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Finally! An easy way to jump-start your weight loss goals!

Let’s face it, you turn on the TV and radio these days and are bombarded by ads touting that their latest and greatest fat loss tools are the best on the planet, and will help you achieve mind boggling results in a record amount of time.

Most of these hocus pocus products promise the moon, but do little in the way of providing healthy, substantial results.

If I were you, I would think long and hard before plopping down my hard earned cash for a product that makes such bold claims.

I’m going to pull back the curtains and share with you the secret that I have used with my clients.

Better yet, I will let the results that people have had show you that it works. The results that you will see below are a part of a 24-Day Challenge. If you would like to know more details or how to start, just send me an email at kevin@workoutorlando.com.

These people are like you, they have grown sick and tired wasting their money on stuff that simply doesn’t work. They finally took charge, did their research, and have gotten results that speak for themselves.

Below is Holly Haddad.

“May 2012 – 225lbs (i stopped getting on the scale at this point so might be more)
March 2013 – 176lbs
August 2013 – 144lbs!”


This is Issac Martinez

“90 days and going strong! I’m amazed. 32lbs GONE!” Good work Issac!

This is Jenn Wright

“In 59 days I’ve lost 17.8 pounds and 18.5″! My waist alone went from 40″ to an amazing 32!”


These people have changed their lives, and so can you!

Join us in taking charge in life and shedding these extra, unwanted pounds.

Call me today and let’s start the first day of the rest of your life.

P.S – If for some reason you’re still on the fence about training with me, simply click on the “Join Us!” tab at the top of the page and sign up for your no obligation complimentary Body Diagnostic (a $90 savings!) and WEEK of training, just to give it a test drive.

I know once you get started, watch the pounds fall off, and start feeling GREAT you’ll be hooked!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Last call, only 3 spots left (hurry up)


I had a feeling I was going to get a bunch of people who were interested in
my new 14 Day Fat Furnace program, but I had no idea it was going to sell
out in only two days.

I originally had 15 spots open, and since the posting late last week, I only have three spots available for the 14 Day Fat Furnace program.

And since it’s only $67 the spots sold out quickly.

But you can still get one of the three remaining spots if you call me at
407-504-7867 or email me at kevin@workoutorlando.com and tell you that you want in.

The program starts next Monday, October 8th at 1616 N. Orange Av.

And, in case you missed the last email, here are the details of the 14 Day
Fat Furnace program:

– The program is simple in it’s brilliance. You’ll come and workout with me
three to five days per week for two weeks (14 days), and eat the foods
that I’ve outlined for you in the program. It’s simple actually –just read it
and eat it and the results will come.

– You will experience soreness in your muscles. Nothing too bad, but
definitely some soreness letting you know that you just had an awesome

– And the eating program I give you will NOT be a starvation diet. I’m totally
against starvation diets. It’s actually a decent amount of calories
manipulated in a crafty way to help your body burn maximum fat and to
retain muscle tone during the 14 days.

So be sure to take one of the three remaining spots and join us this
Monday the 8th for the kick start of your 14 Day Fat Furnace program.

To lock in your spot just call me at 407-504-7867 or shoot me an email at Kevin@workoutorlando.com with your phone number.

Looking forward to seeing you next Monday

Dedicated to your health,

Kevin Cicero

14 Day Fat Furnace Plan is Heating Up!


A couple days ago I made a post telling you about the new rapid fat
loss program I stumbled upon while working with a few of my training

Since that post on Wednesday, I’ve been flooded with emails from folks who
want to join my 14 Day Fat Furnace “beta” program so I decided that I’m going to take on 15 new clients into this program and I’m starting it Monday, October 7th at 5pm at our 1616 N. Orange Av. location.

Here are some details about the program that you should know before you

- This is a 14 day training and nutrition (manipulation) program that’s
relatively intense. You’re going to work hard for two weeks BUT your
results are going to come fast and will be significant when you follow the

- Some people will lose six to twelve pounds during these two weeks and a
couple dress and pant sizes.

- The program is simple in its brilliance. You’ll come and workout with me
three to five days per week for two weeks, and eat the foods that I’ve
outlined for you in the program. It’s simple actually –just read it and eat it
and the results will come.

- You will experience soreness in your muscles. Nothing too bad, but
definitely some soreness letting you know that you just had an awesome

- And the eating program I give you will NOT be a starvation diet. I’m totally
against starvation diets. It’s actually a decent amount of calories
manipulated in a crafty way to help your body burn maximum fat and to
retain muscle tone during the 14 days.

