Sunday, December 30, 2012

How to Lose Baby Belly-Pregnancy Exercises to Help You Lose the Baby Weight


How to lose the baby belly after their baby is born is something that most moms want to do in the most quickly and effectively. While it's great to want to get back in shape, keep in mind that it took 9 months for the baby to develop and be born. Therefore, it will take some time to get back your pre-baby body. So, it's important to relax, take your time, and to lose weight gradually. The goal should be about one pound a week.

The video below demonstrates some exercises you can go to lose the baby belly. While you cannot spot reduce,you can spot train. Carol Ann, a professional fitness trainer, also offers some diet and nutrition tips as well

Always remember to visit the weightloss resources below!" Enjoy!




Weight Loss Resources:


- 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

6 Fat-Fighting Superfoods http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/healthy-eating/superfoods/fat-fighting-superfoods/?sssdmh=dm17.638411&esrc=nwfitdailytip122812

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

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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, December 23, 2012

Stomach Fat Burning Exercises-An Evil (But Good) Fat Burning Workout!


If you want to burn the fat in the stomach area, these stomach fat burning exercies are killers! I happened to run across this on You Tube. There are some exercises that I think would be reallyl tough for me, but hey, I'm always ready for a challenge!

The site is a good one to subsribe to if you really want to blast the fat and are looking for new and challenging exercises. It's called ATHLEAN-X. The site says that:

"Here is where you can find all the latest FREE workouts to get yourself ripped and more muscular in record time. Learn from the Celebrity Fitness trainer Jeff Cavaliere exactly what he does with his professional athlete and celebrity clients. You can learn how to get six pack abs, bulging biceps, more definition, better legs, a bigger chest , broader back and just overall look your best. Subscribe to this channel and be sure not to miss out on any free workout and start looking your best today! Then, head to http://www.athleanx.com and get your copy of the exact program that is being used to get the top celebrity fitness idols in top shape. This is no p90x workout program. This can be done in less time with greater results!



Always remember to visit the weightloss resources below!" Enjoy!
Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683

Weight Loss Resources:


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

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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, December 16, 2012

How To Lose Belly Fat - Use These Top 3 Foods



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Some people feel that belly fat is the most stubborn fat to lose. In reality, fat is fat; there is no spot where it will not come off, especially if one's caloric balance is right and the food intake is in check.

In the article below, you will read about 3 foods you may not have considered which can help you lose fat not just in the belly, but all over. After reading it, you may want to work on adding these foods to your daily diet.

Always remember to visit the weight loss resources below!

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683

How To Lose Belly Fat - Use These Top 3 Foods
By John Stamford

We all want a flat and sexy stomach. However, from observing my own clients at the gym, it is one of the hardest things in the world to achieve. Knowing how to lose belly fat really comes down to a person's knowledge of nutrition, and not how many crunches they can do (that's not to say that crunches don't have their place). In this article, I will be showing you 3 unique foods that will help you achieve that flat stomach that we all want and crave.

1 - Coconut Oil - This is in my opinion, the best alternative cooking oil that you will ever find. It is packed with healthy fats (MCFAs), as opposed to trans fats, which means that your body uses these fats for energy, instead of storing them as additional body fat. Because of this abundance of healthy fats, coconut oil will increase metabolism and has even been shown to increase the rate and effectiveness of food digestion. These two factors are of extreme importance when trying to burn away unwanted body fat. Add the final bonus of this oil also boosting the body's immunity and you will agree that it should definitely be on your shopping list.

2 - Cacao - Think of this as being an ancient, yet healthy chocolate. The Cacao bean is commonly ground into fine powder, which will be the form it usually comes in at your local health store. However, if you can get your hands on the 'bean' itself, this is even better. The reason why this little super food is so good at burning fat is because it is the highest natural source of Magnesium, Chromium and Iron in the world. It is also very high in Zinc, Copper and Manganese. All of these minerals help to keep the body in peak health and, best of all, will boost your natural metabolism. Just remember, whatever form it is in when you buy it, it has to be raw.

3 - Pecans - I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record talking about healthy fats by now, but pecan nuts are absolutely packed with the stuff. All you have to do is squeeze them and you can see the fats oozing out. On top of everything, they taste great. I usually recommend that people eat pecans as a snack between meals, as they will help to keep your body in a 'fat burning zone' as well as providing tons of energy. Knowing how to lose belly fat just because both easier and tastier.

There are many more foods out there that will help you or anyone else who wants to know how to lose belly fat. However, these 3 are may favorite because they are so easy to incorporate into your diet and have so many health benefits that even extend beyond burning fat.

John Stamford is a personal trainer, nutritionist and an expert in everything relating to fat loss. Visit his website in order to discover "One Tip That May Be Preventing You From Losing Fat" instantly at:


Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_Stamford


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Exercises to Slim-Exercises to Lose Belly Fat & Love Handles


There are lots of great exercise to slim your belly you can use each day. Most of these exercises you can do from the comfort of your home. The good news is that doing these simple exercises along with making some dietery changes, you can become a "new you" beginning right now!

The video below demonstrates two simple exercises you can do to tighten, firm, and tone your belly and love handles. Take some time to do them a few days a week and you will be amazed at the results. Remember to visit the weigh loss resources below. The amazing body wrap that helps you tighten, firm, and tone in 45 minutes works wonders. Make sure you take the time to click on the link.

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683




Weight Loss Resources:



- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program! http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq" target="_blank"> 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

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

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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, November 25, 2012

Best Way to Get Rid of Belly-How to Start A Fat Loss Program The Right Way


If you  are trying to figure out the best way to get rid of your belly, I'm sure you have heard that its important to take your time and go nice and easy so you will keep it off for good. I know I have heard this and always thought it was the right advice.

However, I happened to be reading Tom Venuto's burn the fat blog today (you can find it at http://www.burnthefatblog.com) and he talked about something totally opposite. In fact, he discusses the benefits of burning fat off quickly the first few weeks you start a fat loss program and how a person can keep it off more effectively if they do so.

Tom says this: "If you lose weight quickly in the first week or two of your fat loss program, you’re more likely to gain it back later, right? That’s a common belief, and in some cases, it’s true. But what if you could burn fat fast in the first week, achieve a large fat loss in the 3 or 4 weeks, and that actually HELPED you keep the fat off over the long term? Guess what? You can… and it does!  It’s all about knowing the difference between quick start and quick fix and knowing about the mistakes you must avoid if you want to start strong – safely and sustainably."

Tom has some excellent points to cover in his article, all of it scientically based which I appreciate. Tom is a body builder and an expert if fat and weight loss. So, when he comes up with findings, I always sit up and pay attention.

If you would like to read more of Tom's article,
"Quick Start or Quick Fix? Advice On Starting A Fat Loss Program The Right Way"
http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/11/quick-start-or-quick-fix.php " target="_blank">just visit his blog at http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/11/quick-start-or-quick-fix.php 

The site is excellent and has a lot of great resources and articles for you to browse through.

If you want to know the best way to get of belly fat, Tom can help. You can also grab his best selling book, "Burn The Fat, Feed the Muscle" at http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq 

If you are like most people and want to accelerate your fat loss and burn it off like a furnace, you will love learning how to tighten, firm, and tone in as little as 45 minutes, you will also  want to take a look at using the "Ultimate Body Applicator". You will find it listed as the first resources in my "Weight Loss Resources" link.

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683

Weight Loss Resources:


- 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

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

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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, November 18, 2012

How to Become Slim-Myosha's Story Tells Shows You How

So, I happened to be cruising around on You Tube the other day, looking for some how to become slim videos to share with my readers. I happened to run across an awesome vide and testimonial by a gal name Myosha Kiki. While the video talks about how she used P90X to drop the fat, weight, and transform her body, I think the power of it had to do with the steps she took to get the results. 

 

The point is not whether or not you will or have done P90X like Myosha. It's all about whether you are ready to put in the time, mental effort, and be accountable like her. If you take the attitude and steps Myosha did, you will become slim in no time, even during this holiday season!

 

Rember to always visit the weight loss resources below. Everybody who uses the "Ultimate Body Applicator" are amazed at the results!

 

 

Train Hard and Expect Success! 

Monique Hawkins

540-303-1683

Weight Loss Resources:

 

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45

minutes? Then, contact me or visit http://moniquehawkins.MyItWorks.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

 

-Dr. Oz Blog

http://www.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, November 4, 2012

Best Way To Lose Tummy Fat-How To Lose TummyFat Without Spending a Fortune On Pills And Potions


I think everybody knows deep down that the best way to lose tummy fat is not my spending a ton of money on pills, potions, and the latest diet craze. Most people know they must make a decision to lose the fat and weight and be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals. They know quick fixes won't work, even though it sure is tempting to go the seemingly easy way!
In the article below, you will learn why a healthy diet and good ecxercise program are the hallmark to help you lose the tummy fat for good. It may not be what you want to hear, but its simply the way it is!

Enjoy the article.

Train Hard and Expect Success!

Best Way To Lose Belly Fat - How To Lose Belly Fat Without Spending A Fortune On Pills And Potions By Mike Sheraton

The best way to lose belly fat does not come in a pill form. Machines, belts, expensive weight sets and personal trainers cost a lot of money and take up a lot of space and time; but that's about all they do. These pills, potions and fancy gadgets are simply a waste of money. This is because the best way to lose belly fat is through a proper diet and regular exercise. This is often not what people who are seeking the best way to lose belly fat want to be hear, and so weight loss groups and weight loss programs will take advantage of this by selling you equipment, food and advice that you don't need and probably can't use. The following are three reasons why the best way to lose belly fat will always be through diet and exercise.

*It works. The best way to lose weight is through diet and exercise, and there's simply no possible way to dispute this fact. Not only is this method effective, it is extremely safe- unlike the use of weight loss pills and crackpot "abdominizer" inventions.

*Proper nutrition actually saves money. What do you think is more expensive- a bacon cheeseburger or a whole wheat pasta dinner? How about a pepperoni pizza or a whole Cajun chicken? From a health and a financial standpoint, nutritious foods are far less expensive and usually taste just as good. Dieting as the best way to lose weight can also be stated as this: What's more expensive- heart disease or healthy changes to your diet?

*No expenses. The best way to lose belly fat involves simple exercises that cost nothing. Bicycling, running or jogging, jumping rope, swimming and many other effective cardio exercises can be done for free. Conversely, weight loss systems, weight loss food programs and weight loss equipment can all cost thousands of dollars.

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Weight Loss Resources:


- 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

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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 28, 2012

How to Get Rid of Cellulite Quick: Three Simple Steps to Sleek Thighs Guaranteed


For women who are trying to lose fat and weight, there is another major pain they may be facing. It’s a problem many women face, trying to get rid of that annoying cellulite! Many wonder how to get rid of cellulite quick. One of the reasons most women of all ages and sizes desire to lose weight and fat is so that they can have nice sleek, cellulite free thighs. Following are three simple tips to follow for sleek thighs.

1.       Follow an anti-cellulite diet. While losing weight will cause fat cells to shrink, being mindful of what you eat is even more important. To help banish cellulite for good, eat less fatty foods since dietary fat easily converts into body fat.  In addition, dietary fat will cause a person to feel hungrier for fatty foods due to an increase in the production of galamin.

Along with avoiding fatty foods, also carefully monitor your sugar and alcohol intake as these will raise insulin levels which in turn will increase fat storage. Eat more fiber and protein as these will help you feel fuller.

2.        Exercise regularly. The best type of exercise to banish cellulite and get those nice, sleek thighs is one 
routine that will stretch and tone your muscles. Examples of these exercises include Yoga, Tai Chai, and ballet. Isometric exercises also will lengthen and smooth muscles. In addition, doing interval training 3-4 days per week for 45-minute sessions will boost your metabolism and turn your body into a fat burning machine!

