Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Say it ain't so

Yesterday something caught my attention. I couldn't believe it actually.
I was reading an article on yahoo about antioxidants and research
showed that those who took antioxidants did not have a lesser
chance at mortality.

This left me saying, "what!"

The industry has told us that antioxidants helps us fight free radicals,
and how it's great for keeping us around a lot longer and now this.

Now research studies have to be taken with a grain of salt but this
was an interesting observation. So what do I recommend you doing?
Well to be honest the research while it shows that it does not
have a positive or negative effect, I do believe if it's not broken then
don't fix it.

Has taking antioxidants made you feel better? Improve the quality
of your skin, serve as a stress reliever? Well I will soon be launching
some supplements that I can honestly stand behind. Stay tuned....

PS- By the way here's the Yahoo article for you to check out for
yourself. Click Here

PPS- What are your thoughts about the article and what is
your most intriguing question regarding supplements.
I'd love to hear from you.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Do you have the greatest gift of all?

My batteries are all charged up and I'm ready to rock and roll.
I've been featured in the latest issue of BrooklynVille's Magazine.
I'm excited about the opportunity to provide great fitness info
at your fingertips.

To find out what the greatest gift of all is....

Simply right click the magazine cover below and choose save
link as to view the latest issue.

PS- It's not enough to just read it. Please let me know your
thoughts about it by adding a comment which you can do at
the bottom of this post.

PPS- On March 19th... the frustrations of weight loss will
cease. What am I talking about?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What You've Been up to

It's been quite sometime since you've heard from me and quite
frankly it's been quite sometime since I've heard from you.
To bring us up to speed lets do a little recap.

First off the 4evertoned fitness website has been re-done.
I personally changed the model and hope you like it.
You can find that by going to

On there you will find the latest news, latest articles,
and everything else that I'm working on.

In case you did not know I've also been working on a
book that truthfully will change the rate of success
you've had with your workout programs and eating plans.
I was looking for a solution to change people lives
and to end this tireless epidemic with obesity that
the World seems to be struggling with. I suggest you
get on the VIP list for the great prizes that will
be given along with the book itself by going to
Now I'd like to talk about a question that was asked
on Yahoo Answers. This is one of my favorite sites
to visit because it's real people, with real concerns,
seeking real answers, which I'm glad to provide.
I've taken the liberty of re posting one of the questions

Q.If I burn more calories in a day than I eat,
is that how I lose weight? I'm still eating healthy
and drinking water. I'm just walking a lot and I burn about
2,000 calories at my job a day. So is this a good way to
lose weight? I need to lose about 100 lbs :(

A.That's weight loss in a nutshell. You must burn more
calories than you take in in order to lose weight. In your
case I would tell you first congratulations on walking around
and burning all those calories. It's important that you focus
on being active as well as making wise food choices. I do suggest
that you incorporate some form of weight lifting so you can
maintain your muscle mass. Why? Because muscle is the big facilitator
when it comes to burning calories and having a high metabolism.
I have no doubt that you'll be able to lose the weight with the
approach you're taking. Good luck.

Stay tuned as tomorrow I will share with you a great circuit that
you can use to burn a lot of calories with very little space.
In fact I dare you to do it at work. =)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

What role does psychology play in weight loss?

Yesterday morning at 7:30 am I came across an
interesting article on Yahoo News. Unlike many
I don't run and get the paper, I thank God for
computers, because all the news is at my fingers

Well there was an article talking about how the
belief in exercise may make it more effective.
There was a case study done with hotel cleaners
where one group was told that their workload cleaning
was enough physical activity to promote a healthy
lifestyle while the other group was told nothing.

4 weeks later the group that was told that their
cleaning was good exercise were able to reduce
their blood pressure, change their body fat percentages
and even lose 2 lbs, while the other group did not see
any changes at all.

It's truly amazing how thoughts become things. The
simple idea of thinking that their cleaning was an
effective workout, made these hotel cleaners
actually get results.

Now most definitely I believe they took their cleaning
more seriously and probably were more conscious of their
actions, it really goes to show how the way you think truly
has a role in the overall outcome of any weight
loss program.

So when you go onto your next workout, what are YOU
thinking about? You can find the article by going here:

Yahoo Article


PS- And by the way just in case you were wondering why
some days I didn't post my blog, I've been working on
an E-book that will change the way people approach weight
loss. I've spent months and months, hours and hours study
what it took to really be successful with weight loss and
I feel that I've finally narrowed it down in the book I've composed.

