Saturday, November 15, 2008

Why Your Diet and Exercise Plan is Keeping You Fat

Today's Post courtesy of my good friend Alwyn Cosgrove author of Warp Speed Fat Loss...

Homeostasis is the property of a living organism, that regulates its internal environment so as to maintain a stable, constant condition.

When you don’t drink enough water in the short term — often the body retains water. It attempts to maintain homeostasis by counteracting the stresses we put on it.

When you drink a lot of extra water - your body excretes more water to maintain balance.

When we weight train — we actually break down muscle tissue. And the body responds by building new muscle. It attempts to maintain homeostasis by doing the reverse of the stimulus we placed on it.

When a male takes supplemental testosterone — the body shuts down its own production in a bid to maintain homeostasis.

When we immunize children against disease — we actually inject them with a small dose of that disease. The immune system recognizes the vaccine as foreign, destroys it, and ‘remembers’ it. When the virulent version of an agent comes along, the immune system is thus prepared to respond. In order to prepare the body to defend against a disease - we expose it to the disease - and it responds by doing the opposite - it destroys the disease.

In almost every situation I can think of, the body tries to maintain homeostasis by “doing the opposite” of the stimulus.

How does this apply to weight loss?

Now we know that while you are doing it — low intensity exercise burns primarily fat.

Higher intensity exercise actually burns more carb stores than fat.

But in every head to head comparison, high intensity exercise results in more fat loss than low intensity exercise - even though the more intense work may burn a lesser percentage of fat during the exercise session.

Burning glycogen results in a larger amount of fat lost than burning fat directly.

The body responds by “doing the opposite”…

Break down muscle to grow more muscle. Burn glycogen to lose more fat.

I designed Warp Speed Fat Loss training program to specifically take advantage of this ‘law’ of nature so that when your body “does the opposite” you’ll end up with faster and greater fat loss.

About the Author/More Info:
Warp Speed Fat Loss is a complete 28 day diet and training system crafted to help you lose 10,15, or 20lbs of body fat in just 28 day. To start losing weight fast visit .

Alwyn Cosgrove, M.S., C.S.C.S. is a nationally renown fat loss expert whose work has appeared in magazines such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Men’s Journal, Self, Oxygen, and Muscle & Fitness HERS. His Warp Speed Fat Loss system is a complete Done-for-You A-Z Fat Loss Blueprint that gives you exactly everything you need to eat and exactly what to do for exercise to lose weight in record time.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

End of another elimination diet cycle

Been hard posting this last week as I've been WAAAAYYY busy with refitting my Islington Studios, giving a bunch of talks and preparing for my events this weekend with Craig Ballantyne of Turbulence Training Fame where we'll be presenting to the cream of the UK's fitness profession on how to build a great fitness business by overdelivering on service.

I've been very good though.

I've just started adding a little coffee back this week as I like the flavor (I don't use it for a kick) and I've done nearly 7 months on elimination so far this year with just a few breaks,

I had a little toast a few days ago too, though that bloated me up right away so that's off the menu again.

I'm giving myself until midnight on Sunday and started all over again, this time alongside a VERY strict training regimen to transform my body shape in 1 month.

I'll write in again tomorrow to explain how I'm doing it... you'll think I'm nuts : )

Dax Moy

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Elimination Diet Challenge Day 28

I can't believe it, can you?

We're at day 28, almost the end of the elimination diet 30 days.

Still 2 days to go though, so hang in there ok?

Tell me, what have you achieved so far? What results?

C'mon, spill the lost, I want to know? : )

Post a comment on the blog guys.

Dax Moy

Thursday, October 16, 2008

World's First Lose A Clothing Size In 21 Days Or Get 10 Times Your Money Back Guarantee

No, that's not a gimmick or some dodgy advertisement.

I mean it.

I'll explain more in a second but first a little background....

(Imagine wavy 'dream wiggles' here) : )

4 years ago, I became the first coach in the UK to offer a money back guarantee on the results I attained with my clients.

My industry were stunned and amazed by such a 'daring move'. In truth, it wasn't daring at all, I felt it was what EVERY trainer should do.

3 Years ago, I extended the guarantee to every member of my team and vowed that if they could not acieve a dramatic physique transformation with their client in the promised time then we'd refund.

The industry thought I was nuts!

2 Years ago I dropped our timeline for achieving the guaranteed loss of at least 1 clothing size from 6 weeks, to 4 and shook the industry.

They started to hate me.

Last year I pushed the envelope again and promised we could get the same result in 21 days and I was laughed at.

They stopped laughing at me this year when I promised a 21 day guaranteed result or a refund of double your investment back.

Then they just got plain scared.

Now, here's the thing.

Well, 2 things actually.

First, why should any professional (and especially one that's charging you upward of £40 an hour) feel that it's ok to charge so much purely for an hour of their time rather than for a result?

The truth is, no-one even want's a trainer for training's sake; they want them for the results they're supposed to be able to get, yet the public often spend months or even years pursuing their goals whilst the trainer rakes in the cash...

Second, why would YOU go on paying so much money for a workout, albeit in friendly, motivational environments, if the results are not guaranteed?

Worth thinking about.

Anyway, so here I am having just posted to my industry about what they should be doing about this when I thought to myself 'Why not take this up a notch... or ten?'

So I did and I am.

If my old guarantees scared the industry, this will petrify them : )

I'm going to promiise each and every client who works with me that they'll lose AT LEAST one clothing size in 21 days or they'll get 10 times their money back.

That's without being forced to count calories, follow stupid dietary regimes or living in the gym.

That's simply following what I already do with my existing clients.

This will change the face of this profession if enough trainers and gyms
take the same approach, don't you think?

Please leave me a comment on this... I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Dax Moy

P.S - As I told you yesterday, I have 2 client slots to fill at my Islington studios. If you'd like to meet with me for a consult to discuss your suitability to take one of them then email today.

Remember though, I only take those who're serious about their results and, as I stad to lose £1500 for every hour I work with you if you're not, you can be sure my selection criteria will be even higher than normal : )

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Quick 4 Minute Fat Loss Workout

Fancy another short, sharp yet highly effective
fat blasting workout to help speed up your
elimination diet results?


I've got another 4 minute workout that you
can do at home with no equipment yet still get
fantastic results... fast!

Try adding this to the other 4x4 workouts I gave you last week for some great results!

Perform 20 seconds of squats, 10 seconds rest then 20 seconds of pushups for a back to back circuit of 4 minutes and tell me how you get on : )

Dax Moy
Your Results Coach

P.S - I've just had 2 clients (a husband and wife) leave
me after 4 years to go and move to another location
so I rather unusually find myself with 4 appointments
a week free in my diary.

If you're the sort of person who appreciates working
with a coach who will simply not allow you to fail then
you might, just might, be the person I'm looking for.

But before you go getting all excited about working with
me, let me be straight with you.

1. I'm only looking for people who are SERIOUS about their
results - I really don't enjoy working with people who are
just going through the motions.

2. I'm expensive (In fact, I'm the most expensive coach in
the UK) - I make no apologies for that, nor do I
give discounts for 'bulk packages'. As immodest as it may
sound, I'm worth every penny I'm paid, as all my clients
will tell you.

3. I routinely 'fire' clients who will not follow my coaching
advice - Let's face it, I'm too expensive to ignore. You could
by a magazine for 2.99 and ignore that instead... much
cheaper! : )

4. You WILL get results - No if's no but's you'll get results
from the very beginning of our time together or I'll refund
double your money. I don't HAVE to... I WANT to!

