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How to Cut Through the Fitness Bullshit & Find Better Weight Loss Ways

Going into this highly competitive 2015 New Year’s Resolution Season, I had a very different game plan, and vision of how my ongoing battle with my nemesis — Y2K belly fat and poor biomarkers of health — was going to go down. I normally come out guns blazing. But this year, I was actually planning on using a Rope-a-Dope-style strategy.

That means I was going to sit back on the sidelines the first month of the year, and pretty much not do shit from a writing or educational standpoint.

That’s right. I was just going to disappear, focus on my own protocol for an upcoming photo shoot, watch the football playoffs, maybe sneak in some Cinemax B-movie Skin Flicks, and let people do whatever crazy diet and fitness shit they were going to do to start the New Year.

I mean it has been my experience that people are going to do that stuff anyways, no matter what I or any other sincere fitness professional says. And breaking through that irrational “glass case of emotion” is pretty much fucking impossible, even with my short but sturdy Little Shiitake.

Glass Case of Emotion Ron Burgundy

So I was going to sit on the ropes and conserve my strength. But then, when my peeps burned out of the bullshit and realized that Get Fit Quick Schemes don’t work (even on the 2nd, 10th, or 20th time); I was going to make my glorious return, land a 1-2 punch to the gut, knock that belly fat out (or off your body), and help you find some better weight loss ways.

Well, sometimes the scripts you write for yourself don’t always work out in the real world, and I’m already breaking my resolution with this post.

It seems as if the fitness ridiculousness has hit an all-time high, at least within my circle. I can’t just sit back on the sidelines and do nothing with a clear conscience. People are already totally jacking themselves up with the magic pill madness. Read the rest of this entry

The Truth About Carbs Now Available on Amazon

I don’t want to take up too much of your time today, but just wanted to let you know there is a reason to keep the party going the rest of this Holiday weekend. So tap the bottle and twist the cap, and get your Kindle Readers Ready!!!

Today is the Amazon release of my new book The Truth About Carbs: How to Eat Just the Right Amount of Carbs to Slash Fat, Look Great Naked, & Live Lean Year-Round.

You can check out the book’s description, table of contents, and read the first two chapters (The Great Carb Debate & The Downside of Mismatched Diets) for free by visiting the book’s page on Amazon here:

The Truth About Carbs

low carb diets

Hope you dig the book, and have a great finish to the Holiday weekend!

Nate

The Truth About Carbs: Sneak Peek & Sunday Sale

ADA-style high-carb diets vs. Zone-style moderate-carb diets vs. Paleo-style low-carb diets vs. Atkins-style no-carb diets – which is best for slashing body fat and looking good with your shirt off, pants off, or walking around naked?

Evolutionary Theorists vs. Exercise Physiologists, Whole Grain Groupies vs. Carb Cutting Cults – who ultimately wins the belly fat battle?

There is still a lot of confusion in our industry over carbohydrates — amongst coaches, athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and pre-diabetic populations that have decided to improve their overall health. So I decided to put pen to paper and see if I could help clear things up. What started as a short article became a long essay, and is now my latest book: The Truth About Carbs: How to Eat Just the Right Amount of Carbs to Slash Fat, Look Great Naked, & Live Lean Year-Round.

I just wanted to give you a heads up to check your email this Sunday 11/30 for a special, one-day sale. My publishers teamed up with our buddies over at Buck Books again. They are running a promotional event for the official release of the book on Amazon. What the hell does that mean? It means you can grab The Truth About Carbs on Sunday for just $1.

If you are not already a part of our book club where you get advance notices like these, you can join here:  Nate Miyaki Book Club

Yes a book club is nerdy, but we’re nerds, so it all works out.

Here is a sneak peek of The Truth About Carbs cover:

The Truth about Carbs

So we got Thanksgiving on Thursday, Black Friday, and Shredding/Slimming Sunday.  It is going to be a glorious Holiday week. Hope you have a great one. We’ll see you back here on the other side…

The Way of the Cancer Warrior — Free Book & Homepage Updates

Well its true, 97% of the time we’re about completely selfish stuff – building big biceps and bodacious booties, living lean and looking good naked, having fun while naked, etc.

But in case you’ve only ever visited Our Beach as an occasional tourist, you should know that we’re not just complete beach bums. Our crew cares for each other too. You can’t party with peace of mind if you know one of your own is suffering.

Maybe that style comes from the real beach towns we come from – Kalai from Hawaii and me from Half Moon Bay. Or maybe it comes from some of our earliest years hanging out together at Da Hukilau. We were lucky to grow up in places where people look after each other, actually give a damn about how you are doing, and where that tribal sense of community is still alive.

