Thursday, September 23, 2010

Foods That Melt Belly Fat

Lots of people are looking healthy foods that can "melt" belly fat. I mean, how great would it be to be able to simply eat large amounts of some belly fat-melting food and watch as the pounds and stomach rolls fade away?? Unfortunately the whole fat-burning foods and "negative calorie" foods idea is way overblown. No food, all by itself, is going to get rid of all your belly fat problems.

That being said, there certainly are a few foods that can speed up fat loss, from your abdominal area and your entire body as well. Lean meat is probably the #1, most powerful fat-fighting food out there. Protein is a "hot burning" macro-nutrient because it requires so many calories just to digest. Lean protein, and especial lean meats, boost your metabolism without adding a bunch of unwanted calories in the form of carbs or fat. Protein has the added benefits of lowering appetite levels and stabilizing blood sugar/insulin levels, both of which help to melt off that stubborn belly fat.

High-fiber vegetables are another great fat-loss food. They fill you up yet contain a relatively small amount of calories. They're also packed with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can help to optimize your metabolism and speed up overall fat loss, not to mention improve your health and protect your from disease (very important if you have too much deep intra-abdominal fat!). People who eat more vegetables and raw fruit tend to have much lower levels of belly fat. So eat more of these healthy foods if you want to lose belly fat naturally!

Probably the most surprising of all the foods that melt belly fat is omega 3 fatty acids, otherwise known as fish oil, krill oil, and flax seed oil. This vitally important fat is found in very low amounts in the typical Western diet. Yet it's a proven fact that omega 3 fats are necessary for all kinds of important body functions. Most important for people with too much stomach fat, omega 3's can speed up the metabolism and help to minimize hunger and food cravings.

So there you have it: 3 "belly fat melting" foods that are both delicious and useful. Just eat more lean meat and protein, more fiber-rich vegetables, and more omega 3 fats. As long as you're doing effective fat-burning exercise on a regular basis you should have no problem getting rid of that ugly, stubborn, and dangerous belly flab!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Fastest & Simplest Way to Lose Your Stubborn Belly Fat FAST!

Looking for a fast, simple, and healthy way to lose your stubborn, ugly, dangerous belly fat? Then you'll like this short post. Below I'll show you one of the fastest and simplest methods for burning belly fat. You can use this method anytime you want. It's not exactly "easy" but it's not that hard either. And it's certainly easier than starvation dieting or being miserable with your flabby belly rolls all the time!

You must use the tips below in combination. That's the secret to shedding your extra abdominal fat as fast as possible. OK ready? Then let's get going...


5 of the FASTEST Tips to Get Rid of Your Belly Fat

1. Drink water... a lot of water. Drink about a gallon of pure water per day. This is a proven technique for boosting the metabolism, suppressing hunger and food cravings, increasing energy, and shedding several pounds quickly. It's one of the best and fastest methods for getting rid of stomach fat quickly.

2. Eat a "clean carb" diet. Eat a diet that includes only "clean", 100% unprocessed carbs. These include whole fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, large seeds (non-grain seeds), nut butters (like natural, no-sugar peanut butter), and -- if you must have starch -- whole brown rice. Cut out all sugars and processed carbs, especially wheat/grain flours. This will lower your blood sugar and insulin levels, helping to create an idea belly fat-burning environment inside your body.

3. Eat protein 6 times a day. Eat a small amount of high-quality protein 6 times per day, spaced out about 2 to 3 hours apart. This will stabilize blood sugar, insulin, and energy levels while minimizing hunger and food cravings. Protein is the "hottest burning" macronutrient so it will also help to boost your metabolism throughout the day. You can eat your protein solo or in combination with clean carbs and/or healthy fats.

4. Do a short, high-intensity, full-body workout every other day. Do a 15 to 20 minute workout that involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by rest periods (aka "interval training"). Choose exercises and workouts that involve all or most of the major muscle groups in the body. 15 minutes of pushups, squats, and inverted rows can burn more belly fat than 40 minutes of steady-pace jogging. Plus you'll have a stronger metabolism for hours and even days after the workout is completed!

5. Sleep. Almost everyone in the world needs at least 7 hours of quality sleep per night. If you don't get that much your body will produce hormones that make it nearly impossible to shed tummy fat. But if you do get 7-8 hours of sleep per night you'll have much more energy, less hunger, fewer food cravings, and a faster metabolism!

So there you have it: one of the fastest, simplest, and BEST ways to lose belly fat. Just drink more water, eat clean carbohydrates, "graze" on protein throughout the day, do a quick, intense workout every other day, and get enough sleep to set up the ideal fat-burning environment inside your body. Try these tips for a week and you'll see that your stomach fat begins to melt away.

Good luck and get going!

:)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Any 3 Minute Legs (Scam) Reviews?

OK so here's the deal: I saw the "3 Minute Legs" infomercial on TV for the first time late last night and I want someone to prove to me that it's not the dumbest fitness machine ever created. I mean dang! How can they sell this crap on television?? Please provide any reviews in the comments section below...

This "exercise machine" is apparently designed to help you slim down and tighten up your lower body. You know: butts, legs, thighs, hips, etc. How does it do that? With squat and lunge motions, 2 of the absolute best exercise movements in existence -- and not just for "lower body reduction".

But here's the 2 major problems with this scam product:
  1. It makes squats and lunges less effective by supporting your body weight and decreasing resistance. Why the heck would we want to do that? If anything, we'd want to make these movements a little bit more difficult by adding some resistance (like weights, resistance bands, or even a heavy book balanced on your head!).
  2. 2. It costs money. Why would someone pay money to do two of the best FREE exercises known to man?
Bodyweight squats and lunges are great if you want to boost your metabolism, burn fat, lose weight, build lean muscle, tone and tighten your lower body, and basically improve your entire body. In fact the bodyweight squat may be the single best exercise known to man! But don't waste your money on this incredibly dumb product.

If you really wish to make squats easier just hold onto the back of a sturdy chair or something similar while you do them. It will be significantly easier to balance and you can use your upper body strength if you need some assistance. If you do this type of "assisted squat" on a regular basis you'll soon build up your leg strength and stamina and you won't need a chair for help, much less the 3 Minute Legs gadget!

Don't agree with me? Then please share your own reviews and opinions of the 3 Minute Legs device. I'd love to hear why it's not the biggest piece of "fitness" crap ever and a huge rip-off. Thanks!! :D

Oh I almost forgot, here's a video of the 3 Minute Legs commercial:



That's just hilarious.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mari Winsor Slimming Pilates System (WinsorSlim) Reviews

We've gotten a few requests for reviews of the new Mari Winsor "Slimming Pilates" system, aka "WinsorSlim". So let's give it a go and see if we can't come up with a few right here. For those who don't remember, Mari's first major product "Winsor Pilates" came out in 2002 and was a HUGE success for her. In fact it was one of the best-selling fitness infomercial products of all time. And for good reason: Mari is a true Pilates expert and her program actually worked really well for most customers!

Because of the Winsor Pilates home workout program many people (probably millions) were introduced to Pilates method exercise. Some fell in love with it and it remains a very popular form of workout in Europe and North America. It helps that Mari has a very unique teaching style that makes it easy to actually enjoy intense workouts. Overall, user reviews of Winsor Pilates were overwhelmingly positive and I know for a fact that people still use the tapes and DVDs today. People such as my aunt, a cousin, and 2 of my fitness clients... :)

Mari's new product -- the Slimming Pilates System, or "WinsorSlim" -- is very interesting. It's basically an updated version of the old Winsor Pilates program that's more focused on fat burning and body slimming, instead of just overall muscle toning and strengthening. It also features a unique piece of equipment that allows you to do several different Pilates moves in your own home without spending the thousands of dollars that are required for traditional Pilates machines.

The WinsorSlim package includes 4 DVDs, a "Rapid Results" weight loss guide, an "On-the-Go" dieting guide, a wall chart with instructions for each move, and the Accelerator, which is basically an adjustable weighted bar with an elastic resistance band and clip-on handles. 30 days of free "VIP Access" to Mari Winsor's special membership website is also included in your purchase. So right off the bat we can see that you get a lot of stuff for about $60 dollars. That's approximately equal to the cost of just one or two private Pilates instruction sessions!

