November 5

Dynamic Posture

Here’s a really cool video that my friend Dan and I created to help you with your posture.

This is more than just looking better—Dan actually helped me clear some nervous system blockages that interfere with energy.

So, no my body has a lot more energy…PLUS let’s not forget that your nervous system controls fat burning. 

The better your posture, the better your fat burning… so watch and enjoy!

Jon

February 8

Burn More Fat With Intermittent Fasting (How-To Video)

Hey, hey!

As some of you know, I’m still on a whirlwind fitness tour… well, kinda. If you want to know whazup, read about it below… or just skip to my crappy in-a-hotel-room-quality video of me and John Romaniello talking about super uber fat-burning. Look below all my scribbling to check it out.

I wasn’t in my studio, so don’t laugh at the quality… or the fact I forgot to remove the Skype call window… yeah, I’m a pro, baby. The content rocks, though. Intermittent fasting is really the bomb when it comes to a starter diet plan, or a finisher diet strategy. I’ll be using it for the upcoming shoots (see below.) You should try it, too… and John tells you how to get started in the video below.

Last week, I shot down to Florida to hang with 50 or so pro fitness guys and gals, where we successfully combined hard training with a massive Super Bowl party (thanks Joel Marion… you’re a stud among studs)… and your everyday ole’ general mayhem. Now I’m in Austin, Texas, where I got to hit the weights yesterday with my pal Dave Goodin, aka “The Texas Shredder”, and spend some time seeing some old friends.

It’s just proof positive you can have a blast and still keep your bod. I’m weeks away from my next photo shoot (pics to be uploaded soon after), and a few months from my first national magazine cover (or so the little birdie keeps saying… ; ) When we finalize the deal, I’ll let you know. The mag will dish some secrets on my upcoming Fit Over 40 Heart-Shape Program, and I’ll be giving away 100 or so copies to readers who leave cool comments on my blog. (Oh-so-subtle hintskie.)

Before I head back home to Cali… da BU… and get ready for the Recording Academy’s MusiCares getting of Paul McCartney this Friday (can’t wait… such an honor to be invited, so thanks tossed out to Joe and Steve!), I wanted to share some luv.

First, I’d like to give you a gift or two. Below is a short video interview with my good friend John Romaniello. In the video below, we reveal the strategies behind Roman’s intermittent fasting strategy for fat burning. This really is a hot new way to shed more body fat through the clever manipulation of key fat-burning hormones such as the mysterious ghrelin, plus your body’s natural gH (the so-called youth hormone.)

Also: As John will announce in the video, anyone who picks up John’s new Fat Loss Forever Intermittent Fasting Guide today will receive an incredible free gift: John’s total workout guide… a $47 value, free for my readers only.

Click the button under the video now to get your copy of Fat Loss Forever today, then send John an email requesting your FREE copy of his workout guide.

Now, press play and enjoy our incredibly fancy video production…

Killer Diet: Intermittent Fasting Protocol

 

P.S. Here’s my newsletter from yesterday on Intermittent Fasting, just in case you missed it…

Intermittent Fasting: The 8-Hour ‘Pig-Out’ Diet?

Today’s topic is controversial, but I feel it’s something you really need to know about if you’re still working on dropping those extra lb of bodyfat around your belly or thighs.

My good friend John Romaniello has been doing a lot of research (and testing on his A-List clients) in the new science of Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent fasting is a progressive new way of melting far more bodyfat that traditional dieting allows. The science behind it is similar to the science behind my own Every Other Day Diet. This is more extreme, for sure, but it’s also something that you should consider trying.

Here’s why:

Intermittent Fasting involves eating in cycles. You fast for a specific number of hours (and for almost an entire day after a big pig-out “eat what you want” day), and then you eat a lot of healthy food within a very specific time frame. The gist of the process involves eating 2-3 days per week on a “16/8″ schedule. For sixteen hours, you fast. Most people fast for at least eight yours a day during sleep, so this is basically just skipping your last meal and your first meal.

That sounds really counterintuitive, hence the controversy behind why it works so well. However, the truth of the matter is simple: First, you should avoid carbs in the morning if at all possible. This is something most people simply cannot or will not do, so NOT eating actually makes this easier. And, as you know, as lot of people skip breakfast due to the morning family rush hour. Now you can do it and feel GOOD about it!

You still get to eat dinner (John explains what to eat here), but you finish eating four hours prior to sleeping. It’s really not that hard to fast for sixteen hours when you break it down like this, right?

However, there’s more to it than 16/8. John has developed his own system for doing that I really love that prevents your body from shutting down. Any dietplan you try runs a high risk of shut-down — that dreaded feeling you get when the plan just stops working, no matter how diligent you are with it. I know, that is super frustrating. Well, John has solved that problem by utilizing 2-3 styles of intermittent fasting within the week, rather than just the 16/8. This shocks the body in a good way, boosts your natural fatburning hormones sky-high (as does fasting in general, by the way), and keeps you on track.

The system he has is so lifestyle friendly that he calls it Fat Loss Forever. Go here to read more about it:

>>>  Intermittent Fasting Explained

Intermittent fasting is a fantastic way to lower your stress levels and save your internal organs, too. When you eat all day long, your pancreas and liver takes a beating. Fasting for too long is not a good idea, as your blood sugar will drop too low. However, these short “burst-style” fasts are ideal for increasing digestion, as well as giving those vital fatburning organs (the pancreas and liver) a much needed rest. Most people are unaware that fatloss cannot happen when your organs are taxed, and this style of eating solves that problem nicely.

One more thing concerning the science and practicality of intermittent fasting you need to know concerns one hormone in particular. This hormone is the “youth” hormone: gH, or GrowthHormone. A very short workout after a fast boosts this fatburning superstar hormone through the ROOF, and does it naturally. The benefits include greater and faster fatburning, a more youthful vigor, and an increased sense of well-being.

You can see why I’m excited to share this information with you today! Intermittent fasting has so many benefits to anyone who wants to increase fatburning and simply feel better. It also scores an A+ in my book for healthy eating. Plus, you DO get to enjoy eating a LOT of food during those 8 hours, plus John insists that you take a full day off during the week and eat whatever you want.

This is the one area where John and I part ways. I do not believe in a full day of eating bad food. What I’d love to see you do when you try this program is this:

1. Follow John’s plan to the letter Monday-Saturday;

2. On Sunday, begin your free day with a high protein, zero carb breakfast. This will set your body up to use the “junk” food without feeling like crap afterward;

3. Plan TWO different meals out, and simply eat smaller portions of your favorite foods. Eat until you are full, but no more. Make sure you eat two meals so you get your fill;

4. Then, plan to go for a long walk at the end of the day, and snack on raw fruit or veggies after about 6-7PM.

Start your plan here:

>>>  John’s Specific Intermittent Fasting Plan (28 lb in 28 days)

Do that, and this plan has my two thumbs-up!

P.P.S.  Please, do not forget to follow John’s plan specifically on Monday, especially. Monday is VERY important, and you must follow it to the letter to see the results others are seeing.

Also, do not use this plan unless you need to drop extra bodyfat… because you WILL. If you are already at your ideal weight, this is not for you.

 

December 24

Reversing Type 1 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Want to meet the oldest living Type 1 Diabetic… with totally normal blood sugar?

Meet Dr. Richard Bernstein.

Dr. Richard Bernstein

At almost 80 years old, Dr. Bernstein is living proof of the power of a low-carb diet when it comes to reversing disease!

Dr. Bernstein is almost 80 years old. He works out 3-4 days per week with resistance (weights) and intense cardio (short and sweet.) He has consumed a high fat, low carbohydrate diet since the early 1960′s to control both his blood sugar and his (former) heart disease.

Since that time, Dr. Bernstein has gone from yet another heart disease statistic (while consuming the ADA’s recommended low-fat diet nonsense) to the very picture of fitness and health. He’s not only lean and fit, he has the most ideal blood profile I’ve ever seen. His HDL (protective cholesterol carrier) is a whopping 128—anything over 45 is considered excellent! His small particle LDL is almost non-existent. His total LDL is about 50, and his triglycerides, a fat in the blood formed from carbohydrates and glucose, has gone from over 300 to under 50. And, his fasting and post-prandial (after meals) blood sugar is 80.

This interview covers his approach to nutrition, exercise, and the debunking of the “saturated fat causes heart disease” myth.

If you know anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, or if this disease runs in your family, or if you have heart disease (either yourself or in your gene pool), then this interview is a must-listen.

Enjoy!

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June 25

Get Off Your “BUT”

Sean Stephenson and Jon Dana Benson

Sean flexes his might guns! I didn't have the courage to flex mine next to the Little Big Man!

This week I had the pleasure of meeting one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever had the good fortune to run across.

His name is Sean Stephenson. Sean has suffered more pain, more hardships, and more reasons to quit everything, including life itself, than most of us can imagine.

He suffers from a disease known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a rare brittle-bone condition. This left Sean confined to a wheelchair for life, having broken hundreds of bones as a result of the condition. Coughing once broke his ribs. Can you imagine?

And you think you have it tough. (Same goes for me.)

But that’s far from the end of the story.

No, Sean has built himself an empire. Sean worked under President Clinton. Sean is finishing his second Ph.D. (because one was just not good enough) from the University of Honolulu. Sean wrote the bestseller,
Get Off Your “But”
, about how so many of use succumb to The “Buts” of Life. All over the world, Sean hears the excuses… “I’d get in shape, but I have three kids and work a lot and…” Or, “I’d pursue my dreams, but I have…” You name it, Sean has heard it.

He just never bought into that crap. Neither should we.

Oh… and (get this) Sean is a bodybuilder.

Re-read that last sentence. Then watch the video below. It gives me goosebumps to think of how much effort this man has to put forth just to muster up the courage to train—but through training, and an alkaline-heavy diet, he’s transformed his body and his condition.

He is amazingly strong now. His bones no longer shatter due to his increased strength and bone density through weight training. He even threw out the first pitch at a Major League baseball game, from the lying down and rolling position, and it popped the catcher’s glove!

Listen: Fitness and resistance training adds so much to my quality of life. It’s the best thing I’ve ever discovered to radically change just about every aspect of my well-being. But Sean is at an entirely different level, demonstrating powerfully how challenging resistance training kicks some serious ass.

Have a look, then visit Sean’s site if you want more inspiration at SeanStephenson.com.

Afterwards, hit the gym!

May 14

How Flavia Got Her Body Back

The stunning Flavia Del Monte

Flavia, showing off her transformed body. Ladies, this is the result of hard work with the right plan!

Ladies, this first edition of Weekend Weight Loss features two of my good friends in the fitness industry: The amazing lady to your left, Flavia Del Monte, and the equally fit Mr. Scott Tousignant from MetabolicMasterpiece.com.

Flavia is MORE than candid about her desires to show off a body that “proved I went to the gym”… AND she lays to ruin the myth that she was just “born that way.” Hardly.

Flavia also covers the essentials all women need to know in order to achieve their dream body. Yes, it’s hard work—and you expected that, right? But it’s also working SMART. Flavia’s System (see below) is the ultimate ‘Savvy Woman’ Workout in my opinion.

After you listen in, visit her website and see for yourself.

Here’s The Questions Scott Asks Flavia:

1) Most women would love to look as good as you did 18 months ago, what inspired you to take your physique to the next level?

2) You have had no problem telling women that it takes a lot of hard work to earn a flawless figure. What were some of the most challenging moments that you experienced? Were there ever temporary moments when you felt like it was just too hard and if so, how were you able to push forward?

3) Although it took a boat load of hard work to achieve your goal, was it an enjoyable process for you? What are some of the things that you enjoy most out of the transformation journey?

4) During your journey did you ever take the time to step back, check yourself out in the mirror, and make note of certain areas that you needed to improve upon? Example; shoulders, abs, butt? Were you able to be critical of your physique without beating yourself up over some of your flaws?

5) I’ve seen your face light up when you talked about your abs. I can tell that you are incredibly proud of your achievements. How has this transformation impacted your mindset? For example; Has it opened up doors to new possibilities? Has it made you realize that you are capable of achieving some pretty amazing goals? Has your confidence been boosted?

6) What was your biggest learning experience from your recent transformation?

Here’s the interview:

Click Here Now for more information about Flavia’s “Ladies ONLY” Body Transformation Workout!

P.S. You can also just click on the graphic below… Enjoy!

Flavia Del Monte Ladies ONLY Workout!