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3 Weight Loss Solutions To 1 Major Issue

There are many different ways to go about losing those unwanted pounds, so much so that I think that people get frustrated, and discouraged, because they feel its to hard to pick which methods work or rather which methods work best for them.


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This article will try to address some weight loss solutions, and try to make heads, or tails, in hopes of simplifying a somewhat complicated issue. Losing weight isn’t complicated at all, if you burn more calories, than you eat you will loss weight.

Simple enough right, the trick is how to go about doing that in a manner that will not make you fell like you are starving, tired, and suffering. So lets begin with solution number one. And that’s to get your mind ready for the challenge of losing weight.

That’s right you read that correct, I write “challenge,” because although it is simple to lose weight, it will not be easy. You will have to eliminate your favorite sweats, and foods, in order to get the body, and health, that you desire.

So before you begin, you have to get your mind ready. How you go about doing that is by setting a realistic goal first. If you are 300 pounds, its not realistic for you to get a six pack in 4 weeks, that’s just not going to happen.

Most people make this fundamental mistake, and fail quickly, because the expectation is out of whack. See what happens is a person decides they want to lose weight, in order to look good for the summer, so they weigh themselves and see they are 50 pounds over their desired weight.

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They realize they need to drop 50 pounds by the time time summer rolls around, which, in this scenario, is two months away. Now what happens, when two weeks into their diet plan, they notice that they haven’t lost any weight?

You guessed it. They quit, and say they cant do it. The reality was that they started with a losing plan, but see themselves as a loser when it doesn’t work – big difference. What they should have done was set that goal back, maybe three or four months, to give them adequate time to account for Murphys Law; which states “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.”

With this extra time, they can make adjustments, and correct along the way; without being overwhelmed by undue pressure. Now what does this have to do with the mind? Remember that the mind will break before the body does, and if you start with an unrealistic goal, you are going to break when times get tough. So setting goals correctly in the beginning is very important.

Solution number two. Putting together the right nutrition plan is critical. Make no mistake, your diet is 90% of losing weight, and that has to be understood. Some people believe that they can eat anything they want, as long as they workout, and still get the body they want.

Well, if that’s how you think – your thinkin’ is stinkin.’ If it were that easy, everyone would look like a model. Your eating habits have to change, so that your body can change. Now with that said you don’t have to starve yourself, and eat foods that you hate. You can have good foods, that are good for you, and not starve.

Here’s a simple example of what I eat on any given day:

Meal 1 – 2 scoops of vegan protein in almond milk with 1/3 of raw oats

Meal 2 – 1 large apple with 1 serving of Brazil nuts

Meal 3 – 1 cup of brown rice with chicken and a bowl of green leafy veggies

Meal 4 – 2 scoops of vegan protein in water and a scoop of peanut butter

Meal 5 – chicken with a large bowl of green leafy veggies

Meal 6 – 1 serving of Greek yogurt

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, I drink about a gallon a day

Now you may be thinking, “Wow, I don’t like some of those foods. Do I have to eat all that?” The good news for you is no, I picked those foods because I like them, and they’re good for the body.

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You have to find out which foods you like, and stick to those. Now let me tell you what you cannot eat – fast food; and I mean any fast foods. Rule is if you don’t cook it, you don’t eat it.

Candy is also out. The exception is that after a couple of weeks on your plan, you can start taking a cheat meal, and have something sweet – but don’t go crazy. Don’t eat breads, pastas,ice cream, and cakes….. you get where I’m going with this?

And folks, once you have been on it for a solid two weeks, you won’t even miss all that crap. So again identify what your eating that has to go, and what you are going to replace it with; and start the path to good health and your goal.

Solution number three – work out. Interestingly enough, this is probably the easiest part, because if you aren’t really moving now, any movement is good for you. For instance you can begin with a nice walk 2 – 3 days a week for 20 – 30 minutes – simple as that.

Or you could join a gym and hire a trainer to work with you; or maybe work out with a friend at the park. It doesn’t have to be some crazy workout plan, it can be something as easy as this:

  1. Monday – walk for 20 minutes and stretch
  2. Wednesday – walk for 20 minutes
    1. Do 10 pushups
    2. Do 10 squats
    3. Stretch
  3. Friday – walk for 20 minutes and stretch

See that didn’t sound too hard, did it? Once you get used to that you could increase your walks, and repetitions, on each exercise. But you have to begin somewhere. You can also take up yoga; which is good for over health and wellness.

And again these are just some ideas to help you get started. Now you may have noticed that I gave you three weight loss solutions, but solutions to what you may ask. Solutions to one major issue many overweight people are dealing with – procrastination.

Most people never get things done because they are waiting for tomorrow. No need to wait. I have made it simple for you to start , so get off your rear end, and go get the body you dreamed of today.

Understanding How To Lose Weight Fast

Living in our society, in these times, means we have to get things done as fast as possible, or risk being left behind. We are so obsessed with doing things faster, and faster, it’s no wonder modern-day philosophers refer to us as living in a microwave-like world.

Instant gratification has taken over the “slow and steady wins the race” model, and it begs the question, “Does faster mean better?” Don’t get me wrong, there are some things that can be done correct, and quickly; for instance losing weight.

Losing 20 to 30 pounds shouldn’t be as hard as people make it out to be, as long as you follow a few simple disciplines, stay consistent, and never forget what your end result is. Losing weight fast can truly be done FAST, if you follow some of the keys we are going to outline here for you in this article.

One of the things to remember is that you don’t want to starve yourself, that’s a sure fire way to not hit your goal. What you want to do is take control of your appetite. I want to start with that because a big misconception is that in order to lose weight fast, you have to either eat very little, go on an all-juice diet.

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Let me tell you folks something, unless you have a will that rivals the gods, you are not going to last long doing either of those. The key is to find balance, and if you are currently on a weight loss program you absolutely cannot stand, chances are you will not end up successful using it.

