Exercise Weight Loss

The Absolute Fastest Healthy Way to Lose Weight

It’s Sunday night. You’re sitting comfortably on your sofa with a bowl of super cheese popcorn watching your favorite show. Suddenly the phone rings. You check the caller ID. Its your BFF that you haven’t seen in 3 months so you decide to answer:

“Hey man I got some great news!”




“I finally popped the question to my girl and she said yes!”


-“Finally! After thinking about for ten thousand years” 


“I know right!”


“But hey listen I know its your Sunday night but I wanted you to be the first to know.”


-“Great thanks bro I appreciate that”


“Oh one more thing. We both want you to be my best man! AND we want you to wear your Dress Navy Uniform.  You know the one we used to wear when we served together? Yeah that one. It would mean a lot to both of us!”


-“But but that was 10 years ago!” 


“I know right. You’ve always managed to stay in great shape. I follow your facebook. That’s what I admire so much about you!”


-“Oh I…yeah…sure no problem. When’s the wedding?” 


“So you know neither of us wanted a long drawn out wedding. So we’re gonna have it in her folks back yard at the end of the month! You know me I don’t waste time.”


-“Oh wow!” 


“Yup! Well I gotta lot of phone calls to make so I’ll let you go. See you see bro!”


*hangs up*

“What am I going to do?” You think  You’re so excited to be your bestie’s best man but he doesn’t know you’ve been slacking off and gained 20 lbs. since you last saw each other!

How the f*&k am I gonna lose 20 lbs in 3 weeks?!

You do some research and you find out the key to fastest healthy way to lose weight possible and to lose weight without counting calories is to:

A. Cut back on sugar and starches (which are just sugar)

B. Pump up the protein! (and vegetables)

C. Exercise so you’re burning fat instead of just losing  water weight! 

A. Cut back on sugar and starches

This is a no-brainer to you. You already know that carbohydrates (sugar and starches) are the most quickly and easily metabolized nutrient known to man.

Our bodies can use carbs easily and leave its fat reserves intact. That’s why we crave it so much and that’s why almost all junk food has carbohydrates as its base ingredient.

By cutting the carbs your body has no choice but to turn to its fat reserves for fuel.  On top of that consuming fewer carbohydrates causes your insulin levels to decline. In order to compensate your kidneys shed filter out more sodium and water .

Here is a graph from a study demonstrating clear difference between low carbohydrate diets and traditional low fat diets.  This is why those that start on low carb diets lose a large amount of weight in the first week.  However, you don’t want just to cut the carbs in a starvation type diet.

As you can see those on low carbohydrate diets not only lost more weight in a significantly shorter period of time they already reduced their risk of heart disease (one of the leading causes of death in America).


That’d be horrible for your body (specifically your heart) and your mind.  That’s why you need to increase your protein and vegetable intake.

B. Pump up the protein (and vegetables)

Next you learn that every single of your meals should include a amount of large protein source, something with fat (yes fat), and low carbohydrate vegetables (yup veggies have carbs too).

Anywhere from 20-50 grams of protein per day is what you need.  Good sources of protein include but aren’t limited to

Beef, poultry, seafood, and eggs (but not beans!). More on that in a minute  You’ve got to pump up the protein if you want this to work. This tends to be easier for men than women but no matter what gender you are pumping up the protein is essential if you expect this to work.


Because the increased protein intake will reduce your cravings and allow you to reduce your calories by up to 50% without you even knowing it.

Some vegetables to avoid

This comes as a total surprise to you during your research but you find out that there are many hidden sources of carbohydrates  including vegetables. You learn in order to be successful the following vegetables must be avoided.

  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Yams
  • Beans

You learn some really good vegetables to include in your diet are the following:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Swiss chard
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber

All of these guys are very low carb and still pack quite a nutritional punch.  You’re delighted to hear that in addition to all the meat you get to load your plate up on these guys as well. That’s great to further reduce any food cravings.

What you learn next about eating puts a real smile on your face. Part of the diet you get use lots of butter, and vegetable oils oils in your cooking. This means your meals will still taste great while you’re losing weight!

Based on what you’ve researched you find a meal plan that looks like this:


Meal #1: Noon 3 poached eggs
Sautéed spinach, peppers and mushrooms
Meal #2: 4pm 2-3 oz tuna
Steamed asparagus and cauliflower
Meal #3: 8pm 2-3 oz turkey
Steamed broccoli and carrots

Ya gotta exercise!

