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Recipe: Low carb, low fat, Taco Turkey Sola

This is a recipe given to me from female bodybuilder Women’s Physique competitor Caridad Sola! 


Ingredients: 

Olive oil 

3lbs ground turkey 

1 bag of Riced Cauliflower 

2 red bell peppers (any color will do)

1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning 

1 8oz can of tomato sauce 

Optional: 

Mushrooms

I added: 

Cayenne pepper 

Chipotle pepper 

Black pepper


My store wanted to charge $5.95 for riced cauliflower and this bag of diced up was $2.99 so I went with the better buy! 




You can go fresh mushrooms, I used can because they last longer and I will have them on hand. Make sure you buy the no sodium added! 

Directions:
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside. 

Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you! 

Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat

Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins. 

At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce! 


Serve and enjoy! 

If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym! 

**Update** 1 hr later

I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added. 


Spice it up! 

Try it you will like it! 

**Update** June 25th 2017 

This is the riced Cauliflower


This is the final dish


The riced Cauliflower is more money in my store. The benefit is in the cook time! 

10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released. 

Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one. 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  

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Supplement Review: Barlean’s Omega Swirl Liquid Fish Oil *

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Omega Swirl is an Omega-3 Sensation with the taste and texture of a fruit smoothie! Now everyone can enjoy the benefits of Omega-3 without the oily taste and texture of liquids or having to swallow large capsules. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega Swirl flax and fish oil supplements are the freshest, best-tasting and most nutritious Omega-3 products, naturally. Omega Swirl is the perfect solution for the whole family!

Packed with essential Omega-3s, Omega Swirl was created to nutritionally support:
Heart Health*
Cholesterol Levels Already Within a Healthy Range*
Joint Mobility and Bone Density*
Energy and Endurance*
Skin, Hair and Nail Health*
Mental Health, Wellness and Acuity*
Blood Glucose Levels Already Within a Healthy Range*
Sexual and Hormonal Health*

New! Specialty Swirls
Delicious Targeted Nutrition
Barlean’s is revolutionizing the way you get your nutrition yet again with three new ingredient-specific Swirls that feature our signature smoothie taste and texture. Designed to deliver superior nutritional value with Amplified Absorption™ and therapeutic doses of today’s most in-demand supplements, these new Swirls are the ultimate in targeted nutrition.

Delicious Smoothie Taste & Texture
No Artificial Flavors or Colors
No Sugar – Naturally Sweetened with Xylitol

Key Lime Flavor:
Ultra High Potency
Omega Swirl Fish Oil Supplement
Now available in Citrus Sorbet!
EPA/DHA: 1,500 mg Per Serving!
Made with Barlean’s Fresh Catch® Fish Oil
Purity Guaranteed – Ultra Purified
Delicious, All-Natural Fruit Flavor – Sweetened with Xylitol
Freshest, Best-Tasting and Most Nutritious Naturally!
-barleans.com

I am not sure about this stuff!! It tastes exactly like Re-body SafSlim (reviewed here on this site) SafSlim didn’t work! Check out the review for more details! It even comes in the same bottle. It is Fish oil and not Safflower oil, so it might be better. However; it is extra creamy and sickening sweet! But absolutely not even a hint of a fishy taste!

In fact; I just threw out the expired unused remainder of my SafSlim.

Stay tuned for a performance review!


