My 6-week Overeating Experiment — Did I Gain Weight, Lose Weight, or Stay the Same?

 

by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer

Ok, I decided to do something crazy recently… For the last six weeks, I used myself as a guinea pig and completed an overeating experiment.


The purpose of the experiment was to see how much weight I would gain if I purposely tried to over-eat on a daily basis for six weeks straight.

What do you think the results were?  Did I get fat (after all, I gained 9 lbs on a 7-day cruise last year when my normal diet at home was replace with my cruise diet…although I subsequently lost that 9 lbs in only a week and a half after that cruise).  Or maybe during this overeating experiment I stayed the same weight or even got leaner?

My theory was that if you eat the right types of highly nutrient-dense foods and do not stray from those foods at all, that your body will automatically re-balance itself (your hormones, appetite levels, etc, etc)… and even though you are attempting to over-eat, as long as the nutrient-density of all of your meals is maximized, total calorie balance will inevitably end up at a level where I would not gain weight.

This goes along with my theory that calorie counting is basically pointless as long as your nutrient density of your foods is so high that the body obtains all of the nutrition it needs and re-balances your appetite and hormones to account for this.

Think of it this way… if you eat 1000 calories worth of soda, donuts, and cookies, your body needs to readjust hormone levels, increase your appetite and try to force you ingest more food to attempt to get more nutrients, since those 1000 calories were almost devoid of the nutrition your body needs.

However, if you eat 1000 calories worth of healthy foods with high nutrient density such as avocados, whole eggs, nuts, vegetables, fruits, grass fed meats, and other healthy options, your body obtains most of the nutrition it needs and accounts for this by leveling your appetite and hormones in the time period following that meal (the remainder of the day perhaps).  In this scenerio, your body is not forcing you to eat more food (via cravings) to obtain the nutrition it needs since it already received a boatload of nutrition.

So, here were the details I had to adhere to in my little experiment:

1. I could NOT just eat any and all types of foods… I could overeat on as much food as I wanted, but ONLY the foods that are “approved” according to my rules… this means all foods had to be un-processed natural foods.  No pasta, white rice, refined flour breads, or refined grain cereals were allowed.  No trans fats, deep fried foods, or any other processed foods such as candies, cookies, cakes, etc were allowed in the overeating experiment… I was only allowed to overeat on healthy food.

Some staples during my overeating phase were tons of whole eggs (yep, including the extremely healthy full-fat egg yolks), full-fat grass-fed raw cheese and yogurt, avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, lots of virgin coconut oil and olive oil, grass-fed butter, berries, lots of fruit and veggies, sprouted grain bread, raw almond butter, sweet potatoes, and lots of venison and grass-fed beef.

2. I was still training very intensely 3-4 days/week at the gym but nothing extremely different from my normal workouts (this means that my caloric expenditure from exercise was not drastically different than normal).

So what was the end result after six weeks of trying to stuff my face with as much healthy food as possible?

>> My body weight stayed EXACTLY the same!  I didn’t gain a single pound.

I know the first reaction of many people is that I just must have a “fast metabolism” or something along those lines and that is why I did not gain weight.

But that is false!

The truth is that I have no problem at all gaining weight when I overeat on junk foods, or eat large amounts of processed foods in general.  I can guarantee you that if I was overeating on pasta, white rice, cookies, white bread, donuts, and other processed foods during these last 6 weeks, I would have gained a massive amount of weight.

In fact, as I have mentioned before, in the past I have easily gained as much as 10 pounds in only 1 week when I have been on some sort of vacation and simply eat the normal types of processed food that everyone else is eating.

This proves that I am just as prone to gaining weight as anybody else.

However, notice the stark contrast in my experiment with attempting to overeat on all healthy unprocessed foods… I simply could not gain weight because my body would be constantly re-adjusting the hormone levels and appetite levels to account for the super-high nutrient density of food I was eating.

In the end, this meant that my body automatically maintained calorie balance without the need for calorie counting.

This is the type of eating lifestyle that pretty much totally eliminates your cravings… Remember that I have said before that I do not think I have had any real cravings in at least five years (that is the time since I have been more strict on the type of foods I eat).

I also think it is actually fun and more enjoyable to eat in such a healthy manner (for the skeptics that think this involves some sort of deprivation).

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Healthy (and Delicious) Mid-Meal Ideas for Between Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer

I receive a lot of questions from my readers where they have been doing much better at choosing healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, but they are still struggling to find good ideas for healthy and quick “mid-meals”… especially a quick small meal or snack that can be brought to the office or on road trips (so you can avoid the fast food junk!).

Some people may call these “healthy snacks”, but I prefer to consider them meals because they should be similar in size to your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, if you want to spread your calorie intake out over the full day to “graze” so to speak.

After all, I’m sure it’s no secret by now that eating 5-6 small meals per day is a much better strategy for getting lean compared to the traditional “3 squares” a day (which for most people, turns into only 2 big meals/day as many skip breakfast).

The problem that I see most people having is being prepared enough to bring healthy mid-meals with them to work for the day. If you don’t plan ahead,  and bring something healthy and balanced with you when you’re out and about for the day, or at work, you’re going to end up choosing the junk food at the vending machine or corner store.

