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The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie Intake


February 16, 2019 by Sayan

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There are several different ways to determine how many daily calories are right for you, and they get a little more difficult as they get more accurate.
The first way, if you're not inclined toward doing much math, is quite simple. It's commonly called the "10 Rule". Here's how to use it: You multiply your bodyweight by a certain number (according to your goals and activity level) and you get the amount of calories you need to eat every day.
For fat loss, use this table:
If you are...Then multiply your bodyweight bySedentary (non-physical job, don't exerciseregularly)10Lightly active (exercise a couple of times aweek, or have a physical job but don't exercise)11Very active (have a physical job and exercise, orhave a non-physical job and exercise 6-7 times aweek)12
Following this formula, if you were a 180 pound man, you would eat 1800 calories if youwere sedentary, 1980 calories if you were lightly active, and 2160 calories if you were very active.
If you're very overweight/obese (30+ pounds to lose), use this chart:
If you are... Then multiply your bodyweight bySedentary (non-physical job, don't exerciseregularly)8Lightly active (exercise a couple of times aweek, or have a physical job but don't exercise)9Very active (have a physical job and exercise, orhave a non-physical job and exercise 6-7 times aweek)10
Important: If these calculations put you below 1200 calories, do not use the calculation.Simply eat at 1200 calories per day. (E.g. If your calculation tells you to eat 1120 calories per day, eat 1200. But if it says to eat 1220, then of course eat 1220.)\
If you've already lost the weight you want to lose, and are just interested in maintaining your weight (and lean muscle mass) use this table:
If you are... Then multiply your bodyweight bySedentary (non-physical job, don't exerciseregularly)13Lightly active (exercise a couple of times aweek, or have a physical job but don't exercise)14-15 (make small adjustments according toyour measurements)Very active (have a physical job and exercise, orhave a non-physical job and exercise 6-7 times aweek)16
Following this formula, if you were a 180 pound man, you would eat 2340 calories if youwere sedentary, 2520-2700 calories if you were lightly active, and 2880 calories if you were very active.
Step 1: Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)
To get better, more accurate, body-specific results, you'll need to do a little more math and learn some other methods. This will definitely pay off in the long run.
First things first: You'll need to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate. Your BMR is howmany calories your body burns everyday just to keep alive - basically, if you were laying in bed all day with no activity, how many calories would your body burn?
To figure this out, you'll have to do a little math. Have no fear! The equation is easy with a piece of scratch paper and a calculator (or in the bonus "So Easy A Caveman Can Do It" Calculator.)
Figuring out your BMR is different for men and women, because men biologically havedenser muscles than women have, and thus men have faster metabolisms. We'll start with the women first:
How to find your BMR - For Ladies
This is the equation you'll start with: 655 + X + Y - Z. Now, you've got to plug in thevalues for X, Y and Z. Here's how to do that:
1. Weigh yourself in the morning, before you've eaten or had anything to drink. Writedown your weight, then multiply it by 4.35. This is X.2. Write down your height in inches (if you're 5'4", the average American woman's height, then you're 64 inches.) Multiply this by 4.7. This is Y.3. Write down how many years old you are. If you're coming up on a birthday in the nextthree months, go ahead and round up. Multiply your age by 4.7. This is Z.
Some people find this easier to understand: 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years) = BMR.
Let's take a look at how it works in action. Here's a sample woman:
She weighs 140 pounds.140 X 4.35609She is 5'4" (64 inches.) 64X 4.7301She is 30 years old30 X 4.7 141
Now, she plugs in all of the pieces:
655+609+301-141=1424.4
This woman's BMR is 1424 (rounded down for sake of simplicity.)
How to find your BMR - For Guys
Gentlemen, here is your equation: 66 + X + Y - Z. Now, we've got to figure out the values for X, Y and Z.1. Weigh yourself in the morning, before you've eaten or had anything to drink. Writedown your weight and multiply it by 6.23. This is X.2. Write down your height in inches. Multiply this by 12.7, and you have Y.3. Write down your age in years and multiply your age by 6.8. This is Z.
Here's the equation in something more closely resembling English: 66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years).
Let's see it in action. These are a sample male's statistics:
He weighs 190 pounds.190 X 6.231183.7He is 5'11" (71 inches.)71 X 12.7901.7He is 30 years old30 X 6.8204
Since he's a man, he'll (obviously) be using the male formula. So now, he plugs in all of the values:
66+1183.7+901.7-204=1947.4
And learns that his BMR is 1947.4
Step 2: The Harris-Benedict Equation
You know that your BMR is the calories your body burns only for basic functions. But you don't lay in bed all day, every day. You get up and make breakfast, go to work and do all kinds of things.
So you can't go off your BMR alone. Thus, you need to figure out how many calories you burn every day on average. This is called you Total Daily Energy Expenditure, or TDEE for short. It is the amount of calories you need to eat to maintain your current bodyweight.
And the physical activity you perform every day determines the speed of your metabolism - the harder you work, the harder it works. And the harder you work, the higher your TDEE.
The Harris-Benedict Equation is how you determine this number. It's very simple, and it works the same way for men and women. Here it is: 
IF YOU ARE...MULTIPLY YOUR BMR BY...Sedentary (little or no daily exercise AND you do not have aphysical job)1.2Lightly Active (exercise at least 40 minutes, 1-3 days/weekAND you do not have a physical job)1.375Moderately Active (exercise at least 40 minutes 4-5 days/weekAND you do not have a physical job.) OR (little or no dailyexercise but you have a physical job)1.55Very Active (exercise at least 40 minutes 6-7 days/week ANDyou do not have a physical job) OR (exercise at least 40 minutes,1-3 days/week AND you have a physical job)1.725Extra Active (exercise at least 40 minutes 6-7 days/week ANDhave a physical job OR exercise at least 80 minutes 6-7days/week and do not have a physical job)1.9
If you didn't notice already, here's one thing you should know:
There are diminishing returns after you've surpassed the very active category. To get to the 1.9 Harris-Benedict multiplier, you've got to either train twice as long, or go get a job in construction or as a professional athlete. The takeaway here is that no one needs to kill themselves at the gym, they just have to be consistent. Show up and stay long enough to get (and keep) your heart rate elevated.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)"Read the next article about "Calculating A Weight Loss Deficit"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days And How You Can Too


February 26, 2019 by Sayan

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NEW YORK, NY --- IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST.

I was in the midst of what I could only describe as a mental breakdown.
For the past few weeks I'd been visualizing my "future self" quite often...
This "future self" being a healthy, happy and incredibly fit young man.
An image that, up until this day, had seemed like a sure shot.
As the wise men say, though, "all good things must come to an end". And in line with the prophecies or whatever you want to call them, my fairy tale had come to an end.
This end was the day I that my three, incredibly fast months of weight loss came to an abrupt stop.
(In reality, it had actually ended at least a few weeks prior. I'd just been too blind to realize it.)
It was the end of 30 pounds of rapid weight loss.
The end of an incredible amount of fat that disappeared, like a miracle, in less than 90 days.
A miracle that went just as fast as it came.
It went, even as I foolishly kept thinking I was "doing great" and "getting lean".
It went, until the fateful day I realized that I had made ZERO progress over the last 2-3 odd weeks.
...That the scale wasn't moving an inch.
That the fat on my stomach looked exactly as it did in the weeks prior.
And that my muscles seemed to look me back with the "ain't got time for yo' bullshit" look.
My BODY had officially had it.
And truth be told, I deserved it.
I thought I could read a 300 word blog post and follow its 6 "diet rules", learn NOTHING about nutrition, learn NOTHING about exercise, learn NOTHING about my body, and somehow transform from an obese slob to a lean, mean fat-burning machine.
Not so fast, buddy!
And so began my quest.
A quest that culminated in massive, lasting success to the tune of 76 pounds lost. And to the reality, not just a pipe dream, of transforming from an obese slob to a lean, mean, fat-burning machine.
But a quest that, for me, included the time to understand the finer points of nutrition. Tounderstand the inner workings of both body and mind. To discover both time-tested strategies, and modern tips and tricks --- and to proverbially "hack" my way to the upper echelons of fitness. To hack my way to a level of mastery in the field, that ranks far above the "experts" spouting off their un-researched, unproven "facts"...yet below the level of claiming complete, unquestionable knowledge of the field.
Because as I've learned by studying the real experts, the claim of unquestionable knowledge is nothing more than proof of a tremendous ego and a complete lack of humility. 
There is no one, I repeat no one, who knows everything there is to know about nutrition, exercise, physiology, psychology, and all the other components of building a healthy, happy, well-rounded person. (But there are some who know a whole lot, myself included. [end shameless plug])
The best we can really do is keep an open mind, and always strive to learn more, to apply more, and to test more.
To be better than we were yesterday and as good as we can be today, for ourselves, and for our clients, for our families, and for our friends, and to every single person we come into contact with on a daily basis.
And in doing so, we can sow the seeds for an amazing, fulfilling, freeing life.
At least that's how I see life today, and how I hope you see life too (or start seeing it.)
Anyway, I know that was a bit philosophical, but it's important to get out there.
Moving on, let's get to the "meat" of what the book is all about.
I formally introduce you to one of the most comprehensive books on fat loss, fitness, and body-mind wellness that I know of (and trust me, I've read a TON of books on the topic) -- a book that combines:
Hundreds of conversations with health & wellness specialists, NY Times bestselling authors, world class fat loss experts, and more.8
Insane amounts of study, research, testing, and application, both with myself and my clients. (This includes studying and implementing strategies from over 40 full-length books and 600+ research papers & expert commentaries.)
My unique 8+ years of small "successes", followed by seemingly insurmountable failures, and culminating with the final, lasting 76 pound weight loss success that I have now.

Furthermore, I introduce you to a book that you can use to, at a minimum, grasp the "big picture" of fat loss so you can start transforming your body today (while of course delving deep into the knowledge if you'd like).
And lastly, I introduce you to a book that takes away all the guesswork, and makes it simple and easy to change your body, without all the B.S. of trying out a hundred and one things just to lose a damn pound!
I hope that you use this guide wisely. Use it with as much (inner) strength, vigor, and dedication as you can muster, and in doing so, you too can have your very own extreme fat loss transformation.

Interested in having a similar success story? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the next article about "How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix It"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together


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Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie Cycling


January 11, 2019 by Sayan

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Calorie cycling is essentially a zigzag routine - you eat a very low number of calories for three days, then spend one day cramming your face full of a huge amount of calories (or two days, if you're already pretty lean.) On the day that you eat a lot, you also want to have a really heavy strength-training day to benefit from the extra calories - this is usually the best day to work out either your back or your legs, since these are the two largest muscle groups in your body.

The idea behind calorie cycling is pretty simple - you want to lighten up the caloric load on a non-workout or "light" workout days, ramp up the caloric load on "tough" workout days, and all the while, maintain healthy levels of the "nutrient transport" hormone known as insulin.
Why We Need To Manage Insulin On A Zig-Zag Routine
We've already discussed insulin in-depth, but there are a few points that need to be rehashed here.
Most people know that insulin is the chemical released by our pancreas that helps us break down sugars. Most of us also know that diabetics don't make enough of this chemical (or their body isn't sensitive enough to it) which leads to potentially life-threatening surpluses or deficits of sugar in the blood.
But insulin does a lot more than maintain sugar.
It also has huge anabolic and energy benefits, provided your body makes enough of it, and that your body is sensitive enough to it that it can actually use the insulin it's making (which is why most us start on an "insulin reset" phase).
When you calorie-cycle, you put your body through intense periods of low insulin, making your body starved for the chemical (and thereby radically increasing your sensitivity to it.)
And then, on the day when you eat a high amount of calories again, your body will be so sensitive to the amount of insulin produced by your now well-rested pancreas that you'll get all of the chemical's muscle-building and energy-giving benefits.
How to Do A Calorie-Cycling Routine For Fat Loss & Some Muscle Gain
     You already know how to determine your BMR and find your TDEE, so when calorie cycling, you can use these metrics to know how low to go (and how high to pop back up on high calorie days.)
     If you're looking for the most possible fat loss, while still gaining some muscle, I highly recommended having 3 straight "low" days, followed by 1 "high" day, followed by 3 more "low days".
     If you're below 15% body fat, you can do 3 "low days" followed by 2 "high" days, followed by 3 more "low days".
     Note: You can also test out eating high or low calorie based on whether you workout or not. This is a more advanced method and especially for fat loss, requires you to be in varying levels of a deficit throughout the plan. That said, I personally find that a simple "3 low, 1 high" program is easiest to adapt to and far more convenient.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Putting It All Together"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Putting It All Together


January 8, 2019 by Sayan

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We've made it to the end!

I hope you've just received the weight loss and body re-composition education of a lifetime.
And I truly hope you implement these strategies to build the body you've always wanted (and the body that turns heads and drops jaws when you take simply walk down the block!)
Before we officially end with the appendix, though, let's condense all the main points of 247 Leangevity Secrets from top to bottom. Refer back here whenever you need...
How to be a part of the 1% "elite" that loses weight and keeps it off permanently (discover the simple, but effective, lifestyle switches that will keep you fit and happy for a lifetime)
1. Weight Loss & Longevity are 2 different things
a. Weight loss is tied primarily to calorie intake, with food choice coming as a secondary factor
b. Weight loss is also tied to three big "hidden" factors:i. Chronic inflammationii. Insulin Resistanceiii. "Clogged" Liver (and poor detoxification/fat breakdown as a result)
c. Longevity is tied to equally to calorie intake and food choice (and the 3 hidden causes of weight loss).
d. This isn't to say that food choice is not that important for weight loss, but it is to say that just substituting chicken for beef, or having brown rice instead of white rice, or eating the next new "health food" will not magically help you lose weight.
e. You MUST be in a calorie deficit to lose weight i.e. taking in less calories than you burn, without going too low.
f. To have both weight loss and longevity (a worthy goal, if you ask me), focus on the big three:i. Smart Nutrition (eat healthy most of the time)ii. Natural movement (at least 3x per week plus walking for best results)iii. Reduce Stress and Manage Toxins
2. Live as close as possible to the way that modern day, disease-free traditional cultures live:
a. Eat like this:i. Zero processed foods.ii. Moderate amounts of healthy fat.iii. Sufficient amounts of all-natural protein.iv. Nutrient-rich carbohydrates, soaked, sprouted (and sometimes fermented).v. Cultured and fermented foods
b. Move like this:i. Nearly every culture of 100+ year old inhabitants incorporates daily movement, up to 10,000 steps of daily walking.ii. You can also reach this amount of steps in 45-60 minutes of any light/moderate activityiii. For best results, try to do formal exercise for about 45 minutes, 3x per week1. Use compound movements like squats, chin-ups, various presses, lunges, and other exercises that use many muscles at once2. On your off-days try to get in some light activity or at least go walking.3. Both of these activities will ensure you maintain lean muscle on a diet, while improving virtually all health markersiv. At a bare minimum, get in 20-30 minutes of movement 3x per week.
c. Rejuvenate like this:i. All traditional, long-living cultures frequently used herbs and plant extracts taken straight from nature1. This keeps the mind sharp, body fit and vital organs cleansed and functional for the long term.ii. De-stress and laugh daily.1. The sense of family, community, laughter and openness on the Greek island of Ikaria is the biggest factor in life spans which reach to be over 100 years old in many cases
3. Reduce chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and liver clogging
a. Remove the following foods for best results:i. Excess sugar and refined, chemically-laden processed foodsii. Industrial/seed oils that are high in Omega-6 fatty acidsiii. Gluten and wheat (for those who are intolerant). Wheat is the bigger offender.iv. Commercially-raised, feedlot meat and farmed fishv. Low intake of Omega-3 fatty acidsvi. Lack of exercise (whether formal gym workouts, or even daily walking)vii. Too little sleepviii. Too much stress and not enough relaxation/"me" timeix. Poor gut health (due to toxin/chemical-heavy foods)
b. Do a low-carb, starch-free "Insulin Reset" period to decrease insulin resistance
c. Only when fat loss has stalled for a prolonged period, do a "Leptin Reset" (weekly "re-feed" days) to decrease leptin resistance
d. Use a synergistic blend of herbs, vitamins and minerals to steady blood sugar, detoxify the liver, and stop inflammation in its tracks.i. Take 1 capsule of the InvigorateNOW blend with a fat-rich meal.
4. Structure your meals around natural protein sources, veggies, fruits, healthy fats, and natural carbs.
a. Eat "clean" 80-90% of the time.
b. Eat junk food/cheat foods 10-20% of the time.
c. Use the formulas in this book or in the calorie calculator to determine you optimal calorie and nutrition needs for weight lossd. Eliminate or reduce all source of anti-nutrients and allergensi. Remove gluten and wheatii. Remove sources of lectin and phytic acid (unless you soak/sprout/ferment the food)iii. Remove soy (unless fermented)iv. Remove non-cultured dairy (a.k.a. milk)
e. Avoid diet fads like zero-carb, very low fat, vegan, very low calorie, etc.i. They do not facilitate proper education around nutrition for weight loss, setting you up for disaster once you inevitably face a plateau.ii. They also starve the body of nutrients it needs for proper longevity and disease-prevention
f. Don't eat soy unless it's organic and fermentedi. This means, if you'd like to have soy, only have unprocessed miso, tamari, natto, tempeh, whole soybeans, or edamame in shells
g. Avoid foods with GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
h. Drink water. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. Have a glass of water when you woke up and drink a glass at least every other hour. Try to drink your bodyweight in ounces of water every day (if you weigh 150 lbs, have 150 oz. of water).
5. Eat enough protein to raise your metabolism and maintain lean muscle
a. Get roughly .8 grams per pound of bodyweight (less if obese, more if lean and/or weight training)
b. After weight loss is accomplished, maintain weight/longevity with about 15% of calories as protein.
c. Eat only natural meats, fish, natural plant foods, and artificial-ingredient free protein powdersi. Buy grass-fed/pasture-raised meats and wild-caught fish
d. Eat at least 1/2 (but preferably 3/4) of your protein needs from whole food sources, and get the rest from a protein shake. I recommend Biotrust Low-Carb.
6. Eat carbs properly
a. In Phase 1 (Insulin Reset), get 50 grams of carbs if you're female and 75 grams if you're male.
b. In Phase 2 (Primary Fat Loss), after calculating protein intake and fat intake (30% of diet), eat the rest as carbs
c. In Phase 3 (Leangevity/Maintenance), get roughly 25-30% of your diet from carbs
d. Stick to natural starches such as rice and root vegetables.i. Also try gluten/wheat-free starches and fermented or sprouted breadsii. Have beans/lentils and brown rice if you can soak/sprout them to reduce toxin loads.iii. Avoid: white bread/white flour, wheat bread, pastas, and other cereals/grains (don't be fooled by their smart marketing)
7. Eat healthy, natural fats
a. Fat doesn't make you fat. Poor nutrition, "bad fats", high toxin intake, and lack of exercise does.
b. Remove industrialized fats that are high in Omega-6 contenti. Polyunsaturated, high Omega 6 fats (NOT sugar) is one of only 2 factors of American food consumption that has increased in the last 50 years, corresponding with the rise in obesity.1. The other factor is a roughly 500 calorie rise in daily intake, that is also be tied to the increase in Omega-6 intake.
c. Get fat from natural grass-fed/pasture-raised meats and fish
d. Also, have healthy, low Omega-6 oils.i. Best: Have coconut oil/coconut milk, butter/ghee, palm kernel oil, etc.ii. OK: Have olive oil, palm oil, avocado oil, etc. (only cook with these on low/medium heat)iii. Avoid: Soybean oil, corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil
e. Have cultured, preferably grass-fed dairy (get rBGH-free dairy, if not grassfed/ organic)i. No milk (the milk sugar/lactose can stimulate insulin and allergies)ii. Have greek yogurt, kefir, butter, cream, some cheese, etc.
8. Eat veggies and fruit often
a. Eat dark, leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, etc.)
b. Eat cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
c. Eat starchy, root vegetables (sweet potatoes, yams, squash, etc.)
d. Eat fruits that are in-season in your area, and preferably buy them at your local farmer's market
e. Eat 2-3 pieces of fruit a day. This fills up liver glycogen to support long-term health, without some of the possible negative of very high fructose intake.
f. Eat organic if you will be eating the skin
9. Prepare food correctly and reduce unnecessary decision making
a. Prepare "batch meals" 1 or 2x per week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
b. Split these meals into Tupperware, bring them to work, and just warm them up for each meal.
c. Keep a glass Pyrex container to transfer food into, for microwave use. Otherwise, simple Tupperware/plastic containers can leech chemicals into your food when heated.
d. Switch up the foods every week or two for variety
e. If you fail to bring a meal on a rare occasion, have a "fast-food" meal that you can count calories for (I prefer Subway or Chipotle, both of which post their nutrition info in the stores and online)
f. Try to prepare meals on low heat or cook them with water-based methods (as opposed to grilling, frying, or otherwise "browning" the food) to reduce formation of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs)
g. "Hack away at the unessential"i. Track spending and cut out unnecessary expensesii. Don't watch the news. Get important info from friends/colleagues. Spend that free time to work on things that make you happy.iii. Cut out binge TV watching. Just watch your favorite show for 30 minutes, help you reach those goals/dreams that you pushed to the backburner.(Wanna learn guitar? Build a business? Write a story? Just do it.)iv. Keep only your quality, comfortable clothing and get rid of the stuff you don't wear. Give them to people who need it more than you do.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent Fasting"Read the next article about "Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie Cycling"

Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent Fasting


January 9, 2019 by Sayan

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This is the food-timing strategy used by countless traditional cultures to reduce inflammation, fix hormonal imbalances, and literally slow down the aging process. (A nice side-effect of this strategy is an unrivaled effect on focus and productivity)

Intermittent Fasting, also known as IF, basically means eating all of your calories within an 8 hour period for men (or a 10 hour period for women) and fasting the rest of the time.
This is highly beneficial for fat burning during the fasting period, and it has the added benefit of reducing stress on your liver, other vital organs, and adrenal glands and causing a mini-detoxification process in your body.
But wait! How many times have you heard that the best way to lose weight is to keep your metabolism constantly stimulated - by eating five, six, seven times a day? Or that you'll "never lose weight" unless you eat every three hours? Too many to count, right?
Look, the supplement companies would love for you to believe that, because that keeps you using plenty of protein powders, protein bars, and meal replacements throughout the day.
But the truth is, intermittent fasting is actually closest to the way our bodies are programmed to eat; our ancestors often hunted and foraged all day, lit one fire at sundown, and did all of their cooking and eating at that time.
Now we've come a long way since that time, and made a lot of advances in nutrition andmedicine that help us lead longer, healthier, more productive lives. But everyone can agree it's easier to swim downstream than upstream, and IF is definitely the way our bodies have evolved to eat.
Let's get further into the specifics of a healthy IF regimen...
You already don't eat for about 8 hours a night when you're asleep, so that's not difficult. It's the 16 hours that you're awake that you need to manage. Out of those 16 hours, you just have to choose one 8-hour period during which to fast.
The good thing is, you can work out an IF regimen that fits into your lifestyle best so long as you hit a total fasting period of 16 hours for men or 14 hours for women.
For example, if you're a man, you may decide that the eight hours after you wake up is the best time to do all of your eating, and that you won't eat anything in the afternoon, evening or through the night. This is a good way to start things off if you've still got a substantial amount of weight to lose or you have a body type with a slow metabolism.
However, if you're not someone who eats much in the morning, listen to your body! It's telling you not to eat until the eight hours between your afternoon and your bedtime.
Oh yeah, there's more.
I should also note that IF is the "strategy of champions". You, see IF is the main thing that Bruce Lee and a college football hall-of-famer (leading rusher and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker), have in common. IF is basically the "strategy to trump all strategies" and it is my hands-down favorite way to build a jaw-dropping physique.
For example, here's how I've been structuring my fast for the past 6-8 months (for massive results!):
Last meal of the Day 1: 7:30-8 p.m.
Fast begins at 8 p.m.
Sleep: 11 p.m.-7 a.m.
Continue fasting until 12 p.m.
Eat 2 big meals from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Day 2
Keep in mind that there are many variations on the IF concept: You could eat only in the late morning and afternoon, leaving four hours after you wake up and four hours before you go to bed (plus 8 hours of sleep) as fasting portions.
Or you could fast the way that Muslims the world over do during Ramadan (and Sumo wrestlers in Japan do year-round) - no food between dawn and sunset, but the feast at the end of the day is something truly epic. The point is, it's up to you and your lifestyle.
The only thing to add is that you should definitely perform your workouts during your eight-hour eating period, not during your sixteen-hour fasting period. There is a slight exception to this rule if you do one (or both) of the following:- Have some grass-fed butter or MCT/Coconut Oil with your morning coffee. This will give a bit of a boost and not be so stressful on your body.- Take 5-10 grams of BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) about 45 minutes pre-workout.This will help prevent muscle breakdown that may occur when training fasted. (You can get roughly 10 grams of BCAAs for every 40 grams of whey protein.)
Otherwise, if you work out on an empty stomach, your body is too low on many of the hormones you need to promote muscle growth and burn fat, and in many cases, you'll only end up forcing your body into a catabolic state, where it's cannibalizing its own muscle for energy (and rapidly lowering your day-to-day basal metabolic rate.)
That said, as long as you're in a caloric deficit and are training steadily on IF, I wouldn't worry too much about losing too much muscle or stalling your fat loss.
For example, here's a peek into Herschel Walker's very unorthodox fitness regimen. He eats one huge meal per day (dinner), and it consists of soup, salad, bread, and occasionally chicken. He workouts out daily, but uses no weight training whatsoever. Instead, he sticks to progressive bodyweight training. I wouldn't recommend his workout regiment to any of us mere mortals, but for reference, he is known to do up to 1,000 push-ups, pull-ups, dips and squats EVERY DAY.(The man is a beast.)
On a somewhat similar regimen, Hugh Jackman (from Wolverine/X-Men, Les Miserables, and various other films) practiced a 16/8 Intermittent Fasting routine. Like the method I've described above, he fast for 16 hours and then eats all 6,000 of his daily calorie needs within an 8 hour period.
A few things to keep in mind during IF:
- You will get hungry the first week or so and want to give up. Just stick with it, and keep in mind that you have 2 huge meals coming up in just a few hours.- To stave off hunger, make sure you have your morning coffee or tea, and feel free to have an extra cup or two of plain green tea if you need.- Stay hydrated!! One of the biggest reasons IF doesn't work is because people don't drink enough water, and misinterpret thirst as hunger.- Keep busy. One of my favorite benefits of IF is the massive productivity boost. Many IF practitioners have noticed the same effect. Basically, water, some caffeine, and some work to get done somehow bring you into an intense state of focus. I usually get more work done while I'm fasting in the morning (and not worrying about food) than I do the whole rest of the day. 
That's all for now. You've got three "cream of the crop" methods that will constantly fire up your body and reveal a lean, lean physique, especially when more traditional methods eventually fail.
Remember, though, that this is advanced fat loss - if you're just getting started on a weight-loss program, cycling your carbs and calories won't actually be as effective for you as a standard calorie-restriction and exercise regimen.
After the first month or so of a standard program, the ideal fat loss per week is between one and two pounds; anything more is unsustainable (and counterproductive in the long run, because it can destroy your lean muscle and stresses your heart) and anything less isn't working fast enough to get you the results that you want.
Thus, use traditional means to lose weight (eat less, eat better, work out, use the calorie calculator bonus) until you stop losing one to two pounds per week; this should happen between four to six months after you've started your program.
Once it does stop, you're ready for advanced fat loss methods like carb/calorie cycling and intermittent fasting (and the body of your dreams!)

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb Cycling"Read the next article about "Putting It All Together"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb Cycling


January 10, 2019 by Sayan

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Just as with a normal fat-loss routine, your body can achieve homeostasis even when you're calorie-cycling.

The good news is that you can make little tweaks to your calorie-cycle routine to prevent the dreaded weight-loss plateaus you're working so hard to avoid.
One of the best adjustments is called carb cycling.
With carb cycling, you'll essentially set the amount of fat and protein you're going to eat every day, and keep that steady for a few weeks. The difference is, on low-carb days, you'll eat a max of 50-75 grams of carbs per day. On high-carb days, you'll spike that intake significantly (and have all of the extra calories from a mix of simple and complex carbohydrates). This will kickstart your pancreas and hypothalamus into producing a bunch of insulin and leptin for your carbohydrate-starved body.
Carb cycling is a great introduction to calorie cycling - it can give you immediate benefits if you're not yet ready for the major planning around dramatically dropping calories for days at a time. Basically, you'll still end up doing calorie cycling too, but it won't "seem" as difficult or time-consuming to set up. Just eat less carbs on your "low" or non-workout days. Simple. 
Just like with calorie cycling, I recommend 3 days low carb followed by 1-day high carb (or a "carb up", which is similar to the leptin reset phase that we've discussed.) You can also try alternating low/high carb based on your workouts.
Figures for a carb-cycling routine
Day Percentage Notes Low Carb Days 50-75 grams of carbs daily (men and/or heavier people can eat closer to 75 grams) Do lighter workouts or cardio on low carb days (or, no workouts depending on your plan) High Carb Day 30% of your TDEE as carbs Save your biggest, hardest strength workouts for these days.
2-week outline for a 3-day low carb, 1-day high carb program
A Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Sat. Sunday Week 1 Low Carb Low Carb Low Carb High Carb Low Carb Low Carb Low Carb A Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Sat. Sunday Week 2 High Carb Low Carb Low Carb Low Carb High Carb Low Carb Low Carb
Reminder: Make sure to schedule your heaviest workouts (usually involving major use of the chest, back or legs) for high-carb days.
WARNING: Both of the cycling strategies above are for advanced or highly-dedicated trainees only. They will produce amazing results if done correctly. But do them wrong, or slip up occasionally, and you will not be happy with your results. (I personally half-assed calorie/carb cycling the first time around, and spent 2 months with ZERO progress.) 
Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting"Read the next article about "Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent Fasting"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting


January 12, 2019 by Sayan

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You've done everything right.

You've cut out the worst foods from your diet (except for the occasional, understandable cheat meal).
You've replaced simple sugars and refined foods with "clean" carbs.
You've upped your protein intake and started sourcing your fats from healthy, natural sources instead of the trans-fat laden, hydrogenated, high Omega-6 junk lurking in every aisle of the supermarket.
And you're even in the gym on a regular basis, with a good mix of strength-training anaerobic exercises and occasional cardio.
But the scale just isn't moving anymore.
Sure, depending on how much you had to lose to begin with, you may have already lost a substantial portion of your body fat.
And you should definitely be proud of that.
But now you've hit a plateau and you can't go any further, and you're frustrated. All that hard work, week after week, and it's just not working anymore.
Welcome, my friend, to a state called homeostasis. I like to call it "ahhhh this suckss!!"
The dictionary definition of homeostasis is "the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, relatively constant condition of properties."
In layman's terms, your body has adjusted to your diet and workout routine, and it's not dropping any more pounds or adding any more muscle - even though you're continuing to maintain (what you think) is a calorie deficit.
Here's the bad news: Your body can get used to anything.
Understand that we're still programmed to hold on to as much fat as possible, because our bodies evolved to survive through long periods of starvations, while still maintaining enough energy to run away from a hungry saber-toothed tiger.
Any chance your body gets, it will add fat, or fight your best efforts to continue losing it. We're not made for abundance; we're made to just push our way through deprivation and suffering.
This is a good thing biologically, from a long-term, evolution context. But it's a bad thing if you're trying to lose your gut and tone up your muscles.
You've got to break out of the rut!
Luckily, the other thing we as human beings evolved was an infinitely clever brain, so you can learn to force your body out of homeostasis and back into a state where you're burning fat at a rapid rate.
This is advanced fat loss, and be warned: It ain't going to be easy.
There are three major components of advanced fat loss we're going to cover here today: Calorie cycling, carb cycling, and intermittent fasting. You'll need to master one, or all, of them to bust out of your plateau and get back on the road to the body you've always dreamed of. 
Parts I and II below will cover the breakthrough nutrient cycling strategy that unleashes the fitness "holy grail": stripping off fat, while packing on lean muscle (this advanced strategy can transform your body from "decent" to "lean and irresistible" in as little as 6 weeks)

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)"Read the next article about "Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb Cycling"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)


January 13, 2019 by Sayan

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Whether you're just getting started, or you're a longtime fitness pro, you'll never get the results you're dreaming of if you don't accurately and properly track your progress.
A lot of beginners get discouraged and quit because they're not seeing fast results, or because the scale isn't tipping in their favor.
Similarly, many seasoned gym rats get complacent and stop being as vigilant about tracking their progress because they think they've got their routine down to a science.
Both are doing it wrong.
You see, by consistently tracking your progress, you not only collect important data you can use to steadily make adjustments to your exercise and diet regimens, you also keep yourself motivated to stay in it to win it.
Here are the best methods for tracking your progress over the long run (try one or more of these methods):
1. Use the scale wisely. Remember that a scale only gives you a rough estimate of your weight on a daily basis. Depending on your monthly cycle (yes, guys, you have one too) the amount of water your body retains will fluctuate dramatically. So if you're not taking regular readings and averaging them out over weeks and months at a time, you're giving yourself false hope or false terror every time you see a quick drop or spike in your weight. For more accurate results, use a variety of metrics to track your progress over time.
2. Use a measuring tape. The same as with a scale, this can fluctuate throughout the month.But it's useful to take a measurement of some key areas of your body once a week, and chart how they shrink as you progress. The main areas you should measure (and log in a journal) are your:Waist
Hips
Thighs
Chest
Arms
Calves

3. Use calipers or a scientific method of body fat analysis. The main scientific options are bioelectrical impedance scales (somewhat inaccurate), DEXA/BodPod (pricey, but accurate), underwater testing (also pricey, but accurate) readings to measure body fat. As for calipers, make sure you do it yourself or have the same person doing it for you each time (I do it myself every 2 weeks), since variations in grips used for calipers can often cause very inaccurate readings. Bodyfat scales are also notorious for being inaccurate (often as much as 3-5% off), BUT if you use them consistently, you'll get a consistent return. So even if you can't tell what your exact body fat percentage is, you can tell how much of your body fat you've lost so far.a. When calculating, bear in mind that an average body fat percentage for women is between 25% and 32%, and for men it's between 18% and 24%.b. Most people who are bodybuilding have lower fat levels than this - to see your abs through your skin, if you're a woman you'll need a body fat percentage just below the range of 11% and 14%, and for a man you'll need a body fat percentage below the range of 10% and 12%.c. Just keep in mind that it's unhealthy to have too low of levels of body fat; at some point, having too little fat on your body can start to powerfully affect some of your body's natural processes.i. This is especially dangerous for women of childbearing age who may become pregnant - if you're going to grow a baby, you need ample fat on your body to be able to nourish that child and eventually produce breast milk for the little tyke.d. Here's a quick chart that illustrates body fat percentage ranges for different body types:
Classification Men Women Do not go lower than:  4-5% 10-11% Athletic body  6-12% 13-19% Generally fit body 13-17%  20-24% Average body 18-24%  25-32% Overweight body  25%+ 33%+
e. And here's a chart that illustrates healthy/fit body fat percentage ranges based on age:
Age Men (Fit/Athletic)  Women (Fit/Athletic) 18-30 y.o. 10-18%  20-25% 31-50 y.o. 16-24%  22-29% Over 50 y.o.  16-29% (Fit to Average)  20-36% (Fit to Average)
If you are over 50 y.o., read this: Men and women over 50 should consult with their doctors about their ideal body fat, because it varies widely depending on the individual and their health. For men, it is usually considered unhealthy (as opposed to not ideal) for men who are 50+ and have average builds to have a body fat percentage below 15% or above 30%. For women, it can sometimes be dangerous for women over 50 to have a body fat percentage of lower than 20% and higher than 36%.Also, as you age, your muscles and bones naturally lose their density and size. At this time, a higher body fat percentage is not just acceptable, it's actually healthier.
4. Take a picture in the mirror. You can do this as often or as sparingly as you want, but it can be a great way to measure your progress - and makes for a great mash-up on YouTube or in a slideshow later on. As with any of these methods, if you're hoping to see a huge difference in a week or two, you may be disappointed (though not always!). But, you'll be amazed how different your body looks within a couple of months if you stick to your diet - and you'll be able to see your progress over time in a series of photos, which can be really inspirational!
a. If you don't have immediate access to the more-scientific body fat measurements, just estimate with Google!i. Basically, take a picture or two in the mirror, and then type in "body fat percentage for (enter your gender)" into Google.ii. Check out the Google Images for body fat % for your gender and take your best estimate.1. You'll be able to get within 5% of your percentage, which is ideal for both progress checks and also to fill in the bonus "So Easy A Caveman Can Do It" Calculator so you have the most accurate calorie totals!iii. As time goes on, continue taking your progress pictures and comparing with pictures online.
5. Write down your calories. You've got to write down everything - everything - that you eat, at least in the beginning. That means candy bars, beers, that half a slice of cake you had at the office birthday party for Irene on Friday, everything. If you're guessing in the beginning, you don't have an accurate picture, and you're not going to be able to analyze your habits to see where you need to make improvements.
6. Write down your exercises. You've got to track your strength-training as well as your cardio. A typical exercise journal will contain the exercises you did, how many sets and reps of each and the amount of weight you were throwing around. It should also have a section for each day of exercise - what kind did you do? How many calories did the machine say you burned (or did you calculate that you burned, if you worked out in the great outdoors?) Was it easy, moderate, intense? Keeping an exercise journal is more than an important tool for keeping yourself on the right track, it's also an exercise in honesty and accountability. Are you really squeezing out each of those last reps? Are you flipping back through pages and realizing that you're leaving the gym too early, too often? An exercise journal can tell you not just about how strong you're getting, but how committed you are, as well.
7. Use an Excel spreadsheet or Microsoft Word table design. As with personal finance, the most popular way to track your fitness progress is with an Excel spreadsheet or Word table. With just a basic knowledge of Excel, you can create graphs, charts and more that will give you a big-picture view of your efforts thus far. When creating a spreadsheet, make sure you have boxes designated for weight, measurements and body fat percentage. Don't lose heart if your numbers aren't moving as quickly as you want them to! You may go a week or two without seeing your weight change, for instance, because you're building muscle and burning fat at the same time - so it's important to know what your measurements and body fat percentage are.
8. Use a web site or app specifically designed to help you track your progress. There are many of these, running the gamut from highly detailed and useful (a few of them) to mostly bunk (most of them.) It's a shame that the cottage industry that has sprung up around weight-loss since the beginning of the obesity epidemic in the 1990s in America has attracted its fair share of snake-oil salesmen and hucksters. However, there are some very good sites out there that can be very helpful to you as you make your journey toward the body of your dreams. Here are the best websites to track your progress:
a. FitDay (this is my hands down favorite tracker)b. The Daily Platec. Skinnyod. Bodybuilding.com
9. Use my secret on-the-go tracking "weapon", for times that it's hard/impossible to get online. If I can't access FitDay (or my personal journals at home), I always use one of the following and suggest you do the same:a. The "Notes" app if you have an iPhoneb. The AMAZING productivity app known as Evernote.c. Both of these tools automatically update with the internet, and can be accessed anywhere.i. "Notes" from the iPhone are usually sent automatically to your email address.ii. Evernote updates automatically and can be accessed from any computer.
The harsh truth is: You can diet and exercise all you want, but if you don't have good, consistent measurements, you'll either burn out or fail to capitalize on opportunities to improve your results over time.
So, follow the suggestions above and/or get right to it with the following steps.
Action Steps:
1. Get in front of the mirror and take your "before pictures". NOW!2. Determine your body fat %a. Hop on Google Images and search "body fat % for (your gender)"b. If you have calipers or access to another method, use them to estimate your body fat %3. Work hard on your eating plan and exercise, take your supplements and focus on reducing stress and toxin intake.4. Track your eating and workouts via a written journal, an online tracker (I like FitDay), and/or an on-the-go method like Evernote or iPhone Notes5. Every 2 weeks take "progress pictures" and "progress measurements" to see how far you've come!6. Repeat 'til you're at your desired weight/leanness

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)"Read the next article about "Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)


January 14, 2019 by Sayan

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1. Spend the first 30 days grain/wheat-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
a. That means no bread, no pasta, no milk, and obviously no cookies you Cookie Monster, you. And, of course, no added sugar (2 pieces of fruit is OK).b. Restrictive? Yes.c. Effective? Absolutely
2. Eat the following:a. Meats/fish (fattier, grass-fed/wild-caught versions to nourish the body with clean, healthy fats and quality proteins)b. Veggies (excluding starchy ones like corn, peas, and carrots)c. Olive oil (for dressings, or to add post-cooking) (don't use for most cooking, since it goes bad under high heat)d. Extra-virgin coconut oil (for medium/high heat cooking)e. Eat until you are satisfied. Don't worry about eating too much - trust me, it's hard to overeat when you're chewing on nutrient-dense protein for example, as opposed to inhaling a red velvet cupcake
3. BIG ONE for pain relief: Avoid nightshades.a. These include some fairly well-known veggies and spices that come from theSolanaceae family, such as:i. Potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, paprika, Tabasco sauce, and more (sweet potatoes and black pepper are not nightshades)b. The steroid alkaloids (one of 4 alkaloids) in nightshades, which include solanine, are the main offenders.c. They are naturally-produced toxic substances that help the plants defend against insects, diseases and other predators.i. These are very similar to lectins binding to glucosamine and penetrating our cell walls, as discussed in Chapter 11.d. These alkaloids are thought to cause calcium loss in the bones, and excess calcium deposits in soft tissue.i. As a result, there may be a significant pro-inflammatory response in the bodye. To avoid this pro-inflammatory response, if you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or any form of joint pain, it is wise to cut these foods OUT for 30 days.i. See how the body responds. Assess the damage (or lack thereof) and continue forward.
4. During the 30 days of this eating plan, you will be removing most food-based chemicals and allergens from your diet.a. Many annoying health issues, including muscle and joint pain, aches, and stiffness, will seriously reduce significantly.b. I'm not kidding, it's that simple. Food has a profound effect on pain, much more so than is commonly understood.
5. After the first 30 days, you can slowly experiment with adding foods back into your diet, and seeing how your body, skin, pain conditions, and mind react.a. This process has been ESSENTIAL in helping me determine what I can and cannot eat for optimal health.b. Only add in ONE FOOD per week. If you add more than 1 food and notice adverse reactions, you won't know which food is the troublesome one.
6. If you just can't fathom giving up regular milk, try Coconut and/or Almond Milk as an alternative (but no soy milk!).a. Dairy is pro-inflammatory for many people but not so much for others. So, experiment with adding back it back into your diet after 30 days.
7. As for carbs: In the first 30 days, avoid them altogether (except for those from veggies and about 2 pieces of fruit).a. After the 30 days, you can start experimenting with rice to see how joint pain and other health indicators (body fat, skin quality, etc.) respond.b. Week by week, slowly add in other gluten-free, wheat-free carbs. Try sweet potatoes, quinoa, buckwheat, and millet.c. You can try oatmeal and beans too, but they tend to be problematic unless properly soaked, sprouted and fermented.d. Only if you are somewhat lean (under 20% bodyfat for men, 25% or so for women) AND training intensely, include white rice, sweet potatoes and/or yams during your post-workout meal. (For maximal pain reduction, though, I would still eliminate them for 30 days unless you absolutely cannot function without, due to your training load.)
Sound good?
Good.
Oh yeah, there's one more HUGE thing.
The Last and Most Important Points:
Adopting patience and acceptance
1. The lifestyle habits you've developed over the years got you to where you are right now.True, we've been lied to by mass media and big corporations, but we've also played a part in our condition. It is what it is. Accept this and move on.
2. You now have a solution. It is up to you to implement it into your life. During this process, it will be difficult, but absolutely crucial to have dedication, discipline, and most importantly, patience.
To be completely honest, I spent 22 years eating junk, not exercising correctly, and not nourishing my body well. It would be ridiculous of me to simply expect the effects of this to all disappear overnight.
And you shouldn't either.
But, you are guaranteed to have lots of quick, early success including significant pain relief and much more.
These results will happen as long as the plan is followed correctly, at least 90% of the time (for example, no more than 2 cheat meals or 'screw-ups' at most per week, out of 21 total meals).
FYI, in regards to pain conditions, you will feel it after a cheat meal.
The rush of refined grains, unhealthy oils, and more take an immediate toll on promoting inflammation and joint pain. So, I would definitely try my best to eat as 'clean' as possible, even for cheats. Try some home cooked rice, butter, and chicken with some paleo brownies, as opposed to ordering a deep dish, Meat Lover's pizza.
With all this being said:Beyond the early successes, for most people, there is more work to be done in pursuit of the body, mind, and life you want. Practice acceptance, have dedication, and give it time.
And moving on, read the '6 Weeks to Lean' Exercise Guide, which includes a quite detailed section of reducing pain through foam rolling (self myosfascial release) and stretching.
So if you're not quite in workout-ready shape yet, you can at least get a jumpstart on relieving pain and feeling better!

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic Pain"Read the next article about "How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic Pain


January 15, 2019 by Sayan

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You may be dealing with (or have dealt) with some serious, debilitating pain.

You wake up in the morning with stiff knees and what feels like a brick in what used to be a healthy, flexible lower back.
You finally make it downstairs and decide to reach into the overhead cabinet for a plate.
Everything is finally looking up until, of course, you realize that you can't actually reach into the overhead cabinet.
As a matter of fact, you can't reach much of anything, being that your shoulders barely move from your side.
I hear you.
I've actually been there myself.
Throughout the years I'd developed torn rotators cuffs in not one, but both of my shoulders.
I also slipped a disk in the L5-S1 region of my lower back, which literally had its way with me.
Bad shoulders is one thing, but being unable to walk or stand (or sit for that matter) without pain is a whole different story.
To complete the trinity of major joint issues, I developed hip bursitis and referred knee pain. This often still pops up today (sitting at a desk 12+ hours a day will do that to you), which is why I spend time EVERY DAY doing pre-emptive hip mobility and flexibility work.
Of course, there are certain circumstances tied to the development of these conditions. I injured my left and right shoulders in a swimming accident and a fight, respectively. As for my lower back, I first ruined it with bad form doing sumo deadlifts (during one of my many short-term, ill-fated weight loss attempts). It got better for a while until I slipped on water running down the stairs in my good ol' college frat house. After that, my back was officially shot, and I could barely walk 2 blocks without unbearable pain.
But I never did anything to make it better. I chalked up my unbearable pain to these past incidents and to overall bad luck.
I never realized that there were contributing factors that came even before the one-off injuries happened. Basically, my shoulders would probably not have torn so easily had I actually walked with good, upright posture, and if I had had strong rear deltoids and stabilizer muscles. As a lazy, overweight man who either laid on a couch most of the day or sat slumped over his computer, these "healthy" strong shoulder muscles were practically nonexistent.
And what happened as a result?
I had terrible posture 24/7, and as a result of not putting in any effort to deal with these structural issues, just furthered my obesity and chronic pain.
I'm glad to say I've now boiled down the "collision points" of chronic pain and overweight/obesity in America to 4 fundamental issues:
1. Years of terrible, misinformed eating (and obesity)a. The resulting inflammation and joint stress from poor nutrition, high Omega 6 intake, high refined food intake, and high sugar intake will easily do you in.b. High consumption of nightshades (we'll discuss these soon) can also be a major cause of worsening pain.
2. Lack of exercisea. My idea of exercise for most of college was moving from my recliner to go downstairs to the kitchen...funny thing is: I'm not kiddingb. Without adequate mobility and movement, our muscles weaken and atrophy, making us more prone to injury and pain.
3. Terrible form during exercise or activitya. Rounded shoulders, crooked backs, squatting with knees going way past the toes...the list goes on.
4. No idea how to use supplements correctlya. My idea of using supplements at the time was trying creatine and fat burners to build muscle and lose weight, and popping Motrin every 2 hours to stop the pain.b. If you know anything about creatine, you'll know that it builds muscle and actually causes weight gain. (Nice one, Sayan)c. As for most stimulant fat burners, they're nothing but caffeine and clever marketing. I could do better at Starbucks, and not ruin my heart in the process.Only take caffeine in supplements when it has additional benefits. For example, studies show EGCG green tea extract taken with caffeine significantly improves fat loss and would be a smart use of a stimulant fat burner.d. The Motrin and myriad of other pain relievers I used? Nothing but a convenient method to numb the pain, rather than dealing with it head-on.
Long story short, when I realize the error of my ways, and actually spent time fixing them, I experienced dramatic results.
Basically, I was able to finally find a way out via a very 'secret method' that most people don't even consider to be an option.
When applied consistently, these somewhat unorthodox methods helped me completely rid myself of joint pain, lose over 75 pounds, eliminate fatigue, reduce what used to be extreme anxiety, and much more.
It worked wonders for me, and I know it can do the same for you.
As for my chronic joint pain, I would estimate over a 50% reduction in pain in just 3 weeks.
And this is just by using the nutritional guidelines below.
Since adding in comprehensive rehab techniques (discussed in the exercise guide) and smart supplements (such as Turmeric, Ginger, and more in InvigorateNOW), my pain has become almost non-existent.
So, what's the secret?
Glad you asked. It's all comes down to 3 main steps. These steps are quite similar to the whole health weight loss philosophy of this book in general, with ONE distinction. I'll discuss the difference in just a moment.
First, here are the 3 fundamental steps that can reduce inflammation and pain for good:
Step 1: Eat a processed-food free diet, a.k.a. EAT REAL FOOD, that does NOT harm your body.
Step 2: Do (some) exercise! Very often, the more inactive you are, the worse the pain gets.
Step 3: Use only natural supplements. Quality herbs and vitamins (NO over the counters, prescription meds, etc.), and a source of Omega-3 (though eating fish is preferred)
Since the exercise is covered in the bonus manual, and the supplement is our flagshipInvigorateNOW product, we're going to jump right into the nutrition aspect.
You'll notice the nutrition is similar to what I've been telling you so far, since this is what works exceptionally well for inflammation relief. But you'll also notice some major distinctions, since we're seeking to cut out every possible source of discomfort.
Test this out for 30 days straight, and your pain WILL start to disappear (you usually start seeing benefits in less than 2 weeks).
Also, don't be surprised if others measures of health start improving dramatically.
In other words, "You're gonna like the way you feelÃ...I guarantee it". (My painfully unclever adaptation of the Men's Wearhouse commercials).
Anyway, I digress.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum Time"Read the next article about "Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum Time


January 16, 2019 by Sayan

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Last chapter, we mentioned the "batch meal" process. This is my secret to eliminating anxiety around meals and having food ready at a moment's notice.
Here are the basics:
On most Sunday nights, I'll cook up 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs with veggies and a bit of white rice.I'll then eat this same meal for lunch until Thursday.Thursday night, I'll cook again to get me through the next few days.The following Sunday I'll switch it up and, for example, cook 2 pounds of ground turkey with 4-5 different spices and herbs, and eat it with some sauteed kidney beans and veggies.
I do the same with breakfast, by making 12-15 hard-boiled eggs on a Sunday and eating a few of them every morning with some hot sauce or salsa and sauteed veggies.Yogurt breakfasts are even easier. Simply buy a bunch of small plain Greek yogurt containers and fruit, and eat 1 of them every morning.I like Fage brand since they make plain full-fat and 2% greek yogurts. Chobani does not do this, from my knowledge.Note: Don't buy the large containers since it's such a pain to correctly measure portion sizes. Just buy the small containers.It's easy, it's simple, and it makes life so much easier.No longer do I have to worry about what to eat, or whether or not I'll have time to cook or any of that nonsense.
I simply put some of my pre-made food into Tupperware and heat it up in the office microwave. Perfect.

