Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lose 15 Pounds Fast: 7 Powerful Tips

Want to lose 15 pounds fast... and in a safe, healthy way? Then follow these 7 tips:

1. Write down your goal. Create a detailed, vivid short-term goal statement (e.g. "Lose 15 pounds in a month") and put it on paper. Read it twice a day.

2. Keep focused and build momentum. Focus on your short-term goal at all times. Set mini-goals for each day and do your best to accomplish them. The more days in a row you can accomplish all your mini-goals the more momentum you'll build and the faster you'll lose the weight!

3. Boost your energy. Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Avoid simple sugars and junk foods. Limit your alcohol intake. Eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables every day. Consider doing a 1-day juice or "lemon water" fast once every one or two weeks. Eat a small, high-protein meal or snack every 2-3 hours during the day.

4. Eat a paleo-style diet. Focus on whole foods that can be found in nature: lean meats and eggs, fish and seafood, vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds. Avoid almost all processed/man-made foods. This is the BEST diet for losing 15 pounds fast.

5. Do short, intense workouts often. Do interval-based workouts lasting no longer than 40 minutes. Do both strength training and cardio, especially "HIIT"-style cardio. Go hard and go home!

6. Take supplements that work. Whey protein powder, omega 3 fats (fish oil), and a good multivitamin are the only "support" supplements you need to boost your energy, optimize your metabolism, help your body recover from workouts, and help you feel great while losing body fat quickly.

7. Get expert advice. Following the detailed advice of true fat loss experts is a technique that works incredibly well. Get yourself a good step-by-step guide to lose fat fast and you'll be on your way to a fit, great-looking body!

That's it: how to lose 15 pounds fast and in a healthy, safe way. Good luck!

More info:

How to Lose 15 Pounds in 3 Weeks

Thursday, January 29, 2009

3 Incredibly Powerful Methods for Burning Fat Fast

Want to burn fat as fast as possible? The 3 methods below are, without a doubt, some of the best ways to lose body fat in a fast but healthy way. Give 'em a try next time you want to lose pounds while creating a fit, toned, and great-looking body...

Eat like a caveman.

Eat only the kinds of foods our ancient ancestors ate. Mainly lean meats with lots of high-fiber, leafy vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, some raw fruit, and only small amounts of starch (potatoes, rice, etc.). Avoid all processed foods and "white" carbs, including white sugars and flours, white rice, white potatoes, etc.

Your body will thrive off this "paleo" diet and shed fat quickly and naturally.

Do short, intense, interval workouts.

Do workouts that tax your energy reserves using short, high-intensity bursts of exercise. Do both short, hard strength training workouts and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio exercise. Interval training is one of the most proven effective fat loss methods out there.

Use it to your advantage to get rid of your ugly flab fast!

Keep your body and metabolism off-balance.

Your body will adapt to just about anything very quickly. When it adapts to a new diet or exercise program it starts to save its fat stores and use muscle tissue for energy. You can avoid this common problem by constantly changing both your diet program and your exercise routine. Doing so will keep your body and metabolism "off-balance" in a healthy way that forces it to continue burning fat!

Any P90X Reviews?

I first started hearing about the P90X "extreme" home workout program way back in 2006. I pretty much ignored it because I figured it was just another weight loss scam product sold on a late-night infomercial. I was especially wary because it's made by Beachbody, a company that is known for making pretty good products but has a lot of controversy surrounding its marketing techniques.

Well, turns out I may have been wrong. In fact, apparently P90X is very similar to the kinds of simple but effective, low-equipment, full-body, strength training/cardio exercise "combo" workouts that I'm a big proponent of. I know for a fact that these types of workouts burn fat fast because I've used them myself to lose weight quickly while preserving or even increasing my lean muscle mass. I've also seen other people use them with great success.

As you can see from the Google Trends graph below, P90X has exploded in popularity in the past few months:

But the question still remains: does P90X really work?

If you have ever used the P90X program please leave a review below. Also, feel free to leave any questions or comments as well. Thanks a lot!

Monday, January 26, 2009

21 Days to Healthy "Fast Fat Loss" Habits

Experts agree that it takes only 21 days to develop a habit... positive or negative. All you have to do is force yourself to do something every day for 3 weeks and it will take root in your normal behavior.

