Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Saturday, August 21, 2010


I am happy to announce the launch of my new business!  I have written two books that can be downloaded on my website.  The first one is called "The Weight Is Over: The Real Reasons Why You're Fat And How You Can Conquer Them For Good".

The second book is called "Banish The Brain Fat" and you can get it for free when you purchase the second one.

I also have a supplements page for people who want some additional asisstance with increasing their metabolism and burning more fat.

I am very excited, so please check out my website at  There is a multitude of informartion in both of the books.  Also, be sure to sign up for my FREE e-mail newsletter on the form half way down the page.  You'll receive weekly e-mails containing advice, tips, exercises and healthy food options for losing weight and staying healthy.  There is some really good information, so please take a look now.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Children Process Food Differently

When speaking of health issues, people often overlook the importance of children's health.  Usually it's because we adults already have developed some sort of illness, and little children have not.  There is one very important reason why you must monitor your child's fat intake.  And it may or may not be something you are aware of.

Generally speaking, humans are born with a fixed number of fat cells.  What this means is that when a person gains weight (fat), the fat cells are getting bigger and bigger.  I'm sure you've seen a very obese peson before, so you know that this means that there really is no limit as to how big fat cells can actually get.  If you keep adding excessive calories to your body, your body will keep shoving them into its fat cells.

Children are a little bit different.

It has been recently verified that childrens' bodies may be able to actually create additional fat cells, and that's not a good thing.  Research has shown that as kids consume exorbitant amounts of calories, their bodies can actually make more fat cells in order to take on the added energy.  Remember, fat is just stored energy or stored calories.

Why is this bad?

Because once a fat cell is created, it remains in the body........for life.  So, as a child, if you're body had created additional fat cells because your parents let you eat whatever the hell you wanted, this would increase your risk for obesity (by a lot) as an adult.  Even though it does not take a lot of energy to keep a fat cell alive, it is still additional body mass.  This additional body mass will do 2 things:
  1. It will chronically increase the appetite of the person for life because that added body mass will require more calories to stay alive.
  2. It will make the person's body more efficient at storing fat, which is something you DON'T want to happen.  Think about it.  Take 2 people.  The first has a certain number of fat cells and the second person has more fat cells than the first.  If they both eat fatty meals everyday for a week, the first person's body will store some fat of course, but it also may be able to pass some of that fat right out through going to the bathroom if their fat cells can't take on that fat.  The second person, however, may store even more fat than the first one simply because they have more fat cells to take on the extra fat than the first person. 
Does any of that make sense?  It seems a little tongue-twisterish but I hope you get it.

The major point is to really teach your children the importance of being healthy and eating healthy so that they develop those habits for the rest of their lives and so that they will not grow up with any added risk for obesity.

With all of the growth hormones and stem cells in a child's body, it is no wonder that they can actually make fat cells while adults cannot.

Sometimes it makes me so angry when I see an obese child!  Parents need to step up to the plate.  Kids do not have a brain developed enough to make healthy choices all the time when it comes to eating.  I'm sure that most children would eat cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day if someone let them.

Guide your children and help them live a more satisfactory life!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Plan For Your Health

One of the most effective ways you can manage your health and weight loss is to plan your meals.  Actually, if we all did a little more planning, I'm sure things would go a lot smoother for most of us.  Of course, a little spontaneity never hurt anyone either.

As far as losing weight though, planning your meals is crucial.  Usually if you don't plan for what you're going to eat that day, you wait around until the last minute, when you're starving, and then you go and get some fast food or eat some quickie frozen meal garbage from the freezer.  We've all done it.

Now, I don't mean you necessarily have to write down on paper what you are going to eat each day.  Although, that would be a fantastic idea because things written down are 5 times more likely to actually get down.  But, it can be just as simple as taking a few minutes in the morning to think about some ideas for food to eat during the day and at what time you will be eating.

You see, let's say you decide you want to make a nice salmon filet for dinner in the evening, and some vegetables to go along with it and whatever else you want for that meal.  As your day progresses, if you get busy, you know in the back of your mind that you need to prepare that meal, so you can get other things done in time to make the meal.

If you didn't plan on what to eat and when to eat it, most likely you would have gotten caught up in some errands or other work, and by the time you realized you were really hungry (which is bad anyway), its either too late or you're too tired to make something worthwhile.  So, you settle for some kind of garbage food.

Bad food ALWAYS seems to be more readily available or easier to make than healthy food!  Crazy how that is, huh?  Bad food seems to be cheaper too, but that's life I guess.  Anyway, there are many healthy food options that can be prepared quite quickly, you just have to schedule a little extra time in your day for them.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pregnant Pause

Hi everyone.

I just wanted to take this time to thank everyone who follows this blog and checks for updates regularly.  It's what keeps me inspired to keep writing.

I want to let everyone know that this blog is going to be updated a little less frequently for the next month or so.

In an effort to get my book launched by July 1st (which is already way past my original deadline!), I need to put my full time effort into the editing of my book, plus finishing up my second one.  Yes, I'm writing two books!  The first one is DONE and currently being edited, and the second one is almost complete.

I am very excited as I have never taken on a project like this before.  The 2 books are going to be sold as a package item.  Basically, buy one and get the bonus book free.  They both contain really good stuff and I am getting a very good response from my editors so far.

So, I will still be posting new updates on this blog, but they will be to the tune of one per week as opposed to one every 2 days or so as I was doing before.

Of course, after my website is set up and the books are launched, I'll be back to posting regularly on this blog.

Thanks for understanding and keep working at being healthy!

Friday, May 28, 2010

What Is The Most Effective Workout?

What do you think the most effective workout is for losing weight?

Weight lifting?

The possibilities are endless when it comes to working out.  There are hundreds of things you could do and even more combinations.  But if you are trying to lose weight, which is the most effective?

The answer is quite simple.

I'm sure you've read plenty of books/articles/newsletters of people saying which exercises are the most effective.  Well, I've got news for you.  All those people just give their "thoughts" on it because they want you to buy something from them.  They guy selling you weight lifting tips is going to tell you that cardio workouts are ineffective.  The gal promoting her yoga studio is going to say that running on a treadmill is a waste of time.  The man promoting P90X is going to tell you that doing the same thing over and over again isn't getting you results.

Are these people right?  Or are they wrong?

Well, the answer is BOTH!

Confused?  Yeah, I thought so.

Here's why.  Most of the time, when people are measuring the effect of a workout, they measure things like the number of calories burned during that workout.  So, in that sense, something like P90X would be much more effective than, say, running on a treadmill.

But what if you LOVE running on a treadmill?  What if doing P90X is TORTURE on you simply because you don't like it?  Which one would be more effective then?  Do you see what I am getting at?

I don't care what anyone says, THE most effective workout is the one you like the best!  Plain and simple.  Yes, I believe that you should change up your physical activities every now and then, but the most effective exercise is the one that you like and will do long term.

Remember, weight loss should be slow and steady IF YOU WANT TO KEEP IT OFF!  Isn't that really what the goal is?  Dropping 10 pounds in one week sounds extremely enticing because, as humans, we don't have patience anymore.  But what's the point if you're going to gain back almost DOUBLE the weight in a month?  Doesn't make much sense, huh?

So, aside from what you may have been told previously, I recommend taking the kind of physical activity you like best, and then expanding on that to get some variety in there.  You want to lose weight once, right?  Not again and again and again for the rest of your life.

Do whatever you need to do to stay active at least 4 times a week.  If that means simply jogging a few times around a track because you LIKE it, so be it.  If it means 30 minutes on an elliptical machine because you LIKE it, so be it.  If it means working out alongside your favorite pilates DVD becaue you LIKE it, all the power to you.  And if it means an hour in the gym lifting weights because it makes you FEEL GOOD, go for it!

Have fun working out!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Why Crash Diets Don't Work!

One of my co-workers recently lost some weight, and I wanted to share the story only to prove a point.  I DO NOT recommend going about it the way she did, but it does get the point across.

Erika was about 70 lbs overweight when she decided to try an experiment.  For 1 month, Erika cut out sugar, fruit juices (which is basically fruit flavored sugar), bread and most other carbs.  She was diligent and stuck with this routine for 30 days.  During this time, she did not  exercise.

Erika informed me that over this 30 day period, she lost a good chunk of her weight, and that all of her clothes were loose on her.  However, after she went back to her "normal" eating habits, she gained the weight back.......and then some!

Why did this happen? 

It's simple.  What Erika basically did was go on a "crash" diet (without knowing it).  There are a lot of them out there and they usually include eliminating a certain food group from the diet whether it be carbs, fat, or sugar.  These diets will almost always cause people to lose weight, and rather quickly at that.  So, people get super excited and think they've finally found the answer to their fatness.

There's just one problem.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to stay on that kind of diet for an extended period of time.  And it's dangerous!  Depriving yourself of anything will almost always cause you develop cravings for that very thing you've eliminated from your diet.  Not to mention you end up permanently screwing up your metabolism.  The very instant you go back to your "normal" eating habits, you will undoubtedly overindulge because once your brain has developed a craving, you WILL SUCCUMB to it.  Once the primitive "old" brain kicks in, you are defenseless against it.  Then, you will gain all of your weight back, plus some extra pounds for added insurance in case you experience another "famine".

This is exactly why I DO NOT recommend crash diets ever nor do I recommend trying what Erika did. 

However, I did want to share Erika's story simply to prove that if you make changes to your diet, even small ones, you will see a change.  You just need to make the RIGHT changes.  Remember, if you're going to try to lose weight, you want to KEEP IT OFF, right?  Crash diets will definitely not do that for you.

Be smart.  Make life choices.  Think long term.