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  • Making Your Own Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup

    By Bob

    With this year shaping up to be a bad flu season, you don't have to be a victim of the flu virus. The fact is, there is an herb that can protect you from the flu. My family of six have been using this remedy for over 6 years now and not a single family member has contracted the flu since we started using it. It's backed up by sound research, but of course the pharmaceuticals are not able to profit from it since it's a natural herb. The herb I speak of is Elderberry, and it's available in many different forms. You can buy a syrup for children, pills for adults, but what I prefer is to make my own syrup. It's easy, and you can buy bulk organic elderberries from nearly any health food store. This way you know you are using top of the line elderberries that have been grown organically. It's also much cheaper to make than pre-made syrups. What you are going to start with is some organic elderberries. You take a half cup of elderberries to three or four cups of water.
    You want to boil them and allow the water to reduce into a syrup.
    Now you will want to add some flavor, and you can pretty much add any flavors you desire, but I usually add maple syrup or honey. If your child is under 1, you DO NOT want to use honey, so stick with syrup or organic sugar.
    Once you get a flavor and consistency and taste you like, you can turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool.
    Once cooled, take some cheese cloth with a funnel and filter out the syrup.
    That's it. you will have enough syrup to last you nearly all winter! Take about two or three teaspoons a day and you should remain flu free all winter! Remember to take it before you get sick, so take it every morning before starting your day. It seems to mainly work on the flu, so if another type of bug is going around, you may still get a cold. I was skeptical at first when we first starting using elderberry instead of the "flu shot". After over five years of being flu free, we are sold on elderberry as our flu remedy. It works, and it's cheap to make, so why haven't you tried it yet?
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  • Advocare SLAM Review and Free Sample! There's a catch.

    By Bob

        Advocare SLAM Energy Drink Do you hate it when you are too tired to hit the gym? What if there were a product that could quickly pick you up? Quick glance at the benefits:   Conveniently packaged. Can easily take it with you anywhere.Loaded with vitamin B-12.Added amino acids. Great for muscle building.Caffeine. Safe and effective energy booster.Sugar Free. No extra calories and great for low carb diets.Sustained Energy. Maintain energy throughout the day.I found a product I think you will like. As a personal trainer for more than 20 years, I know what it's like to lack energy. I know it feels when you are groggy, tired, and just plain lazy. Wouldn't it be nice to have a quick shot that can quickly pick you up? Advocare SLAM is an energy drink. It's designed to give you a boost of energy when you need it. I have found that it delivers on that promise. Looking to buy some SLAM NOW? Click here to order SLAM Now: https://www.advocare.com/150316032/   Get a free sample while supplies last I am looking for honest reviews of this product. While supplies last, I will send you one free sample. Supplies are severely limited, and you are limited to one per person. To get your free sample, simply join the forums and PM me your contact information. You must reside in the USA, be at least 18 years old. Why am I giving away free samples? What's the catch? I am considering becoming an Advocate distributor. I already signed up, but I need your help before I can move forward. All I ask for in return is your honest feedback about the product. I cannot sell a product unless I know people find it useful and helpful! I need honest feedback from normal people. Why should you hurry? Because supplies are very limited and I will be sending them on a first come basis.
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  • Earn Massive Passive Income With Your Personal Training Business