I think you’ll actually enjoy it.

Now here’s the best part of this whole thing… the cost.

Since this is my beta version and since I’m only taking on a small group of
15 new clients on this program. I’ve priced it for anyone to afford.

The entire 14 Day Fat Furnace program is only $67.

Like I said the program starts Monday, October 7th at 5pm at our 1616 N. Orange Av. location.

So if you want to be one of the first 15 people on the program and get a lot of fat burning and muscle tone done in only 14 days then you need to call me now at 407-504-7867 to lock in
your spot for Monday the 7th.

Or you just email us at kevin@workoutorlando.com to register.

If you have any questions just email or call me at 407-504-7867. This program is going to sell out quick at this low price and with the limited number of spots available. So be sure to call me at the number above, shoot us an email.

Looking forward to seeing you in the program on Monday, October 7th!

Kevin Cicero

I’ve Discovered Faster Fat Loss

Hey guys,

I’ve stumbled upon something pretty significant recently while working
with several of my clients who wanted to achieve faster fat loss.

This new discovery I made proved to be pretty amazing at melting fat off
the body. It’s a combination of working out in a short burst, high intensity
kind of way and a manipulation (for a lack of a better word) of your eating
program –NOT A DIET.

But here’s the coolest part of this thing… the results come FAST. In fact the
entire program lasts 14 days and the results are amazing.

I’m considering offering this program to a small group of people who are
interested in burning a lot of fat in 14 days!

So I’m calling it my “14 Day Fat Furnace System,” but before I commit to
doing a program like this, I wanted to see how many people on my list would be interested in a 14 day rapid fat loss program like this.

If you think you’d be interested in joining my small group of “beta testers”
and getting fast fat loss results in 14 days, then shoot me an email at kevin@workoutorlando.com and let me know and I’ll let you know if and when I plan to launch this 14 Day Fat Furnace System.

Thanks a bunch!

Kevin C.

Pop Quiz: What do P90X, Insanity, and CSI have in common? Read below for the answer :)

Answer: They all take an hour and chances are someone is going to get hurt.


While that is pretty funny, there is some truth behind the humor.
Let’s talk about the second point first: Getting hurt.

In my training facility I can’t tell you how many people have come to me looking for a better fitness and fat loss solution after having done P90X and/or Insanity and having to stop due to getting injured.

Realistically you cannot embark on ANY fitness routine without some risk of injury. Don’t want to get injured? Stay on your couch. But if you move your body there is always a chance you can get hurt.

The problem with P90X, Insanity and other similar programs is that they are *COMPLETELY* unsupervised. Sure, they show you how to do the exercises – but it is a DVD – there is no feedback by a certified personal trainer to tell you if you doing it right.

To exercise properly, effectively and efficiently (significantly reducing the chance of injury) it is imperative you have a qualified and competent coach by your side.

You simply cannot duplicate (or even come close) to the effectiveness of a program that is tailored to your specific needs by someone who know what they are doing – watching you like a hawk to make sure you get the most of every rep and every second you are in the gym.

You will never get that in any DVD – no matter how ripped and oiled up the dude in the video is.

To the next point – taking an hour.

Time is an issue for all of us. There never seems to be enough of it. So getting in a workout at all can be a challenge. Some popular “X” type programs actually suggest 6+ hours per week.

Screw that. Who has that kind of time? I sure don’t.

Don’t get me wrong – I love the gym and love working out, but I have a job and family that needs my attention. I don’t have 6+ hours per week to allocate to my workouts – I just don’t.

At least P90X and Insanity *ONLY* take an hour – but that’s still way too long.

Recent research has shown what I’ve been saying for years – shorter workouts simply work better.

That’s right – less time = better results.

One recent study proved shorter workouts burn 450% more fat than longer workouts.

How can this be? Well, it is simple really. This effect is called “Afterburn”.

It is the metabolic shift that happens after short, intense workout that forces you metabolic rate higher (burning more fat) for up to 48 hours after the workout.

It sounds crazy, but it is 100% true. That is why the fat loss programs I design are only 30 minutes each.

And yes, I literally guarantee your results!

In only three 30 minute sessions my clients regularly lose 13-25 pounds in the first month.

We don’t have time to screw around – and neither do you so make your time in the gym count.

If you want to know more about how you get fit & firm fast (and safely) – call me anytime…the number is 407-504-7867.

