Category: Fat Loss

Making one? New Years Resolution (with extras)

Thank you 2012, you were beautiful. Bring on 2013 for more and increased awesomeness.

 

You’ve probably already thought of a millions things to focus on, develop, enhance or change in 2013.  Well, here are 12 tips. The first one is going to help you stick to your new year’s resolution, the other 11 are inspiring ideas to enhance your training and eating experience.

1) New Years resolution.

Making a Change? So it turns out that making a declaration on it’s own doesn’t actually work. The plans you make for the change is the key. What plans do you need to make? According to the awesome Jade Teta from Metabolic Effect these are the 5 key things:

1. Understand how your brain works. Humans are not very good multitasks. The more you do, the more confused you become and in this confused state you default back to old behavior. One thing at a time is key.

2. Bringing in bit of Jim Rohn, the Brain needs a strong why? Why change? Why spend more time with your family? Why earn more money? Why travel more? Why is the energy, the fuel behind the change. write down why you are doing it.

3. What are you going to do? If you want to gain some muscle and lose some fat, what are you going to do? Hire a Personal trainer? Join a bootcamp? Re-start a sport you used to love but got too busy to play? Martial arts (fitness, fat loss and learning a form of defense and increased confidence). What are you going to do?

4. When are you going to do it? When do you start? Now is always a good time. But really, when is now a good time? 1st January? Set a date and commit to it. And, more specifically, when are you going to go (continual)

5. How is it going to happen?

This is about obstacles. Predicting then clearing and overcoming obstacles.  Let’s take training as the example, because it’s very relevant. By training session number 3 you might be aching and need to slightly alter your workout. Know that you are going to be aching and that you can find something to train that doesn’t ache. (if the pain is severe see your trainer then your doctor if necessary).

Plan in your diary, like an appointment when you are going to train and keep that appointment with yourself.  Pack your training gear the night before and put it by your keys. Buy extra training gear and leave it in the office or in your car so you always have it.  And remember the first few minutes of training often the toughest.

2) Do what you love.

Whatever your goal there is a way to burn fat, gain fat, gain muscle, increase your VO2 max, tighten your abs, increase your ‘booty’ size, trim your waist… that you will enjoy. If you currently do not enjoy your training then look beyond your gym, even if it is a different gym.

3) You are so sweet (and it’s making me fat).

Refined sugar and sugar in it’s altered states is an ingredient that will not help you loose fat. And, it will not give you long term stable energy levels. Become aware of your refined sugar intake.

4) Understand the label.

If you don’t understand the words on the label do not put it in your mouth… (Seek first to understand). Would you blindly pick one of the petrol (gas) pumps and start filling your car? Ha! Probably not unless you were loco. Would you grab any cologne/perfume from the shop and buy and use it without knowing the smell? Probably not! (ingredients on body products I’m saving for another time… oh yes there is a world of wildness we daily rub into your body too).  Pick up, sign a contract for and use a random phone or computer you’ve not actually looked into – Probably not!

Grab something that looks like food/liquid, something that we are told is food and eat it? Most people do this every day! Wild, wild times!

3b) Where does the key ingredient sit in the ingredients list? If it is chocolate for example you should be looking for ‘Cacao’ to be as high up in the list as possible and for there to be as few other ingredients as possible.

5) Ignore those voices.

(for now, I don’t mean the ones in your head) I mean the voices of those people around that project their own ‘situation’ on to your life. They don’t know you. I don’t know you. You know you (for the most part). Find out the reality of your situation and your own goals for health and fitness and find out how to do it. ‘”e become the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn. Learn to selectively ignore opinions and people. And, likewise, learn to surround yourself with the people who are best for your life actualization.

6) Get tested.

Yes that kind of tested and… If you think you might be overweight and eating too much sugar, go and get your blood tested for diabetes. It’s OK, just go an do it and then take the next step from there.

7) Go Caveman.

Relatively speaking grains, wheat, gluten & legumes were only recently introduced into our diets. And it turns out they are not conducive to a creating healthy human being. There are proteins in those food that wreak havoc on our digestive system. Take a month off and see how you feel. (Thanks Robb Wolf and Dr. Loren Cordain)

8) Fart lots?

Maybe it’s time to test your tolerance to lactose. Take 21 days off and see how your digestion, farting and energy levels change… when you take it out of your diet remember you will need to replace it with something like lots of green veg (for calcium) and eggs for breakfast (yes the whole egg).  Don’t fart much?  It’s a great test to do anyway to see how and if your energy levels increase.  Especially if you are reading this from the USA, your milk and dairy products are perhaps the most processed and highest in sugar the world has ever seen.