While it is possible to lose a great deal of weight with just the diet alone if you really want to get into that dress uniform in time for your best friend’s wedding exercise must be part of the weight loss equation.

Remember you wanted the absolute fastest healthy way to lose weight!

You dread this part as you hate running as it hurts your knees.  Then you find out that you’re in luck! The recommended exercise are strength training exercises.

You see when you do aerobic exercises like running or jogging they’re really good at pumping up your adrenaline levels but not much else.  You essentially stop burning fat when you stop the exercise.

However, with strength training you continue to burn those calories long after the exercise ends. Eventually as your muscles enlarge your body turns into a fat burning furnace.

If you want to lose weight and keep it off strength training is the way to go…

The best part yet to come!

The more and more you research the more you discover that yes you really can lose weight without counting calories! If you follow a plan you’ll automatically eat less calories.

In addition you find the 2-Week Diet which maps the whole process out for you! They’re so confident that they offer a 60-day money back guarantee. If you don’t lose weight after 60 days just return it no questions asked.

You read up on this plan some more including reviews and testimonials and you discover that thousands of people just like you have used this to lose weight fast!

What’s nice is the plan maps out the whole process for you including the best exercises and how long to do that.  In other words not all exercises are created equal.

The 2-Week Diet tells you exactly what exercises to do, how long you should do them, and when you can do them. Thus giving you the maximum benefit with the minimum amount of work to achieve your goals!

But wait there’s more!

You find these ten great scientific tips anyone trying to lose weight as fast as possible while still being healthy.

  1. Eat a high-protein breakfast. Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day
  2. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight
  3. Drink water a half hour before meals. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months
  4. Choose weight loss-friendly foods (see list). Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. Get a list of the 20 most fat burning foods on earth.
  5. Eat  lots of soluble fiber. Studies show that soluble fibers may reduce fat, especially in the belly area. Fiber supplements like glucomannan can also help,
  6. Drink coffee or tea. If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, then drink as much as you want as the caffeine can in them boost your metabolism by 3–11%
  7. Go natural! Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating
  8. Eat your food slowly. Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones
  9. Weigh yourself every day. Studies show that people who weigh themselves every day are much more likely to lose weight and keep it off for a long time
  10. Get a good night’s sleep, every night. Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking care of your sleep is important

Nope! You don’t need to starve yourself to lose weight

The God’s have really smiled on you today. Thanks to the latest research in weight loss techniques the need to starve one’s self in order to lose weight is long gone!

In fact the opposite will occur. By eating lots of protein you’ll feel full and satiated longer than eating carbohydrate based crap. That’s not to say that you may not miss that big of Doritos and Dr. Pepper at lunch but the results will speak for themselves.

Your bathroom scale will become your compass of hope to keep you on track. You know your best buddy is counting on you and more importantly you owe it to yourself to stick this through and live a healthier life.

How much should you expect to lose?

Of course no results are typical, How much you lose depends on how well you stick to the program. Period. But if you do stick to the 3-week diet plan as directed then losing 23 pounds in 3 weeks is completely reachable.

Those who have tried it have reported losing between 15-25 lbs upon completion. If you have a medical condition, talk to your doctor before making changes because this plan can reduce your need for medication.

Normally dieting is a battle between your body and your brain. Your body is telling you there’s too much weight via aching knees, bad backs, and overall reduction in mobility.

On the other hand your brain wants to store as much fat reserve as possible in case of famine.

Reducing carbohydrate intake calls a truce in this battle. By reducing carbs insulin levels are lowered thus changing the hormonal environment in your body.

Your hormones will signal to your brain by your body is indeed full and will turn off the hunger switch. In fact your brain will want to lose weight because your body will feel so full.

It will do this by reducing your appetite dramatically allowing people to control their eating easily.  This is why low carb diets cause 2x-3x the normal weight loss than the old school low fat restricted calorie diets!

The 2-week diet also has another trick up it’s sleeve not found in a typical low carb diet. This secret is what naturally puts your weight loss into overdrive and really turns your body into that fat burning super furnace needed to achieve the results you deserve.

To sum things up

The fastest  healthy way to lose weight is to cut the carbs and exercise. However if you want to lose weight even faster than that you must use the system provided in the 2-week diet as it has advanced techniques the help you implement cutting carbs and exercising to your maximum advantage.

You do the diet plan and thanks to your grit and dedication you make it all the way through the three weeks and you look as good in that dress uniform as you did when you put it on the first time 10 years ago!

You have a great time being best man at your BFF’s wedding!

Exercise Weight Loss

Is a Home Gym Worth It?

