A Little Perspective
Something that’s sometimes lost when embarking on a fitter, healthier lifestyle.
And it’s easy to see how when all the magazines, TV adverts and supplement companies are offering false miracles, false hope and selling you lies.
Take this pill and you’ll lose x
Drink this skinny shake and you’ll lose x
The slick marketing would have you believe that you can radically transform your body if you just take their product.
And because we live in a digital world where we can get pretty much anything at the click of a button, often within 24 hours, we sometimes think that is how the body works.
But it doesn’t.
Sure you can drop a ton of weight quickly by taking pills, potions and shakes.
But to what cost...
To your health.
To your mental well being.
And then theirs the rebound once you stop taking these products.
If there’s anything that you take from any of the articles and posts I write, it’s this.
If the weight loss results seem too good to be true, they usually are.
I’ll assume nobody wants to drop 10lb and then put it back on a week later.
And that’s what often happens with the miracle supplements.
Look, long term, lasting weight loss takes a long term shift in mental attitude to eating healthy.
Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.
The Pyramids weren’t built in a day.
They took years and they were built on solid foundations and have stood the test of time.
The same can be said with the nutrition principles I teach in my Transformation Program.
Base your diet on healthy nutritious food 85-90% of the time.
Allow yourself a little *treat or *cheat without feeling guilty about it.
Keep yourself hydrated.
Exercise 3-4 days per week.
Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep.
And be patient.
Because the results will come.
Trying to force the result will just lead to feelings of frustration.
Remember the goal is to lose fat not weight per se and you want to be hanging on to your muscle tissue.
This is what burns calories. This is what gives you “shape” and “tone” - and this will slow the weight lost on the scales.
Remember that a 1lb per week fat loss is 52lb over the course of a year. That's 3.7 stone.
1/2lb per week is still 26lb.
Nobody ever woke up 2 stone over weight.
It was a steady build up.
And a slow and steady weight loss is more manageable, physically and mentally, as you build it on solid nutritional foundations as you lead a fitter and healthier lifestyle.
But the results of leading a fitter, healthier lifestyle goes beyond just weight loss.
Reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, various cancers and osteoporosis.
In fact, the list goes on and on.
So, consider the bigger picture, rather than the picture presented on the bathroom scales or painted in the magazines.
As always, if you have any questions, post them in the comments below.
You got this.
* I not a massive fan of using the terms “treat” or “cheat”
You give a dog a treat to teach it obedience. Unless you use it in a positive way to incentivise yourself to achieve something.
And it’s not cheating if it’s part of the program.