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11:51 am - Posted by Gregg

Can you tell I’m excited about the availability of free online summits that can teach and inspire us to live happier, healthier lives? And no, I’m not just excited about them because I’m sometimes asked to participate as one of the guest speakers. I find these summits so useful for anyone looking to change their life for the better — whether they’re at the beginning of their journey to health or are working on maintaining the goals they’ve already achieved. I know I learn so much from these summits and speakers. And I love that the one I’m blogging about today focuses on discovering your inner athlete.

You know those feelings that tell us we aren’t athletes (oh, man — I know them well). Looking in the mirror and not liking what you see. Saying no to activities that would actually be fun, but seem completely impossible due to our weight or our current (or even former) sedentary habits. Well, we can now reclaim our health and a positive mindset once and for all.

First of all, know that you’re not alone. Lot’s of experts on these topics have been through it too and they are available to show you how! Connecting with your inner athlete can change the way you think about exercise, food, your health AND your body.

If you already know you want in, go ahead and click here now for free access.

You and I both know the internet is over-stuffed with lots of exercise plans, fad diets, self-help books, and dozens of other quick-fixes that over promise yet under deliver results. This is why we get so tired of all the failed plans and let-downs. What we really want is a healthy lifestyle that lasts — not another “get thin/fit/beautiful now” scheme.

My friend and colleague, Renée Ramsdell has pulled together a single resource for you where you will find all the tools you need to create lasting happiness while you build a strong and resilient body, unleash your self-esteem, and embrace a healthy lifestyle. We all deserve to be well and happy! Renée and I totally get what you’re going through because we’ve been there. The good news is we’ve both gotten though it and we’re excited to help you get through it too!

Renée has brought together 21 incredible experts (including yours truly) for this free online summit. She’s interviewed notable Doctors, Coaches, Psychologists, Nutritionists, Motivators and Athletes with years of experience. This rockstar group of experts have all come together to give you the tools you’ve been looking for.

If you’re ready to empower your inner athlete, get fit, lose those extra pounds and live a life full of amazing health and vitality, click here to sign up for free.

You’ll take away so many great tools and tips (all without charge, which I love!):

  • Discover what types of exercise WORK for and are FUN for you.
  • Learn to accept where you are now and plan for where you’d like to go.
  • Make friends with your body.
  • Enjoy foods that satisfy AND nourish you.
  • Harness the power of your mind to achieve your goals.
  • Decide that you are WORTH it!

I’m thrilled Renée invited me to speak on this free online event, and I’m proud to share this virtual stage with all my fellow experts. I look forward to your joining Renée, myself and all the other experts.

P.S. Share this link with friends and family and they’ll get to enjoy free access to the summit as well!

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March 8, 2012

For good measure

10:25 am - Posted by Gregg

Are you in on the big secret about what it really takes to achieve dieting success? A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine shows what many of us that have successfully shed the excess weight have known all along: When it comes to dieting, what really counts is portion size and calorie control.

Yes, this is “basic news” that might seem to fit in with “The Sky is Blue” and “Dogs Bark.” But given all of the “no carb,” “low fat” and “low protein” so-called diet solutions out there, this study reminds us that there are no tricks to dieting, just common sense. In fact, after this particular study, researchers concluded that the best diet is a healthy one that cuts calories, not food groups.

The Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates Study’s conclusions are the result of one of the longest, largest and most thorough tests of several popular dieting strategies ever.

Given that in recent years another well-regarded study found the same results to be true, doctors and nutritionists are now embracing the idea of dieting in a “Back to basics” way: Cutting calories – not certain foods or food groups, which means cutting portions.

The study included over 800 people that were determined to be in need of losing weight. These “dieters” were each assigned one of four different diets:

  • Low-fat, average-protein
  • Low-fat, high-protein
  • High-fat, average-protein
  • High-fat, high-protein

These diets included calorie counts of 1,200 to 2,400 daily, depending on the individual dieter’s body mass index and gender. Along with “cutting back,” the dieters in the study were also asked to do 90 minutes of moderate exercise each week. Participants were also asked to keep a diary of their food intake and enter their information online for the researchers to document.

Of course, this is all good news for savvy dieters like ourselves who are learning that there are no tricks to weight loss… Just common sense:

  • Eat less
  • Workout more
  • Drink water
  • Get plenty of rest
  • And include visits to your personal physician to ensure all aspects of our life changes are healthy ones

Now that we know that ‘less is more’ (and that the sky is blue and dogs bark), let’s put this common sense knowledge to work for our weight loss and/or weight maintenance goals, shall we? And if you have any “Common sense” tips that you’d like to add to the mix, please share!

For more about the above mentioned study: Click Here

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