Content by Josh Carter

The Fallacy of High-Rep Olympic Lifting

Every decade has its fair share of fitness crazes. Taebo, P90X, Insanity. . .some work and are based on sound science and program progression, others have regular people pushing themselves beyond what they’ve trained their bodies to do. This is the perfect storm for injuries and over training. Case in point with the latest craze of Crossfit.

I’ve decided to share this post by Mark Rippetoe from the website T-Nation.com on the problems with Crossfit. Some of you viewing this may already be doing Crossfit and it may be working for you, and that’s fine, but this article explains its drawbacks from a trainer’s viewpoint.

Here’s what you need to know…

High-rep snatches or clean and jerks can be done safely by very experienced Olympic lifters. But they wouldn’t do them anyway because there’s no purpose.

The average person who does high-rep Olympic lifts is a walking encyclopedia of bad, unsafe, and unproductive form.

Snatches and clean and jerks, as technique-dependent lifts, fall apart easily in the presence of fatigue.

There’s a time for conditioning, but there are better ways to do it than to perform the Olympic lifts like a jackass.

The use of high-rep snatches and clean and jerks for conditioning must be evaluated in the context of the program. Are we using them for exercise or training? And does it really matter?

First, if an experienced Olympic lifter wants to use snatches and C&Js for conditioning or on a dare, sure, go ahead. An experienced lifter actually knows how to do them correctly. And he has had back position and lockout technique hammered into his head enough that these important factors will not erode that much with fatigue – the reps will just be rested longer in between.

So, for an experienced lifter, high-rep snatches won’t be a problem. But such a person won’t do them anyway, since high-rep snatches don’t accomplish anything productive.

For casual exercisers, CrossFit-types and the like, the calculation is a bit different. The vomit I see on the internet – complete lumbar flexion, everything pressed out, everything intentionally rebounded from the floor, all done under the watchful eye of some moron saying “Nice!” – makes me of two minds.

Part of me hopes the fools hurt themselves badly (after all, orthopedic surgeons gotta eat too), and part of me hopes their incompetent, stupid-ass coaches all die in a great Job-like mass of infection (boils, abscessed hemorrhoids, lungs full of fluid, etc.).

It’s both an embarrassment to watch and a testament to the fact that apparently tens of thousands of people don’t know what the heck they are doing, and have no apparent desire to learn.

But Are They Good for Conditioning?

But the real question here is this: what do you hope to accomplish by doing high-rep snatches, done either correctly or incorrectly? And in either case, is there a better alternative, and why?

“Conditioning” is the use of high-intensity, longer-duration glycolytic exercise to elevate heart rate and respiration rate for the purpose of adapting to this type of work. Conditioning is a type of stress to which the body quickly adapts.

You know this is true if you’ve been paying attention. It doesn’t take an already-strong person more than three or four weeks to get back into very good condition if he has somehow lost it. But it takes a distance runner a couple of years to get strong if he’s never been strong before.

The task of getting strong vs. the task of getting in condition presents a problem, since the two types of adaptation compete for resources within the organism in a predictable way: conditioning interferes with strength acquisition, and strength training improves work output without doing any conditioning.

If conditioning is important to you, being stronger should be more important, and getting strong is made a slower process if you try to do conditioning – work that interferes with getting stronger – while trying to get strong. There will be time for conditioning, later. After you get strong.

Using high-rep, light-weight “snatches” and “clean and jerks” for the purpose of conditioning is rather pointless, in that these two technique-dependent movements break down under fatigue, especially for a person for whom technique and strength has not been previously established.

For everybody that does them, doing high numbers of reps with light weights and bad form adapts you to doing precisely that: lots of very light reps, done wrong. So doing them this way can’t possibly make you better at doing snatches and C&Js, it can’t make you stronger, and there are much better and safer ways to do conditioning… when it’s time to do conditioning.

So Why Do Them?

Because the “WOD” says so? Because they’re “fun”? Because everybody else in the class is doing them, so you have to? Because they “gas” you? Because you want to get “smoked” with a movement that isn’t boring, because you’re not “tired” of doing them yet because you haven’t practiced them enough to really even have any idea at all about how to do them correctly?

If this is the case, you’re not training the snatch and the C&J anyway. You’re just exercising with them.

From Exerciser to Trainer

What’s the difference? I’ll refresh your memory. Briefly, capital-”T” Training is the process of driving a physical adaptation in a specific direction for a specific purpose, while capital-”E” Exercise is what we do for the way it makes us feel today: before, during, and after the workout itself.

