Monthly Archives: October 2019

diet, Fat Loss, & Getting Fit Over 40


No matter what your age, if you are over 40, or over 50 and beyond, you can still lose weight and burn fat. With the fit over 40 diet approach, you can develop the mindset needed to help lose fat and get fit at any age. Just look at the incredible inspirational stories.

I recently spoke with coach and fitness professional, Jon Benson, who is living proof of the fit over 40 methods, as a mere seven years ago he was clinically obese and near death. Having lived through obesity, and having beat it, allows Jon to relate to so many others and what they are going through.

Today, Jon is an internationally recognized transformation lifecoach, specializing in mental strategies for the excellence lifestyle, fat-burning nutrition and superior physical fitness.

CB: Jon, for a lot of people at any age, the biggest problem is getting over the inertia of starting. Any tips? And do they differ for someone like yourself that had been in fitness before compared to someone getting fit for the first time?

JB:
Craig, I would start by encouraging anyone interested in changing their body, no matter what their age may be, to change their mind first.

What I mean by that is simply this: we excel at what we 'become'.

We dabble at what we 'participate in'.

Most people want to "participate" in fitness. Perhaps join a health club, get a trainer, go on a diet, and so-on. Yet everyone on the planet would answer YES to this question: "Do you want to be fit
for the rest of your life? "

Think about it: Can you be 'anything positive' for the rest of your life when you dabble at what you seek? No.

So, to get over the inertia of starting a fitness program, I encourage what I call "Core Linking".

Core Linking is covered in my book, "Fit Over 40". This is where you attach your deepest Core Values ​​to a specific fitness and nutritional goal. Then you "Personalize" these objectives into a
what I call a "State of Becoming."

You 'become' your goal. Rather than "achieving" a goal, which for most is followed by an immediate cessation of the lifestyle patterns they used to become successful, I say 'become' your goal.

Become "a body-shaper." Label yourself as a "bodybuilder", "body-shaper", "physical culturist", "athlete", whatever! Create a label that FORCES your goal to be LARGER THAN YOU.

This engages the subconscious mind to a remarkable degree. It challenges you in ways that prevent things like "boredom" or excuses like, "I don't feel like it" from getting in your way.

All of this begins with the power of The Core.

Oh, by the way – it doesn't matter if you're a newbie or a seasoned bodybuilder, Core Leveraging works to achieve and become whatever you desire.

CB: So Jon, how do you help people stick with the plan? We all know motivation wanes quickly as results slow down. Any tips?

JB:
Believe it or not, I really don't believe in motivation. "I believe in inspired, consistent action."

Motivation is short-term. I can motivate just about anyone with a good speech or perhaps an emotionally-charged piece of music. But is this long-term? Hardly.

The truly successful, at anything in life, are self-governed and intrinsically motivated. Actually, they are "inspired" – and that's the ticket beyond the motivational trap.

Don't get me wrong – we all need motivation from time to time. But I like to think of it as sugar. It's quick fuel that burns out just as quickly.

Inspired action, which comes when you develop your Core, sticks around for the long haul.

Inspired action makes a guy like Lance Armstrong take on the Tour de France after going through the worst cancer imaginable. Inspired action drives a boxer to continue a fight with a broken jaw. And,
inspired action will PULL YOU toward a goal.

The opposite is a feeling of "I have to." This is a "push". We want to be PULLED. It starts with inspired action, not motivation.

CB: And finally, what nutrition and training changes have you noticed at different stages in your life and in the experiences of the success stories in your book? Do the nutrition principles change at all? What about training and recovery?

JB:
As you age, your body tends to process carbohydrate more reluctantly.

There are exceptions of course, but for the most part people with any issues with bodyfat to begin with should curtail their intake of carbs.

This may not mean a "low-carb" diet, but they certainly work if you enjoy protein foods as I do.

Cranking up the protein, the water, and various forms of cardio can allow just about anyone at any age to get the fat off and build muscle.

I'm building plenty of muscle at 43 – more so than I did at 33. The body fat comes off a bit slower, but not much … that is when I consume a higher protein, controlled carb, moderate fat diet with intense and brief weight training sessions.

I am currently experimenting with daily cardio sessions which vary in intensity. Some are longer at 65% MHR, others are 30 minutes at 85%. So far, so good.

Bottom line: If you eat and think properly, as I discuss in Fit Over 40 (the mind is a huge part of all of this), your body can respond like it did when you were 20.

CB: Thanks Jon, that is greatly appreciated. Any final comments for today's interview? I'm sure we'll be talking more in the future.

JB:
My system of Caloric Rotation allows for muscle building and the burning of bodyfat to happen at the same time. In order to get the body you want, you want to gain lean muscle. That gives you the
curves you seek, plus keeps your bones nice and strong.

You 'also' want to burn off excess bodyfat. Otherwise you'll never see the muscle you are building. Once you do that, you're "toned". In short, you become a fat-burning machine.

So "mentally let yourself do this". Mentally give yourself "permission". That sounds strange, but it's actually part of my System. The mind must be engaged or the body will not follow.

Become Fit Over 40 today!

CB: Thanks Jon. No matter what your age, Jon's mindset changing tips will help you burn fat and gain muscle – and more importantly, build the best body of your life.



Source by Craig Ballantyne

The Essential PCOS Cleanse for diet


Start the New Year with a cleanse! As a woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome a PCOS cleanse can be very beneficial. By cleansing you are detoxifying your body which can help to encourage and improve diet along with diminishing your Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms.

A PCOS cleanse has many advantages:

  • Eliminates toxins and chemicals from your body
  • Improves and increases your energy
  • Reduces food cravings for sugar and salt
  • Promotes balance in your body
  • Jumpstarts diet!

Spend the first two to three weeks of the new year on the PCOS cleanse, which consists of lots of fruits and vegetables. An effective cleanse won’t include any alcohol, caffeine, meat or dairy products. Three times a day before each meal you’ll mix one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a quarter cup of water to drink. Apple cider vinegar has countless benefits to your health and well-being; it’s especially effective in aiding in proper digestion, weight-loss, and promoting clear, healthy-looking skin.

A PCOS cleanse should consist of foods that are natural, no added sugar, no preservatives or additives. If you’re going to eat Peanut Butter it should be Organic as it has less sugar and no hydrogenated oil or high fructose corn syrup. Keep your meals small and simple so your body can easily digest it. During the cleanse your protein shouldn’t come from meat, instead nuts, beans, or occasionally eggs.

Sample Day on the PCOS Cleanse:

Breakfast: Apple with Peanut Butter with Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Snack: ½ of Avocado

Lunch: Mixed Green Salad with lemon juice (no creamy dressings) with Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Snack: Small Handful of Raw Nuts

Dinner: Asian Stir-fry Greens (Bok Choy, Chard, Sprouts) with Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Being overweight with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can increase the severity of your symptoms. If you’re trying to conceive it can also make it more difficult. By losing just 5% of your body weight you’re dramatically increasing the likelihood of being able to conceive naturally. A PCOS Cleanse can help you achieve that goal along with jumpstarting your diet, if you need to lose more weight to reach a healthy range a cleanse is a great foundation.

The first two to four days of this PCOS cleanse can be the most difficult as your body may be going through withdrawals of caffeine of sugar which could result in a headache. After the first couple of days, you’ll begin to have more energy, sleep better, and you’ll begin to lose weight! Commit to staying with the PCOS cleanse for at least fourteen days preferably twenty-one to see optimal results than transition into a healthy PCOS diet.



Source by Nicole Knapp

Lose Weight Fast – Lose Half Stone In a Week With a Healthy Diet


A lot has been written about many diets, and many are fads. However, what you will see below is an effective, week diet to lose weight fast (up to half a stone in weight) in a healthy manner.

The rules

Are simple. You follow the diet as written.

No substitutions, no cheating, and no starting this diet wihout consulting your doctor first.

You will lose weight fast, and a lot of it, so make sure your body is ready for it.

There is nothing listed in the diet menus that cannot be found anywhere.

Use salt sparingly. During the week do not eat fats except as listed.

If there is a food you dislike, then this diet is not for you. No substitutions are allowed, but follow as written and you will lose weight fast and in a healthy manner

Three meals a day are allowed Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and they listed in that order below against each day.

SO here you go the lose weight fast diet follow it as written and watch the pounds fall off.

Monday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey
Coffee or Tea

Sliced ​​cold chicken. No skin. 1 tomato
Water or diet drink

I can Tuna

Mixed Green salad no oil, or dressing

1 slice brown bread

1 piece of fruit in season

Tuesday

1 piece of fruit in season

1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Mixed Fresh Fruit Salad Water or diet drink

Grilled ground meat steak. 350 grams only

Tomato, cucumber and olives. No oil

Tea or Coffee

Wednesday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

1 can of Tuna fish1 grapefruit

Water of diet drink

Any Roast meat

Mixed Green Salad, no oil

1 tomato

Tea

Thursday

1 piece of fruit in season

1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

2 hard boiled eggs

Cottage Cheese

Tomato

I slice of brown bread

Water or diet drink

Boiled chicken (as much as you want)

Mixed Green Salad, no oil

Tea or coffee

Friday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Large bowl of cottage cheese

Green salad, no oil 1 slice of brown bread

Water or diet drink Grilled fish of any kind

Large mixed salad or vegetables

1 slice of brown bread

Tea

Saturday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Large Mixed Fruit salad Water or diet drink

Oven roasted chicken Tomato salad with lettuce and fresh onion

1 grapefruit Coffee or Tea

Sunday

1 piece of fruit in season

1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Sliced ​​Cold Cuts

Mixed cooked vegetables

1 Grapefruit

Water or diet drink

2 hard boiled eggs

I slice of brown bread

Mixed salad no oil

Tomato

Coffee or tea

Remember, no cheating. Drink also water in between meals if you are hungry. Drink water in any case, between meals. Eat early. Do not have your diner after 19:00 hours under any occasion.

You will lose weight fast where other diets have failed you in the past.



Source by Sacha Tarkovsky

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