This program, like most home workout programs, is mainly designed for beginners and intermediate users. So the level of difficulty and the intensity of the workouts is not ultra high. It's ideal for people who want to lose weight while toning, stretching, strengthening, and "lengthening" their body and muscles at the same time.

The addition of the Accelerator bar makes this program especially interesting. Mainly because it allows Mari to improve and enhance some traditional Pilates movements while also inventing some news ones that work the muscles in different ways and at different angles. It also makes the exercise routines more efficient because you can boost the intensity easily and do more in less time (always good in our book!).

So there you have it: a quick and hopefully useful review of the Mari Winsor Slimming Pilates -- or WinsorSlim -- system. We hope that more people will leave their own reviews, ratings, testimonials, questions, and all other feedback in the "comments" section below. Thanks!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Any REAL Force Factor Reviews?

Over the past few months we've gotten many requests for real reviews of the "Force Factor" muscle building product that's being sold all over the Inter-webs. And we know why. If you use just about any of the popular web portal or news sites (e.g. MSN, Yahoo, Digg, Myspace, Facebook, etc.) you've definitely see the ads. There's usually a picture some heavily muscled guy and a promise to show you how he got "ripped" in a matter of weeks. We've been avoiding posting Force Factor reviews but it looks like we're gonna have to tackle it sooner or later, especially since it appears that the web is littered with fake/dishonest reviews and ratings of the product.

At first glance, and without knowing a whole lot about the product, I can tell you that Force Factor is probably a scam... or at least a rip-off. Call it intuition and many years of watching how products (both good and bad) are marketed in the fitness, weight loss, and bodybuilding niches. the way that this particular product is marketed raises all kinds of red flags for me.

Don't get me wrong, I think that nitric oxide booster products (which is what Force Factor basically is) are pretty dang good. They give you a sensation muscle "pump" and are a great way to flood blood and nutrients into muscle tissue before and/or after a hard strength training sessions. I also personally notice a significant increase in strength and power when I take a nitric oxide boosting substance (which is often just simple, cheap L-arginine!)

The main problem I see with Force Factor is its cost. It seems much too expensive for a simple NO-booster. Also, I know that it's often marketed as one of those "free trial" offers that turns out not to be so free, mainly because they start auto-shipping you new (full-price) bottles if you don't cancel. Always read the fine print before you buy Force Factor or any other supplements... nothing is truly free in this world!

If you have bought and/or used Force Factor please leave your own reviews, testimonials, ratings, comments, etc. in the space below. Let us know if it even actually works or if it's just another mediocre "rip-off" muscle builder. Also, please let us know how/where you bought it. Any and all Force Factor experiences are welcome... thanks! :)



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How to Lose Belly Fat REALLY Fast (Naturally & Safely)

If you're looking for the fastest "natural" way to lose belly fat, you're in the right place! In this article I'm going to show you a very effective method anyone can use to naturally reduce stomach fat in a safe, healthy, and quick way. It doesn't involve any expensive/dangerous weight loss pills, starvation diets, or ultra-difficult workouts... just a proven combination of simple diet, exercise, and supplementation techniques that works nearly every time.

After reading this guide you should be able to boost your metabolism and begin burning abdominal fat almost immediately... and continue to do so in one of the fastest ways possible. Within a few days your jeans will begin to feel loose around your hips and you'll experience that jolt of energy and excitement that comes from getting visible weight loss results in a short amount of time.

The method outlined below relies on your body's own natural fat-burning mechanisms. It uses a powerful combination of healthy eating, efficient exercise, and low-cost supplements that works extremely well. Will you lose all your belly fat in 3 days? Heck no! But you could lose a lot -- if not all -- of your stubborn abdominal fat in the next 2 to 6 weeks if you follow these steps carefully.

Sound good? Then let's get started...

Get Motivated and Focused

The fastest fat loss methods all require a great deal of motivation and focus. The more motivated and focused you are on a single reachable goal (like losing 10 pounds of belly fat in 3 weeks) the faster you'll achieve "big" success. On the other side of the coin, if you don't take steps to increase your motivation and focus you're going to get for small, slow results... and very possibly NO RESULTS at all!

A simple and easy way to boost your motivation is to get mad. Try this: just take off your shirt and look at your flabby stomach, love handles, beer belly, stomach rolls, etc. in the mirror. Grab your flab with your hands and squeeze. Think about how much you hate walking around with those extra pounds of ugly belly fat. Think about all the great things in life you're missing out on because you're overweight and out-of-shape.

Get mad. Get angry. Get determined and motivated to take all-out massive action for the next few weeks!

Now sit down and write out a simple, specific goal statement. Something like: "I will lose most of my belly fat by September 31. I will stay motivated and focused. I will eat a healthy diet every day and exercise at least 4 times a week. I will do this because I want to look and feel GREAT and enjoy my life!"

Read that goal statement at least twice a day, preferably once in the morning and once again right before going to bed. Take a moment to close your eyes and visualize yourself fit and lean with no ugly stomach fat. Get as much enjoyment and please as you can out of that positive image in your mind.

If you continue to do this on a daily basis, within just a few days you will become much more energizes, motivated, focused on your goal: getting rid of your dangerous, unhealthy, and extremely unattractive belly fat!


Get Energized

If you want a flat belly, you're gonna have to get and stay energized. People with high energy levels eat healthier, do more effective exercise, and just feel a lot better all around. Here are 3 easy steps to boost your energy and lose fat quicker:

1. Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.

Believe it or not, there is quite a lot of scientific evidence to show that people who get enough sleep tend to have lower levels of abdominal fat. People who get very little sleep tend to have higher levels. One theory: lack of sleep leads to messed up hormone production. The bodies of chronically tired people tend to produce more stress hormones, including the infamous "belly fat hormone" cortisol. Lack of sleep can also screw up production of leptin and insulin, two extremely important hormones that control hunger levels, blood sugar levels, and body fat storage. Most people need at least 7 hours of quality sleep per night, so do whatever it takes to get at least that amount!

2. Drink a lot of water.

Water is an amazing substance, and definitely one of your best allies in the fight against belly fat. People who drink lots of water have much higher energy levels. They also have faster and stronger metabolisms. Finally, since water is a natural appetite suppressant, drinking it in large amounts lead to less hunger and fewer food cravings. Many fitness and weight loss experts say that it's a good idea to drink a gallon of water per day when trying to shed pounds and reduce body fat levels fast. Do that if you can. If not, be sure to drink at least 70 ounces of pure water each and every day.

3. Eliminate energy-zapping, belly fat-creating foods.

Certain low-quality foods literally kill your energy levels and create new belly fat at the same time... just about every time you eat them! All junk foods -- including sodas, chips, candy, etc. -- fall into this category. They're full of empty calories and the insulin-boosting simple sugars that convert those extra calories into new layers of ugly abdominal flab while providing that energy crash everyone dreads. One of the best ways to boost energy while reducing stomach fat is to simply avoid all foods that contain simple sugars, refined "white" flours, and/or highly-refined oils (especially trans fats!).


Eat the Best Flat Belly Diet

Belly fat reduction is nearly impossible without a good diet. In fact, most experts agree that healthy eating is about 75% of the solution when it comes to shedding fat quickly. The good news is that if you do stick to a clean diet you can easily burn off stomach fat within a matter of weeks or even days. The best "flat belly" diet is one based around whole, natural, unprocessed foods. It contains nearly equal amounts (in terms of calories) of lean protein, healthy fats, and good carbs. This is a proven ratio for losing weight quickly, efficiently, and safely.

The absolute fastest diet for losing belly fat is the paleolithic -- or simply "paleo" -- diet which is based around the natural foods that can be hunted or gathered in nature. So we're talking mainly meats, fish, eggs, leafy green vegetables, nuts, large seeds, some roots/tubers, and small amounts of fresh, raw fruit. Paleo dieters avoid all simple sugars, grains, refined flours, refined oils and fats, and all refined or processed foods. When you eat a paleo diet for a few weeks your belly fat will literally melt away. Plus your energy levels will skyrocket, any health problems you may have should improve dramatically, and you'll almost definitely feel much, much better all around!

