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.


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!

Advanced "Fast Death" Bodyweight WorkoutWorkout

Think you need weights or machines to get a super-effective workout if you're already in decent shape? Think again. The video below proves, once again, that all anyone ever really needs to burn fat quickly and efficiently, build sexy lean muscle, and develop fantastic "functional" strength is their own bodyweight. Pullups, jump squats, and one-legged "pistol" squats will provide anyone (even Bruce Lee!) with an incredible butt-kicking full-body workout in as little as 10 or 15 minutes. Watch this...

Very nice. Thanks Zuzana!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lose Your Belly Fat in 2 Weeks... ?

The other day someone asked me if she could lose most of her belly fat in just 2 weeks. She really wasn't fat but she did have some "tummy" fat that she wanted to lose before going on a cruise in February. Obviously I had to tell her the truth: it's nearly impossible to lose a very large amount of stomach/abdominal fat in just 14 days.

But there is some good news. It is possible to lose several pounds and inches in that short amount of time if you follow a very structured diet and exercise regimen. It's not exactly "easy" but it is simple. It goes something like this:

-- Start drinking large amounts of water. Shoot for a gallon per day!

-- Stop eating all processed foods and simple sugars. This will cut your calorie intake and get your blood sugar and insulin levels under control (making it much easier to lose weight quickly).

-- Start eating 5 small meals and snack per day, spaced about 3 hours apart.

-- Get all of your calories from lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbs. Nearly all your carbohydrates should come from vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and small amounts of fresh, raw fruit. Aim for "low glycemic-index" carbs as much as possible.

-- Start doing about 30 minutes of variable-intensity exercise per day. Full-body circuit training is the best option. Also do some high-intensity interval training (HIIT) if you already have some conditioning. Do ab exercises at the end of your workouts... not because they're going to "spot reduce" your belly fat but because they'll strengthen, tone, and tighten-up your abdominal muscles, making it look like you have lost belly fat!

-- Drink at least one whey protein shake per day. Also take a good multi-vitamin supplement and, preferably, a omega 3 fat supplement like fish or krill oil.

By following the steps above I can't promise that you'll lose your belly fat in only 2 week, but I can promise that you'll drop several pounds and almost definitely lose inches from your abdomen, hips, things, and butt.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cissus Quadrangularis for Weight Loss: Any Reviews?

We've been getting questions about a substance called cissus quadrangularis and its potential weight loss benefits. Only one of our writers had actually heard of the strangely-named plant before, and he only remembered reading about its apparent ability to speed healing of tendon and ligament problems in bodybuilders. Some quick research shows that it is indeed sold on several bodybuilding and health supplement sites and that it's been used to heal broken bones and snapped tendons for a very long time (possibly thousands of years!).

Information regarding weight loss and cissus quadrangularis is pretty limited though. There is one interesting study that shows some promise for using cissus as an obesity fighter. And some experts do believe that it can speed up healthy fat loss, although how the antioxidant-rich plant extract does that exactly is not understood well at all. No matter what, one thing is apparent when it comes to looking at information about cissus quadrangularis: most of it comes from people and companies who have a financial motivation to promote the plant as a "safe" and natural weight loss aid or as a tonic for any of a number of other health issues (including asthma, osteoporosis, H. pylori ulcers, and even hemorrhoids!).

There are many c. quadrangularis supplements on the market. Some of the more popular ones are Super Cissus RX, Primaforce, Aminoslim, and Cissolean. Oh, and of course Cylaris, aka "The World's Strongest Weight Loss Formula" (LOL!). If you have any experience with these or any other cissus product please leave your reviews, testimonials, and opinions in the comments area below. We're especially interested in benefits related to weight loss as well as any negative side effects you may have experienced while taking the product. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lose 10 Lbs in 2 Weeks -- 5 Fast Fat Loss Tips

Looking for more of the best ways to lose 10 lbs in just 2 weeks? The tips below can help you boost your metabolism, burn fat faster, be less hungry, and lose those 10 pounds in the next 10 to 14 days...


Cutting carbs simply works. In fact it may be the single best diet tip for losing pounds quickly. Scientific research proves it, including one recent study that found men who got only 8% of their daily calories from carbs were able to lose 7 pounds of pure body fat while also gaining 2 pounds of lean muscle tissue in just six weeks! No matter what, cut out all refined sugars and flour. It's all about "good" carbs when you're trying to drop weight as fast as possible.


