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Waking up in the morning used to be the worst thing for me. An inveterate night owl, I would wake up feeling groggy and miserable, somehow thinking that hitting the snooze 10 times would make it better. It didn't.
If you are a chronic snooze-hitter then you have a serious problem. We're not talking just about a comfort thing, we're talking about your waist size, your happiness, your career and your whole life.(more...)
If you're like us and our clients, then you probably love curry. How can you not like a dish that comes in as many colors as a Crayola box.
Maybe you've shunned curry because you're trying to lose weight, and embraced the bland chicken breast and veggies diet - a wise choice considering how oily and calorie dense most take out curries are.
But what if you could eat a curry that was both delicious and healthy? Hmm, made exactly how you love it while staying within your budget and nutritional goals. Let's find out exactly how we can do that!(more...)
We all know, a lean, strong stomach is a sign of being in terrific shape. But how do you get a lean stomach? Is it just a matter of losing fat?
The surprising answer is: no, it's not just about your bodyfat.
I’ve seen many clients who had the same level of body fat, yet one had a big gut and the other didn’t.
I’ve also even seen skinny clients who had a protruding gut.
For years I’ve struggled with my exercise and diet, beating my head against the wall and frustrated at the lack of results I was getting.
After years of study and practice, I uncovered the brick sitting on the brakes of my results. Go through the list below and see if any of these ring a bell.
Do you find yourself having such thoughts?
Are you putting off exercise and diet?
If so, you're in the same situation I was stuck in for years. Let me share with you how I finally beat this and became lean.(more...)
Here's a scenario that plays out in many people's lives with devastating effects.
There is a way.(more...)
I know a secret about you.
You desire things. The things that you want. Health, looks, possessions, relationships, status. You crave them and spend your days in their pursuit.
You despise things. The things that you don't want. Sickness, obesity, poverty, destitution, loneliness, rejection. You hate them and spend your days in their avoidance.
Wouldn't it be nice to become more effective at gaining pleasure and avoiding pain? What if you could have success and happiness fill your life and push your problems away?
This just might be the recipe you're looking for.(more...)
Yesterday I was asked if deep fried shrimp fits a healthy diet. After looking up the nutrition facts of fried shrimp, I found that it has 1000% more calories than baked shrimp.
This means that if you deep fried 100 calories of shrimp you would add 900 calories to it - or the equivalent of a quarter pound of body fat. Wow.
I followed by explaining why this 1000% difference is relevant and how to apply it to become lean and lose fat. If you want to learn how to trick your brain into giving you Abs, with no willpower, then please keep reading.(more...)
Richard Branson leaned back and thought for a second. The tropical sounds of his private oasis, Necker Island, murmured in the background. Twenty people sat around him at rapt attention, wondering what a billionaire’s answer would be to one of the big questions—perhaps the biggest question—of business. The group had been assembled by marketing impresario Joe Polish to brainstorm growth options for Richard’s philanthropic Virgin Unite. It was one of his many new ambitious projects. Virgin Group already had more than 300 companies, more than 50,000 employees, and $25 billion per year in revenue. In other words, Branson had personally built an empire larger than the GDP of some developing countries. Then he broke the silence: “Work out.”
He was serious and elaborated: working out gave him at least four additional hours of productive time every day.
The giants of the race have been men and women of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men and women of today are of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose. — Orison Swett Marden
For most of my life, I struggled with concentration. Somehow no matter how hard I tried I got distracted. Getting my dream body, my dream life, and my dream career seemed impossible.
Then I discovered why I had such a hard time concentrating. Each time I would concentrate on something, I would get impulses and distractions that would shift my attention to something else and make me fail. See if you can identify with any of these things:
It's completely normal for us to have opposite impulses, everyone does. The problem I had was I couldn't choose which impulse to respond to. I was constantly being thrown back and forth between opposing drives and not being able to concentrate at anything.