If you think that paleo-style eating is too much of an "extreme" diet for you there's another option. You won't lose your belly as quickly but you also won't experience the food cravings that often come from avoiding all grain foods (e.g. breads, pastas, cereals, etc). Basically, you just eat a diet based around quality proteins, healthy fats/oils (like extra-virgin olive oil, natural peanut oil, avocado, unrefined coconut oil, etc.), and minimally-processed good carbs. The best healthy carb options are 100% whole grain foods, beans, legumes, whole fresh fruits, and raw or lightly cooked vegetables.

On this higher-carb diet try to follow a 40/30/30 calorie ratio of carbs/protein/fat (similar to the "Zone" diet method). Eat 4-6 small meals and snacks instead of 2 or 3 big meals. Try to eat some protein about every 3 hours in order to keep energy levels high, blood sugar levels stable, and hunger levels at a minimum. You'll still lose stomach fat quickly and you won't experience a lot of strong hunger and/or food cravings. In fact, this type of diet is the key to "easy" weight loss. ;)

No matter what you do in terms of dieting, cut out all refined sugars, "white" flours, and highly-processed fats (especially trans fats!). And remember: the right diet will almost always lead to belly fat loss. The wrong diet will lead to slow (or even negative) results and frustration. So stick to the best diet you can at least 90% of the time and you'll get some really great results in a minimal amount of time!


The Best Exercise for Burning Stomach Fat

The fastest way to burn stomach fast always involves some form of effective exercise. While it is possible to lose body fat without exercise, the "skinny fat" results that come from diet-only approaches aren't what most people want. Exercise simply provides too many metabolic and hormonal benefits that you can't get from diet alone (or supplements/diet pills for that matter). Regular exercise boosts the metabolism, burns calories, tones, strengthens, and increases lean muscle mass, and even lowers stress better than any diet, drug, pill, or supplement out there!

The best exercise for getting rid of stubborn belly fat is interval-based cardio training combined with full-body strength training/muscle-building exercise. You can burn stomach fat much more efficiently by doing both cardio/aerobic exercise and resistance training, instead of just one or the other. Strength training is proven to help build lean muscle mass, prevent muscle loss during a dieting/calorie cutting program, boost the metabolism (more muscle = faster metabolism), and help burn off ugly abdominal fat very rapidly. Interval-based cardio training, such as HIIT (high intensity interval training), is proven to burn more body fat and less lean muscle tissue. Also, many people notice that by doing short, intense interval workouts they actually burn belly fat first, making it one of the best options for getting rid of tummy flab!


Belly Fat Supplements: The Big Three

Most fat loss supplements don't provide a lot of real benefits. In fact, I'd say that about 90% of the weight loss supplements on the market are total wastes of money. That being said, there are 3 relatively cheap supplements that can really help with fast, healthy fat loss. They are: whey protein, omega 3 fats (e.g. fish oil or krill oil), and quality multi-vitamin/multi-mineral supplements. Whey protein is one of the best proteins you can consume and is perfect for increasing your lean protein intake easily and conveniently. Omega 3 fats are probably the healthiest of all dietary fats and provide a wide array of benefits for losing abdominal fat. Unless you eat a lot of oily fish and seafood you should definitely consider taking a good omega 3 formula. A high-quality multivitamin supplement is a simple and low-cost way to make sure your body has all the nutrients it needs to maximize its metabolism, maintain proper hormone production, and shed belly fat as fast as possible.


Conclusion

So there you have it: a simple guide to the best way to lose belly fat fast and naturally. All you have to do is get motivated and focused, boost your energy naturally, eat a healthy "flat belly" diet, do the best fat-burning exercises, and take a few low-cost "support" supplements. Losing tummy fat really just comes down to two things: reduce or eliminate the "junk" in your diet and do smart exercise a few times each week. If you do only those 2 things you will remove belly fat at a rapid rate. If you add in a few other things like getting plenty of sleep, drinking lots of water, and taking helpful supplements you'll lose your stomach flab even more quickly!

Have a question or comment? Leave your feedback in the space below! :)


Related info: Expert Advice on Abdominal Fat

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lose 10 Pounds in 5 Days -- Best Way to Do It Naturally & Safely

We recently received an email from a desperate reader who needs to lose some weight very quickly. Here's what she wrote:
"I need to lose 10 pounds in 5 days! I have to go to a pool party this Saturday and I don't want to be the only woman with a belly fat roll! Is it possible to do this? Can I just stop eating or is there a good diet to lose that much weight fast? Should I workout and how do I do it? What's the best way to get rid of these pounds in just five days??"

And here's our response:

Yes, it is possible to lose 10 pounds in just 5 days. But it's not easy and it's not recommended. First of all, much of the weight will be from lost "water weight", not body fat loss. Also, there are always health risks when trying to lose that much weight that fast. But it's pretty obvious that you're desperate to shed pounds so here's a simple plan you could follow. It'll get you closer to your goal than just about anything:

1. Cover the Basics -- Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night and drink a gallon of water per day. This will maximize your metabolism and energy levels so that your body is ready to shed extra weight.

2. Eat a VERY Clean Diet -- The best diet for losing pounds fast is one that's based around lean meats/proteins, non-starchy "good" carbs (mainly vegetables, beans, legumes, and raw fruit), and small amounts of healthy fats (e.g. extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, natural peanut butter, avocado, and unrefined coconut oil). Avoid ALL sugars, starches (even whole grains), and bad fats (especially fried foods and trans-fats!).

3. Eat 5 Times a Day -- Eat a small protein-based meal or snack about every 2-3 hours to boost your metabolism, stabilize your energy levels, and help you avoid hunger and food cravings.

4. Do Interval-Based Workouts -- Do a higher-intensity interval-based workout 3 or 4 days out of the five. Combine bodyweight strength training (e.g. push-ups, squats, lunges, push-ups, inverted rows, hanging leg raises, etc.) with short HIIT sessions. Keep the workouts brief (40 minutes maximum) and focus on quality/intensity of the exercise over quantity/length.

5. Take Whey and a Multivitamin -- Every day drink at least one large whey protein shake and also take a good multivitamin to support lean muscle preservation, a fast metabolism, and to help protect your overall health during this intense weight loss routine.

So there you have it: the best and probably the safest "natural" way to lose 10 pounds in 5 days (and several inches from your belly as well!). As stated above, that's quite a lot of weight to lose in so short of a time but if you're going to try you may as well use the simple and proven method outlined above. It workouts incredibly well if you follow it closely. Good luck and please let us know about the results you get from this plan. Thanks!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

How to Naturally Lose Belly Fat as Quickly as Possible

There are lots of ways to lose belly fat quickly. You can starve yourself of calories and/or carbohydrates. You can also do tons of exercise, especially that long, boring "cardio" exercise that so many people recommend. Neither are great options. Starving tends to slow down the metabolism -- not to mention make you crazy -- and exercise alone is definitely not the fastest way to lose stomach fat.

In this short post I'm going to show you one of the best ways to lose belly fat naturally and in the quickest way possible. It takes some effort and work but just about anyone can get rid of their ugly, stubborn abdominal fat very rapidly. All it takes is some focused, coordinated, and consistent action for the next few days, weeks, or months.

5 Steps to Lose Belly Fat Naturally and Quickly

Step 1: Get motivated. Motivation is the key to success. Do whatever it takes to get and stay motivated. Hint: Anger works well! ;)

Step 2: Get energized. Get plenty of sleep and drink A LOT of water. Maximize your energy and you'll burn off belly fat and lose pounds much, much faster!

Step 3: Eat the cleanest type of diet. Eat a "clean" diet based around lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbohydrates. Don't waste your time with fad diets and other things that don't work. Just get at least 90% of your calories from clean foods and you'll have no problem shrinking your tummy.

Step 4: Do the best fat-burning workouts. Do short, intense workouts based around both cardiovascular training and weight lifting. This form of exercise is the best for getting rid of stubborn belly flab quickly!

