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3 Fat Burning Supplements That Are a Con

3 Fat Burning Supplements That Are a Con

With summer coming and people looking for a quick fix, adverts for popular weight loss pills have started taking over our computer and TV screens again. But do they work?

Here’s 3 of the most popular weight loss supplements you’ll be able to find on the internet or in your local Worthing pharmacy or health food store that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Raspberry Ketones

raspberry_ketonesThese are very popular at the moment. If you haven’t heard of them through a dodgy looking Facebook ad, you may have seen them on Watchdog.

Although they’re a weight loss supplement, they’re most famous for making up fake celebrity endorsements and using microscopic print to con people into a credit card subscription.

Raspberry Ketones are found in raspberries (obviously) as the substance that gives them their aroma, and in a few other fruits as well. To actually extract ketones from raspberries is incredibly expensive though, and to get close to one dose you’d need over 40kg of raspberries! That’s why all raspberry ketones you can buy are synthetically made.

Here’s what they claim:

“Raspberry Ketone supplement is a magnificent compound that is known to regulate adiponectin, a protein that your body uses to control your metabolic rate. It can help your body to break down fat cells more effectively, meaning you could lose weight and body fat quicker. [ Raspberry ketone supplement ] Resulted in Shedding at least over 2 stone in Just 1 Month!”

Here’s the facts: Read more about 3 Fat Burning Supplements That Are a Con

Want Sexy Abs? Work These Muscles, Not Those Ones!

Want Sexy Abs? Work These Muscles, Not Those Ones!

“Hands up who’s got a six pack?”

Last Saturday, I started my exclusive Advanced Fat Loss Nutrition seminar in Worthing with that very question. Seems simple enough, right?

Three people got it right, and out of those three, they got it right for the wrong reason!

So in the below video from that seminar, I’m going to explain to you exactly why they got it wrong, why you don’t have seriously sexy abs already, why most people never will because they’re working all the wrong muscles (ab crunches anyone?), and what muscles you should be working to fix all that!

And also what all this has to do with memory foam mattresses! (Watch it… You’ll see) Read more about Want Sexy Abs? Work These Muscles, Not Those Ones!

Losing Weight by Breaking the Diet Mentality

Losing Weight by Breaking the Diet Mentality

Never go on a diet again!

If you take nothing else from this, read that sentence and apply it!

“Diet.”

It’s a small, seemingly innocuous word, but what do you think it means? When people want to lose weight, “I’m on a diet” is the common phrase used. And that’s the exact reason most people fail. And here’s why.

I put that question to my Facebook fans recently and here’s the responses I got:

What do you notice?

They’re practically all negative.

Strong words like depression, miserable, deprivation.

I particularly love this one:

Jenni Bowden said a diet is, “A fight for something I’ll never achieve!”

Almost without exception, anyone who goes on a diet has already committed to failing. As Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right

So how exactly are you supposed to succeed when you’ve already decided to fail?

How do we get past this negative outcome? Read more about Losing Weight by Breaking the Diet Mentality

Britain has the fattest women? Want to fight about it?

Britain has the fattest women? Want to fight about it?

So the big news at the moment, so big that when I started typing this I’d only been up 3 hours but still had heard/read it on three different mediums in that time, is that Britain has the fattest women in Europe.

Thank you ministry of the bleeding obvious!

However, as someone who’s dedicated his life to helping these women get their life back, there’s a few things that annoyed me… Not about the news, but the way it was being represented.

So brace yourself, here comes a rant…

 

Warning: Although I’ll be censoring myself a little here, I’m not going out of my way, and it won’t take a genius to work out what I was trying to say. So if you’re offended by implied swearing, click away now!

Here we go. Read more about Britain has the fattest women? Want to fight about it?

A day in the life of a makeover (with video) with Personal Trainer, Worthing

A day in the life of a makeover (with video) with Personal Trainer, Worthing

I have three rules that I live by:

  1. Everyone deserves to feel special
  2. Hard work should be rewarded
  3. Don’t step on the cracks between the paving slabs or you’ll be eaten by the pavement troll

So when my awesome personal training client Sally reached a big milestone in her body transformation by losing 30lbs of the wobbly stuff (over 2 stone!), she got the ultimate in special treatment and she saw our crack (see what I did there…) team of experts to get a full makeover for the Christmas issue of Power Living Magazine.

And let me tell you, she looks AMAZING!

Seriously look!


Told you. Amazing!

Her star treatment actually lasted the whole week, so let me tell you from the beginning… Read more about A day in the life of a makeover (with video) with Personal Trainer, Worthing

Worthing Personal Trainer gets a sugar rush!

Worthing Personal Trainer gets a sugar rush!

So there I was. Cat in one hand, and plate full of sugar in the other…

Wait… What? That’s how all good stories start isn’t it?

How about – So, hands up who’s seen a cat on a sugar high?

