Posts Tagged ‘muscle chow’

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

EASY BAKED CHICKEN

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

I enjoy cooking, but I don’t enjoy spending hours in the kitchen trying to put together elaborate recipes. For me it’s about function, ease, and of course taste. Function: the food must be nutritionally sound to support a healthy body, and supply adequate protein, healthy fats and moderate carbs mostly from natural sources that offer an array of macronutrients and fiber. Ease: I want to be able to prepare whatever I’m cooking in as few steps as possible and get it from prep-to-plate without a lot of hassle. Taste: every one’s tastes are different. As long as it’s not liver or cabbage, it doesn’t take much for me to enjoy something! (more…)

PATTERNS CREATE PATTERNS

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Albert Einstein said that anyone who does the same thing over and over again, yet expects a different result, is insane. We’ve seen it before – people get stuck in the same type of relationships over and over only to get hurt in the end. Or the person who can’t stand their job, but they go in day after day performing the same mundane tasks with the hope that things will eventually get better.

It’s the same for perpetual dieters who buy into every new diet fad that hits the market. They see something advertised on TV, in a magazine, or a new book at the bookstore and think that they have found the Holy Grail to losing weight. You’ve probably heard the term “yoyo dieters.” These are people who kick off a new diet with total excitement that this is finally going to be the one that works. They may lose some weight – maybe even lose a lot of weight, only to gain it all back (and more) several months later. What did they do wrong? (more…)

THE TURKEY-DAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Thanksgiving can be a tough time for many health conscious individuals, so follow these simple guidelines and you’ll survive the holiday like a champ!
Imagine all the savory smells that permeate the house during the holiday season: roasted turkey, baked ham, seasoned stuffing, sweet yams smothered in brown sugar and covered in a blanket of lightly toasted marshmallow. The tantalizing aromas of warm apple, peach, pecan and pumpkin pies tickle our senses, as they adorn the desert table just waiting for everyone to unbuckle their belts and make room. Oh yea, Thanksgiving feast can be tough, especially when everyone around you is gorging themselves in this food-fest of reckless gluttony, all the while encouraging you to do the same. “C’mon, it’s once a year! Relax and enjoy yourself! You look great, live a little!” Believe me, I’ve heard them all. If you give in, rest assured you’ll make everyone feel a whole lot better. Why is that? I’ll tell you why…it’s because misery loves company. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to do as I do each holiday season and stick to the plan.

Just in the nick of time – I give you the Turkey-Day Survival Guide! Follow these 5 simple rules and you’ll enjoy this holiday season without losing your game in the gym, or around your waist.

RULE #1: DON’T COME TO THE BUFFET TABLE STARVING
I always eat a healthy meal about 3 hours before the holiday feast. If I’m heading to the scene of the crime, the in-laws house where all these delectable treats will be in my face, I make sure to arm myself with a Muscle Chow worthy meal just before heading out the door. This allows me to keep my eyeballs in my head and my portions within reason. If you don’t have time, drink a protein shake or munch a protein bar. (more…)

TUNA: THE FOOD OF CHAMPIONS

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

The 1970’s was the heyday of bodybuilding’s unsung heroes – when men pushed rusted steel for the pure love of the sport. These misunderstood giants forged ahead during a time when nobody outside the musty gym walls really gave a damn. They carved their own path that would set the precedence even for today’s standards.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was the ring leader to these misfits, with iconic names like Zane, Columbu, Robinson, Katz, Mentzer, Corney, Draper, Padilla, Dickerson, Beckles, Ferrigno, Waller, Oliva, and Platz. These were the giants, the men that took bodybuilding and made it a household name. They stood on the foundation for which men like Eugen Sandow, Charles Atlas, John Grimek, Reg Park, Bill Pearl, and Steve Reeves built. They had a greater understanding about nutrition and the importance of dietary protein than their predecessors, and took the sport to the next level.

At that time beef was a bodybuilder’s favorite muscle building food, but when it came to contest prep, there wasn’t anything greater or more convenient than canned tuna. It’s funny to think that whey protein wasn’t even in the picture for these guys back then. They just knew they needed to eat lots of good foods, and supplement with a solid source of low-fat protein. (more…)

GRASS GROWS

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

“Waiting for the fish to bite, or waiting for the wind to fly a kite.
Or waiting around for Friday night.
Or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake, or a pot to boil, or a better break.
Or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants, or a wig with curls, or another chance.
Everyone is just waiting.”
– Dr. Seuss

When it comes to making a change for your own physical wellbeing, most people prefer to wait for the perfect time to get started. They’re waiting for that special moment when all the stars are aligned and they can finally dedicate themselves to the gym and a healthy diet.

Let me tell you something – whether you’re sitting on the couch chowing twinkies, or at the office buried in paperwork…grass is still growin’, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Mow the lawn and you’ll be out there again in a week to do it all over again. It’s just the nature of the beast. So while we might not be able to stop this big blue marble from spinning, we can embrace every moment and make the best of it.

Dr. Seuss is right – what are we waiting for? Forget New Years resolutions, don’t wait till Monday, never mind the first of next month – if you’ve been thinking about making a change (and I know you have), now is the time to map out a plan and get started. (more…)