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Getting rid of the holiday bloat

Me. Every. Single. Year.

Me. Every. Single. Year.

Man I love the holidays! Friends, family, getting fat. You heard me, I love eating food that is terrible for me. Who doesn't?   This is a special time and I think people should enjoy it. The only problem is I feel terrible and walk around for days feeling swollen afterwards. You ever feel like that?   This year I am trying something new. I'm doing a 9 day fat burning and cleanse plan starting on Monday, December 2nd. The plan includes: -2 Cleanse for Life™ -1 IsaLean® Shake -1 Natural Accelerator™ -1 Isagenix® Snacks! -1 System Guide -1 Cleansed for Life DVD   It will work out great because I can get to back to feeling normal, but not run into the Christmas holiday season. This is all stimulant free and is not a cleanse where you just starve yourself.   If you would like to join me, order your products today so they can get here on time! I will help coach you through and we can help keep each other motivated. Please let me know if you have any questions. Here is the link to order yours today:   9 Day System   Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving, I'm very grateful for the opportunity to help you get healthy!

Are you toxic? 5 Tips to reduce toxic load



1. Gentle detox Use foods and herbs that support liver, kidney, and colon detox. Drinking a glass of warm water with the juice of half a lemon first thing in the morning is a simple way to support liver health. Encourage elimination through the skin (the largest organ for elimination) by sweating. 2. Buy organic This will help you avoid exposure to harmful herbicides and pesticides.   3. Avoid processed and package food They are packed with chemical ingredients, artificial sweeteners, and trans fat - your body doesn’t recognize them as food, and will spend a lot of energy processing, detoxifying, and eliminating them. 4. Avoid alcohol Processing alcohol is a hard job for the liver. Give him a break. 5. Upgrade your household products A great way to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that you and your family are regularly exposed to. Here is an interesting article about some ways to avoid dangerous products in your home. Organic consumer report My favorite way to detox is by using a 30 Day Detox and Fat Burning System. Combined with the other steps from above, you will be looking and feeling better than you have in a long time.

This is how to avoid SADness

Are you on the SAD eating plan? If you are then you fit right in with many of the people in America.
SAD=Standard American Diet
The SAD is characterized by:
-processed foods
-sugary drinks and desserts
-very little fruits and vegetables
-large amounts of refined grains
Sound familiar? If you are eating lots of fast foods and other "convenience" foods, then this is the types of foods you are taking in.
As you can guess, obesity is a major side effect of eating SAD. But it comes with a whole host of other problems:
-Cancer (especially colon cancer)
-Death from heart disease
-Kidney and gallbladder issues
Scary stuff right there. It's what one of the main reason I got involved in Isagenix. It is not perfect, but it is a whole heckuva lot better than the typical burger and fries meal!
A study from 2004 found that 3 out of 4 meals eaten outside of the home were fast food meals. Not many healthy options there. If fast food is a regular part of your nutrition plan, you have to change that. Period.
Get a game plan together for your meals, especially where you are at your weakest. Look at your eating habits throughout the week. Which meals do you struggle with the most? Start there, fix that first, and you are well on your way to not being SAD any more.

Are you weight loss resistant?

Isagenix-Detox   You've been exercising, you've been eating the right foods, you've even given up your Little Debbie addiction! It's been 30 days, the moment of truth. Time to get on that scale and find out just how awesome you did. You excitedly adjust the scale and Bam! You stayed at the Exact. Same. Weight. It might have even gone up! Is there anything more demotivating than that? All that hard work for nothing. Your clothes don't fit better, no pounds have fallen off, and you still don't feel good. What in the world is going? You might actually be experiencing weight loss resistance. Weight loss resistance is a term that was coined for people who have been eating healthy food, exercising, but not losing body fat. Obviously the major sign is that you aren't releasing any weight off your body. Some other signs could be: gas or digestive problems, anxiety, having less than 1 bowel movement per day, no energy or low energy, difficulty building muscle, or difficulty maintaining muscle. Here are the main causes: 1. Too much cardiovascular exercise 2. Not enough sleep 3. Food sensitivities 4. Low calorie diets (calorie restriction) 5. Stress 6. Toxic overload You have probably heard about 1-5 before, but scientists are gathering evidence that #6 might be the key. Do you know how toxic your body is? The CDC checked the blood levels of 2500 people for contaminants. They found the average person had 219 toxic chemicals in their system! So what do you do to combat the toxicity in your body? Avoiding them, of course, would be your best move. Be aware of what is in the foods you eat, the water you drink, the medicines you take, and the environment you live and breath in. Easier said than done, but awareness does help. If you think toxicity is the reason you can't get rid of the weight, you need to get them out of your body. I would recommend the 30 Day Cleanse and Fat Burning System from Isagenix. Think of it like changing your oil. You filter out all the toxins and replace them with healthy and nourishing ingredients. When your body becomes inflamed from toxins it can begin storing up fat to protect itself. When you rid yourself of the toxins, you can begin dropping the weight much easier.

