Monday, December 31, 2007

Is your New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight?

As you contemplate your plans to lose weight and get in shape for the New Year, before you add another diet to your resume and spend your valuable time, energy and money on the latest diet, Holly Rigsby, author of Fit Yummy Mummy advises you to think twice about your decision.

The only thing growing faster than the $65 billion diet industry is the American waistline. If your Resolution for the New Year is to GO on a Diet, the only place I guarantee you will up in weight.
It's a Fact - Diets will only make you fatter.

When it comes to the latest in Diet fads, we are quite gullible and easily tempted by a Diet's empty promised. Reason being....the diet industry KNOWS we are in search of the "quick fix" and will only play with our emotions - our desperation for the quickest way to relieve looking and feeling fat.

Diets are nothing more than Temporary Solutions with many lingering, negative side effects.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why you should NOT "go" on a Diet

1. Diets do NOT work. Diets have a 99% Failure Rate. Have you noticed a pattern yet? Lose weight....quickly regain it? Over time, studies show if you diet you are more likely to be overweight than people who eat normally and make small gradual changes to their lifestyle. No, the Law of Averages does not apply to this faulty system.

2. Dieting can be Dangerous. Any time you severely restrict the amount or types of foods you eat you put your health and life at risk. Dieting has been related to injuries and sudden deaths from electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, and heart arrhythmia's. Weight cycling, or yo-yo-ing weight, is associated with higher death rates - especially if some type of pills are being used. At no point should you ever place weight loss above your health.

3. Dieting Destroys your Metabolism. Diets will cause your weight to quickly cycle up and down. Sure, you may lose weight quickly because you are simply not eating enough. In the initial stages, the first seven to nine pounds lost are water, presenting a real danger of dehydration and mineral deficiencies. Even more terrifying ins the break down of lean muscle due to inefficient
nutrients and calories. If you are losing more than 3-4 pounds a week, you can be sure this is what is happening - very little fat is lost this state.

Now, any muscle loss will cause your metabolism slow to a crawl. The cumulative effect takes place for you cannot survive very long on very low calories (1200 or less) and you will eventually eat more - on top of a slower metabolism. All those excess calories will be stored as fat - causing rapid weight gain.

4. Dieting is Exhausting. Diets are just reduced calorie Fads disguised by a clever gimmick. "Lose weight while you sleep" "Eat all you want and still lose weight" Not eating enough or cutting out certain food groups means your body may not be getting the energy it needs, or may lack certain nutrients. You will feel exhausted, light headed and experience some not-so-fun mood swings.

5. Dieting is Disruptive. Dieting negatively affects your normal eating patterns. Diets can lead to binge eating, overeating and chaotic eating. When you diet, it is common to override your
internal signals telling you to eat. You end up trying to use willpower or resist hunger signals and may even go as far as taking appetite suppressants. This results in being unable to know when
you really are hungry or wore....when you're full.

6. Dieting can lead to eating disorders. Experts state that the high rates of eating disorders in the U.S. are due in part to people dieting, losing weight, rebounding, and becoming chronic dieters.

7. Dieting Causes Food Obsessions. If you spend a large amount of time and energy depriving yourself of food or certain types of food - you will spend more time thinking about food and become obsessed attempts to control your weight by what you choose to eat or not eat. How long do you want to live like this?

8. Dieting Diminishes Women. There is way too much attention focused on our appearance and an arbitrary number on the scale. In the midst of this focus - we end up avoiding what really matters to us - our dreams and ambitions. Even worse, it erodes our confidence and self-respect.

9. Dieting Intensifies Negativity. If you diet, you are more judgmental and critical of yourself and others. Once again, wasted time and energy.

10. Diets Put Your Life on Hold. Does this sound familiar...."I'll be happy when I weigh ______" Guess what, the issues in your life are not related to your weight. Take responsibility and take back control of your life. Decide to be happy now and do what it takes to live a lifestyle that reflects your priorities.

So this New Year resolve to NOT go on a Diet - Set Yourself F.r.e.e. from this miserable, guaranteed to fail weight loss cycle. Do NOT let the diet industry make money by taking advantage of you. It is time to stand up for yourself and take control.

Rest assure that your complete, permanent fat loss solution is found in the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System - no more guessing what or when you need to eat - no more long hours or boring cardio or complicated workouts - just simple, to the point nutrition and short burst exercise plans that take you step by step to help you effectively burn the baby fat and get your body back. Reclaim your Body and Sign Up Today!

"I wish that I would have found Holly Rigsby's Fit Yummy Mummy Program years ago as it would have saved me over 10k a year on my Personal Trainer! Holly has a clear understanding of how to get strong yet lean and gives you step by step advise. I highly recommend the Fit Yummy Mummy Program to everyone as I have implemented her workouts into my routine and have seen great results." ~ Posh Mama Founder of Posh Mama Online Magazine and Social Network

"I could not ever imagine trying another "diet" to lose weight. I now have a permanent solution, instead of a temporary one. Overall Fit Yummy Mummy will create a new "you". Thank you Holly for your time and dedicated support to creating a new "me". ~ Bridget McKinley

Holly Rigsby, CPT, MAT America's #1 Fat Loss Expert for Busy Moms and the author of FitYummyMummy. She has helped hundreds of Moms lose the stubborn baby fat and get their pre-baby body back. Don't miss her F.r.e.e. Report: Top 5 Busy Mom Metabolism Boosters.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ken Hendricks, Billionaire R.I.P.

Sad news, Ken Hendricks died today. It was reported that he fell from the roof of his house. He was 66 years old.

According to the Forbes's magazine, Ken was the 91st richest man in United States. He dropped out of school and joined his family's roofing business. From there, it was all uphill. Recently, Ken was quoted as saying it was no big deal for him because all his wealth was tied up in his company. He couldn't spend it!

It sounds like Ken was a low keyed individual that helped out everyone in his local communities. I would have liked to meet him and find out more what he thinks.

But Ken should have let the younger guys fix his roof. Now, his family will have to go through their first Christmas without him.

Very sad.

Try not to do it all yourself if possible. Take it easy and I'll see you next year!

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Steroids Era -- The Mitchell Reports

What do 7 MVP's and 31 All-Stars in professional baseball have in common?

They have been tied to the Steroid scandals.

The long awaited Mitchell Report came out a couple of days ago.

And you may be familiar with many of the names on the report. I'm telling you, it is simply dreadful...

Barry Bonds (take a gander at his rookie picture to your left. The guy was skinny and now look at him!), Roger Clemons, Miguel Tejada and 82 more names...

The idea that someone must abuse their bodies to compete is ridiculous. Go talk to Lyle Alzado. But it is too late. The man is dead. He was 43 years old when he died of brain tumors that were directly caused by his use of steroids to continue his NFL career.

There will be apologists coming out of the woodwork. They will want to rewrite history. They ignore the most important fact of all. Baseball is the past time of United States. Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio and many many others.

None of those guys took performance enhancing drugs and they put up fantastic statistics and records.

In fact, Babe Ruth never met a meal that he didn't like. And he was a prodigious drinker too. In fact, you can say that the Babe hit all those homeruns with one hand tied behind his back.

I expect the Major League Baseball commissioner, Bud Selig to come down like a ton of bricks and ban any players convicted of steroid use for life...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Weight Loss Challenge: Tonya's Favorite Exercises

This is a nice video I found on Notice that most of the exercises in the video were strength training and interval exercises. None of the cardio crap which doesn't work very efficiently and is a complete waste of your time and energy.

I don't agree on all the exercises you see in this video but most of them would be effective...

Pick a good workout plan that incorporates effective total body strengthening and short bursts of interval exercises to go along with eating good quality meals and you WILL lose body fat.