Juicing for Muscle Growth, Fat Loss and Combat and Sports Athletes Juicing is an incredible nutritional resource for anyone who wants to achieve optimal health and might be the MOST IMPORTANT dietary habit. Super-Green Energizer This is a mix of some of the most nutrition-packed greens will rev up your energy like nothing else. The kale and collards also contain a pretty good portion of protein. This is an excellent green juice to use first thing in the morning. • ½ cup kale • ½ cup spinach • ½ medium cucumber • 3 stalks celery • ¼ head of Romaine lettuce • ½ large lemon • 2 sweet apples • 1-inch piece of ginger Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples before juicing and the remove the “feathers” from the fennel as well. They can make the juice too bitter. Do you want over 101 Juicing recipes for fat loss, muscle growth and overall health. Click Here for http://funkmma.com/site/JuicingRecipesMuscleandFatLoss Juicing is an incredible nutritional resource for anyone who wants to achieve optimal health and might be the MOST IMPORTANT dietary habit. In summary: • Juicing delivers a ton of vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes with minimal time and minimal calories • It will boost your immune system • Help correct hormonal imbalances • Prevent nutritional deficiencies that can slow growth • Heal your digestive system • And give you an enormous amount of energy • Juicing is also one of the best ways I know to lose body fat and still get a maximum dose of nutrition in your diet every day Do you want over 101 Juicing recipes for fat loss, muscle growth and overall health. Click Here for http://funkmma.com/site/JuicingRecipesMuscleandFatLoss
The wife and I have recently been juicing like crazy. It’s been a few months now and the health benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables are huge. Today I am going to show you a video of one of the many recipes that we have use. Of everything we’ve done over the last few years, juicing has been one of the most important steps I’ve taken to achieve bigger gains and feel like a million bucks. Plus juicing is very beneficial to athletes; those that want to build muscle, weight loss or burn fat. Funky Detox Madness The beet, cucumber and carrots in this blend work like maniacs at cleaning your digestive tract and your kidneys. • 4 1/2 large carrots • 1 piece of ginger • 1 large beet • 3 cucumbers • 2 pears Remove the stem end of the beet (unless it’s organic) and the tops from the carrots before juicing. Top 10 Juicing Benefits and 101 Great Recipes (Video) This post is a bit lengthy but it’s essential you understand the top ten benefits of juicing and why juicing can have such a huge impact on your muscle building and fat loss goals. These aren’t in any particular order – they’re all essential so get focused and lets dive in. 1. Wider range of micronutrients Very few men get anywhere near the micronutrients they need from whole foods, specifically whole vegetables and fruits. We are very good about watching that protein intake, but take in far fewer than the 16-20 daily servings of vegetables and fruits we need for optimal health. Instead, we load up on hundreds of dollars’ worth of highly processed nutritional supplements. Unfortunately, those nutritional supplements are often made with inferior ingredients and even those end up being largely destroyed by the digestive process, never making it to our muscles, immune systems and organs where they’re needed. Juicing allows you to get those 16-20 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits in as few as two servings a day and to get a huge variety of those whole foods. This supplies your body with a huge dose and variety all of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that you need to optimize both health and growth. 2. Improved immune system Those antioxidants that you will get through juicing fresh vegetables and fruits will have an enormous impact on your immune system. You might not think your immune system has much to do with building muscle, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Our immune systems work on a triage system. They take the resources they have available (such as antioxidants) and distribute them based on priority. Unfortunately, building bigger biceps is not very high on that list of priorities if you’re not getting an abundance of micronutrients. Your immune system is more concerned with fighting infection, battling the effects of stress and free radicals, getting rid of toxins, wastes and bacteria in your digestive tract and several other more urgent tasks. If you have any resources left over, then your immune system may spare them for repairing and rebuilding muscle fibers. Juicing gives you that surplus of micronutrients so that your immune system has plenty left over for muscle recovery and muscle building. 3. Improved digestive health The typical Westerner has a digestive system that is functioning far below optimal levels. Not only do we eat a ton of junk, but we also just don’t eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables to detoxify our bodies or clean out our digestive tracts. This causes a few serious problems that affect not only our overall health but our muscle-building goals as well. First, we’re in an almost constant state of malnutrition. Not only do we not take in enough vitamins, minerals and antioxidants; we also don’t absorb the micronutrients we do eat. Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are absorbed in the small intestine. If that small intestine is packed with toxin and waste build-up, the body isn’t able to absorb those micronutrients before they’re pushed right out of the body. In effect, all of those micronutrients are going right into the toilet. If you’re not sure what this has to do with building muscle, let’s look at Vitamin C. Vitamin C is the key micronutrient used to repair and regenerate your body’s cells. But our bodies don’t make Vitamin C and they don’t store much of it, either. You have to get plenty of it every day. Unfortunately, your body is going to use that triage system we talked about earlier and since it needs that Vitamin C for every one of your body’s trillion or so cells, repairing muscle fibers broken down during your work out this morning may be low on the list. A sluggish digestive system also hampers the balance of hormones such as insulin, testosterone and cortisol and makes it difficult for the body to burn stored fat as energy. Correcting your digestive system through mega-doses of vitamins and other micronutrients is essential to being able to lose fat and build new muscle. 