Oh yeah, before I forget. Here's...
A stupid simple food prep "hack" that 90% of dieters drop the ball on, but will guarantee you perfect portion control and effortless weight loss
When you want to weigh your food into portions, how would you usually do it?If you're like most people, you'll simply take the prepared food, put it on a bowl/plate and pop it on a scale. Subtract out (or "tare") the weight of the plate, and voila, you have the weight of your food.
Perfect, right? Wrong.
When you weigh foods (especially meat) after they're prepared, they're guaranteed to weigh less. This is due to the water weight of the food that's been lost during the cooking process.Studies show up to 33% of weight in meats is lost after cooking.
And if you're counting your food intake based on the post-cooking, post-water-loss weight, yet comparing the serving size to the numbers on the nutrition panel, you may be understating your calorie intake.
Sure, this isn't a make-or-break thing if it's a one-off occurrence. And sure you can get by guesstimating when you buy food outside (which is rarely, I hope!)...
But anytime you cook at home, I highly suggest you weigh food before you cook.
Think of it this way...
When you're cooking up 8 oz. of boneless skinless chicken thighs (300 calories or so) with 1 tsp of coconut oil (50 calories or so) and some other spices and whatnot, you're at about 400 calories. Sounds like a decent-sized meal.
If you did this the wrong way, though, by weighing after you cooked...
Your 8 oz. of chicken would probably weigh 5 or 6 oz. at most. If you assume 6 oz. of chicken (225 calories) plus 1 tsp of oil (50 calories), you're now at 275 calories for the meal. Already off by 125 calories.
Add the fact that you're eating this same meal for 3 or 4 days, and you're already eating a cool 600 calories more than you thought for the week. Even worse, you may be making the same mistake with another meal in the day, meaning you could be off as much as 250-300 calories per day! In one week, that's 1750 calories more than you'd pictured, making weight loss much more difficult if you ask me!
This is just one of the many reasons people stick to their diets, but still, fail to see results.
It's the little things that add up and throw us off track. Don't let this happen to you.
Simply weigh your food before you cook, and you'll be much happier with how you look and progress toward your goals.
If you're making large batch meals, follow this process:
1. Weigh out the whole size of the meat beforehand (3 lbs. for example)2. Know how big your serving size will be for each meal (8 oz. for example)3. Diving the whole size of the meat by the serving size, to know how many portions you'll need3 lbs = 48 oz48 oz/8 oz per serving = 6 servings4. After cooking your food, weigh the whole batch.Let's say the 48 oz. become 36 oz. after cooking5. Divide the new sizes by the # of servings, and you have the new cooked-food serving size36 oz/6 servings = 6 oz per serving6. Now simply weigh and pack up the food into 6 oz. servings, and enjoy!
And, while we're on the topic of sizing up our food...
If you decide to grab some fast food for a change, keep decision making and unnecessary thinking to a minimum (and fat loss to a maximum), by eating one of these:
1. Chipotle salad bowls:a) Chicken or steak (sometimes double), black beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, hot sauce.b) If it's a heavy workout day, I'll sometimes also have some rice and a touch of sour cream.c) I stay away from the cheese, guac, and other condiments since they can easily throw you out of your calorie balance.d) I've read the nutrition panel on the Chipotle site like 50 times so I know this usually runs me around 450-650 calories depending on what I add in.
2. Subwaya) The food quality here is very poor, I'll admit, but it lets me count/control my calories which is a 100% win for weight lossb) I'm a smaller guy and generally need 1800 calories or so if I'm looking to lean up a bit.c) So I make sure my Subway lunches are right around the 600 calorie mark, for an even split of 1800 calories into 3 mealsd) This leaves me with a simple, but favorite choice of mine:i. Black Forest Ham & Turkey on Toasted Footlong Wheat bread, with copious amounts of spicy mustard, tons of veggies, and no cheese. Perfecto!e) I'll add in double meat sometimes for a protein boost, but for the most part I'll keep to a single serving (try to avoid excess intake of processed, non-organic cold cuts)
3. Otherwise, you can stick to very simple sandwiches or saladsa) For sandwiches, have some simple cold cuts like ham, turkey or roast beef and some veggies on toasted bread or a wrap.Skip the mayo or any dressing/sauces, since they are quick calorie bombs and it's hard to know how much of said condiment is in your meal.
Mustard and/or spicy mustard is my go-to condiment
You can get a sandwich with chicken breast too, and just have Frank's Red Hot or Cholula hot sauce
Skip the cheese, especially since I've seen delis put on 4-6 slices of cheese on sandwiches way too often. Gotta make sacrifices from time to time!
b) For salads, stick to veggies, chicken, eggs, or other protein sources, and dressing on the side.Eyeball the protein portion in the salad which usually comes out to 1-2 palm sizes (about 20-40 grams of protein, or 200-300 calories at most taking into account oils used during prep or fattier cuts of meat)
Don't get breaded chicken or other breaded products. It's extra crappy calories and it usually has trans-fat (the worst kind).
Never, NEVER have them put dressing on for you, or you can just about guarantee missing your calorie totals.
And do not pour the whole dressing cup over your salad
Get dressing on the side, dip your fork into the dressing cup, and then take some salad onto the fork.
You'll get the same amount of taste, but your salad won't be doused in dressing and you won't be eating 600 calories of sauce.

Follow the plans above, and fat loss will be a cinch. Eat right when you can and cook batch meals as much as possible, and if all else fail, eat from one of the semi-healthy options above.

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Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time, You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)


January 17, 2019 by Sayan

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The simple strategies I've outlined so far (diet and some walking) will help make a significant change in your body weight, and you can definitely lose 10-20 pounds in the first month alone depending on your body size.
Add in structured workouts to this (like the workouts listed in the "6 Weeks to Lean" guide), and you lose even more weight and look even more amazing.
You see, besides having adequate protein intake on a diet, the only equally important (or even, more important) factor for body composition is the amount of training.
And just about all of us want optimal body composition.
We want to strip off fat, and leave a lean, toned physique in its place.
We want to a chiseled body that turns heads even with a shirt on.
We want to be bursting with confidence, happiness, and even an "odd" sense of power, knowing that we've transformed our body in a manner that 95% of the population is unable to do.And to do this fast, we have to introduce a stimulus that demolished pesky fat, while forcing our muscles to grow strong and lean.
The hands-down, best way to do this is to resistance train for 45 minutes or so, 3x per week, with a mix of weights and bodyweight.
We want to be intense in these workouts, so our body gets that "kick in the pants" to get that burn off fat and build muscle.
And when this is combined with a steady diet, daily herbs, and toxin reduction, you will notice a never-before-seen level of fat loss and body re-composition.
I recommend anyone new to working out starts with bodyweight circuits for the 1st month, a mix of bodyweight and free weights (dumbbells, barbells, kettle-bells) for the 2nd month, and all free weights for the 3rd month.
(All workouts are provided in the accompanying workout guide).
This will help build lean, toned muscle and strength (and to maintain bone density), while letting the body acclimate to the training load (and thereby avoiding injuries).
Moving on after Month 3, I find that an upper/lower body split is best. This sort of "split" basically means we will do all upper body work one day, and lower body work another day. At this point in our progress, we'll be used to training and we can safely step it up to 4x per week of workouts, on a reduced-calorie diet, without compromising recovery.
For maximum results, do NOT do most of the "magazine workouts" you see in the store or online. These are very-advanced 5-day body-part split routines, in which you do 20 sets a day for your chest or back or quads, etc. They are very often written by steroid-using bodybuilders and it's simply stupid for anyone who's not on drugs to try these workouts and expect to not over-train. Also, these workouts are very often based on isolation exercises, which use only 1 primary muscle/joint.
On the other hand, when we use compound movements, we use several muscle groups at once and use 2 or more joints. In doing so, we have a much higher calorie burn, which means shorter workouts, lower insulin resistance, and quicker and easier fat loss.
The best compound movements for maximum fat loss in minimum time are squats, lunges, chin-ups/ pull-ups, dead-lifts, rows, shoulder/military presses, and chest presses.
The only caveat here is some of these exercises take some dedicated practice to do correctly.Most people doing these in the gym (seriously about 90% or so) do them incorrectly and can get injured as a result. This is why the warm-ups I've written out for you in the workout guide are crucial to make sure your muscle and central nervous system are ready for the oncoming load, and that they won't fail or get injured under pressure.
Before we continue, I have an important note for women:
I promise, you will not get super bulky and "huge" lifting weights.
You can only get "huge" by eating at a daily calorie surplus, lifting consistently for years, and often using steroids or performance-enhancing drugs (like many pro bodybuilders and even cover models do). But since you'll be in a calorie deficit, weights will actually make the difference by maintaining chiseled muscle, stripping off fat fast, enhancing your curves, and revealing a sexy, trim physique.
Now back to our scheduled programming.
Fast fat loss comes...by staying mostly within 6-12 repetitions per set of weight workouts. This is where you will have optimal muscle hypertrophy (growth) while also stimulating fat loss. By doing these via "circuit training" as outlined in the workout guide, you'll put an extra level of fat-burning stimulus on the body (and you will see crazy results.)
As for other rep ranges:The 3-6 rep range is OK occasionally, but it is more on the power/strength training side. This is good for reverse pyramid training, and other techniques, but is not required.Above 12 reps does not automatically get you "cut" or "lean". That is B.S. magazine advice that simply does not give your muscle enough stimuli to grow strong and stay lean. And if the stimulus on your muscles isn't great enough on a diet, where do you think the body will go first for energy?- The only time high reps are OK is during a temporary month or so when you're looking for an added "pump". This pump can definitely be helpful for muscle growth, assuming that the months surrounding this high-rep phase has workouts done under 12 reps.In the 6 Weeks to Lean Guide, the optional month-by-month program has Month 3, 6, and 9 as high-rep, pump months. All surrounding months, though, are in lower ranges.- Otherwise, if you go above 12 reps month after month after month...You will steadily be using lower weights to accommodate high reps.Very low weights mean low "load" on the muscles.Low load means the body realizes the muscles aren't being used a lot, and see no reason to hold onto them (especially when the body is already low on energy due to a reduced-calorie diet)
If you'd like, keep up cardio as a replacement for some weight days, but not all (so you maintain lean muscle).
When I do cardio, I'll either do it on off days for 20-30 minutes or do it for 15-20 minutes after a weight training workout. I also recommend walking 20-30 minutes a day, on off-days.
DO NOT DO THIS: Cardio at moderate to high intensity for more than 45-60 minutes. This is one of the main causes of cortisol output (the "stress hormone"). This catabolic hormone, as we've discussed in previous chapters, is disastrous to our muscle and actually can cause fat to be stored, particularly around the midsection.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting Results"Read the next article about "Food planning for maximum fat loss in minimum time"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting Results


January 18, 2019 by Sayan

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Good news.
You're not imagining things.
Some people have it way easier when it comes to weight loss. And some people have it way easier when it comes to muscle building, or maintaining weight.
Some people are naturally skinny, naturally heavier and naturally muscular, and some have naturally fast metabolisms.
You see, there are actually 3 distinct human body types, and there are various genetics that play a role in our body's shapes and processes.
These varying body types and genetic backgrounds end up playing a major role in whether it's difficult or easy to lose fat and gain muscle.
Here are the 3 types:
Type 1 - Ectomorphs: We've all met someone like this. Ectomorphs are naturally thin, agile and often tall, lanky people. These are the guys and gals who, no matter how much or little they eat, seem to gain no weight at all.
Type 2 - Endomorphs: These are the guys and girls whose bodies are extraordinarily skilled at storing fat, and have the hardest time keeping weight off. (Most overweight/obese types, myself included, are natural endomorphs.)
Type 3 - Mesomorphs: Mesomorphs naturally maintain a larger muscle mass. For these "blessed" types, fat loss is easy, and muscle gain is quick. They tend to be more athletic than the majority of people, but not necessarily thin.
The good news is that no one is "stuck" because of their body type.
Endomorphs can become thin, and ectomorphs can become muscular. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to learn/understand our body type. In doing so, we can help custom tailor a diet and exercise routine that provide the best results in the shortest amount of time.
If You're an Ectomorph (Carb Type):
A lot of people think being an ectomorph is a great thing due to the fast metabolism and natural "skinny-ness". But if you're an actual ectomorph, you know you have tons of trouble gaining weight and building muscle.
Anyone who eats an excess of calories can gain weight (and build muscle when diet iscomplemented by exercise), but ectomorphs often have to eat specific high-calorie foods (generally starchy carbs) or their body just won't stay hungry enough to be able to ingest a substantial amount of calories.
Due to their higher carb tolerance, ectomorphs are often called "carb types".
The genetic elements that make ectomorphs thin are the same that make weight-gain and musclebuilding difficult. As a result, the genetic makeup severely limits the amount of muscle your body can maintain. So you can build muscle, but you're unlikely to ever look like Arnold Schwarzenegger (unless you are rigorous with your dietary intake, day in and day out, year after year).
Ectomorph Stats:
Body shape - Thin arms/legs, Narrow shoulders and hips, high forehead
Examples - Edward Norton, Gisele Bundchen, Bruce Lee, Cameron Diaz
Dietary/Hormonal Points - Fast metabolism and high carb toleranceBest results when eating higher carbs, moderate protein, and low fatTypical Dietary Ratios55% Carbs, 25% Protein, 20% FatStart at these numbers, and decrease calories gradually to burn fat.If fat loss is slowing, reduce calories by 5% every two weeks. It's best to reduce this percentage from carbs, but reducing from protein or fat usually works just as well for ectomorphsNever go below 15% or above 35% of fat as a percentage of calories.
If You're an Endomorph (Protein Type):
Endomorphs are naturally heavier people who will always be a little bit thicker and "pudgier" than ectomorphs or mesomorphs. This is generally attributed to their sluggish metabolism.
BUT, that doesn't mean they can't be sexy! Some of the most famous - and beautiful - people in the world are endomorphs.
Russell Crowe, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce are all physically fit natural endomorphs, and there's nothing wrong with the way they look. (Seriously, we all know "Jlo" and Beyonce are HOT, and the little extra junk in the trunk definitely doesn't hurt!). If anything, they've just had to work a little harder than their counterparts to maintain a body size/shape that they're happy with.
If your goal is to have a low body fat percentage, you can definitely do it, but you've got your work cut out for you.
Endomorphs are often called "protein types" due to their lower carb tolerance and higher protein needs for successful body re-composition.
Endomorph Stats:
Body Shape - High bodyfat %, pear-shaped body, round face, wide hips/shoulders
Examples - Russell Crowe, Beyonce, Robin Williams, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Oprah, Jennifer Lopez
Dietary/Hormonal Points - Insulin/glucose levels can make or break us; lower carbs help us manage food intake and glucose spikes, leaving zero "excess" that would otherwise be stored as fat
Typical Dietary Ratios25% Carbs, 25-35% Protein, 40-50% FatStart with a much lower level of carbs. The 25% mentioned is a great "maintenance" point, once insulin resistance/leptin resistance/inflammation and other issues are handled.I recommend starting at 50-75 grams of carbs per day - this will be low carb, but above the ketogenic threshold. When combined with adequate protein, your body will have a sufficient amount of natural glucose.Do not stay in the 50-75 carb range for more than 12 weeks at a time, without a 2-week break with higher carb intake.In the long-term, for maintenance and/or during heavy exercise phases, I would keep around 25% (and a maximum of 30%) of carbs as a percentage of calories.
If You're a Mesomorph (Mixed Type):
Congratulations! You swim in the deeper end of the gene pool. You have the body type of the best fitness models and bodybuilders in the world.
You have a great metabolism, great bones, you're naturally lean (not skinny, like an ectomorph) and naturally muscular (not "thick" like an endomorph.)
If you're a mesomorph, you're probably not reading too many books on how to lose weight - after all, if you keep up even a modicum of exercise and diet, you've got a body most of the rest of us would kill for.
However, there are, in fact, mesomorphs out there struggling with their weight because of the typical American diet. Take this to heart. You don't have to work anywhere near as hard as ectomorphs and endomorphs to get the body of your dreams, but if you're a few pounds above where you want to be, you'll have to put in some effort!
Mesomorph Stats
Body shape - Wide shoulders, narrow hips, muscular body/low body fat, square jaw
Examples - Michael Jordan, Madonna, George Clooney, Halle Berry
Dietary/Hormonal Points - fast metabolism and great nutrient partitioning; strong levels of testosterone and growth hormone; unhealthy foods may not cause subcutaneous (visible/under the skin fat), but can quickly cause visceral, "hidden" fat surrounding the vital organsTypical Dietary Ratios40% Carbs, 30% Protein, 30% FatStart at these numbers, and decrease calories slightly to speed up fat lossWhen decreasing calories, start by cutting carbs. In the long-run, though, mesomorphs can get by with cutting calories from any source.Generally, try to keep carbs no lower than 20-25% of daily calories

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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How to beat your mental roadblocks and why it can be the difference between a happy, satisfying life and a sad, fearful existence


January 19, 2019 by Sayan

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1. Set a specific goala. Write this goal down somewhere you can see it every morning when you wake up, and every night before you sleepi. Train your thoughts to remember this goal daily and keep it in the forefront of your mindb. Goals must include both of the following:i. A measurable metric ("10 pounds" or "2 dress sizes")ii. A deadline or time frame ("June 30th" or "2 weeks", preferably use both)c. Here are some bad goalsi. "Lose 20 pounds"ii. "Get lean"iii. "Look hot for beach season"d. Here are some good goals:i. "Lose 50 pounds before beach season (June 30th)"ii. "Drop 1 dress size in the next 2 weeks (November 25th)"iii. "Lose 4 inches from my waist in the next 6 weeks (December 25th)"e. Every 2 weeks or every month, review your goal and adjust it based on your progress so far
2. Understand that everybody needs a "Harajuku Moment"a. This moment is an "an epiphany that turns a nice-to-have into a must-have." Without this tipping point, you will fail.b. This was first popularized by Tim Ferriss in the 4 Hour Body, and it has been crucial for all major obstacles I've overcome in my lifec. Until I had the psychic shift which turned "I want to lose weight" to "I must lose weight", I never had lasting success.
3. Relax and ease your mind with meditatinga. Start with just 2 minutes a day and slowly build the habit.b. Add 1 or 2 minutes each week, until you're up to 10-20 minutes daily.c. This can come in the form of prayer to, or a mix of both.
4. Write a very short, simple daily journal in which you record "wins", priorities, and gratitudea. Every evening take just 2-3 minutes and write down 3 "wins"/things that went well today.i. This can be something major "prepared and packed all meals for the week" or something very simple like "paid my phone bill".ii. We all deserve great things, yourself included. Let these "wins" serve as a daily reminder of the positive momentum you're making towards your dreams.b. Also, plan out 3-5 things you want to get done throughout the day.i. This "priorities" list makes it clear what needs to get done to reach your goals.ii. By keeping it at a max of 5 things to do, we keep the list manageable and doable in a daily basis.iii. Imagine how productive you would be in just 1 month if you did anywhere between 3-5 things every day in pursuit of your goals.c. Lastly, record a very simple daily "gratitude list"i. Basically, write the names of people you're grateful for todayii. For me, this usually comes in the form of family, close friends, co-workers, and anybody else you feel has had an impact on you, on a certain day.iii. Feel free to write things/material possessions or spiritual things also1. On certain days, I may even write down how grateful I am for the simple things like having a roof over my head and a warm meal at night.a. This is made even more clear to me from walking around lower Manhattan at 9 a.m. and seeing homeless, penniless young people my age (25 y.o) who slept on the street overnight, in a thin sleeping bag, with 30 degree temperatures outside.iv. This is a daily reminder that whether you have just 1 person or 1 thing, or if you have 20 things to be grateful for, you're doing OK, and no matter what obstacles you're stuck with, you'll be OK.
5. If you feel out of place in the gym, repeat this simple mantra a few times to remind yourself to work hard and stop thinking that people are watching and judging you:i. "You look amazing. No one is watching you. Keep up the good work."
6. Every weekend choose 2 meals each for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Write them down in your journal or in a safe place.a. Then head to the grocery store and buy the ingredients you needb. Then cook the 1st set of these meals to last you 3-4 days.c. Once these run out (usually on a Wednesday or Thursday, if you cook on Sunday), cook the 2nd set of the meals to last you til the weekend.d. As a result, remove all barriers and unnecessary "thinking" attached to food choices.
7. Look at other "little things" in your life that take up big chunks of mental space, and hack away at the unessential. Some of my personal examples:a. I use Mint.com to track spending, and I use CreditKarma.com to monitor my credit score.i. Instead of constantly thinking about how much money I "need", I start by identifying weak points/unnecessary spendingb. I never watch the news on TV. I'll occasionally talk to people for a few minutes to hear what's going on in the world, or if I have a few free minutes I'll scroll through the major articles online.i. As a result, I have much less stress, more positivity, and don't worry myself/build an unhealthy fear around things that are 100% out of my control.c. I've cut out "binge" TV watching, and instead spend time doing productive things that allow me to help other people (and feel amazing as a result), like writing this book and building up a health business.i. I'll occasionally watch an episode of something that makes me laugh like Family Guy or The Office if I want to de-stress a bitii. I try to never watch TV series and/or dramas since they are very, very easy to get addicted to. (I make a weekly exception when Game of Thrones is on).iii. Don't be that guy or girl who watches 6 hours of the Walking Dead or one of their 7 other "can't miss" TV series, and gets nothing done for themselves.d. I have 7 "nice shirts" (5 dress shirts and 2 sweaters) and 8 "nice pants" (5 dress slacks and 3 pairs of jeans/casual pants).i. These are all well-fitting and comfortable, and I just rotate this week by week.ii. I no longer worry about what to wear in the morning or how I'll look or anything meaningless like that.iii. Live is much, much simpler in the morning. (I can actually get ready, from bed to the front door, in less than 7 minutes on any given day. Sure it's a bit rushed, but it works like a charm.)iv. Also, I used to always worry that "people saw me wear this shirt last Tuesday, I can't wear it again!!". This is crazy. Trust me, no one cares to remember what you've worn on any given day, so stick to a few simple clothing choices and just rotate them every 7-10 days.
Remember: None of these strategies will work for you if you don't do them! So get to it!!

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality"Read the next article about "Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting Results"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality


January 20, 2019 by Sayan

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Part IV:
The Barack Obama method to massive productivity, reduced stress, and heightened focus (this also happens to be the same strategy used by nearly all successful dieters)
While I don't always agree with our president's policies, I do have to steal a page from his book, on the topic of productivity.
After reading an article on Obama's personal rules and "methods", I was both humbled and amazed at his ability to cut out any time-wasting tasks.
He explicitly understands that the less "little" things he has to worry about, the less clutter in his mind, and the more productive he can be overall.
Simple things like deciding what to eat or what to wear in the morning can 10-15 minutes, or more, for most of us. Obama is not immune to this.
Just like any human being, if he lets himself get caught up with the minutia of figuring out what color shirt to wear or what to eat for breakfast, he has less actual time and less "mental time" to focus on the important tasks at hand for the day.
This is a trait that is seen with the lives of many powerful, busy people and the successful participants of health/fitness transformations alike.
In the realm of weight loss and fitness:
The most successful dieters eat the same few meals over and over again.
Let that sink in. This one strategy has been crucial to my success, just as it has been crucial to the success of millions of dieters.
Instead of unnecessarily thinking, analyzing, and prophesying around what food will have a better effect on our weight, we are best served by picking a few healthy meals and rotating them every week or so.
We are also best served by cooking "batch meals". These are huge portions of one meal, prepared on a Sunday for example and eaten throughout the week.
The more batch meals we have, the less time and energy we have to spend deciding what to eat on a Thursday evening for example.
In my own transformation, I predominantly stuck to meals like:
Egg omelet's or 3 hard boiled eggs with veggies for breakfast
Full-fat Greek yogurt, 1-2 pieces of fruit (and plain oats if it was workout day) for breakfastChicken thighs or ground turkey with veggies and some beans or rice, for lunch.Chicken sausage or organic cold cuts and sprouted bread (with spicy mustard of course, because it's beyond delicious.)Chicken or fish with various spices/herbs, some rice and veggies for dinner.
And I made all of these dishes as "batch meals", where I would cook 2 pounds of a certain meat on a Sunday, and eat the same food until Thursday. And on that Thursday or Friday, I would repeat the process again with a different food.

I'll discuss batch meals a bit more in the next chapter, and I'll also give you the 411 on keeping it simple with fast food meals.
Before we summarize the chapter, I'll leave you with a favorite quote of mine:
"It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."
- Bruce Lee
Essentially, making positive changes in life and reaching your goals often has more to do with subtracting what you don't need, rather than adding more.
Do you really need much more money to be happy, or do you need to cut back on needless spending?
Do you really need to know every terrible thing that goes on in society, or might you be better served by not watching/reading the local news (and even major news), and feeling more positive/less stressed as a result? (I've personally realized that getting the major news bits by asking a friend or coworker lets me focus on what I can control (which is ME), while also keeping me off the proverbial "teat" of sensationalist news media.)
Do you really need to eat every single healthy food on the planet, or do you need to just focus on 3-5 solid (and proven) healthy meals to see amazing results?
The choice is yours my friend.
Let's move on to the action steps for this chapter.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality"Read the next article about "How to beat your mental roadblocks and why it can be the difference between a happy, satisfying life and a sad, fearful existence (these strategies will reduce stress, increase productivity and show you how to fulfill all your dreams"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality


January 21, 2019 by Sayan

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Part III:
Before getting to some action steps, I'll end the "theory" part of this chapter by, ahem, "droppin' some knowledge".
When it comes to finally getting in shape (or really, any major obstacle in your life), do you ever find yourself saying any, or all, of the following?
"I'm too busy"
"I would lose weight but I have a bad back (or knees, or shoulder, or [insert other body part which has no impact on what you put into your mouth])""I'm too tired.""I have to watch my kids""I work so hard already. I deserve a break.""My coworkers or family eat junk around me, so it's impossible not to join them."
(Or, really any other excuse that's keeping you from your goals)
The thing is, we all have to deal with these, every single day. Even now, I sometimes find myself saying "I just have so much to do today, I can't go to the gym". And this is exactly when I know I have to cut the crap and do exactly what I'm avoiding.
Essentially, we need to train our minds to immediately recognize these B.S. rationalizations for what they are, and push through them anyway.
You see, these phrases are called "surface excuses", or excuses that we tell ourselves to cover up our underlying fears.
In other words, surface excuses actually have nothing to do with being busy, or injured, or tired.
While you may actually be busy, in some pain, or really tired, that doesn't mean you can't find 15 minutes to cook a healthy meal or 20 minutes to take a walk or do a quick workout.
In reality, these "surface excuses" mostly have to do with covering up our:
Fear of failure"It's never worked in the past. Why should it work now?"Fear of success"Who am I to deserve an attractive, fit body, and will I even be able to maintain it?"Fear of embarrassment and humiliation"People are going to laugh when they see me waddling around the gym"
First. No one "made it" by giving up after a few failures.
And even if they really put in the effort and still failed, it's because they followed bad instructions, or they followed no instructions.
With the system laid out in this book, you won't need to worry about that. You get clear, well written and simple instructions from someone who knows exactly how to maneuver around the sticking points.
Second. No one cares about your round stomach, jiggly arms, or big butt. This "self-image" issue can be a big obstacle for many of us who are just starting out. I was like this too: I dreaded working out because I figured people were constantly laughing to themselves about how fat I was.
In reality, though, this is all negative self-talk, and it's simply not true.
One of the most important things I've learned over the years is:
People are much more concerned with how they look in the gym, or what they're eating for dinner, or how they can't wait for the next season of Game of Thrones, or how good the cashier at Starbucks looked today, or [insert mindless drivel that goes through my head, and the heads of 99% of people on the planet].
I also heard a study once to the tune of this: people think 7,000 thoughts per day. And 90% of these thoughts are about themselves. So, while you may personally think you have a huge butt or big ol' man boobs that everyone is secretly mocking, there is a good chance that it's simply not true to the rest of the world. They have their own problems to deal with, and you're probably not one of them. So do what you have to do, and don't worry for even a second about what others think.
Third, and last. I personally get very excited anytime I see someone overweight or obese in the gym, or if I see an overweight coworker bringing in a healthy home-cooked meal.
For me, and likely anyone who works hard in the gym (and/or kitchen), it's incredibly refreshing and empowering to see someone who is busting his or her butt, especially if they're not in great shape already. It shows us they're willing and ready to change, and it reminds us of the struggles and obstacles we faced on the way to our dream bodies.
SO when you see that lean guy or gal at the gym, realize that they aren't mocking you when they look your way; rather, there's a very good chance they're very proud, and maybe even surprised, to see someone out of shape finally taking charge of their life.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality"Read the next article about "Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality


January 22, 2019 by Sayan

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Part II:
Moving on, I feel compelled to share this next short piece, because it concerns a topic that is near and dear to my heart: depression and low self-esteem.
This essay of sorts was actually written to a friend of a friend who has been struggling with his own depression, low confidence, and feeling "stuck" for lack of a better word.
Also, this man, Chris, is not exactly dealing with the best of circumstances.
He is a young, 18 year old man just out of high school, coming from a single-family home in gang-heavy Camden, NJ (one of the deadliest and most under-served cities in the U.S.)
The good thing is he is on the right path and has entered college as of September 2013. And from what my friend tells me (she was his high school mentor), he is a very smart, kind, and caring young man.
Chris wrote my friend, Melissa, an email telling her how life has been very tough, he's sad all the time, has trouble finding true friends at school, and that he feels like he's stuck with "no way out".
My friend then asked for some guidance from me, as I've dealt with many of the same exact issues myself in the past.
Here's what I said, and here's what I think anyone can apply to their life, whether depressed, just feeling down, out of luck, or feeling "not good enough" or "not worthy" or "defeated" or who think it's "too hard", or whatever it is keeping them from their goals, desires, and dreams:
 "I know how you must feel, but it's not true that things won't get better. They always do. It just takes longer for some.
But that's never a reason to give up.
And I know it's hard to see now, but there's a good side to this, as there is with everything in life.
In this case, the good side is you're getting stronger every single day that you push through the struggles, hard feelings and negative thoughts.
You get so strong that by the time you overcome this (it always happens), you're a machine and nothing fazes you.
You will see amazing things come into your life and you will start doing amazing things.And while everyone else is doubting themselves when the going gets tough...you'll laugh and get through difficulties like a walk in the park.
Because you've already done the hard work. You've seen the living hell on the bottom and you still fought it and made it out.
You've developed a massive level of inner strength and confidence, whether you realize it or not.And when you bring this strength to anything in life, whether its writing music, starting abusiness, getting lean, or doing whatever you want in life...you'll see that it's much easier for you than anyone else.
You've already done the much harder work of battling depression, and you're winning. Keep this with you when your mind keeps filling with you negativity and self-hatred. As real as it feels, every single second you fight it, you get better, smarter and stronger.
Here's a fun little exercise: think about anything and everything you want, no matter how insane it sounds. And write it down. If you want ten million dollars or a threesome with some gorgeous models or you want to buy your own island, or be famous, or have a 3 car garage with a Mercedes, Ferrari, and Aston Martin...or if all you want is to be happy every day, write it all down.
And understand that you can have it ALL. And you will.
When the time comes that you realize your true strength and potential, you'll see a miraculous transformation where you go after all your goals and desires...without letting anything stop you.
You'll rip shit up and destroy the competition, and you'll do it better and faster than anyone else.So as bad as it looks now, just keep looking up. Keep on searching and striving for more.
A lot of people are stuck in depressive, hellish situations, and it definitely sucks, but there is ALWAYS a way out. Don't give up.
Also, there are little things you can do every day to start feeling better.
You see, every day is a chance to have an amazing life and do amazing things. Even more so, every day is a chance to help someone else or do a simple little thing to brighten someone's day.
The thing about life that most people don't tell you is...to build self esteem and to feel better, you have to:
1) Do esteem-able things2) "Fake it til you make it"
Remember that you're the shit and you have an amazing personality. You have so much to give to others.
So much so that it'll make them smile and laugh and love their life...and after you do this, you'll see the rewards and happiness come back to you tenfold.
To be clear, you don't have to anything above and beyond to reap the benefits.
A simple smile or hello or just holding open the door could mean the world to someone.
While you're in your own dark spot, someone else could be in the same spot too. And you never know if you saying "hi" or smiling to them was the 1st nice thing someone said to them all week.
That simple little gesture could make someone's day, week or month. You just never know. So give a little bit back whenever you can. And when you seen the joy it brings them, you'll slowly but surely feel better too."
Moral of the story: NEVER give up. Keep pushing, keep working, and keeping reaching to be the best you can be. And one day you'll get it. And then you'll move on to even bigger and better things. Most importantly, keep helping others. Give all that you can through love and kindness, and you will reap the rewards tenfold. Challenge yourself and greatness will come. Itisn't always easy, that's for sure, but it is definitely worth it.

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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality


January 23, 2019 by Sayan

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The strange secret I learned from a Senegalese taxi cab driver in Manhattan that re-wired my brain and smacked me back to reality (these words of wisdom will help you finally put aside your fears and live the life of your dreams)
It started at 2 p.m. on Saturday in New York City, in the heat of August.
The blistering sun seemed to be piercing right through my skin, completely ignoring the fact that I was sitting in the backseat of a covered taxi cab.
I guess it didn't help that I was also leaning smack dab up against the window.
In any case, I was understandably not in a good mood.
The heat only added to the anger and anxiety boiling in my brain from being stuck in weekend Manhattan traffic, where a 15 minute drive can easily turn into a 50 minute nightmare.
For a moment, I even entertained the thought that a brisk walk would get me to my destination faster than this godforsaken taxi cab.
But alas, a walk would've taken me 40-50 minutes, and a long walk with luggage in tow in 95 degree heat just didn't sound all too appealing at the moment.
I did have to come to terms, though, with the fact that time was winding down fast.
I now had less than 15 minutes until my 2:49 p.m. train to Long Island left from Penn Station.
Missing the train meant missing a ride to a relative's wedding out on the island.
And this relative was also a friend from my youth, whom I hadn't seen in over 8 years at this point. Understandably, I had zero intention of missing the festivities.
So when my seemingly knowledgeable cab driver drove 2 blocks past 34th street, where we should've made a turn, I flipped out.
I unleashed a torrent of anger, directed solely towards him.
"HEY! You missed the turn!! I thought I told you I'm going to Penn Station and that I'm running late. Are you freakin' kidding me?!?!"
He replied, "Hey man there's some traffic that way since they blocked ---"
Before he could finish his sentence, I responded with:
"I don't give a shit what they blocked off. You probably have no clue what the heck you're talking about. Do you even know where Penn Station is??"
What happened next was akin to being backhanded by an angry Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his prime, hopped up on steroids.
My cab driver screamed back with a fervent zeal that I'll remember for years to come.
"HEY, you better calm down man. Why are you so mad?? You'll catch your damn train. And if you don't, then what? What are you going to do? Huh? Huh?? What's going to happen to you if you don't catch your train? Are you going to die? Is it the end of the world? What is it??"
"You're young, man. Just chill. Everything will be OK. Be happy. You're alive. Don't worry so much. So much goes wrong in this world. You never know what can happen, and you're going to drive yourself crazy for missing a damn train?"
"It's sad, but tragedies happen all the time. For all you know man, that train could crash and you could die. Then what? Then you'll have wished you didn't make it there on time."
 "You just don't get it. Life isn't always so simple. You work so damn hard for a brand new car, and then you get hit by a truck when you turn the corner. You kill yourself over a girl that you love, and then something goes wrong, and she takes all your money. You lose everything. Every moment is a blessing. Work hard, be the best you can, help your family and pray. Just pray and accept that everything happens for a reason. If you miss the train, god has a reason for it. People run like crazy to catch their plane and then it drops out of the sky. Relax, be calm, be positive. Everything will be ok.
"And look, man. If you don't die in this crazy way, there is only one thing that will get you.Stress. Stress is the killer."
Then, he ended with something that I'll never, ever forget.
"I saw this with my kids too. You just never know what will happen. I mean you can think life is so good, and you build a home with a beautiful wife and your kids. And then it all burns to the ground. You never know, man. Treat every moment like a blessing. Like it's your last."
I was floored.
I didn't know what to think of when he said that. I still don't.
I especially zeroed in on what he said last. I don't know for sure if the "house burning down" was just another of his examples, lost in the mix of the other points he was trying to get across.
Or if it was his reality.
And while I regret to say it, I do think that this last example was his reality. I didn't have the heart to ask further but, from the way in which he said it plus based on other things he told me, it seemed that he had lost his wife and children in a house fire.
And both in the moment, and even looking back now as I write this, I truly believe this man has seen some terrible, terrible things.
Beyond losing his whole family, I believe this man has seen more death and faced more pain than 95% of us.
That everything he loved and cherished was taken from him.
And that he realizes all he has left is himself, and the opportunity to be happy. The opportunity to enjoy life in the moment, and to treat every moment like it's his last.
What he told me about his background corroborates my understanding of his experience even more.
He told me that he originally was born in Senegal. That he was raised and lived there for quite a long time, and that he was married and had 2 boys there. And that he had now been in American for 25 years.
From what I surmised, he looked to be about late 50s, maybe early 60s. So I figured he had left Senegal in his mid-20s or early 30s. In my analysis of this conversation, I kept coming back to remembering his use of the past tense at certain times. I especially cued in on him saying that he "was married, and had 2 boys in Senegal".
It hurt to hear this, and it hurts to look back at it now. But when I combine this past tensestatement and the house fire example he gave me...a strong part of me thinks that sometime in his late 20s, before he came to America, he lost his wife and 2 boys in a fire. Otherwise, I am almost certain he would've said "I have 2 boys".
You see, behind the thin, wiry, gentle-faced Senegalese man, with curly, graying hair, I saw a man who seemed as if he had been to hell and back.
And this pain showed itself, at its greatest, during his long, powerful talk.He was, at his core, a man who really wanted to be happy, and who really wanted to see other people happy.
And on this day, he just couldn't take seeing a young, 24 year old man like me being so stressed, worried and rushed to catch a train that may kill me for all I know.
His riveting story shocked me, and taught me an innumerable number of lessons. It was a divine miracle in my eyes to have the opportunity to hear this man talk.
This 30 minute cab ride turned out to be one of the most powerful moments of my life, and it has significantly impacted the way I think, talk, act, and live.
This man drilled into my head many things that I had heard hundreds of times, but could never apply...
He taught me that I really don't know what life will bring me, but that I will be OK in the end.
He taught me that life is a miracle, and it is something to be cherished.
He taught me to take nothing for granted, and to always be grateful for the people and things I have in my life, no matter how insignificant they may seem at times.
He taught me that I have to do my absolute best in each and every moment, and to be the best person I can be, both for myself and others.
And he taught me that everything will be OK, as long as I relax, be positive, and have faith.
That no matter what happens, I'll be OK. That when I'm facing an insurmountable task, or I feel like I can't do anything right, everything will be OK.
That there's no need to worry about things that are completely out of my control. And in doing this, I can let go.
I can let go of any pressures or insecurities, and just relax and do what I have to do to overcome my fears, follow my passions, and live the life of my dreams.
And in doing so, I can finally be happy, joyous, and free.
The way I see it, if a man who lost everything can still find a way to be happy, there's no reason I can't either, there's no reason you can't, and there's no reason anyone in the world can't. If we change the way we think, we can change our lives completely, even in the worst of circumstances.

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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality


January 24, 2019 by Sayan

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If you want to lose weight for good, look amazing, and completely change your life, then this will be the most important chapter you ever read.
It almost hurts to admit it.
But after having written 50,000+ words on weight loss, longevity, etc..
After writing content overflowing with tips, tricks and strategies you can use to transform your body for life...
I have to tell you that weight loss and having a lean, sexy body isn't just about the knowledge and techniques.
The truth is, weight loss (and really, anything challenging in life) has to start and end as an "inside job".
Basically, if you haven't tackled your "inner demons" or haven't started working on "you", success just won't come as fast as you'd like it to.
This chapter hits this part of the challenge head on. It deals with the ups and downs in life. It especially offers certain thought processes and positive mentalities needed to overcome the fears, insecurities, negative self-talk, and even self-hatred that many of us have faced in the past.
Because, again, you really can know all there is to know about nutrition, exercise, toxins, inflammation, you name it...but without a solid mental foundation (in which you really believe you can transform), you'll find yourself stuck between a rock and hard place.
You might make some progress, but it won't be as far as you want it to be.
And you'll come to a point where it seems easier to give up. (It's never easier to give up when you're looking back at it.)
But this "sticking point" is the time when you'll really need a positive self-image, motivation, and persistence to push you through.
Because you're actually just steps away from the body and life of your dreams.
Here's a quick story to get you started:
Water boils at 211 degrees Fahrenheit.
And besides the fact that it is really, really hot at 211 degrees, it's pretty much just water.
But push a little harder and get the water to 212 degrees.
And you'll watch a miracle unfold.
Because at 212 degrees, water becomes steam.
And steam will run the engine that powers a 50 ton train across the country.
Steam will power a turbine that generates electricity for a whole town, and then some.
And all it took was 1 more degree of heat. 1 more step. 1 more minute.
It took the persistence and commitment to just keep pushing bit by bit, and like a miracle, a simple pot of hot water became an amazing, life-changing ball of steam.
Sadly, most of us quit at this 211 degree stage, not realizing success is just one more degree up.Waiting for us, right around the corner.

So, don't quit 5 minutes before the miracle.
Keep pushing, keep striving, and keep seeking to the best you can be. The results, happiness, and success will come.
And hopefully the rest of this chapter will help you see this.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:"Read the next article about "Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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For even better leg up and/or see faster results in fixing years of poor sleep, including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up rested, do the following:


January 25, 2019 by Sayan

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1. Take 400-500 mg of magnesium every night. (Magnesium citrate is best) If you're doing resistance training, you can use ZMA (zinc magnesium aspartate). The instructions on the bottle will tell you how much you need, since each company makes slightly different combinations.
2. Take 5000-10000 IU of Vitamin D3 (10000 IU is preferred if it's winter/you don't havemuch access to direct sunlight)Vitamin D may help with everything from giving better sleep, increasing fat loss, and reducing cancer risk.Cancer research has shown that cancer rates in people living at high latitudes (farther north) such as Iceland are nearly 4 TIMES the rates of those living at lower latitudes (nearby the equator).This is likely due to the fact people further south have direct sun exposure on a lower-level, yet daily basis which helps produce Vitamin D naturally.It's also very telling that higher cancer rates are found in office workers vs. outdoor workersAgain, it seems that daily under-exposure followed by infrequent overexposure (sun burns), is much worse than daily, low-level sun exposure.Also, the sun is simply not high enough in the Winter, especially in the Northern half of the U.S., making it much harder to get proper sunlightWe need 10-30 minutes of direct sunlight on a daily basis to properly synthesize and produce Vitamin D in our body.If we can't get light, daily exposure, we need to supplement with Vitamin D3 and an antioxidant-rich diet/preventative supplement program. The herbs in InvigorateNOW are very high in ORAC/antioxidant value and will help with this.FYI: The sun is the life force for everything on this planet...why would this not hold true for humans too?
3. Take 2-6 mg of Melatonin every night.Start at a lower 2-3 gram dose, since Melatonin can be very strong (so strong that you actually wake up feeling groggy and tired since it knocked you out so thoroughly.)
If you have serious sleep issues and don't have results as high as 6 grams, increase the dose. Do NOT go above 10 grams (usually 5 of the 2-gram tablets).

4. Add 3 resistance training workouts or 3 intense cardio sessions each week.Hard exercise is one of my favorite ways to sleep "like a baby", and wake up ready to take over the world.
Nothing gives me better sleep than a 3-4 hard sets of each exercise, with 5-8 reps, of deadlifts, rows, and chin-ups. Seriously, nothing tops this (at least for me). Try it!

5. (Optional). Remove all GMO's, gluten and dairy, regardless of whether or not you experience GI issues with them.
6. (Optional, if the options you've tried all the steps above). Go to a holistic health professional (such as a naturopath). Avoid non-holistic general practitioners, family physicians, and specialists, since they're likely to prescribe you dangerous sleep drugs that don't treat the root cause of your problem.Have the naturopath check your thyroid levels, adrenal glands, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, and anything else he/she suggests.