    By Bob

    Would you like to figure out how to make extra money with your personal training business? I am a trainer with over 20 years in the trenches, and I have found a way to add another layer of income to your personal training. I want to share this opportunity with you because I know you would like to increase your income and have more time and freedom. I know personal training is a tough job. It takes a lot of time and dedication. You work hard. You work long hours. Many times those hours wasted while waiting around for the next client who may not even show up. How many times have you had clients who didn't even bother to call and cancel? It can be stressful when you don't have enough clients to make ends meet. Wouldn't it be nice if you had another way to make money from your business? What I want to share with you will allow you to: Earn a massive passive income. This is a long term, passive income opportunity. This is NOT a get rich quick scheme! If you want a get rich quick scheme, you will need to find a different opportunity. This is a real business opportunity that takes time to build, but the rewards are worth it. As personal trainer, you are in a great position to take this opportunity to the highest level possible.Increase client loyalty.  You will increase your clients loyalty to your training an program.Help your clients reach their goals faster. Help your clients reach their goals faster.Increase word of mouth marketing. When your clients reach their goals quickly, they tell everyone and everyone notices. This makes you look like the professional you are! Your reputation will grow fast and soon you will no longer have room for more clients!Earn money on your past clients. You will be able to earn money from past clients..Integrate a holistic diet and training program. The program can cover your dietary program for a 24-day challenge that helps get your clients diets on track. It works perfectly with a personal training program.Freedom to do what you like. Want to take a vacation with friends or family? No worries. Once you build your passive income, you can take a vacation whenever you want. Eventually you will make enough money to stop personal training, if you so desire.Find new clients! Let them come to you! Word of mouth is the most powerful aspect of personal training advertising. This is your pot of gold, the more word of mouth, the more clients. It's that simple.So let's go over how to make this a reality for you. You WILL earn an income if you try, and how much you earn is completely up to you! "Would you like to make $200, $2,000, or even $10,000 a month in passive income?" It's important you read the entire article. Watch this short video of a personal trainer who decided to take advantage of this business opportunity. "What would you do with an extra $200, $2,000, or $10,000 + extra dollars every month?" You are already set up to make killer money! As a personal trainer with clients you are already set up to start earning immediately. You already have clients who will be eager to try these products. It will be easier than the personal training. Making extra money could not be easier! Over 20 years of in the trenches personal training experience My name is Bob, Many people think personal training is an easy profession. They couldn't be more wrong. You have the same stresses and worries as any other business. You have to make enough money to make ends meet. You have to have insurance, a place to train, and you have to find clients. You have to keep track of clients, their goals, their payments, and you always have to remain professional and put on a happy face. It's a lot of work and it takes a dedicated individual to succeed. I have been a personal trainer working in the trenches for over 20 years! I have been certified by the ISSA and APFA. I write articles to help personal trainers with their businesses. I do my best to offer all my knowledge FREE of charge. I like to help personal trainers make it in this business. I know how hard it is for you as a personal trainer! I know how difficult it can be when the times are bad. I also know how rewarding it can be when the times are good. Adding this opportunity to your business model changes everything. I would not put my name behind this idea if I didn't believe in it. I believe in this opportunity and want to share it with you. Read on so I can give you all the details.   You can earn income from past clients! I know you only make money when you are training client's an unfortunate fact. It sucks when a client decides they no longer need or can afford your services. I have had clients who only came in for one or two training sessions so I could just show them the basics. What if I had an excellent product that I could have sold them? A product that produced results and sales? These clients would still be paying me all these years later every time they made a purchase. I would be a millionaire today. This is why you need to take advantage of this as soon as possible. Don't wait! You don't have to be stuck in this cycle of earning money only when you're training your clients. You can earn a passive income, which means you earn money when you are not even trying to. I know it sounds crazy and impossible, but check out the videos above. It's true, and you could not be in a better position as a personal trainer. You already have clients. You already have eager potential customers. They ask you all the time about supplements, diet, and tell you their entire life stories. You can let them try the product and get a customer for life. They will love it. And some day when they decide they no longer need your training or can no longer afford it anymore, they will still by your supplements! Earn money from non-clients and become closer with current clients! Another way for you to earn with this new income opportunity is with your clients friends and family. I am not talking about having your clients sell products for you. Not even close. Just think, once your client starts to make progress, everyone notices. They notice the weightloss, the increased muscle mass, and the progress. These products will help your clients reach those goals faster. They will tell all their friends and family about your wonderful training and supplements! The family will want to know more about both. This means they will come to you for their training and supplements too! Become your own supplement distributor! "It's either you or GNC, you decide." You already know that supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry. You can now get a piece of that pie! Offer your clients quality supplements and get paid every time they buy. They don't even have to buy from you, they can buy from the advocare website, and you still get paid. You can offer your clients: Energy mixes and drinks. Easy to carry energy drinks and mixes will allow your clients to train harder and longer. Boost metabolism and weight loss. This will boost your credibility and client relationship. SLAM comes in a tiny container but packs a big punch. Spark comes as a drink mix, and packs a bigger punch!Weight loss products. Integrate weight loss products into your current personal training programs for superior results. You will be able to offer a complete diet program with your workout routines. You