Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to Lose 3 Pounds A Week-The EASIEST exercise in the world for “targeting” stubborn fat…

I have recently enjoyed being part of Shaun Hadsall's email list because he shares so many weight loss tips I have never considered. As someone trying to lose the last 10 pounds and get down to 18% body fat, its been a struggle no matter what I do at the gym!

In a recent email, Shaun talked about the easiest thing any of us can do to lose stubborn fat. When I heard the word "easy" I was hooked! As it turns out, it IS easy what he recommends.

I have to say if you do what Shaun recommends, you're bound to see some results. 

Hope you enjoy the post. Feel free to contact me if you have questions!

Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins

Article: "The EASIEST exercise in the world for “targeting” stubborn fat" by Shaun Hadsall

Yesterday I talked about how walking after meals can help you
suppress deadly after-meal surges in blood sugar.

Just like I promised, I'm back today to reveal the 3 BEST times to
walk for faster fat loss.

In fact, walking can be the easiest exercise in the world for
helping you legitimately "target" stubborn fat.

But you have to time your walks properly and follow my simple
guidelines below for this to work properly on your body.


1: A few hours before you go to bed at night. 
Easy movements, like walking, a few hours before bedtime activates
the parasympathetic nervous system. This will help you calm down so
you can sleep better.

And if you sleep better, you recover better and you're more
productive. All of which indirectly means more energy for workouts
and ultimately more efficient fat-loss - and better quality of

2: AFTER any type of high intensity exercise (weights, intervals,
bursts, etc). Also known as the strategic cool down. 
This will help let the heart rate settle down in a healthy manner.
There's also some research suggesting this can help with post
workout calorie burning and fat-loss too, but it's more important
for the overall health of your heart.

Additionally, if the intensity of your workouts is high enough,
they'll be plenty of free fatty acids floating around in your blood
stream screaming to be burned off.

Brisk walking is one of the best ways to achieve this goal.
Which leads me to the third and "sneakiest" time to walk for extra

3: Between high intensity intervals or bursts.

Remember, when you perform a series of high intensity exercise
bursts lasting anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds at a time, your
"fight or flight" response (i.e. Sympathetic Nervous System-SNS)
will force the release of free fatty acids into the blood stream. 
Lower intensity cardio (like walking) for a minute or two between
your intervals or bursts is one of the best ways to make sure these
free fatty acids get "burned off".

Otherwise there is the potential for fatty acids to be re-stored as
fat again (called re-esterification).

So this walking strategy can actually help you burn off more
stubborn fat.

On top of all of this, walking doesn't give you the metabolic 
and hormonal drawbacks of chronic jogging.

As I get older I really find this walking time enjoyable.  
It's a great time to reflect, be grateful, think positive, and
count your blessings. If I'm on the treadmill I'll use this time
to read over my goal cards or read a chapter in a book.
I truly believe strategies like this - that make your exercise
more fun, engaging, and productive is a key to long term success
with your fat-loss.

Additionally, research now shows that pounding away doing long
duration cardio or circuit training week after week just ages you
FASTER anyway.

And let's face reality.

Sometimes we HAVE time for exercise and healthy eating, but MOST
times we don't.

And when life gets crazy like this I think it's even MORE important
for you to exercise and eat right --- because it FEEDS every
other area in a positive way.

That's why it's so important for you to have a system in place that
allows you to get it done fast when life gets too hectic.

Your Stubborn Food Expert,
Shaun Hadsall

P.S. If you've been told that you shouldn't eat after 6 or 7PM, you've
pretty much been LIED to. It's another myth.

 The truth is that if you want to burn the MOST belly fat, it's pretty much
MANDATORY you eat before bed...

...But the trick is knowing which foods fuel your fat burning
metabolism as you sleep vs. those foods that you absolutely 
must AVOID to stave off unwanted belly fat.

