Review of Weight Loss Dieting Plans

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Diet, Product Reviews | Posted on 06-01-2016-05-2008


Review of Weight Loss Dieting Plans

Firstly, I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

You will probably be aware that things have been a bit quiet around here over the past year or so. That is because I’ve been working on various different projects and have been accepting guest posts from some great writers to give you some valuable content.

By now, you’re probably wondering what have I been working on?

I’ve been testing out new fitness equipment, reading research papers and looking into the science of exercise and fitness, speaking to fitness experts and personal trainers, and reviewing a ton of diet and fitness products.

I have also created a new Weight Loss Dieting Plans Review Site just for you.

Why have I done this?

Look, we all have busy lives and don’t have the time to do the research on products due to family and work commitments.

So me and my team have ALREADY DONE the research and reviews for you.

You see, if you decide to check this out and I bet you will, once you see how genuinely informative, useful and valuable my review site proves to be – you’ll be able to decide which plan is the best fit for you.

Don’t wait for the right time to get fit and lose weight.

Isn’t it time to get life in order now?

Go to my review site and start changing your life today.

Weight Loss Dieting Plans Review Site


Internal Reviews and pages:

Everything to Know About Staying Healthy With Paleo

The Venus Factor – Transformative Formula for Women

Use the Truth about Six Packs Abs for a Sexy Body

Losing Weight with the Fat Burning Furnace

Lose Weight with Fat Loss 4 Idiots

Lose Weight and Increase Your Muscles with Burn the Fat

Lose Weight by Using the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet

If you are already following any of these plans please leave a comment below sharing your progress and experience so far.

5 Healthy Foods That Make You Fat

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Diet, Health, Nutrition | Posted on 28-09-2015-05-2008


5 Healthy Foods That Make You Fat

Guest Post by Catherynne John.

Health is the most important element of anyone’s life and it should be because all the wonders and happiness of the world are based on a healthy body. Even if you’re suffering from a slight flu you tend to overlook all the joys of a leading life just because of it. There never remains a single element of comfort with an aching body or a body that has no motivation to feel the activity of what life is all about. It is not necessary to have a healthy body because it appears to be skinny, nor is it a fact that a slightly disproportionate body will be unhealthy. There are very distinct features that make a body healthy and also active. A healthy body is able to overcome a disease more rapidly. You have the strength to endure a long run or even a small trek. You can feel fresh air in your lungs and strength in your bones. These are just a very few factors that make a person qualify towards being healthy. Many people who drive their bodies towards fitness talk about having to replace their eating habits which is exactly very true because health and fitness both strongly depend upon the quality and quantity of food that you’re taking in. if you’re spending an hour or more in the gym and then right after you straight away pull over to the Mc Donalds drive thru for a deal of salad, you’re wrong. The technique to have a good eating regime is to avoid processed foods as much as possible. Processed foods contain not only extra amounts of added sugar, oils but also chemicals to increase the shelf life and this is the main reason for it to cause a certain amount of harm than benefit. Though for fitness junkies there’s also another important element of healthy foods that are not thought about, to some extent. These are though nutritional in their content but they hold a handsome number of calories along with it. So some fitness concerned people often overlook the calorie aspect of it and go on devouring the foods without check. Here’s a list of 5 such healthy foods where the consumption might end up in a weight gain.

1. Avocado


There a lot of material available related with avocado nutrition, but most of it over-shadows the real facts regarding the fat value associated with it. Avocado is one of the leading healthy foods that are really high in terms of the nutritional value that it provides. Avocadoes are a rich source of minerals like Potassium, fiber, and along with it fatty acids that are good for the retention and promotion of the good cholesterol in the body (HDL). What makes Avocados a problem area is the fat that is present inside in a generous amount which accounts for over 70% of its overall nutritional value. This is constituted as more than the amounts of fats found in animal meat. The most important fatty acid, is the Oleic acid that is a monounsaturated fat. This very fatty acid is also found in olive oil and is thus known to have the same benefits and health value.

There are many fitness related recipes that include avocados as a core component. There is no harm in consuming Avocados, as discussed it is a rich source of many other minerals and nutrients but to consider it as a weightless component is completely wrong. One must always take into account the calorie number of 160 calories that’s attached to it.

2. Cheese


Cheese is one of the most favored part of a food be it either junk food or even a home-cooked healthy meal, the entire appearance of the food changes overall just with a slight spread of cheese on top. Either, it’s homemade pasta, salad, pies, you simply name it and there will be people around you suggesting ways in which you can load and stuff it with cheese. Though there are tons of low-fat and skimmed form of cheese readily available in the stores but there’s again no talk about the calorie factor associated with it. Cheese being a dairy product contains all the goodness of calcium vitamin B12, phosphorus, and many other nutrients that increase the overall benefits of cheese consumption. Like Avocados, Cheese is also composed of high nutrient fatty acids that increase the health value but also weigh heavy on the scale. A slice of cheddar cheese amounts for 113 calories, and a 100gms of mozzarella cheese is 280 calories.

So before you try and top up cheese in your burger, or sprinkle some extra on your salad, keep in mind this is going to turn into fat.

3. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

The dream date of everyone includes lots and lots of chocolates. If it were for chocolate frenzy women, they would even opt to take their men covered completely in chocolate. This is all because of the mood enriching properties of chocolate that makes it so tempting and desirable. But we all know what chocolate does to you, it makes you fat! There is no shame in admitting what happens when you are about to go on your special week and there comes a strange and strong craving for chocolate and when you keep on helping yourself with a good serving of chocolate ice cream or even chocolate bars the level of the weighing scale pops right up.

Chocolate and especially dark chocolate is the form we are most interested in, is a rich source of minerals like magnesium, copper and manganese, along with it, it is a rich source of fiber. Dark chocolate is also a great source of antioxidants, that are researched to be higher in number than in blueberries. A lot of other factors are associated with the consumption of dark chocolate like it prevents heart disease, and increases positive brain functionality.

What concerns us is the great amount of fats present in Dark chocolate, which are known to account more than 60% of its total value. A mere 24gms of dark chocolate contains 155 calories, while a 100gms accounts for 546 calories, which is too much to even imagine.

4. Fatty Fish

Fatty Fish

To have a healthy, balanced diet we should look after the proportion and variety of food consumed throughout the week. As much as red meat is important it s suggested the white meat like poultry and fish should be the main source of proteins. Adding sea food into your weekly diet increases the body’s perspective of additional nutrients and minerals. Fatty fish namely, salmon, trout, sardines and mackerel are a great source of nutrition and strength as these fish are loaded with health omega3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have a positive impact on the cardiovascular and mental health of the body. Fatty fish are also a great source to obtain vitamin D.

But the fatty acids present also have a heavy grip on the calories and weight gain. 100gms of Salmon is 208 calories with sardines also ranging in the same calorie count.

5. Nuts


Winters is all about going crazy after nuts. The nuts are not only known to provide you with warmth internally but are also capable of fulfilling any loss of nutrients in the body. Nuts are a great source to obtain plant based protein. The nutritional value includes vitamin E, magnesium, and healthy fats. Magnesium is one such nutrient that most people do not tend to find in most foods. Nuts are good at increasing heart health, and helps staying away from type 2 diabetes.

The healthy nuts include walnuts, almonds, and the infamous macadamia nuts. But do keep into account that a mere 1 oz of almonds (including 23whole kernels) is 163 calories. So before you grab a huge bunch of almonds and pop them in your mouth try and follow the small and quick game.

Healthy foods are actually the best way to introduce good a lifestyle in your daily routine. But the factor that needs to be looked after is the quantity. Always look at the quantity of food that you are consuming, wither it is healthy food or junk food, a looked after portion is what is required.

Author Bio:

Catherynne John is a Senior Writer for, an avid reader, fashion and make up enthusiast who simply lives to write and talk about all kinds of stuff. Focusing on how to grow hair faster these days with some trending easy hairstyles & bob hairstyles!

4 Surprising Health Benefits of Inclined Dumbbell Bench Exercise

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Health | Posted on 15-09-2015-05-2008


Guest Post by Ella James

This is one of the best ways to target your chest muscles, triceps and front shoulders. Although there are many variations to this basic exercise, the main benefit will only remain to strengthen your biceps. This exercise can be taken by both male and female. They can be used to develop various different elements of strength the likes of maximal strength, hypertrophy or muscle mass, explosive power and strength endurance. This is the same exercise as the traditional bench. The main benefit of this exercise is to develop the upper portion of the pectoral muscles i.e. the chest.

1. Helps make the arms stable

The arms are able to move easily and freely. In case one arm is stronger than the other this exercise helps to are the weak arm as strong as the other arm.These exercises are the best for weight loss, they require a lot of hard work and determination hence giving the best results. It is the best for building the biceps peak than the preacher curl. These exercises are cheaper as compared to other modes of training. Most exercise machines are expensive and can perform only one activity while for dumb bells are so cheap and performs numerous activities. Self-confidence, self-esteem and positive self-image is improved instantly. Regardless of age, size weight or gender dumbbell exercise can quickly elevate a person’s perception of his or her attractiveness i.e. self-worth.

2. Dumbbells are well suited to explosive training

This is of great help to many athletes since these exercises are of great importance to them. Other machines are not reliable when it comes to explosive training their barbell weights are also expensive as compared to those of dumbbells. During the dumbbell training, the requirements are so affordable and cheap as compared to the other methods. You only require an open space for training a piece of plywood or a rubber mat to protect the floor. These exercises help build a strong chest. These exercise help in weight loss, due to vigorous exercise excess fat is burnt from the body hence remaining fit. A fit body maintains normal blood pressure, normal heart beat hence the occurrence of diseases will be minimal. These exercise help improve mental health for kids. You find that the school performance becomes better once the kid engages in these exercises.