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Read the previous article about "The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)"Read the next article about "Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's Mentality"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The 8-step formula that finally "fixes" years of poor sleep, including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up rested


January 26, 2019 by Sayan

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1. Avoid alcohol and/or caffeine a few hours before bed. We usually have caffeine to keep us up and energetic, which of course interferes with sleep and cortisol level when it's time for bed. And though alcohol can make you feel drowsy, it actually interferes with the quality of your sleep, and often makes us wake up in midway through the night.
2. Go to bed at the same time every night. The more consistent you keep your sleepingpattern, the better you'll sleep over the long term, and the more benefits your body willget from your rest periods.
3. Don't eat large meals just before bed, unless it happens to work for you. If your body has a lot to do - as in digesting and processing huge amounts of food - it's often harder to fall asleep.a. Also, you cause a spike in insulin and other energy-producing chemicals, so you'll be more restless if you eat a large meal in the two hours before falling asleep.b. That said, various studies have observed benefits with both high-carb/high glucose meals, and high-protein/moderate fat meals in allowing for better quality sleep.i. The one caveat, as we mentioned, is the benefits work best when you eat at least 2 hours before bedtime.ii. Since we all respond differently to foods, I recommend testing out the different meal combos (higher carb, or higher protein/fat) for a week at a time to see which one gives you the best sleep.c. While we're talking about eating before bed, don't worry about the B.S. studies from the last few years or so when it was a sin to eat after 8 p.m. These nonsense studies have been debunked numerous times. Many people (especially intermittent fasters) have even more weight loss when they eat their biggest meal at night.i. The one common denominator in "don't eat after 8 p.m." or "eat your biggest meal at night" is...eating less calories than you burn if you want to lose weight! While meal timing does have some effects on fat gain vs. lean mass gain (especially in the post-workout period), in the grand scheme of things, if you're eating more than you need to lose weight...you won't lose weight. Simple!
4. Be lazy. Try to not only avoid strenuous physical activity before sleep, but also to reduce physical activity as much as possible in the late evening. The more sluggish you act before bed, the more sluggish you'll feel, and the better you'll sleep.a. This doesn't mean don't work out!b. It just means make sure you workout earlier in the day (I usually try to finish exercising at least 3 hours before bedtime).c. That being said, a light evening walk or some yoga, even right before bedtime, can actually be very relaxing and sleep-inducing. Just don't turn it into a strenuous workout and you should be fine.
5. Dump it out. Whatever you're anxious about will definitely creep into your thoughts as you're trying to sleep - our brains are kind of a pain in the butt like that. However, you can give yourself a bit of a break by dumping out anything that's still taking up your mental space on a piece of paper before you go to sleep. Whether that's bills to pay, people to call, an idea for a creative project - it doesn't matter. Get it out of your head and captured on paper, and that way those thoughts aren't floating around keeping you up.
6. Use a journal to help prime your brain for sleep. To go even further in pushing the anxiety, worry, fear, and more away, maintain a journal. Before you go to bed at night, write down three good things that happened to you that day. When you first wake up in the morning (or even the night before), write down five things you want to accomplish. This will help train your brain to focus on good things happening to keep up the positive momentum, while also reminding yourself what your top priorities are for the next day.
7. Stop using electronics before bed. The blue light that electronics emit tells your brain that it's daytime outside - and slows the production of melatonin, which makes you sleepy. Put down the laptop, television, cell phone, tablet, whatever - and pick up a good book! Your brain needs time to make you sleepy, and it's hard for it to do that when you're bathing your face in blue light.
8. But use that technology wisely! There are solutions that can help reduce technology's impact on your sleeping habits. An app called f.lux (available here) makes your computer screen look like the room you're in - meaning it's dimmer at night, and brighter during the day. Another app, called Sleep Cycle, measures your sleep phases and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase, so that you feel much more alert and don't hate everything when you wake up.
If you follow these steps wisely, you should be able to completely revamp your life in no time.
You'll lose more weight, increase productivity, feel and look better, have less stress, drastically reduce your disease risk, enjoy life more, and overall be a pretty f'in awesome person to be around.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)"Read the next article about "For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)


January 27, 2019 by Sayan

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The modern American lifestyle, with its hectic schedules and enormous stress loads, has made sleep a rare (and precious) commodity for a lot of people.
However, if you're trying to lose weight and improve your health (and just have loads of energy), you've got to make it a priority.
If you don't, new research shows you may see all your weight loss and longevity effortshampered, or worse - rendered completely ineffective.
In addition to our sleep/cortisol discussion from the previous chapter, here's a bit more on the science behind proper rest. Think of it as "Sleep 101".
Circadian Rhythms
Your body naturally regulates your sleep according to something called your circadianrhythm. In the morning when it gets lighter, your body starts releasing adrenaline and dopamine while reducing its output of chemicals like melatonin and serotonin. At night, it does the opposite, ostensibly to help you relax and get ready for a good night's sleep.
Sleep Stages
Throughout the course of a night, we move in and out of five different stages of sleep:
Stage 1: You know that place where you're lying down, you've closed your eyes andyou're feeling drowsy, but you still feel like you're awake? That's actually the firststage of sleep - and it's the one that it's most easy to be roused from.
Stage 2: This is the place where you've just become unconscious, your brain activityhas slowed down, and your muscles have really started to relax. Your breathing andheart rate slow down, and your body temperature drops a little bit.
Stages 3 and 4: These are closely related, but they are distinct stages because thethird stage is preparatory for the fourth stage. In the third stage, the body paralyzesits skeleton and muscles, the brain loses any awareness of its surrounding environment, and the metabolism grinds to a halt.
In the fourth stage, your body's growth hormone peaks, accelerating healing andproviding recovery for muscles exhausted during the day's activity. When you're pursuing a weight loss program, it's important to get as much stage 4 sleep as possibleso your body can achieve the results you're looking for.
Stage 5: REM sleep - also known as Rapid Eye Movement sleep. This is the part ofyour slumber where your eyes move back and forth quickly behind your eyelids, andyou dream very vividly. During this time, your heartbeat and breathing quicken andyour blood pressure rises.
Sleep and Weight Loss
Sleep is incredibly important for building lean muscle, which is the primary engine of your metabolism and accelerates your efforts to lose weight and look your best.
While you're sleeping, your body recovers its strength and energy, repairs the microscopic tears you've made in your muscles during working out (thereby making them stronger and leaner) and floods your blood with growth hormones and various other body-fortifying compounds.
For example, your brain also uses sleep time to rebuild neurotransmitters and receptors that relay chemicals crucial to exercise, such as dopamine, acetylcholine and adrenaline. These chemicals also help with motivation, energy, attention and focus. When you're working out every day, you deplete your brain's ability to make and process these chemicals, and the only way to get your "flow" back over time is to get your sleep.
Sleep and Your Overall Well-Being
That said, it's not just important to get enough sleep so you can lose weight - you also need to sleep for your mental well-being, the strength of your immune system and many other essential biochemical functions your body performs every day.
Not getting enough sleep has been linked to depression, higher risk of minor and major diseases, heart problems and weight gain. As mentioned, it also leads to higher cortisol levels, increased stress levels (and less ability to deal with stress) and disrupts your normal hormone production.
How To Get the Most Out of Sleep
It's more important to sleep well than to sleep a lot, but sleeping between seven and eight hours a night (max of 9 hours) gives your body a chance to hit all the necessary cycles it needs to do its job.
The environment in which you sleep is also crucial to not only your ability to fall asleep, but how well you'll stay asleep once there. No human being ever slept consistently in a completely quiet and dark environment - we've always had the moon and stars, and there's always been wind in the trees and animal noises out in the darkness. But things have definitely gotten much more bright and noisy in the last century or so.
We now cope with many more distractions and bright lights at night that interfere with our natural circadian rhythms. So, the closer you can get to perfect dark and perfect quiet, the better you'll sleep. This is because the lower light levels there are, the more melatonin you'll produce, and the quieter things are, the less distractions your brain will have keeping it alert.
What does this mean for us?
Well, one of the best ways to ensure you'll get a good nights' rest is to prime yourself for sleep in the crucial two hours before bedtime.
Below are some tips to maximize your potential for sleep in the final hours of the day. Use these in conjunction with the tips from the last chapter ("7 Common Sense Ways To Have An Uncommon Peace of Mind").

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Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)


January 28, 2019 by Sayan

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1. Don't "find time" for sleep. Make time for sleep. You may have always said, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." What you should have known was, "If I don't sleep, I'll be dead." Sleep is incredibly important to reducing cortisol levels, disease risk, promoting healthy weight and a host of other essential functions your body performs.a. You should be getting a minimum of 7 hours a night, and a maximum of 9 (studies have shown that sleeping past nine hours a night is actually harmful to your long term health, although scientists haven't pinpointed exactly why, yet.)b. Note: if you have trouble falling asleep and/or are sleeping poorly, your cortisol levels are probably out of whack. This is very common with busy, stressed people. Instead of the cortisol spike in the morning as nature intends, their cortisol levels are low in the morning (cue the cranky, "I don't want to go to work" feeling), and high at night (making it hard to fall asleep). Sounds familiar?
2. Use an alarm like Sleep Cycle to wake up when during your lightest phase of sleep.Sleep Cycle (get it on your smartphone) measures your body's movement during the night and detects when you enter different phases of sleep. It's easiest (and lowest-stress) to wake up to an alarm when you're in the lightest phase of sleep, so you set a "range" of time for the app (so you still wake up with enough time to get ready for the day). It will then detect your brain waves, figure out when you're in your lightest sleep phase, and wakes you up then.
3. Exercise consistently, but no more than 60-75 minutes on any day (including warm-ups).When you have a workout routine that incorporates strength training and cardiovascular exercise, you build muscle, increase your brain's creation of new serotonin and dopamine receptors (thereby reducing your anxiety and risk of depression) and help to use up energy unleashed by your already-high cortisol levels. By releasing extra tension through a workout, you also feel better and make your body less apt to flood your bloodstream with stress hormones. You'll also sleep like a baby the night of a hard workout.
4. Meditate (or pray). Taking time to really focus on staying calm and relaxed, and to think about all of the blessings and kindness in your life can have a wonderful impact on your overall well-being. It's also one of the most effective methods out there for relieving your high cortisol levels. If you don't have much experience with meditation, it's okay - there are many helpful and secular guided meditation videos on YouTube or around the Internet you can use to get started. The best times to meditate are in the morning, just before bed or any time during the day you're feeling particularly stressed out or anxious. Take some time, find your center, rediscover how good it feels to be grounded in the present moment, and feel your stress slip away from you.a. A "companion" to meditation, or even replacement if you're not ready yet to meditate, is a journal where you record 3 "wins" for the day and 3-5 things to get done the next day. This is one of my "secrets" to massive productivity/GSD (getting STUFF done).
5. Eat a protein-rich breakfast. When you wake up, you're generally in a catabolic state, because your body is fasting. This doesn't mean your body is breaking down all your muscle, but it does mean your body may not function at 100%. When you're eating breakfast, though, you're breaking the fast - hence the name of the meal - and doing so with a healthy, protein-rich breakfast gets your energy levels higher, faster.a. If you're doing intermittent fasting ("IF" for short; we'll discuss this later), I would definitely have the morning cup of coffee (with some MCT oil or butter/cream) so you're not a walking corpse all morning.i. Even most cultures or religions that fast have small, light meals throughout fasts. So don't think you have to be a Spartan and starve yourself just because it's called a "fast".
6. Grab a nap. If your schedule allows it, skip the afternoon coffee/energy drink/soda and take a power nap instead - 15-20 minutes is all you need to start feeling the benefits.
7. Reduce your alcohol intake. You shouldn't be drinking much if you're trying to lose weight and get healthy anyway, but alcohol also causes major problems for your stress levels. Don't exceed a single beer/glass of wine/1 oz. serving of liquor per day. This is one of the major causes of slow, or no, weight loss even on a perfect plan. We just don't realize that what we "think" is 1 glass of wine is actually 3 glasses of wine. So, have a max of 1 oz. shot of liquor, a 5 oz. glass of wine, or 12 oz. can of beer, and make sure you count it in your daily calories. (Or just get super serious and cut it out all together!)
8. Bonus point: Cut out electronics within 1-2 hours before sleep. Instead, train your mind to get into "sleep mode" by reading taking a bath, just relaxing, or reading some fiction (non-fiction gets you thinking and making plans before bed, which won't help you fall asleep). I'll admit, I'm not great at following this rule, but when I do it successfully even for a few nights, I sleep like a baby.
And on that note, we have nice segue into the next chapter which is appropriately titled...

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With You"Read the next article about "How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With You


January 29, 2019 by Sayan

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I think an apology is in order. On my part.
I've dropped the "C" word on and off, and mentioned how it can lead to stress, inflammation, disease and more.
And I've mentioned that it can especially lead to excess belly fat.
But I haven't actually explained it more in depth, or explained how it works.
And I haven't given you some simple strategies to reduce it.
Sorry.
Let's get in to it now, and end any confusion.
As you've realized if you read the chapter title, the "C" word is Cortisol.
Cortisol is better known as the "stress hormone", which your body produces to help with certain necessary responses.
Before we get into the "bad side" of cortisol, let's discuss its merits.
One of the more well-known cortisol-related responses is the "fight or flight" reaction you have when you're in danger. In this scenario, cortisol plays a vital role in telling your muscles and liver to release certain enzymes, acids, fats and glucose, in order to give your body the energy it needs to fight or flee.
This response was crucial just as much in evolutionary times, when faced with a life-threatening bear for example, as it is these days, when you may sense danger on a dark, empty street in a bad part of town.
Beyond the fight or flight response, cortisol is known to help metabolism glucose, fats, and protein, it is an anti-inflammatory, and it regulates blood pressure and cardiovascular function.
Lastly, it is the main component of the Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR), which refers to the slightly elevated cortisol levels we have in the morning. These levels gradually drop down as the day progresses. The CAR is thought to be an evolutionary mechanism that helped us wake up, and go on waking the rest of the day.
Now that we've covered the "good", let's get to the "bad".
The main idea to understand here is: beyond the acute, helpful cortisol functions (fight or flight; helping with recovery post-workout) and the morning awakening response, cortisol can get very chronic, very fast.
And when it gets chronic, research shows we're faced with everything from unmanageable stress levels to a wide variety of major diseases (heart disease, Alzheimer's, depression, and various cancers immediately come to mind).
Let me elaborate.
For starters, there are many different reasons that people have excess cortisol in their system.There are a few recurring themes, though - namely, diet quality (or lack thereof) and stressful life situations (long-term pressure at work, financial issues, relationship or spousal tension, caring for elderly parents, etc.). And from a genetic perspective, many are naturally prone to anxiety or depression., and the stress/cortisol output that comes with it.
There are some "unknown" causes of chronically-elevated cortisol, too.
Besides chronic stress, the top 2 hidden causes are:
1. Excessive gym time followed by under-eatinga. High intensity, long duration exercise (especially "chronic cardio") training is proven to increase cortisol significantlyb. Basically, any time spent over 60-75 minutes ramps up cortisol like nobody'sbusiness, and it's made worse when we're too hard on ourselves decide to eat next to nothing after a tough workoutc. Follow the workouts in the "6 Weeks to Lean" manual and you'll be outta the gym before you need to worry about cortisol building up.d. Essentially, weight lifting, cardio, and any other high intensity workouts deal with 4 main hormones:
          i. Testosterone         ii. Growth Hormone,        iii. IGF (insulin-like growth factor)        iv. Cortisole. The first 3 are the anabolic hormones that build muscle (more muscle = less fat = healthier body and healthier 'look'). The last one, cortisol, is useful in certain circumstances but can also become very detrimental.f. The key here is output of the anabolic hormones (testosterone, GH, and (IGF) stops after about 60 minutes of workouts, but cortisol keeps going and becomes chronic (and damaging to the body)g. So, if you're working out for 2 hours, that's 1 hour or more of muscle-ruining, fat storing Cortisol permeating through your system. So, work hard and fast during workouts, and then stop!
h. Cap workouts at 1 hour, or 1 hr and 15 minutes including warm-ups. Then get adequate rest and recovery!
2. High levels of caffeine and sugar, which keep you "on edge" 24/7.     a. High cortisol in the blood stream often correlates with the morning coffee...and
     the brunch coffee and post-lunch coffee, and the subsequent sodas and energy     drinks consumed throughout the day.     b. But let's not be hypocritical - I have my morning cup of coffee, and most people
     do, too.     c. It's not unhealthy to have a bit of caffeine in the morning, and a few cups of tea
     throughout the day. However, it's important not to overdo it. (A surefire way to     overdo it is drinking 3+ cups of coffee, plus sodas or energy drinks all day, like     many people do.)
Basically, having too much cortisol can have a highly negative impact on your body in the long term.
Too much cortisol means your body enters a catabolic state, whereby your body startscannibalizing its own tissues (including bone, muscle and even brain matter) to get energy. Too much cortisol also signals your body to store excess fat, particularly in the midsection region (stomach, love handles, and butt/hips).
The reason for this is that your body thinks it's in mortal danger (the "fight or flight" response), so it's suddenly willing to use whatever resources it has available at its command to survive.
And when the body is spending time trying to fight off this perceived "danger", it doesn't give a rat's you-know-what about burning fat. On the contrary, any food at or above your limit will be stored as fat in the exact place you're trying to avoid putting it on!
You see the problem here: You drank that second cup of coffee because you like the way it tastes with those little hazelnut creamer packets they have at 7-11, and you inadvertently released a bunch of cortisol in the process.
And this chronically elevated cortisol levels mean increased stress, and increased stress causes mood swings, anxiety, depression and flat-out shrinkage of brain cells.
If your cortisol has been elevated for a long time, it's also possible your brain isn't evenproducing healthy levels of serotonin and dopamine anymore - causing you to enjoy pleasurable feelings less, and feel down in the dumps more often.
As mentioned, your cortisol levels are supposed to be naturally high in the morning - one of the actual good effects of the stress hormone is to help you feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when you first wake up. But they're supposed to drop off during the day - which means you have to be careful about the amount of caffeine you take into your system, and most importantly, when you take it into your system.
It's pretty simple: No caffeine after 12 PM (2 PM is OK if you go to bed around 12), except for a cup of green tea if you really need it. Generally, you want to have your last bit of caffeine at least 10 hours before bedtime, since cortisol levels are so closely correlated with our sleep/wake cycles. So for most people who go to bed around the 10-11 p.m. hour, it's best to stop drinking soda, energy drinks or coffee by noon. It's also best to have a daily "goal" of no more than one soda/energy drink/cup of coffee per day, and 1-2 cups of tea at most.
You want to max out at 400 mg. of caffeine per day (most coffee has between 150-200 mg already!) Your body doesn't really get much benefit after one, anyway - and you're just maxing out your stress levels!
While you're taking a long-term, nice and easy approach to reducing your caffeine consumption, here are some other methods by which you can naturally reduce your cortisol levels.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)"Read the next article about "7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)


January 30, 2019 by Sayan

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1. Zero boxed and processed foods
2. 4 servings of veggies a day (3 one-cup servings + a can of V8 juice is OK, though notnecessarily preferred)
3. 3 pieces of fruit a day
4. 5 oz. of Plain Greek Yogurt daily (2% or Full Fat Version)o My favorite breakfast body-cleansing is Fage brand Total Greek Yogurt (theirfull-fat version), 1 banana, and . Biotrust protein shake
5. 8 oz. (1 cup) of Lifeway Whole Kefir (Lifeway brand uses grass-fed cows)o Kefir is a form of cultured dairy, meaning the lactose sugars from the milk arepredigested.
6. 1 servings of pasture-raised and/or organic meat per dayo Wild-caught fish is good to have 1-2x per week also.
7. No gluten, wheat, soy, nuts, or dairy (besides plain kefir and plain greek yogurt)o Besides fruit, have . cup of root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, yams, orbeets, or . cup of rice for carbs.
8. 3 organic eggs (with yolk)o Eggs are great sources of an essential nutrient called choline, which is vital forhealthy liver functiono Only 10% of Americans meet their daily choline requirementso Research shows that every form of diet-induced fatty liver disease can beattributed to choline deficiencyo Besides eggs, you can get your daily choline requirements from beef liver orchicken livero My 2nd favorite breakfast is 3 hardboiled eggs with some hot sauce, some saut'edspinach, and a banana on the side.
9. 1 serving (2 capsules) of InvigorateNOW with a meal; 2 servings (with 2 meals) forfaster results.o This is jam-packed with liver-cleansing herbs and various anti-inflammatoryherbs, including Milk Thistle, Curcumin/Turmeric, N-Acetyl Cysteine and a fullVitamin B complex.
10. 5000-10000 IU of Vitamin D3, 300 mg of Potassium, and 400 mg of Magnesium, not just for liver health but for full body/mind health!
Eat this way for 2 weeks straight. Your body will finally work just as it was intended to and, trust me, you'll feel like a million bucks.
It's simple! Just not easy.
The good thing is, this becomes much easier with a detox template (like the one above!)
So start today. Pick up the "supplies" you need at the grocery store and get detox-ing!
And while you're at it...don't ever buy a $35, 3-day juice cleanse ever again. *I'd like to see these juice companies explain where their "detox juice" and choline (the real liver-disease-preventer) match up.

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Read the previous article about "How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital Organs"Read the next article about "How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With You"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital Organs


January 31, 2019 by Sayan

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Have you ever really wondered why your cholesterol levels and liver enzymes are high?
Why your blood pressure is rising?
Why old age spots are showing up on your face?
And why you can't lose weight no matter what diet you're on?
These issues all have one thing in common: a liver that is crying out for a healthy detox.
This is one of the main "underlying causes" of fat gain and poor health, that most people don't acknowledge (and that few even know about).
You see, your liver only weighs a few pounds but it is by far one of the most important organs in your body.
It's the main filtration system for your body.
For example, imagine a brand new filter for your kitchen faucet or shower.
When you first look at the filter, it's clear and may look like some sort of mesh material, with holes you can see light through.
Now once you start running water through the filter, you begin filtering out all types of particles and microbes that shouldn't be there.
Over time, these particles and microbes collect on the filter. And if you don't ever clean the filter, what happens?
Well, the filter gets full of the toxic compounds and needs to be cleansed (very much like a filter in your air conditioner that gets clogged up with dust, dirt and other particles).
If you're following along well, you can probably guess what this is leading to.
You see, this same exact "dirty filter" scenario happens with your liver.
In normal daily living, toxins are clogging the filtration system of your liver. And although the body is self-cleaning, the amount of toxins in the environment and food supply is so great that it often exceeds the filtration ability of the liver.
This is yet another reason that cholesterol levels shoot up, since the liver is responsible for processing and synthesizing cholesterol.
This is also when liver enzyme levels rise, indicating that the filtration ability and functions of the liver have been depressed.
Blood pressure can shoot up too, and old age spots are more prevalent because the pigment lipofuscin can't be filtered in the liver.
And of course, you can't lose weight because your liver is closely tied in with processing of food and nutrients. When it's working overtime to rid your body of toxins and keep you safe, you can bet it isn't sparing a moment to deal with your pesky fat stores.
Looks like it's time for a detox!
A healthy one of course...(and not some 3 day juice fast, after which you return to eat the same junk you were in the first place!)
What 'Clogs' Your Liver
Some of the biggest "liver cloggers" are some of the most common things we come into contact with in the environment on a daily basis:
Processed foods and refined foods
Hydrogenated fats (and partially hydrogenated ones -  FYI these are trans fat, the deadliest type of fat)Industrial seed oils (including vegetable oil, soybean oil, corn oil, etc.)
Harmful chemicals within laundry detergents and cleaning products, which end up being absorbed in the skinToxins in the air we breathe such as heavy metals and pollution
Tobacco smoke and excessive alcohol intake
Prescription drugs and recreational drugs (and even over-the-counter NSAIDs)
Caffeine, over a reasonable amount (I recommend no more than 400 mg daily)
Tap water and well water that contains drug residues, heavy metals, fluoride and chlorine, and even microbes
Skin care products filled with chemicals that need to be removed from the body asap!
How to Have A Healthy Detox
It comes down to this: you have a choice to make each day...
You can choose to live "clean" and decrease the stress and filtration demands on your liver...
Or, you can live without much concern about this, and wake up one day with high bloodpressure, heart disease and other degenerative diseases.
Sadly, many people think nothing about their health and what their body needs to function at a high level.
And while others are on the right path by exercising and eating right, they never go to the next level - a level in which they take steps that increase their body's ability to detoxify wastes, especially in the colon and the liver.
Essentially, they leave it up to chance.
But, as I'm sure you've learned in this book already...it's never up to chance.
Just like the filter on your water faucet in the kitchen or in your bedroom air conditioner, your liver will begin to clog up with toxins after a period of time.
The toxins are the same ones that have contributed to the obesity epidemic and insanedisease/early death rates the world is facing these days.
The good part is: there are various things you can do each day that will drastically improve the liver's ability to detoxify itself.
This is how a proper detox is done.
It's not a 3 day juice cleanse, and it's not a 14 day "miracle detox".
It's a complete change to eating and lifestyle habits that ensure you're keeping your liver and body "clean" day in and day out.
Here are some things you can do. Take these step by step if you must, but do not wait. Take action today.
1. Remove processed, refined, and gluten/wheat-based foods which all contribute to a clogged system
2. Eat enough vegetables and fruit to prove phytonutrients that help the healthy detox processa. Try to eat veggies with every meal, and 2-3 pieces of fruit daily
3. Drink enough water, which makes it possible for the body to remove the wastes detoxified by the livera. Most Americans are also chronically dehydrated which can contribute to fatigue, pain, and various imbalances, leading to many health problems.
4. Eat enough fiber, which helps remove waste from the colona. Dark green veggies and fruit are the best sources for fiberb. Do not use fiber supplementsc. Try not to get all your fiber from grains, since the "roughage" they create can make very small incisions in the gut lining which cause problems over time.
5. Take vitamin and mineral supplements (make sure you do your research first!)a. This helps to remedy vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the body, which most of us haveb. 3 very important vitamins/minerals that most Americans are deficient in are Vitamin D3, Magnesium and Potassium.c. There are also many more which are beneficial (we will these discuss later)
6. Use various herbs or herbal combinations that cleanse the liver gently.a. The best known and researched herbs with liver cleansing abilities are Milk Thistle and Turmeric/Curcumin.b. Milk Thistle has been used as liver tonic for centuries in Europe and Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India for a variety of ailments.
Now that you've seen the components of a healthy, gradual detox...did you notice that the items on this list are things that not very many people pay serious attention to on a regular basis?
Sure we may be doing some of these things already since we "know" we need them to be healthy. But unfortunately, many of us simply doing a very poor job at it.
We might eat a healthy salad for lunch, but eat processed or unsafe foods from breakfast and dinner. Or we take all our vitamins for 3 days in a row, and then forget to take them the other 4 days. The list goes on and on.
The truth is, many of us "half ass" our way through things.
But unfortunately, when our health and well-being is the thing we're half-assing, the results can be disastrous.
It's even worse that we often "say" we feel good, when in reality we don't -- and even if we wanted to find our health "sticking points", we wouldn't know what to look for.
This is compounded by the fact that humans inherently want to look and "sound" good to others.So when a health researcher or even a friend says "what did you eat today" or "how's that new diet going?", we're much more likely to lie or stretch the truth, rather than be 100% honest.
The good thing is, the facts don't lie.
There are hundreds of research studies that prove that most people aren't doing too well when it comes to filtering out these toxins.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), for example, has mentioned that people they tested in one study found dozens of carcinogenic compounds swimming around in their bloodstream.
They estimated our bodily environment to be 100 times more toxic than in our grandparent's time.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)"Read the next article about "The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The 10-second trick that can slash your risk of cardiovascular mortality by 37% (most traditional cultures have done this for centuries)


February 1, 2019 by Sayan

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Did you know that people who ate less than 2 grams a day of this vital nutrient were 37% more likely to die of heart disease?
Did you know that this nutrient is constantly blamed for stroke, heart disease, high bloodpressure, and various other ailments...but research shows it does the opposite of what most doctors and the media tells us?
And did you know that this nutrient is literally sitting in your kitchen cabinet at this verymoment?
Well, I'll quit teasing you.
This nutrient is gold ol' "deadly, vicious, blood-pressure rising" salt.
Doctors and the media tell us salt is causing heart disease, is slowly killing us from the inside out, increasing our blood pressure and causing all sorts of issues.
And big pharma sells us expensive pills and emergency surgeries (while making millions, at our expense)...when we could pay less than $5 for an annual supply of simple heart-disease-preventing salt.
You see, the whole "salt = heart disease/increased death risk" hypothesis is based on a very poor "if (this), then (this)" thinking, without accurate backup research.
Basically, "experts" (including the American Heart Association and its inaccurate sodiumrecommendations) say:
1. Salt causes a slight increase in blood pressure2. High blood pressure is related to heart disease and stroke risk3. So, if we cut out salt, then we'll decrease our risk of heart disease and stroke
Sure, that sounds great in theory.
But since when, in the history of time, has one single nutrient or one single "anything" caused the downfall of our health (or any other issue for that matter).
Long-term problems are almost always due to a combination of poor choices, but never to just one single choice.
Just as obesity is likely due to excess calorie and nutrient consumption and limited exercise and underlying issues in the body...heart disease, stroke, and increased disease risk is likely due to poor dietary choices and poor lifestyle choices and possible genetic predispositions, etc.
But, no, of course the "experts" don't consider this. They just come out and say "salt = heart disease and stroke", and don't even think to look at our evolutionary upbringing and samples of modern-day sodium usage. (These "experts" are ridiculous.)
Thankfully, I've come upon some good info in my readings that should help make this all clear.
If I haven't mentioned it already, I'm a big fan of ancestral health/longevity researches like Paul Jaminet, Chris Kresser, and Stephan Guyanet. And, in some of their findings and writings, you'll see that salt is actually well-documented as a staple nutrient in various cultures and as a necessity in our diets. 
Let's jump into the facts.
Here's the truth about salt (and its disease-preventing properties):
1) A comprehensive study of sodium intake of 33 countries found that intake averaged 3.7 grams (about 1.6 teaspoons per day), decade after decade.a. This level correlates with what can be thought of as a certain "reward threshold". The thinking is: the level is uniform in all countries, regardless of the culture or cuisine, because without that 3.7 gram intake level, we just don't feel adequately satiated.2) From a biological standpoint, renin and aldosterone hormone levels jump significantly once sodium intake is below 1.5 teaspoons per day, in a clear-cut sign of sodium insufficiency.3) A Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that sodium excretion of both over 7 grams per day and under 3 grams per day was directly associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk4) The "sweet spot" in the JAMA study was a level of roughly 4 to 6 grams of sodium per day.a. For those having under 2 grams per day, cardiovascular mortality risk was increased by 37%!!b. FYI: The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a max of 1.5 grams per day! This is even less than the 2 grams per day threshold. If we follow these AHA guidelines, our cardiovascular mortality risk will be even more than 37%.5) A 2011 American Journal of Hypertension study found no solid evidence that reduction in salt intake prevents heart conditions.
What this means for you:Disregard the government/doctor recommended levels, which may cause sodium insufficiency and increased disease risk
BUT, don't go so high that you still end up damaging your body.
The "sweet spot" is 4 to 6 grams of sodium per day, or roughly 1.6 to 3 teaspoons per day.
Increase your potassium intake. 4,700 mg per day is recommended, whereas most Americans get half that number. Potassium and sodium go hand in hand and the former can often prevent internal deficiencies caused by the latter.
If you have kidney problems, you may be one of the few people who should worry about keeping salt intake down. Please speak to your doctor.

You've now got the information you need. It's time to make the changes!

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow Aging"Read the next article about "How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital Organs"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow Aging


February 2, 2019 by Sayan

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1. Eat real food.a. Processed foods usually have all of their fiber stlean out of them and are very soft, meaning that your body breaks them down quickly - and uses them quickly, too.b. Processed foods also generally have sugar (which binds to proteins to create AGEs) added to them to make them taste better - and boy, are some processed foods delicious as a result! They taste good now, but God forbid you ever get sick when you're older - you're going to wish you'd eased up on the GoGurt and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
2. Stay away from anything that has comes packaged with more than 1 INGREDIENT. Yes I'm serious. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but for the most part you will be much better off if you eat foods in their natural, singular form.a. Chicken? From chemical/hormone-free pastures...1 ingredient. GOODb. Beef? From pastured-raised cattle....1 ingredient. GOODc. Chicken Nuggets? Made in a factory. Upwards of 20 ingredients and tons of allergens, chemicals, and "mechanically separated chicken". AVOID AT ALL COSTS.d. Hot Dogs? Made in a factory. Bare minimum of 5 ingredients, but usually many more. Heavily processed and full of chemicals, fillers, etc. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.e. Rice? Made in Rice Paddies....1 ingredient. GOODf. Beans/Lentils? Grows Naturally in Plants...1 ingredient. GOODg. 100% Whole Wheat Bread? Made in a factory. Anywhere from 5-35 ingredients....AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
3. Eat as much as you cook in a broth or soup - or eat steamed, boiled, or raw.a. There are tons of delicious slow-cooker recipes out there, and many more soups, stews, porridges and other dishes that don't require you to brown the proteins of the food you're eating.b. The ancillary benefits of eating raw vegetables, fish (or even beef tartare) aremany - you don't soften your food, so your body takes longer to digest it, and you don't cook any nutrients or enzymes out of your food.c. Also, you can significantly lower natural inflammation in your muscles, joints and organs by eating more vegetables and un-browned proteins and less anti-nutrient laden grains like corn, wheat, and processed flours. d. Note that the raw veggies we discussed earlier (that are unsafe to eat raw) should be steamed, boiled, or cooked on low heat with a fatty substance like coconut oil or butter to allow for proper absorption of nutrients.
4. Eat less sugar.a. If you're currently consuming large amounts of sugar - whether through your food (candies, baked goods, too much fruit, etc.) or through beverages (soda pop, juice, beer and wine) - you're taking in too much sugar, and your body is being forced to produce too many AGE products.b. Your body will use as much sugar as it can for energy, but at some point, it won't be able to use the rest.c. These free-floating sugars in your bloodstream will find themselves a nice, unassuming protein to latch on to and turn into an AGE product. This is in addition to the fact that extra sugar that cannot be used for energy is likely to be stored entirely as fat.
5. Eat fewer carbohydrates. Carbohydrates - even whole grains - are broken down into sugar by your metabolism.a. Your body will however much carbohydrate it can and the rest will turn into fat and/or attack your proteins.b.On a somewhat relieving note, the more complex a carbohydrate, the longer it takes your body to digest it.c.Because these carbohydrates break down slowly, it gives your body a chance to use them as energy as they become available (assuming you're active), which will produce less waste AGE products.
6. Drink less coffee or swap it completely for tea. Yes, it's hard to believe anyone could suggest this, but it's true (especially me...I LOVE coffee). Coffee is roasted. At a high heat. Which means it's loaded with AGE products.a. If you're also the type of person that adds in AGE-loaded creamer, milk and/or sugar, then for you, "the best part of waking up" may actually be a steaming cup of poison.b. For starters, drink your coffee black! I personally am a walking zombie without coffee, so I have 1 cup in the morning and make sure I don't add any sugar or allergy-inducing milk. Besides the benefits of less AGEs, one cup of "clean" black coffee ensures that I'm not adding unnecessarily to my waistline. (I'll occasionally mix with coconut oil and/or grass-fed butter if I'm fasting in the morning.)c. On the same token, have ONLY 1 cup a day, just in the morning to get you going. The rest of the day, drink one of the many varieties of tea. You'll still get some caffeine, but you won't be pumping yourself full of AGEs (and furthering your caffeine addiction).d. I personally used to have upwards of 3 cups a day, but I now feel much better, relaxed, and focused with 1 morning cup and then 1-2 healthy cups of tea. Try it for yourself...it works.e. Make the switch to green tea All teas are generally healthy for you, but green tea has tons of added benefits. Not only is it a well-known superfood (it seems like scientists are discovering something amazing about green tea every other week),it's also an excellent natural fat-burner.i. Best part? It's been shown that green tea slows your body's natural glycation process, which means you create less AGEs during your metabolic process.ii. There's green tea leaf extract in the InvigorateNOW supplement so you should be covered...but extra green tea can't hurt, and it tastes awesome, so go for it!
7. Avoid food cooked on high heat. I'll admit, BBQ chicken, wings, and cajun-blackened Salmon are some of life's greatest pleasures. But food cooked at that high of a heat - anything seared, blackened, braised, etc. - is overflowing with AGE products. Have these only on special occasions (in other words, when your mom makes BBQ chicken and you haven't seen her in 3 months, eat the chicken!). The rest of the time, cook with water-based methods and you'll be fine.a. Cook food low and slow. You don't have to give up cooked meat! Here's the thing to remember: Higher temperatures will create more AGE products, and lower temperatures will create less.b. There's no "magic number" of AGE products you should or shouldn't eat - you should just be doing your best to lower the amount you take in, as much and as often as possible.c. Whenever possible, bake meats at a lower heat with some water in the pan, rather than broiling or pan-frying in high heat.d. Use water as a medium. AGEs will not be created when you cook with water.i. Try various stews, curries, soups, and moreii. Pro-tip: There are tons of delicious Thai and Indian recipes that are cooked in either water or coconut milk. The liquids should help drastically cut out AGE formation.e. Learn to eat your steaks rare or medium-rare (this means they've been cooked to a lower temperature, and I personally think this tastes better anyway) rather than ordering it "well done."
Here's the bottom line...
If you EAT REAL FOOD, keep the amount of high-heat cooked foods in your diet low, and the amount of liquid-based foods high, you're unlikely to be taking in dangerous levels of AGE products.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by Minute"Read the next article about "The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by Minute


February 3, 2019 by Sayan

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You may be eating all the right things.
You've cut out unhealthy, processed foods from your diet, and may have already reduced added sugar intake dramatically.
You may be focusing on eating meals that are high in protein, healthy fats, and good carbohydrates.
And along with that, you may be exercising regularly and living an active, healthy lifestyle free of smoking, heavy drinking and other vices.
And yet...you still may be exposing your body to millions of molecular compounds that are disrupting your body's normal processes and deeply damaging your DNA.
These disruptive particles are called Advanced Glycation End (AGE) products.
I know. You're like "WTF, I thought all I had to do was eat healthy, work out, and reduce toxins??"
Well you do have to do these things.
But reducing toxins is a bit more difficult than it looks. (This is yet another reason why I highly recommend anti-inflammatory herbal formulas like InvigorateNOW be taken every day.)
AGE products are created during a process called "glycation". The process is set off when a sugar molecule bonds to a protein, and the protein doesn't have the enzyme it needs to control the damage that the sugar does.
The defenseless protein is altered/damaged by the interaction with sugar, and limps out as an Advanced Glycation End product.
You don't want this.
Your bodily protein has to remain as undamaged as possible for two main reasons:
1. You're Made Out of Protein.a. Your muscles, organs and much of your body's fleshy "structure" is made out of protein. Your skin is too! In fact, collagen, which is what your skin is largely made out of and what keeps it elastic and strong when you're younger, makes up about 33% of the protein in your body.2. Your Body Relies on Protein for Chemical Processes.a. Proteins serve as critical enzymes that enable your body to perform nearly all of its life-sustaining biochemical processes.
Once these harmful AGE products make it into your body, they affect other proteins in your body and bloodstream.
They're like zombie proteins that have been turned against their former friends and loved ones.
They degrade other proteins and attack enzymes and other chained amino acids in your bloodstream, which makes it harder for your body to do what it needs to do.
And scientific studies are beginning to emerge that show AGE products are responsible for a lot of undesirable health effects, like cell oxidization and damage to our DNA.
In fact, studies have implicated AGE products in diseases like:
Alzheimer's Disease
Cancer
Heart Disease
Type II Diabetes
Kidney Disorders
High Blood Pressure
Stroke

And many more! If you look at that list again, what jumps out at you? They're all diseases that disproportionately befall older people. That's right - they are typically associated with aging.
AGE products have been scientifically shown to literally make you age.
Even worse, many of us have been eating foods high in AGE content since we were born (and even while we were a fetus if you're counting the nutrient transfer from mother to child), potentially harming us to an even greater extent.
If you ingest a lot of AGE products, they're damaging the very structure of your body, and damaging the important processes that occur within your body that would otherwise keep you healthy, happy and functioning well.
And yes, there's even more you need to know about them.
Here's another way AGEs are harming you without you knowing about it - and it's something you might be familiar with.
You may have heard the importance of taking antioxidants that naturally occur in foods like berries, fish oil, and various plants and herbs. Antioxidants directly combat a type of cell damage known as "oxidative stress."
Now, AGEs have been linked in studies to increase this "oxidative stress", meaning they unnaturally force damage on your cells.
AGEs can essentially cause our cells to initiate their "death program" too early, or just out and destroy our cells - which can lead directly to disease.
This is what the experts call "no bueno".
Ok well maybe only I call it "no bueno", but anyway, we're getting off point.
So what exactly are these AGEs and where are they coming from! What gives??
Relax young Jedi. I'll tell you.
There are two ways that AGE products get into the body - you eat them, and they happen naturally inside of you. To get more specific:
1. You're eating AGEs 24/7. Every time you cook up a steak, or throw some chicken on the grill, or bake a pork roast, you're creating AGE products. It's the act of "browning" protein (those of you who are cooks might have heard this called "caramelizing," but that's something different).a. Essentially, any time any protein is browned, it causes a Maillard reaction, which results in AGE products.b. I know you're saying "Ok well I just won't eat meat then". Not so fast, unfortunately.i. Vegans and vegetarians aren't safe from the scourge, because meat isn't the only thing with protein in it.ii. Vegetables, grains, starches and legumes all contain proteins as well - and if you're cooking them by grilling, frying, baking, sauteing - basically, by browning them and not cooking them via water-based methods (think steamed, poached, stewed, boiled) - you're creating AGE products.iii. This goes for almost every food you can think of eating.
2. Your Body Makes Its Own AGEs too. As we age, our body gets less and less efficient at using the carbohydrates we eat for fuel. Some of the carbohydrates, after being broken down into simple sugars, then bond to proteins in our body and form AGE products.That's right - they brown us from the inside out!a. So even if you're eating good carbs, and even if you stopped ingesting any AGEs at all, they would still occur in your bloodstream naturally (although on a much smaller scale, depending on carb intake and other variables.)

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Choosing High Quality Foods"Read the next article about "7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow Aging"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Choosing High Quality Foods


February 4, 2019 by Sayan

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How To Choose High Quality Meat/Fish
It's important to know that wild-caught and grass-fed are the most important qualifications, and that ORGANIC by itself doesn't count!
Animals can be eating organic corn and soy, which does nothing for their health (and ultimately ours). You see, for thousands of years, the natural diets for cattle and wild game, included grass, green and leafy plants, herbs, shrubs and more. And the natural diets of wild chicken and other fowl included grass, seeds, fruits, insects, and pretty much whatever they could peck at in the wild (How exciting!)
The story is much different now. Cattle, game, and fowl are more often than not force-fed with corn, soy and other foods (likely genetically modified at that) that their digestive and immune systems can't handle. On top of that, they are stuffed into dark, tight quarters with no room to move around or take in sunlight to create Vitamin D, and overall a healthier nutritional profile. This is not to mention that they may be eating other animal parts, as has been seeing in many CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations).
The sickness and diseases that result make for an inferior, harmful product that we end up eating.

Here's the solution:
1. Beef/Lamb/Goat: Buy GRASS-FED (very important); if not grass-fed, buy organica. These "ruminants" have digestive systems that are intended to eat grassb. You don't want to be the person eating meat from an animal sickened by an unnatural grain/corn/soy-based diet.
2. Fowl (Chicken/Turkey, Duck, etc.): Buy pasture-raised, organically-fed chicken, turkey, duck, etc (look for meat that is NOT fed soy)a. Free-Range is the next best option, but please understand that the "free-range" is often poorly definedb. For example, it's recommended that about 1500 hens should be in an area of about 2.5 acres. Unfortunately, this is often pushed up to 10,000+ hens in the same 2.5 acre area. Not exactly "free-range" if you ask me.c. Your best bet is finding a local market and speaking with the farmer's directly, or sticking with the pasture-raised/organic meats.3. Other Game Meats: Make sure they are grass-fed or pasture-raised (in my experience, if you find these in stores, chances are you'll find the healthy versions)a. Examples of Game Meats:i. Bison, Buffalo, Elk, Moose, Caribou, etc.4. Fish: Buy wild caught (farm raised might sound good, but think about, since when are fish found anywhere remotely near a farm??)a. Stick to low-mercury fishb. Examples: Salmon, Flounder, Tilapia, Sardines, Haddock
If you can't find naturally-raised meats/fish as listed above, choose organic. In this case, at least the corn, soy, etc in the feed will not include genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Another good thing is that organic feed cannot be made with GMOs by law, so even if corn or soy is in the feed, at least it won't be a completely fake food!
In any case, the best part about eating this way is that naturally raised foods have a much better nutritional profile vs. conventionally-raised fish/meats. They are higher in vitamins, minerals, lower in cholesterol, lower in Omega 6 fats and higher in Omega 3 fats, and devoid of hormones and antibiotics.
It's also important to know that over 95% of studies showing that meats (especially fatty meats) cause cancer, heart disease, etc. were NOT conducted on natural pasture-raised animals, that are free of antibiotics and hormones.
Food for thought if you ask me, especially with the well-documented history of thousands of traditional cultures who have thrived on natural meats.
How to Choose High Quality Eggs
The #1 best type of eggs to eat are organically-fed eggs from pasture-raised, local chickens.(Bonus points if you have visited the farm and seen how the eggs are treated/raised)

These eggs are the "cream of the crop" because the chickens laying them should be getting proper exercise, sunlight for Vitamin D, natural protein from insects, grubs, etc, and organically-grown chicken feed.
The 2nd best: Locally raised, non-organically fed chickens. As long as they are getting adequate exercise and sunlight they are better off than the rest (and better for your body)
The 3rd best: Store bought, organically-raised eggs (with Omega 3's for added benefit)
The 4th best: Eggs from chicken fed an Omega-3 enhanced diet.
Note: If you're dealing with local farmers, make sure the feed does not include soy which is not good for us (and of course not part of a chicken's natural diet.)
How to Choose Organic Vegetables and Fruit
The vast majority of conventionally raised crops are sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and much more.
This also includes pesticides, fungicides, organophosphates and more...which have various effects that most of us don't even realize.
1. Fungicides used on crops have been shown to increase insulin resistance, thereby setting us up fat accumulation and chronic disease
2. Organophosphates, while essential in some instances for humans, are also highly toxic via the herbicides and insecticides they are used in.a. Even at very low levels, they are hazardous to human health.b. Studies have pointed to an increased Alzheimer's risk, and brain and nervous system damage even at low levels.
3. Pesticides act on brain chemicals closely related to ADHD development.a. In one study a tenfold increase in urinary organophosphate content in children 8 to 15 years old directly correlated with a 55 to 72% increased prevalence of ADHDb. The EPA banned residential use of organophosphates in 2001, but agricultural use is still widespread
4. Herbicides/insecticides containing organophosphates them have been sprayed on...a. Apples, walnuts, almonds, peaches, blueberries, celery, and broccoli....to say the least!
So I can just wash and peel my produce right?
No way Jose.
It just doesn't cut it! [no pun intended]
The truth is: washing veggies/fruits can reduce some of the pesticides, but definitely will not reduce all. And with peeling, you will still be unable to remove all the pesticides and you'll lose the vital nutrients that are in the skin.
Here's how to do it correctly:
Choosing Vegetables/Fruit Part 1: My rule of thumb is, if we eat the skin, BUY ORGANIC
1. Bananas - Organic NOT necessary2. Apples - Organic NECESSARY3. Peaches - Organic NECESSARY4. Celery - Organic NECESSARY5. Mangoes - Organic NOT necessary
You get the idea. Do the quick "skin or no skin" test before buying any fruits/veggies.
Choosing Vegetables/Fruit Part 2: Get more scientific and choose based on toxin levels (not a bad idea if you ask me).
Keep an eye out for:1. Pesticide levels2. Chemical Levels3. Antibiotic countsa. Yes, antibiotics have been found in soil, which goes directly to the veggies/fruits growing in it!
The following have the highest toxin levels (in descending order) and should definitely be purchased organic:
Fruit: Peaches, Apples, Strawberries, Nectarines, PearsVeggies: Spinach, Bell Peppers, Celery, Hot Peppers
To learn more, check out the chart below, adapted from research done by the Environmental Working Group (EWG):
High in Pesticides (Buy Organic) Lower in Pesticides (Buy Organic Only If Budget Permits) Apples Onions Celery Sweet Potatoes Sweet Bell Peppers Pineapple Peaches Avocado Strawberries Cabbage Nectarines (Imported) Mushrooms Grapes Asparagus Spinach Mangoes Lettuce Cantaloupe (Domestic) Cucumbers Eggplant
And remember, if you can't eat organic 90+ of the time (that is, for the foods which you must buy organic), make sure you are taking high-quality herbs + vitamins to counteract the damage.
I am biased, of course, but I highly recommend the anti-inflammatory, liver cleansingInvigorateNOW blend. It's a foolproof way to protect your body from the toxin overload + chronic inflammatory that would result from the dangerous toxins hiding in non-organic food. (These hidden compounds include: bleach-like ingredients, insect killers, lab-made chemicals, genetically engineered crops, and much more.)
With that outta the way, let's move on to Chapter 17 -- where we'll continue this with a discussion on hundreds of sneaky age-accelerating compounds hiding in your food.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To Know"Read the next article about "A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by Minute"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To Know


February 5, 2019 by Sayan

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In this "sequel" to the earlier chapter titled "How Chemicals in Can Food Make Us Fat", we're going to delve deeper into the facts (and myths) around buying organic.
These days the big wave in the health industry is to eat organic, and while many brush it off as just as the newest hip fad, for many it is either a way of life or health standard to strive for.
I personally fall into this "way of life/health standard" category, for the following reasons:
1. What we now call 'organic' was the standard no more than 50-60 years ago.a. Not surprisingly, this was also when mass-produced processed foods (and many major diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes) began their meteoric rise in western society.2. Organic foods help balance the Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio in our bodies, without increasing toxin intakea. The ideal ratio is around 3:1 but most Americans are around 20:1 or even 50:1 in some studies.b. This is mainly due to the abnormally high omega 6 content in unhealthy and processed foodsi. You'll recall we discussed the avoidance of industrial oils and other high Omega-6 foods as key to weight loss and longevityii. When you're not eating organic, the likelihood of eating omega-6 laden foods increases exponentially.1. If you pick up a box of Triscuits for example (which are wrongly marketed as "healthy"), they'll have toxic, high Omega 6 Soybean Oil in them.2. If you go to your local health food store on the other hand, and look closely at the ingredients, you're much more likely to find a decent box of organic snacks made with rice or low-toxin grains and low/moderate Omega-6 oils like olive oil, avocado oil, etc. (My guilty pleasures are chocolate chip cookies made with quinoa, and potato chips with avocado oil and sea salt. Delicious. Health food stores rock!)3. This Omega 6: Omega 3 ratio is also crucial to keeping chronic inflammation down.a. When the "wrong" fats a.k.a. Omega 6 take over our healthy cells, it signals a major inflammatory reaction in the body.b. When these "wrong" fats are consumed every day (remember: they're found in almost all processed or pre-made foods these days), this inflammatory response goes to "work" every single day.c. And sooner or later, the body is trying to deal with so much at once that it attacks both damaged and healthy cells in an effort to get rid of the poisonous fats that we keep consuming.d. And voila: you have a recipe for the chronic, system-wide inflammation that is now making its way to the forefront in medical circles, as one of the main causes of major disease.4. Eating organic eliminates or greatly reduces our bodily exposure to thousands of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics and more that are found in modern, processed foods.a. To be completely honest, when I eat organic, I remind myself that I'm eating real food, instead of pink slime-laden ground beef or ammonia-washed chicken.b. And don't fool yourself. If the foods you eat are NOT organically-grown, naturally-made products, chances are you're eating food with bleach-like ingredients, insect killers, lab-made chemicals, genetically engineered crops, and more.c. On that note, another nice benefit in your food is to eat packaged/processed foods that have the "Non-GMO Project" label (assuming there are no high Omega-6 oils in them)
A little more about the Omega-6: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio
In regards to the Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio, typical Westerners have a ratio somewhere around 20:1, whereas the ideal ratio is between 4:1 and 2:1.
As we've discussed, Omega 6's are the unhealthy fats found in heavily processed foods, refined grains, commercially raised meats, and many often-used cooking oils (soybean, vegetable, corn, sunflower, etc ---- yes they sound good, but they are NOT good for your body).
Omega 3's are the good fats found in naturally raised meats, properly-soaked beans/legumes, oily fish, and some nuts (nuts have a higher chance of high Omega 6, though).
If you want to reduce this ratio down to more normal, healthy levels, you should:
Stick to organic coconut oil, butter/ghee, and other natural fats that have I've listed previously for cooking. Use extra virgin olive oil on salads and other foods, preferably after cooking (since olive oil and other moderate Omega 6 oils can go bad under high heat).
As for meats, most animals were naturally intended to graze and feed in open pastures, and those that do so tend to have much higher levels of healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in their bodies.
Unfortunately, many of us eat commercially raised meats which are fattened on low quality grains, corn, soy, and in many cases the leftover scraps of actual animals. These animals' bodies are not intended to be stuffed full of grains, animal meat, and other junk for starters. And as a side effect of this, to prevent (and react) to eventual animal sicknesses, farmers will pump them full of antibiotics (and then hormones to encourage further growth).
As an end result we, the consumer, eat meats that have a much higher unhealthy Omega 6 fat content AND we ingest the remnants of antibiotics and growth hormones.
No bueno.
So, how do you eat right...and how do we know what to eat organic or conventional?
"I want to eat healthy but it's too expensive!"
"I have to eat organic all the time, don't I? I can't afford that!"
FALSE.
I hear these 2 cost-related issues far too often as an excuse to put off a diet.
But fear NOT. The truth is, eating healthy can be pretty cheap if you follow 2 simple rules:
1) Eat real, single-ingredient foods 90% of the time. Cut out the expensive snacks here and there. Focus your diet around meats/fish, veggies, and fruits, plus gluten-free grains if you're somewhat lean and strength-training.
2) Read this post and learn what you should buy organic, and what you can get away with buying "conventional".

