Hey, it’s Coach Josh and today I’m here to reveal how you can eat delicious cookies… yes I said COOKIES… to help you finally achieve the lean and healthy body you desire.
That’s right, as crazy as it sounds, you DON’T have to give up your favorite snacks and desserts to achieve a flat belly fast, and in just a minute I’ll show you how…
But first, as you may know, getting enough protein each day is critical to maintaining a healthy and fit body. You see, protein increases your calorie-burning metabolism and it also helps to build (and repair) an attractive, lean body.
However, if you’re active or trying to lose weight and you’re not achieving the kind of results you want, you most likely aren’t getting enough protein in your diet each day. And perhaps worst of all, a protein deficiency will destroy your results and leave your body deprived and constantly craving more food. (Maybe you can relate.)
That said, finding a truly healthy and convenient protein source is downright difficult in today’s fast-paced world. After all, most protein bars and ready-to-drink protein shakes are stuffed with denatured proteins, unhealthy preservatives, trans fats, artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners that can expand your waistline just as quickly as they eat away at your health—the exact opposite of what you want!
Furthermore, most NATURAL protein options lack the taste needed to keep you coming back for more (ugh, not another hardboiled egg or dry chicken breast!). And you can all but forget about getting your family to eat those foods.
But here’s the good news…
At BioTrust, we called upon Mother Nature (and our own Moms) to help us create a finger-licking good solution to this “low protein” problem:
Introducing BioTrust’s 100% All-Natural Protein Cookies!
I’m going to get to why these special Frosted Oatmeal Raisin cookies are so good for you in a moment, but first, here is a quick story about how these cookies came to be…
Joel, the co-founder of BioTrust loves cookies. In fact, he loves cookies so much that he wants to eat them EVERYDAY. But until now, he couldn’t because as a top nutritionist he knows that most cookies are bad news for health-minded cookie lovers.
I, on the other hand, love the many health benefits of high-protein foods—especially our BioTrust Low-Carb Protein Shakes™. (And yes, I’ll admit it, I’m a BIG cookie fan, too.)
Then one cheat day, while Joel was enjoying his coveted weekly cookie, and I was drinking a great-tasting BioTrust™ Low-Carb Protein Shake, we got the crazy idea to combine our two favorite things together into one amazing, all-natural dessert.
We started by taking healthy, 100% all-natural ingredients that you just don’t find in other packaged cookie products and further added in the highest-quality and best tasting protein blend on the planet.
The result was the melt-in-your-mouth, soft and chewy BioTRUST™ Protein Cookies! And, you won’t believe the nutrition we packed into each cookie. I’m talking about…
12 Grams of Time-Released Protein!
That’s right, each cookie contains 12 grams of our famous equal-part blend of the highest quality fast and slow acting protein, including Micellar Casein, the Rolls Royce of protein supplements. Yep, that’s the same time-released blend utilized in our award winning BioTrust Low Carb™ Protein Shakes. By the way, 12 grams of protein per cookie is more than you will find in even a double extra large hardboiled egg or even a tall glass of milk.
Furthermore, the protein in BioTrust Protein Cookies is sourced from cows not treated with the dangerous growth hormone rBGH, and rBST. Like you, we want to avoid putting synthetic, unnatural hormones into our bodies whenever possible.
That’s why we’re proud that our cookies are certified hormone and antibiotic free! You won’t find this healthy option in brand name protein bars, protein snacks or even most food-based protein sources because of the high cost.
But we didn’t stop there…
BioTrust Protein Cookies are 100% All-Natural and contain 6 grams of fiber per cookie!
That means you won’t find any trans fats, artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners in these scrumptious cookies… ever. Instead, our cookies are sweetened naturally with new stevia extract and a naturally sweet form of fiber called inulin—providing 6 whopping grams of fiber per cookie.
What’s more: all of our cookies are non-GMO sourced and contain ZERO wheat, soy, trans fats or gluten. That’s right, a delicious and healthy gluten-free cookie!
But what’s truly amazing is even though BioTrust Protein Cookies™ are extremely nutritious…
They Taste So Delicious You’ll Look Forward To Them Just Like Mom’s Oven-Fresh Cookies!