3. Prevent aging

During the exercise there are many activities taking place in the body simultaneously example sweating which helps open the blocked skin pores. Once the pores are open the skin is able to excrete dirt and breathe in oxygen. In this process the skin is moisturized and hence wrinkles and age sorts cannot be formed. Dumbbells are done regularly hence a body that is used to routine exercises cannot give room to aging; you always maintain a youthful body despise the age. Aging is also brought by mental stress which is reduced instantly during the dumbbell exercise. Stress reduction also helps boost body ability to deal with existing mental tension. These exercise also help boost brain power and sharpen the memory, frequent dumbbell exercise helps improve overall brain performance i.e. quick decision making, higher learning and thinking. Happy chemicals are boosted during the exercise, this is noted in patients suffering from depression after the exercise their overall mood is improved. This exercise is as effective as the antidepressant pills in treating depression.

4. Increase relaxation

A moderate work in the dumbbell exercise act as an equivalent dose to a sleeping g pill even for people with insomnia taking dumbbell exercise raises body core temperature and signals the body to sleep. Also help control addiction to drugs, sex, alcohol or food. During the exercise the brain tends to concentrate on the current activity hence forgetting the usual ones, hence rebooting the body clock. These exercise help inspire other people who do not see any benefit in the dumbbell exercise. When in a group this helps increase motivation even to those who did not have interest.

Video: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Incline Dumbbell Bench Exercise


These exercises help individuals remain focused during all other activities hence making them meet their goals. They help one to remain alert always to avoid being met offside. According to research the dumbbell exercise is very cheap hence it’s affordable for everyone. This exercise does not limit anyone; age, gender, sex or race everyone is comfortable. This physical activity can help reduce risk of many diseases and increase overall quality of life.regular physical activity help reduce risks of being affected by stroke, obesity, diabetes, back pain depression and many other dangerous diseases. Generally this dumbbell exercise has benefits in men like prevention of prostate cancer, hypertension and lowers level of cholesterol. To keep and maintain good health always try getting used to the inclined dumbbell bench exercise. Individuals are also able to get more social interaction and take off mind worries.

Author Bio:

Ella James is an aspiring author who is pursuing Health Services Administration degree from St. Petersburg College. She is an active contributor to Consumer Health Digest, which is a leading Health News Website. Her interests include reading and writing about Health, Fitness and Lifestyle News. Get connected with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Kettlebell Quickie Series

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Fitness, Getting started, Videos | Posted on 29-07-2014-05-2008


Kettlebell Quickie Series

Today we are honored to have a guest post by Fitness & lifestyle coach Neghar Fonooni.

People often ask me what my #1 tip for getting shape is, and I used to find it difficult to answer that question. How can I give just one tip?! There are so many important building blocks to a fit, happy lifestyle.

But the truth is, with a myriad of fitness intentions, starting points, and circumstances, there’s really no “best way” to get into shape, as the path can vary greatly from person to person. There is, however, one thing that universally will lead to sustainable results, regardless of style, duration, intensity, or load. It has nothing to do with how you choose to be active or how heavy you lift. It’s all about consistency.

This is the most important step towards living a fit lifestyle, because not only does consistent movement spur a desire for more movement, but consistent inactivity doesn’t inspire movement either–overcoming the inertia to move after being inactive requires far too much effort. Sporadic inactivity usually leads to perpetual inactivity, until before you know it, you haven’t worked out in 4 weeks and you feel awful.

Remember Newton’s first law of motion: objects in motion stay in motion. Essentially, the more you exercise, the more you’ll want to exercise. Stay in motion, no matter what, and working out will become a habit, not an obligation.

Regardless of travel, work projects, studying, kids and family obligations, it’s imperative that we stay consistent with our fitness efforts. By exercising daily, you’ll increase energy, immunity, release more dopamine and serotonin, and add positively to your overall well-being. But does that mean you have to dedicate 1-2 hours of exercise every single day in order to thrive? Absolutely not!

You might be thinking to yourself, I don’t have time to exercise everyday! You’ve got so many things on your plate that the idea of fitting in exercise just seems like more stress than it’s worth. But you can fit it in, and here’s how:

By letting go of the idea that a workout should last a certain amount of time.

I was discussing this very issue with two of my best girlfriends who constantly lament their lack of time and woefully inform me of their bouts of inactivity. One of them has recently finished grad school and started a demanding new job, the other is working full time and going to nursing school at night. They’re drained from the hustle, and I can totally relate. So I asked them, after a series of questions on their schedules, can you wake up 5 minutes earlier than you normally would?

Obviously, yes, they could. “Good,” I said. “Tomorrow you’ll get up 5 minutes earlier and do 5 sets of 20 kettlebell swings, every minute, on the minute.”

Puzzled, my friends asked, “Is that really going to do anything?”

And they aren’t alone in that thought. We’ve been programmed to believe that a workout has to be long in order to be worth it—that we have to spend hours at the gym in order to see results. But isn’t a short workout better than no workout at all? And don’t you think that exercising 5 minutes every day will lead to prioritizing movement, and gradually finding more time to dedicate to workouts?

The truth is that efficiency is far more important than duration when it comes to making exercise a fluid part of your life, and efficiency has nothing to do with how long you’re able to workout. It’s all about how well you make use of that limited amount of time. Only have 5 minutes? Great! Work as hard as you possibly can in those 5 minutes. Knowing how to maximize your time and being willing to ramp up the intensity of your workouts will allow you to stay consistent no matter how much a time crunch you’re in.

Now, are 5-minute workouts a long-term solution? Of course not. But when push comes to shove, getting in a quickie will never be something you regret. In fact, the simple act of moving will often inspire more movement, and little by little you’ll find the time to prioritize workouts. Letting go of the idea that a workout has to be a certain length of time will allow you to approach exercise in a more adaptable manner, ensuring that fitness doesn’t take over your life, and instead integrates seamlessly into a full, happy lifestyle.

For ideas on how to have a great workout in 10 minutes or less, check out my Quickie series on YouTube.

These quickies are fun, simple, and a total sweat sesh. You can use them as a full workout or as a post-workout finisher. You can even adjust the work to rest ratios or sets in order to make the workout fit into your timeframe and skill level. But remember, quality is always the first priority, so movement always needs to be safe in order to be effective.

For this KB Quickie, all you need is one kettlebell. We’ll be doing 2 combination exercises:

– 1-leg deadlifts into bent over rows
– 1-arm push presses into reverse lunges

This full body quickie workout takes 2 minutes per round. You’ll perform each exercise for 30 seconds per side, and ultimately do as many rounds as you have time for. Be safe and move quickly, but most of all, have fun!

Check out Neghar’s Lean & lovely Program


About Neghar:

Fitness & lifestyle coach, writer, veteran, and mom, Neghar Fonooni is passionate about empowering women through strength.

A Los Angeles native with 14 years experience in the fitness industry, Neghar believes that a positive mindset is the most important aspect of a fit lifestyle. Through this website and her social media platforms, she teaches women how to embrace their bodies and enrich their lives with food and exercise. Neghar is a contributing blogger to several sites, including My Fitness Pal and, and is the author of the 12-week total transformation system, Lean & Lovely.

4-minute addiction proven BETTER than 30 min of cardio [STUDY]

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Fitness, Product Reviews | Posted on 16-09-2013-05-2008



There’s a new 4 minute addiction that’s sweeping the nation that’s proven to be BETTER than 30 minutes of normal, boring cardio.

Canadian researchers at Queen’s University tested a workout using workout “finishers” style of training against long cardio.

(Reference: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Sep 20.)

– 22 college-aged women did 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks in one of three groups.

Group A: did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate

Group B: did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single exercise (burpees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10 seconds of rest between rounds.

Group C: did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Results: Both training groups increased their aerobic fitness levels by the SAME amount (about 7-8%).

That’s right, these short workout finishers (of ONLY 4 minutes) worked just as well as 30 minutes of cardio! 

Shocking? Yes, but that’s not all.

ONLY Group B, the workout finishers style training, also increased muscular endurance in common exercises like chest presses, leg extensions, sit-ups, and push-ups.

And finally, this intense but brief training method used by Group B also resulted in greater overall workout enjoyment.

Make sure you read that last sentence one more time so it sinks in please…

Enjoyment is obviously a key to consistency when it comes to exercise otherwise you’ll never follow through. 

The Canadian Scientists concluded that “extremely low volume bodyweight interval-style training” will boost cardiovascular fitness just as well as cardio while giving you BETTER improvements in muscle endurance.

All in only 4 minutes.

So, what was the EXACT protocol that helped these people get shocking results in just 4 minutes?

It’s called METABOLIC STACKING from my good friend Mikey Whitfield who’s lost 105 POUNDS using this brand new scientific approach.

It’s all part of Mike’s brand new Workout Finishers 2.0 System …

And best of all, you don’t have to change what you’re currently doing!

Just plug in Mikey’s “Finishers” with your favorite workouts to double your results and create a 38 to 48 “after-burn” of increased metabolic rate…

And right now, it’s 65% off.

=> 4-Minute workout PROVEN to be better than 30 min of cardio 

And in addition to all 51 BRAND NEW Workout Finisher Follow-Along Videos, you’ll also get the 21-Minute Finishers Express Workout System 100% FREE.

But there is a catch.

These special combinations of metabolic resistance training, metabolic conditioning and metabolic finishers are only available TODAY during this special celebration:
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Mike has entered 6 of his private clients into Craig Ballantyne’s Turbulence Training Transformation Contest and ALL 6 clients won or placed, even with thousands of people voting.

