Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Best Diet vs. The Best Diet for Fast Fat Loss

Recently Time magazine published a story about the best diet for weight loss. A New England Journal of Medicine study that found no one diet (e.g. low carb, low fat, high protein, "Zone", South Beach, etc.) is better than another when it comes to weight loss. All that really matters is that you eat fewer calories. They even state:
"It doesn't matter where your calories come from, as long as you're eating less..."
While this may be true, it's important to note that in the study all subjects ate "heart healthy" diets based around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, healthy vegetable oils, and decent amounts of protein. Also, every one of the obese participants were encouraged to exercise at least 90 minutes a week. So they all ate a pretty healthy diet -- low in simple sugars and saturated fats -- and exercised.

When you take an obese person -- used to sitting on the couch and eating junk food -- and give them a low-sugar diet and regular exercise, that person is going to lose significant amounts of fat over 6 months (the period of the study) no matter what!

So yes, the "best" diet for weight loss is definitely one low in processed foods, high in "good" carbs and healthy fats, with plenty of protein included. Over time anyone will lose weight on that kind of diet, mainly because you're replacing bad calories with good calories... and you're almost definitely eating fewer calories with much more fiber.

But what about the best diet for fast fat loss?

In order to lose body fat as quickly as possible, you need to take a slightly different approach. First of all, you must avoid ALL simple sugars, even fruit juices. Second, you should avoid most starchy carbohydrates, even whole grains and white potatoes. These foods all contain lots of concentrated calories and the kinds of carbohydrates that can spike blood sugar levels and cause your body to pump out insulin, the "deadly combo" that stops fat loss in its tracks.

For fast weight loss, you should eat almost nothing but the following:

-- lean proteins (especially lean meats)
-- fish
-- whole eggs and egg whites
-- vegetables and raw whole fruits
-- beans and legumes
-- nuts and seads
-- healthy, minimally-processed fats (e.g. virgin olive oil and coconut oil, natural peanut butter, etc.)

You should combine the above foods in healthy, balanced ratios for every meal and snack you eat. You should try to eat 5-6 small meals and snacks instead of 2-3 big meals. You should always focus on eating lean protein, high-fiber carbs, and good fats in order to control appetite and avoid food cravings. These things will all boost your metabolism and speed up the fat loss process.

That's it. You won't find a better diet for losing pounds of body fat quickly and in a healthy, safe manner!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

What's the Best Way to Burn Fat & Lose Pounds Fast?

One of the most common questions we hear is:

"What is the best way to burn fat and lose pounds fast?"

The answer to that question isn't exactly a simple one. There are literally hundreds of ways to lose weight fast. But what you're probably most interested in is a way to lose fat quickly but also in a safe, healthy manner... right? The steps outlined below are probably just about the best way to burn body fat, lose pounds, get fit, and look better quickly...

1. Create a detailed short-term goal, focus on achieving it constantly, and build momentum quickly by going after small "wins" each day.

2. Boost your energy naturally with proper sleep and eating habits. Drink lots of water and sugar-free green tea.

3. Get a healthy fat loss jumpstart by doing a short raw juice fast, lemon water fast, or raw food diet.

4. Eat a paleo-style diet based around lean protein, good carbs, and healthy fats. Cycle your starchy carb intake.

5. Do full-body strength training and interval-based cardio exercise often.

6. Take 3 diet supplements: whey protein powder, omega 3 fats (fish oil or krill oil), and a high-quality multivitamin supplement. Take a health energy booster/fat-burner if you want, but only before workouts.

7. Get a step-by-step expert fat loss guide and follow it closely.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

5 Fast and Natural Energy Boosters

Looking for fast and natural ways to boost your energy? High energy is a key to fast, healthy weight loss. Use the tips below anytime you want to increase your energy naturally and quickly...

Lemon water. Pure spring water with fresh lemon or lime juice squeezed into it. Drink it in the morning and anytime you need an energy boost!

Green tea. Packed with healthy antioxidants and some natural caffeine. Drink 3-5 cups per day and you could speed up your metabolism and help you burn more fat... all while boosting energy.

Morning exercise. Just 10-15 minutes of light exercise first thing in the morning will wake you up, boost your energy naturally, and make you feel great.