So, even something that you typically avoid -- such as exercising -- can become a habit relatively quickly if you just force yourself to do it for a few weeks. So try this... for the next 21 days make yourself do the following things every day:

1. Review your goal statement first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

2. Do at least 10 minutes of brisk exercise first thing in the morning upon waking

3. Eat breakfast and then a healthy meal or snack every 2-3 hours throughout the day.

In just 21 days these things will become habits and you'll do them on "auto pilot" each day, without even thinking. Is this 21-day technique "easy"? Not really... but it's a heck of a lot easier than being fat, out of shape, unhealthy, and unhappy with your body.

Give it a try and see what happens!

Useful stuff:

30 Days to Success

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lose 15 Pounds Fast Video

Lots of people want to lose 10 to 15 pounds fast. The good news is that the average person can do it pretty easily simply by eating a clean high-protein/low-starch diet, doing interval-based strength and cardio workouts frequently, and staying focused on their goal.

Below is an interesting video showing a quick, effective workout based around some pretty unconventional exercises. It's designed to help you lose 15 pounds -- mainly body fat -- in a short amount of time and with a minimum of equipment. Just goes to show you don't need a gym full of weights and fitness/exercise machines in order to lose body fat and build a fit, great-looking body quickly!


How I Lost 15 Pounds in 3 Weeks

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pole Dancing Fitness in Las Vegas

Ladies, do you want to get fit, lose weight, build a great-looking body, and give your husband or boyfriend a great birthday gift he'll never forget?? Then take a pole dancing class!

Check out this video of fitness pro Fawnia Mondey's "Pole Fitness Studio" in Las Vegas...

Now that's fast, easy, and FUN fitness!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fat Loss Mistakes You CANNOT Make

Want to lose fat fast? Then you absolutely CANNOT make the following mistakes....

Not having a specific goal.

Without a specific detailed goal statement you're not going to lose weight as quickly and efficiently as you could.

Not creating and building on powerful momentum from the start.

Momentum is everything when it comes to fast and healthy fat loss.

Not taking steps to increase energy levels.

High energy is a must if you want to be able to make the all-out effort required to lose fat quickly.

Letting yourself get hungry.

Hunger has no place in an effective fast weight loss program.

Not avoiding simple sugar and refined flours and fats.

If you eat simple sugars, refined flours, or trans fats you have little chance of achieving fast, healthy weight loss results!

Not making lean proteins, good carbs, and healthy fats the cornerstones of your diet.

For best weight loss results, 90% of your calories should come from lean meats/proteins, "good" carbs, and healthy fats.

Not learning how to rotate/cycle your intake of starchy carbohydrates.

Few people can completely avoid starchy carbs (breads, cereals, potatoes, rice, etc.). Learn to rotate/cycle/shift your starchy carb intake and you'll be able to enjoy these high-energy foods while still maintaining a "hot" fat-burning metabolism.

Not doing both strength training and cardio exercise regularly.

Exercise is 100% necessary to burn calories and fat as quickly as possible. Don't buy into the marketing BS/hype surrounding many diet programs and "fat burner" supplements that promise fast, easy fat loss with no exercise. You'll need to perform both strength exercise as well as cardio exercise in order to build a leaner, fitter body quickly.

Taking diet/weight loss supplements that provide little or no benefits.

Most diet supplements are total crap. Focus on the few supplements iwht proven weight loss/health-boosting benefits: whey protein, multivitamins, and omega-3 fats.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Perfect Morning Protein Shake

Looking for a fast, simple, easy-to-make, protein-rich and ultra-healthy breakfast? Try a protein shake with the following ingredients:
  • 1-2 scoops whey protein powder
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter or virgin coconut oil (optional)
  • 1 tspn liquid vitamins (optional)
  • 16 ounces water, skim milk, or low-fat milk
This gives you all the high-quality protein, good carbs, healthy fats, and vital vitamins you need to start your day off right and maintain a high energy level throughout the day.

Here's a very similar shake made by one of the world's best MMA fighters, the great BJ Penn...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Simple and "Easy" Workout for Fast Fat Burning

Looking for a simple and relatively-easy workout to help you burn fat fast? The workout below is a great example of a very effective fat-burning workout that follows the "KISS" principle and also won't leave you feeling dead-tired afterwards.

Here we go...

