I just had a great conversation with a very smart kid who is making big waves in the Fitness industry.
His name is Nick Pineault and people generally refer to him as the Nutrition Nerd. One thing to mention is that he’s not known as the nutrition nerd because of his propensity to wear striped dress shirts and geeky glasses …it goes far beyond that.
He has literally spent thousands of hours studying research on all things that have to do with food and fat loss.
He knows so much that talking to him is like having your own personal nutrition encyclopaedia and today he wants to give you some important information and reveal the TRUTH behind “Fat Burning Foods”.
I’ll let Nick take it away from here…
Hey Ninja’s, my name is Nick Pineault, author of Truth About Fat Burning Foods, and I’m here to tell you one very IMPORTANT message:
That no matter what anyone says …fat burning foods DO NOT exist.
Pretty ironic, I know.
But the fact is that “fat burning foods” are not what most people think they are…
If you believed the marketing and hype around certain superfoods or supplements, you would quickly be convinced that certain nutrients are absorbed into your body and then start killing fat cells on sight.
It doesn’t work that way my friend.
The REAL definition of a fat burning food is one that will help your entire body function the right way.
If you provide all the different systems inside your body with the right foods, it will be primed to burn fat seamlessly.
What’s the Hype About Calories?
To allow your body to burn off your extra fat, you need to be in a calorie deficit.
There’s no way around this.
However, anyone telling you that the only thing that matters is the amount of calories you consume has basically no understanding of how the human body works.
The kind of foods you eat will also have a huge impact on whether your body starts accumulating body fat, or using it as an energy source.
I would love to be able to tell you that you can simply choose to eat smaller quantities of your favorite processed foods to lose weight… but for a lot of people this will never work.
Fact: Fat loss is affected by every single aspect of your life
This is the one thing a lot of people fail to acknowledge. Every part of your eating, exercise AND lifestyle habits will determine how your body deals with its fat reserves.
For example, the amount of hours you sleep is shown to affect your body fat.
Sleeping enough has been linked to higher testosterone levels – a key hormone for fat loss and muscle building (1), while a lack of sleep increases your cravings and appetite. (2)
In this situation, it’s not like the action of sleeping causes your body to burn fat all night long.
What’s happening here is that sleep helps keep your different fat loss-related hormones stable and healthy. You also keep your appetite normal in the process and get the necessary energy to exercise.
The same thing can be said of fat burning foods
Pretty much like sleep, eating the right fat foods packed with nutrients will help you keep your hormones stable and optimize the way your body can use its extra fat as energy.
So generally, the more nutrient-dense foods will be the best to support your fat loss.
After all, studies have shown that most people are deficient in many vitamins and minerals:
* 80 to 90% adults in the US don’t get enough vitamin D (3)
* 34% of men and 27% of women don’t get enough vitamin C (4)
* Around 74% of adults don’t consume enough iodine — a problem that has increased by more than 4 folds over the past 40 years (5,6)
* One study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health shows that 68% of Americans are magnesium deficient. (7) *Other experts put the number closer 80% (8)
* 40% of all adults are deficient in vitamin B12 (9)
Warning: healthy food scam ahead…
I know most people reading this probably already eat a pretty “clean” and healthy diet – and that’s a good thing.
But through the hundreds of hours I’ve spent in research for Truth About Fat Burning Foods, I’ve discovered that even the healthiest foods we buy in organic stores may be faked and adulterated.
One classic example of this is olive oil:
Studies have shown that a large fraction of all extra-virgin olive oil (the healthiest kind) on the supermarket shelves have been mixed with cheaper olive oils or even refined soybean or safflower oils…
Another example is honey:
We all know that honey is a great choice of sweetener and an awesome superfood, but a recent study by Food Safety News has found that 75% or more of all the honey in the U.S. may be counterfeit and has possibly been mixed with high fructose corn syrup. (10)
I could go on and on with more examples of food deceptions like these two, but that would be too much for one blog post.
If you want to learn more about this then you can read the rest on the controversial article I’ve written here:
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(3) Devesa et al., 1999
(5) Gunton JE, Hams G, Fiegert M, McElduff A. Iodine deficiency in ambulatory participants at a Sydney teaching hospital: is Australia truly iodine replete? Med J Aust. 1999 Nov 1;171(9):467-70.
(6) Hoption Cann SA. Hypothesis: dietary iodine intake in the etiology of cardiovascular disease. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006 Feb;25(1):1-11.
(7) “Dietary Magnesium and C-reactive Protein Levels,” Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 24, No. 3, 166-171 (2005).
(8) Jaffe R MD. “How to Know if You are Magnesium Deficient: 75% of Americans Are” (transcript), 06/16/05, www.innovativehealing.com
It takes hundreds of crunches to get washboard abs, right?
