Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Worst Diets Ever
Experts who spoke to WebMD identified these 5 types of diets that are unlikely to produce long-term results for most people:
1. Diets that focus on only a few foods or food groups (like the cabbage soup diet, grapefruit diet, strict vegan diets, raw food diets, and many low-carb diets). Beware of any diet that rules out entire food groups. People need to eat from a variety of food groups to get all the nutrients they need, says ADA spokeswoman Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD.
Yale University's David Katz, MD, author of The Flavor Point Diet, says that while restrictive diets do work initially, they fail over the long haul. You can lose weight on diets that focus on single foods (like cabbage soup), but how much cabbage soup can a person eat? Before long, you grow weary of eating the same foods every day, and cravings for favorite foods lead you back to your former eating behavior.
Keep in mind that all foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle in moderation -- even things like bacon, super-premium ice cream, and chips. And when diets forbid certain foods and dieters envision a life without their favorite treats, those diets usually fail. "Any time you restrict a certain food, it triggers cravings for the forbidden fruit and sets up a restriction-binge cycle," says Blatner
The Worst Diets Ever continued...
And what about restrictive diets that offer a rewarding "cheat day"? May labels them "absurd."
"It just doesn't make sense to try to be perfect (whatever that is) on Sunday to Friday while obsessing about everything you are going to eat on Saturday," she says.
2. "Detox" diets (like Master Cleanse, the Hallelujah Diet, and The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox). Extreme regimens calling for procedures like liver flushes, bodily cleanses, colonics, hormone injections, and more are highly suspect, experts say.
"All the flushes and cleanses are pure nonsense, unnecessary, and there is no scientific basis for these recommendations," says Pamela Peeke, MD, chief medical correspondent for the Discovery Health channel. "Your body is well equipped with organs, such as the liver and kidneys, and the immune system, to rid itself of potential toxins and does an excellent job of cleansing itself without needing flushes or cleanses."
3. Diets with 'miracle' foods or ingredients (like supplements, fructose water, bitter orange, green tea, apple cider vinegar). Dieters are always searching for the food, pill, or potion that will help them lose weight, but unfortunately, there are no such miracle ingredients. "No one single food or group of foods eaten together or at a certain time of day has any impact on weight loss," notes May.
Be leery of any plan that recommends a shelf full of supplements, enzymes, or potions (especially if you purchase them from the diet book author or company).
"You don't need expensive supplements," says Blatner. "If you want to take a once daily multivitamin for nutritional insurance, that is fine, but otherwise, we recommend you get your nutrients from food."
4. Fasting and very low-calorie diets (like the "Skinny" vegan diet, Hollywood Diet, and Master Cleanse). Fasting has been a cultural and religious tradition for centuries, and is fine for a day or so, but fasting for weight loss is counterproductive, Giancoli explains.
"When you ... consume too few calories, your body thinks it is starving and adjusts the metabolism," she says. "But when you go back to eating normally, your metabolism doesn't readjust and therefore you need fewer calories than before -- otherwise known as the yo-yo syndrome."
What's worse, weight loss during a fast is usually a combination of fat, fluid, and muscle, but the pounds regained will probably be all fat. Not convinced yet? Giancoli says you won't feel good, nor will you have much energy to be physically active while fasting.
And what about very low-calorie diets? Blatner say that diets promising losses of more than a half to 1 pound per week are simply not realistic.
"When you see diet books touting 5, 10 or 15 pounds in a short period of time, it is unrealistic," says Blatner. Depending on how much you have to lose, you may experience some initial water loss. But over time, weight loss averages out to around a pound per week, she says.
5. Diets that sound too good to be true (like The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About.) If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Diet plans that claim to have a "secret," that make dramatic statements against respected health authorities, or make recommendations that contradict those of scientific organizations are suspect.
Finding a Diet That Works
There is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to diet plans, and it's key to find one that fits your lifestyle. The best diet is one you can safely and realistically stick with for the long term, plain and simple.
"It should be flexible enough to fit into your real life and should encourage healthier eating by focusing on balance, variety, and moderation" says May. "I encourage my patients to enjoy eating the foods they love every day, mindfully and in moderation."
