Spanish Gold Fly : Can it improve your performance

Spanish Gold Fly : Can it improve your performance

spanish gold flySpanish gold fly, often referred to as SGF has been known for a while now for being an effective female aphrodisiac.

But it’s been brought to my attention that some fitness people have been using it to increase their overall performance.

Needless to say, this statement got my interest and i absolutely had to check it out and see if this was true or all bulls***.

So, I went ahead and placed an order on one of the reselling site. It came in a couple weeks, time in which i had totally forgotten about it to be honest.

Anyways, I was really excited when I saw the box and remembered about the whole thing.

In order to make this experiment as reliable as possible, I decided i would stop taking anything else for a week before I take those.

It’s been weird since i ve been using supplements for so long now that i m really accustomed to taking these pills every day.

I stayed clean for a week.

I started taking the spanish gold fly on a monday, to make sure i could remember it easily. First day has been rather disappointing for me as i didn’t feel any difference in my body.

I really felt scammed at this point.

But, I m rather stubborn and was determined to get that bottle empty anyways.

Tuesday, I took a little more and in my afternoon workout, I was feeling absolutely unstoppable. But it happens sometimes anyways, so I wasn’t sure it came from the spanish gold fly.

But…

same thing on wednesday…

and on thursday…

and on friday…

I think I had found the right dosage and it was giving me a damn good boost in my effort. you know the feeling, when it feels like you can keep going forever? It was just like that!

I was really surprised but I still had some doubts. I thought, after all, maybe it s just that i stopped taking anything else and my body feels better this way?

The following week, I took nothing at all for the whole week. nothing.

Well, you know what, I had a really hard time during all my training sessions for the whole week.

So if you ask me if i think spanish gold fly can help your performance, I’ll answer: for sure!

But again, you will have to try it for yourself and find the right dosage for you!

 

Exercise Vs Diet For Weight Loss – Which Is Faster?

Exercise Vs Diet For Weight Loss – Which Is Faster?

A good friend of mine asked me this morning if I could set her up with a weight training plan. I asked what the goal was (I knew she didn’t want to look like a bodybuilder). She said the goal was to lose 10 to 15 pounds.

I then asked her all about her diet, which she described for me.And that was the end of that.

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See, Shannon has always had a real love affair with carbs and, unfortunately, an equal distaste for most meats. The huge majority of her daily intake is made up of carbs and fats — baked goods, cereals, pasta — and very little protein.

I had to be honest.  I told her I could certainly design a plan that would build lean muscle mass— which is really good for humans for about a million reasons — but I really didn’t think the weight-loss goal would be achieved.

She (perhaps like many of you) was surprised. “But I thought… you exercise, you lose weight!”

So here’s the deal.

Yes, the more lean muscle you have, the more calories get burned to feed that muscle (all day long!), so certainly the right kind of exercise plays a role in weight loss. But if your diet is keeping your metabolism in a fat-storing state, as Patty’s diet does, losing weight will be a real uphill battle — even with the exercise.

So the next logical question is, Which is more impacting on weight loss — diet or exercise? The answer surprises a lot of people.

Here’s how I have come to think about it. While you should of course do both, if for some reason you could only do one or the other, diet will always win out for weight loss. If you exercise like crazy, while eating a diet that promotes fat-storage, you will probably lose some weight (although many people do not).

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However, if you did no exercise at all, but changed your diet to a primal one that keeps your metabolism in a fat-burning state, you would lose considerably more weight than the other scenario (not to mention you’d be healthier).

This is why many exercise fanatics are so often confused at how little weight they lose (and often gain!). The bigger influence on weight is your diet, not exercise.

You should exercise. Just get the right diet in place first.

 

Wired Athletes And Image

Wired Athletes And Image

What is “Image”?

Simply put, image is how what people see/think of when they think about you.  Insert “brand” or “reputation” in place of “image” if you want, they’re essentially the same thing.  Here’s an example:  when you think about Michael Jordan, you think of #23, Chicago Bulls, basketball, etc.  That’s it in a nutshell.

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OK, so why is this important for me?  I’m just a high school/college/semi-pro/whatever athlete.

It’s important because it’s a snap judgement people have about you.  If people perceive you in a negative way, such as lazy, unmotivated, unprofessional, etc, it can easily effect your chances of getting an opportunity you may need.  Let’s use an example to help prove the point.  When an NFL coach is looking to recruit a new quarterback, he wants the best player to fit the position.  He’s determines who that is based on his judgements of those players’ abilities.  Now let’s pretend you’re a quarterback this coach is thinking about recruting.  You’re known for your big-play capability and your ability to scramble out of the pocket, whereas another athlete is known for getting into constant trouble and throwing interceptions.  Who do you think is more likely to be recruited?

This is easily translatable for high school athletes as well.  The local college coach recruits you because you’re known for your awesome serves, your fantastic fastball, etc.  Even if you don’t pursue athletics, your image can be a huge determining factor in life outside of sports as well.  The power of image is tremendous and it affects your chances all the time.

I see a need to consider my image, so now how to I alter it?

Great, I’m glad you see my point.  Now here’s the best part: altering your image is quite simple.  If you want to be known for a specific trait, then work on it.  Stay in the weight room after hours, stay out of trouble, develop that dominating serve or fastball.  Post videos of your awesome 70-yard touchdown run, send links to your friends, and link to it on your website.  Just keep in mind that this will not develop over night, and you can’t fool people into thinking something you’re not.  You need to truly be a hard worker, have great passes, etc.

How does this fit in with the rest of being a Wired Athlete?

If you remember, Wired Athletes use the internet to improve their athletic performance and their visibility.  You’ve got your own website where you connect with other people while showcasing your abilities and talents.  You’ve got your highlight videos on YouTube, and are sending links to them to all of your friends.  The image concept blends in naturally with all of this by helping you decide the look of your website, what to show on your highlight tapes, etc.  You don’t need to go out of your way to include your image into what you do.

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In conclusion…

Image is something that applies to everyone all the time, regardless of your level of athletics (or if you choose athletics at all).  Don’t disregard something this important.  Shape the way people converse about you, by shaping your image.

 

Diet Coke Addiction

Diet Coke Addiction

Beating caffeine addiction can be as bad as trying to beat sugar addiction or whatever else you might be addicted to. My caffeine addiction comes in the form of Diet Coke. Unlike a lot of people, I actually like the taste of Diet Coke better than regular Coke. I guess it’s because regular Coke tastes sugary to me. But knowing it has high fructose corn syrup in it anyhow is enough to keep me from regular soft drinks. So if you are like me, as a result from working a corporate office job over the years, Diet Coke has replaced water for me. At times, it had gotten to the point where I hadn’t had a glass of water in several weeks. All I was drinking was Diet Coke.

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Luckily, it hasn’t seemed to of affected my health, but it very well could one day. There is no telling the health risks involved in drinking beverages with aspartame or acesulfame potassium. I’m lucky I haven’t developed kidney stones as a result of all the Diet Coke I’ve drank in my lifetime. But recently, once and for all, I’ve definitely decided to put forth the effort in eliminating or at least dramatically reducing my Diet Coke consumption. So are you a Diet beverage junkie? Are you addicted to Diet Coke, Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Mountain Dew, Sprite Zero, etc.? Well, if you are serious about beating the Diet beverage addiction, then I’ll tell you what has been working for me.

My secret weapon in beating my Diet Coke addiction has simply been Seltzer water. Seltzer water is simply pure carbonated water. It’s not club soda or tonic water. I won’t drink either of those two. I buy my seltzer water at a local grocery store for 77 cents per 2-liter. That is half the cost of what I would pay for a full 2-liter of Diet Coke where I live. I simply stumbled across this simple thing by accident. I use to drink Seltzer water years ago, but had completely forgotten all about it. I picked some up last week and drank a cold glass of it with my dinner one night instead of having a Diet Coke. I found that the carbonated taste, or carbonated effect in my mouth kind of gave the same thirst quenching satisfaction as Diet Coke does. After I was finished drinking the pure unflavored Seltzer water, I wasn’t craving my Diet Coke at all.

