6 Money Saving Grocery Tips

vegetarian recipesQuick news update:

The EasyVeggieMealPlans.com half price sale starts this week – tonight at midnight if you are on the VIP list…

…and you can still become a VIP by signing up here:

=> Click here to become a VIP and get your free weight loss report

Don’t miss out on the really cool bonuses we did, including the “Defending Your Veggie Diet” CD to deal with the “meat eating veggie haters” you’ll encounter down the road.

As I mention on that call, I’ve never received so many hostile emails or facebook messages to any of my stances on cardio as I have for simply trying out the Vegetarian lifestyle.veggiehaterscd20final4

It gets people really angry that I don’t eat meat…and I’ve had to reply to some hostile questions…so we put together all the answers you need to deal with these folks.

So visit EasyVeggieMealPlans.com at noon on Monday to take advantage of the half price sale.

Let me know about your success stories with your new veggie lifestyle.

Now for this week’s coaching call.

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Monday – July 27th

Transformation Tip: Avoid Mindless Eating

It doesn’t matter what kind of diet you are on, calories in calories out matters a LOT. So make these 3 changes:

  1. Don’t eat in car or while walking.
  2. If its not worth eating, don’t eat it.
  3. Avoid panic eating.

And now, for the last phase of the 6-month TT Bodyweight Manual – here, we, go! bodyweight training program

Advanced Strength Exercises & Total Body Circuit Conditioning – Workout A

1A) T-Squat (12 reps)
1B) Pushup (12 reps)
1C) Reverse Lunge (10 reps)
2A) 1-Leg Squat (8 reps)  – pistol video
2B) Towel Chin-up (Max)
3A) Feet on Bench, Hands on Ball Pushup (15 reps)
3B) Stability Ball 1-Leg Curl (12 reps)
4A) Inverted Row with Feet on Ball (15 reps)
4B) Decline Pushup (Max-1)
5A) Siff Squat (20 reps)
5B) Spiderman Pushup (12 reps)
5C) Forward Lunge (12 reps)
5D) Mountain Climber (20 reps)
5E) Ab Wheel (10 reps)
Interval Workout A

30 minutes of fun activity.

I just recently added a 30-minute stretching session on my off days and it’s helping me overcome some lingering stiffness from a recent injury.

Just use the stretches in the TT manuals. Go through the stretching circuit 1-3 times. I noticed a huge difference after just one session.


Phase 6 – Workout B

1A) Cross Crawl (12 reps)
1B) Multi-Direction Lunge (9 reps)
1C) Inverted Row (10 reps)
2A) Bulgarian Split Squat with Front Foot Elevated (15 reps)
2B) Knee-up (10 reps)
3A) Pushups with Hands on Ball  (25 reps)
3B) 1-Leg Deadlift (12 reps)
4A) 1-Arm Inverted Row (Max)
4B) Close-grip Pushup (Max)
5A) Jumping Jacks (80 reps)
5B) Reaching Lunge (12 reps)
5C) Sumo Squat (15 reps)
5D) Spiderman Climb (12 reps)
5E) Stability Ball Rollout (15 reps)
Interval Workout B

30 minutes of fun activity. Let me know what you are doing…I’m starting to do a little bit of jump training. Nothing major, just a little. Also did my first handstand pushup last week.lazymansguideebook_4

Also, Thursday, July 30th will be the LAST DAY for the EasyVeggieMealPlans.com 50% off sale.

Click here for the EasyVeggieMealPlans.com Launch Sale!

Not only will you get Kardena’s professional meal plans, but you’ll also get the chance to see my own personal diary of every meal and workout I did during my 55 day Veggie Lifestyle Experiment (which I have continued up to this day!).

You’ll get to learn about all of my blender drink disasters…including this one…watch this video for a laugh!

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Phase 6 – Workout C

1A) Y-Squat (15 reps)
1B) Prisoner Lunge (10 reps)
1C) Shoulder Press Pushup (15 reps)
2A) Pull-up (Max-1)
2B) Bulgarian Split Squat (10 reps)
3A) Pushup (Max)
3B) 1-Leg Squat on Bench (10 reps)
4A) Split Squat (12 reps)
4B) Towel Inverted Row (Max)
5A) Close-grip Pushups (25 reps)
5B) Walking Lunge (12 reps)
5C) Waiters Bow (12 reps)
5E) Off-set Pushup (15 reps)
5F) Burpees (10 reps)
High-Intensity Cardio

Social Support Saturday!
30 minutes of fun activity. And if you have time…

  • Go see a trainer
  • Get an assessment
  • Get your weak links worked on
  • Get accountability

Sunday – Plan, Shop & Prepare
30 minutes activity and then plan, shop, & prepare.

Let’s save some money using Kardena Pauza’s 6 grocery shopping tips.

1) Eat meat less

2) Avoid pre-packaged stuff (I tend to buy prepared pineapple rather than buying a whole fruit…but no more!)

3) Buy local – farmer’s markets – love to hear your finds – do you have a farmer’s market near you?

4) Buy in season

5) Make your own salad dressing – Instead of buying and paying for expensive salad dressings, use lemon, honey, salt and herbs on your salad for a zesty dressing.

6) Costco – You can save money on foods like organic greens at Costco!

Amazing! Thanks Kardena.

Click here for Kardena’s Kitchen blog july2009reconstruction

Next week!
TT Reconstruction Workouts

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS – And don’t forget…

The Veggie Meal Plans Release is tomorrow!

  • Karen (New Zealand)

    Hi Craig
    I have been doing your exercises and they’re awesome. Having heaps of fun, feeling sore but a good sore and I am starting to see abbs 🙂 Thanks heaps.


  • Thanks for the tips. I especially like the reminder to do stretching. I often forget this or run out of time. So stretching on an off day would be great. Today is yoga day – it’s going to be awesome.

  • Ron Wheatley

    I purchased a mini blender at Wal Mart and instead of buying yogurt blends, I take a 3/4 cup of two of my favorite fruits in season, 3/4 cup of low fat light and fit yogurt and either rice milk or sparkling water to top off to 400 ml, before the liquid I add a scoop of Whey Protein. This is my 5 min breakfast, before my work out. I am seeing a difference, but some back pain form continous exercising. It wears off after a couple hours, the pain that is.

    An Old soldier getting fit

  • Thanks for the great info.
    I’ve been growing & eating organic for at 7 years.
    My girlfriend & I even raise chickens for their eggs. That has been great.
    Even backing off of red meat.
    Thanks Craig for all the valuable input.

  • Craig,

    It’s been so much fun following you along on your veggie journey. One of my really good friends is vegan, and has told me all about “The China Study” so I was excited to see it on http://www.EasyVeggieMealPlans.com.

    I want to ask you though, if you’ve felt any changes in your energy levels or sleeping patterns? I’ve heard that eating more vegan/raw foods actually causes you to need less sleep…have you ever heard that too?

    Thanks again,


    • Craig Ballantyne

      I have not noticed any changes. But to be honest, I was in amazing health before. The changes to my diet and lifestyle were minimal. I was only eating meat 3-4 times per week and drinking milk 4 times per week. Everything else was the same.