Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Menu guide/cookbook coming soon

Hello Everyone,

I'm sorry I have not been posting menus lately. I have been very busy assembling a menu guide and recipe book that will help you on your weightless journey. The book includes 8 weeks of full menus and over 120 recipes. Currently, I'm in the final editing phase and am in the process of getting into production.

The book be available at this blog as well as Body 4 Believers workshops and stores. Who knows, may be it will available at Amazon someday (LOL)

I'll keep you posted.

BTW, I have discovered a new protein powder. I'll share it with you soon.

Slim Jim

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What Happens After You Drink a Coke

 This article by Wade Meredith will keep you from wanting to drink a regular Coke again!

"Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? Because it gets you high. They removed the cocaine almost 100 years ago. Why? It was redundant.
  • In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down.
  • 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)
  • 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.
  • 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
  • > 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
  • > 60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.
  • > 60 minutes: As the rave inside you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth.
This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you’re a smoker.) Want to know what happens after that? Check out what happens to your body after you drink a coke, every day for a long time.
Coke itself isn’t the enemy here. It’s the dynamic combo of massive sugar doses combined with caffeine and phosphoric acid, which are found in almost all sodas. Moderation, people!

photo: Thinkstock

So, do you really want to drink that Coke?
Slim Jim

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Acceptable Blue Bunny cold snacks

When it is hot outside, it is nice to have a cold snack. In this article, I am going to give you some snacks for the summer. Since there are so many manufacturers, I am going to highlight BLUE BUNNY products today. I will list other acceptable produces in future blogs.

Before I list them, let me qualify a "snack."
  1. Snack: 100-200 calories
  2. Only 1 snack per day unless you have a 30 minute workout-then you can have a second snack
Before I list them let me state that from my research, the best ice cream snack is: Arctic Zero ice cream
  • You can eat 1 pint of this and still be fine!
  • This has the best ratio of carbs to protein than any other ice cream
  • Go to to find a location near you (In my town, you can find them at the Video Hut!)
The following Blue Bunny products are not as good as Arctic Zero, but they will not cause the fat truck to start running. However, they will not give you a protein boost either. In other words, you can eat them without harming or helping you.

Acceptable Blue Bunny ice creams:
  • 1/2 cup of Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Bunny Tracks
  • 1/2 cup of Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Butter Pecan
  • 2/3 cup of Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Mint Chocolate Chip
  • 1/2 cup of Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Reduced Fat Rocky Road
Acceptable ice cream bars
  • 2-4 bars Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Fudge Lites
  • 2 bars Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Vanilla Fudge bar
  • 1 bar Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Ice Cream Candy Bar
  • 1 bar Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Almond Bars
  • 1 bar Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Black Raspberry Ice Cream bar 
  • 1-3 bars Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Vanilla Fudge & Fudge Ice Cream bar
  • 1-2 bar Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Caramel Lites Ice Cream bar
  • 1-2 bars Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Krunch Lites Ice Cream bar
  • 1-2 Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Vanilla Lites Ice Cream bar
  • 1-2 Blue Bunny 100 Calorie Butter Peacan Ice Cream bar
Acceptable Ice Cream Cones
  • 1 Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Snack Size Vanilla Ice Cream Cone
Acceptable Personal Ice Cream (Quarts)
  • Blue Bunny Personals No Sugar Added Reduce Fat Ice Cream Double Strawberry
  • Blue Bunny Personals No Sugar Added Reduce Fat Ice Cream Cherry Vanilla
    WARNING: Not all Blue Bunny products are alike! Not all products will work as a snack-even if they say fat free, reduced sugar, etc. These are the products which will not have a negative impact on efficient fat burn. Enjoy!

    Monday, June 6, 2011

    Menu for today + poll results

    Regular French Toast (FP/FC)
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 tbsp Skim Milk
    • Cinammon
    • 3 pieces double fiber wheat bread
    • Walden Farms Blueberry Syrup
    • Fat free cool whip
    Mix eggs, milk and cinammon. Dip bread in mixture. Cook in skillet sprayed with 0 calorie butter spray and a little MCT oil. Cover with syrup and cool whip

    Lunch (at Lanny's Resturaunt) (FP/FC)
    • 2 Catfish Filets
    • Green beans
    Protein bar

    Chicken Wraps + Fruit Cup
    • Chicken, cut into strips 
    • Green, red peppers and onions
    • Spinach
    • Fat free shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 tbsp fat free sour cream
    • 1 tbsp salsa
    • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
    • 2 Extreme fiber tortilla
    Saute peppers and onions in MCT oil and soy sauce. Remove from skillet. Saute chicken in the same skillet. Combine chicken, peppers and onions. Put cheese on to tortillas, add chicken, pepper and onion mixture, top with spinach. Dip wraps in fat free sour cream and salsa.

    Fruit Cup
    • bananas
    • blue berries
    • apples
    • dolop of fat free cool whip
    Poll Results
    Congralations!! Most voted correctly. A Lean protein + Natural Carb is Not a fat burning combination. You must have a fibrous carb whenever you have a natural carb and you can only have a natural carb with a lean protein. Thanks for participating.

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Calling All Cooks

    Hello Everyone!

    I'm sorry that it has been a few days since I have posted. I have been working on a book of menus!  I am nearing completion of the book, but I need your help. While I have tested some of the recipes, there are others which I have not had the time to try out. On paper they work, but whether they taste good or not is another question. Those who help me by cooking at least 2 recipes will receive a free download of my material before it goes to press. If you can help me, please send me an email and I'll send you some recipes and the guidelines. I look forward to hearing from you.

    You can email me at