will give your clients a holistic approach for rapid weight loss. The 24-day challenge is a product that will work wonders for your clients weight loss goals in 24 days.Amino Acids. Offer products for your sport specific and bodybuilding clients.Skin care. Both men and women can benefit from the quality skin care products. This is a nice bonus for your clients who will love the products.And much more!Get paid MORE for helping your clients reach their goals! You already help your clients reach their goals. Why not get paid even more for doing so? You can help them reach their goals even faster with these high quality products. The goal is simple, you want to help your clients reach their goals. There is nothing wrong with making a few extra bucks while offering them high quality supplements. They WILL go somewhere for their supplements, why not you? It's either you or GNC. Right? Let me tell you, as a personal trainer, nothing makes me happier than helping my clients reach their goals. I know it's the same for you. Now you can offer them supplements that will improve their health even further, and you will get paid for doing so. It's a win / win proposition. Are you up for it? Integrate a holistic approach to your training I have to also tell you about the ability to integrate your training with a quality diet. You can use the Advocare 24 day challenge to help clients transform their bodies in 24 days! Imagine this, your clients get amazing results from the 24 day challenge and your personal training! Do you think anyone will notice? Of course you do! Do you think they will tell anyone? Of course they will. And who do you think will get the credit for the amazing transformation? Need I say more? You put out an advertisement saying that you will take your clients on a 24 day challenge that will transform their body! The 24 day challenge is a complete dietary system. Now you add in your personal training. They will see excellent results in 24 days. You can ask them if they are up for a 24 day challenge to transform their bodies! They will love this, and so will you. And what do you think will happen to your business when people take notice? Your phone will start ringing and you will fill up any empty slots you have during your day! Think about all the word of mouth publicity you will get from this! You can earn from other personal trainers, if you hurry. Earn money from other personal trainers, and help them earn too! I want to tell you, you want to be the first to get in on this. Once people start to notice your business taking off, other trainers will want to know what you're doing. Other trainers will come to you learn how they too can incorporate these products into their business! You can be the go to person for your area, but only if you jump on this before others in your area do! Not only will you earn from other personal trainers, but you will help other personal trainers earn a passive income too! It's a win / win business opportunity! The trainers you help will become your closest friends. The problem is, the longer you wait, the less chance you will have to be the ONLY local distributor. You should try to get started as soon as possible. But let me say best part is about the be revealed; the price. It sounds great, so what's it going to cost me? So you are thinking it must cost a fortune to get started. Am I right? Surely this would cost $2,000? Maybe $3,000. What if I told you it costs less than $100 to get your own supplement business? It's true, you can get your own supplement business started for less than $100. But wait, isn't AdvoCare one of those pyramid schemes? First of all, pyramid schemes are illegal. Advocare is NOT a pyramid scheme. Advocare is a direct sales or network marketing company. It's 100% legitimate! This means they don't waste money on advertising. They allow you to start your own business and sell their products. You get a nice commission every time you make a sell. They have a sales force of independent business owners like yourself. It's a smart business model for them, and for you. It means you can earn as much or little as you want. This allows companies like AdvoCare to spend money on things like product testing, new product development, and product improvements. They can focus on the quality of the product instead of advertising. What I also found out was those who failed as network marketers were the ones spreading this myth. These losers were unable to make it as a network marketer, so they wanted to blame the business model. The fact is, there are plenty of successful Advocare business owners. You could be one of them! Every singe time I have heard the Advocare pyramid scheme mentioned, it was always an ex network marketer who failed. They failed. They blame the business model. A lot of network marketers are making millions of dollars a year! So how are some network marketers making millions while others fail? Why do some companies make millions while others fail? It's the network marketer that is responsible, not the business model. Do you see what I mean? It's a great business model. You have to take it seriously if you want to make serious money. You have to work it like a business, not just a side job. If you are willing to put in the effort, you can make millions of dollars every year. This is a fact, and it's completely up to you. You have the ability to take your personal training business to as high as you want to. You can make enough money to one day leave the profession and make money just from supplement sales. STOP: Before you do anything else, read this I know you are eager to get started, but I need you to follow the steps outlined below. It's the only way I get to be part of your team, and I want to be part of your team. Getting your supplement business up and running is as easy as 1,2,3. Follow this link or click on the banner.Sign up as a distributor.I will call you, or if you prefer, email you soon after.It's simple to get your business up and running. You don't even have to deal with me if you don't want to. Try a free sample Would you like to try the product first? No problem. Let me send you a free sample of the flagship product called Spark. Just register and send me a PM with your address and I will get the free sample out to you today. Try it yourself. Give it to your client and see what they think. It's a great little energy product. You won't experience the usual crash that comes with sugar laden energy drinks. It awakens the body and the mind, and packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and of course caffeine. It's a safe and effective energy boost. Don't put this off. I have a limited supply on hand, so if you want me to send it to you asap, do this now. What do you have to lose? Try a free sample. Just sign up and PM me. My personal guarantee - You have nothing to lose or risk! You can be 100% confident in this business venture. I am willing to put up my own money to guarantee you will profit from this business. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied after 1 year, I will refund you up to $100 for your Advocare business start up fees. All you have to do is use the link above and sign up as my distributor.
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  1. 14 Habits of People Who Always Stay Fit

