Mom’s Fat Loss Secret: How Siobhan Dropped LBS of Fat

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Women send us these types of success stories every day – But as you can understand, most of them ask me NOT to share them publicly. And I understandably agree.

Fortunately, for every bunch of ‘private’ fat loss/fitness success stories I get – there is usually one person that allows me to share their story, publicly, on the blog – like this one below…

Please share your thoughts and praise in the ‘comments’ section at the end – and please share the link to this page with anyone you know who can use this type of motivation and inspiration… Here it is…

Mom’s Fat Loss Secret: How Siobhan Dropped Many LBS of Fat

happily submitted by Mom of 4, Siobhan Callaghan

I was in absolute terrible condition for my age! After having my fourth child I was so busy about home life, taking care of the kids and everyone else – I just put myself last and let myself go.

My heaviest weight was around 200lbs. I suffered from panic attacks low self esteem, constant headaches, fatigue and I had awful back ache, with falling arches in my feet as well.

Sadly, the only thing good was my cholesterol levels were fine!

I hate to admit it but emotionally I was crushed. I was always the high-spirited ‘’joker’’ of the group, the one who seemed to make others happy. I always knew people cared for me but they also (I feel), didn’t look up to me or I suppose maybe even didn’t respect me.

Siobhan at 200LBS, Before Weight Loss

Siobhan Before

I hated shopping because I could never find anything that would fit me properly and I always hated any special occasions that I would have to dress up for because I could only wear clothes that were made for women in their 50’s!

There were always tears to be shed…

But at the end of last April I went out on a friends birthday party with a bunch of girls and got the kick in the butt that I needed!

Siobhan After Fat Loss

Siobhan After

There I was among other women my age, who had children too, and well… embarrassingly I WAS the biggest girl there and the most dootsy dressed. The only thing I could think of that night was why and how have I done this to myself??

Siobhan Before

Siobhan Before

I thought that I too deserve to look and feel good, feel confident and sexy and most important to be and look as young as I was…. I was just going to have take the time for myself which I never did before, realizing that it wasn’t or wouldn’t be selfish for me to it. I would only be selfish by continuing to let myself get so far out of shape and unhealthy.

There was only me that made the mistake and only me that could fix it now.

The first thing I did was a simple, yet focused, week of healthy, controlled eating. I have to say it did help get rid of all the sugar and salt cravings. When the week was over I was stronger inside and more determined and I knew that this was something I really wanted to do, to take control.

I didn’t join any weight watcher clubs, I just stuck to fruit and veggies and chicken and started to buy wholegrain bread and pasta/rice and I bought myself a skipping rope! I was fairly new to the internet (and still am!) and just started to Google anything and everything to do with losing weight or exercises.

As my hips were the biggest part of me I Googled hip & bum exercises and that’s when I first came across my life support!–JOEY ATLAS!

Siobhan After

Siobhan After

There it was… a free download sample of exercises – and I signed up for his free e-newsletter which educated me and I just knew this man was talking sense and in plain old fashioned English with no big health or fitness words that I didn’t understand.

The best thing was, after doing my jump rope I always did the free exercises from Joey and you know, I could see results which made me want more. I was hooked – and Joey earned my trust.

I was so delighted to order his program – I knew it was just meant for me! I was like a kid waiting on Santa after that!

When I did my first session well what can I say I couldn’t do it.. that’s how unfit I was…

My whole body was shaking and nerves twitching everywhere that I could only do maybe 4 or 5 repetitions on each exercise! And as for the next day well it hurt (in a good way) and the day after that, too! I knew this would be the thing that worked for me. Even though it was a challenging start.

Siobhan Before

Siobhan Before

But as Joey told me in the instructions to “do what you can and that it will get easier”, well those words of encouragement really persuaded me to stick with it and of course he was right..it did get easier and I did do more and I got results!

