Thursday, December 31, 2009

How to Lose Weight Easily & Quickly in 2010

So we've reached the end of another year. Did you reach all (or any) of your New Year's resolutions from last January? If you're still struggling to lose weight and get fit, you should read the tips below. They can help to make the entire weight loss process much faster and easier...

Lose Weight Easily -- 5 Proven Tips

1. Set a goal -- Write down a specific goal with a deadline. Read it to yourself every morning. This simple act is proven to speed up success exponentially (in anything).

2. Focus on fiber -- Eat large amounts of dietary fiber every day. It will reduce hunger and allow you to lose weight much more easily. Eat lots of beans and apples, both of which contain special kinds of healthy fiber that speeds up fat loss.

3. Snack right -- Eat small protein-rich snacks throughout the day. It'll boost your metabolism and keep you from getting hungry, overeating, or making bad food choices.

4. Focus on quality carbs -- Most of your calories should come from protein, healthy fats, and "quality" carbohydrates. Avoid low-quality "bad" carbs completely: refined sugars, white flours, processed junk food, etc. The best carbs for fast, easy weight loss are vegetables, fruit, and beans/legumes. Whole grains and potatoes can be rotated in and out but starches should not be a major part of your regular eating plan if you want to lose the pounds in the fastest way possible.

5. Do smart exercise -- Efficient forms of exercise will make it much easier to lose weight. At the very least, do some brisk morning exercise every day and 2 or 3 full-body circuit workouts per week. Combine strength training and interval-based cardio for best results.

So there you go guys: 5 proven tips for losing weight quickly and easily in 2010. This can be the year that you finally burn off that ugly fat and lose those 10 or 20 pounds. Just use the tips above and you'll be able to get fit in the quickest, healthiest way possible!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

VPX Meltdown Reviews Anyone?

As you may know already, VPX Meltdown is a very popular weight loss supplement that has kind of taken the fat loss/fitness world by storm over the past year or so. We've gotten several requests from readers asking for expert opinions and user reviews. Fortunately 2 of our contributing writers have used Meltdown and you can see their short reviews below. If you've used the product or know something about it please be sure to leave your own reviews, opinions, testimonials, feedback, etc. in the "comments" section below.

VPX Meltdown is definitely a unique product. It's also got a lot of marketing muscle behind it, as is almost always the case with VPX products. All diet supplement companies tend to exaggerate but VPX often takes the hyperbole to another level. Of course, they are one of the few companies whose products often live up to the hype. In fact, their fat loss stuff tends to be very, very strong... in fact, too strong for some people who are very sensitive to stimulant-based supplements (ever tried their "Redline" energy drink or capsule??).

VPX claims that a university study proved that Meltdown produces a powerful thermogenic (fat-burning) effect that lasts at last 6 hours and can possibly raise the metabolism significantly up to 8 hours after taking the supplement. That's a pretty long time when you're talking about a simple pill. Also, they claim that people who take VPX can experience 56% more fat oxidation and a 29% boost in thermogenic effect... both of which are huge for an over-the-counter energy/fat-burner product.

But marketing claims are one thing. Actual user results are another. So without further ado we present reviews from 2 VPX Meltdown users. Enjoy...

In the early part of this year I started lifting heavy weights again for the first time in a long time in an attempt to pack on some more muscle mass. I lifted heavy and ate a lot. Some days I took in as much as 5000 calories with lots of protein, fat, and carbs. Needless to say I added a good amount of bodyfat along with the new muscle and so, for the past 6 months, I've been trying to burn off the extra blubber so that people can actually see the fruits of my labor! A friend recommended VPX Meltdown as the best fat-burner he had every tried. I have to say that right away I liked it. It's powerful stuff and it definitely kicks up your energy and strength for intense cardio workouts. I tried taking it on "off" days when I didn't workout but that didn't work out too well. It's just too much stimulation if you're not going to burn off the excess energy (at least for me). In the end I was able to lose about 15 pounds of pure fat in less than 2 months. Definitely the fastest and easiest weight loss I've ever experienced. So in conclusion I would recommend VPX Meltdown for anyone looking for a heavy-duty fat loss supplement. But it's really for people who are doing intense strength training and/or cardio exercise on a regular basis... not couch potatoes looking to lose a couple lbs!

-- Doug Caldwell

I spent over a week researching the best fat loss supplements on the market. After looking at the scientific research behind Meltdown I decided to give it a try. This stuff has some really interesting ingredients you don't see in a lot of products. Some of them concerned me a little because of bad reactions I've heard about other people having (yohimbe and synephrine especially). But I decided to give it a 3-week test run anyway to see if the product was really good as some people say it is. Long story short, it's a butt-kicker. From the first day I could feel the incredible energy and mood-boosting benefits of Meltdown. It killed my appetite and made me fly through tough exercise sessions. Combined with a special high-protein/low-carb diet I was able to lose about 7.5 pounds in just a couple weeks, nearly all of it body fat. Needless to say I'm pretty happy with the results. I would recommend to your readers that they begin with a very small dosage and then work their way up. VPX Meltdown has a very appropriate name. It'll melt down your fat but it'll probably also melt down your brain if you're not careful. Hope you enjoyed this review. Let me know when you post it please. Thanks!

-- Carrie Ring

Have your own VPX Meltdown reviews or comments? Please leave them below!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lose 20 Pounds in a Month -- The Fastest, Simplest Method

Looking for a simple way to lose 20 pounds quickly? Then you'll like this short article contributed by Candice from Lazy Girl Weight Loss! She shares some very practical tips for burning off extra body fat in the most efficient and simple ways possible. Using the diet and exercise tips below you should be able to lose 10 to 20 lbs in about 4 weeks...

The Fastest, Simplest Way to Lose 20 Pounds in a Month

Let's face it, losing weight is usually a pretty dang difficult thing to do. But the thing is is that most people over-complicate the process of burning fat, losing pounds, and getting fit. Healthy and fast fat loss really comes down to doing a few simple things each and every day. In fact, you could realistically lose up to 20 lbs in the next month by following these very simple steps...

1. Write It Down -- Write down your short-term goal and post it somewhere where you'll see it often. It's important to keep your goal in mind as much as possible if you want quickly, healthy weight loss results.

2. Get on the Simple-Diet Bandwagon -- A healthy weight loss diet shouldn't be complicated. In fact, it should be super-simple. Get most of your calories from unprocessed foods, avoid most processed foods, and completely eliminate refined sugars and "white" flours from your diet. Keep starchy carbs like potatoes to a minimum. Eat plenty of meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and raw fruit. Eat frequent small meals instead of 2 or 3 large meals, spaced out about every 2-3 hours, and you won't get too hungry.

3. Do Short, Simple Workouts -- You don't gotta kill yourself in the gym but you should do some simple exercise if you really want to lose 20 pounds in a month. The best form of fat-burning exercise is circuit training that combines simple weight resistance movements with interval-based cardiovascular/aerobic exercise. You don't even need any weights or fitness equipment to get great results... just your own bodyweight and some creativity! A few sets of push-ups, lunges, squats, and pull-ups or inverted rows, combined with some short runs or (if you're already in decent shape) wind-sprints, will completely tax your body's energy reserves and force it to burn off fat in a very efficient manner.

That's it. If you do the things above you will burn off lots of fat while keeping that important lean muscle on your body. And you'll boost your metabolism in a way that will make it easy to maintain the weight loss or even continue dropping pounds if you want to!

To learn even more about fast, healthy weight loss be sure to visit my new blog. Thanks for reading and best of luck in your healthy fat loss endeavors!

- Candice (aka "The Lazy Weight Loss Expert")

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lose 10 Pounds of Fat Fast - 3 Powerful Tips

Want to lose 10 pounds of pure body fat fast? The tips below are proven to help you boost your metabolism, burn off fat quick, and protect the vital lean muscle tissue that makes you look sexy and makes it a lot easier to keep the weight off. By using these methods you should be able to lose at least 10 lbs of fat within 4 to 6 weeks....

3 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds of Fat Quickly


Clean diet is the key to fast and healthy fat loss. If you can eat cleanly at least 90% of the time you'll be able to shed weight in a very efficient and safe way. The best diets for fast fat loss are based around lean proteins, good carbs, and healthy fats. Most processed foods and refined ingredients must be avoid for best results, especially sugars and "white" flours. Fried foods, trans fats, and other "bad" fats should be avoided to help lower inflammation in your body and make it easier to drop pounds of body fat.

Quality protein should make up the basis of your meals and snacks. Most of your carbs should be the natural, unprocessed, non-starchy kinds: mainly vegetables and fruits. About 20-30% of your calories should come from healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, fish, nuts and seeds, and unrefined coconut oil. Starchy carbs -- especially grains (breads, pastas, cereals, etc.), rice, and potatoes -- should be eaten only on days you do intense strength training (preferably soon after you finish working out).


The human body adapts incredibly quickly to stress. Dieting and cutting calories is a form of stress and the body usually reacts by slowing down its metabolism and, if it goes into "starvation mode", burning its muscle tissue for energy to protect its fat stores. This is one of the main reasons so many extreme diets stop working in a short amount of time. We need to avoid starvation mode at all costs and we also need to try to confuse the metabolism so that it doesn't slow down and stop burning fat.

