Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How to Get Really Fit and Lose Weight Fast... in a Nutshell

Want to get fit fast? Interested in losing 10, 20, or even 30 pounds quickly? The fact of the matter is that most people can lose weight and get fit within a relatively short period of time -- often just a few weeks -- if they focus their energy and take steps to make consistent daily progress.

Here are the simple steps to getting really fit fast (in a nutshell):

1. Get ultra-motivated and focused on consistently doing what it takes to get fit and lose weight quickly.

2. Eat a diet based around lean meats, fish and seafood, eggs, vegetables and raw fruits, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes, few starches, and no processed/refined sugars, flours, or fats. Learn how to cycle your intake of starchy carbs (rice, potatoes, grain products, etc.) for best results. Have an occasional "cheat" day (every 2 weeks or so) to give yourself a break/reward.

3. Do short, intense full-body strength training workouts along with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio exercise. Focus on compound, multi-joint, bodyweight-only exercises. Be creative and change up your workouts often to keep your body from adapting. Find a sport you enjoy and play it often. Exercise 3-6 times per week, with at least one full rest day. Keep things fun and interesting!

4. Take supplements that are proven to work: whey protein powder, omega 3 fats, quality multivitamins. If you want, find a good caffeine-based fat-burner/energy-booster supplement and take it before workouts to increase fat-burning.

There you go: everything you need to know to get fit, lose fat, and create a healthier, great-looking body fast!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How to Lose 15 Pounds Fast

Want to lose 15 pounds in a fast and healthy way? It's probably not as difficult as you think. Follow the steps below to shed 15 lbs or more within just a few weeks...

1. Prep yourself mentally.

Create a powerful and affirmative goal statement. Example: "I am so happy that I look and feel great because I have lost 15 pounds of body fat in a fast, healthy way!").

Write your goal statement down on some index cards and be sure to carry one with you everywhere you go. Read it out loud at least twice per day: once in the morning and once at night. Do this for at least 21 days straight and you'll be amazed at how well it helps you create laser-like focus for losing fat fast!

2. Start eating like a caveman.

There are certain foods our bodies absolutely thrive on. They are the foods humans ate for hundreds of thousands of years before the introduction into our diet of large amounts of processed grains, sugars, and "bad" fats, which occurred over just the past few hundred years (the blink of an eye in evolutionary terms).

Base your diet on these healthy, natural foods: lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats from olive oil, nut butters, avocado, etc. You can also include large amounts of beans and legumes if you wish -- though they aren't considered to be "paleo" foods -- because they contain the kind of fiber-rich and nutrient-rich "good" carbohydrates that can assist greatly in losing 15 pounds fast.

3. Do short, intense, "interval" workouts 3-5 times per week.

Exercise is vital for burning fat and getting rid of pounds quickly. The best type of exercise for losing weight fast involves doing short bursts of high-intensity activity followed by brief periods of active recovery. This is called interval training and it works both for strength workouts (e.g. circuit training and CrossFit style workouts) and cardio exercise (as in the case of HIIT workouts).

That's it! Do the above things on a regular basis while being sure to get plenty of rest and recovery (at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night) and you will lose 15 pounds fast. You might also want to give yourself a "cheat" day where you can pretty much eat anything you want (this only works if you eat a very strict diet during the week!).

Good luck!

Really Easy Weight Loss Tips

Looking for really easy ways to lose weight? Then follow these tips...

1. Eat LOTS of fiber. Fiber is you're friend when it comes to fast, healthy weight loss. High-fiber foods fill you up, kill your appetite, and clean out your system. The best options are natural foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and legumes. If you eat grain products, always be sure to choose 100% whole-grain versions since these are packed with fiber!

2. Fill up on water. Water is another "easy weight loss" tool. Research has shown that people who drink large amounts of water are better able to control their hunger/appetite and lose weight faster. Keep a large bottle of water with you at all times and sip from it all day long. It'll keep your hydrated, boost your metabolism, and help keep your hunger in check.

3. Eat nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are great foods for making fat loss easier. They taste good, are packed with healthy fats and other vital nutrients, and they fill you up big time! Just a small handful of nuts or seeds can kill hunger and keep you feeling full for hours. Just be sure to always choose sugar-free versions (e.g. no "honey" coated nuts).

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cheap, Easy, and Healthy Protein Shakes

Did you know that you can make your own protein shakes that are a thousand times healthier and tastier than any of those pre-made shakes you see at the supplement stores? Watch this great video...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

Don't let anybody fool you. The fastest way to lose weight has nothing to do with crash/fad diets or miracle "fat burning" diet pills. Likewise, no fitness gadget or home workout program, by itself, is going to provide you all you need to lose body fat as fast as possible.

The fastest -- and best -- way to lose weight is to combine the 7 steps outlined below into one comprehensive "all out" weight loss program. Ready to change your body fast? Then here we go...

1. Mind Programming

Program your mind for success by creating a powerful goal statement, focusing on your one most-important fitness/weight loss goal. Read it often. Repeat until it's practically the only thing you think about. This kind of focus is the real "secret" to achieving difficult goals in a very short amount of time.

2. Fat Loss Jumpstart

Jump start your fat loss by doing a 1 or 2 day fast and/or "all raw" diet. A great fasting option is to consume nothing but spring water with organic lime or lemon juice squeezed into it for at least 24 hours. Another option is a raw diet where you only consume raw fruits, nuts, and seeds -- along with plenty of spring water -- for at least 24 hours.