5 Minute Warmup (any light warmup exercise that gets you to break a sweat)

5 Circuits of:

-- 60 seconds jumping rope at quick pace
-- 30 seconds doing normal burpees (no jumping)
-- 30 seconds shadow boxing (non-stop punching)

That's a simple, "full body" 15-minute workout that will get your heart pumping big time and leave you huffing, puffing, and sweating. It will not, however, leave you feeling like crap. Within 10 minutes of recovery time you should feel just fine and, probably, even a little energized and refreshed!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How to Lose 15-20 Pounds Fast

Need to lose 15 to 20 pounds fast? Then make sure you include the proven steps below in your fast fat loss plan...

The "Big 3":

Start with a goal -- Set an achievable short-term goal, write it down, and read it several times per day. Think about your goal constantly, until it becomes an obsession. This will help to "set" your mind right for fast success.

Practice clean eating & cycle carbs-- Avoid all processed foods and refined/man-made ingredients, especially white sugars and flours. Avoid all fried foods. Eat only lean proteins, fish and seafood, fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds, and beans and legumes. Also cycle your starchy carbohydrate intake to keep your metabolism boosted.

Do short, intense workouts often -- 3 to 6 days a week do a short and intense workout based around brief bursts of high-intensity activity (aka intervals). They should include full-body strength/weight training as well as high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

The other stuff:

Boost your energy naturally -- Get 7+ hours of sleep per night and do some brisk morning exercise every day. Avoid drugs and alcohol.

Try a short juice or lemon water fast -- For 1 or 2 days drink nothing but raw fruit and vegetable juices and/or spring water with fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice in it.

Create momentum by going for small "wins" every day -- Set small goals for each day. Each time you reach all your goals in a day mark it down on a calender. See how many days in a row you can make it. This will build powerful momentum very quickly!

Use the right supplements -- Use whey protein, omega 3 fat supplements, and a good multivitamin. These are the only supplements you need for fast and healthy weight loss.

That's it: everything you need to know to lose 15 to 20 pounds fast!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Truth About Acai Berry / Colon Cleanse Diet Products

It seems like you can't go online these days without seeing about a thousand ads for acai berry diet products. Now we're seeing more and more advertisements for "weight loss success" blogs supposedly written by people who have lost lots of body fat very quickly and easily... simply by taking an acai berry supplement and a "colon cleanser" product.

Of course, these nice people just want to share their good fortune with the world by telling us exactly how we too can buy these fantastic "magical" fat loss products that require little or no dieting or exercise. The thing is... there's no doubt these blogs are all fake! They almost all look the same, promote the same products, and tell pretty much the same versions of the same story.

Anytime you see something like that you can be sure there's about a 99% chance it's a rip-off scam.

As I've said before, acai is a great source of healthy antioxidants. But it's not something that's going to help you lose a lot of weight all by itself. You can buy quality acai products for much less than what many of these acai diet pills cost and get many of the health benefits the fruit provides.

As for colon cleansing, it probably doesn't hurt and may even help you lose a couple of pounds easily. But those pounds won't be from fat loss. They'll be from "poop loss". Plus, you can do a natural colon cleanse/detox whenever you want by simply drinking lots of pure water and eating a raw diet for a day or two based around raw organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. No need to buy some expensive colon cleansing product when you can do it much cheaper and, probably, experience even more health benefits on your own.

The bottom line: these fake weight loss blogs promoting these highly questionable, over-priced products are created by marketers and scammers who just want to take your money. Don't give it to them!

By the way, you can see just how common these acai/colon cleanse product offers have become recently by taking a look at this Google search trends graph:

Wow, that's a lot!

What do you think? Leave your comments below...

Lose 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks

Want to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks? It's possible if you go "all out" in terms of both clean eating and frequent bouts of effective exercise. The steps to lose 15 lbs in just 14 or 15 days are listed below:

1. Focus like a laser beam.

Write out your goal statement ("I will lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks by eating a very clean diet and doing high-intensity exercise."). Read it often. Focus all your mental energy on that goal... then your physical energy and actions will be focused as well and you'll lose the pounds faster than you ever thought possible!

2. Do a 1 or 2 day juice fast.

For one or two days do a raw juice or lemon water fast where you consume nothing but fresh raw vegetable and fruit juice and/or pure spring water with lots of fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice added to it. This will detox and cleanse your body, boost your energy, wake up your metabolism, and help you lose a pound or two easily.

Repeat once every week or two.

3. Eat a paleo-style diet.

Healthy diet is ultra important for losing pounds fast. Eat only natural foods that contain no man-made ingredients. Avoid refined sugars, grains (anything with flour), and "white" starchy carbs like white potatoes and white rice. Eat only lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, raw fruits, nuts, and seeds. After you lose the fifteen pounds you can start to rotate/cycle starches back into your diet in a way that keeps your metabolism boosted.

4. Do metabolic burst workouts.

Exercise 6 days a week, preferably first thing in the morning. 3-5 times a week do a metabolic burst workout involving full-body strength training and/or HIIT cardio exercise. These types of workouts not only burn fat they also create powerful metabolic and hormonal changes in the body that will help you shed the pounds very, very quickly!

5. Take proven supplements.

They best "support" supplements for losing pounds fast are whey protein powder, omega 3 fats, and a quality multivitamin. They will cover your nutrional bases and help you to recover from tough workouts fast. They also support a healthy metabolism, lean muscle growth, and may even help to decrease hunger/food cravings!

If you want to learn more about how to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks click here.


How to Lose 15 Pounds Fast

Friday, January 9, 2009

Interesting HIIT Fat Loss Video

Here's a cool video showing an interesting way to do HIIT cardio exercise with some straps and elastic bands:

Personally I prefer simple sprinting or full-body bodyweight calisthenic exercises (such as burpees) but this could work just as well I think!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

3 Steps to Losing Fat and Looking Great Fast

Want to lose lots of body fat, look great, and feel 100 times better? Then follow these 3 proven steps:

1. Focus your thoughts and actions.

Nothing is more important than setting an achievable goal and then focusing all your thoughts and actions on achieving that goal. Laser-like focus is by far the fastest path to making big improvements, especially when it comes to losing weight and getting fit.

Write down your goal statement/plan and read it twice daily. Something like: "I will lose 10 pounds of body fat in just 4 weeks by eating a healthy diet, cycling my carbs, doing short, intense workouts, and taking the right supplements." This works very well... so just do it!

2. Eat good calories and learn to cycle your starchy carbs.

95% of the calories you consume in a week should be "good" calories -- ones that will fuel your body, stimulate your metabolism, and help you shed excess weight. They will come mainly from lean proteins, good carbs, and healthy fats. Eat one "cheat" meal a week consisting of whatever you want in order to confuse your metabolism and keep it from adapting.

Also, learn to cycle starchy carbs in and out of your diet. This will also keep your metabolism off-balance and burning fat. Starches include grain products, potatoes, rice, and several other common high-calorie foods.

3. Do intense interval-based full-body workouts.

3-4 times a week do a short, intense workout that incorporates intervals of high intensity activity followed by periods of active recovery. They can incorporate both strength training (bodyweight training is the best option) as well as cardio (HIIT-style cardio is an ultra-effective fat burner).

That's it! The 3 steps you need to lose lots of body fat, tone your muscles, and look great fast!

Workout Anywhere With Bodyweight Exercise

Make the world your gym! No matter what any marketer tries to tell you, you really don't need any type of home gym, fitness gadget, or even a gym membership in order to lose fat, build muscle, develop functional strength, and create a great-looking body fast. You just need your own bodyweight and some creativity!

Check this out:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Medicine Ball Cleans = Fast Body Transformation

Medicine ball cleans are great explosive full-body exercises that burn tons of calories, build total body muscle, increase functional strength, and cause your body to produce those powerful hormones that strip fat while adding muscle at the same time. They're basically one of the best all-around "body transformation" exercises out there.

Check out these videos:

Monday, January 5, 2009

How to Lose Weight Fast: A Proven Method

Want to lose weight fast? The steps outlined below are a proven road map to fast fat loss and a fit, great-looking body...

1. Prep your brain -- Create a powerful goal statement and read it twice daily. Tape photos of fit, healthy people where you'll see them throughout the day. These are two powerful "brain programming" tactics that almost always work to build energy, motivation, and momentum.