    1. Exercise even if you only have 15 minutesto do it.

    A short gym routine is betther than nothing if you're really strapped for tie or just plain exhausted. If you dont have time to get to your gym but have 15 minutes before you have to shower to go meet your friends for dinner, do jumping jacks to Taylor Swift or something. You'll feel better, especially if you spent your day sitting at a computer listening to Taylor Swift and thinking about how you should really leave work in time to get to the gym.

    2. Speaking of, you know that feeling of planning to work out and then not working out?

    The worst. Usually, working out just to avoid the feeling of sitting around in gym clothes watching Bravo and eating snacks and never actually going for your run is worth it.

    3. Invest in a fitness tracker

    They are not cheap but they really do make you walk more, especially if you're the type of person motivated by goals. You'd be surprised how little you walk in a day if you have a desk job.

    4. Mix up your routine

    Do yoga one day, interval training the next, and a light jog the following day. If your fitness routine doesnt bore you, you're more likely to stick to it.

    5. Instead of skipping a workout, focus on how great you'll feel after.

    Working out isnt always fun while ou're doing it, but the endorphin high you get after or the myriad other benefits, like a sound night sleep are.

    6. Don't wait for an occasion to get in shape.

    If you only rush to the gym six weeks before you have a tight dress to wear to a party you'll kill yourself trying to meet unrealistic goals and feel miserable and down on yourself and be no fun at all. Then when it's all over, of course you wont want to go back to working out! Fitness is a lifestyle, not an exercise in vanity.

    7. Eat Real Food

    Dont swear off alcohol or sweets or bread. You'll be miserable and binge and feel bad, and then swear off all that food again and the cycle will repeat and you'll feel worse every time.

    8. Keep weeknight drinking to a minimum.

    Weekdays are exhausting enough without alcohol. If you get smashed on Tuesday, you're less likely to get up in time for your 7:30 barre class on Wednesday or even Thursday — studies suggest a night of drinking can make women sleepy in the days following. So drinking on a weeknight can really sap your energy level for the rest of the week, especially if you don't have time to make up for lost sleep.

    9. Work out at home if you can't get to a gym.

    If you have cable, it probably comes with a whole slew of secret workout classes you can do on-demand. This is a great option for when you want to be active but don't want to leave your house. Get a bright pink workout mat and have fun.

    10. Buy a foam roller.

    For $18 you can get a little device that, when used for less than a minute before exercise, can increase your range of motion during exercise. Used after, it can greatly reduce soreness.

    11. Exercise when you're sore.

    Don't do intense weightlifting by any means, but a light jog or brisk walk as part of an "active recovery" can help alleviate sore muscles more quickly than sitting on your duff doing nothing.

    12. Focus on how you want to feel rather than how you want to look.

    Working out leads to increased energy and good vibrations all around. Why do you think Richard Simmons is so peppy and cheerful all the time? Focus on feeling good rather than looking good and you'll "see" results quickly.

    13. Remember that the main goal isn't to run 10 miles a day, it's just to do something physical.

    If you feel like you just can't bear to go to the gym, just plan to do five minutes of exercise once you get there. Chances are once you start, you'll go for longer.

    14. Get sleep.

    The more you work out, the more you'll want to get a good night's sleep, so it's a self-perpetuating cycle. But if you're crashing at midnight and trying to get to a 7 a.m. yoga class, you're not exactly setting yourself up for making it there.

     

     

  2. If you are a personal trainer who is struggling to make ends meet, you can now make more money from your personal training business.

    There is a new opportunity for you to make some serious cash with your current personal training business. The business model fits perfectly with a personal training business.

    A company called AdvoCare allows you to become your very own supplement distributor. Some personal trainers have been able to generate over $10,000 a month in extra income.

    If you are a struggling personal trainer, this is a great opportunity for you to make some extra cash.

    You can offer your clients:

    • Weight loss products.
    • Amino-acids.
    • Recovery supplements.
    • Energy Supplements.
    • Muscle building supplements.

    Basically you will be your own GNC for all your clients supplement needs.

    How It Works

    It's very easy to get started. All you have to go is go over to the AdvoCare website and get signed up. It's less than $100 for you to become an AdvoCare distributor. You will then be able to purchase items at up to 40% discount and sell them directly to your clients. This means you earn up to a 40% commission on the items you sell.

    Or you can set them up to purchase online, and you sill earn your commission. Either way, you earn a commission for as long as your client purchases their supplements.

     

  3. Learn How To Make Your Body A Fat Burning Machine!

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    Are you tired of the yo-yo dieting?

    Are you ready to change your lifestyle once and for all?

    The Paleo diet has been around since the beginning of human kind. It's the way our ancestors ate before our culture was overrun with fattening carbohydrates.

