Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

Hey there,

Today I have a guest post from a friend and colleague of mine, Ben Warstler, in the New England area. Ben runs very success fitness boot camps.

Enjoy his post on why fat doesn't make you fat...it's a myth!


There is a common myth out there that has its roots in the 1980's and unfortunately still thrives today. And that is the thought that fat is the only food that causes weight gain.

The unlimited choices of fat free food items are so immensely popular in our society that you would think if this was the lone culprit, we would be very healthy and fit.

As you know this is not the case. In fact it is the complete opposite.

We are a fatter society than we ever have been, and our kids are getting larger and larger too.

So fat free foods don't seem to be cutting it alone. Why? Well first we have to look at the fat free foods themselves.

A food that is made fat free that isn't meant to be must have 'fillers' to replace the space left vacant by the fat that has been taken out or not added.

The old adage, when you take something away you must replace it with something else rings very true here.

The fillers are usually foods that you wouldn't eat if you were trying to eat healthy.

Some examples of fillers are High Fructose Corn Syrup (not healthy despite what you hear in the television commercials), hydrogenated oils, or preservatives (too many to name here).

These fillers in turn make the once thought healthy fat free food a food you wouldn't touch on a supportive and healthy eating plan.

Now hold on before you run out the door and buy that Cesar Salad Dressing you have been craving, there's more to this.

The key to a supportive menu is to create balance.

Healthy fats are fine and will not cause weight gain provided the nutritional balance is intact.

What I mean by that is if you are going to have an elevated amount of healthy fats, your carbohydrates must be lowered to create a supportive balance and the proteins must be elevated.

The fat gaining combination is high fat with high carbohydrate intake.

When the two together are high, then you can guarantee a gain in fat.

Not only will that mean your protein intake is low (which has a high thermogenic effect - amount of energy used from food for digestion), but your muscles will not have the recovery nutrients it needs to maintain and grow lean muscle tissue.

The lower thermic effect of carbohydrates and fats combined with the effect carbohydrates have on blood sugar levels sets up a recipe for disaster for your fat loss efforts.

In our Metabolism Makeover Program and in the Former Fat Kid Fat Loss System, we work on a progression of decreasing the carbohydrates and increasing the protein intake while maintaining a healthy fat range.

Once the carbohydrates reach a specific level and the proteins remain high, then we increase the fat intake to maintain a healthy level.

And with a reduction in calorie intake, this creates the synergy needed to optimize fat loss in your nutrition plan.

Make today better than yesterday,

The Former Fat Kid Fat Loss System

p.s. Don't forget to come on out with some family members, coworkers, or friends to my 1st Annual Halloween Fat Loss PUMP-kin Workout Extravaganza this Saturday November 1at 4:00pm at the BFit Studio at 103-38 Fell Ave., North Vancouver (right across the street from the north shore auto mall).

When you come don't forget to bring a pumpkin (10 lbs for females, 20 lbs for males).

Wear a costume if you can.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Total Body PUMP-kin Workout Event for Charity

Look Better Naked Boot Camps
Annual Fat Loss
Halloween Workout Extravaganza!


Help yourself by helping others!

This workout is FREE and open to the public and is serving as a fundraiser for The Water For Life Foundation. Donations are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged!

When: November 1st at 4:00pm
for a free dinner!

Where: The BFit Personal Training Studio: #103-38 Fell Ave., North Vancouver (right across the street from the North Shore Auto Mall)

What to bring: Yourself, friends and family, a pumpkin for each person (females 10 lbs., males 20 lbs.) and a costume that you can move in!

What to wear: Costumes are not a must, but are highly recommended. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you want, but please remember you need to be able to move! Also, please wear sneakers as footwear.

Enjoy a fun Halloween-Themed Workout with treats to follow! Best of all, it’s free!

I look forward to seeing you out!

Are you PUMP-kin ready?




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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fruits and Vegetables: Better Than You Thought

Have you ever wondered, "What does this fruit (or vegetable) actually do, is it helping me?"

If so, WATCH THIS VIDEO and see the parallels between fruits and vegetables and the organs of our bodies.

These are serious powerhouses God gave us to combat disease and dysfunction.



p.s. Claim your 1 week FREE to my Look Better Naked Boot Camp by contacting me at TyronPiteau@gmail.com or 604.626.2342.

Only less than 2 weeks left to get an ADDITIONAL 2 weeks FREE to camp by bringing a friend, family member, or coworker that signs up!

Bring 2 people and get an entire camp FREE!

"Look Fit, Look Healthy, Look Better Naked"

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Work Towards Sexy Abs With Just a Pumpkin

Is it possibly to work your abs with just a pumpkin?


As BJ Gaddour of www.WorkoutMuse.com explains, you can work towards flat, sexy abs with the aid of a simple pumpkin.

See if you can do.

[Can't see the video? Click the link below]



p.s. Wanna try a PUMP-kin workout for FREE? Stay tuned as I'm putting together a FREE boot camp workout where all we'll use are pumpkins...and get an amazing fat melting workout! Tweet This

Saturday, October 11, 2008

4 Foods For More Fat Loss

There are simple foods you can add to your diet to encourage further fa.t loss.

Wanna know what they are?

Mike Roussell, PhD, of www.nakednutritionnetwork.com, points out foods that maximize fa.t loss.

1. Salmon - Research from Western University has shown that omega-3 fats (which are abundant in salmon) can boost your daily calorie burn by 400 calories or more. On top of that, salmon is high in protein which also helps burn more calories due to its ability to build muscle and its thermic effect (how much energy/calories it takes for the body to digest). If you can't eat salmon often, take 4 grams of fish oil DAILY.

