Lean Body Coaching Newsletter | Issue #109 | May 1th 2013

Water Bloating.
By Lee Labrada

In today's Lean Body Coaching newsletter, I'll be showing you how to manage your water weight, so you can reduce, or even eliminate, unsightly bloating and puffiness. 

Contrary to popular belief, it's not ingesting too much water that causes unwanted water retention in your body. 

As a former professional bodybuilder, I observed that the harder I cut back on water intake before competitions to achieve a "harder, drier look" in my physique, the "softer" I looked!  By coming to grips with this realization, and delving into the science of fluid balance in the body, I learned how to change the way my body looked in  just a matter of  few days by simply applying the 7 tips I will reveal to you in my article...

You can begin using these 7 tips immediately, to reduce water bloat and get flatter, leaner-looking abs.

If you look "puffy" and can't figure out how to remedy it,  then :


Today's Recipe : "No Bake" Peanut Butter Energy Bites
By Johnathan Zamora
Peanut Butter Energy Bites


It's frustrating when we run out of our easy to prepare supplements like meal replacements, but instead of reaching for a nutritionally devoid candy bar, check out these amazing peanut butter and protein powder based energy bites.

They combine a great dose of protein (12 grams per serving) along with healthy carbohydrates all wrapped up in a package that tastes great, requires no baking and only needs six simple ingredients to prepare. 

Today's "Ask Lee"  :  What Does Cycling Supplements Mean?

By Lee Labrada

Today's "Ask Lee", comes from Shiva N, Shiva asks:

Hey, what does cycling a supplement mean? It says for HICA MAX, "You can take HICA Max on an ongoing basis and it does not have to be cycled".

Sorry, I am new to supplements, when it says "does not have to be cycled", what does that mean exactly?


Hello Shiva, no need to apologize, everybody is a beginner at some point and your question will be of interest to others who are confused over terms like "supplement cycling".

When we stipulate a supplement doesn't need to be cycled, it means there's no benefit to discontinue its use after any given time period. You can take it permanently and its effects will assist you in your goal, for as long as you take it. 

Cycling products, can however be useful in certain situations. For example, some people find pre workout products containing caffeine and other stimulants, become less effective after a few weeks of consistent daily use.

No Need to Cycle HICA-Max

In order to maintain the product's full effect, we can use the cycling principle. There's a couple of ways you can implement cycling effectively.

You can take a week off after every 4 weeks. When you return to using product, the full effect will kick back in again. 

Or you can decide which workouts are your most demanding and use the product on only those days. This simple technique stops your body from building up a tolerance to the benefits.

HICA Max is a supplement that can be taken every single day.  It doesn't matter if your goal is gaining size or getting lean. If you're trying to gain muscle, it's a fantastic growth stimulator. If you're on a diet, HICA-Max helps you maintain lean muscle mass under caloric restrictions.

Thank you for choosing HICA Max!  Keep us posted on your progress Shiva. 

Until next time,  stay healthy and strong. 
Get lean, live lean!

Yours for a Lean Body,


Lee Labrada,

Founder & CEO Of Labrada Nutrition.
The Lean Body For Her Challenge with Kelsey Byers has re-opened and you can register for this years challenge right away, just click the video to watch.

Once you've registered , you'll be taken to all the amazing resources.

These include my meal plans, competitors manual, and transformation "how-to" guide.

I really want you to succeed, so much so, after you register, you'll get my personal e-mail address to contact me on for support and motivation.

Best Wishes!


Kelsey Byers

Team Labrada Athlete