4. Juicing provides micronutrients that are more bio-available Juicing doesn’t just provide you with a huge supply of micronutrients; it also provides them in a more bio-available form. The process of juicing removes most or all of the fiber from whole fruits and vegetables. Because there’s no fiber, the foods don’t have to be broken down in order to extract the micronutrients. They hit your bloodstream immediately and are able to be used right away to nourish your muscles and the rest of your body. Also, because the fruits and vegetables have been juiced in a raw state, there’s no degradation of the nutrients through cooking. 5. More energy, from a healthy source Juicing is one of the best things you can do to increase your energy levels. Because all of those B-vitamins and other micronutrients have a straight shot to your body’s cells, drinking a glass of juice is like downing an espresso. This means you have the energy to make it to the gym even after a hard day and that you can work out harder when you get there. 6. Fighting inflammation and winning Our poor diets and sickened digestive systems have resulted in most of us suffering from some degree of chronic inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses, such as heart disease and stroke, but also interferes with your muscle-building goals. It can seriously slow down the muscle recovery process and can also lead to metabolic syndrome, which will result in fat storage rather than fat loss. Two of the biggest causes of inflammation are oxidative stress and high blood sugar. Juicing helps with both. The antioxidant content in all of the fresh vegetables and fruits help battle the free radicals caused by oxidative stress and increased insulin sensitivity prevents metabolic syndrome. 7. Hormone balance and regulation I’ve already talked about the positive impact juicing can have on insulin levels and insulin sensitivity. But the antioxidants in your juices, especially those from deeply colored produce such as beets, red peppers, berries and carrots, are also known to help lower cortisol levels. Less cortisol in your bloodstream stimulates your body to let go of stored fat, turning it back into glycogen to be used as fuel for your muscles. 8. Faster recovery for faster gains Because of the immediate and regular supply of antioxidants you will be getting through juicing, you will experience a huge improvement in muscle recovery. Not only will your immune system have the resources to rebuild muscle tissue, but corrected insulin levels mean better oxygen uptake by your muscles, speeding the recovery process even more. 9. Increased testosterone levels The same antioxidants and phytochemicals that decrease cortisol also help to increase testosterone levels. Increased testosterone means bigger gains and greater strength to keep achieving those gains. 10. A multi-step attack on body fat As I’ve explained in several other points, juicing can be a huge help in helping you to burn stored fat so that you uncover those muscle gains and see serious definition. Lower insulin and cortisol levels signal your body to turn stored fat back into glycogen and burn it as fuel. A digestive system working at optimal levels means faster metabolism and greater nutrient absorption, which speeds fat loss and prevents new fat from being stored as well. Higher energy levels help to power you through your workouts and propel you to the next level. In addition to these muscle-building benefits, you’ll feel cleaner and lighter, have much better memory and focus, have more stable moods (due to blood sugar regulation) and even better erections from the increased testosterone. As an extra bonus, you’ll save a ton of money on supplements that you no longer need. This is why I’m so excited about introducing you to fitness expert, Vince DelMonte and what’s he’s done with health expert, Drew Canole, to bring you Get Juiced: 101 Muscle-Charging Juicing Recipes for Men, Women & Athletes You don’t have to spend a lot of money to start juicing and you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it once you do get started. A couple of minutes a couple of times a day are all it takes to see serious results in just a week or two. I’ve showed you ten great reasons to make juicing a part of your training, fat loss or muscle-building program. I can’t think of a single reason not to include it. Now that you know the benefits, it’s time you learn the best juicing recipes. Pick up a copy of their brand new recipe guide, Get Juiced: 101 Muscle Charging Juicing Recipes Get Juiced: 101 Muscle Charging Juicing Recipes (+10 reasons you’ve STOPPED building muscle)