Some simple ways to do these things include:

-- Keep your protein intake high
-- Drink whey protein shakes every day
-- Make sure you're getting plenty of good fats into your diet
-- Have one huge "cheat meal" every 7-10 (make sure it contains lots of calories)
-- Have a "cheat day" about every 3 weeks (or more often if you're doing lots of strength training)
-- Do short 1 or 2-day juice fasts or "raw food" diets every once in awhile
-- Try cycling/rotating your calorie intake and/or carbohydrate intake in a way that keeps your metabolism off-balance and burning fat


Almost any form of exercise can help you to lose 10 pounds of fat faster. Normal "cardio" training and simple weightlifting can certainly help to speed up the metabolism and burn calories at a quicker rate. But the best exercise for losing fat is probably "metabolic circuit" training. It involves combining full-body strength training with higher-intensity cardio training in a way that literally forces your body to burn up its fat stores for energy while protecting (or, in some cases, even increasing) that extremely important lean muscle tissue.

Metabolic circuit workouts are usually short, 15-40 minute training sessions that involve doing sets of "big" compound strength exercises (think push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and burpees) with bouts of high-intensity cardio thrown in. They tax the body's energy stores in several ways and are super-effective for burning calories and fat. Plus, when done properly, these resistance training-based workouts cause the body to pump out powerful fat-burning hormones (e.g. human grown hormone or "HGH") that allow you to lose fat and pounds even when you're sleeping!

So there you have it: 3 of the best diet and exercise tips for losing 10 pounds of fat fast. By using the tips below you'll be able to burn fat and lose pounds in one of the most-efficient, healthiest, safest, and fastest ways possible.

Good luck and be sure to leave your questions and comments below...


Fat Loss 101: How to Lose Fat Fast

Monday, December 14, 2009

Video: Metabolic Circuit Bodyweight Training

Looking for the best form of exercise to burn fat and lose weight fast? Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that we are big fans of "metabolic circuit" training, which involves doing short workouts based around intense sets of full-body strength training movements with brief recovery periods. This form of training is fantastic for burning fat quickly, developing great functional strength, and building sexy lean muscle tissue... all at the same time! Below is a nice video that shows a great bodyweight-only metabolic circuit workout:

If you do that kind of workout just 2 or 3 times a week (and eat a healthy, lower-carb diet) we can pretty much guarantee that you'll lose pounds of flab quickly while toning up your body and dramatically improving your health. Give it a try and see for yourself just how effective this is!


Metabolic Strength Circuit Training

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lose 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks -- The Fastest, Easiest Way!

Need to lose some weight quickly? There come times when we all need to burn off some fat/flab and drop a few pounds in the fastest way possible. Of course, we always prefer to do it in a "healthy" way as well! Below I'm going to show you one of the fastest and easiest ways to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks. Enjoy...

Cover the Basics

Take a few simple steps to ensure that your energy levels and metabolism are optimal. Make sure you're getting plenty of sleep every night (at least 7 hours for most people). Drink lots of water and sugar-free tea during the day (shoot for 70 ounces or more). Cut out all refined sugars and processed carbohydrates.

Eat a Simple Diet

Eating a simple, natural lower-carb diet is definitely one of the fastest and easiest ways to lose 10-15 pounds fast. Focus on unprocessed foods: meats, eggs, fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, beans, and legumes should make up the majority of your calories. Starches (potatoes, rice, etc.) should be kept to a minimum and eaten only after doing strength workouts.

Do the Best Exercise

The best exercise for burning fat fast is interval-based circuit training. Basically you work all or most of your major muscle groups in a way that elicits the best fat-burning, muscle-building results. Combine full-body strength training with HIIT-style cardio exercise into short, intense workouts. You'll quickly begin to look and feel much better!

Take the Most-Effective Supplements

Some supplements can definitely make it easier to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks. The best options are whey protein powder, omega 3 fats (e.g. fish oil), multivitamins, and natural energy boosters based around green tea extract, yerba mate, and/or natural forms of caffeine. These simple, inexpensive supplements help to keep your metabolism boosted while protecting your body and health during an intense weight loss regimen.

Get a Success Mindset

All fast success requires developing and maintaining the proper mindset. You must know exactly what you want and think about it nearly all the time. You must avoid all distractions and negative influences. You must completely convince yourself that there is no possible way you will fail to reach your goal.