For most people – housewives, car salesmen, fat people, the dull and torpid – Exercise is enough. It’s better than sitting on your ass. But at some point, some of these people will graduate to Training, and when this happens, planning must occur.

Planning means that there will be lots of days when your workout doesn’t make you feel like you want it to, but because you’re now Training, you do it anyway, because it’s part of the process that generates the result for which you planned.

Effective Conditioning

If you want to do conditioning effectively, push the Prowler, run some hills, or do some sprints. They’re easier to dose accurately, they don’t make you look like an inexperienced fool, and they lack the injury potential of rounded-back, incorrectly-locked-out-overhead, bounced-off-the-floor barbell movements.

They are a much better alternative because they can be programmed into your Training. If you want to do some explosive conditioning work that won’t be detrimental to your shoulder and back health (and your self-worth), do some kettlebell swings or some dumbbell snatches. Leave the Olympic lifts to the Olympic lifters.

But if you just want some Exercise, enjoy yourself, make sure you pay your gym dues, and everybody will be happy.

If you’re ready for a customized workout that fits YOUR needs and doesn’t involve the stupidest move ever called “kipping” (look it up on Youtube), then give us a call today. We will put together a proper workout plan to get you from point A to point B safely.

Call us now! The number is 407-504-7867.

Banishing Your Belly

The Four Step Process to Banish Your Front!

It’s not just unsightly. Fat around your middle is also harmful to your health—more harmful even than fat found on other areas of the body.

However, everyone has and needs at least a little bit of belly fat. You may have rock-hard abs and be thin as a rail, yet fat can be hidden away inside your body, surrounding organs such as your heart, liver, lungs, and digestive system. Fat stored around these areas is called visceral fat. The fat you see on your hips, thighs, and abs that makes it hard to fit in your skinny jeans or buckle your belt is called subcutaneous fat. This is the fat everyone dreads, yet strangely enough, visceral fat is worse for your health.

Granted, some visceral fat is needed to protect vital organs with cushioning, but having too much can lead to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, and certain cancers.

How do you know if you have too much visceral fat and what can you do to get rid of it? Read on to fatten up your knowledge of this oversized subject.

Measure Yourself

When your body is obese, it begins running out of places to safely store fat. Fat cells begin building up around and even in your organs. The best way to determine your amount of visceral fat is with a CT scan or MRI. While this is not a feasible option for most people, a measuring tape will give you a rough idea.

Stand up straight and wrap the measuring tape around your waist. Women should measure less than 35 inches and men less than 40 inches. If your waist measures larger than this and if your body is shaped more like an apple than a pear, these are indicators of excess visceral fat.

Now What?

Controlling belly fat is a four-part process. The steps you’ll have to take are getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, giving your body enough sleep, and practicing stress management.


Even thin people can have too much hidden fat deposited in their abdomen. It may be genetic, but it’s also about exercise. If you maintain a healthy weight by eating healthy but skip physical activity, you’re more likely to have excess visceral fat. So no matter what your size, you need to get active.
Vigorous physical activity burns all types of fat: subcutaneous and visceral. And forget spot training when it comes to targeting fat. It’s the vigorous cardio exercise that’s best.


Weight loss through dieting will lead to lost belly fat. While there is no magic diet for losing weight around your middle, getting extra fiber may help you get the results you want. A high-fiber diet inhibits the build up of visceral fat. Good sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Make a simple switch to whole-grain high-fiber bread and you should see it make a difference in your belly bulge.


Getting the right amount of sleep each night helps your body ward off fat, especially if you’re younger than 40 years of age. For some reason, getting either too little sleep or too much sleep affects the build up of visceral fat, with too little being more harmful than too little. People who get less than five hours of sleep each night and those who get more than eight hours of sleep each night have more visceral fat than those who get six to seven hours each night.


If you don’t have any stress whatsoever, you’re probably not living life. Because stress is a normal part of life. What matters isn’t that you’re stress-free, but how you manage the stress you deal with on a daily basis. When your body is stressed, it produces a hormone called cortisol. High levels of cortisol cause fat to be stored around your middle and around your organs. Learn to manage chronic stress through a healthy support system (family and friends), exercise, meditation, or counseling.

Ready to take control of your health and life? Give us a call today! The number is 407-504-7867 or email us at kevin@workoutorlando.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Go Bananas!

Could a banana a day really keep the doctor away?