So look {!firstname}, if I haven't put you off and ONLY if you
understand and agree to the 4 points above, then drop me a
line at with the subject line
'Train With Dax' and I'll arrange for a consultation at my London
studios next week.

If that's not you, then thanks for reading : )

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2 week FREE with Dax Moy!

It's true!, I'm offering all my readers who live or
work in London the chance to train with my coaches for 2 whole
weeks starting Monday for zip, nil, nada or, in plain English, for

Now, I don't normally run free promotions as I tend to feel that
they devalue the services and the expertise offered by my team, but
this time I've listened to my guys and decided to go ahead and do
it this once.

So here's the deal.

We're running a full compliment of pre work, post school run,
lunchtime and after work SMALL-GROUP classes at times that
fit into practically anyone's busy lives.

Not only that, these classes are short yet relatively intense 30
minute sessions which means that they won't take up your day and,
if you're performing them in your lunch break, will still leave you
time to eat after your session.

See, we think of everything : )

The classes we're offering include our famous Meltdown Training, a
seriously effective fat-burning workout, that'll have you losing
pounds and inches in no time, kickbox fitness where you can punch
and kick your way to a strong, slim and supple body, Yoga... with a
twist (this class is actually fun rather than serious and moody)
and not least our Ass and Abs class which is a hardcore butt and
belly workout for those who love to feel the burn.

You've got a full two weeks to attend these classes as my guest and
you can literally attend as many as you want during that time. In
fact, I'd love for you to do so.

Y'see, I'm hoping that you'll come to my classes, use them all,
love the workouts, the motivation, the support and, best of all,
the great results you're getting and that you'll choose to stay on
with us so that you can get even more.

There's no catch though {!firstname}.

There's no hidden sales machine in operation here. I want to be
transparent with you. I'm giving you these classes for free so that
you'll experience the benefits and hopefully stay, but if you
don't, if you choose to say goodbye at the end of 2 weeks then I'm
still happy as I know you'll tell other people about your time with

The way I see it is simple; I'd rather give YOU the experience for
free than pay some slick advertising department a stack of money
for space in a magazine ad.

It's win-win, right?

But look, here's the thing.

Our classes are small, 10 people maximum, and it will be first
come, first served as far as allocation goes.

So you've got to move quick ok?

Send an email to with the subject line FREE

Within the email tell us which classes you're most interested and
what times of day and days of week you'd most like (I know you
don't know our timetable yet so tell us what time you'd RATHER come

Remember though, we're starting classes next Monday so you can't
hang around.

As soon as a class is filled with 10 people then that one will be
closed to the public and you'll have missed your chance.

For that reason, please don't 'claim' a place on a class if you've
no intention of using it, ok?

This is a great opportunity, I hope you take me up on
it and I get to meet you in Islington very soon.


Dax Moy

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Well, here we are at the end of week three and across the board people are telling me of increased energy, better skin, better mood and, oh yes, tons of fat loss.

Now let me be clear here. Fat loss doesn't mean the same as weight loss.

Granted, many, many people are losing a good bit of weight too, but some people have only lost 4 or 5lb so far yet, from what I'm told, they've lost many inches throughout the body.

So why the big fluctuation in results?

Well, it's got a lot to do with how much water you were holding at the start of the diet due to toxicity (the more toxic you are the more water you retain) as well as how diligent you are about following your exercise routine.

If you've been training as advised then you'll have definitely built some muscle and, of course, that extra muscle adds a little weight. However, muscle is dense which means you'll be smaller and 'tighter' as a result.

Not bad huh?

Now, for this last week, I want you to go full out and make sure you're following the diet very strictly.

Bed by 10.30.

Drink 1ltr water for every 50lbs of body weight

Eat from a variety of foods.

Eat higher than normal (normal for you) amounts of protein.

Exercise daily!!!

Consume spicy meals a couple of times this week.

Add fish oil to your diet.

Take a multimineral supplement, especially zinc and magnesium.

Do all this and some great things will happen for you this week, I promise.

C'mon guys, just 7 days to go... finish strong! : )

Truth, joy and love


P.S - Please post your results so far. I'd love to hear from you : )

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fast Fat Loss Workout With Kettlebells... and more!

First off, thanks so much if you were one of the wonderful people
who popped over to and answered my short
1 minute survey.

You've helped me so much!

I've already used some of the information I've learned to write a
bunch of new articles and shoot some new video's that I'll be
sharing with you in the coming weeks.

(Hey, if it wasn't you, then move your butt on over there... it'll
take you less than a minute!) :

So far, I can tell you the main thing that's on people's minds.


No surprise there right, but did you know that the MAJOR reason,
I'm talking well over 45%, that most people feel that they have a
problem achieving their fat loss goals is...


People tell me that the lack of motivation is the main factor with
a shortage of time coming a not too distant second.

Seems like the ultimate solution would be a fat loss program that
had a lot of support and guidance (rather than an ebook) and used
shorter workouts conducted preferably from home, right?

(If you want an IMMEDIATE dose of great motivation then check out and you'll have the most amazing 100 days of your life)

That's why I'm uploading a bunch of new workout videos that'll give
you shorter, more intense fat burning workouts that can be
completed from home with little or no equipment.

In fact, I've already got one up at my blog at
for you.

Ever done a kettlebell workout?


Then check out my sinister 6 workout, one of my favourite short, yet highly effective fat loss workouts that I use with my clients to get them into great shape fast.

It's simple to perform, very straightforward...

What do you think of that then? : )

Give my sinister 6 workout a whirl and tell me how you found it.

Don't have a kettlebell? Then use a dumbell instead :)

Speak soon!

Dax Moy

Oh, and don't forget to tell me where you're at with your diet challenge... we're at day 19 already and, to be honest, I'm finding it really easy this time around.

How about you?

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Elimination Diet Challenge Day 16

Yesterday I told you about some of the short and effective workouts that people are using to lose fat and get in shape fast. Well, here's yet another short, sharp yet highly effective workout to compliment your elimination diet journey.

This time, I'm introducing a good friend of mine, Vince Delmonte who's programs over at are selling like hotcakes right now.

Vince's programs are all about rapid fatloss and the building a fabulous sixpack and are genuinely great workouts in their own right.

Better yet, in keeping with my own beliefs about short, sharp impactful workouts, Vince has created his own variation of the 4 minute workout and it's well worth giving it a try. It may be short but it'll give you a great workout!

Give this one a go...

If you like Vince's system of training then check out where I've persuaded him to offer my readers a trial-run of his workouts and nutrition plan.

Both work well with the Elimination Diet and, with just a few nutritional modifications you'll be getting amazing results fast.

Go check it out!

Seeya tomorrow!

Dax Moy

Monday, October 06, 2008

Elimination Diet Challenge Day 15

Well, here we are, day 15 and the start of week three of the elimination diet challenge.

I didn't post over the weekend as I've had feedback from people that they rarely read their mails at weekends and that it was a bit overwhelming to come into work on Monday to a hundred or more emails (you should see MY mailbox on monday.... HUNDREDS!) : )

Anyway, the good news is that I'm still getting reports of amazing results from those who've stuck it out this far with most people in the region of 8-12lbs weight loss already. Bearing in mind that we've only 2 weeks under our belts, this is pretty amazing, right?

And, by all accounts, the detox nasties are well and truly over and the impact upon energy, mental clarity and overall feelings of healthiness is massive.

This is all great news and heralds the start of the REALLY great phase of the program.

In these next two weeks you can expect to see even greater impact in fat loss, excess fluid loss and increase in muscle definition. In addition your energy will continue to rise and your hair, skin, teeth and nails will look and feel better than they have been in ages.

Not only that but you may find that if you're on meds of any kind that they're working better than ever and, in many instances, you may need to talk to your doc about reassessing the dose.

(NOTE: DO NOT tamper with your meds, change doses or stop them without first consulting your doctor, I'm just telling you what many of my readers have told me. I'm not ADVISING you to change your meds)

So things will definitely be on the up for you.

So now's the time to really start thinking SERIOUSLY about your fitness programming.

I know, I know, you don't want to be spending ages training and you don't want to join a gym but there are lots of ways to get a little fitness work into your life without it taking over.

And you should!

After all, you want GREAT results, not just 'good' ones right?

Well, here's a few brief workouts I recommend. They can all be done in 30 minutes or less and won't cost the Earth either.

1. Turbulence Training by my good friend Craig Ballantyne is a fantastic fat loss system that is designed around shorter, more intense (though not outrageous) workouts that create an ongoing calorie burn even after the session is over.

The training produces some of the best results I've seen from anyone within the fitness and fatloss market.

2. 7 Minute Muscle by Jon Benson is an amazing little system I've just learned about recently and, although sceptical at first, have found it to provide an amazing workout in just 7 minutes.

I know 7 minutes doesn't sound long enough but the truth is, when you're doing these muscle shaping workouts, it's more than enough. Better for those who are working more on shaping and strengthening their muscles than for fat loss.

3. My own Look Great Naked Challenge HAS to be included here, although it's much more than a workout ebook. It's an entire online workout program with training sessions, videos, audios, printouts and 90 days worth of bossy emails from me : )

I've had hundreds of people go through the program now and they all love it due to its no nonsense approach, short workout sessions and the clarity of the instructions on how to get the best results.

It's the next best thing to actually having me working with you.

The thing is, you can choose these workouts or you can choose something else altogether, it's up to you.

But the real message is start, and start today.

Put some exercise into your life for at least the next 2 weeks and you'll see some amazing results, I guarantee it.

Til tomorrow!

Dax Moy

P.S - I've just had a new website built for the Elimination Diet over at . The rest of the site isn't finished yet but you can still tell others about it.

In fact, I'm hoping you will.

Y'see, I want to TRIPLE the number of people going through the diet by the end of the year and so I'm hoping you might help me.

Can you tell 3 other people about your experience on the diet so far?

I'd love it if you could!

Just send them to so that they can get their own FREE copy of the diet and get the same kind of results that you are.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Elimination Diet Challenge Day 11 - Early Success Stories!

Well, I asked for it and I got it!

Some amazing feedback about how the Elimination Diet is impacting on my readers... all 30,000 of you.

Thankfully, I only received about 60 emails and not 30,000 but hey, where are the rest of you guys?

I know you're out there! : )

I want to hear from you ok?

Look at this!

"Hi Dax~

THANK YOU SO MUCH for providing this FANTASTIC opportunity
to make some much-needed lifestyle changes!!

Due to awareness that comes after the diagnosis of serious illness,
I have been living what I thought was a pretty healthy lifestyle.
Your program has been quite an eye opener as to just how lazy
I've gotten with some of my choices over the last few years.

The first 4-5 days were really tough... Giving up my morning
ritual cup of coffee, my nightly glass of wine . The cravings
were strong, the 2 day migraine miserable and the constant
search for a little "comfort food" proved a challenge.

And then....OH MY GOSH... like MAGIC,no more cravings,
no bloat, sluggishness, foggy head and lack of energy.
LIGHTER, RADIANT and so PROUD to be honoring my body again!!!

Even though I've only lost 3 lbs,,(maybe menopause and the fact
that I don't have a thyroid contribute) I am inspired and excited
to continue, knowing that I'm going to feel better every day!!!
I have reclaimed my life!!!!!

Thank You again for your inspiration!"

Claire Hockett
Scottsdale, Az USA

Isn't that amazing?

Sounds like a complete health turnaround and we're only 11 days in...

What about this?

"I've been battling my way down from 20st since Xmas - I hit a wall at 16st - 16 4 to be precise - 10 days on elimination with exercise to match and I'm through 16 and into the 15's - this works!!!"

Dave B

And this?

"Dax - I have lost 4 pounds as of this morning,
after being on a weight loss plateau for about a year.

I originally lost 20 pounds last year, then saw a couple
creep back to stay. I don't measure inches but I know
clothes are starting to fit looser and a friend I hadn't
seen in a month asked if I had lost weight.

Four pounds may not sound like a lot, but I am an
athletic person with fairly low body fat to start.

My ideal weight would be 138 and 17% bf.
(not to say I wouldn't love 130!)

Losing these last 10 pounds would mean improving my
running times and getting rid of the last bit of flab
around my waist, arms and butt. It would also mean a
happier me. I am 48 years old and determined to prove
to all the people who told me "once you're forty, it's
all downhill. Your metabolism slows, etc etc."

I tried doing this diet last June, but ignored the part
that said "all or nothing" and allowed myself wine or
beer on the weekend, which led to other cheats, which
led to failure.

This time I am determined to follow this through and
possibly stick with it longer, until I reach that magic
number on the scale. Oh and I love your workouts, they
are very similar to the circuit training I've been doing,
and more variety is always good. Thanks for doing this.


Or This?

"I am working on those last stubborn 10 pounds
and I am aiming at losing 4 inches on my waist.
I have been exercising regularly for the past 10
months, but needed to clean up my nutrition and
decided this was the diet to try.

I am happy to say that I have knocked off 3
pounds and have lost an inch around the waist,
an inch on the bust and an inch around the hips.

And this is only Day 10.

I have found this elimination diet a challenge,
but very rewarding. The first 4 days were the
toughest and my husband was ready to tell me
to quit because I was so grouchy. But by about
Day 5, I was feeling better and started to
really notice a "clean feeling" inside. I still
have days where I really crave sugar
(my weakness), but my body is already telling me
I will feel miserable if I give in to temptation.

Thanks, Dax, for your motivation!"

Rhonda Joan

And last but not least...


I followed this program religiously for 90 days
and lost 30 pounds,I relaxed a tiny bit and now
after 90 days later I still had not gained any

I want to continue to lose more so I decided
to be more focused and once again I am completely
on board with the program. 100% ED lifestyle.

In the past 10 days without excercise I have
lost another 4 pounds.

This program works.

It's not easy but well worth the effort."

Margot Faircloth

Not bad is it?

It works and it works well.

So commit to it, give it your all and complete
the 30 days.

You won't be sorry!

Dax Moy

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Elimination Diet Challenge Day 10

Well, 10 days have passed and, unless you're doing something wrong (like cheating) you should be seeing and feeling at least a few results from the program by now.

I've been getting emails from people everyday telling me about the results people are getting and, well, some of them are simply amazing!

6lbs, 8lbs, 10lbs and even 12lbs in the last 10 days. Supposedly impossible when you speak to the mainstream fitness industry and the medical community about what's possible and yet, well, it's happening.

In fact, that's what I wanted to talk about today.

I wanted to ask you if you'd want to be featured in the posts I'll be making in the next few days.

Now, you don't have to have full on photos and measurements if you want to (though that would be great) but even if you'd take a minute or 2 to write in about the results you've achieved so far I'd really appreciate it.


Well, for a very simple reason actually.

People want to know!

They want to know what to expect, they want to know that the elimination diet works and, most of all, they want to know that this is real and not just a figment of Dax Moy's marketing imagination.

By posting in you'd be a source of motivation and inspiration for over 30,000 people who currently receive my elimination diet newsletter and a reminder about what is possible and probable when you commit.

Think about it, there's nothing like hearing of success to make you feel more motivated right?