Start off by writing down your goal statement. Something simple is fine, as long as it has a specific goal and deadline. Example: "I will lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks (January 1st) by eating a clean diet, doing efficient exercise, and taking effective supplements!" Read your statement out loud to yourself at least twice a day. Spend some time every day visualizing success. Look at photos and videos of fit, lean, sexy people. Do whatever you need to do to develop a burning desire to burn fat and lose pounds in a fast, healthy way. Remember: mindset and motivation are everything!

So there you go: one of the easiest and fastest ways to lose 10-15 lbs in just 2 weeks. These are extremely powerful techniques that will work if you make an honest effort!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

7 Expert Diet Tips to Lose 10 Pounds Fast

If you really want to burn body fat quickly -- and lose 10 pounds fast -- you'll need to focus on eating a very clean and healthy diet. Below are 7 of the best "expert" diet tips for boosting the metabolism, cutting calories, and losing 10 pounds fast. Using these methods you should be able to lose at least ten lbs in the next 2-3 weeks...

1. Do 1-Day Fasts -- Approximately every 10 days do a 24 hour fast where you consume nothing but water, unsweetened teas, raw vegetable and fruit juices, and/or small amounts of whole raw veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

2. Cut the Processed Carbs -- Cut all processed carbohydrates from your diet for the time being. Definitely no sugars or refined grains. After you've lost those first 10 pounds you can begin to rotate healthy processed starches (like whole grain breads) in and out of your diet.

3. Focus on Quality Calories -- Base your meals around quality protein foods, vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, healthy oils, and small amounts of fruit.

4. Eat Often -- Eat 5-6 small protein-focused meals per day. This limits your appetite, ramps up the metabolism, and makes it easier to lose 10 lbs fast.

5. Time Your Starches -- Eat natural low glycemic-index starches (like potatoes and oatmeal) only after intense strength training workouts. That way your body can use the calories more efficiently and you'll actually benefit from the spike in insulin production (for muscle gain).

6. Drink Only Water and Tea -- Avoid all drinks with sugars and calories. Drink large amounts of water and unsweetened teas to limit hunger and boost energy.

7. Have a Cheat Meal -- About every 7-10 days have a large "cheat" meal where you eat anything you want. Besides being a reward for strict dieting, these high-calorie meals can help to confuse your body and stimulate your metabolism.

So there you go: 7 expert diet tips for losing 10 pounds. Almost all knowledgeable fitness experts, weight loss gurus, and diet specialists use and recommend these strategies to people who want to burn fat and drop weight quickly. Why? Because the just work!


15 of the Best Expert Diet Tips

Monday, December 7, 2009

3 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Fast in Winter

Looking for some easy ways to lose weight fast this winter? People often gain lots of body fat during the winter months, but it doesn't have to bee that way. In fact, with a little bit of strategy you could lose fat, get fit, and have your "summer body" by the beginning of spring. Below are three of the best tips for burning fat fast, dropping pounds, and losing weight in a relatively easy manner... even when everyone else around you is stuffing themselves with high-calorie holiday foods!

1. Eat Before You Eat

Eat a small protein-rich and/or fiber-rich snack about 10-20 minutes before each meal. A simple apple works well. So does a small bowl of vegetable soup, a small whey protein shake, or a handful of roasted nuts. These healthy natural foods will help to kill your appetite just enough to keep you from overeating or giving in to food cravings (extremely important during the holiday season!).

2. Drink Lots of Water

Make your water bottle your best friend and carry it with you everywhere. Sip from it all day long. Try to drink at least 70 ounces of pure water and/or sugar-free tea per day. Not only will you be less hungry, but you'll have more energy and a healthier/faster metabolism. All of that adds up to faster easy weight loss.

3. Get the Exercise Habit

Winter is a great time to develop an "exercise habit" that will allow you to burn off body fat and lose weight quickly. Exercise is a natural mood booster that is amazingly easy to become "addicted" to. People who exercise nearly every day are often able to avoid the winter blahs that hit so much of the population every year. The trick is to start small and build from there. Begin with 10 minutes of brisk walking in the morning. Every day add a few minutes or up the intensity a bit. Within about 2-3 weeks your morning workouts should become like your morning coffee: an automatic habit that you can't do without!

So there you go: 3 of the best tips for losing weight in a fast, easy way this winter. You'll get a lot of fitness and health benefits from them if you make them a part of your weekly routine!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Best Way to Eat to Lose 5-10 Pounds Fast

Need to lose 5 to 10 pounds really fast? Looking for the best diet plan for fast, healthy weight loss? The tips below will show you one of the most-effective ways to eat to lose 5, 10, or even 15 lbs in a matter of days. Give it a go and see how well this healthy diet plan/eating system works for you...

