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Stressed Spelled Backwards

Four weeks ago, we started our biggest Fat Shredder contest to date.

And everyone is doing great, working hard and enjoying the process.

Yet, some people still haven’t connected the dots to stress, sleep and losing body fat.

Go ahead and spell stressed backwards right now.

Yup, it spells desserts.  And listen, Devon and I have a bigger sweet tooth than anyone.

We enjoy it when the time is right.  But if you find yourself constantly losing the battle at night with binge/stress eating, try working on your sleep.

Sleep remains the most powerful weapon against too much weight and body fat.

Information is rarely, if ever the problem, it’s our habits that get us in trouble.

Think differently- Kyle Newell

P.S-Our next Ripped Dads contest begins on May 16th, so if you are looking to commit 6-weeks to transforming your life or if you are looking for an early Father’s Day gift, then simply shoot Devon an email at

P.P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life)


  1. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to with the subject: ‘30’.

Picking Ticks Off In the Middle of the Night

Picking Ticks Off In the Middle of the Night

For as long as I can remember, I have been super-sensitive to touch.

It’s as if my spatial awareness was hyped-up on some juice.  And, it’s only gotten more pronounced as the years have gone on.

Not to say that I have a super power, but I often sense a thing moving before it moves.

A good example would be yesterday when my deodorant (not anti-perspirant, but that’s another article) fell out of my cabinet in the bathroom.

I was brushing my teeth with my left hand, sensed the deodorant falling and caught it before it hit the sink with my right hand.

Might not sound that odd, but it happens to me all the time.  I like to think I have a little bit of ‘spidey-sense’.

You would think that being so sensitive to my surroundings would potentially make it hard for me to sleep, but it doesn’t.

I sleep like a rock, usually only waking up for a crying Braxton (if Devon nudges me) or a few minutes before my alarm goes off.

Except when my spidey-sense kicks in during sleep.

About a month ago, I woke up from a deep sleep in a pitch black room, reached down to my leg with my thumb and pointer and plucked a tick clean off of me. It wasn’t embedded yet, it was simply crawling on my leg.

What’s the point of all this ‘weirdness’?

The point is that if you develop any of your skills or senses to a maximum degree, the brain will take over and your subconscious will do a lot of the thought for you.

Think about how this can relate to any of your routines or ways of thinking.

Plan out the next day the night before.  Know what your morning routine is every single morning.  Let the brain do it’s thing.

It’s the most amazing thing on earth if you allow it to be.

You know what else would be amazing?  Giving someone you love the gift of Newell Strength for their NY resolution.  You can start by getting them a 3-week test drive here:

Think differently-Kyle Newell

P.S-Our annual Festivus party will be on December 10th.  It’s always a highlight of the year and all donations will once again be going to Little Charlie Kroog.  The festivus link will be out tomorrow…stay tuned.