Supplement Review: Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen

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Part I: Thermogenic Weight Loss
rown Adipose Tissue (BAT):
BAT is brown fat (scientists call it fat adipose tissue). You don’t have much of it. BAT is found in very small amounts throughout the body. You can’t see it on you. It is GOOD FAT. You want all of this kind of fat you can get. BAT has only one purpose – to create heat. To do that, it must use calories. Where does it get the calories to burn? From white fat (White Adipose Tissue). White fat is BAD FAT; the fat you can see on your body; the fat you want to get rid of!
Thermogenesis – How does it work?
Thermogenesis is the term used by scientists to describe the activity of BAT (or Brown Fat), which includes dozens of biochemical and metabolic events. The basic outcome of these events is the generation of thermo units, in other words, the creation of heat in your body. But there is a hitch, as you will see in a moment.
Thermogenesis has been observed in living organisms in the following natural situations:
1. In Hibernating Animals- Ever wonder why hibernating animals don’t freeze to death? The answer is thermogenesis. Their bodies spend all winter burning up stored white fat. The burning is done in BAT and it generates enough heat to keep the animal warm.
2. In Cold Adaptation- Ever seen someone working outside in freezing weather with nothing on his/her upper body but a T-shirt? They can do this because they have “adapted” to the cold. And how did this adaptation take place? The same way it did with the hibernating animal. The cold-activated thermogenesis in the BAT.
3. In Eating- Thermogenesis occurs following meals. Unfortunately, most of the calories are supplied directly by the food, not by the white fat.
4. In Small Children- It seems that small children have considerable BAT. However, as they get older, the amount of BAT gradually decreases until, as adults, they have very little. One of the problems facing scientists was to explain this process.
The hitch, then, is simply this: Under normal every-day circumstances, people have little capacity for thermogenesis. Living in warm climates, heated homes and cars, and modern eating behaviors and stresses have all seriously suppressed thermogenic capacity. However, scientists have discovered how to reverse the process that strips us of our thermogenic capacity as we leave childhood, or to give us the thermogenesis that we might never have possessed (due to hereditary factors). Zi Xiu Tang is based on this research. Since 2004, Zi Xiu Tang has been proven to be one of the most effective thermogenic products on the market. The key to Zi Xiu Tang is to generate as much BAT activity as possible, and in many cases even reactivate BAT that has gone completely dormant or has become less effective as we age.
Part II: Detoxification of the Colon and Digestive System
This product offers total cleansing of the digestive system by utilizing insoluble fiber from all the ingredients, allowing for the product to provide a very strong natural laxative that also removes some toxins and parasites as well. To enhance the effects of this product, it is best to use product in addition to colon hydrotherapy for dramatic weight loss benefits.
Part III: The pH Balancing
One of the biggest misconceptions is that fat is kept on the body due to the fact the body is starving. Now, fat is kept on the body due to the body being very acidic. The more acid your body produces, the more fat your body needs. Why? The body wraps the acid in the fat, and stores it into the body’s fat pockets, protecting the body from the harmful effects of the acid. Fat is created for survival. Yet, the body is triggered for fat accumulation once it reaches a certain pH level.
To make the body feel differently, this product changes the pH of the body, which does two things. First, the body stops and reverses fat absorption and then changes to fat burning, since it now believes it has too much. Second thing that happens, the increased fat burn rate also increases the metabolic levels of the body, making the metabolism go through the roof! Energy is no longer an issue! This is noticed after the first time you take it. So, those who utilize the pH diet, welcome to the world we now live in! No longer do you need to run around finding foods that fit the bill, just two pills in the morning with water, and go about your day!

INGREDIENTS
Bee pollen, Chinese yam, Barbary wolfberry fruit, Lotus seed, Dietary fiber, Green tea, Rhubarb, Aloe, Astragalus, Polyhonum multiflourm, Lotus leaf etc.
I.Bee pollen
Bee pollen benefits are terrific and chances are that you could improve your health substantially with the various bee pollen benefits. Some of the bee pollen benefits have to do with the fact that bee pollen has high concentrations of the B vitamin complex, and also contains Vitamins A, C, D, and E.It acts very effectively as a natural energizer for your body. Here you will find just some of the best benefits of bee pollen. Many people claim that the list of benefits is almost endless, but a lot have yet to be proven. Scientists, physicians and researchers have been experiencing very positive outcomes in their work with bee pollen and decades of success to prove the many benefits of bee pollen.
ii. Chinese yam
Chinese yam (Dioscorea opposita) is a root that is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese yam is native to China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, where it can be found growing wild on hill slopes and in valleys. It is also propagated for medicinal and dietary uses.Chinese yam is effective at relieving cough. Traditional Chinese medicine classifies Chinese yam as neutral and sweet. It serves to tonify and augment the spleen and stomach; augment the lung yin and tonify the lung; and stabilize, tonify, and bind the kidneys. Chinese yam enters through the spleen, lung, and kidney channels. It is used as a tonic (restores tone to tissues). Chinese yam is used to treat weak digestion with fatigue and diarrhea, general weakness, frequent urination, decreased appetite, leukorrhagia (excessive vaginal discharge), premature ejaculation, the symptoms associated with diabetes, and chronic wheezing (whistling sound caused by breathing difficulty) and coughing.
iii. Barbary wolfberry fruit
Barbary wolfberry fruit are one of the most important traditional medicines in China. Wolfberry fruits have been used since ancient times in China as general tonic, to protect the liver, to improve vision, to strengthen weak legs and to promote longevity. Immune system, Anti-aging,Cancer prevention, Liver protection, Vision improvement.
iv. Lotus seed
Lotus seeds come from the lotus plant, which is found throughout the Middle East and Asia. The Ancient Secret of Youth Long revered in Asia for its ‘age-defying’ qualities. In traditional Chinese medicine, lotus seeds are considered sweet and neutral, and are associated with the Spleen, Kidney and Heart meridians. They contain asparagin, fats, proteins and some starches, and trace elements of calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron. They are taken to tonify the spleen, reinforce the kidneys and nourish the blood. Lotus seeds have astringent properties, and are consumed to help relieve the symptoms of diarrhea and improve appetite. Other conditions treated with lotus seeds include palpitations, insomnia and irritability.
Specification:
1 Box have 60 capsules in total. 250mg x 48 Capsules 200mg x 12 Capsules
store in a cool (room temperature), dry and dark condition.
shelf life: 24 months

Unsuitable Community:
– People with coronary heart disease, high blood pressure or cerebrovascular disease;
– People with psychosis or addict of drugs, medicine or alcohol;
– People with hyperthyroidism, insufficiency of liver or kidney;
– People with prostatic hyperplasia or glaucoma;
– Women in pregnancy or lactation;
– People under the age of 18 or above 60;
– People who are consuming prescription drugs.
Usage & Dosage:
Take two capsules a day before breakfast., (before breakfast with 350~500cc water). Take the pack ones for first 6 days. Take the bottle ones for last 24 days.
May Occur Side Effects:
Mouth dry, Light Dizzy.
Caution:
1. In order to get best effect, remember to keep on a balanced diet with appropriate exercise while taking this product.
2. We can not guarantee that all people will have effect with Zi Xiu Tang. Some people will loss weight effectively. Some won’t!! Please understand this.
3. Some will be allergic to the ingredients of Zi Xiu Tang. It is common sense. So please do not afraid. Once u found this, please stop it immediately. But u need to know that this is your personal problem not the pills. All ingredients of Zi Xiu Tang are natural and safe. So please read ingredients carefully before purchase or consult our customer service
-zxtofficial.org

**Update** January 20th 2014
I took it this morning for the first time. Don’t feel anything different yet

**Update** January 24th 2014
Been taking it for 4 days and I have noticed an appetite suppression during the day. It actually lets me push a couple meals back a little and save calories for later when I am really hungry. The proof will be on the scale Monday!

**Update** April 23rd 2014
This is the only appetite suppressant that actually works! However; you take it in the morning. Who needs an appetite suppressant in the morning? You need it to work after dinner till bedtime!


Supplement Review: Synedrex weight loss solution

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Doctors who study metabolism, have identified 4 critical problems areas which are affecting your metabolism.
The four problems are:
Problem #1 Deficient Calorie burning
Problem #2 Low energy and focus
Problem #3 Poor Carbohydrate assimilation
Problem #4 Out-of-Control Hunger

Like every person, you can relate to one…if not all of these areas. Not to mention that age, work and life stresses can make these problems even worse for you to maintain a well balanced fast metabolism…so that you can keep off those unwanted pounds!.

Our Physician Formulated weight loss solution is what you need to transform your slow functioning metabolism into a calorie burning furnace. Start now!
-Metabolicnutrition.com

I will use this after I review the Cellucor Stack to loose any final weight I need to loose. I was told that this works better then Super HD… That’s hard to believe, but If it’s actually true then this stuff is worth its weight in gold!

**Update**
I lost 17lbs in 2 weeks halfway through my diet with the Cellucor stack… I am honestly afraid to take this. What if it doesn’t work? I am going to finish out the bottle of Super HD and then try this. However, I can’t see it living up to the hype… time will tell!

**Update**
Today is New Years Day: Happy New Year! Tomorrow is my last day of Super HD, so Thursday I will switch to Synedrex. Can a one a day pill be better than 3 a day? Highly doubt it! It does say however, with caution, you may increase up to 2 capsules in the AM.

**Update**
OK Tomorrow morning will be my first day, this is a mega test! I just lost a total of 65lbs in almost 4 months (this Sunday will be 4 months)
This past week I hit my first plateau, I have been volleying back and forth from 277-275lbs. Will Synedrex break the plateau? Can it work after I lost so much weight so fast? Time will tell!

**Update**
No rush, no acidy reflux feeling when I digest the pill (like I get on an empty stomach with Super HD), leads me to wonder if it is working.. If all is well I will take an afternoon dose at 2pm

**Update**
I did have trouble falling asleep the first night, didn’t go to bed till after 3am…BUT, I didn’t have any trouble waking up and actually sprang out of bed with the alarm… If that happened everyday, I’d take them for the rest of my life lmao!

**Update**
Jan 14th 2013 down another 8lbs down 74 total lbs 266lbs

**Update**
Jan 21st 2013 hit a plateau still 266lbs today I am going to bump my cardio to 1.5hrs instead of 1.0hrs and I will reweigh tomorrow.


Supplement Review: Cellucor T7 Extreme weight loss

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Cellucor Chrome T7 Extreme Stimulant Free Fat Burner dramatically increases caloric burn without increasing heart rate or blood pressure. Not all fat burners are created equal. Traditionally weight loss aids have very simple formulas-loads of caffeine to boost metabolism, and little else to truly promote weight loss. Cellucor changed the game with D4 Thermal Shock-a cutting-edge weight loss product that utilizes beta-2 signaling, not just caffeine, to skyrocket metabolism, energy and focus. Cellucor’s T7 Extreme is a 100% stimulant free, safe, natural weight loss aid. Because it’s caffeine free, T7 Extreme is the fat loss product for stimulant-sensitive individuals. The Power of 5-HTP The innovative formula utilizes 5-HTP to curb appetite and promote happiness and well-being-essential while dieting and trying to lose weight. When the level of the feel-good chemical serotonin in your brain falls, your body senses starvation, and to protect itself, starts craving carbs. 5-HTP combats this, allowing for consistent weight loss. A University of Rome Clinical Trial studied 28 women on identical diets over a 12 week period. The diets were normal, consisting of approximately 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein-hardly an extreme weight loss diet! In the 12 week time period, the group supplementing with 5-HTP lost an average of 12 pounds while the control group lost an average of 1.87 pounds. 90% of women taking 5-HTP reported feeling satisfied and positive while on the diet.
-Amazon.com

**Update**

The 5-HTP is useless! I feel no Appetite Suppression what so ever! I am going to tweak the directions to test the product!

The directions say: take 2 tablets in the morning and one in the afternoon. I am not hungry in the morning, I am hungry after 10pm, so I am going to try:

2 tablets in the morning and one with dinner. If that doesn’t work I will switch to 3 tablets a day: 1 morning, noon and night

Since it contains no stimulants it shouldn’t matter when I take it.

If that doesn’t work, you will know 5-HTP is useless…

**Update**
If you are looking to use this as an appetite suppressant look elsewhere… If you still want to take advantage of the other great ingredients such as:
White willow bark: Aspirin like herb
cayenne pepper
zinc
seaweed extract
niacinamide
and selenium

then go for it…

I think the mood enhancement part is definitely working!

I suggest Cellucor add Magnesium Aspartate to the ingredients because they already have the zinc…

possibly increase the 5-HTP dosage…

**Update**
They seem to be working slightly better when used:
2 super HD, one T7, one, CLK upon rising

1 super HD, 1 T7, 1 CLK at 2pm

1 T7, 1 CLK after dinner


Supplement Review: Cellucor CLK weightloss miracle or mumbo jumbo…

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I asked Cellucor if they had a Fat-loss Stack, because I noticed they had a bunch of products. I told them I use Super HD and I would like to know which other products can be used in unison with Super HD, so they sent me CLK and T7 Extreme, both are stimulant free fat burners, so they can be stacked. If you previously read my posts you have seen that BCAA Stacking also helps, so they sent me their BCAA’s also! Now; its time to see if their recipe for success will succeed!

Make sure if you didn’t already check out the Super HD review here…

1st thing I have to say about Cellucor is they take care of their customers! I constantly hear from people, such as GNC employees that Cellucor is always hooking them up. All summer at GNC I got free packets of Super HD with a purchase and I used them in times of emergency, like when I went to the Air Force for the weekend and forgot my bottle at home, they really came in handy.

I hope these other products kick ass just like Super HD!

2nd day on the stack, and I don’t know what it is , but something has me pissing like a racehorse!! I know it’s not the Super HD.

I am not sure if its the BCAA’s (highly unlikely),T7 or CLK…

But, I have gone about 6-7 times in 3 hours…

I’m not talking about a few squirts here and there, I’m talking about full fledged peeing!!

**Update**
The excessive peeing stopped after 2 days. I still go a lot due to the fact I drink a gallon of water (131 oz), but not 6-7 times in 3 hours…

**Update**
2 weeks on stack down 17lbs – 3mo into diet total loss 61lbs

30 more to go…

The fact that the stack is working sooo good mid diet, I give it 2 thumbs up!!!

In 2 months I lost 40lbs with just Super HD alone and I just lost an additional 17lbs in 2 weeks with the stack. I am eager to see what the next 2 weeks will bring!

After that I need to cycle off.

**Update**
Stack total loss: I’m down to 275lbs, so 25lb loss after a 60count Super HD bottle.


Diet Pill Scam! Smart Lean makes newspaper ads look like real articles!

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Dietary Supplement. 368% more weight loss than dieting alone. Clinically tested. Reduces belly fat. Increases metabolism. Stimulant free. 2 human clinical trials with a total of 151 participants. Clinically shown to get great results. (Human clinical trials conducted included 151 overweight female participants who averaged 38 years of age. [Studies were 16 weeks in duration.] Participants followed an 1,800 calorie diet.) Lose more weight than with dieting alone. Why choose SmartLean? The active ingredient in SmartLean has been a part of Japanese diets for centuries. Scientists believe this may be one of the reasons why there are very few obese adults in Japan. In a 16-week clinical study subjects taking SmartLean lost on average 14.5 lbs compared to an average of 3 lbs for the placebo group. Both groups were on an 1,800 calorie per day diet. Quality, safety and purity guaranteed. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)
-cvs.com

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This is an ad run by Smart Lean not a real article! Similar Ads were placed in different newspapers! Do not mistake them for a real article!

I am not going to comment on whether it works or doesn’t, because I haven’t tried them, however if a company stoops this low to make a fake article in order to create a buzz about their product, then chances are its a scam! And doesn’t work!

C’mon if it really worked, newspapers would kill to make real front page articles about the product! It would be all over the news! The company would be Trillionaires overnight! Forget million or billion!

The federal government should step in, in cases like this, where the ad is a blatant scam! The ads should be pulled immediately and the company should make a public apology and maybe even reimburse scammed customers!

This is bullshit!

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