.E.D.U.C.E.

    1 - Replace all 'weight and machine' lower body exercises with bodyweight exercises -- this may seem counter-intuitive to the mainstream 'fitness' approach to cellulite reduction - but its the main reason why it actually works...

    2 - Emphasize the slowness of each repetition - This allows the whole muscle to be involved and properly engaged in each exercise - a key to lower body cellulite reduction

    3 - Don't get caught up in the 'No pain - no gain' mentality -- this concept forces women to think "doing more is better" which is not the case. This actually prohibits the desired result of cellulite reduction and this is also where exercise related injuries occur...

    4 - Utilize 'items' in your home for a complete lower body, anti-cellulite exercise program -- items such as a cushioned chair or couch, a firm ottoman, and a pantry step stool are ideal...

    5 - Concentrate on moving from one exercise to the next with no more than 20 seconds between sets -- this is an important element for the cellulite reduction effect...

    6 - Expect visible cellulite reduction to start within 3-5 weeks if you get your lower body sessions in three times per week (some women can get away with just two sessions per week).

    It is widely known that cellulite affects women of all ages, body types, and body weights.

    Unfortunately this allows for a lot of unscrupulous marketers of 'hyped up' products, to take advantage of desperate and hopeful women. They employ sneaky advertising tactics that prey on the emotional pain of this large target market - bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits year after year - WITHOUT delivering the promised results...

    But even when a woman tries the 'exercise' approach to cellulite reduction - she usually falls victim of simply not being on a cellulite-specific exercise program... Hence perpetuating her constant battle with all the ways her cellulite affects her daily life, attitude and happiness...

    If you've "tried everything" with no results to show for your efforts -take a close look at your exercise program (if you are on one right now) and see how you can incorporate the principles of R.E.D.U.C.E. outlined above.

    Most of all just be aware that the only way to get rid of the 'orange peel' look of your 'problem zones' is by proper stimulation of the muscles directly beneath your cellulite areas - not with some 'bodybuilder' routine, not with a magical rub-on cream and not with a vibrating toxin releasing massage treatment.

    Click here to watch a rare cellulite reduction video. When you see the photo of the 90 muscles in your lower body, you'll see why this all makes sense.

     

    Truth About Cellulite

    FULL-BODY-LICIOUS (Short Video)

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    LAST CHANCE: Lose 25 lb in 25 days for Summer

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    Train with purpose,

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Summer Fat Loss Suggestion

    If your number one goal for the summer is fat loss... and, if you're interested in burning fat in the natural way, with no "mandatory" supplements, no pills, no drugs, and with no crash diets, fasting or starving, then here's a suggestion and recommendation:

    Take a look at the special offer on Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (aka "BFFM"):

    http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

    This is a fat burning program that's especially strong on the nutrition side of the equation.

    It seems like none of the fat loss experts agree on anything these days, but if you surveyed 100 of them, 99 of them would probably concur that nutrition is the number 1 factor for maximum fat loss.

    That's because no matter how effective your training program is, if you mess up with your eating (and eat above your necessary calorie level) you still wont lose any fat.

    Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is also VERY strong on the goal setting and motivation side of fat loss success.

    Again, the experts argue all the time about what's best for fat loss, but no one can disagree that if you’re not motivated, you won't follow the plan you already have. And if you can't follow the plan, you can't get results.

    So if you want something natural, something that's not extreme, that focuses on what's most important: nutrition and the motivation, then be sure to take a look at this:

    http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

    This program was written by a bodybuilder, but as all the success stories on the website show, this "burn the fat" method has a 10-year track record of working well for all kinds of regular people even if they have no interest in "body-building."

    The reason you should take a look at this today is because getting started on "Burn The Fat"  today gets you entry into the "Burn The Fat" summer body transformation contest, which is great for your motivation.

    The person who makes the most improvement between their "before and after" over the summer wins an all expenses paid trip for two to Maui.

    And since its judged on personal improvement, that means just about anyone could win (if you have room for improvement, you could win and you know what they say... the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement)

    Its also one of the most popular fitness contests on the web today. Thousands of people do it every year (the summer contest is only once a year).

    The main website for the "Burn the Fat" program is here:

    http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

    And if you're the competitive type or just the type of person who likes a challenge, the information for the Burn the fat summer contest is on this page:

    http://bit.ly/jZOaGQ

    By the way, they pick a male and a female winner and some of the winners and finalists in past years were between 40 and 60 years old - pretty inspirational

    Good luck!

    Fat Burning Recipes: Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

    Makes 4 Servings

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound pork tenderloin
    • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

    Directions

    1. Place the pork in a slow cooker (or in a baking dish).
    2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
    3. Pour mixture over pork, coating the pork generously.
    4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours (or 45 minutes at 350oF in cooking in oven).

    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 182
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fat: 6g

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  • The Fastest Fat Loss Week EVER? (check this out)

    So you already know that my good friend and fat loss "guru" Joel Marion just released his Xtreme Fat Loss Diet where you can lose up to 25 lbs in 25 days safely and effectively, without the fear of rebound weight gain.

    No, that is NOT a typo. It's no walk in the park, but it flat out WORKS.

    Now, the fact that the entire system is $30 OFF for another day or two makes it a pretty sweet deal, but check out this bonus that he just decided to add:

    ===============================
    The FASTEST Fat Loss Week EVER
    ===============================

    Joel is currently putting the finishing touches on a new bonus program called the Fastest Fat Loss Week EVER -- a 1-week program strategically designed to have you shed as much body fat as humanly possible in just 7 days (of course while still being safe and without the pointless rebound weight gain).

    Yes, you heard that correctly: SUSTAINABLE results of up to 10+ lbs in a single week.

    And for anyone who picks up the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet program at $30 off by tomorrow, he's going to give you the FASTEST Fat Loss Week EVER program for *FREE*.

