Halloween is only six days away..
That’s enough time to lose a pound of fat or two. But I want to give you a few cool “tricks” to help you look even leaner.
My Halloween Costume Was: “God’s Gift To Women”
By getting rid of any bloating and with a few simple exercises to lock in your posture, you can look five to ten pounds lighter in just 6 days..
Look Leaner Tip Number One: Grub On The Broccoli
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge broccoli fan. I’d rather eat spinach and bell peppers for my veggies.
The thing is, when it comes to cutting down nothing beats broccoli.
Here’s the prescription for the week (hey, it’s only 6 days!): 6 cups of broccoli a day.
Yep, 6 cups.
Have 2 cups each with breakfast, and dinner. Have a cup with all 6 meals. Whatever. Just get in 6 cups a day.
You can bake it, grill it, steam it, or chop it up in your scrambled eggs. Just get it in.
For extra points add in about ten spears of asparagus, too
Look Leaner Tip Number Two: Dunk It
Green tea is a natural diuretic (it will help your bod get rid of excess fluids). So is Dandelion tea.
Peppermint tea is a natural peristaltic (it will help your gut get rid of solid waste).
The Halloween prescription (minimum): 6 cups of green tea, 3 cups of peppermint tea.
And for bonus points add in a few mugs of dandelion tea.
Now, I like to hit all of my green tea before lunch, since it does have some caffeine, and my peppermint tea before bed, but get it in however you have to.
Look Leaner Tip Number Three: Go Caveman!
Some of our modern foods cause inflammation, bloating, and swelling – if you cut these foods out, guess what?
You’ll have less inflammation, bloating, and swelling
So for the next 6 days, eat all “paleo” foods: Meats, nuts, veggies, and berries.
Halloween prescription: For the next 6 days, cut out all dairy, grains, sugars, artificial sweeteners, and alcohol.
It’s amazing how fast you lean out when you eliminate these foods.
Look Leaner Tip Number Four: RAMROD!
A really cool trick I use when I’m teaching seminars about fitness is the “lose an inch off your waist in 60 seconds” method.
Basically, I bring up an audience member and wrap a measuring tape around their waist.
Then I have them stand up straight, with “shoulder blades in the pockets” and flatten out their pelvis. Then… as they make each adjustment, the tape moves in!
It’s usually possible to cut an inch off of their waist measurement without any sucking in.
So, the Halloween prescription for posture is… 100 band pull aparts, 3 sets of 60 seconds each leg hip flexor stretch, and 3 sets of 60 second planks.
Here’s each of those exercises:
100 Band Pull Aparts
3x60sec each leg Hip Flexor Stretch
Look Leaner Tip Number Five: Chug Chug Chug!
Most people don’t drink enough water.
I usually recommend drinking AT A MINIMUM (and not counting workout water) half your bodyweight in ounces of water.
So if you weigh 200 pounds, it’s a minimum of 100 ounces of water a day.
When you don’t drink enough water, your body holds on to every drop.
This stored up water looks just the same as fat under your skin.
Drinking more water tells your body that your water supply is abundant and to go ahead and flush out that stored fluid.
The net result is that you look leaner (you also get rid of toxins, feel better, raise your metabolism, etc).
The Halloween prescription is… Minimum of an ounce of water per pound of bodyweight. For a gold star you can go up to an ounce and a half. (When I’m helping models get ready for a shoot, they sometimes hit 3 gallons a day. That’s a lot of time in the bathroom!)
Example: 150 pounds – 150 to 225 ounces of water a day.
And here’s the bugger: You don’t get to count your green, peppermint, and dandelion tea in the total.
I know it sounds extreme. That’s because it is!
But you know, most of the fittest people I know live like this all the time. They drink tea, fix their posture, cut out the crap, and drink enough water to float the Mayflower.
Just think of it as six days. In less than 144 hours you’ll be chowing down on candy corn and mars bars – looking totally awesome!
And If you’re reading this right now, and you’re at that point in your life where you’ve turned an age that’s getting you down… or you’ve just seen a picture where you don’t look like you anymore… or something else has you feeling like you’re never going to be able to “get your groove back” when it comes to fitness, then LISTEN UP.
It does NOT have to be that way.
I honestly believe that you can lose weight and change your body DRAMATICALLY if you CHOOSE to do it… and you LEARN HOW to do it.
Stop sitting there wishing for things to change and hoping that your extra weight will just go aways and MAKE IT HAPPEN for yourself.
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See you on the other side…