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Top secret Fat-burner

After reading this article, http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1239000–people-who-don-t-join-facebook-are-suspicious-say-pundits I wish that the English language would recognize the word “stupidest.” What harm would there be to say “This is the stupidest article of 2012. Maybe ever.”

I posted the following comment on Facebook on our X Fitness Welland page and I chose to be grammatically correct:

“Absurd. Dumb & Dangerous. Dumbest article of the year. Dangerous stereotyping by the clueless.”
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1239000–people-who-don-t-join-facebook-are-suspicious-say-pundits

Here’s the only response that was received:

“How much are your fat burners and do thay (sic) really work ,thanks.”

Not sure what the relevance was to my post but I posted the following response:

“Sorry, don’t sell fat-burners. Never have sold fat-burners or used them, never will. The real fat-burning secret is proper nutrition and exercise including lifting. Thanks for the post.”

Two people pressed “like.”

Here’s the longer version of what I wanted I really wanted to post:

The true secret to fat-burning is psychological and physiological. I beat childhood obesity using the following:

  1. Motivation. Fat-burning starts at the top – mindset. Attitude. You have to need it. My life-long battle with fat is driven largely by two words “Fat-fuck” and “chickenshit.” That’s what prompted me to lose childhood obesity. I heard those two words at halftime of my little-league football game that I was playing in. Both words came out of assholes. The first by a loud-mouth running back who was protected by nepotism. His dad was one of the “coaches” (I use the term loosely.) The second came from another “coach” who centered me out during his halftime speech. My obesity and lack of fortitude apparently were the reasons why we were losing. Everything truly does happen for a reason. It started a 43-year streak of uninterrupted working out. I am a voracious reader. I have read countless books. I’ve never read about the benefit of a ‘chip on the shoulder.’ Generally, I read about pink-bubble, fluffy positive thinking bullshit. I can’t recall ever reading about letting what pisses you off motivate you. But that’s what I truly believe in. Sustainable motivation comes from not wanting to repeat a dark part of the past. It’s worked out for me. Anytime I see my abs getting cloudy, I get pissed off. I call out the past. Never fails.
  2. Stop eating junk food. I love food that’s no good for you. I eat some once in awhile. Otherwise, I follow a Spartan nutrition plan. Eating is a full-day event for me. I reload with protein as often as possible. Every three hours. But I sneak in some junk. Getting rid of junk food is the top secret for fat-burning.
  3. Stop getting hammered. I don’t drink alcohol. I stopped drinking 35 years ago for a number or reason bust the main reason was it made me fat and it interfered with working out. I don’t miss alcohol. Alcohol makes you fat. I’m not trying to be the moral arbiter of society. Just stating a fact. Not getting hammered is another top secret of fat-burning.
  4. Lift hard, run lots. Consistent, intense physical exertion is the other top secret of fat-burning. No way around it. I’ve heard all the excuses – kids, jobs, injuries. No sympathy from me. I helped raise three daughters. I’ve worked multiple jobs my whole adult life. Can’t remember the last time I was 100% pain-free. And I’ve worked out my whole adult life. I’m blessed to have a fire deep inside, thanks to two assholes who changed my life.
  5. X Fitness never has and never will sell fat-burners. I have never taken a fat-burner and never will. There are no shortcuts to losing fat. There are no shortcuts to staying in shape. The truth hurts.


Gino Arcaro has written 12 books. He started his writing career by writing 6 best-selling academic law enforcement textbooks. Then he changed his focus and wrote 6 non-academic books to compete on a new stage. The first book is Soul of a Lifter, available in paperback and e-book. The book is about how lifting is a life-saver – lifting others and lifting weight. Dual-purpose lifting. You can review all Gino’s books them by clicking here.