Virgin coconut oil. This ultra-healthy saturated fat is packed with MCTs -- medium-chain triglycerides -- which go directly to your blood stream to boost your energy, not to mention your overall health.

Sleep. Get at least 7 or 8 hours of the stuff per night and you'll have a lot more energy!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Do Some Get-Ups for Full-Body Fitness

The Turkish get-up is a great full-body exercise that requires strength, coordination, and quite a bit of energy (read: calories!) to do right. Like the burpee, it's a highly efficient exercise for getting lots of fitness results in a short amount of time. Add them to your workouts and you'll build incredible core/torso strength, improve functional fitness, and burn fat faster.

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5 Quick Tips to Lose 5 Pounds Quick

Here are five quick and easy ways to lose five lbs quick...

1. Workout in the morning. Morning exercise is a proven metabolism-booster. Just 15-20 minutes is all you need to lose fat fast.

2. Eat coconut oil. It's one of the healthiest fats you can eat. It's a MCT-rich oil that's energy-in-a-bottle.

3. Focus on protein. Get your protein and you'll be leaner, healthier, and stronger. Get some quality protein in each and every meal and snack.

4. Do intervals. Do short bursts of intense exercise. You'll burn calories and make your body produce lots of powerful hormones that will burn fat, build muscle, and transform your body quickly.

5. Avoid bad carbs. Highly-processed, refined carbohydrates are some of the worst things you can eat. They make you fat, slow, and unhealthy. Avoid them at all costs and eat only natural carbs from vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, potatoes, oatmeal, whole grains, etc.


Monday, March 23, 2009

8 Count Bodybuilders for Fast Fitness

Here at Fast, Easy, Fit we're all about efficient exercises. You know, exercises that burn fat, build and tone muscle, increase functional strength, improve cardiovascular health, and basically have the power to totally transform your body in the fastest way possible. One of the best examples of that kind of exercise is the 8 Count Bodybuilder, a burpee-like movement used by Navy Seals to build kick-ass strength and conditioning.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lose Body Fat Fast: A Fast, Healthy, Safe, and Cheap Way

Want to lose your ugly body fat fast? Want to do it in a healthy, safe, and cheap way? Then follow the proven tips below...

1. Create a specific goal with a deadline and write it down.
2. Read your goal 3 times daily. Focus on it constantly.
3. Spend a few minutes each day visualizing success. Look at motivation-boosting photos and videos every day.
4. Build momentum by setting and achieving several mini-goals each day.
5. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
6. Start each day with a large glass of lemon water.
7. Do 5-10 minutes of light exercise each morning.
8. Try to drink at least 60 ounces of water per day..
9. Avoid consuming simple sugars and large doses of caffeine.
10. Drink green tea and/or yerba mate tea.
11. Take a healthy energy supplement and/or a good multivitamin daily.
12. Eat natural, clean-burning foods: lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats.
13. Avoid all processed foods, especially processed carbohydrates.
14. Try to eat a small protein-rich meal or snack every 2-4 hours.
15. Do a full-body circuit training strength workout at least 2-3 times a week.
16. Do HIIT-style cardio exercise 2-4 times a week.
17. Play a sport for at least 1 hour each week.
18. Use a quality low-carb whey protein powder.
19. Take omega 3 fats every day.
20. Take a good multivitamin and/or a healthy energy supplement every day.
21. Get yourself a detailed "expert advice" guide to fast, healthy, safe, and cheap weight loss!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Three Easy Ways to Lose 3-5 Pounds Fast

Want to lose 3 to 5 pounds in a fast and easy way? Then follow the proven and powerful natural fat loss tips below...

Do a raw juice fast. Fresh, raw juice is an incredibly powerful natural detoxification and weight loss tool. You can drink it for a couple of days and easily lose 3, 4, or even 5 pounds. It's a simple and healthy way to lose weight. Keep your juice fasts to 1-3 days in length.

Drink lemon water.
Start your day off with a big glass of pure "lemon water". Fill a glass with 16 ounces of spring water and squeeze the juice of a whole lemon into it. Then drink it down. You'll feel great. It's a natural way to detox your body, control hunger, and help you lose a couple of pounds quickly. Drink as much lemon water as you want, especially anytime you feel hungry or have cravings for sweets or fats. You can even do a simple and easy 1-day fast using lemon water and/or herbal teas and vegetable broths.

