Monday, December 31, 2012

Get Back in Shape in 4 Weeks

We can't explain it.

We just don't know EXACTLY why this works so well. But this is the fastest workout to get back in shape in just 4 weeks.

Craig Ballantyne's "TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks" remains - by FAR - the most popular fat burning program used in his famous Transformation Contests by almost ALL winners.

Just last week 3 more Champions used it to win big money in his Transformation Contest.

And you can get it for just $7 here <= plus a free bonus

In fact, the winner of the under-40 women's category, Nicole, replaced her "twice daily cardio" sessions with this exact TT Transformation program and lost 19 pounds in 12 weeks.

Nicole said...

"Before TT, I exercised so much - 1 1/2 to 3 hours a day and 2 trips to the gym - that I was always starving...

I was really excited to find Turbulence Training.  Being able to exercise for less than an hour a day, and better yet to
have it be effective, was really exciting. 

I am excited to try many of the other programs and hopefully someday to become a Turbulence Training Instructor."

Join Nicole in using TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks and get back in shape fast. Just go here and get this special deal:


Time to burn off the holiday belly fat,

Arthur M.

[Research] 60-minute Workouts WORSE than 30-minute?

In a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology, scientists found that 30-minute workouts resulted in the same amount of weight loss as 60-minute workouts.

This despite the fact that the 60-minute workouts burned TWICE the calories (600 per workout) as the 30-minute workouts (only 300 calories per workout).

At the end of 13 weeks, the 30-minute workout group lost 8.8 pounds of fat, while the 60-minute workout group lost 8.4 pounds...only slightly less, of course, but still, you'd expect MORE fat loss if you trained TWICE as long, right?

Strange, isn't it?

In fact, the scientists couldn't even explain these disappointing results from the longer workouts. But they DO know that there is some type of compensation that occurs giving your LESS results from LONGER workouts.

That clearly makes 60 minute workouts WORSE than 30-minute workouts, at least in my opinion.

Bizarro workout world, I agree. But bottom line...

Long 60-minute workouts aren't necessary.

And worse, long workouts probably lead to more overuse injury.

Oh, and one more thing...

Craig Ballantyne, Certified Turbulence Trainer, has designed several workout programs that have been used in published scientific studies.

And he says, "The BAD NEWS about studies is that they are often limited by the training methods available. They often use generic workouts and machines."

So just imagine the fat loss results you could get from a professionally designed, cutting-edge 30 minute workout...

Like the new Turbulence Training Thermogenic-30.

This 4-week program contains three 30-minute workouts. They don't take a minute longer, and yet they'll give you maximum fat burning results.

Get the NEW Turbulence Training Thermogenic-30 here

It's on sale this week only and this is the perfect time of year for short, at-home fat burning workouts that do NOT require you to go to the gym.

Enjoy these two workouts.

Get the NEW Turbulence Training Thermogenic-30 here

And get more results from less training,

Arthur M.

PS - I want to hear about your results from this program.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Don't Wait For New Year's To Make A Change

With the holiday season in high-gear, it's only natural to throw on a few pounds with the frequent dinner parties or family get together's. And if you're anything like me, the following morning you wake up with that sense of guilt from the 3 glasses of egg-nog and the endless pile of holiday sweets.


Want to clear your conscience and feel leaner & stronger? Check out Renegade Cardio Now:


Renegade Cardio is the highest ranked FAT BLASTING SOLUTION currently on the market. Created by Celebrity Trainer and Fitness Icon Jason Ferruggia, his methods are currently being used by NFL Pro's, Collegiate Athletes, and Hollywood Celebrities alike.

Now you can have INSTANT ACCESS to the same training.


To Your Success,

Arthur M.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Being Thinner Has Never Been So Easy

“This is one of the SIMPLEST diets ever!”

Having the ability to lose the weight you want when you want, to eat normal food - including fast food and still feel great as you become healthier. What more could you ask for!

Journey To A Thinner You

Let me introduce you to Renee, she walks the walk and talks the talk, she has followed her own Journey Diet, lost 68 pounds, and is still the mother of 4 children and owner of nationally recognized businesses.  She is the soccer mom, baseball mom, football mom, softball mom and Carpool Queen.  She has created this Journey diet for herself and proven it's effectiveness.  Her life is complicated and that is why her diet needed to be SIMPLE.  That is why she created Journey To A Thinner You - because Renee realized that millions of others could benefit from Journey To A Thinner You - just like she had.

Allow me to introduce you to Journey To A Thinner You, an insanely simple method Renee used to lose over 65 pounds and a system that she still uses to this day.

With Journey To A Thinner You:

You DON’T need expensive exercise equipment.

You DON’T need to purchase expensive online food.

You DON’T need to count carbs and eat salads every day.

You DON’T even have to starve yourself and avoid sweets.

You can lose weight the same way other Journey To A Thinner You people have - Simply.

Did you know that millions of people every day are trying to lose weight?  Did you know that most will fail because they don't the this Simple diet solution?

If you hear the word 'diet' and your stomach quickly goes hungry and you envision celery sticks - Then Journey To A Thinner You is exactly the program you need.

If you hear the word 'exercise' and envision costly gym memberships - Then Journey To A Thinner You is exactly the program you need.

Renee knows this program can get you on Your Journey To A Thinner You  and onto a better life just like her - without costing a fortune. This is why Renee has ripped the price tag apart and is offering a full 100% iron-clad money back guarantee if it’s not for you.

There is no better opportunity to decrease your weight and boost your health with Journey To A Thinner You. Today is the day to start Your Journey.

To your success,

Arthur M.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Journey To A Thinner You Begins Today!

Are you sick and tired of being being overweight?  Are you tired of yo-yo dieting?  Are you ready to loose weight without expensive online meals and dangerous pills?  If you are ready to invest in yourself, to make your life easier and simpler while losing weight then you are ready to start Your Journey To a Thinner You.  This is a proven and safe way to lose the pounds you want to loose and still eat fast food.  This is the way to get healthy and enjoy your life more!  And there are no strange foods and bizarre ingredients.

Journey To A Thinner You

Journey To A Thinner You is Simple.  When something is simple it is easy and when something is easy it is doable.   Now is the time to make your life - your diet - easy and doable.  Now is the time to start your Journey To A Thinner You!  All you need to do is be ready to take the next 2 Steps and YOU are on your way to A Thinner You!

1. I am willing to lose weight.

2. I know that it’s time to start caring about my family as well as myself.

With these two attributes on your side you can now move forward to make the best  decision of the year so far:

Life is for living and loving and enjoying every day.  It is about feeling good about yourself and feeling confident.  It is about living the lifestyle that you want to live!  And all of this is possible and EASY when you decide to Journey To A Thinner You!

Now to make this program work for you, you DON’T need all of the following:

You DON’T need expensive exercise equipment.

You DON’T need to purchase expensive online food.

You DON’T need to count carbs and eat salads every day.

You DON’T even have to starve yourself and avoid sweets.

This information that Renee has assembled will blow you away. I can’t believe  we have all missed it; it’s so simple it’s brilliant.

Not only will you lose weight, you will become more healthy, reduce your risk of many diseases and feel great about yourself.  You will be able to follow this simple Journey and start achieving goals that you  set out to achieve. Renee will show you techniques, tips, and simple solutions - She will share her personal proven Journey with you.