And that's where my good friends and top nutritionists Joel &Tim
come to the rescue. Be sure to grab your free report  - right now -  which shows you the 4 BEST foods to eat before bed and ALL the foods you must avoid at night to KEEP your body in a fat-burning environment.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Losing Weight After 40-25 Weight Loss Tips to Keep the Weight Off for Good

Whether you looking for an effective weight loss plan for women over 40 because you are now 40 or, are younger than 40 and looking for a plan that will work best for you, there small steps that you can take each day to lose the weight.

If you sometimes get off track, after reading the article below, you will learn once and for all not only how to keep on track, but also simple tips to follow to keep the weight off. I won't include all of the tips, but will give you a link so that you can learn more if you so desire!

Remember to always visit the weight loss resources below, especially that "Crazy Wrap Thing." Women who use the wrap plus are amazed at the results!

25 weight loss tips-Read this once a week to stay on track! From Women's Health and Fitness, Australia

1. Reward yourself
So you've been following your training program, working out hard and eating well. It’s time for you to go shopping and treat yourself to those new tight-fitting jeans you had your eye on. Rewarding yourself once a month or when you achieve a new goal is a fantastic way to ensure you stay motivated.

2. Don’t quit just because you've had a bad day
Okay, we've all done it. Got up and had pancakes for breakfast, a burger for lunch and pizza for dinner. Whatever the reason, days like this happen and often we don’t even realise until after. If you have a bad day, just put it behind you and start your healthy eating plan again tomorrow. After eating all the bad food your body will probably also be craving the healthy stuff!

3. Stock up
Snacking on fruit and healthy biscuits is a great way to ensure you don’t eat junk food, but do lift your metabolism. Fill your top drawer at work with muesli bars, protein bars and always have fresh fruit close by. You never know when you’ll feel like a light snack.

4. Avoid crash diets
This is possibly the worst thing you can do to lose weight as you’ll find when you go off a crash diet, you’ll probably put on more weight than what you started with. Crash diets promote mainly water and muscle loss which is exactly what you want to avoid, because the more muscle you have the higher your metabolism will be.

5. Know why you want to lose weight
If you want to lose weight because your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or family are urging you, then it’s simply not going to work. Know why you want to lose weight, and more importantly do it for yourself. It can be anything from toning your body, to wanting to fit into last year’s pants, but always have something to work towards.

6. Cut back on the booze
Not only is alcohol filled with fat, having one or two big drinking sessions can really alter your weekly program. Often after a night out, the next day you either eat junk food or don’t eat at all, and sometimes (most times) you can’t exercise. If you’re going to go out, plan what sort of night you’re having and try to coincide it with a light exercise day – even if you just go for a walk.

7. Indulge (occasionally)
Food is meant to be enjoyed and some of the most delicious foods in the world (I’m thinking chocolate and pavlova) are fattening, but you can’t restrict yourself forever. Having the occasional ice cream, or popcorn when you’re at the movies is fine – just don’t overdo it. You’ll find if you give yourself some leniency with the occasional treat, instead of banning it completely, when you do have a splurge it won’t be disastrous. (Just remember it’s okay to have a few pieces of chocolate, it’s not okay to eat the whole block).

8. Prepare ahead – cook and freeze
How often do you drive to the local KFC or McDonald's because you want something quick to eat? Ensure you always have something healthy in the freezer or cupboard, both at work and at home, that you can cook up with no fuss. Spend a Sunday preparing healthy stir-fry's, pastas and mixed vegetables. Freeze, and pull them out when you feel like heading down to the local fast food chain.

9. Don’t blame the weather
You may come up with a million excuses why you can’t exercise but the weather – hot or cold – is not one of them. If it’s a hot day, head down to a gym that’s air-conditioned or even better do some laps at the local pool. If it’s freezing run on the treadmills at the gym, or try the advice of legendary bodybuilding trainer George Tabban – take a raincoat and umbrella while walking!