9) Added sugar? Put it back!

Really. Ingredients with the letters ‘ose’ at the end are a type sugar (dextrose, lactose, fructose, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, amongst others). This means that they will release energy very quickly and, generally speaking, if not used through training or in other ways they will be stored as fat. The other issues are that the sugars are often man-made and hence even more detrimental to our health.  Our mental and physical health can take a serious battering when we eat those sugars listed above. (Artificial sweeteners are not the answer either! It’s a given that we avoid them).  If you have a sweet tooth go for something like raw organic honey which actually has some nutrients, though is still not advisable as part of a fat loss program.

10) Life – for best results live without gluten.

Challenge yourself? Try it for a month and tell me how you feel… then continue…

11) A long list?

How long is the ingredient list? In a packet and contains more than 5 or 6 ingredients? Then it is probably not worth eating.

12) Taste it.

Some of us drink it every day without any respect for the actual taste, merely focusing on the fact that it wakes your face up and make getting on with the day tolerable.  The taste of your tea or coffee is DIRECTLY influenced by the quality of the water used. That means if you’re in London or LA and getting tea or coffee from a high street chain store you are probably getting a low quality water high in fluoride and other chemicals. When I steep tea I always use bottled or filtered water. It makes a huge difference.

12b) Different temperatures for different teas.

Different teas need different steeping temperatures and times. Fact. Imagine taking a pice of bread (not that we would right!?) and putting it in a toaster on full power, then when it pops we put it in again, and again and again. How do you think it is going to taste? Pretty bad. Same thing with tea. Green teas for example need a water temperature from between 50C and 90C (celsius). so when your high street chain cafe bar tortures your tea back in boiling water you are effectively getting ‘burnt toast’.

 

Thank you 2012, you were beautiful. Bring on 2013 for more and increased awesomeness.

7 Fat Burning & Training Tips – Tight Now!

There are 3 parts to this post: 1) The ‘if you are in a rush’ version. 2) The detailed version with plenty of… reasons… 3) And, the answers to those voices in your head.


If you are in too much of a rush to read it all:

 

1) Breakfast = Protein, good fat and veg/salad. Do it.
2) Girls, lift weights because it will help you burn fat and get lean. Do it.
3) The right juice (when you blend it with whole veg/leaves for fibre) can enhance your life. Do it.
4) Love the training you do so you stick at it.
5) Drink tea. The right tea (no milk no sugar, no soy)
6) Train & Eat at the right time for your body
7) Have massages. Regularly. Your body and mind need them.

 

The Detailed Version:

Tip 1 is Breakfast / Desayuno 

Breakfast!!!!! It is THIS important!
You might hear a little voice that says: “but, I can’t eat much in the morning… but I like granola / muesli… but I don’t have time to cook in the morning…”
(answers to all of these voices are at the bottom of this post, funnily enough in the ‘answers’ section)

Breakfast Provoked Life lesson – if you want anything badly enough you will find a way to make it happen. That goes for money, goals, feeling good and fat burning – You will make it happen if you want it badly enough.

BONUS BENEFIT (for everyone!)
When you eat a protein, good fat, veg/salad breakfast you will find that your mood stays more stable. Less and less spikes and crashes in energy, more and more rational thoughts and good feelings. It’s true it works do it. I was a MOODY teenager because I was overweight and eating TOO MUCH SUGAR (sugar from lactose from milk & dairy, from wheat, dried fruit and plenty of refined sugars). Are you moody?  Do you get mood swings and are you ‘short’ with people? Sort your breakfast out now to help you burn fat and stay stable.  Getting a decent hit of protein in your breakfast releases dopamine in your brain too.  Dopamine is the same chemical that is released when you feel love (and strangely enough take hard drugs) to make you feel good. Winner!

 

STOP READING! Right, let’s get real. Seriously, stop everything. Forget about the rest of this post, your breakfast is where you start. If your breakfast is perfect and your mood stable then AWESOME job! If not, write down, or better still DO the thing that’s going to change your breakfast. Cook some chicken breasts right now for tomorrow, buy some cans of tuna and salad. Get some organic raw Almonds. I want you to do this for me and your friends so I we don’t have to tolerate your mood swings, and because I want you to enjoy awesome energy levels and feel great!