    $30 OFF + the FASTEST Fat Loss Week EVER *FREE* <------- expires tomorrow

    The XFLD program outlines EXACTLY what to do, day by day, for the next 25 days to have you losing fat as fast as humanly possible while preserving metabolism and ensuring that the weight you lose stays lost (for good).

    Do you want to lose up to 25 lbs in 25 days?

    Join the more than 5,172 people who accepted the challenge just yesterday:

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    Talk soon,

    The secret behind “naturally” skinny people

    If you’ve ever cursed those “genetic freaks” who seem to eat whatever they want and never gain an ounce...

    ...while you do everything right and still struggle to get rid of the fat around your belly, hips, neck, or thighs...

    ... then you’re about to discover their *dirty little secret.*

    And the amazing part is... those “metabolic lottery winners” often don’t even know what they’re doing right to stay so thin.

    But, fitness expert, Tom Venuto, has figured out a way you can kick your metabolism into high-gear and burn fat like a natural athlete...

    ... no matter where you are starting from right now.

    Discovering your unique body type...

    The key is eating and exercising for your specific body type.

    There are 3 major body types, but very few of us are an “exact match” for any one of them. Instead, you are most likely a combination of all 3 known body types.

    One of my favorite things about Tom’s program is he’s made it very easy to identify your specific body type. And then develop a simple plan that will works for you.

    That’s huge because...

    The “One Size Fits All” diet plan is lie!

    Did you know there are over 50,000 diet books listed on Amazon? Yet, none of them can work for every body type.

    Tom is living proof that his system works where standard diet plans fail.

    See, even though he is a 7-time Natural bodybuilding champion...

    Tom actually had a beer belly in college.

    Then, he switched his major to exercise science and went on a personal mission to uncover the truth about why some people struggled with fat like he did...

    ...  while others practically live at the drive-thru window and still have six-pack abs.

    When he discovered the body typing secret of a Harvard professor over 80 years ago... and combined it with what he was learning in his own studies...

    ... he went from being called “fat boy” to taking second in his very first bodybuilding championship just a few months later.

    Since then, Tom has spent the last 20 years helping over two hundred thousand people of all body types torch their fat and finally achieve the body of their dreams without having to fight their genetics.

    In fact, he was recently featured in Oprah magazine who said “Venuto is honest...” about what it takes to “drop a significant number of pounds.”

    And the best part is... on Tom’s plan, you’ll never go hungry.

    Eat more to burn more fat...

    In fact, starving yourself is about the worst thing you can do to burn fat. That’s true no matter which body type you are.

    The reason is, when you rob your body of the calories it needs to function, your body starts storing fat and losing muscle... 

    ... leading to what Tom calls...

    “Skinny Fat Syndrome.”

    That’s where you lose weight, but your body looks and feels like mush. Not very flattering.

    And even worse, your metabolism grinds to a halt.

    Tom’s program is the opposite of this.  You are actually going to gain lean muscle while losing fat. And the result is the kind of, “look” you probably thought you never could achieve.

    Anyway, if you have been confused by exactly what to do, especially the “what to eat” part and are still struggling with your weight – then I think trying out Tom’s program just makes sense.

    He is one of the few guys out there who really cares and knows what he is talking about.

    For a short time, Tom is giving away the secret behind his best selling system in this video presentation for nothing.

    All you have to do is click and watch.

    Let me know what you think!

    http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

    Sincerely,

    Arthur M.

    P.S.  One thing I forgot to mention is that Tom’s program has been online for over 8 years now and he developed it over 14 years before that. So it’s got a 22 year track record. And the stories from people are simply incredible.  Here is just one:

    “When I started I weighed 246 pounds. Today I'm 172. My body fat was pushing 30% and now it's 8% to 9%. My waist was 40 inches and now it's 31. My cholesterol today is around 143. My blood pressure was 145/90, which is mild hypertension, and is now 118/60. My pulse was 81 and my resting heart rate today is around 48. I haven't had
    any illnesses in the last three years and I feel great."
    Bob Phifer, Age 50

    "Tom, I purchased your plan last year, and as of today I have lost 40 lbs, I went from a size 18 to a size 10. My daughter got married this past weekend and I was amazed that I reached my goal of wearing a size 10 to her wedding. I am a nurse, my patients all ask me what my secret is and I tell them, "Burn The Fat." I have even had a few patients ask me where "that other nurse" is, because I lost so much fat, they don't even recognize me!
    Linda Hyatt

    http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Lose 25 lbs in 25 days? (EXACTLY how to do it)

    Over the past few weeks you've probably heard A LOT about my good friend and fat loss "guru" Joel Marion's brand new 25-day RAPID fat loss program, The Xtreme Fat Loss Diet.

    Well, I've got some great news for you -- as of today, May 24th, the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet exclusive $30 OFF behind-closed-doors pre-sale is now OPEN, and YOU are invited via this special link:

    How to lose 25 lbs in 25 days <------- Your exclusive $30 off invitation

    Several IMPORTANT things I need you to be aware of:

    1. As mentioned, to celebrate the "Official Release" of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet, Joel is running a $30 OFF pre-sale on the entire system until midnight on Thursday.

    2. This special pre-sale is NOT available to the general public, but rather is located on a special "hidden" page of the website. Here's the link again:

    How to lose 25 lbs in 25 days <------- Your exclusive $30 off invitation

    3. This program is absolutely NOT for everyone:

    While Joel's new system *is* all about how to lose fat FAST(up to 25 pounds in 25 days fast), it is NOT a "quick fix", magic-bullet solution.

    Instead, it's a highly strategic system that incorporates some rather advanced strategies like cheat days, fast days, depletion days, and strategically timed exercise in the most ideal combination to yield the fastest possible result.

    And believe it or not, he's even included one little-known, but extremely effective method on Day 5 of the program that will actually help you GAIN a couple pounds of firm, lean calorie-burning muscle as you rapidly lose fat. Pretty nuts.

