SALE! Right Light and STRONGEVITY Rx on SALE Today!

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SALE! Right Light and STRONGEVITY Rx on SALE today!

Hi this is Bill Phillips and I’m just sending you this quick message to let you know that if you need to stock up on Right Light Nutrition Shakes and/or STRONGEVITY Rx today is a good time to do so! I’m always trying to give our customers the best deal possible and so today I’ve got a $20 sale discount for you!

Visit my nutrition store at: www.EatingRight.com and you’ll see that you can get 2 free boxes of right light (when you place an order of 4) or you can get 4 FREE BOXES OF RIGHT LIGHT (when you place an order for 8). In addition to those super saving specials, enter the discount code SAVE20 at the ‘checkout’ page on the store and you’ll get an additional $20 off!

With STRONGEVITY Rx, our popular new supplement that helps you get better muscle building and fat loss results from your workouts, you already save $50 when you order 6 bottles. Today, by using the discount code ‘SAVE20‘ you will save an additional $20 (that’s $70 that you save during this sale today!).

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This sale is good for the next 24 hours and the $20 discount is applicable for orders of $100 or more (before discount). You can place your order at our simple and easy to use online store and choose to have it sent by FedEx Overnight, 2-Day, or FedEx Ground Delivery .

Thank you for your support and I hope you’re having a healthy and satisfying week!

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The Biggest Loser’s Biggest Lies

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In the wide, wide world of ridiculous diet and weight loss BS, The Biggest Loser’s ‘weekly’ weigh-ins take the cake. If you’re familiar with the TV show then you know it’s not uncommon to see the contestants lose 12 to 20 lbs a week from their exercise and diet efforts. The first time I saw this, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been researching, practicing, teaching and writing about health, weight-loss, and fitness for over 25 years and I’ve never seen weight come off that fast. It’s something that I get countless, continuous questions about, from my students, clients, and even doctors.

“How on earth are The Biggest Loser participants losing so much weight so fast?” That’s the question that is so often asked. As it turns out, the answer is: “They aren’t.” Let me explain…

You might be surprised to discover that there is a closely guarded secret to those sensational results. You see, a week on The Biggest Loser TV show does not equal a week on the calendar you and I follow. In this case, there’s a big difference between ‘reality TV’ and what’s real. Former contestants have revealed that the length of time between ‘weekly’ weigh-ins can be as much as 25 days, which makes it look like people are losing weight a lot faster than they actually are.

Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello is one of the former Biggest Loser contestants who has spoken out. He explains, “In my series, a weekly weigh-in was NEVER filmed after just one week of working out. In fact, the gap between one weigh-in to the next was up to three and a half weeks. That’s 25 days between weigh-ins, not 7. I had to stand on the scale and was asked to say the line, ‘WOW, it’s a great result… I’ve worked really hard this week!’ The producers made sure that we never gave the secret away because if we did it created a nightmare for them in editing. The shortest gap from weigh-in to weigh-in during my series was 16 days. That’s a fact.”

How does the show get away with something so deceptive and misleading? Simple… it is a fictional TV show and despite the fact that it fits into this new category of ‘reality’ programming, it is not at all required to present factual information. It’s not a documentary; it’s not a news broadcast; it’s not really real.

Kai Hibbard was a Biggest Loser Finalist in Season 3. She recalls, “The meaning of a ‘week’ on The Biggest Loser varied. It could mean 14 days.” Kai goes on to explain that the way the show was edited made it appear that she was losing 12 lbs a week but she says, “Sue me if you want to, NBC, but I’m telling people I didn’t lose 12 lbs in a week. It didn’t happen. After the show aired I’ve had people come up to me crying, telling me how hard they workout and how strict they are with their food and they want to know why they can’t lose 12 lbs a week. I have to explain that it wasn’t a week. And even when it looks like I lost 12 lbs in a week… I was so severely dehydrated at the weigh-ins that it was completely unhealthy.”

Make no mistake, I am always inspired and excited to see people making healthy changes in their lives. Losing weight, overcoming unhealthy habits, starting with and sticking to an intense exercise program… I know from firsthand experience, it’s a lot of work and requires determination, effort, and courage. I commend the participants in these shows for making the bold decision to make a change and for the inner strength that they put into being successful. I have nothing but respect for each and every one of these Biggest Loser contestants. (I think they should be called ‘Winners’ by the way.)

The problem is NOT with the people featured on the show. The problem is
the system behind the scenes. The producers, not medical experts, control how the show goes during taping, editing, and what is packaged and delivered to the networks. The producers’ job is to deliver a program that the TV networks can promote and broadcast to draw big ratings from. The TV networks job is to attract the most viewers possible to maximize the advertisers’ financial investment. That’s simply how the entertainment business works.

Unfortunately, millions of viewers who watch shows like The Biggest Loser are unaware that what they are seeing is at least in part, make believe. If I hadn’t worked in the industry myself (producing documentary films, videos, TV specials) I would probably take what I see on these shows at face value also. But, through my experience, and hearing from TV weight loss show contestants themselves, I know that there’s some very misleading, and even dangerous information being presented.

As I see it, the unrealistic and untrue depiction of exaggerated weight-loss results on shows like The Biggest Loser is creating a big problem. These shows, which have the potential to do so much good, are ultimately doing a disservice to their viewers by misleading them.

What I do like about TV shows like The Biggest Loser is that it brings attention to the incredible ability we each have to make stunning changes in our bodies and lives. This gets many viewers motivated and moving. Getting someone started is just the first step though. Keeping them going and helping them stick with a good exercise and nutrition program long enough to personally experience positive and healthy results is the biggest challenge. And the key to keeping people going strong is mostly about mindset — we have to help them stay positive and feel good about their progress and results.

In the real world, burning off 2 lbs of unhealthy bodyfat a week is something you should be very proud to accomplish. But for millions of viewers of weight-loss TV shows, 2 lbs of fat loss a week seems like a failure and reinforces the false belief that far too many have, which is that they can’t be successful at transforming their health. But the fact, they CAN! Just because it doesn’t happen at the pace you see on weight-loss TV shows, doesn’t mean it’s not working for you and that you’re not on your way to an incredible transformation.

At my Transformation Center in Colorado, we’ve helped dozens of people become over 100 lbs lighter in less than a year. The average weight-loss for someone who is getting great results from their exercise and healthy eating program is 8 to 12 lbs per month (not per week!). I like to see my clients reducing their overall weight by 1% to 1.25% per week until we hit a healthy goal weight. Losing weight faster than that almost certainly means that your body is sacrificing muscle mass (and also bone density). When we lose muscle, the metabolism goes down and we become less efficient at burning calories and producing energy. It takes a smart plan, followed consistently, to lose bodyfat while strengthening muscles and improving energy.

I’ve written about this topic in my books Body-for-LIFE and Eating for Life and regularly discuss it in my blog at BillPhillipsNews.com and on Facebook at ‘Bill Phillips Transformation.’

Conclusion

It’s an unfortunate ‘reality’ that so much of what is published in magazines, broadcast on television, and written on the internet is complete and utter bullsh*t when it comes to diet, exercise, and fitness. In 25+ years as an author, teacher, and coach, I’ve seen countless fads and frauds come and go. What I’ve been able to conclude — what stands out as the fundamental facts to me — is that each of us have an incredible, God-given ability to restore our health, rebuild our bodies, and renew our lives that can’t be bought, can’t be sold, and can never be taken away.

Even if you’ve neglected your health for years, even decades, that power to change your health — the power to transform your life — is still right there where it’s always been… within you.

Yes, you need accurate information, scientific facts, and a knowledgeable coach, trainer, or mentor who can point you in the right direction and help you steer clear of the nonsense, pitfalls, and obstacles. And yes, reclaiming the healthy body and life that you were meant to have all along will take sacrifice, effort, and determination… but the rewards you’ll earn, no matter how long it takes, will be more than worth it!

At age 63, this Man is Transforming his Body and Life!

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Bill Phillips working out and having fun with Bruce Blockus, age 63, at Transformation Camp in Colorado.

As you can see from Bruce’s ‘before photo’ he has completely transformed his health, losing over 60 lbs. of bodyfat while gaining strength and energy. He did it with smart exercise, good nutrition, and the enthusiastic support of his Camp community and friends.

Bruce has overcome tremendous adversity to successfully transform his body and strengthen his life. Bruce works out hard when we hit the weights and he is consistently improving. He takes the lead when it comes to helping others learn how to lose unhealthy weight and understands the deeply emotional struggles that the transformation process can involve.

We are grateful that Bruce is going to be joining us for our new and improved LIFE CAMP on May 16, 17, 18 and we look forward to seeing his smile and benefiting from the inspirational life example that he embodies!

Trish is Getting Back on Track: 37 lbs lighter in just 12 weeks!

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Trish is Getting Back on Track: Becoming 37 lbs lighter in just 12 weeks!

Every week I see men and women from all walks of life, working hard to transform their health and renew their lives… I think I have the best job in the world being able to contribute in even a small way to their success! Nothing makes me happier than seeing people break free from unhealthy habits and discover that they really do have the power to change their body for life!

I am so excited to share these before and now photos of Trish Smith who is a finalist in the Back-on-Track Challenge which started late last year. Trish became 37 lbs lighter in just 12 weeks and is continuing her transformation now with new goals set for her future! Trish is a beautiful person inside and out and she is not only making a change, she is making a difference in the lives of others. She supports and encourages every one she meets in person or at our online Challenge group page on Facebook. Trish, a cancer survivor, has a real appreciation for life and is overflowing with enthusiasm!

Keep up the good work Trish! You are an inspiration to us all!

~Bill Phillips

(Winners in the Back-on-Track Challenge from late last year will be announced here on Facebook on or before Feb. 28! We have $25,000 in prizes going out to people who have made incredible changes in their bodies and lives!!).

Stop Dangerous Dieting — Start Eating for Life

Eating for Life Book

Get the FACTS about Eating Right and Discover 150 Delicious, Nutritious Recipes

Eating for Life is the scientifically sound, practical, safe, and sustainable nutrition plan for improved health, fitness and weight loss. Created by the author of Body-for-LIFE, the world’s bestselling fitness book, this eating plan does what typical diets can’t: it allows you to enjoy delicious food. and plenty of it, while at the same time losing fat and gaining energy for life. You’ll finally learn the facts about eating right. and also, in this guide, you’ll find 150 meal recipes which are easy to make and taste great!

Overview of Eating for Life Plan

  • Eat 6 small meals daily, one every two to three hours.
  • Eat a portion of protein and carbohydrates with each meal.
  • Add a portion of vegetables to at least two meals daily.
  • A portion is approximately the size of the palm of your hand for quality protein, your closed hand for carbohydrates, and your cupped hand for vegetables.
  • Consume 2g of Omega-3 fish oil daily or three portions of salmon per week.
  • Drink at least 10 cups of water.
  • Use Meal Replacement Nutrition Shakes such as Right Light, to make sure you are consuming optimal levels of vitamins, mineral, high quality protein, and amino acids necessary for muscle recovery and strength.
  • Supplement with 2 to 5 grams of creatine monohydrate in combination with 100 – 200 mg of Co-Enzyme Q10 and 2000 – 4000 IU of Vitamin D daily for improved mental energy, muscle strength, heart health, and to support optimal fat loss. (Each of these key nutrients are included in my new supplement STRONGEVITY Rx.)
  • Plan your meals in advance and record what you eat daily.
  • Plan your grocery list and stick to your plan.
  • Once a week, on your free day, eat whatever you want. (Yes, even pizza and ice cream are okay once a week!)

Click Here to get your own copy of Eating for Life if you haven’t got one already!

An Embarrassing Confession I Wish I Didn’t Have to Make

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This is an Embarrassing Story to Tell, But if it Helps Someone Else get Back on Track with their Health, it will be Worth it to me. So here goes

Okay… let’s see. There are two photos of me posted along with my words. The photo on the right is me today, age 49. On the Left is ME in pretty bad condition, 2 years ago. In the summer of 2011 I had brutal accident which required emergency surgery and which put me in the hospital, then a wheelchair, then in a hospital bed at home for months. Just like everybody else, with inactivity and too much comfort food (ice cream is an incredible pain killer), I lost so much of my muscle and I gained fat… and I aged fast. I was so embarrassed and just literally in tears (inactivity and depression go hand in hand). But I knew what to do to pull out of the tailspin. Two years ago this month (in the Autumn of 2011 at age 47), I decided to completely change and rebuild my body and life.

I developed an new, inspiring vision for my future and transformed it into steps and stages… monthly, weekly, and daily goals were set and met. I created a new, positive environment and got support from true friends. Of course I had to completely change my eating and work hard in the weight room to rebuild my strength. I put my heart and soul into it and applied the key knowledge I have learned over the years… I put it to work very enthusiastically in my own life. I will tell the complete story and give my exact workout and nutrition and supplement program in an upcoming blog on my site BillPhillipsNews.com — watch for the whole story a week from today.

For now I can tell you this: I am more grateful for a healthy and strong body now than I EVER was before! I am grateful to be pain free and alive. My life has changed even more than my body since the devastating accident I had back in 2011. I wouldn’t go back and change any of it if I could because it has all been an edifying, humbling (although very embarrassing) and transformative experience. I have a new life today… a beautiful and smart and incredible wife now and a new fitness business which allows me to put my passion for fitness to work everyday!

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I tell my students and clients today what I learned painfully and personally… we all respond the same way to inactivity and over eating… I am just like you. And you are just like me in that when you start working out and eating right and you follow a smart plan, your body will reward you with incredible changes and renewed health!

I’ve been there… I know what it is like to be stuck in a body that is in pain and not doing what you want it to. It nearly broke my spirit and I nearly threw in the towel and blamed it all on aging and being over the hill. But I snapped out of it one day and said ‘F+#@ This! I am not settling for this! I AM GOING TO GET MY BODY AND LIFE BACK ON TRACK!’ And that is what I did and what I am doing… I will continue to get leaner and stronger and healthier each month… I will never have a final ‘After photo’… I will have a lot of Progress Photos which show the steady results of hard and humble work aimed at helping me improve my body and mind more each day. And finally, let me tell you this…

Don’t be surprised if what feels like your greatest adversity today becomes your biggest blessing two years from now… that is what happened for me and I thank God each day for helping me wake up to LIFE again!!

(If you want my help rebuilding your own body for life, come work with me personally at my fitness center in Colorado… we have an incredible 3-day Transformation Camp each month where I share what I know and help you get motivated to transform like I have done myself. Camp is the best investment you will ever make in your health. If you might want my help, email me at Bill@Transformation.com and we’ll send you details.)

Bill Phillips Eating for Life Nutrition Plan

—-In this blog I am going to show you how a healthy day of eating looks for me. But first, let me remind you of the key principles behind the nutrition method I originally introduced in my Body-for-LIFE book 14 years ago — it’s called Eating for Life. Upwards of a million people have used this method along with exercise and, based on the mountains of before to after success stories that have come into my offices over the years, it’s easy to say… this works! I mean it really  works.

Eating for Life is not a diet. It’s not one of those super-low carb approaches. It’s not an ultra-high protein plan either. We don’t eliminate any particular kinds of food (even pizza, ice cream, cookies and french-fries you can have once a week on a ‘Free Day’!) The Eating for Life style is built on a bedrock of common sense, supported by science, and proven effective by real-world results. The key ingredients in the Eating for Life recipe are what I call the ‘Right FACTs.’ Let’s take a look…

The Right FACTs

  • Foods — The Right Foods are high in nutrients and calorie compact. My favorite protein foods are eggs, chicken, salmon, lean beef, low-fat cottage cheese and my Right Light Nutrition Shakes. For carbohydrates, I like baked potato, brown rice, oatmeal, apples, oranges, strawberries. And for vegetables, I eat a lot of steamed broccoli, spinach, and green beans. You get the idea.
  • Amounts — The next key is to eat the Right Amounts of those healthy foods I mentioned above. I don’t need to count calories — I keep track of portions instead. A portion of protein is an amount that’s about equal to the size of the palm of your hand. For me, that’s about an 8 or 9 ounce steak, chicken breast, or piece of salmon. A portion of healthy carbs is an amount approximately equal to the size of your closed hand. For me, that’s a pretty good-sized baked potato, about 1.25 cups of cooked brown rice or cooked oatmeal. For vegetables the portion rule is how much you can pile into your cupped hand (I can stack it high so I have pretty big servings of steamed broccoli very often with my dinners).
  • Combinations — Now we need the Right Combinations of the Right Foods, in the Right Amounts. I combine a portion of protein and a portion of healthy carbs in each meal. For example, oatmeal and egg whites (I like Egg Beaters), chicken breast and brown rice; lean steak and a baked potato; cottage cheese and a sliced, whole apple. It’s very important to get a balance of protein and carbohydrates in every one of our daily meals.
  • Times — The Right Time to eat is OFTEN. Feeding the body 6 times a day (once every 2.5 to 3.5 hours) is ideal. Eating often is the key to managing the appetite and making sure our bodies have a constant supply of the healthy nutrients needed to support health and fitness. We also have better digestion and more energy when we eat smaller meals frequently throughout the day.

I Keep My Kitchen Junk-Food Free

My wife Maria and I eat off of side plates instead of the big dinner plates — this helps with portion control and I really suggest you give it a try. In my previous blog called ‘It’s Hard to Eat Right in the Wrong Kitchen’ I ask people to do a ‘Healthy Spaces Makeover’. That means going through the refrigerator, pantry, cupboards and getting rid of any high-sugar, high-fat junk food that may tempt us into slipping up. I know this is especially important for me — I can be super disciplined 23 hours and 50 minutes a day and in just a 10 minute lapse, I can scarf down over 500 calories of low nutrient, high calorie crap. So if I don’t want to wear it (as fat around my belly) I don’t keep it in the house. Once you’ve cleaned out the unhealthy food in your kitchen head for the grocery store and stock up on the Right Foods: fruits, vegetables, healthy carbs, lean protein sources, nutrition shakes, and water.

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My guide to cooking nutritious, delicious food that never leaves the kitchen is my book Eating for Life. I’ve been cooking from the recipes in this book for about a decade now — with over 100 fantastic meals to choose from it never gets old. You don’t have to be a chef (I’m sure as heck not) to be able to cook up great tasting, healthy food for yourself and your family — just follow the recipes in this book.

One of the true secrets to success when it comes to consistently following the Eating for Life style is developing the habit of planning your meals in advance. When we make smart decisions ahead of time and write them down (we plan what time we’re going to eat and which foods/meals we’re going to fuel up on) we are taking control of something that for most folks, is as out of control as a bucking bronco in a rodeo. I mean most people don’t plan what they’re going to eat during the day at all.

The main problem with the way we eat in America today is that we just don’t think it through. We wait until noon before we even begin to consider what we’re having for lunch. Dinner is whatever we can pick up on the way home from work and breakfast, who has got time for breakfast!? Basically, we’re eating unintentionally and without much awareness of what we’re doing. That’s a problem. We get out of shape by accident — no one does it intentionally. We have to wake up and really start looking at what we’re eating and how it’s affecting our mind, mood, body and life. We have to consciously and purposely plan and prepare to eat right — that’s what works in the long run!

We’ll continue to talk a lot about nutrition and eating right here in ‘Bill Phillips Fitness News’ because it’s a very, very important part of transforming our health and staying on the right path. For now though, let me finish up this blog by giving you a look at this exciting list of ‘WHAT BILL HAD TO EAT YESTERDAY!’ (Maybe I’m over hyping that… I mean how exciting can it be to take a look at what my 6 meals were? Maybe I should just say it’s important to learn and if you consistently eat like this, the results… now those will be exciting!)

What Bill Had to Eat Yesterday

Breakfast — 8:00 am: Vanilla Right Light Nutrition Shake blended with Strongevity Rx (my new cellular energy supplement)

Mid-meal — 10:30 am: Low-fat cottage cheese mixed with light yogurt; 16 oz. water

Lunch — 1:00 pm: Turkey Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mustard; 16 oz. water

Workout — 3:15 pm to 3:40 pm (super high-intensity 5-25 spin bike workout)

Mid-meal — 4:00 pm: Vanilla Right Light Shake (blended with 6oz. water, a fresh peach, Strongevity Rx and 4 ice cubes)

Dinner — 7:00 pm: Asian Beef Stir-Fry (delicious, nutritious, fun and easy to make!); 16 oz. water

Dessert — 10:00 pm: Chocolate Right Light Nutrition Shake made as ‘double-chocolate pudding mix recipe.’

++ Including the water I get with my nutrition shakes, I have about 10 – 12 cups of H2O each day.

++ I always have a back-up plan in case my day doesn’t go according to schedule. I carry a couple nutrition bars with me throughout the day and if I run out of time for lunch or one of my mid-meals, I have a bar instead.

++ Sometimes it’s hard at first for people to get use to eating frequently throughout the day. That’s because what we end up doing is eating when we’re not hungry, and that’s good! It seems counterintuitive, especially for people who are trying to lose weight, to eat when you’re not hungry but honestly, this is a very important key to long-term success. If you wait until your hungry to eat, it’s like you’re the tail and the cravings are the dog. They control you, you don’t control them. So be sure to schedule your meals ahead of time and follow that schedule.

++ I follow the Right FACTs and eat clean 6 days a week. But I try to take one day each week for what I call a ‘Free Day’ where we forget all the rules and just eat for fun. Sometimes on a Free Day, Maria and I go over to my Mom’s house for ‘very un-portioned controlled dinners!’ We also have a favorite pizza place (Front Room Pizza) in Lakewood, about 20 minutes from our house. Thanksgiving, birthdays, special nights out… these are all good times for my Free Days.

You Can Do It!

Don’t ever think you don’t have time to eat right frequently throughout the day. The list of my meals from yesterday which you just reviewed takes me less than an hour to prepare and eat. Of course my Nutrition Shakes I can blend up and chug down in just a couple minutes. Lunch takes me about 10 minutes. And dinner is 30-40 minutes. When you plan ahead of time and you prepare in advance, you’ll find you save time and money with the Eating for Life style. And best of all, when you eat this way your body will get stronger, leaner, healthier, more energetic and you’ll feel good! Now give it a try and let me know what you think! =)

Momentum is the Energy You Need!

Success Tip from Bill Phillips

Keep the momentum going and the energy flowing!

Let’s talk a little basic physics — getting an object at rest to begin moving requires far more energy than it does to keep it moving. Think of a rocket: 90% of the energy is spent on the initial thrust — on getting the blasted thing into the air. The remaining 10% is all that’s needed to keep it going. In a way, the same applies to transforming our bodies — it’s the act of getting started that is, by far, the most challenging stage of the process.

If you are moving ahead right now and have that advantage of MOMENTUM, please keep it going! You are in a position to make an extraordinary transformation. But, if you were to stop now, you would lose all that momentum and you would have to start all over again. I don’t want you to have to go through that, and I know you don’t either. So please, hang in there! Keep the momentum going and the energy flowing!