So here are some of my favorite mid-meals that I’ve used for years with great success and that lots of my clients love too. I want to keep things simple here, so I’m just gonna give a couple of my easiest, quickest, and healthiest…

Quick, healthy mid-meal ideas to keep you lean:

  • Apple or banana with almond butter
  • Cottage cheese mixed with yogurt, berries, and walnuts or pecans
  • A couple hard boiled eggs with carrot and celery sticks and hummus (roasted red pepper hummus is my favorite)
  • Celery sticks with organic peanut butter (a classic quick snack)
  • Avocado slices wrapped in deli turkey breast (one of my favorite quick snacks)
  • A piece of sprouted grain toast (or whole grain, but sprouted grain preferred) with nut butter and berries
  • Fresh sliced pineapple with a handful of macadamia nuts
  • a bowl of blueberries mixed with raw almonds
  • Cottage cheese with cinnamon, apple slices, and walnuts (mmm, mmm good)

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Eating and Bodybuilding

NOTE: This post has been submitted by James Chan, NSCA-CPT. His profile is at the end.

Ever since I’ve read the book, “The China Study,” I’ve experimented with lowering my animal protein intake and upping my vegetables. If you haven’t read the book, what it essentially says is that the lower your intake of animal proteins, the lower your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and a whole slew of other diseases.

It provided some very compelling evidence, compelling enough for me to reevaluate some of my assumptions as a former bodybuilder of ten years who ate 5 times a day of high protein (all animal) meals.

Every so often, I get the question from vegetarians, “Can I build muscle as a vegetarian?”

My answer: NO, you cannot build a large muscular physique without animal proteins. Animal proteins don’t just include beef, pork, poultry, and fish, but they include anything that comes from an animal: eggs and dairy.

The key word is can you BUILD muscle without animal proteins? Try it on only soy, beans and nuts, and you will not build a yoked out physique at all. You can build an impressive physique that is trim and lean IF you strength train, but your muscles will have a soft and stringy look to them.

But big, buff, and dense muscles? NO.

Now a lot of people point to vegetarian bodybuilders such as Bill Pearl and others, but I’ll tell you this: Bill Pearl built an impressive muscular physique with animal proteins and THEN became vegetarian. afterwards, he still ate eggs and dairy.

Having experimented with a near vegetarian diet, I will tell you this: it is much easier to maintain a muscular physique on a vegetarian diet AFTER you’ve built it on a diet chock full of animal proteins.

And even then you will lose muscle density on a vegetarian diet. plus you will experience poorer recovery from workouts and more aches and pains.

However, your cardiovascular health will be much better. Rather than having an brawny physique, my physique is now trim and lean. but that is only because I am still strength training heavily, not running and yoga.

Plus I still eat animal proteins, but I practice what is known as “protein-pulsing.” Rather than constantly eating a steady flow of animal proteins every few hours every day, I gorge on protein once a day.

This is the way animals eat, and predatory animals such as tigers and leopards can maintain a very large and impressive musculature on that.

Author Profile:

James Chan, NSCA-CPT, is a full-time police officer for the University of California Police Department in San Francisco. He is also a NSCA certified personal trainer, and from time to time, trains a handful of clients ranging from off-duty law enforcement to white collar professionals. His training articles have appeared in Fitness and Physique Magazine and T-nation.com. He is also the author of the book “Strength and Physique, Volume One.”

Check out his website for more information.

Editors Note: Vegetarians still have a chance. You may not be able to look freakishly large as a bodybuilding, but as James stated, you can certainly create an athletic, trim physique on a vegetarian diet.

For the best vegetarian meal plans, check out Easy Veggie Meal Plans.

2 Common Foods in Your Diet That May be Making You Gain Weight and Get Sick

by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist

Of course, you’ve probably heard a million times now how bad trans fats and high fructose corn syrup are for your health… so I’m not going to give you that same old story.

Instead, we need to look at a couple common foods that are probably in your diet in large quantities and may be causing major problems such as weight gain, headaches, sicknesses, indigestion, etc, etc… and those possible culprits are:  Wheat and Dairy

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that both of these staples need to be eliminated permanently from your diet… but read on to see an interesting test that may help you a great deal…

In all of my years of personal training and nutrition counseling, if I had to choose a couple VERY simple dietary changes that have made the biggest difference for my clients in allowing them to FINALLY see fat loss results (and other health problems solved), it would be this following test:

1. Test removing all wheat products from your diet for 2 entire weeks, and take notice of how you feel, look, and your body composition.

2. Test removing all dairy from your diet for 2 entire weeks, and take notice of how you feel, look, and your body composition.

"milk was a bad choice" -Ron BurgundyThe best way to do this is to eliminate them both for 2 full weeks, and then reintroduce one at a time so that you can determine if one of them or both wheat and dairy are causing negative health effects for you.

Wheat and dairy are easily 2 of the biggest intolerances that a large percentage of the population has.

Now this doesn’t mean that I’m saying you have to entirely eliminate wheat and dairy for the rest of your life, but what I am saying is that this is an important test to do for about 2 weeks to gauge if you see some dramatic changes in your body fat percentage, how you look and feel overall, your energy levels, and other health issues.

