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Monday, April 21, 2014

Bikini-Super Model Ready: Brazil Butt Lift® Master Series & Me as your FREE Coach

What is it?

Brazil Butt Lift® Master Series is the 30-day advanced workout program that will train you like a supermodel. Creator Leandro Carvalho builds on his proven TriAngle Training method, adding advanced tools like the stability ball, ankle weights, and dumbbells to help tighten your core and develop long, lean legs—in addition to your perfect booty. Leandro’s shorter, more intense Master Series DVDs will work the three major muscles of your booty from every possible angle. They’ll also help trim your midsection and strengthen your back by making you constantly engage your core as you strive to maintain your balance with the stability ball. You’ll complete several rounds of precision resistance and sculpting moves in each session, giving your booty added lift in less time while toning your sexiest all-over bikini body in just 30 days.

About Leandro Carvalho

Leandro Carvalho’s innovative training techniques embrace many influences from his native Brazil, where he earned a physical therapy degree and
began his extensive dance career. His exercise methods are so effective, the world’s top lingerie models seek him out to help lift their bootys
while sculpting lean, sexy thighs. Leandro’s also renowned in the fashion world as the supermodel’s secret to a perfect butt—many of his Success Stories strut the glamorous runways of New York, Paris, and Milan. His signature workout, Brazil Butt Lift, was named “Best Fitness Class” by New York Magazine, and helped secure his reputation as the Brazilian Butt Master.

What makes the Master Series unique?

Brazil Butt Lift Master Series includes 3 butt-perfecting workouts that will challenge you like nothing Leandro Carvalho has created before. In these advanced exercises, you’ll add a stability ball, ankle weights, and dumbbells to your moves to help you achieve your best-ever bikini body. Because the stability ball challenges you to maintain your balance with every move, it keeps your core constantly engaged, thus helping to tighten your midsection and strengthen your upper body. The dumbbells
and heavier ankle weights provide added resistance to help you shape a firm, round booty and long, lean thighs. That’s why the Master Series isn’t just a butt workout—it’s a full-body workout.

How does the Master Series work?

Forget bulky thighs. Leandro’s proven TriAngle Training method works the three major muscles of the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus—
from countless angles. It’s Leandro’s unique angles that enable you to focus on the “heads” of your muscles (where they attach to your pelvic bone and hamstrings) for the sexiest results. This is why Brazil Butt Lift can shape, lift, and firm your booty like no other workout. And with the Master Series, he adds more resistance, more angles, and specialized training tools like the stability ball, so that in addition to developing your legs, arms, and bum bum, you’ll keep your core engaged with every move to help get your best-ever overall bikini body.

>>Order Brazil Butt Lift Master Series Challenge Pack >>

What you get:

Start your first 60 days with 6 booty-blasting workouts.

  • Booty Basics. Learn Leandro’s butt-lifting moves and techniques.

  • Bum Bum. Scorch calories and tighten your booty.

  • High & Tight. Take your butt to new heights!

  • Sculpt. Tone and shape your entire body.

  • Cardio Axe. Burn fat with dance-based cardio.

  • Tummy Tuck. Sculpt your flat, sexy abs.

And the best booty-sculpting tools:

BOOTY MAKEOVER GUIDE. Customize your workout program to achieve your desired shape.

BOOTY MAKEOVER CALENDARS. Schedule workouts for lifting YOUR butt type.

FAT-BURNING FOOD GUIDE. Get an easy-to-follow meal plan filled with mouth-watering, flavor-packed recipes.

TRIANGLE TRAINING WORKOUT CARDS. Use them to work out on the go.


Plus bonus gifts:

6-DAY SUPERMODEL SLIMDOWN. Jump-start your results.

STRENGTH BAND. Add resistance to accelerate booty firming.***

BUM BUM RAPIDO Workout. Short on time? Lift your butt—fast.

FREE Online Support. Get support from experts and peers, and keep track of your progress.

Exclusive bonus workout: Order the Brazil Butt Lift 90-Day Booty Bundle Challenge Pack on and you’ll receive the exclusive bonus workout DVD, Leandro’s Secret Weapon. A $19.95 value–FREE!

Then, perfect your booty with 30 days of advanced workouts.

In this phase, Leandro adds more tools, resistance, and angles to work multiple muscles at the same time and help you get your best bikini body ever.

3 Advanced Workouts:

  • Bikini Body. Sculpt sexy muscles all over with the stability ball and hand weights.

  • Higher & Tighter. Elevate your bum bum and trim your core with advanced moves using the stability ball.

  • Ipanema Booty. Shape a firm, round booty using heavier weights.

And 3 all-new tools:

STABILITY BALL. Engages your core with every move, for your ultimate bikini body.

SCULPTING GUIDE. Follow Leandro’s fitness and nutrition plan to succeed.

MASTER SERIES 30-DAY CALENDAR. Shows your daily workout, plus a hybrid option that includes the original Brazil Butt Lift DVDs.

Plus, get a FREE bonus gift:

Weekend in Brazil 3-Day Cleanse. Jump-start your results with Leandro’s special 3-day plan.

Exclusive bonus workout: Order the Brazil Butt Lift 90-Day Booty Bundle Challenge Pack on and you’ll receive the exclusive bonus workout DVD, Cardio Carnivale. A $19.95 value–FREE!


  • A 30-Day Supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day®.*

    Simplify your nutrition with the convenient and delicious daily superfood protein shake that helps give you energy for your workouts, reduces junk-food cravings, and may help you reach your fitness goals faster. A nutrient-dense combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, and many other rare ingredients gives your body superfoods you can’t get from a normal diet. 100% vegan option now available.‡


  • FREE 30-Day Trial Membership in the Team Beachbody Club.**†

    When you’re part of the Team Beachbody community, you have all the tools, support, and accountability you need to commit to a healthy lifestyle, including:

    • 10% discount on all purchases

    • Meal plans personalized for your goals

    • VIP access to your favorite trainers and Beachbody® experts, including live chats, exclusive videos, nutrition tips, and delicious recipes

    • Your own personal Coach for guidance and support

    • Access to SuperGym®, where you can win cash or prizes just for logging your workouts every day

    • Message boards and chat rooms to help you find new friends and workout partners, and get advice and support from the entire community

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**After your first 30 days, you’ll be automatically billed to continue your Team Beachbody Club membership at a cost of $2.99 a week, billed $38.87 per quarter in advance to the credit card you provide today. You can cancel either at anytime to avoid future charges by calling Customer Service.
***Strength Band contains natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions.
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Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Top 10 Obesity Related Diseases

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Many people suffer from the condition of being overweight. Unfortunately, sometimes this problem becomes out of control, and a person can become obese. This is extremely bad for your health, and there are several diseases that are worsened by obesity or even caused by obesity.
1. Diabetes
Obesity is a significant factor in the development of type 2 diabetes, which occurs when your body has developed a resistance to insulin. Being overweight allows yours cells to become insulin resistant. In some cases, those with type 2 diabetes have reversed the condition by losing weight.
2. Cancer
Being overweight can increase your chance of developing various cancers by 50%. For women, being overweight by only 20 pounds places them at a much higher risk of cancer.
3. Infertility
Obesity can lead to hormonal level changes that can lead to infertility and ovarian cancer in women. In overweight men, this can lead to a much lower sperm count.
4. Skin Infections
It is sometimes more difficult for obese individuals to keep their skin as clean as it needs to be. The skin can form creases where sweat can be trapped and cause irritation that lead to infection.
5. High Blood Pressure
Your blood pressure generally increases right along with your weight, and high blood pressure is a leading cause of death of Americans. Your doctor can give you medication to regulate your blood pressure, but you need to get yourself to a healthier weight for good health.
6. High Cholesterol
Your cholesterol levels usually become too high when you are overweight, and those high levels can cause heart attacks. Chronic high cholesterol can lead to heart disease.
7. Ulcers
The obese may develop painful gastric ulcers. Overweight men are more likely to develop this condition, but women have also been known to be affected.
8. Back Problems
Your body, especially your back, can suffer when it is expected to carry very large amounts of weight. You may have lower back pain, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis or even structural damage to your spine if you are obese.
9. Gallstones
Obese women often develop painful gallstones. While rare, men may also be affected.
10. Heart Disease
Obesity is a primary cause of coronary heart disease that can lead to stroke or heart attack. Losing weight and regular exercise can greatly reduce your chances of developing this condition.
If you feel your weight is becoming a problem, see your doctor right away. Nothing is more important than your health, and your weight can be controlled with proper intervention. by Elizabeth Sisney
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shakeology Protein Snickers Bar Recipe

Shakeology Protein Snickers Bar Recipe


Shakeology Protein Snickers Bar
For the bottom chocolate layer:
  • 1 scoop of chocolate shakeology
  • 1.5 TBS of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • 2 TBS of almond flour
  • ¼ cup of water
For the caramel peanut butter:
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (or pb2)
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder 
  • 1.5 TBS of all natural honey
  • ¼ cup peanuts, chopped
  • ¼ TSP salt
For the chocolate topping
  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 TSP coconut oil
  • 2 packets of stevia
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the bottom chocolate layer with just enough water to make a thick batter. Spread this over your parchment paper in a large rectangular shape.
In a small saucepan, heat honey over medium heat until boiling (be sure to constantly stir while the mixture is heating). Remove from heat and quickly add your peanut butter, vanilla protein, and salt. Stir until mixture is well combined, then pour over your parchment paper. Spread mixture out on top of your chocolate layer and sprinkle peanuts on top (work as quickly as possible).
In another small saucepan, heat the chocolate and coconut oil until melted. Add the stevia then pour chocolate over your peanut layer. Spread and smooth the chocolate out with the back of a spoon. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours or until hardened. Remove and cut into 10 bars. Store in freezer. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serves 10
Calories per bar: 120
Fat: 7.6 g
Carbs: 7 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 8 g
Weight Watchers Points: 3 per bar.
Compare that to any type of candy out there and you’ll be amazed! Plus these are much healthier. Now, on to some other ways to stay healthy this holiday.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What To Sample Shakeology First?

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Monday, March 17, 2014


"PiYO gives you hardcore definition, intense calorie burn, & overall strength--WITHOUT weights, WITHOUT jumps, WITHOUT destroying your body!" 
Chalene Johnson 
Creator of PiYo

Can't wait for this one!!!  



Want to sculpt every single inch of your body? 
Watch this video about the new PiYo workout.

Get an ultra lean and intensely defined physique without bulking up or straining your joints. 

Introducing PiYo, a high-intensity, low-impact workout for a new kind of STRONG.

Chalene Johnson took the very best Pilates and yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training—all at once. PiYo packs it ALL into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass—as you're burning crazy calories.

Now you can carve every inch of your body.

How? You'll use your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves, to burn fat as you redefine every single muscle. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results.

The result? Problem areas become no problem. You'll get sleek, long arms, sexy, flat abs, a tight, lifted butt, and the confidence that comes from knowing you're at your best!

This is your chance to define exactly how you want to look—and how you want to feel. You're in control.
You have the power to define yourself. Now use it.

Monday, February 24, 2014

10 Nutrition Facts Everyone Can Agree On

10 Nutrition Facts Everyone Can Agree On

There is a lot of controversy in nutrition and it often seems like people can’t agree on anything. 

But there are a few exceptions to this.
Here are the top 10 nutrition facts that everyone actually agrees on (well, almost everyone…).

1. Added Sugar is a Disaster

We all know that added sugar is bad. Some think sugar is a simple matter of “empty” calories, while others believe it to cause diseases that kill millions of people each year.
It is definitely true that added sugar (sucrose and high fructose corn syrup) contains empty calories.
There are no nutrients in it and if you eat a lot of sugar then you’re likely to become deficient because you aren’t getting enough foods that actually have nutrients in them. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There are other, much more serious dangers of sugar that are now reaching mainstream attention. Sugar, mainly due to the high fructose content, is being implicated as a leading cause of obesity, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes (123).
How does fructose do this? Well, fructose is metabolized strictly by the liver, over time causing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, insulin resistance, elevated triglycerides, abdominal obesity and high cholesterol (456789).
Then fructose makes our brains resistant to a hormone called leptin, which effectively makes our brains WANT to get fat (101112). This way, eating an excess of added sugars sets up a relentless biochemical drive in the brain to keep eating sugar, getting fatter and eating even more sugar.
Bottom Line: Added sugar provides empty calories and is believed to be a leading cause of diseases that kill millions of people each year.

2. Omega-3 Fats Are Crucial and Most People Don’t Get Enough

Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important for proper functioning of the human body.
For example, DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid derived from animals, makes up about 40% of the polyunsaturated fats in the brain (13). Being deficient in Omega-3 (very common) is associated with a lower IQ, depression, various mental disorders, heart disease and many other serious diseases (14).
There are three main sources of Omega-3 fats… ALA (from plants mostly), DHA and EPA (from animals). The plant form, ALA, needs to get transformed into DHA or EPA in order to function correctly in the human body.
There is some evidence that this conversion process is ineffective in humans (15). Therefore, it is best to get Omega-3 fats from animal sources… including fish, grass-fed meat, Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs, or fish oil.
Bottom Line: A large part of the population is Omega-3 deficient. Avoiding a deficiency in these essential fatty acids can help prevent many diseases.

3. There is no Perfect Diet For Everyone

We are all unique… and subtle differences in genetics, body type, culture and environment can affect which type of diet we should eat. Some people do best on a low-carb diet while others may do fine on a vegetarian high-carb diet.
The fact is, what works for one person may not work for the next. To figure out what you should do, a little self experimentation may be needed.
Try a few different things until you find something that you enjoy and that you think you can stick to. Different strokes for different folks!
Bottom Line: The best diet for YOU is the one you get results with and that you can stick to in the long term.

4. Artificial Trans Fats Are Very Unhealthy and Should be Avoided

Trans fats are also known as partially hydrogenated oils. They are made by mixing unsaturated fats with hydrogen gas at a high heat to make them resemble saturated fats.
This process is very disgusting and it amazes me to think that someone thought these fats would be suitable for human consumption. Trans fats raise the bad cholesterol and lower the good cholesterol, cause abdominal obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance (161718).
In the long term, consumption of trans fats raises the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, depression and many more diseases (1920212223). I recommend you avoid trans fats as if your life depended on it.
Bottom Line: Trans Fats are chemically processed fats that cause all sorts of damage in the body. You should avoid them like the plague.

5. Eating Vegetables Will Improve Your Health

Vegetables are good for you. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and an endless variety of trace nutrients that science has just begun to uncover.
In observational studies, eating vegetables is associated with improved health and a lower risk of disease (242526). I recommend that you eat a variety of vegetables each day.
They are healthy, fulfilling and add variety to the diet.
Bottom Line: Vegetables are rich in all sorts of nutrients. Eating vegetables each day is associated with improved health and a lower risk of disease.

6. It is Critical to Avoid a Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is a unique vitamin. It actually functions as a steroid hormone in the body. The skin makes Vitamin D when it is exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
This is how we got most of our daily requirement throughout evolution. However, today a large part of the world is deficient in this critical nutrient.
In many places, the sun simply isn’t available throughout most of the year. Even where there is sun, people tend to stay inside a lot and use sunscreen when they go out, but sunscreen effectively blocks Vitamin D generation in the skin.
If you’re Vitamin D deficient, then you’re actually deficient in a major hormone in the body, and a deficiency is associated with many serious diseases, including diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and others (272829). The best way to know is to see a doctor and have your blood levels measured.
Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to get enough Vitamin D from the diet. If getting more sun is not an option, taking a Vitamin D3 supplement or a tablespoon of cod fish liver oil each day is the best way to prevent/reverse a deficiency.
Bottom Line: Vitamin D is a crucial hormone in the body and many people are deficient in it. Reversing a deficiency can have powerful health benefits.

7. Refined Carbohydrates Are Bad For You

There are a lot of differing opinions about carbs and fat. Some think fat is the root of all evil, while others believe carbs are the key players in obesity and other chronic diseases.
But what pretty much everyone agrees on is that refined carbohydrates are at the very least worse than unrefined (complex) carbohydrates. There are some nutrients in high-carb foods like grains that can be beneficial.
However, when you process the grains you remove most of the nutrients and then there’s nothing left but the bad stuff, massive amounts of easily digestible glucose. Eating refined carbs will cause rapid spikes in blood sugar, followed by a surge of insulin in the blood which triggers fat storage and contributes to insulin resistance and various diseases like obesity and diabetes.
I personally don’t think that grains are necessary at all, the nutrients in them can be acquired from other healthier and more nutritious foods in greater amounts. But it is very clear that whole grains and unrefined carbohydrates are at least a lot better than their refined, processed counterparts (30).
Bottom Line: Refined carbohydrates like processed grains are unhealthy. They are lacking in nutrients and lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin, which can cause all sorts of problems down the line.

8. Supplements Can Never Fully Replace Real Foods

“Nutritionism” is the idea that foods are nothing more than the sum of their individual nutrients. It is a trap that many nutrition enthusiasts tend to fall into.
But it’s simply not true. Nuts, for example, aren’t just shells loaded with Omega-6 fatty acids in the same way that fruits aren’t just watery bags of fructose.
No, these are real foods with a massive variety of trace nutrients. The vitamins and minerals, the ones you can also get from a cheap multivitamin, are just a small part of the total amount of nutrients in foods.
Therefore, supplements… at least the supplements we have today, are NOT able to replace the nutrients you get from real foods. Now I will admit that supplements can be beneficial, especially for nutrients that are generally lacking in the diet like Vitamin D and Magnesium.
But no amount of supplements will ever make up for a bad diet. Not a chance.
Bottom Line: It is much more important to eat real, nutritious foods than to count on supplements to provide the nutrients you need.

9. “Diets” Don’t Work, a Lifestyle Change is Necessary

“Diets” are ineffective. That is a fact. They may lead to short-term results, but as soon as you start eating junk food again you will gain the weight back. And then some.
This is called yo-yo dieting and is extremely common. Most people that lose a lot of weight on a diet end up gaining it back whenever they “stop” the diet. For this reason, the only thing that can give you actual long-term results is to adopt a lifestyle change.
Bottom Line: Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the only way to ensure long term weight loss and a lifetime of improved health.

10. Unprocessed Food is Healthiest

Processed food is unhealthy. As the food system has become more industrialized, the health of the population has deteriorated.
During food processing, many of the beneficial nutrients in the food are removed. Not only do they remove healthy nutrients like fiber, but they also add other very harmful ingredients like added sugar, trans fats and refined wheat.
Additionally, processed foods are loaded with all sorts of artificial chemicals that have absolutely NOT been proven safe for long term human consumption. Basically, processed foods have less of the good stuff and a LOT more of the bad stuff.
The most important thing you can do to ensure optimal health is to “eat real food.” If it looks like it was made in a factory, don’t eat it!

11. Anything Else?

Feel free to leave a comment if you want to add to the list!

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