Today we’re talking about how to start your fat loss journey, the right way. I’m going to breakdown short term and long term expectations vs reality, plateaus and various tools you have in your arsenal to execute at the right time to gain maximal results with maximal efficiency.
If someone were to guarantee you immediate results, would you waste hours upon hours, weeks, months, years to achieve something when there’s an option to do it in half the time? Would you not take it? Of course you would! But… What’s the cost? I believe everything has a benefit/risk scale attached to it. I’m not talking about monetary cost, although there are individuals and corporations alike who would happily play with our insecurities for a monetary gain. Switch on the television or open up the intereweb and you’re bombarded with features of perfectly aired brushed natural physiques, herbal tea transformations grabbing your attention, conditioning you to believe what they show you is attainable and can be done with minimal time/effort.When it comes to fat loss EVERYBODY wants to lose as much weight as possible in the shortest amount of time. We all want to look as good as we can, so almost all begin with a GO HARD AND GO IN, its ALL OR NOTHING mind-set. This in its self can become a deterrent for many, par for those brave souls regardless of this flawed perception of reality, they venture in full force only to realise their one vulnerability, they are human and are confined to their biology.
The reality is short term; quick fat loss can end up being anything BUT. Fast, short term weight loss can cause a plethora of problems, ranging from decrease in fat mass but also an accrued loss of muscle, water volume and may even cause weakened tendons and bone density. This can all lead to inevitable injury, taking you out of action and circling back to square one.
So what do you do?
Think long term. Through a progressive well planned training program and reasonable eating habits in place, you can maximise fat loss whilst maintaining muscle mass, improve muscle tone/definition, maintain healthy if not improved bone density and tendon strength and keep healthy hydration levels allowing you to maintain normal bodily functions and no long term suffering.
So what do I need to do? What tools do I need in my toolbox?
A poor craftsman blames his tools… or in this case, abuses them improperly.
You see, you have a number of tools in your arsenal; diet, supplements, resistance training, cardiovascular training, intermittent fasting, all of the above together and more! The list goes on. How do you know what to employ and when to employ them so your efforts count the most? Well you could hire me and we can find out together! You can also start with what works best for you. Everything I mentioned above SHOULD be synonymously part of your life, and they will help trim you down. More importantly doing so will improve everything I mentioned above and more. But attempting to do all of them together straight off the bat is going to guarantee you failure. Start with one and make it into a habit. If its cardio training, great, go at a pace and frequency which you can keep doing for at least a month, but please be true to yourself once a week running on a treadmill isn’t going to cut it and I don’t care how “busy” you say you are, you have time to do more. What I’m trying to get through here is starting something new can be mentally taxing so work your way up to increasing or adding another arsenal to your tool but don’t fall on the wayside where you push yourself too much, crash & burn or get anxious and don’t do anything at all and never see results.
Just because you were told you had to be fully committed doesn’t mean you have to make a 180 turn in your life overnight. As with anything, your toolbox should be large, but the number of tools you use for any task minimal.
Until the next one, stay strong and conquer my fellow ALL STRENGTH athletes!
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