2. Boost your energy -- Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid drugs and alcohol. Avoid processed/refined foods, especially sugars, white flours, and trans fats. Sip water throughout the day. Drink caffeinated green tea and, if you don't mind the taste, yerba mate tea. Take a good multivitamin supplement every day. If you want, use a healthy energy boosting supplement before workouts.

3. Get the morning workout habit -- Do some light, refreshing exercise every day of the week, first thing upon waking. 10 minutes is all you need. This will dramatically boost your energy, burn lots of fat (especially when done on an empty stomach), clear your mind, and set you up for a great, productive day.

4. Build momentum with small victories -- Create a set of mini-goals or steps that you want to accomplish each day. Every day that you accomplish all your mini-goals is a "victory". See how many days you can go without breaking the chain of small victories. This is a proven momentum builder!

5. Do a 1-day juice fast and/or raw diet -- 1 day a week do a raw juice fast and/or a raw diet based around raw fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds. This will help to flush toxins out of your body, boost your energy, wake up your metabolism, and lose a couple of pounds easily.

6. Eat a paleo-style diet and rotate your carbs -- Base your diet around lean meats, fish, eggs, veggies, raw fruits, nuts, and seeds. Also include some beans/legumes and a small amount of dairy (mainly healthy yogurt/kefir). Rotate starchy carbs (grains, potatoes, rice, etc.) in and out of your diet in a way that keeps your metabolism guessing.

7 Do interval-style workouts -- At least 3 days a week do short, intense, interval-based workouts. Do both full-body strength training (using mainly bodyweight exercises) and high-intensity interval training cardio exercise (HIIT).

8. Take proven supplements -- Take whey protein powder, omega 3 fats, and a good multivitamin supplement. You'll feel better, have more energy, and recover faster from tough workouts with these inexpensive and proven supplements. If you wish, take a natural energy booster/fat-burner before workouts (but not everyday!).

9. Get expert advice -- Get the help of knowledgeable experts who know the real "secrets" of fast, healthy fat loss. This will ensure you won't make any of the dozens of common mistakes many people make when trying to lose weight fast!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

7 Steps to Losing 10 Pounds in Less Than a Month

Want to start off the new year by losing some weight quickly? How about 10 pounds of fat in less than a month? Below you'll find some proven steps for losing 10 lbs within 3 to 3 1/2 weeks...

Mental prep + small victories = momentum.

Create a powerful goal statement and read it daily. Set up small goals up for each day and week and write them down in a journal/log. Go for a "win" each day by trying to accomplish each goal on your list. These two things together will quickly build the unstoppable momentum you need to create fast fat loss success!

1-day "detox" diet.

For one day drink only unsweetened teas and spring water with lots of fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice in it. Optionally you can also eat a simple raw diet based around fresh, raw, and organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. This will detox and re-energize your body while helping to "reset" your metabolism and possible even allowing you to lose a pound or two easily.

Brisk morning exercise.

Get into the habit of doing some brisk exercise first thing each morning, as soon as you get out of bed. 10-20 minutes of light and refreshing exercise is all you need. This will boost your energy naturally, get your metabolism going, and help to set you up mentally for a healthy day.

Paleo-style diet + carb rotation.

Eat a "paleo-style" diet based around lean meats, veggies, nuts, and seeds. Also include some fresh fruit and beans/legumes for tasty hunger-killing fiber. Finally, learn to rotate/cycle starchy carbs (grains, potatoes, rice, etc.) in and out of your diet to keep your metabolism off-balance and burning fat.

Short, intense, interval-based full-body workouts.

Do short (15-30 minutes), intense workouts based around intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity exercise followed by brief periods of active recovery). Do these about 3 times a week to burn tons of fat and create powerful metabolic changes in your body which will strip off the fat and build vital muscle tissue even while you're sleeping!

Take the Big 3 supplements.

Whey protein, omega 3 fats, and a good multivitamin. That's all you really need to lose 10 pounds in a fast and healthy way. These proven and low-cost supplements will cover all your nutritional bases and also make it easier to recover quickly after tough workouts.

Keep it going with expert advice.

You now have a good idea of what you need to do to lose 10 lbs in about 3 to 3 1/2 weeks. But in order to learn all the "secrets" of fast, effective fat loss you should seek advice from a proven fat loss/fitness expert.

There are several good expert-written guides available online that will tell you all you need to know. Here are a couple of the best:

Turbulence Training

The Truth About Abs