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How to Get a Summer-Ready Body by Eating at Home

Obesity related diseases are on the rise, as are the number of folks who are just plain unhappy with how their bodies look and feel.

Cooking at home seems to be the first step in our road to healthier bodies and to get a summer-ready body by eating at home


Reason #1: Your Health

Hyper-processed foods are harmful to our health, and that’s exactly where you’ve been getting the bulk of your calories. Even restaurant food that contains fresh produce, chances are high that the produce is not organic, or local or non-GMO. Most of us are eating less than half of the recommended amount of fiber, fruit and vegetables, which eating at home could quickly change.

Simple meals made at home with fresh produce and organic meats or eggs are nutritionally superior to over-flavored, over-processed restaurant food. Not to mention the high calorie beverages and starters that so often accompany a restaurant meal. When you eat at home you take in more nutrient-dense calories that are higher in fiber.

Reason #2: It’s Easy

Eating out so often has conditioned our concept of a meal to be one with complicated flavors and accompaniments. This misconception has made us fear the kitchen. But I urge you to reconsider.

Meals made at home need not mirror those ordered in restaurants. On the contrary, simple is better when it comes to home cooking. Plan your entire meal around a couple of pieces of fresh produce and a wholesome, lean protein. No need for complicated sauces or sides – these are where the harmful calories hide anyway.

Reason #3: It’s Cheap

Fresh, simple ingredients do not cost much. Especially when compared to the cost of prepared meals. Bittman’s advice on ingredient shopping is to, “Buy what you can afford, and cook it yourself.

Rice, beans, bacon, salad, bread –few things are cheaper than that.”Shopping the perimeter of the store is always a good plan. Here you’ll find fresh produce, meats, dairy and seafood. Venture into the aisles for oils and spices to compliment the fresh ingredients.

Reason #4: It’s Proactive

In the US the annual health care expenses related to obesity is $150 billion, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Worldwide this number is over $1 trillion annually. These numbers are staggering, and sobering when you think of all the individual lives that are being negatively impacted by obesity.

Rather than waiting for you and your family members to experience the health risks related to obesity, start your own mission to cook simple meals at home and redirect your future. Remember the words of Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Reason #5: It’s Slimming

Eating at home is also one of the best ways to reduce your body fat. Bittman states that meals eaten at home contain an average of 200 calories less than meals eaten out. Let me tell you, a reduction in 200+ calories per meal will quickly translate to pounds lost!

Start today, and don’t be afraid to start small.

Pick one meal that you’ll make at home either today or tomorrow, and write down your simple menu and grocery list.

And let’s not forget the place that a challenging, consistent exercise program has in your quest for good health and a fit physique.

My programs are specially designed to blast fat and to build muscle in all the right places.

Call or email me today to get started on a fat loss program that really works.


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Spring Into Lean Fitness and Nutrition Program

Do you remember what you did last summer to get that healthy and lean summer body you wanted?


How did that work out?


Were you able to make the results stick around longer than the tan you got?


Well here is a list of 17 actions you can do to definitively look and feel you best in the shortest amount of time and KEEP your RESULTS!


1. Exercise 3 hours per week


2. Sleep 7-8 hours.


3. Drink less alcohol.




5. Stay away from the fake stuff.




7. Go outside a few hours per week with your children.


8. Eliminate high fructose corn syrup from your diet.


9. Schedule your meal planning.


10. Schedule meal prep.


11. Eat healthy, simple dinners at home.


12. Limit fast food.


13. Avoid calorie containing drinks.


14. Eat more protein and fiber.


15. Drink water throughout your whole day


16. Limit processed foods.


17. Contact me for motivation and support.


Heck, even if you only do HALF of these, your body will tighter, healthy and significantly healthier and more lean-guaranteed!


If I were you, I would print this list.


Step back and re-examine the list.


Which of these changes are you going to make your own?


I certainly don't expect you to make all of these changes though the more you do, the greater your transformation will be... or you can just shoot me a text at 615-506-5099 and I'll tell you about the perfect SPRING INTO LEAN PROGRAM that will have you healthy, strong, and lean in no time...


Best of all, it'll fit your budget because I've priced it right.


Remember, like I mentioned above in #4 and #17, I'm here to offer you the instruction, support and motivation that you need to make summer the best one you have ever head.


Your Summer body is waiting!


Let's do this,


Coach JB


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