    Still, the truth remains: this is a somewhat "intense" system and as such will require your full dedication and effort over a short 25 day period--if you're someone who's not able to go 100% for 3 and a half weeks, this program isn't going to be a great fit for you.

    BUT, if you're someone who's willing to put in the work and follow the program to a letter for 25 short days, you can expect to see some pretty remarkable progress in a very short period of time.

    http://bit.ly/m9BiTU <----- Your pre-sale link

    4. VERY IMPORTANT (TODAY ONLY) - While the $30 OFF debut sale will be available through Thursday, there is a super cool $397 Value FAST ACTION BONUS for Day 1 orders ONLY.

    The Bonus - If you order today (and today only), you will be given access to a LIVE 120-minute Fat Loss All-Star Coaching session where Joel Marion, John Romaniello (Final Phase Fat Loss), and Dr. Kareem Samhouri (Double Edged Fat Loss) will ALL be on the line to answer your personal fat loss questions. This type of direct coaching from 3 industry experts all at once is not available anywhere else at any price, but if you pick up the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet TODAY, you'll gain access to the LIVE call for *FREE*.

    http://bit.ly/m9BiTU <------- $30 off & your $397 value Fast Action Bonus (today only)

    Bottom line, if you're up for the 25 day challenge, this is probably the "smartest" fat loss program you’ll ever come across. And right now, you can get it before *anyone* else while saving a full $30 here:

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    Arthur M.

    P.S. I almost forgot to mention, you get to eat WHATEVER you want every 5th day (no joke):

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    Monday, May 23, 2011

    Metabolic Resistance Training for Fat Loss

    Anytime you use supersets or circuits and train with an elevated heart rate and insufficient recovery you are doing metabolic resistance training (MRT). But the metabolic resistance training used by Turbulence Training readers is different. In this new Turbulence Training metabolic resistance training workout program, you'll get 4 workouts, broken down into two components.

    Now over to fitness expert, Craig Ballantyne, to explain why metabolic resistance training is so important for fat loss.

    "What is Metabolic Resistance Training"
    By Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS, CTT 
    http://bit.ly/kRTwSk

    What the heck are these metabolic resistance training workouts that everyone keeps talking about for fat loss? Well, you've probably heard the term because the internet is buzzing about this type of training for fat burning.

    After all, gone are the days of slow cardio for weight loss. Heck, even interval training is starting to get passed over. All in favor of this specific type of workout called metabolic resistance training.

    It's really exciting though, to know that we can build muscle and lose fat at the same time, while getting lean and even having ripped six-pack abs thanks to these short, burst workouts. And you don't need fancy, expensive equipment. Instead, you can focus on using bodyweight exercises, dumbbells, kettlebell exercises, or even TRX exercises.

    Let me explain in this short, fun video with a few examples:

     

    Anytime you use supersets or circuits and train with an elevated heart rate and insufficient recovery. You are doing metabolic resistance training. But the metabolic resistance training used by Turbulence Training readers is different. I've modified the heavy metabolic resistance training and also incorporated metabolic resistance conditioning using lighter resistance, and less rest.

    In this new Turbulence Training metabolic resistance training workout program, you'll get 4 workouts, broken down into these two components. Two workouts of heavy metabolic resistance training and two workouts of metabolic conditioning. The heavy workouts are done first, and are followed immediately the next day by the conditioning workouts.

    I'll be writing a lot more about metabolic resistance and conditioning workouts in the future to help you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. That's the beauty of the system; not only do the fast-paced, short burst workouts help you burn a ton of calories, but if your goal is muscle building, you can do that too.

    Until then, get ready to use a few new exercises and a few training methods we haven't used before to elevate " in-workout and after-workout" calorie burning.

    It's all about working your metabolic systems for maximum calorie burning, while only permitting yourself to have incomplete recovery. These are the intense workouts you've been looking for. No more slow, boring, monotonous cardio workouts that take forever. Those days are over.

    So be prepared to hear a lot more about MRT and metabolic lifting and conditioning workouts. And again, you aren't limited to machines or weights. You can do these workouts with almost any equipment, and even with bodyweight exercises only, as my bodyweight cardio circuits have proven.

    You'll have a total blast even doing these types of programs at the park with your TRX and kettlebells and bodyweight. You'll be so much better off than being stuck in stuffy gym with machines. And make sure to watch my video to find out why MRT might even be better than traditional interval training.

    Times are a-changing. The entire fitness industry is going through a revolution where we move away from bodybuilder and cardio bunny workouts. And that's a good thing. Doing less cardio and eliminating little isolation exercises, such as crunches, from your routines will help you get results fast.

    Get started with the Turbulence Training Metabolic Resistance Training workouts here.

    You now have a fun, four-day program that will get you ripped and give you the body that you deserve.

    Train hard but safe with new MRT workouts.

    Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

    http://bit.ly/kRTwSk

    Give Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) a chance and I think you’ll see outstanding results.

    Fat Burning Recipes: Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

    Makes 1 Serving (4 to 6 small pancakes)

    Ingredients

    • 6 egg whites
    • ½ cup oatmeal (dry)
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
    • Pinch of cinnamon powder
    • Pinch of stevia
    • 1 apple, diced finely
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • Cooking spray

    Directions

    1. First heat a frying pan until hot and then reduce to medium temperature. After mixing together all the ingredients in a blender (except for the diced apple), spray some pam (or other cooking spray), drop by spoonful onto the pan.
    2. When bubbles start to form, place evenly on pancake some of the diced apple.
    3. Let them set in before flipping the pancake.
    4. Makes about 4-6 pancakes depending on the size.

    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 240
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fat: 0g

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  • The Fatal Flaw of Weight Loss Contests

    Body Recomposition: Transforming From Fat to Muscle
    by Tom Venuto

    Weight loss contests, especially the Biggest Loser, where obese people drop insane amounts of body weight - like 10, 15 or even 20 lbs in a week - have become extremely popular. Many people say they get incredibly inspired and motivated watching these huge weight losses take place right before their eyes.

    I agree that fitness contests are a powerful motivational catalyst. But I also believe that there are some fatal flaws in contests that encourage rapid “weight loss.” That’s why I finally decided to host my own body transformation contest - the “Burn The Fat Challenge”…

    But Our Contest Was NOTHING Like The Biggest Loser…

    Our fitness contest is different because it’s a "body composition transformation" contest - not just a “weight loss” contest.

    If you’re not hip to what “body composition” means, then the results of our first contest are going to blow your mind: Josh, the men’s champ, and Ryan one of the top finalists, both only lost one pound.

    You might be thinking, “what kind of weird body transformation contest were you running where the winner and the finalists only drop a pound?”

    Well, it might seem weird if you thought success at body transformation ONLY meant dropping large amounts of weight on the scale, but…

    What About The Difference Between Fat Loss and Weight Loss?

    What if you gain muscle while losing weight? Think about this - if you gain muscle in a weight loss contest, you get penalized, right? But shouldn’t you be REWARDED for gaining muscle as well as burning fat? Wouldn’t that be the ultimate prize?

    That’s the fatal flaw of “weight loss” contests: Most people are obsessed with scale weight but don’t pay any attention to their body composition - the all-important fat-to-muscle ratio.

    Of course, some of the contestants in our last Burn The Fat Challenge contest DID drop a lot of weight - 14, 19, even 26 lbs in only 7 weeks (49 days). In our upcoming 98 day challenge those amounts could be double that. But the person who drops the most pounds is not necessarily voted the winner in the Burn The Fat Challenge.

    Some contestants became winners because they made astonishing improvements in their muscle to fat ratio, even though they didn’t lose much weight.

    For example, Josh lost LESS than a pound because the solid new muscle weight replaced the fat weight. He looks leaner AND more muscular, but the scale hardly changed at all!

    How Gaining LEAN Muscle While Losing Fat Helps Women Get Fit, Sexy and Bikini-Ready…

    The Burn the Fat System works for women too, and replacing fat with muscle is EXACTLY what most women need, but aren’t getting, because most women are worried about getting “bulky.”

    Women who don’t train for more muscle are making a BIG mistake! What most women don’t realize is that if you strip off fat AT THE SAME TIME as you put on lean muscle, you don’t get bulky - you get strong and sexy!

    The idea that women who gain muscle will look bulky or masculine is completely false (except for women who take anabolic steroid drugs, and I would NEVER recommend that!)

    One of our female champs, Sarah, gained an astonishing 7 pounds of muscle during one of our previous Burn the Fat contests. Her body transformation puts to rest the idea that women get bulky from gaining muscle. They also reveal why the scale can play tricks on you…

    Sarah actually GAINED a pound of bodyweight according to the scale, increasing from 119 to 120 pounds, BUT her body fat decreased from 19% to a ripped 12.6%.

    These results are definitely not typical. Most people don’t lose 7 pounds of fat weight and replace it with 7 pounds of muscle weight in 7 weeks. More typical results might be 1-2 pounds per week of fat lost (7-14 pounds in 7 weeks) and, if you do everything right, 2 or 3 pounds of muscle gained at the same time.

    However, these body composition transformations do show what is possible with hard work, a goal, support and accountability.

    3 Things You Must Know To Make Body Transformations Like These

    My fat burning programs have helped dozens of men and women lose over 100 pounds, and up to as much as 256 pounds. I’ve published their success stories on the Burn The Fat Website, in the burn the fat newsletter and in our famous success story interviews at the Burn The Fat Inner Circle.

    Why then, did I share the success stories above, where there was virtually no “weight loss”, instead of 100+ pound massive weight loss stories - the kind so popular on TV shows today?

    There are 3 major reasons:
    1. I wanted you to see real-world proof that it IS possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time…
    2. I wanted you to realize the difference between weight loss and fat loss…
    3. I wanted you to finally give up the notion that weight loss is the only goal that matters

    You may have a lot of weight to lose (body fat), but weight loss is not all there is to a body transformation.

    Some people are not seriously overweight, but they are seriously unhappy with their bodies.

    Whichever is your situation - you want to drop 40, 70 or even 100+ pounds, or if you don’t need to lose a lot of weight but you want to firm-up, lean-out and re-shape how your body looks, here is the perfect chance for you to do it.

    We hold two Burn the Fat Body transformation contests per year. Our winter contest (the holiday challenge is only 7 weeks (49 days) long and takes place over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year’s Holidays.

    We are running another transformation contest over the summer of 2011.

    It’s NOT a weight loss contest - it’s a “BODY COMPOSITION TRANSFORMATION CONTEST.”

    If you choose to enter and accept this challenge, you will take a “before” photograph of yourself no later than May 25th

    You will also record your body weight AND your ULTRA-IMPORTANT body fat percentage. The body fat test will then tell you how much of your weight is fat and how much is muscle.

    You may lose a lot of weight, or you may lose only a little. However, the winners of the Burn the Fat challenge will be chosen based on the following:

    1. The improvement in your body as seen in your before photo compared to your after photo.
    2. The improvement in your body composition (the fat-to-muscle ratio)
    3. The essay you will write about your experience at the end of the 98 day contest.

    For full contest details, including information about the grand prize trip to MAUI, check out this page of the burnthefat.com website:

    http://bit.ly/jZOaGQ

    The contest entry deadline is May 30th - mark your calendars now!

    Tom Venuto
    Author, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle
    http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

    P.S. Register before Wednesday, May 25th to get in the best shape of your life and a for a chance to win a trip for two to Maui, Hawaii:

    http://bit.ly/jZOaGQ

    Sunday, May 22, 2011

    NINE metabolism-boosting salad dressing ingredients

    Today, I’m back with more metabolism-boosting tips from Metabolic Cooking authors Dave Ruel & Karine Losier

    This time with NINE fat incinerating salad dressing ingredients:

    All Natural Dijon Mustard can actually have a profound effect on metabolism, even at rest, as well as improving overall digestion and nutrient utilization.

    Apple Cider Vinegar aids in weight loss by detoxifying the liver, increasing metabolism, and suppressing hunger levels!

    White and Red Wine Vinegar have been shown to improve blood sugar levels, reduce insulin, and slow digestion.

    And if that wasn't enough, other herbs and spices such as ginger, garlic, lemon, cayenne, basil, parsley, and thyme have all been shown to have significant metabolism-boosting properties as they stimulate your taste buds to boot!

    Fact is, when you learn how to cook with the right ingredients, you can really begin to enjoy both the fat-burning properties and the ultimate flavor of the foods you use to slim your waist.

    And that's exactly what Dave and Karine have put together in the Metabolic Cooking series -- more than 250 mouth-watering, fat-annihilating recipes for you to choose from. And of course, they also have many fat burning salad dressing recipe!

    Check it out here:

    250+ Mouth-watering Metabolic Cooking Recipes <------- Quick & Easy!

    Enjoy!

    The Diet Solution Program

    The Diet Solution Program promises a complete and comprehensive weight loss program that will not only help you lose body fat, but guarantees you increased energy, health and vitality all at the same time.

    With so many weight loss programs out on the market and on the internet today, what makes this program any different than all the rest?

    Before we get to the program, let’s take a look at the expert behind this program. Isabel De Los Rios is a nutrition and exercise specialist with 10 years of experience helping clients reach their ideal weight and tackle conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol. Isabel has a very extensive educational background in nutrition and exercise physiology. Her personal experience with her own weight struggles and her mother’s severe diabetes led her search for the BEST nutrition information available today. The Diet Solution Program is a result of her 15 year study and research.

    Isabel has been a nutrition and exercise specialist for the past 10 years and has personally worked with hundreds of clients in her own private facility, overseeing successful weight loss programs. This hands on experience with real people solidified the facts and principles she had learned in books, journals and from other health professionals. The proof was really in the results of real people.

    In fact, Isabel’s articles are pretty radical when it comes to her nutrition principles which is why her approach works when main-stream nutrition fails. So if you are looking for the same old nutrition theories taught in every other book and program on the market today, this is not the program for you.

    Now one of the biggest questions about the program is simply, “What is The Diet Solution Program?” Well according to Isabel, it is the most comprehensive and detailed nutrition manual available on the market today. Not only does it teach you exactly what principles you need to follow to finally reach your ideal weight, it gives you the meal plans, shopping lists and recipes to do so. It does not push some extreme, unreasonable way to lose weight. It actually teaches you how you can make this healthy way of eating into a lifestyle. And if you have ever attempted to lose weight in the past, you know that the only way to maintain it is to make it a way of life. The best part about Isabel’s program is that this new way of life is not some torturous eating regimen. She really shows you that you can eat delicious food, combined the right way, to lose weight and maintain it.

    One of the best side effects of the whole program is the increased health and vitality that every participant experiences. Decreases in blood sugar levels, lowered cholesterol, increased energy, elimination of digestive discomfort and cleared skin conditions are just some of the few benefits other people have already experienced.

    Now realize that some effort from you will be required, but Isabel has really done all the hard work for you. Included in her program is:

    Step by step action steps telling you exactly how to put the principles in place
    Detailed daily meal plans that make everyday eating easy
    Shopping Lists to make food shopping a snap
    Delicious Recipes to make everyday meals tasty

    The manual is comprehensive. Jam packed with incredible and valuable information. But you don’t need to wait to get through the whole thing before you can start. You can use Isabel’s Quick Start Guide to start the program ASAP. Some people have even just used the quick start guide and lost 10-15lbs in a little as 6 weeks.

    The Diet Solution Program is not just another weight loss scheme or extreme diet. It is truly the only way to lose weight and enjoy a lifetime of health. The Diet Solution Program is perfect for people who have struggled with their weight their whole life and are sick and tired of programs that just don’t work long term. The DSP is also perfect for people who want to take control of their health and reverse health conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.

    If you’re in the slightest bit curious, I recommend you look closely at Isabel’s program. I was very impressed with all of The Diet Solution Program meal plans, the bonuses, the guarantee, and Isabel’s expertise. For the money, it’s the best deal in the weight loss industry – so much better than diet pills! And remember…

    Isabel De Los Rios’s The Diet Solution Program is backed by a 60 day money back guarantee. And this is a real guarantee… if you are not completely satisfied, you will receive your money back, no “ifs,” “ands,” or “buts.” So you really have nothing to lose.

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    Additional Resources:

    The Diet Solution Program (French)
    The Diet Solution Program (Spanish)
    The Diet Solution Program (German)

    Saturday, May 21, 2011

    Asian Turkey Burgers

    Makes 3 Servings (3 Burgers)

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound ground turkey
    • ¼ cup minced onion
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

    Directions

    1. Combine all the ingredients in a big bowl.
    2. With clean hands, squeeze it together until it’s very well combined.
    3. Divide into three equal portions and form into burgers about ¾ inch (2 cm) thick.
    4. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
    5. Place over medium-high heat.
    6. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes per side until cooked through.

    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 184
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fat: 4g

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  • Unique recipes that "torch" bodyfat <--FAST

    Cooking when trying to lose body fat can Be tricky, we all know that. But today I got good news for you!

    My friends Karine Losier and Dave Ruel spent the past year or so crafting the perfect "metabolic" recipe book.

