Posts Tagged with “hydroxycut”


Hydroxycut recall before bikini season

on May 1st, 2009
0 Comment

Hydroxycut recall is all over the news today. The FDA pulls the popular weight loss supplement after many liver damage reports. Apparently, Hydroxcut is one of the hottest selling products for weight loss on the market.

I say it again to you – for Bikini Season- DO IT THE OLD FASHIONED WAY. Cut back on eating and workout daily.

If you need a little help or motivation. Here is an article I wrote a few months back. Read it and get some tips from this top Celebrity trainer.

Have you ever thought to yourself “if I had a private trainer come to my house like the celebrities I would be fit and healthy”? I always thought that too and realized what I was missing was someone to motivate me daily. Recently, I had the pleasure of taking one of Marc’s classes, training on his new site, and interviewing Marc Montemerlo regarding his new site to help me loose weight. His site is called Skinnymenow. I found that Marc Montemerlo is exactly the type of motivator I needed in my life daily. Marc is energetic and passionate about exercise and nutrition, and his energy is contagious when you read his site.

Marc is a celebrity fitness trainer and has trained many celebrities through his various weekly classes. Now Marc is bringing his expertise to everyone in America who does not live in Hollywood, but wants the same great tips and tricks of the celebrities to get fit and look great.

Marc Montemerlo’s site photos are not airbrushed, he really has that chiseled physique in person and he works his body like an expert to get those cut abs and arms. He knows exactly what to do and is now giving us those secrets. Marc Montemerlo is a native of South Africa where he worked as a Reebok master trainer and as a training officer for the South African Defense force.

Since arriving from Cape Town, South Africa seventeen years ago, he has earned two certificates from the American Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He has trained celebrities and travels frequently to make presentations at fitness conventions throughout the world.

Read the interview I had with Marc and click here to check out how to loose weight now with Skinnymenow for yourself. It is an amazing eating and workout plan that will get you into shape fast. I am really enjoying it and find that I am full of energy daily as a result of the foods.

1.) Marc – where are you from? I was Born and raised in South Africa but now live in Hollywood, California.

2.) IF I wanted to lose 10 pounds in the next 2 months. What do I have to do in terms of mindset to get started? Great question Susana…Mindset is KEY!

First, you need to figure out the problem. If you want to lose weight – why? Are you uncomfortable? Unconfident? Find shopping for clothing difficult and depressing? Feeling low in energy?

And then you need to ask yourself if you’re really committed to SOLVING your problem and losing your extra pounds? Are you ready to put in the effort?

If you answered yes, then the time is right for you to do something about it. And to use a popular phrase these days – “Yes YOU CAN!”

Remember, though, the time it has taken you to gain those extra pounds and be REALISTIC about the time it will take to lose it. Also, be prepared to take it one day at a time and please abstain from that daily weigh-in on your bathroom scale – it is counterproductive and will drive you crazy.

And then, of course, most importantly – go and sign up for Skinnymenow and be strong with the knowledge that it is in your power to make a success of it. Be committed, ACTION = RESULTS!!

2.) Lots of people are starting new workout programs and diets in the New Year because of their resolutions. What do you think is the most important thing about starting a new workout program in the New Year?

Hmmmm…interesting question! As I said before, it all begins when you decide to finally take ACTION.

Whatever your trigger, something has shifted you into ACTION mode. The next critical step is to find a workout program that will best suit you. The most important things to look for when you are making your selection are: Is it simple? Is it user-friendly? Will it motivate you? And of course – can you realistically stick to it?

2.) What makes your program different from the ones that are out there now?

My Skinnymenow
program that I have developed over the years is a jump start to a new healthier, sexier YOU. What makes it different? Well, first and foremost – it’s SIMPLE. Most of the health and fitness sites that are out there today are so complicated that you can barely make it to the ACTUAL program after filling in all the pages and pages of sign-up and set-up info. Not to mention, there are just way too many options and choices, and I find a lot of my clients get overwhelmed and end up DOING NOTHING because they can’t figure out which option to do!

is safe and simple. I am by your side holding your hand and motivating you every step of the way through videos and emails and guarantee that if you follow this program you WILL see results.

3.) Do you help with an eating regimen in your program?

Yes, yes and yes! You can work out for hours and hours, but if you are not working on your diet too, you simply WILL NOT get the results. Skinnymenow provides a comprehensive but SIMPLE eating plan – no counting calories or weighing your food!

I also give daily nutrition tips and tricks. For example, did you know that an easy way to control your portions is to put your food on a smaller plate?

5.) What is your favorite snack food?

Snacks are where most people make their worst eating mistakes as they generally snack on whatever is easiest and nearest, which 9 times out of 10 is a bad choice . I vary mine but like to have protein shakes with a piece of fruit and some nuts or plain non fat yoghurt mixed with trail mix. My best midmorning snack is egg whites, mixed 7 whole grains (steamed) with some salsa.

6.) Do you endorse a cheat day in the diet / workout ?

Absolutely – an eating plan that is too restrictive will make you feel deprived and you can’t keep this up long term as the cravings will take over. I always promote a balanced, healthy attitude towards my client’s eating lifestyle. In my program you are allowed ONE cheat meal per week. You can really select whatever you have been craving and enjoy it guilt free.

9.) What is your favorite dessert?

As I said – a “cheat” meal is very important and dessert is my favorite :) I could do a whole long list here, but would have to narrow it down to any warm dessert with a dollop of icecream.

4.) Which celebrity clients have you worked with in the past?

A few of the celebrities I have worked with over the years include: Chris O’Donnell, Marcia Cross and Reese Witherspoon. Many other celebrities slip into my weekly group fitness classes that I give.

10.) Which workout clothes and shoes do you think I should buy for my workout? Brands?

Workout gear needs to be comfortable and must allow for ventilation. I am a big fan of ‘Lululemon’ for ladies. Their gear has a super snug fit with loads of support (where needed) and great colors and styles to choose from. For guys, I like the Adidas training running range. My brand of choice for trainers is Adidas – love the Megabounce as a great cross-trainer.

If you want the Adidas Megabounce that Marc likes – click the photo here to buy them now so you can have them at your house ready for you to workout in a few days! Free shipping and no tax.

Click the photo now.

adidas Running - Megabounce+ 2008 (Lava Metallic/Black/White) - Footwearadidas Running - Megabounce+ 2008 W (Neo White/Metallic Silver/Light Rubia) - Footwearadidas Running - MegaBounce NeoStar (White/Black/Silver) - Footwear

11.) Is there a difference in workout mentality between the US and where you are from?

The biggest difference that I have noticed is that in the US people are definitely more influenced by fads and trends in training and dieting. Unfortunately, if something looks too good or easy to be true – it generally is.

The great part about being in the US though, is that I have access to the leading edge of innovation in the Health and Fitness industry – and I don’t mean fads, but rather true advances that I can then use to help my clients.

12.) What do you love about working out?

Working out makes me feel energized, connected and well balanced. It’s great to know that after every workout I have achieved something. It helps me clear my mind and make space for renewal. Isn’t that what it’s all about? A sense of achievement and clarity that we can then apply to all the different facets of our lives!

the author's signature
Check out more post about Hydroxycut recall before bikini season written by here at our Celebrities , Fashion Page