So in order to find balance, there are a couple of things that you have to do:

  • Rid yourself of starches and sugars
  • Increase your proteins, fats and veggies
  • Exercise

That’s basically all that you have to do really in order to lose weight fast. Nothing new under the sun folks, oh and remember one important key – keep your mind focused on losing that weight. So let’s go over each key so you can better understand them.

  1. Rid yourself of starches and sugars – now when I say starches I’m talking about carbohydrates. These foods stimulate the secretion of insulin, and insulin is the main fat storage hormone in our bodies. So the trick is to get insulin down, so fat has an easier time to get out of the fat stores and be used as fuel first, before carbohydrates. Studies have shown that just by making this simple adjustment you can move 1/3 of the way closer to your goal weight in the first week. (if your goal was to lose 30 pounds in 30 days, you could lose up to 10 pounds the first week )

And an added benefit is that once you start to cut the carbohydrates out, your insulin lowers, you aren’t as hungry, and curbing your appetite is a big part of staying on your goal.

  1. Increase your proteins, fats, and veggies – simple rule here is that you should have proteins fats and veggies in each of your meals. By designing your meals in this way it will be easier to keep your carbohydrates low.

Protein – this macronutrient helps repair muscle and helps to raise your metabolism

So what kinds of protein choices are available to you:

  • Meats includes – chicken, beef, lamb, bacon pork etc.
  • Seafood – tuna, salmon, shrimp, lobsters etc.
  • And don’t forget eggs they are very good for your and protein shakes have their place as well

Your veggie choices (to name a few):

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Cucumber etc.

The good thing about veggies is that you can load up on them without fear.

Your fat choices:

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Lard
  • Tallow butter

People are scared to death about eating fats, but the thing is you need fats in your diet to be healthy. The only question is are you eating good fats or bad fats.

  1. Exercise – so what kind of exercise are we talking about if we are looking to lose weight fast? I will start by saying that you should be working out 3-4 times a week, now that doesn’t mean that you need to go to a gym and lift weights; although lifting weights will help build strength, confidence, and self-esteem – but that’s for another article. You have many options, here are a few:
  • You can go for a jog for 20 – 3- min (best results are gotten on a track as less damage is done to the joints)
  • You could join a boxing gym – these workouts are fun and very intense and also have an added benefit of increasing you self confidence
  • Taibo
  • Zumba
  • Spinning classes
  • Swimming etc.
  • You can even focus on doing the basics at home like pushups squats etc.

The point is to be active and get the body moving.

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Now that you have the 3 keys to losing weight fast, what should you do? Simple, put together a schedule you can work consistently with, what times you are going to eat, and stay focused on following it until you are done.

It’s really as simple as that; and by the way, if you want to take a day to eat some more carbohydrates – then you can do that. It’s called a cheat day, and most people wait for Saturday to enjoy some good old fashion carbs.

Just don’t go crazy, and eat fast food and candy. Eat good carbs like potatoes, fruits, rice, oats etc. Remember to maintain balance, and more importantly, make it fun.

Top Fat Burners Are Readily Available For You To Use

The top fat burners anyone should be looking into, if they’re really serious about losing weight, are easily found in your local supermarket; as well as a strong work ethic. I know, I know, no one wants to hear that. I understand.

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But just because I understand doesn’t make it right, does it? See here’s the reality, people would be more inclined to spend money on fat burning supplements than actually learn what it takes to really burn fat; even more insidious – people are less inclined to take what they learned, and put it into action.

In my experience with people looking to lose weight, and my own hassles getting rid of weight once and for all, I know it takes a real decision to lose the weight before it comes off. A real decision includes the W.I.T. mindset for it to be successful.

W.I.T. stands for Whatever It Takes. In other words, I’ll do whatever it takes to reach my goal; with one caveat – you cannot hurt yourself, or anyone else in the process. Having this kind of mindset means that even if you do decide to go out and buy fat burning supplements, you use them the way they were designed to be used – as supplements.

Too often, I see people leaning on the supplement to do all the work for them. They don’t eat better, they don’t exercise, and they continue to do things as they’ve always done them. To create something you’ve never had in your life, you need to become someone you’ve never been before. I know it sounds esoteric, and really woo-wooish, but it’s absolutely true.

For example, one of the best fat burners you can add to your fat burning program is simple, and if done properly, will end up costing you about the same amount you already spend on what doesn’t cause fat to burn. It’s simple, here it is – stop eating the way you’ve been eating.

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I understand this is the hardest approach to take, because it’s part of that whole “willpower is everything” philosophy, but it works when you work it. The easier approach is just to add foods that are easier on your digestive system, and don’t pack the caloric punch your body needs to keep that fat on.

So if you eat fast food three times a day, which I really hope you do not, you would add a salad to your three fast food meals. In time you would add more bulk to your salad and skimming back on the extra you may have in your meal. So rather than always ordering fries with your meals, you would skip the fries altogether, and add more bulky vegetables to your meal instead.

Another fat burner is constant movement. If you train your body to stay on the move, it cannot help but eat into the fat storage pockets found all over your body. For most people it’s their stomach, for others it’s their things or butts.

When you decide that you’re going to do something every single day, something that requires movement, you are going to begin burning fat quickly. One of the most well-known ways to burn fat is running or jogging.

I’m going to tell you right away – unless you know how to run properly, you’ll be doing more damage than good. The safest bet is start walking. Walking anyone can do, and it’s pretty inexpensive, huh? However, I’m going to ask that you make it a little more expensive by investing in a pair of Vibram five finger shoes.

I’m sure you’ve seen them somewhere at this point. These are the weird “feet shoes” many people tend to call them. When you wear these things, they help your feet and ankles regain some of the strength they lose when you wear sneakers or shoes.

I’ve worn some version of these, every day, for the past four years and I can tell you that they have made a huge difference with my ability to walk correctly, which has affected my posture, and in my overall balance.