If you’re honest with yourself, you probably recognize that you could stand to eat a few more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. While the number of servings you need depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity, you should on average eat at least five servings of fruits and veggies every day. A good way to work towards this goal is to make sure half of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner is made up of these two food groups.

What fruit should you be quick to add to your diet? The banana. A powerhouse of a fruit, the banana is packed with nutritious goodness that is every bit as bright as its external color. Want to know what’s so great about this yellow fruit? Read on. You may go bananas!

Full o’ Fiber

One banana provides 11 percent of the amount of fiber you need each day. Fiber helps to regulate digestion, maintain low blood sugar, and fill you up.

Packin’ Potassium

This favorite monkey food is known for its high potassium content. But are you aware of the many health benefits that potassium offers? High amounts of potassium can lead to lowered blood pressure and therefore a lowered risk of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis.

Potassium’s magic abilities include counteracting excessive sodium in the body. This is important in today’s world, as so many people overdo it with sodium in their diets. Excessive sodium leads to a loss of calcium through urine. When calcium is lost, bones weaken, muscles weaken, blood has difficulty clotting, and the nervous system is impaired. The potassium in bananas neutralizes sodium levels so calcium is retained, ultimately keeping your body strong and healthy.

A vital player in restoring electrolyte balance, potassium also serves to help relieve the effects of diarrhea or constipation. So when your digestive tract seems off balance, eat a banana.

Downing a banana is particularly beneficial immediately after working out, as you lose potassium when you sweat. On top of refilling your body, the added potassium protects your muscles against cramping and weakness. Ever experience leg cramps in the night? Eating a banana before bed may be just what you need to beat leg pain.

Fueled with FOS

Abbreviated FOS, fructooligosaccharide provides prebiotic qualities, meaning it’s good for the health of your colon. FOS is digested by good bacteria in your colon and helps these helpful bacteria multiply. It also aids in the absorption of magnesium, calcium, and other vital nutrients. And it’s plentiful in bananas.

Vat of Vitamin B6

Bananas may be a funny-looking fruit, but they provide 34 percent of your recommended daily amount of vitamin B6. Why does your body need this nutrient? It’s an anti-inflammatory agent. Working to reduce swelling, vitamin B6 protects against cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and obesity. It is also needed for healthy lymphoid glands, which produce white blood cells and protect against infection. Vitamin B6 is essential for healthy cell formation and nervous system functioning.

What are you waiting for? Go bananas and live a better life for it!

Banana Benefits Don’t Stop There

Need more proof of the goodness in bananas? Here are a few more benefits that may convince you. Bananas…

…contain protease inhibitors that break down stomach bacteria that cause ulcers.
…cut the risk of kidney cancer in half for females who eat at least four a week.
…contain tryptophan, which reduces feelings of depression and improves your mood.
…are a natural antacid.
…protect your eyes from macular degeneration.
…reduce nausea from morning sickness.
…have a high level of antioxidants, which help protect your body from disease.
…are low in calories (108), making them an easy, convenient snack food.
…taste delicious on cereal or in smoothies.
…are the perfect shape to use as play phones.



As Little As One Drink Per Week Can Significantly Reduce Fat Loss!

Here is the common statement- if you eat well and exercise regularly having a drink once a week or so isn’t going to affect your weight loss that much. Unfortunately, having worked with many people over the course of almost seven years I can tell you from personal experience that it will. In fact my observations over the years have borne out that by having as little as one drink of alcohol a week is more than enough to reduce your weight loss by over 60-70% as compared to those following the same dietary plan and exercise regime. More important is that for those final pounds to come off those that consistently had as little as one drink a week were never able to attain flat and rippling abdominals while those that did not drink were consistently able to do so while following the prescribed dietary and exercise protocols.

Working with the individuals that indulged I was also always able to tell whether they were drinking or not as their performance in the gym was noticeably reduced if they consumed alcohol for well over 48 hours after consumption. Why does alcohol have such a negative impact on weight loss and performance- the standard idea is that alcohol is high in calories and to lose weight one must at all times burn more calories that you are taking in- but in reality this has nothing to do with why alcohol has such a negative effect as even low calorie alcoholic drinks are problematic. The real problem is that alcohol works to reduce the amount of fat your body is able to burn while increasing your appetite and lowering your testosterone levels for up to 24 hours after your last drink.

After having a drink or two here is what happens to your body that you may not be aware of:

– A some of the alcohol consumed is converted into fat.
– Your liver converts most of the alcohol into acetate.
– The acetate is released into your bloodstream, and replaces fat as a source of fuel.
– The alcohol raises levels of the stress hormone, cortisol which also acts to increase muscle breakdown.
– The alcohol also reduces testosterone levels.
– The alcohol intake will increase your appetite thus making it more likely that you will overeat without being aware of it.

How Alcohol Inhibits Fat Loss

As we said earlier conventional thought is that beer bellies are caused by the excess alcohol calories being stored as fat- but studies have found that on average less than 5% of the alcohol calories you drink are converted by the liver into fat. Rather, the main problem with alcohol is that it reduces the amount of fat your body is able to burn for energy. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 8 men were given two drinks of vodka and sugar-free lemonade in half hour intervals. Each drink contained less than 90 calories and fat metabolism was measured both before and after consumption of the drinks. For several hours after drinking the vodka, whole body lipid oxidation which is the rate at which your body burns fat was reduced by 73% [1]!

Instead of being stored as fat, the tendency for your liver to convert alcohol into acetate. Acetate is used by your body as an alternative fuel source- one that replaces fat as a primary fuel source when it is present and available in your system. So when acetate levels rise your body burns more acetate and consequently significantly less fat. In the study it was found that blood acetate levels were 250% higher than normal and this sharp increase in acetate goes a long way in inhibiting fat loss.

Alcohol Makes You Eat More

The combination of alcohol and a high-calorie foods creates an even bigger problem as alcohol works to stimulate your appetite. The word aperitif is French in origin and refers to the alcoholic drink taken before meals to increase your appetite and has been a tradition for hundreds of years. A Canadian study showed that an aperitif increased calorie intake far more than a carbohydrate-based drink [2]. Many other studies have validated this and the bottom line is that you will always eat more when you consume alcohol with your meals.

Alcohol Reduces Testosterone Levels

As if it wasn’t bad enough, not only does too much alcohol inhibit fat loss, but it also decreases testosterone levels. Studies have shown that one bout of high alcohol consumption drinking raises levels of the muscle-wasting hormone cortisol and increases the breakdown of testosterone for up to 24 hours [3]. Even more alarming is the fact that it was found that the damaging effects of alcohol on testosterone are made even worse when you exercise before drinking [4]. The testosterone reducing effects of alcohol on testosterone could be one reason that people who drink a lot carry less muscle and thus are unable to achieve the levels of muscular development and fat loss required for a lean and sculpted physique. A 1993 study showed conclusively that alcoholic men have bigger waists and smaller muscles than those who abstain from alcoholic beverages [5].

Can You Have Maximum Weight Loss And Still Drink Occasionally?

Having alcohol with a meal will increase your metabolic rate, but will also reduce the amount of fat your body burns for energy — far more so than high protein, high carbohydrate, or high fat meals [6]. A drink once in a blue moon might not do that much but it is important to understand that if you really want to maximize your fat loss and muscle building efforts to create a truly lean and sculpted physique, alcohol is more of a liability than an asset. It isn’t always easy especially in many social situations, but at the end of the day it is important that we understand fully the consequences of our actions rather than pretending that a drink or two a week won’t make much of a difference.

For the skinny on how to take control of your eating habits and create that beach body for this Summer, call us at 407-504-7867.

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2. Buemann, B., Toubro, S., & Astrup, A. (2002). The effect of wine or beer versus a carbonated soft drink, served at a meal, on ad libitum energy intake. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 26, 1367-1372
3. Valimaki, M.J., Harkonen, M., Eriksson, C.J., & Ylikahri, R.H. (1984). Sex hormones and adrenocortical steroids in men acutely intoxicated with ethanol. Alcohol, 1, 89-93
4. Heikkonen, E., Ylikahri, R., Roine, R., Valimaki, M., Harkonen, M., & Salaspuro, M. (1996). The combined effect of alcohol and physical exercise on serum testosterone, luteinizing hormone, and cortisol in males. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 20, 711-716
5. Kvist, H., Hallgren, P., Jonsson, L., Pettersson, P., Sjoberg, C., Sjostrom, L., & Bjorntorp, P. (1993). Distribution of adipose tissue and muscle mass in alcoholic men. Metabolism, 42, 569-573
6. Raben A, Agerholm-Larsen L, Flint A, Holst JJ, Astrup A. (2003). Meals with similar energy densities but rich in protein, fat, carbohydrate, or alcohol have different effects on energy expenditure and substrate metabolism but not on appetite and energy intake. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 77, 91-100