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Dori Peterson-Why Diets Don’t Work-#337

Dori Peterson-Why Diets Don’t Work-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes The Rebel Food Nurse, Registered Nurse and Nutritional Coach Dori Peterson To the Broadcast. Eric and Dori start right in and address the various diets out there and why they don’t work. These diets could consist of the latest Hollywood fad driven by the diet industry. This could and does consist of low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate, high fat, low fat just to name a few. Eric and Dori set the record straight and eliminate the question marks most people are bombarded with when they want to start a weight loss life change. This is the rub for most people. This is not a six month change in your habits. This is a life changing new look at how you are going to live for the rest of you’re life. As we both addressed on this show all change and eventual success comes from the inside. Of course you must set you’re metabolism in motion through exercise to stimulate the body to burn more calories but you’re inner thoughts will eventually put you on the road to full body freedom. We talk about the whole mental definition of weight loss and the steps to change you’re life once and for all. Dori also gives us some very interesting books to read to reinforce how we see ourselves and to keep building on you’re success. There is always a way to make yourself better and live a much better life through perseverance, hard work and taking a big risk on yourself. Go after you’re dreams and never stop! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects You’re Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

*This Show Was Posted December 12, 2015

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Dr. Geoffrey Smith-Sand Bags and Weight Loss-#310

Dr. Geoffrey Smith-Sand Bags and Weight Loss-#310Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Strongman, Sand Bag Lifter, Power Rack Trainer, Blog Writer and Medical Doctor Geoffrey Smith to the Broadcast. Eric and Geoffrey talk about his many transitions through the world of weightlifting and why he got started. As we say in the weight world the mirror never lies. Geoffrey looked into it and found he didn’t like what he found. Let the weights begin. Just listen to the energy in Geoffrey’s voice and the success he’s had since he’s found the Power Rack, lifting big weights and now adding in the Sandbag. We talk about how lifting heavy will eventually rearrange your mind in such a positive way. You’ll have to make the final decision on everything. Will life make the decisions for you or will you make the decisions for your life. We both believe your good decisions will breed your success period. Geoffrey goes into detail about how much he loves to lift Sand Bags and gives us a full description of it. Geoffrey calls this type of training” The Challenge of the Sand Bag.”  We talk about the pursuit of lifting and mental training excellence. We can’t stress this enough to our M&M Family! Success Breeds Success. Geoffrey talks about obesity and how dangerous it is internally to each individual. We talk about diabetes due to high amounts of body weight leading to infections and vascular disease. Geoffrey gives the  prescription for getting your health back. Simply put. Make changes to your diet and begin to exercise. Geoffrey is a wealth of knowledge and a real scholar of physical strength.. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Dori Peterson-The Rebel Food Nurse-#304

Dori Peterson-Rebel Food Nurse-#304-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes The Rebel Food Nurse, Registered Nurse and Nutritional Coach Dori Peterson To the Broadcast. Eric and Dori talk about the last four years of her health journey. Dori who  is a registered nurse has had first hand experience with the sick and the terminally ill and came to the realization that its not drugs which cure the sickness in people its the proper supplementation and giving them the foods that their diet lacks to get them well again. Dori’s passion for health goes much deeper then just clean eating. She tells us how she lost forty pounds and has three young boys. She decided at that point that she was going to lead by her own example so her boys would pick up good eating habits which will last for a lifetime. We talk about the mind and how old habits die hard. The inner being must be changed in dramatic fashion and met with a primal resolve to run over the old stinking thinking and keep reminding yourself that the new you will win out. This takes time and practicing large amounts of repetition to slay the dragon inside. Dori talks about how she works with people who need to change mentally but the real crux of the problem is do they really want to? Dori gives examples of how some people just want to stay as they are never really changing just adding another page to their script. We also address the victim mentality that is in overdrive in America right now. We talk about childhood obesity and how the biggest killer of children right now is cancer. The question we must ask all of us is what are you eating and does it help or hurt you through this wonderful thing we call life? The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Coach Rob Regish-How to Lean Out and The Muscle Mass Special-#200

Coach Rob Regish-How to Lean Out and The Muscle Mass Special-#200 Eric and Rob tackle the issue of how to lean out properly. We instruct and guide our muscle student on what methods of training  work the best. We get into the basic movements which still give you the biggest gains and hold on to your strength as you change your diet to accomplish these goals. We talk about specific foods to eat when your leaning out and most of all we address the mental side of losing weight. Lot’s of great information to help you on your journey. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Wendy Myers Founder of LiveTo 110

The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show sits down with Wendy Myers for a spirited interview which will leave you very enthused about your own life. Wendy formed her company called liveto110 after her father died of esophageal cancer. She knew there was a better way to go about this through diet, supplements and hair analysis. Wendy is truly someone who loves what she does and touches many lives with her expertise. Motivation and Muscle connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Weight-Loss, Building Grip Strength and Pickle Jars.

