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M is for making the day MINE !!!

~ Monday and Health ~ MINE !!!

~ Monday and Health ~ MINE !!!

This Monday though it started off busier than planned was still a successful day for me. Needed to do some added work to help a friend out. Though not scheduled….it was not unplanned.

You’re probably thinking, hey guy, how can you say that it’s not unplanned?

Easy answer…..

Easy formula … my grandfather taught me many moons ago (a long time ago 😉

He said ~ Where Preparation meets Opportunity You will have success !!!

Always remembered that, especially coming from someone I truly admired for his straight up honesty and character too.

Also, though busy, did not give into the temptation of junk food or missing a workout.

The workout is GXP which only lasts 9 minutes but burns fat super well without making you feel wiped out and best part only 9 minutes, then enjoyed a delicious breakfast.

This evening was 7MM by Jon Benson. That’s right folks, have added 15 pounds of muscle in 2 months with only 7 minutes a day of workouts. He has helped with his inspiration, caring attitude, and is truly someone who cares that people succeed at life and health too !!! Did the workout on my deck with a great view of the lake nearby too 😉 This really helped unwind me along with a warm sauna like shower as well. Grilled out under the setting sun to enjoy an evening low carb Protein meal that was refreshing and hit the spot with some lemon water to toast the sunset AND a new healthier lifestyle now !!!

Getting back to how to avoid the munchies mid-day. Found (big Kudos to Jon helping me with this with EODD (Every Other Day Diet !!)

Now deal with cravings for junk foods , or sweets ~

It’s more mental than physical ~ You heard that right folks!!

I call it “brain conditioning”! Water must be consumed daily (Jon rules with this and and I have found that when chocolate cravings come (my weakness) and I haven’t struggled with “bad” eating habits for years; keeping in mind that small meals throughout the day in the form of an apple or banana (good simple sugars) along with water or even a protein snack can trick your brain into thinking it is full and/or at least be satisfied for the moments taking those unwanted cravings away.

Works for me!

Again the key is to stay positive, patient and consistent with your MAP progress. Outside results can be slow (also depending on your age group) but can be achieved. Just your well being can improve along with productivity at work and home.

Further tips: Use fish oil intake up to around 10g a day. Yes, it’s a lot but you’ll benefit from the increased energy and fat burning.” Can personally tell you fish oil has really helped in recovery from workouts to energy just like Jon said…..Love It !!!!

Further found taking zinc and magnesium doses now have increased .

Tip: Remember you’ll know when you’re taking too much magnesium as you’ll find your stools get loose. Until this happens you’re ok so play around until you find YOUR personal upper limit. It’s much higher than most people presume, though we’re very individual too…

These herbs were easy to find at my local market, were from quality sources as well as being easy on the wallet…..definitely you’ll get more bang for your buck with these. Remember it may take a few days for these natural herbs to start showing their benefit, but it’s worth it !!! Used Ashwaghanda and Rhodiola since they really helped lower my cortisol levels while giving a more relaxed feeling ….even on those crazy busy days !! 😉

Also recently found added fenugreek supplements which helped control insulin.

Another great spice you have probably right in your kitchen is one of the most overlooked, but healthiest spices in the world…

You might even call it a “fat burning spice”… in a roundabout
way.

And yes, it can actually help you win the battle against
abdominal fat if you use it daily…I’ll explain why.

Here are some other benefits of this miracle spice:

*controls blood sugar levels
*helps maintain insulin sensitivity
*a very powerful antioxidant
*may have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
*and dozens of other benefits

So what is this miracle spice?

Well… it’s good old tasty Cinnamon!

Although cinnamon does not directly increase fat burning
(such as by increasing metabolic rate, etc), it CAN actually
help you to burn off abdominal fat and get leaner through
an indirect link.

Here’s how…

Although cinnamon has dozens of health benefits, the main
benefit that will help you to get leaner is through it’s strong
effect on controlling blood sugar levels in your body.

In a study published in 2003 in the medical journal Diabetes
Care, groups were split into people taking 1, 3, or 6 grams
of cinnamon per day in capsule form (the equivalent of approx
1/4th to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon).

The results of the study showed that all 3 amounts of cinnamon
reduced fasting blood glucose levels by 18-29% after 40 days.

Cinnamon can also increase insulin sensitivity, which essentially
means that it is helping your body to control blood sugar while
simultaneously allowing your body to produce less insulin.

As you know, chronically high insulin levels can make your
body pack on the blubber.

How to harness this to lose more fat…

One possible way to benefit from cinnamon to lose more fat is
to use cinnamon daily in your meals when you can

Definitely remember high dose B vitamins are critical too, esp. for elevating your metabolism and helping you recover from training, side benefit is gives natural energy boost without the caffeine withdraw like coffee would have done.

Here’s to you saying ‘Monday is MINE!!!’

Best of Success to you !!!! 😀

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