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Monday, May 14, 2007

Recent Reviews On


I've been a bit tardy posting the latest fat burner reviews from to my blog. Mea culpa -- just had a few other things on my plate, including the building of a very cool new sister site to But I digress... I can't tell you about that until we get closer to launch date!

Anyhow, here are a few of the most recent reviews -- enjoy!


Cravex offers natural appetite suppression and clinically proven weight
loss in one nice, attractively packaged product. At least that's what the advertising claims. Oh yeah, I nearly forgot -- its a carb controller too!

Of course, inquiring minds want to know... does Cravex eliminate excess body fat? Does increase the metabolic rate and balance blood glucose regulation as claimed by the advertising literature?

Click here for the full review!

Hoodia Bites:

Here's a new spin on the whole "hoodia scam" -- bite sized, candied hoodia chews which work fast to crush any hunger cravings in 5 minutes flat. Hoodia Bites claims to be the most absorbable, fastest acting hoodia available. Apparently, it's the only Hoodia product clinically proven to work in America, and contains "certified organic" African Hoodia.

Click here for the full review!


Recently I received an e-mail from a site visitor, inquiring whether or not Proactol™ works, and whether it is, as proclaimed on the marketing web site, "clinically proven." Seems he'd received a few unsolicited bulk e-mails (i.e. "spam") promoting the product, and was interested in purchasing it.

Here's the thing though...

In many countries -- including the U.S. and Canada, it is illegal to send unsolicited bulk e-mail. Therefore any retailers who do so, or who condone affiliates who do so, are in direct violation of the law. A such, they have absolutely zero credibility and even fewer ethics.

Click here for the full review!

Akavar 20/50:

Touted as the "European Weight Loss Breakthrough" Akavar 20 / 50 allows users to "eat all you want and still lose weight." And, according to their web site, they "couldn't say it in print if that wasn't true."

Hmm... great. I haven't even got to reading the product details yet, and already they are lying to me.

Click here for the full review!


Thermocerin claims to be the "world's most powerful fat burner now available without prescription."

Big deal.

Just about every fat burner makes this claim. Heck, if I had a dollar for every time I either heard or read this, I'd be retired by now.

Click here for the full review!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Are You Drinking Your Daily Caloric Intake?

Are You Drinking Your Daily Caloric Intake?

It's astounding how many calories and how many grams of sugar some sodas and "fruit drinks" contain. And of course, let's not forget to mention specialty coffees -- a Starbucks venti Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino Blended Coffee contains a whopping 83 grams of sugar -- about 20 teaspoons. That's a little more than 3/4 of a cup of sugar -- yikes! Diabetes, anyone?

The problem is with this is that many people simply have no idea just how many calories and/or how much sugar is in their drinks. After all, it's hard to imagine a quarter cup or more of sugar in a relatively small beverage. And the labelling on some of these products can be a bit deceptive in some instances too -- quoting ingredients per serving size, which is often half the size of the serving container. As if you're going to drink half a serving, and then recap the can?

So just what are the worst offenders, sugar-wise? This article, from highlights the top 7 worst offenders. Check out the "Hype" energy drink, boasting 67 grams in an 8.4 ounce serving.


So... are you drinking your calories? Remember, sodas may taste good, but they offer zero nutritional value and provide nothing but "empty" calories. Fruit drinks too are highly suspect, as are many of the energy drinks and specialty coffees. When used as a treat, these beverages can provide a nice dose of variety to your diet. But as far as regular use goes?

Forget it!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Staying Fit After 40... It Can Be Done!

It's a common question, one I get often from visitors to

I'm over 40, and I'm trying to lose some weight and get in shape. However, I just find it SO hard. What am I doing wrong? It used to be so easy to lose weight before, but now I find it almost impossible. What do I need to do?

Well, let me assure you about one thing... it usually is harder to lose weight when you are over 40. There are numerous reasons for this -- for instance, your metabolism is a lot slower than it was 20 years ago. This isn't necessarily because you are older, but because of the lifestyle you may have adopted over the years. For example, if you are a "typical North American" as you migrated from high school to college/university to work to marriage and family, it's very likely you became less and less active. After all, the demands on your time did nothing but increase. Leisure activities, outdoor activities, ACTIVE activities were severely (if not completely) curtailed.

As a result, greater amounts of time were spent performing sedentary activities, which, without a corresponding reduction in caloric requirements, leads to weight gain. It also leads to a loss of muscle mass. This is important, since muscle is metabolically active tissue -- i.e., it burns calories even at rest (fat requires almost no calories to sustain itself). For every ounce of muscle you lose, your body requires fewer and fewer calories to sustain itself (that's why every successful "smart" weight loss program today includes some manner of resistance training).

Of course, there are other reasons as well -- the demands on your time are still overwhelming -- from kids, colleagues, spouse, aging parents, your job... the list goes on and on. Let's face it... when you get home at night, you're tired, and you do not want to exercise or deprive yourself of small joys -- like a nice meal.

So yes, it is hard. There is good news though...

First, as you get started, you will feel better than you have in ages. Invigorated, life will acquire a new "shine."

Two, there's a great publication that addresses the issue of "getting fit after 40." It's by Jon Benson and Tom Venuto. It covers all the issues you can expect, and then some. And it does it well. Very well indeed.

Instead of going into great detail here, I'll link to the review I wrote a little while ago. It's a great publication, and I highly recommend it...

Click here to read the Fit Over 40 review!