Tuesday

Fat Loss Tips: Nuts, Dining Mistakes, Antioxidants, and more

Before I get to today's fitness and fat loss tips, I have one quick announcement:

I forgot to mention this previously... As you may know, I'm not a fan of most supplements because the supp industry is rampant with scams, false promises, and the fact that probably about 95% of supplements just flat out don't work.

When it comes to fat loss, I've yet to be convinced there are ANY supps at all that help whatsoever with fat loss.

However, I do believe in only a few supplements for good health and other benefits, and those are

1. Fish oil or krill oil
2. Antioxidants

As I mentioned in other newsletters, because of my distrust for most supp companies, one of the few that I stand by is owned by several of my good friends and colleagues in the industry that I've known for years...and that's my friends at Prograde Nutrition.

I forgot to mention a couple months ago that in addition to our US and CA subscribers, they've finally made shipping available to our subscribers in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, and a handful of other countries. If you see your country available on their checkout form, then you can now order and have shipped right to your door.

*My recommendations are their Synergistic Antioxidant blend (which I actually helped to develop the formula):
http://natural.getprograde.com/longevity

This is a powerful antioxidant blend of wolfberry, pomegranate, green tea, acai, high ORAC coffee-berry, and red wine extract.

My other recommendation is their Krill Oil (EFA icon), which has been tested as having over 47x the antioxidant power of regular fish oil. Krill oil is also a potent source of astaxanthin, which can help to protect your skin from UV damage. Also, the phospholipids in Krill oil enhance it's absorption in your body compared to fish oil.

Their Krill Oil is found at:
http://natural.getprograde.com/icon

Now here's what I DON'T recommend at Prograde (yes, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that everything they have is perfect):

Not recommended -- Their Prograde Lean meal replacement shake...

the last I spoke to them, this contained artificial sweeteners, which I'm strictly against. I choose to stay away from all artificially sweetened products and I recommend you do the same.

If you've never read any of my anti-artificial sweetener articles, this one is a good place to start:
http://www.truthaboutabs.com/artificial-sweeteners-natural-stevia.html

*Now for today's fat loss and healthy eating tips:

1. Nuts are your friends...

Try to eat a handful of any type of nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, macadamias, etc...preferably raw, not roasted) 3x per day... once in the morning before breakfast, once a little while before dinner, and once before bedtime.

Important: make sure you're positive you don't have allergies to any nuts.

The healthy fats combined with powerful vitamin/mineral/antioxidant profile of nuts helps to quell your appetite and reduce cravings by giving your body what it needs. The result is that you'll eat less calories overall in your other meals by reducing your cravings and appetite and satisfying your body's nutrition needs with these nutrient-packed little treats.

The end result of frequent nut-eating -- a leaner healthier body for you!

2. Stop eating in front of the TV!

Eating a meal while you're distracted by the television is proven to lead to overconsumption of food by mindless eating.

Instead, if you want to eat healthier, you need to eat in a quiet setting that actually allows you to focus on what you're eating and truly enjoy the natural tastes of the food you're eating.
This helps you to eat slower, and eat less calories overall because you allow your brain to recognize that you've eaten enough, instead of being in a dazed and distracted state while you eat in front of the TV.

The end result -- healthier eating habits that will last for life and give you a better body!
Ok, that's it for today's tips... I'll be back in a few days with more tips and tricks to help you get a better body for life.

Til next newsletter,
Don't be lazy... be lean.

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

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