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I cannot stress getting a par of these to walk with. Here’s the rub tough, when you first get them – use them for a few minutes only. Every day afterward, add twenty minutes to it until you reach an hour with them on.

Once you get to tan hour, without experiencing pain the next day, then you can start wearing them to walk short distances. After you’ve climbed that hill, you can start, what I call, long-walking. That’s going out for a walk, and getting back when you feel like it.

There’s no set time or route. All you do is walk, and keep walking. Because I have a schedule, I make sure to schedule three hours to long walk at least once a week. The rest of the time, I’m walking between thirty to forty-five minutes with my Vibrams on.

I’m now able to jog four miles with my Vibrams on, but I keep running for special occasions only. I don’t like the wear and tear they put on my knees and hips. Once you get your feet adapted to their design, and you are ready to run, I say go for it.

Eating right, walking, running – these are some of the best fat burners available today. Only when you have these core elements in place does it make sense to go out and supplement. If you buy pills first, it’s like putting the cart before the horse, you’re working in an ass-backwards way that doesn’t help you reach your goal in a reasonable amount of time.

Strategy And Hard Work Are The Best Fat Burners For Men

I wrote an article not too long ago, where I kind of bashed ladies that look for shortcuts to burning fat, and losing weight. I can totally understand why you would want to do so. I mean, really, anyone who tells you they love going to the gym on a regular basis to work out, simply because they love to work out, to me, is an absolute maniac.

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I go to the gym to stay in shape, because it’s necessary for the things I need to be able to do in life. I like playing basketball. I mean I really love it. The truth is you cannot get on the court if you’re out of shape and compete. I know, there are some fat guys out there playing ball, and they’re like 300 lbs. – believe me I know, and I know they’re good too.

But when real ballplayers come to town, those heavy guys aren’t on the court – that’s the reality of the situation. Those guys aren’t able to keep up with athletes – that’s just the facts. I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here, but we need to talk fact – and that’s a fact.

So to be able to do the things I like doing, I need to be in shape. Another reason why I do things like box, is because there’s a beast deep inside you, at least there is in me, and I need to let that thing out every now and then. The stress, from life, builds up; and there’s no better way to let it out then to either beat the crap out of someone, or have someone beat the crap out of you – either way, you’re going to be winging, and working your body – so the tension gets released.

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I understand that may not appeal to everyone. And it doesn’t have to, I’m just expressing to you why I feel the need to go to the gym – even when I don’t want to go. At the end of the day – it’s work ethic. How hard of a worker are you? If you’re lazy, it explains why you allowed yourself to gain weight in the first place – but more importantly, it also a good indicator that your chances of losing that weight are very small as well.

Any of you reading the articles on this site know that I was obese as a kid, and then allowed myself to become overweight again as an adult – but in both cases, it was a strong work ethic that got me up out of bed, and out there shedding that fat.

Now you mix that kind of fire, with a sound strategy – and that’s where miracles happen. You do not have to go looking for the ultimate fat burning supplement, shake, or pill to lose the weight. I’ve also said, several times on this site, that if you are going to do that – make sure it’s after you have exhausted all your options that utilize work ethic. Get yourself moving first, before you ask a pill to do the moving for you – understand where I’m going with this?

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As a matter of fact, you have two of the best fat burners in the world right there – strategy and hard work. If you go into anything without a strategy, it means you never asked yourself the question – what’s the reason I’m doing this in the first place? This is why it’s so important to cover the fundamentals again and again, because we tend to forget them as fast as we’re taught them.

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi used to come into every football camp at the beginning of the season, acting like his players never played football in their life. I guess that was an extreme case, but when you have a clear understanding of the fundamentals, you are going to be more successful than most people – because they’re out looking for the shortcut; or in most instances, they go into it without a strategy at all.

I know this is not what you want to hear, and it’s why the majority of people today are overweight. They don’t want to hear the news they already know, but refuse to acknowledge. I knew what I needed to do to lose weight when I was fat – I just didn’t want to do it. I skirted the issue for months, with all kind of excuses, and silly attempts with gimmicky pills or equipment. But the day I decided I was going to lose weight – only a few weeks later it was gone, and it’s stayed gone.

When you finally make that decision for yourself, there’s no way that weight is going to be able to stay on you as well.


Steps To Burn Fat Fast

If you want to burn fat fast, then it’s time to understand a few basics. Now if you’ve read any of the articles on this site, you know I’m all about shedding belly fat I the most natural way possible before deciding to bring in the heavy artillery like supplements, and pills – but with that being said, let’s talk about a few of the fundamentals most people tend to glaze over; as if they don’t even exist.

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First up is mind set. The reason you have a have a belly is because somewhere in time you were slipping. That’s a down home term for “slacking,” or “being careless” for my educated folks reading this. In other words, you either consciously, or unconsciously, decided to stop loving yourself. Now before you pull the plug on reading this because you believe I’m into this mushy-psyche-babble crap that we’re inundated with today, I’m going to ask that you give it a few minutes.

When you’re overweight, you do not love yourself; and I say that because you’re always conscious of how you look, and especially how you look to other people. When I was twenty pounds overweight as an adult, I was in such a bad place mentally, I even stopped caring how I looked to others. It wasn’t until I got out of my own mental space that it dawned on me how bad I looked, and how bad I felt because I was so heavy. When I was over fifty pounds as a teenager it was even worse, so when I say something like “fat people don’t love themselves,” I’m not saying flippantly.

I have a couple of friends who are some of the most mentally tough people I know, and I know that when they put their minds to something they can lose all the weight relatively quickly; but for whatever reason they decide to stay heavy; and even they make all kinds of excuses for themselves when people point out their weight. These are people who will tell you to go fly a kite if they don’t like the way you’re coming across to them, and even they get all bent out of shape about how they look at times.

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If it really didn’t matter to them they would not be wasting any mental time in it, savvy? So first it’s becoming consciously aware of where you are currently with your outlook on being heavy. If it doesn’t matter to you, then you will not lose any weight – period, end of story. However, if you can honestly say that it does bother you, then it’s time to make some changes.

Second is to understand where you are physically. If you aren’t able to do certain movements, like touch your toes, do a pull-up, or perform 20 push-ups, you now have goals you can put on your list. See, you need to have a goal list. Most people say they want to lose arbitrary number that came from the sky that’s not based on anything other than the fact they like the way it sounds. In most instances, that number is based off the weight they see on a scale; and that’s probably one of the worst numbers you can use to determine your weight loss goals.

Pants size, waist measurement, or number of reps for a specific exercise are some of the best ways to set goals for getting fit, and losing weight; because they feel more real to you than just a number on a scale. It’s highly likely that you can lose a pants size and not see much change on your scale; and yet many people will see themselves as failures, not realizing how much they have really progressed.

The third thing we need to realize is that what you eat is going to have a major effect on where your body goes. If you keep eating crappy food, then you are not providing the body with the proper fuel it needs to give you the performance you need to be able to do all the movements that cause even more fat burning to occur.

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It seems like a confusing process, and that’s because we’re inundated with misleading information, and we’re also used to faking ourselves out by using the endless amount of equipment, diets, and supplements available today that “burn fat” fast. Deep down we know that what we eat, and how we move regularly, is really going to create the biggest bang for our buck, but that requires effort – and one of the beefs I have with America today is how soft we’ve become as a nation. The work ethic has become a thing of the past. We no longer want to work as hard as we can to make things happen today.

And all I’m saying is this – if you get the right information, and you combine that with the right mindset, and a great work ethic, then there’s virtually nothing you’re not going to be able to do.  The last thing is movement. When you decide to move your body every day, which will only happen with a desire and work ethic, then weight loss is not a matter of “if,” but “when.”

Weekly High Protein Diet Plan For Weight Loss

The one main idea here at is burning the extra fat off our bodies, and the bodies of our audience; and then making sure that fat stays off going forward.

There are many ways to go about this, and one of those “ways” we promote through our free email mini-course, “The Key Ingredients To Burning Off As Much Fat As You Want.”

It’s made up of proven methods that help to melt away fat, and keep it off. These methods are sound, and will get you results . . . however, some people want to go as fast as possible. It’s not enough to win the race. They want to win the race faster than anyone has ever done it before.

It’s this “hack” mindset that can lead us to try things that may not necessarily make a whole lot of sense health-wise. I am all for getting the best results in the shortest amount of time, and I understand that testing needs to be done to continually find new ways to find that data, but it should never be done at the expense of your long-term health.

Thing is, one of the members on my team informed me that this particular site is not geared towards “health,” it’s all about being fat free. So I had to get off my high horse, (sort of), and I decided to stay true to the integrity of the site, but also to my own beliefs as well. Let’s see how close I can get to something that looks like what I’m trying to achieve.

New data being supplied to us by the folks over at The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology shows us that a high-protein diet helped to create more fat loss on test subjects that consumed almost double the protein that was recommended.

For high-performance athletes, the numbers say they should consume 0.77 grams of protein per pound of weight; while the average everyday person should be consuming 0.36 grams.

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So if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be consuming 54 grams of protein a day. On the other hand, according to this new data, the numbers should be doubled to get the most benefit.  So instead of 54 grams, a normal Joe Schmo or Plain Jane, would be consuming around 110 grams of protein – WTF?

First of all, what are the benefits, right? Well, in the cases ran by the FASEB Journal, they found that those with the doubled protein, experienced more fat loss with their overall weight loss.

All the subjects lost about the same amount of weight, for the most part; but those that consumed 2x more protein had lost more fat than the other subjects. Sounds like the next big weight loss discovery has been made, right? Well, not exactly.

See, according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study done on people who consumed a high-protein diet found that the evidence was too limited to give the strategy a stamp of approval as a definitive option for burning fat, and losing weight.

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Now the reason I was cautious about publishing this content was because of all the wacky things people can do, and often do, with the information a publisher provides.

The FASEB Journal’s research mentioned that the subjects restricted carbs in a big way while on this particular diet. So one big aspect is to make sure that you do not eat the same amount of carbs, as you do now; when, and if, you decide to use this diet.

Another factor that was never considered in either study, was the use of a movement program. See these studies are looking for The Holy Grail – a way to burn fat and lose weight while watching TV.

It’s my personal opinion that the idea of more protein helping to burn fat has some merit, but everything most work together for it to have the most powerful results. So if you made it your business to move your body every day, in ways that cause you to sweat, I believe a high-protein diet becomes even more powerful at that point.

So here are the “rules” to this diet:

  • You must double the amount of protein you are supposed to be consuming already
  • You must lower carbs and junk food
  • You must institute a movement program to help burn the fat
  • You must consume at least 30 grams of your daily intake within 30 minutes of waking up

Now this is a challenge for many people because they don’t like to eat in the morning. They especially don’t want to be eating eggs and slabs of bacon and/or sausage to reach their protein goals, just a few minutes after waking up.

With this I totally understand. I mean, I like breakfast – but I don’t want a full blown meal as soon as I get my day started. Tim Feriss, who developed the research on this discovery, has shared it with the world, and many have people have put it into action.

Many of the individuals that went on the diet said they were forced off because they were actually gaining weight! WTF?!

Once again, was a movement plan in place? If it was, what was being eaten in addition to the protein? See, you have to run troubleshooting drills on your own before writing to the rest of the blogosphere that something doesn’t work.

So here’s the plan I gave to my brother, who I’m sad to say is morbidly obese, despite the fact that he has ME for a brother. WTF?!!

I told him to begin intermittent fasting, (I.F.) which we will not be able to go over here in this post, but is something I wholeheartedly believe in. His window to eat starts at 12 pm – basically lunch time.

