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New Year’s Resolution: Kick Start Fat and Weight Loss


Let’s face it, you’re lazy. I’m lazy. We are all lazy. That is the first step in ultimate healing and change: acknowledgment. Now let us start the cycle of change with a little help from some weight loss catalysts. Here are some awesome fire starters that will ignite your internal body furnace and get the fat loss abilities that are innate to your body activated. No wimps allowed with these fat loss tips, so toughen up!

Fat Loss Tip # 1

The Morning After Pill: Your A.M. PRE-BRUSH Routine

Before you brush your teeth or hair, make sure to turn on your body’s engine. Don’t sneak in breakfast before this routine either, an empty stomach is better. As soon you roll out of bed stand up, spread your legs a little wider than shoulder length apart and reach up for the sky. Get a good stretch in this manner and re-align your bones and awaken your muscles. After that do this speedy day starter routine:

  1. Perform 25 shoulder width push ups
  2. Perform 25 close grip push ups
  3. Perform 20 Crunches
  4. Perform 20 weight-less Squats, use a broom stick if you like
  5. Perform 20 more Crunches
  6. Perform 20 Jumping Jacks
  7. Perform 15 Push ups, your choice of type
  8. Perform 20 more Crunches
  9. Perform 20 more Jumping Jacks
  10. Perform 20 more Squats
  11. Perform a Shower Marine!

NOTE: Perform all these exercises consecutive with as little rest as possible, 30 seconds at maximum. The point of the Morning After is kick start your day with a major sweat. You are starting your body’s fire on an empty stomach.

Fat Loss Tip # 2

Consume Fire Starter Foods

Proper ignition is key in any fire. Same holds true with getting your metabolism rolling towards optimal weight loss. So with that being said, implement these seldom considered diet and health aides.

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  1. Cayenne – Simply put, Cayenne is pure gun powder. It pops viruses out your system and fortifies your little immune system soldiers. On top of that overall health benefit Cayenne is a metabolic dynamo, it’ll make you sweat and remember sweat is GOOD!Try to consume two teaspoons daily. Whether you mix it your vegetables or dump it on top of a chicken breast, no matter, just bury it down the hatchet.
  2. Ginger – Hard training can put a strain on your immune system. It is not uncommon for individuals pushing themselves hard during weight loss training to come down with nasty viral infections. The reason is simple: you are taken your body where it hasn’t been before and this shock to the system can leave your immune system reeling and open for invasion. This is where Ginger can aid. Ginger is a stomach healer. Ginger will calm down even the most upset stomachs. Besides its tummy benefits it soothes the throat. And if that weren’t enough, yes Ginger does get your metabolism activated. Burning calories and keeping them burning are what Ginger can do. Buy at least 2 pounds of Ginger. Take those two pounds and boil it in half a gallon of water (get the big pot from grandma) for 6 minutes on high. Let it sit for 9 minutes and pour into a big pitcher. Drink at least 3 cups a day. Chill it and bring it to work. As an added bonus Ginger kills yucky mouth germs!
  3. Lemon – Add it to water and let it cut the grease in your body. Lemons are a known catalyst in fat melting. Consume at least half a lemon a day and you could burn off a pound a week! Squeeze a lemon on your salad or over your chicken breast. I tend not to over recommend lemon because of the latest trend of individuals developing “Acid reflux” and other esophageal issues. I personally believe these people are predisposed because of years of damage with the consumption of fake, preservative filled juices. But nevertheless don’t let me get side tracked…this is a no wimps edition! Eat lemons and burn fat every second. The vitamin C laden lemon will also provide muscle and immune system support. So get sour and fit.

Fat Loss Tip # 3

Take on a Full Contact Approach

Fighting burns calories and that cannot be denied. An intense bout that utilizes all the limbs lasting 45 minutes can burn 1600 calories! But before you jump in the ring and get yourself knocked out perhaps consider investing in a pair of 16 ounce boxing gloves and a heavy bag. You can pound away your aggression, just imagine it’s your boss’s face (or your mother in law, ladies). Start out with a quick 3 minute shadow boxing warm up. Next, start pounding the heavy bag. Go at it for an intense 10 minutes and even get your elbow and knees involved for some vicious strikes. Eventually after four weeks work your way up to 20 minutes of pounding, just be careful not to slip on all the sweat that will be pouring out of you.

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  1. Awesome morning after routine…I will try it tomorrow and let you know how it goes!

  2. I can imagine that being hard work! hmm, New year though, renewed hopes of getting in shape

  3. Yeah I just did the routine and I can’t stop sweating.

    • Fat ManNo Gravatar says:

      Awesome…Did you hear that world? He can’t stop sweating, that means thermogenesis has begun and his metobo is on fire….

  4. FrankNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, that’s just a starter? I guess I’m really lazy. Thanks for the tips though. I plan on getting back in shape in the new year.

  5. Skinny GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year! Good luck in 2008, dude.

  6. ScamNo Gravatar says:

    Likewise Israel – you have a rather sexy new look too. Have you been Google-slapped on the pagerank though?

    • Fat ManNo Gravatar says:

      To be honest, I have no idea. My Google Page Rank was always 0, then it went to PR 2 or 3 a couple of months ago (I can’t recall). I feel like I should have a higher PR, but I suppose Google doesn’t feel that way. Oh well… it’s no skin off my back. I just won’t judge my success on that.

  7. True statement. Google has had a bug up their ass since September…life goes on.

    Happy new year! Hope everyone was safe last nite.

  8. Hi Dennis,

    I have to comment on Tip number 3. While there are numerous benefits to including lemon in a variety of ways, as you’ve mentioned already, too much lemon can and does eat away the enamel of your teeth. Too much lemon can also create sensitive gums, so moderation is really important. Otherwise, very good tips!

    I’ve been in the Dental Field for many years and see far too many people with gum problems and eroded enamel due to their obsessive use of lemons.

  9. Mike WhiteNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Dennis, I did your pre-brush routine this morning. Wow. That felt awesome. I’m going to incorporate it into my daily diet because it’s fast and easy to include in a hectic schedule. Thanks much!

  10. Dennis RosatoNo Gravatar says:

    The people love me! Just kidding around, it just is so inspiring to hear people benefiting and improving the way they feel with a simple and quick routine. Stay tuned folks I have a ton more routines and tips. I will gladly share with all so we can all improve our lives even if just a little bit. Best of luck to all. Next posting will most likely be on a few motivational points for men. And a separate list for women. But it’s up to the big boss man,the one and only Mr. Fat Man.

  11. Fat ManNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome. Mr. Rosato comes through again…

  12. Muscle MilkNo Gravatar says:

    Well all I know if you use the proper proteins and creatines can reach your goals!

  13. Dennis RosatoNo Gravatar says:

    How about pumping the proper iron? and what proteins are these? because I have a few thoughts on protein.

  14. Glad to hear another person preaching fat loss, fitness and overall health! Way to go!

  15. I’m printing this out and putting it somewhere where I can see it in the morning. I’ve had the idea to do a pre-breakfast workout often, but I often don’t think about it until it’s too late. It looks tough though.

    And by Cayenne, do you mean the red powder that you get on the spice aisle at the store? I’m asking because I live in Japan and I’m not sure if the stuff I have is the same stuff you are talking about.

  16. KimberlyNo Gravatar says:

    Ahh, you’re not lazy. You just need to change/rearrange your priorities. Looks like you are well on your way too.
    You’re for real, Isreal. Keep doing what it takes!

  17. ChrisNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been doing something similar to your speedy day starter routine as a warm up to my weight training for over 20 years. It’s a great way for people to get moving. If you want to build muscle, use it as a warm up and take it to the next level with weights. It’s definately not for lazy folks though.

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