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piling on the pounds while sedentary and recovering. Since then, I have busted my butt for ten years on every fad diet and have worked out five or six times per week (many times doing 2 workouts a day!) and often with the best MMA and personal trainers in the world. Regardless of this dedication for ten years – I only just got the body I always worked so hard for – and only in the last 12 months have I finally found the answers that work.

This Blog is For Both Men and Women

Secondly – this blog will be for both MEN and WOMEN. Helping me out to provide a man’s perspective on this blog is my best friend, workout partner, life coach and soul mate. He is man with an exceptional physique that is NOT the result of genetics. He has, in my opinion, the equivalent body to the UFC’s own GSP, which is a VERY hefty compliment and one I don’t throw around lightly. He is by no means a professional athlete, but over ten years of his own study and training – he now maintains a body that is certainly better than most professional athletes. Being not genetically gifted or a professional athlete and having a six pack all year around – without killing himself in the gym and without any harsh diets is a testament that he knows what he’s doing. Our eating and workout programs are based on the same science of nutrition and exercise, but he works out and eats for a 6′ 195 pound man and I workout and eat for a 115 pound woman. The science is the same.

A lot of this information has come from him and he has changed my body, workouts, eating habits and lifestyle more than all the personal trainers I’ve had combined. And I’ve worked with some of the best coaches and trainers in the world – but all have failed to put it together into a program that’s livable over the long term and successful. So all you guys out there, if you want to have your best body all year around – lean and muscular with abs – this blog will be an invaluable resource for you too. How to put on lean muscle and stay at single digit or low teen body fat percentages is the look you want to go for. Lean with definition, not bulky and out of proportion, is the most desirable body from a women’s perspective. Lean and muscular is the look, in my opinion, that all men should be going for.

Eat More Food, Work Out Less, Lose Weight

Now back to me – my body has changed so much over the past 12 months. I finally have the body I want. I’ve got it by:

1) Working out less, but in the right way for my body type

2) Eating more food, but the right foods for my body type

3) Finding a balance of the two above – so I can enjoy my life and food and maintain my weight.

Cookie Cutter Solution: Does One Size Fit All?

Absolutely not!!!

There is no “one solution that fits everyone”. But in this blog I’m going to teach you what I have learned and how to adjust my regime to fit your body type and lifestyle. This knowledge has changed my life and it will change yours.

I’m also going to give you an education on food and exercise so you understand how your body works and reacts to the food you eat. These are the most fundamental things that you must know – otherwise you can not make smart decisions about what you put in your mouth when you’re at work, travelling, at a restaurant etc and/or you don’t have time to cook. You have to know what all these hidden ingredients are in the food you eat and what they do to your body. You have to know about the Glycemic Index so you can choose the right carbs (if you body type allows it, more on carbs in a later blog). You have to know what meat makes you skinny when you eat it and what meat will make you fat. You have to know when you have a plate of vegetables in front of you, which ones you should eat and which ones you shouldn’t. You have to know when you are at a bar having drinks with your friends, which cocktail will spike your insulin levels and which one won’t. You have to know all this information so when you are cooking or at a restaurant you can eat the healthiest and tastiest meals possible that will make you lose weight. This will allow you to eat lots of great food and also lose weight!!!

What You Put In Your Mouth Accounts for 70%+ of Your Weight Loss

Diet is 70 – 80% of losing weight. You CAN get ripped without ever exercising. Experts don’t recommend this, but it is possible to do it. If you restrict your food intake enough, you can get so skinny that you actually die. Compare that with working out 7 days a week and eating pizza every meal of every day. You will never get lean no matter how hard you train (unless you are genetically gifted which 99.9% of us (myself included) are not). So what goes into your body is 70%+ of what determines how you look. Food is more important than exercise.

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