If you do the 2-week elimination of wheat and dairy and don’t feel that it helped you at all or made you feel better, than you can probably do ok on moderate amounts of each.

Most people do not realize this, but a large percentage of the population has at least some degree of intolerance to the gluten in wheat and several other grains. The biggest offender is wheat though, as it’s in such a large percentage of the average western diet… from breads, to pastas, to bagels, to cakes, wraps, cereals, etc, etc.

Most people don’t have the extent of intolerance that a celiac has, but most people feel much better, improve all sorts of health problems, and also lose fat faster when they eliminate wheat from their diet.

In fact, I just had a client last week tell me that when she eliminated wheat from her diet, her chronic headaches disappeared almost instantly… these are headaches she’s been having for years, and after eliminating wheat from her diet, they are gone (along with some body fat that she lost too!).

What about me?  Do I still eat wheat?

Well, what I do is try to only eat wheat on cheat days, which many times means when I’m out at restaurants or at parties, barbeques, etc. Since wheat is so integral in the typical western diet, it’s almost impossible to avoid when eating out or at other people’s houses.

But I have virtually ZERO wheat products in my own house usually.  Anything is simple to avoid at least 90% of the time, when it doesn’t even exist in your cabinets!


Now with as anti-wheat as I am, I’m actually a big fan of dairy… However, ONLY if the dairy is raw milk or raw cheese and from grass-fed cows. Did you know that many people who “think” they are lactose intolerant actually can drink raw milk without a problem?  This is because the live enzymes and friendly bacteria in raw milk aid in the digestion of the lactose and the proteins in milk. These enzymes and friendly bacteria are destroyed in pasteurized milk, which makes it more difficult to digest for many people.

If I can’t get raw dairy, I choose to go dairy-free (with the exception of small amounts of yogurt). That’s because I feel that the pasteurized, homogenized milk products are not suitable for long term consumption (but that’s another story for another day).

btw, you can always search to see if raw milk co-ops or farms are available in your area on RealMilk.com.  You’d be surprised at how many co-ops are available that deliver from rural areas to urban areas.  It’s important to make sure that the farm is reputable and certified (in some states) to produce raw milk. Most raw milk farms are the cleanest operations in the entire dairy industry.

oh, and for the “germo-phobes” out there… I’ve been drinking gallons upon gallons of raw, full fat milk for about 6 years now, and I’ve never once gotten sick from it, nor has anybody else that I know that’s been drinking it long term… so to all of these so-called “experts” out there telling you that “there’s a reason they pasteurize milk, because it’s dangerous if not”… well, they obviously don’t know what they’re talking about.

Plus, the full-fat milk certainly has not made me fatter either… I used to drink skim milk only for years, but now for the last 6 years, I’ve drank nothing but full fat raw milk, and I’m easily in the best shape of my life now and leaner than ever.

People are more likely to get sick from pasteurized milk, because mass factory farms are generally dirtier operations with animals that are in poorer health than grass-fed raw milk farms.

And don’t forget the high levels of fat-burning, muscle building CLA in full-fat, raw, grass fed milk (and omega-3’s)!

Back from the tangent… I think this elimination of wheat and (pasteurized) dairy is one of the most important tests anyone can easily do to see if wheat and dairy are negatively affecting them. After all, it’s only 2 weeks to test yourself!

A couple quick things to note:

1. Eggs are NOT dairy… I’m not sure why so many people seem to think that eggs are a dairy product, but there is absolutely no dairy in eggs… eggs are basically meat if you want to categorize them.  Eggs are practically a perfect food in terms of nutrition density.

here’s an entire article I did on whole eggs vs egg whites if you haven’t seen it.

2. When trying to eliminate wheat, this usually means that almost ALL processed foods have to be eliminated because wheat components are in so many processed foods.

Good luck with the test if you try it!  Many people find it to be one of the best things they’ve done for their health.

Have a good one!

PS – if you liked todays article be sure to check out Mike Geary’s Nutrition book – The Fat Burning Kitchen (Click here for Review)

The Truth about Low-Carb Diets vs Controlled-Carbohydrate Meals

by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist

bad carbs - pancakesOne of the problems I see with “diet talk” is that nobody seems to agree what “low carb” really means… One person may think of “low carb” as an Atkins style diet with as much fatty sausages, hotdogs, and nitrate processed meats as you want and virtually no carbohydrate based foods at all.

Another person may view “low carb” as 40% of daily calories coming from carbs instead of the traditionally recommended 55% to 60%.

If you think about it, in a 40/30/30 type of diet, the majority of the calories are coming from carbs, so that obviously can’t be called “low carb”…yet some people do call it that.

Because of these drastic differences in how different people view the term “low carb”, sometimes my clients are confused as to what I recommend.

First of all, I don’t recommend “low carb” or “high carb” per se… I don’t think it’s vitally important to have any sort of exact ratio.  I think everyone needs to explore for themselves how they feel at different ratios of fat, protein, and carbohydrates.

After all, the most important aspect to your success is your total caloric intake vs your caloric expenditure over a given time period.

