This Thursday, March 30th at 7:30pm we have Mark Macdonald coming to help us kick off our 8 Week Summer Slimdown Challenge. Mark is aCelebrity Nutritionist, Fitness Expert and NY Times Best Selling Author and you don’t want to miss an opportunity to hear him speak. The event is free and the entire family is welcome. You don’t have to be a client of PG Fit to attend.The event will be held at All Star Martial Arts & Fitness which is located at14405 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429. If you would like to sign up for the 8 Week Challenge, it’s only $99. For details please go to www.corechallenge.pgfit.com. We hope to see you there and enjoy the newsletter on the Muffin Top Myth!
The Muffin Top Myth
If there’s one thing that really irks me, it’s seeing people led astray by the Muffin Top Myth.
So many people devote time and effort under a faulty premise that gets them zero results.
I know that when you put your valuable time and energy into a fitness program, you deserve to see nothing less than amazing results. That’s our commitment to all of our clients at PG Fit, and is something that we are truly passionate about.
You can see why I’d get so upset when I see people working hard without getting results.
So what’s this Muffin Top Myth?
The belief that doing a magical ab exercise will shrink and flatten your waist, and will rid you of a muffin top.
Sorry, there’s no such magical ab exercise.
In fact, all of the magical ab exercises in the world won’t make a dent in your muffin top, as long as you continue with your current, unhealthy lifestyle.
The true belly-shrinking magic is found in improving your diet and exercise routine to promote fat loss from your entire body, not just your midsection.
Here’s how to really get rid of that muffin top:
Shrink Your Belly Tip #1: Stop Eating Processed Foods
Everyone loves a good shortcut, right? Depends on where that shortcut takes you.
From now on I want you to think of processed foods as a shortcut to belly fat.
I wouldn’t be surprised if future studies prove that the over-processing, chemical additives and high fructose corn syrup that are pumped into processed foods specifically adds fat around your belly.
If you want to shrink your belly then stay away from sugars, sodas, chemically altered fats, processed, packaged, fried and preserved foods.
Shrink Your Belly Tip #2: Eat Fresh, Whole Foods
Once you’ve cut the processed foods out of your diet, fill in the void with lots of fresh foods like:
- Green vegetables
- Whole, organic, seasonal fruits
- Lean, hormone-free, high quality meats
- Colorful organic veggies
- Nuts and seeds
I know this list of foods may seem boring at first, but if you stick with it long enough, you’ll grow to love the tantalizing flavors of real food.
When your diet is filled with the foods listed above, your body will quickly shed pounds and lean out.
Shrink Your Belly Tip #3: Do Challenging Exercises
The absolute best way to lose your muffin top forever is with a consistent, progressive exercise program.
- Consistent: You should be exercising 3-5 times each week.
- Progressive: For truly awesome results, keep your body guessing with new exercises and increasing intensity.
Our exercise programs are specifically crafted to get you into the best shape of your life, and we are passionate about seeing you meet your goal.
We’d love to hear from you! Call or email us today to get started.
Michael Romig BS, CPT, CFT, PES, CES, RES & FT
PG Fit, LLC
FIELD GREEN SALAD WITH CANDIED PECANS
You know that eating lots of greens is key component to shrinking belly fat, so try this delicious field greens salad. Add a side of lean protein to this recipe, like sliced chicken breast, for the perfect, fitness-approved meal.
Here’s what you need…
For the Salad:
- 1 Tablespoon organic coconut oil
- 1/3 cup roughly chopped organic pecans
- 3 Tablespoons coconut crystals
- 4 cups organic, mixed greens
- 1 Bosc pear, sliced
For the Dressing:
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar glaze
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon Dijon
- 1 minced garlic clove
- dash of pepper
- In a small skillet, place the coconut oil over low heat. Once melted, add the pecans and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add the coconut crystals. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes, until the crystals have melted and the pecans are golden. Remove from heat, set aside.
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a small jar. Mix well.
- Divide the greens and sliced pears between 4 plates. Top with the candied pecans and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 196 calories, 14g fat, 49mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 2g protein.
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