2. Almonds - They are great snack foods. They're high in fat, fiber, and protein and low in carbohydrates which helps keep your blood sugar levels under control. Another key is they are great for curbing your hunger which is key in fat loss. Keep a small bag of almonds with you at your desk, in your car, or wherever it is you spend most of your time.

3. Broccoli - My favourite vegetable and I'm unashamed about it. From a health standpoint, broccoli contains many phytochemicals (plant chemicals) that help fight against cancer such as indoles. Another compound in it, Calcium D-glucarate, can bind excess estrogen in the body. It's also high in fibre and low in carbohydrates. Eat it EVERYDAY...seriously!

4. Green Tea - Another power food. Green tea is a powerhouse when it comes to health and also helps in the area of fat loss. It contains cancer fighting compounds, antioxidants, caffeine, and the fat burning compound EGCG. Research has shown that a combination of EGCG and caffeine which are both naturally in green tea, help burn extra fat. Aim for 2-3 cups per day.

There you have it, 4 powerhouse foods to help you not only be healthier, but burn more fat at the same time!


p.s. The 2 weeks FR.EE offer to my Get Results Boot Camp is extended to Tuesday Oct. 14 '08 as we won't be having boot camp on Monday due to Thanksgiving.

Call 604.626.2342 or email TyronPiteau@gmail.com to claim your 2 weeks FR.EE.

"I have lost a lot of inches since the beginning of the bootcamp, most of them after I started the nutrition plan. It's fantastic! I can wear pants that I was wearing two years ago, before I gained all the fat. I feel great and I have a lot of energy. My weight also dropped by 6 pounds since the beginning of the nutrition plan. The tailor had to take inches off my wedding dress because it was too big!" - Emmy Vallee

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

3 Simple Tips To Melt Fa.t and Keep It Off!

They're absolutely NOT...

1. Exercise 14 hours per week. (note: In December I'll be having an article published on why exercise alone doesn't work).

2. Eat only carrots and celery.

3. Never enjoy life.

They're simple and effective...of course when done consistently.

I just had an article published in North Shore Magazine on these 3 simple fa.t loss tips.

To find out what they are, visit www.NorthShoreMag.ca and click "Read Online". Then click on the magazine cover. My article is on page 27.

As you'll find out in the article these are really simple to do, but consistency has got to be implemented if you want to see lasting results.

Take it from a client of mine who's been consistent with the nutrition plan I've put him on and he's lost almost 60 pounds in less than 3 months!

Want those kind of results?

This can be you! Start today.


p.s. For your FR.EE consultation to help you drop body fa.t fast and keep it off, call me at 604.626.2342 or email me at TyronPiteau@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Less Than 2 Weeks Left...Look Better Naked Now!

Just a quick note to let you know that my introductory 2 weeks FREE offer to my Look Better Naked Boot Camp is good ONLY until Monday Oct. 13, 2008.

With an offer like that what do you have to lose but some unwanted body fat. And I'm sure you don't mind leaving that behind.

After the 2 weeks, if you like what you see and feel then you are more than welcome to join the camp and get results like those below.

"I'm in my second round of boot camp. I've had a great time. The people are amazing and the workouts are fun. Best of all I've lost 10 pounds and 1 pant size!" - Julie
"I have lost a lot of inches since the beginning of the bootcamp, most of them after I started the nutrition plan. It's fantastic! I can wear pants that I was wearing two years ago, before I gained all the fat. I feel great and I have a lot of energy. My weight also dropped by 6 pounds since the beginning of the nutrition plan. The tailor had to take inches off my wedding dress because it was too big!" - Emmy

"Starting boot camp on June 19 '07, I was challenging myself to see and feel some good results. I took a before picture and weighed myself just for fun. Not even two full weeks into the camp and I've lost 15lbs. It is now Aug 10 '07 I've completed 7 weeks of Bootcamp and have lost a total of 20lbs and gone down 2 sizes in my clothes. I have always wanted to train in this way but I never knew how. In this Bootcamp I am able to push myself or take it easy it's up to me but the fact that it's only 45 minutes makes it easier to really push myself and there is so much variety that you almost forget that your working so hard. I have experienced such great results in such a short period of time, I encourage anyone that is discouraged with their exercise program and wants to have some fun and challenge themselves to come and join in on the camp - you'll love it." - Jodi

So I tried it - loved it from day 1. Within three weeks I started to feel a difference. All of a sudden you can feeling toning deep inside and just different things. Tyron's nutritional plan is so helpful, he's so encouraging, he's not a drill sargent. He's got me thinking about food in a way I didn't even know possible. I've always been a carb junkie and a sugar junkie and its amazing. Yeah I still kinda crave a little bit once in awhile but I've really think about when I go and reach for it, is this really the right thing to do or not.
- Dorian

It only took a few sessions before I started to notice a difference. By the time I'd finished two and a half months, I was feeling great and had lost 12lbs (2 dress sizes!). Now, I feel really excited when I go to each session. I'm more motivated about my training than I ever have been, all because I took advantage of a great opportunity. Boot camp is a fun and exciting way to get healthy! The trainer and students have made this a wonderful, supportive experience for me and I'm positive that they'll do the same for anyone willing, like I was, to give it a shot."
- Sandy

To claim your 2 weeks FR.EE, call Tyron at 604.626.2342 or email him at TyronPiteau@gmail.com.


p.s. Remember this offer is ONLY good until Monday Oct. 13, 2008.

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