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What’s good people!

Just a quick one today…..

Our health is very important and without it we cannot go very far in life as it’s our health that keeps us strong and in a state of balance…I feel this is something we can all agree on…

Hence why I thought it would be important to share this chart with you all today. (Do your own research on this one, as many charts vary!)

ACID VS ALKALINE

There are some MAJOR misconceptions within the health industry, some that I have found out recently which are rather shocking to say the least. I look to share this with you guys in due time. For now, enjoy the chart and educate yourselves, friends and family.

Keep being the best version of YOU and no one else 🙂

Love as always.

David Richards

DEES FITNESS

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Hey Hey Hey,

What’s up my beautiful people 🙂

I hope everyone’s doing well, enjoying life and eating good.

Today is part “1 of 5” of the Fat Loss 101 blog series.

So what inspired this post then Mr Dees Fitness?

Well…

I met up with my cousin the other day and we was talking until the early hours in the morning. One of the subjects that came up was “Fat Loss”. He looked me square in the eye’s and said:

“Hey bro – I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but this fat just isn’t shifting…Is it even possible to lose?”

I chuckled and said “Of course it’s possible, it’s not easy though.”

I too felt like this at one point in my life, as I’m sure many of you do – But I never gave up hope and nor should you…

Everybody want’s that special pill – But if it existed, we would all be taking it I’m sure – But the truth is, there are no short cuts I’m afraid (Healthy ones that I know of any way LOL)

But without further ado, let’s get straight to business!

Never Eat Until You’re Bloated

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I know I know, we’ve all been there before – When the food taste so good that you struggle to put the knife and fork down.

You’re feeling full already but the flavours are so immense that you can’t help but to keep going. You feel that bloated feeling coming on but you can still find some space for desert.

You chew your way through that cake and ice cream and out of no where you hear a knock at the front door…

KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK

It’s your long time friend Mr Bloat.

He’s come to visit you and plans to stay for a very long time lol…

The Lesson

Never eat until you feel bloated, it’s really not a nice feeling. Portion control becomes a myth when the food enslaves you.

I teach all my clients to eat until they are 80% full. A good way to measure what 80% feels like for you is to eat to the point where you could tuck away a little more…No need to go over board!

Did you know that the more you stuff/over fill your stomach, is the more it starts to distend…

This is why some guy’s have abs and a massive belly at the same time…

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WOAH, I hear you think

That or some serious HGH – LOL

Anyhoo, that’s it for part one today. We still have another 4 to go in the series.

I used some of my previous material for this post and added in some extra bits as this information is vital for both your health and fitness.

I hope y’all found this information useful and I’ll be back real soon my people.

MAKE THAT CHANGE TODAY!

David Richards

DEES FITNESS

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Time to make it happen! No excuses!

What’s up my good people,

Sorry I have been a little quiet recently. 3 months  into the new year and my time table is full already.

One of the reasons for being so busy is that I’ve started the execution of my 5 year plan to become a millionaire.

Yep, that’s right. I really believe I can do it if I continue to work smart, stay dedicated and to keep trying.

A lot of people talk the talk, but you guys know what I’m about…

The way I see it is, I’m 25 now and I ain’t getting any younger.

So if I’m really going to try and achieve ANYTHING in life, I may as well start now using whatever resources I can get my hands on and stop with the excuses and procrastinating. I’m an Aquarius and we do procrastinate a lot.

Procrastination is definitely a teacher for me in this life time as I know when I finally overcome/master it, I will learn a lot about myself and what I can really do/achieve.

All I ask from you guys in exchange for this blog is to project good thoughts out there for me and my 5 year plan 🙂

Anyhoo, let’s get cracking with some of that good stuff and what you really came here for…

Tips on getting sexy for summer 😉

You may be reading this and already in shape but just want to pick up a few tips…

OR  you may be in need of help which is why you are reading this now…

Either way, fear not as Dee has you covered!

Today we’re going to talk/cover nutrition!

Nutrition, Emotions and your Logical Mind

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Nutrition is a topic which will forever live as  the moment it dies, we die along with it. We all need to eat to survive – That we can all agree on (I hope)

However, obesity and food related illnesses are all due to either a lack of education or poor choices/decisions with dire consequences.

A thought enters our mind for the need or the wanting of some some ice cream.

Now, our logical mind will tell us:

“No, don’t eat it – We are doing really well right now on this diet and have got so far”

However, our emotional self will tell us:

“Go on, eat the ice cream – You deserve it for going the whole 6 weeks without slipping up”

We are faced with the classic:

Logic vs Emotion scenario –  Which most of us have faced at some time in our lives.

Most of the time emotion wins and we are later faced with frustration for not being strong enough to face the emotion full on without it taking victory.

This is why when you next go to eat, ask yourself:

Am I hungry or am I feeding an emotion?

Do I allow food to enslave me or am I in control?

Be honest with yourself now folks…

You will most probably know the answer from the get go, but the little voice that resides inside your head will have you living in straight denial.

I find that this little voice is really the emotion talking from deep within you..

Really think about that…

It’s quite deep and will most probably help you to get to the root issue of the emotion that  lives deep within your sub conscious mind…

“Emotion speaks as that little voice in our heads…”

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When I talk nutrition with people, I go deeper than  “Just a food plan”

I’m actually in this game to help people and need to help them in order for my soul to grow…That’s why it’s deeper than:

“Just a food plan to me”

I  find out why my clients cheat themselves whilst dieting and what leads them to that place of wanting to cheat in the first instance.

It’s easy to charge someone £80-£120 for a food plan but what’s the point if they struggle keep their own diet clean for 4-6 weeks.  It’s logic to work with the person and find out why/where they are going wrong. That’s the difference between me and your “average” personal trainer.

You could be well educated on nutrition, but if you don’t make “smart” food choices then your knowledge goes in vein my friend.

“Life is all about choices- We make them everyday”

We chose what WE want to wear in the morning before leaving our house

We chose what WE want to eat when we are hungry.

We chose what careers WE want for ourselves.

We chose our partners in life and the relationships we have with them

We chose our own thoughts (which creates our reality)

And WE chose what we put into our bodies throughout the duration of our lives – No one else!

Therefore you are in the state you are in now because of YOU and no one but YOU. We need to start taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions and stop blaming other people for the position/state we are in.

I love you guys but have to dish out a serving of tough love every now and then!

When approaching nutrition from any angle, it’s important to note that we are all different individuals and different methods of eating will and won’t work for different people. Please keep this in mind.

When it comes to food, our bodies respond differently as we are all unique in that way.

I will have to cover nutrition throughout the duration of this blog as it is too vast of a subject to cover in one post. Saying that, I will give you some simple tips to follow which will make life easier for yourself where nutrition is concerned.

(P.S  I’m not a certified nutritionist – I just know my stuff through researching, on top of researching, on top of researching – We can all do it!)

1) Life style change VS the 12-16 weeks diet

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I say it all the time – Change your lifestyle through food rather than just following a diet plan which only last for a few weeks. Why go through the work of cleaning up your diet, keeping consistent for 16 weeks only to go and mess it up again with your old way/habit of eating. A life change will equate to a newer and healthier you.

2) Treat Meals – I no longer use the term cheat meal any more. I now say treat meal. The way I look at it is – words are powerful. The moment you say you are having a cheat meal is the moment you feel as if you are cheating yourself.

But when you state you are going to “enjoy”  a treat meal, subconsciously you feel better within yourself.

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WOW – LOL – WHAT A MADNESS!

Use treat meals as a way to treat yourself every 2 weeks or so for the dedication and hard (smart) work on your part.

Utilize this time as a mental reset and eat whatever you like for 1 meal (And one meal only lol)

Go all out…TREAT YOURSELF! You deserve it.

Pizza, Chinese, Mexican – Eat whatever you feel like and then get back on track pronto!

3) Carbs – The friend and the enemy for both females and males. You either love them or hate them – Or both lol.

Carbs cover a large percentage of food intake in the entire world  as it comes in so many different forms. You have good carbs and bad carbs. Low GI & High GI carbs.

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Rice

Potatoes

Vegetables

Chocolate

Crisp

Fizzy Drinks

Did you know that all the above are a form of carbohydrate!

(Search my page for more info about carbs as I have covered them in more detail before)

Carbs are what YOU make of them. If you eat too much and you don’t exercise then yes, you’ll get fat. But that’s the same with anything we eat.

Let me make it as simple as I can:

Carbs = Energy

If you don’t exercise and your body makes no use of that energy, it will store it for later use in the form of fat.

Hence why, when people are trying to loose the fat (stored energy) they have do exercise (weights/cardio) as a way to release that energy (stored fat)

I hope you just had a light bulb moment due to me breaking it down so simply for you.

As humans,  we complicate things waaaaaaaay too much.