3.Self-massage daily. When cellulite is physically manipulated, this improves circulation. The increase in 
circulation will in turn inhibit blood vessel constriction which causes the look of lumpiness. Massaging cellulite prone areas cause then to swell up so that the skin will look smoother for at least awhile!

 Now, for the steps mentioned above, it can take awhile to get the results you desire. Would it be ok if you could reduce the appearance of cellulite in 45 minutes or less? Before I end this article, I had to share with you about the “Ultimate Body Applicator”.  It is a botanically based, woven cloth wrap that helps you also to tighten, firm, and tone very quickly. If you do the steps listed above, plus use the Ultimate Body Applicator, you will be amazed what your hips and thighs will look like! To read more about how this work, click here:  http://www.moniquehawkins.myitworks.com/

Yes, cellulite is a huge nuisance for many women. How to get rid of cellulite quick? Just follow these three simple tips.  Try the “Ultimate Body Applicator.” Ladies, you can have those sleek looking thighs you have always longed for!


Train hard and expect success!
Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683

Weight Loss Resources:
Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes? Then, contact me or visit http://moniquehawkins.MyItWorks.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

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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 21, 2012

How To Burn Off Belly Fat-Nutrition is the Foundation


On the market today, there seems to be a ton of weight loss gadgets, diet pills, potions, and diets one can choose from if they are seeking to how to burn off belly fat. The truth is, the key to losing weight and belly fat begins with being willing to make the lifestyle changes that are necessary to achieve goals.

After a firm mental resolve has been made, the next important step is to eat clean. In other words, eat the right kinds of foods that will give you energy increase your health, plus burn the fat you in all areas of the body and not just the belly. When you make the choice to do this, not only will the weight come off, but you also  will begin to feel better both physically and mentally.

Since we are talking about nutrition and clean eating, I thought I would share with you some healthy recipes to get started. I am one who loves to try new things all the time, so feel free to email me at anytime your favorite recipes! I could then post them so  my readers can get a chance to try them too.

Remember to also visit the weight loss resources below. You will especially want to check out the "Ultimate Body Applicator" which firms, tones, and tightens in as little as 45 minuets!


Train Hard and Expect Success!

Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683
  

Green Bean Casserole


INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons  canola oil, divided
1   medium sweet onion, (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided
8 ounces  mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon  onion powder
1 1/4 teaspoons  salt , divided
1/2 teaspoon  dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
2/3 cup  all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup  low-fat milk
3 tablespoons  dry sherry, (see Ingredient Note)
1 pound  frozen French-cut green beans, (about 4 cups)
1/3 cup  reduced-fat sour cream
3 tablespoons  buttermilk powder, (see Ingredient Note)
1 teaspoon  paprika
1/2 teaspoon  garlic powder
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 2 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and slightly translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the mushroom juices are almost evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Add milk and sherry and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Stir in green beans and return to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in sour cream and buttermilk powder. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
3. Whisk the remaining 1/3 cup flour, paprika, garlic powder and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Add sliced onion; toss to coat. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion along with any remaining flour mixture and cook, turning once or twice, until golden and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Spread the onion topping over the casserole.
4. Bake the casserole until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Tips:
Ingredient notes:
Don't use the high-sodium "cooking sherry" sold in many supermarkets. Instead, purchase dry sherry sold with other fortified wines.
Look for buttermilk powder, such as Saco Buttermilk Blend, in the baking section or with the powdered milk in most supermarkets.
NUTRITION FACTS
Calories 212, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 533 mg, Carbohydrate 23 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 7 g, Potassium 259 mg. Daily Values: Calcium 16%. Exchanges: Starch 0.5,Vegetable 1,Fat 2.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

 Makes: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
3 cups cauliflower florets
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup loose-pack frozen cut green beans
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 14-ounce can vegetable broth
2-3 teaspoons curry powder
1 14-ounce can light coconut milk
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
Cooked brown rice (optional)

Directions 
1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine cauliflower, chickpeas, green beans, carrots, and onion. Stir in broth and curry powder.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
3. Stir in coconut milk and shredded basil leaves. Spoon rice, if using, into bowls, and ladle curry over the top.

Nutrition facts per serving219 calories, 8g protein, 32g carbohydrate, 7g fat (4g saturated), 9g fiber

 Savory Bean and Spinach Soup
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
3 14-ounce cans vegetable broth
1 15-ounce can tomato puree
1 15-ounce can small white beans or Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, chopped
8 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach or kale leaves
Finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions 
1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine vegetable broth, tomato puree, beans, rice, onion, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic.
2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting 5 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours.
3. Just before serving, stir in spinach or kale and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition facts per serving: 150 calories, 9g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 3g fat (1g saturated), 8g fiber



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Exercises to Slim- Check out celebrity Traner's Gunnar Peterson's Complete Workout


Everybody knows that nutrition is the number one key to losing belly fat. The close second to nutrition is consistently following a exercise routine. There are many exercises to slim which are fun and creative. These exercises not only drop the pounds and fat, but also build a healthy heart.

I was recently visiting Fitness.com and they had an 8 minute video in which celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson showed exercises to perform to help you achieve your goals. Some of the exercises I had seen; some I have not. They all looked great to me since I love trying out new exercises anyway! If you are looking to tone your muscles, lose the fat and weight for good, with the bonus of getting  heart-healthy heart, you will love Gunnar's routine!

Gunner highlighed some excellent exercise which slim. I know sometimes life gets busy, but I also strongly feel that if you are committed to acheiving your weight and fat loss goals, you will find the time to do what needs to be done. If you just did 2-3 sets of the exercises Gunnear exercises 2-3 times per week, I think the excess weight and fat will just drop off. Why not give it a shot? Your body and heart will thank you for it!

Remember to visit the weight loss resources below! The body wrap is really great and if you wrap plus do what Tom Venuto recommends in "Burn the Fat, "Feed the Muscle, you will be amazed at your result!

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683

Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes? Then, contact me or visit http://moniquehawkins.MyItWorks.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

  -Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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 7, 2012

Exercise to do to Lose Belly Fat-The Top 4 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat


Everybody knows that it can be a challenge to lose belly fat. Everybody says that doing the right exercises to lose belly fat along with good nutrition will help the fat melt right off. In the article below, you will discover some simple exercises you can do a couple of times a week to get rid of the belly fat for good!

Most Suitable Exercises to Lose Belly Fat
By John Fordyce

Losing belly fat is a major concern for many of us and most do not know how to do it. The best way is to exercise regularly and in this article we will look at some of the most suitable exercises to lose belly fat.

Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Bicycle Exercise

Bicycle exercise is known to be an excellent technique of losing belly fat. The method involves getting in supine position keeping both hands on back of the head. Get knees closer to chest simultaneously while you lift your shoulders from the floor.

Gradually get the right elbow close to the left knee and at the same time move the right leg so that it straightens. Do the same for the other side as well so that it becomes like a pedaling motion. Try to do at least three sets with twelve to sixteen repetitions every day to achieve maximum benefits.

Leg Raise - Captain's Chair

You will need captain's chair for performing this routine and rack having padded arms so that your legs can hang freely as you may have seen in many of the health clubs. To start the exercise, stand up on the chair; grip both the hand holds. Raise knees up to your chest so that the abs are contracted and then bring the knees down. Repeat the same steps in three sets with each set have about fifteen repetitions.

Ball Crunch

You will require an exercise ball for this belly fat reduction routine. The routine is such that abdomen exerts more but other body parts are also required during the exercise. First you will have to lie over the ball on your back & keep the hands behind head.

Next you will have to contract abs for lifting torso from ball while at the same time stabilize the ball during the curling up routine. Finally you will lower down for stretching your abs and this exercise is to be done three times having fifteen repetitions in each of the three sets.

Leg Crunch

This is vertical leg crunch where you lie down on floor with legs pointing straight up towards the roof, keep the knees crossed & support your head by keeping the hands beneath it. Start to lift shoulders from floor so that the abs is contracted while keeping the legs totally fixed. Perform this exercise on a daily basis the do it the same number of times as the ball crunch exercise.

Long Arm Crunch

For this exercise you will have to lie down and extend your both arms fully straight behind and at the same time keep them clasped as well as close to the ears. Now gradually contract your abs & start lifting your shoulders from floor so that arms remain straight. You will have to do this exercise in three sets of fifteen repetitions on a daily basis to get maximum result

Conclusion

Thus we can conclude by saying that you can expect very good results by doing these exercises on a regular basis and lose belly fat quickly & easily.

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The bottom line is this, if you want to lose belly fat, you have to exercise to do it plus eat right! If you choose to do this, you will see that you will be slim and  have a flat belly in no time!

Remember to visit the weight loss resources below!

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
540-303-1683

Weight Loss Resources:


- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program! http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq " target="_blank"> 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

  -Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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, August 19, 2012

How to Lose Baby Belly at Home-13 Behaviors and Attitudes That Keep Fat Off Forever


One of my favortite weight loss experts I enjoy folloiwng is Tom Venuto, author of "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle." If your desire is how to lose the baby belly at home, Tom's blog and book has a wealth of information which can help you achieve your goals.

He sent out a recent article which covered 13 behaviors and attitudes that not only help a person lose the weight and fat, but also keep it off forever. I thought I'd share some excerpts with you. I will also include a link where you can read the article in its entirety. Be sure you also take a look at the weight loss resources below, one of which also links to Tom's bestselling book.

Enjoy! You will learn a lot.

The Weight Maintenance Predictors: 13 Behaviors and Attitudes That Keep Fat Off Forever By Tom Venuto

This is probably the best check-list of weight maintenance advice I have come across this year - if not ever.

This is straight from peer-reviewed obesity research journals, not from pop fitness websites, so you can trust that this advice is rock solid and true.

The data came from obesity researchers at the University of Surrey (UK). They didn't conduct a new study, however - they did an exhaustive review of 152 other studies (Basically, ALL the major research that's ever been done on weight maintenance).

What I've done is to summarize the most important weight maintenance factors for you (psychological traits and physical behaviors) and then translate that into a lesson or actionable step.

The more of these strategies you use, the more likely you'll be not only to lose fat, but to keep it off for good. A person who is 13 for 13 (or even close to it) is simply NEVER going to have a weight problem.

Self-monitoring
In the words of the authors, tracking calories eaten, workouts performed, body weight change, progress achieved, and so on, are "cardinal behaviors of successful weight maintainers." Maintainers monitor everything. They are journalers, trackers, and counters. Remember, you can't improve it if you're not even measuring it.

Self-responsibility / Internal locus of control
People who attribute (blame) their body fat on medical conditions are LESS successful at maintenance. This is most likely because they don't believe they're in control of their results. A person with an internal locus of control believes that outcomes are under their own control. A person with an external locus of control believes outcomes are controlled by outside forces such as environment, gen

Self-motivation
External motivation is helpful, but no motivation is better than self motivation. Research confirms that being SELF motivated predicts successful weight loss from both exercise and diet programs.

Self motivation vacillates a lot for most people and the research has found two major reasons why: (1) Small lapses in compliance cause a drop in motivation, and (2) self criticism causes a drop in motivation. Successful maintainers are kind to themselves, they avoid critical self-talk, and they understand that they're going to have lapses, they simply bounce back quickly.

To read more of Tom's article, visit http://www.burnthefat.com/proven_weight_maintenance_secrets.html


Remember to visit the weight loss resources below!

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins

- 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

  -Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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, August 12, 2012

Best Way to Get Rid of Belly-What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Belly Fat?




Many of people today are overweight or even worse, obese. Many times, the fat stores in the belly area. For those who want to lose the weight and fat, they may wonder what is the best way to get rid of their belly?

As it turns out, its not complicated. To lose the weight and fat, all it takes is making up your mind you will do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. With this mindset and by following the tips in the article below, you will discover that the weight and fat will begin to melt away!

After reading the article, remember to visit the weight loss resources below. The resources will help to accelerate your fat and weight loss efforts.

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
Skype: Monique371
540-303-1683


What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Belly Fat?

Everybody who has a big belly wants to only one simple truth, the best way to get rid of belly fat, yet very few people understand the real art to getting a flat stomach.
Fat loss is made complicated by the fat loss industry just so that they can become richer while draining your pockets every minute of the day. Most people are told that starvation diet is the best way to get rid of belly fat, while others are told to thousands of crunches to get a flat stomach.
It is not that difficult and fat loss is not a boring activity. I burn fat every single day of my life and I enjoy every moment of it. You can do the same. You can eat your favorite food and still get rid of belly fat if you know the real art of doing it.
Well, there's the "DUH!" moment you probably might be thinking in your heads right now. If you didn't want to know the best way to get rid of belly fat, you probably wouldn't be reading this article - would you?
Did you know that the best way to get rid of belly fat is by losing the overall fat in your body?
It's simple logic of you think about it. No man with flabby arms and man breasts can have a flat stomach, and same goes for women. I would rather not go into additional descriptions, but I am sure you get the logic behind what I am trying to say.
There are just three simple factors you need to follow and you will be fully aware of the best way to get rid of belly fat in the fastest time possible;
Eat 5-6 short meals a day
Your metabolism (the fat burning rate in your body) is controlled by the level of insulin and energy in your body. When the level of energy drops, your body triggers starvation mode and your body starts storing more and more fat instead of using them for energy. What is this energy?
CALORIES! That's right! And this is exactly why you need to eat at least 5 short meals a day to make sure your body doesn't go in to starvation mode. In fact, this simple change in your diet will blow your metabolism through the roof.
Eat high fiber carbs, lean protein and essential fats in every meal.
Protein is very important to maintain muscle which is one of the major factors that are necessary to elevate your metabolism. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism, and the faster you burn fat. If you eat enough proteins, your body will maintain and add more lean muscle in to your body so that your metabolism keeps growing faster.
Short intense workouts 3 days a week.
You do not need to workout every single day and you do not need to workout for hours to get rid of belly fat. In fact, the latest research shows that High Intensity Interval Training done for 20 minutes at least 3 days a week has shown significant connection to losing belly fat. Interval Training is really one of the best ways to get rid of belly fat, but this effort won't show any positive results if you don't combine proper diet and nutrition in your fat loss plan.
If you are looking for downright reviews on some of the best ways to get rid of belly fat in the fastest possible time, I suggest you should visit the website below for a review on the Top Secret Fat Loss Program, a unique but simple approach to lose total body fat really fast.


Weight Loss Resources:


- 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

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.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, August 5, 2012

Lose Waist Fat-Quick Exercises to Lose Waist Fat

With any endeavor to lose weight,  including fat in the waist and stomach area, one of the most important components you need to include in your plan (you do have a written plan with goals right?) is to make sure you have times to excercise. Yes, to get that flat belly, not only should you have a tight nutrition program, but also the belly area.

The following video from WEB MD covers simple exercises you can follow to help flatten that stubbron belly area! 

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/video/taming-your-trouble-spots-belly

 

Remember to visit the weight loss resources below!

Train Hard and Expect Success! 

Monique Hawkins

Skype: Monique371 

540-303-1683

 

Weight Loss Resources:

- 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

  -Dr. Oz Blog

http://www.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, July 29, 2012

Get Rid of Baby Belly Fat with These Simple Flat Abs Receipes

When your goal is to get rid of the baby belly fat, then having some cool flat ab meals in your recipe box is necessary! I was recently vising, Fitness Magazine's online site and found the perfect link where listed was "Fat-Fighting Meals: 7 Flat-Belly Dinner Recipes".


The receipes looked pretty good, so I thought I'd share at least one with you. You can look at more by visisting the site listed below.

Recipes developed by Zoe Singer

The secret to flat abs? Foods like whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean protein, which curb hunger, boost your calorie burn, and prevent belly bloat. We've combined these slimming ingredients into a week's worth of delicious dinners.

Steak-and-Pepper Tacos

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
1 pound flank or hanger steak
Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 bell peppers, 1 each red, yellow, and orange, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
8 small corn tortillas, warmed
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup grated low-fat Monterey Jack
1/4 cup salsa verde or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons sliced pickled jalapenos
Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)

Directions

1. Marinate the steak in the lime juice, salt, garlic, and chili powder in a sealed plastic bag for 20 to 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons of the vegetable oil to the pan. Add the red onion and bell peppers; cook, tossing frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the corn and continue to cook until the peppers are charred and soft, about 3 more minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and keep warm.

3. Wipe the skillet with a paper towel and heat for another minute. Add the remaining teaspoon of vegetable oil. Remove the steak from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Lay the steak in the pan, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook about 8 minutes for medium-rare, turning once halfway through. Transfer to a board and let rest for 5 minutes.

4. Slice the steak across the grain and arrange on a platter with the peppers and lime wedges. Make tacos with the warm tortillas, avocado, Monterey Jack, salsa, jalapenos and, if desired, sour cream.

Nutrition facts per serving: 416 calories, 32g protein, 38g carbohydrate, 16g fat (4.3g saturated), 7g fiber



Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to Become Slim-Why You Must Follow the 11-Step Goal Setting Formula




If you are looking for easy ways to become slim and to lose the baby belly pooch quickly, before you decide to follow the latest diet or exercise fad, it’s important to first carefully think and plan for what you want your final outcome to be.

The way to do this is to set goals.  Without goals, you are shooting in the dark. Without a plan, you will be continuously off target. When goals are written, they must be precise. As Tom Venuto, author of the classic book, “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” says,

“The number one reason for failure in losing body fat is the lack of clear, defined written goals. . . .Action without planning is the number one reason for failure.”

Step #1: Make sure your goals are specific. Avoid phrases such as “I want to lose weight,” or “I want to get leaner.” While these are good statements, they are a bit vague and too general. What you need to determine is things like how many pounds you want to lose, the percentage of body fat you desire to achieve, what size clothes you want to wear, etc. The more specific and precise, the clearer your target!

Step #2: Set measurable goals. If you don’t have a way to measure your progress, you will have no idea whether you have achieved it or not. While the scale is a great tool to start with, the best measure is one which tests your body composition, this can be done by using skin fold tests. A health professional can assist you in this area. You can even learn to do it yourself.

Step #3: Have big goals. Many times, people who desire to lose weight and baby fat do not give themselves enough credit. They count themselves out before the battle even begins! Avoid saying statements like, “I can never look like that.”, “I’m way too old.” etc.  Think about what you want and begin to work on the willpower to achieve it. Ask the right questions such as “How can I achieve this goal?”, “What price am I willing to pay to achieve this goal?” etc.

Step #4: Set reasonable deadlines. Everywhere you look, you see crazy statements like “lose 30 pounds in 30 days”, “lose 10 pounds this weekend”, etc. You never want rapid weight loss and you certainly don’t want to do things like not drink enough water, starving yourself, going on extreme cleanses, etc. Your goal is to lose the body fat. So while there are no unrealistic goals, there are unrealistic deadlines. Aim for a nice, slow, and steady weight and fat loss so you can keep it off.

Step #5: Have long and short-term goals. For instance have your ultimate final goal, 12 months goals, 3 months goals, weekly, daily goals.  Doing this will help you always have something to work for and keep you motivated!

Step #6: Have emotional reasons why you want to achieve your goals. This is because the more emotional you are about your goal, the more motivated you will be lose to achieve them.



Step #7:  Be highly focused by working on goals which run seamlessly together and not conflict. For instance, it is very hard lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. What usually happens is that person will have a large decrease in body fat but a slight increase in lean body mass. This is just how it is. Your goal to lose the baby belly pooch and to become slim is to always get rid of all that excess body fat first, and then set a goal for gaining more muscle and staying lean.

Step #8: Write out your goals using affirmations. Use the word “I”, write in present tense, and state it in positive terms.

Step #9: Read your affirmations twice a day and always keep your goals dead in front of you.  By repetition, we are able to re-program our subconscious mind into a positive direction. They become your new way of thinking. They will keep you motivated and on-track.

Step #10: Have faith in your goals. This means develop an unshakeable belief that you will achieve them. This will keep you focused!

Step #11: Visualize your affirmations as you read them. This means have mental picture in your mind as you think what you want to look like when you achieve your goals. This will help your desire penetrate your subconscious mind more deeply and help you be committed to the very end.

Here are a few examples of affirmative goal statements for women:

“I am so happy and thankful now that I am at 15% body fat!

I am losing body fat and reaching my goal weight of 120 lbs and body fat of 15% by August 1.

I can’t wait to fit into the skinny jeans I bought this past winter and wear them to work.

These are great, clear, precise statement that will help anyone stay focused!

To lose the baby belly pooch, become slim, and lose body fat all requires planning. If you follow this 11-step goal setting formula, you will be just fine!

Remember to visit the weight loss resources below. Most people who join the Shrink Team Challenge are losing lots of baby belly fat by eating cookies and drinking delicious shakes. Take the time to check it out!



Sunday, July 15, 2012

How to Lose Baby Belly-Follow These Top 10 Scientifically Proven Tips to Get a Flat Belly


How to lose baby belly and get a flat belly again can be a challenge for some people. To make matters worse, 50% of women who lose weight and get a flat belly manage to gain back the weight they’ve lost in 6 months!

Everybody knows this yo-yo effect is no good. The good news is that science has found 10 simple, ground breaking solutions for lasting weight loss. Sounds great to me! I’m sure it does to you too. Here is what the top experts in the field have come up with.

Tip #1-Make your fat burn fat. Now, that’s pretty unique isn’t it? I haven’t heard of that one before now. It seems that our bodies have two kinds of fat, white and brown. White is the bad fat and brown is the good fat. It’s the brown fat that helps you burn up those ugly calories. Aaron M, Cypess, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of medicine at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, says that “Up to 80% of adults have brown fat deposits in their bodies.” Even better, once the brown fat gets fired up, as little as 2 ounces can burn up to 20% of your body’s calories!  What’s the best easy to get the brown fat machine going full speed? Well, it turns out it is just exercise.  If you exercise at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week, you will turn on the cool brown fat burning machine!

Tip #2-Take your vitamin D. In a recent study done at the University of Minnesota, researchers found that people who started their weight loss program with higher levels of vitamin D lost more weight in comparison to those who weren’t getting enough. Vitamin D helps your body know it’s full. It can be hard to get the entire vitamin you need from food, so you may need to supplement. The daily recommendation is 1,000 international units.

Tip #3-Have the right mindset to lose. Researchers have found that those people who experience more of the negative emotions such as anger, guilt, anxiety, impulsivity, etc., were heavier than those who experience the positive emotions such as joy, peace, happiness, satisfaction, etc.  The key is to work on having a more balanced mood.

Tip #4-Keep in check your need to reward yourself for good behavior.  Now, this was very interesting. Researchers found that doing something healthy like eating a low calorie meal can make you less likely to exercise and more likely to overdo it later on. This happens, scientists say, because of a very human need to reward ourselves when doing something good. The key here is to always keep in mind that healthy eating can trigger a license for you to overeat. Come up with a plan on what to do when this occurs.

Tip #5-Slow the chewing down. I know when I am at work, I eat way too fast. Some of you probably do too. Now, it’s been found that slowing down actually helps you slim down. A recent study shows that those who chewed each bite 40 times ate a whopping 12% less than those who chewed 15 times.  Dr. Cypess says that “Chewing seems to stimulate the gut to make appetite suppressing peptide hormones.” Even better, the more you chew, the more nutrients you feed your body. So, take the time and slow it down!

Tip #6-Outwit your appetite. Researchers have found there is a psychological reason we crave those french fries, ice cream, cupcakes, and cookies. It seems our bodies are wired to crave rich foods. Some studies have shown how just the taste of fat can trigger us to eat by triggering a release of brain chemicals similar to drug addicts. To keep your appetite in c heck, the key is to avoid those foods that make you lose control. Be mindful of eating stuff you know is not good for you.  For example, if you are tempted to grab that Starbucks Mocha latte, think of the better health benefits and a healthy heart you will get from not drinking it. This simple exercise will changes your brain patterns by strengthening the area that helps you resist and weakening the region that makes you think of treats as a rewards, says Dr. Eric Stice, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute.

Tip #7-Get back to nature. Did you know you can stay slim if you have a view from your window of hills, water, or parks and a street that leads to hills and water? In a North Carolina study, counties with more natural amenities, including mountains and lakes, had lower obesity rates. Dr. Jilcott Pitts, Ph.D., assistant professor at East Carolina University says that “It could be that here’s something healing and calming about simply being outside.” Even better, research has shown that people are much happier walking outside, and walk faster yet don’t feel winded. So, if you can, get some exercise in the great outdoors!

Tip #8-Avoid pudging your cells. I’m sure you already know this; sitting around will make you flabby. In addition to the concern of the lack of exercise, it seems that just the physical act of sitting or lying down may speed up your body’s fat production. We release forces that cause our cells to stretch out and get flabby. Not good news! To keep this from happening, there are things that you can do. For example, if you have a desk job, stand up and walk around for 5 minutes each hour, pace back and force while talking on the phone, etc. Keep in mind that just plain standing uses more muscles than sitting. The key is to just add more movement to your life.

Tip #9: Drink green tea. A review of a number of studies shows that sipping green tea promotes weight loss.  According to research from Penn State, this happens as a result of something called EGCG, a substance which is known to reduce fat absorption. Dr. Joshua D. Lambert, Ph.D., a professor of food science, also says that “Green tea also increases the amount of fat that your body eliminates.” Drinking from 3-5 cups a day may help you drop the pounds.

Tip #10: Outsmart your weight fate. Unfortunately, three quarters of Americans have a fat gene associated with 20-30% of higher risk for obesity. The good news is that this doesn’t mean you are domed! If you are one who is physically active, it has been shown that those who are active plus have the fat gene are 27% less likely to become obese. This doesn’t mean you have to go and kill yourself at the gym. It just means developing a more active lifestyle such as getting an hour or more of moderate to vigorous exercise a week, walking daily, spending less time in front of the TV, taking steps instead of the elevator, etc. If you become more diligent in being more active, the weight and fat will come off more easily.

We have covered a lot! I am sure your questions about how to lose that stubborn baby belly fat have been answered.  Now, it’s time to put into action what you have learned. If you do so, you will have a flat belly in no time!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Get Rid of Baby Belly Fat with These 7 Tips to Boost Metabolism

Every lady knows that getting rid of baby belly fat can be a challenge! Most ladies would love to know how to boost their metabolism so they can get 6 pack abs plus lose the excess weight and body fat.

The good news is that there are some easy things you can do each day to achieve this. On a recent Dr. Oz show, Dr. Oz discussed 7 quick ways to boost your metabolism with his 7 Day Miracle Meal Plan. What he shared was very simple; any of us could it. I thought I’d share with you his metabolism boosting tips.

Tip #1: Check Metabolic Rate. It is important to know how many calories you are burning each day. This is the amount of calories you can eat before starting to gain weight. You can find a calculator for this at http://www.doctoroz.com. Some of you also may have tools such as the “Bodybugg” which automatically keeps track of how many calories your body burns each day. If you have the funds for it, the Bodybugg is a great along with a Fit Bit.

Tip #2: Cut 100 calories each day. Now that you know what your metabolic rate is, work on cutting just 100 calories per day from your meals. This will be enough to trick your metabolism into a fat burning machine plus keep it from going into the starvation mode. The starvation mode occurs when the body thinks the caloric intake is too low. This results in it slowing down. You want to avoid this at all costs! Once your body becomes use to this, you can work on cutting your caloric rate by 15-20% for a few days each week. This will really send your body into a fat burning frenzy!

Tip #3: Eat enough protein each day. Protein helps to build up your lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass you have, the more calories your body will burn. Dr. Oz recommended eating protein daily and fish 2-3 times per week.

Tip #4: Eat every 3 hours. Along with your regular meals, begin to work on adding some healthy snacks. This will keep you from getting hungry. A healthy snacks suggestion from Dr. Oz included pistachios with dried apricots. Other healthy snack ideas can be peanut butter on celery sticks, apples with string cheese, etc. No cookies and chips please! Remember, you are trying to get rid of the baby belly fat!

Tip #5: Drink 3 iced drinks a day. No, this doesn’t mean run off to Starbuck’s to get an iced Mocha. It means to add ice to water, tea, etc. This is one of the easiest things you can do to speed up your metabolism and promote weight and fat loss.

Tip #6: Take 12 mg of Zinc a day.   Zinc increases Leptin in your body which in turns decreases appetite. You can go to your local health store to get a bottle at very low cost.

Tip #7: Exercise in bursts. More and more research shows how interval training turns your body into a fat burning furnace. This means exercising at a moderate pace and every couple of minutes increasing the intensity. Aim to do this during 2-3 workouts each week. If you are familiar with Beachbody.com, there are a number of programs they have which promote this type of training (e.g. Turbo Fire, Insanity, etc.). You can also do this if you are jogging, walking outside, walking on the treadmill, etc. You are exercising right? If not, now’s the time to start!

Dr. Oz also recommends a couple of really inexpensive supplements you can use to help keep your metabolism burning fiercely.  Here are a couple of metabolism boosters under $20:

-White Bean Extract: this awesome supplement blocks starch from being absorbed into your body. The end result is your body will not turn the food you are eating into fat. It’s best to take one pill a day before each high carbohydrate/starchy meal.

Get enough L-Argine. This supplement costs about $10 for 100 capsules. It is a powerful muscle building block. Aim to take one capsule a day.

Eat pickled peppers. I know, this sounds strange. You can just pick up a bottle of these at any grocery store for about $2. What happens is that the vinegar in the peppers prevents the storage of fat. You can add them to meals; eat on your salads, etc.

Getting rid of the baby belly fat now seems so much easier doesn’t it? All you have to do is follow Dr. Oz’s super easy weight and fat loss tips. Your metabolism will be humming along in no time!

Monday, July 2, 2012

How to Lose Baby Belly Pouch-Why Eating the Right Foods Are Important

How to lose the baby belly pouch comes much easier when one learns how to eat the right kinds of foods. While exercising, drinking lots of water, and other weight loss methods are effective, many people lose sight off how important the nutrition aspect is. As a matter of fact, to achieve maximum weight and fat loss, it really is 80% nutrition!

Tom Venuto, author of "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" is one of my favorite people weight loss mentors to learn from because he is the real deal. He gives it to you straight and then leaves it up to you to decide what to do.

I recently receive an email from Tom in which he discussed some of what he calls the "best" foods to help you plan your meals so the weight and fat can come off much easier. I hope you learn a lot from what Tom has to say.


"All over the internet you see lists of the "BEST" foods to eat
and of course the "WORST" foods to eat.  These are helpful
sometimes except for a few big problems:

One, you might not like those foods. Two, you might not be
able to eat those foods (allergy / intolerance). Three, the foods
may be part of someone else's ideology ... which may not
suit your personality any more than it suits your body type.

There is a danger in following someone else's food list (even an
expert / guru) unless you understand the context in which those
recommendations are given and you customize the list for your
own needs.

On the other hand, if you know about the 3 classic bodybuilding nutrition
food lists - lean proteins, starchy carbs and fibrous carbs - and you
understand the distinctions between those types of carbs, then
putting together meals and entire daily meal plans is a snap.

This protein list is not a personal prescription for you - but here are
the most popular lean protein sources eaten by bodybuilders and other
physique athletes

LEAN PROTEIN:
egg whites
eggs whole
liquid egg whites (carton)
chicken breast
turkey breast
top round steak (very lean red meat)
leanest cuts of bison/buffalo
lean game meat (elk, venison, etc)
salmon (fish with high omega-3 fat content)
Tilapia and other white fish (lean fish)
Shellfish
lowfat cottage cheese or high protein dairy products
Protein powders /protein shakes (whey, casein, or mixes)

Obviously vegetarians have to use high protein plant sources, but the
principle and objective is the same for everyone: Have a lean protein
source with every meal. Simple. Part 1 of the 3-part meal DONE!

Next is the fibrous carbs. These include vegetables which are usually
high in fiber and always low in caloric density.  Think greens
and think non starchy veggies

FIBROUS CARBS:
broccoli
asparagus
green beans
onions
bell peppers (green or red)
onions
tomatoes (yes i know technically its a fruit)
Cauliflower
Spinach
Lettuce/ leafy salad greens
Cucumber
Celery
Squash
Carrots (technically a starchy but low cal)
Mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts

This of course, is only a partial list, but these are the fibrous carbs that
I see appear on fat burning meal plans of "the lean people" more often
than any others.

Put a lean protein and a fibrous carb together and 1 + 2 = BANG!
There you have a maximum fat burning meal (meaning, its high protein
content is thermogenic and the meal is hard to overeat due to the low
calorie density and the food form). This could actually create automatic fat loss.

Last but not least: poor, misunderstood starchy carbs.

Yes, you'll eat more lean protein and more fibrous carbs for maximum
fat loss, but if you want to gain muscle or provide fuel to an athletic
lifestyle, its very misguided to demonize and or exclude all the starchy carbs.

These carbs make up an important part of the year-round diet of
the leanest most muscular physique athletes.  The key is to pick the right
ones, and then manipulate the starchy carbs based on goals and body type.

That's why I call starchy carbs the X factor. X is a variable.  Lean protein
and fibrous carbs are a constant. The amount of X (starchy carbs) can
vary a LOT from person to person.

Eat more of them for muscle gain and fueling endurance work, and yes
even eat them for fat loss, but less of them and use nutrient timing (load
them after your workouts - before and after if you've got calories to spare)

STARCHY CARBS
old fashioned rolled or steel cut oatmeal (unsweetened)
yams or sweet potatoes
white baked potatoes
brown rice
beans, peas and legumes
quinoa (and other less common grains - spelt, amaranth, etc)
100% whole grains and whole grain products (pastas, breads,
tortillas, etc)

By far the first four - oats, yams, potatoes and rice are the most
popular starchy carbs in the physique world - staples. These are
the natural starches. Beans and legumes are also popular and
grains like quinoa are rising in popularity (can be served like
rice or as a morning porridge).

Grains have really been beaten up lately (diet scapegoat of the year),
even the whole grains, but but for people without problems with
wheat or gluten, whole grain pasta and whole grain breads do show
up on physique athlete meal plans, and we see lean and muscular
athletes eating them all the time - mostly however, in the muscle
building phase and or at post-workout meals.

Now, putting it all together you can see that a traditional muscle building meal
is 1 + 2 + 3: (lean + starchy + fibrous)

eggs + oatmeal + omelet veggies
tilapia + rice + broccoli
chicken breast + sweet potato + asparagus

What about fruit? That's a separate topic, but yes, plug your favorite fruit into
any meal instead of some of the starchy and fibrous carb calories - example:
eggs + smaller portion of oats + mixed fruit cup

There is a little number crunching to hit your calorie and macro goals, but
this is not difficult or complicated.

The "TRICKY" part is the manipulation of that starchy carb intake - that X factor - and
that takes some knowledge of how your body type responds to concentrated carbs.

The people who follow My Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM) program
know how to do this because I devoted entire chapters to knowing your body type
(chapter 5) and to manipulating carb intake for maximum fat loss (chapter 12)

We'll be discussing those topics more in future newsletters, and if you don't have the BFFM ebook yet, be sure to grab a copy here:

 Get Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM): http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq 

Train hard and expect success,

Tom Venuto, Fat Loss Coach,
Author of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle,
http://www.BurnTheFat.com

I hope what Tom shared will make it much easier for you to plan your meals to that you can get rid of the baby belly pooch.