    I highly recommend this for your kitchen if you want to get leaner, do it faster, and have it taste BETTER than ever:

    My TOP Fatloss Recipe Book <--- see how tasty

    Quickly:

    What is "metabolic cooking"?

    Simply stated, it's a unique way of preparing food that combines nutrients specifically geared for melting off body fat FASTER than normal.

    Here's what I really love about Metabolic Cooking:

    1. The recipes are made from foods with a high Metabolic Thermo-Charge; more calories burned faster without losing taste...

    2. They structured the cookbooks around their incredibly helpful "Metabolic Nutri-Profile"... makes it SUPER easy to use...

    3. It's been specifically designed to fight the Metabolic Adaptation Phenomenon: That is what happens when you are on a diet plan and you all of a sudden stop dropping body fat!

    Taste, ease, and metabolism-boosting power.

    You need nothing more.

    The BEST recipes for faster fat loss <--- Yummy recipes to melt bodyfat

    Talk to you soon,  

    In the market for a new gym?

    10 Things You NEED to Know When Choosing A Gym...Save Yourself a Boatload of Time AND Money!

    By Nick Nilsson

    In the market for a new gym? Get the insider information on exactly what to look for to get the best results and the best deal for your money. Learn what's important, what's not, and how to find the gym that's right for YOU.

    Choosing a gym to train at is one of THE most critical decisions you have to make with regards to your training. Picking the wrong one can lead to frustration and poor results, while picking the RIGHT one can give you tremendous motivation and practically guarantee your success!

    So to help you make that decision, I've got a list of factors...some may be pretty straightforward, but some may be really be eye-openers!

    1. Location, Location, Location
    This is an easy one. If the gym isn't convenient to where you live or work, it makes it that much harder to motivate yourself to go...unless you're already so highly motivated that something like that won't stop you.

    If the location is not good then that evil factor "time" will rear its ugly head. Lack of time is the #1 reason people don't train or stop training. Pick a gym that's easy to get to and you'll help yourself tremendously.

    That being said, if you find a decent gym to train at some of the time (e.g. weekdays, near work) and have a great gym you can to on the weekend, even if it's further, it'll be worth extra effort (of course, that's where having the money to pay for 2 gym memberships comes into play).

    2. Timing is Everything
    DO NOT go visit the prospective gym on Saturday morning (which is generally one of the LEAST busy times for gyms) if you're going to train there during the week after work at 5 o'clock.

    Visit the gym at the EXACT time you're planning on going to it so you can see how busy it is and to get an idea of the people who train there at that time.

    Look closely at the areas of the gym you'll be working in...if the cardio section is packed but the free weight area is empty, then it might not be an issue.

    Getting an idea of WHO is training in the gym at the same time may sound snobby but think about it this way...these are the people who you're going to have to deal with (and who are going to have to deal with YOU!) in the gym.

    3. Tour the Facility and Take Note of the Equipment
    Make sure they have the equipment you want. Any half-decent gym is going to have a free-weight area. The quality and focus of that free-weight area will tell you a LOT about who the gym caters to.

    If you like to train heavy but the dumbells only go up to 50 lbs, that will be a good indication that the gym might not be for you (unless you can be satisfied with heavy barbell training!).

    4. Try It Out
    Go at your preferred time and get a guest pass so you can try the equipment out. Some gyms look like they have a lot of equipment, but it could be all stuff you aren't going to use anyway.

    I've also been to gyms that had a nice selection of free weights but when I trained there, I found the handles of the dumbells were contoured, which I find absolutely irritating.

    Taking the equipment for a test run can save you a LOT of trouble.

    5. Get a List of The Rules

    I'm not talking about the obvious ones like dropping weights, swearing, etc. I'm talking about the LIFTING rules that are going to affect how you train.

    For example, you'll find some gyms actually don't allow deadlifting (watch out for this if the gym is on the second floor or higher of a building). The deadlift is one of THE most productive exercises you can do and any place that bans it isn't (in my opinion) serious about helping you get results.

    If you like to use chalk, find out if that is allowed. Chalk can be messy and many gyms don't allow it. Some gyms will give you the boot if you "vocalize" too loud during your training!

    6. If You're Going to Work With a Trainer...
    Get qualifications and references. I've been to some excellent gyms with trainers who have almost no idea what they're doing. I've seen clients being taught dangerous exercises (behind the neck Smith machine shoulder press) while the trainer runs off to the bathroom or talks on a cell phone.

    A trainer should be more than a rep counter or a cheerleader. A good trainer will GUIDE you and TEACH you. In fact, a very good trainer's goal should be to work themselves right out of a job, teaching you so well that you don't even need them anymore!

    And even if you don't plan on using a trainer, having a bad one hanging around giving you "pointers" can be incredibly annoying. It's great if they know what they're doing, but it often seems that the ones with the least competence are the ones most vocal about offering advice and criticizing your "bad" form!

    7. Cleanliness and Atmosphere
    Both of these factors operate on a sliding scale and how much they weigh in with your decision will vary according to all the other factors.

    For example, if the place is very clean but the gym equipment isn't the greatest, a spotless place to train may be more important to you. On the flip side, the atmosphere may not be good and it might not be an enjoyable place to train at.

    And then you might find a gym that's not particularly clean at all (like a basic warehouse gym) but is frequented by people totally dedicated to training and who constantly encourage and welcome new people in. The atmosphere might totally make up for any lack of polish.

    It all comes down to what's most important to you.

    8. Membership Dues
    This can be a tricky one as some gyms have monthly dues where you're not locked into anything long-term while some gyms have a multi-year plan that you then "finance" by paying monthly on the balance.

    It's CRITICAL you know exactly what you're getting into before you sign anything. Be prepared to walk out of the sales office if they don't take the time to explain everything to you, including your options if you move out of the area.

    The last time I checked on this, it was the LAW that they have to let you out of the contract if you move more than 25 miles away from that gym or the nearest franchise of that gym. This is normally stated in the terms of your contract but be VERY sure you know your options about cancelling. Some gyms will be nice enough about it but some will dig in their heels.

    Make absolutely sure you know if you're on a straight-up monthly plan that you can cancel anytime or if you're on a balloon-payment plan that you're simply making payments on until you pay the whole balance off.

    There are also memberships that limit the days you're able to train. For example, Bally's used to have a membership that was only $19.95 a month but you were only allowed to train on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Sales people are there to SELL and generally won't hesitate to put pressure on you. If you want to avoid this, the smaller more "mom and pop" gyms will generally be a better bet.

    9. Supplement Sales
    While there is nothing at all wrong with supplements in general, they're NOT 100% necessary in order for you to get results. You can tell a lot about a gym by how hard they push them when you walk in the door. Supplements can be very profitable and I HIGHLY encourage you to shop around online before buying anything in a gym (or even in a health food store like GNC). You can generally get things way cheaper online.

    Click here to check out supplements from my partners at Prograde Nutrition...

    Click here to check out "big brand" supplements from FitRx...

    10. The Power Racks
    This might be a personal preference, but one of the first things I look for in a gym is the power rack situation. I use the power rack so much that any gym lacking at least one decent rack will not get my vote.

    If a gym has more than one good rack, that says a lot about the quality of the free weight area of the facility. One of the best gyms I've trained at was the gym where I went to school - The University of Lethbridge.

    They had THREE racks, two Olympic lifting platforms (with bumper plates), dumbells up to 120 lbs, three flat bench stations, a bunch of adjustable benches that weren't bolted to the floor so you could actually move them around, and plenty of open space. They had a decent selection of basic machines, which were of secondary importance, which is as it should be.

    #11 - The FINAL Factor
    And yes, I realize this is #11 on a list of 10 :)

    In certain situations, this final factor trumps ALL the other factors.

    And that factor is...availability.

    In smaller towns, you may have only ONE gym in the whole town, in which case all the other factors I mentioned go out the window. It's then up to you to decide if you're willing to work with the positives and negatives of that one gym or if you want to train at home.

    On the plus side, in a smaller gym, you'll potentially have the opportunity to get to know the owner or manager and your suggestions might actually be listened to!

    CONCLUSION:
    Take as many of these factors into account in your choice gyms as you can. The more you know about the potential place you're going to train, the better off you'll be when it comes to getting the results you want!

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    Nick Nilsson has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been innovating new training techniques for more than 18 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding books including "Muscle Explosion! 28 Days To Maximum Mass", "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss," "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of," "Gluteus to the Maximus - Build a Bigger Butt NOW!" and "The Best Abdominal Exercises You've Never Heard Of", all designed to maximize the results you get for the hard work you put into your training.

    Be sure to grab your FREE copy of Nick's 30-day "Dirty Little Secret Program for Building Muscle and Burning Fat FAST," available at http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com

    Friday, May 20, 2011

    Fit Fact: Lose More Fat With Sprints

    Fit Fact: Lose More Fat With Sprints

    Metabolic Cooking: Hot Paprika Shrimp

    Makes 2 Servings

    Ingredients

    • 8oz shrimps, shelled and deveined
    • 1 tablespoon macadamia oil
    • ½ teaspoon paprika
    • Pinch cayenne pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

    Directions

    1. In a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the shrimp and garlic.
    in the oil for about 5 minutes until it’s pink.
    2. Sprinkle the paprika and cayenne over it.
    3. Cook for about another minute and serve.

    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 159
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fat: 7g

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  • Does your food make you burn MORE fat? (article)

    I've got a very interesting article to share with you today. It’s from fat loss cooking experts Dave and Karine from MetabolicCooking.

    In this article, you will learn:

    1. Why most "healthy" cookbooks use ingredients that actually make you fat.

    2. How to ensure your meals are optimized for fat loss!

    3. What to do so your meal plan doesn't hit a fat loss plateau.

    I'm telling you, this is GOLD!

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    Is your food making you FAT or burn MORE fat? (article)
    By Karine Losier & Dave Ruel

    If you've tried fat loss diets before and have used a variety of weight loss cookbooks to try to lose body fat, then you very likely know by now that those fat loss diets and the "healthy" cookbooks that go with them don't work.

    What is it about them that makes successful weight loss so difficult to achieve?

    Well for starters, most "healthy" cookbooks are NOT designed with high Metabolic Thermo Charge ingredients. They are not using the metabolic powers that certain foods have to make your body burn more body fat. Instead, they use ingredients with very low thermogenic effect.

    Why does this matter? Because the Metabolic Thermo Charge of food stands for how many calories your body will burn just by breaking down the nutrients each time you consume a certain food.

    Most people have absolutely no idea of the power some of these foods have over the fat burning processes that go on inside the body, and so they never really think twice about them. BIG MISTAKE.

    For example, simply consuming high-quality protein with most meals will naturally burn off more calories and move you closer to your target weight. Lean protein has a very high "Metabolic Thermo Charge". Spices also have a strong thermogenic effect on your body. Combining certain foods together, such as chicken and turmeric, with help you burn more fat after you eat it.

    Interesting, right?

    But that's not all. Another thing to consider is whether or not your so-called “healthy” cookbook has a real structure. Too often, cookbooks are just a bunch of recipes thrown together at random – you pick and choose what you feel like eating at that point in the day. That is NOT going to make you burn fat faster!

    Having a structure is mandatory if you want to rid yourself of stubborn fat. That's why we developed a quick and easy "Metabolic Nutri-Profile" system for all our recipes, so you can see precisely what nutrients you're taking in, which ensures that each meal makes the most of your metabolic rate.

    Don't make the mistake of venturing into the food jungle without your compass!

