What day is it today? Yup, January flew by and according to statistics your resolve to stick to your weight loss resolution probably fell out the window. The final week of January pounds the nail in the coffin of diets and exercise. I remember it from last year, it happens, that new fad diet (gluten free, dairy free, carb free, cookie-filled) solution didn’t pan out.
New Year’s Day starts strong because we are all a little unhappy with our bodies, so we make a change. Awesome, week one we are excited, seeing benefits and making progress. But then it all stops. The fat loss switch is stuck on “off.”
What do you do?
Try to force the switch back on… do you make bigger changes–cut more calories, do more cardio, eat fewer carbs…and then even fewer carbs–and still nothing happens.
Or do you just toss in the towel right then?
Don’t be that person, don’t be part of the 90% who fail to stick to their resolutions. I know failed goals are frustrating. So maybe it’s time you try something new.
You and I can agree…dieting sucks. We both know that dieting works, but the concept is no fun.
Whether we like it or not, we all follow a diet. So let’s stop focusing on the meaningless word and start fixing what really matters.
YOU, seeing awesome results.
I don’t care who you are; this is all that really matters. When you change the way you eat and exercise you’re doing it with the intention of looking better, feeling better, and improving your health.
So what stands between where you are now (desiring change) and where you want to be (seeing progress)?
Being upfront with you, a big part of the problem stems from a lack of patience. Losing fat isn’t magic. You didn’t put the weight on overnight, and it sure isn’t melting off. But worse: fat loss is a slower process than fat gain.
Instead of adding more and more cardio and eating less and less food, eliminating common mistakes and myths from the equation can lead to more consistent results, instead of teasing promise followed by no progress. When it’s done right, you never find yourself back in that familiar place.
What can you do?
Really we are not asking how will I lose weight or what do I need to do. Instead it’s, “How will this time be any different?” That’s because you’ve become conditioned to expect diets to fail. Much of the diet and fitness advice you need is overplayed, overhyped, and inaccurate. You are taking pieces of information and trying to create a Frankenstein approach to your body.
That crap doesn’t work.
At some point you start making excuses because of constant roadblocks: bad genetics, a hectic work schedule, and the typical Sunday football menu of burgers, wings, and beer. The reality? The excuses are a bunch of bull. The techniques are filled with half-truths.
So how do you become leaner? Surprisingly, it’s the small things that really make the biggest differences. And over time, those tiny changes add up to a lean, toned body.
Consider this a refreshing outlook on your transformation: Your metabolism isn’t holding you back, and your body isn’t hardwired to look a certain way. You can control your ability to lose weight. Simple, small adjustments to your diet, exercise, and other behaviors will make a surprisingly big difference and transform your body.
If you drop the stubborn act and change your strategy based on a few simple guidelines, you can literally switch your body into a fitter, healthier mode—it will burn more calories, build more muscle, and you’ll look amazing.
Is it Exercise or Diet?
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. That’s the most important rule of any successful plan. But a great diet without an exercise plan is incomplete. Your body needs to be active—both inside and outside the gym. Researchers have found that each 10 percent rise in sedentary time is associated with a 3.1-centimeter increase in the size of your waist. What’s more, British scientists found that of the subjects they studied, the waist measurements of people who got up most often were more than 2 inches smaller than those of people who got up the least.
Exercise and diet work, so there’s not need to try and create some mathematical formula that determines what percentage of which will determine results. Claims that it’s one or the other is more wishful thinking than reality. But change starts by realizing extreme behaviors in either are not the solution
Start a new plan for a new you!
It might sound surprising, but you don’t need to exercise to lose fat. You can shed your unwanted pounds by making sure you eat fewer calories than you burn. (This should show you the importance of a good diet.)
However, if you avoid exercise, you won’t retain as much muscle, which means it’ll be harder for you eliminate your big belly and have flat, sexy abs. You can lose weight without exercise, but if you don’t retain or build muscle, your metabolism won’t be as efficient, which means you’ll have to eat even less food to see the same results. You can do better than that: A sensible exercise program will help stoke your metabolism, which will help you burn more fat, which will help reveal your six pack. You’re reconditioning your body as a metabolic engine.
When you add resistance training to your routine, it can speed up the weight loss process by making your muscles more efficient fat-burning furnaces. What’s more, it’s also good for your bone health and cardiovascular health, as well as optimizing glucose control so your body processes carbohydrates better. Plus, in addition to sculpting your abs, you’ll build definition in your entire body and be able to eat more food. Resistance training burns calories during your sessions and stimulates your metabolism afterward.
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Take the step!
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