In fact, the best "diet" may not be a diet at all, says Katz.
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Monday, June 28, 2010
I've been thinking for the last few weeks,
ALL Diets Work...really???
Yes ALL diets Work...and then they All STOP!
Well because you start that diet with an intention:
But then what happens...you lose the weight or you don;t and then you go back to eating...
AND GUESS WHAT?
You gain the weight back, some times double...
ENTER Meal Plan EVOLUTION...
This in NOT a diet...
Have you noticed that over the last few weeks I have been send sample Lunches and Dinners or what ever the case....
Well all these meals are NOT part of any diet, they are Healthy meals that you can eat regardless of your goal.
Meal Plan Evolution will be just that...Healthy Pre Planned Meal Options.
They say it takes 3-4 hours to digest a meal...So we will be including Breakfast Lunch and Dinner with 2 snacks in between.
This keeps your metabolism going ALL day and you would know ahead of time what to eat.
How awesome would that be...Pre Planned Meals everyday of the week.
But wait..won't your get bored?
NOPE...You will get 14 days Pre Planned for you and Then 14 Days later you will get another 14 Days Pre PLanned.
So Every 14 days you will have a Brand NEW 2 week Meal PLan...
You will never get bored, you WILL be eating Healthy Meals, and you will keep your Metabolism going.
Well this is just the 1st heads up...I will Be launching Meal Plan Evolution later this week or the weekend.
So be on the look out...
and If you check out Blog, there are Already some sample Meals up there.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
“But I Thought Muscle Weighs More Than Fat?”
I love this one. When someone is partaking in a resistance training program, and the scale starts going up, time and time again I hear, “Oh it’s okay. I’m working out, so I must be gaining muscle….and muscle weighs more than fat, so that is why the scale keeps going up.”
This is the type of thought-process that could actually potentially make you get FATTER. Let’s blow this one out of the water right now.
MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT
A pound is a pound is a pound is a pound…. no matter how you cut the cake. Remember that old riddle, “Which one weighs more: a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?”
Here’s what you need to know about muscle (and it’s relation to fat)
Muscle is what makes up your metabolism. How much muscle you have determines how many calories you burn each day. For every pound of muscle you have, you burn about 35-50 calories per day…. compared to every pound of fat on your body, you burn 1-2 calories.
In addition to this, muscle takes up about 1/3 of the space that fat takes up– not to mention it’s tighter, leaner, not as squishy. Trust me when I say that you would rather have a pound of muscle over a pound of fat any day!
So wouldn’t you rather get rid of some of that fat that is taking up so much space on your body and filling up so much space in your clothes and replace it with Lean Body Mass that looks smaller and takes up a heck of a lot less room? I sure would.
To conclude, I want to emphasize just how important it is to lift weights or partake in resistance training if you goal is fat loss or “toning up”.
Remember these crucial elements next time you want to skimp on the weights and just do the cardio…
■Resistance Training is the ONLY way to build muscle– cardio isn’t enough to do it
■Muscle is about 25X more metabolically active than fat, meaning that it burns about 25X the amount of calories when you are at rest– just sitting on the beach relaxing =)
■Muscle is denser than fat– it takes up about 1/3 of the space of fat
■Muscle is tighter, more firm, and not as squishy– it looks prettier
■Females are not genetically predisposed to get big and bulky. Ladies, don’t fear– pick up the weights.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I just read this:
"Someone wants to get a good education. Why? So they can get a good job/career. Why? So they can have a nice house and nice things. Why?
So they can be happy.
Someone wants to lose ten pounds of fat. Why? So they look better. Why? So they feel better. Why?
So they can be happy.
Tony’s point is that maybe instead of taking roundabout ways to get our true goal – we should study happiness. It’s a really young field. Apparently prior to 1988 all psychology was about the study of abnormal conditions and people and how to make them normal. But the scientists had never studied how to make normal people happier.
This is when it hit me…
People spend time seeking things that they think will give them happiness. Instead of just seeking what would bring happiness."
i-BOOTcamp is NOT just about Fat Burning, or Building lean muscle
Exercise is a powerful drug. It seduces many with its zen-like state a feeling that was fondly coined the "runner's high" in the 1970s. The lure of exercise is often so strong that it can turn enthusiasts into addicts.