OK, let’s start again…

You’ll no doubt know by the amount of my videos that have been photo-bombed by one of my ginger-ninja furballs that I have cats. Two of them. I have rats too, but that’s a story for another day…

One of my cats is old and wise. The other is young and stupid. (It’s OK, she gets by on her looks.)

Said young cat has a, “I’ll try anything once, but rest assured I’ll kill you in your sleep if I don’t like it” attitude to food.

Enter the pile of sugar! Read more about Worthing Personal Trainer gets a sugar rush!

West Sussex Bootcamp Instructor challenges you to change your life in 3 seconds

West Sussex Bootcamp Instructor challenges you to change your life in 3 seconds

This is another of my “Ads that are awesome” series. We’ve already seen from Nike and Reebok, and this one’s another from the people that brought us the genius that is “Belly’s Gonna Getcha!”

First of all, check this video out, then I’ll tell you how you can use it to get to any fitness goal!

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This advert isn’t just hilarious, but it highlights a very genuine and massive obstacle standing between you and your goals. Read more about West Sussex Bootcamp Instructor challenges you to change your life in 3 seconds

Get a month’s FREE Worthing Boot Camp (Weight Loss Bootcamp)

Get a month’s FREE Worthing Boot Camp (Weight Loss Bootcamp)

I need your help.

I’m putting together a massive track list for my Indoor Worthing Bootcamp. And when I say massive, I’m talking hundreds of tracks.

I was going to go with the usual music you get in exercise classes, but let’s be honest, if you went to the gym and put in your headphones, like most people in the gym do to drown out how to get a million in compensation for that accident you never had, or the 217th ad for free ringtones you’ve heard on MTV Tat in the past 15 minutes… You wouldn’t fill your MP3 player with the stuff they’re playing in the Bodypump class next door.

Can Headphones with antennae. Because you can never look too stupid.

Read more about Get a month’s FREE Worthing Boot Camp (Weight Loss Bootcamp)

Worthing Fitness Trainer warns to beware of the weight loss shakes!

Worthing Fitness Trainer warns to beware of the weight loss shakes!

Unless you’ve been hibernating in a cold dark room, you’ll have noticed the annual short burst of March sunshine has hit us! Most of last week was glorious, with a great weekend, and according to the Met office, it’s going to continue up until Thursday.

Wohoo… Get out the factor 50.

Now, I was going to post up a workout to make the most of this sunshine… but then the planets aligned or whatever and like the ghosts of Christmas past, 3 events came to me urging me to write about weight loss shake diets and hopefully save a few people from getting burned.

And not just by the sun.

Event 1: Last week I was emailed by an instructor friend of mine who’s been drawn in by one of the companies who deal these shakes. What you probably don’t know is that these companies often use a Multi-Level Marketing model where you’ll become a “distributor” (salesperson) with a promise of making thousands (often tens of thousands) per month, and the guy above you who’s also a distributor gets a cut from your sales and every one of his personal army of salespeople’s sales too. And so on up the chain.

You don’t have to have any nutritional education or qualification, in fact one of their big sales pulls to get people to become distributors is how a guy who made a couple of quid a day or something like that cutting grass became a distributor and now makes tens of thousands per month. So if the advertising’s to be believed, you could be taking advice about your health and well being from a guy who’s only qualified to push a lawn mower.

To cut a long story short, this guy wanted me to advertise for him and become one of his salespeople. I obviously (politely) told him where to go. Read more about Worthing Fitness Trainer warns to beware of the weight loss shakes!

Lancing Personal Trainer gets muddy for cash…

Lancing Personal Trainer gets muddy for cash…

It was a Tuesday evening, around 9pm when the challenge was laid down. I was round a long-term Lancing personal training client’s house, when I was asked if I fancied doing an Army assault course.

Sure why not. Sounds like fun… er…

When I got home and told the missus, she wanted in on the action, and so we had a crack team of three intrepid (insane?) would-be commandos.

The A-Team? Maybe just crazy foo’s…

Nonetheless, I decided to use the opportunity to raise a bit of cash for the Worthing Churches Homeless Project, who are a totally awesome local charity.

Unfortunately the night before I got a phone call that our team leader, our Hannibal, had been injected with a deadly virus that would render him paralysed and slowly spread to wipe out humanity.

Or caught a nasty bout of man-flu. I forget which…

Either way, we were down to two. Murdoch and Face… er… woman.

Well, what can you say about a several km run, stopping only to climb up, over, or through something, or run up to your neck in mud. One thing really. Great fun!

It started with a nice run around the field before hitting the hay bails. Tall piles of hay bails to climb over. And it was then it became immediately obvious this challenge wasn’t going to be about competing for time. It was about helping everyone around you get around the course.

No man shall be left behind.

There was all types of people. People in shape, out of shape, tall, short, Bertie Bassett, teenagers, women, men…

…Wait back up…

Bertie Bassett? Read more about Lancing Personal Trainer gets muddy for cash…