Glowing Lean System Review

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Nov 022014
 

Every woman wants to have a lean, sexy body. This lets you have all the confidence in the world when you go out no matter what you are wearing. The problem with today’s world however is that our food choices have become less and less healthy.

One very popular diet program today is Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Lean System. We review the system here to see what you get and if it does fit what you’re looking for.

What is the Glowing Lean System?

In this program, Kimberly Snyder follows up her successful diet book “The Beauty Detox Solution”. In the program Kimberly explains that the most important thing to losing weight and making sure that you keep if off boils down to two things:

  1. Eating the right types of food.
  2. Eating them at the right times.

While it is easier said than done, following these two principles and changing your eating habits will not only let you get fitter and slimmer but also make you much healthier.

Unlike the “Beauty Detox” Solution which is in book format, this time bulk of the information is in video format. You will get books with it though they serve more of a guide and a lot of the useful information and explanations are in the videos which will be available online once you become a member.

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Who is Kimberly Snyder?

Kimberly Snyder is a nutritionist who also happens to be a New York Times best selling author. She works with celebrities to help them get into shape and lose the extra weight so that they look great for their photo shoots, film or TV appearances.

If you’ve been looking through weight loss programs and books for a while, you’ll probably recognize her name thanks to her very popular diet book, “The Beauty Detox Solution”.

Inside the Glowing Lean System

Glowing Lean System Set

When you get access to the program, you’ll see a main page that let’s you choose from the primary sections of the system. As mentioned, bulk of the information comes in video form and there are hours and hours of useful diet tips, food knowledge and things that will help you understand how to lose the weight.

What you get include:

Video Modules

The video modules are divided into two sets. There is a the Core video modules where you start at. Here Kimberly explains what you eat affects your health as well as your weight and how cleansing yourself from bad foods like those that have preservatives or are processed. She also tells you which foods to eat and which ones to avoid. The core section consist of 9 video modules in total,

Once you’re done with the core videos, you move on to another set of 9 video modules, which are more advanced. These go into further detail and explain the more advanced that build on the core videos.

Recipes

The next section contains the healthy recipes she has prepared. Being a nutritionist, she creates dishes that are both healthy and delicious. This will help you lose weight without getting bored with the bland flavors. Entrees, desserts, snacks and even smoothies are included.

Q&A Forum

The Glowing Lean System includes a user community where members can exchange thoughts, ask questions and share their experiences. This is only available to the members.

Bonus Videos

Two bonus videos are included in the program. The Never Plateau Again video explains how you can continue losing the weight without hitting that dreaded wall where you stop losing weight.

The second bonus video is called the Workshop at Glow Bio. Here Kimberly shows members how she makes her recipes.

Her Food List

Part of the program identifies which foods to eat and which foods to stay away from. Kimberly lists the good foods as well as the bad. If you’re used to fast food and microwave, you’ll quickly see that these are on the no eat list.

Eat these food List

Included in the foods you can eat are the healthy fruits like apples, pears, bananas as well as the healthy vegetables like carrots, lettuce, spinach and broccoli.

Also in the good foods list are nuts, oats and almond milk. When it comes to proteins salmon and chicken are among her favorites while vegetarians can use beans as their source of protein. Brown rice is recommended too.

Avoid these food

Topping the list of foods you should take out of your diet are fast foods, as well as those that have been processed or packaged. Soda and fruit juice which have loads of sugar are also no-nos. You want to avoid refined starches as well as artificial sweeteners too.

Recipes and Meal Plans

Kimberly includes a good number of recipes so you can get started even if you’ve been used to using the foods to avoid. This way you have a guide to follow that already uses the right foods to make the dishes.

Also included in the system are sample meal plans that you can follow. These list down what you can have for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.

–>> Click here to see the Glowing Lean System Books and Lists

 

What We Think

What We’re Not Too Fond Of

  • If you’re used to the regular eating habits that most of us are, this program can be a bit restrictive. There are many items that need to be avoided.
  • Discipline is needed to stick to program. Using the right foods and staying away from sugars and salt we’re used to.
  • We’d like to see this extended a bit by telling us what to do in terms of exercise.

What We Like About the System

  • The system rids you of a lot of the bad processed food and excess salt and sugar that are culprits of obesity and other metabolic health issues that are prevalent today.
  • There is a lot of information contained in the videos and books provided.
  • Recipes, food lists and meal plans are provided for you to follow.
  • You get to eat natural foods and get rid of those that are bad for the health. Also, you don’t need to take supplements.
  • The program includes excellent community for support and questions.

Our Glowing Lean System Review Summary

The Glowing Lean System is an information packed program that’s written by someone who has expertise in the field of nutrition. It uses a very holistic approach in getting you to lose weight. By ridding your body of the bad foods like those processed or with artificial flavoring, you are able to cleanse your body that helps you lose weight.