High-fiber "bulky" foods should make up a good percentage of your diet. Fiber-rich foods make you feel fuller and reduce hunger/food cravings. Plus they have added health benefits. The best options are vegetables and beans.


Protein is the ultimate "fat burning food" because it requires a lot of energy (calories and, hopefully, stored body fat) just to digest and process (equal to about a quarter of the calories in the protein food itself). Plus protein provides the building-blocks for new metabolism-boosting lean muscle tissue. Besides meats, eggs, fish, etc. you should also include whey protein in your diet because of its many beneficial fat loss and muscle-sparing effects.


Always do your cardio training after you've finished your strength training. You'll be stronger and fresher for your lifts and your cardio will have a much greater benefit because you'll already be "pre-fatigued" from the weight work.


The body adapts quickly to any workout routine, so for fastest results you need to be mixing up your exercise as much as possible. There are billions of combinations of effective strength training exercises and cardio/aerobic exercise options. Don't make the mistake of doing the same workout every week. Be creative and keep things interesting to help avoid burnout and lose those pounds even faster!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks -- The Best Diet and Exercise Strategies

Need to lose some weight quickly, and preferably in a safe, healthy way? Well that's what I'm going to show you how to do right now. Below I'll share with you a few of the best diet and exercise strategies which can allow you to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks. There's no super low-calorie "starvation" dieting or extreme workout routines involved. But it will take some seriously focused effort on your part to lose that much weight in such a short amount of time. So get ready and let's get going...

(Special Note: Remember to write your goal down on paper and review it daily. Yes it sounds dumb but this technique is absolutely proven to help you get better fat loss and fitness results in less time!)

Best Diet Tips to Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks

1. Do a quick 1- or 2-day raw juice fast or raw "fruit and seeds" diet. This is a great way to jumpstart/boost any healthy weight loss progress. You'll cleanse/detox a bit, boost your energy, feel better, lose a pound or two, and get yourself in the right mindset for fast weight loss success.

2. Cut all processed carbohydrates out of your diet. This will cut many of the "bad" calories from your diet and help get your insulin and blood sugar levels under control (which equals faster, easier fat loss).

3. Get 90% of your calories (at least) from quality proteins, healthy fats, and "good" carbs. For best results get all of your calories from clean, unprocessed, healthy foods during these two weeks! The more refined/processed sugars, flours, and fats you eat the less likely you'll be able to lose the ten lbs in just 2 weeks!

4. Eat a small protein-based meal or snack about every 3 hours during the day. This is a simple, effective hunger-fighting and metabolism-boosting technique used by many athletes, fitness models, and personal trainers.

5. Drink about a gallon of water per day (including sugar-free teas). It's a lot but it's well worth the effort. You'll be less hungry, have more energy, and your metabolism will be significantly stronger!

6. Take whey protein powder and a good multivitamin supplement daily. These are good, inexpensive "support" supplements that will help your body drop fat quicker and build muscle more efficiently.

Best Exercise Tips to Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks

1. Do 2-3 intense total-body resistance training workouts per week. Keep the workouts short, intense, and effective. This is pretty much the most-efficient form of fat-burning/muscle-saving exercise known to man.

2. Do some form of interval-based cardio training 3-4 times per week (such as HIIT exercise). Burns more fat and help to protect vital lean muscle tissue (and your metabolism). Can be done alone or performed after your strength/resistance workouts.

3. Do at least 20-30 minutes of vigorous activity every day, even on your "off" days. Morning is the best time to do it. Make sure you break a sweat. You might also want to consider playing a favorite sport a couple of times per week.

And that's pretty much it.... a 100% proven strategy anyone can use to lose 10 pounds in just 2 weeks. It all comes down to focusing on your goal, following a clean, natural diet, and doing some efficient, higher-intensity exercise. As long as you're getting plenty of sleep (and resting between hard workouts) you should have no problem getting rid of that stubborn belly fat and losing several pounds in a couple of weeks... in a relatively safe, health way!

Good luck! Please leave your questions, comments, and tips below...


