For the majority of people, losing weight is a losing battle. They’ve tried every late night infomercial product, every fad diet and every fat loss supplement that they’ve managed to get their hands on. And what have they got for all of that effort?
What they – and I’m guessing you – have been doing clearly hasn’t been working. It’s time to stop spinning your wheels and discover what’s the best way to lose weight.
The Three Pillars
The best way to lose weight – and keep it off – is to incorporate a sensible combination of three key areas of your life: nutrition, exercise and mental focus. Let’s get the detail:
So much contradictory information has been written on this subject that most people have simply thrown up their hands in despair and resigned themselves to a forever fat future. It needn’t be that way. The following key principles cut through all of the white noise and cut to the core of wellness nutrition:
(1) Eat every 3 waking hours
(2) Reduce your daily caloric intake by 500 calories
(3) Drink ten 8-ounce glasses of water daily
(4) Cut out refined grains and processed carbs
(5) Eliminate sodas and alcohol
The best exercise for weight loss is not the long, slow cardio that has been the staple of gyms worldwide for the past quarter of a century. It’s actually weight training. Hitting the weights will allow you to sculpt, shape and define your body inch by inch. It will allow you to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. In the process it will burn a ton of calories during your workout.
A great complement to a weight training fat burning program is to engage in High Intensity Interval HIIT training. HIIT involves performing short, sharp bursts of high intensity cardio sessions followed by very short rest periods. Going through 8 – 12 cycles of HIIT training is a fantastic calories burner during the session. An added benefit is that HIIT triggers what is referred to as the excess-post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) effect. This process supercharges your metabolism for the next 24 hours, turning your body into a fat burning furnace.
This is the part that most people gloss over. They feel that they don’t need to waste their time with some touchy feely rubbish about positive thinking or goal reinforcement. They’re in a hurry to get to the exciting stuff like working out. They are the same people who will fail miserably to realize their goal. Learn from their mistakes. Unless you learn to program your mind for success it doesn’t matter how hard you work out or how strict your eating pattern is – you will never attain your ideal physique. Harness the power of your mind, though, and you will become a body transformation powerhouse. You’ll be tracking down your goals with an inevitability that will astound onlookers – you’ll be an unstoppable fat scorching machine, daily moving closer and closer to your new body.
In conclusion, until you understand that the best way to lose weight involves a synergistic interplay between your mind, your mouth and your activity, you will always fall short of your goal. Start putting in place the three pillars outlined above, however, and you’ll finally start stripping your body of fat – and keeping it off.