And they did it with ZERO cardio.

Their secret weapon was Mikey’s “finishers”.

So don’t be surprised when you find yourself with NEW definition in muscles you haven’t seen before after trying these bad boys.

That’s what finishers will do. Especially when you bring your body a unique stimulus like this.

Here’s the bottom line. I wouldn’t recommend this program if I didn’t believe in what Mike creates and does.

Just go look at Mike’s own before/after photos on his new page and you’ll instantly see why he’s so passionate about getting you in shape.

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Fitness Expert Reveals New Workout that Boosts Metabolism for Up to 40 Hours

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Interviews | Posted on 05-09-2013-05-2008


Today, I’ve got something very special for you…

An exclusive interview with my friend and world-famous fitness expert, Craig Ballantyne.

In this shocking new interview, Craig reveals the truth about cardio.

Plus, he delivers the latest scientific research showing that you can burn an extra 450% more calories by using a specific type of short, burst workout.

Let’s get right into this incredible interview.

1. What is the biggest mistake you’ve seen people make when they get started on a program for losing fat?

Great question.

It’s heartbreaking really, but every day I see so many busy men and women chained to the treadmill and elliptical cardio machines. Unfortunately, that doesn’t get them any results. And each week they come into the gym looking the same – or in many cases, worse.

It’s really sad because I know these folks have families, friends, and hobbies that they’d rather be spending their time with. But I know they are bothered about their stubborn belly fat, and so they continue to come back to what I call, “The Cardio Confessional” where they pray that results will come (although they never do).

Study after study proves that cardio just doesn’t work for weight loss. A moderate amount of this type of low-intensity exercise is fine for your health but it is absolutely worthless if you want to lose belly fat.

2. Really?  Cardio is that bad for you?  Why is that?

Yes, it’s the truth all right, the politically incorrect truth, too. I say that because many fitness companies survive only because they are able to sell the Cardio LIE to gym members or to folks buying an expensive treadmill, bike, or elliptical machine for home.

If everyone knew that, a LOT of gyms would go out of business, and equipment manufacturers too.

What most folks don’t know is that cardio machines dramatically over-estimate the number of calories burned in an exercise session. According to Shape magazine, the elliptical machine is the worst offender, over-estimating the number of calories burned per workout by a whopping 42%!

That’s borderline criminal. It’s like having the speedometer in your car tell you that you’re going 30 miles per hour when you’re actually going 60. It’s extremely dangerous.

That’s just one reason you’re not losing weight despite the hours that you exercise each week. Cardio also increases your appetite and doesn’t give you a post-workout afterburn (I’ll explain the importance of this amazing effect in a moment.)

It’s just not fair. And that’s why so many folks struggle. Not to mention the fact that doing the same long, slow exercise sessions every day can cause knee pain, back pain, loss of muscle, and accelerated aging.

Cardio has about 10 strikes against it. It should have been called out a long time ago!

3. What should people do instead of cardio, is there another type of workout that’s more effective?

That’s your best question yet, and brings us to the actual science of fat loss.

According to researchers from all over the globe, including America, Britain, China, Japan, Australia, and Canada, the best way to exercise for fat loss is to use short, burst workouts. These workouts cause the “afterburn” effect in your body, elevating your metabolism for almost two days after each short exercise session. It’s like doing three or four workouts at once, but in half the time of a single cardio session.

These unique short burst workouts do NOT require any fancy equipment. You can do them in just a small space in your living room, basement, garage, or even a mega-busy commercial gym.

In fact, I created a 16-week program (that also delivers an additional 8 weeks of beginner and intermediate workouts) to help busy men and women lose fat fast – while building muscle, too, if
that’s their goal.

I call this trademarked system, Turbulence Training.

And a new study recently proved that these short, under-30 minute workouts can help you boost your calorie burning by over 450% compared to a normal workout.

Italian researchers put subjects through a one hour traditional weight training workout or a 22-minute high-intensity interval resistance workout (like you would do in Turbulence Training).

The traditional workout increased 22-hour post-workout afterburn by only 98 calories. But the high-intensity interval resistance workout boosted afterburn by over 450 calories!

That’s the power of using short, burst workouts to burn fat, and why you don’t need to exercise as much when you are using the Turbulence Training System to transform your body.

(Reference: J Transl Med. 2012 Nov 24;10:237.)

4. How does Turbulence Training Work?

Now we’re really diving into the good stuff.

When you do Turbulence Training, you’ll exercise in a short, burst style with an increased intensity. You’ll do total body movements using your bodyweight or a set of dumbbells (these are cheap and easy to store at home).

You’ll also use my trademarked secrets to cut the workout time by increasing exercise density.

If you’ve done a typical workout advertised in a fitness magazine, you’ve probably taken long breaks between exercises, but you won’t with Turbulence Training. Instead, you’ll use my secret method of combining exercises so that you end up getting the power of 10 (yes, 10!) workouts in one.