That’s right, the premium nutrition found in BioTrust Protein Cookies™ doesn’t sacrifice taste one bit! You see, BioTrust Protein Cookies™ taste exactly like a cookie should. In fact, you might mistake these moist and chewy cookies for the same warm, fresh-baked favorites your mother used to pull out of the kitchen oven. (Remember how good the house smelled when mom baked cookies?)
Even Joel’s 2-year-old daughter Lily (shown below in finger-licking fashion!) can’t get enough of these cookies! In fact, I suggest you find a good place to “hide” your cookies because they are a healthy and nutritious snack the entire family will love!
But don’t take our word for it …
Stock Up Today, and Prove It To Yourself… You Either Love Them Or They’re FREE!
Simply put, just like with all BioTrust products, we stand behind our high-quality, great-tasting protein cookies with our industry leading 1 Year 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If you don’t agree that these are the best-tasting, healthiest cookies on the planet… you get your money back… all of it! It’s the only way we do business.
So what’s the price for a box of such high quality, premium cookies that actually taste as great as their nutrition profile?
Each 12-count box of our delicious Frosted Oatmeal Raisin protein cookies retails at $29.95, but to celebrate the release of these amazingly healthy, all-natural and outrageously tasty cookies we’re making them available exclusively to BioTrust subscribers via a private Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale!
NOTE: You can NOT get these cookies via our website yet and won’t be able to for some time. The ONLY way you can get your hands on them now is via this exclusive email and this private, special Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale.
To secure your exclusive Buy 3, Get 1 FREE order and be the first to try and love our brand new, insanely deliciously high protein cookies, just tap the link below right now to be taken to our ultra-secure 256-bit shopping cart and your entire family will be enjoying these soft, chewy, moist and delicious all-natural fat-fighting cookies in no time!
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Eat cookies… drop flab. It’s that simple.
To your taste buds!
By Coach Josh On October 8, 2012 16 Comments
Last week I revealed 5 of the WORST carbs you can eat… they include:
5. Candy and Sweetened Cereals
3. Skillet ‘Helper’ Mixes
2. White Bread
1. White Potatoes
Instead, you can easily replace those worthless carbs that are causing excess FLAB with some good carbs that will fill you up, slim you down, and provide excellent nutrition.
But before I reveal those foods, first a little lesson on carb digestion that you may not know…
Carbohydrates move from your stomach to your small intestine where they are further broken down and the nutrients are absorbed. Starches from the carbs are broken down into glucose that is transported to your blood.
This causes a rise in blood sugar, which results in your pancreas producing insulin to take that glucose to the cells in your body.
It is either used as fuel or stored as fat. This may be a stretch, but I am going to assume you prefer your glucose to be used as fuel. (If not, we may need to talk…)
When you digest complex carbs that are low on something called the Glycemic Index (a rating system for the speed carbs are digested), the starches have to work their way through the fiber in the food before they can be absorbed into your bloodstream and converted into sugar.
Picture it as though you’re trying to walk through a densely wooded, overgrown forest. The more vines, weeds and branches you encounter, the slower you have to go to get to the other side.
And while that might get on your nerves quick if you’re out hiking, it is a good thing where carbohydrates are concerned because it means the energy you get from your food is slowly released over a longer period of time.
If your blood sugar stays stable, there’s not a massive insulin release and glucose doesn’t get stored as flab as easily. Instead, it’s more likely to be stored as energy in your muscle tissue. Score!
To that end, here are some of the best “slow-digesting” complex carbs to eat…
Top 5 Carbohydrate Foods:
Asparagus is a special treat that can be roasted, steamed, sautéed, added to salads and eaten as a side dish or even a main dish. Asparagus has a Glycemic Index of only 15. Anything under 50 is considered low, and low is good because it means it takes longer for your body to digest thanks to fiber.
Fiber is what makes you feel full longer, which is certainly helpful to keep the munchies at bay. As we spoke about, fiber also slows the absorption of starches into your blood. Adequate fiber in your diet lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and diverticulitis.1,2,3,4 And because of its munchie-curing ability, it also helps you lose weight.
Cabbage is so versatile, you can enjoy it cooked or raw. It is low in calories as well as being low GI with a rating of 15. It is also high in fiber and vitamin C, and as a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, cabbage has cancer and environmental estrogen-fighting properties, too.
