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This page is being updated with the FAQs you have emailed me since launching my site. Thank you to the 15 people that actually took time to READ my site. I appreciate it. I will be addressing all your questions shortly here and in future videos.
Let me stress that this is a plan that I developed for me. This is not a weight loss clinic plan. This is a plan I developed through my own research and received the approval of my doctor for me. I encourage you to do your own research and prepare your plan with your doctor.
I also will be providing more information into the "Weight Loss Clinic" Way of doing this plan, so those of you who need a moderate method (rather than my method) can have more information. However, let me also stress again that I am not a doctor. I am not a dietitian. I am a colorful character who uploads 5-minute videos on Youtube. Nothing within this website or my videos is intended as a substitution for medical advice.
Don't people on liquid diets gain it all back?
LOL... 95% of ALL dieters gain it back! It does not matter how you lose it! I did video after video after video, stressing the need to have the right mindset. You need to have the right mindset to prevent regaining your weight regardless of how you choose to lose it. Oprah did a liquid diet... gained it all back. Oprah did a hard-way, slow diet... gained it all back. Kirstie Alley was PAID MILLIONS to do a hard-way, slow diet... gained it all back. A very SMALL percentage of people do liquid diets. Thus, that 95% figure is more representative of people who do hard-way, slow diets... and guess what... they have a 95% failure rate! Is this your first day on Youtube? Perhaps you should browse some Hard Way channels for confirmation of that statistic. Would you drive a car that had a 95% failure rate? Would you fly in a plane that had a 95% failure rate? Would you strap your child in a car seat that had a 95% failure rate? If you believe you need to do it the hard way, by all means, do it that way. I just find it absolutely hilarious that all of you "hard way" believers are so stuck on my website and obsessed with my videos. If you believe in "the hard way," please look at the address in your browser bar right now. Read it slowly... OK, read it again. Do you know how many "hard way" shows there are on Youtube? Can there be ONE for the other guy? If you believe in doing it the hard way... kick rocks! Why are you so stuck on me?
Can I get your results if I just fast with water? NOOOO! A starvation diet would have resulted in me plateauing long ago. Your body is a machine. You need to fuel machines for them to work. You need to run machines for them to work. You need to speed up your metabolism, not slow it down. You need to feed your body nutrition. You need to hydrate your body. You need to exercise your body. Your body is smarter than you. It has learned how to adapt in extreme situations -- such as starvation. It is not going to let you kill it. It will not stand by while you kill it. It will put you in a coma before it lets you kill it. I am not opposed to water fasting for detoxification purposes, but any doctor would tell you it's clear the condition of my body is the result of feeding it all the nutrients it needs in a day and exercising it. Turning the metabolism up - not down - by starving it.
I get all of my nutrients, I stay hydrated, and I get in exercise every day.
How did you do all of that?
"...in an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way" from the teachings of www.MarcAllen.com (He's my Easy Way Ninja!)
My affirmation is: I am taking the steps to lose weight in an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way.
My meal plan, my exercising, my water consumption... are all easy, relaxed, healthy, and positive... this is all Type Z Weight Loss!
What do you consume on your liquid diet?
7 Meal Replacement Shakes = 700 calories
2 Regular/Solid Meals = 500 calories
Total of 9 Meals Per Day = 1200 calories
Where can I find the meal-replacement shakes you drink?
I have been getting complaints from my subscribers about some of the companies I listed FOR FREE for over 6 months on my web site, regarding customer service, high prices, delayed shipping, etc. So I found the best one. I recently became an affiliate of a weight loss company. They have the lowest prices, best customer service, and the exact same product I used, that other companies charge much more for. The shipping is free in the Continental U.S. if you order just $79. I can't do much better than this, people! Stop sending me emails. For the record: I would steer clear of Vanilla and Strawberry... just being honest! Sorry, gotta hone my salesman skills. Go for Chocolate or Mocha, they're great! If you love Strawberry flavor, Click Here for the Strawberry Meal-Replacement Smoothie -- it's friggin' phenomenal! (Both smoothies taste better than the shakes.) I'll give my reviews in upcoming videos on The Easy Way Show!
Compare ingredients and nutritional information yourself. Each shake is 100 calories, 15 grams of protein, 7 grams of carbohydrates, and 1.5 grams of fat, plus an identical list of ingredients. There are 7 shakes in one box.