Take the step forward and begin Your Own Journey Today.

It’s up to you to reveal the real you hidden under the unwanted weight.

To Your Success,

Arthur M.

PS – Renee is so confident her Journey Diet works she will gladly refund anyone who wants a  refund. All the risk is on her.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Strange Technique Increases Fat Loss by 146%

If you are having trouble with over-eating, keeping your portions under control, or with sugar cravings - then please read this whole post.

I am about to reveal a weird technique that clinical studies have shown increases the amount of weight you can lose by 146%, and more importantly...this is over the long term.

And it isn't about willpower, discipline, a fad diet, or taking a bunch of worthless pills...

You and I both know these are a waste of time and money.

How the Biggest Loser Really Lost His Belly Fat

Recently, I found out that Matt Hoover (winner of NBC's, "The Biggest Loser" season two) tried this exact technique and system.

When I first heard this, I was thought to myself, "But that guy already lost a ton of weight, why would he use the program?"

Turns out, that after the show was over he was no longer able to eat like he did on the show (no personal chefs, no trainer, and no cameras to make sure he was track).  So he gained a lot of the weight back and was ashamed of himself. 

In his own words, he simply could not avoid temptation.

Well, a couple of months ago, he tried this weird technique, and for the first time in his life, he is eating right and exercising without the star treatment.  He is doing it on his own, and says it has been easy. By the way, he has also lost over 40 pounds of fat!

The technique is called medical hypnosis, and this specific program has been getting normal people just like you results for almost 5 years.


Cynthia Roderick, a photographer from South Deerfield, Massachusetts is one example:

"I had an addiction to sugar and my weight problems were so severe I was thinking of bypass surgery. I tried hypnosis programs in the past. Some programs made me tense and uncomfortable; the power of others seemed to fade away.

Within the first week I was getting obvious results. Since I started the program I've lost 30 pounds and I keep dropping them. My addiction to sugar is pretty much gone and decisions to turn down foods are easy."


Terrisa Harding, from Sapulpa, Oklahoma had this to say:

"I was always a thin person until my mid-thirties, then the weight began to creep up until I had gained over 30 lbs. I tried the Enjoying Weight Loss program and since being on it I've lost (so far permanent) over 20 lbs. I find I automatically eat much more healthfully, like more fruits and vegetables, I don't feel deprived and I'm energized. I feel GREAT!"


If you're skeptical, I understand

Many people are when they first hear about this. But I wouldn't waste your time (or mine) with programs that don't work.

It's a proven technique endorsed by the American Medical Association and the British Medical Association. What's more, it works. I've seen people use medical hypnosis to get focused on their diet and follow it with almost no effort at all.

It's very easy to do. Instead of fighting and resisting your diet, you'll feel good about what you're doing and stick with your program without even thinking about it.

I've read many of the studies on medical hypnosis for weight loss and the results speak for themselves. In one, researchers split people following a diet into two groups. One used medical hypnosis, the other didn't. The group who used medical hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds. The group that didn't lost an average of only 0.5 pounds.

That's not surprising… Being committed to the program you're following makes all the difference – especially over the long term.

Can Increase Results by Over 146%

A study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology shows medical hypnosis does just that: Improves your results over the long term.

Their study found adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment. More importantly, medical hypnosis increased effectiveness AFTER treatment by over 146%.

Clearly, this technique is even more effective over time. And as you know, long-term commitment to any diet program is the key to lasting fat loss.  You can read more on a webpage I will send you to below…

Created by a Doctor...

The best medical hypnosis program was designed by America's leading expert in the field, Dr. Roberta Temes.  In fact, she "wrote the book" on the subject. She's the editor of the first hypnosis textbook used in medical schools, Medical Hypnosis. (Psychiatrists in training are learning her techniques for medical hypnosis!)

Dr. Temes is also on the faculty of the Psychiatry Department in the Medical School of the SUNY Health Science Center. She's also involved with research on the behavioral factors involved with long-term weight loss.

Takes Just 20 Minutes a Day

Best of all, her program takes only 20 minutes per day and, simply by listening to relaxing CDs, may help you automatically follow your program and regain your health.

This may not work for everyone, but it is something you should consider if your previous attempts haven't been successful because you've resorted to previous bad habits.

Here are some of the experiences you may uncover if you go through Dr. Temes seven session program:

* Cravings can be reduced instantaneously, allowing you to stop binging before you start.

* New neural pathways will be created that empower you to replace unhealthy eating habits with healthy ones.

* Experience effortless motivation without relying on willpower.

* Your desire for sodas will be eliminated and replaced with a craving for WATER!

* Pounds will melt away as you automatically eat the right foods and right portions, while making exercise a part of your every day routine.

Have an Open Mind

Keeping an open mind allows you to grow in spirit and successfully overcome challenges that may have been haunting you your whole life.

The Hypnosis Network, the publishers of the program (and some people I have now worked with for a while), are very confident that this will work.

Because of this, they are discounting the program for my readers, adding some very useful bonuses and are going to allow you to try it for just the cost of shipping.

To find out how it can help you drop fat and keep it off, just click the link below...

I think it is a no brainer.

To Your Good Health,

Arthur M.

P.S.  Here are some more examples of how this program has helped people just like you...

"I am now down 20 pounds and still have not had any problems with stress eating (my lifetime habit is to overeat). I am also walking close to 5,000 steps per day now (a little over 2.5 miles) and into a size 16 from a 20/22 and people are finally beginning to notice. I personally thank you for your program even though I don't understand how it works. I am starting to like who I see in the mirror."

Syndi Ellison
Advertising & Finance Manager
Washington State Magazine

"I have used the program for just 10 days and have lost 6 lbs. What is most amazing after all my failed attempts at weight loss is the ease of sticking with my program since using the CD's! For the first time in my adult life I feel like I am in control of my response to food, and believe I am incorporating all those healthy eating habits that have eluded me in the past. It feels wonderful to go through the day without obsessing over food, and feeling fulfilled rather than deprived. I can definitely see these as lifetime, lifestyle changes. Thank you for the wonderful tool!"

Angela Roberts
Somerville, New Jersey

…and a partridge in a pear tree!

Today is the very last day of my friend Holly Rigsby’s 12 Days of Fit Yummy Mummy Christmas Savings Event.

It’s been a blast!

Her products and programs are wonderful, and I’m proud to support them.

I hope you’ve been able to take advantage of some of the sales, and at the same time not be too annoyed by the volume of emails I’ve sent over the last couple weeks – I just wanted to be sure you were able to get in on the deals.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a few last minute gifts to get this year yet so I’ll make this quick…

Today is the last day to get Holly’s Kettlebells for Busy Moms program where she teams up with Kettlebell Expert Pamela MacElree to bring you an incredible kettlebell training resource.

Remember, with the Holiday Savings Event you can get the complete kit for JUST $1 DOWN and 2 monthly installments of only $39.95

You can get all the details HERE.

By the way, the bonuses that come with Kettlebells for Busy Moms are worth more than the cost of the entire thing…

Before I go, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy!

Arthur M.

P.S. – Thanks again for being a loyal reader of my newsletter. It’s been a wonderful year of educating and sharing. I’m excited to deliver more great content, as well as find more great programs (like Kettlebells for Busy Moms) to introduce you to.

