The truth is that Thanksgiving is the 1 time of the year when it's OK to scoff and throw down at the dinner table. The more you stuff in your tummy, the cooler you are. That's a rule. Really, it is. I think it's actually an International Bylaw, and written in the constitution. I've even heard that you can actually lose your facebook account if you don't eat like a pig on Thanksgiving. Could be mistaken, of course, but my point is simple; don't feel too guilty about the scoff you've just participated in, but DO keep something very close in your minds people, cuz there's a few bumpy roads coming right up.
THE BAD NEWS?
Sorry folks, but if I don't point this out not many others will, at least from now until New Years + 1. Thing is, it only get's worse from here - and deep down we all know it. Yep, unless you're a Martian, you know the Xmas holidays are less than a hop, skip, and a jump away. So get ready for the most tempting high fat foods, the best tasting cookies and pies, the largest amount of distractions from working out, and the glasses upon mugs of egg nog and beer. So there you go, read it, know it, learn it, and get depressed about it.
FACTOID: Did you know that statistically the holidays are the worse time of the year for alcohol related mishaps? Be careful out there oh fair and gentle reader!
THE GOOD NEWS?
... is that I'm here in cyberspace (and hopefully your inbox!), patiently prodding at your deepest desires to be healthy. You see a while back me and your higher self came together and made a pact. We agreed that occasionally it's smart to remind you of the various pitfalls that come with a combination of unhealthy food choices and no exercise. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday excess, just make sure you also take the time to juice your brains out and do your exercises regularly, in any way possible. Which brings me to why I wrote this...
As most of you already know, personal training is kinda my day job, and my juicing lifestyle is a very important supplemental nutrition requirement to that job. So because I happen to be quite "in the know" (so to speak) on matters of exercise and nutrition (i.e. what works and doesn't work), I thought I would pester you guys to grab a fitness program and a diet solution if you haven't already committed to such helpful health blueprints. What follows are 2 of the secrets I've used throughout the years with a great deal of success, both of which can be utilized fully without costly gym memberships and all those arrogant personal trainers that look like Jersey Shore cast offs. (speaking of which, God I hate that show!)
DISCLAIMER 1: If you already subscribe to a fitness program or have a personal trainer working you blind, then you won't need these programs, all-be-it they can be great supplemental workouts and contain excellent nutritional/diet advice.
DISCLAIMER 2: I will always preface any product recommendation by saying this: I don't speak about anything to my readers that I don't fully believe in, nor have fully tested and seen results from the use. Anyone who's read this site for a while knows that outside of juicing advice, there are only a few programs I consistently stand by. There's a reason for that folks. These programs really. do. work. :)Diet Solutions:
Hands down, the level best and most comprehensive program on the web right now for PROPER advice on dieting SMART. It utilizes multiple fat loss strategies focusing on nutrition not quick fix pills and the like. Essentially, you're not simply stuck to one way of doing things, so you don't have to punish yourself into eating crap that you don't enjoy for excruciatingly long periods. Really there is a solution within this program for anyone who has an honest desire to shed the excess pounds in a healthy manner.
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Get Ripped Abs:
What else can I say about this program, really? OK, have you heard of John Alvino? World famous fitness expert and adviser to Men's Fitness magazine? OK, maybe not. Have you watched ESPN or the UFC lately(?), because this program has been featured on both networks numerous times. OK maybe not, but I can tell you that 1. John is a personal friend of mine and knows his stuff in a major way, and 2. I've incorporated his program in my own training for a year now. I have seen NO other health minded program out there that comes close to producing the results you will get from Get Ripped Abs.
The program has no quick fixes or shortcuts (I can hear you sighing... stop it!) but then nothing that works does so by means of a shortcut. And btw, liposuction is not a shortcut. Really John's stuff is nothing short of genius, and it has already fixed thousands of people -some of which I have personally helped through the program to see amazing body transformations. And it's so bloody cheap you could grab this program and still afford those Lattes I mentioned before. (Even though Lattes are fattening, rotten, disgusting purveyors of doom on your health ;)) Just sayin'.
So, again, grab Get Ripped Abs by clicking the links I've thrown your way. Or click here, here, or here (;)) Oh hell, just click on the pictures I've added already. (When in doubt, always click the pix :))
So folks, you are now prepared to enter the fray. Tread fearless and prepared into Ye' oncoming, ominous Holiday Battle of Waistline Doom. The 2 weapons outlined above will keep you strong and committed to a healthy lifestyle , come Xmas and beyond. As I've already eluded, if you're already on a good program you can ignore most of the post above, unless you like to supplement your own workouts and diet advice, that is.
At any rate, do or don't, it's your call, I'm just here trying to get you moving in the right direction with the right plan. Meanwhile, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, below are some calorie busting juicing recipes I found to jump start you back on the healthy bandwagon. Cheers!!!
Good Morning Sunshine:
- 1 medium grapefruit, halved
- 2 medium apples, cored
- Fresh Italian Parsley, several sprigs
- 1/2 handful of grapes, seedless
Hunger Pain Be Gone:
- 4 medium carrots
- 2 stalks of celery, leaves and all
- 1 handful of parsley
- 4 leaves of baby spinach
- 1 dash of tabasco
- 1 small cucumber, skin and all
- 3 celery stalks, including the leaves
- 1 medium apple, cored
- 2 tablespoons of flavorless protein powder
Smile It's Morning Smoothie:
- 2 large oranges, skin removed
- 1 medium grapefruit without the flesh
- 6 strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tablespoons flavorless protein powder
- 1/4 cup ice
Watermelon Beach Quencher:
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- 2 cups honey dew, cubed
- 2 cups cantaloupe, cubed
- 1-inch of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen (not in juice!)
- 1 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed, not concentrate)
- 1/2 lemon, squeezed
Carrot Juice Dream:
- 4 large carrots
- 2 stalks of celery (including leaves)
- 1 medium green apple
- Handful of baby spinach
- Several sprigs of parsley
- Lemon and lime juice to taste
Waist Line Buster:
- 5 carrots
- 1 red apple
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 beet (washed well, peeled and sliced)
- 1 celery stalk
- Ginger optional (for more bite)
- 4 carrots
- 3 sprigs of parsley
- 1 small cucumber
- 2 granny smith apples