It all adds up to quick results in minimum time and minimum space, without having to invest in an expensive gym membership or fancy, large machines that end up doubling as clothes racks in your home (because you can’t stand using them).

5. It really only takes 90 minutes per week to get amazing results? How is that possible?

This is a great question to let me sum everything up. You’ve learned a lot in this interview, discovering that cardio doesn’t work for fat loss, and that gym machines “lie” to you by over-estimating the number of calories you burn each session.

The end result with slow, boring cardio workouts done on a treadmill or elliptical machine is frustration, but not fat loss.

On the other hand, if you switch to short, burst workouts, that can be done at home or in a gym with minimal equipment – and much less time – you’ll triple or quadruple your fat burning results and you will benefit from the afterburn effect to boost your metabolism for up to 40 hours after your workouts.

And by taking the science one step further and using my trademarked, unique exercise system, you’ll be able to lose fat in just three fast, fun, and effective workouts of only 30 minutes per week.

That’s 30 minutes from start to finish, too. There’s no hidden extra warm-up or cool-down in there. You’ll finally be able to lose 10, 20, even 30 pounds or more of fat in just a few weeks with this approach.

I guarantee it and urge you to take advantage of my new follow-along workout video system on sale this week. You’ll get a done-for-you exercise plan that you can do at home to lose belly fat starting immediately. And you’ll save a lot of money with this special, limited-time offer.

Get your fat burning workout videos and program right now

And you’ll finally be able to get the results you want – and deserve.

How A Cheeseburger Is Better For Your Body Than This Exercise

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Diet, Fitness | Posted on 04-09-2013-05-2008


If you think the only way to lose fat is to slave away in front of your TV for 6 hours per week with P90X, then you are making a common mistake.

As regular guy Jay Casconi wrote in, “I am just over 30 and had plateaued. Big Time! I had followed P90X for a couple years and just couldn’t finish
losing my gut. I hate to say it but the workouts became boring and I was becoming complacent.”

But there’s actually one form of exercise that’s even worse than boring one hour DVD workouts. On the next page you’ll discover the TRUTH about this one
exercise that you must NEVER, ever do again.

Discover the #1 exercise to never do

In this shocking article from my friend and renegade fitness expert, Craig Ballantyne, you’ll find out how you can use a simple, 30-minute solution to
lose belly fat in the comfort of your own home without expensive treadmills or elliptical machines.

This revolutionary new approach is better because it works faster, smarter, and eliminates all of the scary side effects of the one exercise you should never
do again.

By the way, when Jay stopped making these common exercise mistakes, he was able to get amazing results, all thanks to Craig Ballantyne’s new 30-minute fun,
fast, and effective workouts.

As Jay said, “With Craig’s new workouts I lost an inch and a half in my waist and added an inch to my chest.”

And one woman, Debra Icenogle, recently lost 27 pounds in just 12 weeks and won $1000 in Craig’s Transformation Contest by using these exact workouts.

Discover the #1 exercise to never do

Oh, I almost forgot. You’ll even learn how a good old cheeseburger is even better for your body than this type of exercise.

Get ready to save time and frustration with this simple solution to your stubborn belly fat problem.

Dedicated to your success,
– Nigel

12 Ways to Utilize Natural Foods This Summer

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Health, Nutrition | Posted on 31-07-2013-05-2008


12 Ways to Utilize Natural Foods This Summer

Eating natural foods is an excellent method to help your family enjoy a diet that is not only balanced, but also rich in essential nutrients. However, eating a diet such as this offers a few hidden benefits you might want to consider during the meal planning process as well.

Cool off

Eating cooling foods such as cucumber, melons, and citrus fruits actually helps keep you feeling cool and refreshed long after the snack. Drinking green tea and coconut water can have the same, long-lasting and refreshing effects – no matter how hot it gets outside.

Fight sunburns

Natural foods, such as grapefruit and tomatoes, contain a lot of lycopene. In addition to being a force for good when it comes to fighting cancer, lycopene is also widely credited with helping to protect the skin from damage from the sun’s UV rays. It never hurts to have one more layer of defense against the sun – especially when it tastes this good!

Improve health

The more colorful the combination of fruits and vegetables you consume on a regular basis, the more health promoting goodness your body is rewarded with.

Boost immunity

Garlic, citrus fruits, and Greek yogurt are excellent resources for boosting immunity. Drinking black tea in large quantities, five cups or more per day, according to research at Harvard University, also boosts immunity due to the L-theanine that is found in black tea.

Stabilize blood sugar

According to Men’s Health cinnamon is an excellent choice for stabilizing blood sugar in addition to other natural foods such as spinach, kale, almonds, cold-water fish, and high-fiber grains.

Manage inflammation

Natural foods such as kelp, turmeric, and green tea all serve to help manage inflammation.

