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Possible Fat Loss Supplements

There’s a lot of debate out there about the use of fat loss supplements (versus simply adjusting your diet and exercise). But the truth is, that’s yesterday’s news. After years of testing and refining, most of today’s fat loss supplements are both safe and effective.

But that doesn’t mean diet and exercise should be left behind. The fastest approach to fat loss is a combination of regular exercise, a healthy diet, and the right supplements.

As for exercise, make sure you’re getting at least 4-5 days of both cardiovascular and resistance training. Your diet needs to be cleaned up immediately – cut down on carbs, reduce your fat and sugar intake, and get lots of protein and fiber.

Adding supplements can give you that extra boost you’re looking for, just in time to show off at the beach! Let’s take a look at my top 5 picks…

Top 5 Summer Fat Loss Supplements

1. 7-Keto – 7-keto is completely revolutionizing the weight loss industry. This supplement is a byproduct of the hormone DHEA, which is directly related to your metabolism. Combined with the other metabolism-enhancing supplements green tea extract and CLA, these 7-Keto LeanGels might be just what you’re looking for!

2. Muscle Pharm Shred Matrix – This fat loss supplement has everything you need. Shred Matrix is a metabolism-booster and appetite suppressant in one, allowing you to get through your day with more calories burned! Muscle Pharm Shred Matrix contains a unique blend of natural fat-busting herbs, roots, and plant extracts to give you real results.

3. Hydroxycut South African Hoodia – Hydroxycut has been around for a while, but this product is taking advantage of a new, all-natural weight loss ingredient. South African Hoodia has been shown in a number of studies to significantly reduce your daily caloric intake by controlling your hunger and suppressing your appetite. If you’re looking to try something new, give Hydroxycut South African Hoodia a try.

4. Universal Animal Cuts – If you hit the gym hard and on a regular basis, this is the kind of fat loss supplement you’re looking for. This specially designed fat loss stack not only improves your metabolism and gets you burning more calories, it also reduces your water weight, giving you that toned and ripped look you’ve been aiming for. Universal Animal Cuts is the best summer fat loss supplement for seasoned weight lifters and gym newbies alike.

5. Matcha Green Tea – I’m rounding out this list with something a little less intense. If you’re just looking for a bit of an added boost to your body’s thermogenesis (its ability to burn fat and calories), consider adding Magic Matcha Green Tea to your diet. It’s an easy and effective way to burn more fat, boost your energy at the gym, and control your hunger!





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Tools To emPOWER You – Part I – K.I.S.S.

Food for thought:  How long would it take to fix a car or build a house if wrenches, saws and screwdrivers, now powered, were never invented?  Tools aren’t just for mechanics and carpenters.  Or doctors, lawyers, marketers, business owners, homeowners, parents, students, etc., etc., etc.  By definition a tool is a device used to facilitate work or anything sourced to accomplish a task.

Tools help you determine your end result, establish a plan to get there, and avoid the pitfalls along the way.  Incorporate just a few of these into your health and fitness blueprint, and you’ll swiftly be realizing your goals.

PART 1 – K.I.S.S.

K.I.S.S. stands for ‘Keep It Simple Stupid‘.  Please don’t think that this is an insult or that I’m implying that anyone is dumb.  It is simply a simple acronym to remind us all that there are simple tools available to simplify your weight loss and fitness goals, simply.

Scale:  The infamously detested scale can be your friend or foe, scaling up and down within a day, week, month, or year.  The best way to use the scale is to weigh yourself once a week, on the same day of the week, at the same time of the day, in the same place, wearing the same clothes, using the same scale, to measure success.  Albeit, using a scale can inevitably cause discouragement in the most avid health enthusiasts, using it as the one and only tool to weight loss is not ideal.

Recommended: Weight Watchers Bathroom Scale is accurate to the nearest 0.2 pounds.  After inputting your height, age, and gender into the appropriate user number (multiple user settings), the scale also calculates your BMI, Body Fat, Body Water, and Bone Mass.  The instruction manual provides much information on how these are measured and how to attribute the measurements to your weight loss.  Amazon price:  $28.95.

Tape-measure:  The tape-measure is an invaluable tool to use in conjunction with the scale.  Measure your arms, legs, waist and hips, and keep weekly records of this.  It is often found that when the scale won’t budge, the tape measure does.  Even a tenth of an inch is progress!

Recommended: Should you not have a tape measure on hand, go to to print your own.

How Your Clothes Fit:  This is the best tool to use when evaluating weight loss.  If your clothes feel looser and fit your body better then you’re improving.  Sometimes the scale will just not budge and discouragement seeps in.  It is key to keep note as to how much better your clothes, especially your pants, are feeling to you on your skin.  If the pockets are laying flatter and the effort to get dressed is lesser, then you are definitely making progress.  Keep doing what you’re doing!

You Feel Better:  Ditto on ‘How Your Clothes Fit’.


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Determine the Weight

For weight loss and muscle toning:

1.  Determine your one-rep-maximum weight lifted.  Start with 60-80% of this.

2.  Week 1:  Do one set consisting of 10-16 reps of exercise at 60-80% of max.

3.  Weeks 2-3:  Do two sets consisting of 10-16 reps of exercise at 60-80% of max.

4.  Weeks 4-5:  Do three sets consisting of 10-16 reps of exercise at 60-80% of max.

5.  Week 6-8:  Add enough weight so that you can do 8-10 reps with good form.   Do three sets.

6.  Week 9-12:  Increase reps each workout until you reach 16 reps with fatigue and good form.  3 sets.

7.  Repeat steps 5 & 6.

Make sure to rest the worked muscle(s) for 2 days before working them again.


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