Joeys plan is very easy to stick to and all the exercises can be done almost anywhere and as a busy mum of 4 kids, I didn’t have to leave the house to see to myself and get my workouts in!

More importantly I had no expensive equipment to buy which was an added bonus. The ULBHTM is very easy to follow, Joey makes you feel that he’s right there with you step by step by the way he structured the program, I found it much easier to stay focused, get into the exercises and I suppose, get them right.

Siobhan After

Siobhan After

My current weight is now right where I love it and I’m wearing my favorite dress sizes which are around (UK) 8/10. I had a wedding about a month ago and bought myself a USA dress size 4! WooHoo!!

I hadn’t wore a dress since my wedding dress nearly ten years ago and I went from white to black! that’s the dress in my after pics which I did pose for because now I can!! LOL!

Beforehand I always hid behind people in pics which now I wish I didn’t because I would have had great before pics! But nonetheless – you can still see how bad I was.

Its great; now I can almost buy anything I want to wear as long as its not too pricey and not too bare cos even though I’m “half the woman I used to be”, I am so used at covering up myself but I’ll get over that hurdle too!

I want to do more now, get in better shape & go out shopping more! I feel renewed!!

My physical and emotional energy levels are much better now and I’m always up for new challenges and fun things!

I feel that my personal success has made me stronger as a wife, mom and friend – and I have far more confidence in what I can do, not just emotionally but physically.

I have learned that it is important to start to love and and take care of myself and not just others, I need to be confident to make my kids confident, I need to be aware to make my kids aware, I need to be active to make my kids active, I need to be motivated to make my kids motivated and I need to care about myself to make my kids care about themselves, I am trying to educate them that it is important to be fit and healthy and that it can be very fun doing it!

The feed back from others is mostly good. A lot of people don’t recognize me anymore which can be funny! Then you get some saying ah you’ve done enough now you look brilliant so Stop!

It can be hard for some to understand that I actually enjoy eating healthy and exercising, that its not “just to keep the the weight off” for superficial reasons, I just need it for my emotional stability!! I want it for my longevity and… ‘cos I enjoy it!!! that’s all!!

I was asked “was I taking anything” which actually insulted me and I thought well if that’s what a close friend thinks then what does everyone else think! So it knocked me back but again I pushed forward! I’ve learned that people can be jealous of others success and I had it mentioned to me a few times.

I also have learned that people can be inspired by others success and so encourages them to follow suit!

I feel in control of my life and health now, I know where the grass is greener! I wont let myself go like I did for so long, I don’t think I’ve ever been happier!

Now I always try to start my day off and get up an hour earlier than the kids to do my ulbhtm program, and like Joey advises, if you want your morning coffee then have it!

Joey has the best ‘secret seven’ snack foods ever, and people who come in to my house and see the (natural) peanut butter jar look at me funny and say you ate that and lost weight??!! (Good job the don’t see my dark chocolate!!)

I make good, healthy food choices, and if I get even ten mins free I do a little cardio like skipping rope to up the metabolism and to boost my energy levels. I usually go for a 4 mile brisk walk weather permitting! And if I don’t get the time during the day to do my ulbhtm exercises, I leave it till I get the kids to bed and do it then..

I feel that I’m now more the person on the outside that I have been on the inside for so long.. So I feel I’m freed from the suit or ‘shield of armour’ and instead put the armour into my mind so that I’m stronger person now.

For all the women, and men, who feel they’ve let themselves down or are prisoner in their bodies, well… you’re not.. that’s all in your mind.

Take control of yourself, love yourself and your body.. ‘Cos if you don’t, who will??

Start by saying to yourself “I am in control of who I am and I am going to be happy.. I deserve to be happy..”

And when you control the thoughts in your mind you will control what you do with your body… what you feed it, how you use it, and you will come to realize that the effort is worth it and more importantly it is fun!

And if you have a bad day today, then don’t tell yourself ‘you’ve failed’ or that you can’t do it. Don’t give up hope, because every minute that lies ahead waiting for us is always a new one that we can start from, again.

The only way to encourage change is to think like a baby; you have got to be able to balance on your feet before you take your first steps and then you must learn to walk before you run and everyone stumbles and falls, but rise again and soon you will be fast on your feet…

- Siobhan Callaghan
Donegal
Ireland

You must admit, this is an incredibly inspiring story of positive change and leading by example. We would love to hear your thoughts about this. Your success, your challenges, your goals – just post them below – because I would love to know… Just click on that oval shaped ‘Comments’ button you see just to the right over here…

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas

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Resveratrol Supplements: The Dirty Truth About Resveratrol

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Resveratrol Supplements: The Dirty Truth About Resveratrol

Every few months – there is a “new kid on the block” when it comes to the next “magic pill” – and just like the recent crackdown on the rip-off Acai berry scam – each new supplement scam fades off into the sunset – only to be replaced by the next disappointing, money wasting “magic pill”…

One of the current ‘new kids’ in the spotlight is Resveratrol – and I highlight today’s feature with a question asked, and answered, inside the private member area at my other site BestFitnessAdvice.com…

Here it is:

HI Joey,

I’m new to the forum, but a long-time dedicated and successful “student” of your fitness program!!! Thanks so much for all of your amazing info!!

I have a question for you….what is your opinion of the much-talked about “Resveritrol” that is being marketed as “THE” youth supplement, claiming to increase energy, erase wrinkles, improve muscle tone etc etc?? It’s pricey, but seems to be well-researched and has been covered by some well-respected people such as Oprah and Dr Oz, and CNN, Today show etc etc!! I trust your judgement and your HONEST opinion, so figured I’d get the scoop from you before I spend my hard-earned money!!!

Thanks much!
Soleil

Here’s my response:

Its the current ‘scam/fad’ of the month.

Show me the actual video footage of this (not clever photos on websites created to sell this stuff) “has been covered by some well-respected people such as Oprah and Dr Oz, and CNN, Today show etc etc!!”

Don’t get ‘sucked in’ by the clever sales story – Just like acai got taken down recently – this will be next.

There are no magic pills – or ‘newly discovered “shortcuts” – save your money – and do what you know works…

BTW – Thanks for your fantastic complements!!
Joey ;-))

And Soleil’s reply:

Thanks Joey! LOL, exactly the response I expected…

I DO know better! Your program has been phenomenal in keeping this 41 year old fit and toned for more than a year now. I’m 5’7″ and 118 pounds! BUT…I have one little “spot” that I can never get perfect enough for my taste! I have a little “band” of “extra” at the top of my legs where they meet my butt!

It’s not unsightly or dimpled/cellulite, but is definitely a thicker “fatty area” that I can’t get rid of! I have faithfully used your program every other day for 1.5 years…no fail…no kidding!

It has produced amazing results for me, and truthfully I look better than many women half my age…but, alas, like many people, I’m greedy in wanting to have that “perfect’ body, LOL! If you have any more ideas or suggestions to help me with that one last spot, I’d be grateful…

Soleil

Good stuff huh?

Want more of the inside scoop on the soon to be next ‘has been’ fad diet & health supplement?

Here are 2 more places to learn the real deal about scam loaded Resveratrol supplements:

Resveratrol supplement facts

Resveratrol Info: The Inside Scoop

Have some comments or thoughts about this post – click on ‘comment’ below – and let me know.

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas

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How to Get a Sexy Butt & Body: 5 Great Examples

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How to Get a Sexy Butt & Body: 5 Great Examples

Last week a woman sent me an email question…

She wanted to know if she can have total access to the SBM program,
*at no charge at all* – not even the small reduced rate for the
first several months. Well, I replied with something even better
than F-R-E-E…

I let her know that as a special, secret bonus (clients only learn
of this AFTER they claim a ‘Free-for-Life’ spot) – I offer a step
by step, ‘connect the dots’ checklist that walks you through how to
create your own, personal (and FREE) blog/website – that does 2
things for you:

1 – It acts as a realtime, multidimensional fitness/nutrition
‘journal’ that enhances the priceless accountability factor you
need, to get into – and STAY in fantastic shape for the rest of
your life.

2 – It enables you to earn lifetime commissions when visitors to
your blog – go on to sign up at SBM as a result of you sharing your
‘story’, weekly progress and great success, with the world…

So, in essence – what I give you is a way to become a Private
Client in SBM for life – and the potential to earn more extra
dinero – every single month.

Pretty cool, wouldn’t you say?

And to show you how real – and effective this is – I’ve pulled 5
live examples from behind the scenes at SBM – to share with you.

Keep in mind some of these women knew nothing beyond being able to
just check their email – just a few shorts weeks ago…

Now look at what they are doing with my simple, “hold you by the
hand” guidance…

http://katiegetssweetcheeks.blogspot.com

http://makeyourbuttsexy.blogspot.com

http://buildabutt.blogspot.com

http://sexybutt4me.blogspot.com

http://buttliftingmiracle.blogspot.com

Visit each of their sites – and feel free to stay up to date with
them by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button…

Don’t be surprised if while reading some of their daily entries you
jump up and say “On my god – that’s me too!!”

Each of these women have lots of real world information to share –
and they post it at least every few days right on their personal
sites that you see listed above.

We would love for you to join us, if you haven’t already….

But – if you are still looking for some silly fad to deliver you to
eternal fitness “with no effort at all, while you eat as much as
you want…” then my program is not for you – it’s simply not a
phony fad…

It’s the real deal… And we’ve created it for YOU.

Please feel free to share this post with anyone else you know who
can use some quality motivation and wise direction in their quest
for a great body – and optimal health to match it.

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas: Co-creator with
Erik ‘The Wizard’ Wickstrom of

http://www.BeautifulButtMakeover.com

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Grandma Hottie Slims & Tones Her Thighs and Gets Butt Lift

- by Joey Atlas: ‘The Woman’s Trainer’
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Grandma Hottie Slims & Tones Her Thighs and Gets Butt Lift

Whenever I get emails like this – I just feel the need to post them here.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Love, love, love your ULBHTM!
From: “Michelle Shinghal” – [email protected]______.com –
Date: Sun, December 28, 2008 11:15 am
To: – joey (at) joeyatlas . com –

Joey,

Let me start by saying that I’ve never had a weight problem, per se and I’ve always been in pretty decent shape. But, when my husband, a doctor, packed on 30 extra pounds we started hitting the gym. (He’s of eastern Indian ethnicity and that group is really prone to Type II diabetes.)

I then got into fabulous shape but I always had those big “cheerleader” thighs. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get them toned without them appearing big. To top it off, I started noticing a little cottage cheese dimples on my ass and thighs (cellulite!).

I’m smart/experienced enough to know that I needed to find a different method and went web searching.

Your ULBHTM program caught my eye and I mulled it over for a day or two. I didn’t want to be impulsive and buy the first thing I saw because I thought that I’d likely end up with crap. But, I went back to your site a few days later and read more of your blog entries. I like your no-nonsense style and I liked that you peppered your statements with a curse word here and there. It told me that while you may take your work seriously, you don’t take yourself too seriously.

I thought, “Wow, here’s a guy that I wouldn’t mind training with in person.” and so I bought your program.

I had a trip planned (big party with friends in Amsterdam) so I didn’t get started right away, but when I did, WHOA! Those simple moves kicked my ass the first time and they still do today! I don’t think I’ll even bother schlepping to the gym anymore this winter. I’m so excited watching my legs slim down while I maintain the lean muscle tone. I’m so excited watching my ass firm up to that tight, 20-year-old appearance.

My AGs and 7s never looked so good on me!

Anyway, I wanted to say thanks. I never knew I didn’t have to do squats and deadlifts at the gym to get great results.

I can’t wait to see how I finish!

michele leg butt hip thigh exercise

Michelle Shinghal

I hope you’ve read “between the lines” in Michelle’s amazing email. What she reveals is priceless for those who catch it.

Don’t Be Like Everybody Else…
Be You… Be Fit… Be Sexy!

Your trainer for life,

Joey Atlas

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Oprah Show Calls On Joey Atlas – …Yeah Oprah!

- by Joey Atlas – Womens’ Favorite Trainer
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Oprah Show Calls On Joey Atlas – …Yeah Oprah!

Just over 2 years ago – on Friday, August 2th, 2006 – I posted an entry on my ‘old’ blog – The Fitness Advisory. I’ve copied and pasted the post below if you wish to read it here, on this blog. But if you want to see the original, date stamped entry – you can read it via the direct link:

Oprah Show Calls on Joey Atlas

Here’s that entry…

Friday, August 2th, 2006:

Joey Atlas on Oprah…
In this week’s live issue of ‘Secrets of a Trainer’ you will learn about how ‘ordinary’ people, just like me and you, get on shows like Oprah and how I am already scheduled to appear on the show.

But before I get into that – I must tell you about this…

Yesterday, I was brainstorming how I would put this email together, you know, a basic outline – then sleep on it (while letting my subconscious do some more of the work) and then sit down today & type it – then send it.

Well, while going through my emails this morning, I came across this one – which most people would write off as coincidence – but if you understand the power of the mind (and our thoughts) and its relation to the energy of the universe – I know you understand this is no coincidence.

It came as a response to the free info I offer through my websites and my emails.

‘Hi Joey: I wonder why Oprah hasn’t discovered you.
Thanks…you are a social contributor!’
Rabia

Did you catch that line about Oprah discovering me?

As I mentioned at the beginning of this email, I am already scheduled to appear on the show – the program directors just don’t know about it yet.

You see, just like achieving permanent optimal fitness, we must be able to ‘envision’ the results we are working toward AND we have to truly believe we are capable of achieving those results. So in this context I have already scheduled myself to appear on the Oprah show – the rest is just a function of time and me doing what is necessary to make it possible for Oprah to ‘discover me’.

Now – I am no different than you, or any of the others 50,000 subscribers to this e-newsletter – I just happen to have a neatly defined & flexible game-plan – which some of you may in fact also have. Whether or not you desire to be on the Oprah Show is another story. My reason is that an appearance of that magnitude will make my ascent to ‘worldwide fitness personality’ just a little bit faster.

Besides the piece of mental energy I may have provided you with in the paragraphs above here is something else that may fuel your fires…

Last week I received an email from an actual client who has purchased 2 of my programs and does read each issue of this newsletter (You’ll know who you are once you read the next paragraph ;-)

She happens to be a biz development/marketing specialist and here is what she had to say:

‘Joey,
Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for your programs – I’ve been doing them for almost 3 weeks and I love them – but from a business standpoint may I offer some advice?

First, every time I get one of your e-newsletters (which goes out to both actual clients and non-paying subscribers) I have to wonder why you are not charging for it. I believe that even those of us who have purchased some of your programs should still pay extra for what your now offer as a freebee e-newsletter. You are spending valuable time writing it and the content is usually brilliant compared to most of the other fitness newsletters out there.

What intrigues me most is that you allow people who have never purchased any of your programs to subscribe as long as they wish – that’s charity, not business. Now I am a little ‘mature’ (from the old school) and sort of new to the internet models of doing business, so maybe I’m not seeing the whole picture.

I think you have a lot more to offer in terms of your biz structure and what you offer and ultimately how successful the business is.

Please take this as constructive criticism/advice from a client who believes you have lots of upward potential.’
– name withheld

Now – rather than answer this one directly – I thought it would be best to answer thru this newsletter so everybody understands why I do what I do AND how we can help each other move forward in life.

My motivations are simple – by helping others with small but powerful pieces of advice without expecting ‘payment’ in return – that goodwill comes back to me in some form or another. Its one of the laws of the universe. By unselfishly offering helpful information to those who want it – with no strings attached, at some point the same ‘energy’ is going to come back to me with something that I desire to be ‘helped with’.

Sometimes its fast sometimes it takes a while. But part of this is based on our mental state and our readiness to ‘accept’ the aid being offered.

From a business standpoint this has been proving to be a wise way of operating. One example is that just by ‘word of mouth’ or ‘word of email’ many of you have sent your friends and family members to my one of my websites to sign up for the newsletter – and a good many of those people have purchased at least one of my programs – and that is just one small example.

On a related note, as many of your testimonials and success stories have proven what help I am capable of offering – even just from some of the no-cost info I provide, in the near future I may be looking for some assistance (in the form of some return ‘energy’) from all subscribers and clients, in an effort to help me speed up the process by which the program directors at Oprah actually put me on the schedule.

In other words, we are all going to have a hand in this and I’m going to illustrate by example that almost anything you can think of in your mind’s eye can become reality if you truly desire it.

Now here’s why I’m high-lighting that ‘old’ blog post…

I worked wire to wire today on the two projects I recently mentioned; the ‘Butt Enhancement’ Project and the ‘Fat-Loss/Diet Coaching’ Project…

So – I didn’t have a chance to answer the phone all day – but I knew I had a bunch of voicemails waiting for me…

The last voicemail was from someone at… ‘The Oprah Show’…requesting that I call back, left me their number, etc., etc…

I have no idea what the inquiry is about – but we’ll find out tomorrow when I return the call…

I’ll keep you posted…

And remember…

Don’t Be Like Everybody Else…
Be You… Be Fit… Be Sexy…

the cellulite killer

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Another Mother Gets Her Sexy Back… And Her Life!

- by Joey Atlas
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A few months ago I added a thank you note to the home page of this site that has inspired many women since I added it…

Now it’s important to note that we get a load of ‘thank yous’, some with ‘before and after’ photos, every week – the problem is 99% of the women that send them in are very modest or shy and they specifically ask us not to make the info public…

Of course – I completely respect that and obey their wishes – (please keep those success stories coming – even if you don’t want us to post them on the site)

Below is an email that just came in a few days ago. There is real power in Roxie’s words – if you miss the message the first time – read it again slowly. And please share your comments or thoughts after you read her email…

Joey,

I just had to share this, because – your e-mails are so encouraging… I’ve never been much into exercise and after 2 years of hormones and then the birth of my daughter – I just never seemed to be motivated to take care of me. Hence, I ended up being in the neighborhood of 164 lbs and standing ONLY 4’11”.

Even when young and thinner, I had the blessing of your typical Cuban body… Curvacious… Nicely curved calfs, thighs, hips … well you get the picture. As the years passed and the fat lbs came… The curves remained, only much larger and more prominent (very unhealthy and unsexy).

There were many mitigating circumstances starting at the young age of 4, when I was kidnapped, through countless failed relationships, which culminated in my husband of 12 years waking up one morning to tell me he was leaving on that day, because he had been gay all along.

Then sometime ago, I went on line, not so much looking to lose weight because I had tried them all and I had failed miserably at all, but to find a way doing something about the part of my body I hated the most!

My butt and thighs!

I stumbled across your site, signed up and have been receiving your e-mails ever since. As time has progressed different areas of my life have stabilized due to my faith in Christ, my friends and the extensive support system I am blessed with. Part of my “road to recovery” was the continuing e-mails, from YOU, Joey, with sound, ‘real people’, doable advice. It just made sense!

I don’t do everything you say or follow through all the time, but nonetheless it has still made a significant difference in my perception, allowing me to know that I can be thinner, toned and in shape. That with a little dedication and effort ….. I too can have a “normal” butt, thighs, etc.

I turned 40 in December… and to the giant I had wrestled with all of my life, I finally said “enough!” – “Do everything you want to do that others said you were not capable of, start living outside the box that has been built around you the first 40 years of your life.” Don’t get me wrong those who loved me had tried to protect me so much out of their love, that they had stifled my spirit.

So I decided that I was going to go wayyyyy outside my little secure box and dream really big – I just filled the registration to join Team ‘n Training from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and plan on running a marathon. I have not yet started the training, much less crossed the finish line and I have accomplished one of the greatest things of my life.

I dared to dream and chose to act without being afraid of failing.

When my family asks “why?” I simply smile and say “WHY NOT!”

Anyway, there were many factors in my progress, but your e-mails of advice and sound, common sense knowledge, are what allowed me to see that exercise was not my enemy, then I realized I liked how I felt after it.

A little here a little there, but always a part of my daily life… I now weigh in the neighborhood of 135 lbs., depending on the time of month, and the beauty of it is, I don’t care what I weigh or what my thighs look like. Because I am learning to focus on the changes that are sculpting the next 40 + years of my life.

Thank you from me and the countless people you reach out via e-mail.

Roxie

Beautiful stuff – I love it!

Remember – I’m looking forward to hearing from you too! Yes, you!

Your trainer for life,

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Counting Calories Frustrating You? Try Calorie Shifting

- by Joey Atlas, Author of Amazon Bestseller – ‘Fatness to Fitness’
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If Counting Calories is Frustrating You? You May Want to Try Calorie Shifting

I originally wrote this article for my ‘members only’ site, BestFitnessAdvice.com – and its a strategy that has helped a handful of people make some serious improvements in their health and body – primarily from body fat reduction.

Several weeks ago I sent out a free PDF success story that was submitted to me from, Lisa, one of our members. She mentioned the impact that calorie shifting had on her success when combined with the Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh program, with changing her body and life – and we got a ton of emails asking more about the ‘calorie shifting’ concept.

lisa before leg butt hip thigh exercise program—————lisa after leg butt hip thigh exercise program
Lisa Before Calorie Shifting – – Lisa After Calorie Shifting

So here it is. Enjoy it – use it – and please share your results with us…

The challenge of eating a nutrient dense, low calorie diet that promotes healthy weight and optimal fitness – while at the same time trying to keep daily caloric intake at appropriate levels for one’s goals (usually fat/weight loss) can be one the most difficult juggling acts to master. In working with many clients with various daily habits and patterns – I’ve realized that a good number of people can benefit from “shifting their calories” instead of just counting calories to accomplish healthy nutrition and weight management.

Depending on the time you wake up in the morning – starting your day with breakfast may not be the ideal way to kick off the fulfillment of your daily nutritional needs. Now, I know this goes against traditional advice, but read on to fully understand this approach as it applies to counting calories.

I’ve worked with clients in the past who have tried to eat breakfast (in many forms and variations) first thing in the morning, and they would find that doing this made them hungrier the rest of the day and it usually led to increased daily caloric intake – enough to cause long term weight gain.

There are some people who wake up relatively early and start the day with breakfast and continue to eat relatively well throughout the day. Often, these types of people, although eating healthy foods, are taking in too many calories in the span of a whole day and either have trouble losing weight or continue to gain weight.

Now, for the caloric shifting part. We will talk about meal shifting (instead of calorie shifting) to keep matters simple – but understand, a meal is made up of calories.

A simple strategy for those who find that keeping a lid on daily caloric intake is a challenge – is to push back the time that the first meal is eaten. Lets call this meal breakfast, even though some people may find it strange to call a meal eaten at 10:30 or 11 am, breakfast.

So, instead of eating your normal breakfast at 6:30 or 8 am, you don’t skip it, you just push it back a few hours – toward your normal lunch time. In effect, you are moving, most likely, 300 – 500 (maybe more) calories and taking them in at a later time, maybe 3 or 4 hours later than normal.

Here is what happens to most people who I coach with this method. They find they are not starving for a big lunch (which also gets pushed back a few hours – to about 2pm (give or take 30 minutes). Additionally, they are not ravenous by dinner time, when most people self destruct and do so until bedtime, by snacking after dinner.

So, a result of this meal shifting is a reduction in ‘overactive appetite’ – not a bad reduction, but a healthy reduction – one that is very helpful in preventing one from over-stuffing the stomach and going beyond their daily caloric needs, day after day after day. (This is how people ‘slowly’ gain a lot of weight over the span of several years.)

Lets back up a little – if dinner time food raids are a challenge, then this meal shifting can help you reduce that eating urge after work and put you in a better position to control the volume of food you put on your plate and the number of calories you put in your body.

So, ‘the calorie shift’ is also helpful for people who snack every few hours once they do start eating. By delaying when you start eating in the morning – you also delay the snack intervals you enjoy – and in effect you may reduce your total daily snacks to 2 or 3 instead of 5 or 6 (including your after dinner snack). When all is said and done, by days end you will have taken in less calories than you would have, had you started with an early breakfast.

Common ‘side effects’ of this strategy are increased energy, less bloating and stomach discomfort, better sleep patterns and a few others. Hmm – I wonder why?

There are several factors inside of this calorie based fat-loss strategy to be aware of. The types of foods you choose, the volume of foods you choose and the realization that you need less calories than you think you do to function optimally on a day to day basis.

I also realize that this may go against the “You’ll shut down your metabolism, by starving yourself!” crowd. But believe me, this is far from starving yourself, very far. I tell you this firsthand, because it’s how I’ve helped many people take control of their, nutrition, body weight and fitness – and it’s how I manage my own daily nutrition and my metabolism keeps burning right along.

Now, I would like for you to help me circulate this article via social media – so I can share more of these with you in the future. See the ‘Share This’ button below? Click it and you’ll see several easy ways to help me circulate this article. Digg and StumbleUpon are 2 of the easiest, and they are free to join (actually all of them are free) – just click on the link to each and the rest is simple – takes about 90 seconds…

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Mom Gets Her ‘Sexy’ Back – Mother of 3 Turns Back The Clock

- Joey Atlas, M.S. – Exercise Physiology
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I started sifting through some of the recent women’s fitness case studies and testimonials we’ve received in the past few weeks – and as I was working on them – I decided to create a nice 13 page free bonus for you to download, print and read.

Also – feel free to share it with anyone you wish – it’s loaded with extremely valuable insights, no matter what your fitness level is and no matter what your specific problem areas and trouble spots are.

This is one to read no matter your age, shape, size, body weight or physical abilities. These exercise principles and ‘diet strategies’ are effective, even if pregnancy is MANY years ahead of you – or if you had your last child 37 years ago…

Pre and Post pregnancy fitness can be confusing and overwhelming – especially the post pregnancy phase. Many times a focus on simple exercises and proven nutritional tactics are all that’s needed to help a new mom get her ‘Sexy’ back. Read the ebooklet below to see how a mother ‘who had tried everything’, and was about to ‘give up’ – turned it all around, simply by finding the right information and putting it to use.

This is a FREE 13 page ebooklet:

NOTE – you must have the latest FREE version of Adobe Reader to open and read it: So, Download the latest Adobe Reader for Free: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Then…

1- you can click the link below to open it directly (to read on screen or print out)

2 – you ‘right’ click the link and ‘Save to Desktop’ or wherever you would like to save it to.
Click here => Mother of 3 Gets Her Sexy Back

Enjoy and let it fuel your motivation to do the same…

[NOTE - if you want the DVDs, Lisa refers to in our coaching dialog just go to the page below and scroll down to the big blue order preview links - you cant miss 'em.]
Click here => Leg Butt Hip and Thigh Exercise DVDs

Your Trainer,

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