My Lean-Body Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Hi again. Mike Geary here with another Lean-Body Secrets Ezine.

Today, I have one of my never before released delicous Lean-Body desserts or snacks that always helps to satisfy my sweet tooth while at the same time getting TONS of quality nutrition. It's my own special version of a healthy peanut-butter-fudge! If you don't like nuts or peanut butter, you can simply leave out those ingredients and make a chocolate only version.

Pay attention, because there are specific ingredients that make this a LOT healthier for you than typical fudge. I will say that this dessert / snack is not low-calorie per se, but it is loaded with quality healthy fats, some protein, LOTS of antioxidants, and is relatively low in sugar, while also containing a decent dose of fiber.

Overall, it's a great snack that helps curb your appetite, fuel your muscles, loads you up on protective antioxidants, and quells that sweet tooth that often makes you overeat on refined sweets.

Geary's Lean-Body Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 3/4 cup organic coconut milk (not the watered down "light" version which just replaces some of the healthy coconut fat with water)
  • 1 bar (3-5 oz. bar works well) of quality extra dark chocolate (look for at least 70-75% cocoa content on the label)
  • 4-5 tablespoons of peanut butter or your favorite nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, macadamia butter, etc)
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp raw wheat germ
  • 2 Tbsp rice bran (usually only available at health food stores)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A little stevia powder to sweeten

Start by adding the coconut milk and vanilla extract to a small saucepan on very low heat. Break up the extra dark chocolate bar into chunks and add into pot. Add the nut butter and the stevia, and continuously stir until it all melts together into a smooth mixture.

Then add the raisins, almonds, wheat germ, and rice bran and stir until fully blended.

Spoon/pour the fudge mixture onto some waxed paper in a dish and place in the fridge until it cools and solidifies together. Place in a closed container or cover with foil in fridge to prevent it from drying out.

Enjoy small squares for dessert and for small snacks throughout the day. This is about as good as it gets for a healthy yet delicious treat!

A Workout for Anyone and Everyone

As some of you have seen, the internet has been buzzing for the last few days with the brand new launch of the biggest joint group of workout websites ever created.


This new compilation of workout websites was created by the genious mind of one of my good friends (and one of my most influential mentors), Ryan Lee.

I've never done this before, but check out below, as I'm going to offer you a FREE copy of my Truth about Six Pack Abs ebook, or a complimentary copy of one of my High Performance Dumbbell Workouts DVD or Killer Bodyweight Workout DVD just for joining Ryan's site.

Because of everything Ryan has done for me to help change and improve my life, I've been trying to help him spread the word about his ground-breaking launch of this new WorkoutPass program.

As you'll see at the website, this site give you access to thousands of scientifically-designed workouts for dozens of different goals, such as workouts for:

  • Fat Loss for Women
  • Fat Loss for Men
  • Workouts for Seniors
  • Abs of Stone Workouts
  • Muscle Building Workouts
  • Vertical Jump Workouts
  • Baseball workouts
  • Stability ball workouts
  • Hoops workouts
  • Golf workouts
  • Soccer workouts
  • Football workouts
  • Bodyweight workouts
  • 10-minute time saver workouts
  • Tennis workouts
  • Healthy back workouts
  • and dozens more

All total, there are 43 different unique workout sites for any and all of your goals and your family!

Not only that, but the site also offers a members-only forum to answer all of your questions. You also get a full 1-year membership to the site with no recurring fees, and there will be on-going additions to the site all year long, with new workouts being continually added.
Here's the deal...

Anyone that uses the link below and joins the workout site as a referred member by me, I'll give you the choice of ONE of the following completely FREE:

1. The ebook version of my best-selling Truth about Six Pack Abs Program (retail $37) and the 5 accompanying bonuses as detailed at http://truthaboutabs.com/ (downloadable ebook version only with this offer today).


2. My Killer Bodyweight Workouts DVD (retail $29.97) as detailed at http://busymanfitness.com/


3. My High-Performance Dumbbell Workouts DVD (retail $29.97) as detailed at http://busymanfitness.com/

Remember you can only choose ONE of the above products to receive as your FREE gift from me for joining Ryan's site.