Eat a modified paleo diet. Base your diet around natural paleo or "caveman" foods. Mainly lean meats and fish, eggs, green vegetables and root vegetables, nuts and seeds. Also include with some raw fruit and healthy fats from olive oil and coconut oil. Include large servings off beans and legumes, non-paleo foods that pack a fiber punch and boost energy. Avoid all processed/refined carbohydrates, fried foods, and simple sugars (even fruit juice). 1 day a week go crazy and eat anything you want (this throws off your metabolism and forces it to speed up).

There you go: 3 easy ways to lose 3-5 pounds fast and in a healthy manner. Give them a try and start losing that ugly belly fat today!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eat Coconut Oil for Energy

Want a quick, easy, natural, and delicious energy boost? Eat some unrefined virgin coconut oil. I'm serious. This stuff is incredibly powerful. As far as "good" fats go, it's tough to beat coconut oil. The best part: eating coconut oil on a daily basis can help you lose body fat in a much faster and easier way!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds the Fast, Easy, and Healthy Way

Looking to lose 10 pounds in a fast and easy way? Why not go for "healthy" as well? The average person can lose several pounds -- mostly body fat -- within just a few weeks or even days... and they can do it in a relatively easy, safe, and healthy way. You really just need to know what you're doing and let your body use its natural fat-burning power to shed those ugly and unnecessary pounds as fast as possible.

Use the 10 healthy weight loss tips below on a consistent basis and you could easily lose ten lbs fast...

1. Stay focused. Focus your thoughts, energy, and actions on your goal of losing 10 pounds and you'll do it much faster.

2. Build momentum. Build unstoppable fat loss momentum by setting "mini goals" for each day and doing your best to complete them all.

3. Boost energy. Boost your energy naturally and you'll have an easier time losing weight quickly. Some simple energy boosting tips: get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, eat some virgin coconut oil every day, drink green tea, take a good multivitamin.

4. Do juice and lemon water fasts. Every week or two do a simple raw juice fast or lemon water fast. This will cleanse your body, boost your metabolism, and help you lose a few pounds easily.

5. Eat a paleo-style diet. Eat only natural foods, mainly lean meats, eggs, fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Eat small amounts of fresh fruit and starchy carbs. Avoid processed grains and other processed carbs, at least until you've lost the first 5 pounds.

6. Avoid white carbs. White carbohydrates -- mainly refined sugars and flours -- spike your blood sugar and insulin levels and make you fat. You can "get out of your own way" and lose weight much more easily by cutting them from your diet.

7. Fill up before meals. Eat some high-fiber, low-calorie foods -- such as raw veggies, fresh fruit, or some vegetable soup -- before meals and you'll eat less, making it easier to cut calories.

8. Do full-body strength training. One of the easiest, and healthiest ways to lose 10 pounds fast is to do full-body strength training "circuit" workouts at least 3-4 times a week. This not only burns fat and calories, it will cause your body to produce powerful steroid-like hormones that boost the metabolism 24-hours a day. Also, toned muscle looks great!

9. Do interval-based cardio. At least twice a week get outside and do some high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a proven fat burner.

10. Take healthy supplements. Whey protein powder, omega 3 fats (such as fish oil or krill oil), and a quality multivitamin are all good investments for safe and healthy weight loss.

There you are: 10 of the best tips for losing 10 pounds fast and in a safe, healthy way. Give them a try and you could lose your belly fat, tone your muscles, boost your energy, and look and feel great in a matter of weeks!

Learn more: How to Lose 10 Pounds Fast... the Safe & Healthy Way!

MovNat: Very Natural Fitness

Interested in losing weight easily and naturally while also greatly improving your functional strength, flexibility, and athletic ability? Then you might want to try MovNat workouts.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

5 Proven Ways to Boost the Metabolism from CNN

The weight loss experts over at CNN and Cooking Light have posted a good article about how to boost your metabolism naturally. They list 5 techniques backed up by research:

1. Exercise more often to burn off extra energy (stored body fat).

2. Do weight training to increase lean muscle tissue and increase metabolism.

3. Measure your food portions to keep from overloading your metabolism with too much food energy (calories).

4. Eat small meals and snacks often to keep blood sugar and insulin levels stable.

5. Look at funny stuff. A recent study showed that laughing hard raises the metabolic rate.

See the entire article: Five ways to boost your metabolism

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Friday, March 13, 2009

10 Quick Tips for Faster, Healthier Fat Loss

1. Create a goal statement and read it several times per day.

2. Build momentum by getting some early "wins" and trying to accomplish several mini-goals per day.

3. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

4. Do 10-30 minutes of refreshing exercise each morning.

5. Drink 12 ounces of water first thing in the morning, then drink another 60 or so ounces throughout the rest of the day.

6. Eat a healthy, protein-rich breakfast each morning.

7. Consume plenty of protein, high-fiber carbs, and some good fats every day.

8. Avoid all processed foods and you'll lose boost your energy, increase your metabolism, feel better, and lose fat much faster.

9. Do a short, higher-intensity workout involving both strength training and high-intensity cardio exercise at least 3 times a week.

10. Take whey protein powder, omega 3 fats, and a good multivitamin every day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Best Way to Lose 15 Pounds Fast

If you're like most people, losing just 15 pounds can really improve the way you look and feel. That's especially true if it's 15 lbs of body fat. Losing that much weight quickly takes a good amount of focus, momentum, and dedication. The techniques outlined below represent what is almost definitely the best way to lose 15 pounds fast. Give them a try and see for yourself...

Create a powerful goal. Write it down and read it at least twice a day. Here's an example: "By April 10th I will lose 15 pounds in a healthy way by eating cleanly and using efficient exercise."
Focus like a laser. The more you focus on your goal, the faster you'll achieve it. Focus is a key to fast weight loss success.

Visualize success. Spend a few minutes each day visualizing yourself after having lost 15 pounds. Think about how great you'll look and feel after losing those ugly and dangerous pounds of fat. Create a "mental movie" of your success and play it in your mind whenever you need a motivation boost.

Build momentum with early "wins". Set small mini-goals for each day and week. Write them all down and check them off as you go through your daily routine. Get a calendar and mark a line through each day that you reach all your mini-goals. This is a great way to build the kind of motivation you'll need to lose those 15 pounds quickly!

Boost energy naturally. You'll need lots of energy to lose large amounts of stubborn body fat. Boost your energy naturally by getting plenty of sleep, avoiding simple sugars and refined/processed carbohydrates, drinking at least 60 ounces of water per day, eating protein with each meal and snack, doing some refreshing morning exercise each day, and avoiding alcohol as much as possible.

Eat a paleo-style diet. Get almost all of your calories from lean proteins, natural carbs (veggies, fruits, beans and legumes), and healthy fats (olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts, seeds, etc.). Avoid all processed foods as much as possible. Avoid grain products and other starches for the time being, at least 2-3 weeks. Then cycle them back into your diet, choosing only the best starches (whole grains, potatoes, oatmeal, etc.).

Do intense workouts often. Several times a week do a short, intense workout based around bursts of activity (aka "intervals"). These work incredibly well for burning fat and ramping up the metabolism in a way that allows you to continue losing pounds even while you're asleep. Do both strength/weight training and HIIT-style cardio. At least once a week do a "fun cardio" activity, such as playing a sport or taking an exercise class at the gym.

Take whey and omega 3 fats. The only supplements you should really consider taking for faster and healthier weight loss are whey protein powder and omega 3 fats. Whey is great for post-workout recovery and for making healthy protein shakes. Omega 3 fats are an essential nutrient you need for good health, high energy, and a fast metabolism.

That's in, a quick overview of the best way to lose 15 pounds fast. Incorporate them into your fitness plan and you'll have much better success. Goals, focus, momentum, high energy, clean diet, intense workouts, and proven supplements are your keys to a leaner, fitter, healthier, sexier-looking body. Good luck!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Best Way to Lose Stomach Fat Fast

Looking for the absolute best way to lose stomach fat fast? Well, first off it's not starving yourself and/or trying to force yourself to exercise for 5 hours per day. Nor is it popping handfuls of diet pills. Without a doubt the best way to lose stomach fat as quickly as possible is to take the multi-pronged approach outlined below...


