Foods to Eat to Lose Weight - It's Not About Rabbit Food!

1 comments Thursday, August 5, 2010
Foods to Eat to Lose Weight 

Wondering what foods you should eat to lose weight quickly? Many people think you must stick to a diet of rice cakes, yogurt and carrot sticks. How ridiculous! Counting calories and using strict diets has nothing to do with being successful and achieving your weight loss goals. Here is some information you should know if you are having trouble losing weight.

To begin with, you do not have to spend money on expensive diet foods and supplements to lose weight quickly. Knowing the right foods to eat and using a smart, healthy plan is the key to quick weight loss. Want to know what foods to eat to lose weight? Here is a little sample.

1. Lean proteins such as chicken and fish are good for you, and help your body burn fat and calories. Other lean meats are good too.

2. Dairy - Foods like cottage cheese, milk and low fat ice cream are good choices. You may be surprised, but calcium is one of the best fat burners you will find!

3. Fruits - All fruits are wonderful for increasing metabolism and burning up calories, but fruits containing pectin such as apples are especially effective.

Nuts, beans, and most vegetables are also good foods to eat to lose weight. You really don't have to use special diet meals or stick to a strict calorie counting diet to lose weight fast.

Here are a few other little secrets you may not know about quick weight loss. The way you combine your foods at meals makes all the difference! By combining the right amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, you can send your metabolism into overdrive - meaning faster weight loss!

If people only realized how to effectively use the foods they eat to lose weight, there would be far less obese people in the world. It really isn't magic, it's just a method that is smart and healthy. You don't have to suffer from starvation, fad diets or fasting to lose weight quickly.

There are some excellent programs online that teach you step by step all you need to know about real food and how to use it to burn fat and calories fast. To learn how to use the foods you eat to lose weight, visit the links below!
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Why Should You Set Goals?

0 comments Saturday, March 6, 2010
Wonder why some people could not even achieve an inch of what they dream of becoming? Blame it on pure dreaming and lack of setting goals for achieving their dreams.

Setting goals is a very significant part of success and positive accomplishments. It is like scaling a 20 feet building and marking early on what feet you would like to reach at this specific period.

People who set goals literally create a map of their target achievements in life, marking where they should begin, where to pause, where to delve a bit, and where and when to stop. Once this map is created, it allows the map drawer to check where he is in the scheme of things and whether or not he is making some achievements that will take him closer to his goals.

By setting goals, people will know how they are doing and what they should be doing to achieve their targets or dreams in life. They will know if they can relax or if they have to double their efforts when they are falling short of what is expected of them.

Goal setting means a person is proactive in dealing with challenges that may affect his plans. Being proactive means one is able to outline possible difficulties that may occur as well as the solutions to these difficulties. By doing this, a person is not easily scared or defeated when challenges occur because he has already prepared for them. He knows they can happen and he has prepared a solution or strategy when that time comes.

Setting goals will enable people to track their progress in whatever endeavor they have set out to do. It will help people become more confident in them and more motivated to achieve their plans.

However, goal setting is not enough, as this should be accompanied by a positive outlook and self-discipline. A person may have a blueprint of where he wants to go, but if he does not have the necessary discipline to carry out the plan, then nothing will come out of it.

To be successful in goal setting, the goals that one has set for himself should be realistic and based on his capabilities, as well as selected and important external factors. Being too ambitious in setting up goals can make the goals unrealistic and difficult to achieve. However, do not also set goals that are too low because this might discourage one’s vision instead of achieving it.

It is also necessary that the person setting the blueprint for his direction should also include a period within which the goal will be achieved. This way, he is able to determine if he has to fast track his strategies or to slow down a bit. Goal setting will also help a person check if he is performing within his plans or if he is doing things towards the achievement of his plans.

Once you have achieved something, even a little of what you hoped to achieve, then you should always give yourself a pat in the back to keep you motivated. But do not be too complacent with any little achievement, as this may cause you to backslide.

Setting goals can be used in any aspect of one’s life - from one’s personal or family life, to his career and finances. Goal setting can be as simple as setting a target weight when you wish to lose pounds or something big, like earning your first million.

When setting goals, it is always important to set standards that would suit your present situation, your capabilities, and other factors that may influence the achievement of your goal.
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10 Fat loss Questions You Should Be Asking (Part 1)

0 comments Friday, October 23, 2009
Editor's Note: Fitness author Jon Benson shared this letter with me and gave me permission to share it with you.

There's stuff you know.

Then there's stuff you don't know.

But the key to success in anything is the discovery of one other variable:

The things you don't know you don't know.

Think about that.

So many people ask me questions like...

-- How can I get rid of my stubborn body fat?

-- How fast can I do it?

-- What's the best diet plan for me?

These are good questions, don't get me wrong.

But there are at least 10 questions most people never know to ask.

It's the stuff they didn't know they didn't know... make sense?

Today we'll cover 3 of the 10...

HIDDEN QUESTION 1: "What's The Best Dietary-Fat To Eat To Get Rid Of Bodyfat?"

Sounds nutty, doesn't it?

The media loves to deceive you when it comes to dietary fats... and I'm here to set the record straight:

You absolutely must consume dietary fat in order to burn-off your bodyfat.

There's an old saying: "Fat burns...but in the presence of dietary-fat."

It's true.

There are actually two "Best Fats" you should be eating:

Coconut Oil


Coconut oil is ideal to cook with. Use that in place of all the starchy foods you may be eating. You'll get leaner faster... and you'll be a ton more healthy too.

Coconut oil keeps you satisfied longer, lubricates your joints, and yes... actually helps you get rid of stubborn body fat.

Use 1 tablespoon per 50 lbs per day, but be sure to decrease your starchy carbs (breads, rice, potatoes, etc.)

CLA is a form of (gasp!) transfat... but it's a healthy form that helps your body get rid of body fat. You can only get it in supplement-form... well, that's the best way.

I personally take 4 grams per day. Jarrow is my favorite brand. You can get it at most health food stores.

I cover several other fats you need to eat in my video and book, found here: <-- Click-Here

HIDDEN QUESTION 2: "Why Is Cardio Bad For Me?"

Okay... that's an over-statement. It's not 'bad' for you... it's just not nearly as 'good' for you as the media and magazines want you to believe.

Especially if you do it the way they suggest: Too long, too frequently.

Do it the way I suggest and watch what happens.

First, spend 80% of your exercise time doing 'resistance' training, not cardio... but rest very brief between sets.

My newest update to "7 Minute Muscle" is called "7 Minute Body". It combines both "7 Minute Muscle" and an additional 100 or so pages of in-home ONLY workouts.

That way you can train in the gym... or in your home... and get it done in 7 to 14 minutes a day. Done!

You will be shaping your body and burning-off some major calories at the same time... all without boring cardio.

Then when you "do" cardio, do it the way I detail in "7 Minute Body"... use the 9-minute GXP Cardio Workout.

Add simple walking to this several days a week and your cardio is set.

GXP works because it is progressive and does not over-tax the recovery system. You warm up, then hit about 85% of your max effort, then cool down.

But the key is 'when' to do it... and that's covered in my book.

I still enjoy sitting on my bike and watching TV, but I do that just to burn-off those last bits of bodyfat. Most of you do not need to do this.

It's a waste of time for the masses... but resistance training is not.

Oh, one more thing: Runners have a far higher degree of heart attacks than non-runners. So cardio 'can' be bad for you if you over-do it.

NOTE: You can pick up "7 Minute Body" at 77% off... but only if you get EODD...

More here: <-- Click-Here

HIDDEN QUESTION 3: "How Does Pizza Help Me Shed Body fat?"

Sounds like a dream, doesn't it?

Think again.

My dietary plan not only "lets" you eat pizza (or whatever your favorite foods might be) every week, several times a week... it DEMANDS that you do it.

What the.... ?

Yep. Here's why.

First, I have you eat less on certain days and certain times. If done the way I suggest your metabolism (the rate you use fat, energy, etc.) will not slow down that much.

Then... at a specific time... boom! You eat a lot more food... and the best way to do this is eating your favorite foods.

First, they usually have more calories.. duh! Second, you'll ENJOY the freakin' process! Most "diets" fail because people hate them... too restrictive.

So I created my System from the ground up to ensure I never got bored with my eating... and the extra cals from pizza (or my favorite... Mexican... or Key Lime Pie... yum) actually boosts my metabolism sky-high.

Here's an example:

Last week I ate the normal Every Other Day Diet-way... for me it's the "Extreme Plan" (there are 4 Plans, each for different goals.)

So, after several days of lower-cal, lower-carb eating, I ate about 5000 calories of Mexican food (so good!) But the TIMING is crucial. You just can wing it. Don't worry... I tell you exactly when to do it.

The next morning I saw more of my abs.

I went back to EODD-style eating, which I love btw... and then later had some Key Lime Pie... and what do you know? Leaner the next day.

Now I'm doing this as I "peak" -- I have to be in top shape in December. The only time I stop this is 4 weeks prior to a photo shoot... but unless you want to be 5% body fat (and you probably do not) you never have to stop it.

Works like a charm.

Watch this and find out why: <-- Click-Here

Yours In Fitness,


P.S. Special freebie to those who watch my entire presentation on the page above... very nice... : )
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