Tip 2 is for Girls

OH NO! I’m a girl and I’m scared of getting bulky like a man!!
You wont get bulky unless you want to get bulky. Do you know how much work and effort it takes to get genuine, strong lean muscle? Even if someone is smashing growth hormone or steroids it would still take a very awesome training program with an even more awesome eating regime to add lean muscle mass.

If you want a tight bum, sleek obliques and firm bingo wings (the back of your arm) then start lifting. Get a high quality, highly motivated and exciting personal trainer (or one that works well with your personality) and learn how to squat and train properly it will enhance your life. Ditch your trainer after 10 sessions if you have the motivation to keep learning and training independently.  Like anything you want to do properly the more you learn the more there is to learn / and practice. Remember, not all trainers were created equally. Really. One will waste your time and take your money the other will transform your physical and emotional life (through feeling great!) which in turn will help you earn more money (if you want to).

 

Tip 3 is Add the fibre

JUICE can be good & it can be kind of ‘BAD’
If it’s the right juice and is part of a HIGH protein diet then it can be (kind of) part of your fat burning breakfast if you love it. Having spent 24 hours with Richie Watson, an awesome guy who healed himself of ME through raw food and juicing, and a lot of time with Jeff DePeron Hollywood personal trainer to the stars, I’ve come to realise that the high density of nutrients in a juice is like a potent and natural medicine. The KEY thing is part juicing, part blending. Juice a load of leaves and veg, stick 1/2 an apple or some pineapple in there for sweetness then blend it with a big hit of leaves and whole veg (fibre slows the release of sugar into your blood).  If you struggle with burning fat or are overweight then drinking juice (a lot of natural sugar) breakfast is the not a great idea and could hinder your fat burning potential to begin.  (If you’re going to juice or already juicing read this next part with eyes wide open!)

HOWEVER, (which is just a fancy butt), with that said, juicing is AWESOME and it can have a prominent place in your diet because of the high concentration of nutrients and vitamins that are found in juice. When I or the ‘foodies’ speak about juicing they’re talking about organic fresh veg that you juice yourself. Not the stuff available in your local supermarket in a bottle/box – it’s different.  Much of that stuff is pasturized which kills many of the nutrients, and it could have been sitting there for weeks which means eve less nutrients.

When you get a huge hit of nutrients (vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) they literally go to work on fixing your body.

For arguments sake if you didn’t see the juice in it’s form as a vegetable/fruit then avoid it. See tip 6 for more on this.

 

Tip 4 is Love

LOVE IT. If you don’t you wont (stick at it).
I’ve said it before I will say it many many times again. If you are repulsed by the idea of going to the gym and training then find something else (martial arts, dancing, sprinting, a sport, swimming) something, anything. You can enjoy and feel good about the way you get and stay healthy.

 

Tip 5 is Tea

DRINK TEA!
This is one thing that we can literally copy from the Japanese. (Not the soy thing. That’s FAR to complicated and dangerous. Find out more here)

Why drink tea?
– The stimulant effect in tea is much more balanced (because of the theanine) and gradual (both coming up and coming down). AWESOME video on the potent Matcha Tea here.
– Tea is FULL of goodness – wether it helps digestion (Pu’er), has antioxidants (high in Matcha & greens) or gives you energy.

PS. Organic coffee can work well for some people. Others (like me) it will make anxious and irritable. Find out if your coffee is screwing up your life. Take 2 weeks off Coffee / all stimulants and see how you feel.

(when you try a few weeks without coffee, ‘builders tea’ or other artificially caffeinated beverages you should expect some headaches and funny withdrawal feelings)

If you want to learn about tea, I mean REALLY learn the good stuff then get to The Tea Smith in Spitalfields Market, London and get involved with one of John’s Tea Master classes. Before I interviewed him (see first clip here) I thought I was a smart arse knowing that teas need different steeping temperatures. Turns out that I knew NOTHING before that interview. (Great job John! Thank you).

 

Tip 6 is ‘Fat-burning O’clock’

Train & Eat at ‘FAT-BURNING OCLOCK’

This is a blurry one. The key turning point for me and for my clients is when they ‘tune in’ to their body. I’m going to suggest that you need to get in tune with your body as soon as possible and find out (feel) when your body is most receptive to burning fat. If I have a photo shoot or want to lean up for whatever reason I will do high intensity interval training in the morning before breakfast, drinking just a little green tea pre-workout.

BONUS BENEFIT: When you’re in tune with your body and how it works life seems to flow much more easily.  That oh so hippy saying ‘mind body connection’ is very real and the sooner you figure out how to connect your mind and body the better your life is going to be.

