People are confused about the best way to go about achieving the body they want. Simply put, they’re confused more than ever about how to burn fat. And they are confused about what works and what doesn’t, and the reasons why. There are countless individuals slaving away in gyms and fitness centers around the country. They are working tirelessly, almost every day, on the treadmill, stair-climber, elliptical, etc. to burn those calories and fat. They might even join a few aerobics or spinning classes as well. And they’re probably also lifting weights several times a week for hours at a time to build some strength and muscle.
They are also probably experimenting with one of the latest fad diets that is all the rage, and promises a miracle fat burning and weight loss cure. They might also be shelling out a lot of their own cash on the latest dietary supplements and magic bullets that are supposed to be the miracle cure that will solve their weight loss problems. They’re also keeping an eye on the bathroom scale as their primary judge of fat loss success or failure. If their bodyweight shows an increase on the scale of a pound or two, they might behave rashly and perhaps even ditch their current routine in hopes that a new one will make a difference! And of course there are countless variations on this same theme that are being performed by just as many people.
After all, this is the kind of stuff that many of the popular fitness and diet gurus typically recommend to burn fat. But with so many different strategies and plans being pushed as the be all and end all, what happens is we tend to overboard. And when that happens, we lose sight of what really matters in achieving lifelong fat burning, fitness and health the principles than many people don’t know about, most people have forgotten, and only a select few put to use to achieve lifelong health and fitness. These are the exact same concepts that I personally used to shed over 40 pounds of unwanted body fat, keep it off, and totally revitalize my life in the process!
Let’s get real. With any exercise or nutrition routine, you can lose some fat initially, but that’s not the point. Far too often this progress can’t be sustained for very long, and doesn’t come nearly as fast enough as the person would like because they’re focused in a temporary mindset. They’re only focused on the short term and one specific goal. So they end up switching to something else, and the cycle continues until they’ve become consumed by this cycle of confusion. I believe that this is one of the biggest, if not the #1 reason for the lack of fat loss and fitness progress that is being experienced by the masses of exercisers and dieters in the world. They’re simply hopping from one outlandish diet or overlong exercise program to another, all while losing sight of the most important things, and the things that really do work time and time again. Simply put, they are exercising far too much, not nearly intensely enough, and trying to adhere to unrealistic diet recommendations.
If instead they focused on a long term plan, a lifestyle as it’s often called, and didn’t worry about “losing 10 pounds by summer”, they would find it far easier to do the right things most of the time. And those right things include brief, progressive, and intense resistance training, eating a diet full of nutrient rich foods, drinking tons of water, and getting plenty of quality sleep and rest. The students of my Fat Burning Furnace method understand this and are reaping the life long health and fitness rewards because of it. Are you?
Copyright (c) 2007 Rob Poulos