Weight Loss Industry Dirty Little SecretQuick fix miracle cures. Pills, books, and contraptions all directed towards you. Who doesn’t want immediate results in 6 to 12 weeks? Some people and companies in the weight loss industry like to spend lots of money impressing you with a barrage of gadgets, promises and potions… “But wait! There’s more…”
The secret to weight loss and the art and science of body renovation is actually much simpler than any gizmo offered on TV. With just a few basic tools and food purchased from your local grocery store you can alter the way you look while improving your health and increasing your energy levels. You can turn your body into a dream body by just simply toning, strengthening, and increasing muscle mass in conjunction with a comprehensive cardiovascular activity and pre planned nutrition consumption.
How simple is that!
You need only follow the simple rules of the Three Disciples of Fitness. These are the three core elements to any effective fitness regime; progressive resistance and cardio training in conjunction with well-planned nutrition.
The dirty little secret to fitness is that almost any program or diet will produce results for the first 6 to 12 weeks. By exposing the body to a new and different mode of behavior whether it is eating soup for every meal or actually incorporating regular training and disciplined eating, progress will predictably occur. Ask the simple question “for how long?” and see what your answer is.
Your clever body is remarkably adaptive and from the time you begin using a new activity, be it weight training, aerobic routine, or the latest diet craze, your body is working hard to neutralize the impact. If you stay with the new training or eating approach long enough your body will find a way to stabilize what was once radical and effective. For this reason just about any new fitness or eating regime will yield results for the first few weeks, and then your body’s resistance to change will slow your progress and give way to stagnation.
The battle between your minds resistance and your bodies begins. Your mind is encouraging you to stick with the now ineffectual mode by whispering to you things like “but it was working!” True, it did work but now it has stopped and you have to do something else now.
Come along trainees, it is time to integrate a fresh new approach.
Turning what was once an effective routine or diet into a religion by developing an unhealthy loyalty can be counter productive. Once you have developed a desire to improve your health, progress then becomes the most important product of fitness evolution.
As an aside; doing an activity every day is good for you, even if it is the same day in day out. Moving your body is good, eating healthily is good. This specific topic considers continuous improvement. If you have been working hard and wish to see even more changes, or are having difficulty overcoming plateaus, then progression is compulsory.
Incorporating the Three Disciples (nutrition, resistance, and cardiovascular training) of Fitness is not a do or die approach. Start with a series of realistic expectations and be fair when you divide your attentions to each. Coordinate a small change in each of; nutrition, resistance and cardio training. Try not to go overboard on one or the other, just a small change in each will bring results. Size up how much time you have to devote to the total effort, and then divide the time in an equal way. Plan your meal prep so you have lots of healthy food on hand. Plan your physical activity ahead of time by making an appointment with a friend or a trainer. Now that you have been armed with the secret to weight loss you can now enjoy your new home.