Tip 7 is Massages

GET MASSAGES.


For 2 reasons:
a) Your body needs to be worked on, mental and physical stresses (walking, training, talking and of course listening) take their toll on your body. You need to have massages as often as your budget allows (or trade swop like me – train someone in exchange for a massage)

b) When was the last time you had someones hands on your body? Here comes the hippy talk – we need human connection, physical and mental. It nourishes us.  Even if it is a paid masseuse (steady…) There is this thing called ‘failure to thrive’ when a baby is not given human contact and affection in the first few weeks of it’s life. A similar thing happens to us as adults. We need connection.

A BIG thanks to Maria (awesome and deeply trained yoga instructor) who regularly puts my body back together. She’s awesome!

Tip 7b is HIIT (of course)

High Intensity Interval training (HIIT). If you’re not into it, get into it. 

HIIT is awesome for fat burning, conditioning, boosting energy levels!

Check out this video on HIIT

 

Conclusion:

All of the tips above are awesome. They work. Remember they are an a scale where some people will get better results from certain methods depending on how much training you have already done and how healthy/damaged your body is (from the inside out).

The best advice anyone can give you about coming super healthy is to always be learning and asking questions and make sure the thing you are going to try wont kill you, then experiment with it!

If you’re in London (England), Melbourne (Aus), LA or Colombia (Medellin & Bogota) there are people I will happily recommend to you for training and massages. Send me a message Rich(AT)RichEats.TV about that.

 

Answers to your internal voice breakfast excuses & questions:
(one might say your ‘limiting beliefs’)

1) Butt, I cant eat in the morning before work… Well, for 99% of people (you’re probably not the 1%) who are looking to burn fat you’re going to have to. There is this awesome concept I learned through ME (Metabolic Effect) called ‘Pre-emptive Eating’. In short you eat the RIGHT breakfast foods (organic, lean protein + nuts and veg/salad) even if you don’t want to BECAUSE you will make better food choices later, trigger the right hormones creating a healthy metabolism and help build muscle (which you want because while we are burning all of this fat we are going to have to put something back in there to fill out all that skin and bone!)

2)Butt, I don’t have time in the morning…
The answer is in your question: Do it the night before. Easy. Boil 6 eggs on Monday and eat 2 per day for 3 days. Cook 4 chicken breasts in the oven (you can do something else while they cook! oh yes!) and eat 1 per day for 4 days. Same goes for fish!

3)Butt, I like granola / muesli…
Granola & muesli (and oatmeal/porridge) all process in the body in a very similar way to sugar. They provoke similar fat storing hormones. When you eat sugar, unless it is burned off through vigorous exercise it is stored as fat (and has a (detrimental) party with your organs and mental stability. Seriously.

And! that’s aside from the very important point that Robb Wolf and Loren Cordain make, which is that oats, grains (amongst other commons foods) cause HUGE problems for our digestive system (and thus our body and mind)

 

To finish…

BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST  IDEAS


3 fat burning, muscle building, mood stabalizing breakfasts for you:
1) Eggs + spinach + roasted almonds
2) Chicken (YES chicken), your favorite green salad (no cheese), cashews
3) Wild Salmon, boiled egg, almonds, green salad

 

Extra bonus is Dressings

1) Whole foods do an awesome clean mustard. Tastes great and without the preservatives and added sugar of most dressings.

2) Organic, cold pressed, unfiltered extra virgin olive oil, organic apple cider vinegar.

The ‘hippies’ are right! DEC12

Get over it AND get IN to it! Veg works… click like and tweet!

PS. Obesity rates amongst kids decline’s in the USA. Something is working! Keep going! Yes!

Day 7 – Home or Hotel Workout for you

I know, I know, it’s a little tougher to motivate yourself when you are on the road of without gym… but, I’m going to guess you still brush you teeth?

Check out these movements for you potential home/hotel workout:

Remember you can adapt the movements to your level and ability – Push-ups can be knee pushups. Burpees can be step out burpees…

Enjoy this!

Do What You Love (Tip 3, December 3rd)

Training in the gym, lifting weights, hill sprints and squats (etc) are all awesome for developing your body in different ways though you know the key thing to achieving the physique and peace of mind you want? It is to LOVE what you’re doing. That way it will be sustainable. There are a million ways to develop your body and train your mind. Find the ways you love and enjoy them…

Those of you out there loving what you’re doing – that’s awesome! If you’re not sure if you like the gym or go because you think you have to – maybe try something different?

What if money did not matter?

This is absolutely not about training & fat burning and at the same time it is EXACTLY about training & fat burning, and feeling amazing! (which by the way helps fat burning and creating a healthy life)

I want you to feel amazing!

Inspired by my good friend Jamie Smart

Exclusive (written) Interview with Ross Enamait of ‘Ross Training’

3 clap push-ups, ‘triple-unders’, 335lb (152kg) bench press, an 84 year old doing gymnastics and ultimate conditioning and strength training. Just some of the things you’re going to be exposed to here!

I was introduced to this gent a few years ago by my great friend Tom Baxter, and finally, this week, I had the privilege of interviewing Ross…

As a taster for you, this is one of my favorite quotes from the interview:

“I know plenty of people who will read every review they can find before committing to an electronics purchase. They will spend hours researching phones, cameras, and computers. They do so while snacking on processed crap filled with ingredients that only a chemist could pronounce.

Why not invest as much energy into researching viable nutritional options? Unlike an electronics purchase, you cannot refund your body. Take care of it the first time around.

If you want to know why I interviewed Ross check out this video of him training then, when you’ve picked your jaw up from the floor, read on to get an insight into his training and life philosophy, which is as admirable as his physical performance.

The ‘Ross Training’ Interview

Ross, you’re a beast. Your strength and agility is incredible! Understanding that everyone has different fueling requirements, what is a typical day of food and beverage for you?

“Thanks for the kind words, although I don’t consider myself special. I believe we are all capable of much more than we realize. I just like to push the envelope in hopes of finding out how far I can go. In doing so, hopefully I can motivate others to do the same.

As for diet, I do not follow any specific plans. I’m not a fan of micro-managing the process of eating. Life is already too short. I don’t need to analyze each morsel that enters my mouth. I’m all for common sense. As a result, I tend to eat real food, meaning that it once flew, grew, swam or walked. I stay away from most of the man-made, processed crap that fills most supermarket shelves.

As for beverages, water is my first choice. I’ll often add fresh lemon or lime for flavor. I also enjoy fresh raw milk.

As for meals, I typically eat a large breakfast and dinner. In between, I eat when I can, depending on what I am doing in the gym. I have a big appetite though so I do eat a lot throughout each 24 hour block.”

(Image below is Ross in the middle of a 3 clap push up – do the maths…)

In your professional opinion what’s the one thing we can do to help inspire better eating for kids?

“Parents need to lead from the front and become better role models. If more parents lived healthy and active lives, there would be more children who followed suit. I say this as a father to two healthy children. My kids imitate what they see me do. They eat what I eat and they are regulars in the gym. That is the lifestyle they were born into. It is all they have ever known.

It is also worth pointing out that kids don’t do their own grocery shopping. As a parent, it is my job to provide for and raise my children. It is not anyone else’s responsibility. My kids eat what we buy for them. There is not a team meeting to negotiate the grocery list each week. We as parents decide what foods come into the home. We eat healthy so the kids naturally do so as well.”

What sparked your passion and got you into training at such a supreme level? (And how do you motivate yourself to continue ‘growing’)

“I’ve been involved in athletics since my early childhood so training has always been a way of life. I’ve never been a fan of motivational tips or strategies however. I believe passion is much more powerful than motivation. Once you are passionate about achieving something, the motivation to pursue such passions will already be present.

Many people make the mistake of looking outward for motivation. Unfortunately, motivation that comes from watching someone else will typically be short lived. True motivation comes from within. Rather than looking outward for motivation, it makes more sense to look inward in hopes of finding your true passion.
I am passionate about my training. I love the rush, the challenge, the hard work, and the planning. I never view my training with a job-like mentality. It’s all fun to me. If I wasn’t enjoying myself, I wouldn’t be doing it. I wake up excited to better myself as well as the athletes I train. Motivation is never lacking. My passion continues to burn as strong as ever.”

(Inspirational photo from a video on Ross’s website. This is an 84 year old lady performing a gymnastic routine. The image is of her holding herself still in this position)

What makes you angry about the food industry in the USA?

“There are bad apples in each industry. If I became angry with every crooked business, I would have a miserable life. So while there are certainly practices that I don’t agree with from the food industry, I don’t allow their actions to influence my behavior and attitude.

Consider the automobile industry for a related example. There are plenty of crooked used car salesmen. Their existence does not make me angry. It simple reiterates the importance of putting in your due diligence before making a purchase.