Step 5: Take support supplements. Take a good multi-vitamin and a quality omega 3 fats supplement if you don't eat a lot of seafood and fish. Also consider taking whey protein powder and green tea extract. These simple, inexpensive supplements are proven to help anyone boost energy, ramp up their metabolism, and shed stomach fat faster.

So there you have it, one of the best way to naturally lose belly fat as quickly as possible. Like I said in the beginning, it all comes down to taking focused, consistent action on a day-to-day basis. It's a formula that works and it will help you drop abdominal fat super fast!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fast Fat Loss Tricks -- 5 Fat-Burning Tricks That Always Work!

Looking for some good tips for burning off ugly body fat and losing pounds quickly? The 5 fast fat loss tricks outlined below are all proven to work very, very well...

Trick #1: Take an energy-booster. A natural caffeine-based energy booster can increase the intensity of your workouts and speed up the rate at which your body burns fat during and after the workouts!

Trick #2: Workout on an empty stomach. Your body is usually in a "fasting" state when you first wake up, with low muscle glycogen levels. Exercising first thing in the morning on an empty stomach forces your body to burn its stored fat for energy.

Trick #3: Drink A LOT of water. If you can drink about a gallon of water throughout the day you'll feel great, maximize your metabolism, help fight hunger/food cravings, and burn fat much more efficiently.

Trick #4: Do interval-based exercise. Do workouts based around high-intensity intervals, or short bursts of intense exercise. A few short sprints thrown into a strength workout can cause powerful metabolic changes that really speed up fat burning.

Trick #5: Do full-body resistance training. A few times each week do full-body resistance workouts based around "big" compound exercises like squats, push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, dips, inverse rows, etc. You'll set your body up to burn fat for the next 24-36 hours!

So there you go: five of the best fast fat loss tricks known to man. They're all 100% proven to work so give them a try. You'll be leaner, fitter, and sexier in a matter of weeks!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Quickest Way to lose 10 - 20 Pounds

Need to lose some weight fast? Here's the quickest way to lose 10 to 20 lbs anytime you wish to...

Step 1: Get focused like a laser. Think about your weight loss goal as much as possible and focus all your energy on shedding those ugly pounds!

Step 2: Get energized. Get plenty of sleep and drink LOTS of water to boost your energy naturally.

Step 3: Get on a clean-carb diet. Stabilize your blood sugar and insulin levels and burn fat faster by avoiding all sugars, processed flours, and starches (including grains and potatoes). Eat only quality proteins, healthy fats, and "clean" carbs from fruits, veggies, beans, legumes, and nuts/seeds.

Step 4: Do interval burst workouts. Do short, high-intensity workouts that combine sets of compound resistance exercises (like squats and push-ups) and rounds of intense cardio exercise (like sprints and rope jumping). This will burn fat faster and more efficiently than any other form of exercise. Plus it will leave you with a toner, tighter, sexier-looking body!

Step 5: Take supports supplements like whey protein, green tea extract, omega 3 fatty acids, and quality multi-vitamin formulas. These will speed up your weight loss progress.

So there you go: one of the best and quickest ways to lose 10 to 20 pounds. Every single tip is very effective by itself but it's the combination of the tips that creates a powerful fat-burning synergy. Give it a try and you'll lose fat, shed pounds, and look better very quickly!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Any Ab Circle Mini Reviews?

So the new Ab Circle Mini has finally been released and the fitness world is all abuzz, as expected. Pumping millions of dollars into online and offline promotion/marketing can do that for a product. But now the question is: does it work? And, if it does, is it worth the hundred dollar price tag?

The original Ab Circle Pro left a lot of customers unhappy, to put it mildly. It was constructed out of relatively low-quality materials and had extremely uncomfortable knee pads. Many users also thought that while it did work the abdominal muscles and obliques pretty well, the "cardio" exercise aspect of a typical workout wasn't all that great.

The fact that it was promoted as a weight loss solution led many customers to believe that it was an all-in-one machine for burning fat and getting those sexy "six pack" abs we all want!

So now's your chance to share you thoughts and opinions with the world regarding this ultra-hot new home fitness product. Just leave your useful reviews in the "comments" section below. Please be as helpful and candid as possible. Thank you! :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

5 Tips to Burn Fat AND Build Muscle Super Fast

It's possible to burn off ugly body fat quickly while also building lean muscle at the same time. In fact, that's really the secret to true body transformation. The 5 tips below are proven to help you boost your metabolism, lose fat faster, and build sexy lean muscle tissue simultaneously...

1. Strength train first. Resistance/weight training should be the focus of nearly all your works. Cardio should be secondary.

2. Go heavy. Don't be afraid to use heavier weights. You should be maxing out at around 10-12 reps each set.

3. Do big compound exercises. "Big" exercises that involve multiple muscle groups and joints give you the best fat-burning and muscle building results. Squats and pull-ups are WAY more beneficial than leg curls and single-arm cable rows.

4. Eat plenty of clean calories. Protein should be the focus. But also eat plenty of good carbs -- especially veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, etc. -- and a decent amount of healthy fats. Avoid highly-processed foods and you'll have a much easier time getting rid of fat and building muscle.

5. Do short burst cardio sessions. Do about 10 minutes of burst interval cardio training after your strength workouts. It's a much more efficient way than doing hours of traditional cardio workouts (like jogging on a treadmill).

So there you have it: 5 of the best ways to burn fat, build muscle, and transform your body as fast as possible!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Mini Circle": The Ab Circle Pro's Little Sister

So the makers of the extremely popular Ab Circle Pro are coming out with a new as-seen-on-TV product called the "Mini Circle". It is apparently the Ab Circle's smaller, lighter, and cheaper little sister. According to a press release from spokesperson and fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee it will cost about $100, half the price of the original Ab Circle Pro.

We would love to know if this thing actually works. The Ab Circle definitely had some quality and ease-of-use problems, at least according to dozens of user reviews and testimonials we've seen. Hopefully the issues have been dealt with and the new Mini Circle ab machine provides better value.

Please be sure to leave your own Mini Circle review or comment in the area below. Thanks!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Fastest "Easy" Way to Lose Weight

Lots of people have asked us about the fastest and best "easy" way to lose weight... so I'll try to answer that in this post. I'll go over a few simple techniques that are proven to help just about anyone burn fat, lose pounds, and shed weight in a quick and relatively easy way...

First off, when people say they want an easy weight loss solution that usually means that they don't want to do any exercise. "No exercise" weight loss plans can work but they usually don't provide the best possible results. Even a small amount of exercise can provide big benefits that diet-only weight loss plans simply can't match. Plus, with just a small amount of efficient exercise, the pounds will actually come of more easily in the end!

The key to dropping weight quickly and in the easiest possible fashion is to eat only good foods, avoid all bad foods, do a small amount of exercise regularly, and take a few cheap supplements that help to optimize your metabolism in a way that speeds up fat loss. Follow the tips below and you should have no problem losing 10-20 pounds within the next month...

3 Steps for Easy Fast Weight Loss Success

1. Eat Only Clean Foods

If you get all of your calories from clean, unprocessed foods you'll have no problem losing weight very quickly. Simply cut all processed foods out of your diet, especially refined sugars, flours, and vegetable oil. Eat only meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes. Also include small amounts of healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil. For the fastest possible weight loss results also avoid starches like grain products and potatoes, or learn how to cycle them in and out of your diet in a way that confuses your body and stimulates your metabolism.


2. Do Small Amounts of Smart Exercise

Do about 15-20 minutes of smart, efficient exercise at least 3 times per week. Just about anything that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat is beneficial. But the most effective and "smartest" type of exercise is interval-based circuit training that combines both resistance/strength training and cardio exercise. This powerful form of exercise is proven to speed up your metabolism, burn more fat, and cause some very beneficial hormonal changes in your body that make it easier to lose weight quickly.


3. Take "Easy Weight Loss" Supplements

Certain diet supplements can make weight loss a lot faster and easier. The best examples are whey protein powder, omega 3 fat formulas (like fish oil), quality multivitamins, and green tea extract. Natural forms of caffeine (even simple black coffee) taken about 30 minutes before your workouts can also help your body burn fat and calories faster and more efficiently.