Now with I.F., you are not supposed to eat or drink anything, other than water, before your window begins. Well I changed the rules to the game. I knew he had to get his 30 grams in before the first thirty minutes were up, and since he was on IF he couldn’t eat, so I had him buy a protein shake.

So when he wakes up in the morning, he downs a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar before he even gets to the bathroom to wash up.

He, then, drinks 30 ounces of “treated” water, before he takes his shake. Now for the record, his protein shake is a very poorly created product, but provides him with what he needs in just one 1 ½ scoops – so he’s happy using it. You can certainly do better, and I encourage you to find the best answer for you.

He drinks a 9 ounce protein shake with water; not milk, soy milk, or even almond milk. Mind you, he still hasn’t “eaten” anything – he just consumed a boatload of fluids. To be more accurate, counting the water used for the shake, and the four ounces of water he mixes in with the Apple Cider, it’s a little over 40 ounces of water within 15 minutes of waking up. Lastly, he pours himself another 30 ounces of water; but instead of drinking it all down, he sips at it until he’s done.

So, in the first 30 minutes of my brother’s day, he has not only consumed his 30 grams of protein, but he also drank over 70 ounces of water, and did not “officially” break his fast.

He also creates a sense of “fullness” that helps him reach his window with a lot less hassle. He used to complain about being hungry before starting this plan.

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Once he begins eating, he’s now focusing on adding to those 30 grams of protein, with the intention of hitting his numbers towards the end of his window – sometime around 7 pm.

Even though his window officially closes at eight, it makes more sense to eat an hour before it’s up, or you actually run through your window if you’re eating at 8pm.

Hey folks, that in a nutshell is the new fancy schmancy program I have my brother on to help him lose weight. Like I mentioned, this is but one way – there are many others. No way is the “right” way, there is only the right way for you.

And to be able to find that solution, you need to be willing to be your own guinea pig; for a while at least until you find it. If this new system we’re trying works for you, please give us some feedback, it would be very helpful.

And even if you do decide to implement this plan, I suggest you still join up for the email course. It never hurts having several ways available to reach the same destination with. To gain access, just fill out the form below. Until next – take care of yourself, Nicolas.


The HCG Diet Plan For Extreme Fat Burning

The Fat Free Blueprint was put together using tried-and-true methods that can be woven into anyone’s life if they are committed to the process. One of the many methods used to drop weight today is “the diet.” This is probably the worst way to lose weight, because it sets up a short-term eating plan for someone who will continue living after the diet is over.

When the dieter goes back into the “real world,” that can include, a stressful work environment, family issues, and relationship challenges, the person, in most cases, will head right back to their old habits. Where diets can be effective, is if they are used as a springboard towards a healthier lifestyle.

For example, if someone got on a diet with the intention of sticking to this diet for a set amount of time, before switching over to a more practical meal plan, that includes a daily movement program as well. When a diet is used in conjunction with a “next step” program, then the chances of success increase.

The reality is that diets are NOT used I this manner, and are instead, created, and sold, as the “hot new way to drop weight instantly!” Unfortunately, people seem unable to stop buying this kind of marketing, because it has been successful for the past 60 years – and with the increase in obesity, this kind of marketing is only going to get worse.

The HCG Diet is now being marketed in this fashion. It centers on ingesting human choronic gonadotropin, a hormone women create during pregnancy, that helps to “reset your metabolism,” so you lose weight every day – even without exercise.

HCG Diet Plan Does Not Look Like This

This Meal Does Not Create Fat Burning

See, my BS meter starts sounding off when I come across something with those kind of claims. Marketing is a tricky thing. It’s meant to provide the customer, or client, with enough information on a product or service, that by the time they are in a position to purchase, there is no real reason for the person taking the order to “sell” you.

But when it gets switched to using scientific-like jargon, to make it seem more credible, just to get you to believe and buy – well, then it becomes a competitive advantage. Those kind of businesses are beating the heck out of small business owners, like myself, who are doing their best to educate while promoting their products as well.

HCG Diet Plan Weekly Results

Here’s what I’m talking about, studies have shown that the hormone, HCG, has nothing to do with the weight loss that occurs during the course of the diet. That’s the “marketing” part. The reason why weight loss happens is actually pretty simple – you are restricted to eating 500 calories in a day.

Anyone limited to 500 calories is going to start losing weight – period! Doctors, from various disciplines, agree that a daily caloric intake for women should be 1200 and 1500 for men. Now understand, those are the bare-butt minimums – this diet asks you to toss that to the side, and for eight weeks, focus on consuming only 500 calories a day between two meals – lunch and dinner.

Each meal needs to include one protein, one vegetable, a piece of bread, and a fruit – who came up with this? One of the major principles of digestion is knowing which foods combine well with others. I take a lot of my cues for eating from the animal kingdom. I know, sounds silly, but I’m not talking about tigers and bears, I mean the animals that closely resemble humans – primates.

The chimpanzees and bonobos are only a few pieces of DNA code away from being humans, and when they eat – they don’t eat in a way where their plate has food that resembles this diet. These primates eat a mostly water-based diet; like the fruits and vegetables suggested here – except they don’t eat them all at the same time.

For a long time, Chimps were thought to be strictly vegetarians, but new research has shown us that they do eat meat on occasion. When they eat meat, they eat it with leaves to help with the digestion. They don’t sit down to have a meal with bread, fruits, and all the rest.

In other words, they “food combine,” but they do it in a way that makes sense. When you combine a fruit, which has natural sugars, and a bread, which is made up of stuff that turns into glucose, “bad sugar,” and mix a protein, and vegetable in there as well – what do you get? You get a very bad mix the body has trouble trying to break down and using.