And you don’t just have to sweat hard — you’ve gotta diet hard too.
Or do you…?
If you asked me that question a couple weeks ago, that’s the advice I would have given you. But I finally met someone who proved me wrong.
Kris Fondran is a yoga teacher with a difference. She’s also got a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science — a cutting-edge no nonsense discipline. And she’s been featured in mainstream mags like Cosmopolitan Fitness and Shape Yoga Journal.
In other words, she really knows her stuff 😉
Kris specializes in transforming bodies and lives by applying a modern scientific approach to one of the world’s oldest exercise systems.
I wanted to put her abilities to the test with one of the toughest physique goals out there. So I asked Kris to share her top exercise for getting those perfect beach abs. And I told her to make it efficient — because you don’t have time to waste!
Check it out.
Build Beautiful Abs with This Cool Move
by Kris Fondran
I can’t tell you how many times my clients and readers have asked me how to get a hot set of abs.
That beautiful “six pack” is probably the most sought-after physique goal for both men and women. And I guess they ask me because I’m in my late 40’s, I’m a busy teacher and mother of 3, and I can still rock a bikini like a 20 year old.
Sure, I get a little red in the face when they point that out. But who doesn’t like compliments?
Want to know what I tell them?
My secret to beautiful abs is yoga. And more specifically, a very cool move called Boat Pose.
Regular practice of Boat pose will help you develop the kind of strong abdominal muscles that form the base of a nice tight core. But the benefits go even deeper.
This pose will also improve the function of your digestive system. And that’s both a health and a physique benefit, because better digestion means you’re absorbing all those crucial nutrients from your food, and you’re sending them right where your body needs them.
Plus, the core strength you build here carries over to every other activity you do. So it’s great if you play recreational sports, or even if you just play around with your kids.
Are you ready to give this amazing core tightener a shot?
Keep these cues in mind while practicing Boat Pose:
– Begin flat on your back in the Supine Base Position
– Inhale and contract your abdomen
– Simultaneously lift your shoulders and legs an equal distance off the floor (about 6 inches/15 cm)
– Your arms and toes should be in alignment
– Breathe naturally for a few breaths, and release the pose on an exhalation by slowly lowering your body to the starting position.
– Repeat 10 – 20 times
– Take a few deep abdominal breaths in between each round to relax your abdominal muscles.
Try doing Boat Pose first thing in the morning because it’ll really fire up your energy for the day ahead.
And it can work the other way around too…
That’s right, you can even do this one in bed. No, not as part of some strange Tantric foreplay — as part of your pre-sleep ritual. It’s a great way to help release the tension that builds up in your body after a long day of dealing with the boss, the commute and the kids.
No matter how you decide to include this cool move in your routine, I guarantee you’ll build a strong core. And you’ll carve the sort of tight beautiful midsection that is the ab-solute hallmark of a Shapeshifter Yoga physique.
Very cool! Thanks so much Kris!
As you can see there’s no funny yoga pants, chanting or crazy contortions involved. Just straightforward targeted movements that work. And one of the best things is the established track record — yoga’s been proven over thousands of years.
I’m really excited about what Kris has to offer, because tight toned abs is just one of the benefits of Kris Fondran’s Shapeshifter Yoga.
And as a cool launch bonus she’s adding in her awesome CardioFlow Workout Program. It burns as many calories as jogging. But it’s more fun and actually reduces your “bellyfat storing hormone” called cortisol.
But this FOLLOW-ALONG video routine is ONLY available for you TODAY, when you invest in Shapeshifter Yoga. Here are just a few of the extra benefits you’ll get from CardioFlow…
- Replace boring cardio machines
- Reduce the hormone that stores fat on your belly
- Get the same fat burning effects as jogging
- Eliminate the joint wear and tear of treadmills and stationary bikes
- Get into a mental “flow” during your workout—have FUN
- Put your body in the exact physiological “fat burning zone”
CardioFlow is Kris’ way of saying thank you for putting your trust in Shapeshifter Yoga.
Her breakthrough approach to scientific yoga won’t just help you shed the flab, lose those stubborn inches and fit into your “skinny jeans”. You’ll also start turning back the clock on aging.
You’ll enjoy high levels of energy, better sex (hell yeah!), deeper sleep, and less stress. AND — get this — she can show you how to do all that in less than 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week.
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Movement = Results
By: Tyler Bramlett, CSCS
In this short article I want to introduce you to a little known concept that is starting to grow in the fitness community… This concept can be the thorn in your side that is holding you back from seeing real and lasting results from your workouts…
But first, I’m sure you will agree that there is a consensus in the fitness industry that proper form and movement patterns are pretty basic and simple to understand, right?
This is the root of where the fitness industry made a huge mistake. People pay unqualified, weekend certified personal trainers ridiculous amounts of money to teach them the WRONG way to get real results.
Even worse, the mainstream fitness media is now advocating that everyone adopt high intensity training as their go to fat loss method, without any concern for establishing safe and proper movement patterns.
While I love high intensity training, the problem with this is that many of these complex high intensity movements will end up being done with bad form and will not produce the result people really want.
Here’s what I believe…
The better you move the better your results, and you already know that from 6 Minute Superhuman.
The reality is that most people’s movement, often limited by lack of range of motion hinders their ability to maximize the effectiveness of their workouts and recruit 100% of their available muscles.
When examining improper muscle control and bad movement, we see an ocean of injuries!
Lack of full muscle activation and physical restrictions in your movement limit the results you will get in your workouts and is a formula for disaster!!
Think about it like this…
Who will get better results in their workouts?
The person who has limitless flexibility, control over each and every movement they perform and unlimited access to their available muscle fibers OR someone who has restrictions in their range of motion, poor coordination and no access to their muscles?
Ok so you know this is obvious who will get better results, right?
The reason why I have to make this point so clear is because 99% of people either don’t understand this or simply aren’t applying it…
Let me give you a visual comparison to help you further understand why this is so important. Imagine a workout where both of these ladies were instructed to do 100 bodyweight squats for time – in your opinion, who do you think would achieve greater fitness results?
Person #1 with limited range of movement to include: tight hamstrings, stiff low back, tight hip flexors, hyperlordosis from stress, severe strain from improper spine alignment, and bad form?
Person #2 with flexible muscles, proper form, control and posture alignment?
It’s obvious, right?
The greater the contraction control and range of motion with better form the better physical performance and body transformation results you will get!
This is where most people think to themselves, “I’ll do some yoga and stretch before my workouts.”
Being on Dan’s site you should know that contrary to popular belief, stretching as a means to increase range of motion has little to no effect on increasing your flexibility. Plus it’s been shown to reduce your contraction control which is critical to maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts.
This is so important because researchers who studied the metabolism and performance of people used a proper dynamic movement routine in addition to their workouts not only boosted oxygen consumption during a workout, but also increased upper body strength, flexibility and speed, which all contribute to boosting the results you can get from your workouts!
(Reference: Journal of Sports Sciences Volume 19, Issue 9, pages 693-700, 2001)
This is such important information to know because many people, maybe even you, attribute their lack of fitness results to their genetics, their workout selection or their inability to exercise as intensely as they should.
This is just a LIE!!
Throughout my many years of teaching people how to move better the most frequent complaint and frustration I hear is they don’t quite understand why the person next to them at the gym who is doing the same routine get’s amazing results while they struggle day in and day out and still get nowhere.
The TRUTH is, it’s NOT you, it’s NOT your effort and it’s NOT your fault!!
Whether they know it or not, that annoying person you see always getting the best results was born with or worked hard on the ability to move better then you and this is what causes them to get superior results!
My point is simple… Better movement = better results!
This doesn’t just apply to the gym either…
Picture for a moment, a mom sitting on the bench watching her son play baseball, she needs to lift a cooler, twist to turn around and hand it to the person behind her all while standing up from a seated position, without throwing out her back.
Now that’s a perfect real life example of control, balance, coordination and range of motion, right?
The problem is that this mom, who likely has poor movement, hasn’t ever done that before so when she lifts the cooler and turns, a STABBING pain surges through her back and she crumbles to the ground feeling embarrassed and knowing full well the damage she just caused herself!
But, it didn’t have to be this way… She could have easily avoided this injury if she had only learned to move better.
Just like this mom, many people go their whole lives never truly understanding this link between better movement and better results.
Imagine what you could accomplish if you knew how to move better, you could reduce your chance of getting injured, lift heavier weights for more reps, move through a greater range of motion causing a massive spike in the calories burned and you could get better results from all of your workouts.
So… How the heck can you learn to move better?
Simple… Practice staying conscious of every muscle in your body that you are using. Perform exercises that challenge your balance and coordination. And be consistent with this practice!
Spend even just a few minutes per day on the ground, with no equipment seeing how efficiently you can move from position to position.
Go from seated positions to standing, go from bridge holds to planks, move with intention and control and after as little as 7 days, you will likely notice a difference in the way you move and perform in your workouts and in your daily life.
Now go out there and get moving!!
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Tyler Bramlett is the creator of Bodyweight Flow, a 3 minute body weight exercise system used for boosting metabolism, and the founder of www.GarageWarrior.com