April 8th, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 3 Comments


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There’s nothing like a long weekend and big meals to pack on the calories.  As promised, here’s a 70 calorie recipe that will help you lose weight and increase Speed, Strength, Nutrition, & Longevity. It’s a simple, but nutritious soup with no secret ingredients. Click to see Lentil/Barley Vegetable Soup.

The web page will also provide you with additional information, including its complete nutritional profile.  This soup helped me to lose 3 pounds last week (not easy, considering my current weight).  Not only that, but I had the strength to run a speed workout with ease.

Not bad for a 41 year old.  The reason it works so well comes down to two of my secrets to weight loss, greater fitness, and age-reversal:

1. Avoiding and/or diluting sugars, as much as possible.

2. Cutting calories without cutting how much you eat.

It’s a little more complex than this, but this will get you most of the way there without having to get a PhD.

Starting with sugar, this soup obvious scores well (and what little it contains is diluted in the broth). I can’t tell you how bad sugar is for you, especially in the long-term. The scientific community has long known that it causes a reaction called glycation (click for more info).

More recently, glycation has been tied to many age-related maladies ranging from wrinkles to hearing loss to cancer to psychological problems (and of course, diabetes). Just Google glycation and see for yourself. FYI, 60 Minutes did a feature on this last week. Click here to see it.

So, even though sugar can help with in-between workout recovery (eating honey before bed is very popular for this reason), it has very negative long-term implications. Fruit is generally ok as long as you don’t overdo it (for example, eating several extra ripe bananas can spike your blood sugar levels, leading to increased glycation). Personally, I cut way back on sugar when I learned all of this. As it turns out, age-reversal can be as advantageous the “No Running” program.

I’m not alone in this thinking. Eric Prince, a Masters World Champion and World Record holder, credits his dominance to age-reversal…and has even made a career of it. Click here to see more.

The way it works is simple. Excess sugar leads to increased glycation. The more glycation, the greater the risk for age-related maladies.  Some of the damage goes away with time…but at a much slower rate than new damage is created.  The more you cut down on sugar, the more you cut the gap between damage and healing. Thus, the aging process can be slowed…or perhaps even reversed.  The result for people like Eric Prince and me has been a return to our teenage fitness levels.

As for “cutting calories without cutting how much you eat”, the second half of that sentence is as important as the first. This is where people mess up. Decreasing your intake can lead to a slow metabolism, which can lead to weight gain.  For a fast metabolism, give your system frequent workouts, just like your heart and muscles.  The easiest way to do this is to eat a lot of veggies (without sauces, butters, oils, or dressings of course!).

My favorite trick is to eat 2-4 stalks of celery before lunch and dinner. The strings can’t be digested, so they interfere with the amount of calories that actually enter your system. Based on some studies, a 2,100 calorie diet with celery might act more like a 1,500 calorie diet. The result for most people is instant and sustainable weight loss!


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Author: Mark


Very good article!



[…] Start by getting the soup on the stove, but hold the carrots. We’ll be using those into our slaw instead. See last week’s article for the soup recipe: Lentil/Barley Soup […]

Like this info. I eat a truckload and wish I ate less sugar and bread, but I guess we all have to have a vice.



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