FBC Note:This is 71 year old Kurt training his favorite lift. He loves training his grip strength on the Ironmind Grip Machine. Today he pinched 47.5lbs for the first time. That’s quite a feet of strength for a man who couldn’t pinch 10lbs six month’s ago. To make the record even more meaningful he has not been defeated by one pickle jar since. Prior to grip training he could no longer open pickle jars. He’d had lost that much hand strength. To top that feet of strength he is also in the process of losing 80lbs. When Kurt started at FiorilloBarbell Company he weighed 280lbs. He is now weighing 237lbs. We plan on having him down to 200lbs by June 2014. The change in him is incredible. This goes to show you are never to old for exercise! Find you’re passion and don’t be afraid to take it on.

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Paleo:Thanksgiving Carmelized Onion & Sausage Stuffing!


  • 1lb ground pork sausage
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 sweet potato or yam
  • 1 container of mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fat of choice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil, throw diced sweet potatoes/yams on it, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, then set aside.
  2. While those cook, pull out a large skillet, place it under medium-high heat and place a tablespoon of fat along your minced garlic clove and your mushrooms in it to begin to cook down. Add a bit of salt and pepper and cook until soft. Once they are done cooking, add to a large bowl.
  3. While your mushrooms are cooking down, add a tablespoon of fat to another large skillet over medium heat and add your sliced onions. Continuously move onions around to help coat and caramelize. The caramelization will take about 10-15 minutes. Add a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. When your mushrooms are done cooking, add your pork sausage to the hot mushroom pan (the mushrooms have been removed at this point). Use a wooden spoon to break up sausage and cook until almost cooked through.
  5. Once the sausage is all done, add mixture to your mushroom bowl to cool. Now beat your eggs, add to your sausage mixture, and add your chicken broth and vinegar, along with your sweet potatoes, pecans, and chopped herbs. Mix well.
  6. You can now either use a 9×13 baking dish to place your stuffing in OR place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Either way will work.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes, then add your caramelized onions and cooked for 5 more minutes.
  8. Eat it up!  OMG, its so good.


__________________________This recipe and photo are courtesy of Juli Bauer at PaleOMG.  For more holiday recipe ideas and paleo favorites, visit her website, and be sure to pre-order a copy of her new cookbook: The Paleo Kitchen, co-authored with George Bryant of the popular paleo blog, Civilized Caveman Cooking CreationsIf you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.

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Losing Weight-Whose Liver Are You Calling Fat?

By: Dr. Al Sears, MDFat

Did you know that fat is the biggest threat to your liver? As you age, your liver collects more fat, and it’s worse if you have increased body fat.

This puts you at a high risk for liver damage and can even promote liver cancer.

This is one of the worst consequences of age and having extra body fat, and is one of those areas where having extra fat makes you age faster.

The good news is if you have an older liver that is fatty, or if you just have a lot of body fat, there are things you can do about it. I’ll give you my three steps to drop fat safely and protect your liver at the same time.

Why is this important to you?

Because your liver gives you the energy you need to get through the day, and detoxifies your body. Plus it turns nutrients into their usable forms. This helps your body act more youthful and keeps the needle in your energy tank on “full.”

Fat is even more important than the effects of alcohol. Studies show alcohol contributes to only 6% of damage to the liver. But being a bit overweight contributes to 52% of liver disease.(1) And if you’re obese, you’re 400% more likely to develop liver damage than a normal-weight individual.

That doesn’t mean you can drink whatever you want… Surprisingly, normal-weight people who didn’t drink at all had just as much risk of liver disease as normal-weight individuals who drank a couple of glasses of wine with their supper.

So unless you drink to extremes, it really comes down to how much fat your liver accumulates.

If you need more proof of the dangers to your liver from being overweight, take a look at this new study. Researchers discovered that obesity causes mice to get liver cancer. Obesity turns on a cancer-promoting protein, and turns off enzymes that usually protect your liver.(2)

However, simply dropping a lot of pounds quickly can hurt your liver. Cutting calories and starving yourself can dehydrate your liver. And instead of losing body fat, dieting may cause you to lose mass in your vital organs and not body fat.

Here are my three recommendations for safely dropping the pounds and protecting and helping your liver so you can cleanse your body and have plenty of energy:

Step 1) Burn the Fat You Can’t See: We know from past studies that with short-duration pulses of exertion you can burn 9 times more fat than with long endurance exercise for every calorie burned.(3)

This is essential for your liver because the kind of fat that accumulates there is called visceral fat. It wraps around organs like your heart, liver, and kidneys and is far more dangerous to your health than subcutaneous fat, which lies right beneath your skin. Visceral fat is a storehouse for toxins that pump directly into your body.

But although you can’t see it, you can get rid of it. In a new study, researchers looked at how exercise affects visceral fat. They looked at a group of 44 obese girls and put them in three groups. One group did aerobic exercise, one did resistance training and one did nothing.

After a few weeks, the people who did aerobic exercise had lost a significant amount of visceral fat compared with the other groups.4 And they weren’t even doing short bursts of exertion, like I recommend. Imagine how much more fat they would have lost if they had been!

To take it a step further, what I discovered in my practice is that you can increase the fat loss by focusing on progressivity in your exertion. You don’t have to start with a high intensity workout right off the bat. The idea is to work out for shorter periods, and then incrementally increase the challenge to your body.

Your body will burn the visceral fat off your organs and keep burning off body fat long after your workouts. To try this for yourself, take a look at my PACE Express program.

Step 2) Measure fat loss the right way: How do you know when you’re losing fat in a healthy way? Easy. Simply keep track of your body composition. You’re looking for lots of lean muscle and a high ratio of that muscle to body fat.

There are scales you can buy that calculate your body fat for you. There are also hand-held devices that are reliable. You can find these on the Internet or you can get a set of the calipers I use at my clinic right here. They come with simple instructions. For men, the average is between 15-17 percent body fat. For women, the average is between 18-22 percent.

Another even easier way is to grab your skin between your finger and thumb just to the side of your navel and measure the thickness of the skin fold. It should measure less than 1 inch in both men and women. Even these rough approximations of your body fat are more useful than the archaic and misleading tables invented by insurance companies.

Step 3) Detoxify your liver a couple of times a year: Here’s a list of liver-detoxifying herbs I use in my practice that work well:

  • Milk Thistle – This is the plant Silybum marianum and it’s my first choice. I have been able to document its capacity to heal damaged livers by measuring serum liver enzymes. I recommend 200 mg in capsule form twice a day. Look for dried extract with a minimum of 80% silymarin, the active ingredient for liver cleansing.
  • Alfalfa – This herb cleanses the blood and liver. It can also lower cholesterol. It’s a good source of protein, vitamins A, D, E, B-6, and K, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, phosphorus, iron, potassium, trace minerals, and several digestive enzymes.
  • Dandelion – This root stimulates bile production and acts as a diuretic for excess water produced by a diseased liver. Asian and Western physicians alike use dandelion to treat hepatitis, jaundice, swelling of the liver, and deficient bile secretion.

Try mixing your own blend of these herbs. You can also look for a pre-mixed blend with as many of these ingredients as you can find on the label.

1. Zoler M. “Obesity is the Cause of Most U.S. Liver Damage: Risk of Disease Fourfold Higher in Obese.” Family Practice News. July 1, 2004.
2. Gruber S, Straub B, et. al. “Obesity Promotes Liver Carcinogenesis via Mcl-1 Stabilization Independent of IL-6Rα Signaling.” Cell Rep. 2013. pii: S2211-1247(13)00385-9.
3. Tremblay A, Simoneau JA, Bouchard C. Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism. Metabolism. 1994;43(7): 814-818.
4. Lee S, et. al. “Aerobic exercise but not resistance exercise reduces intrahepatic lipid content and visceral fat and improves insulin sensitivity in obese adolescent girls.” Am J Physiol Endocr Metab. 2013. Epub ahead of print.

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Weight Loss Solutions-The FiorilloBarbell Company Presents-The Metabolic Meltdown!!!!

FBC Note:Dennis is using a SERIES of Heavy Hand Workouts for his continued weight loss. One of the exercises is the Heavy Hands Curl while moving at a continuous pace. Dennis is known around the FBC Headquarters as Slim Jim. He weighed in at 228 pounds Thursday night. He is very close to his goal of 225lbs. Once he has reached his goal wait till you see what we have planned next for Dennis.

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