When we eat, we are, literally, “fueling” our bodies. Now we don’t see it that way, because we’re hungry and we just want to satiate that hunger. And as awesome as the body is, it is still going to have trouble extracting “good stuff” from the “bad stuff we keep feeding it.

Digestion is a function of the body that requires a lot of energy. If the body is using a significant amount of power to digest your food, because it has trouble breaking down the food itself, then it doesn’t have the ability to effectively handle other important duties that need to be carried out.

When the power to handle these processes is not available you start seeing weight gain, sickness, and all the rest. Now in this instance, because there is so little food being consumed, you will be able to get away with this diet, as long as you keep it to the 8-week time period allotted. However, if you continue to eat this way moving forward, after the diet is over – there is going to be issues that arise.

See, what I find is that if we can break-with old habits, we create a new one to fill the void. If you start eating proteins, vegetables, fruits, and breads with every meal – you’re going to develop a habit of eating that way. The old research told us we developed a habit after 21 days, but that information has already been debunked.

New studies confirm that a habit is developed between 66 days and 254 days. In other words, a habit is formed between two and eight months, give or take a few weeks. How long is the HCG Diet? Eight weeks, isn’t it? That’s two months, and falls in line with this habit creation timeline.

Fat Burning HCG Diet Plan

Once you get off the diet, and you still combine your food in this manner, albeit with more calories now included, you may find that you are not able to continue losing weight on a regular basis. The reason is simple – you are not making it easy for the body to strip your food of the nutrients it needs to get the important work done. When you make things hard for the body, then the body will make life hard for you.

I am not a fan of diets, but they can be useful if used the right way, with the right mind-set. If you are looking to burn as much fat off as possible, and do it in a way that is both healthy and effective, you may want to join up for the email mini-course I created, “The Key Ingredients To Burning Off As Much Fat As You Want.

It’s built on principles that work, have always worked, and will continue to work into the future. There no gimmicks found in this stuff, and it’s practical so you don’t have to go shopping two states over to find food you need to complete a meal plan some wacky guru out together.

Fill in the form below to get started, and look for me in your inbox over the next few minutes. Take care of yourself – Nicolas


Fat Burning GM Diet For Fast Weight Loss

As I have mentioned in a previous post about the Cabbage Soup Diet, and this goes for the GM Diet, or any other diet for that matter, if you are using it as a quick-and-dirty way to drop a few pounds for some event you have coming up shortly – these kinds of diets work very well. If, on the other hand, you believe this is going to help you become “healthy,” and help you keep losing weight going out into the future . . . well, then you are seriously mistaken.

I am being 100% up front, and honest, when I say I knew nothing about this diet until I started doing research on it. I had no idea it existed, and I certainly had no idea it was being marketed so aggressively – shows you how far away from gimmicky marketing I stay.

When I was almost 60 pounds overweight as a teenager, the internet was not as robust as it is today. I was not inclined to go “Google” anything about losing weight. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure Google was around at that time!

Anywhoo, I dropped the weight, all of it, between the end of the school year towards the end of June, and the beginning of the school year in September.

That’s roughly two and a half months, to lose almost 60 pounds of fat. Want to know how I did it? I was a kid, so I had all the time in the world – I went outside and played all day!

Old General Motors Car

Does The General Motors Diet Work Better Than This Old Car Does?

Now I understand the majority of the people reading this post are not in the position to go outside and play all day, but understand that there was never any point during that two month period where I monitored what I was eating.

I went to the basketball courts at around eight in the morning, and came home around six in the evening. I did that every day for two months, and I had a new body when I walked into school in September.

I ate like garbage the entire summer as well. We’re talking Tropical Fantasy sodas, which if you know anything about the ‘hood, was unavoidable at that time. Chips of all kinds, and ‘quarter waters’ to quench my thirst in between games.

Burning Fat With The General Motors Diet

To put things in perspective, I was a fat kid who was playing video games, and watching TV for hours at a clip, every single day, for almost two years in a row. My metabolism wasn’t turtle speed – it was snail speed, at best!

Those sixty pounds did not come off immediately. In fact, playing basketball at my weight, at that time, was very hard. To say I lost sixty pounds in 2 ½ months is not really accurate – I probably lost the majority of that weight in a month and a half. I wasn’t doing a hard count early on, but I do know I was having a hard time just being able to stay on the court with the guys who were using to playing all the time.

Every few minutes I was reaching out for something to eat or drink. But after a few weeks, I could play a full court without passing out. That’s when the weight started coming off. What’s the point of my rambling of days past? It’s to tell you that shedding weight, on a long term basis, requires more than short-term fixes.

It’s easy to call a diet like this a “gimmick,” and some do; but after reading up on it, I’ve come across too many instances of people cheering for it’s results. So I’m not exactly ready to endorse it, but if you are going to get involved with it, make sure that you do it in conjunction with a movement program.

I absolutely love helping people drop boatloads of weight off their bodies, and re-energize, and re-invigorate themselves with the energy that is already there within them. When I talk to clients about dieting, and food, I always remind them that food is important, because when consumed in the right amounts, and in the right combinations, helps to “release” the properties lying dormant that allow a person to feel better, and experience more intense levels of energy.

Food, at least in my opinion, should not be seen as a key driver in helping you lose weight, UNTIL you are in serious shape. It is only when you reach that level of fitness, does food become a huge factor in helping make incredible gains.

Until you reach that level, the main point of focus, more so than your caloric intake, or even the quality of food you are eating – is the movement program you decide to commit to on a regular basis.

The GM Diet claims you can drop as much as 17 pounds in a week’s time, and it never mentions exercising at all. That’s fine, what happens if you follow this diet again for another week – do you think you’re going to get the same results?

Not really, and the reason is simple. The first 10-15 pounds of weight you lose is made up of “water weight.” When a person is overweight, they are carrying around extra baggage that has nothing but toxicity in it. When a person is obese, they are floating in toxicity.