If you eat clean carbs in moderation and exercise at least 3-4 times a week, then the carbs will feed your body with the energy it needs and work towards re filling your glycogen cells (We won’t get into glycogen now lol)

I don’t want too confuse you with too much science, but it is important  that you know the basics for your own good (And others around you)

4) Vegetables – Look, there not that bad OK lol. Vegetables will help your body with homeostasis (a state where all the bodies chemicals are balanced)

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This may not make sense to you lol – Don’t worry if it doesn’t

It does this by feeding your body the required vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed in order for your endocrine system and other bodily features to perform optimally/sufficiently.

Vegetables are also a great source of fibre which will help to keep you fuller for longer.

Keeping full will lead you to eating less throughout the day which helps with less calorie consumption which causes….

FAT LOSS!

Eat you veggies 🙂

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5) Water – Not only does water help to keep you fuller at meal times, it also works to flush toxins out of the body.  Why does this relate to fat loss you may ask?

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Just think, if your body is filled with toxins and acids, it cannot work sufficiently at doing it’s job. Shifting fat is a “job” it has to undertake but will stuggle to do so if it’s not well looked after.

It’s like having diesel in a petrol car – The two mixed together will slow down and eventually damage the car (your body). The same can be said for toxins, pesticides and unbalanced acid levels within the body.

pH vs Alkaline diet & acid levels in the body – Another subject which I have covered before that you can search for on here.

Ponder upon what has been written today and see if you can use any of the above (if not all the methods) to help re-shape and reform your temple AKA your special body.

That’s me done my good people – I hope you enjoyed the knowledge shared today and continue to learn from me, my life and my story.

I am extremely busy at the moment as I have already mentioned but I’m here for you guys always and will continue to help in the world where I can.

Much love to you all and stop stressing as life is a blessing 🙂

NAMASTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

 

Imagine your young child dying 12 days after eating a beef burger which you thought was safe…

Imagine eating chicken that couldn’t walk due to being fed major chemicals to help add extra weight for a better profit margin…

Imagine living a life where you was soooo busy, you had no time to prepare healthy food for your family…So instead, you brought them “Fast Food/Take Away” without realising the health risk you were placing upon them…

Well no need to imagine…

These are all realities in which we live in today and this documentary WILL open your eyes up to the crazy madness taking place within the food industry.

Why is this information important for us to know?

BECAUSE WE ALL NEED TO EAT TO SURVIVE – THAT’S WHY!

Without education we are all lost. So I am here to help educate and relay information which I believe is VITAL for us all to know.

There’s no point me knowing all this stuff and not sharing it with you.

My eyes are being opened RAPIDLY to some crazy things going on in our lives that we are not made aware of due to it not being publicized as mainstream media…I WONDER WHY?

Anyhoo, take what you will from the information I will be sharing with you all this year.

I’m about to take this Nutrition game to another level because:

OUR HEALTH IS A VITAL PART OF OUR EXISTENCE!

Please don’t believe nothing I blog though…

Instead, take the information, understand it, cross reference it, research it, and:

FIND YOUR OWN PERSONAL TRUTH…

After all, I could be lying to you…

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Stay Fit with Dee this Christmas

Happy Holidays 😀

With Christmas only being tomorrow, we know that a lot of eating is going down lol

In fact, the eating has already started with a lot of people including myself and it’s safe to say that some lbs are going to be added on just in time for the New Year 😉

But it’s all good as today I’ll be sharing with you some tips to help you avoid some unnecessary weight gain for 2014. These tips can also be used as apart of everyday life and not just Christmas 😀

Dee’s Fat Buster Christmas Tips

 1. Never Eat Until Bloated – I know I know, we’ve all been there before – When the food taste so good that you struggle to put the knife and fork down.

You’re feeling full already but the flavours are so immense that you can’t help but to keep going. You feel that bloated feeling coming on but you can  still some how find space for desert.

You chew your way through that cake and ice cream and hear a knock at the front door …

It’s your long time friend Mr Bloat.

He’s come to visit you and plans to stay for a very long time lol…

The Lesson

Never eat until you feel bloated, it’s really not a nice feeling. Portion control becomes a myth when the food enslaves you. And that leads me onto number 2..

2. Portion Control – Fat people are fat because they cannot control their portion sizes. That’s not me being harsh, it’s the reality.

imagesConsider the amount of money fat loss companies make for selling “special” fat loss foods, products and “special” diet programmes.

If you look carefully at the foods they sell, you will see that  it’s your normal everyday foods – However, it’s been portioned down accordingly to help promote fat loss via a smaller daily calorific intake. If portion control is too much for you…

3. Put it down & Walk Away – Before I continue, just to let you know…

These are all tips that I have used previously or still use to this day. They’ve all worked for me at one time or another and have also worked for many others whom I’ve shared them with. I wasn’t always in the shape that I am in today due to my weakness in controlling portion sizes at one stage in my life.  However, my love for food still remains 🙂

But back to what I was saying…

Sometimes you just gotta put the knife and fork down and walk away. I know it can be hard sometimes, but depending on how hard you find it, you’ve got to take a step back and really ask yourself:

“Does food enslave me or is the food my slave”

4. Breath Mints on stand by – This tip has worked with EVERYONE that I’ve told. When you know you’re not hungry but you’re still craving for a naughty snack, ice-cream for example – Throw that breath mint in your mouth and see how much you want ice-cream now lol.

Crazy little tricks but they do work. The last thing you want to do is eat with your mouth tasting of minty freshness.

5. Alcohol Alert – It’s Christmas – It’s inevitable the drinks are going to be flowing and people are going to be getting merry – I mean, isn’t that why they call it Merry Christmas 😉

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If consuming alcohol, spirits contain less calories compared to say a pint of beer which contains an enormous amount of calories. Did someone say “Beer Belly”.

Binge drinking not only gains the pounds and adds inches to the waist, it also leaves you feeling like an absolute mess the next day – Did someone say “Hang Over”

6. Could you chew any faster – Again, I know the food taste good and the spices combined with the flavours are creating aromas that are just out of this world…

But Jeez…Slow down a little lol

I’ve seen people eat like it was their first time seeing food…EVER hahaha

Seriously, when you chew your food, go slow and appreciate the flavours and textures. Give your brain and stomach time to communicate with each other to signal and let you know when it’s time to stop eating.

When you eat too fast and you full your stomach before your brain acknowledges it, by the time your brain is aware of what is going on…

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It’a your friend Mr Bloat again…

7. Boredom Strikes – You ever been bored and decided to go and see what was inside the fridge lol. Since when did boredom and eating become friends?

Boredom & Eating – How do the two even interlink?

I mean imagine, you’re sitting in your room bored whilst browsing the Internet and randomly you think to yourself:

“Maybe I’ll go have a burger or even just eat for the sake of it”

It’s actually quite funny when you think about it like that. At times like this though, you’re better of finding something else to do rather than fridge hunting.

Boredom eaters are usually on a deeper level trying to fill an emotion. That’s why whenever I find myself going  through the (BES) “Boredom Eaters Syndrome”

I will always ask myself:

“David, are you really hungry?”

And if the answer is no, I then ask;

“Dave, what emotion are you trying to fill bro?”

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And there we have it folks. Some tips that if consciously applied and put to use, can greatly help you not only this Christmas but for 2014 and the foreseeable future.

I will be back before the end of the year to wrap up 2013…

Until then – Have a Wonderful Christmas guys and don’t eat too much 🙂

~Much Love~

David

Hey guys,

How’s everyone doing. Upon doing my weekly research, I stumbled across this video which I feel is a genius idea.

What is the Meatrix you may be asking?

Think the Matrix but to do with animals, hence the name “Meatrix” LOL.

It is a fun, clever, animated short film that goes a long way in explaining some key concepts about factory farming.

There is a lot of dirty secrets being kept from us when it comes to the food industry and I am here to reveal the truth to you and to open your eyes as to what is REALLY going on with the foods available to us and to shed some light on the industry itself.

Nutritional education should be something taught in schools from an early age, but sadly it isn’t.

What is the consequence of this?

We grow up mis-informed and mis-educated as to what we are putting into our bodies.

We get sick and question why we are sick without ever knowing that our diets are making us ill!

Stick with me and I will show you the road to a better life:

Mind, Body and Soul

Enjoy the video and I hope you learn something new.

David 🙂

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Hi folks,

How’s everyone keeping…I hope you’re all blessed and enjoying the summer.

I wanted to talk a little about Nutrition today as it seems to be a topic we all discuss and one that is very important seeing as eating is apart of our everyday lives and helps with our minds, body and overall well being.

Now everything to do with Nutrition cannot be covered in one post as there’s so much areas to go over, however, what I am going to discuss is Nutrition on a broad scale and how it will help you transform your body into something you’re happy with.

Firstly, when eating with a goal in mind, you need to ask yourself if what you’re eating is going to help with the goals that you’ve set yourself.

If you’re aiming to drop 8lbs but pigging out on chocolate everyday, be honest with yourself, is that going to help you reach your goal?

The same if you’re trying to pack on muscle…Are you eating enough food and getting in the right amount of protein, carbs and fat to help with the gym work? Again, be honest with yourself.

A lot of people enter this game half heartedly for 12 weeks and wonder why they never see results. They get ticked of and cancel there gym memberships only to return a Christmas later and 1 stone heavier (if not more) and repeat the whole cycle again..

A guy actually told me the other day that he reached a plateau and I laughed. A plateau is where you’ve been putting in the work for a period of time and the results slow down as your body get’s used to the training/diet regime forcing you to mix things around to get back on track again.

The reason I laughed is because this guy drinks every weekend and cheats on his diet whenever he wants to and has the nerve to say he’s reached a plateau, get real!

Some folks have this fitness thing all twisted but I’m here to untwist things shall I say LOL.

When you know what is right from wrong and still do the wrong thing it’s different to someone who actually doesn’t know right from wrong in the first place.

I use this example for when it comes to food choices. Some people like the idea of having low body fat…They say they want low body fat but they don’t really want it because if they did they would do what it takes to get there.

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I understand it’s hard, I live this life…But hard isn’t an excuse anymore…

Studying is hard…1 hour cardio 5x a week is hard…Training abs is hard…Eating clean for 20 weeks is hard…A four year degree is hard…Being a single Mum/Dad is hard, but guess what…people still make it happen and push through. So what is your REAL excuse…Some food for thought right there.

Call it tough love… I’ve realised people need to hear it how it is rather than some washed down version. A lot of folks are lazy and can’t be bothered to put the work in. If your circumstances are harsh for whatever reason then fair enough and this doesn’t apply to you.

Eating right isn’t easy and the Government don’t make it any better by allowing junk food eateries to be put all over the place. Organic food isn’t cheap so this leaves people eating foods from the super market which is standard quality but not great either, again, let’s be honest.

Food prep is a art and a skill within itself and once you master it your 50% there. Preparing your food ahead of time puts you ahead of time – Ahead of the time when you’re out for a quick lunch and find your only options are Subway, Mc Donalds, PIzza Hut or that 99p chicken shop – You deserve better than that! Find time and prepare your food ahead of time! Develop that skill and art if you haven’t already.

50% Nutrition, 25% training and 25% rest.

Really and truly you want to give everything 100% but hopefully by breaking it down like this you see how important eating right is. It took me 3 years to finally come to this conclusion and it will take some a lot longer as there not willing to open up to concrete facts and evidence (maybe they know the truth deep down but also know how hard it is to make the change so they choose to live in denial…who knows?)

Eating healthy isn’t boring (who lied to you) and it isn’t necessarily that expensive either to be honest (A lot cheaper than pre-made and fast foods that’s for sure – Don’t believe me though, go calculate and see for yourself…you save money prepping your own food and know what you’re eating for sure)

Another thing is supplements…You girls are just as bad as the guys…If your diet isn’t right….

NO SUPPLEMENT IS GOING TO WORK FOR YOU

NO SUPPLEMENT IS GOING TO WORK FOR YOU

NO SUPPLEMENT IS GOING TO WORK FOR YOU

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Save your money and get your diet right first. Don’t get me wrong, supps are great, BUT ONLY IF YOUR DIET IS IN CHECK. You can’t be eating chicken tika masala, keema rice, naan bread and onion bargie whilst taking a fat burner and expect to see results LOL. It does make me laugh but some people genuinely don’t know better which is why I’m here to help y’all.

With the whole supp thing, look at it like this…Eat good at 67% and train at 67% and a supp will work at that same percentage to help you. Keep it 100 and the supp will keep it 100, simples!

Like I said before, I know it isn’t easy. If it was everyone would be looking sexy on the beach ;-)…But you just gotta make that choice and say to yourself:

“You know what, I know I can do this…I’m gonna do it and give it 100% and ain’t noboddy stopping me” and you see from when you’ve made that choice…

The rest is history

It’s great to be back and I catch you soon

PEACE

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Fitness & weight Loss are similar to mountain climbing...

As well as the message being given here, I also want females to see that lifting weights isn’t going to make them “Hench” or “too muscular”. 2013, let’s beat the misconceptions.

Search for my blog post on “Women and training pt1”. I will be covering pt2 in the next few weeks.

This week I’m going to cover nutrition starting with “Vitamins & Minerals” so look out for that.

For now, eat well and stay away from processed foods (I mean, beef burgers ain’t just beef burgers no more…Horse burgers lol….What a joke…We don’t know what where eating with all this processed food anymore…Burger King, Tesco, Aldi…There all in on it and I’m sure the list goes on).

Eat good, Live Good.

Stay Blessed