Transformation & Travel Tips

Do you know all the details on how to do the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest?

It’s shockingly easy, and here’s a link to an exact step-by-step guideline on what you need to do to be eligible to win $1000 just for losing your belly fat:

=> Click here for the “how to” guide on the Transformation Contest

And now I want to give you a rundown of how I’ve been eating and the workouts I’ve been doing on the road…

I’m writing this email to you from Gate 42 at Reagan National Airport in beautiful Washington, DC., on a gorgeous sunny day.

I just finished up a black bean burrito (no cheese, no meat, no sour cream), which isn’t a bad choice at an airport.

The last two days I ate lunch at the Mongolian Grill. It’s a chain restaurant where you can get a HUGE bowl of fresh vegetables grilled over brown rice for under 10 bucks. Pretty good restaurant deal in my opinion.

For my workouts, I’ve been taking a recovery week after a lot of hard training and TT DVD filming the last few weeks. On Monday, I did nothing but stretching.

On Tuesday however, I made a small dietary mistake that left me with no choice but to workout.

And NO, it wasn’t a punishment workout for eating a lot of calories. (There’s no room for that type of workout in my life. I don’t believe you should ever punish yourself with exercise for eating a big meal.)

Instead, as you might know, I don’t drink a lot of caffeine…but on Tuesday afternoon I drank a large Starbucks Green Tea and then shared a diet Mountain Dew (for fun – I don’t drink these on a regular basis) with my buddy, Carrie Wilkerson, while we sat in a meeting.

The result of this caffeine overload (for me) was comical.

By about 4pm I was jumping around in my seat and fidgeting like mad, so by the end of the day I realized I just had to do something to lower my mental alertness level.

After the meeting I did a bodyweight exercise workout and cranked out as many pushups as I’d done in a single workout for a long, long time. I hit 61 in a row, not bad, but not world-record level either.

After that I had a big dinner with friends at Ruth Chris steakhouse where I had my favorite steak, the Cowboy Ribeye, spinach, enough broccoli to fill up Bally the dog, spinach, 2 glasses of wine, and a bowl of chocolate ice cream to finish it off.

That meal might be a bit of a surprise to you, but it all fits in my plan…

As I told transformation expert Joel Marion in a recent interview for his newsletter, “I’m not a vegan, I’m not a vegetarian, I’m not a low-carb guy, I’m not a primal eater, and I’m not on a paleo diet…

“…instead, I follow a very simple nutrition plan, focusing on whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, etc., and I now eat meat about once or twice a month.”

And the next time I eat meat will be in Miami at Prime 112 steakhouse on Superbowl weekend.

Until then, its beans, rice, vegetables, fruit, nuts, pasta, oatmeal, my morning blender drinks and my weekly reward pizza meal.

Listen, nutrition is really important, but it should also be really simple.

The BOTTOM LINE for your fat loss nutrition is this…

Watch the calories, eliminate the sugar and other junk, and track, track, track what you eat to know how you respond to all foods.

Once you know that info, you can stay lean for life by avoiding the foods that add to your waistline and sticking to the foods that fill you up and keep you lean.

I know that you can find a nutrition program that works for you AND that you enjoy.

So don’t give up if you are struggling with your nutrition during the transformation contest.

And finally, here’s that link again that shows you EXACTLY what you need to do in order to be eligible to win the TT Transformation Contest:

=> Click here for contest details

Can’t wait to see your results.

Your friend,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

  • Dark Passenger

    you said “Until then, its beans, rice, vegetables, fruit, nuts, pasta, oatmeal, my morning blender drinks and my weekly reward pizza meal.”

    1- what kind of beans do you eat?
    2- what kind of rice do you eat?
    3- how do you eat pasta when they all come in boxes or bags?