How much weight can you lose in 2 weeks?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Help Me Lose Weight Faster Please!"

The other day my 40-year-old female friend called me on the phone and said this: "Help me lose weight faster please!". She told me that she'd been trying to lose 15 pounds fast -- in less than 3 weeks -- by following a typical low-fat/low-calorie diet and jogging about half an hour on a treadmill 5 days a week. After nearly 2 weeks she had only lost 5 lbs. Plus she had low energy, felt bad overall, and was having trouble sleeping due to the caffeine-based "fat burner" she'd bought at her local GNC. Needless to say, she was frustrated with her poor weight loss results, which is why she called me.

First, I told her that it was unlikely that she'd lose the other 10 pounds in the week and a half she had left before her big event (a wedding). Even if she did lose that much weight, only a small percentage of it would be from actual fat loss... most would be lost "water weight" and reduced lean muscle tissue. The good news, I told her, was that with the right strategies she could definitely drop a few pounds of flab and tone up her body in a way that would make it look like she was 10-15 lbs lighter.

Here are the 3 tips I gave her to help her lose weight faster:

1. Do a 1 or 2-day raw juice fast

This is a great way to jumpstart any weight loss program. You simply consume nothing but fresh raw vegetable and fruit juices along with large amount of pure water and/or "lemon" water for 24 to 48 hours. It'll help to cleanse and "detox" your body, boost your energy, and even help you drop a pound or two quickly and easily. Also, during this time skip any fat-burner or energy-booster supplements you may be taking and focus on "re-charging" your body naturally.

2. Get on a better diet

The low-fat "starvation" diet my friend was on obviously wasn't working too well for her. That's often the case with these kinds of diets, mainly because the lack of fat and calories causes the body to slow down its natural fat-burning processes (i.e. its metabolism) while zapping energy at the same time. I told her to immediately switch to a clean low-carb diet based around lean proteins, plenty of healthy fats (e.g. olive oil, unrefined coconut oil, oily fish, and avocado), and small amounts of "good" carbs (mainly from vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and small amounts of fruit). This type of diet, based around healthy low-carb meals, allows most people to lose weight even faster than typical "low fat" eating plans while supporting lean muscle preservation and higher energy levels.

3. Do less cardio, more full-body strength training

While steady-state cardio (like treadmill running) can help to burn calories and speed up fat loss, by itself it's not going to give you the fastest or "best" results. A much better option is to combine your normal cardio workouts with some higher-intensity full-body strength training exercise. I told my friend to do 2 or 3 2o-minute workouts each week, based around compound bodyweight movements like squats, lunges, push-ups, pull-ups, inverted rows. I also recommended that she do some "push press" variations with relatively light weights. This type of exercise will cause her body to burn lots of fat, even for hours after the workout is completed, while also protecting and toning that sexy lean muscle tissue. By doing a total body workout that works most of the muscles in the body she'll also cause her body to pump out some pretty powerful steroid-like hormones that can dramatically speed up the fat-loss/muscle-toning processes.

So that's pretty much it: next time you or someone you know want help to lose weight faster, show them the tips outlined above. They work very well and provide quick, healthy, safe weight loss results to just about anyone who tries them!

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Fastest Way to Lose Belly Fat (Without Pills)

Think you need special diet pills or fat burners to lose your belly fat? Then think again. Most "natural" weight loss pills and supplement have little or no effect. Most prescription drugs and medications have serious side effects that the typical person wants to avoid. Below I'll show you the fastest way to lose belly fat without pills or expensive/dangerous supplements...

1. Get focused -- Write down your goal (e.g. "Lose my belly fat by March 31") on a piece of paper and read it daily. Focus on your goal as much as possible.

2. Start eating a fiber-based diet -- A fiber-rich diet makes it much easier to lose weight quickly, mainly because it allows you to avoid hunger and extreme food cravings. Try eating some fresh fruit or raw vegetables about 10 minutes before meals. Also include beans and legumes in at least 2 meals per day.

3. Do full-body circuit training -- Circuit-training style workouts that combine simple strength training with high-intensity interval exercise are extremely effective at reducing belly fat as fast as possible. Try to do at least 3 or 4 good higher-intensity circuit workouts per week or optimal results.