1. Do a 1-day "raw foods" diet

Jumpstart your weight loss progress by doing a simple 1-day "raw foods" diet. For a 24-hour period consume nothing but fresh, raw foods: mainly raw vegetables, raw fruits, raw nuts, and raw seeds. You can also do a simple raw juice fast if you have access to a quality juicer. This will cleanse your system, detox your body (especially the colon), flush out accumulated waste products, boost your energy, and help you get into the right mindset to lose 5 to 10 pounds fast!

2. Get on a paleo-style eating plan

Cut out almost all processed/refined foods and begin to eat mainly whole, natural, unprocessed "paleo" foods: mainly meats, eggs, fish, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds. These are the healthy foods our bodies are designed to thrive on and they will help you to lose fat and pounds quickly. You should also eat lots of beans and legumes since they contain high-fiber "good" carbs that help to control hunger and speed up weight loss. Finally, try to drink at least 70 ounces of water and sugar-free tea per day to help boost your metabolism and keep hunger to a minimum.

3. Eat every 2-3 hours

Starting with a healthy breakfast, eat a small, protein-based meal or snack about every 2-3 hours during the day. This will speed up your metabolism, suppress your appetite, keep food cravings under control, keep your energy levels stable, and make it much easier to lose 5-10 pounds fast. This eating style is proven to help anyone lose fat and inches in a faster healthier way!

So there you go: one of the best diets/eating plans to lose between five and ten lbs. By using the tips above you should be able to lose at least 5 pounds in the next week or two.. and then continue to easily lose body fat and inches for several weeks longer!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Get "Six Pack" Abs -- A Fast, Healthy Way

Lots of people want to lose fat fast and get "six pack" abdominal muscles in a minimal amount of time. In fact it's one of the hottest topics in the world of fitness. Well-defined abs have become almost like status symbols in today's society. 6-pack abs can only be obtained by having very low body fat levels (under 10% for most people) and well-toned lean muscle tissue, at least in the abdominal/core area. Below we're going to outline a relatively simple way to burn off your extra fat, lose several unwanted pounds, build and tone those stomach muscles (and the rest of your muscles while we're at it), and get six-pack abs in the fastest and healthiest way possible...

1. Get a Game Plan -- Unless you have incredible genetic potential (the kind about 1 in every 100,000 people have), you're not gonna be able to just "wing it" and then somehow end up with great-looking, toned abs. You've got to set some specific goals, create or find a step-by-step fitness/exercise/diet plan, and then stick to that plan closely for several weeks or possibly even months. Weekly and daily "to do" lists are extremely useful until certain important actions (exercise, diet, etc.) become automatic habits.

2. Get On a Lower-Carb, "Natural" Diet -- Diet is about 75% of the solution when it comes to fast, healthy weight loss. Most people's bodies don't handle processed carbs and even some starchy carbs very well. You'll get six pack abs much faster if you cut out refined sugars, processed flours, white potatoes, and most grains from your eating plan. This will cut calories safely while helping to get your blood sugar and insulin levels down and stabilized.

Focus your meals around quality proteins, nuts/seeds, vegetables (especially the green and leafy variety), beans/legumes, small amounts of fruit, and a decent amount of healthy, unrefined fat (think virgin olive oil, avocado, and natural peanut butter). If you can get at least 90-95% of your weekly calories (cheat meals or OK) from natural, unrefined foods you'll be able to burn fat, get rid of that stubborn belly fat, and get those well-defined 6-pack abdominals in a very quick way.

3. Do Short, Intense Workouts Often -- Getting abs isn't all about just doing "ab workouts". In fact, ab-specific exercise (crunches, sit-ups, leg raises, etc.) should only be a compliment to the best form of fat-burning exercise out there: full-body, interval-based, circuit training. Short, high-intensity workouts based around brief "intervals" of strength training and cardio exercise will literally force your body to burn up its fat stores for energy while adding lean muscle tissue and allowing you to get to the low bodyfat percentage necessary for sexy tummy muscles.

So there you go: a simple outline of the steps you can take to get six pack abs in a fast, healthy, safe, and efficient way. A good plan, natural diet, and smart exercise routine is truly all you need to get the lean, sexy, toned body you want!

Learn more:

Get Six Pack Abs Fast -- Exercise & Diet Tips

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Burpee/Pull-Up/Sledgehammer/Tire Workout

Below is more evidence that you don't need a bunch of fancy/expensive exercise equipment in order to get a fantastic full-body workout that burns fat fast, builds lean muscle tissue, and dramatically increases functional strength. All you need is a sledgehammer, an old tire, a pullup bar, your own bodyweight, and some creativity...

Good stuff!