Do remember that going through the program and sticking to it requires discipline. There are a lot of foods we’re used to like fast foods, fried foods and sodas that are no-no’s, so this can be tricky and requires willpower to follow consistently.

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Total Six Pack Abs Review – Get a Flat Belly

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Nov 022014
 

Total Six Pack Abs 3If you’ve been looking for a way to get that washboard abs but haven’t been able to do so, then our Total Six Pack Abs review may just be the answer. This is a program that specializes in one’s core. Simply put, the different parts of the system is designed for one thing and that’s to get you looking great in the midsection. No more feeling embarrassed when removing your shirt at the beach because of the belly flab.

Okay, so that’s what it’s designed for, but does it really deliver on its promises or is it just another workout program similar to the other get lean or get a 6 pack training routines. Our reviews goes deeper to see.

What is Total Six Pack Abs About?

Total Six Pack Abs is a cutting program. For those not familiar to the bodybuilding jargon, this simply means that it is designed to shed away the extra fat. Bodybuilders usually go through cycles of bulking and cutting when preparing for competitions.

The start with the bulking phase where they try to gain as much muscle mass as possible. This means eating a lot of food to support the muscle development. Inevitably, there’s going to be fat that comes along with the muscle. So after they’ve bulked up, the cutting phase is designed to eliminate the fat layers so they end up with lean muscle. This makes all the muscles show very clearly including the abs.

Total Six Pack Abs is developed by Mark McManus, who is a Certified Personal Trainer. He is known for getting his clients lean and has expertise in fitness. McManus calls this program a rapid fat loss program in that it was created for those looking to aggressively get their six pack abs in less time.

–>> Click here to see the Total 6 Pack Abs program

 

What You Can Get From the Program

The program is a combination of diet and training program. It is built around eating and training so that you get the results that will give you that flat washboard stomach. Also, it strives to help to keep your muscles and not lose mass as you lose the fat, if possible gain a bit more during the process.

The Book

Total Six Pack Abs digitalTotal Six Pack Abs comes in a pdf format ebook. This lets you download it as soon as you are given access. The process and format makes it easy and quick to get you hands on the book.

Majority of the pdf book focuses on how you can trim the fat which is by far the best way for your abs to show. The program does this through the use of caloric restriction along with using carbs properly.

The book begins by explaining the process and the science of nutrition and its importance in getting in shape as well as bodybuilding. It goes on into the meal plans that you will be following while on the diet. It goes through the importance of getting the macronutrients correctly as well as eating carbs, fats and supplements.

A number of sections focuses on the workouts you’ll be doing, which he calls the T.S.P.A. weight training program. Also included here is the cardio regimen. The goal of the cardio is to help boost the fat loss while the weight training is there to help you maintain muscle mass even as you cut.

The latter portions of the book cover the foods to eat, then recipes to use while on the diet and a shopping list for when you go get the groceries.

Also included are:

  1. Calorie Counting software – this helps making counting the calories much easier. It lets you know the amount you should be eating.
  2. Size pack Calculator – this software helps you compute how long it will more or less take to get your six pack. There’s a best and worst case scenario in weeks based on your current weight and body fat percentage. Of course this is assuming you’re eating and training properly and not just sitting on the coach and eating junk food.

Valuable Lessons

Among the most important things learned form the TSPA program are a better understand of nutrition and the part carbohydrates and fats play. Not all of them are bad and having them the right way actually helps you burn fat more.

Along with that you also learn how to compute how your body burns fat. This in combination with understanding how to measure body fat levels and how to lower it.

–>> Click here to view the Total 6 Pack Abs system

 

What we’re not too fond of

  • In some sections, the TSPA does not explain the why’s behind some of the concepts and things you do. It just lists out the things to do.
  • Low carb not for everyone. This can be restrictive for some. However, the program does mention from the start that it’s target is rapid fat loss and that it is an aggressive way to reach a 6 pack so this is somewhat expected.

What we like about the program

  • The system is specifically designed for fat loss, which is the best way to target your abs. You can do all the crunches in the world if you don’t lose the fat no one will ever see your six pack.
  • The six pack calculator is fun and gives you a motivational tool to go the distance. It estimates the time period so you have a goal in mind and keep following the diet and routine.
  • The program is designed for both men and women. It was created to get you losing fat faster than regular programs so you achieve 6 pack results sooner.
  • A 2 month refund policy is included in case you’re not completely satisfied with the program.

Total Six Pack Abs Review Summary

This program was developed for those looking for a faster way to achieve that much desired six pack. It makes use of a combination of diet and exercise do you have solid muscle even as you lose fat. It uses a mix of restricting one’s caloric intake along with limiting carbs to get the results done.

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Anabolic Cooking Review

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Nov 012014
 

Anabolic Cooking Recipe BookOne of the biggest problems with sticking to a bodybuilding diet is the bland, untasty food. That’s always been a problem for many which is why cheat meals are something everybody has to do in order to stick to their diet.

However, the warning with cheat meals is that you shouldn’t overdo them otherwise soon enough you find yourself having a cheat meal a bit too often, which eventually will negate any of the healthy eating you’ve done.

If you’re tired of always having the same bland foods everyday and don’t want to keep having oatmeal, beans or boiled chicken too often, then Dave Ruel’s Anabolic Cooking book is what you’re looking for.

What is Anabolic Cooking?

Our review starts with an understanding of what this actually is. Anabolic Cooking is actually a complete set of pdf ebooks that has the bodybuilder in mind. It is for someone who is looking to have delicious meals while trying to gain muscle mass in a healthy way. By healthy way we mean, eating low in fat, and low in unhealthy carbs.

The entire set consists of a number of books and bonus material all geared for meal preparation. The main book is the recipe cookbook which is packed with more than 200 recipes covered different meals. This lets you prepared different foods for breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and even dessert.

It also includes calorie meal plans for those who are starting out and still figuring out how to create the proper meal plan for their eating needs.

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Who will Benefit from this Recipe Cookbook?

  • Anyone looking to eat healthy and tasty food that will help them gain muscle mass. Gaining muscle is around 75% what you eat and the other 25% your training. Dave Ruel’s cook book is packed with high protein recipes that are low in fat. They are designed for the bodybuilder in mind so each dish is designed for that purpose.
  • This cookbook is written for those who don’t like eating the same meals, every meal, too regularly. It is also designed for bodybuilders and weight trainees who are tired of eating bland, tasteless food. The recipes in the cook book are delicious, high in protein, often high fiber, and just as importantly low in fat and simple carbs.
  • It is also written for those who don’t want to spend a ton of time or effort in the kitchen to make tasty food. For each of the recipes, nutritional values are provided and better yet, very simple instructions. For example, pancake preparation goes something like, mix the ingredients in a blender, instead of the usual 4 or 5 steps you’ll see in regular chef cookbooks. Quick, easy to make meals that are delicious and healthy.
  • Those who want to be able to cook different types of foods. Included in the cookbook are recipes for chicken and poultry, beef, pork, fish and seafood. There are also snack, protein bar, breakfast, dessert, salad and sides recipes. This lets you choose from different types of food that will let you eat healthy with a lot of variety.
  • The books are also for anyone looking to learn about the nutritional values and how to create your own meal plan that will let you eat healthy and build muscle. There are sample meal plans provided that you can follow. There are meal plans available for different amounts of calories you need to consume per day. So choose the amount that fits your current goals and use that plan.

What You’re Getting

Anabolic Cooking Cookbook Set

Quick Start Guide

The quick start guide is easy reading and provides information for anyone looking to build and plan a healthy workout diet. It gives us the basics of nutrition including the values and things you need to understand when preparing a meal or reading a recipe.

It also guides you on how to stock you pantry and kitchen, what to shop for in the grocery. Other useful parts, specially if you don’t plan of staying around all day to cook is how to prepare your meals for the week.

Anabolic Cooking Recipe Cookbook

This is where you’ll find the recipes. The difference between this and regular cookbooks is that the recipes found here are designed to help you gain muscle. Also, the instructions are written in a very simple manner that anyone can do them.

Compared to regular bodybuilding diets, on the other hand, the dished listed are tasty not bland. They also cover everything from desserts, breakfast, to snacks. And you get to select from chicken, fish, meat, pork, salads, and other types of foods. There’s also an extra bonus book with post-workout shake recipes included in the set. This gives you easy to prepare, delicious meals that are high in protein and low in fat.

Included in each recipe are the picture, the ingredients, the instructions and the nutritional values.

Pre-Prepared Meal Plans

If you don’t want to spend the time to build your own meal plan or are learning how to develop one, you can use the pre-made meal plans provided here. There are plans covering diets that require as low as 1200 calories to 5000 calories so you can use them for both getting lean or packing on muscle.

The Ugly Truth About Supplements Book

This book gives you information that is seldom shared by supplement companies. It breaks down the different supplements and tells you which ones are worth taking and which ones are just a drain on the wallet. In all Dave Ruel recommends only a few supplements to take. And if you’re eating a nutritional diet, you probably won’t need supplements at all.

–>> Click here to view the Anabolic Cookbook by Dave Ruel

 

Things that Disappointed Us

  • There are some promotional sections in the books. These included links to products the author is selling like vitamins. It would have been a lot better had these not been added. But not really a big deal though.
  • The lack of vegetarian dishes. From a practical perspective this probably makes sense since there are less people looking for these. But if you’re a vegetarian looking to gain muscle this isn’t the cookbook for you. There are a couple of good vegetarian dishes included though along with the salads, but that’s about it.

