In this episode, Mike Dolce answers your questions! Topics include: Why you should eat and train in three-week cycles; I’m a vegetarian and feel sluggish; What to do if your family is bashing your healthy lifestyle; Military fitness and more!
The founder of The Dolce Diet & creator of UFC FIT, Mike Dolce is known the world over for his work managing the weight cuts of UFC athletes like Johny Hendricks, Gilbert Melendez, Vitor Belfort, Thiago Alves, Chael Sonnen, Nik Lentz, Jake Ellenberger and more!
His #1 international best-selling books include The Dolce Diet: 3 Weeks to Shredded, The Dolce Diet: Living Lean, & The Dolce Diet: Living Lean Cookbook. For more information on Mike’s books, MMA weight cuts, weight management, gaining muscle, weight loss, overall healthy living, UFC FIT and so much more, visit TheDolceDiet.com & TheMikeDolceShow.com & UFCFIT.com.
Mike: What’s up everybody? Welcome to The Mike Dolce Show.
Brandy: And Brandy.
Mike: And Brandy. Episode number 50. What’s up. We’re flippin’ the script again. Episode number 5-0.
Mike: I almost forgot already.
Brandy: Whatever. You were saying it and you totally forgot in the middle of it.
Mike: So how is everybody today? Glad to be back. Glad to be pushin’. I feel like, well this is immediate but pretty soon The Mike Dolce Show will be available to listen while we’re live. We’re going to go live here pretty soon and then well of course you can continue to listen the way you always do and that’s something we’ll be coming up with by the end of year I’m excited about. Hopefully we’ll have some video components.
Brandy: Mike wants to stream this live.
Mike: I want to stream it live and I want video.
Brandy: Ladies, be on my side with this, because that means I can’t wear my sweatpants or mismatched socks or [crosstalk 00:01:10]
Mike: I don’t want to put you on camera.
Brandy: But I’m in the room.
Mike: The camera’s going to be focused on me. It’s going to be focused on my mouth actually the whole time. Just my mouth from my nostril hairs to my chin hairs.
Brandy: You have a hairy face. I like your shirt by the way, speaking of hairy faces.
Mike: “Go Beard Or Go Home”
Brandy: He’s wearing a Johny Hendricks shirt. We got to take a picture of this.
Mike: We do. Actually this will be the post.
Brandy: It says “Go Beard Or Go Home” and it’s just Johny Hendricks hairline and beard with no face. It’s really funny and it looks like him with no facial attributes.
Mike: It’s only Johny’s hair.
Brandy: It’s only his hair all around his face.
Mike: No other facial features.
Brandy: Reebok made that shirt, right?
Mike: They did make the shirt.
Brandy: That’s cool.
Mike: You like it?
Brandy: I do.
Mike: And you have one.
Brandy: I do.
Mike: You do have one.
Brandy: Yeah I can’t wait to walk around with my “Go Beard Or Go Home” shirt.
Mike: It would look cute.
Brandy: Hey Mrs. Dolce I like your beard shirt.
Mike: Everybody will know. BIGG RIGG. You know the BIGG RIGG. Speaking of BIGG RIGG I just got off the phone with him. He’s up there at Oklahoma State one more time, sneaking in one more training session with the Cowboys, the studs, up in Stillwater. I’m excited for Johny. He loves going up there and what he gets out of that competition, that drilling, that grinding, that technique, that experience. That work really. That’s man work what Johny’s going up there to do. He’s working like a man and that’s going to payoff November 16 when he comes out here to Las Vegas and fights Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight World Title. I’m excited about that.
I’m excited to have Johny out here because he’s going to be here. He’s going to be in Las Vegas. He’s going to be here. He’s going to eat at our house. He’s going to have Dolce approved the super insider Dolce diet fight week menu, which is why I live in Las Vegas, which is very nice because half the fight cards are in Las Vegas. Anyway, it’s my home base, my kitchen, and now professionally I have to be here anyway so I might as well have my bed here, my family here, my kitchen here, which I love. I love when the athletes are in town because then they get treated to the full scale Dolce diet meal plan and menu and it will make fight camps so much easier. In the last three fights or four fights I forget with John. We had one in Vegas that was the Fitch fight. Then we went to New Jersey which was the Koscheck fight and that was, you know, logistically that was horrid because of all the travel everything …
Brandy: Toronto twice right.
Mike: We went to Montreal.
Brandy: Oh Montreal.
Mike: Back to back actually. Montreal for Kampmann, and then Montreal again for Condit. I’ve been on the road with Johny most of the time and coming back here to Las Vegas and look at how well we’ve done in those four fights. Johny looked the best he’s ever looked at in his fights. He beat the toughest guys he’s ever fought in those fights and we’re getting even better and now we’re here in Las Vegas, which is certainly home field advantage.
We’re going to have Johny on the show. Well hopefully Johny Hendricks. We’ll see about Johny. Maybe – maybe not, but definitely we’re going to have Adrian Ramirez, Johny’s strength coach and Mark Layman, Johny’s head MMA coach and Jiu-Jitsu coach. Of course Layman is famous in his own right for his Jiu-Jitsu accomplishments around the world and also for his school Cobra Kai that he established out here in Las Vegas. A lot of great athletes when through him and had the training. He’s helped build Johny into the world champion that he is today. Layman’s been Johny’s first and only mixed martial arts coach. Johny was green when he first got out of college and that’s all he had so I can’t wait to get those guys on here and hear their story and what it did to build a guy like Johny Hendricks from nowhere, with no business being in the sport, to fighting for the world title.
Brandy: It’s insane.
Mike: It’s insane. I’m excited about that so we got them coming up here pretty soon. Brandy you have a story. You’re reading something. What are you reading over there?
Brandy: I was reading about the military, the troops who feel they need to get liposuction to pass their physical exam, but then I noticed over on the side under New York Daily News.com website under the editors picks there’s a disgusting photo of Nicki Minaj wearing pasties over her nipples. It’s so gross.
Mike: Where’s the link to that? I mean I want to block the link to that.
Brandy: Oh that’s what yeah. I just … is that where it is editors picks, I don’t know, it’s just … ladies.
Brandy: Sometimes a turtle neck is … most of the time a turtle neck … mystery is sexier than just showing it. Why do you got to do that? Why do you got to do that yourself? It’s disgusting. It’s demeaning.
Brandy: Let’s get back to the military.
Mike: What’s going on in the military?
Brandy: I get so angry. Well it looks like these troops think they need liposuction to pass their …
Mike: Where did you find the article?
Brandy: It’s all over the place. It was put out by the Associated Press originally, but then picked up by all the news sites and everything and it’s funny … the first line is not funny, but the first line of this is “soldiers often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction fast.”
Mike: Come on guys. It’s not just soldiers. It’s humans.
Brandy: Wait. “Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which relies on measurements of the neck and waist and can determine their future prospects in the military.”
Mike: Boo. Do you know by these same tests I’m considered to be morbidly obese.
Brandy: Yeah there’s some guy in here he’s considered four pounds overweight. He weighs 174 and he is 5 foot 7.
Mike: 5 foot 7, 174. What is his true body fat percentage I would ask.
Brandy: I don’t know.
Mike: We don’t know, but still military come on what are you doing? What happens here once or twice a year every member of the military they have to re-certify that they’re physically fit, physically capable. Let me tell you guys these are the bare minimum standards of what I would consider physically fit. This is high school athlete. High school JV athlete level is what these tests are. That’s not bad. I mean you’re in decent shape. You can do some things, but you’re certainly not in elite shape, not in professional shape, not in elite shape, not in world class shape by any stretch of the imagination. These are things that everybody should be able to do. All humans should be able to do. Run a mile and a half in 15 minutes something along those lines, 12 to 15 minutes even.
Brandy is flashing me now the photo of Nicki Minaj which is quite revealing.
Brandy: You know what she is in this photo? You know what she is?
Brandy: She’s a police officer.
Mike: A police officer. Oh this is her Halloween outfit, so context of the story Nicki Minaj tweeted our show.
Mike: Instagram. Her Halloween outfit which is pasties and leather …
Brandy: Leather harness around her breasts and …
Mike: A lot of skin.
Brandy: Fishnet stockings that come up over her belly button and a leather … I don’t know what that is.
Mike: Leeroy Barnes, my good friend from the UK one of the top middleweight fighters in the UK, Leeroy Barnes, I go way back with him and stay in touch with him. I read his twitter on Halloween. He said, “What is it about Halloween that lets women dress up like sluts.” He used a defamatory word and said you know dressed up like that and calling it a costume. He’s got a great point because how many girls and ladies out there you know if we’re talking to you. How many of you dressed up and show just really whorish levels of skin. That’s okay. I’m not complaining, but I’m saying that’s unleashing your …
Brandy: How come guys don’t do that?
Mike: Because it doesn’t look good on guys.
Brandy: A lot of guys wear pasties and …
Mike: Some guys do.
Brandy: That’s true.
Mike: We’ve been to New Orleans. We’ve seen it.
Brandy: Oh my gosh.
Mike: Oh my God.
Brandy: We did go … we went to New Orleans one time during Southern Decadence.
Mike: We did not know.
Brandy: We didn’t know.
Mike: That it wouldn’t have affected our booking of the trip had we known.
Mike: Previous. And this is going back what 15 years ago?
Brandy: We had the best time though.
Mike: 10 years ago.
Brandy: It was the best time. So we were in the cab and we’re driving down the street and we’re like “Why are these rainbow flags flying, they’re so pretty.”
Mike: Let me back up. We were in New Jersey. We were still living in Jersey at the time.
Mike: What I noticed is on the plane I remember on the plane being like “Wow look at all these well-dressed gentleman on this plane.”
Brandy: Everyone’s so attractive and well kept.
Mike: There must be like a business convention going on. It was just a very professional looking flight and we land and we get in the cab and we’re driving and as we’re driving …
Brandy: As we’re driving we’re noticing through from all the wrought iron balconies along the French Quarter all these rainbow flags and I’m like “It’s so pretty,” and we’re like “Why are all those flags flying?” These rainbow flags. I don’t know, it didn’t register.
Mike: There was an obvious unison to what they were doing. It was promoting some sort of event. Obviously we are familiar with what the rainbow flags mean.
Brandy: I don’t think it registered with me yet.
Mike: It registered with me and I just figured that’s just the way …
Brandy: It’s gay friendly.
Mike: … it’s like Asbury Park.
Brandy: Yeah everybody totally open, but anyway so we’re driving and the cabdriver is a 60-year-old guy and he’s like, “Oh you don’t know. It’s Southern Decadence.”
Mike: No he’s like “You don’t know what weekend this is?” And we’re like “No,” and he looks back and he goes “You look like a manly man. This is Southern Decadence.” Like 180,000 of the world’s gayest professionals or something come down here.
Brandy: I’m looking at the … hold on the overview. Right now I’m looking at the website of SouthernDecadence.Net. It’s the largest gay event in New Orleans. It says 2014 will be the 43rd annual celebration. The street party runs around the clock and the Southern Decadence circuit party dance events take place at night. So it’s starting Labor Day weekend. Yeah, so it passed obviously. Yeah we went in early September when we went that time, but man-oh-man we had such a good time. I could have laughed. I felt so safe.
Mike: Yeah and I felt safe in the audience. I felt safe walking around in that environment with my female counterpart.
Brandy: All the guys down there they were just fantastic and a lot of them dressed up and some were like bikers and some dressed in drag. I know this is totally off topic, but man it was such a good time.
Mike: Chaps, pant-less chaps. He had like a …
Brandy: No it was butt-less chaps. They were butt-less chaps.
Mike: Butt-less chaps. I mean that was going down.
Brandy: My eyes were like big as dinner plates all night.
Mike: Yeah I was clinging to Brandy. I was a little … because you know all of a sudden I became the piece of meat. It was like a bizarre world for …
Brandy: You’re sexy.
Mike: … for three days.
Brandy: Yeah everybody’s like “look at that guy.”
Mike: I clinged to Brandy like she was my shield, but yeah it was a great time.
Mike: Everybody was super cool. We had fun.
Brandy: Yeah we had a good time.
Mike: How did that come up?
Brandy: I don’t know.
Mike: Southern Decadence.
Brandy: I love talking about Southern Decadence.
Mike: What about Usain Bolt. I want to talk about health and fitness here.
Brandy: Oh the Chicken McNugget machine.
Mike: The Chicken McNugget machine. Let’s hear this.
Brandy: So Usain Bolt says that he claims he ate 1,000 chicken McNuggets at the 2008 Olympics because he thought Chinese food was odd and that’s quoting Warren Bleacher Report here and he says he thought it was odd and over his 10 days in Beijing that’s what he did. He ate 1,000 chicken McNuggets.
Mike: So he’s saying he had 100 chicken McNuggets per day.
Brandy: Yeah had a box of 20 McNuggets on some meals and then others he would have multiple boxes. He estimated that he ate 100 McNuggets per 24 hours during his 10 days there. He says, “Man I should have gotten a gold medal for all that chowing down,” he wrote. I guess he has a book out or something.
Mike: Now is that true? I’m not sure if that’s true. It might be true. He might be eating a shit load like that because he was burning calories.
Brandy: Who’s he sponsored by?
Brandy: Yeah I see that on his jersey.
Mike: I wonder if Puma is owned by Coca-Cola.
Brandy: It’s owned by the clown, the red-haired clown.
Mike: You know which is owned by McDonald’s.
Brandy: Remember for Halloween I said you should go as a bottle of soda or something. You should be the scariest thing you know Mike.
Mike: A bottle of soda.
Mike: That is because you know that all that soda wants to do is kill you. Trick you and lure you, seduce you into its sugary sweetness as it boils your insides and gives you diabetes and hypertension.
Brandy: How did Usain Bolt win gold metals?
Mike: So he’s saying he ate 1,000 chicken McNuggets while he was there and is it true. I don’t know if it’s true. I know guys that have eaten some pretty shitty food especially when they’re competing at a high level, but that’s not all he was eating for sure. He was eating quite a bit of other food and he had trained in a specific manner. I’m sure he was taking some sort of supplements or I would assume he’s taking some sort of supplementation. What did those 100 chicken McNuggets do, if in fact it is real. I’m not sure. I don’t know how many calories. Was there like 20 calories? How many calories are there in a McNugget?
Brandy: It was like 47-1/2.
Mike: In a McNugget.
Brandy: In one McNugget.
Mike: I don’t know if that’s true. 47 cal, I can see like 47 grams of fat.
Brandy: I don’t know.
Mike: 47 calories, but still …
Brandy: But you know not to judge a food by its calories.
Mike: But not to judge a food by its calories. Yeah, but I was thinking it’s soaked in fat and who knows what it’s made of on the inside. I think that list came out not too long ago in Yahoo or somewhere. Didn’t it?
Brandy: Yeah it did. It was dimethylsiloxane blah-blah blah-blah.
Mike: It’s a smattering of chemicals.
Brandy: You’re smothering.
Mike: More than anything else. What else you got?
Brandy: I need to have more, okay. Yeah so we put out for the military thing the liposuction back to that real quick. We put out a calling because I was so disgusted by the fact that people thought that they needed to go under the knife to reach a body fat percentage.
Mike: That’s common in society. Look at people going on the hCG Diet or getting the lap-band and all those surgeries in order to … I mean and liposuction that’s been around for a long fucking time.
Brandy: I know, but these guys …
Mike: Just because you’re lazy.
Brandy: It’s a fine line. These men and women feel the need to do this. Yeah it’s laziness for sure, but it’s not like you don’t know the test is coming, so yeah it’s definitely laziness.
Mike: Stop drinking fucking soda. Stop eating donuts.
Brandy: Well the point of this is that so many military men and women have used the Dolce Diet principles to prepare for their military test and we have tons of testimonials. Actually on our website, on the dolcediet.com we posted a call-to-action. Military men and women if the Dolce Diet has helped you in any way prepare for a military test we want to hear about it because we want to share this with people. We want to tell them that you don’t need to go under the knife and risk yourself to do this. It’s easy to do.
Mike: It’s easy. Just do it a little bit. Be healthier. Feel better and you’ll do better, that’s the way it goes. You follow the principles that we teach, that we try and reinforce, that we constantly evolve and share that information with you, and it’s easy. Life is amazing if you allow it to be, but if you’re going to take the easy way out and you’re going to go there not even easy way the worse way out you’re going to go and …
Brandy: That’s terrible I would never do that.
Mike: Are you crazy? Are you kidding me? You’re going to get and put under some sort of anesthesia, some terrible drug you’re going to pollute your body with and you’re going to let yourself be sliced open and poked and prodded and sucked and scraped out instead of just fucking not drinking this soda and going for a walk first thing in the morning or going for a jog later in the day or playing some tennis with some friends a few days a week or lifting some weights or getting back into wrestling or you’re going to yoga, hopping on the bike and hitting the mountain tour.
You won’t do that, that’s too hard, that’s too uncomfortable. I’m too busy for that. My life is you don’t know how busy I am. Bullshit. Thirty minutes every other day and if you can’t do that well you don’t deserve to pass your test. How dare you go and get liposuction and then for everybody else out there. Come on now, we got to get our shit together as a people not allow that, not act like it’s okay or it’s a smart thing to do. Remember the movie WALL-E right. That’s what everybody’s turning into. It’s the whole generation, a whole culture of just fat, lazy I mean that’s kind of where I stop because that touches everything else.
Too lazy to do anything about your circumstance in life so you resort to medical intervention. Are you crazy? That’s the last possible resort. Have you tried eating better? Have you tried exercising? Have you tried doing that for three months, for six months, for three years, for a lifetime making it a lifetime pursuit. Imagine that. So you’re constantly getting stronger. You’re constantly getting leaner. You’re constantly gaining more energy. You’re constantly more recovered. You constantly feel good. Those PT tests are easy. You should be smashing those PT tests, not even trying. That’s something you should be able to do first thing in the morning any day of the year is smash that PT test.
Brandy: I think we need to talk about David Hawkes.
Mike: Dr. David Hawkes.
Brandy: Because he’s a blogger now for us.
Mike: Yeah guys, if you haven’t checked out thedolcediet.com what the fuck have you been doing? Go the to the dolcediet.com. We have more blogs up there. We have blogs by …
Brandy: Brandon Guyer from the Tampa Bay Rays. We have Dr. David Hawkes who is a neuroscientist and molecular virologist. Say that eight times fast.
Mike: Molecular virologist, molecular virologist, molecular virologist, molecular virologist …
Brandy: All right. So what Dr. Dave is studying …
Mike: That was four.
Brandy: [crosstalk 00:19:18] You’re awesome.
Mike: [crosstalk 00:19:19] eight.
Brandy: So what Dr. Dave is studying is how to isolate these portions of your brain. I could totally be messing this up, but it’s called viral vectors.
Mike: Yeah we’re going to hack your work right now doc.
Brandy: Yeah so I’m sorry Dr. Dave, but here’s my understanding is that they’re studying the viral vectors of the brain or the parts of the brain when things go wrong in your head like addiction and obesity, alcoholism things like that, and they’re studying what happens to the brain when things go wrong. I believe that the endgame is once they can isolate these things, figure out what goes wrong they might be able to maybe press a button and all of a sudden you’re not an alcoholic anymore.
Mike: Yeah doc he touched on that on our last Podcast that we did together. We’re going to get him on the show again this month and follow-up to his Blogs. Very interesting stuff and this first Blog that he put out for us was just kind of an intro.
Brandy: An intro.
Mike: Great introduction to himself to his background. He’s got a such great of way of writing. I look forward to the future and seeing what he’s going to share with us, and guys feel free to ask questions to Dr. Dave at the dolcediet.com on our forum post.
Brandy: Yeah on our forum post go in there and click on Ask Doctor Dave and check out his “Name The Virus” project which is what we’re talking about the viral vectors. You can go in …
Mike: @NametheVirus1 on Twitter.
Brandy: @NametheVirus1 on Twitter.
Mike: @ Mr. Hawkes on Twitter also, that’s him personally, and you know just check out the Mike Dolce Show Twitter because we have lots of re-tweets of Dr. Dave on there so you can track him down.
Now I want to jump back to McNuggets here because as we were talking this Dr. Dave stuff I got some more McNugget info. So the ingredients listed in the flyer suggested a lot of thought goes into … of the 38 ingredients it takes to make a McNugget, 38 ingredients, 13 can be derived from corn including the corn-fed chicken itself according to this handout. McNugget’s also contain several completely synthetic ingredients, quasi-edible substances that ultimately come not from corn or soybean, but from a petroleum refinery or chemical plant. These chemicals are what make modern processed food possible by keeping the organic materials in them from going bad or looking strange after months in the freezer or on the road.
Listen first to the leavening agents. Sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, and calcium lactate. These are antioxidants added to keep … then there are the anti-foaming agents like dimethylpolysiloxane
Brandy: Siloxane, that’s the one dimethylpolysiloxane.
Mike: Dimethylpolysiloxane added to the cooking oil to keep the starches from binding to air molecules so as to produce foam during the fry.
Brandy: But you don’t want your food to foam so you have to put in the dimethylpolysiloxane.
Mike: The problem is evidently grave enough to warrant adding a toxic chemical to the food. According to the Handbook of Food Additives, dimethylpolysiloxane is a suspected carcinogen and an established mutagen, tumorigen, and reproductive effector; it’s also flammable, but perhaps the most alarming ingredient in a chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone or TBHQ an antioxidant derived from petroleum that is either sprayed directly on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to “help preserve freshness.” According to Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives TBHQ is a form of butane i.e. lighter fluid.
The FDA allowed processors to use it sparingly on food. It can compromise no more that 0.02% of the oil in a nugget which is probably just as well considering that ingesting a single gram of TBHQ can cause nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse. Ingesting five grams of TBHQ can kill, but you never thought was in your chicken McNugget. Now this is awesome. So that is what is in a chicken McNugget. We will actually share that so you guys can read it from rants.com and that was just doing one of our searches.
What else we got? We got Obama Care. Let’s talk about Obama Care a little bit. Some of our Dolce Diet members in residence and friends are starting to freak out. Obama Care because people are losing their health care. They’re getting letters from their health care company that they’ve been with for years paying a certain rate and happy with the services getting a letter saying they can’t allow them to be … they can’t work with them anymore. They can’t cover them anymore because of the stipulations by the Obama Care issue. Anybody having issues with that hit us up on the Facebook page. Let’s talk about it a little bit more.
Brandy: Yeah I want to hear about that.
Mike: Yeah that’s interesting. That’s scary. I’m reading a story in the Wall Street Journal which I did share at our Facebook page so guys check it out. The Dolce.Facebook page says you also can’t keep your doctor and this is the story from the Wall Street Journal of a gentleman who has cancer. Has stage IV gallbladder cancer with a five-year survival rate of less than two percent after diagnosis and then it says I have been extremely lucky, but this luck might have just run out. My affordable lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective December 31. My choice to get coverage through the government Health Exchange and lose access to my cancer doctors or pay much more for insurance outside the Exchange for the privilege of starting over with an unfamiliar insurance company and impaired benefits. Then it just goes on and it really slams the process and what’s available. This guy is up in the air now. If he does get the health care then he can’t go to the doctor’s he’s been going to that have kept him alive and can’t go to the hospital that does the best service for it it.
It’s interesting stuff and it’s certainly going to affect your health and that goes deep into what we do at the Dolce Diet. The Dolce Diet is a longevity based approach to health and fitness. The short term results, the side effect is immediate sexiness and sports performance.
Brandy: Immediate sexiness.
Mike: You immediately become sexy. You feel sexy.
Brandy: Poof your sexy.
Mike: You don’t have that bloated belly anymore. You’re not flatulent. You’re digesting, so you’re starting to feel better. You look better. You’re not holding water. You’re not swollen anymore and fat face, puffy nipples, muffin top hips. That starts to shrink and go away.
Brandy: Nicky Minaj has a cure for puffy nipples.
Mike: She does just put duct-tape on them.
Brandy: Just put duct-tape, you’re good, so yeah. That’s so gross. Okay sorry. Has any good come of the Affordable Care Act at all? Has anybody said wow I have this new insurance.
Brandy: And it’s going to be awesome. I mean I haven’t heard because everybody’s just slamming it and I’m not exactly a proponent of it, but I also understand that there can be good sides to things and I want to hear about it. Tell us. I don’t know that’s why I’m asking.
Mike: Yeah, but no I think what it is it was a great idea, it was a great concept, but in practical application it’s horse shit, especially when it’s a government run program. I worked for the government for over a decade.
Brandy: Oh I know.
Mike: I know exactly what it’s like to work for a government and I know how things don’t get done in a government. Things aren’t supposed to get done in a government, otherwise, you don’t need the government so they can’t keep upping their budgets and to have job security and pay their tenure and their full health care and their six weeks, eight weeks, twelve weeks off for vacation per year paid by the taxpayer dollar, their 401(k) programs that are city-matched or equal funds matched out of your money.
So they’re retiring … people that make 80 thousand dollars. Let’s say they say they retire making 80 thousand dollars they’re making 80 thousand dollars for the rest of their life for another 25 years plus they’re fully vested in their health care. They’re making hundreds of thousands of dollars by going through the government program, but by increasing these government programs. That’s the mindset. So the offices continue to grow. They get more office supplies by spending more each year. They have to keep upping their budgets and upping their expenses otherwise they can’t ask for more and they can’t get more, but they don’t need that much, so this Affordable Health Care Act.
Come on Republican, Democrat that doesn’t mean shit here. What this is about it’s about personal accountability, personal responsibility. I do believe in private sector for most of this stuff. You go out there you take care of yourself and you work with companies because the cream will rise to the top in certain areas. Service related industries the cream will rise to the top. The company that does the best with the people is the one that will be used by the people where you could go private pay. You can walk in and have a relationship with a doctor. So there’s ways to do it, but it comes back to your personal accountability and how healthy you stayed before you even need that shit.
I mean health care that should be for emergencies. It should be emergency only not this you’re taking pills just to stay alive on a daily basis because you have blood sugar issues because you fucking eat like shit because you eat ice cream, because you eat soda, because you fucking eat processed foods, because you don’t exercise, because you have high levels of stress because you don’t sleep properly, because you drink too much alcohol, because you pop too many pills, because you don’t drink enough water, you don’t get enough sunlight. So why don’t you stop that bullshit first before you worry about everything else, and then hopefully by the time you do need some sort of health care well this Obama Care shit will be straightened up, but we’re starting to get lots of messages from you guys that are curious about it and asking if we know anything about it and we’re just going to report the information that comes from you to us and anything else we get out there, but be your own health care system.
Think about how much money you’re going to have to pay. Be your own health care system. Buy organic. Buy local. Buy fresh. Buy non-GMO. Get yourself quality cooking implements. Make sure that … all your money should go to your food. I mean really you’re expendable income … I mean your income should go to your food. That’s first and foremost. That’s before clothes. That’s more important. You have to eat all day six times a day nonstop. Just like breathing you have to eat. That’s more important than clothes. So that’s where your high profile purchasers should come from. You don’t need a 500 dollar wallet. It’s funny because people that have that they got those thick rims on the car and they’re eating at the dollar burger place because you know, oh they’re getting a deal and I’m not paying that much money. I’m not paying four dollars for a sandwich. I want a dollar burger. I know those people.
Brandy: What voice is that?
Mike: I don’t know I’m just picturing. It’s a compilation of people I know. So Brandy do you have Q&A’s for us?
Brandy: I do.
Mike: I’d like to get some Q&A’s going.
Brandy: As would I.
Mike: As would our listeners.
Brandy: Hi Mike and Brandy. I’m a senior in high school. 5 foot 8, 180 pounds. I have weight training class in the morning. I go to Taekwondo on Tuesdays and Thursdays nights and exercise at home four days a week, try to live lean as much as I can, but my family is always whining and making fun of my ways of life, but even with all the stuff that I do I’ve been finding my gut is getting larger. I want to drop 20 pounds and gain lean muscle mass in a month. How could I do that?
Mike: What’s his name?
Brandy: Matt Thorington.
Mike: Matt Thorington what’s up? You need to lose 20 pounds in about a month or so. That is a lofty goal. It can be done. Now you’re talking about weight cutting as opposed to permanent weight loss although you could lose it and I haven’t seen you so I don’t know. I can’t say for sure, but I certainly do know people that have lost more than 20 pounds in under a month. Now is all of that body fat? No it’s not all body fat. What is the proportion? I don’t know. It’s hard to say on a per individual basis, but it’s nonfunctional weight, and that’s what we’ll call it. We won’t really separate the bloated water retention and all the impacted food matter in your digestive system and then the subcutaneous body fat that’s hanging off your body. We’re going to lump all that stuff together and we’ll call it nonfunctional weight so you want to drop your nonfunctional weight by 20 pounds is what it sounds like.
In that time I would be looking to increase my functional weight, build my lean muscle mass, my skeletal density by eating high quality foods. High quality nutrients and constant rotation. Dolce Diet principle number one you eat earth grown nutrients. That’s your high quality nutrients, earth grown nutrients. Number two we eat every two to four hours while you are awake based on what you just did and what you are about to do. It’s simple, so your only eating real food, you’re eating every two to four hours, in equal amounts that keep you moving, keep you burning. Number three was we eat until we’ll satisfied and not until we’ll full. We never overeat because we’re going to eat again in two hours or three hours or four hours depending on the size of our meal and our activity level and what’s going on in our metabolism. Then number four just fucking do it.
Brandy: You know what I don’t understand here.
Mike: Tell me.
Brandy: He’s a senior in high school and he talks about his weight training in the morning and his Taekwondo two times a week, his exercise at home four days a week, and he says here’s the key “I try to live lean as much as I can, but my family is always whining and making fun of my way of life,” and then he correlates that with he’s finding his gut is getting larger. Is your gut getting larger because you’re bowing to your families whining and because they’re making fun of you so you’re like okay yeah I’ll eat this pizza with you guys, I’ll do this.
Mike: You’re being lazy.
Brandy: Is that what that is?
Mike: Matt here we go. Tough Love time. Get your shit together man. Man up. Tell your family leave me alone. If you want to be fat and die young well that’s up to you and then not get laid in the process, not get the sexual attention of the opposite sex because of your disgusting lifestyle choices. Well that’s up to you. That’s fine, but I choose to have a great life. I want to have a high level of energy. I want to be lean and strong and fit and sexy and capable. I want to be energized. I want to look forward to going out into the sunshine with my shirt off and doing outdoor activities or walking into a room in a perfectly tailored suit or dress. Well for you it would be a suit. So that’s what you say and say it’s unfortunate that you guys want to choose to live this way, but I’m happy to help you at any time and you just go about your way and you live your way, and then what you have to do unfortunately is you have to find more positive people to be around or really not be around these negative people.
Brandy: That’s the key for actually everybody. That applies to everybody.
Mike: Exposure proximity. You have to be around people that elevate you and think about your small circle of friends, your large circle of friends, think about those closest to you. Who is elevating you? Who is an overachiever? Who is constantly pushing and working and succeeding? Who is positive around you? Who tells you how well you’re doing? That you look good. That you’re doing great. That you can do it. Who supports you? Those are the people you need to be around and if you don’t have any of those people you can create those people. You can build those people by doing that for them, by telling your mother I really believe in you, you look great, you did a great job, I’m so proud of you. That was awesome the way you did that. Let’s do this together. Here look what I cooked for you. I’m going to make dinner tonight guys. What do you think and it’s not one of those healthy recipes. It’s just tasty, and you get them to eat it, to enjoy it, and you roll that way. But Matt you got to stand up for yourself and everybody.
In Living Lean we talk about the crabs and the pot syndrome. I talk about multiple stories and this is the accountability part. This is number four of the Dolce Diet principle. Accountability. You have to do it. You have to put your feet down. You have to say no I’m drinking water. I’m not drinking fucking soda. Are you kidding me? Soda. Speaking of soda we’re going to post this also the Big Gulp.
Brandy: Oh my God that was disgusting.
Mike: This fucking guy … we’re getting gas, pardon my language. We’re getting gas at the gas station, 7-Eleven has gas stations out here in Las Vegas, so we’re at the 7-Eleven gas station this pick-up truck, it’s a workers truck, you know, landscape type deal is parked in front of us construction, nice truck. Guy comes walking out with this big pot belly and he’s probably my age, looks 10 years older than me at least, but he’s probably my age.
Brandy: No he looked beat up.
Mike: He looked beat up, old and ragged, with this big, fat belly hanging over, but he wasn’t a fat guy yet, he just had this really distended stomach and distended hips and it was pushing out past his shirt and he puts on the back of his truck while he’s pumping this fucking gallon sized Big Gulp container.
Brandy: It was like a three gallon, it wasn’t one gallon, it was huge.
Mike: It was huge. We looked it up and the biggest one that we could find on the website was the 64 ounce Big Gulp, that is half a gallon right there, so at least that was half a gallon, that’s approximately two liters. This mother fucker was drinking two liters of a Big Gulp in the middle of … what time was it? It was like 11 o’clock in the morning.
Brandy: Yeah it was early.
Mike: In the middle of the fucking day. That is disgusting, that is poison. This guy I felt so bad for this guy and then I was disgusted by him at the same time. You know better. We know better. You know you shouldn’t drink half a gallon of fucking soda at 11 o’clock in the morning. Are you kidding me when you have a fucking massive belly hanging over your body that’s a clear indicator of premature death. I’m sure he doesn’t feel good inside that body. I’m sure his energy is no fucking good. I’m sure he doesn’t have healthy bowel movements, so this guy is just decaying. He’s decaying inside his body and then he’s forcing it with more of this junk, these processed chemicals instead of just drinking purified water, real water. Real water flushing that out, flushing that shit out. Eating fruits and vegetables. Imagine what would happen. You can picture it right now see the immediate change coming out. Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, wild-caught ingredients, nothing processed, in high abundance eat as much as you want as often as you want. The best quality foods and nutrients energy for days, no beer belly.
Brandy: That thing was like a keg.
Mike: Yeah it was massive, it was crazy. We’ll post the photo also on our Facebook page.
Brandy: Yeah because I’m Googling I’m trying to find the actual thermos thing and it’s not … I don’t see it anywhere on Google images. I can’t even match it, it’s huge.
Mike: It’s local, it’s in our general area and we drive past it so I’ll try and stop in and just take a photo of it.
Mike: Drink it. Fill it up with soda.
Brandy: It’s gross.
Mike: Fill it up with soda.
Brandy: That’s so gross. This is from Travis. He says, “Hey guys, I’ve been following your principles since May and I just bought UFC FIT to further myself toward my goal. I do have a question regarding the meal plan though. It suggests that you should do your workout from six to seven p.m. I’m not able to do this because I have work five days a week from 2 to 11 p.m. Am I able to do the UFC FIT workout earlier in the day as opposed to the evening and still achieve results?”
Mike: Absolutely. You can do it anytime that it fits. Early in the morning is a great time to work out. I prefer to work out early in the morning, but anytime. Find the time. Anytime. Make time. Even if there is no time, there’s time. Even if you can’t do a complete disc break it up into three 20-minute portions. Actually the longest disc is less than 45 minutes. It’s not a matter of time, it’s a matter of will. It’s a matter of accountability. It’s a matter of goal-setting everybody. Who set goals today?
Brandy: I set a goal.
Mike: What’s your goal?
Brandy: My goal is to write 2,000 words in my new project.
Mike: Boom 2,000 words for her new project and she’ll fucking sit down and do that. That’s how we get shit done. How about you out there? Did you write a goal today? What is your goal? Think about that? Think about a goal before the end of this show. By the end of this show just one goal. One thing. What are you going to do today? I’m going to drink a gallon of water today because I’ve never done that before. I’m going to finish it, slow and steady, remember don’t get hyponatremia, take your time, make sure your body is working properly. You got to be careful with this shit putting information like that out there because the neubs out there take things in certain ways and try and twist it.
Brandy: Too literally.
Mike: Too too literally, but goals. What is your goal?
Brandy: Speaking of goals Russel Hardin, Junior just said he just finished in the top five in his age group for military fitness test after three weeks of UFC FIT. Boom.
Mike: That’s awesome. Top five. Top five three weeks of UFC FIT and boom and he’s in the top … is it top five or top five percent?
Brandy: Top five people in his age group for military fitness.
Mike: And that is freaking awesome and this goes back to some of the tour dates that I’ve done with the air-force. Excited about the schedule next year. 2014 is going to be crazy. Military I’m coming for you. I’m coming to your bases. I’m going to help you guys get in shape, feel great, kick ass, and make it easy.
Also the College Diet Guide, that’s something you guys might want to check out. Anybody if you travel look into the College Diet Guide. Go to collegedietguide.com. Check out that website and see the information on there. More information is coming constantly, but the College Diet Guide that is like the gorilla style handbook on how to eat clean on a budget while you’re traveling on the move with low to no cooking apparatus, heating sources, storage facilities, like how to stay alive on the road. A lot of these tips I created are from my world travels, me traveling the world with athletes cutting weight to perform in the jungles of Brazil quite literally.
Brandy: I notice a lot of business people have been purchasing that. We’ve been getting a lot of notes that say bought the college diet guide, I bring it with me on the road, a whole lot of hotel travel. So that’s interesting.
Mike: Yeah and that’s not what we had really intended when we first wrote it because we really wanted to get the message out to the college kids that’s why we bring it down in the college format, but the dorm life fits so perfectly into the hotel life. You’re stuck in that place. You have a bathroom sink and that’s really about it. You might not have a refrigerator or maybe you have a small one, but it’s certainly nothing that you can keep a gallon of anything in so you have to have these small little things, and then the recipes are insanely delicious.
Brandy: And most of them all you need is a can opener if that.
Mike: If that.
Brandy: Hey we have to answer Tara Mitchell’s question because she’s asked us a few times and I want to get this in here. She wants to know what makes one three week cycle different from another three week cycle because you Mike talk about training in three week cycles. What’s the difference?
Mike: I like to train in three week cycles because the body adapts I find in patterns of three in loose terms here. Let’s talk just generalities right now. Three weeks is the perfect amount of time for us to introduce a new training stimuli into the body. During the second week or so the middle tier the body really starts to adapt to it. By the third tier it hits a point of perfection within its given range. It will only get about that good for a while and then we can switch to a different emphasis so we don’t burn out and we constantly hit our personal best, our personal records, and that’s really what the goal is.
Brandy: Are you talking about doing this same type of exercise for three weeks and then getting better and better and better at it and then the next three weeks you switch to new exercises?
Mike: I’m changing everything and it depends on what your goal is. With training camps for my athletes we run four three week cycles as we prepare for competition. Everything we do. The meal plans are based on three week rotations. All the training volume and intensity are built on three week cycles. Everything is done on three week periods. Your food. The way you eat. Your food lifestyle should be done on three week cycles so you get off the grid that Monday through Friday, day one through day 30, day 31, November, December, January, February. You get off of that and you focus on your own different schedule, so now if you’re hitting multiple three-week cycles instead of four-week cycles you’re getting more cycles and more progress and also you’re adapting at a higher rate. I’m constantly looking to get better.
I’ll go through a squatting cycle. Then I’ll hit a [inaudible 00:43:49] cycle or maybe I’ll hit a upper body cycle or maybe I’ll do a sprinting cycle or a running cycle or a wrestling cycle. My food I’m constantly waiving. I’m going slightly higher carbs, slightly lower carb, you know, more proteins lean, less proteins, vegan, or carnivore. I like to change that constantly because I’m always looking for a vast assortment of foods in moderation. Now how does that makes sense. I’m trying to eat everything. I want to eat a little bit of everything of every great healthy nutritious food out there I want to have a little bit of it. Just a little bit of everything and not get too concerned and this is where the body building model is flawed because they stick with just the same three or four, you know, three to five foods.
They stick with oats. They stick with egg whites. They stick with grilled chicken breast. They stick with broccoli and/or asparagus. They stick with sweet potato and/or brown rice, and that’s pretty much it, and they’ll throw a little bit of herbal seasonings on there or they’ll come up with some sort of low calorie chemical concoctions because they’ll focus on the macro-nutrients when really it’s just the nutrient density that we should be looking at and focused the entire time. That will take care of everything.
So with the three week cycles, Tara, hopefully that explains the concept behind it and what you should be doing. Now any of the cycles out there in Living Lean or in College Diet Guide we have three week cycles. I mean those programs are written in three week cycles so it’s pretty easy to follow most of my programs. Just run them through a three week cycle and then change to something else.
Brandy: One last question that we have to answer is VJ Kumar he is a vegetarian and he’s feeling a little sluggish and he wants to know does he need to take amino acids. I mean he wants to go earth grown route.
Mike: Yeah VJ. Vegan or vegetarian?
Brandy: He’s vegetarian and he’s 39 years old.
Mike: Let’s assume vegan. So we’re going to go completely …
Brandy: He says vegetarian.
Mike: We’re going to go completely plant-based regardless. Let’s go hemp seeds first and foremost. Get those hemp seeds in your body immediately. It’s the perfect food. It has the perfect ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6, fatty acid, has all nine essential amino acids just like steak does. It’s high in relative carbohydrate and fiber, that’s what we want in our body. It’s extremely nutritious. It helps our digestion. It gives us energy. It gives our cognitive function a higher output or muscular contractions more stronger pull, so hemp is what we want in there.
We want lentils. Lentils are great high protein foods. You want again moderation. You want a little bit of everything. I have a lot more chia seeds and a lot more hemp seeds, that’s what I eat in my own diet. I found great results on those. It’s hard to say specifically of what you’re eating and a lot of times vegan, vegetarians, those that don’t eat meat they often run into nutrient or calorie deficits because they don’t take … it’s harder to get all those calories from plant-based sources. Plant- based sources are much more efficient it seems at delivering nutrition at the expense of calories where a lot of meat sources have much higher calorie output which is necessary and you do need those. There are also complimentary ingredients that come with the meat sources that you don’t get from all plant-based sources, so you need complimentary ingredients from your plant-based sources to fill in all the gaps. You need that in great moderation and that can be difficult if you’re not proactive in going to the grocery store and buying five different types of greens and five different types of colored vegetables and five different type of colored fruits, and five different types of seeds, and five different types of beans and using all of those in moderation and that right there you’re still probably going to be slightly deficient.
And now you’re talking about 20, 25 different food items just to get in your body, just to have balanced nutrition. I know a lot of vegans that do that. We go through those phases here in my house and I love it, but it certainly is more work. I mean our refrigerator is just filled with all these greens and it’s a lot more cleaning of the juicer or the smoothie maker or the dishes and just the pitchers and all these different things. It’s certainly more work to live vegan, but it feels great. I certainly enjoy the lifestyle. I’m a carnivore. I’m a meat eater. I feel my best when I do have regular bouts of meat, but going through my vegan phases makes me feel better so I think the vegan phases are necessary also to go through those plant-based phases.
Mike: What else we got? Do we have more questions?
Brandy: Do you want more questions? There’s always more questions Michael.
Mike: More questions Well I’d like to know from you guys out there how you listen to the Mike Dolce Show? Are you in your car right now driving? Are you at home sitting with headphones, your eyes shut? Are you stoned right now?
Brandy: 90% of the people are.
Mike: Are stoned. Are you on the treadmill right now? Are you running? Are you jogging? Are you working out? Are you in the gym? Are you with family? Are you alone? Are you traveling? Are you a salesperson? How do you listen to the Mike Dolce Show? We’re going to have that thread topic up on our Facebook page. Give us an answer. I’d love to hear. I really do. I’d love to hear. I’d love to know what you’re doing now? I was thinking about that last night when I was laying on my sofa with my headphones on and a big thank you. I want to thank you to Monster. They hooked me up with an amazing pair of headphones here, two pair actually, the over the top studio headphones that we’re using here at the Mike Dolce Show now and then the athletic ear buds which are just sick. Great for traveling locked in your ear and I’m amazed at how good the sound quality is because I listen to the same music basically you know ad nauseam over and over and over again and when I switched head phones I realized how much of the music I was missing in my old headphones so I just want to put that out there. Super happy with it. What were we talking about before that?
Brandy: Adding the thread to our Facebook page about how do you listen to the Mike Dolce Show?
Mike: There you go how do you listen to the Mike Dolce Show? And as I was laying on the couch just listening, I was like I wonder how people listen to us? Because we get a lot of people at the gym it seems that we get the tweets when people [ask smash 00:50:14] the workout, you know find their treadmill while listening to the Mike Dolce Show or cooking. Do you cook while listening to the Mike Dolce Show? Would love to hear that stuff from you guys. So check out our Facebook page the Dolce Diet and look for the thread it will be pinned to the top as well as the articles that we spoke about today from The Wall Street Journal. That one’s already up there so take a look at that one and about Obama Care. I want to get your opinions so feel free to comment on that page. I want to get your opinion on if you have any personal experience that we can share with our readers.
Also bloggers. Do you want to blog for us? Do you want your name to go out to hundreds of thousands of people around the world? Do you want to be a Dolce Diet blogger, lifestyle blogger? We would love to hear from you. Like Brandy said earlier we do have major league baseball player Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer who wrote an amazing blog for us and he’s going to continue to do so, about how he’s able to juggle the responsibilities of his job and his travel schedule with his health and fitness.
Brandy: And how to stay focused on your goals. He wrote two. One is really great because it talks about all the junk food that’s in his club house and basically how he avoids [crosstalk 00:51:25]
Mike: His office [crosstalk 00:51:26] your office at work.
Brandy: And that’s what I was going to say.
Mike: Yeah that’s perfect, and Dr. David Hawkes like we said is on there. Who else do we have? We have a ton of different people, don’t we?
Brandy: We have a ton of different people and I have a backlog of blogs that need to be posted and there’s some really really good ones coming up. There’s one by our friend [Shantanay White 00:51:48] I hope I said her name right. I always make up new ways to say it, but she wrote a fantastic blog about, to wear makeup in the gym or to not wear makeup in the gym. What is the right way? She’s just freak-in hilarious that girl. I love that girl. There’s a couple of funny ones coming up like, should you hit on someone in the gym. How to not be creepy when you see that cute girl and you want to say hi, but you don’t want to be the creeper. So we have one coming up for that.
Mike: I like that one.
Brandy: There’s some really good ones. They run the gamut from kind of funny to serious, so pretty much you find what you want there.
Mike: We would need more content, we want more content, and we’re getting such amazing content right now like Brandy said which she already has scheduled to be coming out here just excellent blogs. We want you to write for us also, or do you want, and what do you do? We’re looking for everybody from all aspects of life.
Brandy: Not just fitness, although we get a ton of fitness, but it’s not just fitness.
Brandy: It’s everything.
Mike: It’s finance.
Brandy: How to chop wood.
Mike: Give us some finance stuff out there. Some financial tips. If you’re a parent if you’re raising kids tell me about the 401(k) or the child education investment program. Maybe you’re not, maybe you’re a kid in college just trying to find your way around and scrimping and saving, what worked for you. You got some cash in your pocket now let’s hear about some of that stuff. Balancing family life for the professionals out there. Family life with your health and fitness career or goal-setting or finding personal time for hobbies in the middle of your busy responsible life.
Brandy: Stuff to do with your pet, active things to do with your pet. I mean just everything that you can think of. Nothing is off limits.
Mike: Yeah how to groom your pet. Any pet groomers out there. I mean we’d love to hear something like that. How to groom yourself.
Brandy: How to groom yourself.
Mike: How to shave, how to cut the perfect beard. You got hair skills.
Brandy: “Go Beard Or Go Home”
Mike: “Go Beard Or Go Home” in honor of Johny Hendricks and Movember. Yeah, if anybody has a great way to shave, a tutorial, a step-by-step even if you’re sharing it from somewhere else. How to carve in like different types of beards. What buzzer to use? I’d love to hear that. I’d love a review on buzzers because it’s a pain in my ass.
Brandy: Yeah that’s been a disaster.
Mike: The disaster. Last time I shaved my head I got the wall balding razor. I shaved my head and it’s supposed to shave it like almost to the skin, well what happened I sliced my fucking skin open and I looked like Freddie Krueger.
Brandy: But it was Halloween so it was okay.
Mike: Dipped in oil. Yeah and then I had to go up to fucking LSU with all these razor … like a bunch of ninjas just attacked my head, little tiny ninjas had a fucking crazy sword fight on my head and then I broke out with ringworm it seemed.
Brandy: It looked like that right.
Mike: It looked like a fucking war. I had a war-zone on my head. If anybody has a good electric razor review I’d love to hear that. I’ll give you a free t-shirt.
Brandy: A free t-shirt. All right we gotta go.
Mike: Do we have to go?
Brandy: Yeah because I have to go get ready.
Mike: Yeah that’s right. What are we doing today Brandy?
Brandy: Our house is getting measured for drapes. Is that what you wanted to hear? It’s so exciting. The lady is coming over.
Mike: That’s so exciting.
Brandy: And I’m still in my pajamas.
Mike: So exciting.
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Who else do we have out there. That’s it. And the College Diet Guide. That’s the one guys. Take a look at it. That’s the new book right now and that’s the new information and collegedietguide.com has a lot of free info, free context, free downloads. Download all the spreadsheets, the shopping lists. We have a bunch of good free stuff on there for you guys.
Brandy: Yeah there’s a kitchenware list, like equipment that you would need for a dorm. There are free downloads on there.
Mike: And there’s videos also. There’s exercise videos. We shot 37 different exercises all coming from the College Diet Guide that you can actually do.
Brandy: And I believe they’re classified that they’re dorm friendly and things like that or a small space. You just a have a small space to do something in you can look them up like that too.
Mike: There we go. All right guys remember “Don’t count calories. Make calories count.”