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")"Read the next article about "Choosing High Quality Foods"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")


February 6, 2019 by Sayan

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If you want to know a "secret" way to live longer and feel better...then this will be the most important chapter you'll ever read.
We've discussed this topic a few times already, but we're going to get into the nitty-gritty here. 
Why?
Well, inflammation - or chronic inflammation, to be exact - is the #1 underlying cause of ALL MAJOR DISEASE.
What that means is:You can be in perfect shape
You can eat what "sounds like" healthy food
You can work out 7 days a week
You can be the healthiest girl or guy you know

And you can still drop dead from complications of inflammation.
And it can come right out of the blue.
I don't mean to scare you, but it's true.
And very few people even know about it.
Why do you think so many skinny, non-smoking, otherwise "healthy" people end up with heart disease, cancer or various other diseases?
And why do you think there are some who are CLEARLY out of shape, but can go on living life with few serious health issues?
These are not just some mystical, "magical", unpreventable diseases.
There are millions of people (and hundreds of thousands of traditional civilizations) worldwide who live healthy and happy lives with even coming close to experiencing these diseases.
And there are millions of people in our modern, Western civilizations who get by without even a hint of disease.
Sure, some of these people have good genes. But to disregard the effects of our diet/lifestyles and environmental surroundings would be ridiculous.
You see, there's a reason why these are called "modern diseases" or "diseases of civilization".
Basically, most of these diseases got really serious, and grew en masse within the last 100 years or so, all around westernized civilizations.
And these westernized civilizations, as you may have realized, were in relative states ofprosperity, and therefore had easy access to rich, tasty foods, and massive convenience (which means less movement/activity).
And excess food consumption and reduced activity (leading to various problems beyondobesity...such as unclean liver and kidneys, and massive toxin overload) are two of the main factors that tie into massive inflammation. Chronic stress rounds out the top three.
The truth is: if you understand how chronic inflammation is related to weight gain, gutinflammation, GI issues, and various major diseases, you'll be miles ahead of the health "game".
And you'll have mastered a principle of longevity that most conventional doctors don'tacknowledge.
It's not necessarily that conventional doctors don't believe in chronic inflammation. It's just that many doctors are specialists. So their knowledge is focused on what's happening in the lungs for asthma, what's happening in the joints for arthritis or what's happening in the GI tract.
They don't look beyond that one organ or that one area of specialty to see the entire picture of your health.
And even if these doctors aren't specialists, many have received an "improper" medicaleducation. By improper, I mean they weren't taught much about 2 vital health concepts: proper nutrition, and the benefits of natural living (including movement, stress relief, adaptogenic and anti-inflammatory herbs, etc.)
I understand that there are some skeptics to these ideas, but the fact of the matter is: traditional cultures have followed proper nutrition and natural living practices for hundreds upon thousands of years.
Who are we to come along and complain about poor health after paying ZERO attention to what has already worked successfully for over 4,000 years?
That's why you have to really piece together all the puzzle parts to get well. And it all ties together with one concept - chronic inflammation.
Thankfully, proactive researches and (some) doctors are coming to an understanding that chronic inflammation plays a MAJOR role, if not the most important role, in the development of various modern diseases.
Let's start with the basics:
There are 2 types of inflammation -- acute (good) and chronic (really bad).
Acute inflammation is the type that our body needs and uses to protect us, from ourselves. This form of inflammation occurs when the body responds after sprains, bruises, cuts, etc. by swelling up and making the area painful so you don't use it, which gives it time to heal. It's known as the "good" inflammation, and we would essentially be screwed without it.
The opposite is low-level, chronic inflammation, and this is the real killer in hiding. In an all-too-common scenario, the body is steadily in repair mode against what it perceives to be foreign invaders (chemicals, toxins, etc. from unhealthy foods and lifestyle factors).
Tissue is being broken down and repaired on a constant basis until the inflammation is removed.At the same time, free radicals are dispersed to fight in the inflammation -- this is OK for acute trauma, but with chronic inflammation, we then have these detrimental free radicals flowing through our system 24/7 and eventually breaking down healthy cells and good DNA.
As our unhealthy lifestyles continue, the inflammation never goes away and the body is stuck constantly using up its precious resources and defenses. In the shorter-term, this can open up the body to frequent sickness and a host of ailments. Over the long-term, this chronic, system-wide inflammation can have severe consequences on our health and wellness (studies have shown inflammation to be a causal factor in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, some cancers, etc.)
To understand the battle on a much more detailed level, you'll have to understand a bit on the connection between cytokines and inflammation.
Good immune function is basically a happy balance between pro-inflammatory cells and anti-inflammatory cells of the immune system.
In scientific terms, it's a healthy balance between T helper 1 cells and T helper 2 cells.When inflammation rears its ugly head, tons of T helper 1 cells are produced along with their pro-inflammatory cytokines.
And what are cytokines, you ask?
Well, a cytokine is a molecular messenger, made of protein, that runs between cells. The cytokine brings a message to immune cells telling them how to regulate your body's response to infection and disease.
One of the three different types of cytokines are immunoregulatory/pro-inflammatory cytokines, of which there are three sub-types:
1. Interleukins2. Interferon3. TNF-alpha.
Now, our cells generally release any and all cytokines into the bloodstream or into the tissues.Once released, they locate and bind to target immune cells.

When things are running smoothly, this process will happen naturally and at a normal/moderate level. The cytokines will bind to its target immune cells and the body can effectively fight damage to cells, stop infection, and more. (This same process also happens in short, intense bursts when there's an acute pain/injury for example).
Unfortunately, there is often a major overproduction of these pro-inflammatory cytokines.
This is the chronic, system-wide inflammation that we have to reduce or eliminate for optimal health, weight loss and longevity.
This "killer" inflammation is the long-term inflammatory response that occurs when the body is constantly forced to respond to threats to its well-being and sense of balance.
This brings us to...
The 4 Primary Causes of Chronic, System-Wide Inflammation
1. Poor, nutrient-deficient dietsa. Insufficient phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory compounds from foods and herbsb. Exposure to food allergens and anti-nutrientsc. Excessive calorie intake (also causing obesity, high cholesterol, etc.)d. Long-term exposure to "macronutrient-bashing" diets such as zero-carb, zero-fat, low protein, etc.2. Excessive stress from all anglesa. Financial stress, marital or family stress, job stress, etc, in addition to various toxins and other imbalances is incredibly taxing on the body.b. The liver, gut and adrenals must reduce chronic stressors first, meaning they can't focus on detox, burning fat, reducing inflammation, etc.)
3. Sedentary lifestyles and lack of frequent movementa. Too much time spent at the desk or couchb. "Weekend warrior" status i.e. only getting activity/workouts on the weekendc. "Bare minimum" exercise i.e. 2-3 workouts, for 30-45 minutes, and very little movement or walking, otherwise
4. Excessive toxin/chemical intakea. Some types are: heavy metals, chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, mold, parabens, etcb. Not just in food, but also in water, indoor air, environment, skin care/hair care products, etc.c. When high toxin intake mixes with poor diets, you have a recipe for disaster.i. Poor diets, over time, cause a thinning in the digestive tract lining. This makes it easier for chemicals, toxins, and other foreign invaders to find a way "in", after which they go about disrupting cell metabolism, destroying DNA and more.
Side note: It should be noted that, beyond these 4 major issues, inflammation can sometimes be caused by hidden infections, such as Lyme's disease, mononucleosis, gum disease, etc. It's rare but it's a possibility. If you suspect anything is wrong, no worries - just find a savvy doctor who knows how to treat them once and for all.
Without proper attention to ALL of these factors, you're at high risk of having a body rampant with inflammation, cell damage and tissue destruction.
And while it's hard to visualize those "internal" issues, it's much easier to visualize the external results:
Excess fat, especially around the belly and love handles (aka fat that is "subcutaneous"/under the skin)Even worse, you're likely to build up "visceral fat" which is the deadly fat that you can't see surrounding your vital organs.Visceral fat is a common, often deadly problem with otherwise healthy, skinny people who eat unhealthy foods and workout rarely.Chronic joint pain and muscle pain
Autoimmune issues (such as rheumatoid arthritis and more)
Celiac disease (and gluten intolerance)
Acne and dull, dry skin
Asthma
Allergies
In the long-term, inflammation can cause:
Cardiovascular diseaseVarious cancersAlzheimer'sParkinson'sStrokeAnd more...
Honestly, the list can go on for a while.
The simple truth is, inflammation on a chronic level is the primary cause of most major health issues.
And putting a simple clamp on the issue with a pharmaceutical drug, "miracle" cream, or crash diet isn't the answer.
Rather, a comprehensive plan that directly targets the CAUSES (diet, exercise, stress, and toxins) should stop the primary offenders in no time.
Essentially, we can "win" by keeping the 4 causes of inflammation in mind, and doing the exact opposite.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply"Read the next article about "The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To Know"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply


February 7, 2019 by Sayan

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There are several chemicals that companies use in processed foods to "improve" their flavor and texture despite near unanimous condemnation by the United Nations, the European Union and other countries around the world.
The United States has not taken the same steps to remove these chemicals from our own food supply.
Here's a list of highly dubious chemical ingredients currently allowed in American foods that you should stay away from:
1. Azodicarbonamide. This is a "dough conditioner" that creates even air pockets withindough, giving industrial-processed foods a light, fluffy, fresh-baked texture. However,azodicarbonamide is actually a yellowish powder that is most commonly used forcreating foamed plastics. The FDA considers it "Generally Regarded As Safe," but theUnited Kingdom and the World Health Organization both recognized the chemical as apotential cause of asthma and allergic reactions. Also, once the chemical degrades due to heat, it transforms into a well-known carcinogen. The United States is one of the onlycountries in the world that allows the use of this chemical in food - it's illegal in the U.K.,across Europe and in Australia.
2. BHA and BHT. These are two chemicals - closely related - that the FDA has alsoclassified as "Generally Regarded as Safe." They have a waxy consistency and are used as a preservative to keep food from going bad. They're often used in potato chips,breakfast cereals and sausages. The trouble is, studies from the U.S. National Toxicology Program have shown that they are carcinogenic - meaning they raise a person's risk of getting cancer if they are ingested. BHA and BHT are banned in Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and all across Europe.
3. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). These are lab-made hormonesadministered to cows in the United States that makes them produce more milk.Unfortunately, it also makes them more susceptible to disease, causing farmers tosubsequently pump the cows full of antibiotics. Those antibiotics eventually make theirway into people's bodies through milk, which could potentially lead to antibiotic-resistantbacteria and other health problems.
4. Blue Dye #1. Also called Brilliant Blue, this chemical has been linked in scientificstudies with allergies, learning disabilities, aggressiveness and irritability in children.The only reason it's used? To "improve" the look of foods like ice cream, peas, icingsand certain liqueurs. There aren't any "brilliant blue" foods in nature - and thereshouldn't be any in your cupboard, either. This chemical is banned in most of Europe.
5. Yellow Dye #5. Also known as tartrazine, more than half of the studies performed on this chemical have conclusively shown that it deteriorates a person's DNA - making itdangerous not only to a human being, but to their potential future children, as well.You're most likely to find tartrazine in cheese-flavored crackers like Goldfish and Cheez-Its, as well as in chips, puddings and macaroni-and-cheese boxed dinners.
6. Yellow Dye #6. Another yellow dye to finish things off - this chemical is found inbreakfast cereals, Eggo waffles, American cheese and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese boxed dinner. These were banned in Northern Europe after studies showed the chemical was linked adrenal and kidney tumors in rats.
7. Astaxanthin. Found primarily in farm-raised salmon, whose diets give them anunappetizing gray color of flesh (instead of the healthy pink found in wild salmon,)astaxanthin is a petrochemical (meaning it's derived from oil) that's used to turn farmedsalmon meat pink. Astaxanthin has not been approved for human consumption, and isbanned in Australia and New Zealand.
8. Brominated Vegetable Oil. Usually found in Gatorade, Squirt, Sprit and other citrusflavored soft drinks and energy drinks, brominated vegetable oil (BVO) was originally patented as a flame-retardant chemical. BVO has the unfortunate tendency to build up in people's systems, and in large doses, it's been shown to cause reproductive and behavioral harm to animals. This is banned in many countries in Europe.
9. Arsenic. Yes, the infamous poison is regularly fed to poultry in the United States to make them grow more quickly, and make the meat appear more pink and fresh. Although arsenic-drugs are administered in very small doses, large doses of arsenic are outright lethal, and it' a known cancer-causing agent. The reasoning the FDA uses to keep it legal in the United States is that organic arsenic is less dangerous than inorganic arsenic, so only organic arsenic is allowed to be used. The European Union says, "Arsenic is arsenic, and it doesn't belong in food."
10. Potassium Bromate. This is another additive to breads, like azodicarbonamide, but its point is to make bread "enriched" with potassium - a vital nutrient. The problem is,potassium bromate has been linked to kidney damage, nervous system damage, thyroidproblems and cancer. Canada, China and the European Union bans potassium bromate, but it's still used as an "enrichment" here in the States.
So, How Can You Avoid Obesity-Causing Chemicals?
The best way to avoid these harmful chemicals is to get back to a natural diet.
Cut out all processed foods, and stick to the pure, unadulterated foods (you'll find these on the perimeter of grocery stores, rather than inside the aisles).
It is also important to choose organic foods whenever possible. True, organic foods can still contain trace amounts of pesticides and other chemicals. However, the amount of chemicals is significantly less, which means you don't have to worry so much about your endocrine system spinning out of control.
But, of course it's easy to say "just eat organic". In reality, not all of us can afford to eat 100% organic, myself included.
So what do we do?
Find a healthy balance/safe medium.
Since keeping a tight budget is very important right now, I'm selective about eating organic. 
I only eat organic for foods that have the highest levels of pesticides/chemicals.If you're on a budget too, buy organic for the following products (which typically contain very high amounts of pesticides and insecticides):
Apples
Celery
Peppers
Spinach
Peaches
Nectarines
Strawberries
Cucumbers
Grapes
Green beansLettuce and other greens
My rule of thumb for buying organic produce on a budget: if the skin is exposed, buy organic. If not, buy the regular stuff.
In line with that statement, you'll notice that all the foods on the list above have their skin exposed, meaning organic versions are preferred.
Some great veggies/fruits that I usually buy non-organic are: avocados, onions, mangoes, cabbage, oranges, bananas, etc.
Check out the Environmental Working Group's site to learn more about "clean" and "dirty" produce.
Additionally, follow these guidelines to avoid chemicals in your food:
Eat only wild fish, not farmed fish
o 1-2x per week is enough to get your Omega-3 needso Frozen wild fish can be GREAT, since the fats are frozen upon catching and aretherefore preserved much longer.Costco/BJ's is great for large packages of frozen wild fish.Try to eat grass-fed meat and pasture-raised chicken/turkey, etc.
o Conventionally-made meats contain high levels of hormones and antibiotics)o Don't worry about buying organic beef or organic chicken. It can help but it'sreally more of a farce if anything. Organic meats are still fed grains and starchesthat their digestive systems are not accustomed to, meaning the end product isstill tainted.o Note that chicken is higher in Omega 6 than Beef, Lamb and Goat (the 3 mainlow-omega 6 meats)....so only eat organic chicken, and it eat for variety. Stick tothe low-Omega 6 meats for most meals.o Grass-fed or pasture-raised insures they are eating their natural diets, allowing fora superior, healthier end product.Opt for organic dairy (and grass-fed if possible...and raw milk, if you don't believe the
hype)o Try to stick to cultured dairy, which is most types of dairy besides milk.Raw milk is the only type of milk that seems to not cause dairy allergies/intolerancesEat fresh or frozen foods instead of canned foods
o If you eat canned foods, eat them sparingly and make sure to soak/heat the foodo If you're too lazy to cook the fresh/frozen versions, then FINE...buy canned. Ifit'll help you stick to your diet then I'm ok with it (at least until you're in shape!After that, ditch the canned foods).Avoid plastic bottles; buy a BPA-free water bottle instead
o For added benefit, pick up Berkeley water filters, which are the "cream of the crop" in removing chemicals/toxins from water.o If the Berkeley is out of your price range, just use a Brita and/or look for water bottle with built-in filtersDon't ever put plastic in the microwave
o Even if it says "microwave-safe", if it's plastic, don't do it!o Instead, I highly recommend mid-sized glass Pyrex bowls. They are awesome, cost about $7, and will last forever.
With that being said...you know the drill: While chemicals are important, they still do not trump eating more calories than you burn (if weight loss is your goal).
So, don't let yourself fall into the trap of "well I know they're cookies...but at least they'reorganic!", and then end up eating 12 cookies.
Capiche?
Onward.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)"Read the next article about "How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)


February 8, 2019 by Sayan

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Did you know that you and I are genetically within 0.1% of each other?
That, the other 99.9% of our DNA is identical?
I had no idea about this, until of course I started to learn about nutrition, weight loss andlongevity.
And when I started to really learn about it, I realized that:
If millions of people (myself included) can lose tons of weight and get the body they've always wanted...you can too.
You see, the formula that worked for me and millions of others centers around the "foundation" of most successful long-term programs: healthy nutrition, proper movement, and inflammation-reducing herbs/techniques.
And something that fits very well in this "foundation" is the presence of very few, if anyprocessed, factory-made, chemically-laden foods.
Because the truth is: one of the best ways to reduce (and keep off) weight for the long-term is keeping "industrial"/modern-era foods OUT of our diet (not including the "10% junk rule").
Essentially, this means cutting out foods that were for the most part invented in the last 50-100 years.
Before these foods became a part of our everyday diets, people lived (and thrived) on whole, natural, chemical-free foods. For hundreds upon thousands of years.
The simple truth is: Natural foods are significantly better for your body and health than are processed foods.
But sometimes that truth is too simple.
It's easy to say "eat natural", but what does that really mean? And why are processed foods so bad for you?
Well, we're going to dig deep here, so you understand the "background" stuff that no one is telling you (and likely, that few people except the real "go-getters" and non-conformists know).
If you eat a typical western diet...
Chances are you're taking in pesticides, insecticides, artificial colors, artificial flavors,emulsifiers, preservatives, and numerous other chemicals on a daily basis.
What few of us realize is that these chemicals are in just about EVERYTHING (that's not organic) and can cause serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, and many more.
On the other hand, some of us do understand that these chemicals can lead to various diseases, yet we don't realize the drastic effect that these chemicals are having on our waistlines.
The negative effects on our weight are supported by the discovery of certain compounds known as "obesogens".
In 2002, researchers at the University of Stirling made a controversial claim: overeating and inactivity are not completely to blame for obesity.
So weight loss isn't just about eating less and exercising more? Mostly it is...but not entirely.
Read on, young Jedi.
Their research, which was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found that the rise in obesity correlated with the rise of chemical usage in food production.
They theorized that chemicals in our food, as well as chemicals in the environment, damage the body's natural weight-control mechanisms, thereby contributing to an inevitable obesity epidemic.
Now, evidence has mounted to prove their theory correct.
In addition to other known factors such as rampant Omega-6 intake, scientists have identified numerous chemicals commonly found in food which can cause obesity. One of the ways that these chemicals make us fat is by disrupting our endocrine systems.
These "endocrine disruptors" can cause weight gain by:
Triggering the body to make more fat cells
Slowing metabolism
Decreasing the hunger-regulating hormone leptin, thus increasing appetite and turning off the fat-burning signal.

Biologist Bruce Bloomberg dubbed these chemicals "obesogens."
In one of his studies, he found that rats exposed to obesogens produced more fat cells than rats which weren't exposed to obesogens - even though the rats ate the same diet.
Other studies have found that pregnant women exposed to obesogens passed the chemicals onto their developing children, thus "programming" the children for obesity.
Numerous other studies have also found direct links between obesogen chemicals and weight gain.
But what are these "obesogens" exactly, and where are they found?
Well, obesogens are found in nearly all processed foods.
And considering the fact that 90% of the American diet consists of processed foods, this should be of great concern to us.
Some of the most common obesogens found in food include:
Pesticides and insecticides
Fungicides
BPA (used to harden plastics and often found in food packaging)
PVC (commonly used in food packaging)
Genistein (found in many soy products)
Butylparaben (a preservative found in many foods and personal-care products)
MSG (an artificial flavor enhancer)
High fructose corn syrup

Let's delve a bit further into the last one on that list -- High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Of all the known obesogens, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may be the most concerning, simply because it is found in so many foods and beverages. Contrary to what many think, the fructose found in manufactured foods is not the same as the fructose in fruits. (And, also contrary to what many think, high fructose corn syrup is actually not that high in fructose.)
The real issue is that HFCS is made as the result of a chemical process, and our body reacts to it much very differently than it does to the natural sugars in fruits.
Like other obesogens, high fructose corn syrup causes the body to make more fat cells.
In one study by researchers at Princeton University, rats drinking HFCS gained more weight than rats drinking sugar water - despite the fact that they consumed the same number of calories.
And there is growing evidence of an even more "sinister" side of HFCS.
You see, research shows that high fructose corn syrup also makes appetite spiral out of control.
Normally, hunger is controlled by the hormones ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin sends hunger signals to the brain whereas leptin tells the brain that we are full.
It seems that HFCS unfortunately triggers ghrelin production while blocking leptin production. A proverbial "double whammy".
The result? A chemically-induced craving for food which is very difficult, if not nearlyimpossible, to resist.
And as for other chemicals? Well, the bad news is they're "hidden" in hundreds of modern day foods...

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)"Read the next article about "10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)


February 9, 2019 by Sayan

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There's a secret side of soy that most of us have never heard.
You see, we've all been brought up to believe soy is a "super healthy" food.
Heck, at one point, soy was so "good for you" that doctors were recommending 25 to 50 grams of soy protein per day, based on consumption in Japan.
And from what I recall, the U.S. government still recommends 10 grams per day, because soy is "proven to be heart-healthy".
But what if that's all a lie?
What if, the U.S. government recommendations are based on research that is funded by a food engineering company who first imported mass-produced soy to the American Market? (And even worse, what if the U.S. government knew about this??)
What if consumption in Asia is 1/20th the amount that some doctors recommend to us?
And what if this consumption in Asia is from soy of a completely different chemical/molecular makeup?
Well, my friend, it's unfortunately all true. The healthfulness of soy is limited at best, andpotentially dangerous at the levels many of us are eating.
From a nutritional (and cultural) standpoint, research shows that soy is simply not as good as it seems. Especially not in mass quantity.
Instead, it could be causing us large amounts of undue harm.
Essentially, we're going to dig deeper into a question that's only recently finding its way to the mainstream health media: "Is Soy Actually Bad For You?
Let's start with the nutritional issues with soy:
1. Soy has too many phytoestrogensa. Phytoestrogens are the leading cause of breast cancers, infertility, low libido, and more2. Soy is a goitrogenic (thyroid suppressing) foods.a. Goitrogenic foods are known to prevent the thyroid from getting enough iodine.b. This can lead to weight gain, inability to regulate mood, and trouble with concentration and memory for starters3. Soy is abundant in trypsin inhibitors.a. This stops trypsin's vital function of helping the body digest protein.b. This can lead to many digestive issues, including stomach cramps and diarrhea (as well as possible internal bleeding).4. The hemagglutinin in soy causes red blood cells to clump together.a. These clumped cells are then unable to properly absorb oxygen, and distribute it to your tissues.5. Over 80% percent of soy is GMO/genetically modified.a. GMO foods are notoriously loaded with pesticides that your body can NOT handle without sickness and internal health problems.6. Soy has incredibly high levels of phytates.a. Phytates/phytic acid block mineral absorption during digestion, and are found in grains, legumes and more.b. We can generally avoid these via soaking overnight (with grains, legumes, etc.), but soy is so high in phytic acid that only fermentation can reduce phytate content (and even then, it is only a partial reduction in phytates)
Yep, you read that right.
6 MAJOR issues with soy, which the government and doctors either don't know about orconveniently ignore.
You see, soy is not intended to be eaten in the manner and quantity we eat it in. Instead, if we do have it, it must be eaten in a very select manner and in a very select quantity...
How To Eat Soy "Correctly"
The main truth around eating soy, is that it MUST be fermented so most of the anti-nutrient toxins are dispersed, and so your body actually has a fighting chance to properly absorb it.
The good thing is, as long as you know what you're looking for, you can pick up the "healthy" fermented soy products in your local supermarket.
Here are the "good" fermented soy products:
Miso
I would advise against getting miso soup with your Chinese food because it's made of "miso". The stuff they use is likely to be highly processed miso, that is probably made of fake ingredients (like most Tofu on the market, for example)Buy the real stuff in the store. Make sure it's just miso and make the soup yourself.Tamari
If you want soy sauce, just get tamari.It's naturally fermented soy sauce, and it tastes just as good, if not better than the wheat-based, unfermented soy that you would buy otherwiseMake sure it says "wheat-free" on the ingredients panel!Natto
This stuff is not very tasty...I had it once at a Japanese restaurant once...and it is very unpleasant to say the least. If you can stomach it, you deserve a medal.Some Japanese centenarians have attributed their longevity to frequent consumption of natto, so if you can handle it, go for it!Tempeh
This food can be a very healthy part of a vegetarian's diet.As always, if you decide to eat it, make sure it is the natural fermented kind, and that it is made from whole, preferably organic soybeans.
Whole, unprocessed soybeans and edamame (in the shell) can be enjoyed every once in a while
Personal note: Unless it's a special occasion (or fancy restaurant for that matter), I almost always pass because of the phytates, phytoestrogens and more. Soy is not an essential food, and we can get more than enough essential nutrients from other foods. I do keep fermented Tamari in the house, though, in case I make some rice noodles and want the taste of soy sauce.
The Shocking Truth About Soy Consumption in Asia
A big one I hear these days is, "if soy is so bad for you, why do Asian cultures eat it all the time?"
I love this one. It's a "throw around" statement by those who simply have not done their research and are using statements based on faulty methodologies, faulty observations, and cult-like followings. (It doesn't help that major companies have jumped on the bandwagon too, with Soy Milk available at Starbucks and just about everywhere else.)
Soy fanboys/fangirls love to mention that traditional Asian diets consume lots of soy, and "look how healthy they are!"
But here's the truth:
Traditional Asian diets include just 2 teaspoons of soy a day, and it is highly fermented.
They would never think of consuming even 10 grams of soy protein, not to mention the 50+ that some 'doctors' promote.The soy found in non-fermented foods such as Soy Milk, Soy Burgers, regular Soy Sauce, and the myriad of soy products out there is all industrialized, mass-produced junk.This processed soy is of course made possible by highly subsidized, government-backed soy production (thanks for nothing!)Even Tofu, which is a whole soy food (and therefore a tiny bit better than isolated soy protein and soybean oils), is still highly processed and filled with all the anti-nutrients, GMO and other toxins mentioned above.
In one sentence, here's the "soy strategy" : Avoid any and all soy, except for a select few fermented, whole soybean products, in very limited quantities.

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Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The foolproof immune-enhancing plan that cleanses and purifies your body, while "patching up" holes, gaps, and inefficiencies in your digestive system (and how to do it without wasting $10+ per "meal"


February 10, 2019 by Sayan

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Step 1: Soaking
By soaking grains correctly we can create an environment that starts to counteract anti-nutrients such as lectins and phytic acid.
The four conditions needed for proper soaking are:
1. Water/Moisture2. A Slightly Acidic Medium3. Warmth4. Time
--->> A simple and effective way to this:
1. Pour Rice (or grain of choice) into a glass bowl2. Cover with warm water (warmer than room temperature - 100 degrees or so is ideal)3. Add 1 teaspoon of acidic medium, per cup of grains.a. The acid medium can be either vinegar or lemon juice. Homemade whey can beused too. (I usually just use lemon juice)4. Store at room temperature or warmer5. Let it soak overnight (12-24 hours is ideal)6. When you're ready to cook the grains, just throw out the acidic water, and rinse thegrains in fresh water.7. Drain and cook immediately, or let it sit for 1-3 days for better health benefits.8. Enjoy your low anti-nutrient meal!
You'll notice I used rice as my example. This is because of all grains, rice is already low in anti-nutrients.
Health Tip: Brown rice is the bigger offender here since it has the whole bran/grain intact, thereby hoarding more anti-nutrients. It's not "bad" for you, but requires a little extra prep time for it to be best absorbed. White rice is surprisingly not so bad since it is simply the rice, striped of the bran and all the anti-nutrients that come with it (it is the best, and one of the few "good" refined foods out there. Most Asian cultures, known for their longevity, will agree that white rice)
And a quick section on gluten: Many other grains (besides rice, quinoa, buckwheat, and millet) are problematic because of higher lectin/phytic acid content, or even worse, lots of gluten.
I have noticed tons of issues with gluten, especially with digestion/bloating and skin issues, so I eat them VERY rarely. (Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye...three foods I generally avoid like the plague, except for the occasional dark, fermented whole rye bread.)
The problem is well-documented in recent research, with gluten sensitivities causing a host of chronic illnesses, even for people who do not have celiac disease (gluten intolerance).
Gluten is now thought to be a major culprit in:
Weight retention and Fat Gain
Joint pain and Osteoporosis
Depression
Dementia, ADD and other mental function issues
Chronic Fatigue

These conditions are in addition to the nausea, constipation, bloating and abdominal pain that is known to be a symptom of gluten sensitivity.
For this reason, I recommend that at a bare minimum you cut out gluten for 30 days.
This is easily achieved during the intro "Insulin Reset" phase I recommend for mostoverweight/obese types (eating protein, fats, and veggies with low carb intake).
I can just about GUARANTEE you will feel way better on an all-natural, grain-light, gluten-free diet.
And for the times when you choose to eat more grain-based foods in the "Primary Fat Loss" and "Leangevity/Maintenance" phases, just stick to the essentials that have been around for thousands of years.
*Think about it this way.*Would you choose bread or rice?
Option #1: Whole Wheat Bread (upwards of 20 ingredients; full of sugar, industrialized fats, etc; made in a factory full of chemicals and toxins)
Option #2: Rice (1 ingredient; ZERO chemicals or pesticides when buying imported varieties; made in natural rice paddies)
I'll choose rice any day.
Also, please beware of "healthy foods" such as oats and sprouted breads. Oats are likely to have some gluten in them, and the packaged versions are loaded with sugar.
As for sprouted breads (Ezekiel is a popular brand), they're OK but many still are wheat-based, and gluten-rich. While the sprouting does reduce some anti-nutrients, isn't always enough.Choose this over regular bread any day, but try to keep intake to a minimum in the grand scheme of things (1-2 slices a day, max. But preferably 1-2 slices or less every 3 days).

Putting breads aside, sprouting is great option for beans, seeds, and other legumes.
Step 2: Sprouting
The process here can be more time consuming than just soaking, but is incredibly useful for better digestion, increased availability of vitamins and minerals, increased protein content, and decreased carb/starch content.
1. Soak beans overnight in water (about 8-12 hours)2. Drain beans. Then rinse and drain again (tilt the container upside down so the draining can occur more efficiently)3. Cover the bowl or container you're using, with a cheesecloth of muslin. Secure this with a rubber band/elastic band.4. You'll see sprouts appear soon.5. Continue to rinse and drain the beans twice a day for 3 days or so. (5 days max). You can rinse/drain through the cloth.6. Once they've fully sprouted (no more than . inch), let them finish draining and store inthe fridge or get cooking!
This process works great for beans, nuts, and other seeds (quinoa, amaranth, etc.).
Which brings us to the last similarity among traditional cultures: the consumption of lactofermented foods.
This is HUGE.
Step 3: Fermentation
Fermentation of fruits, vegetables, grains, and other foods allowed these cultures to store food for months on end. This was especially useful during cold, hard winters, or other times when important foods would be out of season.
Additionally, the fermentation process helped to remove the vast MAJORITY of anti-nutrients in grains and legumes.
Soaking and sprouting are steps in the right direction, but for *full wellness* benefits, fermentation does the trick.
The process also creates a surrounding atmosphere that is flowing with beneficial bacteria, which is VITAL for our intestinal health.
Once it enters our system, it can help kill off bad, poisonous bacteria, while promoting the growth of more healthy bacteria.
This is in addition to the fact that properly fermented foods can:
Remove almost all anti-nutrients in grains, seeds, and legumes.
Improve digestion and gastrointestinal Issues
Draw out vital nutrients, minerals, and good enzymes
Vitamins B, C and K2 are especially enhanced through fermentationReduce chronic inflammation
Boost the immune system

Some well-known fermented foods that we know and love these days have been around for hundreds of thousands of years:
Pickles (fermented cucumbers)
Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage)
Kimchi (fermented, spiced cabbage)
Kefir, Yogurt, and other Cultured Milk Products
Kombucha (tea)
Alcohol (Beer, Wine, Brandy, etc.)
o Please practice moderation. No more than 1 drink per day, if you must.Sourdough Bread

There is one problem to keep in mind, though.
If you buy these foods in their packaged, store-bought versions, you're in for trouble.
The vast majority of fermented foods these days are tainted, due to cheap chemicals used in the fermentation process (especially with sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickled foods).Additionally, manufacturers are quick to add in sugar or other harmful ingredients to fermented foods like yogurt and sourdough bread.
To make matters worse, most of the fermented foods purchase these days are sold incans or plastic containers.
It is a BIG mistake to eat these foods, since plastic can leech out into the food. In fermented foods that are stored in cans, up to 90% of the vitamin C content is destroyed. The canning process also damages many heat-sensitive food enzymes.
---> In other words, you want to avoid commercially prepared and/or canned versions offermented foods, at all costs.
Rather, you can ferment foods yourself! So many possibilities!The process is actually quite simple (though it takes some practice to get it right, withoutspoiling the food).
I'll start you off with a simple recipe:
(Note: This recipe is from the outstanding book, Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon)
Pickled Cucumbers
Ingredients:4-5 pickling cucumbers or 15-20 gherkins
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoons fresh dill, snipped
1 tablespoon sea salt
4 tablespoons homemade whey (if not available, use an additional 1 tablespoon salt)
1 cup filtered water
Steps:1. Wash cucumbers well and place in a quart-sized wide mouth jar.2. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers, adding more water ifnecessary to cover the cucumbers. The top of the liquid should be at least 1 inch belowthe top of the jar.3. Cover tightly and keep and keep at room temperature for about 3 days before transferring to cold storage.Lacto-fermentation is an anaerobic process (without oxygen), so make sure the container you use is airtight (quart-sized mason jars are great for this).If oxygen gets in during the fermentation process, the final product will be ruined.
Cool? Cool.
Quick recap:
Today you've learned 3 of the most important things traditional cultures did to prepare and preserve their foods....soaking, sprouting, and fermenting.
These "smarty-pants" cultures intuitively (or through massive trial/error) knew how to enhance digestibility, remove anti-nutrients, boost the immune system, and improve gut health and inflammation....all with a few simple tweaks to food.
Use this tips in your kitchen today, and you just might be surprised with how great you start feeling!

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Read the previous article about "The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)"Read the next article about "The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)


February 11, 2019 by Sayan

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There are 5 traits that ALL traditional cultures have in common:
1) Zero processed foods.2) Moderate-to-High amounts of Natural Fat.3) Adequate amounts of Natural Protein.4) Locally Grown Carbohydrates, prepared in a specific manner.5) Lacto-Fermented Foods
Points 4+5 are crucial to improving various markers of health, but mainstream wisdomconveniently forgets to mention them:
1. Time-tested food preparation techniques (specifically, carbohydrate-preparationtechniques)2. Consuming fruits, vegetables, and other foods preserved via lacto-fermentationa. Think pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.
You see, traditional cultures knew something about carbs that most of us DON'T.
And there's a good chance it's destroying our internal health, even for those of us who think we eat "healthy".
Let me start with a quick example.
What is one thing that all humans and other animals have in common?
---> Some sort of defense mechanism.
I don't know about you, but if someone tries to attack me, I WILL fight back. I'll punch, kick and head butt my way out if I have to.
What about an animal in the wild? Will it just stand there and let itself be killed? I think not.
It will also claw, run, bite, kick and more in an attempt to escape its predator.
What about plants and grains?
Yep, you guessed it. Just like humans and animals, plants and grains have a defense mechanism too.
We've previously discussed this, but it's true. Plants and grains have "built-in attacks" for anyone that tries to eat them!
Unfortunately, though, very few people realize this...and off they go recommending highquantities of grains, beans, and other plant foods.
Besides the insulin resistance caused by this, we then have to deal with the issue of being "attacked" by the grains.
The defense mechanisms in this case are *anti-nutrients* such as:
Various lectins
Gluten
Phytic acid.
These anti-nutrients *latch on* to glucosamine (naturally occurring sugar) that is found around our cell membranes. Once the toxins *catch on*, they penetrate the cell membranes that are part of our connective tissue, intestinal linings, cartilage, and more.
This opens the door up for toxins to spread all over the body. In the process, this breaks down healthy tissue, ramps up inflammation, and causes a harmful autoimmune response.
Even worse, this can manifest itself with the appearance or worsening of severe health issues, such as:
Chronic Pain and Joint/Muscle Disorders
Systemic Inflammation
Inadequate Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals
Poor Intestinal Health
Heartburn and GI Tract Issues
Gas and Bloating
Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and a myriad of other illnesses
It's not a pretty sight.
Thankfully, there are ways we can prevent this outcome.
----> Now about those traditional cultures again:
They *knew* about the anti-nutrients in grains and plant foods.
Which is why over the centuries of testing and tweaking, they determined the BEST preparation techniques for these foods.
And this is what really amazes me...
Because these days, you sometimes hear "oh just eat some beans or wheat. They're low fat and so good for you...and people have been doing it for thousands of years and they live so long!".
EXCEPT, the people eating these foods always used "special" prep techniques. Even my own mother, a woman who grew up with traditional cuisine in India, always soaks and sprouts beans/lentils before cooking. I used to think she was crazy, since sprouts make it look like there's some foreign creature growing out of the beans, but now I know she was holding a bit of "secret wisdom" in all the cooking she does.
And as a result, it doesn't surprise me that people eating traditional Indian cuisine (not the modern, processed junk that has made Indians obese in recent years) continue to live happy, healthy, long lives without the aid of dangerous drugs and procedures.But anyway, let's get back on track.
Did you know that, when done correctly, these prep techniques can virtually eliminate the antinutrients in the grains/plants, meaning we can actually enjoy them without harming our insides?
But what are these techniques? And why do they work so well?
For starters, carbohydrate preparation has to do with soaking, sprouting, and fermenting the foods before cooking.

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Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The truth about whole grains and beans: what traditional cultures know about these so-called "healthy foods"


February 12, 2019 by Sayan

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Here's the deal: wheat (and most grains) and beans are two foods that include lectin (as well as gluten and phytic acid) in significant quantities.
Lectin, alongside gluten and phytic acid, is one of the greatest anti-nutrients in our diet. Anti-nutrients are (clearly) foods that do NOT help us.Lectin (and other anti-nutrients) interfere with digestion and disrupt the natural absorption of nutrients.
These anti-nutrients are intricately involved in the breakdown of the lining around our connective tissue and healthy cells, as well as the breakdown of our gut lining.
Once this gut lining "breach" happens, we have effectively opened up the door to any number of toxins entering our bloodstream.

Many of you have already heard about gluten, whether via nutrition info or just the plethora of gluten-free products in your supermarket. It's a major factor in the lives of those who have celiac disease (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed), but even more pressing is the fact that over 33% of the population may have a gluten sensitivity.
For those with just the sensitivity, their conditions will not be as severe as someone with celiac disease, but they can definitely feel adverse effects anytime they eat gluten-rich foods (effects ranging from simple headaches or stomach discomfort all the way to more severe internal deficiencies, weight retention, and breakages in gut lining).
In any case, gluten is probably not the best compound we want in our foods, and for this reason I always recommend gluten-free, natural foods in your diet. And as always, as long as you keep foods with gluten (and other "junk") to a minimum 10% of your calories, you should be fine.
The main part of this chapter will talk about lectin, which is much less commonly known, but still as harmful to our bodies. Our discussion will focus mainly on the linings around our cells, which are adversely affected by lectin-rich foods from both a toxin-entry perspective and a pain/discomfort perspective.
Geek Alert: This chapter gets a little technical
For starters, N-Acetyl-Glucosamine is a naturally-occurring sugar produced in our body, in the glycocalyx, which is essentially a mucus-like lining on our endothelial cells (blood/lymph vessels). This glucosamine is found primarily on the cells around our connective tissue and cartilage (though it is also found elsewhere). In the best case scenario, we have ample supplies of glucosamine, and as a result have well-lubricated, highly functioning joints.
The only issue is: we're not in a best-case scenario. In reality, glucosamine is a dwindling commodity in our bodies.
For the most part, our glucosamine (and the tissues/cartilage they protect) wears down due to:
1. General wear and tear, and a lack of proper strengthening/mobility work2. A specific protein, called lectin, found in many foods we eat (especially wheat andbeans).a. This lectin binds with glucosamine, and penetrates the aforementioned cell wallsthat are part of our cartilage, connective, and more.b. (Note: in addition to glucosamine, lectin also prefers to bind with sialic acid,which is also found in the mucus-like lining around our cells)
The strengthening/exercise part is all found in the exercise manuals of this Extreme Fat Loss Formula.
But let's delve deeper on this mysterious compound called lectin.
Here's the background:
Wheat lectins (wheat germ agglutinin or WGA is the proper term) protect wheat plants in the wild from insects, bacteria, and yeast. They do this by binding to the glucosamine found in chitin (in insects) and cell membrane walls (in bacteria and yeast) that try to "attack" it. In doing so, it acts as a toxin, thereby protecting itself.
It's survival of the fittest, at its finest. Evolution has specifically given most plants a defense, and this is what wheat plants have. This scenario repeats itself over and over again in other "earth-y" foods such as beans and nuts (as well as many other lectin/phytic acid-rich foods).
The bad part is: when humans consume these foods, they are also exposed to the plants' "survival" toxins. As expected, the lectin binds to the glucosamine (and sialic acid) in our bodies, and a steady deterrent/toxic effect is created.
In small amounts, the binding of lectin and glucosamine breaks down our cartilage, tissues, and other mucus-like linings. Recall, from above, that lectin also likes binding with sialic acid. This 2nd line of lectin/sialic acid binding breaks down the lining especially in our gut and other mucous-like tissues (often in the brain and nose).
When this lining is penetrated, the WGA makes its way through and introduces inflammation and autoimmunity.
This essentially means the body can't differentiate between itself and foreign invaders, so it recklessly attacks everything including healthy cells and tissues.
No bueno.
----(Note: Read below if interested in even more geeky science of the 'how' behind lectin. Otherwise skip over this section.)
We've established that the wheat/beans essentially need a means of self-preservation, and it knows it can accomplish this by binding and penetrating at certain "weak" points. This is the "why".
But what about the "how"?
Well, these lectin proteins contain a sort of "key" that only fits a certain type of "lock" (the 'lock' being a specific naturally-occurring sugar i.e. glucosamine and sialic acid). As mentioned, these locks are located in many places including the gut wall, connective tissue, cartilage, and mucosal lining, in addition to arteries, glands, or organs.
Yes, as you may be realizing, these "locks" are just about EVERYWHERE --- glad you're catching on!
When a lectin with the correct key comes in contact with one of these sugar 'locks', it opens the lock - just as your house key fits in perfectly at your front door.
Once this door is open, the 'free flow' of inflammation and autoimmune events can flood in, thereby disrupting healthy cellular function. This is thought to be the starting point of widespread cell damage, cell death and the growth of various modern diseases.
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Long story short, this is pretty grisly stuff.
For this exact reason, wheat is a major no-no in my Extreme Fat Loss Formula, especially from a longevity perspective. It's sometimes tolerable from a fat loss perspective, but honestly I consider it to be a "junk" food. As such, I rarely eat it outside of my 10% junk limit for the day. If, and only if, it's filling enough to help you stick to your plan, then include it in small amounts (make sure its 100% whole wheat.)
For this same reason, beans, nuts, and even some natural grains like rice are subject to an overnight "soaking" in water to remove as many of the lectins (and phytic acid, both antinutrients) as possible. The foods should soak for at least 12-24 before cooking. Note that heating is an important step, since studies have shown it can further reduce the level of active lectins in food (of course you'll be heating rice, but make sure you also heat beans and lightly roast nuts. Heavy, high heat roasting of nuts activates oxidized cholesterol which is not good.)

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---
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Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"


February 13, 2019 by Sayan

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If you know anything about anything, you know of wheat and beans are the "cream of the crop" health foods.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and various other plant-based compounds. And mostimportantly, for the fat phobic, incredibly low in fat.
Even further, they're praised as triumphs of agriculture that have sustained the development of human civilization for the last 10,000 years. No disagreement here.
But what if everything you know about wheat and beans is structured on faulty, incomplete observations of wheat and bean eating populations?
What if you never learned about the vital, digestion-enhancing, disease-reducing strategies that all long-living cultures used to prepare wheat and beans?
In other words, what if the wheat and beans you think are "so healthy" are nothing more than sinister toxins, poking into your healthy cells and breaking you down from the inside out?
Well. It's true. I was beyond angry when I first learned about this. But it's crucial to know for those of us looking beyond just weight loss, and into the longevity/wellness side of things.
But let's step back a moment.
Wheat and beans definitely have their strong points.
They've effectively allowed early humans to end their nomadic movement patterns of following animals for food. And as these once-nomads began to settle down and build communities, the pathway towards the development of a myriad of farming technology was paved.
And with this evolving technology came incredible possibility, thereby propelling us into the modern age.
Now of course this is an incredibly condensed picture of civilization over the last 10,000 years or so.
But the goal is to understand the point that: without the discovery of crops such as wheat and beans, that humans could settle around, we would never have progressed into the technologically advanced lives we live today.
And going further, to say wheat and beans don't help weight loss would be stupid for lack of a better word.
They can both be very filling foods. While I did cut out wheat in the beginning, my early fat loss plans included tons of beans. And while modern-day wheat isn't the most chemically-sound food, it can be very filling (assuming you're eating 100% whole wheat). And if there's anything we've learned throughout this book, foods that are filling will help to regulate food intake and keep you under the all-important calorie balance.
So they're filling and they can help with weight loss, but that's about all I see in terms of benefits, unless you use the methods which I'll describe later in this chapter.
You see, everyone thinks wheat and beans have all these other "magical", anti-cancer, health-promoting benefits and whatnot. But none of these benefits are available to the body unless the food is properly prepared beforehand (in a 3 step process of soaking, sprouting, and fermenting process).
Nearly all successful traditional cultures do this 3-step process, but with modern advances, these processes are removed and the foods are sold to us as-is. (And of course the brains behind these companies will praise all the health benefits of the foods, without mentioning that we can't actually access the benefits.)

