Ladies Edition: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight (And Keep it Off for Life)

Ladies Edition: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight (And Keep it Off for Life)

Today’s guest post comes from my good friend and colleague, Nick Smoot. Enjoy! -J “90% of women don’t want men to see their bodies.” I heard this the other day during my commute to work. Kinda crazy, huh? I’m not sure if it’s true (I sure hope it’s not), but I’ve yet to meet a woman who DIDN’T have something negative to say about her body, so it got me thinking: What’s the reason so many women are unhappy with the way they look? Is it their boobs? Their butt? The size of their hands or that pinky-toe that curls in to the left?  How about moles or teeth gaps? Tricep flab or stretch marks? Cellulite or a lazy eye? Honestly, I have no idea…and I doubt I ever will. But, one thing I have noticed is every woman I’ve ever worked with – not exaggerating here; EVERY WOMAN – has asked me what’s “the fastest way to lose weight?” Whether they need to lose weight or not? Well, that’s up for debate. But, every woman I’ve coached has made it clear that finding the fastest way to lose weight is something that’s really important to them. So, ladies, today I’m gonna show you how to do it. Ladies Edition: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight (And Keep it Off for Life) Regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, there are a few things you need to understand – and accept – before you embark on your fat loss journey: 1) You’re going to have to make sacrifices I know this seems like common sense, but you’d be surprised at the number of people that decide to chase a goal...
The Top 7 Best Books for Nutrition Coaches

The Top 7 Best Books for Nutrition Coaches

Any halfway decent fitness enthusiast can tell someone how to lose fat. It’s really not that hard. Calculate a moderate caloric deficit, outline sufficient protein intake, send your client these guidelines, and tell them “just hit these numbers and you’re good!“ Pretty simple. From here all you need to do is patiently wait and see how many people actually follow your guidelines long enough to get results. If you have a handful of 8-10 participants, odds are you’ll have at least 1-2 who are intrinsically motivated enough to stick to your plan no matter what. Then you can grab their before/after pictures, publish their “success story,” and explain to people how your “scientifically proven method” helped them shed X amount of pounds in 90-days. Congratulations. You’re a nutrition expert. If you want to be a great nutrition coach – a coach who can consistently inspire individuals to recognize their own ability to succeed – you need to do a hell of a lot more than just hand out calorie and protein guidelines.  You need to arm your clients with science-based knowledge in an easy to understand format. You need to teach your clients how to create sustainable habits. You need to show your clients tips and tricks that will help them succeed in the long-term. And, most importantly, you need to help your clients understand and believe that they are truly capable of achieving anything and everything they want.  To understand how to do this you need to get your hands on the absolute best books for nutrition coaches.  In an effort to help you weed through the B.S. and arm you with the most...
This Brand New Fat Burning Pill Is So Effective the U.S. Is Desperately Trying to Ban It…Permanently!

This Brand New Fat Burning Pill Is So Effective the U.S. Is Desperately Trying to Ban It…Permanently!

Don’t ask me how but I was able to get several samples of this brand new fat burning pill sent directly to my home office just about 2-weeks ago. At first I was skeptical. Nervous, to be honest. “Could there really be an effective fat burning pill that torches the fat off your bones and keeps it off for the rest of your life?” I had trouble wrapping my head around the possibilities and implications of such a pill…but I had it on good authority from the most respected coaches in the field such as Alan Aragon and Brad Schoenfeld the pill was legit. “It renders traditional dieting nothing more than a waste of time and money,” Alan told me over an intense late night convo on MySpace. “As long as you have this pill in your back pocket you’ll never have to worry about the woes of dieting ever again. It’s like Paleo…but even better!“ With an endorsement like that from arguably the single most influential coach, researcher, and author in the world of gainz nutrition…I knew I had to give it a shot. My results? Mind blowing.  In barely under 2-weeks I burned every ounce of fat off of my massive 5’4″ frame to reveal the most incredible set of 8-pack abs I’ve ever seen. I even got my body fat percentage virtually measured by a real live doctor on the bodybuilding.com forums and he told me I’m -6% body fat! -6%!  Take that, dieting! And by now you’re probably wondering where you can order your fat burning pills before they get banned, right? Great question and fortunately it’s a very simple process.  All you need to do is follow the instructions below… Happy April Fools Day! Bar-none the...
The Powerlifting Diet: Wait…Really? THAT’S What Powerlifter’s Eat?!

The Powerlifting Diet: Wait…Really? THAT’S What Powerlifter’s Eat?!

Powerlifting exemplifies the ultimate expression of strength. Testing the absolute most amount of weight you can lift in the squat, bench press, and deadlift…there is no ambiguity. There is no cheating. There is no doubt. You’re either strong enough to lift the weight or you aren’t. And while old-school powerlifting dogma used to preach the importance of getting as big as humanly possible at all costs (even if that meant eating like shit and getting obscenely fat), the new world of powerlifting has shown getting bull-strong can be accomplished while staying lean year round. That’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do. The Powerlifting Diet: Wait…Really!? THAT’S What Powerlifter’s Eat? As an IPA World Record Powerlifter people often assume I either: A)Relentlessly gorge myself with McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King and other fast food staples. or B)Maintain an incredibly strict (or “clean”) diet, accounting for every last calorie and neverlay a finger on a single “bad” food. Fortunately for my health, performance, and social life…neither of those assumptions are remotely accurate. So What Do I Eat On the Powerlifting Diet? As a business owner, full-time performance coach, competitive athlete, and social butterfly…I don’t have a lot of time to cook. As such, I’ve developed a very simple, easy, and relatively inexpensive system to help me perform at a high level, maintain a low body fat year round, and enjoy my life as a ridiculously good looking 23-year old. But before I get into what I eat, I want to briefly discuss several key points. 1) Fat Loss is Like a Bank I forget where I heard this first but, to whoever...
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5 Essential Components of the Ultimate Pre-Workout Meal

Pre-workout nutrition has long been one of the most furiously debated topics in the fitness industry. I actually covered the most recent research regarding pre & post-workout nutrition in this lengthy and highly referenced article; if you’re interested in the science behind my recommendations, I encourage you to give it a read. Today’s article is going to be brief and to the point. Rather than dig into the science, I’m going make this as clear and concise as possible. No boring research reviews and minimal scientific jargon. Plain and simple, this article is going to outline the 5 essential components of the ultimate pre-workout meal. It might seem simple – probably even too simple – but the truth is optimal nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated; in fact…it isn’t complicated at all! If someone tries to make you think otherwise…odds are they have no idea what they’re talking about and/or they’re trying to sell you something. Watch the short video, follow my guidelines, and reap the benefits of basic, effective, and science-based nutrition. The 5 Essential Components of the Ultimate Pre-Workout Meal To Recap   1) Timing Q: When is the best time to eat your pre-workout meal? A: Roughly 1-3 hours prior to strength training 2) Protein Q: How much protein do you need in your pre-workout meal? A:  Generally speaking, 25-35g is sufficient Q: Which type of protein is most beneficial? A: Irrelevant. Any high-protein source will do so long as you meet your total daily requirements (~1g/lb of bodyweight). For a list of my favorite protein sources, watch the video above. 3) Carbs Q: How many carbs should be included in...
Stop Wasting Money! The Top 3 Most Overrated Supplements

Stop Wasting Money! The Top 3 Most Overrated Supplements

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of the phenomenal team of researchers over at Examine.com. I’m extremely proud to have Examine write for SF as they are the largest nutrition-only website in the world and unquestionably the single best resource for all information pertaining to supplementation. In fact, their Supplement Goals Reference Guide has sold over 5,000 copies in just the last few months and has completely revolutionized the industry standards of supplementation. To give you an inkling of how revolutionary their supplement guide is, take into consideration the following stats: 9,000 pages long 25,000+ studies cited Written by the best researches in the world I downloaded my copy as soon as it came out and haven’t looked back since. If you’re tired of wasting money on useless supplements and ready to understand the truth behind proper supplementation, I highly recommend The Supplement Goals Reference Guide. Not only is it the most comprehensive supplement product on the market, but for the next 60-hours it’s on sale for 25% off its standard price! —–>Download Your DISCOUNTED Copy NOW! <—-– With that said, let’s examine the top 3 most overrated supplements! Stop Wasting Money! The Top 3 Most Overrated Supplements   Nutritional supplements are a weird industry (or field of research) where there really is no standard or reference drug, and new ‘interventions’ or drugs are just thrown out haphazardously so the users can wade through the information. Despite the above, there is still a ton of promise with nutritional supplements because many of these things do work. Using a collection of supplements that are known to work in conjunction with a good diet and lifestyle is...