Things We Loved

  • There are lots of excellent healthy and tasty dishes from different food categories included in the cookbook. This lets you choose from different foods to prepare. And what sets it apart from your regular bodybuilding diet is they taste good.
  • The dishes are very simple to prepare. No cooking experience needed.
  • For the bodybuilder, we love the extra sections on breakfast, snacks and protein bars. Also the additional post workout shakes recipes are great. This lets you get muscle building meals between the main meals without having to think of them yourself.
  • The pre-prepared meal plans are a quick way to find how to eat for the calorie requirement you need. It also provides as a learning tool if you’re just starting out.
  • The inclusion of the nutritional basics in the quick start guide are excellent for beginners.
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Carb Backloading Review – A Different Carb Diet

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Oct 312014
 

Carb Backloading BookFor most of us, weight training’s goal often has to do with building muscle and getting lean. These two things work hand in hand so that we have big muscles at the same time have definition so all the muscles can be seen.

For that to happen eating has to be a big part of the training program. Anyone who forgets about diet will have difficulty obtaining their bodybuilding goals unless of course, they are blessed with superior genetics.

One well known method of getting lean is using a low carb diet. Done correctly, it gets you ripped. Done incorrectly, you end up starving yourself, not gaining muscle or even losing what you already built up. Our Carb Backloading review takes a closer look at one well known method of carb dieting for getting lean.

What is Carb Backloading?

Carb Backloading is a process by which you intentionally manipulate when and how much carbs you consume. By controlling this, you are able to help the body make better use of the carbohydrates. This lets you get rid of the fat instead of gain it from the carbs.

This is why you’ll see professional athletes eating things like ice cream during training camp. One would think that this is counter intuitive and be harmful for their training but it’s actually part of their diet which are coordinated by nutritionists and trainers.

Carb back loading lets you in on the when, what and how of eating carbs so that you end up with lean muscle. The book’s author, John Kiefer, who’s interestingly an physicist, spent a lot of time researching the way the body uses carbs and understanding how this works led him to creating this program.

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The Meal Plan

The concept of Carb Back-Loading is actually opposite to what many use when dieting. To understand it better here is the quick outline of what you should expect from it.

Concept #1: Eat your carbs in the evening.

The time your consume the carbohydrates makes a difference. During the morning eat lightly, you can skip breakfast and have a smoothie later. What’s important is to stay light on the carbs during the morning.

Lunch is slightly better, though only have a moderate one. You will be saving the carb intake for dinner. During dinner is when you eat.

Concept #2: After working out, don’t get your carbs yet.

Wait a while, but within 30 minutes after your get your workout done, start eating those carbs. This is when you want to begin to replenish your body with sustenance to help your muscles recover.

Concept #3: Workout in the late afternoon

Preferably have your workout near 5:00 in the afternoon. This lets you take advantage of the carb window that’s nearing.

Reasons Behind the Concepts

John Kiefer Carb Back LoadingThe book and plan uses the concept on eating few carbs in the morning and afternoon because it has been shown that insulin sensitivity is higher during the morning. And this tends to drop when night time comes. This means that the body’s fat cells are more receptive to glucose during these times.

Glucose is found in carbohydrates, and with the fat cells being receptive to it during the morning and noon, eating the carb meals then will stimulate more fat growth, which we want to avoid.

So instead, the book and meal plan look to take advantage of the body’s cycle to replenish your nutrients at night when insulin sensitivity is low. This means fat isn’t as receptive to the carbs during this time.

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Our Carb Backloading Review

The book offers an excellent resource and is done with a lot of research. There is a lot of information and things are explained by John Kiefer. He lays things out in a very organized manner that we can read and understand easily.

You don’t often find a program where you are allowed to eat the carb heavier foods like this one. So in all it is more fun to follow since you can eat things like pizza, your favorite breads and ice cream.

At the very heart of this carb diet program is understanding when you should eat, what you should and should not eat during specific times, and how much to eat at each of the meals. So this is a somewhat scheduled meal plan or eating system to follow. However, it also provides you with the leniency many other diets don’t which is the ability to eat what you want. Often those diets will limit what and how much you can eat.

What We’d Like to Clarify

In the book, John Kiefer mentions that you are allowed to eat anything that’s carb heavy. This means any food that you want that’s made up mostly of carbohydrates is a good choice for the night meal. While this gives you a license to chomp down on all the fries, pizza and pastries you want this may not give you the best results.

Obtaining the optimal results, in terms of getting lean and losing fat, will still mean taking in better healthier carb options. For example eating brown rice instead of white rice, eating whole wheat breads instead of refined white bread, or cooking the heavy carb meal at home instead of ordering it from the restaurant.

So just because he gives you the green light, does not mean to take full advantage of it. Keeping sight of the end goal of losing fat and getting leans still have to be the priority and healthy, common sense eating and discipline is still required.

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