So there you go: one of the fastest "easy" ways to lose weight. It all comes down to giving your body only quality foods that don't contain empty or low-quality calories, reaping the many benefits of exercise with minimal effort, and taking a few supplements that help to get your body into weight loss mode!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lose 18 Pounds in 9 Days: Is It Possible?

A few days ago a reader sent us a request for a plan to lose 18 pounds in just 9 days. She says that she has a wedding to go to and that she needs to lose about 17 or 18 lbs to reach her "ideal" weight and look good in her dress. The problem is that she had only 9 days to drop the weight. So basically she wanted to know how to shed about 2 pounds per day!

First off, losing weight that rapidly is nearly impossible. And even if you go all out in terms of exercise and calorie cutting, much if not most of the weight is going to be "water" weight that you sweat out. That being said, there are ways to lose pounds extremely quickly using super-clean dieting techniques and intense workouts. In fact, it's possible to lose about 10 pounds in just 3 days if you really try!

The problem is, 10 lbs is about the limit for most people's bodies. After you've lost those initial ten things start to get a lot more difficult because your body goes into "starvation" mode and starts doing bad things like slowing down its metabolism and burning lean muscle tissue for energy!

Still, we know that people who are desperate to lose a lot of weight very fast are doing to attempt to do so no matter what anyone tells them. So, if we had to lose 18 lbs in 9 days -- and we wanted to do it as safely as possible with minimal side-effects -- here's what we would try...

1. Sleep: Get at least 7 hours per night. You're going to need plenty of rest and recovery during this intense weight loss program!

2. Energy: It's going to be a battle to keep your energy up. Besides getting enough sleep, drink at least a gallon of water per day. Also take a good multivitamin formula. Finally, consider taking a healthy energy booster, especially before workouts to increase their effectiveness.

3. Protein Shakes: Whey protein shakes should make up the majority of your calorie intake. This way you get plenty of high-quality protein to repair muscle and boost metabolism. More importantly you can carefully control the amount and quality of the calories you're taking in. All shakes should contain a high-quality whey protein powder, some fresh or frozen fruit, and a small amount of healthy fat like natural peanut butter or unrefined coconut oil.

4. Intense Circuit Training: About every other day you need to do an intense circuit training workout based around high-intensity intervals. Stick with bodyweight exercises and simple cardio options like jumping rope and hill running. Exercise for about 30 minutes and focus on quality over quantity. Base your workouts around resistance training but finish each one with at least 10 minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to maximize fat loss.

So there you have it: one of the best ways to lose up to 18 pounds in only 9 days. We can't guarantee that you'll lose that much weight in less than a week and a half but if you follow those steps you will lose pounds and you're body will look A LOT better. Good luck!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lose Your Belly Fat in 2 Weeks

Looking for the best way to get rid of your belly fat in just 2 weeks? Then you should read this post! I'm going to show you one of the most-efficient ways to speed up your metabolism and lose belly fat quickly while tightening your abdominal area so it looks like you lost even more than you did. You might not lose all of your stomach flab in just 14 days but you can put a big dent in it and look (and feel) a lot better in that short time frame!

Step 1: Sleep More

People who sleep more have less abdominal fat. It's been scientifically proven. They also have faster metabolisms and their bodies create less "bad" hormones like cortisol (one of the most well-known belly fat-creating chemicals). So be sure to get at least 7 to 8 hours per night!

Step 2: Do Short Circuit Workouts

Do short circuit-training workouts based around intense resistance training and variable-intensity cardio exercise. Focus on compound, multi-joint exercises like squats, push-ups, pull-ups, and burpees. Keep the workouts under 30 minutes and focus on quality over quantity. You'll burn more fat, both during the exercise and afterward (when you're body is recuperating and pumping out belly fat-melting hormones!). Also, be sure to do the best abdominal exercises to tighten up that midsection, including: hanging leg raises and bicycle crunches!

Step 3: Eat a Clean-Carb-Only Diet

The quality of the carbohydrates you eat makes a huge difference in how quickly you lose your stomach fat. If you avoid the sugars and processed carbs you'll have a much easier time losing pounds. In fact, if you eat only "good" carbs for the next 2 weeks -- mainly vegetables, whole fruits, beans, legumes, and nuts/seeds -- you could lose a huge amount of belly fat. Just be sure to also eat plenty of lean protein and some healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, and unrefined coconut oil.

So that's pretty much it: the best way to lose belly fat in 2 weeks. These thing work really well if you use them together and put some real effort into it. It basically just comes down giving your body what it needs for optimal metabolic function and fast, efficient fat loss. Good luck!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Fastest (and Best) Way to Lose 10, 15, or 20 Pounds

For most people, losing just 10 to 20 pounds can make a HUGE improvement in the way they look and feel. As long as most of the weight is fat and not just "water weight" (or worse, muscle tissue!) it will feel incredible do get those stubborn pounds off your body. Below I'm going to show you one of the fastest, easiest, and simplest ways to lose 10, 15, or even 20 pounds within the next month. It's based on techniques that fitness pros use and may be the single best weight loss method in the world...

Step 1: Get your energy up.

Boost your energy naturally by getting plenty of sleep and drinking lots of water every day. Also avoid all refined sugars, junk foods, and alcohol for the next couple of weeks. You'll have much more energy, experience fewer food cravings, and have a boosted metabolism.

Step 2: Eat a clean, paleo-style diet.

Eat a diet based around clean "paleolithic" foods like meats, fish, nuts, large seeds, vegetables, and whole fruits. Avoid processed foods as much as possible, especially refined sugars, grain product, and trans-fat oils! This is the best diet for losing fat and shedding pounds quickly. It will also dramatically improve the way you feel in as little as 3 days.

Step 3: Do short, intense exercise sessions often.

Do short, high-intensity, interval-based "burst" exercise frequently, at least 3 or 4 times per week. Combine both full-body strength training with short bouts of variable-intensity cardio work (such as HIIT-style exercise). Besides burning massive amounts of calories, this form of exercise causes powerful metabolic and hormonal changes inside of your body that lead to fat loss and lean muscle preservation (or, in some cases, lean muscle gain!).

So there you go: 3 simple, proven, and powerful steps to losing 10, 15, or even 20 lbs within the next month. I guarantee that these techniques will work for just about anyone who puts some focused effort into using them on a consistent basis for at least 2 to 3 weeks!

Learn the fastest way to lose 10 pounds... Click here!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Liporidex: Any Reviews?

Liporidex user reviewsDoes anyone have any reviews of Liporidex, the new weight loss supplement? We've gotten a few requests for info about it and so far we haven't been able to find much. We did see that the company behind the product (Nuretix) is doing a lot of marketing online right now... which would explain why so many people are looking for customer/user reviews.

A quick look shows that it's another "metabolism-booster" supplement that also promises to lower blood sugar levels (so, at least theoretically, the body is forced to burn fat for energy) and suppress appetite. Nothing on its list of ingredients really stands out. In fact they can all be found in dozens of other diet products: CLA, phenylethylamine (a cocoa extract), bitter orange extract (a stimulant), green tea, cayenne pepper, soy isoflavones, several antioxidants, and a few minerals like calcium, chromium, zinc, and magnesium.

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Liporidex web site promises to make it easier to lose weight without experiencing the negative side-effects of most stimulant-based fat-burners (e.g. feelings of jitteriness and problems sleeping). It also has a few "red flags"... including promises of anti-aging benefits and an immune system boost. It even states that taking Liporidex will make you light, lean, and energetic "like a little hummingbird". Um... ok.

Hypey promises like those usually point to a sub-par product. When a fat loss products promises to boost your immune system you should usually turn and run! Of course there are exceptions to that rule... but not many. If you've used Liporidex or know something about it please leave your own reviews, opinions, and comments in the section below. Thanks!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lose Belly Fat: Your Fastest Plan

Looking for the fastest way to lose ugly belly fat quick and drop pounds fast? Stubborn abdominal fat can be difficult to lose but in this article I'm going to show you one of the best "natural" ways to burn it off very quickly. All you really have to do is manipulate your body's own metabolic and hormonal balance in a way to causes it to shed it's ugly and dangerous stomach fat!