So, c'mon, leave me a message below. Tell me what you've accomplished so far... and be specific : )

Speak soon!

Dax Moy

P.S - I've been asked about food ideas and resources I trust for the elimination diet.

Well, as well as my own cookbook that you'll find at I also recommend Rosa Coelho's Excellent 101 Healthy Recipe's For The Office as it fills in some of the blanks about how to fit the diet into worklife. You can read more about it HERE

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

146 Reasons Why You Can't Have Sugar On Elimination

I got a couple of emails yesterday asking me why sugar is banned n the elimination diet "after all" my questioners asked "a little of what you fancy can'yt be that bad... can it?"

Well, look, I like the occasional sweet as much as anyone else but there are a ton of good reasons why sugar needs to be reduced from our lives in general and cut out altogether during the elimination diet.

Nancy Appleton, author of 'Licking The Sugar Habit' points out 146 reasons to steer clear of the white stuff.

Interesting indeed!

Dax Moy

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9 Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
22. Sugar contributes to obesity
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
26. Sugar can cause asthma.
27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
46. Sugar causes food allergies.
47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.
53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
54. Sugar can cause cataracts.
55. Sugar can cause emphysema.
56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.
66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
73. Sugar can adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders..
74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
75. Sugar can cause depression.
76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
81 High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.
82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
83. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
88. Sugar can lead to dizziness.
89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
92. Sugar feeds cancer.
93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
95. Sugar slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
97. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
98. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
99. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
100. Sugar is an addictive substance.
101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
111.. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
113. Sugar increases the risk of polio.
114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
117. Sugar may induce cell death.
118. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
120. Sugar can lead to prostrate cancer.
121. Sugar dehydrates newborns.
122. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.
123. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
125. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
127. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
128. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
129. Sugar induces salt and water retention.
130. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
131. As sugar increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.
132. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
133. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
134. Sugar causes constipation.
135. Sugar causes varicous veins.
136. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
137. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
138. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
139. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
140. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
142. Sugar could affect central reward systems.
143. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
144. Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
145. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
146. Sugar can cause liver tumors.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Elimination Diet Challenge Day 8

Well, we're officially into week two and, despite the fact that a relatively small number of people are actually stepping up and posting into the comments section of the blog, I'm receiving literally hundreds of mails a day to tell me that people are doing really well.

In fact, I myself have dropped 4kg in the last week. That's nearly 9lbs (I must've gotten pretty toxic over the summer, huh?)

It's great to know that so many of you are achieving so much.

So look, here's another bunch of 'tweaks' for you all so that you can get even faster results.

1. Keep the fluids high - yes, I know this isn't new, but it's the hardest habit most people try to build and the one that's invariably the first to be forgotten. Drink 1ltr for every 50lbs of bodyweight.

2. Consume high quality DHEA Omega 3 fish oil
s - Fish oils speed up your metabolism and ability to burn fat. Taking a high dose fish oil supplement daily will make a REAL difference.

3. Consume slightly more protein than you normally would - you don't have to become a protein nut but try to eat more than you're used to. Just 1 or 2 eggs a day, a bit of extra meat, more pulese and nuts if you're vegetarian. Just get more and you'll feel a big difference.

4. Eat more greens
- Green cruciferous veggies like Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Turnip etc They contain huge quantities of antioxidants that will really speed up the detox and get you faster results.

5. Eat some spicy food - Get a few spicy meals such as chili, curry etc into your weekly diet. The spices speed up metabolism like crazy and also assist with detoxification... and taste great!

There you have it. 5 more detox and elimination diet speed up tips.

Apply them today!

Dax Moy

P.S - Don't forget to get some training in too. I've already told you about some great workout systems and there are a bunch more too.

Here's another Meltdown workout for you!

Drop me a comment... I want to hear from you... or else! : )

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Elimination Diet Day 7

Well, we've got a week under our belts already!

Congrats everyone.

By now your main detox effects should be pretty much gone (though I've had this throat infection in place of the detox nasties) and you should be starting to feel the effects of being 'clean' inside.

But we're not there yet!

Don't relax, don't let up and don't even think about cheating. If you do then most of the detox effect will be ruined. It's only now that you'll START to get the great results of the diet. This is the beginning.

Adding a little exercise daily will really help at this stage so I recommend you do at least a little every day. You can use the vids below for now but also add any other exercise that you feel will be beneficial.

You could also look at my Look Great Naked Challenge where you'll find a fully supported exercise and nutrition program that works beautifully with the Elimination diet.

Of course, you don't have to follow that, it's just a suggestion : )

You can also check out Jon Benson's '7 MINUTE MUSCLE' program that burns fat fast whilst helping you to sculpt lean muscle. It's pretty cool and, as the name suggests, works around training sessions that are only 7 minutes long. Pretty neat.

Whatever you do though, add some exercise to your day now if you can, you'll be delighted at the combined result of exercise and the elimination diet together : )

Speak tomorrow!

Dax Moy

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Elimination Diet Day 6

Well, day six has been and gone for me and, despite suffering a man cold from hell with blocked nose, throat infection and a banging head, I've stayed on track and avoided the temptation to comfort eat my way through the day.

(Hey, I'm human y'know, I often feel the need for the same treats as you, especially when I'm feeling under the weather!)

I decided to keep my energy reserves high today by not training but the food side of things went well.

Still, I'm over 5lb lighter than I was on Monday, even though weight loss is not my primary aim. I'm more concerned with cleaning myself up inside.

Anyway, my meals:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, peppers, onions and tomatoes

Lunch: Hummus, crudite and wheat/gluten free bread (might as well have eaten the packaging it came in. Was awful, wouldn't recommend it)

Dinner: Mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and pork cutlet

Evening: Oatmeal, banana and dollop of natural yoghurt.

Not bad!

Could have done with more protein but still ok : )

How are you doing?

Still on track?

Let me know by filling in a comment below ok?


P.S - If you're running low on meal ideas, try my elimination diet cookbook. It's got nearly 200 diet compatible recipes and more being added all the time.

P.P.S - Don't forget to keep that water intake up if you want to get the best results.

Elimination Diet Challenge - DAY 5

Well, we're approaching the end of week one already and, if you're anything like me, you're already getting into the swing of things with the Elimination Diet.

I don't know about you but my ED headaches have stopped already, though I've still got a few cold-like symptoms, sniffles and a sore throat.

Of course, I could just have a cold : )

Training's been a bit hit and miss for me this week (I'm ashamed to admit) as I've been catching up on my jetlag from my U.S trip as well as handling some pretty large projects that I'm working on with the re-release of The MAGIC Hundred, The launch of several new websites (I'll tell you about them later), and the promotion of a seminar I'm delivering next month with my good friend Craig Ballantyne.

Anyway, that's my excuse : )

However, tomorrow everything changes.

I'm beginning my new program and will be posting my results here in the blog to hold myself accountable.

You might want to do the same...

In the meantime, try this....

...and don't forget to leave me a message in the comment section to tell me how you get on.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - My Meals Today

Breakfast - 3 boiled eggs

Snack - 'Bounce' ball (non 'banned food' protein ball)

Lunch - Leek and Potato Soup

Snack - 'Bounce' ball (non 'banned food' protein ball)

Dinner - Chinese food (chicken, duck, beef, pork - mostly roasted or stir fried, no sauces) Stir fry veggies.

Snack - 2 boiled eggs

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dax Moy's Elimination Diet Day 4

It's day 4 of The Elimination Diet Challenge!

How are you doing?