Another high-fiber, cruciferous vegetable that is a 15 on the GI… Are you seeing a trend here? Broccoli has lots of vitamins like beta-carotene and vitamin K. There is also evidence that it can fight cancer because it is rich in phytochemicals called isothiocyanates.5
Better still, one study also found that eating 1-2 cups of cruciferous veggies a day lowers levels of oxidative stress (linked to cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and rheumatoid arthritis) by 22%.6
Spinach and most other leafy greens also have a low GI score of 15. Spinach is high in iron, calcium, B vitamins, and antioxidants. If you don’t like it cooked, add it raw to your salads! Spinach is truly a superfood, full of at least 13 different phytochemicals that benefit your heart, brain, eyes and bones, and fight of damaging inflammation.
Beans, lentils and peas are known as legumes.7 Legumes, nuts and seeds are high in protein and fiber while still having a low score on the Glycemic Index. Take chickpeas for example. They rank lower than all the vegetables above, with a 10 on the GI – and studies have found they help lower bad cholesterol, too. Peanuts are only a 7! All are versatile and can be prepared in endless ways, giving you steady energy, keeping you full and satisfying your appetite throughout the day without sabotaging your health.
So as you can see, you really have lots of options. By swapping your sugary snacks for a few of these healthy carbs, you’ll give your body the energy and vitamins it needs to function optimally, without driving your insulin levels up out of control. So eat up and watch the pounds melt away… without hunger.
To a healthier you!
1Park Y, et al. Dietary fiber intake and risk of colorectal cancer. JAMA. 2005;294:2849.
2Slavin JL. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Health implications of dietary fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008;108:1716.
3Schatzkin A, et al. Dietary fiber and whole-grain consumption in relation to colorectal cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. American of the Journal Clinical Nutrition. 2007;85:1353.
4Glycemic index diet: What’s behind the claims. Mayo Clinic
5Wang X. Selective Depletion of Mutant p53 by Cancer Chemopreventive Isothiocyanates and Their Structure−Activity Relationships. J Med Chem. 2011 Feb 10;54(3):809-16. Epub 2011 Jan 11.
6Carcinogenesis. 2006 Oct;27(10):2096-102. Epub 2006 May 15. “Brassica vegetable consumption reduces urinary F2-isoprostane levels independent of micronutrient intake.”
7Beans and other legumes: Types and cooking tips. Mayo Clinic.
By Coach Josh On September 6, 2012 No Comments
Let’s talk for a minute about the weight loss scam artists who are preying on your hopes and dreams.
I’m sure you’ve seen it yourself. It seems every time you turn on your TV, open a magazine, or listen to the radio, there’s a new “weight loss breakthrough” being touted.
People get excited. Rumors spread that Hollywood celebs are using the latest and greatest product, whatever it may be. Magazines and TV shows start talking about this new fat-fighting breakthrough, using it to sell issues and get ratings. Soon, overweight Americans begin spending their hard-earned money to purchase the product in droves.
You too try this breakthrough product, but either nothing happens at all or you lose a few pounds, only to discover that the plan or product is impossible to use or to follow for life. (By the way, you should know that some diet plans and products even cause you to gain weight in the long run.) Rebound weight gain will only make you feel more disappointed and ashamed of your body than you were to start off with.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this scenario several times throughout your life. That’s why I want to help you overcome these weight loss rip-off artists. I want to expose their sneaky tactics so you no longer fall victim to their overhyped promises and snake oil products. Following is a list of today’s top weight loss scams.
Ab-zapping belts and gadgets.
Everyone wants a flat stomach and six-pack abs. That’s why greedy advertisers constantly toy with our emotions, coming out with all sorts of abdominal gadgets, gizmos, and contraptions that allegedly transform our beer bellies into amazing works of art … and overnight to boot! If only it were that easy. But the reality is, it’s just not. Despite this, millions of these products are sold every year.
Hands down, the strangest ab scam is the electronic belt that wraps around your stomach and electrifies your midsection. Allegedly this shock to your abs magically does away with belly fat, and almost instantly you’re left with an amazing six pack. It’s a miracle! Yeah, right. If refining abs is really this easy, why don’t we all go stick our fingers in a light socket and become instantly slim? (Disclaimer: I’m not being serious, of course.)
When you see great-looking models wearing these ab belts on TV, keep in mind that this is probably the first time they’ve ever used the belt. Furthermore, know that the real way they developed an amazing midsection is by combining and timing their foods properly, avoiding high amounts of obesity additives, and moving their bodies intensely to burn stored body fat.
All those ab machines you see are really just a waste of your hard-earned money. The truth is, you can’t spot reduce fat from your stomach by doing ab exercises with gadgets and gizmos. Think about it. Do you really think that you’re going to be able to lie back in a “lounger” and rock your way to a set of spectacular abs in just a few minutes per day? Not a chance.
Ab loungers, rockers, swivels, gliders, beanbags … they’re all a waste of time and money. I can’t tell you how many homes I’ve been to that have these contraptions gathering dust in a closet or basement. (Maybe you have a few?) No matter what these advertisers say, instead of buying these crazy ab thingamajigs, you’re much better off following the simple whole-body activity program explained in Chapter 9 of my 7-Day Belly Blast Diet program.
Restrictive diet plans.
Here’s a tip: If you can’t follow an eating program for life, then you’re setting yourself up for failure before you’ve even begun. Even if you do lose a few pounds initially, all the weight will come back and, most likely, you’ll end up more overweight than you were when you started.
Cabbage soup diets, grapefruit diets, liquid diets, no-carb diets, no-fat diets, all-protein diets, soup diets, banana diets, black bean diets, Hollywood diets, marshmallow diets, they all have one thing in common—they don’t work for long.
The reason? They’re not a balanced, lifelong strategy. I can’t tell you how many thousands upon thousands of letters, e-mails, and phone calls I’ve received over the years from desperate men and women who have tried the craziest diets you can imagine. It truly breaks my heart every time I hear one of these stories. After all, I’ve struggled with weight issues throughout my life and I’ve watched all my family members—my grandparents, father, mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and two sisters—struggle with their weight as well.
I know what it’s like to get ripped off. I know what it’s like to feel desperate and hopeless. I know what it’s like to spend money you don’t have on the hope of a body you can finally take pride in. But please folks, I beg you, the next time you hear about a new breakthrough diet plan, keep just one thing in mind: if it’s not something you can do for life, you’re not going to have long-term success.
Hope you enjoyed these tips.
Sincerely, P.S. Check out the article I wrote below by clicking the stop sign…
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By Coach Josh On August 22, 2012 5 Comments
You might be surprised to learn that not all cooking oils are created equal, especially if you are trying to get rid of that belly. Like many of us, you probably grab a spray can of oil or whatever bottle of cooking oil is on sale, or rely on the kind your mom used to use.
I’m going to let you in on a secret, though. The type of oil you choose really does matter. And if the oil you depend on is yellow and is sold in big, gallon-size jugs… this is probably the last type of oil you should be using for your health.
Today we’ll take a look at five oils you should most definitely avoid if you want to be healthy and have a flat stomach. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow, when I’ll share the best cooking oils on the market.
5 Cooking Oils to Avoid
Okay, it’s not actually an oil. But it is made from “vegetable oils” (soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil) that are unhealthy, which we’ll talk about in a bit, as well as (often) added man-made trans fat, which helps it stay in a solid form. Synthetic trans fat (as opposed to the naturally occurring trans fats found in some meat and dairy products) is probably the worst fat you can eat. It raises your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers your HDL (“good”) cholesterol, which increases your risk of heart disease.
Now, there are so-called trans-fat-free margarines available, but these are really no healthier than their trans fatty cousins. In these margarines, the trans fat is replaced with another chemically constructed fat that may increase blood sugar and insulin resistance. Not only that, but it still lowers HDL and increases LDL, so not only are you increasing your risk of heart disease but you’re also increasing your risk of diabetes and weight gain!1,2
And another little tidbit you may not be aware of: The labels “trans fat free” and “zero trans fat” are a bit misleading. Manufacturers can have 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving and still claim to have no trans fat.3 While this is a very small amount, it all adds up, especially since health experts agree there is no safe level of trans fats.
The bottom line is there is nothing nutritionally useful in margarine. It is a man-made, highly processed chemical spread that can lead to serious health issues.
2. Soybean Oil
Soybean oil is also known typically as vegetable oil. Yup. The same stuff that margarine is made from. Soybean oil is very high in linoleic acid, which is also known as omega-6 fatty acid. Now, omega-6 fatty acids are needed by your body. In fact, they are essential for proper brain function, regulated metabolism, bone health and more. However, we need a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for optimal health.
Today’s typical diet gives us a major imbalance in these essential fatty acids. We don’t get enough omega-3 (the kind found in fatty fish and fish oil) and we get way too much omega-6 (due to the vegetable oil and soybean oil that’s added to virtually every processed food). This imbalance can contribute to obesity as well as various other serious health issues.4
Soybean oil is also very unstable and goes rancid quickly. Rancid oils form free radicals that, as you may know, can lead to cancer, accelerated aging and other diseases.
When you heat soybean oil, it goes rancid even faster. It simply cannot withstand the heat used in your cooking (and many soybean oils may be rancid before you even begin cooking, due to heat and light exposure during storage and transport).
And if all that isn’t enough to convince you that soybean oil should be a no-no in your kitchen, consider the fact that almost all soybeans are now genetically modified. Genetically modified soy is linked to fertility problems, allergies, and more.5
3. Canola Oil
Like soybean oil, canola oil is typically genetically modified. It has also been linked to vitamin E deficiency and heart problems.6,7 There is a great deal of controversy over canola oil because it was originally derived from rapeseed, which is very high in erucic acid, a compound linked to heart damage. Today’s canola oil contains much lower amounts of erucic acid, but it hasn’t been eliminated.
Note that canola oil was originally intended as an industrial lubricant. It is highly processed and contains trans fats, like margarine. It’s also easily damaged by heat… so definitely not a good choice for your stir-fry.
4. Corn Oil
Corn oil is popular for cooking and is probably the most popular of oils for frying. But that doesn’t mean it is healthy. Like soybean oil, corn oil also has far more omega-6 fats than omega-3 fats, contributing to the imbalance that so many people face today.
And corn oil, like other “vegetable oils,” is not as stable as you’d like to think. It goes rancid fairly quickly on the shelf and even faster in the frying pan. While it may last longer than soy and canola oils, depending on how long it sat on the store shelf before it made its way to your kitchen, it may be rancid before you even buy it. Not to mention, most corn is genetically modified to produce a built-in pesticide that splits open insects’ stomachs when they eat it – which you then get to eat when the corn is harvested and processed. Yummy!
5. Olive Oil
Surprise! You thought olive oil was healthy, didn’t you? Well actually… it IS. Very, BUT, it is not a good oil for cooking. It is unstable at high temperatures. This causes it to form those nasty free radicals we discussed earlier.
Olive oil actually has lots of wonderful health benefits. It is full of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats that have been shown to reduce belly fat8 and help your heart. So enjoy it drizzled over salads and vegetables or as a dip for your whole grain bread, but don’t cook with it if you want to keep all those great benefits intact.
Now that you’ve removed all the unhealthy oils from your kitchen, you’re probably wondering what you’re going to use to cook with. Don’t worry… tomorrow in Part 2, we’ll discuss which oils you should use for cooking, and why…
1Hayes KC. et al. Replacing Trans Fat: The Argument for Palm Oil with a Cautionary Note on Interesterification. J Am Coll Nutr. 2010 Jun;29(3 Suppl):253S-284S.
2Sundram K. et al. Stearic acid-rich interesterified fat and trans-rich fat raise the LDL/HDL ratio and plasma glucose relative to palm olein in humans. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2007 Jan 15;4:3.
3Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know. U.S. Food and Drug Administration
4Simopoulos AP. The importance of the omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio in cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2008 Jun;233(6):674-88. Epub 2008 Apr 11.
5Antoniou M. et al. GM Soy. Sustainable? Responsible?
6Kramer JK. et al. Hematological and lipid changes in newborn piglets fed milk-replacer diets containing erucic acid. Lipids. 1998 Jan;33(1):1-10.
7Innis SM. et al. Dietary canola oil alters hematological indices and blood lipids in neonatal piglets fed formula. J Nutr. 1999 Jul;129(7):1261-8.
8Paniagua JA. et al. Monounsaturated fat-rich diet prevents central body fat distribution and decreases postprandial adiponectin expression induced by a carbohydrate-rich diet in insulin-resistant subjects. Diabetes Care. 2007 Jul;30(7):1717-23. Epub 2007 Mar 23.