    So we’ve talked about the food and the structure of your eating plan. Sounds like we’ve got it covered, right? NO!

    Ever followed a diet to a “T” and all of a sudden noticed that you stopped losing fat?

    This is called the Metabolic Adaptation Phenomenon. It occurs at that point in your diet when your body knows precisely what it's getting in terms of food and has fully adapted to it. When it reaches this state, your metabolism slows down and fat loss screeches to a halt.

    In order to avoid the Metabolic Adaptation Phenomenon, you have to vary your nutrient intake regularly, shocking your body as time goes on. This keeps it guessing and ensures your metabolism stays on high at all times. Having a wide range of fat loss recipes at your fingertips makes avoiding this frustrating condition a breeze!

    Now you know the REAL score when it comes to fat loss and dieting! Be sure to watch out for these three sneaky saboteurs next time you make the decision to lose fat!

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    I told you this was great info, right?

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    Talk to you soon!

    Arthur M.

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    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Metabolic Cooking: Ginger Beef

    Makes 2 Servings


    Ingredients

    • 2 sirloin steaks (4oz each), cut in strips
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 diced tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • Salt and pepper


    Directions

    1. Place the oil in a large skillet and brown the steaks in it over medium-high heat.
    2. When both sides are well-seared, add the onion, garlic, and tomatoes.
    3. In a bowl, stir the ginger, salt and pepper into the vinegar and add that mixture to the skillet, stirring to combine.
    4. Cover the skillet, turn the heat to low, and let the whole thing simmer until liquids evaporates completely.


    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 208
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 8g

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    You’re probably not losing as much body fat as you’d like because you’re not eating foods that boost your metabolism. In fact, most people neglect the fat burning powers of food, and that’s a BIG MISTAKE!

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    Enjoy!

    Arthur M.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    8 ingredients you should NEVER cook with!

    Think you’re cooking with healthy foods? Better think again. If you’re following mainstream eating advice, many of the so called “healthy foods” the magazines recommend actually encourage fat accumulation.

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    I just read this new free report from my friends and fat loss cooking experts Dave Ruel and Karine Losier, and I was absolutely stunned to learn what these ingredients are!

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    Arthur M.

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    The Thermoccino Smoothie

    Makes 1 Serving

    Ingredients

    • 1 scoop Vanilla Iso-Smooth Isolate Protein
    • 1 shot of espresso
    • ¼ cup of greek yogurt
    • Pinch of stevia
    • Pinch of cinnamon
    • 5 ice cubes

    Directions

    Blend and Enjoy!

    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 169
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 1g

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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Quick & easy cooking tricks to burn fat faster

    If you’ve got a mouth and a stomach, you probably love to eat. Heck, we all do! It’s one of life’s pleasures. That’s why losing weight is so tough. We’re face to face with a primal urge and we’re trying to resist it.

    To make things worse, eating and cooking for fat loss isn’t easy. If you follow the typical mainstream advice, it’s bland and uninspiring and it seems to suck the joy out of life. No wonder it’s so difficult to lose weight!

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    Dave and Karine are GIVING AWAY a very cool report that will teach you seven quick and easy cooking tricks you can use to banish diet boredom and burn fat 2x faster than the average eating plan. It’s all free, courtesy of my friends Dave and Karine, because they’re cool like that....

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    Arthur M.

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    FULL BODY LICIOUS hard-copy DVDs ($100 off and free s/h)

    Two weeks ago, fitness diva Flavia Del Monte released her formula for a flawless figure and she just let me know that for the next 3 days you can get the HARD COPY version for $100 off and she'll upgrade your order to FREE shipping & handling to anywhere in the world...

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    Arthur M.

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    The Truth About Beginner Fat Loss Workouts

    The last thing you want a beginner to do is long, slow, boring cardio workouts.

    Two reasons why:

    1) Beginners will get an overuse injury from doing too much exercise volume too soon.

    I had many new clients come to me after injuring themselves trying to get back in shape by doing excessive cardio. Please don't make the same mistake.

    We had to spend weeks rehabilitating their injuries before we could kick their fat loss workouts into high gear.

    2) Long, slow, boring cardio doesn't very work well - if at all - for fat loss.

    Research has shown that doing 300 hours of cardio (6 hours per week for 50 weeks) resulted in only 5-6 pounds of weight loss in American men and women.

    That's a waste of time.

    So what's a better beginner fat loss workout?

    Let me explain.

    FIRST, we start by doing a general bodyweight warm-up circuit.

    Most old-school workouts tell you to do a 10-minute warm-up on a treadmill, but that's a waste of time.

    How does a treadmill prepare you for a total body workout?

    Answer: It doesn't. Jokes on us when we waste our time with it.

    In the Turbulence Training workouts, you'll get proven bodyweight circuit warm-ups that get you ready for fat loss.

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    That's right, you'll discover how to work your body and burn calories while LYING DOWN.

    You're going to be shocked by these exercises. In the Turbulence Training Beginner Workouts, you'll see how to use total body exercises to burn fat with little or NO equipment, all done in the comfort of your own home.

    THIRD, we finish off with interval training.

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    Here's how I know this:

    1) Researchers have used interval training in all types of populations, such as overweight beginners and even in cardiac rehabilitation (talk to your doctor though first, of course, if you have any medical conditions).

    2) Research shows that subjects PREFER interval training over long cardio. So there you go, I'm not the only one who thinks cardio is boring - even subjects who volunteer for research studies would rather do interval training.

    3) The most important interval training fat loss research study was performed on overweight beginner level women.

    That study found that women who performed interval training on a stationary bike lost more belly fat than woman who did long slow cardio.

    Case closed.

    Fortunately, with the Turbulence Training Beginner Workout program you also get my "Bodyweight Cardio" program that replaces interval training if you don't have a bike.

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    Beginners can lose fat very fast with these workouts,

    Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
    Certified Turbulence Trainer