What to NEVER eat after you workout

I just got done reading an interesting report about pre-workout and post-workout meals. I think this is an important read to make sure you're maximizing the benefits of your workouts and not sabotaging some of your results by eating the WRONG things after you workout.

The report was written by a PhD and registered Dietician, one of my friends that works as a researcher with Prograde Nutrition. Just plug in your email at this page below and they'll email you the report to you at NO charge.

What to NEVER Eat After You Workout

2nd Update for today (if you've ever had back pain)

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If you've had back pain, I highly recommend reading this book.

3rd Update for today:

This was an article that was quite popular a few weeks back with my readers... make sure to take a read if you missed it:

3 Foods You Should STOP Eating (if you want to be lean)

I'll be back soon with more Lean-Body Secrets.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs

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The one key to your fitness goals, financial goals, and more

Have you ever wondered why you might not be reaching your fitness goals, or your financial goals, or perhaps the relationships that you want?

After all, you may have studied about all kinds of different workouts, studied different nutrition plans, different wealth building strategies... but are you actually succeeding in all of those areas?

Or are you frustrated by NOT achieving your goals in one or more of these areas of your life?

One of my good friends, and colleague Jon Benson, just put together a brand new audio/video message for you that shows a VERY powerful way to "force" yourself to achieve your goals... whether fitness, financial, relationship, or other goals.

Jon actually recorded this audio/video message for you today on his birthday -- Happy birthday Jon!

This video contains some very powerful messages that I think you'll benefit greatly from. This isn't just about "motivation"... it's about a very unique way to FORCE yourself to achieve your goals.

Please don't skip this, as it could very well change your life... make sure to watch this below...

The ONE thing holding you BACK from your goals

Good luck!

I'll be back in a few days with more Lean-Body Secrets.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer


Study shows how sniffing scents can help weight loss

I just saw this cool article from my colleague Jeff Anderson this morning, and I had to share it with you...

It outlines an eye-opening (and weird) study that took place in 1999 that shows how certain smells can actually HELP your weight loss efforts... very interesting stuff!

Read below...

The Fat-Burning "Sniff Trick"
by Jeff Anderson

Do you realize that if you were blindfolded and plugged your nose that you couldn't tell if you were eating an apple or an onion?

It's true! You can even test it yourself!

You see, our olfactory sense (brainiac translation = "our sense of smell") is directly tied in with our brain's perception of what we eat, and as recent research has concluded...

...how MUCH we eat!

Here's why it's important and how it can help YOU shave off inches over the next month and even ultimately reach your fat burning goal:

Scientific breakthrough "tricks" your body for faster fat burning...

A 1999 project conducted two randomized, double-blind studies consisting of over 3,000 subjects who had at least 10 lbs to lose.

In addition, 3/4 of the subjects also were psychologically affected by their weight, claiming:

* Impaired sex life
* Bad feelings about overeating
* Lack of energy, and
* Poor self-image

Each test subject was directed to NOT make any changes to their diet or exercise program except for one thing:

One test group was directed to sniff a specific aroma prior to eating their meals and whenever they felt hungry.

Specifically, here's what they smelled:

Month 1 and 4: Peppermint
Month 2 and 5: Banana
Month 3 and 6: Green Apple

The other group (the "control" group) was given a placebo inhalent that simply smelled like detergent.

At the end of the study, the subjects who were given the "smelly" inhalents reported:

* 50% decrease in food cravings
* Decreased appetite
* No nagging hunger pains
* Much less "snacking"

And get this...

* 497% more weight loss!

(the food aromas group lost 19.15 lbs average vs. only 3.85 lbs in the placebo group)

Here's why it works...

One of the factors that tells your brain that you're "full" is your sense of smell as you bring food up to your mouth to eat.

Literally, after your brain senses it's "smelled enough", it tells your body you're full and it's time to stop eating.

By smelling the three aromas, you're able to "trick" the body into eating less and therefore consuming less calories (and you know what THAT means, right... faster weight loss!)

Now, here's what you need to do to use this weight loss trick...

1. Find yourself 3 different essential oils (even candles will work if you can find them) that match the 3 used in the study:

* Peppermint
* Banana
* Green Apple

(I found $2 "tester" vials online for these 3 scents.)

2. Use each scent for one month and then switch.

(I don't know why this is important but it's how they conducted the study so I'm sure there's a reason. Why fix what isn't broke? ;-)

3. Keep the scent handy throughout the day and sniff it in the following instances:

* 5 minutes prior to your "main" meals
* 5 minutes prior to any planned snacks
* Any time you feel feel hungry

4. To "sniff properly" (I know...sounds strange, right?), plug up one nostril and sniff the scent 3 times through the other and then switch.

Do this 3 times for each side (total of 18 sniffs) at the designated times.

Enjoy your new found weight loss results, appetite control, and less cravings!

Hey, it's Mike here again...

I've been reading Jeff's stuff lately, and he has a gazillion of these types of interesting fat loss tips..

In fact, check out this quick 8 minute video below that shows his really unusual 27-second DAILY fat-burning trick (which involves stimulating something called "brown fat" inside your body)

He gives you the exact method of how to use this 27-second daily trick at around the 5 minute mark of the video...

27-Second DAILY Fat-Burning Trick

Feel free to email this page to your friends and family if you found this fat loss "sniff trick" study interesting.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

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Contoversy over Genetically Modified Salmon

I have an important topic for you to read about today if you care about your health and that of your family...

You might have already heard in the news about the controversy over the possible introduction into our food supply of genetically modified salmon (which, if approved by the FDA, would be the first genetically modified animal product in history to be approved for sale to consumers)

This is scary for many reasons...and I'll give you a few of my opinions below... but first, here's an article from my friend and dietician, Jayson Hunter, about this topic:

Genetically Modified Salmon without labeling could be marketed to you soon

Regardless of your stance on any possible benefits of genetically modified crops, it's hard to ignore the fact that the entire population is basically involved in a giant guinea pig study of the safety of GM foods... after all, there are animal studies that show that 2nd generation offspring following high consumption of GM foods end up sterile and with other serious health conditions.

However, humans haven't been involved in consuming GM foods long enough yet to see what detrimental effects we might see in our 2nd generation offspring... that's because GM foods didn't go to market for human consumption until the early 1990's.

So if you think about it, even if some short term study shows that consuming GM foods does not cause any immediate diseases or harm, there is absolutely ZERO proof that GM foods won't harm our kids or our grandkids, similar to what has been found in animal studies showing 2nd generation sterility and other health conditions.

I know this is a controversial topic, and I honestly feel that if someone willingly wants to eat GM foods (or the potential GM salmon that might be coming to market) then by all means, go for it.

However, what I DON'T agree with is that GM foods aren't required to be labeled in the US, which means most consumers don't have the choice to avoid these "franken foods" if they want to, since they aren't labeled.

My 2 easiest tips to avoid GM foods:

1. You should know that anything labeled 100% organic is not allowed to contain GM foods.

2. The biggest GM food offenders to avoid at all costs are soy products, corn products, canola and cottonseed oils. Organic is a small step better for these 4 foods, but I still try to avoid them fully. As you know, I already strongly recommend avoiding corn and soy, as well as unhealthy canola oil as much as possible.

And let's fight to make sure that this new genetically modified salmon does NOT get approval!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs


3 Odd Workout Tricks

I wanted to share a few new workout tricks that I've been using lately in today's quick tips.

1. I just started recently playing around with a weighted vest for a couple things... for one, I've been using the weighted vest on some recent hikes (the vest adds approx 17-lbs to my weight), and this has made the hill climbing during hikes a good bit more challenging... I really like it!

If you want to see an example of the type of weighted vest I'm using, it's something like this here.

I've also been using the weighted vest for pushups, and this makes doing plyo pushups (explosive pushups) quite a crazy upper body blaster!

It's also made jump lunges and jump squats a lot more challenging.

2. I've been noticing good results with this one... what I've been doing is mixing my weight training routines with bodyweight training a couple times per week, and have noticed better results of late by mixing these.

For example, I'll do full body heavy weight training routines 2 days per week (mon and thurs for example), and then I'll do bodyweight workouts on 2 other days per week (such as tues and friday for example).

I think that the mixing of bodyweight workouts and weight training workouts each week is giving my body a nice mix of intensity and variable resistance (as well as different levels of stress for the central nervous system), which helps to prevent overtraining in any one modality.

It's been fun!

3. And lastly for today, this article below shows just how much your mind is in control of your results... this study is shocking to most people, but is pretty amazing to see the power of the mind in relation to your exercise:

Obscure Study of How to Trick Your Body with Your Brain

I'll talk to you soon,

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

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