The Simplest Weight Loss Tips No One Follows

There are some amazingly simple behaviors and strategies we can all add to our nutritional goals and workout plans that will have a positive effect. Using my own addiction to Cheez-It’s as the primary example, I am going to cover a few of these surprisingly simple yet effective strategies…

I have a Cheez-It problem. You’re not listening, I really have a Cheez-It problem! I have never met a Cheez-It I didn’t like.* Some people can’t resist chocolate or ice cream, some people it’s pizza or some other food or sweet. While I enjoy all of those foods on occasion, Cheez-It’s are the food equivalent of crack cocaine for me.

It takes all my willpower to pass up the isle where the Cheez-It’s reside on the shelves at my local grocery store. My ever-loving girl friend Kimberly rolls her eyes at me in shear disgust when she sees how weak I am to the power of these little crackers, which draw me in like a cheese flavored black hole. “But you have given advice on nutrition to millions of people Will, how could you of all people be so weak willed about some little cheese flavored cracker?!” she says. I hang my head in shame and avoid eye contact with her for the rest of the day….

The point of this introduction is to point out we all have our weaknesses and we are all human…even me. I find Cheez-It’s to be cheese flavored morphine!

This small problem got me to thinking. If there is one thing I have learned after all these years of doing nutritional research, writing countless articles on the topic of nutrition, and working directly with people on their diets, it’s this: it’s rarely one single thing a person does that is sabotaging their efforts to lose fat and or gain muscle, but a bunch of little things that have an accumulated effect.

There are some amazingly simple behaviors and strategies we can all add to our nutritional goals and workout plans that will have a positive effect. Using my own addiction to Cheez-It’s as the primary example, I am going to cover a few of these surprisingly simple yet effective strategies. A few issues to keep in mind:

(1) Taken alone, these simple tactics will have very little effect. Used alone without any other dietary changes and an exercise plan, these strategies wont amount to much. However, as I mentioned, it’s often many minor mistakes adding up to a lack of results for people, and taken in that context, these are some simple mistakes that can be avoided, hopefully resulting in an accumulated effect in a positive direction.

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(2) I didn’t invent any of these tips. They are some of the oldest and simplest tips you will ever read. I don’t even know who first came up with them, and I bet most people have seen these strategies in other places, such as various diet books, articles, or web sites. I do however think that they may be so old and so simple that most people with the best of intentions about their nutrition and exercise plan, don’t follow these simple concepts.

These tips are more about behavior changes and psychology then nutritional science, study results, or research. I have written many articles based on the later topics, but this is not one of those. If you are looking for more in-depth science oriented information about nutrition, supplements, and fat loss or gaining muscle, I suggest reading my ebooks on the topic and the many free articles on my web site.

Tip #1: never ever go food shopping hungry

This is one of the most effective strategies I know of to avoid unwanted junk and various snacks from finding their way into your shopping cart, which ends up in your home, which ends up on your butt!

Make sure to eat something before you go food shopping and you will be able to resist the junk that often finds its way into your cart. If I go food shopping without a good meal in my stomach, I often come home with a family sized box of Cheez-It’s and feel like sh*& for days after eating the entire box!

Human hunger and appetite are regulated by a phenomenally complicated set of overlapping feedback networks, involving a long list of hormones, psychological factors, and others way beyond the scope of this article. Suffice to say, we often make snap decisions and impulse purchases with certain foods due to one or more of these feedback loops being activated due to an empty stomach while we shop.

Translated, your “willpower” to resist junk foods will be much greater if you eat something healthy at least 20-30 minutes before you go food shopping. You can either plan your meal schedule so that one meal is eaten before you go shopping, or have a snack (at least 20-30 minutes before shopping) which will have the desired effects.

A yogurt with some flax oil mixed in is a good choice, as is a half cup of cottage cheese and a handful of walnuts or some other nut. A protein shake or MRP will suffice, but solid food tends to be more satiating.

Tip # 2: never keep snack foods in the house

This tip is a logical extension of tip number one. If it does not make it into your cart at the food store, it’s not in your house. However, many people use excuses like “I have snack foods for the kids” or “my spouse keeps a box of Oreo cookies in the kitchen cupboard” as reasons they can’t avoid the snacks that sneak into their diets and sabotage their efforts.

Many of the foods we eat that we know we should not be eating are based on an impulse. Impulse control goes a long way here but no one will deny it’s far harder to resist that impulse if your favorite junk food is under your nose. That’s human nature. When I have an impulse for some Cheez-it’s, I wont resist it well if it’s only a few steps to the kitchen vs. having to get in the car to go get a box.

The former I can’t resist, the latter I can. Remember an impulse is defined as “a sudden desire, urge, inclination.” That means it’s short lived and will go away given sufficient time, so it’s a matter of not having foods in your house that allow you to act on the impulse while it lasts.

As for the excuse of the spouse, kids, etc. That is more an issue between your kids and or your spouse. Should the kids be eating that stuff anyway? No! I had a client tell me one day “I keep eating hot dogs ‘cause I keep them in the house fort the kids.” I said “so you’re Ok with feeding your kids foods you know to be unhealthy for you and them?” She stopped feeding her family hot dogs shortly after….

…Bottom line here is, those foods should be occasional treats for both kids and adults, not staple foods that can be found in your kitchen. It’s more an issue of teaching the kids good dietary habits young so they don’t end up overweight unhealthy adults.

As for the spouse, I like to have some chips in the house, which I can resist without a problem. That is, unlike the Cheez-it’s, I can walk past the chips without having to eat them all. I can regulate myself with them. However, Kimberly can’t. Chips are to her what Cheez-it’s are to me, so I make it a rule not to keep chips in the house.

Point being, your spouse needs to support your efforts by making some small sacrifices. If you were an alcoholic trying to avoid alcohol, you would (or at least should!) expect your significant other to not keep booze in the house. If they wont support your efforts here, then relationship counseling is in order or a long talk, and I can’t help you there; sorry!

Tip # 3: eat off of smaller plates

The first two tips are common sense, this one is less so. However, I find it helps, albeit not to a great extent. Again, how much we eat is based on many variables. One of them is the visual cues we get looking at the food we are about to eat. We are extremely visually oriented creatures and part of deciding how large an object is must be compared to other objects, in this case, the food we put on the plate in comparison to the size of the plate we put the food on.

I know for myself I tend to put 2 slices of pizza on a small plate and three on a large plate! Now this is only one minor cue we have to self regulating how much food we eat, and other feedback loops (i.e., hormonal, psychological, etc.) can kick in and easily offset this strategy.

For example, you could simply come back for a second helping using the smaller plates. However, it’s my hunch (and it’s only a hunch as research is lacking here) that over the course of say a month, a person may end up taking in fewer total calories using this strategy as has been my (admittedly anecdotal) experience with both myself and the many people I have given advice to over the years.

Again, as already mentioned, taken alone, this strategy will probably have no effects on your efforts to lose fat if there is not a specific diet and exercise plan involved in the overall equation. It is however one simple small change that may improve compliancy to your efforts. It would be interesting to see a study on this, but whatever effects it may have, would be subtle and fairly small I suspect. Even so, over the course of a year say, it may help.

Tip #4: Know Thy Self

Lesson here is, we are all human and we all have our weaknesses. Trick is to know your weakness and develop strategies for coping with them. How well do you know yourself? That is, do you know what cues/triggers tend to set you off? Have you examined that issue for yourself? It’s essential to recognized the cues that sabotage your efforts. We all have them. Find yours and take steps to avoid them where possible.

For example, try making a list outlining the things you know tend to set you off and how you react to the, then add a column for how you could deal with it. For example you might write “talking to my crazy mother makes me anxious and I eat things I shouldn’t immediately after the phone conversation” which would be followed by a suggestion of steps to change it, such as “always eat a meal right before talking to mom” and “only take calls from mom when I am ready and able to deal with her” and “go for a walk immediately after talking to mom to distress and give me time to get over impulse to eat junk” and so on.

Develop coping strategies to your known triggers. I know for example going food shopping on an empty stomach means I will most probably end up with a large box of Cheez-it’s in my house. I have also found if I go shopping irritated over something I will buy more foods I don’t need as food is one of many ways we self medicate looking for some comfort. Hence the term “comfort foods” which is commonly chocolate, ice cream, and so on.

  • Learn what your hot buttons are that lead to a negative behavior

  • Learn to identify when it’s happening

  • Develop strategies for coping with it.

How do you go about doing that? As entire books have been written on that topic, my advice will fall short here. That journey is also highly individual. For some it’s working with a therapist or behavioral specialist, for some it’s reading a few good self-help type books, and for some it’s activities such as meditation, joining support groups, and others. It’s also a life long journey.

Conclusion

The purpose of this article is not as much to supply tips for success in your fat loss endeavors but to actually remind people of what is stated in the intro to this article: most people fail in their fat loss/diet goals not due to a single mistake they are making (with exceptions) but many small events that have an accumulated effect that sabotages their efforts. If the tips in this article help, all the better.

Some people are amazed how many extra calories slip into their diet from snack foods that they are not accounting for, or the fact they tend to take the elevator when they could take the stairs, and so on. 99 out of 100 times the person that says “I have tried everything and nothing works” actually translates into “I have not stayed on any one plan long enough for it to have an effect and sabotaged it with small unaccounted for negative habits and behaviors.” Now, if I can just get the funding for that adult Cheez-it rehab center I want to have built….

* Cheez-It’s are a cheese flavored cracker made by Sunshine foods and can be found on the shelves of any major food store in the US.

About the Author – William D. Brink

Will Brink has over 15 years experience as a respected author, columnist and consultant, to the supplement, fitness, bodybuilding, and weight loss industry and has been extensively published.Will graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in the natural sciences, and is a consultant to major supplement, dairy, and pharmaceutical companies.

His often ground breaking articles can be found in publications such as Lets Live, Muscle Media 2000, MuscleMag International, The Life Extension Magazine, Muscle n Fitness, Inside Karate, Exercise For Men Only, Body International, Power, Oxygen, Penthouse, Women’s World and The Townsend Letter For Doctors.

Will was a former high level trainer with a rep for getting Olympic athletes, bodybuilders and fitness stars into shape and has gained a reputation for being a no “BS” industry insider who’s not afraid to reveal the lies and hype found in the fat loss , muscle building & supplement industry.

He has been co author of several studies relating to sports nutrition and health found in peer reviewed academic journals, as well as having commentary published in JAMA. William has been invited to lecture on the benefits of weight training and nutrition at conventions and symposiums around the U.S. and Canada, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs and now runs seminars for tactical law enforcement (SWAT).

He is the author, of Bodybuilding Revealed which teaches you how to gain solid muscle mass drug free and Fat Loss Revealed. which reveals exactly how to get lean , ripped and healthy completely naturally. Both e-books come with access to his private forums and numerous tools to aid you in either endeavour.

Find out more at Bodybuilding Revealed or Fat Loss Revealed.

 

 

The Venus Factor for women’s weight loss

Diets for men do differ slightly from diets for women. This is due to the fundamental physical differences between the sexes. Some also might argue that the difference in emotional make-up between men and women results in a need for different approaches to dieting. Varying gender roles might present different dieting challenges for men versus women. So what needs to be considered when determining the appropriate measures to be taken in a women’s weight loss program?

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Here are some of the fundamental differences that need to be reviewed:-

Caloric Intake for Men and Women

If you look at the daily recommendations for caloric intake for men and women, you will instantly notice a difference. On average, men tend to be taller and possess more muscle than women. A fairly active woman who weighs 120 pounds needs about 2,000 calories per day. A man in the same age group and similar activity level who weighs 170 pounds will need closer to 2,800 calories each day. Supposing the man and woman are married and they sit down for dinner, to maintain adequate health, they will have to eat portion sizes according to their varied needs.

Different Nutrient Needs of Men and Women

On the whole, men and women are prone to different health issues. Based on this, diets for men cannot be identical to that of women. Women need more iron than men because of iron loss during menstruation. Men need more fiber than women to decrease the incidence of rectal cancers. Calcium is more important for women than men, due to risks for osteoporosis in women.

Diets for men need to take protein consumption into consideration. If you are a man, you need to consume about 15 percent of your daily calories in protein. For a diet of 2,800 calories, that comes to 420 calories from protein. For a woman eating a daily diet of 2,000 calories, the recommended protein intake comes to 300 calories.

The recommendation for fat intake is to keep it below 30 percent of your daily calories. For a man who needs to consume 2,800 calories, less than 840 of those calories should be from fat. For a woman on a 2,000-calorie diet, fat calories should be limited to less than 600 per day.

Differences in Emotional Make-Up and Lifestyle

Experts often find that when men learn more about nutrition, they tend to lose weight more easily than women do, through a simple adjustment of their eating habits. The implication is that knowledge translates into action more easily with regards to weight loss in men. For women, weight loss can be a greater emotional challenge. The importance of appearance and media pressures to look a certain way often complicate weight loss efforts for women.

Diets for men are also helped in part by lifestyle. In many households, women do the grocery shopping and cooking. Planning out what the family should eat, thinking about food, cooking it and being around it all of the time make it that much more difficult to resist temptation and lower caloric intake on a regular basis.

In short, diets for men do differ from ideal weight loss plans for women. The difference is in the amounts of calories and nutrients consumed. Emotional and lifestyle differences also come into play, potentially demanding slightly different approaches to dieting for the two sexes.

John Barban is a well-known and popular fitness professional (world-class expert in nutrition, biology and physiology). In the past, most of the work he has been focused on has had to do with men and his main goal has been to help males reach what he refers to as the “perfect ratio”.Lately, he has put some of his expertise and focus into studying the female body and what can be done to help women lose unwanted pounds and keep it off, and thus this amazing Venus Factor program was born while he was working on a female dietary supplement.

Here are some of the main facts about this women’s weight loss product:

• New Lifestyle – This is a diet and exercise plan completely dedicated to females that is really life changing.
• Just 3 Months – It will last for only 12-weeks during which you will be taken from chubby into fit.
• Sexy & Strong Figure – It was designed also to help ladies to become more toned, fitter, and stronger than they have ever been before. You will not only lose weight, but your overall figure will change drastically (I bet you are dreaming about this for some time, right?).
• Special Approach – It takes into account the female perspective, and it understands that your metabolic make up is different than that of men.
• Targeted – Probably the best thing about it is that is enables you to slim down in usual problem zones, which are the waist, belly, thighs, and hips. There is nothing better for a woman than losing flab and being able to shape their body at the same time.

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What Will You Get From The Program?

• Advice – Excellent tips, enabling you to eat what you want while keeping up and maintaining your dream figure.
• Step-By-Step Manual – Through the diet and exercise manual, women will learn everything that is important about feminine flab reduction.
• Great App – With the clever application the Virtual Nutritionist, you will be able to calculate the exact calorie and protein requirements you would need to achieve the body of your dreams.
• Helpful Society – Those who join VF will also get access to the special private, online and members only V-Community. You will have the opportunity to interact with other girls who are participating in it as well and can join in on forums or begin your own blog.
• Motivation Boost – The place where they can get the inside story on others who have participated in the program already and have achieved success is known as the Venus Index Podcast.

You can purchase the product at the ‘Order Now’  section at the link below:-
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Secrets for losing stubborn stomach fat

I receive hundreds of fitness questions every day from people all over the world, but by far one of the most common themes in these questions revolve around the struggles that most people are having with ‘losing stubborn stomach fat’ that doesn’t seem to want to go away no matter what they try.

Just recently I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow fitness professional named Mike Geary of TruthAboutAbs. Now Mike is a well-known expert who deals exclusively with the most effective strategies for losing stubborn stomach fat so that you can finally uncover those elusive six pack abs that everyone desires.

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Some of Mike’s strategies deal with nutrition aspects and others deal with training techniques, but I was impressed to see that Mike has put together one of the most comprehensive resources for dealing with all of the aspects necessary to finally get rid of that nasty belly fat for good.

The key is that Mike focuses on the REAL techniques that are going to get you lasting results, and teaches you how to avoid all of these “quick-fix” scams and gimmicks that are all over the infomercials and the internet these days.

Several of the mistakes that Mike see’s every day where people are going wrong in their fat loss attempts are:

1. Most people are wasting too much of their time doing hundreds of reps of ineffective crunches, situps, and other “abs pumping” exercises in their attempt at losing stomach fat.
Mike has discovered that there are certain highly effective exercises that stimulate your metabolism much better, and increase your fat burning hormone levels much more. These exercises that Mike outlines are the best of the best for getting a lean, chiseled body.

Surprisingly to most, the majority of these most effective exercises for stomach fat loss are NOT “abs-specific” exercises. Not only that, but Mike shows you how to combine and sequence them to get the best metabolic and fat loss results possible, changing the shape of your entire body.

2. Most people are wasting way too much time doing hours upon hours of boring monotonous cardio routines.

Mike has researched this topic extensively, including an entire course he’s taken comparing different modalities of cardiovascular exercise. After all of this research, we’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of people out there are not doing the right types of cardio exercise. In fact, most people may actually be inadvertantly decreasing their metabolic rate by doing too much of the wrong types of cardio!

The strategies that Mike reveals in his program go beyond “interval cardio” too.

3. Most people are failing miserably with fad diets.

Mike reveals exactly why most low-carb or low-fat diets are actually working against what your body needs to become lean and ripped and maintain it for life! Mike shows you exactly how to stop falling for the gimmick diets and finally develop a truly healthy eating style that you can actually enjoy for life without being overly restrictive. It’s actually easier and more enjoyable than you believe!

Go to Mike’s Truth about Six Pack Abs site today and discover the exact system that Mike is using to help thousands of his clients from all over the world get leaner than they’ve ever been before. This system will help you losing stubborn stomach fat that has plagued you for years, so you can finally get that sexy six pack that you’ve always wanted. Here’s the site:

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Don’t forget to visit Mike’s site today, as he’s giving away some great free bonus reports and other tools that might not be available much longer.

To being lean, strong, and healthy for life,

Restore Vision Naturally

Do you suffer from short sightedness, far-sightedness or any other vision problems? Do you need to go to see your optometrist every month and spend huge amounts on fixing your vision problems? We all understand the need for having healthy and sparkling vision. The world would never be the same without perfect vision and in order to make sure it is, people often end up spending huge amounts of time, efforts and money in getting the right treatment done to ‘restore vision’.

There is no doubt that there are no magic solutions that can help you restore vision. However, there are some very effective natural remedies that you can adopt in your life to be able to restore vision. Restore My Vision by Dr. Samantha Pearson is one of the revolutionary systems available in the marketplace, designed to restore vision naturally, effectively and permanently. In this article, I will give you details of this comprehensive eBook produced by Dr. Samantha Pearson

‘Restore My Vision Today’ is a comprehensive eye care and vision restoration program consisting of various components. It is specifically designed for people:

 Who are suffering from eye problems like glaucoma, short sightedness cataract, macular degeneration

 Who are afraid of risks associated with corrective eye surgeries.

 Who are tired of wearing corrective eye wear.

 Who can’t afford expensive corrective surgical procedures.

 Whose eyes are sensitive to prescription contact lens and for those.

 Who have trouble getting around in the dark.

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After spending 10 years of painstaking research, Dr. Sen and Samantha Pearson successfully reversed his own severe myopia (that started when he was just 5 years of age)!

In his research, he discovered Dr William Bates work on using eye exercises to restore vision and regain 20/20 eyesight. Dr. Sen and Samantha Pearson then combined his own discoveries and the highly effective techniques of Dr Bates to create the ‘Restore My Vision Today’ program.

‘Restore My Vision Today’ guide is packed from start to finish with relevant and useful information on how you can achieve better eyesight naturally.
You can purchase the product by clicking on the ‘Order Now’ button from the link below:-

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To good health & happiness,

James Kelly

http://goodhealthproducts.net

High Wycombe, Western Australia,6057

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Amazing Natural Diabetes Treatment

One of the major chronic diseases affecting people in this modern day society is diabetes which is characterized by large levels of glucose in the blood. Blood sugar levels are controlled by insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, or the body becomes resistant to insulin, or both.If left untreated diabetes can cause serious long-term complications such as cardiovascular disease, chronic renal failure and retinal damage. The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) has estimated that by 2025 the number of people with diabetes worldwide will be at least 300 million. While there are many pharmaceutical drugs available for treating this chronic disease the purpose of this article is to consider a natural diabetes treatment  known as the Diabetes Miracle Cure.

This amazing life transforming ‘natural diabetes treatment’ program is associated with Paul Carlyle who together with Dr. Robert Evans, discovered the benefits of using this natural treatment approach to cure diabetes. Paul Carlyle himself was a diabetes patient whose life hanged on the balance after modern treatment methods failed to cure him from diabetes.

Diabetes Miracle Cure advocates for use of brown fat which has been associated with instantly raising the levels of insulin sensitivity causing blood sugar levels to drop as well as facilitate quicker massive weight loss. Activating the brown adipose tissue (BAT) is the surest way of generating high amounts of brown fat instrumental for whole body energy expenditure thus rapidly lowering and regulating blood sugar levels. This simple method works by combining natural and easily found ingredients to naturally prevent the body from raising blood sugar levels.

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Natural Diabetes Treatment

The Benefits of Diabetes Miracle Cure Program are:-

-The program is cost effective because it eliminates the need to rely on modern drugs which are expensive

-No more doctor visits and disappointing medical reports

-No need to starve or eat boring diabetes friendly foods

-Eliminates the need to use needles and test strips

-Avoid strenuous exercise regimes

-No more constant monitoring of glucose levels

-No side effects

Since the introduction of the Diabetes Miracle Cure, a number of success stories and testimonials have been received from patients who indicated they have fully recovered from diabetes thanks to methods described in Diabetes Miracle Cure. For instance, for Paul Carlyle, his blood sugar went down from an average of 310 to 190 in just 1 week. After three weeks, his blood sugar level had dropped to 110 with a massive weight loss of 17 pounds.

You can purchase the product at the ‘Order Now’ button from the link below:-

DIABETES MIRACLE CURE

To health & happiness,

James Kelly

http://goodhealthproducts.net

High Wycombe, Western Australia,6057

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas In This New Paleo Breakfast Cookbook

We all know breakfast time can be a nightmare. There’s barely enough time to dress let alone eat. But the fact is, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the one that fuels you up for the day’s tasks ahead. Unfortunately many people often skip it or eat inadequately in their rush to leave for work! Paleo has recognized this problem and has just released healthy breakfast ideas in a brand new paleo breakfast cookbook

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– Ham Steak In Peach Sauce

I know what you’re thinking, “I could eat some of these for lunch!”

Exactly!

And that’s the awesome thing about the Paleo Breakfast Cookbook, the recipes crossover for snacks, lunches and even dinners.

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High Wycombe, Western Australia,6057

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Unique 6-Pack Abs Health Secrets

Mike Geary a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer who is also the Author of the top selling book called ‘Truth About 6-Pack Abs’ was recently interviewed by Men’s Health Magazine Training Advisor, Craig Ballantyne on his unique 6-Pack Abs health secrets.

6-Pack Abs Health Secrets

Here is a summary of what was discussed.

CB: Mike, let’s start off with some background on the types of people you train, and your training background.

MG: Craig, I’ve been a Certified Personal Trainer for almost a decade now, and in recent years, I’ve become certified as a Nutrition Specialist as well. As for the types of people I train… I’ve trained everybody from skinny teenagers looking to add some bulk to their frame, to middle-aged housewives and businessmen looking to lose body fat, to senior citizens looking to get stronger and leaner in their golden years.

CB: You have a site, The Truth About Abs. So…what the heck is the truth?

MG: Well Craig, from what I see on a daily basis, one of the most common fitness goals people have is to get a flatter stomach and if possible, achieve some sort of a “six pack abs” appearance to their midsection. Unfortunately, most people struggle for years without ever achieving this goal.

Instead, I see so many people waste so much of their time on worthless abs exercises, and falling for every gimmick product that comes onto their TV screen promising them a 6-pack in only 2 minutes a day while sitting on their couch.

To be honest, seeing so many people over the years waste their hard earned money on all of these worthless ab gadgets, machines, and bogus fat loss pills was really getting under my skin.

That’s why I developed my Truth about Six Pack Abs Program. Over the last couple years, this program I developed has gained popularity worldwide, and has now recently become the most popular abs program on the internet with over 200,000 people in over 150 countries using my system.

So what’s the truth? The truth is that people are looking in the wrong direction to achieve this goal… abs exercises are NOT the answer to six pack abs! Sounds counter intuitive I know. In fact, ab-specific exercises are the LEAST important training aspect in getting a six pack.

Most people think there must be some magical “underground” abs exercise that is going to finally get them their six-pack after years of struggling.

The fact is, the real solution to seeing a visible six-pack is simply bringing your body fat % down to a low enough level to where the abs become visible. Most people already have a six pack hiding underneath their stomach fat and don’t know it. This is generally about 10% body fat or lower for men, and about 16-18% body fat for women from my experience.
6-Pack Abs Health Secrets

Heck, even my 7-year old nephew has a six pack… do you think he got that by doing “abs exercises”? No way! He has a six pack because his body fat % is extremely low since he’s so active running around playing all day at his age.

So the most important aspect to getting visible abs is actually a properly designed full body training program, combined with good nutrition that can be maintained for life (instead of a short-term gimmick diet).

CB: For a beginner, how much focus needs to be on abs? What other abs exercises would you give them for fat loss?

MG: For beginners, I generally start them off with the most basic bodyweight exercises such as bw squats, bw lunges, bw step-ups, pushups, inverted body rows, along with basic dumbbell exercises like overhead presses, rows, etc. We also work on body stabilizing exercises like planks and side planks and a few stability ball exercises to make sure they’ve learned to properly engage their entire “core” area in stablizing the body.

CB: What type of cardio/interval training do you use for fat loss?

MG:The programs I design are almost entirely based on high intensity resistance training instead of cardio. In fact, my resistance training workouts get people sweating and huffing and puffing much more than any boring cardio workout ever will.

The bottom line based on research as well as my personal experience… cardio is NOT necessary for fat loss! In fact, some of the leanest people I know NEVER do traditional cardio. Personally, I haven’t stepped foot on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike in about 8 years and I maintain single digit body fat year round.

Now don’t get me wrong about the cardio thing… in reality, I actually work on exercises that are much tougher and more intense than traditional cardio… I prefer wind sprints, hill sprints, swimming sprints, speed rope jumping, etc to complement my resistance training… all of which are more anaerobic in nature than aerobic.

This type of training stimulates a vastly higher metabolic response in the body than steady pace cardio.

Of course, most people can’t just jump right into doing wind sprints without injury until they’ve gotten themselves into pretty good shape first. I use various resistance training methods and interval training for most people before they are ever ready to even attempt any type of sprinting.

SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATION

The ‘6-Pack Abs Health Secrets‘ mentioned by Mike Geary in the above interview are contained in his book The Truth about Six Pack Abs. This book is the #1 ranked Abdominals ebook in the world (as ranked by clickbank.com) with over 439,000 readers in 163 countries to date.

To improve your health and fitness levels begin applying some of the unique TruthAboutAbs fat loss techniques… start eating delicious foods that you actually enjoy, but that also increase fat burning… try out the innovative full body workout methods that can be done at home or in a gym… and watch as you start to notice measurable results in the first couple of weeks.

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What ever you decide keep fit and enjoy a happy, healthy mind and body.

 

James Kelly

http://goodhealthproducts.net

High Wycombe, Western Australia,6057

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