Why is it So Easy to Fail at Fat Loss?
Some fail because they don't have a plan.
Some fail because their diet and exercise plan is unrealistic.
Some fail because they have no accountability. We all need accountability. It keeps us honest and brings out the best in us.
Some fail because they have no discipline.
Some fail because they have dangerous expectations. If you make your vision of your ideal body so grand and unrealistic, you will never believe you can achieve it, so you won't even try.
But most fail because they simply don't follow through.
There are so many reasons why we don't follow through, but it almost always boils down to the fact that we just don't want it badly enough.
We are now witnessing the rise of generations who lack patience, self-control and discipline. Why? Because everyone wants instant results ... i.e. instant gratification. But success in life depends on delayed gratification. Unfortunately, most people throw in the towel before they give themselves a chance to experience success.
What's the Solution?
I didn't have long-term success with fat loss until I adopted the following philosophy: minimum effective dose to get and maintain results. This may seem counterintuitive, but it works because it makes it easy to be consistent. Consistency is key. If you cannot consistently follow through with your current diet and exercise program, then it will not generate lasting results for you. So wouldn't it make sense to follow a realistic program that requires the least amount of discipline to get and maintain results?
I'm an intermittent faster. Every single day I practice delayed gratification because I wait until 5pm to eat my first meal. I have enough discipline to skip breakfast and lunch. Why do I fast?
- For effortless fat loss. When I'm fasted, I am in fat-burning mode
- Fasting has a suppressive effect on hunger
- Fasting improves my mood (possibly from increased concentrations of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor)
- Fasting increases my energy and focus (the sympathetic nervous system is dominant)
- Fasting increases cellular cleansing (autophagy: prevents and repairs the damage done to our cells by free radicals
- When I eat between 5 and 9pm, I get to eat large portions that promote appetite satisfaction.
- I'm less likely to exceed my calorie limits for the day if I only have 4 hours to eat.
- Carbs are permitted (especially at night).
- Fasting increases my productivity (I have more free time).
Must you wait until 5pm to eat? Absolutely not. I recommend newbies break their fast at noon, and finish eating by 8pm. All you have to do is skip breakfast. It's easy! If you are still skeptical about skipping breakfast, I recommend you read my blog, "Can't Stop Eating After Breakfast" to learn why eating breakfast in the morning makes you hungrier.
From my own experience, intermittent fasting has been the easiest way to lose fat and keep it off since 2012. This is advantageous because the lower and more stable your weight, the lower your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or cancer.
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Accountability is a tool that forcefully propels you along the path toward the best-version-of-yourself. We all need accountability.
Question: Would you be more likely to work out daily, if I were working out with you?
If the answer is yes, then get started with my Fat Loss Fast System today!
Create a realistic vision. Establish the purpose of your fat loss journey. Commit to a plan that is realistic so you will follow through. Establish accountability. Believe.