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Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)


February 14, 2019 by Sayan

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The hardest part of this chapter is long past - now that you've got counting calories down, it's much simpler to learn to count your macronutrients (macros for short).
First, what are macronutrients? (We've discussed these at length in the past chapters, so we'll very briefly review them.)
Note: the Phases mentioned in parentheses below correspond to the sheets in the Excel Calorie Calculator.
Protein:
Protein is essentially the amino acids/building blocks of your lean muscle, which make up your body's internal processes as well as your "outside" muscles. They are a vital part of any diet, and are even more important during a weight loss period (since your body is prone to destroy precious muscle tissue when it's not getting the # of calories it's used to.) There are 4 calories in 1 gram of protein.If you are very overweight or obese:
o Have at least .6 grams of protein per lb. of weightIf you are lifting heavily or doing intense training:
o Have .8 - 1 gram of protein per pound of weightIf you're somewhere in the middle or want a good estimate that works for most
individuals:o Have .8 grams of protein per lb. of bodyweightIf you know your lean body mass (LBM):
o Disregard the above conditions, and simply have 1 gram of protein per pound of LBMNote: Except for "Phase 3/Leangevity & Maintenance" in the Excel calculator, all protein calculations use a middle ground .8 g/lb figure, or 1 g/lb of LBM (if you entered body fat %)

Carbohydrates:
Carbohydrates (also known as carbs) are sugar, starch or cellulose your body has evolved to use as energy (although it can also use fat and protein for energy, just less efficiently.) There are 4 calories in 1 gram of carbs.
If you are overweight, obese, or are looking for the fastest results, start on a lower-carb plan that tackles inflammation, insulin resistance, and helps to automatically regulate food intake. (This is "Phase 1/Insulin Reset")
o For women: eat 50 grams of carbs per dayo For men: eat 75 grams of carbs per dayIf you're aren't too far from your weight goals (within 15-20 lbs), start here. (This is "Phase 2/Primary Fat Loss")o Have 30% of total calories from fat, determine your protein intake, and eat therest of your diet in carbso Example for 2000 calorie diet and 150 lb bodyweight2000 * .30 = 600 calories from fat = 67 grams of fat (at 9 calories per gram of fat)150 * .8 = 120 grams of protein = 480 calories (at 4 calories per gram of protein)2000 - 600 (fat calories) - 480 (protein calories) = 920 leftover caloriesEat 920 calories from carbs, or 230 grams (at 4 calories per gram of carbs)If you are in a maintenance phase, start here. (This is "Phase 3/Maintenance & Leangevity)o Have 30% of total calories from carbsThis works out to about 150 grams per day of carbs for an average daily diet (about 2000 calories)o If you are training intensely, have extra carbs in this fashion:Have about an extra 25 grams (100 calories) of carbs for every hour of trainingo Besides carbs, in this phase, you should have about 15% of calories in protein, and get the rest of your calories from good fats
Fat:
Fat is - well, you know what fat is! There are "good" fats and "bad" fats - we've gone over them all in the past chapters. The reason people are so careful about their fat intake is because there are 9 calories in a gram of fat - which is more than double that which is in a gram of protein or carbs. But fat is a vital component of a healthy diet, and as long as you're getting enough protein and carbs, you can actually eat a ton of fatty foods (good fats, of course). So don't be afraid of it and don't avoid it for all the wrong reasons. Instead, know your calorie limits, know your macros, and eat like you were meant to!
In Phase 1 (Insulin Reset):
a. Carbs are set at 50 grams or 75 grams depending on genderb. Protein should be set around .8 grams per pound of weightc. All other calories should come from healthy fatsd. If you are a 150 pound woman who needs to eat 1600 calories to lose weight:i. Eat 50 grams of carbs (200 calories)ii. Eat 120 grams of protein (480 calories), since 150 * .8 (proteinmultiplier) = 120iii. Subtract protein and carbs from total calories (1600 - 480 - 200 =920)iv. Eat 920 leftover calories from fat, or 102 grams of fat (at 9 calories pergram of fat)In Phase 2 (Primary Fat Loss):
a. Fat is set at 30% of total caloriesb. If you need to eat 1600 calories per day to lose weight:i. 1600 * .3 = 480 calories from fatii. 480/9 = 53 grams of fat (at 9 calories per gram of fat)iii. Protein is set around .8 g/lb and carbs should make up the difference(see the "Phase 2" example in the previous "Carbohydrates" if you'reconfused)In Phase 3 (Leangevity & Maintenance)
a. Have roughly 30% of calories from carbs, assuming you are exercising or moving frequentlyi. 25% is better if you're going solely for longevity purposes as anatherogenic, or bad blood lipid profile, slowly rises as carbs go up from 25%. This may lead to higher risk factors for heart disease, high triglycerides, low HDL and high level of small dense LDL particles.ii. It is important to note that many traditional cultures eat much higher carb percentages safely, so studies may not apply to all people (assuming you're eating whole foods most of the time)1. The point being, 25% or 30% is the safest bet based on research, but my grandpa (and many millions of grandpas, grandmas, and more) eats a ton of carbs daily and he's strong as an ox, walks daily, and has very few health problems...andhe's in his early 90s.2. Factors like genetics, stress, and ancestral backgrounds also play a role in your longevity and macronutrient needs
b. Have roughly 15% of calories from proteini. Protein levels vary in many traditional cultures, but many recent studies show that levels may be quite low in the majority of longliving civilizations (much lower than today's protein supplement companies would like you to know).
c. Have the rest of your calories from (mostly healthy) fatsi. Fat from healthy sources is still a predominant factor in most longlivingcultures.1. Again...from healthy sources. A.k.a real, natural food. Not Oreo's and M&M's. At least not always:)ii. Example: A 150 pound man who's eating 1800 calories daily tomaintain his weight and works out 3x per weekiii. Eat 540 carb calories (1800 * .3) or 135 grams of carbsiv. Eat 270 protein calories (1800 * .15), or 67.5 grams of proteinv. Subtract protein and carbs from total calories (1800 - 540 - 270 =990)vi. Eat 990 leftover calories from fat, or 110 grams of fat (at 9 calories pergram of fat)Note: This shouldn't be a problem if you follow the rules above, but never have less than 10% of your daily calories in fat
If it sounds to you like there's a lot of food decision making in your future, well...welcome to modern weight loss! To date, there has been no more important discovery in the field of weight loss and overall fitness than the role that proper caloric intake and proper food/macro distribution plays in our body's development. This doesn't mean you have to eat like a Paleolithic man overnight (though it's not a bad idea!) - it's may take time, energy, and perseverance through a lot of setbacks to completely change your lifestyle.
But it's worth it in the long run. Trust me, and trust the millions who have lost weight and completely changed their lives.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Calculating A Weight Loss Deficit"Read the next article about "Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients""
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Calculating A Weight Loss Deficit


February 15, 2019 by Sayan

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Once you know your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) using the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and Harris Benedict calculation, you know how many calories you need to eat to maintain your bodyweight.
Let's say the man with a BMR of 1947 calories is John, a 30 year old associate in hedge fund operations. He works at his desk between 10-12 hours every day, and gets no formal exercise, except for some lifting 2x a week for 30 minutes. He's not all too overweight, but realizes he needs to drop about 20 pounds to "really" get in shape and in his own words "look good on the golf course".
Since he's on the lower side in regards to exercise, we'll characterize his activity level as sedentary.
So we multiply 1947 * 1.2 from the chart above, to find that it takes about 2336 calories per day for John to maintain his weight.
From here, John needs to use a simple percentage deficit to lose weight. (Note: you can easily use the calculated deficits in the Excel bonus calculator.)
John's a smart guy and figures he'll start at a 20% deficit from maintenance, which will let him lose weight at a steady rate, without eating into his lean muscle.
So, using his 2336 maintenance intake level, he does the following calculations:
2336 * .20 (for 20% deficit) = 467 (daily calorie deficit)
2336 - 467 = 1869 calories per day
So, John starts eating 1869 calories per day on the lower-carb, insulin resistance "starter" plan, and ends up dropping 16 pounds in 2 months. He's now within 4 pounds of being ultra-lean. He loves how he feels, and loves the way his office coworkers keep blabbing about "how amazing you look".
This new-found confidence shines in the boardroom. He convinces the executive team to follow through with a breakthrough operations plan he's been working on. And when the plan turns out to save the firm $300,000, the board decides John deserves a raise and his very own corner office. Not too shabby for a guy who just wanted to "look good on the golf course"!
The Most Accurate Calculation: Katch-McArdle
While calculating your BMR and using the Harris-Benedict Formula is an outstanding starting point, if you're ready to get super-serious about your goals, I would use the Katch-McArdle formula. (This is in the Excel bonus calc, under the option "Know Body Fat % and Less Than 30 Lbs. to Lose")
This is a slightly different calculation that takes lean body mass (also called LBM) intoconsideration. This means you need to know your body fat percentage, using inexpensive calipers or other devices, before you can use this calculation. (Instructions on calculating body fat % in later chapters.)
First, you need to know your LBM, which is how much you weigh without fat.
This is a fairly easy thing to do: If you know your body fat percentage, you take your total weight in pounds, subtract the percentage that is fat, and that's your LBM.
This time, let's use the example of Carol, a 57 year VP of Human Resources at a technology firm. She has quite the busy schedule, but usually makes it out of the office around 6 p.m., twice a week. On these 2 days and every Saturday, she decides to take up some resistance training to keep her body fit and mobile, while also keeping sane during some big projects and some *ahem* pain-in-the-butt coworkers at the office.
She weighs 160 pounds and uses handheld calipers to determine her body fat, which is 35%. She then knows she has 56 pounds of fat on her, because 160 x 0.35 = 56.
Then, she subtracts 56 from 160, for an LBM of 104. 
Now that Carol has her LBM, she jumps right into the Katch-McArdle formula: 
BMR = 370 + (9.79759519 x LBM.)
(That number only looks scary because you've forgotten you have a calculator right there on your computer!)
Let's go back to Carol. She has an LBM of 104, so she plugs it in:
BMR = 370 + (9.79759519 x 104)BMR = 370 + 1018.95
Now she rounds up to the nearest calorie:BMR = 370+1019 = 1389
And finds that her BMR (how much she burns just going about her day) is 1399 calories.From here, she uses the same metrics as Harris-Benedict to find the TDEE, or Total Daily Energy Expenditure:
IF YOU ARE... MULTIPLY YOUR BMR BY... Sedentary (little or no daily exercise AND you do not have a physical job) 1.2 Lightly Active (exercise at least 40 minutes, 1-3 days/week AND you do not have a physical job) 1.375 Moderately Active (exercise at least 40 minutes 4-5 days/week AND you do not have a physical job.) OR (little or no daily exercise but you have a physical job) 1.55 Very Active (exercise at least 40 minutes 6-7 days/week AND  you do not have a physical job) OR (exercise at least 40 minutes, 1-3 days/week AND you have a physical job) 1.725 Extra Active (exercise at least 40 minutes 6-7 days/week AND have a physical job OR exercise at least 80 minutes 6-7 days/week and do not have a physical job) 1.9
Calculating A Weight Loss Deficit
Since she is working out 3 times a week and works a desk job, we'll use the "lightlyactive"/1.375 multiplier.
1.375 * 1389 = 1910 calories per day to maintain her weight
Same as before, she uses a standard deficit percentage. She decides she wants to get fit and trim faster (and acknowledges that she has quite a bit to lose to get there), so she opts for a 30%deficit (lowest deficit before muscle loss can become a big problem.)
1919 * .30 = 573
1923 - 573 = 1350 calories per day
Just like John form above, she starts on a lower-carb, insulin resistance "starter" plan, which she does for about 4 weeks. She loses 8 pounds in less than a month, and then decides to increase carbs a bit (to give her some fuel for resistance workouts). She updates her weight and bodyfat % in the "primary fat loss" sheet in the Excel bonus calculator, and goes forward for the next 3 months. She sticks to her calories, gets good rest, and works out consistently...and within 4 months she is down a total of 31 pounds!
She feels amazing, loves her new body, and looks likes she's in her late 30s when she's actually 57. Best of all, she occasionally catches guy nearly half her age doing the "double-take" look as she walks by...and she can't get enough of it! Not bad for a few months on the plan. 
*Note: John and Carol are fictional people, but their stories are based on people using similar plans.4 Rules for Optimal Caloric Success

1. Never eat less than 1200 calories a day. If you eat less than 1200 calories a day, your body will freak out and launch the best tool it's got for preventing death bystarvation: Cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that causes you to retain your fatand cannibalize your muscle in a process called catabolism. You'll lose weight, butyou'll get "skinny-fat," which will leave you looking kind of saggy and dumpy.Eventually, your body will grind your metabolism to a halt and your weight lossefforts will start making you get fat. Sounds counterintuitive, but it's true.
2. Use the deficits below to determine how quickly you want to lose weight:
If you want to lose fat... Maintain a deficit of... Slowly (saves the most muscle)  15% below maintenance/TDEE Semi-Moderately (best starting point if you're no more than 25 lbs. overweight) 20% below maintenance/TDEE Moderately (best starting point if you have more than 25 lbs. to lose, but you're not obese.) 25% below maintenance/TDEE Quickly (this potentially eats into your lean muscle unless you are obese, and is not recommended for people at a healthy weight.) 30% below maintenance/TDEE
3. Do not go past 30% below your daily maintenance/TDEE unless you have 40+pounds to lose. If you go past 30%, you're at a high risk of muscle loss and othermetabolic issues. By the time you get to 50%, you're near starvation levels andmaintaining an unhealthy, potentially dangerous lifestyle. 30% below maintenance isthe bottom level at which it is safe to lose weight - anything beyond that is not onlyineffective and unhealthy, but could actually be counterproductive by causing yourbody to go into starvation mode.a. Note: People who have 40+ lbs to lose and/or are obese don't have to worryabout going too low (as long as it's not below a 50% deficit). As research hasproven, when you have a very large amount of body fat, the body has nochoice but to burn off more of it than it burns off muscle.
4. The more you burn at the gym, the more you get to eat later. If it's the Fourth of Julyand you know you're going to eat an extra hamburger at the barbecue that night, youowe it to your past and future selves, who are working really hard to lose weight, toput in the extra weight at the gym to earn that burger. Just don't go too crazy andthrow yourself out a deficit for the week!
Why You Should Eventually Quit Counting Calories
Here's a secret most fitness models won't tell you: They don't count their calories.
Now, you might be upset, and rightly so, that you just had to learn all about how to count calories if those marble-carved people you see in the magazines don't have to do it.
But we've gotten ahead of ourselves:
Fitness models and body builders don't count their calories because they already know what portions of which foods equal what amount of calories. They've become such pros at counting calories - and have fine-tuned their own diets and meal plans so meticulously - that they can just calculate these things on the fly.
The point of telling you all of this is to give you hope - you only have to maintain that food journal in the beginning of your weight-loss exodus!
If you're eating clean, eating healthy and exercising regularly, you'll eventually learn what foods (and how much of them) you can eat and still stay within your maintenance goals, and then life will get simple again.
The only time you'll have to count calories is when you eat something out of the ordinary, like on a cheat day, and if you've made positive lifestyle changes, you won't have to do that too often.
This is one of the basic lessons we all learn early in life: Nothing good comes easily; if it was easy, you wouldn't value it, anyway.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie Intake"Read the next article about "How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)


February 17, 2019 by Sayan

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For starters, you should know this...
NO matter what anyone, especially any health expert or media personality or Facebook/Twitter superstar tells you...
If you're overweight now and you want to be skinny, fit, and healthy for life, find out how many calories you need per day to maintain weight, and then methodically subtract from that number.
It is the one and only scientifically proven, zero-nonsense method of knowing how much YOUR specific body needs to function at its highest level, day in and day out.
We start by calculating your BMR or your Basal Metabolic Rate.
This is the amount of calories that you burn by just sitting on your butt all day. If you're new to this, you may be shocked but this number is pretty darn high!
And you may think, well my body burns so much in one day...and I'm eating so little, so why am I not losing weight??
Introducing...
5 unusual reasons why 90% of people on a diet fail within the first 90 days (avoid these diet traps and you'll be laughing all the way to a beach-ready body)
1. You're not eating less calories, CONSISTENTLY enough to lose weight.a. Weight loss is a process. It's not a one-and-done thing.b. You need to stick to your calories day after day after day to see results. And if youhalf-ass it by not tracking intake, you don't realize that you're actually eatingmore than you need to for weight loss.c. Personal admission: I'm guilty of this myself. I thought I "had it" during a recentprogram and decided to not count my intake (aka "half-assing" it). In my head, Iwas convinced my foods added up to 2,200 calories a day, which would help melose about . pound per week while retaining muscle. But on Day 4 I decided totrack my intake, and lo and behold, I was eating 2,750 calories. It's that easy toget off schedule, while somehow convincing yourself you're doing OK.2. You haven't made a concentrated effort to reduce inflammation, insulin resistance, and liver clogginga. This will ruin your efforts to lose weight.b. Simply put, if your body is dealing with the deluge of inflammation and insulinproblems, on top of the excess strain placed on an already clogged liver...the lastthing your body is going to do is pay attention to your expanding fat stores.c. Make sure you use a smart diet and exercise plan, like the one in this book, toaddress these issues and take a natural herbal supplement, like InvigorateNOW,for added protection.3. You think you're eating a lot less than you actually are (this has been reproduced incountless studies).a. The truth is we're simply terrible at estimating calorie intake. And this goes bothways.b. Overweight people think they're eating much less than they are, and skinny people trying to gain weight and/or muscle think they're eating much more than they actually are. And they both fail.4. You actually are eating less than you're burning every day, and you ARE losing someweight, but your protein/carb/fat ratios are poorly calculated or non-existenta. As a result, you're losing so much muscle that you still look like you have the same amount of fat on your body as before. (This is "skinny-fat" syndrome.)5. (This one is the best scenario, and surprisingly common) You're actually losing weight, with lots of it being fat (as opposed to muscle), but you're not tracking your results and so you don't realize that you started at 180 for example and that you're now 173....all you see is someone who isn't "super hot" and "fit" yet, and you say "screw it, this isn't working". And then you fall into the trap that a large % of people do.
The truth is there are few people who enjoy counting their calories and macronutrients, but there's no smart way to lose weight and build a lean physique without it.
Luckily, there are some great web sites that help a lot with this (Fitday is probably the best on the Internet and several apps for smartphones and tablets that can lend a helping hand, as well.)
Anyway, let's get to the basics.
A pound of fat has 3500 calories. If you're a regular Joe or Jane, you burn between 1,500 and 2,500 calories per day on basic functions like keeping your blood flowing, your body temperature regulated, and your brain pumping out thoughts. If you're a regular Joe or Jane, you also typically eat a few hundred calories (about 300 based on research) more than you need to maintain your weight.
The good news is you don't actually have to make too drastic of a change to start getting the results that you want. The bad news is, even non-drastic changes can be really hard to make - your body is desperate to hold on to its fat and keep homeostasis at all times, so you've got your work cut out for you when you're trying to lose weight. However, by knowing your optimal calorie and macronutrient intake every day (and keeping a food journal) you'll take out most of the hard work and put yourself on the path to success.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy Mind"Read the next article about "The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie Intake"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy Mind


February 18, 2019 by Sayan

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Now that we've covered the basics of the diet and the "philosophy" surrounding healthy living, here's a bit of a nutrition "crash course".
Introducing...Real Food 101.
To build the best possible body and mind, you need a variety of proteins, carbs, healthy fats, veggies, and fruit.
Protein, carbs, and fat are the three macronutrients that sustain our body and its hundreds of millions of processes, so let's discuss them more in depth.
Part 1: Protein
At its core, dietary protein is put to use and metabolized for energy.
This is accomplished via the all important nitrogen balance in protein. Basically, nitrogenbalance means any loss of protein in the body is matched by an equal intake of dietary protein, so that the quantity in the body is unchanged. And any excess dietary intake above this "nitrogen balance" level is broken down and used to fuel the body.
By these means, protein helps build strength and maintain muscle (once we eat at or above our nitrogen balance level). This is especially important for anyone trying to build a lean, fit physique, but also very important for those who are middle-aged and older. For example, according to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, after the age of 35, we lose .5-1 percent of muscle annually, unless we resistance train and eat adequate protein.
Protein is also known to be the most satiating of nutrients. It can keep us full and help us "weather the storm", especially in a strict diet situation, when fat and carbs would have temporary satiating effects at best. This relates well to the idea of "protein hunger" - in other words, the idea that our bodies have a craving/need for a certain amount of protein, and without that amount, we literally can't function.
This "protein hunger" and associated need for protein is even more telling when we look at case of protein deficiency. Essentially, too little protein intake (as often observed in fasting conditions) causes losses of up to 40 percent of proteins in the liver, kidneys and gut. This drastically impairs their function and can have disastrous effects on internal health, immune system, and risk of mortality.
Looking at it front another perspective, as Sally Fallon explains in her outstanding book,Nourishing Traditions, studies of various traditional cultures show that a moderate protein/moderate-to-high fat diet offers the best bone health, muscle development, and "flawless teeth". Teeth are especially important, since oral health (especially gum health) is a strong predictor of heart disease and overall disease risk.
A study of over 1,000 dentists and their spouses, for example, shows that those with high protein diets had the least health problems and diseases (as measured by the Cornell Medical Index).
And lastly, a nice side benefit of eating protein is its thermic effect, which is higher thancarbs/fat. Estimates show that about 30% of protein calories are immediately burned off during digestion. Combine that with the fact protein will fill you up and help to cut out cravings and hunger, and you have a recipe for drastic improvements fat loss.
Part 2: Fats
I know many of you might jump back when you hear this.
But as I've mentioned many times already, eating fat actually helps fat loss and longevity, contrary to popular belief.
Most people don't know this, but fats are the building blocks of cell membranes. Cellmembranes are the fat (and protein) based structures that surround all cells from the "outside world" (i.e. the rest of the body). And over 50% of cell membranes are made entirely of saturated fat.
Fats are also vital for mineral absorption, various bodily processes, and are carriers of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K. From another perspective, fats are also necessary to properly absorb and utilize various herbs/plant extracts including Turmeric (one of nature's most protective, powerful herbs). This is why I recommend taking Turmeric-based InvigorateNOW capsules with some fats, (such as in the "Nature Blast" shake).
Essentially, without fats entering our body, cell membranes cannot function properly.Additionally, the "panic mode" that results from insufficient fat intake (or "bad fat" intake)signals the body to hold onto as much fat as possible.
This is similar to the phenomenon experienced when well-meaning dieters eat too few calories for too long. In this case, the body goes into semi-starvation mode. Believing that it will continue to be deprived of calories, the body calls it quits and holds onto as much fat as possible.
On the same token, this fat deprivation (and nutrient deprivation, as result) makes it that much easier to eat even one "trigger food" (think cupcakes or cookies or chips) and end up ruining your diet through a massive multi-day binge.
Part 3: Carbs
Carbs are the preferred source of "fuel" for the body.
It's important to maintain a decent amount of these in your diet, and to NOT go below roughly 50-75 grams per day, which will put you into a state called "ketosis".
Ketosis is praised by the non-informed low-carb communities, and it's thought to be the holy grail of quick fat loss. And in certain cases it is.
With one glaring "truth" behind it all.
No matter what people will tell you about being "fat-adapted" or "using ketones for energy" or any other non-proven theory, ketosis works so well because reducing carbs makes you eat tons of fat and protein all day.
And eating tons of fat (and especially protein) all day keeps you very full and satisfied.Additionally, from a psychological standpoint, you feel like you're "eating so much", especially since many of us have been taught that meaty proteins and fat "make you fat".
So as a result of feeling full the whole day and thinking we are eating so much delicious, fatty food, we unconsciously eat much less in total calories than we would otherwise. And we almost always end up in a calorie deficit...meaning we lose weight.
Time and time again, we'll come back to this: Besides eating sufficient protein, which helps remove fat in favor of lean muscle, the MAIN thing to focus on for weight loss is a calorie deficit. Whether you reduce carbs or reduce fat, the deficit has to come either way.
And back to the low-carb community's holy grail of ketosis: reducing carbs so low isTERRIBLE for your body, and may have detrimental effects on your adrenal glands, hormones, and longevity in general. While ketogenic diets can be therapeutic for neurological disorders and the like, it really isn't necessary for the vast majority of us.
And going further, these very low carb diets (known as "VLC diets") miss one very crucial concept that can cause many internal problems.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)"Read the next article about "How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)


February 19, 2019 by Sayan

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Diet Trap #1: A low fat, high refined carb diet
a. Deprives the body and brain of healthy fats which it NEEDS to thrive.1. Omega-3 fatty acids, as most people knows, are CRUCIAL to optimal heart(and brain) health.2. A lesser known need is MCT (medium chain triglycerides) which is found inCoconut Oil. These MCT fats are easily broken down by the body, and immediately converted and used as energy. They are also a good form of relatively "tasteless" calories that can be used to suppress appetite.b. Causes major chronic insulin resistance and inflammation, which are the leadingcausal factors of most major disease1. This is in large part due to high blood glucose spikes that the body cannothandle, and that are not mitigated from adequate amounts of fat (which wouldbe present on a smart nutrition plan)c. Is taken too far to the extreme. Fat is likened to the devil in the minds of manypeople. They avoid it at all costs, and are then surprised when they just don't feelright, their brain is foggy, and their skin, hair and nails look "off". ("Off" as indecaying and/or dead...)1. The "avoid fat" advice also leads to people justifying high amounts of refinedcarbs under the rationalization that "it's low fat so it's good for me".2. Sure if you're eating natural, toxin-free carbs like fruit, rice, potatoes, andquinoa you'll be fine. But eating pretzels, bread (usually made with 20+ ingredients), genetically modified corn and wheat, low-fat snacks made with industrial oils, and other junk just because they're "low fat" is not healthy.
Diet Trap #2: A very low carb, or zero carb, ketogenic diet
a. Can pollute the body with millions of chemicals and toxins if food quality is notaddressed.1. Eating factory-farmed meats, cheeses, and more at mass quantity is NOThealthy.b. Deprives the body of crucial vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and more.1. Smart, temporary low-carb diets DO include intake of numerous veggies andlow-glycemic fruits, but people conveniently forget to eat these. When theprospect of beef, bacon and cheese all day comes into play, making a salad onthe side isn't all that appealing.c. Doesn't address metabolic stress factors.1. In most cases, only general strength training (max of 6-8 reps per set) andoccasional sprints can be sustained well by a low-carb and high-protein diet.2. BUT, intense, metabolically demanding exercises such as Cross Fit workouts,dumbbell and barbell complexes, and circuits are often too stressing on thebody. They are glycogen-depleting activities which need glucose (preferablyfrom carbs) to properly recover.3. Similarly, moderate to intense cardio depletes glycogen and needs glucose(preferably from carbs).i. Glucose can be produced from protein via gluconeogenesis but it is notalways efficient, and is far from being the preferred source of energy for the body and brain. (i.e. instead of forcing the body to convert protein to glucose, why not give it glucose from the start?)4. The body is in a stress-induced, catabolic state following a hard workout, andadequate post-workout nutrition (with carbohydrates for most people) isneeded.i. Without proper post-workout nutrition, it is possible that these no/low carbers are simply prolonging the catabolism/muscle breakdown which occurs via extended cortisol output (cortisol is created as a response to stress, in this case, exercise stress)d. The body gets "used" to eating low/no carbs when done for too long. So when youend up eating higher carb foods, the body doesn't know how to process it efficientlyand some it turns into fat.1. This prolonged/no-carb stage similarly causes insulin resistance because thebody literally "forgets" how to properly intake glucose and the insulin itcreates.2. Note: This is a SHOCKER to even the most devout low-carbers. The body isadaptive, and it changes its internal workings when it notices a prolonged shift --- in this case, it starts resisting insulin, thinking the body will no longer need to digest it. This was probably great in evolutionary times, when a food source might simply drop off the map and the body would have to adapt...but that's not the same as going on a hardcore diet to lose weight, and then eating carbs a year down the road (only to have a damaged insulin response mechanism).i. This is one BIG reason why you'll notice some chronic low-carb dieters never quite get "there" in terms of body composition and overall leanness. Insulin resistance down the road may promote increased fat storage when carbs come back into the game (and justask hundreds of long-living cultures...carbs should definitely come back into the game).
Diet Trap #3: A very low calorie diet, especially with little regard to food quality
a. Possibly the WORST of all diets. Don't get me wrong here -- decreasing calories iscrucial for weight loss.1. But people think low calorie means "eat next to nothing and exercise like amaniac". (this is a recipe for disaster)2. People think it also means "eat anything as long as it's under X amount ofcalories". (this is terrible for your internal health, blood lipids, etc.)3. And people think it means "well I'll just eat this few calories for a few weeksand then it's all over!" (Bad, bad idea. Hello uncontrollable binges anduncontrollable fat gain once you try to eat "normal" again.)b. With the advent of 100 calorie packs, 250 calorie frozen dinners, and more, oursociety is conditioned to think they just have to eat these foods and the pounds willjust disappear (well played, big business)1. The truth is, while these foods may be low in calories, many of them are very tasty and very rewarding, as artificial as they may be. Which means once we have it, it can very easily trigger cravings for other foods (this is the "food reward hypothesis").2. These foods are also very low on the micronutrient scale. This essentially means the foods lack the crucial vitamins and minerals that would otherwise appear in a whole foods diet. Your body and brain crave these vitamins and minerals, and until you have them, you will continue to crave more and more food.3. And assuming you continue to eat processed, nutrient-poor foods, the cravingsare bound to continue until you have far exceeded your calories for the day.4. Also, these foods are full of blood sugar spiking refined carbs (white flour and even wheat flour break down to sugar very quickly), and are packed with industrial seed/vegetable oils (high in toxic Omega 6, which our body needs very, very little of) and partially/fully-hydrogenated oils (the dreaded trans fat that clogs our arteries and cause inflammation, fat gain and disease)
So we've "tore down" all the fad/nonsense diets, and we know that weight loss is all about eating whole foods at a calorie deficit, frequent movement, and natural herbs/ plant extracts to cut out the inflammation/insulin resistance issue...is that all there is longevity and living well??
I'm glad you asked!
Here's where I think most "experts" go wrong.
They say, "eat right, move, take some supplements, and you'll live a happy, long life."
I don't agree.
I believe eating right, moving, and using natural compounds is a huge part of living a happy, long life, and without it, you're definitely putting yourself in danger...but it's not everything.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight Loss"Read the next article about "A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy Mind"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight Loss


February 20, 2019 by Sayan

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I've hinted at this many times already...
But if there's one thing that really "grinds my gears" about the health/fitness industry, it's the whole idea of a miracle solution.
Especially a miracle solution that says "if you just cut out [insert demonized food] or take this [insert stimulant fat burner], all your problems will go away".
Whether it's a diet theory such as low-fat, low-carb, or low-calorie, or an easy quick fix such as a "7 day juice cleanse" or "miracle fat loss drug"...we are flat out being lied to.
We're told that if we just do this ONE THING, all our problems will be solved. (You may also realize that everyone has a different opinion on this "one thing", which happens to be suspiciously in line with the product or idea they are selling. Hmm...)
Well, sorry to break it to you, but welcome to reality.
There is no "ONE miracle solution" for weight loss and longevity...and the closest thing to it is not as much a "miracle solution" as it is a series of proven scientific facts (facts that most people are sadly too lazy to simply consider and apply).
The 1st of these proven scientific facts is based on 200+ years of documented research (read: not 5-10 years of non-clinical "research" like most of these fad diets), and is centered around the LAW (not theory) of thermodynamics.
More specifically, it speaks to Parts I and II of the law of thermodynamics, which speak of the all important "energy flux/energy balance equation". Basically:
          Energy In = Energy Out + Change in Body Stores
This goes back to the main tenet of thermodynamics, being that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. It can't just disappear out of thin air, and therefore has to show up in one way or another.
In the case of weight loss, the difference between energy intake (food intake) and energy output (movement/exercise/thermic effect of food etc.) equals to the change in bodily energy stores. These energy stores refer to the mass in muscle tissue, body fat, etc.
Long story short, the old mantra of calories in, calories out is right for the most part. But it's very important to keep in mind that there are other factors affecting weight loss, which is why you can't just say "Ok if I burn 500 calories a day, 7 days a week, I will lose a pound per week". (3500 calories burned = 1 pound).
These factors are mostly due to fluctuations in water (which can mask true fat loss), the fact that muscle and fat do not use the same energy (and you never burn only fat on a diet), and that the calorie balance equation is constantly shifting.
The shift in the calorie balance equation is a huge factor. And confusion here is one of the reasons people say "Calories in vs. Calories out is BS" (these people and/or fad diets are wrong.)
Take this hypothetical example. Say you burn 1000 calories a day through dieting and working out, 5-7 days a week. At about 5000-7000 calories burned in the week, you would expect to lose close to 2 pounds per week. And off you go, sticking to your diet and working hard, but alas...the week passes and you've only lost .75 pounds. WTF, you say.
Well here's what likely happened. (This is a well-documented example by the way.) If you worked out so intensely burning 500 calories on some days that you ended up sitting on the couch the rest of the day, and moving less than you would otherwise, you have shifted the calorie balance equation.
You see, the "energy output" side of the equation includes energy burned through exercise (TEA - thermic effect of activity), TEF (thermic effect of food), and RMR/BMR (basal metabolic rate or how many calories you burn just by being awake) but also things like SPA/NEAT (spontaneous physical activity/non-exercise activity thermogenesis). Now if you energy intake went up by 500 for the TEA/thermic effect of activity part due to your workout, but DOWN 250 from the SPA/NEAT which refers to general walking or other non-formal exercise...then your net energy output is now 250.
And with a net energy output of 250, you're essentially burning 1750 calories less per week!!And that is why your weight loss is less than you would've expected.
So what's the point of all this?
Well. Don't believe the crap that fad diets will tell you about "calories in vs. calories out" being false. It is part of a proven law of thermodynamics, and just because these hotshot health "gurus" don't understand the intricacies of the equation doesn't make it "false". It just makes it a bit more complicated.
And based on what I've just told you, hopefully it's not as complicated anymore. Just keep in mind that you really do have to burn more calories than you take in to lose weight. And don't expect everything to be perfect on your first shot, and don't get discouraged if your "perfect calorie deficit" for the week brings about less weight loss than you expected. Just keep on working at it, and the pounds will fall off in time.
(FYI: To learn more about this, check out Lyle McDonald's Body Recomposition blog. The man knows his stuff.)
Whew. That 1st part was long.
Moving on.
The 2nd part of this not-so-miracle-solution is based on the fact that insulin resistance and inflammation are hands-down the primary causes of nearly all major modern diseases.
And finally...
The 3rd (and arguably most important) part is based on the fact that people have success on all types of nutrition plans....which means two things:1) Just demonizing carbs, fat, or protein...or meat, bread, or sugar...or whatever is beinghammered on these days, does NOTHING except confuse us and build up FEAR around a certain food. ("Well so and so diet goo-roo says all carbs are the devil, and every time I try to cut out carbs, I crack after a few days. This means I'll never lose weight! Might as well just give up."...and the cycle continues.)2) There must be one commonality between all diets, whether the dieter realizes it or not.This commonality is that every successful diet causes a calorie deficit and pays homage
to the "energy flux/law of thermodynamics" (See The 1st Fact).
To summarize, the closest thing to a "miracle solution" is:
Burn more calories than you take in, without eating so little that you are hungry and destroy your metabolism (and lean muscle tissue) AND take steps to reduce inflammation and insulin resistance for decreased risk of disease, increased fat loss, and a clean, purified body.
Sheesh. I feel like a broken record.
But there really is no way around it!
True health comes from a compressive approach to tackling health problems. It doesn't come from the newest fad diet, and it doesn't come from that fancy new detox plan (I don't care how many celebrities claim they've used it).
Specifically, let's expand on the points from above. And let's expand on the truth behindnutrition in general and most (fad) diets out there today.
Basically, I'm going to give you the No B.S. Lowdown on the Extreme Fat Loss Formula, and how you can use it to be healthy, fit and sexy for life.
This formula is a plan truly made for the 21st century, at a time when modern advances and traditional lifestyles are coming to a clash.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
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Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever Before


February 21, 2019 by Sayan

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Did you know that "nutrient transportation" in the body is handled almost exclusively by two hormones? (At least in relation to fat loss/fat gain.)
Yep -- just two hormones control the significant amount of commands and questions that your brain dishes out to the rest of your body.
Things like:1. Have the cells had enough food today?2. What should we do if the cell can't handle any more of carbs?3. Does the body need more insulin?4. Has this person had enough to eat, or is he still hungry?5. Should we send this food to build up lean muscle or should we store it as fat?
These two all-important hormones are insulin and leptin.
They are "mission critical" in that the body NEEDS them to function properly. Without them, nutrients can't move around internally to refuel your body AND the body can't give our "full" or "hungry" signals to your brain (causing uncontrollable eating).
On this note, these hormones can also run rampant and quickly spiral out of control, setting us up for the horror that we see today: over 70% of the population overweight and/or obese, and dying from various diseases.
Two of the main causes, in addition to chronic inflammation, are insulin resistance (a.k.a. Syndrome X/Metabolic Syndrome), and leptin resistance.
Let's start with insulin:
Insulin is our primary "movement" hormone, in that it moves/shuttles nutrients (like carbs) from our bloodstream into our individual cells. The cells then break down this food into glucose which is the body's main energy source.
Without insulin (as is the case with diabetes to who do not make or use insulin), your body actually end up in a state of starvation since the cells cannot access the food you eat.
So, insulin is great in many cases. BUT, not always.
Insulin becomes a major problem when "insulin resistance" builds up in the cells. Essentially, insulin resistance refers to the fact that over years of eating high carb foods (as a result of people being told to "run away" from fat, and instead eat high-sugar, low fat, processed grains), our cells have become overwhelmed by the constant insulin output.
Overwhelmed to the point that they literally "reject" and "resist" any incoming nutrients.
As a result, you get insulin resistant.
You see, the cells would generally break down the food into glucose, and then would store the nutrients as "glycogen" (a carb-based energy).
And in an ideal world, people would move around frequently and exercise, using up these glycogen stores. Except, this is far from the case these days, when most of us are stuck spending long hours at the office, followed by a (sometimes dreadful) commute home (while sitting down of course), and a high-carb/insulin spiking meal to end the day.
With the cells overwhelmed by insulin, and their constant "rejection" process, the excess food has nowhere to go.
Except for one not-so-friendly place.
---> As a result of insulin resistance, we directly store ANY excess nutrients as fat. This also starts a host of problems, in addition to a seemingly never-ending "feedback loop" of insulin resistance = fat = more insulin resistance.
The process is as follows:
1) Our insulin-resistant cells will not tolerate any amount of carbohydrates.
2) Since we're continuing to pump out insulin any time we eat carbs, though, our cells decide to fight back, and store the excess as fat.
3) As body fat increases, insulin resistance increases even more.
4) Insulin resistance combined with various toxins from our meals, plus environmental toxins, causes system-wide chronic inflammation. This inflammation leads to even more fat storage and weight retention.
5) Even worse, with less nutrients being shuttled into your cells, you stay hungry and/or get hungry soon after a meal.
6) Since you're hungry, you eat even more carbs (that your cells still will not tolerate) and end up causing further fat gain. (If you also eat fat with these carbs, there is a chance that both will be stored as fat.)
7) This process continues to repeat itself, and thereby claims its spot as one of the primary yet underrated causes of obesity and disease in America.
(Note: Protein is known to raise insulin as high as carbs, BUT protein also causes the output of a hormone called glucagon. Glucagon is the opposite of insulin, and it mitigates much of the "spike" and movement that would occur otherwise.)
Extra Tip ---> A very similar process occurs within our liver.
Many carb sources these days are loaded with sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup.
Fructose is a special type of sugar that the body converts into liver glycogen (as opposed to muscle glycogen). The problem here arises when our liver glycogen stores overflow, and we're again not moving around enough to use up the glycogen.
What ends up happening is, the excess fructose cannot be stored in our already-full liver glycogen stores. And since it has nowhere else to go, it's converted into liver fat, which is known to lead to fatty liver disease and various other health problems.
For this reason, it's very important to remove foods with high levels of fructose from your diet.
The only exceptions are if you eat them as a part of "10% junk allotment" for the week OR if you're eating fructose from pieces of whole fruit (dried fruit or fruit juices do NOT count.)
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These insulin-related fat storage cycles are vicious to say the least.
The onset of these issues, along with chronic inflammation, are the primary causes of both obesity and various major modern diseases.
But there's more.
Remember the other hormone I mentioned in the beginning?
Well, that "other hormone" is leptin.
And many prominent researchers are actually linking leptin DIRECTLY to obesity, and are pinpointing leptin resistance to be causing more damage than we ever thought possible.
You see, in addition to your cells becoming very resistant to insulin due to constant highcarb/sugar intake, we often have to deal with fluctuations in output of the hormone leptin.
Leptin is a hormone that is created by your fat cells and "sent out" to tell your brain that you're full. Along with saying "you're full", it goes even further and tells the brain that you need to get rid of body fat. (It just may be the best fat-burning hormone in your body).
The problem is, similar to too much insulin causing insulin resistance, too much leptin causes leptin resistance. The typical American diet bombards the hypothalamus (which is the body's control center) with leptin due to constant "you're full" and "lose some fat" signals.
After a while of these constant signals, the body simply says "enough is enough". It shuts down leptin receptors completely. And going further, it stops telling your brain that you're full and that it's time to burn fat.
This is not good.
By this point, the hypothalamus is also too tired and overworked to regulate or control food intake, which makes dieting and weight loss more difficult than it needs to be.
In any case, as we start eating a healthier, reduced-calorie nutritional profile, this leptinresistance will finally start to fade away. When the resistance fades away (and you become more leptin sensitive), things start to change big time.
For a while, leptin stays high and the body starts receiving the signals to stop eating and burn fat; and so you start burning fat like nobody's business.
Soon, though, leptin levels start to decrease a lot. What's happening is your body fat is dropping quickly and you're eating less than the body is used to. This confuses the body tremendously, and it actually starts to resist the change.
Remember that your body wants to be fat - and in an effort to hold on to that extra fat, the hypothalamus stops burning extra fat. Basically, if you eat too much, you don't make enough leptin, and if you eat too little, you don't make enough leptin. It's all about the balance.
To better understand this, let's look at various scenarios that can impact leptin levels.
Leptin is at its highest (meaning you're getting the "full" signal, but are also resistant to the signal at the same time)...when:1. We are overweight2. We eat too much in general without offsetting food intake via strenuous activity3. We eat too many lectin-containing foods (especially wheat, barley and rye foods)4. We eat too many high fructose foods (think sugary drinks and fake foods), since fructose and leptin resistance may go hand in hand.
Leptin is at its lowest when:1. We start losing weight, and throw the body off the "balance" it's used to2. We restrict calories, and the body is not used to the drastic change in food intake
Unfortunately, restricting calories is an integral part of weight loss. So we can't just say "well if leptin goes down when I restrict calories, I might as well not cut calories!". Relax now. We have ways around this.
Essentially, we have to find a way "around" these issues so that we can cut calories enough to drop weight, without letting leptin drop so low that the body forces itself to stop burning fat.
We'll get into some real-life strategies in the next chapter.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill You"Read the next article about "Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight Loss"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill You


February 22, 2019 by Sayan

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Have you ever been told that red meat causes heart disease?
Or that eggs are high in cholesterol and clog your arteries?
Or the plethora of other "research" around red meat and eggs?
Well, I've heard it all too. And I believed it for the majority of my life.
Until I discovered some very interesting research which finally smacked some sense into me.
Basically I stumbled upon numerous studies that have shown that fat and cholesteroldo NOT cause heart disease. At all.
I referenced some of these earlier in this book. There was the study that followed over 50,000 people for 14 years, which showed zero correlation between saturated fat intake and heart disease. (This study also showed that higher saturated fat intake correlated with lower risk of stroke.)
And also the cholesterol-feeding study which found little correlation between dietary cholesterol (found in eggs, etc.) to blood cholesterol (i.e. HDL/LDL).
And a few other, well controlled, studies which left no room for error or false correlation.Pretty interesting stuff, I must say.
It literally forced me to re-learn everything I had been told over the years. And I'm glad that it did. Because by re-learning everything, and trying a whole new method of eating, I started losing weight easier and faster than ever before.
Not to mention that my blood glucose levels and cholesterol levels improved at my yearly checkup (to the extent that my doctor said, with shock and awe on his face, "This is amazing! What have you been doing differently this year??")
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Let's get to the nitty gritty.
Did you know that 50% of our cell membranes are made up of saturated fat?
On top of that, did you know that saturated fats contain tremendous amount of essential fatsoluble vitamins (A, D, K2 and more) that we need for optimal health? (And no, getting these in synthetic vitamin form, which our body won't properly absorb, does not cut it.)
And...this one may be a shocker, but, did you know that cholesterol is found in our arteries because it's there to SAVE us not destroy us?
This one literally blew my mind.
You see, most "experts" don't realize this, but one of cholesterol's main jobs is to help the body's cells rebuild and repair.
Specifically, it is sent out to patch up very fine cuts in your arterial walls that are caused by chronic inflammation. This low-level, yet system-wide inflammation is now recognized as the leading cause of major diseases.
Without cholesterol there to do its job (which is especially the case when people cut out all fats and use cholesterol-lowering statins, with no past history or heart disease), this inflammation goes unchecked and the body is significantly more prone to disease.
The first step to reverse this problem is to understand the root of chronic inflammation.Essentially, it's a condition that is caused by a myriad of factors, which are all related to our lifestyle habits.
One of the main causes is a toxic diet, that is full of:High sugar
High intake of chemically-laden processed foods
High intake of industrial/seed oils (i.e. fats that are not naturally occurring...more on this later)
High gluten and wheat intake (for those who are intolerant)
High intake of commercially-raised feedlot meat.
Insufficient Omega 3 intake (which decreases production of anti-inflammatory compounds, called eicosanoids)Excessive Omega 6 intake (which increases production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids)
Chronic inflammation is also caused by:Lack of exercise (this also leads to increased insulin resistance, which means more fat gain)Lack of sleep (this ramps up cortisol production...hello belly fat)
Too much stress/no "quiet time" (leads to more cortisol production, and more belly fat)
Poor gut health (your gut is the central point for your immune system, with the vagus nerve directly linking the stomach to the brain. If it's inflamed, you will simply NOT have a well-nourished body and healthy mind)
Basically, there a ton of poor lifestyle habits that end up causing this chronic inflammation, which literally tears up our arterial walls. And this happens every single minute, of every single day.
With the inflammation constantly attacking our cells, the body needs a stopgap measure.
Enter cholesterol.
Our good friend cholesterol comes to rescue to help patch things up.
In normal cases, the cholesterol would stick around for a short while and leave once the inflamed area healed up. But with the never-ending flow of inflammation, new invaders called macrophages come into the mix. Before the cholesterol can "leave" so to speak, these macrophages act on the cholesterol and make them oxidize.
With a constant onslaught of toxins via food and lifestyle habits, these macrophages keep adding up in size and quantity. And with so many of them trying to "take their prize", the cholesterol is quickly oxidized to the point that it's taking up too much space in the artery.
THIS leads to the clogged arteries and lack of proper arterial flow which is known to cause heart disease and other ailments.
And the whole time cholesterol was just doing its job!
Blaming cholesterol for disease is like blaming police on a crime that they showed up to solve.
"Well you were there, so you must've done it".
What kind of logic is that?