Bolster metabolism

What do cayenne peppers, garlic, coconut oil, and cinnamon have in common? It’s not the recipe for granny’s famous breakfast muffins, that’s for sure. These natural foods are excellent choices for bolstering your metabolism and turning your body into the calorie burning, energy-producing machine it’s supposed to be.

Launch libido

Watermelon, avocados, dark chocolate, and asparagus  all contribute to higher states of heat in their own way. There has been wide speculation about chocolate and women’s libido, but the Journal of Sexual Medicine recently confirmed that women who had a piece of chocolate daily enjoyed a more active sex life. Asparagus, with its high levels of vitamin B is a real libido booster for men and women while avocados are known more for their impact as a natural food libido enhancement for men.

Manage allergies

Local, raw honey is a beautiful tool for helping block many of the more painful symptoms of allergies. In fact, it’s like building up your own natural immunity to allergies without chemical laden injections.

Suppress appetite

No matter how fit and fabulous you may be now, most people today are still watching calories, and trying to eat a better combination of foods. You probably want to avoid overeating and may even be looking for ways to curb cravings for comfort-food favorites you know aren’t good for your body. Eating foods like almonds, apples, cinnamon, sweet potatoes, wasabi, and steel cut oatmeal can help suppress your appetite.

Improve energy

High-energy natural foods might surprise you. A few of the favorites you’ll want to consider include eggs, edamame, pumpkin seeds, and quinoa. These foods offer high amounts of energy building protein and are excellent choices for early meals and midafternoon pick-me-ups.

Relieve anxiety

Whole grains, seaweed, almonds, and blueberries are all excellent food choices for relieving anxiety and balancing mood. While diet alone is rarely adequate to eliminate anxiety on its own, eating the rights foods in combination with other treatment options such as deep breathing exercises and, perhaps herbal supplements, is highly effective.

The shocking news, if you look closely at the list, is that many of these natural foods help the body out in more than one way. It’s exciting to see what a difference a few changes in diet can make for your overall health and wellness.


About the Author:

Brian Forester is a health and wellness writer in the Chicago area. It is his goal to help people learn more about healthy natural foods and incorporate them into their diets. Companies like NOW Foods offer healthy options to improve wellness for everyone.

10 Exercises for a Healthier Summer

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Cardio, Fitness, Health | Posted on 21-06-2013-05-2008


10 Exercises for a Healthier Summer

Summer is one of the best times of the year for exercising, because of the beautiful weather and all the opportunities to try new things. However, it can be very difficult to get out of the loop of your normal routine to try something different. Exercising in the summer can be an especially rewarding experience if you explore your boundaries and try something new.


Tennis is a favorite summer activity for many, because it’s not only a fun sport, but a great exercise. Playing tennis burns fat by mixing aerobic fitness with bursts of intensity, and also assists in improving your general body coordination and motor control.

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball is a fantastic summer alternative to regular volleyball, because the sand on the beach acts as a great natural resistance, and adds another dynamic not found in the game traditionally. Beach Volleyball also helps tone your arms, legs, and even abs. One of the best parts about the sport, however, is that it provides an opportunity for you to show your body publicly and comfortably, while meeting new people.


While jogging isn’t a strictly summer exercise, jogging in the summer is great because you get to visit new areas (as well as revisit old ones) without the worry of bad weather ruining your workout. Before jogging, make sure to warm-up beforehand, so you don’t hurt your knees or pull a muscle.


For those who don’t like jogging, hiking can be a great alternative. Unlike jogging, hiking on a mountain trail is a slower, relaxing experience that still provides a great workout. Hiking puts a lot of pressure on your bones and encourages a healthy bone structure. Exercises like hiking also reduce the risk of high-blood pressure, and actually lowers blood pressure by 4-10 points, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Association.


Yoga has become very popular with both men and women, because of its usefulness as a way to reduce stress. Yoga helps with your balance, range of motion, and strength, while also reducing the risk of developing a chronic disease. One of the best things about Yoga, is that you can do it nearly anywhere, as long as you have a yogamat on you.


Swimming is a unique aerobic exercise because it allows you to work your body without major impact to your spine and skeletal system. Swimming is especially useful because it helps you develop more range of motion with your arms and legs, with the water acting as a resistance and as a weight, helping you grow the muscles in your body. Swimming is also great because you can swim at a beach, lake, pool, or waterpark, and meet plenty of new people while doing it.


Bicycling is unique because it appeals to nearly all age ranges and groups: people, both young and old, can ride a bike. Cycling isn’t a high-impact sport, but instead works your joints gently while also strengthening the cartilage in your legs.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is a sport, played mostly by college-age people, that could just as easily be called “Frisbee Football.” While the game might appear to be childish to some, there are actually some legitimate gains to playing. Ultimate Frisbee builds up speed and stamina, while also developing leadership and team skills.


