Spotting and Avoiding Scams

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Diet, Information | Posted on 20-02-2011-05-2008


New diet products are released all the time, and it can be really difficult to figure out what is good and what is a scam. When a product has been around for a while, you can get feedback from people you know, and read news reports about the product.

The main thing to remember is this:

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Any product that claims it can help you lose weight quickly without dieting or exercising is more than likely a scam, or it is extremely dangerous to your health. If a product came out that was extremely safe and effective, and really could help you lose tremendous amounts of weight quickly without dieting or exercising, it would be all over the news very quickly.

While a lot of ineffective or dangerous weight loss products are profiled in the news from time to time, they rarely make headlines. If a product was truly effective and safe and could help you lose weight while eating what you want, it would be the top headline on every news broadcast and every newspaper everywhere in the world!

You should always check for reviews before you try any type of weight loss product. Don’t trust the opinion of a single individual unless they are a weight loss expert, because they could simply be trying to sell you a product to make money. Check for reviews from multiple people in a single location.

Make sure any weight loss product you choose is healthy, and does not restrict fat, calories, or any other food group or component to an extreme degree. You need to find a product that will help you lose weight while still staying healthy, and won’t harm your metabolism.


While it may be tempting to go for the weight loss solution that works fastest, those types of programs and products are not healthy. They could harm your health or severely hamper your weight loss efforts. It’s much better to lose weight in a healthy way, and you will learn habits that will help you keep the weight off permanently, too.

Talk Soon,

Time Management

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Information, Time Management | Posted on 18-02-2011-05-2008


If your schedule gets you up and running beginning at 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening, this day represents 12 hours. There are 24 hours in a day and we’re not recommending you get up at 2 in the morning to do your exercise.

But you could get up half an hour early and use the extra time for some type of physical activity. If you do this three times a week, that means you get 90 minutes of exercise each week.

One easy way to do this is to do yoga in the morning (it requires only a mat and comfortable, loose clothing), or turn on the Fitness DVD, or buy a treadmill (the foldable ones) that you can jump into as soon as you wake up.

Another time management tip: not only do busy managers have back-to-back meetings, they also have luncheon and dinner meetings to meet with clients. Assess each client. Do all of them really need to be wined and dined? Is an hour long meeting absolutely necessary?

Can’t a deal be negotiated on the phone?

See how many meetings you can cancel or shorten. Then fit your fitness program into those slots that have been freed up.

How about this: instead of going to lunch with clients every day of the week, why don’t you schedule lunch meetings for say Monday and Tuesday? This way you can incorporate a fitness routine for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

A brisk walk inside or outside the office building, a quick swim in the neighborhood hotel pool, a Pilates course in the recreational centre, lifting dumb bells while on the phone?

Any of these exercises is better than no exercise. Your guiding principle should be to move, move, move as frequently as you can manage it.

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1 Question For You

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Diet, Fitness, Getting started, Information | Posted on 13-02-2011-05-2008


Today I want to ask you a question…

What is your #1 question about why you are struggling to lose weight or improve your health and fitness?

Do me a favour and post your comments below… :)


Family Exercises

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Cardio, Fitness, Getting started | Posted on 01-02-2011-05-2008


On the weekends when you join the family in their activities, try to integrate exercise into these activities: if the children are into cycling, join them for bike rides. Are they off to their swimming lessons or skating lessons? See if you can sign up in the adults section, or take a walk outside the recreational center while waiting for them.

If you have any other favourites please share these with our readers by posting a comment below :)

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