If you have lost weight, tried to lose weight or are just thinking about losing weight, you have undoubtedly been inundated by advertising. And with New Year’s resolution time recently passed, the miracle advertisements remain prominent.
Be it television, radio, spam, billboards, hell even folks walking the streets with sandwich boards… you are hit by a plethora of quick fix weight loss promising products..
Drink this in place of a meal and you will lose weight. Order pre-packaged food and you will lose weight. Take this “natural” pill and you will lose weight.
I’ve been exposed to them all and when I was that guy on the far left, I even tried a few. Everything from fasting, juicing, fruit only, to vegetable only diets all promise rapid weight loss without effort.
I am always skeptical of the fast, fat-loss fads that claim to bring forth miracles that are too good to be true. Why? Because they are too good to be true. Anyone who knows me, has heard me on the radio, podcasts, seen me on television, has read my book or this blog is aware that I am an avid low carbohydrate, whole food follower. They also understand that I am more than just about a diet. I am a firm believer in the power and benefits of exercise and fitness. I work out seven days a week and live by the mantra that weight loss is a side effect of fitness.
The most effective way to lose weight and get in shape is following my plan. Okay, I’m a little biased. However, if you follow and apply the 3 D’s and the 3 E’s you have no option but to gain renewed health.
DESIRE to get in shape DETERMINE that you will do it. Have the DISCIPLINE to get it done.
EAT a diet low in carbohydrates, as close to nature and as unprocessed as possible. EXERCISE seven days a week. Include endurance, cardiovascular training along with progressive resistance workouts. Posses positive mental ENERGY knowing that you will accomplish your goals and recapture your health.
Make your health a priority!
You won’t get there with haphazard plans or habits. You must work at it, there are no shortcuts, there is no free pass.
The results will be a fit new you, a healthy individual brimming with confidence and beaming with pride