I'm hearing lots of great stuff via the blog and still TONS of
emails every day telling me about seeing results already : )

So I thought, 'hey, let's have a day 4 check in'. I want to know
what's happening ALREADY as part of you being on the program. I
know it's early and I know it won't be huge, but let's give
ourselves a boost right now, huh?

(Yep, I think so too!) : )

So post me your update below in the comments area.

C'mon, don't be shy :)

Once you've done that, watch this four minute video I shot with my beautiful wife Deana in Thailand earlier this year.It's only four minutes but it'll really get your results speeding up!

Give it a go and tell me how you get on!

Dax Moy

P.S - If you're receiving this and you're NOT already doing the
challenge, then come on board! It's never too late to start and
you'll feel so much better for it.... c'mon : )

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Elimination Diet Day Three: The Workout You MUST Avoid!

Well, day three is pretty much done for me now. Just dinner to go and I'm free and clear : )

Easy day nutritionally:

Breakfast - Scrambled free range eggs and bacon

Lunch - Mixed salad (concoction of rare roast beef, chicken, tuna, shrimp and salad - protein feast!)

Dinner tonight: Chicken, baby new potatoes, broccoli

Snacks: Boiled eggs


Now, I've had a bunch of emails regarding exercise so I thought I'd address that today by telling you about some of the systems I regard as beneficial at speeding up results.

(No, they're not all mine!)

Before I do though, let me tell you what you SHOULDN'T rely on for your fitness and fatloss goals...

Now, as for the exercise programs I rate.

First off, my own : ) - This is a full 90 day fat loss and fitness blueprint that tells you EXACTLY what to do every single day through videos, audios, printouts and even a daily email to keep you on track.

My average participant loses around 25-30lbs on the program with many losing much more!

Next: Turbulence training! from body transformation expert Craig Ballantyne - This is an excellent fatloss training system that has been used with great success by thousands of people over the last few years

Finally (and not least) a relative newcomer to the table Warp Speed Fatloss from Super Trainer Alwyn Cosgrove, world reknown fatloss expert with more fat loss success stories than practically anyone else around.

They're ALL great programs, all work EXTREMELY well (or I simply would not even mention them) and they all fit nicely with the elimination diet with a few minor tweaks that are easy to apply

Check them all out and see what you think or, if you prefer, simply continue with your own program.

The thing is, the elimination diet will work regardless of the exercise program you participate in, but, of course, if the program's a good'n....

Speak tomorrow!

Dax Moy

P.S - Don't forget to leave me a message to tell me how things are going for you. This IS important!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Elimination Diet Day 2!

Well, it's officially day 2 (here in the UK)  and you may well be starting to feel some of the detox effects.

Muscle ache.
Bad Breath (yuk)

I know, I know, I'm really selling you on this idea right? : )

Well, trust me, this is going to last 2 more days... tops!

Follow the plan as described. Use the tips I sent you yesterday and, whatever you do, don't, don't, DON'T follow the eating plan laid out in this video ok?

Oh, and by the way, you can reheat your cold foods via either pan top steaming or... rubbing sticks together : )

Seriously, the 'packed lunch' aspect of the elimination is a bit tough and there's no simple answer.

Most people use a thermos or pan top steaming, but many workplaces don't have that kind of facility.

Let me ask you guys; how do YOU get around this?

Speak soon!


P.S - Don't forget to leave me a message here to let me know how you're doing ok?

I want to see who's still playing?   : )

P.P.S - Feeling brave?

Tell me what you weigh and some of your measurements so that we can track your progress over the 30 days.

Feeling braver?

Submit a photograph or start your very own elimination diet blog and chronicle your own journey.

You can link it to me : )

Monday, September 22, 2008

Day 1 of Elimination Diet Challenge

Well, day one's almost over for me!

I flew back in from the U.S last night and pretty much crashed out right away and then was up for work at 6am.

After a cup of peppermint tea, a little oatmeal and an egg (boiled) it was off to work at my Islington personal training studios.

The jet lag kicked in a bit this morning and yes, there was a temptation to excuse myself for 'just 1' cup of coffee but after all of 3 seconds, I let it go and got myself a cup of morrocan mint herbal instead.

I didn't really eat too much today as I wasn't hungry. Must be the mixed up body clock from flying, but this evening I had steamed rice and stirfried curried vegetables. Filling and lovely... and completely on elimination diet rules.

No sign of detox headache yet, but I'm sure it's coming as I certainly 'toxed' this weekend at the conference with lots of alcohol (yes, shame on me!) and bread and other bad stuff.

But I'm in the game now, just like you all are.

I'm going to go get some training in now to speed up the detox factor and, of course, keep fit, but before I do, let me give you a few pointers on how to speed up the process and minimise the detox nasties that are on their way to you right now : )

1. Stick to the rules 100%, no compromise - Even little slip ups prevent your body from clearing through. Don't do it. It's just 30 days!

2. Drink at least 1 litre of water for every 50lbs of bodyweight - Yes, it sounds a lot but that's just because you're not used to it. Start drinking more and even adding a tiny pinch of salt to it and you'll speed up the detox and drop pounds fast.

3. Try to have a hot bath every day for 3 days - The skin is the largest detox organ in th body and sweat is the way many toxins escape. Get in the bath, get hot and... sweat. You'll be surprised at how great you feel after this!

4. Exercise - Yep, sweating comes with exercise too, but more important than that is that you speed up ALL metabolic processes... and build some fitness and muscle!

5. Take lemon water - Boiled water and lemon juice (just cut 1/2 a lemon and squeeze it in) and you've got the benefit of additional aid to your liver. Not bad!

Do those 5 things and your detox blues will be shortened quite dramatically!

Now, before I sign off, let me ask you, all of you who're serious that is, to drop me line here on the blog (comments section below) and tell me about your day, what you've done, what you're eating and how you feel.

It may not seem important but I guarantee, the accountability and support will really help you in the days ahead.

Speak soon!

Dax Moy

P.S - If you want help with recipe ideas, you can get a ton of 'em here

Friday, September 19, 2008

Elimination Diet Countdown: 2 Days Out!

Well, we're now just 2 days out from the start of the elimination diet challenge starting Monday 22nd September and I'm receiving email after email from people telling me how excited they are to get started on this and really commit to their health for the next 30 days.

I'm excited too, you see, I'm doing it with you all and will be blogging my own blow by blow account of the journey too. (I have completed around 12 weeks of elimination this year but I've also had a pretty slack period over the summer whilst on vacation and, like most of you guys, I really need a kickstart.

So, we're in this together : )

I hope by now you've started cleaning your cupboards and pantries and are 'almost there' in terms of ready to start.

It's my birthday today and I'm overseas so I'm going to be relaxed tonight but come monday....

Anyway, I really want to get this going with a bang so I want you to do something for me.

I want you to post in the comments below the following:

"I'm doing Dax Moy's Elimination Diet Because..." and then tell me your REAL reason why joining the program is important to you and then " The results I'm committed to achieving are..."

This is important.


Knowing what you're doing something for and what you want to accomplish are the true keys to success in any endeavor.

So get to it.

Write away and tell me why you're here.

Think of it as the first step in making the challenge real : )

I look forward to seeing what you write!

Dax Moy

Elimination Diet Countdown!

Well, we're just a couple of days out from the start of the next elimination diet challenge and, by the volume of emails I've been receiving as well as the responses to my last post it looks like people are more than ready for it.


This weekend you all need to download the latest version of the diet from, read it : ) and then empty your cupboards.

No delays, no excuses my friends.

Let's get going with a full 30 days of getting into great shape ok?

Remember, the program is free and, of course, I'm going through it with you too, so there's really no reason not to commit.

Speak to you tomorrow!

Dax Moy


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Get Back In Shape After Summer: Dax's 30 Day Challenge

Hi There

I'm baaaccckkk!

Did you miss me? : )

Like you, I’ve made the most of my summer by taking a great
vacation with my family, indulging in the tranquil waters and
amazing scenery of Thailand and really letting myself get into
relaxation mode.

So that’s why you’ve not heard from me for a little bit.

I know I normally write more during my trips abroad but many of you
said you’d appreciate not coming back from your own trips to an
inbox full of email so… I obliged : )

Anyway, back to business huh?

Now that summer is well and truly over, vacations are done kids are
back in school it’s time to get serious about getting back into
great shape and achieving your goals… and you have just 106 days to
the end of the year.

That’s just 106 days to achieve any of the goals you set for
yourself at the start of this year and to really make a difference
to how you look, how you feel and how your perform.

If that sounds scary, like another year of your life is about to
pass by without you actually getting what you want from it… it’s
supposed to.

Y’see, we’re all in very real danger of just letting one day ebb
and flow into another without really thinking about them.

Trouble is, days turn into weeks, weeks into months, months into
years and, before you know it a huge chunk of your life has gone by
and you still have very little result to show for it.

(No, I’m not being melodramatic; this is reality for many, many


What are you going to do about it?

You could decide today to commit to taking action and getting into
your best shape yet, or you could choose to do nothing except ‘hope
for the best’ and see what happens.

One route is full of power, promise and potential and the other is
full of, well, something I really shouldn’t utter in polite company.

What action should you take?

You know already!

Recommit to your elimination diet for a start. It costs nothing,
except a little discipline and effort, but the rewards are huge.

In fact, If you commit to start it over with on Monday next week
I’ll commit to going through it with you so you don’t feel like
you’re in it alone.

What’s more, I’ll create a weekly teleseminar or podcast for FREE
for the full 30 days of the program to answer your questions and
keep you on track.

How’s that sound?

There’s no catch, I just want to kickstart the last
100 days to 2008 and make sure that all of my readers end the year
in great shape.

What do you say?

Want to commit to this?

Just leave me a message in the
comments section of the blog. Tell me that you want to go ahead and
work with me for free on the diet for 30 days starting Monday and
what you hope the result will be.

Dax Moy
P.S – If you have friends that need a push, send ‘em on over too!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Dax Moy's 'Moy Thai' Kickboxing workout

Well, I’m now almost 3 weeks into my family summer vacation to beautiful Thailand and I’ve really been enjoying the time to rest, regenerate and re-inspire myself with new sights, new sounds and new experiences.

Of course, there’s a lot of pool time and playing at the beach, but we’ve also been elephant trekking. (My son Connor actually rode on the neck of our elephant ‘Bae’) As well as an amazing (though unintentional) off road adventure on the motorbikes we’ve hired for the duration of our stay here.

I’ve also started a 10-day intensive program of muay thai kickboxing training and, I’ve gotta tell you, despite the fact that I’m a pretty big, strong, and fit guy, the three hour workout they put me through yesterday almost killed me J.

10 X 4 minute rounds of skipping

Hill running

5 X 4 rounds of padwork in the ring.

Pushups, situps, tuck jumps.

5 rounds of heavy bag work punching

5 rounds of heavy bag work kicking

elbow striking

knee striking

,…and collapse in a sweaty mess at the end!(hey, it was 34 degrees and 90% humidity too!)


One of the things I noticed about the trainers and athletes alike was that they were not particularly lean. They certainly weren’t fat mind you, but considering they perform 2 of these marathon training sessions a day, six days a week, you’d expect them all to be super-leaner.

They weren’t.

The reason?

Like I’ve been telling you for some time, long workouts are not the most officient way to get rid of fat. Sure, they’ll give you great stamina, great endurance (which is what every fighter needs) but they won’t burn as much fat as you might think.

In fact, they may actually keep you from getting lean and lovely (I’ve explained about the affects of too much cortisol before).

But if you want a fun, fast fat-burning wornout with a muay-thai kickboxing flavor, but don’t want to spend 3 hours at it then try out my ‘MOY –THAI’ workout below.

Ø skipping

Ø pushups (on knuckles if you’re up to it)

Ø jab/cross combinations (on bag if you can)

Ø crunches

Ø front kick (alternating legs)

Ø uppercuts (alternating)

Ø skipping

Ø squat and jump

Perform 20 seconds of an activity then rest for 20 seconds. Repeat until all 8 exercises are done.

This is 1 ‘round’ of 4 minutes.

Rest for 2 minutes then repeat

For 3-4 rounds for a full-on fat burning workout.

Don’t forget to write me and tell me how you got on.

As for me, I’ve got to get to my next marathon training session!

Speak soon!


P.s- don’t forget , the look great naked challenge is jam packed with fantastic fat burning workouts that can be done from home in 30 minutes or less.

Check it out at

Monday, July 14, 2008

Look Great Naked Challenge Winners Announced

After 90 days on the second full Look Great Naked Challenge Transformation contest of 2008 I'm pleased to announce that I've chosen a winner for the priize of a luxury 2 week vacation to Thailand.

It's Barbara (Babs) Waters from Manchester, UK!

Babs really took the challenge to heart and applied each and every one of the principles taught to her during the challenge and, as the pictures show, she's accomplished some amazing changes.

Her stats have changes dramatically over the 90 days:

Chest: Lost 7 cm

Waist: Lost 18.5cm (that's 8 3/4 inches!)

Hips: Lost 15cm

Thighs: 9cm

and she lost a total of 33.2lbs (or nearly two and a half stones in weight)

I told you the results were pretty amazing! : )

If you're thinking that Babs must have had some unfair advantages or that you could never achieve what she has then think again. Babs is no different to the thousands of people from my elimination diet newsletter who write me every month.

She's the same stresses, the same time commitments and the same temptations as everyone else, yet by applying herslef to the Look Great Naked Challenge she was able to achieve an amazing transformation that most people can only ever dream of.

Read her Journey through the program in her own, unedited words.

"In the past (my 20s – 30s) my weight was fairly stable – somewhere between 8 and 9 stone (112 – 126lbs) , and a size 10/12. I even managed to return to around 8 stone just a few months after two pregnancies. However, over the past 5 years, my weight has gradually crept upwards. This has largely been due to work-related stress (threat of redundancy, promotion, having to reapply for my job, etc.), which has seen me turn to food and drink for comfort.

Over the past few years I have tried all sorts of things to lose weight….from a 7 day juice diet (I lost 7lbs in 7 days, but then put it back on nearly as quickly), to Slendertone belts, detox diets, over-the-counter diet pills and metabolism-boosting coffee…..none of them worked long-term, and my weight gradually crept up to 11.5 stone (161 lbs) – the heaviest that I’ve ever been.

Not only was I getting heavier, but I also started to feel more and more unfit. I think I really decided I needed to take serious action when I was skiing at Easter this year – I am a good skier, but after buying yet another ski suit to fit my ever-expanding body, I found that I couldn’t even manage a full day of hard skiing.

I discovered the Elimination Diet a year or so ago – I had downloaded it, but done very little about it. I’d also signed up for a free 10 day trial of the 90 Day Challenge….but again, I’d done nothing about it, except read the emails….I needed some more motivation!

Finally, after several emails from Dax offering a holiday in Thailand, and one too many bottles of Pinot Grigio, I signed up for the 90 Day Challenge. When I woke up in the morning, slightly hungover, my first thought was “what have I done?”, but having paid for it, I thought I should give it a go!

