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[ Note: This article was written by my friend Jon Benson the fitness and nutrition author. I have his permission to share it with you. ]

What do these six things have in common?

– McDonalds
– Renée Zellweger
– Epileptic children
– Yours truly
– Most bodybuilding and fitness competitors
– Kiefer Sutherland

Give up?

All the above employ the strategies of the low-carb dietplan.

Recently researchers have found that low-carb nutrition plan reduced the number of seizures in epileptic children.

Most of the world’s leanest physiques get that way on a regimen, limited or not, of low-carbs and higher protein.

Even McDonalds is getting into the act.

Even Renée Zellweger.

Even Kiefer Sutherland.

Even me.

Kinda.

Read on and I’ll explain what I mean…

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Why Low-Carb Works

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When McDonalds starts counting carb grams in their food, you know someone is either jumping on a trend or finally seeing the light.

In this case, both — but it is a good thing. Low-carb dietplans. They work.

For the masses, they work because they are the easiest nutrition plan to follow when you’re busy.

McDonalds and stars like Kiefer Sutherland figured this out. The busy on-the-go guy or gal doesn’t want to make the time to prepare six meals per day and carry them around in Tupperware.

When choosing my own lifestyle nutrition plan, time and convenience played a major role. I looked at role models who were very busy, formerly obese, and very lean.

Most of them rely in some form or fashion on a low-carb strategy.

Low-carb also works, much to the hem and haw of traditional doctors and nutritionists, due to the way the body processes fuel.

For those of us fortunate enough to grow up on whole grains and very low-sugar mealplans, a moderate to higher-carb nutrition plan may work just fine.

But most of us grew up eating junk.

Processed foods, fast foods, and downright junk was the cornerstone of our dietplans. That puts your body on the “carb defense.”

After years of abuse the body becomes resistant to carbohydrates. The insulin they produce can cause all sorts of health issues, fat-burning problems, and more.

When carbs are removed, even healthy carbs like whole grains, the body has time to re-adjust.

In some cases, you can go back to a moderate-carb plan with whole grains and fruits after a period of time.

In others, you are a “low-carber” for life.

Guess which one I am?

Finally, low-carb works because you tend to eat less. Fat is very satiating, and most low-carb plans are fairly high in dietaryfat.

So, in recap:

— Easy and convenient;
— Metabolically important for carb recovery;
— Lower in total food volume (eat less)

Do not make light of that first point. Any plan that is not simple is one very few people will stick to. Making your plan simple and tasty is key, even if that plan is not “perfect” by nutritional standards.

Now, by far, the best low-carb dietplan in the world (yes, I’m bias for good reason!) is this:

click.here ——> My Favorite Foods Diet Presentation

EODD works so well because your carbs are low for “most” of the time. Not “all” of the time. And the times when your carbs are not low you can enjoy your favorite foods.

Personally I enjoy pizza and burgers on my non-low-carb days. You can enjoy whatever you want if you just keep it reasonable.

You see, there’s no need to diet-perfect.

Progress always trumps perfection.

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Why Low-Carb Fails

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There are two primary reasons for the failure of the low-carb nutrition plans: boredom and media bashing.

One causes irritability. The other, doubt. Unless you’re certain that your plan will work, you will eventually go off of it.

This is true of any plan, no matter how ideal it is. Certainty rules.

That’s why I believe in having a flexible, tasty plan like EODD.

Then boredom is easily solved.

I share my own unique ideas about “cycling” carbs and fats in the presentation here:

click.here ——> My Favorite Foods Diet Presentation

Using my cycle strategy you will rarely if ever become bored. And your body will burn more bodyfat too. It’s just a cheap metabolic trick…but boy, it works.

The second reason is media and medical bias. One study after another has proven that low-carb plans, even the Atkins plan, works and is safe to use for most people.

Check with your doctor first, of course.

I’ve seen researchers get down-right angry when the results come back. In one study, carried out for a full year, the low-carb plan out-performed the so-called “healthy” Dean Ornish plan.

Lower blood fats, more weightloss, and more energy were the results.

My preference always comes back to low-carb nutrition. I just cycle it in a way that allows me to get plenty of veggies, some grains, and ample fiber.

Even a slice of cheesecake here and there… : )

Hey…I said “low-carb”, not “low-life!”

Yours In Fitness,

J O N   B E N S O N

P.S. One of these days the mainstream medical community will wake up to the fact that 90% of the population will never eat 15 servings of veggies per day.

While this may be “optimal”, it’s not at all practical. I’d rather give you down-to- earth practical nutrition advice that you CAN and WILL follow — and enjoy.

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

click.here ——>  My Favorite Foods Diet Presentation

For many years, female bodybuilding was considered taboo – the sport of bodybuilding was considered a male sport.  It was rare to find female bodybuilders who trained their bodies at the same level of intensity as their male counterparts.  This is no longer the case.  Today, male and female bodybuilding requires very similar diet and training regiments to produce lean, muscular physiques.  While diet and training considerations are similar among male and female athletes, there are some considerations that are specific just to female bodybuilding.

The first consideration for female bodybuilding specifically is the use of testosterone bodybuilding supplements to assist in muscle growth.  Women who are highly competitive in the sport may begin to consider testosterone supplementation.  It is important that they understand the effects these supplements can have on the body as a whole and the risks that may be associated with taking them.  Many women who take testosterone supplements will notice an increase in facial hair and body hair, a deepening of their voices and acne outbreaks on their backs, faces and chests.  There may also be hormonal imbalances that lead to depression, fatigue and mood swings.  In the world of competitive female bodybuilding it is critical that athletes do their research and fully understand the benefits and risks of all of the female bodybuilding supplements they choose to take, especially those that are testosterone boosters.  It is generally wise for all athletes to stick to organic bodybuilding supplements to compliment their bodybuilding nutrition plans in order to avoid complications that can arise from the use of steroids of HGH.

The female bodybuilding nutrition plan is similar to that of the male bodybuilding nutrition plan, but there are some special considerations that women have to keep in mind.  The most obvious is the difference in calorie intake throughout each day.  Women generally weigh less than men and don’t need the same amount of protein or calories to fuel their muscles.  Caloric intake should be designate based on bodyweight, not gender.  Additionally, women tend to have a tougher time shedding fat than men do.  For this reason, many female bodybuilders consume fewer fat grams than their male counterparts, and may incorporate additional cardiovascular training into their workout plans.

Athletes in the sport of male or female bodybuilding must understand the capabilities of their own bodies.  Understanding the impacts of diet, exercise and supplementation on individual physiques will enable athletes to make smart choices in order to achieve their bodybuilding goals.  The bottom line is to train hard, eat clean a make educated choices about organic bodybuilding supplements and, regardless of your gender, you will achieve the lean and muscular physique you desire.