These detoxifying steps are important to get yourself mentally and physically prepared for an intense weight loss program. They also help to boost your energy, "cleanse" your system, and possibly even let you lose a pound or two!

3. Develop an Exercise Habit

Regular exercise is vital to both fast fat loss and long term weight loss. Start doing some form of refreshing exercise every morning. It will soon become as important as your morning coffee... and you'll love it!

4. Paleo Dieting

The best diet for fast and healthy weight loss is a "paleo"-style diet, where you eat little or no processed foods and focus on lean proteins, fish, vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds, and healthy natural fats. You should eat like this for at least a couple of weeks, then begin to "cycle" or "rotate" starchy carbs (e.g. rice, potatoes, and grain products) into your diet in a way that keeps your metabolism off-guard and burning fat.

For the fastest results possible try to eat a small meal or snack every 2-3 hours.

5. Strength Training + HIIT

The fastest way to lose weight is to combine strength training with high-intensity interval training, aka "HIIT." Strength training burns tons of calories and builds muscle tissue, which boosts your resting metabolism so you burn more fat even when you're sleeping. HIIT is an incredibly powerful form of cardio exercise that's proven to burn fat and stimulate the metabolism better than just about anything else out there!

6. Take the "Big 3" Diet Supplements

Forget about the miracle fat burners. The only diet supplements proven to assist with fast, healthy weight loss are: whey protein powder, omega-3 fats, and a good multivitamin supplement. These inexpensive supplements will boost your energy, allow your body to recuperate faster after hard workouts, optimize your metabolism, and protect your health.

7. Build Momentum... and Keep it Going!

Building and maintaining momentum is vital to losing weight quickly... or achieving any other difficult goal. You can build momentum quickly by going after "small victories" related to diet and exercise. For example, if you make it a goal to workout at least 3 times a week, and then do it for even 2 weeks, you'll have gotten a small victory and built your momentum dramatically.

A great way to continue building momentum (and keeping your momentum going strong) is to seek the advice of a fitness expert and/or join some form of fitness/weight loss support community.

There you have it: the fastest way to lose weight. Good luck!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What I did today to lose fat

Here are the steps I took today to burn off my extra body fat as fast as possible:

1. Woke up and drank two large cups of green tea for an energy boost and to spark my metabolism.

2. Took a natural energy supplement 20 minutes before my workout.

3. Did a whole-body workout based around pushups, pullups, and crunches.

4. Drank a whey protein shake within half an hour of working out.

5. Ate no highly-processed foods and no refined flours, sugars, or fats.. My diet consisted of: spring water, oatmeal, fish, peanut butter, sushi, and dried fruit. I "cheated" a little and had a glass of red wine.

6. Went to bed early in order to get my 8 hours of sleep!

The BIG 3 of Fast, Safe, Easy Weight Loss

Want to lose body fat and get fit fast? Follow these 3 basic steps and you can't go wrong...

1. Eat a paleo-style diet: lots of lean proteins, fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Some raw fruit. Cycle healthy starchy carbohydrates (beans, oatmeal, whole grains, etc.) to keep your metabolism off-guard.

2. Do high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Both full-body strength training and cardio exercise.

3. Take the 3 best supplements: whey protein powder, omega 3 fats (e.g. fish oil), and a high-quality multivitamin/multimineral supplement.

Don't over-complicate things. Losing weight and creating a fit, great-looking body doesn't have to be hard. Stick to the 3 basics outlined above and you'll be successful!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Real HIIT Training for Real Fast Fat Loss

Wanna lose fat, tone muscle, and look great fast? This is the kind of short, high-intensity interval workout you should do:

Thanks Jersey Short Crossfit!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

3 Simple Ways to Lose Weight Quickly

1. Water... lots of it.

Drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning. Then continue to sip water throughout the day. This will help to boost your metabolism and dramatically decrease appetite (fewer calories eaten = faster fat loss).

2. No processed foods.

If you cut all processed foods and ingredients out of your diet, you'll lose weight as fast you want. That means no refined flours, sugars, or fats. Pretty much, nothing made by man. Stick to lean meats, eggs, fish and seafood, fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds, and good fats (virgin olive oil, coconut oil, natural nut butters, etc.).

3. "Fun" exercise... often.

Regular exercise is a must if you want to lose pounds fast. Regular exercise plus fewer calories (easy to do if you're not eating processed foods!) is the only proven and healthy quick weight loss method. The key to getting into the exercise habit is to find activities you actually enjoy doing. Find a fun sport, exercise class, or other activity that gets your heart pumping and your body sweating. Then do it at least 3-5 times per week!

There you go: 3 simple ways to lose weight quickly. Give 'em a try and see what happens...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Welcome to Fast, Easy Fit!

Looking for simple, useful, no-nonsense information about losing weight and getting fit in a fast and easy way? Then you're in the right place!

The fact of the matter is that it IS possible to lose body fat and create a fitter, healthier, sexier-looking body relatively easily and within a relatively short period of time... if you know what you're doing.

Our goal is to provide tips related to the "best of the best" diet, exercise, and supplementation techniques including:

- The best diet for losing body fat quickly
- The best exercises and workouts for burning fat and getting fit fast
- The best supplements for boosting energy, losing weight, and improving overall health
- How to get and maintain high energy levels for faster results
- How to improve motivation and build unstoppable momentum to reach your fitness goal faster
- Much more!

Please be sure to leave any questions or comments you may have in the "Comments" section at the bottom of each page. Thanks for visiting... and enjoy!