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The Metabolism Monster: Teaching Him That Fire Is Good

by Steve Miles

The poor Frankenstein monster! He was so afraid of fire. Granted, you would be afraid of fire too, if you were being constantly harassed by villagers with torches and pitchforks. Now, think of your metabolism as a little monster living inside of you — one that you need to teach to behave the right way. Like the Frankenstein monster, your metabolism seems to be afraid of fire because he is just not burning off the calories like he should be. It is time to teach your inner monster that fire is good.

Whenever you eat anything, it is your metabolism that is supposed to kick into gear. When your metabolism is working correctly the food that you eat will be used for fuel. Anything that is left over after your energy needs are satisfied will be stored for later use or if there is already enough stored energy, stored as fat. The whole goal then becomes to eat what you need for energy and nothing more. If you eat the right amount of food and get the right amount of exercise, the metabolism monster is a good boy and does everything he is supposed to do. However, if you give him too much food to deal with, your metabolism monster will overreact and race back to the tower room, knocking down villagers as he goes. Old Franky might have feared fire, but your metabolism monster has got to learn to love it.

The higher your metabolism, the less likely you are to store excess food in your fat cells. But, keep in mind, the metabolism for all his monstrous possibilities is really timid and shy and can be scared into inactivity in no time at all. Luring him out of the tower room and back to work is the goal. Start by giving him a little less to work with one day. Most diets start off with a really restrictive phase which is meant to get your metabolism kicked back into gear. Once you have your metabolism monster back under some semblance of control (which is evidenced by slow and steady weight loss) you will move into the next phase of the plan which gives you a little more food and a few more options. Adding exercise, especially strength training, at this point will keep your metabolism revved up and moving along. Keep him busy enough and the metabolism monster will not be able to rise up and scare the villagers at all.

If you overeat one day, you may stall your metabolism which will slow your weight loss as well. Ironically, if you under-eat you may do the exact same thing to your metabolism monster. The point is to keep the metabolism monster working at a steady pace. The more he is used to working, the more he will expect to work. Mr. Metabolism monster is not a bad guy, more misunderstood than anything. We eat a dozen cookies and three full glasses of milk and then blame our weight gain on our metabolism. We skip meal after meal and then blame our lack of weight loss on our metabolism. The poor, misunderstood metabolism monster gets the blame in both situations.

Understanding how your metabolism works should be one of the first things that you do when you embark on a weight loss plan. You should arm yourself with knowledge so that you do not chase your poor metabolism monster back to his tower room once again.


About the Author: Steve Miles is a man that finally got in shape in his older years of life. Now he wants to encourage others like him that it is never too late to start working out. Steve's next goal is to finish the workout called Tony Hortons P90X, then he'll work his way up to the Shaun T Insanity Workout by Shaun T.

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Homemade Supplement Secrets Review

This is my second review of a Jeff Anderson product, and just like the last product I reviewed, Optimum Anabolics, Homemade Supplement Secrets is an overwhelming hit!

This book is chock-full of nutritional information. Jeff dispels a lot of myths about nutrition and supplementation and he really takes the supplement industry to task for the deceptive practices that some of the players engage in. Jeff also lays it all out in terms of ingredients in popular supplements in several categories (like “Mass Gainers,” “Fat Burners,” and “Hormone Boosters,” just to name a few) and tells you the exact quantities of each beneficial ingredient to put in your own, homemade recipes.

You will learn a lot from this book. There’s a lot of science here, but it’s all put out in layman’s terms that anybody can understand and comprehend. Better yet, everything you learn will be actionable! In no time flat, you’ll be making your own supplements at a fraction of the cost in the store, and you may even be making a more effective concoction (Jeff tells you which ingredients aren’t necessary in the popular formulations).

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Gallon of Milk a Day

Got milk?

Got milk?

Aspiring weight trainers and bodybuilders want to get big fast, and one of the best programs for doing so is the “Gallon of Milk a Day” plan, coupled with some heavy lifting.

When you want to get big really fast, there is no substitute for lots of calories. In fact, you need to add 500-1,000 calories per day if you want to gain weight. And really, the more the better. If you find yourself getting fat (it will show up in the belly first), you can back off a little or do some cardio work.

The GOMAD diet, as it's commonly called, has been around for decades. It continues to be used because it works!

It's very simple to follow, too.

  1. Go to the store
  2. Buy a gallon of milk
  3. Drink it in one day, preferably over the entire course of the day!

That's it!

Lots of folks who have used the Gallon of Milk a Day program have reported that they've achieved great success with it. It is recommended that you ease into the program; start off by drinking 1/8 to a 1/4 of a gallon a day at first to see how your body responds to it.

Obviously, if you're allergic to milk or dairy products, this is NOT the system for you. Additionally, if you're lactose-intolerant, tread lightly here.

Remember, the whole idea about bodybuilding is to achieve a heightened fitness and health level. Don't destroy your health by eating food that doesn't agree with you.

By the way, this eating program works great with the hardgainer program I put together.

It's also a great start if you're a beginning bodybuilder.

Fad Diets: Helpful or Harmful?

Fad diets are a sort of diet plan or aid that aims at losing weight, usually in a relatively short time. Fad diets attract a large number of people who suffer from weight problems and are helplessly looking to some way of arriving at a shapely physique. The problem with fad diets is that their fat-reducing effect is temporary and results in quick regain of weight. What is worse is that most of these diets are harmful to health.

Fad diets are not as new as they might seem at first. These date back to the mid 19th century when an obese Londoner was prescribed such a diet on experimental basis. Now, after a century and a half, fad diets have become popular among people with weight problems. Teens and young adults especially flock to fad diets for answers to weight problems.

Fad diets are usually centered on a higher consumption of fats or proteins while stressing to go easy on or, in some cases, completely cut out carbohydrates. It is the low intake of carbohydrates that brings about rapid weight loss. In fact, this rapid loss is the loss of water that glycogen has stored. With loss of glycogen, the large amount of water stored in it is also lost and body weight drops. The fats are still there and as the fad diets are given up, the body regains its proportion of water lost. Weight is put back on as fast as it was lost.

Normally, carbohydrates remain the source of energy for work. With fad diets, the carbs are no longer there so the body starts using the stored fat, breaking it down. This may appear beneficial but in fact it is not. In the absence of carbs, fats cannot be completely oxidized and put to work. Hence, the body feels fatigued and weak. In addition, the ketone molecules resulting from the fat-breakdown accumulate in the blood and are excreted out via urine, causing dehydration.

Given the harmful health effects of fad diets, it is important for us, especially the weight-conscious people, to recognize and beware of these diet plans. Watch out for diets that:

  • Promise quick weight loss
  • Publicize before and after pictures
  • Present weight-loss testimonials
  • Tend to limit natural food choices
  • Require a large sum of money

Fad diets may be popular, but they can greatly hurt your body. Be careful with any diet or exercise program and ask your doctor to be sure it is safe.

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