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The Ultimate Weight Loss Stack

The Ultimate Weight Loss Stack

 

As a personal trainer and sports nutritionist, I get asked all the time what the best weight loss stack is. By definition you want a weight loss stack that helps you burn fat, crush cravings, optimize thyroid levels, lower cortisol, help with rest, and more. You also want to have other supplements that lower blood sugar levels, and even a good meal replacement. I have chose three great supplements (1 is a system with three supplements) to help you jump start your weight loss.

  1. The Royal XXI King or Queen System: The Royal XXI System is from 1st Phorm. It includes three powerful supplements: Royal Queen (or King depending on gender), C-21 and T-21. Royal Queen and King are fat burners that shred fat, decrease cravings, eliminate appetite, and help increase energy in calorie deficient states. C-21 allows you to reduce cortisol levels and sleep better. T-21 helps increase your natural thyroid levels to help your body rid off fat. You can order the Royal XXI King or Queen System here with Free Shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain
  2. Level-1 Meal Replacement Protein: Cooking health meals can be expensive and take a lot of time. Fortunately 1st Phorm created a protein shake that tastes amazing and is very nutritious. Each shake is only 140 calories, low carb, low fat, and packed with protein. These shakes keep you full and mix easily, and for only $1.66 a shake, it is much cheaper than a $10.00 salad with chicken at a restaurant! Order Here with free shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/protein-powder/meal-replacement-proteins?a_aid=nutritiontrain
  3. GDA (Glucose Disposal Agent): GDA from 1st Phorm is a supplement that helps you store sugar that would normally turn to fat into the muscle. This sugar gets converted to glycogen and gets stored into the muscle cell for greater athletic performance and prevents you from getting fat around your waist. This helps you keep your blood sugar from spiking and keeps insulin down. This is a great supplement for those who are dieting and like to workout.  Order GDA with Free Shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners/mens-fat-burners/gda?a_aid=nutritiontrain

 

With these three supplements you should see explosive results with diet and exercise!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Dustin Holston

Sports Nutritionist/Personal Trainer

TeamNutritionTrain.com

What the F#$% are WE Eating?

The past year or 2 has been bad for dieters and bodybuilders a like. We have had scandals and we have had companies lie to us. Here is a summary of the bad and the ugly!

Subway Eat Fresh Soy With Your Chicken!

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A recent study by the University of Trent (Canada) showed the chicken content of many restaurants in Canada. Most restaurants were rated between 85%-90% chicken by DNA analysis. This is normal once you consider spices and such, however there was one outlier: Subway. Subway’s chicken they use for their famous Oven Roasted Chicken Breast was allegedly a paltry (pun intended) 53% chicken with the remaining being mainly soy. Their chicken strips for their Sweet Onion Teriyaki was less than 43% chicken.

Soy mimics estrogen and can cause increase in fat gain in men and women.

Story: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2017/02/28/subways-denies-report-that-50-of-its-chicken-is-not-really-chicken/#79011dca622a

Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie is total Bullsh!t

Image result for Lenny & Larry'sIf you are like me, you like to eat healthy high protein deserts as often as possible to get over your sweets addiction. Lenny & Larry’s cookies were a staple in our homes in the summer of 2016 after a friend became an affiliate of the small company. It was hard to believe that the tasty cookie had 16 grams of protein per cookie, until it was tested and had between 4-9 grams per cookie. A class action suit is filed and hopefully you and I will get a refund.

Story: https://medium.com/@anthonyroberts/lenny-larrys-complete-cookie-lacks-protein-says-class-action-lawsuit-46d7d6ce1fae#.j3yzgkf23

Protein Spiking

In 2015 we had several companies that were caught protein spiking, or not using all the protein that they listed on the label. They used the term “protein spiking” which means they added cheap filing amino acids that reduces the cost of production, but also reduces the results for the purchaser. Some of the companies that got caught were:  Giant Sports, MusclePharm, CVS Health, 4 Dimension Nutrition, NBTY and Inner Armour.

Story: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexmorrell/2015/03/12/lawsuits-say-protein-powders-lack-protein-ripping-off-athletes/#5a990b0c7729

 

How do we Prevent Ourselves from Being Taken Advantage of?

Try to find companies that use FDA approved facilities such as the ones that 1st Phorm use. 1st Phorm also has a 110% money back guarantee (this means if you don’t like the product, they have a return policy that is no questions asked, that you get 100% of your purchase price back plus 10%). Don’t rely on exaggerated claims or miracle weight loss products. These are nearly 100% scams. Watch for the words cleanses, miracle diets, celebrity diets, Dr. Oz Approved, Oprah Approved, eat whatever you want diets, etc. because more often then not they have been proven false.

 

If you are interested in some of the highest quality supplements in the world, check out 1st Phorm supplements! I am offering all readers free shipping by reading this article. 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain.

 

Thank you for reading, share with your friends!

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

TeamNutritionTrain.com

1st Phorm GDA Review

1st Phorm GDA (Glucose Disposal Agent) Review

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What is making us fat? For years and even today people think fat is making us fat. Fat has a bad reputation, and although it can make us fat, carbohydrates are the chief culprit. Carbohydrates, especially sugars spike insulin. When insulin is spiked (and you aren’t working out, or in in a post workout setting), your body immediately goes into fat storage mode. Guess where that fat goes? Waist, hips, thighs, and all those other places that you don’t want it to go.

 

What do I do?

You can go low carb, and that will help, although it will hurt your gains because your muscles need carbs for recovery. Or you could use…

GDA by 1st Phorm

GDA by 1st Phorm is a Glucose Disposal Agent. This supplement will move more of the glucose to the muscle and less to your blood sugar. This will keep your blood sugar from spiking and thus will keep your waist size from increasing. GDA also slows down the absorption of carbs which will also help with blood sugar. This supplement combines the benefits of low carb eating with the benefits of having glycogen in the muscles.

 

Where do I buy?

You can order it through various links, but if you order it today here for $42.99: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/gda?a_aid=NutritionTrain you will receive free shipping on your entire order. 1st Phorm doesn’t do coupon codes so this is the best deal you will receive!

 

Summary:

Bigger muscles, shredded, lower body fat, lower blood sugar, more glycogen to the muscle cells, better athletic performance, get GDA!

 

 

Thank you for reading!

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

What are the Best Fat Burners for 2017?

Best Fat Burners 2017:

Best Overall Fat Burning Product:

Royal XXI King and Queen Systems (For Men and Women)

You get Royal XXI King(men) or Royal XXI Qyeen (women), T-21, and C-21. You get 24/7 Fat Burning through 3 products that target various processes of fat burning. You get hormone optimization, increased metabolism, appetite suppression, increased energy, thermogenics, fat burning, better rest, and more.  It is not uncommon for someone to lose 20 pounds through on cycle of either Pack.

 

Order the Royal XXI King System or Queen System through this link and save huge $$$ with combined savings and free super fast shipping! https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

True Fat Burners w/Stimulants

Royal XXI King (Men) or Royal XXI Queen(Women):

1st Phorm created Royal XXI King and Royal XXI Queen to specialize in helping men and women lose weight fast. King is made for men because our bodies are different than women, and the same is true about Queen . Both these products will:

  1. Help you lose weight fast
  2. Keep muscle and shred fat
  3. Control appetite
  4. Feel better
  5. Increase energy while in calorie deficient state

Order these two potent fat burners now with super fast free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

Thyroid Optimizing Fat Burners

T-21 (For Men and Women):

Not all fat burners need to have stimulants in them. T-21 helps regulate and optimize the fat burning organ, the thyroid, to help you shred fat fast. Many American’s have low thyroid output and T-21 has been proven to help kick it into high gear.

  1. Optimize Thyroid
  2. Increase Metabolism
  3. Increase t3 and t4 production

Order T-21 now with super fast free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

Cortisol Control + Better Sleep Fat Burners

C-21 (For Men and Women):

Cortisol is bad. If you increase cortisol levels, you will have problems losing weight. Cortisol is caused by stress, both mental and physical. Reducing cortisol is hard, but helpful rest and C-21will do it. C-21 will help you get a good nights sleep and help reduce cortisol levels.

  1. Reduces Cortisol
  2. Helps you get a better sleep
  3. Increases metabolism with digestive enzymes

Order C-21 now with super fast free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/fat-burners?a_aid=nutritiontrain 

 

Feel free to check out the rest of my blog where you will find tips on meal plans, diet information, free workout plans and more! Share with your friends!

 

 

Dustin Holston

Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer

Teamnutritiontrain.com

How to Snack While Dieting

How to Snack While Dieting

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Question: I love chips, are healthy variety of chips good alternatives for mid-morning and afternoon snacks?

Afternoon: Simple Answer… No.

When you diet, there are a few things that you want to do. You want to eat frequent meals to keep your metabolism up, and keep yourself from feeling “starving”. You also want to meal prep to keep nutritious food within arms reach to keep from eating fast food and other horrible food.

When dieting, the dieter needs to watch out for carbs. Carbs need to be consumed upon waking up and around post workout. The rest of the day should be low carb. Why? Carbs, especially simple carbs, spike insulin. When you are sitting at your desk, and insulin is spiked, it leads to fat storage. Carbs also hold 3 grams of water per gram of carbohydrate. 6 ounces of chips can make you gain over a pound total, and although most will be water weight, some of this will be stored as fat.

What should you eat instead?

  • Nuts: Nuts are full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. All of which are great for dieting, heart health, keeping you full, and lean muscle.
  • Greek Yogurt: I like Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt because it has 15 grams of protein, 0 fat, and 14 carbs (6 fiber).
  • 1st Phorm Level-1 Protein Shake- My breakfast everyday. Less than 140 calories, 24 grams of protein, and keeps me full for hours. It is muscle in a bottle. Order here with free shipping: https://1stphorm.com/a/products/protein-powder/meal-replacement-proteins/level-1a_aid=nutritiontrain

Summary:

Stay away from carbs when snacking. Eat protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

 

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Good luck!

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

Descriptions and Benefits of Different Diets

Adkins, Paleo, Vegetarian, Zone, there are a ton of different diets out there. What are the benefits and key characteristics of each?

Adkins Diet:

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The Adkins Diet was created by nutritionist Roger Adkins. The diet is a classic example of a low carbohydrate diet. The goal is to limit the amount of carbs and promote ketosis, the process in which the body uses fat as the primary fuel, instead of carbohydrates.

Benefits/Issues with the Adkins Diet:

Adkins doesn’t impose calorie limits, and early versions allowed the dieter to eat unlimited meats and cheeses. Lower carbohydrate diets tend to see a decrease in water weight, which will help the person lose weight faster early. Lower glycogen levels in the muscles will help clothes feel loser because of the lack of carbohydrates that your body is eating. This may make you feel good at first, but long term may restrict the amount of muscle growth. The Adkins diet does help people lose weight and I feel is an easier diet to understand because you are really only concerned with the amount of carbohydrates that you can ingest, however can be hard to follow because of the cravings.

Paleo Diet:

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The Paleo Diet was created by Loren Cordain, PhD, who believes that humans are genetically made to eat specific foods that our ancestors (early humans) had readily available. This means that no preservative foods such as lean meats, seafood, nuts (no peanuts!), fruits and vegetables (no potatoes or beans!), and plant based oils are approved. Eating non-preservative foods including lean cuts of meat, fruits and vegetables, and nuts can be heart healthy.

Benefits/Issues with the Paleo Diet:

My biggest issue with the Paleo Diet is that we are told to eat like early humans who had an average lifespan of 25-30 years. Also look at the list of approved foods, there are no oats, breads, pastas, or dairy. It is super restrictive and takes away a ton of healthy options. It is known to be expensive to be on this diet because the food needs to be preservative free and the options are limited. The diet does work and has a ton of followers.