Click the image below to find out more details and to get on the VIP list.
You won't want to miss it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dieting sucks

Everywhere I turn I've seen these new diets come out, from things like eating dinner for breakfast, to not eating no carbs at all to eating all the fat you want, the list is too long to list here.

With all the new diets coming out how is one suppose to choose which diet
is best for them? It's pretty much confusing and frustrating. Many people will go through 10 diets and still not be happy with the end result.

If that is the case then why are we dieting at all? Does diets even work?
The simple answer would be sure, it works but for how long?
Diets are effective if you're looking to get instant results but over the long haul you might come to realize that dieting is one of the main reasons why people lose weight only to gain all of it back not too long after.

Why does this happen? Because diets are too restrictive. Most people can spend their whole lives not eating carbs or spend their entire lives eating dinner for breakfast or only having protein shakes all day long.

The key thing is finding a healthy eating regimen that you can incorporate daily and for the rest of your life. That is the key to really losing weight and keeping it off. There's no point in losing weight if 2-4 weeks later you gain all the weight back and sometimes even more.

Incorporate a lifestyle change now by eating healthy nutritious meals that you can maintain for the rest of your life. Stay tuned as I will reveal two sources which can help you achieve success at eating well.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Fat Burners, for you or against you?

With the recent death of Anna Nicole Smith and the lawsuit in regards to Trimspa, I felt it was my obligation to talk about the use of supplements to lose weight. Many people quickly turn to the latest fat burning supplement on the market because let's face it, losing weight is HARD. It really is difficult but the addition of a fat burning supplement can kill you.

I'm not saying that Anna Nicole Smith died because of taking a fat burning supplement. In fact chances are it had nothing to do with that. But the fact that there's a lawsuit out there suing Trimspa should not be overlooked.

Supplement companies for the most part will make claims that you can lose "X" amount of lbs in a short period of time with the use of their product. Now not all supplements are created equal. There are some supplements that make sense to take and will enhance your performance but the 'known' secret to getting in shape is that you must exercise and eat well.

No supplement will override that simple principle. Here are a list of supplements I've found to be effective:

  • Protein Drink/Powder (Good for muscle repair)
  • Fish Oil/Omega 3 capsules(helps strengthen the heart)
  • Green Tea(Filled with antioxidants)
  • Multi-Vitamin (Do I really need to explain this...?)
  • Creatine (helps build muscle mass)
Now no where listed there is a fat burner. Why? Because I really feel it's not necessary to achieve results. Can they help? Sure. But until you really get yourself in a good workout program, eat well, and use the supplements listed above, there's no reason why you should go to fat burners.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Q & A day

Hey everyone,

Today I wanted to talk about a question that I've been seeing a lot of and possibly one that you've asked yourself many times.

Many people are simply lazy when it comes to getting toned and losing bodyfat and have been asking if they could simply diet alone to get lean as oppose to exercising. I've met people who will go on strict diets but they did so without incorporating any exercise. Can this work? Can you lose weight being on a strict diet?

You sure can. But what about getting results faster, and really losing inches, pounds of bodyfat and creating the beach body you truly want.

That's where the exercise part comes in. But still there's some discrepancies when it comes to what exercise to do. Many people, one of my clients included comes to me and says well I'll run 5 miles everyday and lose the weight. Now 5 miles is not a simple task to do but again is this the most efficient way to drop body fat?

The answer is no. In a recent study by the Department of Human and Health Services at the University of Westminster in London, UK stated;

The advantages of strength training may have greater implications than initially proposed with respect to decreasing percentage body fat and sustaining Fat Free Mass.

If that's the case then why are we wasting time doing 60-90 minutes of cardio if what we really want is to reduce bodyfat and look lean. Everyone is stuck in the caveman days when it comes to effectively losing bodyfat. There's a need for a mental shift in the minds of everyone to start lifting weights if you're serious about looking sexy in your clothes and strutting your stuff when summer time comes around.

Take away note: Incorporating exercise in addition to a dietary change will help you get results a lot quicker than dieting alone. And the addition of strength training will help not only build muscle but get rid of fat so you can look, slim and toned.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Is Coffee good for ya?

I was browsing thru the web yesterday and dunkin donuts came to my mind.
Now I don't know why it did because I've never bought something from there for myself.

Anyways, reading the blog of Rachel Cosgrove really has some great information about coffee that I truly believe you should take a look at.

Do not just take a glance at this but also make sure you apply the information that Rachel has been glad to share with you all.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Why isn't it working?

Last night I had the chance to read over 100 posts specifically talking about how their cardio workout programs were no longer working and how people were growing frustrated with the results or lack there of that they were getting.

The cardio they were performing was often 60-90 minutes long but they were still not losing weight. They realized that they were hitting a plateau, a wall as you may say and were just upset that they were working out longer but still there was no more fat loss.

What went wrong here?
Well simply the body got use to performing the low intensity cardio and no longer requires the same amount of energy to perform the task of 60-90 minutes of cardio. Therefore these people were burning less calories then they were previously and thus their results have become stagnant or better yet the results worsen.

In order to effectively losing fat the key thing is intensity. The higher the intensity the more calories you burn per minute as far as time goes and the higher the amount of calories you burn after your workout session is over.

When performing low intensity cardio, there is no more calorie burning after the session is through which cost you the extra calories you need to get over the hump with your fat loss program.

Incorporate some high intensity interval training in your program and you will see your results sky rocket instead of taking a deep nose dive.

I'll share more on this tomorrow...

Monday, February 05, 2007

What you can learn from the Super Bowl?

Last night was one of the biggest days of the year when it comes to sports. The Super Bowl was on and there was millions of dollars spent on advertising, the playing conditions were not great due to the rain, the play was not fantastic but still it was not a bad day at all.

Watching the super bowl yesterday or the little bit that I did watch , there was something I was able to come away with. The NFL plans the superbowl location in advance and never wants the game to be played in bad conditions such as snow or rain and thus they picked Miami. Well unfortunately yesterday it did rain. It was the first superbowl ever to play under those conditions.

But, because of the rain they couldn't cancel the game. The game had to go on.

But this can actually be similar to situations you go through. Perhaps the weather is not great and you don't want to go workout, or maybe a situation has occured that you can't control, does that mean it's time to throw in the towel?

Definitely not. If it's too cold to go outside, workout inside. If there's not enough time to get in your workout, wake up earlier or do as much time as you possibly can. No matter the situation, do not allow excuses to keep you from your goals. And if little excuses such the weather is not good then it's time you reevaluate your goals and truly understand the reason you're doing this.

Perhaps it's because you want to live past a certain age, or be healthy enough to play with your children, whatever the reason is make sure you understand it, process it and remember it as you reach forward in trying to accomplish your goal.

Excuses don't cut it here. Achieving your ultimate goals do.

Friday, February 02, 2007

I think therefore I am...

What did you say when you saw yourself in the mirror this morning?

Chances are you said something like....

Boy do I look tired...

I don't look good this morning

But let's also think about other times when you're in front of the mirror, for instance before going on a hot date...

You probably then say I am beautiful or

I hate the way I look...

What is the point of all of this?
Well I want you to know that whatever you think of yourself as, chances are you will attract things to help you be that. Therefore choose your words wisely because chances are you're the one responsible for the image looking back at your in the mirror.

Think positive, be positive. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

1 month down, 11 to go.

Alright the first month of 2007 is all over. Today is February 1st and it's 31 days since you made your new year resolutions. How have you done so far? Are you in better shape now than you were say a month ago?

Are you leaner? More flexible? In better control of your diet?


Are you already off the wagon and reverting back to your old ways. For some of you this year has gone well thus far and for others it's been a struggle like every other year.
January 22nd was deemed the most depressing time of the year for people. One of the reasons stressed as to why this was the case was failed new year resolutions.

Are you failing with your new year resolutions already?
If you need help in getting back on track I suggest you write down specifically
what it is you want to accomplish and create a deadline for when you'd like to achieve it.

It's not only important to write it but place it in your purse or your wallet and make sure it's something you see 2-3 times a day.

This is your life and like I posted before, you ultimately decide what happens. You hold the keys to the car. Now you can get your act together and own the body that scream A-class or you can give up and own the body that will bring sadness, frustration and embarassment.

I have faith that you can turn it around. There's 11 months to go, so let's get started.