Archive for December, 2015

You Can’t Reverse Metabolism . . . Unless . . .

December 16, 2015

Joseph called me yesterday.  He had a moment.  He just finished putting up the Christmas tree, a real one, and sweaty and exhausted he headed up to the bathroom to take a shower.  He stripped down to his boxers, looked in the mirror, and said out loud (to nobody but his reflection), “Merry Christmas you fat duck” (except he didn’t say “duck,” I’m just cleaning up his expletive).

He called me and told me the play by play leading up to the moment.  I told him he was sharing far too much information but he couldn’t stop.  The frustration and disgust were oozing out of him.  After sharing details of his gut and his boxers, he went on.

“I don’t want to wait until New Years!” 

Impatient was an understatement.  Joe was manic.

“I want to do something today, right now.  I know a guy who had that stomach bypass surgery and he lost about 50 pounds.  They say it’s reversible.  My wife’s friend told me when you do the surgery you have to go through a period where you eat tiny amounts and take supplements, so she kinda talked me about of it, and then she told me about this diet the celebrities use called the Master Cleanse.  It’s what the Jake Gyllenhaal used to get ripped for his last movie.  You drink lemon and maple syrup or something and it gives you energy and burns fat.  I’m really confused but I have to do something and I know you’re the expert but I don’t want to hear about becoming a fitness slave.  I’m just not wired for working out every day, and I don’t want to stop drinking altogether, so I need something quick.  I’m ready.  Just tell me what the best thing to do is.  I’m tired of seeing that big slobby pudge ball (he didn’t say pudge ball . . . but again, I’m “cleaning) with the huge gut and man boobs on the other side of my mirror.  I’m ready.  Just tell me what to do.”

“Joseph, you’re not ready.”

“I am.  I swear dude (yes, he really did call me dude), I’m friggin’ ready.”

“You’re putty.”

“OK, call me what you want.  I’m fat and I know it and I want to change.”

“No, I’m not calling you a name.  Just realize you’ve fallen into that irrational state where you’re ready to spend money on something worthless, or worse yet, potentially harmful.  Desperation rarely leads to good decisions when it comes to weight loss and health.”

“Well what should I do?  I can’t live this way.  No wonder I have to beg my wife, and we always have to have the lights off.  I’m being honest with myself for the first time.”

“Honest is good, critical is not.  Take a breath Joseph.  Realize this.  I’m protecting you now and giving you the opportunity to rediscover that uncommon sensibility (no longer “common” sense) that allows people to use a moment of anger as a trigger for change.  I’ll give you the tools, and you don’t have to be a “slave” to anything, but you’ve got to get your head out of this dangerous spin.”

Joseph will be attending my “Only Thing” webinar on December 29 at 7 PM Eastern Time.  Days before half of our nation changes the way they eat and move in line with ridiculous short-term New Year’s resolutions, I’m empowering those who are really ready and want to gain control.  If you’re even tempted to diet, join a gym, sign up for a program, give up carbs, eat low-fat, or start a walking, jogging, or running program, you must attend my December 29 event.  I’ll share the reasons almost everyone will fail, and I’ll also share THE ONLY THING that will work for anyone ready to seek betterment.  Yes.  THE ONLY THING!

Joseph is not an anomaly.  In fact, Joseph’s emotional turmoil over his physical condition is more common among Americans than the common cold.  And this is the time of year that Americans are most vulnerable.  That includes the smart ones, the wise ones, and those who know better.  Advertisers are masterful at influencing you beneath the conscious level and if you’ve felt the “unhappy-with-my-body” feeling, believe me.  They’re aiming at you!

Beginning right about now, marketers will start making promises, assuring you their “not-a-diet diet” will obliterate the muffin top, blast the love handles to smithereens, and turn your butt and abs into statuesque perfection.  Some will tell you the reason for your weight gain, the culprit behind your bodyfat woes, your growing waistline, or your thyroid challenges is an overabundance of cortisol, the stress hormone. Others will tell you the carbs have done it to you.  They’ll indict gluten, they’ll indict fat, and they’ll indict fast food.  They’ll vie for your attention promising you control, power, and most of all victory.

They’re lying.

Seriously.

They’re lying.

IF YOU’RE NOT IN A BODY YOU LOVE . . . THERE’S A REASON!

There’s a reason I’ve been helping people trade their sluggish metabolisms for new ones for over 35 years with an unmatched success rate.  There’s a reason your previous attempts failed you, and it has nothing to do with willpower, your genes, or some inherent limitation.  You’ve simply fallen for the biggest lie in the civilized world.

Until you know “the reasons” for failure, you’re doomed to either repeat what has proven to be an exercise in futility, or

In presenting you with some hard-hitting truth, I’ll start with this.  Obesity isn’t a condition.  It isn’t a genetic curse.  It isn’t the result of poor self-control.  Obesity is . . . . get ready for this . . . a chronic metabolic disease!!!

