Nutrition Made Easy…

You Really Are What You Eat

Did you know that the quality of food that you eat, and the frequency of when you eat these foods have a direct effect on how healthy your metabolism functions and exactly how much weight you lose?

The Truth About Nutrition

These "2" big factors play a role in how much weight you actually lose:

*Factor #1 The Quality Of The Food You Eat: Not all foods are created equal! With that in mind, be sure to eat a ton of healthy fruits, seeds, nuts, and veggies while making an effort to avoid any and all processed foods. If you're not sure if you should eat a certain food or not ask yourself if you can find it in nature, and if you can't, don't eat it! It really is that simple.

*Factor #2 The Timing Of The Food You Eat: Contrary to popular belief, eating 2-3 times a day is hurting your metabolism a lot more than it's actually helping it. Do you know why? The answer is simple – your body only remembers the last time that you ate, and when you space your meals out 8-15 hours apart your body is under the false impression that it's going into starvation mode. When that happens, your body begins to store the excess calories that you consume as stubborn belly fat to protect you, and you begin to silently sabotage your fat loss efforts. On that note, make sure to take the normal amount of calories that you would consume and space them out between 5-6 meals a day eating every 2-3 hours and you will notice an immediate boost in the speed of your metabolism.

 But What About My Cravings?

One of the wonderful things about retraining your metabolism by eating healthier foods more frequently besides weight loss has to do with the fact that you get to have a cheat meal one day a week! Whether you're craving a big slice of chocolate cake, or you would like to sink your teeth into a big slice of pizza, cheat meals can help you stay on track in a very powerful way!

Here's why:

*Cheat meals help you psychologically because they keep you sane, and provide you balance in your life so that you stay on track, and don't overindulge during the week.*Cheat meals provide you with a structured caloric spike that will kick your metabolism into high gear so that you can continue to speed up your metabolism faster and faster instead of plateauing from eating a low-calorie diet all the time.

On that note, remember you are what you eat so make sure that you choose the foods that you eat wisely!

If the food choices that you make aren't moving you one step closer to your weight loss goals, then they are moving you farther and farther away from them so make sure that you take heed to today's nutritional advice and start getting yourself the weight loss results that you're looking for!

Remember, nutrition is just one of the key ingredients to achieving your fat loss goals...

... High-intensity weight loss workouts are the other!

What You Think About You Become

To Learn More About Why You Are Able To Lose Weight But Then Gain It Right Back


What You Think About You Become

If you want to change yourself, you first have to change your internal belief system subconsciously. The old beliefs from our developmental days can still be found in our subconscious mind. Although the programs are old, they remain a part of our everyday life no matter how old we are simply because most of us have done nothing to change them.

The subconscious mind has programmed habits and a habit is something you learned that you don’t want to change, like walking, driving, breathing etc. These habits are programmed into the subconscious mind and you have learned these habits once, and you do not want to keep learning them over and over again.

There is a recorded program that controls how we see and feel about ourselves, our true belief of who we are. This can apply to many different facets of our lives and over the years we have created these programs of limiting beliefs about ourselves and our abilities.

If you were teased, bullied or overweight to the point where it caused discomfort in your life, you are still living with those beliefs and pains today. If you were insecure about your body or who you were, those insecurities probably still affect you today. If you were raised in a negative environment, you are going to continue to have limiting beliefs.

Our internal voice is a voice prompted command system that instructs how you direct yourself to act or respond. If you haven’t changed your internal beliefs, the chances are high that you are still living with those beliefs and pains which have found their way into the subconscious mind.

Our internal voice is very important as it controls how we truly feel about ourselves.  What You Are Thinking About You Are Becoming. There is a correlation between our internal voice and our belief system, the more we talk negatively the more we reinforce the belief.

To ensure we are operating efficiently, we have internal auto-regulated systems with the ability to process, store and access information with the required programmed instructions. This can be auto-commands that trigger our behaviors and habits that reside in The Subconscious Mind.

Since any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in The Subconscious Mind through repetition, similar to a computer we can reprogram specific commands to trigger a different response from the computer or in terms of the mind, changing a pattern of behavior. Most of us have not changed any of the old programs.

It is not easy to change but with the proper strategy and game plan you can record over these limiting beliefs. You do have the choice to record what you want which can be very powerful when utilized correctly.

I encourage you to continue devoting time to personal development. There is so information available to you today that can have a profound impact on your life. Take the time to better yourself and you will see great things start to happen.

I hope you have a healthy and productive day.

How To Set Your Goals

It’s time to set realistic and attainable goals.  The key to goal setting is to have tangible short-term and long-term goals for your fitness program so that you can gauge your progress and stay motivated. It’s crucial to have a “baseline” before you begin so that you can measure your success. Having goals, particularly short-term goals, allows you to track your progress and keeps you motivated when times are tough and you don’t feel like exercising.

Be Specific, Very Specific
An essential element of goal setting is you have to be

very specific about your goal. You have a very small chance of attaining your goal if it is vague. So how do you create a very specific goal for yourself? It’s easier to do once you understand the difference.

Vague = I want to run faster
Focused = I want to run my first marathon in June of next year.

Notice how the goal is quantifiable and contains a time frame. Again, the goal is measurable—26.2 miles, and there is a time frame—June of next year.

Key #1
Having goals, particularly short-term goals, allows you to track your progress and keeps you motivated when times are tough and you don’t feel like exercising.

Key #2
Let’s take this one step further and recruit the power of your subconscious mind. Each day you should visualize yourself achieving your goal.

    • Each day you should visualize yourself achieving your goal.
    • How does it feel?
    • How do you look?
    • Get into the habit of experiencing the successful accomplishment of your goals in your mind each day.
    • This will set you up for success in a powerful way!

Goal Setting is easy, everyone can do it. Below is an initial 10-step process.

1. Think of something you want?
2. Imagine what it would be like to have it.
3. Check to see if it is ok to have it.
4. Think of the major steps to make it happen.
5. Determine obstacles you may encounter en route to achieving your goal.
6. Recruit people to help you overcome these obstacles.
7. Skills you have and will need to acquire to achieve your goal.
8. Set a date to accomplish the goal by.
9. Determine 5 minor milestones to get to your goal.
10. Focus your mind on this goal regularly.

This is the basic framework of how goal setting works. The key to making this work for you is to actually invest the time, in the beginning, to get everything in place, taking the time to do each step carefully.

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I hope you have a healthy and productive day.

Are You Struggling To Lose Weight?

Stop Struggling With Your Weight!

So, it may be getting a little challenging, especially if you haven’t exercised for a while. Don’t worry, this is normal but it is very important you understand what is going on.

The reality is, in the first week of starting a new exercise routine, many people will begin to doubt themselves. They begin to doubt their new routine before allowing it to really work. The end result is never good. Another failed attempt at getting in shape.

Not You…Not This Time…Not Now
Depending on what you may or may not have going on in your life right now, change can be difficult if you don’t approach it the right way.

If you have a plan to follow, you can put yourself on the path to success.

That’s Life
I understand that life gets in the way at times but we are going to work through that to help you stay on track and FINALLY get you lasting results.

I want you to understand the commitment and focus it is going to take to succeed. I also want you to realize, this is not an overnight process.

Sometimes we have these unrealistic expectations or outcomes, especially about losing weight. Because of these expectations we don’t allow the necessary time for the body to adapt. One word…Patience.

I won’t promise any unrealistic outcomes, but what I can promise you is, if you are mentally ready to commit, this program will show you the way to succeed.

Any Health Issues?
If you are dealing with any health issues whether that is early signs or you have already been diagnosed, my job is to improve your physical activity along with some adjustments to your eating schedule to reduce or eliminate these issues.

My job is to reduce your health risk like Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure before they become major health issues for you. Allowing issues like this to go untreated, can lead to major health issues and even death in the future.

It’s happening faster and faster these days. The foods we have access to is less nutritious and our lifestyles are putting more and more stress on our bodies.

Look Around You
If you look around you, you will notice the majority of people are overweight. Almost 3 out of every 4 Americans are overweight. Unfortunately, many people are becoming comfortable being overweight and this new acceptance is leading to major health issues.

It is also getting harder and harder to lose weight once you put it on. It’s not impossible but it certainly isn’t as easy as some want to believe.

But ask yourself, how important is your health to you? Do you want to have more energy so you can actually have productive days that lead to a positive emotional state?

Do you want to look better to rebuild your self-esteem, your confidence, and your mojo? Trust me, once you start feeling and looking better it affects all aspects of your life, relationships, work, personal confidence, etc.

Are You Ready? Are You Really Ready?
So how do you know if you are really ready? First, you need to ask yourself on a scale of 1-10, how serious are you about committing to a program that will get you the results.

Without going into too much detail, there are some underlying issues you are dealing with that have 2 root causes. If you are anything below an 8, the odds are you fall into 1 of those 2 categories:

  • You don’t have enough time and/or
  • You don’t have enough money

This is no time to be discouraged. This is a time to finally be motivated. You have signed up for an introductory program that shows you an effective and proven way to lose the added pounds and be in the best shape of your life?

You job right now is to stay focused and commit to creating new good behaviors and getting rid of the old ones that have gotten you to the point where you want to make a change.

How Do I Find The Time?
I am an entrepreneur, a devoted and very involved father, and married to a cancer surgeon. I also train for triathlons year-round, so the demands on my time are very real every day.

That said, there is a way and I would like to show you. I have found a way to own my time, accomplish more in less time and do it with limited amounts of stress to the point of going stress-free for an entire day.

Seriously, ask yourself when was the last time that happen to you. Before I started using some simple mental fitness training techniques, it seemed like every day was exhausting both mentally and physically. It finally got to the point where I answered 10. I just didn’t want to live the way I was living anymore.

If you previously answered 8 or less, I want you to ask yourself the same question again on a scale of 1-10, how serious are you to commit to this program that will get you amazing results using a proven system?

You really have to believe.

I hope you have a healthy and productive day.

Get Better Results With Mental Fitness Training

What Is Mental Fitness?

 Change Your Mind!
This is really amazing when you truly grasp and understand how powerful it is and if you don’t it can have such a negative impact on your life. Why do you think a lot of people go through life year after year getting the same results.

Your brain does not know the difference between what you actually experience and what you vividly imagine. The use of Positive Affirmations helps the Subconscious mind to reprogram through repeated personal, positive, present tense statements that can override the negative belief or negative thoughts already registered. The repetition of these affirmations brings about a new attitude while creating new pathways in the Subconscious mind.

You can sit down and listen to or read any of these self-help books and say I can do that, that makes sense and is logical or I’m willing to do all of it to make the change.  You can read all you want, you can listen to all you want, and you can study all you want but if you don’t gain an understanding to alter the program, the current program is going to continue to give you the same results. So for you to increase your likelihood of success, you have to install some new programs. To do this, you have to literally create your future and you do this by planning. Below is a list of important questions you need to ask yourself.

Future Planning
* WHERE are you now.
* WHERE do you see yourself
* Steps NEEDED To Get There

Setting Your Goals
* Why do you really WANT to do this?
* WHY does it mean so much to you to accomplish?
* What PAIN are you going to finally get rid of?
* How PASSIONATE are you about making it happen?

Finding Your Vision
The more we see and focus on what we want the faster we attract it. Get excited about your vision and goals and imagine what it will be like when you accomplish them. The more you do this, the more you harness the power of your subconscious mind to help make them come true. This process will help you develop the compelling reasons why you want to achieve your goals It will help create an emotional drive within to ensure you don’t give up.

Meditation generally has something of a ‘bad’ reputation. That is to say that a lot of people associate it with religion or esoteric ideas and they think that they can’t meditate unless they’re ‘spiritual’. This can be off-putting for someone who doesn’t hold any religious beliefs or who doesn’t like esoteric ideas in general. But in fact, you can practice meditation whether you are religious or an atheist.

All meditation really is, is a directed attempt to control your thoughts and the content of your mind and thereby gain some peace and quiet or at least to be able to better understand the contents of your own brain. Often this means completely silencing all thoughts.

Many types of meditation, such as transcendental meditation, instruct you to think of ‘absolutely nothing’ and often this is achieved by focusing on your breathing, a mantra, or a physical object like a candle flame. This can be difficult for beginners though, as they constantly find their mind wandering.

The idea behind mindfulness meditation then is not to try and empty your thoughts but instead to simply step back from them and ‘observe’ them like a detached third party. This way, you aren’t letting your thoughts affect you and make you stressed but you also aren’t going to struggle with not being ‘allowed’ to think anything. Meanwhile, using this technique will also allow you to become more aware of your own thoughts and thereby be able to edit any thoughts that are leading you into trouble.

I strongly suggest getting more in tune with meditation. I have attached a great 5 Step Process to help you get the most out of meditation, even if you are a complete beginner.

Have a healthy and productive day.