4. Drink 70 ounces of water per day -- Drinking this much water will help to cleanse your body, boost your energy, and increase your metabolism naturally. It may also help you to avoid hunger since your belly will often be full of water.

5. Eat 5 times a day -- Eat a small, protein and fiber rich meal or snack about ever 3 hours during the day. People who lose abdominal/tummy fat the fastest usually adopt a 5 or 6 meals-per-day eating plan because it works extremely well!

So there you go: the fastest way to lose your stubborn belly fat with diet pills. Remember, most pills simply don't work very well. So skip them and give the proven tips above a try. You'll be able to get rid of you stomach fat in a fast, healthy, and safe manner!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Best Way to Burn Fat, Lose Pounds, and Keep (or Add) Lean Muscle

There are many ways to lose weight fast. But most end up leaving you with a "skinny fat" body because, in the process of losing "weight", you've also lost a significant amount of lean muscle tissue. A skinny fat person isn't usually happy with his or her body and usually has a very hard time keeping the weight off, both in the short-term and the long-term. In this article I'm going to show you the best way to burn fat, lose pounds, but also keep -- or even increase -- that vital lean muscle tissue that will keep your metabolism high and allow you to keep the weight off!

1. Intense Strength Training -- Without a doubt this is the best exercise for boosting the metabolism, burning fat, losing lbs, and keeping/increasing muscle. It basically involves doing short workouts based around high-intensity sets of compound resistance movements. Intense strength training helps to burn fat extremely efficiently in 3 main ways:

-- Requires lots of energy (calories) during the actual workout
-- Re-building/repairing muscle tissue uses up lots of energy during the 1-2 days after the workout
-- The new lean muscle tissue you're left with (if you're consuming enough protein/calories) will boost your metabolism and allow you to continue burning fat fast

2. Protein-based, Quality Carb Diet -- The best diet for burning fat, losing pounds, and building is one based around protein, healthy fats, and only "quality" carbohydrates. Protein is necessary because it provides the amino acids that build that vital lean muscle mass. Healthy fats are necessary because you're body needs them to function optimally and have a strong metabolism. Carbs are where things get a little tricky. You definitely need some to enjoy good health and high energy levels. But it's very easy to overdo it, especially if you're consuming large amounts of highly-processed carbs (e.g. refined sugars and flours) and/or "white" starches (e.g. white potatoes, white rice, etc.).

The best solution is often to limit your carb intake to mainly vegetables, fruits, and beans/legumes. Add in some healthy natural starches like whole grains, sweet potatoes, etc. in a strategic way that allows your body to use the calories and insulin-boost well (e.g. eating them only after your strength training workouts).

3. Smart Cardio -- Cardio exercise can definitely help you burn fat faster. But, like starchy carbs, it's easy to overdo it and end up burning lots of lean muscle as well. The best option is to do mostly short, variable-intensity cardiovascular workouts such as HIIT-style interval training. This is proven to speed up fat loss while also limiting muscle loss. You should also practice a fun sport or higher-intensity activity like hiking at least once or twice a week.

So there you go: the best way to burn fat, lose pounds, and keep or increase that ultra-important lean muscle tissue. Use the tips above and you'll get that lean, toned, and sexy "fitness model" body you've always wanted!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Buying Discount Treadmills -- A Few Shopping Tips

When it comes to choosing a good piece of exercise equipment for your home, it's hard to beat a treadmill. Along with elliptical trainers they are among the best-selling home fitness machines in the world. In this post I'm going to give you some shopping tips for finding high-quality discount treadmills online...

First... Why a Treadmill?

Running and walking are two of the best things anyone can do to lose weight and get fit. And a treadmill gives you a very versatile platform that's easy to use and easy on your knees, ankles, back, etc. With a solid treadmill you can walk, jog, run, sprint, run "hills", run intervals, and a whole lot more... all in comfort. Having your own machine that you can use in the privacy of your home at any hour day or night can be a BIG help. Many people who've bought treadmills have been able to burn fat, lose weight, and get fit very quickly.

Why Discount Treadmills?

Treadmills aren't cheap, at least the good ones aren't. And you never want to buy a really inexpensive (sub-$700) treadmill because I can pretty much guarantee that it'll be a piece of junk and will soon turn into a clothing rack. In fact, most quality treadmills are going to start at around $900. Really great ones that will give you many years of solid service will start around $1500 at a minimum. The good news is that many web sites now offer some really nice deals on some of the most popular treadmills brands and models at very low prices. In fact, it's now possible to buy many of the best treadmills direct from the dealer, allowing you to cut out the retail price markup and, in some cases, save 40-45% on your purchase!

Where to Go Next

Listing all the different places to find deals on treadmills is beyond the scope of this post. But I will point you in the direction of one popular site that has helped thousands of people save a lot of money on their treadmills: We know the owners of this site personally and I can tell you that they really know their stuff. It's one of the few places I've seen online that is totally independent and free to recommend any and all of the best sources for discount treadmills. No matter what kind of machine you're looking for, I suggest stopping by and seeing if you can't find a better deal or bargain on a great treadmill!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mindset Tips for Fast Fat Loss Success

Nothing is more important to success than your mindset. If you have the proper mindset you'll be able to lose lots of weight quickly and get super-fit at the same time. Use the proven tips below to get into the proper mindset for fast fat loss success...

The "Get It Done" Habit

This is maybe the most important fat loss tip of all. In order to burn fat quickly and lose weight as rapidly as possible you must become an automatic action taker. That means you just do things automatically without really thinking about it. No hesitation, no procrastination... you just do what you know you need to do to be successful. This applies mainly to exercise and diet.

The KISS Principle

Most people overcomplicate the weight loss process. The simpler you can keep things the faster you'll start to see great results. Always stick with the KISS principle: Keep It Simple Stupid. You don't need a complex workout routine or a complicated diet plan. In fact you can lose all the weight you want by doing nothing more than bodyweight exercises and following a very simple diet based around meat/protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. So make a habit of always choosing the simplest healthy solutions that will lead to quick fat loss.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

You don't have to go crazy and starve yourself or start working out like a maniac (and many, many people try to do this). But you do have to get yourself out of your comfort zone on a day-to-day basis. The key is to do just enough to become a little uncomfortable and then back off. The next time you'll be able to push it a little farther, until eventually doing something you thought was "impossible" -- like jogging 3 miles non-stop -- is actually easy for you.

So there you go: 3 of the best mindset tips for fast fat loss success. They all work very, very well!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Consumer Reports Reviews the Ab Circle Pro

Consumer Reports magazine finally got around to reviewing the Ab Circle Pro, which has become one of the top-selling fitness products in the US. As usual, they started by questioning the claims: a firm and flat stomach in just weeks by exercising only 3 minutes a day. All for just $200! They measured the actual energy expenditure and muscle activity that occurs when a typical person uses the machine. They also evaluated the nutrition plan that comes with the Ab Circle.

They had several men and women use the machine so that they could measure how much exercise they were actually doing and how many calories they burned. They even had 9 women and 4 men do the entire DVD workout coached by Ms. Ab Circle Pro herself Jennifer Nicole Lee.

The results? Consumer Reports found that the home exercise machine does engage the core muscles but burns no more calories than walking quickly. They found the diet plan to be fairly strict... strict enough that most people would lose a significant amount of weight on it alone! Could that be the main reason why some people do burn fat and lose weight using the Ab Circle?

In the end, of the 13 panelists CR brought in to test out the machine, only 3 said they would actually consider buying it in the future. That's nearly a quarter of them... which may be quite a bit better than some people would have expected!

Check out this video:

Now read some more Ab Circle Pro reviews and check out the original Consumer Reports article.

Monday, January 4, 2010

How Lose 2 to 3 Pounds of Fat FAST

Need to lose a couple of pounds of body fat really fast? Fast fat loss is simply a matter of knowing how to eat and how to exercise intelligently. Below I'll show you 3 proven techniques just about anyone can use to lose 2 or 3 pounds of fat in a matter of days. Use them next time you need to get rid of some belly fat so you squeeze into those "sexy" jeans...

1. Make Veggies Your Only Carbs

For the next few days get 100% of your carbohydrates from raw or lightly cooked vegetables. Eat no sugar (refined or natural) and no starches (grains, potatoes, etc.). This will help you cut calories significantly. It will also shock your body in a way that'll make it easy to burn those few pounds of fat.

2. Start Working Out First Thing in the Morning

Many fitness experts believe that exercising first thing in the morning before eating can help to force your body to burn its stored fat for energy. If nothing else, morning workouts jumpstart your metabolism and make it much more likely that you'll stick to a clean eating plan for the rest of the day.

3. Do Short, Intense Resistance Workouts

Every other day or so do a 15-30 minute workout based around compound resistance exercises that work multiple muscle groups (e.g. squats, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.). Do a combination of movements that work all or at least most of your body. Besides burning lots of calories, these workouts will force your body to pump out powerful fat-burning, muscle-protecting hormones.

So that's it: a simple way to lose 2 or 3 pounds of body fat really quickly. As usual, fast healthy weight loss just comes down to super-clean eating and smart, higher-intensity exercise. Good luck!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Can you lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks?

The other day I had a good friend ask me this question: "Can you lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks?" She wanted to know if it is possible to lose 10 lbs in such a short amount of time. I told her it depends: does she want to lose 10 pounds of fat or just 10 pounds in general? It would be extremely difficult to lose that much body fat in only 3 weeks. Not impossible... just very challenging.

On the other hand, it's not too hard to lose ten pounds in only 21 days if you follow certain diet and exercise rules. I gave me friend the following tips for losing 10 lbs in three weeks...

1. Get very focused on your specific goal. Write it down and think about it constantly.

2. Start eating a diet based around healthy, unprocessed "paleo" foods: meats, nuts/seeds, veggies, fruits, etc.

3. Limit your intake of sugars and starchy carbs. During these 3 weeks, the fewer sugars and starches you eat the faster you'll lose the weight.

4. Start drinking at least 70 ounces of water per day. You'll have more energy and less hunger.

5. Do short, intense workouts every other day. Combine both cardio and weight lifting for best results.

6. Take good supplements. A quality whey protein powder, a good multivitamin/multimineral forumla, and a decent omega 3 fish oil or krill oil supplement can make it much easier to lose fat, pounds, and inches super fast.

So that's pretty much it. Yes, you can lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks. It is certainly possible if you know what you're doing. Just incorporate the steps above and you'll be able to burn fat and lose up to 10 lbs in a quick, safe, and healthy way.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lose Weight Fast and Safe -- 7 Tips

On New Year's Day lots of people want to learn how to lose weight fast and safe. So we're going to help out by giving you guys 7 of the best tips for achieving fast, safe, healthy, efficient fat loss/weight loss results. Enjoy...

1. Get focused -- Know exactly what you want (e.g. "Lose 10 pounds by the end of January") and focus on that goal as much as possible. Focused people get faster and better results.

2. Write it down -- Write down your goal statement and review it several times per day. This is a proven "mental programming" technique that will allow you to lose pounds in a quicker, safer manner.

3. Start eating a super-clean diet -- Starting today, begin eating as clean a diet as you can. Avoid all refined sugars and most processed foods (especially the junk foods). Diet is at least 75% of the solution so get going on it.

4. Focus on protein -- Eat some quality protein with nearly all your meals and snacks. It'll reduce hunger and speed up your metabolism. It'll also make it easier to add some metabolism-boosting lean muscle tissue.

5. Eat mostly good carbs and fats -- Focus on getting nearly all your carbohydrates and fats from "good", healthy sources. The best carbs are vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Starches (grains, potatoes, etc.) should be kept to a minimum and then gradually worked back into your diet if you choose. Most fats should be monounsaturated and omega-3's: fish, nuts, seeds, avocado, virgin olive oil, etc. Unrefined coconut oil is a natural saturated fat that is super healthy, so eat some if you can.

6. Do intense workouts -- Another major key for losing weight fast and safe is intense exercise. 2-5 times a week do some form of higher-intensity exercise, preferably both strength training and cardio work in combination. Keep workouts short, hard, and fun to avoid getting burned out or bored.

7. Supplement smartly -- Take whey protein and a quality multi-vitamin to speed up results. Also consider taking a good omega-3 fat supplement to boost metabolism and improve energy levels.

So there you go: 7 of the best tips to lose weight safe and fast. Each one is 100% proven to help anyone burn fat, lose pounds, get fit, look better, and feel great... so give them a try and see how much weight you can lose safely this year!


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