Today's Lean-Body Fitness Secrets Ezine:

  • Unusual Bodyweight Workouts
  • Delicious "Pumped-Up" Pumpkin Protein Recipe
  • Stress Relief to Get Lean

  by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist
Author - The Truth About Six Pack Abs

So what do absurd workouts and pumpkin have in common?

Well, not a whole lot...except that I'm going to talk a little bit about each in today's Lean-Body Fitness Secrets e-Zine:

  • Delicious lean-body pumpkin treat recipe
  • How even the most time-crunched individual can get in great shape with this totally different style of workout that most people have NEVER thought of!

If you enjoy these topics, feel free to forward this email to your friends and family that you think might be interested.

As you read both the nutrition and training ideas that I give to you regularly in these newsletters, keep an open mind about trying new things, and being a little different. After all, if you want to be "normal" like the rest of the population, keep in mind that 70% of the adult population is overweight or obese. So who really wants to be "normal". I'd rather be different and get better results than all of the normal people! Wouldn't you?

Geary's Lean-Body Recipe: Pumped-Up Pumpkin Mix

If you dig pumpkin pie, you'll love this little nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich, protein-packed treat! It's funny, but whenever someone sees this little concoction that I make, they say that it looks disgusting, but when they try it, they always love it. I know it's a little "out there", but give it a tastes like pumpkin pie filling, but tastier, and better for you!

This recipe makes 5-6 servings (I like to split into 5-6 containers to have a quick healthy mid-meal each day):

  • two 15-oz cans of pure 100% pumpkin pack
  • one 15-oz container of ricotta cheese (grass-fed if you can find it)
  • one 32-oz container of vanilla yogurt
  • one scoop (about 25 grams) of vanilla protein powder with no artificial sweeteners
  • 3/4 cup raisins or currants
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup chia seed and/or hemp seed
  • 1/4 cup rice bran
  • cinnamon to season to taste (1/2 to 1 tsp works well)
  • a little stevia (natural non-caloric sweetener) -- only if it needs a little more sweetness for your taste

Mix everything together in a huge bowl and split into 5-6 containers (approx 16 oz containers work well), and you've got a quick healthy meal for each weekday. Adjust the quantities of the ingredients if you want less calories or more calories per meal.

Approx. macronutrient breakdown per serving:
30 g. prot; 50 g. carbs; 10 g. fiber; 18 g. fat; 450 cals

This would be a pretty full meal for smaller females, so adjust the quantities a little bit lower. For bigger guys, this meal size should be fairly satisfying.

If you like these unique healthy meal ideas, there are 84 other Lean-Body meal ideas included with my Truth about Six Pack Abs program.

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Stress Relief

Did you know that excess stress in your life may be one of the reasons you find it hard to lose that extra stubborn ab flab? Stress creates a metabolic environment in the body that makes it hard to lose the excess lard. There are many methods of reducing stress in your life, one of which is through practicing Qigong . Give it a may give you that needed stress relief to rid yourself of any extra stubborn fat.

Well, that's it for today. I hope you liked these unique ideas...both the training idea and the meal idea. While they may be different, sometimes you HAVE to think differently to get results.

I'm off for now...I'll be back to you in a week or so with more unique tips for a lean and healthy body.

Til next time...stay with me, and stay lean!


Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Disclaimer: The programs and information expressed within and this e-zine are not medical advice, but rather represent the author's opinions and are solely for informational and educational purposes. The author is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for any injury or health condition that may occur through following the programs and opinions expressed within or this e-zine. Nutritional information is presented for informational purposes only and may not be appropriate for all individuals. Consult with your physician before starting any exercise program or altering your diet.


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