4 big fat lies

I need to tell you something…

We’ve been LIED to…

Not once, or even twice…

4 porkies have been told to us over and over, again and again. And…

It’s time to hear the truth :)

Big Fat Lie #1: “Slow And Steady Wins The Race…”

There’s a bizarre idea among many health professionals that losing 1-2 pounds a week is good progress…

Let me tell you something, losing 1-2 pounds a week is all very well, but it’s very slow progress AND frustrating if you’re spending hours in a gym or dieting. In my experience “slow and steady” often gives up…

In a recent study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition they found that those who lost their excess fat slowly when starting a new diet or fitness program would give up before those who had faster results.

And in my experience losing a large amount of fat in those first few weeks of starting a new fitness and diet program does your willpower and confidence the World of good.

Seeing the inches drop off and being able to fit into an old pair of jeans is an amazing feeling and it encourages you to stick with it long-term.
Personally, I think the results in those first few weeks have really got to excite you. The problem with the “1-2 pounds a week” notion, that many health professionals often speak about, is that it’s based on outdated methods. There’s actually a far quicker way to lose fat and transform your body.

It drives me crazy when I see people following this lame advice and struggling with their weight loss for years. Let’s be honest, if you’re several pounds overweight then you can certainly lose more than 1-2 pounds per week.

Big Fat Lie #2: “Slow Go Cardio”

If traditional cardio workouts produced fantastic results we would probably overlook the sheer boredom of it all. Unfortunately, that’s not the case…

You see, exercising on some medieval torture contraption isn’t the best way to lose belly fat. I get so frustrated when I see people plodding along in a bid to banish their wobbly bits. So, let me be straight with you…

If you LOVE doing traditional cardio and it makes you feel good, by all means keep doing it. I’m not going take that away from you. But…

If you want to burn as much fat as possible, please read on…

In a study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (Vol. 52(3):255-62), sixty overweight young women were separated into three groups

+ Group 1 did very short, but more challenging workouts (similar to the workouts my sister did)
+ Group 2 did moderate intensity continuous workouts (traditional cardio)
+ Group 3 was a non-training control group.

Now, get this…

Groups 1 & 2 exercised five days per week for 12 weeks and the researchers concluded that group 1 (shorter, more challenging workouts) produced far better results than of those in the traditional cardio group. Traditional cardio strikes out yet again!

This is not the only study to prove that traditional cardio is terrible at burning belly fat. I could rattle off several more studies, but chances are, you already know this.

You’ve more than likely followed that classic workout of doing 10-minutes on the treadmill, then 10-minutes on the cross-trainer, followed by another 10-minutes on the bike.

And where has it got you?

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Big Fat Lie #3: “You Need To Workout Longer”

Most people I speak to struggle to lose weight because they haven’t got enough TIME.

I’ve got a young family and I know how tricky things can be when you’re trying to juggle the kids, work and other social engagements.

So, yes – TIME is a BIG problem.

I’ve been there. Getting to the gym and then back home can be a mission in itself. Even a quick gym workout can take you the best part of an hour-and-a-half when you factor in travel, changing and showering.

And this is a common mistake people make…

The government has told us that we need to aim for 5 hours of moderate intensity exercise, like jogging, each week. That’s a big ask for those who have children or jobs. It’s these sorts of guidelines that block fat loss, makes us look old and leads to a number of diseases.

You see, we’ve all been brain-washed into thinking that we’ve got to join a fancy gym and spend hours there to burn fat, when that’s simply not the case at all.

You can get BETTER results with far LESS time.

You don’t need long exercise sessions or even a gym to get in the best shape of your life. Instead, you can exercise from the comfort of your own home with zero equipment wearing whatever you want to…

As long as you as follow an exercise plan that is not only effective in terms of time, but also burning belly fat fast, so that you can get on with the rest of your life.

Big Fat Lie #4: “Ditch Your Fave Foods”

You’ve heard it all before right…

“If you want to lose weight you have to give up your favorite foods”. So…

No more pizza, ice-cream, cookies, cake or wine…EVER! :)

The thing is that this is complete nonsense, because you can still enjoy ALL of your fave foods WITHOUT guilt and actually keep your metabolism firing on all cylinders.

The answer is to use your fave foods strategically…not to cut them out completely!

Of course, if you eat doughnuts and cookies ALL the time that’s not going to work, but neither will cutting out all the foods you love. And not just from a psychological standpoint, but a physical one too.

You see, many men and women cut out the foods they love and drop the calories in a bid to lose weight. And this might work initially, but soon after your body’s hormones, in particular a pesky hormone called leptin, will kick up a fuss and bring your metabolism to a crawl. So…

To make sure you stay in your metabolic hot zone and keep leptin happy, the best thing to do is up your calories strategically and enjoy some of your fave foods.

Happy days!

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Gavin Walsh
Gavin Walsh

A British fitness and fat loss magician that helps men and women lose the jelly from their belly pronto. Gavin is the head coach here at Body Fixers and has been featured in the likes of Men's Health, Women's Health and Men's Fitness, as well appearing on British TV several times with delightful nuggets of fitness and fat loss wisdom.

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