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Breaking the Cycle: How to Overcome the Feeling of Being Doomed to Stay Fat


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Are you doomed to stay fat?

According to a study conducted in the UK in 2015, less than 1% of the formerly obese will maintain weight loss for more than a year. Specifically, this broke down to just 1 man out of 210 and 1 woman out of 124.


Participants in the study were told to eat less and move more, a method that failed to deliver long-term results. Clearly this sound bite advice wasn’t enough.


Now I could launch into a debate over whether or not this study practiced sound research and whether or not the participants really did eat less and exercise more, but instead I’d rather share with you what I know to be true about lasting weight loss.


Make no mistake about it, long-term fat loss results are very possible and are enjoyed by the majority of my clients – in stark contrast to the UK study results!


Since there’s more to it than simply eating less and moving more, how does one go about losing fat and then keeping it off for the long haul?


Here are 5 Steps to break the cycle of staying fat Lose it For Good…


Break the cycle of staying fat



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Fat loss Starts In The Mind


Lose it For Good Step #1 - The Right Mindset


There are only two mindsets to choose from when you approach your quest for weight loss:


This is a temporary change in my behavior.


This is a new way of life.


There’s no middle ground, you either see it as temporary change or you see it as permanent change. It’s pretty obvious which mindset produces permanent results.



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Old habits vs. new habits


Lose it For Good Step #2 - New Habits


Understanding how to put new habits in place is the second step to losing the weight and keeping it lost.


As we just saw in step one, looking at your weight loss behavior as a new lifestyle is the only way to ensure permanent results and this means adopting healthy new habits.


Habits are best taken on in gradual steps. This has been proven to be the most effective way to make the new habits stick. Approach building new habits with baby steps instead of grand leaps.


If one of your current, fattening, habits is that you drink sugary soda then first switch to drinking diet soda. Once the habit of drinking diet soda has completely replaced your sugary soda habit then you can start replacing some of the diet soda with water. You didn’t jump straight from drinking flavorful, fizzy soda to just drinking water, that’s too extreme and will make success unlikely.



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Should you be eating that?


Lose it For Good Step #3 - Your Environment


In order to permanently change your body, you must permanently change your environment. It makes sense that you won’t maintain a lean body in the same environment where you gained the weight.


The term “environment” sounds vague, so let’s break it down. Your environment is the world that you create around yourself. These are the foods that you see, smell and have easy access to. This is the ease or difficulty you have in consistently accessing exercise. This is the lifestyle of the people closest to you that casts an influence on your own lifestyle whether you realize it or not.


I’ll bet you could draw out the ideal environment for permanent weight loss. You know the path. Now put in the effort to walk the path.



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Good Nutrition


Lose it For Good Step #4 - Good Nutrition


The problem with the advice of eat less and move more is that it doesn’t make a distinction between calories. When total calorie count is your only goal, you’ll end up consuming lower quality calories than you should, which leads to mindless eating and malnutrition.


Educate yourself on healthy calories versus nutritionally void calories. A great rule of thumb is that calories that are created in nature are always superior to calories created in a factory.

Stick with real food over anything from a package.



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People having a meal

Lose it For Good Step #5 - Your Support System


If you just did the first 4 steps then you’d be well on your way to successfully transforming your body from fat to fit and keeping it that way for the long haul.


However, in order to fully ensure that you make the switch from where you are to where you want to be it’s important to put a support system in place.


Nothing is more powerful than social accountability. Instinctively you don’t want to let people down, and so you’ll work harder and more consistently in a support group than you would when working on your own. It’s hard to sleep in when you know someone is at the gym waiting for you!



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30 days of free nutrition coaching


This fifth and most important step is where I come into your life. My entire mission is to not only provide you with the action steps to getting into the best shape of your life, I also am here to provide you with the support that you need to make it happen.


Click Here to get started on a program that will get you fit for life.


You can do this!




THE 2-STEP METHOD FOR FAT LOSS


Uncomfortable fat around the stomach is one of the most common body frustrations that my new clients complain about.



What’s tough is that losing body fat is a slow and steady process, rather than an instantaneous fix.



However, after years of working at it, I have an extremely effective method for losing belly fat faster than ever, and I’d like to share it with you today…



Simple 2-Step Fat Loss. 


This method fights fat simultaneously on two separate fronts for maximum effectiveness: your sugar intake and your high intensity workouts.




This step requires minimal extra effort on your part! In fact, all you have to do is limit something that you’re currently doing. By limiting the amount of refined sugar, in all its forms. This means sodas, desserts, packaged snacks, candy, mocha lattes, etc.



When you stop to evaluate your diet, it may be shocking to find out how much refined sugar has crept in. Nothing will contribute to fat gains as swiftly as consuming sugar, so it makes sense that limiting sugar intake is the top must-do for shedding those unwanted pounds.



It’s not necessary, or beneficial, to starve yourself during this time of rapid fat loss, so you should fill in your diet with lean protein, veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds as you cut out the refined sugar.



Step 2: Here’s the step that requires some effort. Crank up the intensity of your workouts to a whole new level.



Exercising with the slow and steady mentality by moving, pushing and pulling as little as possible while still “getting the job done”. I’ve got some news for you…if you are not seeing progress, then the job isn't getting done.



Increasing the intensity of your workouts requires FOCUSED INTENT.


You must go into the session with the goal of pushing your body to the limit.


Remember, it’s a contained timeframe that will be over shortly, so bear down and deal with the discomfort. With practice you will learn to embrace the process. 


The safest and most effective way to crank up the intensity and effectiveness of your exercise time is to work with a qualified fitness professional, such as myself. 


Contact Me today and together we will get you started on your best program ever!


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