THE SLOW ROAD TO OBESITY . . . A SELF-PERPETUATING DISEASE PROGRESSION

Yes, by all definitions, excessive bodyfat accumulation is a disease state that both, comes as a result of, and causes, metabolic slowdown.  It is often accompanied by the onset of vlood sugar irregularities (often diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes) and shifts in thyroid hormone production (hypothyroidism diagnosed and labeled by many names).  If you’ve gained 10 or 15 pounds and struggled to reverse the weight gain, you’re experiencing some endocrine and biochemical changes that perpetuate what I call the “disease continuum.”  In other words, obesity doesn’t happen overnight, but fat storage, compromised digestion, cellular maladaptation, and mood and energy shifts are clear signs of gradual movement along that continuum, and nothing being offered publicly this “Holiday Season” will address what biochemists and progressive scientists already know.

You have to do something differently if you want this to be the last time you make a health, fitness, or weight loss New Year’s Resolution.  In fact, unless you understand the true secrets, every diet you pursue will, despite short term weight loss, perpetuate the condition, amplify the problem, and lead you farther away from the lean healthy body you want to believe is possible.

Worse yet, as you progress further along that continuum, experiencing what you deem minor symptoms, slight aches and pains, muscle weakness, fatigue, and brain fog, you’re moving into a state where conventional exercise programs will actually hurt more than help.  Yes, without an understanding of THE ONE THING, exercise can make you fatter, sicker, and older.

In short, although mainstream exercise and positive nutritional shifts will work well for the already fit and the very-near-fit, for the bulk of adults over the age of 39, nothing offered on the shopping networks, the infomercials, the retailers, or the mall kiosks will reverse metabolic breakdown.  Nothing.  Except . . .

Magic.  OK, now you’re ready to jump ship.  I had you intrigued until now . . . but then I hit you with “Magic??!?!?!”

Magic is an interesting word.  It really means “marvels achieved with the use of unseen forces.”  Let’s make it less mystical.  Just as gravity is an unseen force, so too is metabolism.  So too is what we refer to as “stress load” (a vitally important term I’ll define in depth during the webinar).

When we speak of unseen forces, we must also acknowledge the life-force that, when blocked, causes cell receptors to collapse, digestive tracts to perforate (leaky gut), adrenals and thyroids to move way out of balance, and systemic oxidation to speed the aging process.

I’ll show you why these shifts are happening population wide in epidemic proportions, and then I’ll show you can move your body through space with ease, eat without deprivation, activate the body’s innate cleansing systems without any sort of fast, improve oxygen efficiency, and restore the relationship between food and healing that we can only call magical.  Yes, the magic is within you.  You just haven’t learned to access the power to release it.

I know this sounds a bit crazy.  I know the offers for “30 pounds in 30 days” are a lot sexier than an invite to attend a webinar where truth will be revealed, but I’ll ask you to grab hold of sensibility, to ask yourself whether what you’ve tried in the past has worked, and to consider whether a 35-year career built upon a foundation of results, ethics, and morality represents not only a knowledge, but a willingness to share it.  If you can summon either a hint of trust, or at the very least, curiosity, join me on December 29, from your own home, for a live interactive webinar where I’ll share . . .

The Only Thing!

Yes.  The “only” thing that “works” to reverse the disease continuum, to reactivate healthy metabolism, and to shift the body into a state where it readily releases stored fat and burns it as fuel will be revealed in depth in 75-minute webinar on December 29, 2015, empowering you to kick 2016 off the right way, watching your body improve from week to week, from month to month, without backsliding.

Register for my “Only Thing” webinar right now.  It’s only $20.15 with an unconditional money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

Joseph, and those like him, will only benefit by calling upon rational thought to combat emotional compulsion.  With rational thought, you realize, surgically altering the digestive tract (in many obese people, the one system that’s working well) cannot possibly lead to a true restoration of health.  Instead I’ll teach you to repopulate the gut with probiotics, to coax the gut lining to heal, and to ensure the foods you eat become sources of energy and cellular healing.

As far as “the next diet,” consider how many you’ve been on, and ask the rational mind to consider this.  “If any diet worked, would anyone need another?”

Cold things, hot things, bouncy things, bottled things and trendy things have not ever proven to be solutions, and the weight loss drugs released over the last 25 years have caused far more death and injury than “permanent healthful weight loss.”

There is something that works, and I’ll share it in a way that will not only enlighten you but empower you.  The webinar is 75 minutes long and I promise you this . . . if you don’t believe, at its conclusion, that you really have the power to gain control, that you don’t need anything outside of yourself with a new level of knowledge, I’ll refund your $20.15 instantly.

At this point, I’m handing the power over to you.  All you have to do to take it is REGISTER.

REGISTER NOW!

To Register Go To: http://yourhealthbeginsnow.squarespace.com/75minutesregistration

QUESTIONS?  Email phil@philkaplan.com

 

 

 

Confusion Underlies America’s Fitness Woes

December 15, 2015

I was just having lunch in a small busy cafe and at the next table two men, I’d guess in their 80’s, took turns reading articles out of magazines . . . out loud.  VERY LOUD!