All you have to do to claim one of the above products at no cost is to use the link below to join WorkoutPass for a full 1-year membership.


After you join, simply fwd your confirmation receipt, and which product #1, #2, or #3 from above that you are choosing as your free gift. Remember to include your shipping address if you're choosing either of the DVDs. Shipping address is not required for the Truth about Six Pack Abs ebook, as that will be delivered via download link to your email.

Best of luck to you, and have fun with all of the unique workouts!


Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - Truth About Abs .com & Busy Man Fitness .com

PS - feel free to fwd the link for this page with the special healthy fudge recipe to any friends and family that you think might enjoy it.


Why Your Excess Abdominal Fat May be Deadly as Well as Ugly

Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible, and makes them self conscious about showing off their body.

However, what most people don't realize is that excess abdominal fat in particular, is not only ugly, but is also a dangerous risk factor to your health. Scientific research has clearly determined that although it is unhealthy in general to have excess body fat throughout your body, it is also particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.

There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs from being visible is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.

The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in giving certain men that "beer belly" appearance where their abdomen protrudes excessively but at the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it.

Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the abdominal area are serious health risk factors, but science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Both of them greatly increase the risk your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases.
Part of the reason visceral fat is particularly dangerous is that it apparently releases more inflammatory molecules into your system on a consistent basis.

If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones, reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your TOP priorities! There's just no way around it. Besides, a side effect of finally getting rid of all of that excessive ugly abdominal fat is that your stomach will flatten out, and if you lose enough stomach fat, you will be able to visibly see those sexy six pack abs that everyone wants.

So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat? Is there actually a REAL solution beyond all of the gimmicks and hype that you see in ads and on commercials for "miracle" fat loss products?
The first thing you must understand is that there is absolutely NO quick fix solution. There are no pills or supplements of any sort that will help you lose your abdominal fat faster. Also, none of the gimmicky ab rockers, rollers, or ab belts will help get rid of abdominal fat either. You can't spot reduce your stomach fat by using any of these worthless contraptions. It simply doesn't work that way.

The only solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and keep it off for good is to combine a sound nutritious diet full of unprocessed natural foods with a properly designed strategic exercise program that stimulates the necessary hormonal and metabolic response within your body. Both your food intake as well as your training program are important if you are to get this right.

I've actually even seen a particular study that divided thousands of participants into a diet-only group and an exercise & diet combined group. While both groups in this study made good progress, the diet-only group lost significantly LESS abdominal fat than the diet & exercise combined group.

Now the important thing to realize is that just any old exercise program will not necessarily do the trick. The majority of people that attempt getting into a good exercise routine are NOT working out effectively enough to really stimulate the loss of stubborn abdominal fat. I see this everyday at the gym.

Most people will do your typical boring ineffective cardio routines, throw in a little outdated body-part style weight training, and pump away with some crunches and side bends, and think that they are doing something useful for reducing their abdominal fat. Then they become frustrated after weeks or months of no results and wonder where they went wrong.

Well, the good news is that I've spent over a decade researching this topic, analyzing the science, and applying it "in the trenches" with myself as well as thousands of my clients from all over the world to see what works to really stimulate abdominal fat loss.

The entire solution... all of the nutritional strategies, as well as training sequences, exercise combinations, and more have all been compiled in my Truth About Six Pack Abs Program.

Keep in mind that the point of this whole program is NOT abdominal exercises (that is only a very small portion of it). The main point of this program is showing you the absolute most effective strategies for losing your stubborn abdominal fat, so you can get rid of that dangerous health risk, as well as get a flatter more defined midsection.

If you follow the guidelines, you WILL lose your belly fat that has been plaguing you for years. This is not guesswork... it is a proven system that works time and time again for all of my clients on every corner of the globe that actually apply the information I teach. If you apply it, the results will come. It's really that simple.

The only reason most people fail in their fitness goals is that they have good intentions at first to adopt a new lifestyle, yet after a few weeks or months, they abandon their good intentions and slip right back into their old bad habits that gave them the excess body fat in the first place.

I want to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that extra abdominal fat that is not only UGLY, but also DANGEROUS. A lot of people have emailed me with questions about whether they need any special equipment, if they're too old or too young for this program, etc. I've made a page that should answer all of your questions...

FAQ - Questions about the Truth about Six Pack Abs abdominal fat loss program
Also, I think you'll want to see some of the reader reviews from people that are using the system and getting killer results...

Reader Reviews of the Truth about Six Pack Abs abdominal fat loss program
Don't waste another day allowing that nasty abdominal fat to kill your confidence as well as contribute to your risk for MAJOR diseases.

Get the solution to rid yourself for life of this problem by reading more details about the program at the Losing Dangerous Abdominal Fat home page

Train hard, eat right, and enjoy life!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - TruthAboutAbs.com & BusyManFitness.com

Brain Science & Fitness Converge for New Year Resolution Success

Brain Science and Fitness Converge for New Year Resolution Success

This is the time of year when everyone starts packing back in the gyms with their intentions to lose weight and to make this the year that they finally get the body they've always wanted.
Unfortunately, by February every year, about 90-95% of people have given up their good intentions to finally lose weight and get in great shape for good. I see this happen every year, but it doesn't have to be this way if you understand some universal principles that will get you exactly where you want with any aspects of your life.

I was going to write an article about this whole topic of motivation to lose weight and how to adopt the proper mentality to succeed with your fitness goals and resolutions, but once again, my friend and colleague Tom Venuto beat me to the punch and put out this incredible article I've pasted below. After I read it, I realized that it was simply pure gold and a MUST READ by everyone striving for more out of their lives this year.

Be sure to check out Tom's site also at... Lose Fat and Build Muscle .com

Brain Science and Fitness Converge for New Year Resolution Success
by Tom Venuto

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, "I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps it's because escape is easier than change."

Success psychologists say that 95% - 97% of the people in the world do NOT have written goals and fail, while 3-5% have written goals and succeed.

If these statistics are correct, then Mr Rohn's observation really IS quite fascinating isn't it?
Unfortunately for most people, the odds for success are actually even lower, because out of the few people who do set goals, most don't take goal setting seriously, they don't do it scientifically and they only do it once a year.

Goal setting is so important, that I always teach goal setting and mind dynamics first, and only THEN, do I teach nutrition and training second.

It doesnt matter how much you know about nutrition or exercise. Until specialized fitness knowledge is linked with goals and directions, the knowledge is useless and you won't accomplish very much or keep the changes long term.

In fact, I devoted the entire first chapter of my book, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle to the subject of goals and constructive "mind programming" for successful, permanent behavior change.

I've also studied neuro linguistic programming (NLP) for many years and more recently spent many months researching the latest information about neuroscience to see just how much of the traditional self help and goal setting wisdom is actually backed by brain research.

As you start thinking about your goals for 2007 right now, I'd like to help you start the year off right by sharing two very valuable, science based tips on acheiving your goals:

TIP #1: Repetition is an effective way to "plant" a goal in the non-conscious mind

Why don't most resolutions stick? Psychology and neuroscience today are giving us the answers.
Thanks to new technologies in brain imaging, such as PET scans, SPECT scans and functional MRI's, we can now actually see your thoughts as electrochemical impulses and we can see the formation of new neural connections in real time right before our eyes.

We can also see where, geographically, in your brain, a particular type of thought is occuring.
most importantly, we can see how long it takes to form strong neural patterns and what types of stimuli cause the patterns to form more quickly

Here's what we've discovered:

Setting a goal once is a conscious activity. Willpower is also a conscious activity. But research has shown that at least 5/6 of your brain power is in the non conscious mind and that the information and instructions that reach the non conscious mind are responsible for your automatic behavior.

Some pyschologists believe that 95% of our behaviors are unconscious and automatic... more commonly known as habits.

Long term behavior changes don't take place when you set goals one time as with most new years resolutions. There's an old saying in "self help" circles that it takes at least 21-30 days to form a habit. This has now been proven to be fairly accurate on a neurological basis.

New neural patterns begin to form only after they've been repeated enough times. They continue to strengthen with further repetition. If you make resolutions on January 1st and you don't continue to repeat and reinforce your desire for those "goals," no new neural connection is formed, no new habits are formed, no new behaviors are formed...

Your resolutions wither away and die and any results obtained through willpower (trying to force the new behaviors through conscious effort), are quickly lost when you slip back to your old ways.

What you repeat over and over again is programmed into the subconscious mind and begins to take root. On a practical level, this means RE-writing your goals everyday and thinking about them in positive terms and in mental pictures, every day, repeatedly until the habit is formed and turned over to "auto-piliot."

In 1956, when Earl Nightingale wrote "The Strangest Secret is that we become what we think about most of the time," we didnt know what we know now about the brain.

Nevertheless, Earl was right.

You don't change your body by trying to change your body. You change your body by creating new habitual patterns of thinking and visualizing.

Trying to force new behaviors with willpower while continuing with your old ways of thinking will always fail because your automatic behavior is mostly under non-conscious control.

Its not the resolution you set once... its the goals (mental thoughts and images) you focus on all day long that create the long term (and automatic) behavioral change... when you change your behaviors, you change your body and your life...

*** TIP #2: Emotion is a goal-turbocharger ***

Is there any way around this tedious process of "mental programming" through repetition? Not really. The fields of NLP and hypnosis have given us some tools for creating more rapid changes, but ultimately you have to begin to "run your own brain" and change your habitual way of thinking. No one else can do it for you and there's no way around it.

There is however, a scientifically proven way to to speed up the process and that is with the use of strong emotion.

Since modern imaging technology can see activity in the brain and scientists have located the seat of emotions in the brain, we know that the strength and number of neural connections associated with a thought or behavior are increased when you're in a highly emotional state.
The neuron connections are also stronger, longer lasting and it takes longer to lose a neural connection when it was formed with great emotion.

With this knowledge, we see another reason why new years resolutions fail: They are set casually with no emotion and no strong emotional "reason why" that gives you the leverage to you need to make a change permanent.

On January 1st, you may think you're setting "real" goals, but if you're like most people, you're not only doing it a mere once a year and then losing focus, you're also likely to be making flimsy, wishy-washy, emotion-less "resolutions."

Zig Ziglar once said that, "A goal casually set and lightly taken will be freely abandoned at the first obstacle."

You might want to back up and read that quote again, maybe even write it down or print it out, because this one hits the bull's-eye!

This truly explains why New Year's resolutions almost never work, and why so few people can keep off the pounds after they get rid of them.

Goal setting should not be casual or lightly taken. Goal setting is an important and serious matter. This is not a game - this is your life, and you only have one life to live.

Goal setting is also not a one time event - it is an ongoing process of literally "re-wiring your brain." With the discovery of brain plasticity, we now know that this is science fact, not self-help fiction.

Make the time to set REAL goals, today! Take it seriously, do it scientifically, re-write your goals every day, think about them constantly, and then take massive action.

Do it and this will be the most successful goal-achieving year of your life.

Train hard and expect success.

Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS
Author, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle


If you want to learn more about the real proven science of achieving goals and getting the body you want, then going to site below, getting the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle e-book and starting immediately by reading chapter 1 may be the most important thing you do this entire year ...

Why? Because you won't just learn what fat burning foods to eat or how to exercise for burning fat, you will also learn how to set goals scientifically and how to harness the awesome power of your mind to help you reach your goals and to put yourself in the top 5% of achievers.

Lose Fat and Build Muscle .com

I hope you enjoyed Tom's article above. I simply thought it was perfect and very appropriate for this time of year when everyone is making their resolutions.

Feel free to forward this link along to all of your friends, coworkers, and family that you think can benefit from this motivating article.

Best wishes for a prosperous, fit, and healthy new year!


Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Best Way to Lose Body Fat for Six Pack Abs
Busy Man Fitness .com