Your 30 Day Transformation Plan questions answered

Thank you all for the positive feedback about my 30 Day Transformation with Isagenix post. Not going to lie, pretty nerve racking putting my before and after paleness on display for the internet. Not something I would normally do, but I really believe in this plan and wanted others to know about it.   A lot of you had questions and concerns as well, so I thought I would address a few of the most common ones.   But can't I reach my goals by eating right?   Absolutely you can! Real food is always best whether you are trying to increase performance or lose weight. If that is working for you, keep that up. If you are struggling, it might be time to explore different options.   This sounds too good to be true. What's the catch?   This is not some sort of magic pill. The basic premise is to combine eating a low glycemic index diet with healthy shakes, vitamins, and nutrients. It did not make me stronger because I sat on the couch and drank shake. It did give me more energy, more stamina, and allowed me to recover from intense workouts and be fresh for the next workout.   On the weight loss side of the coin, it is basically calorie reduction. The huge difference is, you are reducing calories but still providing your body with all the vitamins and nutrients it needs. You will be amazed at how your body will feel, how much better it performs, and how much easier fat loss if when you are properly fueling it.   I'm a little concerned about the price.   To be honest, I was as well. I chose to do the "Sign up and Save" option where you can get the products at wholesale prices as well as the chance to earn free products. Everything has a 100% money back guarantee, so I figured I would either get results or get my money back.   I also broke down how much I spend on food for a month. I learned that I am expensive to feed! Sorry mom and dad, I'm sure when I moved out you had all sorts of money you didn't know you had. I was paying more for groceries and meals than I was for a 30 day plan.   Try adding up how much you spend on food, especially if you eat out. If you've never done that, it is an eye opening experience. $10 lunches add up pretty quick.   What kind of meals do I eat on this plan?   You eat 400-600 calorie low glycemic meals. An example of a low glycemic meal within that calorie range would be: one egg, cup of steel cut oats, 1/4 cup of almonds, 2 cups of vegetables (tomatoes, onions, and peppers if you wanted to make an omelet), and an apple.   You use a guide that you select one of each of the following from: protein, starchy carb, healthy fat, vegetable, and an optional calorie source. Very balanced meals that help you stay fuller longer.   Which plan should I choose?     If you are looking to lose body fat, increase performance, and/or you have been active and can't break through a plateau, I recommend the 30 day plan with Isalean Pro.   If you are looking to lose weight, lose inches, and gain energy I recommend the 30 day cleansing and fat burning system.   Was there something I didn't answer for you? Feel free to e-mail me at    

My 30 day transformation (before and after pics)


I mentioned in Wednesdays post that I had just completed a 30 day program and had been blown away by the results. Today I want to share with you what I experienced, as well as the results my dad has seen so far.

As embarrassing as it may be, here are my before and after pictures.


I need to apologize for three things right off the bat with these pictures.
1. They are selfies
2. I'm a terrible picture taker
3. My serious farmer tan (ever seen a really tan red headed guy? If so, he's a fraud!)
I had heard about this 30 day plan from Isagenix years ago, but didn't pay it much attention. I figured that because 90% of my meals were made from lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and nuts with plenty of water throughout the day I was good to go. I was also taking krill oil  in the morning and protein shakes for after my workouts.
I was doing pretty well. Eating good, exercising 6 days a week, and feeling petty darn good.
Something was missing.
I'm like anybody else and I have that area of my body I'm not happy with. The age old question kept arising.
"Is it too much for a pale guy to have six pack abs?"
FYI-There are about as many pale guys with 6 packs as there are tan red heads.
Before getting started with the plan I set a few goals I wanted to reach. Lose body fat, not lose a bunch of weight lose inches off my waist, and get stronger in the deadlift as well as the floor press. I was able to accomplish all those goals.
Body fat- 13.5%-9% (measured by calipers)
Waist- 36 to 34
Deadlift- 375-405lbs
Floor press (like a bench press)-295-305lbs
Bonus- Mile time went from 6:32 to 5:56 without specifically training for it.
I was so thrilled with the results I got my dad a 30 plan for Father's Day. His plan is geared more towards weight loss, while mine was for fat loss and performance. My dad has not been able to exercise like he would like to due to recent knee replacement and back surgery, so he was needing to shed some weight for many reasons.
After 2 weeks, he is now down 25 pounds and counting. But more importantly, his blood sugar has dropped 73 points. I'm really proud of him and so glad he is on his way to getting his health back.
If you are looking to drop body fat and increase your performance, I highly recommend the 30 day plan with Isalean Pro I use. It's the best results I have ever seen in 30 days. 
If you would like to make that scale go down and stay down, try the 30 day cleansing and fat burning system that my dad has been on.
If you are doing all the right things but not getting there, give this a try. This could be the way you finally get the results you deserve.

Fat, tired, and hungry? This may be why

Today's e-mail is all about the Glycemic Index GI). The glycemic index is a scale that measures how fast food makes your blood sugar go up. Food with a high GI rating will makes our blood sugar go up above where it needs to be, while a food with a low GI will cause a normal blood sugar response.   So why do you care? You probably know that your body likes things to remain the same (homeostasis). When things change, the body can overreact to fix the problem.   When your blood sugar levels drop down, you get tired and hungry. When your blood sugar gets too high, your body sends out a signal to release more insulin. The insulin brings your blood sugar level back down, but at a price. That price is (insert evil music), fat storage.   Also, when you have a large spike in blood sugar the body can overreact a release too much insulin. Too much insulin can cause you to have low blood sugar. So then you get stuck in a vicious cycle of being overweight, tired, and hungry all the time. Sound familiar?   So where do the foods you eat lie on the Glycemic Index? Check the chart above that shows some common foods.   I used the Glycemic Index that was a part of a 30 day system I did recently and I was blown away with the results. I will tell you all about it on Friday.  
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