The Psychological Benefits of Exercise
•Physical activity is increasingly becoming part of the prescription for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Exercise alone is not a cure, but it does have a positive impact.
•Research has found that regular physical activity appears as effective as psychotherapy for treating mild to moderate depression. Therapists also report that patients who exercise regularly simply feel better and are less likely to overeat or abuse alcohol and drugs.
•Exercise can reduce anxiety - many studies have come to this conclusion. People who exercise report feeling less stressed or nervous. Even five minutes of aerobic exercise (exercise which requires oxygen, such as a step class, swimming, walking) can stimulate anti-anxiety effects.
•Physical exercise helps to counteract the withdrawal, inactivity and feelings of hopelessness that characterize depression. Studies show that both aerobic and anaerobic exercise (exercise which does not require oxygen, such as weightlifting) have anti-depressive effects. •Moods such as tension, fatigue, anger and vigor are all positively affected by exercise.
•Exercising can improve the way you perceive your physical condition, athletic abilities and body image. Enhanced self-esteem is another benefit.
•Last, but not least, exercise brings you into contact with other people in a non-clinical, positive environment.
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ON Another Note...look at these questions...
1.How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?
3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
6.If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
7.Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
8.If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
9.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
10.Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
11.You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
12.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
13.Would you break the law to save a loved one?
14.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
15.What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Have a Fit Day...
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
I have more than 300 fr.ee gifts for you today.
These are brought to you courtesy of a pair of my
favorite marketers who are running a massive "mind
and body" self improvement giveaway right now:
The Self Help Gifts Giveaway event is definitely
one of the better giveaways that I have seen
recently, and I think you will really enjoy
what they have to offer.
I have checked the site for quality and it is
a thumbs up from me. Self esteem expert Dr. Joe
Rubino and fitness professional Carolyn Hansen
have teamed up to produce a smorgasbord of
self help gifts for you to choose from.
So what will you find once you get across to
I saw downloadable ebooks, memberships, videos
and audios, software, and e-courses.
These were on topics as diverse as parenting,
relationships, health and fitness, stress management
(always a good one!), working from home, business
management, confidence building, and quite
a few other self help categories.
The gifts cost nothing simply because events of
this type are run with the aim of introducing
you to a host of vendors of self improvement
products who you would otherwise probably
never get to come in contact with.
Here are some of my favorites, glanced while
checking out the site (some perhaps tongue
in cheek, I don't know yet, but they had me
Dr. Pat Allen and Don Schmincke's:
THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN
What the good doctors say: "The Truth about Men
will set you free... But first it'll p*** you off!
Discover how a man's mind works during intimacy.
Is dating often frustrating or painful? He's not
doing it to you deliberately. Get the upper hand
by knowing what men really think about on a date."
Ty Bennett's: BOB BURG INTERVIEW
Says Ty: "Listen as I interview New York Times
bestselling author Bob Burg about how Go-Givers
Sell More. If you want to increase your influence,
your income and your impact with people - these
60 minutes will change your life!"
HOW TO MANIFEST THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS
WITH EASE, GRACE & JOY
Says Lourdes: "Follow my lead to magically manifest
a million dollar husband - I did it and you can too!"
CHIEF EXECUTIVE MOMMY
Says Meridth: "You can master the balance between
motherhood and being a moneymaker. This is a book
for moms or women who would like to achieve a certain
level of financial success, but are looking for the
know-how, the mindset, and the right tools to find
balance in their lives."
Really, this event has something for everyone.
So create a new folder on your hard drive and
get ready to start filling it with gifts that
speak to you as you move through the pages
of the giveaway.
Remember, there are hundreds of gifts to check
out, and they are all 100 percent f.ree. But
the event will only be running for a few days
so you will want to visit it before they close
Here's the URL to the giveaway event again:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I got this email from Jon Benson the other day...
With a few Client concerns:
"What's the biggest challenge YOU face when it comes to your
Let me tell you what my readers have told me in numerous
emails and surveys.
Their biggest challenges are probably the same as yours -- and
I'll be honest, they are NOT EXCUSES... they are REAL
challenges that MUST be overcome if you want to be fit, lean
Here's some actual letters from readers like you to me:
"Jon, I just don't feel like I have a plan when I walk into
the gym. I feel like I'm wondering about and don't really know
what exercise to do next."
"Jon, I have a good plan (yours!) but I can't afford a
personal trainer... and I'm not sure how to perform many of
the movements I know I need to do in order to shape up my
legs, butt, arms, and abs. I have some exercise DVDs but I
forget how to do the movements sometimes when I get to the
"Jon, I start my exercise program with solid intentions only
to let my work, my kids, and my life side-track me from my
goals. What do you suggest?"
"Jon, my problem is one simple, nasty word... MOTIVATION! I
know how to do some exercises but I'm sick and tired of the
same routine every month... day after day, week after week. I
need some variety and I need it YESTERDAY!"
"Jon, my only problem is getting to a gym. If I had a routine
that I could see (I do not like to 'read' about exercises!)
and one that I could do at home... wow, that would be a dream
come true. Can you help me?"
I just uploaded this video to that YOUTUBE thing..
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Well if you didn't get your workout and diet text of the day today...it was because my phone had just enough yesterday...and moved to a better place
But , no FEAR... I just a got a new one...so the daily workout tip and diet text are back on tomorrow..
I'm sending this to everyone, because it's just easier...but in case you didn't know..
In December we launched The DAILY Text...
Where everyday I send out a Text with a Workout you can perform anywhere and a quick diet tip...
But more importantly you get to text your Exercise and Eating questions anytime...
Have you ever been at the Drive thru and wanted to make the right choice?
Ever been at a restaurant and not sure which will mess up you diet less?
Well with this option, you can text your questions and get an answer ASAP..
We only took a few people on, but if you are interested it's just $27 per month..
And I send out The workout of the day Every morning at 9am and Diet tips and tricks...
If you are interested you can join here: THE DAILY TEXT
You are not locked in to anything...we bill automatically every month and you can cancel anythime
I stopped promoting because we have spent a lot of time on some other projects...but if you are on this program you know the text goes out every morning..
So again...if you didn't get it today, now you know why..and if you had any luch time questions (Alen and Jess...)
I'm back on!!!
Everyone else...if you are interested...join here=> THE DAILY TEXT ( and you can have your fitness coach on call)
Sunday, June 6, 2010
and TODAY I will be having some PIZZA, PASTA, Rice and Beans..Cake...yesterday I had some coldstone..Friday I was at Five Guys Burgers...
Oh yeah...I loaded up on Bad calories...
Why...just to get it out of my system because tomorrow...I will start the World's Hardest Diet for 14 days...
14 days? That's nothing...not on this!
It's part of the NEW MEAL PLAN EVOLUTION...
It's a new program I will be launching where we will provide you with a NEW meal plan every 14 days...
Why every 14 days...2 reasons..One so you don't get bored...2 so we keep the Body guessing...and changing!
So Guess what even though I haven't launched it yet...there is a VERY VERY special offer at the end of the ebook I gave away last week...
WHAT! You didn't get the free ebook I gave?
Well go to: http://results4sure.com/FREEGIFT.htm
and download it for FREEEE...plus look for the special offer at the end!
Rafael Moret,CSCS, NASM-Cpt
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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Last week we had the Memorial weekend sale...
and yesterday someone emailed me asking me if they could still get it because they left town for the week.
They were surprised that I had the 28 day program on Sale...
What 28 day Program?
The one where you get Bootcamp for FREE...
Yes, you get a custom 28 Day FAT BLASTING MEAL PLAN just for you...and along with that..Free Bootcamp for 4 weeks.
Anyhow...Normally it's $328 for this Option...and good timing for you the Memorial day page was never taken down... >>> http://results4sure.com/memorial-day-savings.html
I already called the web guy to take it down, but if I was you I would run up and get it...
It's all the way on the Bottom of the page on Sale for $277
Now for those who want to Save $250 on Bootcamp...join for the Summer...
3 months $497 >>> http://www.results4sure.com/summer-boot-camp-blast.html
It's a savings weeknd at Bootcamp
Rafael Moret,CSCS, NASM-Cpt
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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