    Carbohydrate increase insulin levels in your body. The causes two major problems.

    1. Your body stores fat when insulin levels are elevated.
    2. Your body does not release fat to be used as fuel in the presence of elevated insulin levels.

    The Paleo diet fixes both of those problems.

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  4. With this year shaping up to be a bad flu season, you don't have to be a victim of the flu virus. The fact is, there is an herb that can protect you from the flu.

    My family of six have been using this remedy for over 6 years now and not a single family member has contracted the flu since we started using it. It's backed up by sound research, but of course the pharmaceuticals are not able to profit from it since it's a natural herb.

    The herb I speak of is Elderberry, and it's available in many different forms. You can buy a syrup for children, pills for adults, but what I prefer is to make my own syrup. It's easy, and you can buy bulk organic elderberries from nearly any health food store. This way you know you are using top of the line elderberries that have been grown organically.

    It's also much cheaper to make than pre-made syrups.

    What you are going to start with is some organic elderberries.

    • You take a half cup of elderberries to three or four cups of water.
    • You want to boil them and allow the water to reduce into a syrup.
    • Now you will want to add some flavor, and you can pretty much add any flavors you desire, but I usually add maple syrup or honey. If your child is under 1, you DO NOT want to use honey, so stick with syrup or organic sugar.
    • Once you get a flavor and consistency and taste you like, you can turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool.
    • Once cooled, take some cheese cloth with a funnel and filter out the syrup.

    That's it. you will have enough syrup to last you nearly all winter! Take about two or three teaspoons a day and you should remain flu free all winter!

    Remember to take it before you get sick, so take it every morning before starting your day. It seems to mainly work on the flu, so if another type of bug is going around, you may still get a cold.

    I was skeptical at first when we first starting using elderberry instead of the "flu shot". After over five years of being flu free, we are sold on elderberry as our flu remedy. It works, and it's cheap to make, so why haven't you tried it yet?

  5. Losing excess weight seems to be of concern for most of us. That extra flab can be a deciding factor for a lot of diseases. So, there’s a necessity for weight loss, and these days almost everyone is feeling the need to shed those extra pounds. There are many ways to accomplish this. You can try out a regular exercise routine or go on a strict diet.

    But, does it feel good having to say no to your favorite dishes and comfort foods? Of course not. So, you must find a few ways to lose weight and still get to indulge in your favorite dishes every now and then. Yes, you must follow a nutritious and well-rounded diet, but there are a few tricks that can help you keep the fun alive as well. Here’s a sneak peek at some of those tricks.

    Love Junk Food, Don’t Get Addicted

    It can be difficult to do away with junk food. Surely, it is too delicious to stop eating it completely. Besides, leaving junk food altogether will only make you crave it more, which, these cravings if not satiated, will only lead to further weight gain. However, the best way to solve this problem is to continue eating your favorite dishes, but only once in a while. You might love these foods, but make sure that it’s okay for you to go without them for some time as well, if necessary.

    Plan a Proper Structure for Your Meals

    You are on a diet, and you have quit eating almost every delicious dish that you loved. Yet, you are not experiencing the desired results. Well, are you following a proper eating schedule? It is important for you to ensure that there are no long lapses between your meals. Try to fill up these particular lapses with healthy snacks. This will also ensure that you are not feeling too hungry between and during your meals, as it can result in overeating. Therefore, it is essential to have a proper structure for your meals, which is sure to help you lose weight.

    Never Ever Skip Breakfast

    While dieting, there is a common trend among a lot of people. They try to lessen the amount of food they eat, which is quite obviously not the best way to go about losing weight. However, they still tend to skip a few meals, and the majority of them select to skip breakfast. Well, skipping your breakfast usually has multiple severe and negative impacts. It can affect your:

    ● Weight loss goals

    ● Blood pressure

    ● Risk for diabetes

    ● Risk for heart diseases

    In fact, it is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, it’s imperative for you to eat your breakfast before starting your day’s work. In fact, you should have a full breakfast to ensure that you remain full for quite some time.

    Avoid Late Night Snacking

    Snacks are among the most favorite foods of a lot of people. They might also be yours as well. But, that does not mean you should always eat them. In fact, many of your favorite snacks can be quite high in calorie content. So, it is essential to avoid them. However, you can have healthy snacks between meals to keep yourself full to avoid overeating. But, you should always stay away from late night snacking. Try to have your last meal of the day about three hours before you go to bed. Sleep slows down your metabolism. So, the fat that you consume late at night hardly gets burned. Instead, it is stored in the body, thus making you add on those extra pounds.