Vegetarian Diet:

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Probably my least favorite diet. Why? Not because of the diet itself, just the fact that I love meat and seafood. I’m sorry, I just got to have it in my diet. The vegetarian diet is what it sounds like, eating nothing but fruits, nuts, vegetables, grains, legumes, oils and starches. No meat, no seafood.

Benefits/Issues with the Vegetarian Diet:

The vegetarian diet is great for the heart. The vegetarian diet can help with many other conditions such as diabetes and blood pressure.  However, the vegetarian diet can also lead to some deficiencies. Calcium, vitamin B, omega-3 fatty acids, complete proteins, and other deficiencies happen with vegetarians. It is also hard to eat a high protein diet so if your goal is to increase muscle, it is harder to do so. It is hard to find someone who is obese who is on the vegetarian diet. It works.

Zone Diet:

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The Zone Diet, created by Dr. Barry Sears, is a restrictive diet that the dieter has to stick to 5 meals (3 full meals, 2 snacks) all with a 30%-40%-30% ratio per meal. This means that each meal/snack needs to have 30% fat, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% protein.

Benefits/Issues with the Zone Diet:

The Zone Diet is probably my favorite of the bunch. I typically like to keep my clients to a ratio of 20%/40%/40% (20% fats, 40% carbs, 40% protein), so this is more in line with my philosophy. It is hard for the average dieter to stick with this plan because the diet believes that all meals should stick to the  30-40-30 ratio. I believe that by the end of the day you should see that as your total macros versus a per meal basis. It is essential when on the Zone Diet to find recipes to use because it is extremely difficult to follow.

The Dustin Diet:

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The Dustin Diet, is a diet that I advocate with the majority of my clients. This diet, which is high in protein, helps produce lean muscle and burn fat. This diet is restrictive in calories and when you can eat certain macros. Sample: Breakfast should be high protein, moderate carbs. Snacks between breakfast and lunch should be high healthy fat, low carbohydrates, moderate proteins. Lunches should be low carb, high protein. Snacks between lunch and dinner should be high healthy fat, low carbs, moderate proteins. Dinner/Post Workout should be high protein, high carbohydrates.

Benefits/Issues with the Dustin Diet:

The Dustin diet gives your body the fuel it needs at the appropriate times. You eat carbohydrates upon waking and post workout/dinner, however you restrict carbohydrates during the middle of the day. This prevents insulin from spiking while you are sitting at your desk. Insulin either creates fat, or creates muscle. You want to spike insulin around workouts, and not when you are sitting at your desk.

Summary:

Almost all diets work. This is because it restricts the amount of calories/junk food that you can eat. Whether you use any or all of these diets, as long as you follow them, they will work. Some are easier than others, and some have extra health benefits when compared to one another.  All of these diets promote high protein meals, and nothing is better than Level-1 protein by 1st Phorm. For $1.66 you get a full meal of high quality protein, low carbs, low fat. Order today with free shipping: 1stphorm.com/nutritiontrain 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Dustin Holston

 

 

Phormula-1 Natural Review

Afraid of Artificial Dyes and Flavors? I got the perfect solution…

Introducing Phormula-1 Natural from 1st Phorm

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Phormula-1 Natural is a fast absorbing protein isolates with 5 grams of BCAAs to fuel and feed your muscles post workout or throughout the day. Phormula-1 Natural is all natural and sweetened with stevia.

Here is what is in the Vanilla flavored Phormula-1 Natural:

Ingredients: Low Temperature Processed Whey Protein Isolate, Natural Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Stevia

No artificial sweeteners, no dyes.

Flavor Test: Chocolate

I had the opportunity to taste test Chocolate Phormula-1 Natural at the MVL weekend at 1st Phorm headquarters in Saint Louis. I was worried that the natural version wouldn’t have a quality taste because many products in the market taste horrible when they go “natural”. Boy was I wrong. It is extremely tasty with just water. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the product.

Flavor A+

Phormula-1 Natural comes in Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla. You can order it today by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/28TsWbh  and I will send it to you with free shipping!

 

Hope you enjoyed this review, now go to the gym!

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist