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Helpful information and resources for today’s TriSystem Fit pros

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  • What if they were naturally motivated to do more with you and buy more?

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The FDA Investigates Monster Drinks…

The following is a Natural Standard Safety Update:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating claims that several deaths have been caused by Monster Energy®, an energy drink manufactured by Monster Beverage Corporation.
Last year, a teenage girl died after drinking two 24 ounce cans of Monster Energy® over one day. Autopsy reports showed her death was due to heart complications from caffeine toxicity. However, she had a genetic heart condition, making it unclear if her death resulted from the energy drinks.
Energy drinks are not always labeled clearly with their caffeine content. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that teenagers should consume 100 milligrams or less daily of caffeine. One 24 ounce can of Monster Energy® contains about 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the caffeine levels in one 12 ounce can of soda.
Caffeine is a naturally occurring compound found in the leaves, seeds, or fruits of more than 60 plants. It has mood-altering properties and acts a mild diuretic. This well-known stimulant has notable effects, including increased energy, decreased perception of fatigue and improved sense of performance.
The FDA is currently evaluating the safety and dosage of the ingredients in Monster Energy®.

The following is a link to our printable Caffeine handout for distribution to patients: Caffeine Bottom Line

Below is a list of popular Energy Drinks and links to ingredients and safety information:

Red Bull
Stacker 2®
Nitro 2 Go®
Full Throttle
Xyience Xenergy


San Diego Pros: Make Money Doing Metabolic Testing!

For those of you who have clients in the San Diego Area,  I'm offering metabolic testing through my indirect calorimeter for half price.  Simply schedule the appointment at 858-694-0317.  You charge any price between $60-$100 and we split the fee.

Get the RMR information you need for your clients and make money on the test!

If you charge $60, make $30.  If you charge $100, make $50.  Simple as that!

The ReeVue measures the oxygen that the body consumes. Using this measurement it calculates a patient's Resting Energy Expenditure (REE), commonly referred to as a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Fitness Professionals can screen for abnormally low metabolic rates, teach energy balance, and pinpoint the precise caloric intake required for weight loss. Applications include obesity prevention, as well as preventing obesity related diseases such as diabetes, dysmetabolic syndrome X, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea. The ReeVue measures BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate).

Want a Better Place to See your Clients?

Personal training and sports nutrition counseling are a very competitive business. More trainers and sports nutritionists are entering the market everyday. The economy is driving the price of things up while consumers are looking for the best deal. This drives the price per session down.

But you are a good trainer/nutritionist who gets results. You are better than the rest! You love what you do and this is your career. So how do you get paid what you're worth? How do you make the most of your time with your clients? Some have a part time career working for others but most successful fitness professionals really establish themselves once they start working for themselves.

When are you going to take that step? Are you ready to make and keep the money your clients are spending on you rather than a portion? Are you ready to be your own boss? Well here is your opportunity!  Whether you are a new fitness pro or an established one, already working for yourself, this is an opportunity to work in a great environment while keeping your overhead low.

Find out more…

Only 2 or 3 will be selected. This could be the break you've been looking for. If your not ambitious or career minded, if your just an average trainer, close this page.

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Bookmark this FDA FOOD Labeling Guide!

For all the really good sports nutrition professionals out there…

Ever feel frustrated about the inability to see what actually is in a product?  As nutrition professionals we are centered on finding out what nutrients are best and in what amounts.  After we figure this out for our clients, now the challenge remains in finding foods that have these nutirents in the right amounts.  What about calculating the nutrients in a recipe or meal or even whole day of meals or a menu?  Well here is the answer:

All you need is the $5 TriSystem software. It has the USDA Database of foods and a whole lot more.  Currently the list is at 15,362 foods and growing.  If the food is not in the database, you can add it with this form.

Now the problem with the FDA Food label is that some nutrients are listed as Percentages of the Recommended Daily Allowance.  What the heck are thos daily values?  Well rather than having to look them up, our software just asks for the percentages.  Well if you must know, here is the latest list of the most common nutrients showing 100%:

The latest place the FDA has this on the web is the following URL.  Be aware that the FDA website is known for moving things around a lot so if the link doesnt show the information, the chart below is current as of the date of this post.

Food Component


Total Fat

65 grams (g)

Saturated Fat

20 g


300 milligrams (mg)


2,400 mg


3,500 mg

Total Carbohydrate

300 g

Dietary Fiber

25 g


50 g

Vitamin A

5,000 International Units (IU)

Vitamin C

60 mg


1,000 mg


18 mg

Vitamin D

400 IU

Vitamin E

30 IU

Vitamin K

80 micrograms µg


1.5 mg


1.7 mg


20 mg

Vitamin B6

2 mg


400 µg

Vitamin B12

6 µg


300 µg

Pantothenic acid

10 mg


1,000 mg


150 µg


400 mg


15 mg


70 µg


2 mg


2 mg


120 µg


75 µg


3,400 mg

Now you can add new food items and input the exact nutrient value.  This is great because now you can get an accurate Nutrition Analysis of any food, recipe, meal or menu.  Check it out:

Now Get Busy helping people learn what's in what they are eating!

Jeff Kotterman

Need Help?  Call me: 858-694-0317 or just Click Here!


An Easy Way to Make You Stand Out In Front of All Those Other Trainers Out There

I got an email from a newly certified trainer a few days ago and it was one of those rare ones in my inbox that just tugged at my heart. The guy has all the aptitude and potential in the world. He did really well with his NASN PT course and he's ready to go and help people. The problem is that the economy has shrunk the client market as the number of fitness professionals continues to increase. Getting a good job at a gym where they feed you clients is becoming harder and harder. The experienced trainer that has a client base has a huge advantage over the new guy. The experienced trainer has a base of referrals and a reputation with the staff. How can the new guy compete? Most likely, he can't. Unless he has a world class physique and charisma of a movie star, the new guy will just be viewed as inexperienced and untested, unless he can provide something that the other trainers can't. Enter the NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist. A licensed professional who can provide the clients of other fitness professionals with specific menus and supplement advice. There is a lot of nutrition guru-ism out there and even the most educated, experienced trainers seem distracted by their client's nutrition questions. The major personal training organizations that certify have the position that personal trainers should only give general nutrition advice and leave the specific meal and menu planning to a registered dietician or other nutrition professional. That other nutrition professional should be YOU. Even if you're the new guy, now you have something different to offer and if you agree to not steal away the other trainer's existing clients. 

It's a simple way to get noticed and get better results than your competition!  Remember:  Abs are made in the kitchen.  If you are not addressing each meal, you are not getting your clients the best results.  So here are the simple steps:

1.  Get your Primary Sports Nutrition license throu the NASN and start showing off your certificate.  There is a seminar coming up in San Diego or a distgance learning program that is one-to-one with your instructor.  CHeck it out at  The seminar is on Mueller College campus.  

Primary Sports Nutritionist-  NEW DATE: September 29th-30th, 2012, San Diego, CA

2.  Get the TriSystem Method for $5 and start delivering the best custom menus for your clients.  Simply the best option.  Go to the home page of this blog and get it done.  Its a No Brainer!


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