    Try to Avoid Eating Out

    You can plan to have a healthy lunch. But, it’s difficult to have that when you continuously eat out. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should always try to avoid eating out. Instead, bring your own lunch from home and pack only healthy foods for lunch or dinner. It will help you remain fit and healthy. Besides, you can also save some extra money this way. However, if there’s no other way for you to eat but to dine out, try to go for baked and boiled foods. It’s a good way to remain healthy despite having to eat out.

    Follow the Best Dieting Habits

    Well, this is one of the most important things you need to do while dieting for weight loss. And, this holds true even if you are not getting the results that you want despite remaining on your strict diet. You should try to eat slowly and savor any food that you are having. And, you need to do away with the unhealthy habit of rewarding yourself with only foods.

    These are just a few tricks you can try while dieting. You won’t need to work too hard to achieve these, but the results can be wonderful.

    Losing excess weight seems to be of concern for most of us. That extra flab can be a deciding factor for a lot of diseases. So, there’s a necessity for weight loss, and these days almost everyone is feeling the need to shed those extra pounds. There are many ways to accomplish this. You can try out a regular exercise routine or go on a strict diet.

    But, does it feel good having to say no to your favorite dishes and comfort foods? Of course not. So, you must find a few ways to lose weight and still get to indulge in your favorite dishes every now and then. Yes, you must follow a nutritious and well-rounded diet, but there are a few tricks that can help you keep the fun alive as well. Here’s a sneak peek at some of those tricks.

    Love Junk Food, Don’t Get Addicted

    It can be difficult to do away with junk food. Surely, it is too delicious to stop eating it completely. Besides, leaving junk food altogether will only make you crave it more, which, these cravings if not satiated, will only lead to further weight gain. However, the best way to solve this problem is to continue eating your favorite dishes, but only once in a while. You might love these foods, but make sure that it’s okay for you to go without them for some time as well, if necessary.

    Plan a Proper Structure for Your Meals

    You are on a diet, and you have quit eating almost every delicious dish that you loved. Yet, you are not experiencing the desired results. Well, are you following a proper eating schedule? It is important for you to ensure that there are no long lapses between your meals. Try to fill up these particular lapses with healthy snacks. This will also ensure that you are not feeling too hungry between and during your meals, as it can result in overeating. Therefore, it is essential to have a proper structure for your meals, which is sure to help you lose weight.

    Never Ever Skip Breakfast

    While dieting, there is a common trend among a lot of people. They try to lessen the amount of food they eat, which is quite obviously not the best way to go about losing weight. However, they still tend to skip a few meals, and the majority of them select to skip breakfast. Well, skipping your breakfast usually has multiple severe and negative impacts. It can affect your:

    ● Weight loss goals

    ● Blood pressure

    ● Risk for diabetes

    ● Risk for heart diseases

    In fact, it is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, it’s imperative for you to eat your breakfast before starting your day’s work. In fact, you should have a full breakfast to ensure that you remain full for quite some time.

    Avoid Late Night Snacking

    Snacks are among the most favorite foods of a lot of people. They might also be yours as well. But, that does not mean you should always eat them. In fact, many of your favorite snacks can be quite high in calorie content. So, it is essential to avoid them. However, you can have healthy snacks between meals to keep yourself full to avoid overeating. But, you should always stay away from late night snacking. Try to have your last meal of the day about three hours before you go to bed. Sleep slows down your metabolism. So, the fat that you consume late at night hardly gets burned. Instead, it is stored in the body, thus making you add on those extra pounds.

    Try to Avoid Eating Out

    You can plan to have a healthy lunch. But, it’s difficult to have that when you continuously eat out. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should always try to avoid eating out. Instead, bring your own lunch from home and pack only healthy foods for lunch or dinner. It will help you remain fit and healthy. Besides, you can also save some extra money this way. However, if there’s no other way for you to eat but to dine out, try to go for baked and boiled foods. It’s a good way to remain healthy despite having to eat out.

    Follow the Best Dieting Habits

    Well, this is one of the most important things you need to do while dieting for weight loss. And, this holds true even if you are not getting the results that you want despite remaining on your strict diet. You should try to eat slowly and savor any food that you are having. And, you need to do away with the unhealthy habit of rewarding yourself with only foods.

    These are just a few tricks you can try while dieting. You won’t need to work too hard to achieve these, but the results can be wonderful.

    Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising, For Fitness franchise and Gym franchise contact 9Round

  6. I got side tracked on this blog and I apologize to anyone who may have been following along. I ended up moving to another state and wasn't able to stay on track, but I will get back on this with regular updates.

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    This blog will follow my own quest to follow my dreams and start my very own gym and any pitfalls that I may fall into along the way. I plan on opening my own health club in about 6 months to a year, and I am in the very early planning stages. I am planning on starting small, maybe a personal training studio, and the goal is to start with as little as $30K. The funds will be cash and not from a loan, so anything I make will go directly to running costs and profit, not loan repayment. I am very curious to see if a gym can be started and successful for only $30K. It’s an experiment if you will. This blog will follow that quest.

    I will be purchasing used equipment and looking for a location with fairly cheap rent and an unsaturated market. So far this has been extremely difficult to find, but I am prepared to move my family to see this dream of gym ownership become a reality. My first object is to find a good location. Location, location, location. I have found a few target markets that either have very few gyms, or which have no personal training studios. Which one I plan on starting will depend on the location and competition.

    I will be updating this blog with real time information as it happens, and I will post how much I spend and on what. Of course I will not post any information on where my club will exist until I get all the pieces in place, but I will post all other details for anyone interested.

  7. Ya know...you have to give them credit. McDonald's is trying to make everyone "believe" you can eat healthy and lose weight there with their salads, but this place isn't holding anything back!

    The Heart Attack Grille is located in Las Vegas, NV and blatantly states that if you are 350lbs or heavier, you get to eat free. They have four different types of burgers there, ranging from the bypass to the quadruple bypass.

    Wow! Can you imagine if you actually had a heart attack while eating there? Ummmm....you might want to click here below:

    Man Suffers Heart Attack at the Heart Attack Grille

    It's all fun and games until someone has a heart attack at the Heart Attack Grille!

    Better Train Harder!

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    Wilmington NC Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist

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    The use of bands in strength training has been around a long time, but was made popular by Louie Simmons and the Westside Barbell Club. Bands are an excellent advanced training technique that can really push up your maximal and explosive strength (depending on how you incorporate them). I plan on writing a series of articles related to the use of bands in strength training, but this first article is going to cover the basics, and I do mean basics. In this article I am going to discuss the benefits of bands, when to incorporate them, where to purchase them, and how to store them.

    Let’s start with where to purchase your bands, since this article will be useless if you don’t know where to purchase your bands. You can purchase your bands from JumpStretch. I am not in any way affiliated with JumpStretch, nor do I make a penny when they sell a set of bands. I am recommending JumpStretch due to the fact that I purchased my bands from JumpStretch years ago and they are still in near perfect condition. These bands are very high quality and will last you a long time. If you plan on following the suggestions in my future articles, you will need to purchase the bands in pairs (two of each).

    Now let’s discuss some of the many benefits of using bands in your routine. You can use bands to develop maximal explosive strength, maximal strength, as a neuromuscular conditioner, and psychological conditioner. In addition, you can use bands to increase overload. In short, bands have many benefits depending on how you incorporate them into your training.

    So now that you have made it this far in this article, you are probably ready to get started, but are you ready to use bands in your training? First of all, I would personally only use bands for intermediate to advanced athletes and never with beginners, but this is just my preference. I like to save the bands as an additional method of attack during a training cycle and incorporate them throughout my training cycles depending on various factors. I am not going to get into any specific training details in this article, but I am going to write more articles on this topic, many more, and very soon. So if you want specifics with training with bands, definitely stay tuned!

    So now you are ready to purchase your bands. Once your bands arrive, you will notice they are covered in a white powder. Do not wipe this powder off as it makes the bands easy to use when the bands rub against each other. In addition, it keeps the bands dry, which is very important. You may find that once your bands no longer have the white powder on them that you would like to re-powder them and I have a solution. I contacted JumpStretch and they told me that I could use corn starch, which I have been using for many years. I also store my bands in a plastic container filled with corn starch and I put the bands back into this container and shake it whenever I need to re-coat my bands. Below you will find a photo of how I store my bands.

    Stay tuned, more band training articles will be arriving. :)

  8. I purchased Practical Programming For Strength Training about two weeks ago. Since I love reading everything related to fitness and strength training, I gave this book a once over.

    If you are looking for a book that covers just program creation, then you may be disappointed by this book. When I read the introduction, the author made some very good points regarding the fact that most books seem to fall short when it comes to actual program creation. The author mentions Zatsiorsky, verkhoshansky, and a few other Russian authors and suggests that most of the information presented in their books are based on unproven theories. Rippetoe does make some good points regarding Russian training, but the gist is that the information and literature to verify the information is lacking. The authors also make some valid points regarding periodization and the lack of research in this area as well, all valid points IMO.

