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In this week's Podcast Episode #23 , I host a roundtable with personal trainers Mark Cavallaro and Jolene Wilkinson. During this episode, we talk about very practical and easy ways to maintain fat loss and fitness during the holidays and Thanksgiving. If you're trying to lose fat or get fitter during the holiday season, you won't want to miss this episode, which includes:<br/><br/>-The top five fattiest foods and perfect substitutions<br/><br/>-Smart strategies straight from top trainers at Pacific Elite Fitness <br/><br/><br/>-How to make food less likely to get stored as fat<br/><br/><br/>-Tricks for staying motivated to exercise<br/><br/><br/>-Ways to make "Holes in Your Calendar" for fitness<br/><br/>Also included in this podcast is an answer to the following listener question:<br/><br/>+I listened to podcast #21 where you gave your 1-2-3 secret to fast fat burning and basically, you advocated 20-30 min @ 60% MHR an on empty stomach.�� My question is that I work out 5x a week at an hour each morning - 2-3 times full body weight training and 2-3 times high intensity cardio at 85-95% HR or interval training. To increase my fat burning potential, how do I use this slower, steady cardio technique?�� Should I continue with my current workout program and then tack on an extra 30 min of steady cardio? <br/><br/>Thanks always,<br/>Tina+<br/><br/>!http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/cranberryhow-full.jpg|title=cranberryhow-full|height=346|style=margin: 3px;|alt=|width=286|class=size-medium wp-image-146 alignleft|src=http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/cranberryhow-full.jpg!<br/><br/>Here are the shownote links from topics mentioned in this podcast:<br/><br/>Order The Original Gymstick (use the 10% discount code at minute 10:58 of this week's podcast!) <br/><br/>Bodybuilding for Skinny Guys - Click Here To Go From Zero to Huge in 20 Weeks!<br/><br/>Triathlete Interview Form - Fill This Out to Find Out More About Multi-Sport Coaching<br/><br/>Fitness Interview Form - Fill This Out to Find Out More About Fat Loss & Fitness Training<br/><br/>And finally...<br/><br/>Jolene Wilkinson's Health(ier) Cranberry Chutney Recipe<br/>1 cup water<br/>1/2 cup stevia (sugar substitute)<br/>1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries<br/>1 cup apples - peeled, cored and diced<br/>1/2 cup cider vinegar<br/>1/2 cup raisins<br/>1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br/>1/4 teaspoon ground ginger<br/>1/4 teaspoon ground allspice<br/>1/8 teaspoon ground cloves<br/><br/>In a medium saucepan combine the water and sugar substitute. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Add the cranberries, apples, cider vinegar, raisins and spices. Bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 10 minutes stirring often.<br/>Pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the sauce. Cool to room temperature and serve or cover and refrigerate. Bring chutney to room temperature before serving.<br/><br/>Yield: 20 serving

 

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*Need a quick workout to do on your office break? *In this *4 minute video , *Ben Greenfield demonstrates how to use an elastic band resistance training tool like The Gymstick  for a short and effective workout that boosts the metabolism with no sweat. Simply perform the exercises in the video with minimal rest, and repeat 1-2x if time permits.<br/><br/>httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J21Mn3voqik<br/><br/>Recommend exercises/reps are as follows:<br/><br/>Front Squat to Press - 10-15 reps<br/><br/>Standing Body Rotation - 10-15 reps/side<br/><br/>Triceps Press - 10-15 reps<br/><br/>Rows - 15-20 reps<br/><br/>Sideways Leg Kicks - 10-15 reps/side<br/><br/>Upright Row - 10-15 reps<br/><br/>Good Morning "Bows" - 15-20 reps<br/><br/>Bicep Curl - 10-15 reps

 

875 Views 1 Comments 0 References Permalink Tags: videos, featured-products, elastic-band-workouts, travel-exercise, office-workout, gymstick-workouts, short-workouts, body-weight-workout, quick-fitness-routines, exercise-for-office, travel-workout-routine

!http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/high-glyc.jpg|title=high-glyc|style=border: 3px solid black; margin: 3px; float: left;|alt=|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-99|src=http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/high-glyc.jpg!In Part II of this series, written while I trot back from Europe to America, I���m going to share a powerful method for choosing your meals that will keep you from gaining weight when you travel by air. I call it ���Carbohydrate Timing���. This method is especially useful in situations when you���re out of your daily routine, you must choose foods with which you aren���t familiar, and physical activity is limited.<br/><br/>Carbohydrates are synonymous with sugar. Let���s face it ��� almost every food that you could consume while traveling is going to contain a sugar based carbohydrate, and this method works on the following principle: when you consume a meal, sugars from that meal are released into your bloodstream. It doesn���t matter what you eat: tortellini, salad dressing, a glass of wine, nuts, raisins or an apple. Nearly everything contains at least a small amount of carbohydrate and therefore sugar.<br/><br/>When the sugar is released into your bloodstream from the digestive tract, there is a powerful hormonal response that allows your body to process the sugar. Many of you are already familiar with this response: the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas. Insulin stimulates your body���s tissues to take up sugar for use as energy.<br/><br/>But the reality is that due to lack of physical activity while airplane traveling, the body���s tissues are already full of energy and very little energy is actually being used, and so the sugar must go elsewhere. The liver can very conveniently convert the sugar into fat, and high levels of circulating insulin from high sugar meals will encourage this process. And that is how people gain weight when they travel.<br/><br/>So how does Carbohydrate Timing actually work? Simply follow these three simple rules:<br/><br/>1) Consume any carbohydrate-based meal immediately before AND after stretching or light physical activity. For example, if you anticipate the meal on the plane being served at 1pm, get up and perform a full body stretch routine at 12:50, then perform a light calisthenic routine of 3x25 body weight squats and 3x25 arm circles immediately after the meal. The flow of blood and slight rise in body temperature from the light physical activity will regulate blood sugars effectively and improve the body���s sensitivity to insulin.<br/><br/>2) When exercise is not possible, the rule is simple: only consume primarily fat or protein based meals in the absence of physical activity or stretching. Therefore, the apple in your carry-on bag is for after those body weight squats you do on the back of plane, while the bag of walnuts is to be consumed directly before getting your one hour nap.<br/><br/>*3) Do not consume any simple sugar based carbohydrates, period. This means no soda, no juice, no rolls, no pasta, no pretzels, no snack mix. *The only exception is A) fruit, which although a simple sugar, is nutrient and fiber rich, and will cause less metabolic damage than the other processed sugars or B) you���re actually working out (for example, performing the Metabolic Body Weight Workout from BenGreenfieldFitness.com at an empty gate). The last meal served on my plane was pasta with vegetables, a cake dessert with strawberries, a roll, and a wedge of cheese. I opted for the vegetables, strawberries from the dessert, and cheese, then satiated the appetite with a handful of almonds from my carry-on bag.

Staying fit and healthy is hard work. But when your immune system is top-notch, your body performs at its peak capacity, and your mind is clear and sharp, you���ll be glad that you made that extra effort!

*Bonus Blog Content from *[http://www.100waystoboostthemetabolism.com | http://www.100waystoboostthemetabolism.com].:



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I read many e-books when I travel, and on this last 14 day trip, I happened to review one of my own books (which I wrote 2 years ago) entitled ���100 Ways To Boost The Metabolism���. Check out this interesting tidbit from page 42 of the book:</p><br/>"Caffeine ingestion can increase your metabolic rate and energy expenditure by over 10%, and coffee is one of the most inexpensive and convenient ways to achieve this effect. In addition to stimulating the central nervous system and increasing both mental and physical energy, coffee can improve memory, enhance athletic performance, and help you burn more fat as a fuel, especially during aerobic activity. Caffeine can also inhibit the growth of new adipose cells (your body���s fat storage tissue) and when taken with a meal can improve fat-burning. In order to maximize the beneficial effect of caffeine on your metabolism, you must consume coffee or caffeine supplements only in moderation. If these supplements are consumed in excess, your central nervous system and hormones can adapt and grow non-responsive to the metabolic effect. In addition, constantly increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and increased release of your body���s adrenaline hormones can eventually lead to physical stress and breakdown. Excessive caffeine consumption has also been linked to headaches, restlessness, irritatibility, insomnia, anxiety, dehydration, stomach irritation, and heart palpitations. A metabolic increasing dose of caffeine is about 100-200 milligrams daily, which is the equivalent of one or two small cups, or 10-15 ounces. For the best effect on exercise, consume about 45-60 minutes prior to the workout, which will result in an optimal carbohydrate sparing and fat burning effect. Coffee in the morning, prior to about 20-30 minutes of light to moderate exercise, followed by a complex breakfast is a great fat burning strategy. Because it contains all the benefits of coffee with less caffeine, delta-E is a healthy and more energy stabilizing alternative to regular coffee.���<br/><br/>On the book website, you can read more... Just go to *http://www.100waystoboostthemetabolism.com . *

 

 

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!http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/blue-gymsticksmall1.jpg|title=blue-gymsticksmall1|height=208|alt=|width=352|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-95|src=http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/blue-gymsticksmall1.jpg!In this week���s *Podcast Episode #12:*<br/><br/>*New Content: The Healthy Traveler and tips from Warsaw, Poland.<br/><br/>Listener Q&A: Butter vs. Olive Oil, Regular Energy Gel vs. Caffeinated Energy Gel with Protein<br/><br/>Featured Product:* Ben Greenfield���s #1 Recommended Portable Exercise Device - The Gymstick! Click here to find out more about this fantastic new product.

 

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