Time to get fit

As discussed in our Envy article one of the most effective ways to solve your penile problems is diet and exercise. You can gain an entire inch or maybe two (in appearance) by eliminating adipose (fat) from your belly and public region. If you’re here maybe you’ve finally decided you want to make a serious effort to lose weight. If that’s the case congratulations that’s half the battle! The next question is what is the best way to achieve your fitness goals and is a home gym worth it?

Of course you’ve thought about just going to the gym but there can be serious downsides to the gym:

The cost-A gym membership can cost $700+ a year

The pressure-Every gym has it. That obnoxious guy that grunts with every move he makes. Its easy to become intimidated in a gym environment

The travel time-Getting up and going to the gym can take a lot of time and headaches. It could be enough to discourage you from getting that crucial workout in the first place

The sanitation-Unfortunately some gyms and cleaner than others. I’ve found sweat, band-aids, amongst other things on gym equipment

Not so fast!

Oh so then a home gym is the solution for you right? Well not so fast. There are several things to consider prior to purchasing a home gym

The setup-Home gyms can be tough to set up for most people and downright impossible for others. If you do get one the best and safest way is to pay a professional to set it up for you

The space-This isn’t as big of a problem as it used to be as they’ve gotten really good at making home gyms more and more compact but still space is a factor

The motivation-Unless you’re a self starter the home gym can just end up being an expensive coat hanger.

tip:Don’t put it in the basement! It needs to be somewhere where you pass by it all the time 

The upfront cost-Speaking of costs a good complete home gym isn’t cheap. The Bowflex Xtreme SE, for example, is going to set you back about $1400 and that’s not including hiring someone to set it up if you need to.

These are all factors you need to consider before spending your hard earned cash on one of these things.


Why a home gym may be worth it

Okay so you’ve considered the pros and cons here’s why I think a home gym is worth it.

Privacy-If you’re like me you value your privacy. There’s nothing private at a gym. You have to deal with people watching you work out or even possibly a pervert watching you in the locker room *shudder*

Motivation-A lot of times just having to drive get dressed, get in my car, and drive through the weather (esp. in winter) to the gym is enough to demotivate a person from even going. A home gym is usually steps away from your bed or perhaps more motivating from your kitchen. 🙂

Availability-The home gym is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week rain or shine

Compactness-They’ve gotten a lot better with making home gyms a lot more compact than they used be. Even if you live in a studio apartment there are some home gyms that will fit in like a glove

No hidden fees-Once you’ve paid for the home gym its yours. No late fees, early termination fees, or other surprise charges on your credit card

No contacts-Many gyms ask for a one, two, or even three year contract. No so with a home gym

Time savings-The amount of time you’ll save by not having to get dressed, not getting in your car driving in the rain, not  having to wait for your favorite machine to become available can be astronautical, upwards of an hour of more

What home gym do you recommend then?

There are many good home gyms but for me the winner hands down is the bowflex. A bowflex guides you into making smooth and effective motions which maximizes the calories burned per repetition because of this a bowflex is the ideal machine for someone middle aged and up. It is relatively easy to set up for a complete home gym. Users reported having the machine completely assembled in 1-3 hours.   With its power rod resistance design you never have to change cables again when you change exercises. The power rod system eliminates the inertia and risk of joint pain/damage that comes from free weights.

The SE Xtreme includes:

Lat Tower with Angled Lat Bar

4-Position Lower Pulley/Squat Station

Abdominal Crunch Shoulder Harness

5-Way Hand-Grip/Ankle Cuffs

Multiple Cable/Pulley Positions

Compact Size for Smaller Workout Space 

Ergonomic Adjustable Seat with Polyurethane Cushion


Check Price of SE Xtreme on Amazon


The best part is the price. Traditional home gyms can easily go into the two to three thousand dollar range. An entry level bowflex will only set you back about $400-$500. I love mine and along with diet it really helped me achieve my fitness goals.



As stated a Beginner Blow Flex will run you about $500 once it’s all said and done on That’s less than a year’s membership at a gym

You’re looking at $800+ for a middle of the road bowflex

$1400+ for the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE. That’s a higher end model on Amazon

Pros & Cons

What customers liked about the Bowflex

The rod resistance technology was a lot more comfortable than free weights

The machine is quiet

The value-the price is small for the amount of exercises they could do

The machine has more than 70 different exercises making it impossible to get bored

What customers didn’t like:

Some said the rods lost resistance over time and they’re not warrantied beyond a year

The machine is not adequate for a highly athletic person


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