NEW Proven Way to Burn Fat in 4 Minutes

At his gym in Dallas, Philip had just smoked another metabolic workout with Mike Whitfield, his trainer that had lost 105 pounds himself.

At the end of each session, Philip would work with Mike on some intense conditioning, also known as a metabolic finisher. This was Mike's "secret ingredient" to his client's success in losing 34 pounds in just 12 weeks.

These finishers would only last a few minutes (as little as 3 minutes), but because they are so powerful, his clients never hit a plateau and kept burning pounds of fat each and every week.

Mike Whitfield, the creator of the new Bodyweight Metabolic Finishers system, uses these zero-equipment finishers with his clients at the end of each workout, but they also use these as off day conditioning workouts.

In fact, Mike creates his finishers that are so effective, that he has had 6 clients place or win in the Turbulence Training Transformation contests without ANY cardio. His clients love them and that's why they've been able to stay with their workouts so consistently.

These bodyweight finishers can be done anywhere, and are proven to melt fat, no matter what workout program you might be on. You just simply tag these on at the end of your workouts.

And right now, you can get a whopping 39 bodyweight finisher workouts for only $20. Finally, you'll get through the holidays without all the ugly weight gain.

=> New Bodyweight Finishers (no equipment required)

You may find it hard to believe, but you can bust a weight loss plateau and SPEED up your weight loss dramatically, just like Mike's clients in just 10 minutes or less.

In fact, look at what this study revealed:

Canadian researchers at Queen's University tested a Bodyweight Finisher style workout against long cardio. (Reference: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Sep 20.)

22 college-aged women did 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks in one of three groups.

Group A did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate

Group B did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single bodyweight exercise (burpees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10 seconds of rest between rounds.

Group C did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Both training groups increased their aerobic fitness levels by the SAME amount (about 7-8%). That's right, the short bodyweight workouts (of 4 minutes) worked just as well as 30 minutes of cardio. Shocking.

BUT...only Group B, the Bodyweight Finishers style training, also increased muscular endurance in common exercises like chest presses, leg extensions, sit-ups, and push-ups.

And finally, the Bodyweight Finishers training used by Group B also resulted in greater overall workout enjoyment.

The Canadian Scientists concluded that "extremely low volume bodyweight interval-style training" will boost cardiovascular fitness just as well as cardio while giving you BETTER improvements in muscle endurance...

...All in just 4 minutes.

=> There is a 4-minute finisher on this very page you can try

You'll see why Mike's clients use this trick instead of long, boring cardio. They have even given up intervals!

Fortunately, when you get your hands on PROVEN finishers (like Mike's) to use with any workout program, you don't have to spend more time in the gym to get results and boost your metabolism.

In fact, you won't ever have to step on a cardio machine EVER again, just like Mike's clients. Philip, along with 5 other clients have beaten thousands of other contestants because of this one simple 4-minute trick he uses with every workout session.

=> He has a 4-exercise metabolic finisher just for you right here

This is the amazing part - THESE bodyweight finishers require NO equipment.

That means you don't need anything, so you can do them any time or anywhere.


Now I've heard of bodyweight circuits, and I'm sure you have, too. But these are certainly different. Mike uses a variety of:

Gauntlet circuits
Density supersets and circuits
The crazy, but effective 20-10 method

and more...

Mike is a high-energy guy, and his bodyweight finishers show that. I started to sweat just looking at them on paper. Now unless you live in the good ole' southeast state of GA, you won't be able to experience his bodyweight finishers

... until now.

You can use the exact bodyweight finishers he has used with his contest winners. Not only that, but there are TWO unannounced bonuses on the download page.

=> 39 short and powerful zero equipment workouts

With Mike's Bodyweight Finishers System, your belly fat doesn't stand a chance. In fact, this is the perfect system if you enjoy your holiday food, but don't want the bulge to go with it.

Now to be clear, no, that doesn't mean you can eat whatever you want. But it does mean that thanks to these finishers, you can get away with a little more.

These short, but powerful bodyweight finishers work. After all, his clients have won $4,500 in contest money and not to mention - he's lost 105 POUNDS HIMSELF.

Check out his before/after photos here:

=> Proven and short metabolic workouts and Mike's before/after photos

Say goodbye to boring cardio (and even intervals) once and for all,

Your friend,
Arthur M.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mental Secrets to the Perfect Weight

If you are having problems with losing weight (we know sticking to a diet can be difficult), then this message will be the most important message you will ever read.

Here's why:

A major-league weight loss psychotherapist, Dr. Roberta Temes, has finally decided to publish the same sessions she uses with celebrities and other VIP New York clients.

These hypnosis sessions allow them to follow the advice of their dieticians almost effortlessly, even with their hectic schedules.

She has had great success in working with people who have problems following their eating and exercise plans . . . the plans that they KNOW they need to use in order to get to and maintain their ideal weights.

Although she has worked with some celebrities we cannot name, she has also helped normal people finally gain control over cravings that they never believed they would overcome.

Ann Carlo from Sag Harbor, New York is an example:


"Enjoying Weight Loss is fabulous. Thought I forgot all about it yesterday, until I realized that I ate breakfast (which I rarely do), drank a lot of water, had a veggie dinner and DIDN'T EAT ANY SUGAR . . . A MIRACLE! Can't convince me that this system does not operate on some level . . . even though you're not always conscious of it at the time."


Dr. Temes is on the Department of Psychiatry at the SUNY Health Science Center Medical School, so everything she does is based on research and not "pop" psychology.

This is not the typical weight loss program that you might be used to seeing. It is not a "diet" or a "workbook" and it won't try to psychoanalyze you with a bunch of "inner child" mumbo-jumbo.

It is straight clinical hypnosis from the author of Medical Hypnosis, the first hypnosis textbook used in medical schools.

Here are some of the amazing things you will learn when you go through Dr. Temes' seven-session program:

* How to stop your cravings instantaneously, allowing you to stop binging before you start.

* How to get off the diet roller coaster. (Learn how to move from being a "dieter" to being someone who is permanently healthy.)

* How to create new neural pathways that empower you to replace unhealthy eating habits with healthy ones.

* Why willpower will not work long term, and how to create effortless motivation.

* How to eliminate your desire for sodas and replace them with a craving for WATER!

And that's just a tiny fraction of what you'll learn how to do in this 4-CD audio program.

The best part about this program is that it uses hypnosis, so there are no guidebooks or things you are supposed to do later. All you do is spend 15 minutes a day listening to the sessions and the changes start to happen. Most people notice a dramatic change within just 21 days!

This program comes with an iron-clad 1 YEAR no-questions-asked money back guarantee, and it's easy to order.

Best of all, because it is so important to your health that you get this program, we have negotiated a special deal for you.

This offer, which includes the complete Enjoying Weight Loss 4-CD program and over $75 of valuable bonuses, will cost you less than $100. But only if you order in the next week, or until supplies run out.

To your health,
Michael Lovitch
Co-Founder, Hypnosis Network

P.S. This program is recommended by doctors,trainers, and dieticians who use it to help their clients with diet adherence:

"I have been using the Enjoying Weight Loss program with my patients who tell me they don't even think about 'bad' food anymore . . . it's just a fact in their mind. They find it easy to change self-destructive behavior and 'stay with the program' that I recommend. This has always been my biggest challenge as a clinician."

