Monday, February 16, 2015

Best Weight Loss Diet-10 Eating Tips For Easy Weight Loss




There are many diet plans available today. Some may wonder what is the best weight loss diet. In today's article, you will learn that following a specific diet plan should not be your focus. Instead, focusing more on healthy lifestyle changes should be the goal. If you follow the suggestions outlined below, you will be off to a great start.
 Exercise is one important part of losing weight. Eating nutritious foods is another. Cathy Leman, RD, LD, owner of NutriFit, a nutrition consulting and in-home personal training business in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, offers these suggestions to help you make healthy food choices that will support your weight loss efforts.
1. Keep a Food Log. If your goal is weight loss, it’s important to first get a realistic picture of how much and which foods you are eating. You may be underestimating or overestimating food intake. Write down everything you eat and drink for a week or two. Then examine the log to see what changes you need to make to eat more healthfully.
2. Stock Up on Fruits and Vegetables. Are fruits and vegetables prominent in your log? These foods are naturally low in fat and a great source of fiber. Because fiber creates a feeling of fullness without adding calories, you’ll eat less and get a natural source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
3. Consume Healthy Dairy Products. Are the dairy foods you eat nonfat or low fat? Sticking with these items reduces total fat intake as well as consumption of saturated fat. Calcium is critical for bone health, so unless you are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy products, eat low-fat or nonfat dairy products daily.
4. Choose Low-Fat Meats. If you include red meat in your diet, make sure you select lean cuts such as sirloin or round and ensure they are trimmed of excess fat. If you eat poultry, choose white meat without the skin. Use low-fat cooking methods such as grilling, broiling or baking versus deep frying.
5. Eat Healthy Carbohydrates. Don’t shortchange yourself by skipping foods that are good carbohydrate sources. Foods such as pasta, rice, and bread are naturally low in fat, provide the body’s preferred source of fuel, and typically contain a healthy dose of B vitamins. Include whole-grain choices such as brown rice and 100-percent whole wheat products for additional nutrients and to increase your fiber intake.
6. Reduce Portion Sizes. If, after examining your food log, you want to eat more healthfully, how do you begin? It’s easiest to focus on making small changes over time. Perhaps begin by reducing portion sizes. Serve meals in smaller dishes such as dinner off the smaller lunch plate, pasta in the smaller cereal bowl, and salad in the larger pasta bowl.
7. Eat Several Small Meals Daily.  Another strategy is to regularly consume small amounts. Try eating five to six mini-meals throughout the day. This method helps keep blood sugar levels stable and energy levels up and staves off the "everything but the kitchen sink" hunger level.
8. Practice the 80/20 Rule. A third strategy is to make the healthiest choices possible 80 percent of the time. This goal gives you permission to include all foods in your diet. You’ll benefit from variety, while reducing feelings of deprivation.
9. Focus on Nutrient Density. When planning snacks and meals, try to get more nutritional bang for the calories buck. For instance, 10 Gummy Bears have 85 calories and no fat—yet they also have no fiber and no vitamins and minerals. By comparison, 1 cup of raw, sweet cherries has the same amount of calories, plus 2.69 grams of fiber, 17.55 milligrams (mg) of calcium, 262.08 mg of potassium, 250 mg of vitamin A and many more vitamins and minerals.
10. Avoid Good/Bad Food Thinking. It’s tempting to lump foods into "good" and "bad" categories. While some foods such as nuts and avocados may be high in fat, they are also full of nutrients and can be part of a healthy diet in small amounts. Try to focus on the big picture rather than dissecting your diet on a food-by-food basis.
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Train hard and expect success!
Monique

Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
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- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com

-Life to the Max with Joey Atlas-http://joeyatlas.com/live-to-the-max/how-to-master-your-fitness-and-your-life/


-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

How To Lose Weight One Pound A Week|The Top 2 Mistakes to Avoid

Everybody knows losing weight is a journey and that it takes a lifestyle commitment to keep it off for good.

Would it be ok if as you start this journey, you knew what to mistakes to avoid so you won't get discouraged and quit?

In today's post, Dr. Oz will be sharing with the top 2 mistakes to avoid. If you follow his recommendations, if will be much easier to achieve your goals.

Remember to also take your free online health assessment before you leave. Making sure your body has the right nutrients is also important as you travel on your weight loss journey. Click here to take the assessment: http://lovinlife.idlife.com/takeassessment/index.html



Train hard and expect success!
Monique




Weight Loss Resources:

-You are unique and your nutrition should be too. Click here to take your free online health assessment http://lovinlife.idlife.com/takeassessment/index.html

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com

-Life to the Max with Joey Atlas-http://joeyatlas.com/live-to-the-max/how-to-master-your-fitness-and-your-life/


-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

How To Lose One Pound Per Week-Here Are The Top Five Bad Strategies to Avoid


Now that 2015 is one day away, everyone is thinking about goals for the new year. Most people have a goal that is related to weight loss. Most people also know there are good and bad ways to go about this.

I found this article from ScienceDaily: Your source for the latest research news.  I have included a brief excerpt from it. 

Resolved to lose weight in 2015? Here are five bad strategies to avoid

 Is your New Year's resolution to lose weight? Here are five bad strategies to avoid, according to Dr. Aaron Michelfelder of Loyola University Health System:

Bad strategy No. 1: I'll lose weight at the gym.
Working out is good for your health and can help to maintain your weight. But exercise alone is not very effective in shedding pounds. To lose weight, you will need to eat fewer calories.
Bad Strategy No. 2: I'll have to dramatically change my diet. A radical change is not necessary. A more effective strategy is to simply cut back a few hundred calories a day. When going to a restaurant, for example, eat an apple before dinner to dull your appetite, then skip the bread before the main dish arrives. Eat smaller portions and ask for a to-go container.
Bad Strategy No. 3: Weight-loss supplements will make it easier. Supplements burn more muscle than fat. And when you stop taking them, you will gain back more fat than muscle, making you worse off than if you had never taken them in the first place
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Bad Strategy No. 4: I want to be like the Biggest Loser and shed pounds quickly.A more realistic -- and healthy -- strategy is to try to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. If you cut back 500 calories a day (such as a bagel and cream cheese), you will lose a pound a week. If you cut back just 250 calories a day (one candy bar) you will lose 2 pounds a month. "This will provide the slow-and-steady type of weight loss that will be long-lasting," Dr. Michelfelder said.
Bad Strategy No. 5: I give up. I'll never get down to a normal weight, so why even try? Do not despair if you do not get down to a trim, normal weight (defined as a body mass index of between 18.5 and 24.9). If you are overweight or obese, losing 10 percent of your body weight will improve your appearance and have significant health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of diabetes. Even losing as little as 5 pounds will be good for your joints.

To read the rest of the article, go to http://tinyurl.com/kfwnmh5

Hope you found this helpful

Train hard and expect success!
Monique

Weight Loss Resources:

-You are unique and your nutrition should be too. Click here to take your free online health assessment http://lovinlife.idlife.com/takeassessment/index.html

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com

-Life to the Max with Joey Atlas-http://joeyatlas.com/live-to-the-max/how-to-master-your-fitness-and-your-life/


-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

How To Lose One Pound Per Week-Use The Exercise Program That Greets You Joyfully at The Door





With the New Year fast approaching, we all know that most people will have goal to lose weight. Most people also know that losing one pound per week is doable if they are able to stick to their plan.

I am just curious, did you know your four legged, furry friend can help you shed those unwanted pounds? I was just reading an an article about this and thought it was pretty interesting and true. It was tiled:

The Exercise Program That Greets You Joyfully at The Door By Robert S. Wieder

 Here is what it went on to say:

It’s the season of joy and conviviality and faith and sharing and celebration. It is also the season of charity, or at least the season of receiving quite a bit of mail from charities that wish to remind you how appropriate it would be for you to donate to them at this God-bless-us-every-one time of year. The mail mostly comes from charitable institutions that you have donated to in the past. In my case, that includes a lot of solicitations from organizations involved with animals, especially animals of the dog variety.
I chip into the usual mainline outfits like the Humane Society and the local ASPCA, but my heart really belongs to anybody devoted to canine rescue and restoration. Specifically, I tip my hat (metaphorically and financially) to Muttville and ARF. Muttville is a San Francisco operation dedicated to “senior dog rescue,” which means taking in older dogs who for various reasons no longer have homes, and trying to fix that by finding them new ones. ARF stands for the Animal Rescue Foundation, which is the creation and crusade of Hall of Fame baseball manager Tony LaRussa and which, while it isn’t exclusively focused on dogs, is also heavily involved in finding homes for those who have none.

Fat dogs + fat owners = fitness program

We have a lot of problems as a country, as a society. Two of them that have attracted my attention are homeless dogs, and human obesity. Dogs who need someone to take them in, and just as important, take them out, for walks, for jogs, for hikes, for romps. And unhealthily overweight people who desperately need to burn off some weight, to get moving, to become more active. You can see where I’m going with this.
Actually, I was drawn to making this connection, by a report about some veterinary researchers in Maryland who rounded up some dog-owning volunteers and told them that their dogs were overweight and needed more exercise than they were getting. Notice that nobody told the owners that they themselves were overweight and needed more exercise, but the researchers noted that this was the case with most of the owners as well. Half the owners were told explicitly to walk their dog for at least a half-hour per day, the other half were just told their pooch needed more activity.
Three months later, the people and their pups were re-checked and pretty much every person and dog in both groups was exercising more and had lost weight. This wasn’t exactly a stunning discovery. A broad review of studies covering the behavior of dog owners conducted last year found that on average, they spend an extra hour a week walking, compared to the dogless. Beyond that, it seems intuitively obvious, especially to those of us who are dog owners

Robert goes on to share more about the benefits of this relationships. To read is article in its entirely, you can visit http://tinyurl.com/l32ukk6

Hope you found this helpful

Train hard and expect success!
Monique

Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com

-Life to the Max with Joey Atlas-http://joeyatlas.com/live-to-the-max/how-to-master-your-fitness-and-your-life/


-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm

Monday, November 10, 2014

How To Lose One Pound Per Week-Lose Weight Fast By Following These 3 Simple Tips

Looking to lose at least one pound per week without starving yourself? If so, by following these 3 simple tips, you will be able to lose the weight fast and still feel good at the same time!

Enjoy the video. Make sure you also visit the weight loss resources, especially that Crazy Wrap Thing where you can tighten, firm, and tone in as little as 45 minutes or less.

Train Hard and Expect Success!

Monique Hawkins



Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com
 

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Exercises to Get Rid of Belly Fat-Avoid These Top 3 Exercising Mistakes



As someone who is trying to lose excess body fat, the last thing I want to do is to use the wrong types of exercises to prolong the process. When I read the following article from Nick Pineault, I was a bit surprised about what he had to share. I always thought that long cardio sessions, working hard, etc. could ignite fat loss, but I guess I was wrong. Read on to discover  why doing these top 3 exercise mistakes can be your worst enemy!

Remember to also check out that Crazy Wrap Thing which helps one to tighten, firm, and tone
in as little as 45 minutes or less. Click here to see http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

Train Hard! Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins


Last week at a supper in Manhattan, a colleague told us that her husband is literally (in her words) “sweating his butt off and leaving an ocean on the living room floor” ddoesn'tget any results from his extreme exercise...

To be perfectly honest, the fact that the guy – 47 years old – is not getting any leaner with these workouts doesn't surprise me at all.

I mean, CrossFit, hot yoga, kettlebells, spin classes and high intensity interval training sound like exciting ways to re-capture your youth.

But there's just one problem – most people are doing the SAME 3 exercise mistakes (that I share just below) that cause metabolic damage, accelerate aging and drain energy.

And a damaged metabolism is perhaps THE worst thing that can happen -- worse than not getting enough exercise, worse than having bad genetics and yes, even worse than eating poorly.

A damaged metabolism ages you prematurely, drains you of energy, makes you fatter and puts you at a dramatically increased risk for developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's.

So please IMMEDIATELY stop making these 3 exercise mistakes below before it's too late.

Instead, consider a different type of exercise that's smart, efficient and absolutely torches the most amount of fat in the least amount of time.

And... without requiring you to jump around like a crazed circus monkey. More on that below...

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Worst Exercise Mistake #1 - This Adds Belly Fat...
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When you want to burn more fat, it's as simple as working out longer, right?

Wrong!

The longer you exercise, the more your body is under stress and the more you'll flood your body with the powerful stress hormone cortisol.

Cortisol causes you to lose muscle from your upper body and store fat, especially in your mid-section and lower trunk. That turns women into a pear shape and makes men look like a swollen apple.

However, what's interesting is that with the right type of metabolic training, cortisol can actually be harnessed to become a VERY powerful fat burner and muscle toner.

Instead of your enemy, it can become your fat burning friend. More on that in a moment…

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Worst Exercise Mistake #2 - This Drives Sugar Cravings...
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Getting the right intensity is important, but most people push TOO hard, which drives your sugar and carb cravings through the roof.

That's exactly the OPPOSITE of what you want to happen as there's no more powerful metabolically damaging substance on the planet than sugar.

It triggers a process called glycation, which coats your cells with a thick caramel-like substance, preventing oxygen and nutrients from getting into your energy-producing mitochondria and at the same time preventing toxins from getting out.

That's like starving, choking and drowning them all at the same time -- not good for your energy levels!

No doubt you've seen those crazy infomercial workouts that encourage intense, non-stop exercise for 30 minutes or more with NO rest? What a challenge!

Looks great with all of those sweaty, lean bodies, but what they don't show you is what happens after that workout... when they are absolutely drained of energy, in a horrible mood and craving nothing but fattening, sugary carbs.

But as you'll see in a moment, strategically resting DURING your workout is the #1 key to burning fat and shaping muscle properly -- and without damaging your metabolism.

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Worst Exercise Mistake #3 - The "Circus Workout"
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BEWARE of the "circus workout". What the heck is that?

It's a workout that has you jumping around so much from one thing to the next that you NEVER create a strong enough signal that tells your metabolism to burn fat and tone muscle.

You see this mistake all the time with people hopping from one machine to the next, scurrying all over the gym or jumping all over their living rooms trying to imitate the "insane" moves on the TV.

It's like exercise ADD -- no wonder they don't get the results... the never focus on one thing enough for it to make a metabolic difference.

They key is to create a metabolic disturbance sufficiently powerful enough that it forces your body to respond... but also NOT so much that the body is too stressed out as we learned before.

It is like goldilocks. Not too much... not too little... but juuuust right.

Then, when you hit this magic metabolic sweet spot, your hormonal chemistry adjusts in a way that burns up large amounts of energy (mostly fat) during the 2-3 days after your workout as your body recovers, repairs and prepares to be challenged again.


Nick Pineault

Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com
 

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm









Sunday, September 21, 2014

How to Lose Body Fat Quick-Follow This Simple Tip



Most people who workout a lot care about their appearance, including getting their body fat levels to what they view as acceptable levels.

Everybody knows this isn't east. However, there are simple things people can do to speed up the process. The following article by Shaun Hadsall, otherwise known as the "stubborn fat loss expert" shares one easy thing all of can do to get rid of that stubborn fat.

Even better make sure to visit this link if you want to "cheat" a bit by looking as if you have lost a lot of body fat.  This can be done in as little as 45 minutes of less with that "Crazy Wrap Thing." Click here to see http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

In the meantime, Train Hard! Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins

Fight BAD estrogen and “let go” of more fat…

By Shaun Hadsall
Stubborn Fat Expert

I always get a giggle when people at my local gym
approach me asking for advice on how to get leaner.

Typically, the first words out of their mouth are:

“What supplements and fat burners do you take?”

They don’t ask about exercise strategy.

They don’t ask about nutrition.

Nope.

Instead, it’s always the same ole’ song and dance.

A magic pill or a quick fix.

My advice?

Eat MORE greens to burn MORE fat.

Green cruciferous veggies have dozens of health benefits that
will keep your body alkaline, reduce inflammation, speed up
recovery, and help your body shed more unwanted weight.

They contain a naturally occurring ingredient called DIM, which
is strongly anti-estrogenic, so it helps block BAD estrogen that
accumulates inside our bodies.

DIM not only wards of off bad estrogen, it also acts as an immuno-
stimulant, which means it can naturally “boost” your immune system.

Wikipedia even touts this ingredient to have various potent anti-
cancer properties.

So including these foods in your diet could go a long way.

Obvious choices to add to your daily nutrition plan are broccoli,
cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, and cabbage.

Some other, lesser-known, super veggies include swiss chard,
arugula, collard greens, Bok Choy, kale, and watercress.

One last very important tip about how you should cook these
super greens so you can get the maximum benefit.

I recommend using two options:

1. Raw
2. Minimally cook (steam, boil, or stir fry in healthy oil)

Many “raw” food advocates claim that ANY type of cooking will
destroy the nutrients.

This is not always the case.

Although cooking certain greens may cause them to lose some
Vitamin C, high temperatures for a short amount of time can
soften the fibrous plant material.

This allows them to “release” super nutrients like Glucosinolates
--  sulfur-containing compounds that have been shown to reduce
cancer risk.

Shaun


Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com
 

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm