Yes, this is the unconventional guide to count calories because it is based on your intuition. Intuition is your subconscious mind communicates with your conscious mind. This exchange of information is “a feeling”. It takes years to build up your intuition because it is the result of experience and practice.
interpretation of these feelings is a mix of vague and clear
evaluation. The vague evaluation includes several sensations:
clear evaluation is your body evolution:
the example of dieter and couch potatoes. A dieter is a person who
burns a lot of calories but eats a low amount of calories. A couch
potato is someone who but little calories but eats a huge amount of
calories. In these two cases, they are not conscious of their vague
evaluations (energy, mood, etc). The reason is that these behaviors
lead to a high level of stress in the metabolism.
the metabolism has an immense rate of stress, it tries to get back to
a normal level. When your body has too much stress, it uses an
ancient survival method due to the famines in the past: move less,
are tips to keep your metabolism to a good level:
tips – Have a good harmony of workout sessions and recovery/rest
periods. Look, athletes. They train hard, eat well and use a big
amount of time to rest and recover. It’s a good idea to do like them
because there is a link between food and stress hormones.
tips – Increase the number of your calories with healthy food. Of
course, when you eat a burger or a pizza, it helps you to have more
calories fast. The problem is you have more calories with a junkie
food meal than a meal from your diet plan. There is also something
important to know. Junkie foods create an addiction in your body to
make you eat more of these types of food later.
is a big discussion about the cheat meal. Some experts agree and some
do not. From my point of view, I agree with a day of cheat meals
because it works for me.
I wrote an article to buy healthy food in the supermarket. It can help you if you want to have more calories. I eat healthy for 6 days and I count calories for each meal. And one day, cheat meals.
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are people who are named « High Achiever ». They’re
people who have extraordinary results in their field. What’s
interesting is that they all have a common pattern, they have a lot
of productive hobbies. That’s not to say that they don’t have hobbies
like watching videos, playing video games or partying, but it’s in
Take the exemple of Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin. During an interview, he said that the hobby that had changed his life was sport. For him, the sport is fundamenal to improve the lifestyle but it’s not the case for all successful entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs wasn’t an athlete and he was successful.
question is : « What hobby is unproductive that you can
replace with a productive hobby and relax ? ». A
productive hobby is a hobby that allows you to reach your goals,
improve your lifestyle and relax at the same time.
your unproductive hobby by productive hobby is a task to be done
slowly and gradually as for sport. This is the cumulative effect. If
instead of eating a piece of pizza, you eat a salad every day, after
few months, you’ll have a huge difference in your weight, your energy
and your well-being.
I started to replace unproductive hobby with productive hobby, I put
pressure on myself not to play video games, watch videos on internet
or party with my friends. After a few months, I wanted to stop
everything, I saturated with personal development information and I
felt like I had no more fun living. So to decrompress, I party for 1
is where I realized that you always have to have a balance. « High
Achiever » also have unproductive hobby, the difference is that
they don’t spend 4-6 hours to watch videos.
Have fun and be productive
unproductive hobby is something that relaxes you but doesn’t bring
you anything compared to your goals. In addition to the satisfaction
that this unproductive hobby brings you, you feel guilty. It makes
you nervous or even more stressed. Because of this frustration, you
continue to do unproductive hobbies and you fall into an infernal
the other hand, a productive hobby like sport, meditation, to read
books interesting, to be in contact with the nature are hobbies which
relax you, improve your lifestyle and allow you to reach your
objectives. Scientific studies show that the 2 most creative
activities are walking in nature and playing a musical instrument.
a list of unproductive hobbies that you do and replace them with
productive hobbies. The idea is to reduce your unproductive hobby and
increase your productive activities to help you achieve your goals.
hesitate to leave a comment and why not your hobbies list.
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You know, I had a lot of trouble stopping my worst bad habits. It was bad habits that sabotaged my life. Many people around me have the same difficulty I had because unfortunately nobody showed them a conscious step to stop these bad habits.
Think about it, eating healthier allows you to have better energy, better body weight and live longer. Just eating less pre-prepared meals and replacing that with healthy food allows you to avoid having hundreds of bad calories in your body and this make a huge difference in the long term.
It’s a concept that used in all fields of your life. I think you know the consequences of smoking and not playing sport ?
My old bad habits
Ok, I see you need to see concrete things so I’ll tell you the bad habits I stopped :
When I was 15 years old, I started smoking weed (marijuana) and quickly I smoked bong or water pipe several times a day. I stopped smoking when I started to train to have a body like 50 Cent. And after, I realized that I was smoking weed (marijuana) to get away from my daily worries. It was like pressing the « Pause » button several times in a day.
For several years, I have only read heroic fantasy’s books (Hawkmoon, Elric of Melnibone, etc) and no personal development’s books. It’s not a bad idea to read heroic fantasy’s books but read only that, it’s just entertainment. When I started reading personal development’s books, I realized that I had lost years of knowledge, references, tools, methods that today would be extremely useful to me. Fortunately, it’s never too late.
For several years when I was doing Karate or Kung-Fu, I had a bad diet. I only ate pre-prepared meals, pizza, fat foods, sweet drink, candy and I didn’t like vegetables. Today, I have a better diet and I’m proud of the result. Since I have a tool that allows me to have my diet under control, it’s MyFitnessPal on my smartphone (except for my Saturday’s cheat meal)
I like seeing the reaction of people when I explain to them what I eat at breakfast : rice(or pasta) with meat(of egg) and vegetables. I don’t know why breakfast is very emotionally loaded while this is the easiest meal of the day to change. When you only have healthy food in your fridge and in your closets, you have no choice to have a healthy breakfast.
It may be because of childhood memory that people like to have sweet things at breakfast but our bodies are evolving and we need to feed them differently. A child and an adult don’t eat the same amount of calories to be operational.
Wait here is another bad habit that I stopped. I used to play video games for hours. Sometimes with friends we played more than 8 hours non-stop. Once I invited many girls to my condo to do a « before » with my friends before going to the club. We decided to take the bus (public transport) because we wanted to drink a lot of alcohol.
The problem is that with my friends, we were too focused on the video game and we missed the last bus. The girls had gone crazy and they made us understand that it was the last time we (me and my squad) did this (especially an ex-girlfriend, it was sex versus video games). Since then, I haven’t completely stopped paying video games but I play much less because I don’t buy the new video game console.
I guarantee you that having stopped these bad habits had an incredible impact in my life.
Your future old bad habits
Now I have a question for you. What bad habits you want ? What bad habits can you replace with a good habits ?
I advise you to make a list of bad habits you want to stop. When you have chosen the bad habit you want to stop, put in place a simple action to stop it. You can’t stop a bad habit in one night. You need to have a constant simple action to have excellent result.
For example :
If you want to eat more vegetables, you can use this grandmothers tactic that is to eat vegetables before dessert.
If you want to watch TV only for 1 hour, read a few pages of a personal development’s book.
Leave me a comment with a habit you want to stop and that simple action do you use to stop this ?
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In the fitness world, there is a lot of contradictory information and it’s difficult to be healthy with this mess.
This for this reason I’ll give you advice that my old friend Bobby told me so it’s Bobby who talks and Bobby says :
It’s important to have nice expensive sneakers to have results. You need to have the lastest Nike/Reebok/Puma/Adidas/etc.
For clothes, you need to have spandex pants because it helps to burn fat in thighs. You burn fat faster by doing less effort.
The gym is a fashion show.
You need to have a machine like Ab Coaster, Ab Roller, Ab Chair, Hawai Chair (it’s the best ) . Abs, it’s life.
A training without being exhausted
It’s stinking to be exhausted after a training session, this is why that Flex belt is pratical . This is something else, Weight loss wraps . You put that on your body and your body becomes thinner, this is cool.
If you’re a lady and you want to have arms toned, Shake weight is for you. You do it 10 minutes per day and you’ll have results.