Dr. Deborah Baker-Racine
Huntsville, Canada

1 Strange Way To Burn Belly Fat

1 Strange Way To Burn Belly Fat

Is this the end, or a new beginning?

I've been telling you the last few days about the impending Apocalypse.

As the clock turns over to December 21, 2012, you'll be starting your last day on Earth. At least that's what a lot of people seem to believe.

But for those that choose to take advantage, this is a chance to make a new beginning. But you have to take action now

–> -> ->

Tonight - December 21, 2012 - at 11:59 PM PST - Ben is closing down your chance to get in on the Metabolic Mayhem system for massive savings

–> -> ->

His system will substantially turbo-charge your ability to shed fat faster.

Don't miss it.

To Your Success,

Arthur M.

P.S. - Ben just emailed me to let me know that anyone who grabs Metabolic Mayhem before 11:59 PM PST tonight will get his next add-on workout package - The Ultimate Bodyweight Challenge - absolutely FREE. It's scheduled for release on January 15.

Get Metabolic Mayhem for only $7 now!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Try Out THESE Christmas Bells

Have you tried Kettlebell training?

If you haven’t, you’re missing out on a lot of fun…and RESULTS!

Unfortunately, there isn’t much out there in the way of at-home training solutions that are very good…and some are down-right awful – you have to watch out for poor teaching techniques with kettlebells.

The good news is, there are a few gems out there and Kettlebells for Busy Moms is one of those real sparklers!

Busy Mom Fat Loss Expert Holly Rigsby teamed up with world’s leading female kettlebell training expert Pamela MacElree to create the most complete kettlebell training system specifically for moms.

Over the course of the past 12 days I’ve shared some of Holly Rigsby’s best products and programs. They’re truly phenomenal in my opinion – and the thousands of raving fans she has.

Today, she’s releasing the final program in her 12 Days of Fit Yummy Mummy Christmas Event – Kettlebells for Busy Moms

I supposed she saved the coolest one for last, plus it goes great with the Christmas theme – Christmas bells…kettlebells. OK. I might be reaching on that one. ;-b

Anyway, kettlebell training is something I personally get a lot of enjoyment out of, not to mention great results.

Now, with the Kettlebells for Busy Moms system you too can safely learn and effectively implement best fat burning, body-sculpting kettlebell exercises for busy moms.

And, the best part is, just like with all of Holly’s other wonderful holiday specials you can get started TODAY for JUST $1 DOWN!

So what do you get with the Kettlebells for Busy Moms Workout System?

· 6 Full Follow-Along Kettlebell Training Online Workout Videos

· 3 Circuit Workouts: 30-30, 40-20, and 60-15

· 3 Super-Set Workouts

Each Online Workout Video outlines 2 full, fat burning workout formats – timed metabolic circuits and super-sets.

CLICK HERE to get all the details of each of these great workouts, plus checkout out the huge list of bonuses!

Arthur M.

P.S. – Kettlebell training really is a ton of fun, but you do want to make sure you learn the RIGHT WAY to use them. Fat Loss Expert Holly Rigsby and Kettlebell Guru Pamela MacElree will show you how!

Fat Loss Programs that Don't Make No Sense

Ben Teal has made quite the splash this year with his ground breaking Metabolic Mayhem system. And then he took it a step further by slashing his price and declaring December 21st the Dawning of Mayhem.

I had to know why… A smirk cracked across his face when he said, "Why not? I want to maximize the number of super busy moms and dads I'm able to help, not get rich off of their frustration" he said.

After watching all of this go down, I knew this guy was different. So I asked Ben to put together a quick article that describes his workout "philosophy."

That was kind of a bad idea. Turns out that he studied economics AND philosophy in college. So after yammering for what seemed like an eternity about Aristotle and the number of teeth a horse has, he finally revealed his secrets.

Fat Loss Programs that Don't Make No Sense

Whether the world were going to end on December 21st or not (it's not), this is the time of year that people tend to focus on making new beginnings.

Are you one of those people?

Every year people "resolve" to lose weight. And then, like lemmings to the cliff, on January 1st, they flock to the nearest treadmill or elliptical trainer. And like good little lemmings, they mindlessly punch some buttons, and away they go… well, they don't actually go anywhere.

They don't lose any fat. They just get tired, red faced and sweaty.

When they question their fitness "expert", they're told that they didn't work hard or long enough. That they're not committed.

Many of the so-called "experts" still don't get it. In the face of an avalanche of research, they still don't understand this simple truth.

Working out hard is not the same as working out smart.

But you're different. You know that there's more to this fat loss thing than passing the minutes slogging through another long, boring cardio session.

As many of my fellow southerners would say, these types of "fat loss" programs don't make no sense.

So what's the secret to maximizing fat loss in minimum time? How can you workout smarter?

The key to maximizing your workout program is to do shorter workouts.

There are two ways to do this (and both are backed up by strong scientific research).

1. Increase the intensity of your workout.

The research for increasing the intensity is piling up. By increasing the intensity of your workouts, you can burn more calories in just a fraction of the time. In fact, a recent study suggested that by increasing the intensity of your exercises, you could potentially triple the amount of energy use… in 1/4 of the time.

The implications of this finding are huge.

This research implies if you workout at say, 20% of maximum intensity for 40 minutes, or 80% of maximum intensity for 10 minutes, you'd potentially burn 3x more calories in the 10 minute session.

But that's not all. A study published just a few short months ago compared two groups. Group 1 did a 4-minute Metabolic Mayhem style workout (compound bodyweight movements) four times per week. Group 2 trudged along on the treadmill 4 times per week.

Would you believe that the Metabolic Mayhem style group had similar increases in overall endurance as the treadmill group. Better still, the 4-minute, high intensity group increase muscular endurance MORE THAN they low intensity group.

Guess which group reported enjoying their workouts more? You guessed it! The Metabolic Mayhem group.

Similar results in 15% of the time. Once again, short burst, intense workouts are the secret to creating true Metabolic Mayhem for burning maximum fat in minimum time.

2. Break your workouts up into two or three shorter sessions.

There have been several studies that have shown that if you take, say you're 30 minute routine, and you broke it into the 10-minute routines (or one 10-minute and one 20-minute) that you'd burn more fat than if you just did the 30 minute workout.

"Interesting," you say. "But why?"

Once again, it comes back to intensity. When you break you workouts into shorter sessions, you can work harder in each session.

Think of it this way. There is a large consensus around interval training and the benefits for shedding unwanted fat. That's because you can maximize your workout intensity. if you do 8 intervals with a 1:1 work ratio, you'll have basically done an all out sprint for 8 minutes.

But without the rest in between the sprints, you'd have never been able to workout at that hard for eight consecutive minutes. Your intensity would have decreased steadily.

Now blow that up to 30 minutes, and apply interval training on a macro scale.

You can do a 10-minute bodyweight resistance workout in the morning while your spouse is in the shower (I call these Morning Metabolic Motivators).

And then, after the kids are in bed later that evening, so a Metabolic Muscle routine followed by a Shred Circuit.


You just got the best of both worlds. You've jacked up the intensity and broken your workouts up to maximize the fat burning effect that comes with increasing intensity. And not a single session lasted more than 20 minutes.

That's 110% pure ghost chili spicy sauce.