As a result, I was of course getting some slight headaches every now and then as a result of my dramatically reduced caffeine consumption. I still don’t know if I liked Diet Coke because I am addicted to caffeine or just because of the thirst quenching carbonated taste it has. I’m sure it’s probably a little of both. I think sometimes too, when we are actually thirsty, that is all our body’s are asking for is some water. Once you actually just drink some water, your craving for that Diet drink will pretty much be gone for that moment.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a Diet drink maybe a few times a week or on the weekend if you go out to dinner or lunch. But it can have unhealthy side effects if you are drinking a 2-liter per day like I was. So if you are addicted to Diet Soft drinks, or even the Regular Soft drinks, go pick yourself up some pure Seltzer water at the grocery store. Look for the 2-liters. Don’t get the small little bottles of it. Those are overpriced. Get the 2-liter grocery store brand for 77 cents or 89 cents. Drink that on the way to work in the morning. Right then and there, you’ll find that you’ve already eliminated having to drink a Diet beverage during the morning. The stingy carbonated taste in your mouth will make you feel like you are drinking a Diet beverage. And on a side note, I’m talking about pure Seltzer water. Not flavored.

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Flavored Seltzer water has aspartame or acesulfame potassium in it anyhow, so that pretty much eliminates the point of eliminating of Diet drinks out of your life anyhow. So give it a try. Get an ice cold 2-liter and guzzle it on the way to work, or after lunch. You’ll forget all about that Diet Coke. The caffeine headaches will remind you of it, but those will eventually go away anyhow. And also, you’ll save a few extra bucks as well since you won’t be wasting so much money on Diet drinks. That can equate into a few extra gallons of gas.

 

The Best Way To Lose Weight Is Slowly

The Best Way To Lose Weight Is Slowly

If you are that desperate to look good, schedule a great haircut and a facial, and go pick out an outfit that will make you look terrific just the way you are.

Get some extra sleep and do things that make you feel good about yourself. You’ll actually look much better, and be much more fun to be around, than if you starve yourself or mess with your metabolism.

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Healthy lifestyle – fruit food, sport exercising

By “slow” weight loss, I mean one or two pounds a week. Any more than two pounds a week and you are not in this category. Also, I’d like to point out that if you are a 120 pound woman dropping two pounds a week, you are losing weight a heck of a lot more quickly than a 250 pound man who is losing two pounds a week.

You get to decide what is “slow” and what is “fast” for you.

Here are the major reasons why slow weight loss is better:

  1. Quick fat burning is another word for “yo-yo dieting”. The core problem here is that you gain back all the fat you burned, and usually a little bit more. Fast weight loss, in the vast majority of cases, simply does not work beyond the time you’re on the diet. The second you are done without whatever fast weight reduction regime you’ve picked, you start putting the weight back on again.

What’s worse, for many people (especially those who have done a lot of these kinds of diets), you gain back a little bit more weight than you lost. This is because your extreme dieting slowed your metabolism down a bit, so when you start piling the food back on, your body actually burns it slower than it did before you undertook the crash diet.

  1. Fast weight loss (or gain) is the short-list of things dermatologists tell their patients to never do. When you drop extra pounds very fast, your skin will slack, and if you are following a weird, unhealthy diet, it will also affect your skin tone.

Gradual and slow weight loss gives your skin (whether its your cheeks or your belly) time to pull back into place.

  1. To really lose weight permanently, you have to change how you eat and how you live. There’s no way around it. How you make your those permanent changes is the path we all take towards our ideal body shape. Dropping pounds gradually makes you do the work to find changes that you can live with long-term.

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These new habits, like going for a walk after work or like eating an apple in the late afternoon, are what makes the weight loss happen. It is the building of the habits, not the one-time act of eating an apple that gets you slimmer. Fast weight loss does not instill these kinds of long-term habits.

 

Hot Tips to Carve out a Calorie Consciousness Mind

Hot Tips to Carve out a Calorie Consciousness Mind

You have got calorie consciousness mind? Who doesn’t have it. Because, people always tend to have problem with their calorie consumption. People need to follow simple steps that will have in order to have a perfectly carved body that will keep your calorie conscious mind stable. Their more than thousands of tips out there that can help you carve your body in a perfect body that you always wanted. You can successfully try them with your daily routine. Either all of them or just a few. Our tips are mentioned below:

Start walking more:

Try it for a few days. Walk around while you’re on the phone, or tap out a tune with your hands or feet (in the privacy of your own office, of course).

In fact, do a couple of swaps a day and you can drop 10 pounds in 5 weeks!

Decrease the consumption of nuts:

Nuts have heart-healthy fats, but they’re also high in calories: 1 handful (about 1 ounce) of oil-roasted mixed nuts has 175 calories; 3 handfuls have 525. Cut out nuts altogether and save more than 500 calories.

Eat at tables Rather than eating while watching TV:

You tend to eat up to 288 calories more. Instead, eat at the dinning table, and trade 1 hour of TV for a casual walk. Together, that’s 527 calories burned.

Limit yourself with the salad toppings:

A salad seems healthy to everyone, but all those calories on top can make it more weight gaining-laden than lasagna. Cheese cubes, nuts, bacon, avocado and dried fruits can add lots of calories.

Use small plates

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Reducing the plate size can help you a lot. As, it will save your daily consumption of food by 20 to 25%

Caution Cocktails:

Drinks that are mixed with club soda, tonic water, cranberry juice, or a squeeze of citrus; or try distilled liquors on the rocks. You’ll save up at least 800 calories.

Control the Pasta:

We understand that the pasta is tempting. But, what one needs to understand is that one cup of pasta equals 220 calories. But, within added in goodies that increases the calorie level by 400%.

Include Oatmeal:

Try adding in filling lower-calorie starter of oatmeal with honey and banana slices, and a cup of black coffee. That can save up to 518 calories.

Recognize the Hidden Oils:

Always have your food cooked with a little stock instead of oil, or order steamed or poached entrées: you’ll save 124 calories per tablespoon of oil.

Daily Sleep:

People who got only 5-6 hours of sleep champed more during the day.

Snooze more and save about 1,087 calories.

Shopping at grocery is good:

Go grocery shopping for atleast 1 hour twice a week, put away your groceries appropriately, spend 2 hours cooking a fabulous holiday feast at weekends, set the table, and serve. Be Host.

Kick-away the soda:

A 30 ml soft drink has about 150 to 180 calories. If you down two or three a day, you’re getting lots of extra high calories.

Quench your thirst with water and save as many as 540 calories.

 

Beat Your Fat Before it Hits Your Heart

Beat Your Fat Before it Hits Your Heart

Low-fat foods seem like they should be a great choice when it comes to weight loss, but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes full-fat foods make the most sense.

According to Harvard School of Public Health, research shows that low-fat diets can hurt you more than help. They may increase your risk of health conditions such diabetes (due to their large carbohydrate consumption) and heart disease. They also impact your cholesterol levels, raising your “bad” cholesterol and lowering your “good”.

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Ever notice that when you eat low-fat foods, you’re hungrier sooner than if you’d eaten a high fat meal? That’s because eating fat keeps your tummy satisfied longer. This allows you to easily control your portion sizes when you do eat and reduces the likelihood of those uncomfortable, hard-to-beat cravings. When you eat foods that are spicy-hot, essentially it’s like adding gas to fire causing it to go from smouldering embers to flames that shoot into the air. Your body has the same result to some spices. They cause it to burn calories at a higher rate, which means that your metabolism is increased. This is known as the thermogenic effect.

Research published in Physiology & Behaviour reports that eating red pepper increases the temperature of your body resulting in an increased calorie burn. It also reduces your craving for foods high in salt, sugar and fat. If you’re already eating high-spiced foods, you probably won’t notice much of an effect because your body has adapted itself to that type of diet. But, if you’re the person who normally eats a pretty bland diet and you begin to introduce spices, you’ll likely see an increase in the amount of fat you burn! Have you ever heard of negative calorie foods? These are foods that take more calories to digest than they contain, which means that you end up with a calorie deficit. A lot of negative calorie foods are in this category due to their high fibre content.

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Some foods that qualify for this title include:

  • Celery
  • Oranges
  • Tangerines
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries
  • Carrots

Eat these types of foods and you’ll be setting your calorie meter back instead of ahead. How great is that?

Although fasting does normally result in fast loss of weight, the results aren’t the kind that most dieter is seeking to find. The scale goes down simply because your body has suddenly had its food intake restricted. Why does this happen? A lot of foods you eat have high water content. So, when you reduce the amount of food you consume as a whole, you get less hydration. The result is a loss in weight – but it’s only water weight so the results don’t last.

Some people feel that fasting is beneficial in that it gives their body a rest from processing foods. However, the human body is extremely adept at its functions and no rest is necessary for it to work as intended.

Still, if you’re insistent on fasting, choose one that focuses on raw foods.

How to Lose Weight and Keep Fit Without Going to the Gym

How to Lose Weight and Keep Fit Without Going to the Gym

Before I begin I need to make a correction to the last post. The percentage of Americans overweight is nearing 70%-not 40%. Scary, huh? How is this possible? Or, have we begun to accept being overweight as the norm? Regardless, statistics don’t lie and we are certainly eating more than we think or want to admit.

We are eating foods of poor quality, highly processed and packed with sugar. Since these foods are often the most convenient we eat them mindlessly. As a result, our body doesn’t obtain the energy it truly needs; our appetite is never satisfied and we get stuck in a vicious cycle. No energy means less motivation to exercise and more motivation to eat a sugary snack for a quick pick me up. Hmm…it begins to make sense why we feel like crap most of the time. Tired, sluggish, maybe constipated, bloated, and always feeling hungry are just a few of the complaints doctors and nutritionists hear the most. Keep in mind when I discuss calories, by no means am I endorsing ‘calorie cutting’.

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Restricting calories was popular years ago and does result in weight loss but the weight always returns when normal eating is resumed. By beginning to eliminate sugary, empty calories from our diet and replace them with high protein, low-glycemic whole grains, fruits and veggies, we retrain our body chemistry and taste buds. As we eat foods that provide energy without the huge insulin spike we find our energy levels to be higher and more stable. The goal is to find a healthy balance of foods we incorporate daily-as a way of life.

Your cravings change and as a result your caloric-intake is effortlessly lower and there isn’t the dreaded feeling of deprivation. Let’s start at the office. Long sedentary days, fat-laden lunches and office birthday parties have contributed to significant weight gain. Nearly 50% of workers admitted they have gained weightsince starting their last job.Here are a few simple habits to form that are crucial to your well-being. Remember, this is about a lifestyle change to feel better. Weight-loss is a by-product of feeling better and having energy.

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  1. Always, always take stairs when possible. Stair-climbing is a form is weight-bearing exercise. Makes a difference over a year. Park in the furthest spot, jump off the train or bus a stop early. The key is to increase activity!
  2. If it is possible, walk fifteen minutes over your lunch break before you actually eat.
  3. If you work in a setting where lunches are catered in frequently-opt for salads or protein sources. Avoid breads and high-glycemic foods that only leave you feeling sluggish. Opt for fruits and veggies, or bring your own. Brown-bagging your lunch is not only healthy, but cheaper than eating out.
  4. If you head out over the lunch hour get familiar with the grocery store salad bar! They offer an array of choices to spice up any salad and often offer many fruit choices.
  5. Keep a stash of nuts, preferably almonds. These snacks are excellent and keep your body satisfied for long periods of time. You will be less tempted to grab a piece of cake or raid the vending machine.
  6. Stay hydrated with water, unsweetened tea or a diet soda (in moderation on the diet drinks). Drinking water helps you feel fuller so overeating will be less likely. Sometimes dehydration can be mistaken for hunger so we eat for no reason. Please pass along your ideas, comments or feedback and feel free to share your favorite tips with our readers!