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High Protein Low Carb Diet

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“In my 25 years of medical training & practice in Manhattan, I’ve seen a wide range of diets come & go, virtually none of them work. For most of my professional career, I adhered to the generally recognised dictum of weight management. I advised my patients to count their calories & follow a low fat diet” 

Further in the same article, Woody Merrell [a doctor of Muhammad Ali status], talks about his experience of patients who were getting nowhere no matter what they tried, so he sceptically put them on a low carb diet.

“I have become a convert. Carbohydrates…are often our prime saboteurs of our weight. Of all the diets I’ve seen over the past few decades, the moderate-fat, lower-carbohydrate ones are the most successful. They stress not how much food you eat but what kinds. Calorie counting is not as important as carbo counting”. – Dr. Merrell ‘How I became a low-carb believer’.

Now, I’m sure the majority of you [like me] are pretty sceptical about a ‘low-carb’ diet, especially after all the bad press Atkins got & because of all the ‘truths’ about food, most of us have been taught since a young age. We were all more than likely brought up having a ‘carb’ heavy diet involving  pasta, bread or potato along side our meat & veg at dinner time, so of course we see this as the norm.

However, having tried many different diets during my life [all of which were pretty unsuccessful] I finally gave the low carb, high protein diet a try on the recommendation of a friend. The results speak for themselves. I’ve been eating LOTS of protein & only a few carbs for the last three months & in that time I’ve now lost a total of three stone & four pounds [46lbs]. The diet is easy to follow, encourages you to eat & not count every single calorie, and your never left feeling hungry as you can eat meat/fish whenever you like. Apart from the first week where I felt slightly drained due to my body detoxing [especially from sugars] I’ve found I also had more energy & felt healthier without the carbs.

So why does a low carb diet work where so many others have failed? By eliminating a lot of your carbs your removing a high percentage of your refined sugar intake, as well as trans-fats & wheat. Trans-fats are our public enemy number one & should be kept to a minimum. Eating a low carbohydrate diet also means you stimulate less insulin & stimulate more Glucagon, which removes fat from its storage areas & gets it ready to burn for energy [fantastic!]. Because of the multiple effects & knock on changes this creates to your bodies inner workings, a low carb diet has also proved to help fight or prevent cases of diabetes, arthritis & cholesterol [surprised?]

So to summarise, simply cut out as much sugar & carbohydrates from your diet as possible, especially pasta, bread & cereals. Keep your protein intake high & don’t be afraid to EAT! Dont starve yourself as we all know that never works out well. Goodluck to all of those that try this & please let me know how it turns out.

~ Stay healthy

Get A Thick Body With My Personalized Fitness Plan

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Hi ladies, I hope you are all well and enjoying the start of October! We only have 11 weeks until Christmas and 12 until the New Year! It’s not normally the time most of us want to get in the gym or think about cutting back on what we eat yet we are invited to the most socials this season; Christmas work do’s, family gatherings and so on. How about this time we look and feel great when we bump into the world and his wife? Not necessarily for other people but for our own confidence and for self discipline around the gluttonous days ahead of us. I don’t believe in short term ‘fitness’ goals but I know the harder you work, the quicker your results come. I’ve been on my fitness journey for almost a year now and it’s been a great one so far. I started off with no knowledge of gym equipment and only used the cross country trainer. I have since learned so much about the body, foods, workouts and have done enough studying to help others as well as myself. I have worked on combining a bikini model diet and novice body builder’s regime to come up with the best results for a curvy, fit and solid look. With work and commitment anybody can become fit!

My diet regime and fitness programme aims to:

Cut down excess body fat
Create a stronger core and define the abs
Build hicker, healthier thighs
 Build a larger and perkier bum
Obtain a smaller waist
Tone arms and get rid of excess fat


NO2 Surge Supplement Pills and Testocore Advanced




Fad diets, diet pills, diet books and ‘new’ diet regimes  are constantly circulating the media promising to be the best kept secret. In a recent health article for men, staff reporter, Bryan Stevens was used as a guinea pig to try out two supplements; Testocore Advanced and NO2 Surge that are apparently popular products among male celebrities and the military force. These supplements promise to intensely burn away fat and increase muscle size considerably in just one month whilst enhancing your health too. Too good to be true? My thoughts exactly, and I’m still not convinced…

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Bryan explains: “Originally developed by the US military for their special forces, celebrities, like Ryan Reynolds & Gerald Butler, have since used the combination to lose a significant amount of body fat while at the same time adding insane amounts of muscle, with just these 2 diet products. The first is a muscle builder and the second is a fat burner. It’s a deadly combo for getting insanely ripped. The two supplemental are clinically proven to flush out all the junks in your body and melt away body fat without harming your immune system. But even better, these supplements put on natural looking muscle gains and are both healthy and kind to your insides”

What  is Testocore Advanced?

A cocktail of Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Zinc, D-Aspartic Acid Tribulus Terrestris that increases metabolism thus assists in healthy fat burning. The formula reduces body fat and cuts recovery time to half so that you can ‘get your desired body efficiently without any extra efforts’. It increases energy levels and protein synthesis to make you more active and focused, boosts testosterone, and improves sexual performance.

What is NO2 Surge?

A concoction of L-Arginine, L-Citrulline, L-Arginine Monohydrocholride, L-Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate promising to build lean muscle mass, increase strength, improve endurance and reinvent the body. This combination of ingredients helps with wound healing, increases oxygen and blood flow to the muscles and improves human growth hormones.

In a rather press release-y ‘It’s too good to be true but it’s good…and true‘ type article, Bryan sells this secret with us.

“It’s a completely organic supplement that celebrities & body builders use around the world that they don’t want you knowing about. Those taking the Testocore Advanced supplement benefit primarily due to its high anti-oxidant content which helps muscles recover quickly and grow faster then ever before. Combine it with a powerful testo booster, and you’ve created a muscle building machine. “

It is advised to workout with No2 surge, taking one an hour before a workout, they claim you will experience ‘the best workout of your life’ after popping one of these pills.

I haven’t tried either of these products before (being female and a skeptic), it sounds like a lot of products out there at the moment just this time with great marketing techniques and convincing catch phrases. The combination obviously appeals to most regular men and of course body builders. I just prefer the idea of clean eating and working hard in the gym. Have you tried this ‘deadly combo’ before? Were you left with the results you expected? Are you a skeptic or convinced? Share your thoughts below.

Note: Double Take Debate are in no way affiliated with Testocore Advanced or No2 Surge and we are unable to sort out any ordering issues you may face with the companies.