So in addition to our glorious fitness mission, we’re also about trying to do some cool, difference-making shit from time-to-time. That’s why just like Bodhi’s crew in Point Break, we rob the occasional bank to fund our Endless Summer lifestyles. We want to show the suits there is still something to live for! Hahaha, just kidding frickin’ Johnny Utah. Just kidding.

Point Break

But here is something real that I did want to tell you about today.

Awhile back, I wrote a book called The Way of the Cancer Warrior: 34 Strategies for Your Cancer War. I never really felt right about selling the book, given the content and the intent. And since I felt like a scumbag, I mostly kept quiet about it, despite the fact that I thought the book might be able to help a few people out.

“No Fear” is big where we’re from too. But it turns out guilt can be even more paralyzing. Hell, I’d much rather wipe out than not be able to look at myself in the mirror at the end of the day.

So what we’ve done to bust through that barrier is uploaded the book to our website as a PDF file, and made it available for free. If you think you or anyone else you know might benefit, you can click on the cover and read the entire book for free right now. No strings attached.

If you’d like to know what the book is all about, why it was written, and how we think it might help either patients or caretakers, we created (and just updated on 11/1/2014) a homepage with the history and description.

Here is the link where both the book and the home page are housed.

 THE WAY OF THE CANCER WARRIOR PAGE

And now, back to our regularly scheduled 6-pack programming. Aloha, Adiós, sayonara, see you later…

2 Information-Packed Podcasts For Your Viewing Pleasure

Your People’s Fitness Champion has been on a whirlwind, international podcast tour lately. This of course means I’ve been sitting in my kitchen (on recorded Skype calls) being interviewed by other passionate fitness experts about diet, training, psychology, and productivity strategies related to fat loss, physique enhancement, and overall health.

Two of these shows are pretty big time in the health & fitness space — Ben Coomber Radio (the #1 fitness podcast in the UK) and Paleo Magazine Radio. So it was a real honor to get to be a guest on both of them.

ben coomber radio

Ben Coomber Radio Episode #109

I guess with the results people are getting with our Beach Physique Guide and Maverick Coaching Style, the spandex street scene is starting to take notice. Its like the spread offense in college football. Everyone wants to know how and why it works so well — not just for elite athletes — but for anyone with a willingness to learn, to apply targeted strategies, and to put in effort.

But this post and these podcast aren’t about me. I’m perfectly happy spending my afternoon breaks from the gym and/or writing cave in anonymity, watching Sportscenter, reading philosophy books, or slipping in some form of adult entertainment. Balance to avoid burnout baby!

However, interviews and podcasts are an awesome opportunity to educate. That’s why when I get a chance to chat on one, I chow down. There’s written books, articles, and posts.  There’s whiteboards and videos. But there is something different about a few people pooling their knowledge and experience together, and trying to hash out simple solutions and strategies to real world roadblocks and riddles.

And with education going multimedia these days, you have to use every tool possible to get your content and messages across. This gives both the educator and the student the best chance at succeeding with their goals (in our case, getting you to look good naked).

So if you have completed, or are currently going through our Beach Physique email course, these podcasts are a great review of some of the key diet topics and fat-slashing strategies. If you are just starting out with the course, its a great summary of the bigger nutrition picture.  From there, you can dive into more of the details throughout the remainder of the course.

You can check the shows out below. Instead of me pretending not to talk about myself in the third person like The Rock, I’ve included the hosts’ descriptions of these glorious appearances.

Until next time, may your afternoon breaks be productive somehow…

1. BEN COOMBER RADIO EPISODE #109: PALEO VS. BODYBUILDING WITH NATE MIYAKI

Nate Miyaki is this weeks special guest as we discuss the many areas of health, performance and bodybuilding that are hotly debated. We discuss Nate’s work and history in the industry, his methods as a coach, what he thinks of the 80/20 rule, the importance of calorie and macronutrient targets, losing strength while dieting, is there such a thing as a bad carb, benefits of flexible dieting, low carb dieting and whether it’s necessary, and whether paleo nutrition and bodybuilding nutrition should be separate camps, or can we learn ideas and principals from both for better results.

2. PALEO MAGAZINE EPISODE #56: NUTRITIONAL PRAGMATISM WITH NATE MIYAKI

Paleo Magazine Radio Nate Miyaki

We’re going to talk with Nate about pretty much everything to do with nutrition, breaking down myths, overcoming stereotypes, really trying to dig deep into what actually works, and getting rid of the dogma. Let’s find out what actually works when it comes to making people lean and ripped and healthy at the same time, because it’s not just about looking good. It’s about feeling good as well.

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