10. Lift weights
The quickest and most effective way to tone and shape your body is to combine weights with a cardio program. Despite what anyone may tell you there is no possible way a woman can develop huge muscles following a light weights program. Lifting weights increases muscle, and lean muscle burns more kilos than fat.

11. Join a team
It’s often so hard to motivate yourself to go for a run or head to the gym when you’re the only one it’s going to affect. Join a local basketball or netball team, and every week you’ll be required to turn up and exercise. Before long you’ll be having so much fun playing (and socializing!), you’ll forget you’re actually putting yourself through some quality exercise.

12. Go to the gym
Investing in a gym membership is great motivation to ensure you actually use it. Gym memberships aren’t cheap and when you’re forking out your hard-earned cash you’ll be surprised how often you turn up, just so you get your money’s worth.

These are great weight and fat loss tips. Read this once a week to stay on track! Catch the article in its entirety at

Weight Loss Resources:

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2015

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog"

-Dr. Oz Blog

The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:

All Diets Are Useless without This!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Find Your Perfect Diet-How to Find The Best Diet Plan To Lose Weight

Now days, there seems to be so many diet plans out there. If you are seeking to find your perfect diet, it may seem a bit daunting and confusing to say the least!

I just happened to come across an article which I felt put everything into perspective. Hopefully, it will provide some good guidance for you as you seek to achieve your weight and fat loss goals.

After you read the article, make sure you take a look at that "Crazy Wrap Thing" link in the weight loss resources area. You will be amazed at what your body will do if you are eating right and wrapping at the same time!

How To Find The Perfect Diet
By Patricia Zelkovsky

Does this sound like you? You see that a new diet book has been released, and it's moving up the best seller list, so you've got to go out and get it. Then after bringing the book home and trying to stay on the diet for a few days you give up.

You have found that you are hungry all the the time and that it seems almost impossible to stick with it. But your best friend Julie has lost tons of weight with this diet, so why can't you? That is because you have not picked a diet that is based on your food preferences, the way your meals are scheduled or even your lifestyle. You just followed the herd and assumed that this was finally going to be the diet for you, but it doesn't work that way. Before you attempt to start any diet there are a few key things about this or any other diet that you need to know beforehand so that you can match it up to your taste and personality.

Before starting any new diet ask yourself these questions:

Does the diet appear to be sound nutritionally? If it forces you to omit a food group, then you won't be getting the nutrition that your body needs. Skip this type of a diet.

Is it asking you to give up the foods you love? Ok, with a diet you can be expected to give up junk food and low nutritional snacks but if it tells you that you can't have bread, and that's one of your favorite foods, then you know right up front that you won't last more than two weeks.

Are you asked to have foods you hate? If the main foods that you are to eat are liver and calf's brains and you don't like them, don't think that the lure of losing 30 pounds is going to make you want to eat these foods.

Do you have to eat at certain times of the day? If you are a late night snacker and the diet states that I can't eat after 5:00 PM, again your not going to stick with it.

So what if there is no "official" diet out there that fits in with your way of eating? Why not create your own? I'm not talking about whipping up a totally unique type of diet, I mean stick with the tried and true, wholesome, no nonsense type of a meal plan. You already know that you should be relying on fruits, veggies, non-fat dairy products, lean meats and 100% whole grain breads, so why not create a shopping list and menu plan featuring these foods? You don't to plan anything outlandish, Just stick to honest food, avoid the junk and snacks and you will lose the weight. You don't need a book to do it.

Sticking to a simple plan has helped millions lose weight. The only way that you are going to lose weight and keep it off forever, is to plan on a diet that you will be able to live with forever. If it happens to be a popular diet, well that's great, but don't just jump on the next hot diet bandwagon blindfolded. Read all you can about it first, ask the above questions and go in knowing what is expected of you. Being an informed dieter, is the only way you will find your perfect diet.

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Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2013

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog"

-Dr. Oz Blog

The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:

All Diets Are Useless without This!