Although a calm “gentleman’s sport”, golf is very beneficial to your health because of how much of your body is involved. Golf involves a lot of walking from hole to hole, as well as upper body involvement when you swing to take a shot.


Kayaking is a fun and rewarding way to get exercise out in nature. While paddling, a strong stroke will use every muscle in your upper body, and even some of your lower body and other core muscles as well. Kayaking is also a fun social activity, and is especially fun in groups.

Summer is a great time of year to explore different workouts, and stray from the monotony of a year-long routine. If you stay open minded while exercising, you are bound to get some personal wins and milestones. Who knows, you may even discover a new workout to add to your routine!


About The Author: Shawn Tremaine is a personal trainer and health and fitness writer, and has reviewed MindBodyMojo’s guide to Chicago yoga. When he’s not working on helping others increase their health, he likes to spend it coaching his little boys soccer team.

Double Your Fat Loss And Get Six-Pack Abs With A Cutting Edge Twist To Metabolic Hybrid Workout

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Abs, Articles, Fitness | Posted on 17-06-2013-05-2008


Today, I’ve got some exciting news about Craig’s new TT Grindhouse program.

But wait! It gets even better…

…Craig has allowed me to share one of the workouts with you, so let’s get straight to it.

We’re going to start with the 3 best dynamic bodyweight ab exercises. No weights needed.  They’ve even been put together in one circuit in this latest and greatest fat burning program (you’ll see them from 2B-2D).

Here’s the workout, called “#RiseandGrind“:

Day 3 – Workout B – #riseandgrind

Start with the general bodyweight warm-up circuit.

Specific Warm-up Sets:

Do 1A with 50% of normal weight for 8 reps.
Do 1B and 1C for 3 reps each.

Rest only where stated.

1A) Deadlift – 20 reps (2-0-1-0)
1B) Prisoner Squat Jump – 6 reps
1C) Pike Pushup – Max Reps (2-0-1-0)

Rest 30 seconds and repeat 2 more times.

2A) Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squat – 15 to 25 reps per side (1-0-1-0)
2B) X-Body Mountain Climber – 20 reps per side (1-0-1-0)
2C) Power Wheel Rollout or Stability Ball Rollout – 20 reps (3-0-1-0)
2D) Stability Ball Jackknife – 20 reps (1-0-1-0)

Rest 30 seconds and repeat 2 more times.

Then you’ll finish with a Metabolic Conditioning circuit (only found in the TT Grindhouse manual deal here).

Why are those the 3 best bodyweight ab exercises?

Well, first, for beginners, you still need to master the Plank, Side Plank, and Bird Dog exercises. Those are the 3 best ab moves if you are just starting out. You need to be able to hold a Plank for 2 minutes straight, and a Side Plank for 60 seconds on each side. If you can’t pass both of those tests, spend more time on the basics.

But if you are ready to hit your six-pack abs even harder, we want to go with the “Stretch & Contract” system found in my top 3 dynamic ab moves.

First, the best of the 3 is the Rollout move. You stretch your abs on the way out, and contract them hard to return to the start position. But unlike with sit-ups and crunches, you do NOT round your low back – and therefore you protect your low back from injury.

But to add a twist to this circuit, I put the Rollout second in order. We’ll pre-fatigue the abs with high-rep X-Body Mountain Climbers that work your abs in stability (like a Plank) and your obliques with the cross-body movement of your knee.

To make that move even harder, you can put your feet on a ball or in TRX straps. You might need to do fewer reps if you use the advanced version.

Finally, we close out the circuit with the Stability Ball (or TRX) Jackknife. Your abs are stretched out in the plank position, and then you contract from the lower portion of your abs to bring your knees to your chest.

The X-Body hits the obliques.

The Rollout hits the six-pack with the Stretch & Contract system.

The Jackknife works from lower abs up to the top.

Boom goes the six-pack dynamite!

You’ll love that circuit.

Get the full TT Grindhouse program here for just $9

Have an amazing week,

PS. Don’t just take my word for it, check out these success stories…

“I just did workout B and it is one of the toughest TT workouts
I’ve ever done. My legs are still burning more than 2 hours later!
The 25 per side Bulgarian Split Squats followed by the 3 high rep
ab exercises was so hard, and then that 3rd superset w/2 high rep
burning leg exercises was crazy to get through. I’m proud to say I
did each and every rep.” – Anna Dormar

“Workout B could be in and of itself the reason to seek out (if you
haven’t already) or continue utilizing CB’s workouts. Kicked my
butt, but really loved it. Tough, tough, tough…” – Bill Steeler

“Workout C is a fantastic end to the week! Got the whole body fired
up with the first couple of circuits and that very difficult push-up
test. Then finished off with the Meathead grinder circuit for the
shoulders and arms. Haven’t done 21’s in years Great Pump! To
anyone in the TT contest, this would make a great last months
workout to put the finishing touches on your physique come contest
entry time.” – John McGovern