What would a Metabolic Mayhem style workout look like?

That's an excellent question. Give this one a try and let me know how you like it...

It’s an AMRAP workout (AMRAP stands for As Many Rounds As Possible).

Do AMRAP of this circuit in 10 minutes, resting as little as possible.

1. Reverse Lunges x 10 (each leg)

2. Spiderman Push Ups x 10 (each side)

3. Full Body Extensions x 10

4. Plank x 30 seconds


Thanks, Arthur, for letting me have the opportunity to speak directly to your readers. It's always fun to share my point of view with other folks.

Ben "High Intensity Ghost Chili Spicy Sauce" Teal

Author: Metabolic Mayhem

P.S. I don't know if it's something in the water or what - but I've been getting LOTS of questions from super busy folks - lots of moms and dads - who can't figure out how to find time to squeeze in hour long workouts.

Well, guess what?

Maybe there IS something in the water.

Because Metabolic Mayhem is ALL about helping the busiest moms and dads shed their unwanted fat and keep it in just 20 minutes (or less!) per workout .

Now, I can't make any promises, of course.

But I will say this:

I'd be very surprised if anyone who puts Ben's program to the test for 42 days didn't dramatically change the way they looked and felt.

A bold claim?

I suppose it is.

But I stand by every word.

To get Metabolic Mayhem for a fraction of what it's worth (only $7!), click HERE now

How to 'hack' your broken metabolism

Maybe the world really is going to end in a few days... When you find something like this, it makes you wonder.

You know how much I like to try new things? Well, I've recently been going through a new program a good friend of mine gave me. It's called Metabolic Mayhem.

Now, before you click this link

let me tell you a little about the program and the dude that created it. He's not your typical fitness expert.

He's in his mid 30's, married, two kids, full time job as an economist and efficiency expert... and he's turning the fitness industry on its head.

His name is Ben Teal and he can help you - especially if you are too busy to even THINK about the gym - get into the best shape of your life.

He's been on a mission helping the busiest moms and dads melt their unwanted fat and keep it off in just 20 minutes (or less!) per workout.

He has training and nutrition tips and SIMPLE little 'hacks' that will have your metabolism on overdrive almost immediately, with almost no wasted time and effort.

Check them out HERE <===

On that page, you'll read how Ben went on to lose over 100 pounds after an brief 5-minute phone call that made him turn his back on the 'industry'...

Listen. This guy gets it. He doesn't believe in sacrificing time with your friends and family to hang out in a sweaty gym to incinerate fat. He believes in hacking your metabolism to shed fat on autopilot.

Like I said earlier, Ben's not your typical 'expert'. He's a regular guy on a mission to change the fitness game.

And here's the thing. No matter if you're struggling to lose your first 10 or your last 10, his methods will help.

You should see the pictures of him on his page. After all, he went from over 300 pounds to recently completing his 4th 12-mile obstacle course race (can you believe that?!)

Get his metabolic secrets HERE <==

Arthur M.

P.S. In his last email to me, Ben wrote: "Arthur, forget the 'end of the world', this is going to be the END OF FAT!"

And to be honest, I expected to find a $67 program hiding on the other side of the link, with a bare bones, "me too" approach to fitness.

What I found was a value packed, 6-component system for maximizing fat loss... All for a fraction of what it's actually worth.

==> Get the Metabolic Mayhem System For A Fraction of What It's Worth... Only $7

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Five simple ways to avoid holiday weight gain this year

Five simple ways to avoid holiday weight gain this year

RE: Busy Mom Workouts 2.0

Just a quick friendly reminder that TODAY is the last day to get Holly Rigsby’s Busy Mom Workouts 2.0 while it’s on sale for JUST $1 Down and 1 installment of only $39.95 in 30 days.

This 3-disc DVD bundle includes a total of 6 fresh, fun and challenging workouts (2 per disc).

Busy Mom Workout Module One: Body Weight Fat Blasters

This Workout Module takes you through two cutting edge body weight only circuits giving you the added option to perform circuit style or as time rounds. With moves such as the Sumo Squat Reach, Plank Walk Out and One Leg Deadlift Twist you will never again doubt the power of your own body to turn up the fat burning effect of your workouts.

Plus - having body weight only workouts on hand allows you take your workout with you wherever you go!

Equipment: Mat, YOU and a whole lot of ENERGY!!

Busy Mom Workout Module Two: Bikini Body Super Sets

This Workout Module adds a new twist to strength based super sets. Instead of alternating upper and lower body within one set, you will work target and torch one body part at a time each super set. Taking on moves such as the Threaded Lunge, Reverse Plank Step Out and Goblet Step Up will help you burn more fat and achieve a bikini ready body in a matter of weeks!

Equipment: Bench/Step, 2 Dumbbells (preferably a pair for upper body 8-15 lbs and a pair for lower body 15+ lbs), Stability Ball, Medicine Ball, Mat

Busy Mom Workout Module Three: Fat Burning Tabatas

While a traditional Tabata takes only four minutes to complete, with 20 seconds of intense activity alternated with 10 seconds of rest, it is a super-quick, efficient and intense way to get fit when followed as a Circuit. This Fast Fat Burning will have you completing a 4 exercise circuit Tabata style for 3 rounds. When you Tabata-tize moves such as Burpees, Mountain Climbers, Snatches and Swings you will improve cardio endurance, increase muscular endurance and burn more fat in less time!

Equipment: Mat, 1 Dumbbell and/or Kettlebell (10-30 lbs)

Plus You Get These 3 Bonuses…

Bonus #1: Busy Mom Workouts 2.0 Success Guide

This downloadable handbook is filled with step-by-step instructions on how to get started and when to schedule your Workouts for maximum results. Plus Workout Logs for Each Video Series, Suggestions for Modifications, Warm Ups and Cool Downs, Interval Training Guide, Fat Burning Meal Plan Template, FAQs.  And more! ($29.95)

Bonus #2: Interval Training Video

Interval training is an important component of your workout plan. This video demonstrates how to design your intervals workouts including several how to examples along with a follow along workout and downloadable 30-30 soundtrack. (Valued at $39.95)

Bonus #3: Downloadable Tabata Circuit Soundtrack

Soundtracks make your workouts Portable! Receive the 20-40 Tabata Circuit MP3 soundtrack and get flexibility and freedom to perform your workout wherever you go!

This package originally sold for $97, but you can try it out for 30 days for just $1 here:

>>Try Busy Mom Workouts For $1 Now<<

You can try the Busy Mom Workout Package for the next 30 days for $1, and if you love it as much as I'm sure you will, you only will be billed one more installment of $39.95 - so you save over $50 off the normal price!

>>Try Busy Mom Workouts For $1 Now<<

Don't wait...Your Busy Mom Workout Special ends at midnight!

Arthur M.

P.S. – You get a full month to start losing the fat and getting your body back for just $1…don’t miss out on this Special Offer!

>>Try Busy Mom Workouts For $1 Now<<

Could this be the End of Fat As we Know It?

I'm writing this email out of breath with excitement...

Maybe you've heard. A lot of people seem to think that the world is going to end on Friday.

If you haven't heard, the Mayan calendar is supposed to "end" on December 21, 2012. What do I think? I think that you're going to wake up on December 22 to a world that looks a lot like it does today.

You see, the Mayan calendar is actually a circle. And, as circles go, with every end is a new beginning. A chance to start fresh.

And that's why I'm so excited.

You see, it's rare that someone sends me a program that really breaks the mold. Most of the "systems" out there are just a warmed over version of the 33 that came before it. There's nothing really all that special about them.

But every once every 394 years (the length of 1 baktun on the Mayan calendar), something special comes along.

And so here we are.

My good friend Ben Teal has been creating quite a stir in the fitness industry by insisting that you can melt fat in only 20 minutes per workout!

You see, Ben isn't your typical fitness "guru." By day he's an economist and process efficiency expert. By night, he's a father (of two) and husband. He gets it when you say you're busy. And believe it or not, he once weighed over 300 pounds.

Buy why should you care about all of that?

Because all of that is what makes him (and his program) special. Like you, he gets what it's like to struggle with fat while constantly running out of time to get things done.

And his experience with research, data and efficiency gives him a unique point of view on what it REALLY takes to shed unwanted fat.

Read Ben's Incredible Story Here <--- DO NOT CLICK YET

And that point of view is reverberating throughout the fitness world.

Now, believe me when I say he's really hit the nail on the head with the appropriately named Metabolic Mayhem.

Gone are long, boring workouts that don't get results. Say hello to short, effective, intense workouts that are designed to maximize your fat loss in minimum time.

In fact, Ben cites one study that showed that making one tweak in your workout could lead to you getting 3x the calorie burn in 1/4 of the time.

That's a bold claim, but it's completely backed by science. And after checking out this program for myself, I knew I had to share it with you.

Check Out The Metabolic Mayhem Method Here

To Your Success,

Arthur M.

P.S. In his email to me, Ben wrote: "Arthur, forget the 'end of the world', this is going to be the END OF FAT!"

And to be honest, I expected to find a $67 program hiding on the other side of the link, with a bare bones, "me too" approach to fitness.

What I found was a value packed, 6-component system for maximizing fat loss... All for a fraction of what it's actually worth.

==> Get the Metabolic Mayhem System For A Fraction of What It's Worth... Only $7

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Workout Study Proves Bodyweight Exercises Are Better Than Cardio

Each week Craig Ballantyne, Certified Turbulence Trainer, scours hundreds of magazines, websites, videos, scientific research papers, hard copy books, and even university textbooks to uncover new ways of training to add to his TT workouts

And recently he uncovered one NEW workout-boosting trick that is a GAME CHANGER for fat loss. Not only does it make your future fat burning workouts and bodyweight exercises even more effective, it does so in just minutes per workout. 

From Craig:

Can 4 minutes of bodyweight exercises (like burpees) work just as well as traditional 30-minute cardio workouts?

Researchers from Queen's University say it can...

In their study, published in "Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism", the scientists had 22 college-aged women do 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks, splitting them into one of three groups:

    Group A did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate.

    Group B did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single exercise (burpees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10 seconds of rest between rounds, for a total of 4 minutes.

    Group C did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Here were their shocking results...

Despite training just 1/7th of the time, Group B increased their aerobic fitness levels by the SAME amount (about 7-8%) as Group A. That's right... even the short, intense, bodyweight workouts were equally as effective as 30 minutes of boring cardio.

Now here's where the study gets interesting...

First, Group B was the only group to INCREASE their muscular endurance in common exercises like chest presses, leg extensions, sit-ups, and push-ups.

Second, these unconventional bodyweight workouts resulted in members of Group B reporting GREATER overall workout enjoyment.

And that was just from one 4-minute blast of bodyweight exercises.

I know you'll get TRIPLE the results, or more, when you use the Turbulence Training versions of the system ... not to mention these workouts can be done from ANYWHERE you want.

Click here to get the complete TT 20-10 Bodyweight Revolution program <= Special Holiday Deal

Monday, December 17, 2012

Healthy Snacks Help Kids Fight Obesity

Healthy Snacks Help Kids Fight Obesity

The 4 NEW Super Foods You Need To Know

The 4 NEW Super Foods You Need To Know

Try One of These Workouts if You’re REALLY Busy

Phew! This holiday season seems busier than ever!!

Fortunately, I’ve still been able to find 20 – 30 minutes, 3 times per week to get my workouts in. And, when you do it right, that’s really all you need.

At least that’s what I’ve learned from all the experts including Busy Moms Fat Loss Expert Holly Rigsby.

As you know, I’ve been sharing her 12 Days of Fit Yummy Mummy Christmas Event with you and she’s been offering some pretty great specials.

Well, today kicks off one of my favorites – Busy Mom Workouts 2.0

These Fat Blasting, Bikini Body Making Workouts are on sale for the next 72 hours for JUST $1 Down and 1 installment of only $39.95 in 30 days. What a deal!

This incredible follow-along workout DVD package includes:

* Busy Mom Workout Module One: Body Weight Fat Blasters

* Busy Mom Workout Module Two: Bikini Body Super Sets

* Busy Mom Workout Module Three: Fat Burning Tabatas

PLUS, you get these THREE BONUSES:

1. Busy Mom Workouts 2.0 Success Guide

2. Interval Training Video

3. Downloadable Tabata Soundtrack

This all-in-one busy-mom training program originally sold for $97, but as part of her Holiday Savings Event you can get it TODAY for JUST $1 Down and 1 installment of only $39.95 in 30 days.


Arthur M.

P.S. – Busy Mom Workouts 2.0 is THE complete, fat burning, metabolism boosting, follow along workout solution designed specifically for busy moms…

See what I mean HERE

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Having Belly Fat May Mean Your Bone Health is at Risk

Having Belly Fat May Mean Your Bone Health is at Risk

Better than Christmas Music

I hope your having a great holiday season!

Have you gotten your shopping done? I’m almost there…

Anyway, I wanted to send out a friendly reminder about Holly Rigsby’s Intervals for Busy Moms Holiday Sale.

These soundtracks and the accompanying workout videos & exercise guide are truly the best way to crank out your cardio workouts. The music is great and it’s specifically designed to keep you jamming through your fat-melting workouts.

Here’s what you get with Intervals for Busy Moms:

· Four brand new downloadable interval training soundtracks

· Four full 15 minute fat burning Interval Training Workout Videos to follow

· An Interval Training Video Library packed with unique body weight moves you can choose to change up your Intervals workout with ease.

PLUS - Holly also created a Step-by-Step Interval Training Success Guide that is jam packed with everything you need to know about creating and following your fat burning interval workouts.

Complete with exercise modifications, suggestions for cool-downs and dozens of sample program templates providing you with hundreds of possible interval training workouts - Never get bored or hit a plateau again!

Get Intervals for Busy Moms for Just $1 TODAY and one installment of $39.95 in 30 days during the Fit Yummy Mummy Holiday Savings Event.

Order and Save HERE!

Arthur M.

P.S. – All you have to do is follow along and get the MAXIMUM fat burning effects from your Interval Training sessions in just 15 minutes  - all in the comfort of your own home!

P.P.S. – Remember, the Intervals for Busy Moms sale ends tomorrow. Don’t miss out on the chance to get started for just $1. Get yours TODAY!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Whey Protein, Amino Acids May Boost Fat Loss

Whey Protein, Amino Acids May Boost Fat Loss

Carbs That Flushes Fat Out Of You

Carbs That Flushes Fat Out Of You

A Christmas Intervals Miracle

I love the holidays. How about you?

The energy is just so high this time of year!

Sure, it’s busy and can be stressful, but there’s also something magical about all the hustle and bustle.

You know, when it comes to fitting in your workouts, there’s nothing more magical than the hustle and bustle of interval training…

And, there’s no better busy mom fat loss expert than Holly Rigsby.

Starting today, and for the next 72 hours ONLY, Holly is having a very special Holiday Sale on one of her interval training program – Intervals for Busy Moms.

>> Try Intervals for Busy Moms For Only $1 <<

This super effective, Get Your Body Back resource has:

· Four brand new downloadable interval training soundtracks

· Four full 15 minute fat burning Interval Training Workout Videos to follow

· An Interval Training Video Library packed with unique body weight moves you can choose to change up your Intervals workout with ease.

You read that right… The workouts are only 15 minutes long and you don’t need any equipment (just your body weight) to get started.

Intervals for Busy Moms is a phenomenal resource anytime of year, but during the extra busy holiday season it’s like a fat loss miracle!

Check Out Holly’s Christmas Intervals Miracle Sale HERE

Arthur M.

P.S. – All you have to do is follow along and get the MAXIMUM fat burning effects from your Interval Training sessions in just 15 minutes  - all in the comfort of your own home!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fat Is Not Your Fault

In the webinar, you will learn:

- How powerful brain chemicals can control how much weight you will lose

- How internal inflammation affects your weight loss

- How excess blood sugar can increase testosterone in women - and estrogen in men - and how it leads to weight gain

- How to get your body to use thyroid hormone more EFFECTIVELY

- How stress hormones can lead to weight gain

- And much, much more!

Click Here to learn more and to sign up

To Your Success,

Arthur M.

P.S. I almost forgot the best news - the webinar is FREE!

The BEST Fruit For Reducing Belly Fat?

The BEST Fruit For Reducing Belly Fat?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Give this recipe a try

Yesterday I told you about the Fit Yummy Mummy 12 Days of Christmas Event that busy mom fat loss expert Holly Rigsby is running…

Well, I promise I won’t be hitting you with 12 emails to pester you about each of the sales, but the first one is one I want to be sure you and your friends don’t miss…

Like I said the yesterday, I believe EVERY busy mom needs the FYM Cookbook on her shelf.

Since what and how you eat accounts for at least 75% of your fat loss results and you know you cannot out train a bad diet, the FYM Cookbook is a MUST HAVE to simplifying the eating for fat loss habit.

And, the recipes are simple and delicious. Take a look at this one for a yummy egg salad:

Egg Salad
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1 Tbsp milk - your choice (almond, hemp, goat)
1 tsp mustard
4 hard boiled egg whites, diced
1 hard boiled yolk
2 Tbsp chopped green onion
2 Tbsp chopped celery
Dash curry powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
Whip cottage cheese and milk until smooth in a mixing bowl. Blend remaining ingredients except egg whites with cottage cheese mixture. Add diced egg whites to cottage cheese mixture. Mix well. Serve on a bed of greens. Enjoy!

That looks way better than the boring egg salad most people usually make. ;-b

Holly is always playing around with new recipes, and she’s finally decided to share them in her Fit Yummy Mummy Cookbook…

Give yourself a great stocking stuffer and SAVE 50% TODAY by clicking HERE!

Arthur M.

P.S. – I don’t want to send you too many emails about Holly’s FYM 12 Days of Christmas Event so I won’t be sending you a reminder tomorrow. Be sure to mark your calendar to order, or better yet get your copy of the FYM Cookbook NOW while it’s still on sale for 50% OFF.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Free Fat Loss Video

Click Here to Watch Your Free Fat Loss Video

It’s time for the 12 Days of Fit Yummy Mummy Christmas!

Being a fitness guy I tend to want fitness related gifts for the Christmas so I was pretty excited to get an email from one of my favorite fitness coaches for busy moms, Holly Rigsby of Fit Yummy Mummy fame, the other day letting me know about her 12 Days of FYM Christmas Event.

For 12 days, she’s going to put some of her best products on sale!

Here’s how it’s going to layout:

12/11 – 12/13: Save 50% on her amazing Fit Yummy Mummy Cookbook

12/14 – 12/16: Get Intervals for Busy Moms for Just $1 down then 1 installment of ONLY $39.95

12/17 – 12/19: Get Busy Mom Workouts for Just $1 down then 1 installment of ONLY $39.95

12/20 – 12/22: Get Kettlebells for Busy Moms for Just $1 down then 2 installments of ONLY $39.95

Pretty fantastic, isn’t it?

Now, I want to be totally transparent with you. I will be getting a small referral commission on any purchases you make. I imagine you’re OK with that as you’re a loyal reader of my newsletter and hopefully appreciate my fitness advice. With that being said, I promise not to hit you with 12 emails during the 12 Days of RBT Christmas. ;-b

I will keep it to a minimum, just enough to remind you of the different specials Holly has going on.

Fair enough?


Well, since today is the first day of the FYM Cookbook sale, allow me to share my thoughts on it…

I believe the FYM Cookbook is the one product that EVERY busy mom should have – that’s probably why it’s the first item on the 12 Days of RBT Christmas list!

Seriously, the FYM Cookbook is loaded with delicious, healthy recipes that are easy & quick to make.

If you’ve been searching for an easy way to eat for fat loss results without the frustration of complicated diet plans, spending hours in the kitchen, or paying big bucks at the grocery store, then the FYM Cookbook is for YOU!

For the next 3 days (12/11 – 12/13) you can SAVE 50%.

CLICK HERE to get all the details and get 50% off!

Arthur M.

P.S. – The recipes included in The Fit Yummy Mummy Cookbook are designed to be simple and supportive - meaning you can prepare them in minutes and can be assured they contain the foods that help boost your metabolism, keep you energized and most importantly, help you burn fat faster!

CLICK HERE to order.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

FREE WEBINAR: Fat Is NOT Your Fault!

FREE WEBINAR: Fat Is NOT Your Fault!

Tips For Successful Low Carb Eating At A Restaurant

Just because you are eating low carb doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a lunch or dinner out with family or friends. Most eating establishments have figured out that they need to coax dieters in their doors. So, they have started to bend and twist their menus to suit their patrons looking for alternatives.

The low carb diet has been so successful that, now when you go to a restaurant, it is easy to find what you need to stay well within your dietary needs. But there are still tricks you can do to ensure that once you take a look at the menu, you aren't swayed by all the high carb offerings. Here are a few ideas that I have used to help me stay on track with my low carb diet while dining out at a restaurant:

Snack Before You Go Out

Before you go out to eat, eat a high fiber and/or protein snack. Do this about 20 minutes prior to arriving at the restaurant and you won't have an empty stomach making your food decisions for you. If you are starving when you arrive at the restaurant, your stomach will tell your brain what to order, and it won't be low carb. Studies have shown that when we eat before we leave for the restaurant, choosing a high fiber and/or a protein snack, it starts the connection from the belly to the brain that we are not, in fact, starving. Yes, your brain likes to know these things.

I like to grab a handful of almonds, or a piece of cheese, or even a slice of turkey or ham. Then, when the server brings that warm bread basket to the table, I don't automatically dive in. Yes, I know the bread is warm and yummy and smells so good. I get that. But, think of the carbs in that bread and where those pounds will land once that quick trip through the tummy is over. “A minute on the lips, then straight to the hips!” I know it’s difficult to pass up the high carb goodies, but having that snack beforehand will help you think clearer and make better choices when reading the menu.

Order a Glass of Water

Always start your meal off with a big glass of ice water. As a matter of fact, don't order your meal until you've finished that entire glass. Once you feel full, place your order. It's amazing how satisfying a big salad looks after your stomach is full of water. Also, once your meal comes, you won't over eat.

Studies also have shown that ice cold water speeds the metabolism because your body is trying to warm itself up. Blood is flowing to the stomach because it's cold there! Also, drinking water throughout the day helps keep your metabolism at optimum levels because you're hydrated, keeping all your systems operating smoothy. Remember, the human body is about 60% water. About 80% of our blood is water. The water in our blood helps digest our food and transport waste. Sounds like keeping our body 'watered' makes sense on any diet.

Start with Salad

I know your mom has told you how important it is to eat your veggies. Okay, the fact is, I didn't always believe her. Sometimes I would think she was being 'old school.' But, there is more truth to mom's sage advice than we might have guessed. Working veggies into our meal when we eat at a restaurant can really save your low carb diet from disaster.

Start your meal with a salad and ask for a simple oil and vinegar dressing. Forget the creamy dressings as they typically are high calorie, high carb, and contain artificial flavorings and MSG, which is another bad carb culprit you should avoid on your low carb diet. MSG is usually made with a beet base, so has a high sugar content. And don't forget to ask your server to omit the croutons, and while they're at it, throw on a few extra tomatoes.

Even lettuce has a high fiber content which brings the net carbs for the meal down. If spinach salad is an option, choose that. Spinach is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. So, along with avoiding the bad carbs in the bread at the beginning of your meal, you are adding the healthy benefits of veggies.

Start with Soup

If you don’t want to start your meal with a salad because you are planning on a salad as your entree, then choose a clear soup for a starter. When you eat broth based soups, a couple things happen; you put a large amount of liquid (aka volume) in your stomach, you give your brain the signal that your stomach is filling up, and your taste buds are busy. Sometimes we find ourselves reaching for the breadsticks simply because our taste buds want to be happy.

Soup is an excellent choice for all these reasons. But, remember to stay away from cream based soups which are often, but not always, loaded with starches and carbohydrates. You can always ask the server how the soup was made to be sure. Choose a healthy soup for a starter and your tummy will feel full, your taste buds will be happy, and your brain will know that you are not starving.

Chew, Chew, Chew

People tend to eat less when they eat slowly and give their brain a chance to catch up with their belly. They enjoy their food more when they savor the flavors and chew their food. Along with the enjoyment comes the ability to put the brakes on. When you take the time to chew slowly and enjoy your food, you feel satisfied, not hungry, and not deprived.

Take the time to enjoy the new flavors and fresh foods that you are choosing now over those unhealthy choices from before. Begin to train your belly that it doesn’t need massive amounts of high carb food to feel satisfied. Take your time to eat. Don’t forget the brain needs to tell the belly, “Hey, she’s feeding you, so calm down already!” Think about your food while you are chewing. Eating slowly gives your belly time to send the message to your brain that the food is good and it's filling you up.

Choose the Best Restaurants

By 'best restaurants' I don't mean the fanciest; I mean the restaurants where you will have the best chance of finding low carb dishes on the menu. Typically, I have found that Italian and Mediterranean cuisine offer some of the best choices. But, you're thinking, isn't that all about pasta, which I can't eat?

Picture how these European countries eat. In America we love our 'super-size' portions and we want them fast! Am I right? In Europe we picture people eating leisurely meals, in small portions, over a glass of wine while enjoying the company of their friends. Mediterranean restaurants tend to have dishes that are loaded with vegetables, herbs, and spices, along with fish, lean meats, beans, and olive oil; perfect for low carb eating. If your favorite recipe happens to be served over pasta, ask your server to skip the pasta and put a bed of mixed greens on your plate instead; a favorite low carb diet trick.

When you go out to eat, and open the menu, do you panic? That's okay. Relax. I know starting a low carb diet can be confusing, even stressful. Taking away your enriched white flour and refined sugar seems like tough-love. But, honestly, once you get past that basket of bread, you have a world of wonderfully rich, spicy, aromatic dishes that will delight your taste buds. I guarantee you won't miss the white bread when you have a pile of grilled shrimp or a juicy steak sitting in front of you!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tips For Successful Low Carb Eating On The Road

When eating out at a sit down restaurant, it's rather easy to make good choices for your low carb diet. It appears restauranteurs have picked up the idea of healthy eating rather quickly and are offering menu choices that suit the needs of the low carb dieter. Why not? They want our business, too!

But what about when you're driving through fast food places? These establishments have been a bit slower in figuring out that we want fast AND low carb. But, we keep going. Why? Because it’s so convenient to stop on the way home and grab burgers, tacos, or something similar for the kids, especially after spending hours on the road chauffeuring between school, sports, music, dance, and 'ad infinitum.'

One of the reasons obesity is on the rise in America is because we don't take time to make smart food choices, especially when we're in a hurry... and when aren't we in a hurry? I am here to tell you that even in a hurry, you can choose low carb alternatives.

The Fast Dash

When you pull up to place your order, what jumps out at you? Buns, bread, breading, and everything BUT fresh. If you're like me, you're trying to stay on track with a low carb mantra like; “veggies, protein, veggies, protein, veggies, protein...” and nothing on the menu looks like it fits. What can you do?

The best bet, and the one I usually turn to, is the salad, but not one smothered in creamy dressing or with breaded chicken on top. Choose an oil and vinegar dressing (or none at all) and the grilled chicken. You can also choose a grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato and throw out the bun. Tell them to skip the creamy spread, and you've got nothing but protein and veggies. Your low carb diet is still intact. Be prepared to have the server look at you like you are nuts, like the time I had to repeat myself three times because the server kept saying, “You don’t want the BUN?”

Your Own Take Out

However, the best bet if you are on the go is to bring food with you. Yes, skip the drive-thru altogether. You'll need to plan ahead, but this is a great method for having food available for you and your family as you drive hither-and-yon. Find a small cooler and keep it in your car. Place a few frozen-gel packs in your freezer, or just freeze a couple bottles of water. Then, PLAN AHEAD and prepare a supply of food and snacks to keep in the cooler as you travel through your day.

Grab a supply of ziploc bags or plastic food containers and fill them with cheese, nuts, veggies, and a variety of cooked meats. Make rollups using sliced turkey and cream cheese with cucumbers. Cut some chicken cutlets into thin slices, coat with almond meal, and oven fry them for 'chicken fingers.' Mix cream cheese and smoked salmon and roll in romaine lettuce leaves. All these snacks can go in your cooler and will be ready when hunger hits. The trick is to have these snacks ready ahead of time so you can grab them and throw them in the cooler with ice as you run to get the kids and hit the road.

Low carb dieting is not about starving yourself. It's about eating foods that turn into energy, not fat. It's about feeling better, looking better, and getting healthier. Yes, you can eat on the road without succumbing to sugar and starch laden foods. Choose wisely, plan ahead, and you CAN eat healthy on the road!