It amazes me when people say they CAN'T achieve fat loss success because of their circumstances.
"I can't follow diets.."
"I have kids, I can't eat healthily."
"I'm too busy to prepare food"
"My job doesn't allow me to"
are just some of the poor excuses that I hear on a regular basis.
Success starts by taking 100% responsibility for your own actions. Its not your kids fault or your bosses fault that you're fat and the sooner you realise that,the better. Sorry if that sounded a bit harsh peeps but I feel its my duty as your fat loss coach to move you from "thinking about it" to taking "massive action" and if that means giving you a kick in the butt every now and then,then so be it.
I want you to take a look at this video I came across the other day. It's a story about a US marine called Ivan Castro who devastantingly suffered a mortar attack whilst serving in Iraq. The result of the attack left Ivan permanently blind. Soon after, Castro found himself battling with anger and depression. He eventually met with a blind Marine however who helped him realize that the man he had always been, was still alive.
Still think you can't drop that "bit of bodyfat?"
Put's things in perspective doesn't it.
You Can Do Anything If You Want To, You Just Got To Toughen Up And BELIEVE That You CAN thats all!
Below are some killer fat loss tips that you can start using straight away:
1) Plan, Plan & Do More Planning
Know what you're going to eat tomorrow, and the next day and the next. A quote I heard recently from my business mentor and UK's number 1 fat loss expert Paul Mort, which was "it's better to rely on your planning rather than will power when it comes to your diet." I love this quote! This basically means don't be caught in a situation where you're relying on your will power (eg. a party, wedding etc) to get yourself through the situation. Plan ahead, eat BEFORE you go out, pack a lunch if you're going out all day. Pack it the night before, whatever it takes to stop you from getting into that situation where you might blow off course with your diet.
2) Create some "What-Scenarios"
This kind of coincides with the above. Write a list of "what if" scenarios that might come up over the next few weeks that may stop you from eating healthily and put a hault on your fat loss progress. eg "what if I'm invited out for a curry? what am I going to do?" Next write down how you're gonna deal with each scenario eg. "if I'm invited out for a curry, I will either a) eat before I go out b) phone up the restaurant the night before and find out what healthy dishes they have. or c) Not go.
Plan out every scenario so that you know EXACTLY what you need to do before it's even come up. This may seem like a pain doing this but its well worth doing. This is the difference between achieving success and failure.
3) Eat Clean For 30 Days And Avoid Sugar!
Avoid wheat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine & sugar. Stick to filling your shopping trolley with nothing other than fresh fruit, vegetables and lean meats such as turkey, chicken, seafood etc. Avoid packaged food and focus on home cooking. If I have time to cook and prepare food for the next day, then YOU definitely should be able to do! Remember, no excuses! This is what you need to do if you want to achieve fat loss success.
4) Do BODYWEIGHT Workouts
You don't need to be a member of a health club or have access to all the latest "state of the art" gym equipment to get fat loss results. All you need is your own bodyweight and a positive can-do attitude and you'll be well on your way. I'll be releasing my new e-book "Hit Fat Where It Hurts" which is a 30 day bodyweight programme complete with nutrition plan on Friday 14th January so keep 'em peeled.
5)BELIEVE You Can Do IT!
Just like Ivan, he believes he can do anything and he's proven it with his recent challenges he's done. Believe you CAN achieve fat loss success.
I hope this blog post has been helpful to you.
If you have any fat loss tips that you'd like to share then feel free to leave a comment in the section below.