Step 1: Get enough sleep

Getting too little sleep is one of the biggest causes of belly fat problems. If you don't get at least 7 hours you're more likely to overeat, skip workouts, have a slow metabolism, and even store more fat in your abdomen.

Step 2: Eat cleaner carbs

Most people can lose pounds and get rid of their belly fat fast if they simply eat "cleaner" carbohydrates. Mainly vegetables, beans, and fruit. All processed/refined carb foods should be avoided most of the time. Natural starches like potatoes and whole grains should be cycle in and out of your diet for best weight loss results.

Step 3: Do interval burst training

Interval-based burst training causes some really good things to happen inside your body. The powerful metabolic and hormonal changes that come from regular high-intensity interval training can help to burn belly fat in the fastest and healthiest way possible.

Step 4: Follow simple diet tips

A few simple diet tips can make it a lot easier to lose your stomach flab more quickly. Start by basing all your meals and snacks around some form of quality protein. Include some healthy fats in your daily diet. Try to eat a small meal/snack about every 2 to 3 hours.

The tips above are all designed to easily and naturally speed up your fat loss results. They can help anyone lose belly fat in the fastest way possible. Incorporate them into a healthy fitness plan and you'll shed your ugly abdominal fat, guaranteed!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

REAL Brazil Butt Lift Workout Reviews

OK so Brazil Butt Lift is the new "hot" fitness product from Beachbody. And like the popular Insanity workout (and pretty much all of their products) it's tough to find real, unbiased reviews from people who aren't just trying to sell to you. Yes, Amazon has a handful of reviews (4/2011 Update: Amazon now has many reviews!) but many of them don't seem exactly "authentic". We have gotten several inquiries regarding the product but have yet to try it ourselves. If you or someone you know has tried the Brazil Butt Lift workout program please leave your own reviews, testimonials, opinions, etc. in the "comments" section at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

The idea behind this new at-home workout program is to help women get the kind of perfect butts that so many Brazilian models have. And, having spent some time in Brazil, believe me when I say that the women down their have some of the best-looking, sexiest, and fittest rear ends in the world. So right off the bat I love the concept. But the question remains: does the Brazil Butt Lift workout program actually work?

Leandro Carvalho (aka the "Brazilian Butt Master") is a well-known personal trainer in South America and he's the one who put this new program together. He claims to know the best proven way to "reduce, shape, and lift your behind". Several well-known lingerie and bikini models have used Carvalho's services so we assume that he knows something about what he's talking about. In case you don't know, bikini modeling is a HUGE industry in Brazil and the models absolutely have to look "perfect" by the Brazilian standard. So lots of intense exercise -- and, in most cases, a very good amount of plastic surgery -- is a must for these ladies.

The Brazil Butt Lift DVD program promises to get your booty into "runway shape" so that you too can have the same kind of sexy derriere that looks incredible in a bathing suit, tight shorts, or even just a well-fitting pair of jeans. According to Carvalho the secret is his "TriAngle Training" method that efficiently exercises all the muscles of the buttocks from several different angles. He promises that it's a super-effective way to lift and shape your butt while trimming and tightening you hips and thighs... and even melting away stubborn thigh and belly fat.

The program is based around Brazilian dancing (samba anyone?), special types of cardio training, and a few lower-body "sculpting" exercises. Beach Body claims that it will work for any butt type... but that's extremely hard to believe since the shape of your butt (like the rest of your body) is very dependent on your personal genetics. That's where the plastic surgery mentioned above comes in and it's why you should keep in mind that even the sexiest Brazilian bodies have often been enhanced with more than just natural exercise and diet!

We hope to get some good customer reviews in the near future and possibly even an "expert evaluation" from one or two of our contributors. And please remember to leave your own opinions, questions, comments, etc. below!



(By the way, just to clear up any confusion, a real Brazilian "butt lift" is a buttock "enhancement" procedure that involves transferring fat cells from one part of your body -- such as the stomach or hips -- and injecting them into your buttocks. Liposuction is often used to improve the contouring around the butt area. Many plastic surgeons consider this to be the best "natural" way to improve the appearance of your rear end... along with exercise of course!)



Friday, February 19, 2010

Any Metabosol Reviews?

We've gotten several requests for reviews of Metabosol, a new weight loss supplement from low-carb experts Drs. Michael and Mary Eades. No one here has used it yet and we haven't even been able to find any real customer reviews or testimonials, other than the obviously-biased ones on the web site. According to the Eadeses the new Metabosol product is a proprietary blend of several safe nutrients that is designed to speed up the weight loss process when combined with a healthy diet and good exercise program. So... nothing too new or extraordinary there!

It took me a fairly long while to find the active ingredients in the Metabosol formula but eventually I found them. They include: carnitine, hydroxycitrate, chromium, aspartic acid, and biotin... in "specific doses designed to support fat burning, especially if taken while on a moderately low-carbohydrate, protein-rich diet". Again, nothing too "special" there. All of those ingredients can be found in countless other diet supplements and none of them have yet been scientifically proven to significantly speed up fat loss. Of course, the combination and "specific" ratio may hold the key to fast and easy weight loss... and that's exactly what this product is trying to imply.

Apparently Metabosol is a powder that you mix with plain water. Powders are usually better than pills, but only if the flavor is OK. Currently this product only comes in two flavors -- Berry and Citrus -- so it will be interesting to get some user reviews regarding the taste.

The Eadeses are true experts who are well respected in the fitness community. But in recent years they have kind of gotten a reputation for promoting some "iffy" products (like Pentabosol) and sometimes seeming to be more interested in selling books and products than in actually helping people lose weight in a healthy way. That being said, Metabosol may work very, very well!

We'd love to hear any reviews, opinions, comments, or questions regarding this product. If you'd like to leave your own, just do so in the area below. Thank you!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Fastest Healthy Way to Lose Weight (In a Nutshell)

Looking for the fastest "healthy" way to burn fat and lose weight? If so, you're in luck! In this post I'm going to show you -- in a nutshell -- what is almost definitely the best way to get rid of body fat and lose pounds in the quickest amount of time possible. Using the simple and proven tips below you should be able to lose at least 5-10 pounds within the next couple weeks... and then continue (if you want/need to) losing fat in a healthy, safe, and efficient manner for as long as you want!

STEP 1: Get energized and motivated

You've got to get yourself physically and mentally energized in order to lose weight at the fastest rate possible. You've also got to get and stay ultra-motivated at all times! Start by creating a powerful goal statement and reviewing it daily. Look at photos of people with fit, lean bodies and/or photos of your soft, chubby body (trust me, this works wonders). Boost your energy naturally by getting plenty of sleep, drinking large amounts of water, avoiding highly processed foods as much as possible, and doing some form of exercise most days of the week.

STEP 2: Eat a "clean calorie" diet

For rapid fat loss results, you need to get all or at least most (90%+) of your calories from "clean calorie" sources: mainly lean proteins, healthy fats, and small amounts of unprocessed, low-GI carbohydrates (e.g. vegetables, beans, legumes, and some fruits). Avoid all simple sugars and highly refined carb sources (e.g. white breads, pastas, sodas, etc.). Most people get the quickest weight loss results by cutting out all starches as well -- including whole grains, rice, potatoes, etc. -- at least for the first few weeks. Without a super-clean eating plan you're not going to lose pounds in the fastest way possible... in fact you may not lose weight at all!

STEP 3: Do interval-based exercise

Interval-based exercise is the best for boosting your metabolism significantly and burning fat quickly while also preserving (or even increasing) that all-important lean muscle tissue. Do some form of interval-based exercise at least 4 times a week. For best/fastest results combine both full-body strength/resistance training (such as bodyweight circuit training) and variable-intensity cardio exercise (such as HIIT training). Keep your workouts short (under 40 minutes) and intense... quality is better than quantity! Also keep them at least mildly enjoyable and mix things up often, both for your own enjoyment and to keep your body from adapting (as will most certainly do eventually).

So there you go: the fastest "healthy" way to burn fat and lose weight. All it takes is focus, motivation, and all-out action combined with a clean diet and some efficient exercise. Simple? Yes. Easy? Maybe not. But the good news is that research shows that making big changes and taking "big" action actually works better than the typical slow-and-steady, "small, gradual changes" weight loss plans. So get yourself a good fitness/fat loss plan and getting going!

Please leave your questions and comments below... thanks... :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lose 10 Pounds: The Fastest, Easiest, Simplest Ways!

Are you looking for the best ways to lose 10 pounds fast? That's good, because that's exactly what you're going to get in this post! Below are 10 of the fastest, easiest, and simplest ways to lose ten lbs in a relatively safe and healthy manner. No starvation diets or "tortuous" exercise routines. No expensive weight loss pills or dangerous "fat burner" supplements. Just 10 of the best methods for boosting your metabolism, burning fat, and getting rid of pounds of ugly flab fast. Sound good? Then let's get started...

10 Tips to Lose Ten Pounds as Quickly as Possible

1. Be Aggressive

You're not going to be able to lose 5 or 10 pounds in a matter of days without going "all out" and being very aggressive in your thoughts and actions. Big action gets big results, little action gets little results... so forget about the "small changes" approach for now. Research actually shows that making big, sweeping changes in diet and exercise habits all at once works much better than the typical slow-and-steady approach to weight loss, mainly because you get to see the fruits of your labor very quickly (and therefore get a big motivational boost)!

2. Get Laser-Focused and Highly Motivated

Laser-like focus and motivation are HUGE when it comes to achieving fast, healthy fat loss. You've got to know exactly what you want, write it down, review it daily, and focus as much of your energy as possible on attaining it rapidly. The more focused you are the faster you'll drop those unwanted pounds (and the easier it will be!). Boost your motivation by visualizing success, looking at photos of people with fit, lean, sexy bodies, listening to motivational music, watching motivational videos, and basically doing whatever it takes to get yourself "burning hot" with desire to lose fat fast!

3. Get Energized

People with high energy levels tend to lose weight, get fit, and change their bodies much faster and more efficiently than people with low energy. Boost your energy naturally by getting plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours for most people) and drinking a lot of water every day (at least 60 or 7o ounces daily). Also avoid simple sugars, processed junk food, and alcohol as much as possible. Finally, consider taking a healthy energy booster supplement, at least on your workout days.

4. Juice Fast (or Raw Diet) Your Way to Success

Simple and short 1, 2, or 3 day raw juice fasts can be a big help. They provide a safe, natural, healthy cleanse (or "detox") that can boost your energy and improve the way you feel while helping you drop a few pounds quickly and easily. If you don't want to do a juice fast, a simple "raw food" diet where you eat only raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds for 2-3 days can be nearly as effective.

5. Develop the Morning Exercise Habit

Get into the habit of doing at least a little bit of vigorous exercise first thing every morning. Just 10-15 minutes of quality exercise can give you huge benefits for the rest of the day. You'll jumpstart your metabolism, burn more fat, boost your energy, and be much more likely to eat healthily for the duration of the day.

6. Eat a Paleo-Style Diet

The best diet for the fastest weight loss results is a paleo-style (or "caveman") diet based around whole, natural, unprocessed foods. Lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbs should make up at least 90% of your calorie intake. Avoid refined sugars, processed flours, grains (bread, cereals, pasta, etc.), rice, corn, potatoes and any other similar carbohydrate. Most of your carbs need to come from vegetables, fruit, and beans/legumes. This simple eating style -- by itself -- can help you lose 10 pounds in 2 to 4 weeks!

7. Do Full-Body Circuit Training

There are many forms of exercise that can help you lose 10 pounds in the fastest and easiest way possible. But the best exercise for rapid fat loss is probably full-body circuit training. This involves doing short, high-intensity workouts based around several different compound, multi-joint resistance exercises with several brief rounds of cardio thrown in (normal or "HIIT" style, depending on your conditioning level).

Besides burning fat incredibly well, this type of workout causes powerful metabolic changes in your body that will cause it to continue to burn fat for many hours after the workout is completed. Best of all, as long as you're eating enough calories and protein every day, you won't lose very much lean muscle tissue and your metabolism won't be slowed down!

8. Do Smart Cardio

Most people, when they want to lose 5 or 10 lbs quickly, just start doing massive amounts of typical "slow" cardio exercise. Long, slow, and boring cardiovascular training is not the best way to reduce body fat levels and lose pounds fast. Doing short workouts based around high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise is proven to burn fat more efficiently while also helping to preserve that vital lean muscle mass. HIIT (as well as most forms of interval training) works so well because it burns lots of calories but also elicits a powerful hormonal response from the body that sets it up to continue burning fat for many hours, even when you're sleeping!

9. Take Good Support Supplements

You don't need to buy any expensive diet pills or fat-burner supplements to lose weight fast. But you should take a few safe, proven, and relatively inexpensive "support" supplements: whey protein powder, a good multi-vitamin/multi-mineral formula, omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. fish oil), and possibly a healthy energy booster. The whey is a simple and ultra-healthy way to bump up your quality-protein intake. Whey protein shakes should be a stable of your diet and definitely consumed immediately after tough workouts to enhance/speed up recovery. The multi-vitamin and omega 3 fats help to ensure your body has all the vital nutrients it needs for a strong, healthy metabolism. The healthy energy booster is great for boosting intensity (and motivation) for your workouts.

10. Use the Power of Momentum

One of the few real "secrets" of achieving fast success in any fitness or weight loss-related endeavour is to use the power of momentum. Think about trying to push a heavy boulder down a flat road. At first it's incredibly difficult and requires huge amounts of effort. But once you get the thing moving and you're warmed up it gets easier and easier. Fast, healthy weight loss works similarly. If you can force yourself to just get started and dive into an "all out" attack on your body fat, you'll find that things become a lot easier and simpler from that point on. Take massive positive action for several days in a row and you'll quickly develop the kind of unstoppable momentum -- and good habits -- that will allow you to lose 5, 10, 15, or even 20 pounds in the next few short weeks!

So there you go: one of the fastest, easiest, and simplest ways to lose 10 pounds. These tips are all proven to work incredibly well so please do give them a try. If you have any questions or comments leave them in the space below. Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!



Monday, February 1, 2010

The Fastest & Simplest Way to Lose 10 - 20 Pounds in the Next 2 - 3 Weeks

Need a simple and safe solution to lose several pounds fast? Then you're in the right place! Losing weight quickly doesn't have to be a crazy, complicated, and dangerous undertaking. It can actually be relatively simple, efficient, and even "easy"... if you know what you're doing. Below I'll outline one of the simplest and fastest ways to lose 10 to 20 pounds in the next 2 to 3 weeks. If you're looking for a way to burn off some fat while losing a significant amount of weight and creating a leaner, sexier, more "toned" body fast you'll definitely want to give this method a try...

Step 1: GET MOTIVATED

Getting and staying highly motivated is vital for achieving fast weight loss success. No matter how motivated and "geared up" you think you are right now, you're going to find out that it's incredibly easy to lose that motivation once things start to get a little difficult. The key is to find things that you can use to motivate yourself every day and just about any time you choose. Some common examples include:

- photos of fit people with the kind of lean, sexy body you desire
- inspirational, motivating videos on Youtube
- your favorite heart-pumping music
- a simple written statement describing your exact goal, when you want to achieve it by, and what you plan to do to reach it (aka a goal-statement)

Basically do whatever you have to in order to energize yourself mentally, day in and day out, until you've lost those first 10 or 20 lbs!

Step 2: DO "HIGH-EFFICIENCY" EXERCISE

It's possible to lose pounds fast without exercise. But if you do some simple metabolism-boosting, "high-efficiency" exercise a few times per week it is so much easier to lose weight quickly while also protecting your vital muscle tissue. And all it takes is two proven forms of fat-burning exercise done every other day. Bodyweight-only circuit training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio exercise will give you all the fat-blasting, muscle-building benefits that you're looking for. Just remember to keep your workouts short, intense, and at least relatively "fun" so that you don't begin to dread working out!