But where carbohydrate intake becomes important is in how it can affect your hormones and blood sugar in your body and stimulate cravings. You could tell someone to eat 2500 calories/day of a higher fat and higher protein content combined with reduced carbs and they may actually finish the day at 2500 calories because their appetite is satisfied.

However, tell that same person to eat 2500 calories per day in a high carb fashion, and they may end up eating 3000 or more calories per day because the higher carbohydrate diet stimulated their cravings and they ended up overeating.

I know personally, if you throw a big steak in front of me and a big pile of vegetables, my appetite will be satisfied when I’m done that meal and for hours afterward.  However, you throw a big plate of pasta in front of me, and I’m gonna devour the entire plate, and then head back for seconds and maybe even thirds.

This is what happens for a lot of people… once you start eating large portions of carbs like pasta or rice or cereals, it becomes hard to stop and then you’re craving more carbs an hour later too!

So what I’ve found to work best for me, and a large % of my clients in the past is to eat in a “controlled carbs” manner… this doesn’t mean atkins style… it means very reduced grains, zero refined sugars (to the best of ability of avoiding), and instead, getting almost all of your healthy carbs from vegetables, fruits, and maybe beans on occasion.

This ends up being very similar to the hunter-gatherer type of diet of meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies, which I believe is the healthiest way to eat.

Sometimes it just takes thinking a little differently about the way you eat and what’s considered “normal” in order to get rid of some of the useless grains and sugars in your diet.

For example, why do we need to eat a burger on a bun? Most people don’t even think of doing it any other way because that’s what’s “normal”.

One of my favorite lunch meals lately has been cooking up a grass-fed bison burger with no bun, and then I top it with grass-fed cheese, sliced avocados, diced onions, and salsa.  I have a big side of sliced fresh veggies like carrots and red peppers (with hummus sometimes), and then maybe have a little bit of fruit or berries on the side too.

What you end up with is a meal that’s pretty well balanced between protein, healthy fats, and healthy carbs instead of overloaded with the refined grains from the typical hamburger bun.

Think about breakfast too…

do you really “need” the toast with your eggs, or can you do much better with loads of veggies with your eggs instead?

That’s what I like to do for breakfast… whole eggs with cheese and loads of veggies, avocado (yeah, avo’s are one of my favorite foods), and some green or white tea (or lately I’ve been really digging this mango yerba mate tea…mmm) with a little raw honey.  So I get my carbs from the veggies and the little bit of raw honey instead of from the typical toast and orange juice that loads you up with extra carbs.

…Just some ideas in case it helps you to think differently about where you get your carbs from.

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Leith Carnie from Australia

“…I was running regularly and working out sometimes, but I was still getting fatter… Everything changed when I started your truth about abs program…”

Leith’s changes from using TruthAboutAbs at 7 months and 11 months

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Before I started your program, I was running regularly and working out sometimes, but I was still getting fatter…. and fatter. Ididn ‘t really notice it until my friend took a photo of me at the beach. I was horrified!!!! I knew I had to do something about it, but Icouldn’t move the fat.

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Stephanie Hurst from Tulia, Texas

“…I went from a size 14 to a 5. Weight wise I was around 190 lbs when I started and now I am 120 lbs… It’s been a total lifestyle change…”


Stephanie before using Truth About Abs Stephanie after getting great results

Mike,

I attached a couple photos to show you how far I’ve come since starting your program…..it was quite shocking to see what I looked like just last year!!  I had forgotten how overweight I was, and looking at these before and after pics again almost made me cry…but tears of joy this time, as I’m so thankful for how much progress I’ve made.

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I happened upon your book about 9 months ago. Once I downloaded and printed your ebook, I read it once, and then again. There is so much information in there that expands beyond just working out and abs.  The nutritional information was fascinating, and I believe that was what helped me get to where I am today.  The workouts are also so challenging, and talk about breaking a sweat!  I love it.

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“…When I started I was 190 lbs, waist 35 inches, bench was 165lbs. I’m now 175 lbs, with a waist of 33 inches, and benching 225lbs…”

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I have been following your workout plans from your book for past couple months.  I wanted you to know that I have seen great results.  When I started I was 190 lbs, waist 35 inches, bench was 165lbs.

I’m now 175 lbs, with a waist of 33 inches, and benching 225lbs.  Your full body workouts are some of the best I’ve ever used.  I’m also making much better food choices now based on your advice and staying away from the junk I used to have trouble with. Thanks for everything.

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“…I am down now to between 7-8% body fat (according to my Tanita scale), have lost a total of 3-4 inches in the waist…”


John before using TruthAboutAbs            John in recent pic (great job John!)

Hello Mike,
Thanks for your ebook Truth About Abs.  I used it in the first 5 months or so this year and had great results!  I attached pictures for you to see the progress I’ve made so far.

Anyway, I am down now to between 7-8% body fat (according to my Tanita scale), have lost a total of 3-4 inches in the waist, lost a total of about 24 lbs, and got my 6 pack abs! I do have a lot of people ask me about weight loss supplements, but I have started telling people to forget it and get your book instead.  Thanks,

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“…I looked like “barrel boy” with no definition and a bonafide gut last year. I’m down from 24% bodyfat to 7.4% bodyfat currently! …”

Greg’s results from last year to this year

Mike, I don’t know if you actually monitor this email address, so if an assistant does, please forward this to Mike.

I owe you a lot of thanks Mike. Your program grabbed my attention last year when I was at an all-time (lifetime even) self esteem and physique low.

I’ve been on your program for almost exactly one year now and as you can see from my pics, I’ve completely changed my life. I didn’t do any of those typical holding the newspaper pics, but I did luckily save a couple pics for you.

These pics are from last year to this year. I just want you to know and see what you’ve done for me. Anyway, I looked like “barrel boy” with no definition and a bonafide gut last year.

I’m down from 24% bodyfat to 7.4% bodyfat currently!

I’m so glad I found your program. I’m extremely proud of myself and extremely grateful to you. This is going to sound cliche, but I’ve become the go-to guy around the office for fitness questions and I’ve inspired (not by talk but by action and lifestyle) people around me to quit being so damned disrespectful to their bodies.

This has been a total body (and mindset) transformation — and I haven’t even set foot in a gym. All done at home, with just some of the simple basics you recommended and my own motivation, intensity and dedication — and with NO slow cardio at all.

Lazy no more, and now lean for life,

-Greg S.


“…I did start applying your diet and food recommendations, and even with just that, I’ve already lost 6 lbs (10 lbs to go)…”

Dear Mike,

I thoroughly read your e-book a few weeks ago but have been too busy lately to get myself to the gym. However, I did start applying your diet and food recommendations, and even with just that, I’ve already lost 6 lbs (10 lbs to go).  I finally got to the gym this morning and printed out your e-book to bring with me.

I did some of the workout examples you specified like the one arm snatches, dumbbell swings, staggered lunges and all the ab exercises (from level 3).

Man, that was one of the best and most intense workouts I have had in ages!  I did not waste hours jogging or doing all that other stuff I used to do (which by the way never got me anywhere).  I am so excited to go back to the gym and have your book with me as a personal trainer’s guide.

Thank you so much!

Laura Kawasmi, Brownsville, TX


“…I like the variety and the shorter workouts, as apposed to the long boring workouts and repetitive isolating exercises I used to do…”

Hi Mike. I have just recently started your program and i LOVE it so much.  I just wanted to tell you how fantastic I think your approach and lay out to losing stomach fat is. I’m already feeling the effects of your workouts.  My body feels firmer and fitter and I look forward to the sweat.

Truth be told I was BORED TO TEARS with our usual routine at the gym. Not to mention it wasn’t really getting my stomach flat!!  I love your approach cause it explains everything, and I am a person that needs to know the reasons for why I am doing what I am doing! I like the variety and the shorter workouts, as apposed to the long boring workouts and repetitive isolating exercises I used to do.

Following your program I am certainly getting the heart pumping and the sweat is flowing like I’ve never felt before.  It feels great. Thanks, and I will keep you posted!

Michelle Smith, Ontario, Canada


“…I am well on my way to being in the best shape of my life at 39 years of age…”

Mike,

I have been on your program for the last three or four weeks. All I can say is WOW! I have been body building for well over 20 years and I can honestly say that you have allowed me to break out of what I call the classical mess of weight lifting.

I have made some great gains and I am well on my way to being in the best shape of my life at 39 years of age. I get a kick out of the Guys at the gym when they see me perform some of your exercises. They often come up and ask what I am doing.

I just tell them, as I struggle to regain my breath, “I’m just mixing it up a bit” and then watch them as they go back and waste their time with bicep curls for the next half hour.

Now I’m trying to get my wife onboard using your program as well. Thank you so much for doing what you do and keep the emails coming. This is the best $39 I have ever spent. Thanks,

Luis Acevedo, Dallas, Texas

“…After a few weeks on your workouts, i can now see lines on the side of my stomach and my abs appearing even more visibly…”

Hi Mike. Just wanted to let you know, your interval and weight training methods in your e-book are working perfect! Before i got your e-book, i could see my six pack abs a little bit. After a few weeks on your workouts, i can now see lines on the side of my stomach and my abs appearing even more visibly. I still have a little fat, but not much at all. Thanks!

Andreas Beirholm, Denmark


“…Yesterday a colleague of mine said, “you’re looking very toned, what are you doing?” I felt GREAT…”

Hi Mike, I’m a 52 year old woman who started your truth about abs program about 3 to 4 weeks ago. Yesterday a colleague of mine said, “you’re looking very toned, what are you doing?” I felt GREAT!! It’s working!!! Thanks Mike, I was one of those 1 & 1/2 hrtreadmillers and couldn’t understand (even though I look good) why I couldn’t get rid of those fat pockets! Now I understand. I will keep you abreast of my progress… Again, thank you,

Cynthia Ward, Locust Grove, Georgia


“…I started taking your advice recently and eventually lost those extra 10 pounds of fat I wanted to lose! …I am 38 years old and now have a 32 inch waist…”

Mike,
I wanted to thank you for all the advice and motivation you have shared with me in your book & newsletter.  I feel great!  The other day at a family gathering, my family and friends gave me so many compliments.  They told me I looked good and asked me what in the world I was doing to be in such great shape.

I have been working out for about two and a half years but I just couldn’t lose the last 10 pounds of body fat I wanted to lose.  I started taking your advice recently and eventually lost those extra 10 pounds of fat I wanted to lose!  I did it your way which to me is the smart way.

I am 38 years old and now have a 32 inch waist.  It took a lot of discipline but you helped me reach my goal! One of my cousins just looked at me and kept saying WOW! WOW! WOW!

Thanks so much!

Mike Castaneda


“…this program has given me new motivation and kickstarted my results. Thanks Mike!”

Dear Mike,

I just read your Truth About 6-Pack Abs and I think it has some great stuff in it that I never realized before.  I really couldn’t put the book down.  I enjoy the fact that you are not just telling readers what to do with a promise that results will be achieved, but explaining the reasons behind your strategy supported by research.

I have been exercising on my own my entire life, but I really hit a plateau during the last few years, and this program has given me new motivation andkickstarted my results. Thanks Mike!

Pete Maguire, Brookline, Mas.


“…A loss of 7 inches in 11 weeks! …”

Hi Mike

I was searching for a program to genuinely help me lose body fat and get a six pack.  I came across your website and the money back guarantee you offered suggested to me that you believed in what you were offering & not just interested in selling your e-book. Anyway, I made the purchase on the basis that I’d give it a try and if itwasn’t any good I’d ask for my money back.

Before I started with the program I weighed 80kg and my waist size was 42 inches.  After 11 weeks I still weigh about 80kg but my waist size is now 35 inches.  A loss of 7 inches in 11 weeks! Since my weight stayed about the same, that means I gained muscle while losing 7 inches of fat from my waist!

My strength and energy are also improving each week and I’m lifting heavier weights as I progress. Family and friends that haven’t seen me in weeks can’t believe how much leaner and slimmer I look now.

I’m really glad that I bought your e-book and stuck to the programs. I still have a little more body fat to lose, but I can already tell that a visible six pack is just a few more weeks away!

Thank you for all the advice and words of motivation. This entire experience is far more than what I was expecting for my money!

Regards,

Imtiaz Girach, UK


“…The belly I have been trying to battle is shrinking by the day…”

Mike:

Thank you for changing the way I workout. After years of fooling myself into thinking I was getting a good workout, your book, The Truth About Abs, has revitalized not only my workouts, but also my life. Working out regularly for over 10 years, I became increasingly frustrated at my lack of progress.

Despite doing over an hour of cardio at least three times a week and lifting three times a week as well, I wasn’t in good shape.  Also, despite my workout attempts, I was also getting what you have termed as the “skinny fat” appearance.

Seeing no outward or inward results, I sunk into such a rut I was ready to quit exercising. That was when a friend recommended yourebook .   After only a month-and-a-half of doing the routines diagrammed in your book, my physical appearance has improved dramatically. Not only that, but my endurance has increased to the point that I can handle a full hockey game and not get gassed. In fact, I get stronger as the game goes on. Just that alone was well worth the $40 I spent.

Following your diet tips has also given me more energy throughout the day. I no longer “crash” halfway through my work day and no longer crave the sugary foods I used to. The belly I have been trying to battle is shrinking by the day. After years of working out, I am only now finally getting compliments for how “toned and ripped” I appear.

Once again, thanks for giving me that boost I so needed in my workouts and for improving my quality of life.

-John Crawford, Collingswood, NJ


“…I’ve definitely been doing all of the wrong types of cardio and the wrong types of strength exercises…”

Mike, I’m truly excited after starting your program. After reading through all of your info, I can’t believe how many things I was wasting my time with or even just doing plain WRONG! I’ve definitely been doing all of the wrong types of cardio and the wrong types of strength exercises as well.

Thanks again for giving me this much-needed education into a very important topic… my health & well being (not to mention looking great also!)

-Sandra Torrez, San Antonio, Texas


“…I finally found something now that works to lose fat and flatten my stomach…”

Hey Mike

I just purchased your ebook about 2 weeks ago and I love it!  The workouts are great – better than any workout I’ve done before.  I’ve been that person who has tried all the fad diets, diet pills, and bought my fair share of infomercial ab machines!  At least I finally found something now that works to lose fat and flatten my stomach!

Thanks for your help,
Amy Brunetti, Chicopee, MA


“…I can already feel my pants starting to loosen …”

Hey Mike,

Just wanted to say thanks for making such a good book. Ive only been using it for about 2 weeks and I can already feel my pants starting to loosen and I have the confidence to go outside without feeling like I have to wear a sweatshirt to hide my gut. Thanks again for your work,

Jason K. C., North Dakota


“…and surprisingly, I can already see some positive changes to my body…”

“Hi Mike

I started your workouts last week, and surprisingly, I can already see some positive changes to my body! I definitely feel these working me better than anything else I’ve tried. I really like the interesting way that you turn a weights workout into a cardio workout as well. I can see already that if I keep on doing this progressively, I’ll surely have my old body shape back in no time 🙂

Ok catch you soon. Thanks again Mike, you’re superb!”