The things that appealed to me about the programme were the sensible combination of diet and exercise. The diet wasn’t too prescriptive – I could adapt it to incorporate my usual foods; and the exercise wasn’t too onerous – just 15 mins, twice a day.

For the most part, food wasn’t too much of a problem – I haven’t really missed wheat, milk or processed foods, and have even managed without using the microwave too much.

Drink was more of an issue for me – as a real caffeine addict (the coffee shop at work make me a large black filter before I’ve even got to the cash desk), and a heavy drinker (somewhere between half and one bottle of wine a night), I have struggled to eliminate all the bad stuff from my diet, but I have managed to drink both in moderation (my alcohol intake for the whole of the challenge, has been equivalent to an average week’s intake before the challenge – so my liver is grateful, if nothing else!).

Exercise is another matter – I’ve never exercised regularly before.

For the first six weeks, I didn’t miss a single exercise session on the challenge, but half-way through I had a difficult period at work. First, I went to Greece on business for a week – cue lots of non-diet eating and drinking, and very little exercise; then, it was a busy assessment period, which saw me working until the early hours of the morning each day, leaving me no time to exercise.

Those few weeks were a real low point, and I think I might have given up, if it wasn’t for the support of the other people in the blog network.

There have been several highs for me too: losing weight week after week; being able to see a significant difference in my shape in the week 5 photos and finding my flexibility and capacity for exercise increasing over the weeks.

So what I have achieved in 90 days?

I’ve lost over 33lbs, dropping from 161 to 127.7lbs; I’ve dropped 3 dress sizes, from UK size 16/18 to 10/12; my waist has reduced by 18.5cm, and my hips have reduced by 15cm, my BMI has reduced from 31.7 (obese) to 25.1 (nearly ideal); and my body fat level has dropped from 44.1% to 31.9%.

Most importantly, I not only look different, but feel different. I am slimmer, healthier and happier, and very, very grateful!"

Babs Waters, Manchester UK

Amazing huh?

As I said, Babs now has the pleasure of a luxury vacation to Thailand as a reward for all her efforts, but that's not the real prize here.

Babs has been taught a system that she can apply FOR LIFE not just as a quick-fix, short-lived strategy. Because of this, I'm sure we'll be hearing of even better results from her in the very near future.

Well done Babs!

Dax Moy

P.S - YOU could start your own Look Great Naked Journey today for as little as £10 a week by visiting and signing up to take part. For less than the price of a few grande skinny latte's a week you could be well on your way to getting into the best shape of your life.

The thing is, there's only one thing keeping you from the absolutely fantastic figure and physique you've always dreamed of and it's as simple as committing yourself to taking action.

Start today by checking out and just give the program a try for a week or 2. If you don't like it, don't rate it or simply aren't enjoying it then email me and I'll refund your money, no questions asked.

Now what's your excuse? : )

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

In Case You Thought It Was A Fluke...

In case you though Ann Thomas's amazing results from the Look Great Naked Challenge were a fluke, I thought I'd share with you the progress being made by several of my current challenge participants.

Check out these pictures of Babs and the amazing transformation she's made already at only 63 days into the program.

And here's her stats!

Weight: 136lbs, down 25lbs from the start
Bust: 94 cm, down 4cm from the start
Waist: 74cm, down 13cm from the start
Hips: 99cm, down 11cm from the start
Thigh: 60cm, 6cm from the start
Calf: 38cm, 2cm from the start
Arm: 33cm, down 3cm from the start

BMI: 27.1 (was 31.7 at the start)
Body Fat: 35.4% (was 44.1% at the start)

Not bad huh?

And remember, the whole program is conducted at home using simple equipment and, get this, completed in 20-30 minutes a day. (That's 30 minutes MAXIMUM!)

And whilst Babs is doing very well, she's by no means the exception.

Many, many of the challenge participants are making similar changes too.

If rapid inchloss and a true and genuine desire to shed stacks of fat are high on YOUR pre-vacation priority right now then check out the Look Great Naked Challenge website today!

Truth, joy and Love

Dax Moy

P.S - At only £10 a week I've designed the Look Great Naked Challenge to be affordable to everyone. Go see for yourself....

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Lazy Persons Guide To Getting Into Great Shape On Vacation

So, you've made it. You're finally on holiday!

(Yeah, I know, you're still at the office slaving away at your desk but bear with me, I'm painting a picture here!)

After all those weeks of cutting calories, depriving yourself of treats and regularly thrashing yourself about in the gym (You know, the usual pre-holiday fitness panic) you're finally able to get your kit off, soak up some rays and chill out on the beach.

After all, idleness and holidays go hand in hand don't they?

Or do they? Or, more to the point, should they?

It may or may not surprise to you to find out that, on average, holiday makers put on around 5-7lbs in weight during their two weeks away from home, a figure (excuse the pun) only normally beaten by Christmas!

Now, 7lbs may not sound like a lot but in reality it represents some 24,500 extra calories stored either through reduced activity or excess food consumption.

Just to clarify, that's the equivalent of about 10 days worth of calories above and beyond those needed to maintain your weight during your holiday. And guess what?

Nearly all of this is fat!!

So maybe a week of sun, sea and sloth isn't such a great idea after all. Not unless you actually enjoy laying down lard!

The funny thing is, it's so easy to avoid piling on the holiday pounds.

In fact, many people find that they actually come back from their holidays leaner, more toned and far healthier than when they went away just by taking advantage of the opportunity to be more active and try new, healthier foods.

I know what you're thinking "I'm on holiday to enjoy myself and relax NOT to put myself through some harsh diet and thrash myself everyday" and you're right, a holiday should offer the chance to rejuvenate and replenish your tired body.

That's exactly why you should consider being more active during your break.

You see, contrary to popular belief, total bed-rest (or sunbed rest) is actually BAD for you.

Lazing your days away leads to muscle wasting, reduced metabolism, increased fat storage and increased lethargy.

This is why we're often more tired upon return from our hols than before we went away, we're simply allowing our bodies to degrade through immobility.

As if we're not already immobile enough in our day-to-day lives!

Of course, this can easily be avoided by incorporating a little and often approach to activity during your holiday. Just follow the simple tips laid out below and you may even come back in better shape than when you started your hols.

1. Take a walk, run or go for a swim before breakfast. This is a great way to fire up your metabolism and burn off some extra calories before you put more food into your body, and a great opportunity to get your towel on a sunbed before anyone else!

2. Spend at least 10 mins out of every hour on your feet Come on, 10 minutes is hardly a hardship and you can use this time to walk along the beach and even-up your tan in those hard to reach bits or even to check out the talent further up the beach!

3. Spend at least 10 mins out of every hour in the water. Swim, snorkel, surf, kayak, paddle or whatever takes your fancy. Just get in the water and move!

I'm sensing some resistance. Still too much effort?

Well, for those of you determined to travel the world, meet interesting people and wave at them from the comfort of your sunbed (you lazy lot!) all's not lost. There may still be a way of keeping you from piling on the pounds.

Isometric contractions are the ideal lazy-persons workout as they require no movement. Not one bit.

Now I've got your attention haven't I?

To perform isometrics simply contract the target muscles between 75-100% of their maximum effort and hold this contraction for 20-30 seconds before relaxing and choosing another target.

For the chest: Push the palms of your hands together in a prayer-type position. Now push, crush and push some more with all your might.

For the shoulders: Clasp your hands together and attempt to pull them apart as hard as you can

For your abdominals: Lie on your back, knees bent and hand on thighs. With arms outstretched and elbows locked, attempt a crunch type movement (Against your locked arms you won't be able to get up).

For your thighs: Straighten your legs and contract and squeeze as hard as you can. Easy!

For your inner thighs: Legs straight and ankles together try to push each ankle through the other one (You may want to place a towel between your ankles). A similar action can be done with the knees.

For your hips: Cross your legs and feet and attempt to pull the feet apart.

There you have it. The ultimate lazy-persons workout with not a weight, band or exercise gizmo in sight.

But don't let its simplicity fool you, this workout can be amazingly effective at increasing muscular tone and strength Working this way you can perform an almost endless circuit of exercises as you work around the body without ever getting off of your sunbed. Not bad huh?

Seriously though, movement is where it's at. The body is quite simply a movement machine. It likes it, wants it and needs it to function optimally, and by incorporating movement into your holiday you'll look and feel far better because of it.

I'm not suggesting that your holiday has to be all action and adventure from start to finish or that fitness should dominate your thoughts in any way, simply that you take a little time every day to look after your body and give it what it needs.

After all, what's the point of half killing yourself to get in shape prior to your hols if you're going to trash it all and look fat and unfit on your return?

See you on the beach!

Dax Moy

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Look Great Naked Challenge Winner Loses Nearly 8 Inches From Waist!

It's over!

The first Look Great Naked Challenge of 2008 has finally finished and the winner has been chosen.

Today I'm very pleased to announce the winner of the Luxury 2 week vacation to beautiful Thailand is....

...(drumroll please!)...

... Ann Thomas from Baltimore!

Ann had an amazing time with the program and lost over 27lbs as well as almost 8 inches lost around the waist (you can see this clearly in the before and after photo's, just look at the waistband and hips in the after shots.

Here's the tale of the tape before and after...

Day 1 Day 90 Total Loss

Weight 147 lbs 120 lbs -27 lbs (that's almost 2 stones in the UK!)
Bust 93 cms 82 cms -11 cms
Waist 89 cms 70 cms -19cm (that's almost 8 inches!)
Hips 107 cms 93.5 cms -12.5 cms
Thighs 63 cms 53 cms -10 cms
Calves 39 cms 35.5 cms -3.5 cms
Upper arm 31.5 cms 26.5 cms -5 cms

And check out the before and afters!

(Ann has a high profile job and would rather her identity remain private at this point)

Here's Ann's Story in its full enedited version...

In the past I’ve always managed my weight through short bursts of just being careful of what I eat, losing the few pounds I wanted to and then returning to my usual eating habits directly afterwards!

I've never really been one for dieting or eating healthily - I could easily substitute a cake or chocolate bar for a meal. The only time I really consciously followed any diet plan (a low fat one) was after having my second child and I piled on weight.

In my thirties I was happy to be distinctly average – a comfortable size 12 – 14, did very little exercise and just occasionally controlled my weight through eating carefully every so often. However, in my forties I have to say I’ve become much more body conscious – maybe because my kids are now 19 and 17 years old, and therefore as they become more independent I have more time to focus on me.

Since hitting 40 I've been really active - running regularly - and even doing a marathon when I was 44 - this meant that I could eat what I liked and kept my weight down. In the first year of running I managed to lose about 10 lbs – a real bonus! I was doing something I actually enjoyed – well, enjoy, is probably the wrong word – I endured running as the benefits was that I looked so much better and I still could eat whatever I wanted! Having a really sweet tooth, every time I had a coffee (about 8 cups a day), I also had biscuits or chocolate to go with them! Running also kept me fit enough to go surfing whenever I managed to get a break – something I love doing.

It has only been over the last 18 months that my weight has started to creep on - no matter how much exercise I did I could no longer control my weight. Any attempts to try and lose weight lasted two or three days before I would reward myself with something nice to eat for doing an extra long run or whatever. I think I really decided I needed to take serious action when I really struggled to pull on my wetsuit – I not only looked like a beached whale I also felt exhausted before I had a chance to drag my board to the sea! But that was in November and I had to get Christmas out of the way and all sorts of other excuses.

By January 2008 I had enough of not doing anything to help myself – I felt disheartened as I started to sort out all the clothes that no longer fit me – trying jeans on that fit you two years ago but you can’t pull on over your thighs is a singularly upsetting experience!

I then decided that I should give myself a chance of getting back into them rather than going out and buying new clothes in larger sizes. I needed to really look at my eating habits - I knew that committing to exercise wouldn't be a problem - I also knew committing to a healthy eating plan would be the hard bit for me. I went onto the internet and started to look at various plans - lots of promises of what a diet could do for you but seemed unbelievable - great idea to be able to lose weight and still eat whatever you wanted but you know it's a lie!

This programme appealed to me because it didn't pull any punches - you know it's going to be tough - it isn't like other diets where you are allowed a piece or chocolate, the odd glass or wine as a treat if you've been good - it's about having to mentally get yourself in the right space to be able to accept the challenge and be determined to go for it.

I discovered the Elimination Diet half way through January but decided not to start it till I felt 100% committed mentally to actually doing it - I really didn't want to fail.

The first week was tough - despite the preparation I still spent the first three days of the diet just looking in the fridge and thinking I had nothing I could eat. I think I lived on omellettes, yoghurt and fruit for a few days until I got my head around what I could or couldn't eat but after you see the results it becomes a lot easier. I got the cook book just to give me some ideas and then adapted some of them to my taste. The big plus of the programme was that I never felt hungry - I seem to be eating more than ever before!

There have been several highs for me: being able to see a difference in my shape and how my clothes fit – even in the first week, being able to pull down my jeans without unfastening them in the third week, being able to do the same in a brand new pair of jeans in the eighth week!

People noticing a difference in how you look even though they see you almost every day. Noticing that I actually have a waist and abs!

The lows, with hindsight have not been too bad but at the time they just felt awful – hankering after hot cross buns over Easter but not giving in.

Having to mentally wrestle with yourself on trying not to succumb and have a piece of chocolate when people around you are saying that ‘one piece won’t do you any harm!’

Going to restaurants and knowing you’re not going to have a glass of wine, no bread or a desert!

However, for me the hardest thing was ensuring that I drank water – to begin with the only way I could was to write everything down to ensure I drank my quota for the day. I think I was at my lowest point when I discovered how unhealthy hospitals are!

My husband was rushed into hospital and I spent a few days hanging around with none of the catering facilities having anything to eat that was remotely healthy looking! Some of the exercise sessions were more enjoyable than others – but at least they are varied and short! The best way of dealing with it was just to get on with it and don’t procrastinate! `- it was one of my goals to ensure I did every session - no matter how tired I was or how little time I had.

So what I have achieved in 90 days? Well, to be blunt a new body and the confidence of knowing that once I’ve set my mind on a goal I can achieve it! One of my goals was to look good in a bikini - who would of thought that at the age of 48 I can wear one without any overhang anywhere! When I started the programme I was 147 lbs after 90 days I'm 120 lbs and have dropped two dress sizes - I've never felt so fit and toned - I'm the weight now that I was when I was a teenager!

Amazing huh?

What struck me most about Ann is that she reminded me of just about everyone I've ever worked with. Average genetics (like us all), time poor, struggling with fitting in 'real life' and still staying fit, toned and healthy. Yet here she was, for a full 90 days not allowing a single thing to put her off course or distract her from what she wanted.

And, of course, she got it!

Ann's a great ambassador for the program and she certainly deserves this trip of a lifetime as a reward for all her hard efforts don't you think? : )

Please join me in a round of congratulations to Ann!

Dax Moy

P.S - You can join the Look Great Naked Challenge and get results just like Ann and many, many others for as little as £10 a week. Just pop on over to and you could be walking on to the beach this summer in the best shape of your life!