Posts Tagged ‘health’

The 14 Day Get Lean Diet

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

My NEW eBook is available NOW: The 14 Day Get Lean Diet

Here’s my new eBook that follows exactly what I do to prepare for a photo shoot over a 14 day period. In the book I give you my food journal for each day beginning the moment I wake up and following throughout the day with times and the foods for each meal and snack. You can see the picture below-right, which I used this 14 day plan to get ready for. I have no doubt that you can get amazing results in only 14 days is you stick to the plan!

You’ll see how I carb shift, which is something that I talk about in my book Muscle Chow and to make it easy I’ve also included a shopping list. Throughout the 2-week plan I also offer recipes to help make preparation simple, quick and easy. You will find these recipes at the back of the book in the recipe guide, plus quick tips, supplements that I use throughout and more!

Coupon Discount Code!

For monthly newsletter subscribers you will find a coupon code in the October 2011 newsletter. Use this code to get a nice discount at checkout. If you aren’t a monthly newsletter subscriber, no worries – just click to sign up for the monthly newsletter and I will send you the coupon code so you can take advantage of the discount as well. It’s a win/win!

I hope everyone takes advantage of this “inside look” into achieving great results in as little as 14 days!

All the best in health and getting lean,
Gregg Avedon

MEDITATION: THE ART OF THE MIND

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
 
“The average person has 60,000 thoughts everyday…
…80% of those thoughts are negative.”1
What’s even more scary, is that out of the 80% negative thoughts,
how many are about ourselves?
The bottom line is that we’ve got to learn to quiet our minds.

In today’s day and age, with technology racing by at the speed of light, our conscious and subconscious mind has been programmed to overachieve. Our inner mind chatter has manifested into this constant dialogue that never ceases to end. How many thoughts are racing through your mind while you’re driving in the car, and how many negative thoughts are you having about the other people on the road? We’ve been so wrapped up in our heads that our best friend has become the ego, who is happily manning the ship!

Meditation is something that I practice on a daily basis, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes. It doesn’t have to be so difficult either. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph. D., founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center is a wonderful person and advocate of meditation. I’ve listened to his tapes and read his books, and in his messages, he explains that the fastest way to quiet the mind is simply to concentrate on the breath. It’s true! One of the best ways I’ve found to begin and learn to meditate is to relax, and concentrate on your breathing. Carmen Harra, who wrote the book “Everyday Karma,” is a wonderful person, true friend, and an inspiration. She talks about the breath:

“The breath is a powerful tool…it creates a bridge between the subconscious and conscious mind, and connects the mind and the body. When you sit and breathe deeply, your physiology will change, and both your mind and your body will relax and become open. Breathing helps clear your head of the thoughts of the emotions and ego, and it allows you to get closer to your true self.”2

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