Know what you want and focus on getting it all the time. Create a simple, positive, present-tense goal statement, such as "I am so happy to have lost my stomach fat in a fast and healthy way!". Read it at least twice a day. Spend a few minutes each morning to visualize how great you'll look and feel when you have a flat, fit, and sexy stomach.

Energy/Stress Reduction

A key to getting rid of stomach fat is to reduce stress and boost energy. Luckily you can do both at the same time. Just get 7-8 hours of quality sleep per night, avoid negative people and negative messages (like the news!), do some exercise each morning, drink about 70 ounces of water per day, and eat a small meal or snack ever 2-4 hours.

Natural Diet

The best diet for losing stomach fat fast is one based around lean proteins and oily fish, good carbs from veggies, fruits, and beans/legumes, and healthy fats from nuts and seeds, olive oil, avocado, and coconut oil. Avoid processed foods as much as possible, especially refined sugars, flours, and fats.

Smart Exercise

Do a short, higher-intensity workout 4-6 days a week. Combine both strength and cardio training. Keep your workouts to about 30 minutes in length and try to exercise first thing in the morning. Use intervals to boost the intensity of your workouts and force your body to produce powerful fat-burning, muscle-sparing hormones like HGH.

Useful Supplements

Forget about fat burners. The best supplements for reducing belly fat are whey protein, omega 3 fats, and multivitamins. These cover all your nutritional needs while optimizing your metabolism and helping you recover from tough workouts faster. Whey protein is especially useful since protein shakes make a perfect fat-burning meal.

That's it. Now you know the best way to lose stomach fat fast. Just combine focus, energy boosting, healthy diet, effective exercise, and proper supplementation and you'll be on your way to getting a lean, sexy stomach and maybe even some "six pack" abs fast!

Creative 30 Minute Bodyweight Workout

Doing creative free-flowing bodyweight-only workouts are a great way to burn fat, lose pounds, build muscle, and create functional strength. The best part is that bodyweight exercises can give you a total-body workout in a very short amount of time... and you can do them just about anywhere!

Here's a great example of a quick, efficient, and effective bodyweight workout in an RV park:

(Thanks Renegade Health!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How to Lose 3 to 5 Pounds Anytime You Want

Need to lose 3, 4, or even 5 pounds fast? Want to lose a few inches really quickly... as in, a couple of days? With the proper knowledge just about anyone can lose 3-5 pounds within three to five days. And they can do it anytime they want. All it requires is focused action, some self-discipline, and the proven fat-loss techniques below...

1. Set your goal in your mind.

Write down your goal statement (something like: "I will lose 3 pounds by this friday") and read it as soon as you wake up and right before going to sleep. Focus on your goal constantly and think about how great it will feel to achieve it.

2. Boost your energy naturally.

Get plenty of quality sleep and avoid simple sugars, alcohol, and junk foods. Do at least 10 minutes of light exercise first thing in the morning to jumpstart your metabolism, wake you up, and start off the day on the right foot.

3. Eat a super-clean diet.

Whether you want to lose 3 pounds or 30, diet is about 3/4 of the solution. Eating a clean, natural diet based around "functional" calories is the best for losing body fat quickly and safely. Focus on lean proteins, vegetables, nuts/seeds, and good fats. Throw in some raw fruit and servings of high-fiber beans and legumes. Avoid all processed carbohydrates and fried foods. Your body will thank you.

4. Do short, intense workouts.

Three to five days a week, do a short workout that includes intervals, which are short bursts of high-intensity exercise. This will burn fat and cause your body to pump out hormones that'll spike your metabolism and let you lose pounds even while you're asleep!

5. Get expert advice.

If you really want to learn how to burn fat and lose pounds quickly, you should consider getting some expert advice from someone who knows all the "secrets" of fast and healthy weight loss. I highly recommend the Truth About Abs program since it can help anyone lose 3-4 pounds in a matter of days.

Remember, once you've lost those first 3 pounds you can simply stick to what's working and lose as much weight as you want. The fat loss principles listed above can work no matter what your weight loss goals are.