If you want to lose weight every day, you have to be on a fat burning diet and using strength and cardio interval exercise to burn fat. Here’s how to be consistent with your weight loss.
I get a lot of emails from frustrated readers. Frustrated because they just can’t stick to a program. And therefore, they just aren’t getting results.
And most of these people blame themselves – and oftentimes you guys are blaming yourselves pretty hard. But instead of laying blame, let’s find you a solution instead.
To be fair, in this world of fast food, comfortable chairs and 50,000 channels, it’s only easy in theory to stick to a fat loss, muscle building lifestyle. In reality, we all have days where we want to skip out on our fitness needs.
Here’s a good tip from Men’s Health online for those that are having trouble finding time to workout:
Strike an agreement with your spouse and kids
The rule: You get 1 hour to yourself every day, provided that you use it for exercise (and reciprocate the favor). So there’s no pressure to do household chores, play marathon games of Monopoly, or be a doting husband (a fat, doting husband).
“Since it’s for your health, it’s a contract they can’t refuse. And that will allow you to exercise guilt-free while acting as a role model for your children,” says Darren Steeves, C.S.C.S., a trainer in Canada.
Your best bet for exercise is a short 20-45 minute workout of bodyweight exercises, followed by quick strength training supersets, and then finished with interval cardio to burn fat in less time than ever.
On the other hand, there are many people that have the time, but that suffer from information overload so overwhelming it paralyzes their ability to move forward on a program. With all the info out there, it can be tough to put it all together, let alone stick to it. That’s why I have created the step-by-step, workout-by-workout manuals – so that you don’t have to worry about putting together a workout plan. All you have to do is show up and do the work.
But you can’t expect to go from a laundry list of bad habits to a virtual fitness diehard overnight.
However, you can make a big new change everyday and get one step closer to your dream body. The key is Consistency.
When I start with new clients, we identify the worst of their habits, and slowly attack them one by one. See you later “late night pop and chips”, hello “protein-based snacks” after dinner. Simple changes like this, done with consistency, will help you gain muscle and lose fat.
Because it is with consistency, that you make good fat loss choices into lifelong habits.
And that’s what I’ve seen work over and over again. For once the consistency becomes a habit, then you are in control.
One of my best clients and best friend is a shining example…gone are the days when he drank 2 liters of soda per day…and now he sticks to Berardi-style eating (modified through my more life-friendly approach in my Nutrition report) and he is so successful he is cover-model magazine material.
But he didn’t get this way overnight. And not too many people will. You slowly need to make improvements, day by day. In fact, he gained these habits day by day, week by week, over the winter last year. Buying more vegetables each week, trying new forms of lean protein (eventually coming to love salmon) every other day, eating nuts as an energy-boosting snack instead of drinking pop, subbing in Green Tea for soda, and so on and so forth.
I guarantee that you can find an easy to follow exercise and nutrition plan to suit your personality and allow you to lose weight everyday. You can develop life changing, fat loss habits.
So at the very least, get back on track today and be more consistent than ever before.
I know you can do it. You can burn fat with strength and cardio interval exercise and the right nutrition diet plan. Stay strong!