-Ellin Hazrin, Kingsford, Australia


“…i have to say i’ve never had such a good workout…”

Mike, you can use this for your testimonials if you want…

I have to say…You are a genious. Gave 1 of your workouts a go on friday and i have to say i’ve never had such a good workout. I’ve been going to the gym for years now and have been doing 40 solid minutes of quite high level cardio but using just 10 minutes of your style ofinverval training felt like it worked me so much better.

I also used to spend an hour on my abs when i worked out and never really felt it. After doing this workout on friday i really felt like i’d earned my protein shake! Plus I got my workout done much quicker than my old workouts…It’s quite incredible!

Dave Haddow, UK

Pros and Cons of Fat Burning Kitchen


Pros:

  • Extremely easy to read, understand, and apply
  • Written by two highly qualified experts
  • Exposes lots of blatant lies about the health industry
  • Exposes so called “healthy” foods that are hindering your progress
  • Includes two powerful video lessons that are crucial to your nutritional journey
  • Helps you eat better, and drop weight fast

Cons:

  • Sometimes the eBook gets too scientific. Not everyone wants to read about the science.
  • For many people, the eBook may tell you things you may not agree with. Change for these people will be tough.

Who Is This Book For?


Every man and woman that wants to lose fat by eating better. Here is a list of people that can benefit from this book:

  • Busy executives that need to eat right at the office, at home, and on the road.
  • Anyone that travels a great deal and is always subjected to bad food.
  • People that want to incorporate a nutrition program into their fitness plan but have no idea how.
  • People that do not want to waste their money on fad diets.
  • People that value their time want to follow a diet that does not keep them from enjoying life.
  • People that want to boost their energy level.
  • People that understand the real way to losing fat is to combine a sound exercise and nutrition program.
  • People that want to focus on attacking the fat problem head on.
  • Fans of Mike Gear’s Truth About Abs program who want to take their conditioning to the next level.
  • Anyone that is frustrated with diet programs that promise the world but offer little.
  • People that want to be strong and healthy members of their community and be the best they can be for their family and friends. We all have an obligation to our society to be strong and healthy members.
  • People that want to spend less time worrying about the right foods to eat and spend more time with their family, friends, and making a living for themselves.
  • People that want a high quality reference tool that they can use indefinitely.
  • People that do not want to spend an arm and a leg for high quality information.
  • People on a budget.

If you order a copy of Mike’s Nutrition program today, then I’ll send you 7 free bodyweight workouts. You can use these workouts when you’re away from the gym, or just too busy to hit the weights.

Here’s how you can get your bonus:

  • Step one – Purchase the Fat Burning Kitchen using the Link Below
  • Step two – Forward you receipt number to shah@shahtraining.com

Once I’ve confirmed your purchase, I’ll send you the bonus in your email!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Get Fat Burning Kitchen


  1. You want to avoid trial and error.
  2. You want to lose fat effectively and safely.
  3. You want to know what foods to eat and what foods to avoid.
  4. You want a nutrition program that isn’t afraid to go against the grain (literally).
  5. You want to learn how to incorporate a sound nutrition program into your current exercise program.
  6. You want to lose fat dramatically.
  7. You want to know why other people are talking so much about Mike’s programs.
  8. You are hungry for a fluff free book that is pure content.
  9. You want to know what the biggest mistakes you’re making with regards to your nutrition.
  10. You want to make 2010 your healthiest year ever.

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Look I could go on and on about how great this eBook is. However, Mike already has a solid reputation as a fitness professional and his previous eBook has been received with overwhelming success in the marketplace. I know you are going to love the ebook. If for some inexplicable reason you do not love the book, Mike will give you a full refund.

Bottom line is I now you are going to love the e-book and benefit from it tremendously. If you want to achieve your goals for this year, then this is the nutrition program you need.

Until Thursday, February 25, Mike is offering a 50% discount for this product. So if you want to grab the Fat Burning Kitchen at a discount, then make sure you grab it TODAY!

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Mike Geary’s Fat Burning Kitchen Half Price Sale

Hey guys, just got this email. Mike Geary, author of Truth About Abs is turning 34. In celebration of his birthday, he’s offering his dieting manual, “Fat Burning Kitchen” for half the price.

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Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss

Now You can Have a Great

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For just 77 bucks Coach Steer and Murdock have developed a three – phase fat loss system that will literally blow torch your fat. But not only are the exercises unique, but Coaches Steer and Murdock are the first Coaches that actually include video demonstrations with their products.

What! $77? Is Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat loss REALLY worth your $77?

Benefit #1: Unique Bodyweight Movements

Well, eBooks are half hazardly put together. That is why I will usually purchase a program, and then rely on YouTube to show me how to perform the exercises.

But, most of the exercises in Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss (BBFL) are not featured on YouTube. This is why the video descriptions that they include are so valuable!

Here is a sample unique exercise from Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss:

Benefit #2: Full Recovery Resources

Another drawback to most bodyweight programs is that they provide you with intense workouts, but don’t teach you how to effectively recover from your training. Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss is different.

First, Intu-Flow is a special set of mobility drills designed to loosen up your body after a hard training session.

Before purchasing, Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss, I only went through some very basic dynamic stretches. I thought this was enough to get me through my workouts.

Boy was I wrong! Once I started implementing Intu-Flow into my overall workout program, all those aches and pains I was experiencing slowly began to disappear.

Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss goes very deep into Intu-Flow with lots of exercises and detail. The same is true for the Prasara Yoga. In fact, the Prasara Yoga video is very simple to follow.

Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss gives you a very clear picture of how to perform the Prasara Yoga poses. I’m still working on my flexibility, but the point is that these two sets of videos will guarantee you better recovery from your intense bodyweight workouts.

Benefit #3: Incredible Nutritional Information

This package features 4 separate audios from experts in 4 separate niches on nutrition. This gives you 4 effective options to better eating habits.

So you have a vegetarian eating expert, an intermittent fasting expert, a primal eating expert, and finally an expert who teaches you how to lose weight while “cheating.” Understand that each of these experts have then own individual eBook.

You’re getting extremely good advice from experts who know what they’re doing. And you don’t even have to go and buy their individual eBooks! You get all the information as part of this incredible fat loss package!

Enough waiting. I suggest you go and grab your copy of the Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss today. You won’t be disappointed!

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FREE BONUS

If you make the commitment today and purchase the Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss workout program, then I will send you 3 months of Bodyweight Workouts for Free!

I’ve used the same movements and training style Coach’s Steer and Murdoch teach in their product, and combined them with my own unique high intensity style.

This bonus includes three Bodyweight programs:

  • Bonus Workout Program #1: Ascending Reps
  • Bonus Workout Program #2: Up and Down Pyramids
  • Bonus Workout Program #3: Combination Program

In order to grab this bonus, you just need to follow two simple steps:

  • Step One: Purchase Bodyweight Blueprint for Fat Loss.

  • Step Two: Forward your receipt number to shah@shahtraining.com

Once I confirm your purchase, I will send you the bonus via email.

P.S. If you made it this far, then you’re definitely ready to purchase Coach Steer and Murdock’s program. Do not hesitate! You need to take charge of your health and this Bodyweight Manual is the perfect for anyone who cares about their health, fitness, and well being.

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Low Fat High Protein Foods – How To Get Your Lean Protein

by Mike Roussell PhD(c)

All the foods that you eat greatly impact your ability to lose weight. Protein, carbohydrates, and fats each have important roles and specific qualities that make them essental to a fat loss diet. What is interesting this is that the USDA, National Cholesterol Education Program, American Heart Association, and many scientists have previously essentially written off the benefit of protein above the body’s minimal requirement.


“15% of calories or 0.8g/kg is all you need” We’ve heard that before.

However, there has been a surge of research and buzz around the importance of increased protein intake for not just weight loss but cardiovascualar disease reduction, blood sugar control, and lowering blood pressure.

If you are looking to maximize fat loss then you are going to need to make sure that you get more than ‘adequate’ protein levels. When you increase your protein intake and decrease your carbohydrate intake, from a biochemical perspective you are removing an insulin stimulating nutrient (carbohydrates) and replacing it with a nutrient that has a much lesser effect on insulin (protein). Protein also causes your body to release another hormone called glucogon which counteracts insulin. Control insulin and you control the rate in which you burn fat.
Here are some great tips for choosing and maximizing lean protein consumption for fat loss (surprisingly from the US Government).

Start with a lean choice:
*The leanest beef cuts include round steaks and roasts (round eye, top round, bottom round, round tip), top loin, top sirloin, and chuck shoulder and arm roasts.
*The leanest pork choices include pork loin, tenderloin, center loin, and ham.
*Choose extra lean ground beef. The label should say at least “90% lean”. You may be able to find ground beef that is 93% or 95% lean.
*Buy skinless chicken parts, or take off the skin before cooking.
*Boneless skinless chicken breasts and turkey cutlets are the leanest poultry choices.
*Choose lean turkey, roast beef, ham, or low-fat luncheon meats for sandwiches instead of luncheon meats with more fat, such as regular bologna or salami.

Keep it lean:
*Trim away all of the visible fat from meats and poultry before cooking.
*Broil, grill, roast, poach, or boil meat, poultry, or fish instead of frying.
*Drain off any fat that appears during cooking.
*Skip or limit the breading on meat, poultry, or fish. Breading adds fat and calories. It will also cause the food to soak up more fat during frying.
*Prepare dry beans and peas without added fats.
*Choose and prepare foods without high fat sauces or gravies.

Use these tips to add high quality, low fat, high protein foods to your diet. The quality of your diet will improve, your weight loss will increase, and you’ll be an all around healthier person.

About the Author/More Info:

Warp Speed Fat Loss is a complete 28 day diet and training system crafted to help you lose 10,15, or 20lbs of body fat in just 28 day. To start losing weight fast visit WarpSpeedFatLoss.com. Mike Roussell is a nutrition doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. Mike’s writings can be found in magazines such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Testosterone Nation. Mike specializes in fat loss nutrition and diets for busy men and women who need to lose weight fast without it interfering with their lives. Warp Speed Fat Loss (WarpSpeedFatLoss.com) is a complete Done-for-You A-Z Fat Loss Blueprint that gives you exactly everything you need to eat to lose weight in record time.