The 562 movements machine
Do you know Nautilus machine ? It’s the same thing. You sit down, you move your arms and legs and you’ll have a pro bodybuilder’s body. Don’t use free weight because it’s really heavy and really difficult to use.
It’s a machine when you use it, you feel like you’re walking on a hill. It’s better than walking outside.
I advise you to choose the most expensive gym of the town with the most machines as possible. You need to avoid free weight because it’s hard to be with people who lift dumbbells and barbells.
Subscribe to all gym’s classes
You need to participate to all gym’s classes like jazzersize, boxersize, supersize, sweatin’ to the oldies, dub-steppin’ to the newies, etc. You can just do one lesson, it’s cool.
This is for lady. You need to don’t lift dumbbells or barbells otherwise you’ll have a bodybuilder’s body. If you need to lift a weight, I advise you to take the lightest weight and do 50-60 repetitions. Attention, you must not lift dumbbell more than 1.3kg (3lbs).
Change your program all 4 hours
By this way you shock your muscles. You need to change your training program very often to prevent your body from getting used to. There is 28-day workout split, it’s excellent. Tomorrow, it’s « left arm » day.
Doesn’t change your diet
You don’t need to change what you eat. The proof is there are gym that offer pizzas and bagels . You need to take a lot of pills and shakers to have an athletic body. Diet pills, fat burner shakes, mass gainer, double up muscle building power, etc.
At the supermarket or grocery, you avoid all fruits and vegetables. Anything that doesn’t have labels « low-fat », you also avoid. You need to have healthy preprared meals. If on the labels there are 50 unpronountable ingredients on the label, it’s good.
Take everything that has the label « low-fat » like ice-cream, bagels, bread, cookies, french fries, etc. Takes whatever is « low-fat » is healthy.
If you don’t like to do shopping you can buy salads in fast-foods. Salads are healthy like macaroni salad, potatoes salad and deep fried ball of lard salad.
Energy drinks are excellent for you health, you can drink it like you want. It’s better than water.
Here was advices of my old friend Bobby. You smart and I know that you noticed that ALL THESE ADVICES ARE CRAP. Sadly, a lot of people think that these advices are useful and they become crazy when they don’t see results.
Imagine you’re in a restaurant with your friends and the order is :
Person A : Chicken and broccoli, please !
Person B : I’ll have fish quinoa and a salad please.
Person C : I’ll take the steak, asparagus and sweet potato, please.
Person D : I’ll take a hamburger and french fries, please !
In this situation, we see that person A,B,C are healthy and person D is overweight. Do you see person A,B,C say to person D :
« Are you seriously going to eat that ? »
« Are you sure you should be eating that ? »
« You’re overweight enough, you should probably eat more like us ».
Obviously no ! Person A,B,C will not say that, it’s too rude.
Now, imagine this 2nd situation :
Person A : I’ll take a medium pizza with sausage and side of garlic bread.
Person B : I’ll have the chicken parmesan pasta and salad with extra ranch.
Person C : I’ll please have the lasagna and let’s get nachos for the table.
Person D : I’ll take a chicken salad please, dressing on the side.
You can see person A,B,C say to person D :
« Oh come on, why eat like that ? »
« Come on, live a little ! You’re too skinny already »
« Jeez, I feel bad for you having to eat like that »
If you’re a healthy person, you live the 2nd situation more often than the first.
When people eat unhealthy foods, everybody is silent but when someone eat healthy food, everybody talk, everybody complains !
Haters gonna hate
The truth is most people don’t like change. They want change but they don’t put effort to realize them. When they see a person do positive change, it makes them feel insecure about their lifestyle.
Rather than change themselves, they prefer :
Try to pull you down to their level saying « live a little ! »
Decrease the magnitude of your results saying « with all you effort you make, you have only that as results »
They explain to you why they can’t change saying « it nice for you »
All these comments serve only for haters feels good about themselves. They’re afraid to change their lives and fail or they tried one time and they failed and see you succeed is the proof that they have really failed.
All these haters in our lives can really make us depressed. We feel we’re the only « mutant » who want evolve and we must be the pariah of the group.
Seth Godin said : « You will be judged or you will ignored »
If you’re afraid that people judge you because you try to change your life by having a healthier lifestyle, you have another option : be ignored. Be part of the mass, be a number. There is nothing exciting but it’s without danger.
Haters are inevitable and there is ways to deal with.
Understand judgments are inevitable
We’re judging every minutes everydays. Be judged because we « eat healthy and do exercices » is too cool, it’s amazing. It requires a mental change to ensre that it is a « badge of honor » for being the « weird one ».
Consider the source
Constructive criticism can help you to be better. But if you’re criticized by someone who is unhealthy, overweight and miserable, it’s not worth to have interest to this criticize. You can answer with a smile : « I know, I weird, right ? ».
We have friends and family who want change too but we don’t realize the damage from their comments about our efforts. Explain them what you try to change and tell them you would like to have their support and their help.
Reevaluate your best asset, your time
Analyses the 5 persons with who you spend your most of time. Are they negatives people who never reach theirs goals ? If that is the case, you’re surrounded of people who will never help you to reach your goals and you will end up like them. Be surrounded by people who already reached goals you want to reach to exceed your limits. It’s an excellent motivation to see a person live your goal.
Understand you’re not alone
With internet ew can find communites or groups that share the same values to have a healthy lifestyle. Do a search and sigh in. You can still have unhealthy friends and family but spend more time with people who are healthier and stronger than you.
How do you deal with haters until now ?
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There is more than 1 million fitness product and diet system. This is what I think of certain.
P90X et Insanity
P90X and Insanity are the most successful fitness infocommercial in history. A program you can do at home and it’s a routine focus on strength training instead cardio.
P90X and Insanity are solid program if you have time, energy and willpower. If you like feel so tires that you could die after a training session, it’s for you It’s DVD with intruction step by step to follow during 90 days. Do a strength training increase more self-confidence faster than cardio.
P90X works because you must do a training of 60-90 minutes, 6 days per week and you must also change your diet to respect the program.
To do this program you must be commited at 100 % especially for the time. For people who don’t have the time to do this program everydays, it’s easy to miss 1 or 2 session and give up. I don’t like feel so tired that I could die after a training session, it’s also for the same reason I don’t do crossfit.
This program during 90 days with DVDs and what’s happen after these 90 days ? A lot of people had a great transformation during these 90 days but after they regain weights they lost.
It’s a program during 90 days with DVD, what’s happen after 90 days ? A lot of people after had a better body started doing what they were doing before. No more DVD, nobody to motivate by shouting at them. This program don’t resolve the problem at the root. This program don’t create healthy habits.
I prefer feeling tired and happy after a training session instead to be so tired I could die.
Each type of foods have a number of points. You have un number of points to respect in the day. As long you stay your total of points, you should lose weights.
Now Weight Watchers have a part online and another part with people where you will weigh regulary and see people who will help you to respect your number of points.
The part to count points is a great idea and I think is the reason of Weigh Watchers success. When you’re surounded by people with the same goal to have a better health, it’s very motivating to reach your goal.
The feeding process is simple.
The new version of points system. This update match with the old conventional wisdom « Whole grains are good, fats are bad ». Pizzas have points ? It’s weird for me.
The points system factors is little for the quality of foods. They prefer that you eat pastas or processed foods inteads real foods. Something like steak, vegetables or eggs. In addition they sell some processed foods labeled « health » packed with sugar and preservatives. Of course Weight Watchers foods have « nice » points.
You can become dependent on the points system. Each meal is a mental calculation to respect the day’s total points. At the end of the day, often, people have « extra » points and to reach the day’s total points, they eat unhealthy foods, « I have the points anyway ! ».
Focus on weight loss. It’s real, you can loss weigth eating unhealthy foods and Weigth Watchers leader understood this very well. It’s dangerous because people look healthy outside but they’re unhealthy inside, internal organs are severly damaged.
Follow a outdated points system and sponsored by unhealthy foods aren’t a long term solution. The points system is good but there no education about foods and ingredients.
You receive foods at home. Then in microwave, you eat it and you lose weight.
Lose weights and continue to eat the foods you like ? It’s weird for me.
Nutisystem’s system is simple. You receive your meals at home, you put them is your freezer and heat them for each meals and you lose weights. Following the plan exactly you should eat less calories that before. Eat less unhealty foods than usual is a way to lose weight with success in the short term.
You think you will be more healthy by eating muffins, pankakes, etc ? You’re wrong !
Nutrisystem has been created to people who want some results without efforts to build some new « healthy » habits. These foods are all weak substituts for real food equivalent.
I prefer take care of me 90 % of the time and eat a real cookie ou have a real pizza one time per week instead to eat bad imitations everydays and pretend I’m healthy.
Like Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem match with the conventional wisdom « Whole gains is good, fat is bad, avoid cholesterol ». It’s better to just eat « real foods » !
Like Weight Watchers, food education is minimal. A little healthy habit is build but nothing for the after Nutrisystem. Because is so simple, people forget everything during vacation or they can’t pay for the foods receive at home
Comme Weight Watchers, l’éducation sur les aliments est minimum, une petit habitude saine est constuite mais aucune préparation pour la vie après Nutrisystem. This system works only for the short term.
Yes, you can lose weight by eating less, but these meals aren’t healthy. Do they give you the energy you need to feel good ? Nutrisystem is good because it’s simple but poor quality of foods, lack of education and dependence on an unsanitary and unsustainable food system. They can do better.
Did you have some experiences with others programs or diet system ?
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How to have no more belly ? A machine seen on tv ? A rough diet ? A supplement like a pill ? First these things worked for you ?
Before I tell your the secret to have no more belly, listen this story.
This is the Bobby’s story. A handsome guy with a nice body. He was famous in the gym where he trained. Bobby liked his physique and make selfies everytime. Bobby was proud and everybody liked him. One time, in the gym, he discovered Stacey who made a selfie of her booty. BOOM, he looked her, she looked him and they felt in love.
3 months later, they get married. 9 months, they had a baby, Wayne. Now Bobby must work harder to support his family but the problem is he can’t train because he has no more energy. When he looks his mirror, he sees something on his abs growing and growing.
He notices than Stacey gains also weight. Bobby and Stacey are depressed because of theirs bodies. They remember the selfies and they’re more depressed. Bobby suffers and everytimes he says to himself : « This monday, I go to train ! » and when the monday comes, he has no more energy. Stacey can’t cook, she has no more energy because she take care of Wayne. So they eat burgers and pizzas. Right now, Bobby can’t see the mirror because he gained 30kg (66lbs).His best friends is the ground, he looks only it.
How to do to help Bobby and Stacey. Bobby can’t help Stacey because he can’t help himself. They need to find a solution because by this way, Wayne will be overweight. Bobby and Stacey don’t want other students laught about Wayne’s weight.
The secret ? Be responsible of your body. Stop to listening bullshits like with a diet, pills or exercice, you can make your belly disappear ! Be organized ! Seek the person inside of you who want a better health. Be organized to reach your goals.
Change your friends. Negatives friends, friends with bad health, don’t see them no more except if they want to change theirs lifestyle with you.
Change food in the kitchen. Throw out all junk food and buy healthy food like fruits, chicken, tuna, oatmeal, olive oil, peanut butter (homemade), etc. Learn to cook healthy meals. Cook together it solidifies the family. You are a team.
Prepare meals in advance for all day. By this way you don’t eat junk food and you don’t lose your money. Women, naturally, have more fat than men and it’s normal because it’s to be pregnant. Men don’t have excuses. When you manage your foods, you don’t have overweight’s problem. It’s true, plan meals in the day.
When you have the time to watch a tv show, you have the time to cook. You can watch your tv show in the weekend. Foods before tv shows ! Internet is a beautiful source of healthy recipes, it’s simple.
Stop eat pizzas, ice-cream, etc. Move, find the person inside you who want do something, no one who wait for a magic spell. This one is lost forever !
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