In this video I will explain how to use “Cheat Meals” to help you burn more fat, stay sane, curb your craving and boost your metabolism. And don’t forget to pick up your new 31-page free report that reveals SEVENTEEN “cheat” foods that manipulate hormones to BURN serious belly flab…and fast below. You can get the entire list of cheat foods (on page 12) How to Eat What You Want And Burn More Fat If you think I eat clean and healthy 100% of the time, you are crazy! Even I like the foods that are “bad” for you once in a while. The fact is you need to “Cheat” on your healthy nutrition once in a while, to help keep you in control and set you up to stay on your plan long term. One of the strategies I use is to have planned “Cheat Meals” throughout each month. Implementing these “Cheat Meals” has allowed me to stay lean, muscular and ripped over a long period of time. The advantages are: 1. Sanity - It is hard to eat clean every day of the year without going in sane and having planned cheat meal will help keep you from going “crazy” 2. Curbs Cravings that we usually have throughout the month helping you to stick to your clean diet long term. 3. Boost Metabolism – Believe it or not, when you have been eating healthy for a long period of time and suddenly shock your system with a fattening meal, you will reset your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories 4. Control Over Your Diet – when you have control over your diet you are more likely to stick with it for a long period of time, helping you to reach your goals faster. So I have and suggest 3 planned cheat meal per month if you want to be lean and ripped. 1. Planned Night/Day/Breakfast with Wife – I always have one cheat meal with my wife every month where we go have breakfast at the local greasy spoon. 2. Unforeseen Circumstance - I also keep a cheat meal open for if I go out to function or something 3. Healthy Cheat meal to curve any craving I may have – For that it is usually a Chicken Lasagna (big portion) once per month usually on a Sunday after a really clean week, to help re-boost the metabolism…but it’s not really cheating as it’s chicken lasagna which is just really high in starchy carbs on a non workout day! – METABOLIC STIMULATION 4. Bonus Cheat Meal (Woman Only!) – Women score an extra cheat meal to help with strong sugar cravings that most get during the menstrual cycle. I think planned cheat meals are important for sanity, metabolic stimulation and having control over your diet and nutrition… DO NOT HAVE Cheat DAYS!!!! You can’t sprinkle cheat meals in here and there, the meals also do not carry over for the next month if you miss one and use a calendar to plan them monthly. These 17 CHEAT foods Burn Belly Fat FAST (#6 is my favourite) There are a couple of Nutritionists that I work with or go to regarding fat loss and my good friend Joel Marion is on the top of the list. Joel is GIVING away a brand new 31-page free report that reveals SEVENTEEN “cheat” foods that manipulate hormones to BURN serious belly flab…and fast. You can get the entire list of cheat foods (on page 12) ==> http://funkroberts.thefatburninghormone.com/17-cheat-foods/ He also shows you how these 17 foods tie into the ONE solitary hormone that controls literally EVERY piece of the weight loss puzzle. In fact, if you don’t learn to control this hormone, you can pretty much forget about losing fat altogether…it literally controls everything. Get it here: ==> http://funkroberts.thefatburninghormone.com/17-cheat-foods/ Enjoy! Your Friend and Coach Funk Roberts
Nutrition is the main ingredient if you want to truly lose weight, build muscle and burn off unwanted body fat. You cannot out train a bad diet, so no matter how many metabolic workouts, interval sprints, crossfit classes, Tough Mudders or hours of cardio that you do, if your diet sucks then you will NEVER reach your goals and will continue to get frustrated with your results! Knowing the right foods and how to cook them is a HUGE part of not only looking fantastic all year round but also feeling that way because your inner health is optimized. I’ve grown to love cooking for a couple of reasons. Some of my all time favorite recipes are from Dave and Karine’s Metabolic Cooking 2.0 and to help them celebrate their 50% off Sale this week I decided to cook their Chicken with Moroccan Seasoning and Quinoa recipe (on page 22 of the Chicken and Poultry Cookbook). Here’s something Angela and I made right out of Dave and Karine’s “Metabolic Cookbook 2.0″ — their super popular new fat burning cookbook. The Chicken with Moroccan Seasoning and Quinoa took us under 20 minutes to prepare and cook, and took me 2 minutes to eat. It is so good and tasty. Since we have started with cooking from this book, we can definitely see and feel the difference in our bodies. We are consistently sub 10% body fat throughout the year. Metabolic Thermo-Charge (of food) It stands for how many calories your body is going to burn just breaking down the nutrients each time you consume a certain food. For example protein tends to have a high Metabolic Thermo-Charge. For this reason, by having high-quality protein in your diet, you’ll naturally burn off more calories and move closer to your goal weight. You should know Dave and Karine’s Metabolic Cooking Recipe Guide hit some sort of sales record so to celebrate the success of their launch sale, and by popular request, they are extending their 1/2 Price Invitation for friends of Funk Roberts GET 50% OFF METABOLIC COOKING 2.0 CLICK BELOW http://tinyurl.com/fat-loss-cookbook CHICKEN WITH MOROCCAN SEASONING AND QUINOA INGREDIENTS RECIPE MAKES 4 SERVINGS • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4oz each), diced • 2 cups quinoa, cooked • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 1 cup chicken broth • ½ teaspoon ground coriander • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon • ½ teaspoon paprika • ½ teaspoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon ground ginger • ¼ teaspoon cayenne • Pinch of stevia • 1 tablespoon tomato paste • Salt and pepper DIRECTIONS 1. Cook quinoa in advance. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat and brown the chicken in oil. When the chicken is golden all over, scatter the onion and garlic over it. 3. Combine the broth and the next spices and whisk together well. 4. Pour over the chicken, cover the skillet, and let simmer for 5-6 minutes. Uncover the chicken and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes or so to let the juices concentrate a bit. Stir in quinoa, the second tablespoon olive oil and mix well. Per Serving CALORIES: 286 PROTEIN : 32g CARBS : 26g FAT : 6g GET MORE FAT BURNING RECIPES TODAY – 50% OFF http://tinyurl.com/fat-loss-cookbook Funk Roberts Commission Disclosure: The metabolic powers certain foods have to make your body burn more body fat. This is essentially our way to name the thermogenic effect of food.
I know that you’ve heard this before, but drinking a lot of water is actually one of the few bits of conventional wisdom that is actually true for increased fat loss. One of the biggest assets to helping you burn fat and lose weight is drinking is water. If you are not drinking enough water each day, your nutrition plan will without question be much less effective in transforming your body than if you were drinking enough. Our bodies are approximately made up of 70% water by weight, and it is needed for nearly every body function, including digestive processes. We lose about a liter of water per day just through our skin and lungs (and that amount can easily triple if you are consistently working out). If you’re not getting enough, your body will not be metabolizing fat and digesting food as efficiently. HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU NEED DAILY The average person needs more than the standard 64oz of water to function optimally. Because we are training at high intensity multiple times per week you want to shoot for 80-100oz of water per day. Measuring Your Water Intake Daily: Below is a breakdown of how much water you should drink (not including during your workouts) each day in order to facilitate fat and weight loss per measurement. 2500ml 6-8 Glasses of Water 84oz 4-5 20oz Bottles of water 10 cups of water Watch this video I shot in Thailand that talks about one way you can start to get more water into your body on a daily basis Here are 5 Reasons Drinking Water will Help you Burn more Fat and Lose More Weight Reason 1. Increase Your Metabolism When you are not drinking enough water your body’s metabolism will slow down. Since water is needed for almost all bodily functions, without the optimal amount your metabolism and other systems are not working at full potential. The slower your metabolism the less fat and calories you will burn. Drink more water to help improve your body functions including metabolism. Tip: Drink cold water when you are NOT training, as the body has to metabolize the water to bring down to body temperature increasing your metabolic rate. Reason 2. No Water = Increased Cortisol Lack of water consumption has anti-catabolic effects. When you are dehydration this stimulates catabolic (muscle destroying) hormones and increases the cortisol response to exercise. Cortisol is a fat storage hormone and responsible for weight gain, especially in the abs and waistline Reason 3 – Prevent Water Retention There is a big misconception out there about water retention and that if you if you drink too much water it will cause retention. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact it’s the lack of water that causes water retention. The reason is that your body sees the lack of water as a shortage and because of this will go into “survival mode” and will try to retain everything that the body has to offer. When you body is in this “mode” it will automatically store any water that you drink resulting in water retention You can prevent this my providing your with more than enough water it needs and in time it you will flush the excess water out of your body. Remember the lack of water can be a main reason your have retention so drink enough each day. Reason 4 – Prevent Fat Storage Water can help your body metabolize stored fat. When you are not drinking enough water each day your body does not have good enough water supply to perform it’s daily physiological tasks and is forced to take water from your bodies cells including fat cells. If your body is drawing water from fat stores then they are less likely to metabolize and burn off as energy, which results in more fat stores over time. The more water you drink and the better hydrated you are the less fat your body will have to store. Reason 5 – Keytones Keytones, a natural byproduct of fat burning, are flushed out of the body through urine. High water intake is necessary to flush excess ketones through the kidney to prevent the negative effects of their accumulation. By flushing them out, you will improve your fat burning process. Conclusion I hope this has helped you understand the importance of drinking water of you want to burn more fat and lose weight. You will no doubt burn more calories and fat, rid you body of toxins and waster, improve your metabolism and prevent your body from storing fat. Add decreased water retention and increased energy and the your reason for drinking more water on a daily basis is undeniable and must in your overall nutrition. H2O NOTE water does NOT include tea, coffee, juice, alcohol or anything else, which simply ‘has water in it’. If you are training in the gym you should in fact drink MORE than the recommended amount each day, as your body needs to stay hydrated at all times. Tips On When, Where and How You Can Incorporate You Water for the Day – Laura D – Fit to Eat • Immediately when you wake up • While you are getting ready in the morning • To and from work (on your commute) • While you are watching television or a movie • With your meals • At your desk • While you are in meetings • In place of coffee or soft drinks • When you are travelling – on the bus, on a train, on the subway • In your car to and from any destination Keep well hydrated by finding creative ways to incorporate water throughout your day. Here are a few ideas how to make sure you get your 10 cups a day: