How to Trick Your Body into Losing Weight

I hope you had an amazing holiday season, and are ready to kick some butt and get in the best shape of your life in 2010!

I've been slacking a little on these newsletters over the past couple weeks with being so busy visiting friends and family for the holidays back on the east coast.

I was thinking about an important concept recently about why some people continually fail to get results while others make incredible changes in their body... for example, here's a fairly extreme example of 2 people that have not been able to motivate themselves to lose any weight over the past couple years, even though they say that this is VERY important to them...

What I did was present a 6-month challenge to 2 different people that are close to me back in June of this year to lose a specific amount of weight by Christmas...

I won't go into the details, but I even promised them a VERY special prize if they successfully reached their goal weight. This was something that was fairly significant and would have changed their lives, as well as giving them the confidence back in their bodies, and their health, which were both desperately important to them.

However, it turned out that they never even took action on any of this at all. Neither of them ever really even started on their journey, much less finished it.

This is quite shocking to me that 2 people who so desperately wanted to reach these goals, never even took any action from the very beginning... even though I had given them all of the tools they needed to be successful.

This is something that I think about as a fitness professional a lot... the fact that you can give somebody all of the methods that they need to be successful in weight loss without a doubt, and they fail to take action on anything.

Once again, this gets back to the point that success in anything in life, whether it's weight loss, muscle building, wealth, health, relationships, etc... it all starts in the mind, and if the mind is not ready to make it happen, it's not going to happen!

One program that I've been recommending to my clients to get their mind in order for permanent weight loss is a medical hypnotherapy program that a good friend of mine in the industry runs at this site:

This program may be the solution for those people that can't seem to stick to a plan, or can't seem to give up the junk foods no matter how hard they try.


A study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology shows medical hypnosis does just that: Improves your weight loss results over the long term.

Their study found adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment. More importantly, medical hypnosis increased effectiveness AFTER treatment by over 146%.

If you've been struggling to get motivated to workout, or can't seem to stick to your healthy eating plan, this program just may do the trick with helping to make your mind force a change on your habits, and give you the body that you have been wanting.

Give it a try if this sounds like something exciting to take your fat loss to the next level:

I'll be back in a couple days with more Lean-Body Secrets for the new year!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
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Did I lose my abs in Hawaii?

Well, a few nights of drinking and eating on the town in Waikiki last weekend, and my abs disappeared entirely!

Just kidding... 2 nights on the town certainly can't add that much body fat, although I probably did a little bit of damage. Luckily the rest of week we spent in Hawaii was a little more athletic and active, so I was back to healthy eating and working out daily.

As you may know, in my 5 years of fitness publishing online, I've never felt the need to "show off" and have my sites plastered with shirtless pics. After all, I think the exercise pics in my book show that I keep in pretty good shape.

But a few people told me recently that I need to "prove" that I'm a good role model and truly live the healthy lifestyle that I preach. I tend to be a little camera shy which was another reason why I've never wanted to put shirtless pics all over my sites.

So, here's a recent pic I did, which I think turned out alright:

And now for my adventure in Hawaii this past week...

1. I ate more pineapple than I think I've eaten my entire life! Plus, we did a pineapple plantation tour and actually learned all about pineapple farming and even picked my own pineapples from a field to bring back to Colorado with me.

Eating the fresh pineapples right out of the field, still warm from the sun, were the tastiest pineapples I've ever had!

2. We did a helicopter tour of both islands of Maui and Oahu... they were both incredibly beautiful...some pics below for you to see.

3. I went down in a small submarine and saw lots of incredible marine life including puffer fish, eels, tons of colorful fish, and even a shark.

4. I ate at least 12 different types of fish, and had loads of delicous sushi. I even learned about a hawaiian fish that has about 20 letters or more in it's name, and starts with Humuhumu... I can't even attempt the rest of the spelling. I LOVE their freshly caught snapper. I certainly loaded up on my omega-3's this week.

5. I was fascinated with the "micro-climates" in Hawaii. There is a place in Hawaii that gets the most rain on earth at 488 inches on average annually. And literally a couple dozen miles away on the other side of the mountain is a desert averaging only 10 or so inches of rain annually.

6. We saw 50 foot waves!! No joke... this past week had some of the largest waves in over 50 years in parts of Hawaii, and we actually got to view 50 foot waves! There were some reports that in some areas occasional waves were as high as 60-70 feet...basically like mini tidal waves. It was crazy!

It's tough to tell how big that wave is, but you can just barely see a boat in the water. Look how much bigger the wave is compared to the boat!
Check out this youtube vid of Kelly Slater riding a massive 40 foot wave while we were there. Insane!

7. I did some ocean kayaking on the last day in Maui and while I was about 300 yards offshore in the kayak, I got the crap scared out of me as I thought a big shark came up right next to my kayak. Turns out it was a massive manta ray once I got a better look at it that came to the surface about 5 feet from my kayak!
The thing that made it worse was I just saw a show on TV a couple weeks ago about a guy that got attacked by a huge shark while kayaking, so it was already in the back of my mind!

8. I learned that there is a 13,700 foot peak in Hawaii that actually gets snow! Very interesting. I also flew in a helicopter over a 10,000 foot peak in Maui and that was an interesting scene too.

Some more cool pics that I got:

I hope you enjoyed the pics! I have a ton more, but can't fit too many on here.

Here's a new page on my site with some great Superfood articles

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer