I’ll have a short-stack of chocolate chip pancakes and two eggs, overeasy“, I ordered from our table on the patio at the Broken Yolk in San Diego.

“No, wait, make that a large stack,” I said with a smile.

Twenty minutes later, as I mopped up the last pool of syrup with my final forkful of delicious, chocolatey pancakes, my business partner and friend, Bedros Keuilian said, “Good
thing you ordered the large stack.”

I smiled. Darn right. I love pancakes, I love chocolate, and I love syrup. It’s the triple threat.

Now here’s where things get interesting.

Once we returned to the uber-cool Hard Rock Hotelool Hard Rock Hotel and met up with the other trainers at our meeting, I wandered over to the buffet breakfast and continued to make a peanut butter sandwich on whole-wheat toast. Accompanied by a bowl of fresh blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple, it made for a perfect second breakfast.

At lunch (just 2 hours later), there were fewer carbs, as I filled my plate with chicken, salmon, and a giant spinach salad (full of spinach and candied pecans).

I admit it, I kind of dug around the bowl – with the tongs, of course – to get as many candied pecans as possible.


Later in the afternoon I had a protein-carb bar as a snack, and then at dinner at Donavan’s Seafood house (we went there five nights in a row, lol) it was sea bass with mushroom risotto. You wanted to lick the plate clean, it was so good.

And then – yes, AND then…the team at Donavan’s brought out some desserts – on the house – to thank us for visiting so often.

I couldn’t resist the brownie and ice cream, because I love chocolate. So I had half of that dessert.

Do you think I had enough carbs that day?

I did. But…guess who is still as lean as ever?

Yep, still at 9% fat with my famous ripped abs (from the photo that has been stolen around the world).

How do I do it?

Well, I don’t eat like that every day…but, you can eat like that on a cycle. A carb-cycle.

You can enjoy eating like this too, once in a while, IF you have the right eating plan.

In fact, so many TT readers have asked me over the years “How do you do carb-cycling?”

I haven’t had a good answer…until now.

Here’s the best carb-cycling method called “macro-patterning” explained by nutrition expert Shaun Hadsell in this free video:

==> How to NEVER store carbs as fat

In fact, “macro-patterning” is already getting a TON of national attention, and for good reason…it WORKS.

Get the full scoop here:

==> Eat carbs and NEVER gain fat (here’s how)

Get lean WITH carbs now,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com

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