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" Diets"Read the next article about "Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever Before"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" Diets


February 23, 2019 by Sayan

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I've found that the people who rant and rave about rules-based diets that lack calorie counting as a "lifelong solution" (or have been very successful losing weight on these plans) are:Loaded up on coffee and stimulants at dangerous levels Suffer from adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, and hormonal imbalances Reintroduce insulin resistance to their cells (this is a well-documented negative with ketogenic/very low carb dieting)Develop an obsessive mentality to cutting out a vilified food group (known as orthorexia nervosa), and end up causing themselves more stress than necessary. Unbeknownst to them, this leads to excess cortisol output (the stress hormone) which is known to increase stomach fat storage and muscle breakdown.
Far from what I would call a "lifelong solution".
Some other "not so great" things:It's not easy to remove all carbs or fat or meat or dairy or one of the hundred other fad diets out there. Rather, it's very easy to fall off these plans and get stuck spinning your wheels for weeks, if not months.When most people inevitably fall off the diet, even for a moment, they don't realize that it's not the end of the world. They just think that they "screwed up once again" and they binge out of anger and self-hatred. This binging puts on more fat via the high calorie intake, but also because cells are more likely to store excess fat anytime a binge lasts more than a day (which is far too often the case with dieters).In other words, if you screw up your diet on a Friday afternoon, do NOT say "ok I'll just start fresh on Monday". That 3 day binge is guaranteed to store a lot of fat, whereas forgiving yourself and starting fresh on Saturday morning will minimize fat gain.When a restrictive diet fails, the dieter still hasn't learned the truth about controlling calories and macronutrient intake. So they end up shit outta luck again, ripe to be fooled by the next fad diet.
I'm not saying this to scare you. I'm saying this because it's true.
I've seen and heard of tens of hundreds of people fall prey to the same problem. Being sold on a diet that restricts a certain food group, seeing a lot of initial progress, and then wondering what happened when they plateau and the proverbial rug is pulled out from beneath.
I've also regrettably gone through many bouts of zero-carb dieting, very-low carb dieting (no more than 75 grams a day), very low fat dieting, and more.
And when it's all said and done, there are only 2 possible outcomes:
1. Learning the fundamentals around nutrition and weight loss, and using them with virtual"oil wells" of success2. Gaining back all the weight lost and then some, and searching for the next shiny new fad diet
I urge you not to be in the latter group. Stick with the truths that you learn here, and use these strategies for LIFE.
Anyone who is successful in ANY endeavor knows that the fundamentals will always work. And in weight loss, the most fundamental truth is that you must burn more calories than you take in, on a consistent basis. Going too high will cause fat gain or a plateau, and going too low will burn up more muscle than fat (giving the "skinny-fat" look) and ruin your metabolic/hormonal processes.
With that being said, I suggest one of the 2 following options (in both options, eat a minimum of 50-75 grams of carbs per day depending on your body size/activity. Smaller body or less activity = less carbs):1. Jump right into calorie control (not too high and definitely not too low) as outlined inChapter 10, or using the bonus Excel calculator.2. Mix both methods. Start by eating well 6 days a week, and having 1 "cheat day" perweek. Spend a minimum of 4 weeks, and a max of 12 on this, and then jump right intocalorie control. (Option 2 is laid out in the "Quick Start Guide")
[Important Note: I have given the "mix both methods" option, since I know many people simply will NOT want to start counting calories right away. This method definitely works and is easy to jump into, but it can get taxing on the body and cause plateaus unless closely monitored. Do not do it for more than 12 weeks without a 1-2 week "diet break". For the best long-term results I would start right away with counting calories and fat/protein/carbs a la Option 1.]
In any case, let's talk more about the "what to do" part.
My main philosophy for weight control AND feeling sane/happy/enjoying some "treats" iscentered around the following:
     Remove as many processed foods as you can, and fill the rest with "outdoor treats"
It took me some time to really get this through my head, but it had to be done.For starters, whether it was low-fat, or sugar-free, or low-carb or whatever other marketing mumbo-jumbo was on the box, if it wasn't a natural food, it HAD TO GO.Anything that had *fake* ingredients got the axe!
I literally threw all the junk out of my cupboard and fridge. This meant all crackers, cookies, soda, bread, pasta, ice cream, chicken nuggets, etc.
And I started from a "blank canvas".
I only kept the simple ONE INGREDIENT FOODS that were in my kitchen. This meant things like frozen chicken/beef/other meat, eggs, olive oil, butter (yes, good ol', delicious butter!), beans, root vegetables and potatoes, rice, etc.!
And I made a pact with myself that I highly suggest you follow too:
Eat as many whole, natural, home-cooked meals as possible, and if, and only if, you are honestly too busy to prepare food, eat outside at some place where you can count calories and protein/fat/carbs. I call these "outdoor treats" since you should be buying them out of the house (meaning there's no junk to binge on inside the house!)
And therein lies one of my personal "secrets" to fat loss.
Kick your own butt as much as you can to cook nutritious meals at home, and if you honestly can't one day? Go to the "big-box" stores that list calories in the store (or if you're ambitious enough, search Google for the store's "Nutrition Facts"). Or go get a junk protein bar (95% of them are filled with unhealthy ingredients). Or hit up some fast food.
I'm serious.
If you don't have a meal prepared, go to McDonalds for all I care (though I seriously try not to, for obvious health/food quality reasons).
But I would much rather you grab junk food (with sufficient protein so you can see attractive, lean muscle when the fat disappears) that you can COUNT AND RECORD, rather than grabbing a tub of pasta or big sandwich at some deli, where you have NO idea how much you're eating.
I see the latter of these situations happen ALL the time, especially in the professional settings. (I've worked in corporate finance for 3+ years).
My coworkers, knowing me as the resident "health nut" will say:
"Hey Sayan, I just had this amazing salad from down the block."
Or:
"Yeah I got some Mediterranean food today. It's really fresh and organic so I know it'll help me lose weight."
Or hundreds of other similar things, primarily based around the MYTH that "just eating healthy" will help you lose weight.
Sorry bucko, but as I've mentioned a few times already, it's just not that simple.
My awesome, yet misinformed, coworkers don't realize that the "amazing salad" contains dressing poured on at the discretion of the salad guy behind the counter. Or that the Mediterranean food contains lots of hummus, rice/pita, and/or meat, which, may technically be "good for you", but cannot be counted and recorded. And thus does not fit with your weight loss goals.
You may have also noticed an interesting phenomenon in most food establishments. The salad guy behind the counter (or food server in general), doesn't seem to exactly like his/her job. Many a time have I said "just give me a few drops of the olive oil" or "put the dressing on the side please", only to have them give me the proverbial "f*ck you" by dousing my salad in probably 5 tablespoons worth of oil (at 140 calories per tablespoon, that's a cool 700 calories of dressing.)
This ruins everything. We already can't count how many calories are in the meal, we don't know how much protein is in the meal, we have no idea how the protein source has been cooked/prepared, and now we have a gazillion calories of oil or dressing to deal with.
No bueno.
Which brings us back to the main point.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your Dreams"Read the next article about "Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill You"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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The #1 ridiculous diet myth pushed by 95% of doctors AND "experts" that is keeping you from the body of your dreams


February 24, 2019 by Sayan

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This refers to the myth that just "eating healthy" and substituting good choices for bad choices is all you need to do to lose weight.
How often do you hear "have brown rice instead of white rice" or "eat chicken breast instead of lean beef" or "just eat organic foods and you'll lose weight"?
I call B.S.
I'd love to know how this "expert" expects Americans to lose weight eating brown rice instead of white rice, when the caloric load is nearly IDENTICAL.
Or how eating chicken breast is any different than lean beef, when the caloric load is nearly IDENTICAL.
Or how eating organic cereal is better than eating regular cereal, when the caloric load is nearly IDENTICAL. (Note: in the case of cereals, as you'll learn later, neither are good from a longevity perspective.)
You get the point.
Calories are numero uno when we're talking weight loss (with carb/fat/protein assortment & food choices being close behind). With food substitution and eating healthy, and any other similar nonsense trumpeted in the media, the dieter is NOT monitoring intake.
And truth be told he/she has no idea what his intake should even be, because none of these "experts" have helped him/her how to figure it out. They just went on talking about healthy foods and not differentiating the weight loss side from the wellness/longevity/everything else side.
The reality is, research definitely does show tremendous benefits in reducing "bad carbs, fats and protein"...in favor of "good carbs, fats, and protein". But a greater percentage of these benefits are on the wellness/longevity side. For the weight loss side of the equation, healthy foods are important, but NOT all the time, and especially not if trying to eat them 24/7 is going to throw us off our diet.
You see, by trying to combine "weight loss" and "wellness/longevity/everything else" 100% of the time, we're cooking up a recipe for guaranteed failure, in addition to stress, misery, tons of confusion, and an alarming, rapidly growing condition known as orthorexia nervosa (obsessive dieting practices, especially in regards to eliminating certain foods or food groups completely).
And in my honest, but accurate, opinion, it's this "all or nothing" approach to weight loss (egged on by media nonsense) that is quickly destroying the American population, and making us heavier and sicker than ever before.
It's even more pressing because by going "all or nothing" and being more likely to fail, we stay overweight and don't receive the plethora of other benefits associated with weight loss.
By "other benefits", I'm referring to the fact that a shockingly large percentage of healthproblems get better or disappear completely with weight loss.
Obesity is the direct or indirect cause of almost all major modern diseases (including heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, Alzheimer's, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, stroke, etc.)
Knowing this is a blessing in disguise. Before worrying ourselves to death over diseases that we have, or may have one day, we now know exactly where we need to focus our efforts.
Weight loss is the #1 goal. All the positive internal and external changes due to the weight loss will travel further down the chain and likely reduce the risk of most other diseases.
And this weight loss can be accomplished by eating well 80-85% of the time, and having "cheat" foods the rest of the time.
In doing this, we reap the majority of health benefits from eating clean, healthy foods to nourish our body and mind AND we lose weight AND we still feel satisfied with occasional indulgences in our favorite foods.
On a personal note, I watched the "weight loss = much more than just weight loss" dynamic unfold right in front of me.
I had always thought my chronic shoulder bursitis and debilitating lower back pain would need surgery or "years of physical therapy" (the latter of which I did, for 5 years, only to see zero progress). I literally thought it would never improve, and I had all but given up on it.
This all changed after I lost about 40 pounds (of my total 76 pounds) and inadvertently took a huge strain off my body and mind.
This tremendous decrease in pressure on my joints, coupled with proper nutrition, a fewsupplements, and some activity ended up doing MUCH more than just making me look and feel better. It actually got rid of my chronic shoulder and back pain, which gave me a whole new lease on life. (On a deeper note: I had suffered from years of chronic depression, anxiety, and poor self-esteem, which had seemed insurmountable in the past. I realized later on that a lot of this had to do with my poor self-image via obesity from a young age. This literally disappeared once I got in shape and started taking better care of myself.)
So, if you're suffering from any sort of anxiety, depression, or self-esteem issues, sit tight because in my experience, weight loss affects MUCH more than just how you look in the mirror.

In any case, now that we've started to rip apart some myths about weight loss, let's talk about the factors that run the show.
It essentially comes down to lifestyle choices (which, for beginners should be very taken slowly and easily. More on this later.)
Specifically it boils down to the "Big Three of Weight Loss":
#1: Smart Nutrition#2: Natural Movement#3: Stress and Toxin Management
Now that's all simple in theory right?
Eat healthy, exercise, and don't smoke, right?
Well...sorta. It's unfortunately not that simple.
You see, for starters, our beliefs around real "nutrition" and eating "right" are completely f'ed up, for lack of a better phrase.
Instead of studying the lifestyle habits of people who've "done it right" for thousands of years (while staying free from obesity and illness)...what do we do?
Well, we (i.e. most Western societies) follow the advice of big corporations, mass media, and uninformed doctors. Most of whom, mind you, have a financial stake in recommending certain nutrition methods and medicines to us.
And with all our advances in modern science, we're still ending up with uncontrollable obesity, early death, and major illnesses, some of which include:
Cancers
Heart Disease
Alzheimer's
Parkinson's
ADD and ADHDDiabetes
We're stuck with these horrific diseases, while many societies have NEVER even *heard* of them. (Remember how some cultures don't even have a word for "cancer" in their vocabulary?)
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When I was starting out (75+ pounds heavier than I am today), I had NO idea how to eat right. I was completely lost amidst different advice coming from every other website, blog, or magazine article.
And you know what? It sucked! I didn't know what was right for me, and I kept going from plan to plan...NEVER seeing any real progress.
Even worse, I hated myself for it.
I saw people all around me, in good shape, or I saw people losing weight easily, andI was sick to my stomach. I did what was supposed to be right, but just couldn't get it. And it left me thinking that I just wasn't "good enough" to be skinny too.
It was far from a happy existence, to say the least.
Have you ever felt that way? Doing everything "right" but then beating yourself up for not seeing results?
Thankfully, this all changed when I stumbled upon the amazing secret of "real food" nutrition (and the traditional cultures who'd been following it).
The best part? It helped me finally cut through the "fog" and B.S. that everyone and their mother yaps about.Let's get into it.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix It"Read the next article about "The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" Diets"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
---
Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix It


February 25, 2019 by Sayan

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If you want to find out how I lost 30 lbs in 90 days, then read on. I did it not by following the advice from the media about what to eat and what not to eat, but by following a specific diet plan that works.
You need to listen to the following VERY carefully. 
You are probably overweight. Maybe even "obese". 
I'm sorry to be brutally honest, but it's likely true. The facts don't lie... 
More than 2/3 of Americans today are overweight. A large portion of that 71% is obese. Prescription medications are the norm (HALF of all Americans are taking at least one). Most seniors are taking at least three. 
If you're lucky enough to not be "on" anything, you know someone who is. 
Why is this the case? 
Why have we "reset" ourselves to accept a drastically lower standard of living? 
Should obesity, chronic illness, and death via major disease really be accepted as a fact of life" or "consequence of old age"? 
Is it really our bad genes that force us to live with a constant need of pills and doctors, and dialysis and pacemakers? 
No, of course not!
It wasn't always this bad. 
There was a time, not so long ago, when most modern diseases were unheard of. 
There was a time when people all around the world, from tens of thousands of societies lived healthily and happily. Free from disease, illness, and unnecessary death. 
Some of these societies didn't even have words for "cancer" or "diabetes" in their vocabulary. 
How was this possible?
How is it that the society we live in today is so rampant with obesity and other deadly illnesses, while others can't describe "cancer" because they don't have to?? 
Well, my friend, it all comes down to realizing that probably 80% of the "news" you see on the internet, TV, radio, etc. about nutrition or exercise is false. 
It all comes from a sick, sad system based on putting the almighty dollar first (and on the internet, the almighty "page views" and "clicks", which bring in millions in advertising revenue).
One article lies that a "7 Minute Workout" is all you need to lose weight and "get lean", whereas anyone who has actually lost a LOT of weight can tell you that smart nutrition is KING. 
Another article repeats the now-disproven lie that "cholesterol and saturated fat cause heart disease"...a claim that major scientific institutions have now published research against. 
(Controlled studies, in which participants ate 2-4 whole eggs daily, found that dietary cholesterol has little effect on blood cholesterol in 75% of the population.1 Additionally, a study following 58,000 men for 14 years on average, found zero association between saturated fat intake and heart disease, and an inverse relationship between saturated fat intake and stroke.2) 
But of course we don't find out the truth. 
We only hear about the stories with shock value. Because after all, would you rather click on (and likely share) an article that says "Spinach is good for you" or an article that says "Eggs are slowly killing you"? Chances are, it's the latter. 
The fact that eggs are NOT slowly killing you doesn't matter in the least. All that matters is some smarty pants editor at (insert any popular website or media outlet) has just pushed your buttons and scared you enough to share an article with no legitimate scientific backing. And he's done his "job" well enough that he's going to look pretty darn good when his article brings in $400,000 of ad revenue for the month. (at your expense of course) 
And as a result, off we go, believing what Yahoo, TV doctors, and other media outlets (including "expert" blogs) tell us about health, instead of listening to the people who've walked the walk, and had real, significant weight loss transformations. 
Off we go working out for 7 minutes a day (and probably burning no more than 80 calories). 
Off we go removing eggs and other sources of healthy fats (and likely replacing them with fat-storing, blood sugar spiking foods). 
And off we go, wondering why the scale won't budge, why the jeans don't fit, and why we keep getting weaker and sicker. 
Well, you've been had. 
We've all been had. 
It's the ugly nature of media, and the ugly nature of money politics. 
Honest Americans click away on flashy "eggs cause heart disease" headlines, and hotshot media executives laugh all the way to the bank, carrying hundreds of millions in ad revenue. 
The "giants" get bigger, while the Average Joe gets the short end of the draw. We are stuck between a rock and a hard place, and more confused than we started. 
Thankfully, that's all about to change. 
Millions of Americans around the country are seeking out the truth and finding answers that are literally transforming their lives.
And you'll find a good amount of those answers in the rest of this book. 
You've picked up a guide that's going to give you the ins and outs on just about everything you need to know to build the body of your dreams, while understanding more about health, fitness, and mind-body wellness than 95% of the population. 
And that's a promise.

Interested in losing weight? Then click below to see the exact steps I took to lose weight and keep it off for good...
Read the previous article about "How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can Too"Read the next article about "The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your Dreams"
Moving forward, there are several other articles/topics I'll share so you can lose weight even faster, and feel great doing it.
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Below is a list of these topics and you can use this Table of Contents to jump to the part that interests you the most.
Topic 1: How I Lost 30 Pounds In 90 Days - And How You Can TooTopic 2: How I Lost Weight By Not Following The Mainstream Media And Health Guru's Advice - Why The Health Industry Is Broken And How We Can Fix ItTopic 3: The #1 Ridiculous Diet Myth Pushed By 95% Of Doctors And "experts" That Is Keeping You From The Body Of Your DreamsTopic 4: The Dangers of Low-Carb and Other "No Calorie Counting" DietsTopic 5: Why Red Meat May Be Good For You And Eggs Won't Kill YouTopic 6: Two Critical Hormones That Are Quietly Making Americans Sicker and Heavier Than Ever BeforeTopic 7: Everything Popular Is Wrong: The Real Key To Long-Term Weight LossTopic 8: Why That New Miracle Diet Isn't So Much of a Miracle After All (And Why You're Guaranteed To Hate Yourself On It Sooner or Later)Topic 9: A Nutrition Crash Course To Build A Healthy Body and Happy MindTopic 10: How Much You Really Need To Eat For Steady Fat Loss (The Truth About Calories and Macronutrients)Topic 11: The Easy Way To Determining Your Calorie IntakeTopic 12: Calculating A Weight Loss DeficitTopic 13: How To Determine Your Optimal "Macros" (And How The Skinny On The 3-Phase Extreme Fat Loss Formula)Topic 14: Two Dangerous "Invisible Thorn" Foods Masquerading as "Heart Healthy Super Nutrients"Topic 15: The Truth About Whole Grains And Beans: What Traditional Cultures Know About These So-called "Healthy Foods" That Most Americans Don'tTopic 16: The Inflammation-Reducing, Immune-Fortifying Secret of All Long-Living Cultures (This 3-Step Process Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Heal Your Gut in Less Than 24 Hours)Topic 17: The Foolproof Immune-enhancing Plan That Cleanses And Purifies Your Body, While "patching Up" Holes, Gaps, And Inefficiencies In Your Digestive System (And How To Do It Without Wasting $10+ Per "meal" On Ridiculous Juice Cleanses)Topic 18: The Great Soy Myth (and The Truth About Soy in Eastern Asia)Topic 19: How Chemicals In Food Make Us Fat (Plus 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food Supply)Topic 20: 10 Banned Chemicals Still in the U.S. Food SupplyTopic 21: How To Protect Yourself Against Chronic Inflammation (What Time Magazine Calls A "Secret Killer")Topic 22: The Truth About Buying Organic: Secrets The Health Food Industry Doesn't Want You To KnowTopic 23: Choosing High Quality FoodsTopic 24: A Recipe For Rapid Aging: The "Hidden" Compounds Stealing Your Youth, Minute by MinuteTopic 25: 7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow AgingTopic 26: The 10-second Trick That Can Slash Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Mortality By 37% (Most Traditional Cultures Have Done This For Centuries, But The Pharmaceutical Industry Would Be Up In Arms If More Modern-day Americans Knew About It)Topic 27: How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital OrgansTopic 28: The Simple Detox 'Cheat Sheet': How To Easily and Properly Cleanse, Nourish, and Rid Your Body of Dangerous Toxins (and Build a Lean Well-Oiled "Machine" in the Process)Topic 29: How To Deal With the "Stress Hormone" Before It Deals With YouTopic 30: 7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your "Stress Hormone" In Its Tracks)Topic 31: How To Sleep Like A Baby (And Wake Up Feeling Like A Boss)Topic 32: The 8-step Formula That Finally "fixes" Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested (If You Ever Find Yourself Hitting The Snooze Every Morning Or Dozing Off At Work, These Steps Will Change Your Life Forever)Topic 33: For Even Better Leg Up And/or See Faster Results In Fixing Years Of Poor Sleep, Including Trouble Falling Asleep, Staying Asleep, And Waking Up Rested, Do The Following:Topic 34: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 35: Part 1 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 36: Part 2 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 37: Part 3 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 38: Part 4 of 4: Solution To Overcoming Your Mental Barriers and Cultivating A Winner's MentalityTopic 39: How To Beat Your Mental Roadblocks And Why It Can Be The Difference Between A Happy, Satisfying Life And A Sad, Fearful Existence (These Strategies Will Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity And Show You How To Fulfill All Your Dreams)Topic 40: Maximum Fat Loss in Minimum Time: The Body Type Solution To Quick, Lasting ResultsTopic 41: If You Want Maximum Results In Minimum Time You're Going To Have To Work Out (And Workout Hard, At That)Topic 42: Food Planning For Maximum Fat Loss In Minimum TimeTopic 43: How To Lose Weight Fast If You're in Chronic PainTopic 44: Nutrition Basics for Fast Pain Relief (and Weight Loss)Topic 45: How To Track Results (And Not Fall Into the Trap That Ruins 95% of Well-Thought Out Diets)Topic 46: Advanced Fat Loss - Calorie Cycling, Carb Cycling and Intermittent FastingTopic 47: Advanced Fat Loss - Part I: Calorie CyclingTopic 48: Advanced Fat Loss - Part II: Carb CyclingTopic 49: Advanced Fat Loss - Part III: Intermittent FastingTopic 50: Putting It All Together
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Why Turmeric Powder Is USELESS...


February 02, 2016 by Sayan

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If you're like most health-conscious Americans, you've heard of Turmeric.

It's a pungent yellow spice, used frequently in India (and some East Asian cultures.)

And it's been around for THOUSANDS of years.

It's one of the best known herbs in Ayurveda (India's ancient healing system)...and was used as an ancient remedy for everything from healing sores to boosting stomach & liver health to relieving pain.

And, it was featured by a VERY famous T.V. Doctor who I'm sure you've heard of.

Because of this, for years Americans have been:

- cooking with Turmeric powder
- drinking Turmeric tea,
- using Turmeric (and olive oil) as hair shampoo
- taking Turmeric supplements
- and much more

Which is why I hate to break it to you but...it is absolutely USELESS as is!

TV personalities, so-called "experts", and bloggers just love to say things like "sprinkle some Turmeric into your food...it's the simplest way to get all its benefits!"

Sorry buddy, but that's not how it works.

Sure if you use Turmeric in your cooking because it tastes good, that's fine...but don't think it's magically making you healthy. You see...

Nearly 100% of the medicinal benefits of Turmeric come from one of its compounds called "Curcumin".

Curcumin and its health benefits make up JUST 3% of Turmeric powder.

You would have to consume 16,500 milligrams of Turmeric every single day to get the minimum effective dose of Curcumin from simple Turmeric powder!

This is fine if you grew up in India or Japan, and your mom sprinkled heaps of Turmeric into your meals every day, 3x a day, since you were 5 years old.

(And yes, that's why scientists think India has such a low Alzheimer's rate -- because they've eaten Turmeric in large quantities every single day for most of their lives).

But if you live here in America, or really anywhere except India or Okinawa, Japan (where daily cups of Turmeric tea is a part of life)...you're out of luck!

The only way to get the TRUE medicinal benefits of Turmeric is to use highly-concentrated extracts of the main active compound Curcumin.

Based on scientific studies, you need at least 500mg of Curcumin supplements (NOT regular Turmeric supplements) daily to see real health benefits (and up to 8 grams per day in some studies -- though that would likely cause stomach upset).

However...

You can't just use any Curcumin supplement :(

Research shows that unfortunately only 3-4% of Curcumin you ingest is absorbed after making it through your digestive system.

The other 96-97% is wasted.

The only way to make Turmeric/Curcumin work properly -- again scientifically-proven -- is to add a proportional dose of Black Pepper extract to your dose.

95% of companies selling Curcumin do NOT do this.

Which means 95% of Curcumin supplements out there are literally useless .

If you're thinking this is getting a little crazy, you're right.

And unfortunately I'm not done yet.

Any ethical supplement company will also tell you that most Curcumin health benefits are currently NOT backed by human, double-blind clinical studies (the gold standard in scientific research). Instead...

Typical, ineffective Curcumin supplements are based on animal (NOT human) research and one-sided studies.

Now I don't know about you...but I don't feel safe being compared to a lab rat.

In some cases, mice studies are a necessity, but the reality is YOU ARE NOT A MOUSE.

Just because something works on a mouse does NOT mean it will work on you.

That's why ANY supplement you buy should be backed by HUMAN research with double-blind studies (where neither the researcher nor study volunteer knows who was given the study extract, and who was given a placebo).

Which brings us down to my favorite Curcumin extract of all time...

One that has been recommended by doctors and scientists across the globe, studied in the highest of high-level Universities, and more.

It's called Curcumin C3 Complex...and it's featured in a mind-blowing 34 HUMAN CLINICAL STUDIES AND 72 RESEARCH PAPERS.

It's the "creme de la creme" in Curcumin supplements.

And it pairs perfectly with BioPerine (the best Black Pepper extract out there, scientifically proven to increase the absorption and half-life of Curcumin C3 by a whopping 2000%).

Curcumin C3 & Bioperine itself are quite expensive, averaging $25-$30 per month on Amazon.

(What INFURIATES me is a few unethical companies on Amazon are selling Curcumin C3 by itself, without BioPerine -- basically an ineffective product -- for an insulting $39).

You could get it on Amazon, and it should help with your health issues (especially with supporting healthy blood sugar and blood pressure, inflammation and joint health, digestive support, and more).

But what if you could get these same highly-effective Curcumin C3 & BioPerine extracts...along with 15 MORE ethically-researched, effective herbs...all targeted towards getting you a slimmer, sexier bodythan you could with diet and exercise alone? Is that something you'd be interested in?

If your answer is "yes", then you'll LOVE the newly-improved formula I'm about to share with you. Because now you can...

So, forget about ineffective Turmeric pills...

Forget about products based on mice studies...and...

Forget about un-scientific solutions to your most pressing health concerns...

Instead, use Curcumin C3 and other well-researched herbs & vitamins...so you can get in better shape, look great, and feel amazing, all for less than a cup of coffee. Here it is...

==> A new powerful daily "ritual" that targets achy joints & melts belly fat (start this Monday)

Enjoy!
Sayan

P.S. In the case of Curcumin vs. Modern Medicine, there are some very interesting findings. In particular, Curcumin has been studied for effectiveness against ALL of these drugs:

Of course, this doesn't mean you should stop taking those drugs if you are on them currently, and don't take this to mean Curcumin will cure, treat or prevent anything. I'm not here giving you medical advice, and the full research isn't there yet anyway.

But I am saying you should understand the potential power of natural herbs when used daily.

And while future research may show Curcumin to be a bust (unlikely, but definitely possible), the current and past research paints an interesting picture.

It's getting late here, so I'm going to sign off. But I hope this was helpful.

And if you aren't already taking Curcumin C3 & Bioperine in a way that also targets your stubborn belly fat then get started here:

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7 Common Sense Ways to Have Uncommon Peace of Mind (or How To Stop Your “Stress Hormone” In Its Tracks)


January 02, 2015 by Sayan

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1.       Don't "find time" for sleep. Make time for sleep. You may have always said, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." What you should have known was, "If I don't sleep, I'll be dead." Sleep is incredibly important to reducing cortisol levels, disease risk, promoting healthy weight and a host of other essential functions your body performs.

a.       You should be getting a minimum of 7 hours a night, and a maximum of 9 (studies have shown that sleeping past nine hours a night is actually harmful to your long term health, although scientists haven't pinpointed exactly why, yet.)

b.       Note: if you have trouble falling asleep and/or are sleeping poorly, your cortisol levels are probably out of whack. This is very common with busy, stressed people. Instead of the cortisol spike in the morning as nature intends, their cortisol levels are low in the morning (cue the cranky, “I don’t want to go to work” feeling), and high at night (making it hard to fall asleep). Sounds familiar?

2.       Use an alarm like Sleep Cycle to wake up when during your lightest phase of sleep. Sleep Cycle (get it on your smartphone) measures your body's movement during the night and detects when you enter different phases of sleep. It's easiest (and lowest-stress) to wake up to an alarm when you're in the lightest phase of sleep, so you set a "range" of time for the app (so you still wake up with enough time to get ready for the day). It will then detect your brain waves, figure out when you’re in your lightest sleep phase, and wakes you up then.

3.       Exercise consistently, but no more than 60-75 minutes on any day (including warm­ups). When you have a workout routine that incorporates strength training and cardiovascular exercise, you build muscle, increase your brain's creation of new serotonin and dopamine receptors (thereby reducing your anxiety and risk of depression) and help to use up energy unleashed by your already­high cortisol levels. By releasing extra tension through a workout, you also feel better and make your body less apt to flood your bloodstream with stress hormones. You’ll also sleep like a baby the night of a hard workout.

4.       Meditate (or pray). Taking time to really focus on staying calm and relaxed, and to think about all of the blessings and kindness in your life can have a wonderful impact on your overall well­being. It's also one of the most effective methods out there for relieving your high cortisol levels. If you don't have much experience with meditation, it's okay – there are many helpful and secular guided meditation videos on YouTube or around the Internet you can use to get started. The best times to meditate are in the morning, just before bed or any time during the day you're feeling particularly stressed out or anxious. Take some time, find your center, rediscover how good it feels to be grounded in the present moment, and feel your stress slip away from you.

a.       A “companion” to meditation, or even replacement if you’re not ready yet to meditate, is a journal where you record 3 “wins” for the day and 3-5 things to get done the next day. This is one of my “secrets” to massive productivity/GSD (getting sh*t done).

5.       Eat a protein-rich breakfast. When you wake up, you're generally in a catabolic state, because your body is fasting. This doesn’t mean your body is breaking down all your muscle, but it does mean your body may not function at 100%. When you're eating breakfast, though, you're breaking the fast – hence the name of the meal – and doing so with a healthy, protein­rich breakfast gets your energy levels higher, faster.

a.       If you’re doing intermittent fasting (“IF” for short; we’ll discuss this later), I would definitely have the morning cup of coffee (with some MCT oil or butter/cream) so you’re not a walking corpse all morning.

i.       Even most cultures or religions that fast have small, light meals throughout fasts. So don’t think you have to be a Spartan and starve yourself just because it’s called a “fast”.

6.       Grab a nap. If your schedule allows it, skip the afternoon coffee/energy drink/soda and take a power nap instead – 15­20 minutes is all you need to start feeling the benefits.

7.       Reduce your alcohol intake. You shouldn't be drinking much if you're trying to lose weight and get healthy anyway, but alcohol also causes major problems for your stress levels. Don't exceed a single beer/glass of wine/1 oz. serving of liquor per day. This is one of the major causes of slow, or no, weight loss even on a perfect plan. We just don’t realize that what we “think” is 1 glass of wine is actually 3 glasses of wine. So, have a max of 1 oz. shot of liquor, a 5 oz. glass of wine, or 12 oz. can of beer, and make sure you count it in your daily calories. (Or just get super serious and cut it out all together!)

Bonus point: Cut out electronics within 1-2 hours before sleep. Instead, train your mind to get into “sleep mode” by reading taking a bath, just relaxing, or reading some fiction (non-fiction gets you thinking and making plans before bed, which won’t help you fall asleep). I’ll admit, I’m not great at following this rule, but when I do it successfully even for a few nights, I sleep like a baby.

Besides these strategies, there is ONE thing you should do to resolve the biggest source of stress in our lives - staying at a healthy fit, weight. Do solve that, make sure you do this...

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How To Reduce The #1 Cause of Rapid Aging


November 02, 2015 by Sayan

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You may not know this, but the #1 factor in aging a compound ironically known as AGEs -- an acronym for Advanced Glycation End-Products.

AGE compounds are formed in our bodies by a chemical reaction between sugars and proteins. When you have too many AGEs in your bloodstream, they damage nearly every tissue and organ in your body.

Not surprisingly, high levels of AGE compounds are found in folks afflited by nearly every major disease from diabetes to heart disese to kidney failure to Alzheimers, autoimmunie disease, cancers, and more. And excessive levels of AGEs are well known to cause rapid aging.

The good news is by making a few simple tweaks to your diet and lifestyle, you can reduce AGE compounds so much that you may even add years to your life. Here's are 7 ways to get started...

1.     Eat real food.

a.     Processed foods usually have all of their fiber stlean out of them and are very soft, meaning that your body breaks them down quickly – and uses them quickly, too.

b.     Processed foods also generally have sugar (which binds to proteins to create AGEs) added to them to make them taste better – and boy, are some processed foods delicious as a result! They taste good now, but God forbid you ever get sick when you’re older – you’re going to wish you’d eased up on the GoGurt and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

2.     Stay away from anything that comes packaged with more than 1 INGREDIENT. Yes I’m serious. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but for the most part you will be much better off if you eat foods in their natural, singular form.

a.     Chicken? From chemical/hormone­free pastures...1 ingredient. GOOD

b.     Beef? From pastured­raised cattle....1 ingredient. GOOD

c.     Chicken Nuggets? Made in a factory. Upwards of 20 ingredients and tons of allergens, chemicals, and “mechanically separated chicken”. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

d.     Hot Dogs? Made in a factory. Bare minimum of 5 ingredients, but usually many more. Heavily processed and full of chemicals, fillers, etc. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

e.     Rice? Made in Rice Paddies....1 ingredient. GOOD

f.     Beans/Lentils? Grows Naturally in Plants...1 ingredient. GOOD

g.     100% Whole Wheat Bread? Made in a factory. Anywhere from 5­35 ingredients....AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

1.     Eat as much as you cook in a broth or soup — or eat steamed, boiled, or raw.

a.     There are tons of delicious slow­cooker recipes out there, and many more soups, stews, porridges and other dishes that don’t require you to brown the proteins of the food you’re eating.

b.     The ancillary benefits of eating raw vegetables, fish (or even beef tartare) are many – you don’t soften your food, so your body takes longer to digest it, and you don’t cook any nutrients or enzymes out of your food.

c.     Also, you can significantly lower natural inflammation in your muscles, joints and organs by eating more vegetables and un­browned proteins and less anti­nutrient laden grains like corn, wheat, and processed flours.

d.     Note that the raw veggies we discussed earlier (that are unsafe to eat raw) should be steamed, boiled, or cooked on low heat with a fatty substance like coconut oil or butter to allow for proper absorption of nutrients.

2.     Eat less sugar.

a.     If you’re currently consuming large amounts of sugar – whether through your food (candies, baked goods, too much fruit, etc.) or through beverages (soda pop, juice, beer and wine) – you’re taking in too much sugar, and your body is being forced to produce too many AGE products.

b.     Your body will use as much sugar as it can for energy, but at some point, it won’t be able to use the rest.

c.     These free­floating sugars in your bloodstream will find themselves a nice, unassuming protein to latch on to and turn into an AGE product. This is in addition to the fact that extra sugar that cannot be used for energy is likely to be stored entirely as fat.

3.     Eat fewer carbohydrates. Carbohydrates – even whole grains – are broken down into sugar by your metabolism.

a.     Your body will however much carbohydrate it can and the rest will turn into fat and/or attack your proteins.

b.     On a somewhat relieving note, the more complex a carbohydrate, the longer it takes your body to digest it.

c.     Because these carbohydrates break down slowly, it gives your body a chance to use them as energy as they become available (assuming you’re active), which will produce less waste AGE products.

4.     Drink less coffee or swap it completely for tea. Yes, it’s hard to believe anyone could suggest this, but it’s true (especially me...I LOVE coffee). Coffee is roasted. At a high heat. Which means it’s loaded with AGE products.

a.     If you’re also the type of person that adds in AGE­loaded creamer, milk and/or sugar, then for you, “the best part of waking up” may actually be a steaming cup of poison.

b.     For starters, drink your coffee black! I personally am a walking zombie without coffee, so I have 1 cup in the morning and make sure I don’t add any sugar or allergy-inducing milk. Besides the benefits of less AGEs, one cup of “clean” black coffee ensures that I’m not adding unnecessarily to my waistline. (I’ll occasionally mix with coconut oil and/or grass­fed butter if I’m fasting in the morning.)

c.     On the same token, have ONLY 1 cup a day, just in the morning to get you going. The rest of the day, drink one of the many varieties of tea. You’ll still get some caffeine, but you won’t be pumping yourself full of AGEs (and furthering your caffeine addiction).

d.     I personally used to have upwards of 3 cups a day, but I now feel much better, relaxed, and focused with 1 morning cup and then 1-2 healthy cups of tea. Try it for yourself...it works.

e.     Make the switch to green tea All teas are generally healthy for you, but green tea has tons of added benefits. Not only is it a well-known superfood (it seems like scientists are discovering something amazing about green tea every other week), it’s also an excellent natural fat-burner.

i.     Best part? It’s been shown that green tea slows your body’s naturalglycation process, which means you create less AGEs during your metabolic process.ii.     There’s green tea leaf extract in the InvigorateNOW supplement so you should be covered...but extra green tea can’t hurt, and it tastes awesome, so go for it!5.     Avoid food cooked on high heat. I’ll admit, BBQ chicken, wings, and cajun-blackened Salmon are some of life’s greatest pleasures. But food cooked at that high of a heat – anything seared, blackened, braised, etc. – is overflowing with AGE products.

Have these only on special occasions (in other words, when your mom makes BBQ chicken and you haven’t seen her in 3 months, eat the chicken!). The rest of the time, cook with water­based methods and you’ll be fine.

a.     Cook food low and slow. You don’t have to give up cooked meat! Here’s the thing to remember: Higher temperatures will create more AGE products, and lower temperatures will create less.

b.     There’s no “magic number” of AGE products you should or shouldn’t eat – you should just be doing your best to lower the amount you take in, as much and as often as possible.

c.     Whenever possible, bake meats at a lower heat with some water in the pan, rather than broiling or pan­frying in high heat.

d.     Use water as a medium. AGEs will not be created when you cook with water.i.     Try various stews, curries, soups, and moreii.     Pro-tip: There are tons of delicious Thai and Indian recipes that are cooked in either water or coconut milk. The liquids should help drastically cut out AGE formation.

e.     Learn to eat your steaks rare or medium-rare (this means they’ve been cooked to a lower temperature, and I personally think this tastes better anyway) rather than ordering it “well done.”

Here’s the bottom line...

If you EAT REAL FOOD, keep the amount of high­heat cooked foods in your diet low, and the amount of liquid­based foods high, you’re unlikely to be taking in dangerous levels of AGE products.

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7 Steps To Reduce AGEs and Slow aging


October 02, 2015 by Sayan

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1.     Eat real food.

a.     Processed foods usually have all of their fiber stlean out of them and are very soft, meaning that your body breaks them down quickly – and uses them quickly, too.

b.     Processed foods also generally have sugar (which binds to proteins to create AGEs) added to them to make them taste better – and boy, are some processed foods delicious as a result! They taste good now, but God forbid you ever get sick when you’re older – you’re going to wish you’d eased up on the GoGurt and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

2.     Stay away from anything that has comes packaged with more than 1 INGREDIENT. Yes I’m serious. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but for the most part you will be much better off if you eat foods in their natural, singular form.

a.     Chicken? From chemical/hormone-free pastures…1 ingredient. GOOD

b.     Beef? From pastured-raised cattle….1 ingredient. GOOD

c.     Chicken Nuggets? Made in a factory. Upwards of 20 ingredients and tons of allergens, chemicals, and “mechanically separated chicken”. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

d.     Hot Dogs? Made in a factory. Bare minimum of 5 ingredients, but usually many more. Heavily processed and full of chemicals, fillers, etc. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

e.     Rice? Made in Rice Paddies….1 ingredient. GOOD

f.     Beans/Lentils? Grows Naturally in Plants…1 ingredient. GOOD

g.     100% Whole Wheat Bread? Made in a factory. Anywhere from 5-35 ingredients….AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

1.     Eat as much as you cook in a broth or soup — or eat steamed, boiled, or raw. a.     There are tons of delicious slow-cooker recipes out there, and many more soups, stews, porridges and other dishes that don’t require you to brown the proteins of the food you’re eating.

b.    The ancillary benefits of eating raw vegetables, fish (or even beef tartare) are many – you don’t soften your food, so your body takes longer to digest it, and you don’t cook any nutrients or enzymes out of your food.

c.     Also, you can significantly lower natural inflammation in your muscles, joints and organs by eating more vegetables and un-browned proteins and less anti-nutrient laden grains like corn, wheat, and processed flours.

d.     Note that the raw veggies we discussed earlier (that are unsafe to eat raw) should be steamed, boiled, or cooked on low heat with a fatty substance like coconut oil or butter to allow for proper absorption of nutrients.

2.     Eat less sugar.

a.     If you’re currently consuming large amounts of sugar – whether through your food (candies, baked goods, too much fruit, etc.) or through beverages (soda pop, juice, beer and wine) – you’re taking in too much sugar, and your body is being forced to produce too many AGE products.

b.     Your body will use as much sugar as it can for energy, but at some point, it won’t be able to use the rest.

c.     These free-floating sugars in your bloodstream will find themselves a nice, unassuming protein to latch on to and turn into an AGE product. This is in addition to the fact that extra sugar that cannot be used for energy is likely to be stored entirely as fat.

3.     Eat fewer carbohydrates. Carbohydrates – even whole grains – are broken down into sugar by your metabolism.

a.     Your body will however much carbohydrate it can and the rest will turn into fat and/or attack your proteins.

b.     On a somewhat relieving note, the more complex a carbohydrate, the longer it takes your body to digest it.

c.     Because these carbohydrates break down slowly, it gives your body a chance to use them as energy as they become available (assuming you’re active), which will produce less waste AGE products.

4.     Drink less coffee or swap it completely for tea. Yes, it’s hard to believe anyone could suggest this, but it’s true (especially me…I LOVE coffee). Coffee is roasted. At a high heat. Which means it’s loaded with AGE products.

a.     If you’re also the type of person that adds in AGE-loaded creamer, milk and/or sugar, then for you, “the best part of waking up” may actually be a steaming cup of poison.

b.     For starters, drink your coffee black! I personally am a walking zombie without coffee, so I have 1 cup in the morning and make sure I don’t add any sugar or allergy-inducing milk. Besides the benefits of less AGEs, one cup of “clean” black coffee ensures that I’m not adding unnecessarily to my waistline. (I’ll occasionally mix with coconut oil and/or grass-fed butter if I’m fasting in the morning.)

c.     On the same token, have ONLY 1 cup a day, just in the morning to get you going. The rest of the day, drink one of the many varieties of tea. You’ll still get some caffeine, but you won’t be pumping yourself full of AGEs (and furthering your caffeine addiction).

d.     I personally used to have upwards of 3 cups a day, but I now feel much better, relaxed, and focused with 1 morning cup and then 1-2 healthy cups of tea. Try it for yourself…it works.

e.     Make the switch to green tea All teas are generally healthy for you, but green tea has tons of added benefits. Not only is it a well-known superfood (it seems like scientists are discovering something amazing about green tea every other week), it’s also an excellent natural fat-burner.

i.     Best part? It’s been shown that green tea slows your body’s natural glycation process, which means you create less AGEs during your metabolic process.

ii.     There’s green tea leaf extract in the InvigorateNOW supplement so you should be covered...but extra green tea can’t hurt, and it tastes awesome, so go for it!

5.     Avoid food cooked on high heat. I’ll admit, BBQ chicken, wings, and cajun-blackened Salmon are some of life’s greatest pleasures. But food cooked at that high of a heat – anything seared, blackened, braised, etc. – is overflowing with AGE products. Have these only on special occasions (in other words, when your mom makes BBQ chicken and you haven’t seen her in 3 months, eat the chicken!). The rest of the time, cook with water-based methods and you’ll be fine.

a.     Cook food low and slow. You don’t have to give up cooked meat! Here’s the thing to remember: Higher temperatures will create more AGE products, and lower temperatures will create less.

b.     There’s no “magic number” of AGE products you should or shouldn’t eat – you should just be doing your best to lower the amount you take in, as much and as often as possible.

c.     Whenever possible, bake meats at a lower heat with some water in the pan, rather than broiling or pan-frying in high heat.

d.     Use water as a medium. AGEs will not be created when you cook with water.

i.     Try various stews, curries, soups, and more,

ii.     Pro-tip: There are tons of delicious Thai and Indian recipes that are cooked in either water or coconut milk. The liquids should help drastically cut out AGE formation.

e.     Learn to eat your steaks rare or medium-rare (this means they’ve been cooked to a lower temperature, and I personally think this tastes better anyway) rather than ordering it “well done.”

Here’s the bottom line...

If you EAT REAL FOOD, keep the amount of high-heat cooked foods in your diet low, and the amount of liquid-based foods high, you’re unlikely to be taking in dangerous levels of AGE products.


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I’m back — still alive ;)


February 18, 2015 by Sayan

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I am back in the states now after a whirlwind trip through India.

I actually returned last week but have been battling a bad stomach bug and overall fatigue...

(This is what happens when you eat super spicy food against everyone's warning AND travel through 4 cities, 6 flights, multiple motor boats and :gasp: rowboats, and 15 "events"/plans....all in just 12 days.)

I'm also just getting over the fact that my group and I almost died :/

We were on a "night safari" through the Sunderban Tiger Reserve (part of the ginormous Sunderman Mangrove Forest near Calcutta, India)...

...and the river we were rowing on narrowed into a tiny little stream, out of nowhere.

Next thing we know we were slogging through the dense, thick mangrove forest, and literally pushing off trees to get leverage/speed.

And then we got stuck :(

Stuck in the middle of a forest full of Bengal Tigers, Crocodiles, poisonous Cobras and god knows what else.

So much for a quiet night.

Anyway, our boat was stuck for a good 15 minutes before our captain jumped out of the boat and hung onto the trees while pushing the boat free.

But we weren't done yet...

There was another 20+ minutes of rowing through this narrow stream at an increasingly slower rate.

It got so bad that the captain starting praying "Hare Krishna" as loud as possible.

Apparently the loud noises would let the tigers know there was human activity nearby...hopefully making them stay away and not eat us alive!

Fun stuff ;)

Anyway, the good thing is we made it out alive...

And the rest of the trip was a blast.

Most importantly I saw ALL of my family from India (yes there are many of them...grandpa, cousins, aunts/uncles, you name it)...after 7+ years without visiting :(

And now I'm back and ready to get you some KILLER fat loss & longevity tips and tricks.

I had planned on writing you daily or at least 3x a week while I was abroad...but due to a jam-packed schedule and hard-to-find internet connections that did not happen as planned.

Sorry about that!

Moving on...

Today I want to quickly remind you of the 3 most important steps to follow for rapid fat loss.

(I know how confusing it can be when everyone is telling you something different. So I'm going to break this down to steps that simply WORKED for myself and multiple InvigorateNOW clients)

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Fat Loss Success Step 1: Use Strategic Carb Cycling

==> Simply eat lower carbs on rest days or light cardio days...and eat moderate/high carbs on your heavy workout days. You can make this even simple by doing 3 low-carb days followed by 1 high carb, followed by 3 low carb days, etc.

==> Men should eat about 75 grams of carbs on their low carb days and women about 50g (about 1 cup of rice).

==> On moderate/high carbs days, bump this to about .75-1 gram per lb of bodyweight. So if you weigh 200 lbs, on your "high carb days" you'll eat 150-200 grams of carbs (on the higher end if male, lower end if female)

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Fat Loss Success Step 2: Use Metabolic Burst Workouts

==> Burst workouts are bodyweight interval style workouts or circuit workouts. Basically work out hard and FAST. You'll want to do intense workouts that get your heart pumped, supercharge your metabolism, burn lots of fat...and you want these to last no more than 15-20 minutes

==> I usually do 15-20 reps of each of these exercises in a circuit (no rest between exercises)...rest 1 minute after, and repeat 3-4x.

==> My favorite exercises are pushups or knee pushups, squats, chair dips (if my shoulders feel OK), total body extensions, and mountain climbers. Add a 60-second plank hold to the end of each circuit.

==> I also add in 50-75 light reps of Ketllebell swings, and 2 sets of 10-15 Kettlebell shoulder presses...you can do the same if you have kettlebells or dumbbells at home

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Fat Loss Success Step 3: Use Science-Backed, All-Natural Supplements

==> Reduce the 3 hidden fat triggers with a smart supplementation protocol

==> I'm biased of course, but based on our research and experience, the must-haves are InvigorateNOW Full Spectrum Fat Loss, InvigorateNOW Probiotic Power, InvigorateNOW Omega Miracle TG (natural fish oil), as well as a protein shake source.

==> For protein, I switch between Biotrust, Optimum Nutrition, and Garden of Life (vegan protein -- better on your stomach if you have issues with whey)

==> I also use Vitamin D3 and ZMA (zinc magnesium aspartate), the latter of which helps with sleep.

****

OK, I gotta run...but hope that helps.

Talk soon,
Sayan


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Shocking UPenn & Stanford study results


December 31, 2014 by Sayan

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Hey, do you have a second? Have something new to share with you.

Before I get into it, I just wanted to say...

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the holidays, and are looking forward to an amazing 2015!

(I know I did -- and that's why you haven't heard from me in a bit. I took some relaxing time off to recharge and start prepping some really COOL stuff for you this coming year.)

And I wanted to get started with this...

You see, I've been thinking about you (not like that ;)...and your long-term weight goals.

And I was wondering...

After you get rid of all the extra flab on your belly, butt, thighs, and arms, and after you burn 10, 25, even 50+ lbs...

...what's your plan to keep the weight off for good?

If you're like most men and women, you'll gain all the weight back (and then some) within the next year.

I'm sorry, but it's the truth.

You'll see what I mean with the 2 weight loss studies below. It might not be what you want to hear, but I knew I had to share it with you.

One of these studies was run by a PhD clinical director at an Ivy League university, and the other was conducted at one of the best non-Ivy's in America.

Rebound Weight Gain Study #1: An Ivy League University of Pennsylvania study found that 65% of dieters returned to their pre-dieting weight within three years

Rebound Weight Gain Study #2: A Stanford University clinical study found that an astonishing 95% of people on a crash diet gained back ALL of the weight they lost it

Wow.

95% of people will regain the weight they lost.

That is INSANE.

The good news is, we now know WHY this happens.

You see, one of the most important reasons you'll face rebound weight gain issues is your hormones.

In particular, there are 3 hormonal and metabolic "fat triggers" that you MUST avoid if you want to lose weight rapidly and keep it off for good.

If you don't know how to control these 3 triggers, you will slowly but surely fall back into your old patterns.

And beyond damaging your physical appearance, sex appeal and overall health, this rebound weight gain will wreak havoc on your self esteem, confidence and self worth.

Trust me. I've been there more times than I'd like to admit, and it is not a fun place to be.

The good thing is:

1. These 3 fat triggers are easy to understand, especially with the visual diagrams on this page.

2. There are 3 secret steps that stop the triggers, and they are SIMPLE, easy to follow and take just a few minutes.

Heck, one of the secrets -- the GLP-1 "switch" -- takes you just 13 seconds.

Cool stuff, huh?

Just choose any of the 3 options below and get started:

==> STOP these 3 hidden fat triggers
==> RAPIDLY burn off belly fat
==> PREVENT rebound weight gain

Give that a "test-drive" and let me know what you think!

- Sayan


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Why Girl Scout cookies are MUCH worse than you thought


December 14, 2014 by Sayan

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Ever had Tagalongs?Those tasty Girl Scout cookies...I was reading an article recently about the Girl Scouts expanding to the internet.

Great news for them...

But not so great news for my sweet tooth :)

The good thing is I've sworn off those cookies for a while now, mostly because of all the toxic sugar hiding in them...

But, there's also another "in-the-know" reason I've sworn off them.

You see, besides being loaded with sugar...

There are some sneaky little fats hiding in Girl Scouts cookies (and 99% of other cookies) that most Americans think are healthy!

First...here's the ingredient list in Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies:

Peanuts, sugar, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated palm, palm kernel and/or cottonseed oil, soybean and palm oil, hydrogenated palm, soybean and cottonseed oil), enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), dextrose, cocoa powder, contains two percent or less of invert sugar, salt, cornstarch, soy lecithin, leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), natural and artificial flavor, whey.

What sticks out to me?

Well, everything sticks out because these cookies are loaded with junk ;)

But in particular...

Vegetable oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil

These oils, believe it or not, cause massive inflammation in the delicate lining of our cells...

...especially in the digestive/GI tract.

How?

These fats are industrially-processed at very high levels of heat..

..and the polyunsaturated fats in these become "oxidized" (aka go rancid) at these high temperatures.

And when fats go "rancid", they turn into artificial trans fat.

(Trans fats are widely known as one of the DEADLIEST fats on the planet, and they can lead to nearly every major disease on the planet.)

On top of that, the high-heat manufacturing process uses the toxic solvent hexane, traces of which are left in oils and enter your body upon consumption.

If you want protection against these, one of the most important things you can do is to...

==> STOP toxic "invaders", CONTROL inflammation, and MELT stubborn fat

By the way...

Do not skip this step if you want long-term health, and of course, a lean fit body.

Why?

Because chronic inflammation is ONE of the three triggers that will bring fat loss to a HALT. (No matter how "good" the rest of your diet is or no matter how much you workout.)

And sure eating cookies isn't so great for your health...

But the reality is these deadly, inflammation-promotion oils are hiding in nearly EVERY processed food out there.

That's why is it so important to actually eat real food.

So stick to the perimeter in the supermarket...

Stock up on meat/fish, veggies, some fruit, and some gluten-free/wheat-free grains.

As for your oils?

Stick to LOW Omega 6 oils/fats:

Use organic coconut oil (for medium heat cooking)Use extra virgin olive oil (for low heat cooking and any salad dressings)Use ghee, grass-fed butter, and naturally-raised lard, tallow and other saturated fats (for high heat cooking)

(FYI: Numerous studies prove saturated fats do not cause heart disease or obesity, so don't let a fear of fats stop you from trying the ones above.)

Let me know how you get along with these "new" additions to your diet.

And most importantly...

Don't forget to use this:

==> Simple solution to STOP inflammation from the "deadly" fats in your diet

Talk soon.

- Sayan


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Your #1 Fat Loss Problem


March 30, 2014 by Sayan

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We diet, we exercise, we do all the right things.

Except we forget about what I call a "toxic onslaught".

You've definitely heard of some of the ones I'm about to share with you, but not all of them...

And there's a 99.9% chance you don't have them all "handled".

Why does this matter?

Well chemicals & toxins easily get "trapped" in your fat cells...

They cause deep inflammation in the GI tract which makes you bloated, cramped, sprinting to the toilet, and more.

Plus, this inflammation causes leaky gut syndrome.

Basically, if you have a "leaky gut", tiny holes are created in your GI tract.

From these holes, a flood of toxins, chemicals and partially digested food seep into your bloodstream.

The result? A massive inflammatory and immune response that attacks everything entering your body.

Besides the fact that doctors are now recognizing this as one of the underlying causes of ALL major diseases...

This is closely tied in with the 3 fat triggers (especially #2 and #3).

This is what you MUST fix if you want to burn fat, firm up, and feel great...fast.

Here are 13 toxins keeping you from a thinner, happier you:

1. Processed, GMO-contaminated foods (anything made with non-organic wheat, corn and soy)

2. Blood-sugar spiking foods & allergens (including most wheat & gluten products)

3. Pesticides/insecticides in fruit and vegetables and hydrogenated oils

4. Estrogen, antibiotics and powerful hormones in meat

5. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in Aluminum Pans and Teflon/non-stick cookware

6. Toxic air contaminants (11, to be exact) in paraffin candles and benzene chemicals in air fresheners

7. Airborne & environmental pollutants (from vehicular emissions, factories, residual smoke, and other sources).

8. Parabens, propylene glycol, and other toxins hiding in skin care products (even "natural" ones)

9. Petrochemicals in everyday cleaning sprays, detergents, and air fresheners

10. Mold spores in damp, dark corners of our homes and stuffy, unfiltered indoor air (breeding ground for respiratory problems)

11. Formaldehyde in furniture and carcinogens in building materials

12. Chlorine, fluoride and 300+ chemicals in our water supply

13. Bisphenol-A (BPA) hidden in the seals of all canned foods, and found in plastics -- the particularly dangerous ones are plastic #3,6, and 7 on the plastic resin chart (#1,2,4 and 5 are a little better)

Now, sure, you might have some of these "weak points" covered.

You may avoid wheat, gluten and other allergens...and eat certified organic (therefore avoiding GMOs). You may have high-quality reverse osmosis water filters and the best air filters money can buy. And you might even bathe and wash in 100% natural (even homemade) products.

But with the state of our modern world, there's very little chance you're 100% in the clear.

Heck, unless you're out in the wilderness in a hand-built log cabin and living off the land...you're almost guaranteed to be exposed to millions of toxins the second you walk outside.

I know you don't want to hear that, and that it even sounds "crazy", but it's true.

And if you're smart, you'll want to reduce as many of these as possible.

And you'll want to have extra protection, with herbs that reduce toxic inflammation, protect the liver, and speed up fat burning.

Get 'em here:

==> Fix Your #1 Fat Loss Problem

Adios,

Sayan Sarkar


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Destroy THIS fat trigger in 14 days


March 20, 2014 by Sayan

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I'll keep this one short & sweet.

Just gonna give you actionable steps to clear the JUNK out of your diet.

To stick to the essentials...

And remove one of the three big "fat triggers" keeping you from the body you want -- and deserve.

In as little as 14 days!

Without further ado, here's...

How to destroy insulin resistance through diet.

Goal--> Spend 2 weeks or more removing all carbs, except non-starchy veggies and low-sugar fruits from your diet.

- Eat protein (generally from naturally raised fish, meat or eggs) at every meal
- Eat healthy fats (from your protein and/or coconut oil, olive oil & grass-fed butter
- Eat green veggies at every meal
- Remove rice, pasta, bread, potatoes and other standard carb sources
- Remove high-sugar fruits and starchy veggies such as corn, peas, and carrots
- Enjoy 2-3 servings of low-sugar fruits (I prefer apples, blueberries or strawberries)


And before you go all crazy on this relatively strict dieting...

Go ALL out 1x per week.

Have a big meal or two that's heavy in starchy carbs (rice, potatoes, etc.), and has some of your favorite snacks & sweets too.

Do this preferably after a good workout when your body needs a replenishing energy source.

Just make sure your breakfast is healthy and includes a good chunk of protein, a bit of fat & some veggies.

And if you want some pancakes on the side of that?

Go for it!

Think of it as "ME" day...

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I personally spent about 12 weeks on this plan.

My insulin resistance was pretty bad, being that I was still 40+ pounds overweight and I seemed to plateau every time I introduced too many carbs into my diet.

You'll have to test it out yourself, but at a bare minimum you'll need 2 weeks to jumpstart the insulin resistance turnaround.

If you have more weight to lose than most, your insulin resistance is likely at a more advanced stage.

So spend some more time eating this way, and watch as your weight loss skyrockets!

And of course, I wouldn't be your trusted health advocate if I didn't let you know about my done-for-you solution to...

===> Supercharge your insulin sensitivity and remove all 3 fat triggers!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Sayan Sarkar


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The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice


March 18, 2014 by Sayan

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How true do you think this statement is?

(And before I continue, I'm talking about food! Get your head outta the gutter...)

"The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice".

Sounds like a crock of you-know-what to me.

I mean, I'm pretty sure I had blackberries last week and they were NOT sweet.

And, I had blueberries yesterday...still NOT sweet.

I mean yeah they're good for you and taste alright, but sweet? Not so much.

Maybe I'm just buying the ones that aren't ripe yet...

But I digress.

Let me get to the nitty gritty on...

FRUIT!

And to dig even deeper, the type of sugar in fruit, which is the now-infamous "Fructose".

Unless you're living under a rock, you've heard how bad High Fructose Corn Syrup is.

It's a cheap type of sugar that most manufacturers put in soft drinks, juices, and junk foods....

And it's even hiding in MOST types of bread and processed goods. (Just look on the ingredient panel...it's usually the 2nd ingredient in bread...WTF!)

But the interesting thing is fructose is ALSO the type of sugar that's in good ol' fruit!

Now I won't tell you fruit itself is bad (it's not).

But I will tell you there's some evidence to suggest that very high fruit intake for overweight/obese types is not so good after all.

Here's why:

Fructose is a special type of sugar that the body converts into liver glycogen, which is a carb-energy stored in the liver.

The problem is: when we eat too many fructose-rich foods, the limited amount of storage space in our liver is filled to the brim.

And since many of us don't work out, this energy keeps piling up in the liver.

So...very similar to the carb-overload that causes insulin resistance in your muscles (and leads to fat gain)...

This excess fructose causes an overflow in the liver's very small glycogen storage space.

And with nowhere else to go, it is converted into liver fat.

This is the type of fat widely known to lead to fatty liver disease, diabetes, obesity, and various other health problems.

What can you do about it (if you want to lose weight)?

Keep fruit IN your diet for the phytonutrients, antioxidants, and all the other good stuff.

BUT don't have any more than 2-3 pieces a day.

Your liver needs a limited amount of glycogen every day, and the 2-3 pieces a day will replenish your body without taxing your liver.

Heck, I cut out fruit intake completely at various points of my 76 pound weight loss.

But me + any carb/sugar = fat gain...and we're not all alike.

You'll simply have to experiment with it yourself.

And for now, if your diet is NOT free of excess fructose (a.k.a. you're still eating processed foods)...

You'll want to check out my "flat belly solution" here:

===> How to flush out "trapped" fat, remove toxins, cleanse the liver

Sayan Sarkar


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The Sneaky Hormone Making You Fat and Sick


March 15, 2013 by Sayan

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Ever wonder how the nutrients in your food (especially carbs) get to your cells?

And how your body decides whether to turn the nutrients into lean, healthy muscle...or sloppy, ugly fat?

Oh, you haven't wondered, you say?

Well too bad, you're gonna find out anyway!

(And if you're smart about it, you'll act on this IMMEDIATELY if you want to lose fat).

Let's jump into it.

The sneaky hormone that partially controls your fat vs. muscle storage is...

Insulin!

It moves/shuttles nutrients (like carbs) (and also protein) into your cells to be stored for energy.

(Note: While protein does ramp up insulin, it also increases "glucagon", a hormone that basically has the OPPOSITE effect of insulin. This is why moderate to high protein diets can help cause rapid fat loss, despite high insulin output).

Anyway, when you eat excess carbs, insulin production increases to "deal with" these nutrients

Most times, though, there is so much insulin trying to force your way into your cells that your cells literally "resist" the flow...

And a condition called "insulin resistance" develops.

Insulin resistance can lead to unwanted fat gain, diabetes onset, and (alongside chronic inflammation) seems to play a role in MOST major diseases.

==> Stop Insulin Resistance (and 2 other fat triggers) here

The real problem here is: For years, we've been eating toxic, high carb foods (and factory-made industrial fats)...

(As a result of people being told to "run away" from naturally raised meats and eggs, and other healthy fats, and instead eat high-sugar, low fat processed grains)...

And this high carb intake is converted to "glycogen", which is basically a form of carb-based energy.

And this carb-based energy is NEVER used up

That's because most of us spend long hours at the office behind a desk, followed by a (sometimes dreadful) commute home (while sitting down of course), and a high-carb/insulin spiking meal to end the day.

We keep stuffing in more carbs...giving our body no chance to "use" or "dispose" of it properly.

---> As a result, we end up storing tons of fat. Here's the process in a nutshell:

1) Our insulin-resistant cells can not tolerate many extra nutrients from carbohydrates.

2) Since we're continuing to eat tons of carbs, we keep pumping out insulin....and our cells decide to fight back, and store the excess as fat.

3) As body fat increases, insulin resistance further increases.

4) Insulin resistance combines with various toxins & chemicals from our meals, environments, and more....making chronic inflammation in our body 10x worse.

5) With less nutrients being shuttled into your cells, you stay hungry and/or get hungry soon after a meal.

6) Since you're hungry, you eat even more carbs (that your cells still will not tolerate) and end up causing further fat gain.

Well that sucks, doesn't it?

Yep, it does.

Here's what to do about it!!

1. Reduce carb intake to a manageable level (50-100 grams per day is a good point for most. Women eat closer to 50-75 and men closer to 100)

2. Keep it organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised and all that good stuff. The less toxins, hormones and chemicals in our food...the less liver clogging & less chronic inflammation...and the less fat gain.

3. Use "smart" herbs like the ones in InvigorateNOW that control insulin around meals, cut out inflammation and cleanse the liver (your fat-burning filter). With these proven herbs, you also won't have to be as "perfect" with your diet, and you'll still see great results.

===> CONTROL the "movement" hormone today

Well, I'm off to enjoy this gorgeous 60 degree NYC weather! (Before it drops down to 30 Monday...wtf!)

Til next time,

Sayan "Just Made Insulin My (Fill In The Blank)" Sarkar


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#1 "Deadly" Fat Loss Mistake (How I Broke a 5+ Month Plateau)


March 14, 2014 by Sayan

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Let me ask you a question...

Do you make this deadly mistake in your fat loss journey?

Following a diet or nutrition plan, without understanding *why* or *how* it works.

Or following a plan, without taking an objective look at it?

===> How I Broke a 5+ Month Plateau

I see this problem far too often.

I also made this mistake when I was first starting out.

You see, back in Fall of 2010, I read a great blog post by NY Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss (from the "4 Hour" books) that advocated a simple diet plan to follow.

The post was written very well, and got straight to the point, and I ate it up (figuratively...and literally).

It told me to do the following:
- Leave out all the processed sugar
- Leave out white flour
- Leave out the liquid calories.
- Leave out fruits

And instead, to focus on:
- Eating lean proteins
- Eating healthy fats
- Eating unlimited beans
- Eating unlimited veggies


I was also allowed cheats like nut butters, artificial sweeteners here and there, and a full cheat day once a week.

All in all, it was a very solid plan, and it worked very well for me in the beginning.

It gave me that first "ray of light" in my weight loss journey, and helped me cut 30 pounds.

I also saw major improvements in shoulder and lower back pain...

(I was recovering from 2 torn rotator cuffs and a slipped disk in my back...it's a long story).

---> But then, out of nowhere, the *light* completely shut off.

After losing 30 pounds, I still had 45+ to go...and the scale stopped moving.

After a few months of success on my processed-food free, beans- galore nutrition plan...I had officially hit a plateau.

It was incredibly painful to experience, especially since the plateau lasted for OVER 5 MONTHS!

The good part? I gained a ton of self-esteem and confidence during that period (which I sorely lacked in my obese years).

And so I decided that I would lose the rest of the weight AND determine a foolproof plan for fat loss, NO MATTER WHAT.

More importantly, I would understand WHY and HOW a diet worked (or didn't work)...

And I would learn how to manipulate all the variables so weight loss was more of a...

Foolproof formula!

I left nothing up to chance....

No more guesstimates.

No more "let me eat some healthy food and see what happens".

And no more "let me blindly follow this plan because a celebrity says it works".

I hit the books, articles, research papers...you name it.

And hidden in the 700+ (and counting) research pieces I read...

I discovered 3 very important fat loss secrets...

3 "Triggers", if you will....

That you MUST remove if you want to burn fat and get the lean, sexy body that makes the neighbors jealous.

Yep THAT kinda body.

The kind that turns heads, drops jaws, and WOWS everyone you know.

If you want to know what these 3 secrets are...

And if you want to finally understand "why" and "how" permanent weight loss works, click below to learn more.

===> The 3 Hidden Fat Triggers (Don't Do These!)

Stay warm (it's gonna be in the 20s in the Northeast tomorrow!),

Sayan Sarkar


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My brutal rejection at the beach


March 11, 2014 by Sayan

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I was out on a family roadtrip a few years back when I suffered one of the most embarrassing weight setbacks of my life.

Let me tell you how it all started.

My family and I had drove down from New York, spent a few days in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains, and then made our way over to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

We were going to stay for 2 days and then drive back up the East Coast to NYC.

It started off great.

After checking into our hotel around noon, we hit up one of the 9 hole courses in town. (Myrtle Beach is known for its golf.)

I schooled the family with skills I learned in my senior year golf course at Penn State. (Granted it's not a huge accomplishment winning against your untrained mom and brother, but hey I'll take what I can get:)

Anyway, where were we.

Right.

Being rejected at the beach.

So after golf, we headed over to the boardwalk to relax and grab some ice cream.

I waited on line with my brother, planning to pick up 4 sundaes for the family.

There was a group of 3 or 4 pretty girls in front of us and I heard them giggling at each other.

I looked up to see what so funny, and saw to my horror that one of the girls was staring at me and laughing uncontrollably.

She then turned her back to me and whispered to her friend:

"Oh My God. He's So Fat! Hahaha."

I had never been so embarrassed in my life.

Her "whisper" sounded like it came from speakers the size of Mount Rushmore.

Their laughs made me want to crawl into a shell and never come out again.

And their disgusted looks made me feel like I was barely human.

It's one thing knowing I could hide at home with my cakes, candies and TV.

But with this latest humiliation, I realized I couldn't even go OUTSIDE without being treated like a 2nd class citizen.

And sure, it's unlikely most people will react to overweight & obese people like those girls did.

But it's a fact that "heavy" people aren't treated the same way by others:

* Sex & relationships (how often does the fat guy or girl get the attractive, fit, fun person they desire?)* The workplace (yes, research proves overweight people make less money than their equally-skilled but skinny counterparts)* Customer service (Truth is: I get 100x better service in stores, restaurants, and just about anywhere now that I'm a fit, handsome man. Back in my obese days? I'd be lucky if the attendant or waiter even looked my way.)

So what did I learn from all this?

Well, truth be told, this "rejection" made me spiral down for a bit.

But it also set the stage for an amazing transformation.

Because after continuing to eat junk & be lazy for another 3 months or so, I started testing out a diet plan that helped me drop about 30 pounds.

And soon after, discovered 18 select herbs & vitamins that I used alongside my simple diet...

To drop another 46 pounds!

If you want to learn more about these "miracle" herbs & my simple diet, check out the link below:

===> #1 Plan for Rapid Fat Loss

Sayan Sarkar

P.S. The herbal formula at the link above comes with a FREE copy of my 14 Day Rapid Results Plan.

Trust me -- if you want to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life, you'll want access to this plan.


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NEVER eat too much of this "healthy" fat


March 4, 2014 by Sayan

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Ever had Tagalongs -- those delicious Girl Scout cookies?

They are uhh-mazing!

Had 'em for the first time today, and I was blown away to say the least.

I mean, cookies covered in peanut butter and layered with chocolate...just makes me wanna buy a whole nother box!

Now, as good as these cookies taste, they're of course not the best for our weight goals.

But you already knew cookies aren't "good" for you. And you know they're loaded with sugar.

What you may not have known is...there are some sneaky little fats hiding in these cookies (and most cookies) that 95% of Americans think are healthy!

Here's the ingredient list in Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies:

Peanuts, sugar, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated palm, palm kernel and/or cottonseed oil, soybean and palm oil, hydrogenated palm, soybean and cottonseed oil), enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), dextrose, cocoa powder, contains two percent or less of invert sugar, salt, cornstarch, soy lecithin, leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), natural and artificial flavor, whey.

What sticks out to me?

Vegetable oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil!

These oils, believe it or not, are all industrially-processed at very high heat and cause massive damage to our bodies

And they cause massive inflammation in the delicate lining of our cells (especially in the digestive/GI tract -- which can bring fat loss to a HALT)

It all comes down to the high amount of Omega 6 fatty acids in these oils. (as opposed to good-for-you Omega 3 levels)

You see, most Americans have a ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 of around 20:1, whereas the ideal ratio is between 4:1 and 2:1.

Not everyone realizes this, but, Omega 6?s are found just about everywhere...

From heavily processed foods and refined grains to commercially raised meats, and many often-used cooking oils (soybean, vegetable, corn, sunflower, etc - again they may sound good, but they are NOT good for your body).

On the other hand, Omega 3?s are the good fats found in certain oils, naturally raised meats, beans/legumes, oily fish, and some nuts.

Step 1 here is learning how to COOK right, and how to CHOOSE foods without these oils in them!

(A.k.a. steer clear of the Tagalongs next time like I will!)

So what oils do you want?

Stick to LOW Omega 6 fat and medium/high Omega 3's:

- Use organic coconut oil (for medium heat cooking)- Use extra virgin olive oil (for low heat cooking and any salad dressings)- Use ghee, grass-fed butter, and naturally-raised lard, tallow and other saturated fats (for high heat cooking)

(We'll discuss this another time, but studies prove saturated fats do not cause heart disease or obesity, so don't worry.)

For example, my favorite treats these days are Trader Joe's Organic Popcorn, made with just organic popcorn, olive oil, and sea salt...delicious!

And I was really fond of the Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut oil, which I would get from the health food store nearby my apartment back in NYC.

Sure, they're not always easy to find, but check the ingredients list on foods in your local health food store, and you're bound to find some good stuff.

And, before I forget...

Don't leave the house without this simple solution to get rid of the inflammation causing your spare tire...in as little as 14 days.

Sayan Sarkar

P.S. You can also try some of these healthy low Omega 6 and medium/high Omega 3 oils:

- Avocado Oil
- Coconut Oil/Milk
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Red Palm Oil
- Walnut Oil

If you can't replace your current oils with one or more of the ones listed above, make sure you use this "13-second supplement" to combat unwanted inflammation.


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Disturbing things I heard at brunch yesterday


February 15, 2014 by Sayan

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Oh boy...

So it was about 2 o' clock in the afternoon yesterday and I was with some friends at this lounge called Pranna.

We were there to celebrate my friend's birthday (she's turning 26), and figured we might as well "go hard or go home"...

And what better place to do it than Pranna, which is basically a huge NYC lounge/nightclub turned insane "boozy brunch party" in the day time.

Now, the place isn't exactly known for their brunch food, as opposed to their bass-thumping party vibe...

But nonetheless, I was pretty excited looking over all the delicious entrees on the menu.

And while I was looking over all these delicious entrees...

I overhead a very disturbing conversation at a table nearby us.

It was a group of late 20s or early 30s women, and they had just finished ordering.

As their waiter walked off, they started to talk about what each girl had ordered.

One said to the other, "I was really craving those crab cakes, but I decided to just get the chef salad. Trying to stay healthy!"

Her friend turned and said "OMG those crab cakes sounded delicious right? But yeah same here...I'm on another diet so I just got the yogurt & granola starter. All the entrees sounded too fattening."

Then all the other girls chimed in. It was 7 of them total, and I kid you not...they all said variations of the SAME thing.

They were ALL on another new diet.

They were ALL worried about eating "fattening" foods.

And they were ALL depriving themselves of the foods they loved and craved, just to try and save a few calories. (Which they more than made up with the bottomless drinks anyway.)

Anyway, why am I telling you this?

Well, for the whole 10 minutes or so that the girls loudly discussed their food choices...

I decided on EXACTLY what I would eat that would help me stay lean and fit come tomorrow.

I got the "Old Fashioned Cheeseburger" (medium-rare) with Fries.

Now if that shocks you, then you've got a lot to learn my friend...

You see, it's time like these that I am SO grateful that I know exactly how to manipulate nutrition, and how to eat the foods I love...and still look great the next day.

And I'll keep doing it this way for a very, very long time...because it works!

I'll never again waste time starving myself, or eating bland salads every single day, or skipping out on delicious meals with the people I love...just to save a measly pound.

And it's all because of a little discovery I made about 3 years ago, that lets me eat delicious, but healthy foods 24/7 AND eat junk foods whenever I want AND still burn fat "automatically".

The only "work" part here is knowing my "numbers" every day and taking my daily supplement to keep underlying fat triggers at bay.

What about you?

Do you lose fat and stay fit automatically, any time you want and as often as you want?

Do you fit in your favorite "junk" foods whenever you want and still lose weight?

Or do you restrict yourself left and right like the girls I saw in the restaurant today?

If you answered "no" to those first 2 questions, and/or "yes" to the last question, then you have GOT TO check out my InvigorateNOW supplement and 14 Day Plan.

I teach you the very method I've used to eat junk (a lot), and still stay thin and happy year round.

Eliminate strict dieting here: https://invigoratenow.com/how-invigoratenow-helps-preferred-customer-club-v3-product/

Sayan Sarkar


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Why "anti-social" fitness works


February 13, 2014 by Sayan

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You hear about them everywhere.

You may even be a devout "believer" in them.

Going 2, 3, 4 even 5x per week.

Beating your body to a bloody pulp.

And (hopefully) coming out leaner, fitter, more defined.

Of course, I'm talking about the workout trend of the decade.

I say "decade" because most of these trends start small, getbig quick, and drop off within 7-10 years.

It happened to Aerobics in the 80s.

High-rep bodybuilding in the 90s.

P90x in the 2000s

And Crossfit now (in the 2010s).

Of course, there's a certain "power" behind all these trends...

It's their power of persuasion.

Their ability to make you believe you need a class.

That you need "this program" or "this technique".

That, without their "super-synchronized-unilateral-muscular-hypertrophic(insert more B.S.) workout style", you'll never see results.

Of course, this is far from the truth.

The actual truth is..."anti-social" fitness works.

The kind of fitness where you do WHATEVER you want, as long as you're moving.

Walking, lifting, golfing, swimming, yoga...whatever.

Forget the naysayers, TV infomercials, and flashy new gym classes.

Do what makes you feel GOOD.

Let me put it this way...

Why do you think every single workout (and every single dietfor that matter) has legions of fans, followers, and success stories?

It's because they ALL work (to an extent).

You could do Crossfit, P90x, Cardio, you name it...it'll work,assuming you eat for YOUR body.

But if you don't do this...

You can expect tons of hard exercise and NO results.

It happened to me for 8 and a half years.

And it can happen to you too.

You're better off learning the smart, proven way to guarantee results...

And instead of getting sold on a $150/month flashy workout trend...

Use an "anti-social" plan, chock full of workouts for the home,gym, outside...

(Or really, just do whatever you want as long as you're on asmart diet & non-stimulant supplement plan).

If you want to see the exact anti social program I use and that hashelped my "inner-circle" clients get in shape fast...

In a way that is fun and never boring, check out my 14 Day Rapid Results Plan (free with all supplement purchases)

It's fast.

It's effective.

And, it has worked to slim down and firm up both "beer belly" menand "muffin top" women often in 14 days or less.

See how here:

https://invigoratenow.com/how-invigoratenow-helps-preferred-customer-club-v3-product/

Sayan Sarkar


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How to kill cravings and STOP emotional eating


February 12, 2014 by Sayan

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You hear about them everywhere.

You may even be a devout "believer" in them.

Going 2, 3, 4 even 5x per week.

Beating your body to a bloody pulp.

And (hopefully) coming out leaner, fitter, more defined.

Of course, I'm talking about the workout trend of the decade.

I say "decade" because most of these trends start small, getbig quick, and drop off within 7-10 years.

It happened to Aerobics in the 80s.

High-rep bodybuilding in the 90s.

P90x in the 2000s

And Crossfit now (in the 2010s).

Of course, there's a certain "power" behind all these trends...

It's their power of persuasion.

Their ability to make you believe you need a class.

That you need "this program" or "this technique".

That, without their "super-synchronized-unilateral-muscular-hypertrophic(insert more B.S.) workout style", you'll never see results.

Of course, this is far from the truth.

The actual truth is..."anti-social" fitness works.

The kind of fitness where you do WHATEVER you want, as long as you're moving.

Walking, lifting, golfing, swimming, yoga...whatever.

Forget the naysayers, TV infomercials, and flashy new gym classes.

Do what makes you feel GOOD.

Let me put it this way...

Why do you think every single workout (and every single dietfor that matter) has legions of fans, followers, and success stories?

It's because they ALL work (to an extent).

You could do Crossfit, P90x, Cardio, you name it...it'll work,assuming you eat for YOUR body.

But if you don't do this...

You can expect tons of hard exercise and NO results.

It happened to me for 8 and a half years.

And it can happen to you too.

You're better off learning the smart, proven way to guarantee results...

And instead of getting sold on a $150/month flashy workout trend...

Use an "anti-social" plan, chock full of workouts for the home,gym, outside...

(Or really, just do whatever you want as long as you're on asmart diet & non-stimulant supplement plan).

If you want to see the exact anti social program I use and that hashelped my "inner-circle" clients get in shape fast...

In a way that is fun and never boring, check out my 14 Day Rapid Results Plan (free with all supplement purchases)

It's fast.

It's effective.

And, it has worked to slim down and firm up both "beer belly" menand "muffin top" women often in 14 days or less.

See how here:

https://invigoratenow.com/how-invigoratenow-helps-preferred-customer-club-v3-product/

Sayan Sarkar


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#1 success secret no one talks about [celeb advice]


February 10, 2014 by Sayan

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There's one secret to my success that most "wannabes" NEVER have in their lives.

It's a "method to the madness" that's helped me STOP doing the same thing over and over again...(and expecting a different result)

It comes down to having someone (or something) that keeps me on track 24/7.

Truth is, I would have never made it...

Never lost 17 pounds in 30 days...

And never lost 76 pounds in total...

Without these 3 influential "mentors"!

1) Tim Ferriss (the man behind the "4 Hour" books & NY times bestselling series)

2) John Romaniello (NYC Celebrity Trainer, Fitness Model, and bestselling author of "Alpha 2.0")

3) 700+ nutrition articles, books, & research papers...(yes, a "mentor" does NOT just have to be a person)

And from these mentors, I learned a few simple but POWERFUL weight loss secrets...

1a) Tim's writing taught me the power of cutting out processed, refined foods for fast results

1b) In speaking with Tim in person 2x last year (first at his book signing, and second, at John Romaniello's book release party in Chelsea -- which was a freakin' awesome time)...I learned the power of modeling success.

Tim specifically said to look at the BEST of the best...and see how they've been successful, and do what they do.

This advice is golden.

Basically: Don't try and reinvent the wheel.

You'll just spend half your life chasing a goal which you may never even reach.

Instead, get the secrets from someone's who been there and done it already.

You'll be amazed at the results.

2) John "Roman" Romaniello taught me the power of strategic exercise to supercharge your results (including the power of metabolic training, HIIT, AMRAP sets, and more -- full details in my 6 Weeks to Ripped guide)

3) And the 700+ papers tied it all together...because just 3 of those papers held the ultimate secret to fat loss (that most people never even find out).

Those 3 special papers told me all about:

a) chronic inflammation
b) insulin resistance
c) dirty/clogged livers.


These are the 3 fat triggers that I will talk about OVER and OVER AGAIN, because unless you fix them...you are screwed.

Sorry, but that's the truth.

Most people are stuck on the hamster wheel of trying new diets, new exercise plans, new supplements...without EVER seeing lasting results.

Don't be like them.

Fix the 3 fat triggers and use a smart, PROVEN plan, with guaranteed weight loss.

Quit trying to reinvent the wheel.

Model success....and you'll BE a success.

And sure, having a coach definitely helps, but you probably DON'T need one.

What you DO need is: to have a simple, science-backed way to stop the fat triggers for good.

Which you'll be happy to know, are all included in my "no-stone-left-unturned" virtual mentor, in the proven InvigorateNOW supplement AND 14 Day Rapid Results Plan (free with every order):

https://invigoratenow.com/how-invigoratenow-helps-preferred-customer-club-v3-product/

Sayan Sarkar


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My secret addiction (and 5 unconventional fat burning tips)


February 7, 2014 by Sayan

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I'm writing to you today from a hotel room down in Valley Forge, PA.

Hanging with some of my best buds from college, and their awesome significant others.

"R" is engaged to "E", and the other "R" has been with "J" for almost 4 years now.

Great to see them together, and great to see them in general.

We're here today to hit up the local casino...and just chill after not seeing each other in 2+ years.

Now I bring this all up for one reason...

I've always had a quite a "secret" problem with casinos.

(Which bears a striking resemblance to the food/weight problems I had back in the day.)

Put simply, I used to have a HUGE gambling problem.

Whether it was Caesars in AC, Mohegan Sun, or the Paris Hotel & Cosmo in Vegas...I was way outta control.

I would try to stick to a $200 limit...and somehow be $1000+ in the hole within a few hours.

And then throw $25-50 on a single number on the Roulette tables (my favorite #14) and miraculously WIN.

Go on a half hour streak and end up $800 richer than when I walked in.

Just to lose it all again in the next 20 minutes.

Sucks, doesn't it?

Reminds me of the up and down "diet -- binge -- diet" cycle that most of us have experienced.

Strict diet limits that you can't stick with more than a few days...

Leading to a MASSIVE binge...

And the guilt, shame, and embarrassment that follows.

Only to get on an even crazier diet again...which leads to yet another binge 2 weeks down the road.

Complete with ugly fat around your belly, arms, and thighs that NEVER goes away.

No matter how hard you try.

Thankfully, these days, I know there's a way around it.

And here's a 5-part no B.S. intro that'll get you started:

1. Reduce polyunsaturated Omega 6 fats and inflammatory foods to REVERSE Chronic Inflammation

2. Eat less carbs (but not too low) to REVERSE Blood Sugar Spikes & Insulin Resistance

3. Eat less processed/refined foods, genetically modified foods, and other hidden toxins to REVERSE a dirty, clogged liver.

4. Use a "full spectrum" blend of herbs/vitamins that SUPERCHARGE a strategic diet AND target the 3 fat triggers (insulin resistance, inflammation, and liver clogging)

5. Know exactly how much to eat (calories) and in what proportion of carbs, fat, and protein to eat ("macros"), and STICK TO IT.

Basically, don't be like the "old Sayan" at a casino.

Be the "new Sayan", who sets a limit ($50 in the casino...or daily supplements + 2,200 calories in the kitchen) and does NOT waver from it.

If you want the easy, smart, "done-for-you" way to do it...check out my full spectrum InvigorateNOW supplement today

(Plus: get all the diet details in the Extreme Fat Loss Formula books/manuals)

Spin the wheel, champ: https://invigoratenow.com/how-invigoratenow-helps-preferred-customer-club-v3-product/

Sayan Sarkar


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Breaking “Fad


December 29, 2013 by Sayan

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Ever watch the hit AMC show "Breaking Bad"?

With high school chemistry teacher turned meth cook Walter White.

It's a gripping tale of one man's dying mission...

To make enough money to support his family when he passes from cancer...

By cooking and dealing methamphetamine!

Interesting idea.

Amazing show.

And (you knew this was coming), outstanding fat loss lesson!

You see, Walt is quite the chemistry whiz, and alongside his old student Jesse, he creates the strongest and purest form of meth on the market.

And the "secret" behind it is Walt's unique formula.

A formula he's perfected through rigorous testing and tweaking.

A formula that lets him have the BEST product and the BEST results,

While the competition puts out a weak, subpar product, time and time again.

Which brings me to this...

Any major undertaking (especially proper weight loss), REQUIRES a tried-and-true formula.

Because a non-formulaic "fad diet" approach can only work for so long.

And even while it's "working", you get subpar results.

And time and time again, you get frustrating, humiliating plateaus.

Weeks of strict dieting and exercising, with nothing to show for it.

And when finally, you realize you don't have an effective long-term plan, you're sh*t outta luck.

Back to the drawing board if you're lucky.

Or if you're like most Americans, back to daily junk food binges, complete with crying that "it'll never work for ME".

Look.

You can continue doing fad diets like 95% of the population...

You can continue doing very-low calorie starvation diets...

And you can continue dieting without removing the 3 internal "fat triggers" (chronic inflammation, insulin resistance & liver clogging).

But you're just gonna end up like the other 200+ million sick, overweight Americans.

Why even bother?

Why not start "Breaking Fad", today?

My proven 3-trigger supplement ill show you how:

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Eat more, burn more (dont "cheat" til you read this)


December 10, 2013 by Sayan

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Wanna eat pure JUNK every week (in ungodly quantities)?

And lose MORE weight in the days after?

Then you’ll want to read this important post...

Back in the “thick” of my weight loss, when I was testing and tweakingstrategies left & right...

I stumbled upon a very unusual plan.

Basically, you eat “perfect” 6 of 7 days a week, and have an all out “cheat” day on Day 7.

(If you follow recent diet trends, you’ll have heard of this method.)

Does it work? If done in a very specific way, yes.

But, is it easy to “mess up” and actually put on more fat? Absolutely.

Which is why I warn you to proceed with caution.

The truth is...

Most flashy diets today either preach:

1. An “all-out” food-type diet (Low-carb, Vegan, Juice cleanses, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting, etc.)2. A rules-based 6 day on, 1 day “off”/cheat-day diet...

As with typical diets, though, there are problems.

The “all-out” diets work temporarily.

Until you (and your body) are fed up with nutrient shortages and cravings.

And they teach you little about real, permanent weight loss. (I’ll share my Paleo horrors another day.)

The 6 day on, 1 day off diets work until you get overzealous on cheat days. (In my personal & professional experience, this always happens).

Leaving you wondering why everyone else sees results and you don’t...

And why it’s always so difficult, frustrating, and embarrassing to work so hard and still fall short...

I know what it’s like.

I’ve seen it all.

I’ve been through it all.

And I’ve discovered that those with the BEST results periodize their nutrient intake.

Into 2, 3, even 4 phases.

With varying levels of calories and macronutrients targets.

And smart manipulation of carbs, insulin and fat.

It worked for me, and can work for you too.

And I’ve put together 8+ years of tweaking into my new 3-phase system.

Wanna have junk-filled cheat days and GUARANTEE more weight loss (rather than “hope” for it)?

The FREE 14 Day Rapid Results Plan with my InvigorateNOW supplement will get you started.

Details here:

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Sayan


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The Curious Case of the Missing Turkey


November 29, 2013 by Sayan

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It was Thanksgiving 2013.

A time for family, food and fun.

My family and I are usually big on the huge turkey & side dishshebang.

Stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sauces,pies, egg nog, you name it.

We also usually make all the food ourselves.

But this year's been a busy & stressful one for all of us.

So, we decided to order a pre-cooked turkey dinner from thelocal market.

Figured we could warm it up in the oven, and just relax as afamily.

Great intentions, not so great outcome...

My brother and I hit the store at our pickup time, only tobe told by the clueless employee,

"Uhh sorry but we sold out of the actual turkeys. We cangive you all the sides and a deli turkey breast."

I immediately lost it...

I'm usually a calm, collected guy.

Smiles all around. Pats on the back. Generally kind and forgiving.

But mess with my turkey (and my family's "chill" time),especially on Thanksgiving, and you've got a problem.

I shot back. "Are you kidding me? We pre-ordereda dinner, and you even have my name on the box full of sidedishes...but somehow a 15 pound turkey just disappeared?"

This was more than a "we sold out".

It was a slap in the face.

Thanksgiving Day at 4 p.m., no dinner for the family, and noidea what to do next.

After a long, heated exchange, and my outright refusal totake a deli turkey breast ("Do you really expect us to eat coldcuts on Thanksgiving??")...my brother and I brought a raw turkeyhome and cooked it from scratch.

So much for a stress-free Thanksgiving.

(On a good note, the dinner and family time turned out to beamazing. And that's what really matters in the end.)

Anyway, I bring this up because it brought up some memories a.k.a.lessons from my weight loss journey.

Specifically:

1) Nothing is ever "perfect", and things can go haywire in aninstant.

Our "perfect" ready-made turkey plan quickly went to sh*t.

And I can recall countless times my "perfect" weight lossplans quickly went to sh*t.

Thankfully we knew how to cook a turkey in a moment'snotice.

But for weight loss? Most of us have no solid backup and understandingof even the basics, let alone the advanced stuff.

This just about guarantees failure, anger, and humiliation.

2) Never settle for second-best

We briefly entertained thoughts of eating out.

But my mom loves turkey and so do we. It just didn't seemright.

So we began cooking at 5 p.m, and didn't eat until 10.

And I wouldn't trade it for cold cuts or restaurant food anyday.

Never forget that, when you feel hopeless & like you have noway out...

And all you want to do is throw in the towel and settle forwhat's easier...

Just keep going.

Keep dodging those curveballs.

Weight loss (and life) ain't no joke.

It takes persistence.

It takes dedication.

And it takes a will to not let ANYTHING get you down.

(Whether it's a "missing" turkey on Thanksgiving or yet another dayof strict dieting and zero results.)

Here's your very own "15-pound" bird, "stuffed" full of tips, tricks,and strategies:

End Strict Dieting Here

Sayan


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The untold story of being a big loser


November 22, 2013 by Sayan

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I have confession to make.

I'm a loser. I mean a BIG loser.

And I'm proud of it.

I'm especially proud to be the kind of loser that EVERYONEtalks about.

To whom everyone says "oh my god, look at you. WTF..."

Yeah, that kinda loser.

But there's more.

I want YOU to be a "loser" too.

I want YOU to join these exclusive ranks, alongside your ol' pal Sayan.

You know...just to get a taste of the wild side.

Because (assuming you haven't gotten your undies in a bunch by this point)...

By "big loser" I mean someone who has lost a RIDICULOUS amount of weight.

Sorta like the TV show "The Biggest Loser".

(Though, to be clear, I am NOT a fan of that show and its excessive,unsafe diet/exercise methods)

Because anyone who's a true "big loser" is someone who, forall intents and purposes, looks amazing.

Turns heads left and right.

Drops jaws like a pretty girl on prom night. [No pun intended]

And makes everyone say "oh my god, look at you. WTF...happened??How did you do it? What's your secret?" (This never gets old.)

It's worth it.

100%, hands-down, no questions asked.

Because the complete irony of all this is, many of usnow-BIG losers were once just losers.

And NO one wants to go back to that.

Or, if you're there now, you don't want to continue that.

I personally never plan to go back to a body I hate (andthat I feel powerless to fix).

And you don't have to either.

Here's the answer:

NEVER go back to the body you hate

Sayan


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The truth about fruit & fat burners


November 14, 2013 by Sayan

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Let's get into some "Q&A" today.

First question...

QUESTION: What's your position on fruit? A lot of the expertsthese days say it clogs the liver and causes fat gain. But peoplehave been eating fruit for ages. What gives?

SAYAN: Great question. This can get very in-depth, especiallyconsidering internal responses to fructose (fruit sugar), liverglycogen stores, and other fun stuff.

For full details, you can (and should) grab my book.

But for now, I'll keep it simple.

If you're overweight and/or facing metabolic issues (70% ofAmericans are), eat less fruit.

Once at a healthy weight, eat fruit liberally. It's keptcivilizations thriving for millennia, and will continue to do so.

Just make sure it's whole fruit. (None of that dried fruit,or syrupy concoctions).

And don't forget to keep the liver clean 24/7.

In my humble, but accurate, opinion, here's how to do it:

Eat a few pieces of fruit daily, follow a relatively toxin-freediet and take 2 capsules of liver-cleansing InvigorateNOW(part of my EFLF package).

Moving on...

QUESTION: How can you sell a fat-loss supplement when most ofthem don't actually work?

SAYAN: The force is strong with this one.

With so much media mumbo-jumbo these days...most people don'trealize that 80+% of weight loss comes from diet and/or exercise.

Not from Dr Oz's miracle-of-the-month or Hydroxycut or otherstimulants. But from lifestyle changes.

Except for one thing.

If you don't address the underlying causes of fat gain(typical fat burners never do this), you're unlikely to everhave the body you want.

Sure you'll lose weight, look better, feel better.

But chances are you'll forever stay in that "last 15 pounds".

And no one wants to still be "that chubby" guy or gal, especiallyafter dropping a nice chunk of flab.

Me? I prefer to speed it up.

Reduce inflammation, blood sugar issues, and liver cloggingfrom the get-go.

Strip off fat and clear out hidden internal triggers.

Make sure it never comes back.

I do with a targeted, NON-stimulant herbal supplement &smart nutrition principles.

Learn more here:

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Is soy bad for you?


July 26, 2013 by Sayan

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There’s a secret side of soy that most of us have never heard.

You see, we've all been brought up to believe soy is a “super healthy” food.

But what if that’s all a lie?

From a nutritional (and cultural) standpoint, research shows that soy is simply not as good as it seems (especially not in mass quantity).

Instead, it could be causing us large amounts of undue harm.

Today I'm going to dig deeper into a question that's only recently finding its way to the mainstream health media: "Is Soy Actually Bad For You?

Let’s start with the nutritional issues with soy:Soy has too many phytoestrogens Phytoestrogens are the leading cause of breast cancers, infertility, low libido, and moreSoy is a goitrogenic (thyroid suppressing) foods.Goitrogenic foods are known to prevent the thyroid from getting enough iodine.This can lead to weight gain, inability to regulate mood, and trouble with concentration and memory for startersSoy is abundant in trypsin inhibitors.This stops trypsin’s vital function of helping the body digest protein. This can lead to many digestive issues, including stomach cramps and diarrhea (as well as possible internal bleeding).The hemagglutinin in soy causes red blood cells to clump together. The clumped cells are then unable to properly absorb oxygen, and distribute it to your tissues.Over 80% percent of soy is genetically modified, and therefore loaded with pesticides that your body can NOT handle without sickness and internal health problems.Soy has incredibly high levels of phytates.Phytates block mineral absorption during digestion, and are found in grains, legumes and more.We can generally avoid these via soaking overnight (with grains, legumes, etc.), but soy is so high in phytates that only fermentation can reduce phytate content (and even then, it is only a partial reduction in phytates)How To Eat Soy “Correctly”

If you choose to eat soy, you MUST eat fermented soy products so your body actually has a fighting chance to properly absorb it.Some fermented soy products are:MisoTamari (naturally fermented soy sauce)Natto (note: I had this once...and it is very unpleasant to say the least. If you can stomach it, you deserve a medal.)TempehWhole, unprocessed soybeans and edamame (in the shell) can be enjoyed every once in a whileUnless it’s a special occasion (or fancy restaurant for that matter), I honestly would pass because of the phytates, phytoestrogens and more.If Soy Is Bad For You, Why Do Asian Cultures Eat It All The Time?

Soy proponents love to mention that traditional Asian diets consume lots of soy, and “look how healthy they are!"The truth? Traditional Asian diets include just 2 teaspoons of soy a day, and it is highly fermented.They would never think of consuming even 10 grams of soy protein, not to mention the 50+ that some ‘doctors’ promoteThe soy found in non-fermented food such as Soy Milk, Soy Burgers, regular Soy Sauce, and the myriad of soy products out there is ALL PROCESSED JUNK. (made possible by highly subsidized, government backed soy production…thanks for nothing!)Even Tofu, which is a whole soy food (and therefore a tiny bit better than isolated soy protein and soybean oils), is still highly processed and filled with all the anti-nutrients, GMO and other toxins mentioned above.Eating fermented, whole soy products, in very limited quantities is your best option if you choose to eat soy.What you can do now:

1) If you have any non-organic, non-fermented soy products in the house, throw them out!

2) If you really love soy, then head to your health food store and pick up the good kinds of soy. For example, I occasionally like soy sauce with some rice noodles, so I keep a bottle of organic tamari at home. It's fermented and tastes delicious!

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How to eat healthy on a budget


June 28, 2013 by Sayan

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"I want to eat healthy but it's too expensive!"

"I have to eat organic all the time, don't I? I can't afford that!"

FALSE.

I hear these 2 cost-related issues far too often as an excuse to put off a diet.

But fear NOT. The truth is, eating healthy can be pretty cheap if you follow 2 simple rules:

1) Eat real, single-ingredient foods 90% of the time. Cut out the expensive snacks here and there. Focus your diet around meats/fish, veggies, and fruits, plus gluten-free grains if you're somewhat lean and strength-training.

2) Read this post and learn what you should buy organic, and what you can get away with buying "conventional".

How To Choose High Quality Meat/Fish

1) Wild-caught and grass-fed are the most important qualifications

ORGANIC by itself doesn’t count! Animals can be eating organic corn and soy, which does nothing for their health (and ultimately ours)

- For thousands of years, the natural diets for cattle and wild game, included grass, green and leafy plants, herbs, shrubs and more

- For wild chicken and other fowl, their diets include grass, seeds, fruits, insects, and pretty much whatever they could peck at in the wild. How exciting!

- The story is much different now. Cattle, game, and fowl are more often than not force-fed with corn, soy and other foods (likely genetically modified at that) that their digestive and immune systems can’t handle. On top of that, they are stuffed into dark, tight quarters with no room to move around or take in sunlight to create Vitamin D, and overall a healthier nutritional profile.

This is not to mention that they may be eating other animal parts, as has been seeing in many CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations).

The solution?

Beef: Buy GRASS-FED (very important); if not grass-fed, buy organic

Chicken/Turkey/Other Fowl: Check out local farms for pasture-raised, organically-fed chicken, turkey, duck, etc (look for meat that is NOT fed soy)

Fish: Buy wild caught (farm raised might sound good, but think about, since when are fish found anywhere remotely near a farm??)

The good thing is that Organic feed cannot be GMO by law, so even if corn or soy is in the feed, at least it won't be a completely fake food!

Best part?These naturally raised foods are tremendously higher in vitamins, minerals, lower in cholesterol, lower in Omega 6 fats and higher in Omega 3 fats, and devoid of hormones and antibiotics. Sign me up!

How To Choose High Quality Eggs

Buy organically-fed eggs from pasture-raised chickens (the best option)

1) This means the chickens get proper exercise, sunlight for Vitamin D, natural protein from insects, grubs, etc, and in addition organically-grown chicken feed

2) 2nd best - locally raised, non-organically fed chickens. As long as they are getting adequate exercise and sunlight they are better off than the rest (and better for your body)

3) 3rd best - Store bought, organically-raised eggs. (with Omega 3’s for added benefit)

4) 4th best – Eggs from chicken fed an Omega-3 enhanced diet

Note - If dealing with local farmers, make sure the feed does not include soy which is terrible for us and of course not part of a chicken’s natural diet.

How To Choose Organic Vegetables and Fruit

The vast majority of conventionally raised crops are sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and who knows what else.

1. Pesticides and chemicals have various effects that most of us don’t even realize

2. Fungicides used on crops have been shown to increase insulin resistance, thereby setting us up for chronic disease.

3. Pesticides act on brian chemicals closely related to ADHD development. In one study a tenfold increase in urinary organophosphate content in children 8 to 15 years old directly correlated with a 55 to 72% increased prevalence of ADHD.

4. Organophosphates, while essential in some instances for humans, are highly toxic via the herbicides and insecticides they are used in. Even at very low levels, they are hazardous to human health. Studies have pointed to an increased Alzheimer’s risk, and brain and nervous system damage even at low levels. The EPA banned residential use of organophospahtes in 2001, but agricultural use is still widespread. Herbicides/insecticides containing them have been sprayed on: apples, walnuts, almonds, peaches, blueberries, celery, and broccoli….to say the least!

5. What about washing and peeling? Well, washing veggies/fruits can reduce some of the pesticides, but definitely will not reduce all. And with peeling, you will still be unable to remove all the pesticides and you’ll lose the vital nutrients that are in the skin.



Choosing Vegetables/Fruit Part 1



My rule of thumb is, if we eat the skin, BUY ORGANIC



Bananas – Organic NOT necessary

Apples – Organic NECESSARYPeaches – Organic NECESSARY

Celery – Organic NECESSARYMangoes ­– Organic NOT necessary



You get the idea. Do the quick “skin or no skin"


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3 ways to detox your body and stop inflammation now


April 25, 2013 by Sayan

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Have you ever wondered why some skinny, otherwise healthy people develop major diseases, and some just don't?

Even further, have you wondered why some who are CLEARLY out of shape can go on living life with few serious health issues?

Look, we’re all living in the same world, and we're all exposed to the same environmental factors.

And while the environment plays a major role in health, there HAS to be something else.

Long story short...there IS.

Longevity usually comes down to 3 factors:

1) What you put into your mouth
2) Your lifestyle habits (plus some genetic influence)
3) Your ability (or lack thereof) to detox your body via the liver and kidneys.


The best part is, these 3 factors are all connected by one "deciding" issue: Inflammation

If I haven't sounded like a broken record already talking about inflammation, don't you worry...I will in this post. (And probably a bunch of future posts too. Hey, it's important!)

You see, inflammation is a sort of double-edged sword in the body.

One on hand, it’s important for survival and well-being when you get an infection or injury. In this case, inflammation walls off the wounded area so that the infection doesn't end up spreading to other parts of the body. Additionally, it causes redness, swelling and/or pain, essentially warning you to quit being a hero, and stop using/moving the injured area!

On the other hand, when inflammation becomes chronic and begins to affect the entire body (i.e. systemic/system-wide inflammation), things start getting out of hand. And that’s when the immune system starts attacking different organs, aging progresses rapidly and diagnoses of stubborn diseases are handed out.

What's the solution?

Detox your body, all-naturally (and without 7-day juice fasts or anything equally ridiculous).

It all really boils down to THREE issues, though most modern medicine will tell you there are "tons of disturbing factors that are making you very sick...don't worry though, you'll be OK with this $220 pill"...YEAH RIGHT!

OK I'll stop my tirade now on big pharma and doctors who mostly prescribe drugs (rather than working to prevent the issue in the first place!)

3 Factors That Can Cause Chronic Inflammation

1. Lack of Exercise

While lack of exercise isn't the #1 cause of the systemic inflammation, it is the #1 factor you can immediately impact. When you exercise, you increase circulation to all parts of the body, helping each organ semi-detoxify itself.

You also activate the macrophages, which tend to become a little sedentary if you don’t move around much. Macrophages are the white blood cells that engulf bacteria, toxins and foreign invaders. When they’re moving around in the body, you’ll have more efficient detoxification.

This is one of the reasons why some people take up jumping on a trampoline (yes, I'm serious); this activity has been linked with making the sedentary white blood cells more active and improving lymphatic drainage.

2. Hidden Infections

Another top cause of systemic inflammation is hidden infections such as Lyme’s disease, mononucleosis, and gum disease.

Note: These aren't incurable conditions; you just need a savvy doctor who knows how to treat them once and for all.

Hidden infections aren't exactly my scope of expertise, but it's something to watch out for. On a good note, I've found that for the vast majority of people, fixing Issue #1 (Lack of Exercise) and Issue #3 (Bad Diet) will be more than enough to radically improve your health.

3. Poor Diet and Excessive Chemical/Toxin Intake

The cause of systemic inflammation that you have the most control over is an unhealthy diet. Those candy bars and cakes or cookies may look (and taste) delicious but in reality, the sugar or other sweeteners, white flour, chemicals and preservatives in them are linked to inflammation, aging and disease.

Even worse, the 200 calorie Smart Ones meals and other "healthy" frozen dinners are TERRIBLE. I watched a lady buy one of these junk dinners at the supermarket just 10 minutes ago. It's frustrating to watch, but then again it's not my place to come out of nowhere and reprimand her (though I wish I could!!).

(A peek into my groceries: picked up a few staples, including some delicious full-fat yogurt, grass-fed beef, spinach, and eggs. You'll NEVER go wrong with real, whole foods.)

The truth is, our body sees all these chemically-laden, processed foods as foreign invaders. As a result, our white blood cell armies head to the front lines and start attacking everything in sight. Before you know it, you have system-wide inflammation.

But what exactly is a poor diet? Here are some characteristics (that your doctor probably didn't tell you about!)

1. Contains sugar and/or sugar substitutes
2. Includes inflammatory fats such as canola oil and most vegetable/seed oils (other than coconut oil, olive oil, butter, and non-fractionated non-hydrogenated palm oil)
3. Contains hydrogenated fats, instead of essential fats
4. Doesn’t include Omega-3 fats either from good food or supplements
5. Forgets to include plenty of vegetables and fiber-rich foods
6. Neglects good high-quality sources of protein such as naturally-raised animal proteins
7. Full of artificial preservatives and chemicals
- Substitutes sweetened beverages or caffeinated beverages for pure water
- Doesn't include phytonutrients from natural herbs


Poor diets including characteristics above (which are shockingly similar to the typical American diet) result in gastrointestinal lining issues (especially, leaky gut syndrome).

Essentially, the GI lining begins to thin, which then allows sewage from the colon to enter in small amounts into the bloodstream. Additionally, toxins and chemicals now have an "entry point" into the bloodstream, which can wreak havoc on the body.

This form of poor nutrition also invites yeast cells in, which mutate into candida -- this candida literally grows onto the GI tract, so the yeast can continue to eat holes in the lining.

More sewage enters the bloodstream and the immune system goes into a frenzy, believing that there are "armies" of foreign invaders attacking at once.

Note: The same thing happens when you eat foods that your body doesn't tolerate well. With a thin digestive system lining, the proteins of the allergenic foods pass into the bloodstream, which is when the immune system goes into a frenzy.

And if you're eating allergenic foods all day long (which many of us are), imagine the type of damage that is occurring!

FYI, some common allergens that many people have issues with are: wheat, gluten, dairy, and soy.

Cutting these allergens out, and instead focusing on natural animal proteins, healthy fats, veggies, and occasional gluten/wheat-free grains (such as rice) can work wonders on your body, mind, and overall well-being.

Disclaimer: Geeky science part begins...NOW.

To understand the battle on a much more detailed level, you’ll have to understand a bit on the connection between cytokines and inflammation.

Good immune function is a happy balance between pro-inflammatory cells and anti-inflammatory cells of the immune system; between T helper 1 cells and T helper 2 cells.

When inflammation rears its ugly head, tons of T helper 1 cells are produced along with their pro-inflammatory cytokines.

What are cytokines, you ask?

Well, a cytokine is a molecular messenger, made of protein, that runs between cells. The message the cytokine brings to cells of the immune system is how to regulate the response of your body to infection and disease.

One of the three different types of cytokines are immunoregulatory/pro-inflammatory cytokines, of which there are three sub-types:

1) Interleukins
2) Interferon
3) TNF-alpha.

Now, our cells generally release any and all cytokines into the bloodstream or into the tissues. Once released, they locate and bind to target immune cells.

When things are running smoothly, this process will happen naturally and at a normal/moderate level. The cytokines will bind to its target immune cells and the body can effectively fight damage to cells, stop infection, and more. (It will also happen in short, intense bursts when there's an acute pain/injury for example).

Unfortunately, there is often a major overproduction of these pro-inflammatory cytokines. This is the "chronic, systemic inflammation" that I speak about often. It's the long-term inflammatory response that occurs when the body is constantly forced to respond to threats to its well-being and sense of balance.

These "threats" are what we spoke about earlier:- Lack of exercise
- Hidden Infections, in some cases
- Poor diet, and excessive toxin/chemical intake


Without proper attention to these 3 factors, we have a body rampant with inflammation, cell damage and tissue destruction.

And while it's hard to visualize those "internal" issues, it's much easier to visualize the external results:

- Excess fat, especially around the belly and love handles
- Chronic joint pain and muscle pain
- Autoimmune issues (such as rheumatoid arthritis and more
- Celiac disease (and gluten intolerance)
- Acne and dull, dry skin
- Asthma
- Allergies

Honestly, the list can go on for a while.

The simple truth is, inflammation on a chronic level is the primary cause of many, MAJOR health issues.

Putting a simple clamp on the issue with a convenient pharmaceutical, skin cream, and/or low-calorie diet isn't necessarily the answer. Rather, a proper and consistent look at the CAUSE (diet, exercise, and toxins) will stop issues in no time.

By keeping the 3 causes of inflammation in mind, and essentially DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE:

1. Exercising LESS (and doing it in an efficient manner: resistance train 3x a week for 45 minutes per session)
2. Paying attention to our diet and toxin intake (only eat "real", natural foods -- if they have more than 1 ingredient, you're asking for trouble)
3. If diet and exercise are 100% on point, then keep an eye out (with your doctor's help) for hidden infections that could cause inflammatory conditions.


A bit about inflammation testing

You can determine your level of inflammation with two lab tests. The C-reactive Protein (CRP) test is the more popular one, but the Interleukin-6 one is just as important. Ask your doctor about these if you're dealing with any of the inflammation-related issues noted above. It's also smart to get these tests done once a year or so, even if you don't necessarily "feel" poorly. This is because inflammation doesn't manifest itself externally in all people, so you might not know you're in trouble, when you really are.

Additionally, research studies have shown that those with the highest levels of these markers for inflammation (CRP and interleukin-6) had a much higher mortality risk within the next few years.

Decreasing the inflammation we have in the body is really the only solution. By eating plenty of unprocessed, natural foods, a good amount of vegetables and fiber, doing light cleanses with herbs that strengthen the liver and balance immune system functions, and maybe even throwing in some short 12-16 hour daily fasts (read: intermittent fasting), you can return many body functions to normal and get back to having fun in life – without pain, without excessive doctor visits and without medications.

What You Should Do Now

Choose 1 method that you will use to fight back against chronic inflammation and get started!

While you're at, CRUSH inflammation with this simple little capsule.

Sayan Sarkar


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Healthy detox - understanding how your liver works


March 24, 2013 by Sayan

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Have you ever really wondered why your cholesterol levels and liver enzymes are high?

Why your blood pressure is rising?

Why old age spots are showing up on your face?

And why you can’t lose weight no matter what diet you’re on?

Actually, all these have one thing in common: a liver that is crying out for a healthy detox.

Your liver only weighs a few pounds but it is by far one of the most important organs in your body. It’s the filtration system for your body.

Think About a Filter on Your Faucet or Shower

Have you ever purchased a brand new filter for your kitchen faucet or shower? When you looked at it, it was clear and may have looked like a mesh with holes you could see light through.

Now once you start running water through the filter, you begin filtering out all types of particles and microbes that shouldn’t be there. They collect on the filter. And if you don’t ever clean the filter, what happens?

The filter gets full of the toxins and needs to be cleansed.

The Connection to Your Liver

The same thing happens with your liver. In normal daily living, toxins are clogging the filtration system of your liver, and although the body is self-cleaning, the amount of toxins in the environment and in the food supply is so great that it often exceeds the filtration ability of the liver.

That’s when cholesterol levels shoot up because the liver is responsible for processing and synthesizing cholesterol. That’s when liver enzyme levels rise, indicating the filtration ability and functions of the liver have been depressed. Blood pressure rises, too and old age spots are more prevalent because the pigment lipofuscin can’t be filtered in the liver.

And of course, you can’t lose weight because your liver is closely tied in with processing of food and nutrients.

Just might be time for a detox! A healthy one of course..

What ‘Clogs’ Your Liver

Some of the biggest “liver cloggers"


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How chemicals in food make us fat


March 15, 2013 by Sayan

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You and I are genetically within 0.1% of each other.

The other 99.9% of our DNA is identical.

What that means is – if millions of people can lose weight, build muscle and get the body they’ve always wanted...you can too.

And what’s one of the best ways to do it (for good...without rebound weight gain, etc.)?

Cutting out processed, factory-made, chemically-laden foods.

Essentially, it means cutting out foods that were for the most part invented in the last 50-100 years.

Before these foods became a part of our everyday diets, people lived (and thrived) on whole, natural, chemical-free foods, for thousands of years.

The simple truth is: Natural foods are significantly better for your body and health than are processed foods. But sometimes that truth is too simple.

It’s easy to say “eat natural"


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Why everyone should lift weights...often


March 6, 2013 by Sayan

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Did you know that men AND women should follow a proper strength training regimen?

And that both genders should lift fairly heavy weights?

Well, it's true...so ditch the 5 pound dumbbells and let's get to work!

You see, strength training can tone your muscle, help you lose unwanted fat, and build up your delicate tendons, ligaments and bones.

There are a lot of excellent reasons to incorporate strength training – whether bodyweight exercises, or by pumping iron – into your exercise regimen. Gentlemen, you’re well acquainted with the benefits of strength training – they’re on display in models and actors that appear in movies, magazines and commercials all the time. Ladies, again...forget the myth that strength training will make you bigger! Women’s muscles can grow larger, but they tend to make slight gains in size and major gains in density. You won’t look huge, gross and veiny if you lift – but you will get stronger, shed unwanted pounds and tone your body up quickly.

1) Your bones get stronger. Your bones, just like your muscles, will respond to the stress of weight lifting by growing stronger and denser. This is especially important for women, whose bones begin to brittle in their thirties, and who are at increased risk of osteoporosis all throughout their middle life and later years. Instead of relying on calcium supplements – and the uneven, dubious science behind it – start lifting at the gym! The best part is that it doesn’t matter how old you are – you can start a weight training program in your 60s or 70s and start enjoying the benefits.

2) You’ll strengthen your back. We’ve all felt that little twinge in our lower backs when we’ve bent over to pick up a child or a laundry basket. And many of us have felt worse than that – it turns out that 4 out of 5 Americans have experienced significant back pain at some point in their lives. Strength training will develop the muscles in both your upper and lower back, but will also beef up your biceps, legs, glutes and abs, which means that you can perform more tasks with just the primary muscles needed and without a lot of extra support from your back. This will definitely lower your chances for injury, and will decrease the amount of “lifetime stress"


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Do wheat and beans hurt more than they help?


December 30, 2012 by Sayan

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Wheat (and grains) and legumes are often heralded as the healthiest of health foods.

They’re said to be rich in plant-based compounds and low in fat.

They’re praised as triumphs of agriculture that have sustained the development of human civilization for the last 10,000 years.

Now, I won’t be one to dispute this, since modern agriculture has done a lot for us.

It has allowed the human race to effectively end the nomadic movement patterns of following animals for food. As these once-nomads began to settle down and build communities, the pathway towards the development of a myriad of farming technology was paved.

And with this evolving technology came incredible possibility, thereby propelling us into the modern age.

Except for one thing.

That was then.

This is NOW.

In the now, we have already achieved a level of expansive farming and food scalability. Food is FAR from being a scarcity, and we are no longer confined to our plots of weathered farmland.

With these advances, we have essentially been given leisure: in this case, the leisure of blending food choice with quality science to create the best, most personalized diet.

Mainstream wisdom (often tremendously-paid marketers, actually) tells us that loads of wheat and beans with little meat is the key to longevity.

Modern science, on the other hand, points us in the direction of avoiding wheat and legumes as the secret to phenomenal health.

Based on my general dislike of recommendations that are often influenced by greed, and lots of solid proof (from both empirical and anecdotal evidence), I’m definitely swayed towards the latter.

Essentially, removal of certain inflammation-promoting foods — grains and beans, being some of the more prominent ones — is vital to lasting health.

There is a method to the “madness"


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Should I stop taking medicine for joint pain?


December 6, 2012 by Sayan

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In today's post, we're going to talk about joint and muscle pain and some tips on how to reduce it!

Conventional wisdom tells you to get a quick prescription from the doc, and essentially numb out the pain...well today we're going to change that!

Note: I'd like you to keep the following point in mind (what I call the "Real Food Solution") as you read the article.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The fundamental 3 steps for complete wellness (and a really lean body:)
Step 1: Eating a processed-food free diet, a.k.a. EAT REAL FOOD.
Step 2: Doing (some) exercise! The more inactive you are, the worse the pain gets.
Step 3: Using all-natural supplements instead of conventional medicines.
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Enter: Muscle pain and Joint pain

...It officially can ruin a good day in an instant.

You step out of bed in the morning, and there it is.

Shooting pains up your back. Incredibly stiff knees. Aching shoulders.

Unbearable muscle pain. It gets to me even now, just writing about it.

I still remember the times I just GAVE UP after an hour of trying to articulate the searing pain in my shoulders.You lose track somewhere between “sorta dull"


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Health and Wellness for the Active Professional


January 22, 2012 by Sayan

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Podcast: InvigorateNOW's position at the forefront of the Wellness Revolution Learn more about our quest to Transform the Body, Mind, and World for all.


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Are Supplements Too Good To Be True?


February 15, 2013 by Sayan

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How Does Inflammation Affect Me?


February 15, 2013 by Sayan

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Listen to an overview of inflammation as it relates to our daily lives.

Podcast: InvigorateNOW's Campaign Against InflammationA brief overview of inflammation:The two types of inflammation are acute and chronic inflammation. Our high stress lives and low quality diets promote rampant chronic (systemic) inflammation in our bodies. In addition, although unbeknownst to many, this exact form of low-level, yet long-term inflammation is becoming much more prominent for its role in the onset of many major diseases including atherosclerosis, asthma, and cardiovascular disease.

Stay tuned for more in future blog posts and podcasts.


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How Does Inflammation Affect The World?


February 15, 2013 by Sayan

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Podcast: Fighting Inflammation, Part IIOur second installment on the fight against inflammation. An "invigorating" discussion about the brand's innovative formula and the company's commitment to helping others.


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Still Committed To Your New Year's Resolutions?


February 19, 2013 by Sayan

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It has been over a month since 2012 began. Where are your New Year’s resolutions? Are you still committed to them?

Have you already stopped going to the gym, or did you even start? Have you booked the trips you said you would? Have you been spending more time with your kids? Your parents? With any of your loved ones? Did you learn that new sport, pick up that hobby or read that book you were talking about? Why even make New Year’s resolutions? And why are they set aside so easily?

From my experience, I am most successful when I am driven by the goals and desires that are truly mine - the goals that aren’t pushed on me by my friends, media, movies, books, songs or any other external factor.

In my case, I wanted to commit to exercising on a regular basis. During initial efforts to get in shape, I had periodic spurts of dedication; sprints of time (about a month or two) during which I would force myself to a gym, to lift pieces of metal over and over. It was a chore and not something I truly enjoyed. Like many, who have the post-New Year’s “I will lose 15 pounds to get in beach shape


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How To Stay Healthy in the Winter


February 23, 2013 by Sayan

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Staying Healthy in the Winter

Click the link above to see Carolina Mom Blogger's newest post about staying healthy in the wintertime. Look out for the InvigorateNOW™ contribution to the article. CEO Sayan Sarkar gives tips on how to stay healthy and gives a brief background on a commonly asked question -- "Do We Eat More in The Winter?"


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10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation Now


February 25, 2013 by Sayan

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Chronic inflammation is just now making its way to the forefront of health concerns, although it has been a fundamental issue in the development of major health conditions for centuries now. Better late than never, though, and armed with knowledge of this, we must ask some crucial questions:

“What can I do to reduce inflammation” or “What are some simple and easy tips to beat inflammation”?

While there are countless little things to do that decrease this systemic, low-level inflammation, in my research and personal experience, changing less than 10 lifestyle behaviors can have a DRAMATIC impact on C-reactive protein levels (a chronic inflammation indicator), frequency and severity of sickness and viruses, weight loss, acne breakouts, sleep quality, and just overall mood and well-being.

Overall, this all boils down to one simple point: Making positive lifestyle changes to reduce inflammation can have profound, tangible effects on all aspects of your life.

The steps:

1. Make health and personal wellness your #1 priority – striving for better health should be a permanent lifestyle change, and without a positive, go-getter attitude towards it, the process can be much more difficult than is necessary.

2. Schedule the time to exercise, cook and pack meals from home, bring your gym bag to work, etc. A useful tip is to engage Google Calendar, Evernote, and/or cell phone reminders – I did this when I began my lifestyle change, and it helped to practically bombard me with enough alerts until I made the changes permanent. No one else can magically make you health; if you really want it, YOU must take the initiative.

3. Look up some quick, healthy recipes online, or get creative in the kitchen. Some of my staples are boneless chicken breasts and thighs, 93% lean/7% fat ground meat (or 85/15 grass-fed or pasture-raised meat), lots of veggies, some rice around workouts, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, and a full spice rack (garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika and turmeric are tasty and full of antioxidants). With these foods readily available, you can make great meals, in 30 minutes or less, for the whole week. (Make sure you thaw the meat in the refrigerator a day in advance…defrosting in the microwave just never comes out right!)

4. Perform resistance training with weights (and short bouts of cardio via sprint intervals) for at least 45 minutes 3x a week.

5. Tune up your diet – Increase fruits, vegetables, and Omega-3 intake (organic meats, fish, olive oil) and decrease Omega-6 intake (commercial meats, most vegetable oils, processed foods). Cut out all added sugars. Don't eat most breads or pasta, and generally stick to rice, sweet potatoes, and yams. These dietary changes can significantly reduce inflammation.

6. Take 20 minutes a day for down time, whether it’s taking a leisurely walk or spending time meditating.

7. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

8. Reduce usage of electronics and any blue-light emitting devices up to 2 hours before bedtime. Blue light has been shown to drastically reduce your body’s melatonin output, thereby disrupting circadian cycles. As a result, it is much harder to fall asleep and have quality rest.

9. Get at least 15 minutes a day of sunlight to get your daily dose of Vitamin D.

10. Try to reduce stress and find time for things you enjoy. Bills, work, commuting, and our busy, modern lives can really add up and bring us down. Without healthy lifestyle habits and adequate relaxation we can find ourselves stuck in a cycle of chronic stress (which leads to the chronic, low-level inflammation we speak of and a host of other ailments).

My personal recommendation is to make JUST ONE change each week. Slowly ease yourself into the process until it becomes habit. Trust me, if you try to do too much too soon, you run a high risk of not successfully integrating any lifestyle changes permanently and you’ll end up right back at square one.

What You Can Do Now:

Let us know in the comments if you have made any of these changes. How have they affected your life over time? If you haven't made any of the changes yet, which one will you start with? And when? Share with us in the comments below.


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Fighting Inflammation with Dr. Michael Shaw


March 7, 2013 by Sayan

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Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Shaw: Fighting InflammationWe welcome expert columnist Michael Shaw, from Health News Digest, in today's show. He brings years of health knowledge and advice that can help listeners understand how eating right, working out, and taking steps to reduce inflammation can bring about great change in the body and mind.

A recent article of his can be found here -- "A Look At Dietary Supplements"


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Social Businesses Against Preventable Blindness


March 18, 2013 by Sayan

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Trend Hunter Interviews Sayan Sarkar, CEO of InvigorateNOW™

The link above leads to an exclusive interview between Trend Hunter, a leading source of popular and cutting edge ideas, and Sayan Sarkar, CEO at InvigorateNOW™. The "Social Good" page of Trend Hunter particularly seeks out the newest, trending ideas in social business, and InvigorateNOW's one-for-one model to fight preventable blindness through nutritional supplement sales was a perfect fit.

The interview is structured with Tiana Reid, Editor and Community Manager at SocialBusiness.org, speaking with Sayan about his story, inspiration behind InvigorateNOW™, and creative practices/rituals. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did!


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How to eat to lose weight


March 30, 2013 by Sayan

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In my weight loss and fitness journey, I've researched many nutrition plans, read hundreds of articles, and "subscribed" to one weight loss viewpoint or another.

When it's all said and done, my conclusion is that a balanced nutritional profile, in the form of what I like to call "real food" (whole, natural, unprocessed food), is most important.

To some, this is common sense. But to the vast majority, the thought of eating actual food (think lean meat, veggies, fruits, and natural starches) instead of quick, cheap processed foods is blasphemy. And unfortunately, the modern-day message of incredibly easy and painless weight loss, while still enjoying junk foods on (insert so-called miracle diet here) keeps us stuck in a perpetual downward cycle of: some weight loss, plateau, anger, loss of will (i.e. giving up), binging on sugary and fatty comfort foods, gaining weight back, and buying into the next trending diet.

As smart, health-conscious consumers, we of course want to avoid this like the plague!

When it comes down to the facts, natural, whole foods are the way to go for gradual weight loss, proper bodily function, peace of mind, and overall long-term health and wellness. But, this just doesn't sell as well as "lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks with (insert fad diet here)" or "shrink your waist in less than a month with this juice cleanse", etc.

If only things were so simple, and companies/marketers would actually state the truth. In other words, "lose 10 pounds of water and muscle weight with this extreme plan, look and feel terrible during the process, and gain it all back when the diet restrictions cause you to binge on junk."

To clarify my experience here, I freely can state this because I've been in the thick of it, trying a wide variety of diets over the years (some extreme, some not so much).

In regards to some of the more well known ones which I've personally tested: the high-carb, low-fat government and "expert" recommended diets didn't work for me (food choice was likely a factor), extremely low calorie diets (around 1000 a day; although some recommend 500...not for me!) sapped out all my energy and I quickly rebounded, and after some time on a ketogenic (close to zero carb) diet, I noticed that my figure was more trim, but also less muscular.

It turned out that, caught up in the dogma of either fatphobia, carbophobia, or caloriephobia, I found myself losing out in one way or another.

After years of this, I recently arrived (since about November 2010) at my nutritional stance of a whole foods-based, anti-inflammatory diet, that is full of natural lean meat/fish for healthy, satiating fats and protein, 100% natural starches to fuel workouts, many vegetables and some fruit.

This nutrition plan has helped me lose and keep off over 55 pounds and, to this day, keeps me both physically and mentally charged. It gives me the healthiest of foods, in the correct quantities, to boost the body and mind.

Most importantly, this means you will regain proper functioning of your body -- that is, you will not starve at different periods of the day, have to fight through cravings, have sugar highs and crashes, have irregular bowel movements, deal with mood swings, or have no energy during the day/at the gym, and you WILL lose fat and put on muscle (instead of losing your hard earned muscle on an extreme diet plan.)

In closing, eating natural, "real food" is my preferred and recommended way to eat, not just for weight loss, but for an ailment-free life, personal longevity, and much more.

As a concession, I will say that most of us will not be able to stick to a natural, whole foods diet 100% of the time (generally at very inconvenient times or at social gatherings). But, as long as we give it our all, we will at a bare minimum reach 85-90% compliance. This level of nutritional compliance is stellar compared to that of most people these days. Additionally, if at least 18 of 21 meals (about 85% compliance, if eating 3x a day) are natural and healthy, you will more than reap the results you desire.

The main link behind this all is an avoidance of sugary and flour-laden foods, unhealthy fats and oils, and other processed junk. The obesity epidemic is a relatively recent issue that has only worsened with easily available junk food and sedentary lifestyles.

People have lived for thousands of years, though, on natural foods that also happen to be very delicious -- I never heard anyone complain about eating a grass-fed steak and oven-roasted broccoli (Ok, to be politically correct, I never heard a beef-eater complain...), because it tastes outstanding!

Get back to the basics, and watch your weight loss, fitness, and overall health skyrocket!


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How Grief Can Be An Impetus for Change (Huff Post)


April 16, 2012 by Sayan

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InvigorateNOW™ CEO Sayan Sarkar discusses loss and renewed purpose in the Huffington Post.


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Does Eating Organic Help Reduce Inflammation?


April 19, 2012 by Sayan

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These days the big wave in the health industry is to eat organic, and while many brush it off as just as the newest hip fad, for many it is either a way of life or health standard to strive for. I personally fall into this latter category, for the following reasons:

1) What we now call 'organic' was the standard no more than 50-60 years ago, which is when mass-produced processed foods (and many major diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes) really began their meteoric rise in western society.

2) Organic foods help balance the Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio in our bodies. The ideal ratio is around 3:1 but most Americans are around 20:1 or even 50:1 in some studies. This is due to the abnormally high omega 6 content in unhealthy and processed foods. In other words, we have obtained this imbalance by not eating real, naturally grown food.

3) The Omega 6: Omega 3 ratio is also crucial to keeping chronic inflammation down. This form of systemic inflammation is now making its forefront in medical circles as one of the main causal factors in major health diseases these days.

4) Eating organic eliminates or greatly reduces our bodily exposure to thousands of chemicals, hormones, antibiotics and more that are found in modern, processed foods. Personally, when I eat organic, I remind myself that I’m eating real food, instead of pink slime-laden ground beef or ammonia-washed chicken. Chronic inflammation 101

There are 2 types of inflammation -- acute (good) and chronic (really bad).

Acute inflammation is the type that our body needs and uses to protect us...from ourselves. This form of inflammation occurs when the body responds after sprains, bruises, cuts, etc. by swelling up and making the area painful so you don't use it, which gives it time to heal.

The opposite is low-level, chronic inflammation, and this is the real killer in hiding. In an all-too-common scenario, the body is steadily in repair mode against what it perceives to be foreign invaders (chemicals, toxins, etc. from unhealthy foods and lifestyle factors). Tissue is being broken down and repaired on a constant basis until the inflammation is removed. At the same time, free radicals are dispersed to fight in the inflammation -- this is OK for acute trauma, but with chronic inflammation, we then have these detrimental free radicals constantly flowing through our system and eventually breaking down healthy cells and good DNA. And as our unhealthy diets continue, the inflammation never goes away and the body is stuck constantly using up its precious resources and defenses. In the shorter-term, this can open up the body to frequent sickness and a host of ailments. Over the long-term, this chronic, system-wide inflammation can have severe consequences on our health and wellness (studies have shown inflammation to be a causal factor in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, some cancers, etc.).

The Omega-6: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio

In reference to the Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio, typical Westerners have a ratio somewhere around 20:1, whereas the ideal ratio is between 4:1 and 2:1. Omega 6's are the unhealthy fats found in heavily processed foods, refined grains, commercially raised meats, and many often-used cooking oils (soybean, vegetable, corn, sunflower, etc --- yes they sound good, but they are NOT good for your body). Stick to organic coconut oil (for high-heat cooking) and extra virgin olive oil (for low/medium heat cooking). Omega 3's are the good fats found in naturally raised meats, beans/legumes, oily fish, and some nuts.

As for meats, most animals were naturally intended to graze and feed in open pastures, and those that do so tend to have much higher levels of healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in their bodies. Unfortunately, many of us eat commercially raised meats which are fattened on low quality grains, corn, soy, and in many cases the leftover scraps of actual animals. These animals’ bodies are not intended to be stuffed full of grains, animal meat, and other junk, so to prevent (and react) to eventual animal sicknesses, farmers will pump them full of antibiotics (and then hormones to encourage further growth). As an end result we, the consumer, eat meats that have a much higher unhealthy Omega 6 fat content, AND we ingest the remnants of antibiotics and growth hormones.

Moral of the story, watch your diet and buy organic when necessary!

A quick guide to foods with generally high pesticide/chemical/antibiotic counts (in descending order) that should definitely be purchased organic:

Fruit: Peaches, Apples, Strawberries, Nectarines, PearsVeggies: Spinach, Bell Peppers, Celery, Hot Peppers

As for meat/fish:

Beef: Buy organic, GRASS-FED (very important)
Poultry: Buy organic or free-range
Eggs: Buy organic and cage-free (eggs from sick, antibiotic-pumped chickens are not what you want to be ingesting)
Fish: buy wild caught (farm raised might sound good, but think about, since when are fish found anywhere remotely near a farm??)


In regards to budgeting, while organic foods are fairly expensive, they can be quite affordable once we cut out all the snacks, extra sodas and other junk in our diets!

Until next time, eat natural, live natural, and live healthy!

- Sayan Sarkar, CEO of InvigorateNOW


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Inflammation (article in Alternative Medicine mag.)


April 22, 2012 by Sayan

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Click to open InvigorateNOW's article, "Inflammation - Put Out The Fire That Consumes Your Health", in Alternative Medicine Magazine's Mar/Apr 2012 issue.


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How to get fit for cheap -- less than $100


May 01, 2012 by Sayan

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Before I get into the specific descriptions, I’ll put the basics of this post front and center. If you learn nothing else from this article, just remember this:

The three essentials to burning fat and building muscle on a budget are: A pullup bar that hangs over the doorframe, a kettlebell, and jump rope. And the best part is that these are cheap, and can all be purchased for less than $100 total! So no more excuses, get moving!______________________________________

For many of us, the cost of a gym membership is an issue in our weight loss and fitness endeavors. Unless you get lucky with a corporate discount rate or other promotion, chances are you are paying upwards of $80 a month at many city gyms. It is a fairly expensive way to get fit, and for many this is a good enough reason to push off fitness for "some other time".

There is a simple way out of this dilemma, though, and it’s structured around a home-based workout using a few simple, inexpensive pieces of fitness equipment. For a fun, heart-pumping workout that helps burn fat, build muscle and increase overall fitness, just buy these:

1. A kettle bell (for beginners, men buy a 25 lb and women a 10 or 15 lb). Test out different sizes before buying, based on relative strength.

2. Jump rope (weighted handles for an added challenge)

3. Pull up bar that hangs over the door or door frame

Total cost for all 3? Less than $100.

If finances are currently an issue, using these simple options IS the way to go about reaching your physique, body composition and performance goals.

In my personal experience, I spent the majority of summer 2011 on a simple at-home workout. I was out of the house at least 13-14 hours a day, and money was tight. My choice was to either spend money on proper nutrition and nothing on a gym membership, spend money on a gym membership and eat junk (terrible option; diet is always priority), or combine the best of both worlds. I chose the last option and I recommend any budget-conscious person to do the same. If you are determined to get fit and have very little extra money to spend, focus on eating well and work out in your basement or backyard!

The Exercises

Sayan, at the start position for kettlebell swingsKettlebellsAs for specific exercises with the kettlebell, swings are a must! For these, you must bend over from the hips, while keeping your upper body at about a 45 degree upright angle. The kettlebell should be between the legs, and both feet should point slightly outwards. The ‘swing’ part is a driving motion originating from the hips/core. Use your hips to thrust forward and let the momentum swing your arms (and the kettlebell up). Knees should be slightly bent, but should stay in roughly the same place throughout the exercise. Kettlebell swings are an outstanding exercise to build the whole posterior chain, with an emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings (the glutes are a fat storage problem area for many).

Sayan, midway through kettlebell swings

I also recommend goblet squats (going to at least parallel or below) if your flexibility permits. With goblet squats, you hold the kettlebell with two hands (how you might hold a rounded glass or ‘goblet’), and drop down into a squat position. If weighted (or even bodyweight) squats are a challenge, start by dropping into a low squat while holding onto a steady pole or object. Proper squat form is essential to get fit especially in the lower body --- it builds up strong leg muscles while burning extra fat, and reducing the risk of injury.

Squat form: People often shun squats because they are supposedly bad for your knees, but this is only true if your form is incorrect. A correctly done squat begins with the hips first! Start by moving your hips back as if you were sitting down, all the while making sure your knees do NOT move past the toes. Focus on digging your heels into the ground. Get down until thighs are parallel to the ground, then rise up (again leading with the hips). It kills me to see so many people leading squats by bending their knees in all different directions, and setting themselves up for future injuries. Attaining proper squat form may be difficult at first but it gets much easier with consistent practice! When you can do 20 bodyweight squats to parallel or below, without holding on to anything, you are ready to take the step to goblet squats.

Pull-upsPull-up bars are a versatile piece of equipment that can help build muscle in many ways. Pull-ups build the large muscles in the back, torch your arms and integrate the core for an all around workout. If you can't do full pull ups, mix workouts between one-legged pull ups, negative pull ups, and hangs.For one-legged pull-ups, place a chair about a foot ahead of a spot directly under the bar. Step up, grasp the pull-up bar with both hands (overhand or underhand grip “chin-ups"


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How a young woman lost 40 pounds and 5 pant sizes


May 10, 2012 by Sayan

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“Your mind gives up a lot faster than your body does”.

I’ve heard this saying numerous times in the past but I haven’t really understood what it entails until recently. In the past year, I have been able to drop 5 pant sizes and over 40 pounds all because of this saying and some simple but effective lifestyle changes.

I’ve always been rather active and have worked out pretty regularly but have been on the heavy side. I would constantly be frustrated with myself thinking, “I am working out, so why am I not seeing any results?” During my weight loss journey, I have learned that it takes a lot more than just simply ‘working out’. The most important thing it does take is determination and the drive to really want to make a change. It is not easy, but it is possible. Here’s what I found worked for me and may serve as a good starting point for you, if you too are frustrated from not seeing results:

1.) Get to know your body. If you have been doing the same routine at the gym for as long as you can remember, and you are not seeing results, change it up. Different things work for different people. In order to see results, your workout routine should always be changing. If you are not breaking a sweat and not feeling challenged, you are not fully applying yourself. Keep pushing yourself and you’ll notice that your threshold of tolerance will adapt, at which point you can step it up a little more. Many of us females are convinced that we can lose weight by simply cutting calories and eating less. This is a misconception! A regular exercise routine can do wonders and jumpstart your metabolism in ways you would never have imagined.

2.) Research and step out of your comfort zone. Ladies, we all know that cardio is our forte and that is great but so is weight training. Focusing on only one of these won’t get you where you want to be. Worry not, weight training won’t make you look “too masculine”. Including some light weights in your routine can enhance the fat burn process which is always a plus! There are tons of great websites out there that offer great workout advice, this one you are currently visiting being one of them! You don’t need a trainer! Save the money and spend some time on the internet. Focus on form -- be sure to always watch that your form is correct so you do not hurt yourself. Do not bite off more than you can chew -- a little change goes a long way. Try something fun like a zumba, belly dancing, hip hop, or Latin aerobics dance video. If you enjoy working out, you will want to do it more so why not make it fun?

3.) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. Following this simple rule serves as a great guideline to streamline your meals and snacks. Focus on getting your daily carbs and sugars in earlier during the day so that you can replenish your blood sugar levels to fuel you throughout the day. A heavy breakfast will also prevent you from snacking throughout the day.

4.) Be careful with snacking. Snacking is a huge trap for individuals that want to be healthy. Eat more proteins to keep yourself fuller for longer, to avoid unhealthy snacking. Have more white meat over dark meat which is higher in fat. Eggs and fish are also great sources of healthy protein. We all get that craving for chocolate and greasy fried things especially when us ladies are down or stressed. Fight it! If you do need to snack, make it a healthy one. Nuts, raisins, fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. These snacks are high in healthy fats and protein and will keep you full.



5.) Change up the foods you consume. Enzymes and nutrients in food help us to digest the food we consume. Cooking everything we eat denatures these enzymes and diminishes the nutritional value of some foods, making them harder to digest and less healthy. Focus on eating foods that are raw and natural. Get more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet and eat more whole grains. These get absorbed much slower than refined and processed carbs which can cause our blood sugar level to spike.
6.) Move your dinner time up. Try not to eat too close to bedtime. Your body goes into conservation mode while you sleep which means all the food that you’ve eaten will get stored and can lead to unnecessary pounds. Take a walk after dinner with your family. This can be fun and healthy.
7.) Get the whole family involved. Sure you can do it all by yourself but it’s a lot more motivational and fun when you bring someone along for the ride. Set up a workout and healthy eating schedule where you meet up with friends and family and work on being healthy together.
8.) Do not think you are hopeless. Switching to a healthier lifestyle can be done. Make sure to stick to it and refrain from reverting back to your old ways. Sure it seems hard at first, but after a while you start to enjoy the changes you’ve made and your body and mood will reflect this as well.


If you really want to make the change and be a healthier, happier, more confident individual, you CAN make it happen. You have to want it and be ready, willing, and able to make some changes, give up some tempting foods, and endure the pain of successful workouts. If you keep at it, it is impossible that you won’t see results. You can do it!

- Priya Mukhopadhyay

Priya graduated from Stony Brook University in May 2011 with a degree in Health Science Disability Studies (Pre-Medicine). You can contact her at Priya.Mukhopadyay0@gmail.com


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Control your insulin - the quickest way to lose weight?


November 20, 2012 by Sayan

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Today I want to further elaborate on the one "big" concept.

Cutting out inflammation from your body as the NUMBER ONE goal, for your short AND long-term health and weight loss success.

Since inflammation is such a key control mechanism for all types of problems and diseases in the body, we are going to break it up into a series of posts.

With that being said, I introduce to you a fat loss-oriented post:

“Control Your Insulin - The Quickest Way To Lose Weight?”

You will see some of these results within weeks, if not days. And all the while you will be sowing the seeds for improved long-term health and well being...for the months and years to come.

But enough with the basics – let’s make these benefits specific.

Significant Weight and Fat Loss...Like 17 Pounds in 3 Weeks

When I began my focus on reducing inflammation (via the Slow Carb Diet - Note: I generally don’t eat beans much anymore due to digestion issues), I went from 215 pounds to 202 pounds in 3 weeks.

And this was with 3 simple workouts, about 45 minutes each…done 3 times a week.

The workouts were nothing fancy by any means, and yes if you were wondering, my then-obese self spent probably 4 minutes texting/web-surfing/doing nothing important on my phone between each of those easy exercises. And I still lost the weight.

Without this huge initial weight loss (the first time that I ACTUALLY LOST WEIGHT out of probably 30 attempts), I can’t say I would’ve stuck around.

Since I first discovered the weight loss secret way back when, I've continued to stay strong with an anti inflammatory lifestyle.

The results don't lie: I'm down 76 pounds to date, and my overall health and well-being is absolutely fantastic. It is definitely the quickest way to lose weight and get healthy!

A close friend of mine recently started a similar diet. His results? Almost identical. He lost 17 pounds in 3 weeks by sticking to the basics: Lean protein, moderate fats, and lots of vegetables.

He added in some consistent exercise and literally watched the weight melt away.

Following those first 17 pounds lost, my friend started paying less attention to his diet. He added in white rice, Portuguese rice (oily, fried rice) and other high glycemic index and starchy foods.

His weight has since gone up 7 pounds and his net weight loss now is only 10 pounds.

This is still great in terms of numbers. But as always, the importance of eating right for at least 80% of your weekly meals can’t be stressed enough here.

Energy, Insulin, and Fat Loss. They Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly.

So this is seriously the last thing I thought would happen: Go on a diet, don’t eat tasty sugars, tons of carbs, and other ‘energy boosting’ foods, and have more energy??

Well I didn’t believe myself at first, but now it’s how I eat almost all the time.

The reality of nutrition is that food quality and substance is sort of like a control switch for your body.When you eat sugary and/or starchy foods the body breaks it all down into glucose which floats around the bloodstream. To deal with this increase in blood sugar, the body produces insulin.

Insulin, at the most basic level, is a hormone produced to remove the excess sugar from the blood and store it in your fat or muscle cells.

Muscle cells, though, can only hold a limited amount of glucose (stored as glycogen).

Once this storage capacity is at its max (which it is for most overweight/obese people and especially those who don’t exercise), all other blood glucose is stored in the fat cells.

Additionally in regards to chronic inflammation: A poor diet and chronic stress leads to chronically elevated cortisol (breaks down muscle), which increases insulin resistance.

When you are insulin resistant, your cells are NOT eager to allow blood sugar (glucose) to enter the cells and be stored as glycogen (which would've later been used for energy).

This excess glucose is converted into triglycerides (fatty acids) by the liver and then sent off to be stored in fat cells. When the fatty acids reach the fat cells, the body recognizes excess insulin in the blood.

Excess insulin triggers lipoprotein lipase (LPL) inside the fat cells, which allows the fatty acids to enter and be stored, thereby letting you gain weight.

If there were no insulin in the blood, another enzyme inside the fat cells, hormone sensitive lipase (HSL), would be activated. HSL allows the fat to be broken up and released to be used as energy.

In other words:1. Excess carbs/starch/sugar = excess blood sugar2. Excess blood sugar = excess insulin3. Excess insulin and little exercise (especially with insulin resistance) = lots of slippery, blubbery fat!

With that being said, how can we use this information to increase our energy??

Well a 2nd consequence of increased blood sugar/insulin is energy highs and lows. We’re all well aware of this, whether we know it or not.

You eat a tasty, sugary pastry for example, and are all hopped up and feeling like Rocky Balboa himself…for about an hour. After that hour, you’re hungry again, antsy, and possibly a bit depressed. And all you can think of is MORE SUGAR.

What happened was you got a huge blood sugar and energy rush from the pastry. Then insulin came along and moved all of this sugar out of the blood.

So you’re left with a quick energy spike, a similarly quick energy drop, and huge cravings in an effort to get back to a state of seemingly normal blood sugar.

Research has shown that the deeper scientific explanation of this is: Blood sugar peaks first, which is followed by a peak in insulin to deal with the blood sugar.

Since the insulin peaks later, it also drops off a little later.

During this lag time, when blood sugar is down to normal, but insulin is still higher than normal, the body craves sugar.

The higher than normal insulin is hanging around the bloodstream, and essentially has no sugar left to shuttle into the body cells.

So, it turns to the body and asks (i.e. demands) for more sugar, thereby making you hungrier than the Cookie Monster.

So what’s the solution, smart guy?

The way to sustained, prolonged energy is to eat foods that have a very minimal impact on blood sugar and insulin.This can be easily achieved with the processed-food free, anti-inflammatory diet so often spoken about here.

A diet that is fundamentally based on lean (sometimes fatty if grass-fed/free range) proteins, healthy fats, and vegetables.

Besides veggies and a piece or two of fruit (it's best to limit excessive fructose intake from fruits), our carbs should only be 100% natural, starchy ones (eaten at the right times and in the right amounts).

By doing this, insulin will ONLY rise at the most opportune times (more on this in following posts).

Besides the planned rise at these specific times, your blood sugar WILL stay steady day in and day out.

Keep your blood sugar steady. Don't end up like the Cookie Monster.

Steady blood sugar = steady insulin = steady, increasing energy, day in and day out

(Note: This may be a lot to take in at once, especially in regards to what starches to eat and when to eat them. Again, upcoming blog posts will detail this all out for you.)

Overall, the benefits of smart nutrition, exercise and supplementation are the keys to your long-term health success.

Over time, the pounds will continue to drop off (admittedly though at a slower rate) and you will look leaner, feel stronger, and be healthier.

1) Smart Nutrition

The processed food free, low(er) carbohydrate diet provides the best results. (Note: this is NOT a zero-carb diet.) Vegetables are essential and are full of carbs, and clean, natural carbs (I mostly like sweet potatoes, rice and quinoa) are generally fine if eaten sparingly and after workouts.

Otherwise, protein, veggies, and healthy, Omega-3 rich fats should make up the majority of your diet.

2) Exercise

Weight training (light if you're a starter) is key, as this form of strenuous training reduces inflammation in the long-term.

It also helps you build muscle which will boost your metabolism and burn off fat.

High intensity cardio in intervals/sprints provides great results as well.

3) Natural Supplements

The most important supplements to give you full protection against inflammation are a quality fish oil, Vitamin D3, and a good selection of antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory herbs and vitamins.

For this last group, I am of course biased towards InvigorateNOW, but it must be said that this product was created exclusively with the ultimate goal of reducing inflammation and the other 2 fat triggers.

The powerful ingredients in the formula, some of which have been used successfully for thousands of years, are known to reduce inflammation and protect the body and mind. But I urge you to read about it and decide for yourself.

If you are not ready to invest in InvigorateNOW at the moment, I would highly recommend purchasing a quality fish oil and Vitamin D3 supplement at a bare minimum.

Sayan Sarkar


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