How Artificial Sweeteners Are Making You Fat | Nutrition 101

It seems like everywhere you turn these days you see new products that say ‘zero calorie’ or ‘sugar free’ and you think to yourself, “wow, this must be my lucky day, that thing MUST be healthy. Since it has zero calories I can eat it all day long no problem right?”

Well…not exactly. Or should I say…not so fast my friend!

It seems like every day someone either emails me or sends me a tweet saying that they are doing everything they are “supposed” to be doing, but still can’t get to get the scale to budge one pound in the right direction. Trust me, I know how frustrating this can be! Losing weight is hard enough as it is, and to change your eating habits and still see no results, that’s even more frustrating.

Makes you just want to give up and go eat some cake right? Mmm cake…ok sorry got sidetracked for a second there… 😉

So why do these people not lose weight?

If I had to pick the most common reason why most people’s efforts have proved no results, I would say it is the deception about artificial sweeteners and processed diet foods.

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Fitness Model Blackbook

How To Become A Fitness Model For Magazines | Free PDF

If you have always wanted to be a fitness model…look like a fitness model…or simply just wanted to know just a bit more about how the fitness modeling industry works…today is your lucky day.

I have rounded up a few of my good friends, who are all world class fitness models and convinced them to give me their best tricks & secrets for making it to the top in the industry. I also threw in a few sneaky tricks of my own. 😉

This compilation is called The Fitness Model Blackbook.

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Prograde Recipe Book

197 Healthy And Delicious Fat Burning Recipes

Let’s face it, cooking sucks. If you are like me, you probably want to have a personal chef to wait on you hand and foot.

Sigh…wouldn’t that be the life!

It seems that most of us are so busy, or just too lazy to get serious and cook healthy meals that taste good on a regular basis.

Maybe you just aren’t a good cook.

Either way, I have something that will help you out. In fact, this nifty recipe book from my partners at Prograde Nutrition will help you transform from an average cook to a pretty good chef overnight!

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The Energy And Belly Fat Connection Nobody Talks About

Your level of energy every day is determined by how much ATP your mitochondria create so that the proper enzymes can be activated to make our bodies move and function properly. This can affect your healthy weight loss because you may not have the energy to commit 100% to your exercise for calorie burning workouts.

The amount of ATP your mitochondria create is determined by genetics, exercise level, your nutritional status and thyroid activity. Of course you can’t change your genetics, but you CAN dictate and control your exercise and nutritional status.

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How To Reach Your Full Potential and Achieve Success

These days, everyone wants more control. Control over their finances, goals, career, kids, lifestyle, etc. But despite this innate desire for greater control, most people ironically throw away all possibilities for more control when they say or think things like:

• It’s the economy
• I don’t have time
• I’m too tired
• It’s the way I was raised
• It’s my bosses fault
• It’s too hard
• I’m not smart enough
• I don’t have enough money
• I don’t deserve it
• It’s going to be risky

You get the idea. You may not like to hear this but the truth is that where you are in life is exactly where you really want to be. And you will continue to be exactly where you are as long as you continue to waste time making excuses and saying “it’s the”. Every day you say the words “it’s the”, you’ve already failed.

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My Million Dollar Grocery Bill

If you’ve read The 6 Pack Secret, or been on my newsletter for a while, you’ll probably know that I am a big advocate of eating whole, healthy, unprocessed foods that are left in their unaltered state…but the fact is, this type of organic grocery bill can break your bank faster than you could smash your pink piggy bank open on a Saturday when you were a kid!

Sure we all want to eat healthier but let’s face it…organic foods are great…but they can be very expensive and leave some people wondering if they are spending their money wisely. In these tough economic times every penny counts, but trust me when I tell you that eating whole, natural, organic foods is definitely worth the money!

Here’s why:

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Stair Workouts | Jamin Thompson vs Virgil Aponte

Today, I’ve got an AWESOME interview for you between stair exercise expert Virgil Aponte (former WNBA strength coach) and myself…(if you want to lose more belly fat and get more muscular you need to pay close attention)

For you WNBA fans out there, back when Virgil was a strength and conditioning coach for the New York Liberty, they won the Eastern Conference and played the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA finals. He isn’t just some fly by night trainer, trust me.

So if you are a young aspiring athlete, or just a gym rat wanting to IMPROVE, Virgil is your guy.
(BONUS: When you get to the bottom of the interview, you’ll see 3 COOL bonus gifts from Virgil that you will be able to download until midnight tonight)

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Running Stairs: The Forgotten Exercise

Last night I was doing my usual 5-10 minute post workout cool down walk on the treadmill after a brutal leg workout and as I was looking around, I noticed that the same people I saw when I got to the gym were STILL on the same cardio machine that they were on over an hour ago when I started!

Most of them were casually flipping through magazines, talking on their cell phones, or watching the little tv screens that are built into the cardio equipment at my gym. All of them were going super slow and half of em hadn’t even broken a sweat yet. I could have sworn I was going faster than the girl next to me…and I was cooling down…

Talk about people wasting time with useless chatter and pointless “cardio”…

I wonder how many of them were actually proud of themselves when they read the false calorie burn readout on the machine… (yes if you were wondering…the calorie meter on your cardio machine is never accurate)

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How To Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time

“How can I gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?” That’s right up there with “How do I get six pack abs” as one of the most frequently asked fitness questions of all time. The problem is, when you ask it, you get all kinds of conflicting answers – even from experts who […]

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Lance Armstrong | What is Your Motivation

Lance Armstrong: What’s Your Motivation What makes a person great? What makes someone a winner? Is it luck, skill, genetics, or something intangible? In my opinion there are 5 important components to success in ANYTHING. 1. Commitment 2. Drive 3. Perseverance 4. Strength 5. A willingness to NEVER give up. If you want it YOU […]

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