One thing I have noticed is that despite their huge desire to lose weight many people seem to find themselves in a cycle of perpetual dieting where they are always on a fat loss diet. If it seems like you have been dieting on and off for the past few months (or years) then read on as I share a story about a friend of mine – this could be the one weight loss ‘trick’ that you need.
This past weekend I got to catch up with a friend (Jack) whom I hadn’t seen in several months. Like most people Jack hadn’t really changed in appearance since the last time we saw each other (around the 1st of the year). Jack and I talked for a while about stuff (Mario Kart for the Nintendo Wii, the increasing price of corn, how summer TV is really bad, you know the usual) then as many of my conversations seem to go Jack started asking me about nutrition and fat loss.
Basically Jack was pretty frustrated. He said that he had been dieting for “as long as I can remember” but somehow he still had 15lbs to lose. Some further interrogation (okay I wasn’t interrogating my friend) Jack ‘fessed up that while he was a lifetime dieter his compliance to his fat loss diet was pretty bad.
This resulted in something that I find with a lot of people. Because Jack was supposed to be “dieting” he would never feel like he could enjoy non-clean foods or foods in normal/larger quantities, so he’d feel guilty when he ate them, get discouraged, fall off the wagon, wait until Monday, and start dieting again.
This cycle would repeat week after week, month after month. The end result was Jack wasn’t losing the weight he wanted and he was burnt out and discouraged because he felt like he had been dieting forever and not getting anywhere.
Have you found yourself in this situation
Do you find yourself in this situation?
The best cure for the lifetime dieter that I have found is an all out blitz. Jack has been getting lost in 12 week fat loss programs, so shorter (and more extreme) program is better for him. I told Jack about the idea of a ‘Fat Loss Sprint’ where he and explained that there were a couple rules he needed to follow if he was going to do the program.
1. No Cheating – He needed to stick to the diet 100%
2. No Skipping Workouts – There are only 24 workouts so he has to do everyone
3. Completed Focused Effort – No training for a marathon, spinning classes 3x a week, etc. All his efforts needed to be focused on losing as much weight as fast as possible.
4. He Had To Let People Know – Tell people about what he was doing would put the pressure on Jack to really make the 28 days fat loss sprint work. 28 days isn’t that long and if he told friends and coworkers they were sure to check in with him to see how he did (plus most people would assume that losing 15lbs in 3-4 weeks isn’t possible so they would be intrigued enough to find out what happened).
He agreed that rapid weight loss was what he needed to end his lifetime of dieting, he agreed to my 4 stipulations, and he started Warp Speed Fat Loss on Monday.
Now, have you been dieting forever?
If you are tired of 12 week diets and just want to get the weight off and get it over with then commit yourself to rapid weight loss plan involving metabolic resistance training and a carb restricted diet.
But you need to agree to the above 4 rules too.
The time to end a lifetime of dieting is now and you deserve to be in the best shape of your life.
Make it happen.
Mike Roussell is a nutrition doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. His Warp Speed Fat Loss system is a complete Done-for-You A-Z Fat Loss Blueprint. You can learn more at http://www.warpspeedfatloss.com
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