Fast Weight Loss With The GM Diet

Those first few pounds, depending on what level of health you’re currently at, is going to determine how much weight you actually lose. If you are obese, you will find that you lose more weight than the person who is just a few pound overweight.

This is why I stress to have a movement program in place before starting any weight loss system. When it comes to movement, there are two options that are relatively inexpensive, and help to make incredible changes in your body’s ability to shed weight. The first is walking – hey, it’s free! You aren’t able to get any cheaper than that, huh?

The second is rebounding. You can buy a very good rebounder for around $100 today. When I first started researching rebounders around 10 years ago, they were up at around $500 – today anyone can pick one up. Why do I say that? I was a financial representative for many years, and I would walk into homes all the time, and not once did I not see a nice-looking TV in the living room.

Even the dead-broke people had nice TVs. So if you can afford a nice big TV, you can afford to get yourself something that will help you lose weight at an incredible rate. Of course there a myriad of movement programs available, I suggest you find one that works best for you.

In the meantime, while you’re putting your plan together, why not check out a free email mini-course that shows you how to start the fat-burning process today. To gain access to the course, just fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

If you do decide to get started with the GM Diet, hit me back and let me know how it work for you. I’d like to put together some case studies to see if it’s truly worth taking a closer look at. All the best.


Is Medical Weight Loss Your Best Option For Cutting Fat?

Does medical weight loss help

Administering prescription drugs for medical weight loss

This is going to be a tough article to write because I know I’m going to get hammered by health professionals, and by those who support health professionals. Knowing that, I’m going to take the hammer out of the bag early on, hand it over, and allow them to swing away.

Here we go – I do not believe you should put your long-term health in the hands of medical weight loss doctors – period, end of story. I know, it makes no sense coming from me – I’m biased, right? I mean, I’m writing this on my own website, and doling out information for the betterment of my own finances, wouldn’t you say that’s right?

Well, to be 100% transparent – it’s absolutely right. I am biased, and I do believe I can help someone more than a medical weight loss doctor can, because I have the results to prove it. See, here’s the thing – I respect doctors, and the study, and training, they have gone through to be able to provide the services they provide.

However, with that being said, I believe, like most other professionals, they are invaluable in certain settings, and absolutely unreliable in others. Would you use a lawyer to file your taxes properly? Probably not. Would you hire a roofer to take care of an issue you have with your boiler? Why bother, right?

If you answered no to those questions, let me ask you one more – doctors have been around forever, so how does it make sense that what they teach today is effective, when they were already practicing medicine while this obesity epidemic was taking place?

Slimming Down With Medical Weight Loss

The obesity rate rose on their watch, yet we’re supposed to believe that what they have to offer is actually going to help us now? I can remember doctors telling my father to switch from butter to margarine because butter was going to clog his arteries and increase the chances of him having a heart attack.

They never told him why the butter was going to clog his arteries, which had to do with the rest of the crap he was eating on a regular basis. Had he decided to make some global changes to his diet, he would have been fine using butter on occasion.

See, the information to help us live super healthy, has been around for many years, and yet doctors were totally clueless about it. The reason is simple – doctors are trained to deal with symptoms, and not the cause.

In some unconscious way, maybe it’s because there is a job security thing going on there. I know that sounds bad, and I probably shouldn’t write it, but I mean – hey, you never know! If they deal with the cause there wouldn’t be as many sick people as there are today. If there aren’t that many sick people, then we do not need as many doctors to take care of people who aren’t sick, does that make sense?

I know, it’s a silly argument . . . or is it? Who knows? What I do know is that doctors had their shot – for many, many years. Now that a new wave of health advocates have made their way to the front of the crowd, I see many “credible sources” trying to discredit them, simply because they do not have medical degrees.

The first line of treatment for medical weight loss is dieting (how’s that been working out for you?), exercise (how’s that been working out for you?), and behavioral therapy (how’s that been working out for you?).

If you’re overweight, haven’t you gone down this route on your own already? In fact, haven’t you reached out to “experts” to help you with these same problems – already? So what are these doctors going to provide, that’s really that different from what the other experts have tried? The answer is not much. This then allows them to take you into their second line treatment, which is what it’s really all about – pharmacotherapy and surgery.

Pharmacotherapy is treating the “symptom,” through the administration of drugs. In essence, “We’re going to fight the fat with these drugs that will probably cause side effects, which we then may need to treat with more drugs to make sure you’re ok, is that ok?”

No that’s not ok, and I hope you’re starting to understand that none of this is ok.  If the drugs won’t work, which they don’t for the most part, we then move into the last stage – we cut the fat out of you. I mean, this is just the most mind-boggling procedure I can think of, and yet people are having it done in droves today.

Heck, it’s even become a part of some insurance programs now. It’s possible to go have, what is essentially, cosmetic surgery done on you today, and only pay a fraction of what it would normally cost. Oh what a great country we live in!!

The reason, at least I believe this is the reason, why many folks choose this route is because they’ve given up all hope in themselves, and in the weight loss industry’s solutions to losing weight. When you understand that you don’t have to sacrifice anything to get what you want, you can begin to make some serious changes in your life – starting with your body.

HCG Medical Weight Loss

When a doctor hands you a pre-printed diet on a piece of paper that looks like it’s been sitting in his bin for months, with things like “grapefruit juice and toast for breakfast,” I can understand why anyone would get discouraged. I love grapefruit juice, but I don’t drink it all that much because it’s usually processed, and I understand, that for the most part, processed means “bad,” so I stay away.

But just because I stay away, doesn’t mean I don’t have it now and again – it’s like a guilty pleasure, and a little variety makes being alive even better. I’m sure I’m dating myself with this, but I can remember Friday nights being awesome because we didn’t know what kind of fast food Pop was bringing home that night.

See, we didn’t eat fast food but maybe twice a week, Friday night and Saturday night (maybe). The rest of the week we had a home cooked meal; so when Pops came in through that door with Mickey Dees, it was on like Donkey Kong.

Today I see people visiting McDonalds several times a day in some instances. When you begin to understand exactly what some foods do to you, then you open yourself up to tasting other foods you may have never tried before. This helps you to realize that you do not have to sacrifice taste for health, and you begin to wrestle back some of that control food has over you.

Doctors are great for emergencies, because in those instances you definitely need to treat the symptom. If I break my leg, I don’t want to go visit the local health advocate. I want you to take my butt to a hospital ASAP!

It also works the other way. If someone breaks their leg, I don’t want them coming to me for help. I don’t have the training or know-how to help that person, and I’m going to tell them they need to go to a hospital.

Doctors are important, and we need them. But we don’t need them to help us lose weight, because they have proven they aren’t capable of doing so without harmful drugs or cutting us open. I know that may sound harsh, but truth is truth. Many sources will tell you that medical weight loss, by in large, has a very low success rate.

If you want to begin dropping weight, and doing so in a way that leans towards a more natural, healthy approach, you can fill in the form below to get access to a free email mini-course I designed titled, “The Key Ingredients To Burn As Much Fat As You Want.”

You can use the information, not use the information – the choice is yours; but at least give yourself as many options as possible before deciding to let drugs and surgery be the only to weight loss. Until next time – take care of yourself – Nicolas


Best Exercise To Lose Weight In A Week With

burning fat in one week

Want The Best Exercise To Lose Weight With?

I love covering topics like this because they allow me to get so much off my chest, it almost feels therapeutic at times. One of the major challenges I have with the prevailing mindset, when it comes to health and fitness, are the quick tips, tricks, and best exercises to lose weight with; so many searchers are accustomed to researching, and so many “experts” willing to give.

Don’t worry, I’m going to give you a few exercises that I feel help burn fat, and give you a good workout; but they won’t mean much if you don’t build a program around those exercises that supports the goals you’re trying to reach. If all you want to do is lose weight, then you might find that you gain weight within six months of losing some of it.

If your goal however, is to live a more healthy lifestyle, then losing weight is just a part of that overall process. For example:

  • Rebounding – This one is the king of non-impact training. It’s easy on the joints, and 20 minutes of rebounding is equivalent to 40+ minutes of jogging, without all the wear and tear you put on your feet, ankles, knees, and hips.
  • Walking – Hey, it’s free! Anyone with two legs, and even some without, can go for a brisk walk. One hour of walking, at a moderate pace, helps you burn just as many calories as ½ hour of running hard will, in many cases. So if running is out of the question, go walk.
  • Swimming – Your best bet is the ocean. If that’s not an option, then a pool is your second. If you are going to swim in a pool, make sure it’s not heated. All the chlorine that is already in the pool does major damage to your skin as it is, but when the pool is heated, it does even more because your pores are open at that point.

Best Fat Burning Workouts

If you really want to burn fat, follow-through on any of these movements regularly, and watch it melt right off your body. Now here’s the thing – exercise, especially when you don’t engage in it on a regular basis, is going to make you hungry. The key is to stick to the way you normally ate BEFORE you started exercising.

When you can stick to whatever eating regiment you used before you instituted a movement program, regardless of how clean or dirty it is, the weight will begin to melt off. If you want to help the process along, then you can do one of three things:

  • Cut back on the portions you are already helping yourself to.
  • You can add more water-based foods to the portions you cut back on; to aid in digestion, and help make you feel fuller.
  • You can begin focusing on the foods you eat, and make sure you eat “clean” at every meal.

The first is drop-dead simple. If you were eating a hamburger, fries, and coke every day at lunch, you now only eat the hamburger; and drink a large water with your meal instead.

If it’s option #2, you eat a large salad with your burger and water. If its option #3, you make sure the beef you eat is certified organic, or you buy it from a butcher’s shop direct. You load up your salad with power greens like kale and spinach. If you are going to drink water with your meal, you only take sips throughout your meal. Drinking too much of anything dilutes the acid in your stomach that is trying it’s best to break your food down.

The first option is for those who are serious about losing weight, but do not have the time to go “extra-hard” with their diet. The second option is for those who crave that “full” feeling, but don’t want to sacrifice the gains they can make by cutting back on their caloric intake. The third option is for those who are looking to optimize their health.

Depending on where you are in your life is going to determine which path you decide to choose. There is no right or wrong, there is only “optimization.” Only one path can give you the best results possible – it’s that simple.


If you want to create as much weight loss as possible within one week’s time, then option #3 is going to be how you get that process done; in addition to high intensity workouts. Remember, you can lose weight all you want, but if you’re after fat loss – fat burning workouts lead to real fat loss, period, end of story.

One of these ways consists of fat burning is your choice. Of course If you want to lose as much as possible beyond that one week, then option 3 is still your best choice. It doesn’t mean you must take option three though – you start from where you stand.

Option #3 requires more money spent on the food you buy, so it will definitely require a resetting of your priorities; unless of course price is not an option for you. At that point, you might as well as get the best of the best.

Until you can get to the point where you’re producing income-at-will, it’s probably a good idea to make a little more room in your budget for your food . . . if option 3 is what you want that is.

So there you have it, a somewhat “fat burning program” for you, produced on the fly. I had no idea I was going to write any of this before I started clacking away at the keyboard, but this little program I put together for you can have provide you some great results.

If you want to take it a step further, than you may want to get access to an e-course I put together titled, “Discover The Key Ingredients To Burning Off As Much Fat As You Want.” These ingredients help you shed fat whenever you put them into action. I’ve had clients shed 25 lbs. with these ingredients, and others that have shed 60 lbs. and more!

It’s not the amount that counts, it’s about the desire, and commitment, you have in your heart to shed those unwanted pounds that have been hanging onto your body for far too long. If you really want to lose weight now, then fill out the form below to get started; and I’ll see you in your inbox in the next few minutes.