“Donald Trump snubbed by Republicans.”  I half listened, not by intention, as the skinnier of the two men turned up the volume and read the article.  Next, the chubbier fellow pushed his glasses halfway down his nose and began.

“Terrorist plot uncovered in Texas.”  Several heads perked up, but his high-decibel drone allowed everyone to drift and return to their food.

Droning complete.  Skinny guy goes.

“Research shows lettuce is more dangerous than bacon!”  Now he had my attention.  “A vegetarian diet could lead to greater risk of heart attack than a high fat diet.”  In cases like this I want to scream.

“Everyone, everyone . . . pay attention.  Listen up.  You’re all being confused and misled.  Lettuce isn’t your foe, nor is bacon.  It is purely misunderstanding and manipulation by the food companies who are clouding your brain with well-processed mental garbage.”

I am bold, but not quite that bold.  I wish I could find the balls to stand up every time I hear evidence of nutritional confusion.

Here’s a reality.  Fat is not bad.  Cholesterol is NOT the reason for heart attacks.  Avoiding fat and consuming fruits and vegetables is far from the solution for the masses those in nutritional fantasy land would like us to believe.

It’s now been over 30 years that I’ve been helping people find new health and fitness, and the greatest obstacle remains, misinformation.  It isn’t as simple as to include a capsule or two, eliminate a couple of foods, and consume Brussel sprouts (although that one wouldn’t hurt).

Very simply, a strategic exercise program balancing stress load and recovery combined with ingestion of natural proteins, fats, and anti-oxidant laden natural plant foods is a formula that can prevent, even reverse the epidemics in chronic disease.

While a single product will never be a solution, there is a product line I’ve committed to and as I move into 2016, I want to share it without bias.

It’s now been near 3 years that I’ve been selling Isagenix products.

This isn’t a pitch..  It’s simply me doing what I do, sharing information, and in that I want you to understand why I stand behind a product line sold via direct marketing (multi-level marketing).

Isagenix uses the whey protein I would have used in my own powders were I able to afford it.   I wasn’t, so I stopped selling my proprietary EAT! Formula after 20 years of profitability and bought my grass-fed New Zealand Whey Protein from Isagenix.  That’s where it started.  Since then, my friend and mentor, Dr. Michael  Colgan, one of the most revered sports nutrition experts in the world, came on as their lead scientist.  I spoke to the founders.  I used the products.  I looked at the research, and with time I came to understand the virtues of their Product B (aimed at telomere preservation . . .a vital piece of healthy aging), their Ionix Supreme (a liquid mix of fruit extracts and herbs serving as adaptogens with an innate property for improving cellular function, and a host of other products all developed with the same integrity and commitment to science.

I know the stigma attached to MLM.  It took me awhile to get past it.  In that “while,” I watched as those who went through my ALIVE program and used the 30 Day Isagenix Kit LOST MORE FAT than those who simply followed the program.  I watched my Dad’s cognition improve after we made a shot of Ionix in the morning a part of his regimen.  I’ve had over 100 clients thanked me for introducing them to Isagenix.  I’ve had scores of respected ethical personal trainers get past their own resistance (due to the MLM stigma) and start achieving greater results in their own lives as well as in the lives of the clients who used the Isagenix line.

Complaints?  No, not a once, at least not from anyone who connected with the product line through me.  I’m sure if this is posted on Facebook there will be some disparaging comments, but they’re NEVER from my customers.  Never.

I can speak at length about whether or not the products are really natural, whether or not they should be contraindicated for individuals with specific medical conditions, and how they stack up against health food store brands and other direct marketing products, but pay attention to the point I’m making.

I use the products.  My clients use the products.  My father uses the products.  My friends in fitness use the products.  The scrutiny has been extreme, and I’m standing behind it.  It’s passed every step of my own stringent filters, and . . . the “thank you’s” pour in.

Is there any shame in multi-level marketing? No, at least not if you’re getting efficacious products into the bodies of people who find benefit.  We all “sell” something to find just compensation, whether we opt to sell homes, clothes, financial services, or fitness.  This just happens to be a something that has extreme value, has incredible support behind it (I’ve never seen the level of Customer Service Isagenix is renowned for in ANY organization), and stimulates gratitude and appreciation.

I’ll put a small invite out there.  I am looking to add 6 new associates to my team, six people who are committed to fitness either professionally or in their own lives (you don’t have to be personally fit as some of the strongest advocates are those who found fitness and enhanced health with Isagenix), six people who want to take the ceiling off of their income potential and start finding new reward.  This is an opportunity that allows you to “be in business” immediately, and start seeing real financial reward in weeks if not sooner.

Whether you’re interested only as a product user or as a potential associate, email me personally, phil@philkaplan.com and next week I’ll set up appointments to speak with anyone who has interest.

The New Year is coming. Arm yourself.  This isn’t hype.  This isn’t a blow-out new-miracle magic-pill product push.  This is my belief system, my expertise, and the work of great scientists working together to help you move into a body you love, both inside and out.