The flavor doesn't make a difference, but just so you know, I drink the Chocolate Shakes and Mocha Shakes. The Mocha are my favorite. As you have seen, they are frothy and delicious in my smoothie maker. And yes, these are the same supplements Rush Limbaugh used to lose over 90 lbs in 5 months. He gets his from Quick Weight Loss in South Florida -- he's a millionaire -- we aren't!
**UK DIETERS: Adlite was NOT the same shake. Thank you all for calling. Shipping is reasonable and I will review the best products to order during My Diet Review Series**
I drink 7 shakes and eat 2 meals (which include fat). I eat 1200 calories per day. Please note, my plan is NOT a weight loss clinic plan. On their plans, you would not be eating fat. On their plan, you would be drinking 5 shakes and eating 1 meal "lean & green" (8 oz lean meat + 2 cups vegetables). Their plans are approximately 1100 calories per day.
LET ME STRESS: I did NOT do any "plan" that any of these websites offer. I did MY OWN plan based on my own research. I simply used chocolate meal replacement shakes and mocha meal replacement shakes and incorporated them into my plan. I researched my own meals and took the entire plan to my doctor for his approval (which he reluctantly gave).
Why do they all use this same shake?
In a nutshell, this shake (and their other products) decrease fat storage, increase metabolic rates, and suppress hunger. That's why they all use the same shake. Look at the ingredients, do a little web researching, and it will become fairly obvious why they all use the exact same products. They are proven. These products have a 20+ year history of success and Success Stories behind them. On top of that, the stuff tastes sensational. I will be giving my own personal reviews of my favorite products in upcoming videos, but you don't have to take my word for it; read the pages of reviews beneath the products by customers that confirm these supplements are absolutely the best!
Sounds great, but what if I have the urge to chew?
Are you kidding me? That's why I planned the two meals! I foresaw my need to chew, people! Those of you who can go all-liquid are my heroes! Hell to the No! But for those who find a liquid diet even with a couple of meals each day to still be too challenging, they offer other meal supplements. Also, some of you have said you feel more comfortable just ordering one of their plans and doing it by the letter, rather than my plan with just shakes. That's great. Trust me, the other stuff is just as delicious! Here are my top picks:
REGARDING SUPPLEMENTS: I did not order appetite suppressants, patches, or carb blockers, but a few of you have emailed requesting a review of them. Obviously, there are many companies who sell supplements and I'm currently working on a series you guys can follow on my Vitality Page.
MSM SUPPLEMENT: My MSM video addresses your most Frequently Asked Question: the issues of loose skin and stretch marks and how I prevented getting them. The answer is MSM. Sulfur is called nature’s beauty mineral because it keeps your hair glossy and smooth and your complexion clear and youthful. It slows down the aging process and is vital for the production of collagen, which maintains elastin in the skin (sulfur deficiency will produce scars). But I have started shooting both a Skin Tightening & a Scar Diminishing Series in which I will feature this MSM Lotion.
Please visit my new DMSO & MSM Page and watch my introductory video for a brief discussion on the science of how both of these miraculous gifts from nature benefit your skin and body. You can also read how I personally am taking them orally and topically and follow my progress in this video series. Also view the video playlists by physician, Dr. Stanley Jacob, and Nutrition Ninja, Daniel Vitalis.
Some of you are emailing reporting feeling "backed-up" and questioning if you should use a fiber supplement. An in-depth discussion of fiber will be posted shortly. My Colon Health & Product Review Series has started. Visit my Colon Health Page for more info.
Is there any research on Meal-Replacement Weight Loss?
There is a ton of it. It's surprising to me that self-identified "serial dieters" post the most moronic things regarding meal replacement diets, completely unsubstantiated by any actual facts. If they've battled their weight for years, exactly how do they seem to miss all of this research? Ohhh... it does involve actual reading. But for those interested in actual research, rather than gossip from people who have never lost a friggin pound: People on Meal-Replacement Diets Lose & Keep Off Substantially More Than Those on Self-Directed Diets (Read This Research)
Why didn't you do their plan?
First of all, let me say that I have never been on their plans. I'm not attacking their plans. I personally did not choose to go on their plans. Why? Because I'm a know-it-all. Kidding... All I did was use a product and devise my own plan for me. The only difference between their plan and my plan is a matter of 100 calories. Their plan is around 1100 calories; mine is 1200. They eat virtually no fat; I eat fat. They eat one lean grocery meal a day; I eat two grocery meals and mine contain fat. They eat no additional carbs; I eat carbs to support my exercise and metabolism. They eat 6 times per day; I eat 9 times per day. I don't know what their cardio plans are, but I assure you it's not an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. Let me state again, I am not attacking their plans; I simply chose to do it my way. Clearly by their "Success Stories," their plans work also. In my Diet Review Series, I will be showcasing their plan and food supplements. This may be more appropriate for those of you who say you don't think you can stick with a primarily liquid plan. Note: You don't need to do EXACTLY what I did. As many trainers are telling me in their emails, I basically had a "training" regimen. You need to take into consideration your own schedule and time-constraints and discuss everything when planning your individual regimen with your doctor.
Why drink protein shakes?
Protein is vital for all your body functions, but for us, you need to make sure you are burning fat, not muscle. Also, protein boosts your metabolism and we'll discuss this in future shows. Liquid diets are known for working fast! I am the Impatient Dieter! These shakes were perfect for me. These shakes are specifically formulated to be fat-burning, appetite-suppressing, and metabolism-boosting. They taste great to me. All of that is clearly why so many of these Weight Clinics and Doctors use them.
Couldn't you drink any whey protein shake? NOOOO! A whey protein shake is a protein-supplement shake. You need a meal-replacement shake. You are replacing meals; thus, you need a meal-replacement shake. Talk to your doctor about meal-replacement shakes. There are vitamins, minerals, and nutritents and the daily amount your body requires listed in the nutritional information of the shakes I linked above. I did not link you over to protein supplements... I linked you over to meal replacements. Those sites also sell protein-supplement shakes if you are an athlete or someone looking to supplement their diet with additional protein (and their protein-supplement shakes are delicious!). But for weight loss AND YOUR HEALTH, you need a meal-replacement shake. Read the nutritional information and do your own research. Whey shakes are not meal replacements; they are designed for athletes to enhance their performance and GAIN weight. A meal-replacement shake is scientifically formulate to provide you the vital nutrients and vitamins your body requires to healthily function correctly. Feeding your body the nutrients it needs is not only vital to your health, but crucial in your body not feeling deprived and holding on to its reserves for survival. You get ONE life. You need to value it; it is irreplaceable! Again, discuss this with your doctor! Don't email me! My site is not medical advice to you. My site and youtube channel showcase what I did and used to lose weight. I cannot offer advice to you; for the last time, speak with your doctor. I was not a mad-scientist brewing up some home-made whey concotion. I used a Medical Meal-Replacement Shake tested and formulated by educated, degreed scientists, researchers, and doctors -- not youtube vloggers.
NOOOO! Over-the-counter protein supplements are NOT tested... NOTHING IN GNC IS TESTED... NOT tested to prove they work... NOT tested to prove they are safe... NOT tested to prove they are effective for weight loss.. NOT tested for their nutritient and vitamin information... NOT even tested for an accurate list of ingredients. In fact, as long as the phrase "Proprietary Blend" is listed, they do NOT even have to disclose what those ingredients are. You have absolutely NO assurances of what exactly you are putting in your body. I wouldn't play with my health like that. The shakes and supplements I linked above have years of documented testing by scientists and medical professionals. Supplements are a $24 Billion Dollar, highly unregulated industry, which is why so many products DO NOT WORK! They do not have to prove anything about their products to get them on the shelves; the FDA has to prove products are unsafe to remove them from the shelves. Watch this fabulous documentary in which a man films himself making supplements in his kitchen with illegal immigrants... and everything he does is 100% legal. This is what ends up on the shelves of GNC and ultimately in your body.
We will discuss this during my Supplement Review Series.
Why didn't you drink Wal-mart Shakes?
Please, y'all know I'm a Wal-mart Warrior! I love Sam. But this is the one time he slipped... on those shakes... hmmm...
OK, Slimfast (and the Walmart version) do not work (as fast) for a few reasons:
#1 They taste like sh!#. We are dieters for a reason. We like things that taste good. Those shakes do not. I'm not going to be committed to something that does not taste good (and neither are you).
#2 Not as many essential vitamins and minerals (we want to make sure we're running our machine at top-notch to burn off that weight).
#3 They're way too high in carbs, way too low in protein. Compare the nutritional information of a Slimfast Shake: Slimfast Chocolate Shake Nutrition Information Weight Clinic Chocolate Shake Nutrition Information
You know we need high protein to preserve our muscle. But, we actually haven't talked about carbs. I always think these things are common knowledge because I know them, but let me break it down real quick. Your body burns carbs for energy before it begins burning fat. If you are consuming a bunch of carbs (sugar), your body has to burn all of those off before it starts burning fat. Look it up, google it so you can understand. That's the basis of Atkins. That's how Atkins works (cutting carbs really low so the body only has fat to burn for energy--its second energy source).
Also if you have some degree of insulin resistance (which many people 40 - 50 lbs or more overweight do), then your body cannot break down carbs. The carbs you consume do not get used for energy. The carbs do not get to your cells. The carbs go straight to fat storage, and they impede your body from burning the fat that it is already carrying. This is why on "The Weight Clinic Plans," you would not be consuming additional carbs. You need to check with your doctor to make sure you don't have insulin resistance. If you do, you need to stay away from carbs until you get your weight down and your body re-learns how to break them down.
Watch this amazing lecture by Nutrition Ninja, Tom Naughton, where he cites this study in which fat mice STARVED to death WITHOUT burning their body fat due to the body's insulin response.
OK, so here's what you need: -- a meal-replacement shake (so you get all your nutrients)
-- with low carbs (so your body quickly burns through them and goes straight to it's stored fat for energy)
-- with high protein (so you preserve your lean muscle)
-- that does not taste like gym socks (Sorry Sam and Slimfast... and Optifast!)
But yes, those shakes have too many carbs. That's why they don't work (as fast) as shakes sold by weight loss clinics. Medical meal-replacement shakes have high protein and low carbs. So it's basically like "Liquid Atkins". In fact, if you did this diet they way they tell you to do it (eating lean & green for your meal), this diet is basically Atkins on steroids. If you weren't a know-it-all like me, you'd do this diet as directed (which is most likely what your doctor is going to tell you to do--he's going to laugh you out of his office if you bring him my plan!). But on the subject of carbs: Unless you are going to have a very physical routine (at least during your weight loss phase) you need to cut the carbs. I eat a varied amount of additional carbs with my solid meals to support my exercise (sorry, can't really report on the exact amount I consume--wasn't that scientific with it, but it is low amount--toast slice, 1/2 wrap, lavash roll, etc. -- I'll try to pay closer attention), but if you are NOT going to be having a very active routine, your doctor will most likely advise you to take even my small amount of additional carbs out. Talk to your doctor! Anyway, we'll discuss it soon on "The Easy Way Show!"
So what is your complete meal plan?
I consume 1200 calories per day spaced out over 9 meals. I eat ALL DAY LONG. I am never hungry. I am from the South; we don't do "hungry" here.
I drink 7 meal-replacement shakes per day (700 calories -- they are 100 calories each -- they come 7 in a box)
I eat 2 regular meals per day (500 calories -- w/all food groups *including fat*)
I drink on average approximately 3/4 gallon of water (mostly w/Wal-mart grape flavored mix)
I spend half the day in the bathroom peeing -- and you will too on a liquid diet. You will be flushing your system all day.
Isn't 1200 calories high for a morbidly obese person?
Yes. My doctor did not want me to do my plan. He wanted me to do a pure liquid diet of around 800 calories without "regular meals" (especially w/fat). I convinced my doctor to let me do it my way for at least one month. He has come around to my plan for me, but holds to the belief that morbidly obese people should be on very low calorie diets (and certainly not be eating extra fats). He considers me, and my commitment to exercising, an exception. And actually, looking back at my Day 1 Body Shots, I can see why perhaps he wouldn't believe that person would stay committed to daily morning and evening exercising.
**Please note: a 1200 calorie diet is not an extreme diet. If you are planning to take your calories down to 1000 or below, you do need medical supervision. I wanted the 1200 calorie count because I wanted to feed my body, support my exercise plan, keep my metabolism high, you need to power and run your machine.
Why do you eat carbohydrates?
You need them to support your physical activity. This is a topic we haven't discussed. I will be discussing this topic on a future episode. However, as stated above, many people 40-50 lbs or more overweight have some degree of insulin resistance. Which is why on "The Weight Clinic Plans," you would not be consuming extra carbs as I have. Therefore, you need to discuss with your doctor if consuming carbs is appropriate for you at this time. You can re-incorporate them once you have released some weight and your body has re-learned how to break them down. But you will be hitting your head against a wall if you are insulin-resistant and cannot break down the carbs. They will just be stored as fat... and your efforts will be frustrated. Do your own research on insulin resistance. Here are a couple of links to start you off: http://www.fao.org/docrep/w8079e/w8079e0n.htm http://www.womentowomen.com/insulinresistance/default.aspx
Why didn't you go all liquid?
The second you tell me I can't have something, that's when I lust it. I did not want to sit for several months lusting after "regular food". The instant the diet was over, I would make a Beeline to Walmart and clean the frippin' place out! (Oprah talks about doing just that after her Optifast liquid diet years ago on a weight loss video she did called "Make The Connection" -- you can get the VHS on Amazon for 1 cent at http://www.amazon.com/Oprah-Make-Connection-Vivica-Fox/dp/6304562233 .)
In addition, I believe consuming fat was crucial in my weight loss. An all liquid diet would have virtually no fat. Each shake only has 1.5 grams of fat.
I knew protein was vital in weight loss and preserving lean muscle. I knew I wanted to consume more than the RDA for protein. So I planned to have a bunch of very low calorie, small "meals" (meal replacements) protein shakes throughout the day to speed up my metabolism. But to avoid food lust, I wanted to have regular grocery meals also. I found through my research that all the food groups, *including fats* were necessary -- my doctor was most opposed to that (he still is, despite my results -- doctors base their medical advice to you on what they were taught years ago, not on emerging research. EVERYTHING in the field of science changes. What you "know" as fact today will be disproved tomorrow. As I have discussed in my videos, the new research shows you need to consume fat to burn fat and non-consumption of fat may explain why many dieters plateau and why many people on very low-fat diets are not able to release their body fat regardless of how much they starve themselves). Look at the diet of all of the other carnivores on this planet. Then look at their waistlines. Name one that restricts fat. We'll discuss this more on "The Easy Way Show!" WOOOO!
What was your exercise plan?
You need to prepare your exercise based on your desired results. You can go right now on Youtube and get free personal trainers! I have an idea of how I want my body to look, so I prepared my exercise plan based on that. The benefit of exercise is not the calories burned during the exercise; that is of far less importance than the fact that you are boosting your metabolism to burn fat all day long.
I walk on the treadmill for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening for fat-burning cardio. Following each of those hours of cardio, I do abdominal crunches and inner thigh leg lifts. I have recently started doing Callanetics exercises for my arms. I personally do NOT want to do weight lifting -- I like a softer look. I don't even want a "toned" look. I like a soft look for myself. You need to develop a plan based on your desired body and get your doctor's approval. (See my Exercise Page for more info. I call my plan "Z90X".)
Is that the only reason you're so successful?
Cynics would say yes...Those who think like me would say no! I keep emphasizing that my thinking is different. Most people don't have "the ears to hear" that. I am trying my hardest to get people to realize the power to create their "goal body" is within them. Detach yourself from your weight, the messages of defeat you expose yourselves to everyday, and stop limiting your vision to the things you "can see."
As Dr. Dyer puts it, "...if you're limiting yourself only to things you can see, why are you paying your electric bill?" Now I don't want to minimize the excellent shakes, the water, the exercise, speeding up metabolism... all of that works together... the faith and the deeds work together! LOL
Please watch my New Type Z Success Series. I share 4 Very Quick, Simple, Type Z Practices you can do every day to help you achieve your goals. While I believe all of these practices can be incorporated into anyone's schedule, for those of you who complain about time, you absolutely can incorporate listening to Subliminal Messages while you sleep. They are a success tool used by everyone from Stephen Spielberg to Tiger Woods to Tony Robbins to Impatient Dieter! And listening to them while you sleep is about as Type Z as it gets. Do they work? Probably a little too well! [Click Here To Read My Hilarious Friend's Warning Before Downloading.] I listen to these weight loss messages:
What if I don't want to eat fat? New Research:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/why-eating-a-low-fat-diet_b_634011.html
You have to do your own research. That's why I continually stress that. Do your own research. Read books. Read articles. Don't expect anyone to deliver accurate information to you. It's your body... you only get one… you need to take a vested interest in it. But I firmly believe that YOUR beliefs create YOUR reality. If you don't want to eat fat, DON'T EAT FAT. If you believe fat will make you fat, DON'T EAT FAT! But if you do decide to eat fat, you need to feel confident that it will be advantageous for your weight loss to do so. I firmly believe that consuming fat has been crucial in my weight loss, fat burning, and the fact that I don't have saggy skin and kept my lady lumps. I still keep my calories low, but I consume fat. Since my body is receiving fat, it does not recognize it is being deprived and is therefore not clinging to its fat reserves. Consuming fat is also triggering my body to burn fat, not muscle. This is what the new research shows. The idea that your diet should be extremely low-fat to lose fat has been proven time and again (perhaps even through your own past failures), to not be effective in reducing weight for a variety of reasons including the body's starvation response. In addition, the research further shows that the idea that you can only metabolize a certain amount of fat in a given period of time is also false. You need to wade through new research… hell, who's tax dollars do you think paid for all of this research? If nothing else, you need to read to find out what the hell your hard earned money bought! But seriously, just as with ANY science, long-held beliefs are disproved in later years. Many ideas in regard to weight loss or any field of science for that matter, were "accepted", not tested. Many things that seem "logical" simply are not scientifically proven to be true. Now that research is being conducted to challenge "accepted" conventions, it's turning out that many common-held beliefs about weight loss don't pan out when put to the test. In fact the most common-held belief -- create a calorie-deficit and your body automatically loses weight -- is in fact the biggest pile of steamy horse crap there is. Many dieters restrict calories to a severe degree and increase activity to an extreme degree... and yet see no movement on the scale. There is tons of research to show the archaic thinking that a reduction in calories = automatic weight loss is in fact incorrect due to many factors, such as a corresponding slower metabolism. Like I said: DO YOUR RESEARCH! EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE!
How does your plan differ from those diet clinic plans?
They will typically have you drink only 4-5 shakes, and have one meal at the end of the day which they term "lean & green" = 8 oz lean meat + 2 cups salad/green veg. Their diets do not allow for fat. Their calorie count is approximately 1100 calories.
I have 7 shakes (I wanted to eat all day to speed up my metabolism) + 2 small meals (w/all food groups including fat--not lean), and I eat approximately 100 calories more than them (1200 calories).
What if I just want to eat lean like the weight clinics?
By all means, do their plan. Talk it over with your doctor. You need to feel comfortable with what you think will work. If you BELIEVE you need to stay away from the fat... you NEED to stay away from the fat! Your life is created by your beliefs. For me, I truly believed that eating fat was NECESSARY for my weight loss and for fueling me while exercising. But if you BELIEVE you need to eat lean and green... You NEED to eat lean and green.
A friend told me a liquid diet isn't safe?
Has your friend consulted her doctor for her current diet of oreos and doritos? Yes people, tell your friends, unlike their current McDiet, with a liquid diet, you are getting all your nutrients. I think it's hilarious that people (mostly other fat people justifying their reason to be fat) are so quick to advise you against doing anything about losing your weight, and critical of this or that diet... the next time one of them offers you advice, ask first to see their medical credentials... then their research... then ask to see their doctor's approval for their slow suicide diet of McDonald's and Burger King. Read This Research on The Success Rates of Meal-Replacement Diets vs. Self-Directed Diets
I think I need to go all liquid. Can I just go all liquid?
Like I said, your beliefs create your reality. If you BELIEVE you need to do only liquids... you NEED to do only liquids. But you definitely want to get your doctor's approval.
What are you going to do after the liquid diet ends? UPDATE: I will begin shooting Maintenance Videos soon.
This first phase of my art project was to have people open their mind to the possibility that it doesn't "have to be hard" and it doesn't "have to take a long time" (though I never suspected it would be this easy or this fast). The next phase is maintenance, and I also want to show we can release this belief that maintaining it "has to be hard." There is nothing hard about being conscious about what you insert in your mouth. That "it has to be hard" belief is a "mind virus" (in fact, the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of human beings on this planet, do not share this mind virus). I will be doing videos on conscious eating, quick meals, snacks, protein, fat, tips, positive thinking, body awareness, etc. It doesn't have to be hard, people. That ridiculous belief that is not serving you is a mind virus... and the purpose of any virus is to duplicate, infiltrate, and spread... "we all have accepted these mind viruses but we don't have to…The minute you start to think like that, The Universe will offer you experiences that match up to that... the confirmation of your doubt." --Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Excuses BeGone. Here's a New Research Article on Obesity. Excellent Maintenance Plan: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101124171536.htm
Why don't you have loose skin & stretch marks?
I believe that the protein and fat I am consuming have contributed to my non-hanging, tight skin. Fat and protein are vital for skin. I get in morning and evening exercising. I do a lot of visualization, meditation, and most of all... I believe I create my own reality. Check out my Beauty Dilemmas Page for a discussion of how MSM can help you tighten skin and diminish stretch marks. I do not have severe stretch marks, but I do have tiny ones. Many women report online that they formed during puberty. I honestly don't recall; I certainly was not vain enough to notice back then; I was too busy being a nerd. But I am trying several topical aids to diminish them to "Become a 10 in 2010." In addition, I am loving all these testimonials about compression suits and I am learning more about which would be more appropriate for us. After trying two other, much more costly suits, the third time has got to be the charm! I will wear one compression suit to work out in and another suit to sleep in. This is my final attempt at "Type Z Body Toning!"
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Though it is an uncommon practice in Western Culture, the ancient practice of "belly binding" dates back centuries in cultures across the world. We'll discuss that later, but in our society, Compression Suits are the secret Hollywood Starlets use to shape their physiques! You may know that people who have had plastic surgery wear them afterward to help shape their bodies; but you may not know, they reportedly assist in shaping bodies of people, regardless of if they've had cosmetic surgery -- such as after childbirth or people who lose a lot of weight. As older subscribers know, I originally ordered a Stage 1 Compression Suit to wear at night. I did not realize that Stage 1 is looser, bulkier, and designed to be worn for only the first 2 weeks after cosmetic surgery for "healing." I then ordered a Stage 2. But the more I researched about the benefit of compression suits, I found people reporting amazing transformations from wearing compression garments while they exercised (for increased circulation & shaping). That compression garment was not something I could comfortably work out in at all and it irritated my skin. I then wore the capri, dual-compression latex suit while exercising & an above-the-knee latex suit to sleep in. Latex provides a high degree of compression, doesn't stretch out, and is surprisingly comfortable. So my non-professional recommendation is that you purchase two latex suits: one to sleep in and one to work out in. Now this company truly rocks, offering them at only $30, but they offer great deals on other suits too. Some of their suits are super hard-core like Body Magic with hook-and-eye closure beneath a front zipper. And that super-strength latex suit is strong as heck! Some of their suits even contain booty pads! Now seeing me with booty pads is going to be hilarious! This is gonna be a really fun series! I ordered a wide variety--see all on my Compression Suit Page. (Sizing Chart is also on that page.)
All of these are way more affordable than those dang $200 ones I'Ve bought. By the way, keep a few of those plastic cylinder tube canisters that the Walmart Grape Drink comes in. These are crotchless for going to the bathroom, but unless you have aim from hell, you're going to need to keep a few of those plastic canisters under your bathroom sink cabinet. Trust me! I'll explain this tip in upcoming vids. Anyway, research compression garments for shaping your physique during weight loss.
What about body sculpting/shaping? UPDATE: Visit my Anti-Aging Page for a Sneak Peak at my new "peach."
I personally have no interest in weight training. I know that's the trend for people who lose weight on Youtube -- to go from losing fat to toning up. I wanted a softer look for my body, so I never planned on doing that. I just wanted to drop the weight and I would have just been content with that. But, I've fallen in love with the Callanetics DVD and the instructor, Callan Pinckney. So I'm definitely doing that during maintenance. I absolutely love this exercise routine she's developed and the before and after pictures are downright astounding! Plus Callanetics is very Type Z and produces amazing results. I hope to have a dramatic transformation. Check this woman out (skip to 0:20):
Also, you guys have been sending me a bunch of products you want me to try before you buy. Visit My Updated Beauty Page and join me in "Becoming an 11 in 2011" on "The Easy Way Show!" WOOOOO!
As always, consult your doctor. Nothing on this website is intended as a substitute for medical advice.
MY PSA: MAKE YOUR HOME A NO-SHOE ZONE
We walk through the filth of the world: Sidewalks, Subways, Truck Stops, Prisons... hey maybe you have a relative to visit, I don’t know... if you don’t remove your shoes, you are tracking all that back into your home. Just as Oprah is raising our consciousness about the need to make your car a No-Phone Zone, I would like to raise your consciousness of the need to make your home a No-Shoe Zone. Tomorrow, look down while you are walking, and note all the muck you walk through... so you're going to track all that back in your house and wallow around in it... NOOOOO! So the moment you walk through your door, please remove your gross, disgusting, vile, revolting, germ-laden, parasite-ridden, filthy friggin shoes! Thank you!
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