The same logic applies to our food. No one forces us to eat particular foods. We are able to pick and choose whatever we like. So yes, there is deception in the industry and that is a problem. Perhaps a bigger problem however is the fact that so many educated adults pay so little attention to what they consume.

I know plenty of people who will read every review they can find before committing to an electronics purchase. They will spend hours researching phones, cameras, and computers. They do so while snacking on processed crap filled with ingredients that only a chemist could pronounce.

Why not invest as much energy into researching viable nutritional options? Unlike an electronics purchase, you cannot refund your body. Take care of it the first time around.”

Best 3 body weight workout moves for people on the road?

“Bodyweight exercise is unique when compared to other modalities such as free weights. With bodyweight exercise, it is impossible to provide universal recommendations for exercise selection as individual ability must first be considered. For example, handstand pushups are a tremendous exercise but there are plenty of relatively fit adults who cannot perform the exercise. Therefore, while some may enjoy the movement, it doesn’t offer much value to an individual who isn’t able to perform a single repetition.

This isn’t a knock against bodyweight exercise, but it is a unique factor that must be considered. The best movements for a particular person will depend on their ability. An individual who can perform advanced bodyweight movements probably will not spend a lot of time with a basic exercise such as a traditional pushup. The novice however has plenty to gain from a few basic movements such as pushups, pull-ups, squats, etc.

Therefore, the best answer to this question will be one that begins with an “it depends” statement.”

(2 fingered pull-ups by 60 year old man)

2 top tips for someone looking to enhance their life through training though doesn’t know where to start?

“Perhaps the best bit of advice is to start. Don’t get lost in paralysis by analysis. Many beginners get lost looking for the perfect program without realizing that such a program doesn’t exist.

Training is like many things in life. We all learn by doing. No one starts on day one with all of the answers. Anyone who has trained for any significant amount of time can look back and laugh at some of the things they once did. It is all part of the process.

I would also add that you can succeed with almost any program. Your success or failure doesn’t depend on what tools or exercises you use. Almost anything will work if you are willing to work and remain consistent with your efforts. How you do what you do matters more than what you do. If you are willing to work hard on a regular basis, expect to improve. There are success stories from people who have trained with just about anything, including nothing but their own bodyweight.”

The best training methods for burning fat?

“I wouldn’t say there is a single best method for burning fat as dietary considerations are typically more relevant. You can’t out-train a bad diet. If you eat and drink too much, you aren’t going to lose fat, regardless of what you do in the gym.

I’d also add that even if there was a preferred method for fat loss, one shouldn’t put all of their eggs into a single basket. For example, suppose I say that interval training can be useful for fat loss. That doesn’t mean everyone should go out and perform intervals every day of the week.

Therefore, perhaps the best method is a multifaceted approach. Training and diet should work together, not against each other. The week should also be balanced. Don’t overlook strength training in place of conditioning and vice versa. Both are important.

Using myself as an example, my week includes plenty of strength work along with plenty of conditioning. I train from head to toe. There isn’t a single method that I focus on solely. I integrate a variety of principles and modalities throughout the week.”

What are you grateful for?

“I am grateful to be alive. Life is a gift and tomorrow is never promised. I don’t take anything for granted. I hug my kids every day and try to make the most of my life each day that I have.”

Rich Eats: Cheers Ross! Thanks for giving your insights here, see you in the near future!

When you check out Ross’s site I think his page on ‘Age Related’ training is the most inspiring and the first go to page! Check it out here!

If you like this click at the top of the page now, if you have twitter click the tweet button too!

“Pay the farmer or pay the hospital”

Pay the farmer or pay the hospital… 11 year old kid hits the nail on the head!

Still Eating Oatmeal or Porridge? Rich Eats @ Function 5 Fitness

YES! This is a fun interview on Fat burning, Paleo, Muay thai, vegetarian diet & why not to eat oatmeal… And of course getting excited about training & eating well!

Function 5 Fitness is a Boutique Gym in Hollywood. It’s awesome and they know what they’re doing.

Roxy who, is co-owner and a trainer Function 5 Fitness, is a great sport for going along with all the rather distracting things we do in this interview.

Enjoy! We’d love to read your feedback afterwards too…

Why the FDA wont ban HFCS even though Fructose (without fibre) is killing us…

Watch the first 10 minutes, if you like it and want to get deeper watch it all.

For many people this is old news though it’s very very relevant!

In short: Fructose (when separated from fibre i.e in fruit) is one of if not the biggest contributor to the obesity epidemic. Avoid High Fructse Corn Syrup, Sucrose (which is glucose and fructose).

Enjoy!