    The part where I have to disagree with the authors is when it comes to the actual creation of programs, reps, sets, etc. Of course you have to get through a few chapters of basics before you get to the actual programs the book presents, but if you have little to no experience in the field, this information will be useful for you, but if you are looking for just a book on program creation, then you might want to skip the first few chapters. The book goes on to present basic programs for each level of training. There are a few things in this book that I have to call into question, such as using the same novice routine for all trainees, which seems to violate the laws of individual differences, but it probably doesn't matter with novice trainers who will react positively to nearly any type of program thrown at them.

    Overall, I would suggest this is a good book to read just to get some ideas on how others may train, and of course I would suggest you give the workouts a try to see how they work for you. You never know when you will find an excellent workout that produces superior results, so always remember to have an open mind when it comes to new training techniques and programs. I wish this book would have stuck to program creation instead of the basics, but it is what it is.

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  10. Alright, I wanted to post a sample copy of my workout log. This is posted in word document format so it can be easily formatted to your own liking, but I hope it's helpful for anyone who is looking for a workout log they can easily modify and print. I have had a lot of people tell me they don't use a workout log because they are not sure how to set one up or use one. This one is very simple, and anyone can quickly edit it to their own liking.

    This one is based on a 4 day workout split, but you can easily add more workout days or change it to suit your own needs. I filled in the first portion so you can see how I keep track of sets/reps/weight. I don't usually write each set, but rather just use the reps/weight to keep track of how many sets I have completed.

    Workout Routine.docx

  11. Fats are created when you consume more calories than you burn. Most of people simply aren't able to measure how much they eat and how much are they active daily. Many other things affect on the energy balance, like high level of cortisol (hormone which is related to stress) which slows down metabolic functions and increases creating fats. You can decrease the level of cortisol by less exposure to stressful situations and organizing your daily schedule. But these changes are almost insignificantly. It's on you only to pay attention on your calorie intake.

    You probably know that fats in your organism are stored in fat cells. Most of those cells are directly under the skin, but small part is located in abdominal cavity and is called abdominal fat. Fats can even appear on undesirable places like liver or pancreas. Your look depends about those fats under your skin. Getting or losing fat depends about calorie balance. Fat surplus occurs when creating amounts of fat exceeds ability of fat oxidation. Fat deficit occurs when amounts of fat are smaller than ability of their oxidation.

    When you eat fats, you won't stimulate them to better oxidation as is the case with proteins and carbohydrates. Fat intake doesn't have any impact on absorption of other nutrients.

    Carbohydrates are converted to fats only when you overeat with them, when you consume huge amounts of carbohydrates daily. Amount of carbohydrates which will be converted to fat depends about your daily activity and size of your muscle mass. When your amounts of carbohydrates are filled and you consume too much calories daily, the rest of carbohydrates you consume will be converted in fat, what is more often in people with too much level of insulin who have more developed lipogenesis. Those people are predetermined to weight gain more than others. Lipogenesis is the process of fat production. The opposite effect is called lipolysis, what means degradation of fat.

    When you eat too much carbohydrates than your body needs, your organism precipitates more fat. It's happening because surplus of carbohydrates stops fat oxidation (fat burning). While you are in carbohydrate surplus, all fats you eat are precipitated as fat cells.

    It's the same story with proteins. When you eat too much proteins than your body needs, oxidation of carbohydrates and fats is decreased. This way is created bigger surplus of carbohydrates and fats. That means that too much proteins can indirectly make you fat. Consumed proteins are most burned because they release most of warmth. It is very hard to be in protein surplus so it's little probability that you get fat because of too much protein intake.

    If you don't understand everything, I can explain you all this on the other way. Amount of fats that you consume isn't changed, but surplus of the carbohydrates or proteins causes decreased oxidation of fats. Carbohydrate surplus causes increased oxidation of carbohydrates and decreased oxidation of fats, therefore most fats that you consume are stored as fat cells. However, it's very little chance for you to get fat of too much proteins because it's very challenging to consume sufficient amounts of proteins per one kilogram of bodyweight if you are bodybuilder. It's much easier to overeat with carbohydrates because most of the food contains great amounts of carbohydrates. Junk food is very rich in sugars (fast absorbing carbohydrates). Many people who are overeating with that kind of food have problems with overweight.

    Have you ever asked yourself why not to completely eliminate fats from your diet plan? If you think that non-consuming of fats will help you to lose weight, you are wrong. When you eat too much of carbohydrates or proteins or both, lipogenesis is guaranteed and you are getting fat. If you consume too little fats, then your body starts to convert carbohydrates, and in rare cases proteins, in fats. The main point is very simple: Don't eat too much because you will get fat. Pay attention on those things when organizing your diet plan.

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