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I was always frustrated  when summer would arrive and I knew that there would be pool parties and afternoons at the beach. And so once again, I’d look in my closet and try to find the shirts that best covered up my stomach. At least for these casual events, I didn’t have to tuck anything in!!!

I wasn’t exactly obese, but just flabby enough that I was a little embarrassed about walking around in a swimsuit.

The worst part was walking around sucking in my gut at the pool or beach all day! Have you ever done this? I’d suck it in and actually hold my breath, strutting around trying to flatten my stomach! Looking back I realize how silly it must have looked. I finally just decided that I was tired of being flabby. I made up my mind once and for all that I was going to do something about it.

I had never been much for working out though or eating healthy for that matter and didn’t know where to start. The Internet was terribly confusing as well. Fifty million different “experts” all telling me I needed to buy another expensive piece of equipment. It was overwhelming at times and most of it just seemed like a scam!

There had to be an  honest program for abs out there that really did what it claimed!

Because I wasn’t buying in to all the hype about fad diets and exercise equipment.

I knew that the only way I was going to lose weight and keep it off, was a balance between diet and exercise that I could actually handle and stick to.

So finally after tons of trial and error, I found it. This plan does exactly what it claims and it doesn’t fill you up with wild promises… you know the ones. Instead it offers realistic step by step common sense eating and exercises which will put you in the best shape of your life. Forget about crunches and situps, these at first strange but effective methods work far better than any traditional methods. But it does something more than that: It gives you an unbelievable boost in confidence and a renewed zest for life like nothing you have ever felt before!

I got my six pack abs, but I got so much more than that! You’ve gotta check this out.  Click Here Body For Life because the results are guaranteed. No gimmicks… No hoaxes… No BS!!!!

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I receive a ton of questions about all of these new “energy” drinks that have hit the market over the last few years. They seem to be all the rage, especially with the youth, and they promise you the world with outrageous claims of all of the super energy that you are going to have, and how you’ll be crushing the competition in your sport, and so on.

So a couple questions arise:

Are these “energy” drinks really any good for you?

Do they actually increase your energy?

Do they really have some sort of magical energy formula?

Will they help you lose weight?

First of all, let’s look at what most of these energy drinks are usually made of. Most of them are simply carbonated water loaded with gut-fattening high fructose corn syrup, caffeine, the amino acid taurine, and a few random B-vitamins thrown in for show to trick you into thinking there’s something healthy about these concoctions.

Let’s start with the high fructose corn syrup. Well, here we’ve got empty calories that will go straight to your belly fat, and that are actually even WORSE for you than plain old refined sugar.

Ok, so you say that they have low-sugar or sugar-free varieties as an alternative to the HFCS-laden energy drinks. Yes, but now you have the problem of the harmful chemicals in the artificial sweeteners.

Another problem with artificial sweeteners is that there are some researchers that believe artificial sweetener use leads people to inadvertently consume more calories and gain more weight in the long run. I won’t go into the details on that because that would fill up an entire discussion by itself. Just trust me that artificial sweeteners and artificial chemicals in food in general, are all bad news for your body!

What about the caffeine? Well, first of all, caffeine in itself doesn’t provide “energy”. Technically, the only substances that actually provide energy are calories (from carbs, protein, and fat).

However, caffeine can be an aid for livening or waking some people up, by means of stimulating the central nervous system. Keep in mind though, if you’re a regular coffee drinker, you’re probably addicted to caffeine and probably wouldn’t receive too much benefit from the caffeine in an energy drink anyway.

Besides, instead of caffeine added to some carbonated drink, I’d rather get my caffeine from a natural source like green, white, or oolong teas, which actually provide healthful antioxidants too!

Now what about that so called magical blend of taurine and B-vitamins that they load into these energy drinks? Well, big deal…you can get taurine in almost any protein source. And the vast majority of those B-vitamins are simply coming right out into the toilet in your pee. Vitamins are best obtained naturally from real food sources, not artificially added to some carbonated drink. Your body just doesn’t use fake sources of vitamins as readily as natural sources from real food.

So as you can see, in my opinion, I give all of these energy drinks a big time THUMBS DOWN! You’re better off mixing up your own homemade energy drink with some iced unsweetened green, white, and oolong teas, a little bit of 100% pure berry or pomegranate juice, and maybe a touch of a non-denatured whey protein.

Well, I hope this article cleared up some of the confusion about these energy drinks that are being so heavily marketed these days, and will help you make more informed decisions for your health.

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Instead of the typical ab exercise routines that we see so often with crunches, situps, leg lifts, etc… I like to give my readers better options for metabolism-boosting high intensity workouts that work their entire body while also working their abs.
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Your Energy or Protein Bar May Be Cleverly Disguised Junk Food!

You see them all over the place these days… nutrition bars that claim to be healthy and good for weight loss or muscle building, but when you read the label, you see an endless list of chemicals, sugars, processed trans fats, and other harmful overly processed ingredients.
There are so many types of [...]

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3 Important Tips to Build Muscle Faster

Let’s face it… building muscle is not the easiest thing to accomplish even despite regular hard workout schedules and trying every type of workout and supplement.
I struggled for years to gain any significant muscle mass, but over the years in my personal training business and with my own experimentation have found [...]

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A Type of Tans Fat That Burns Belly Fat???

It’s true that there is a type of healthy natural trans fat that actually helps you to burn off stomach fat.
Sounds far fetched, but it’s true.
First of all, as I’m sure you’ve heard a million times by now, artificial trans fats in our food supply from hydrogenated oils are one of the most [...]

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