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...


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!


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!


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