Step 3: EAT A PALEO DIET

You don't need to starve yourself, count calories all day long, or follow some super-complex dieting plan in order to lose 10 or 20 pounds in less than a month. All you really need to do is follow an ultra-simple diet based around "paleo" eating (aka the "caveman diet"). This healthy and proven diet involves eating only foods that can be hunted or gathered in nature. Mainly lean meats, fish, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and raw fruits. No processed foods or refined ingredients (e.g. sugars, "white" flours, trans fats, etc.). No grains. Very minimal amounts of natural starches like sweet potatoes. This healthy diet will allow you to cut your calorie intake easily and get your blood sugar and insulin levels under control. It will also provide you with a lot of natural energy and allow you to drop body fat very quickly!

So there you go: one of the simplest and fastest ways to lose 10 or 20 pounds quickly... in just 2 or 3 weeks in most cases! If you can get and stay highly motivated, begin doing efficient forms of exercise consistently, and eat a paleo-style diet based around simple, "basic" foods you'll have no problem dropping body fat, keeping sexy lean muscle, and creating a fitter, leaner body fast!





Learn more:

Fastest Way to Lose 10 Pounds

Fastest Fat Loss Tips

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Quickest Way to Lose 20 Pounds (Healthy)

Looking for a way to lose a lot of weight quickly, but also in a relatively healthy manner? There are thousands of ways to burn fat and lose weight fast, but most aren't very safe or healthy. In this short post I'm going to show one of the quickest ways to lose 20 pounds without hurting your health or slowing down your metabolism. Using the tips below you should be able to lose 1o to 20 lbs within the next 4 to 6 weeks. Good luck!

GET FOCUSED -- Focus is everything. Write down your goal (e.g. "Lose 20 pounds by March 1st") and read it to yourself daily. Spend a minute each day thinking about how great you'll look and feel after getting 20 lbs of ugly, useless flab off your body. Focus on achieving your goal and success will come much faster!

BOOST YOUR ENERGY -- More energy equals faster, healthier fat loss. Boost your energy naturally by getting plenty of sleep each night, drinking at least 70 ounces of water per day, and avoiding refined sugars, trans fats, and alcohol as much as possible.

EAT SUPER-CLEAN -- Eating a "super clean" diet is definitely one of the fastest ways to lose weight. In fact, a simple diet based around lean proteins, good carbs, and healthy fats could allow you to lose 15 or 20 pounds all by itself. No matter what, cut out all processed sugars, flours, and fats!

EAT OFTEN -- Eat 5 or 6 small protein-rich meals and snacks per day, spaced 2-3 hours apart. This will help suppress your appetite, boost your energy, and increase your metabolism... all in a safe, natural, healthy way.

DO THE BEST KIND OF EXERCISE -- Smart exercise combined with healthy diet is always the quickest way to lose 20 lbs. The best exercise is full-body strength training combined with interval-based cardio exercise. Keep your workouts short, intense, and enjoyable and you'll get better fat loss and muscle-toning results.

TAKE SOME SUPPLEMENTS -- Take whey protein powder, omega 3 fats, and a good multi-vitamin supplement. The whey makes it easy to boost your protein intake and the omega 3 fats and multi-vitamins ensure that your body has all the nutrients it needs to support the fastest possible weight loss.

So there you go: a simple, healthy, proven way to lose 10 or 20 pounds in a matter of weeks. It all really comes down to focusing on your goal, eating a healthy diet with little or no refined/processed food, and doing the most effective form of fat-burning exercise. Combine some inexpensive support supplements and you have yourself the quickest way to lose 10, 20, or even 30 pounds in a healthy and relatively safe manner!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Beachbody Insanity Workout Program Reviews

Looking for reviews of the Beachbody Insanity home workout program? Then you're in the right place! We are big fans of total-body, bodyweight-only, circuit-training workouts. Why? Because they simply work better than just about anything else out there for burning fat while toning/building lean muscle and developing real-world strength in a relatively safe way... all at the same time! With that in mind, we figured we'd do a quick review of the very popular 60-day home fitness program based around intense bodyweight circuit training. Insanity is brought to us from the folks at Beachbody, the same company that developed the ever-popular -- and very similar -- P90X program as well as the Brazil Butt-Lift workout program (among others).

As with all Beachbody products, the majority of the Insanity reviews you'll find online are very positive -- maybe too much so. It's difficult to know which ones are real and which ones were written by one of the thousands of "Team Beachbody" members -- or "coaches" as they're called -- who make money selling the products. In fact, the last time we checked, only about 10% of the Insanity workout reviews online contained any negatives/cons at all.

Fortunately for you, Fast Easy Fit is an independent website that provides independent, BS-free info. The goal here is to provide a real, non-biased, and useful review of the Insanity workout program that highlights both the "good" and the "bad" about this interesting new fitness product. If you've used Insanity yourself please help us out by leaving your own customer reviews, ratings, and comments in the area at the bottom of the page... thanks!

The Good

If you can stick with it, the Insanity workout system will almost definitely help you lose fat while toning all the muscles in your body at the same time. And it'll do it fast. That's because it's a super-intense exercise program based around total-body interval training. It combines both effective bodyweight strength training moves with various forms of high-intensity cardiovascular exercise (including HIIT). This provides you with the best of both worlds, in terms of burning fat and building and toning sexy lean muscle tissue. Plus, as with nearly all bodyweight exercise-focused programs, Insanity can help you develop a ton of useful "functional" strength and fitness, which can improve your overall health, make you a better athlete, protect you from injury, and simply help you move and feel a lot better!

The Bad

In our opinion -- and from what we've heard from a few people who've tried the program -- many people who buy Insanity aren't going to stick with it for more than a couple of weeks. That's because a large percentage of the people who buy "infomercial" products are looking for a quick and easy solution to a problem. Insanity is certainly not "easy" by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it's probably too difficult for the average totally-out-of-shape person looking to lose 20+ pounds while getting into shape at the same time. The only thing the typical person likes less than pain is LOTS of pain.

One common theme we've seen in many of the Insanity reviews is that it seems to work best for people who already exercise on a regular basis. These are people who already have a base of cardiovascular conditioning and won't be totally overwhelmed by the high intensity levels of the Insanity workouts. They are looking to kick things up a notch and burn off the rest of their stubborn belly fat while getting those lean, sexy, strong "fitness model" muscles (including six-pack abs!).

The other problem we see is the same for many home workout programs: most people simply do not have the discipline to do a hard, painful workout by themselves inside their homes on a nearly daily basis. It takes a good amount of self-discipline and self-motivation to get yourself to workout at all day in and day out for weeks and months on end. It takes a HUGE amount to do it totally by yourself... in your living room or bedroom... in front of your TV... with your kids, pets, spouse, cell phone, etc. distracting you!

One more thing: Insanity's price seems to be a little high for what it is. There are other really good home workout programs -- based around high-intensity calisthenics, aerobics, latin dance, kettlebells, etc. -- that are quite a bit cheaper and just as effective. And although "Shaun T" -- the hip hop dancer who leads you through the workouts -- seems like a good instructor, we don't know if he's that good! For nearly $150 you could buy several sessions with a one-on-one personal trainer in many cities.


Conclusion

The Beachbody Insanity workout program is based on solid fitness and exercise fundamentals that we know work very, very well for both fat-burning and muscle-toning. It's basically a bodyweight calisthenics workout based around different forms of high-intensity interval training. It combines some very effective exercises, including basic plyometric movements, with a proven form of fat-burning HIIT-based cardio (similar to the Tabata method).

The main problem with Insanity is that it's probably too intense for many of the people who order it looking for a "quick fix" to their weight loss problems. If you haven't worked out in years and are completely out of shape look somewhere else. Insanity is only going to leave you sore, frustrated, and hating exercise (never a good way to feel!).

We give the Insanity program 3 and a half stars out of 5. If you disagree or have your own reviews, testimonials, opinions, comments, etc. please leave them below!