Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tom Venuto Speaks on 'Healthy' Fast Food

Tom Venuto, author of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle and most recently The Holy Grail, speaks on 'healthy' fast food.  I think you'll find his article below helpful, enlightening, and truthful about fast food and what is really meant by 'healthy' fast food.

Be sure to check out his Burn The Fat Inner Circle.

Until next time...

The Double-Edged Sword of “Healthy” Fast Food
Tom Venuto

What’s on the menu at fast food restaurants lately? Ironically enough, the answer increasingly is… “health food!” Even more incongruous, many fast food joints are advertising their food for weight loss. Healthy weight loss food at Taco Bell and McDonalds? Is this a positive move to be applauded, is it a big corporate money grab or is it a double edged sword? Here’s my two cents:

Almost everyone remembers the Jared weight loss campaign for Subway. He was the guy who lost 245 pounds during which time he ate at Subway regularly. He simply picked the lower calorie items on the menu. Jared later became a spokesperson for Subway in their nationwide advertising campaigns which became known as the Subway Diet.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Holy Grail Available: Inner Circle Special

Last week Tom Venuto released a NEW ebook called,  "The Holy Grail Body Transformation System".  I featured it on my blog because I'm a big believer in Tom Venuto.  If you want to understand how to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time, there's no one more qualified or more knowledgeable than Tom.

This program teaches you how to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time, a goal many people once thought was impossible.

The proven fact is - you CAN gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. But it's more complicated than most people think and you must have EVERY aspect of training, nutrition and lifestyle in place to make it work.

So Tom has finally simplified and demystified the process of gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time in this short (74 pages) new manual.

The public offer expired last weekend. No one outside our inner circle can get the ebook anymore until its re-released officially in its final version several months from now for the regular price (will probably retail for $37-$47 range).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Primal Shopping For Fat Loss

Recent posts have centered around several core issues in health and fitness.  Fat loss, eating primal foods, and calories were central in all of them.  Today, I thought I'd talk about how to shop at your local grocery store in order to help you reach your fat loss and fitness goals.
In the end, calories take precedence over all.  But I believe eating, and that means shopping, primally is the healthiest way to reach your goals.  Keeping your diet devoid of processed carbohydrates and fats is essential in maintaining a heathy, anti-inflammatory body.

Limiting these processed foods also allows you to avoid huge spikes of glucose followed by massive rushes of insulin -- both leading to cardiovascular disease, obesity, & diabetes AND putting those folks at high risk for cancer.  Research has strongly sugggested that intakes of fat, saturated fat,and cholesterol are NOT the culprits in heart disease; but rather highly processed foods and beverages in the forms of carbohydrates and frankenfats.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Is a calorie a calorie? Thermodynamics, metabolic advantage, Colpo, & Eades.

Pull up a seat! 

Brew a cup of coffee or pop some poporn.  Whatever fancies you...just set aside some time to read the links that I will provide below.  If you are even remotely interested in health, fitness, nutrition, and fat loss then you are going to enjoy the next hour or so...

The subject?

Do calories from a carbohydrate, a protein, or a fat gram differ in their ability to incite weight loss, specifically fat loss?

Can you eat more calories on a low-carb diet than you would otherwise and still lose weight?  Do you eat less calories on a low-carb diet and is that the reason that they are successful?  Is there a metabolic advantage?  Or is a calorie still a calorie?

Is weight loss about controlling insulin levels or about calories?  Is it a little bit of both?  Does the satiating hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) play a role in weight loss? 

I'll let you decide the answer(s) to the above questions.  Click on the links below.  I'd love to hear your comments.

Dr. Michael R. Eades
Anthony Colpo

Until next time...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Guaranteed Fat Loss and Muscle Gain...At The Same Time

There's only 2 days left to get Tom Venuto's FREE 'The Holy Grail' with your purchase of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle. 

After reading it for a 3rd time, I want to emphasize how good it is.  There is no doubt in my mind that if you follow the recommendations in his ebook, you will lose fat and gain muscle at the same time.

I'll take it a step further.  I believe that if you follow the advice that Tom gives AND enlist intermittent fasting, then you'll truly get the best results possible by losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time giving you lean gains that you never would have imagined.  

Steps to GUARANTEED muscle gain and fat loss AT THE SAME TIME:

1. Read The Holy Grail.  Get your free copy here.
2. Use the techniques that Tom discusses in his free ebook, specifically using high calorie days with larger muscle group resistance days.
3. Use intermittent fasting (IF) daily.  Use a 14-18 fast daily, followed by 6-10 hour feeding period.  This will be done in 2-4 meals.

As a reminder, Tom is only offering this special offer until Friday, March 5th.

Stop looking for the solution to simultaneous muscle gain and fat loss.  It is possible.  And this is the answer.

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How To Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time

Almost everyone knows about the biggest loser - that reality show/weight loss contest on TV where overweight people drop ridiculous amounts of weight -like 15 or 20 lbs in a week, and 150 or 200 lbs by the time the show is over.

This past January the guys at over at the Burn the Fat websites completed their first ever body transformation challenge contest.

But their contest was NOTHING like the biggest loser.

In fact, Josh Ketter, the overall men's winner, and Ryan Cochrane, one of the finalists, only lost a pound.

Now, you must be thinking, "what the heck kind of weird body transformation contest were they running where the winner and the finalists only drop a pound?

Well, it would seem weird if you thought that success at body transformation meant dropping weight on the scale

But did you ever stop to think about the difference between fat weight and muscle weight?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Reader Question: P90X and Primal?

I get lots of emails during a given week asking my advice on certain health and fitness issues.  I am humbled that so many seek my advice, but please know that I'm still learning.  I immensely enjoy sharing what I've learned during the peaks and valleys of my health and fitness journey, which is why this blog exists in the first place.  I'm not always right and I'm constantly evaluating what and how I do things.  I'll reiterate what I have said before: do your research!  Read what you find to be credible, but make your decsions based on the successes and faliures of you and others, science, and logic.  With that said...

Sterling Advice reader David posed an interesting question to me recently.  It concerns P90X and a primal-like lifestyle.  Can they coexist?  Below is David's question(s) with my following answer(s).

Part I:

I stumbled on your blog via MDA and was very excited to find another person who is living primally, but also chooses to continue P90X (contrary to primal exercise dogma).  For the record, I haven't started P90X yet.  I started with a round of Power90 in November and lost 25 lbs.