I want to tell you up front that weight loss pills are nonsense. They are silly. They’d even be funny if they weren’t wasting so many people’s money and time. I had a top customer send me a message inquiring about a certain supplement pill. He chose a popular pill that has a lot of marketing momentum behind it. What am I suppposed to say to him? I am familiar with the product and its misleading presence in media advertising, so I know that it is a waste of time. If you cut through all the meaningless mumbo jumbo from the ads and infomercials, you’re goin to find out that it is nothing but a caffinated capsule on steroids. That’s all. The curious thing about these supplements is that thee aren’t any scientific studies published that support the claims made by these marketers.
I told my customer that the only diet supplement I know of that works is intervals, healthy eating, and resistance training. You’ll never find the results you get from my solutions in a poll because such a thing does not exist. For looking your best, you’re going to need to put in the work. There’s no way around it. This man experienced that himself, losing some 35% and double digits in fat-composition.
As far as the supplement products go, I don’t think that there’s any chemical or wholistic substance that is going to effect your body to the point you start shedding fat and losing weight. I’m talking about the caffeinated stuff, calcium-based pills, pyruvian and chitosian derivatives, H.C.A. or even herbal teas: none of it is going to get fat off of your body, although some of these things might improve your wellness.
While I’m tearing down misconceptions, I want to tear down some more mythology: you can’t get a pill to increase you metabolism. That’s the truth. I know you’ve heard about these things that are designed to burn calories by augmenting your physiological system. What B.S.
What I have to say to everyone is that you need to be educated about this stuff or else you’ll get taken to the cleaners every time you go to the nutrition store.
For those who use dieting supplements for losing weight, you need to consider those chemical laced objects that you’re stuffing down your throat. You also might want to consider whether those pills you are taking are effective or are they just another marketing scheme designed to separate you from your money. Another thing to do is to check into whether there is any scientific research and reporting on the substances you are taking. I’m looking for information that shows that the products work. If you’re solution to your holiday binge eating is a trip down to the drugstore to get the latest weight management pill, you should probably ask yourself where you’re going to be come summertime.
Have you ever asked yourself what the most effective pill is that works for managing your body’s mass? I can answer that question for you right now: you are wasting your time and resources thinking that these pills are going to do something about your weight.
I’ve got stacks of studies in my office that show that supplements don’t play any meaningful role in weight loss. Even the hyper-trendy Chromium-Picolinate products are totally worthless. Do you think those other products you’ve been sold by the buff sales people over at the supplement store work? Surely not everything they have is spurious – or is it?
When you get past the hype, you will find out that green-tea, caffeinated products, C.L.A., fat-trappers, and the rest of those products aren’t going to cause weight loss at all.
Really, there’s no substitute for hard work when it comes to weight loss, so stop looking for a shortcut. This is disturbing information, I understand. It’s just the truth: fat loss supplements aren’t effective and there’s no such thing as a substance that will burn fat.
Instead of pills, try using strengthening exercises and intervals for losing weight.
The Zone has helped many people do a variety of tasks from culinary arts to athletics. Have you ever been there? Now I’m talking about getting into the fat loss zone for your fitness program where you will be able to work on shaping your body into what you want it to be. I’m working regularly with some financial professionals who really don’t have time for me except on the weekend. When you don’t have much time to work with, you have to get a lot done in that period to make it effective.
The A personality type of these people really does work for them in making them chase after results. In fact, they have to be ready to workout the second they get inside the workout room. To maximize effectiveness in a short period of time, I have to emphasize four areas to apply workout heat: the rear of each leg, the back’s top portion, the chest’s muscles, and the abs.
The secret weapon to work with is a selection of movements that exercise multiple muscle groups. This will get your metabolic system ratched up in about a quarter hour. An example workout goes something like this: a warmup using body mass routines that include over-head squats.
Do the overhead-squats with a dowels or bands in hand will kick things off.
Next do push-ups. There are lots of variations of push-ups that you can choose from: from beginning to advanced. Follow the push-up with lunging movements. It’s important to hold briefly at the lower position.
Inverse rowing rounds out the four-pronged attack, giving you a high intensity exercise experience.
With that circuit out of the way, proceed to some strengthening movements like squatting and leg’s presses; and bench-pressing and dumb bell chest-pressing. To help get more from the squatting, get your legs more spread appart. This gets the hips involved more and gives more to the gluteals.
To get the summer of to a good start, you will need to focus in on your metabolic rate. I wouldn’t focus on cardiovascular routines either: they’re not going to help very much. You are going to need a multifaceted approach to fitness and fat loss including diet, strengthening moves, intervals, and some self-discipline in order to get the body you’re looking for. Right about this time of year, many people are wishing they stuck to their New Year commitments and they want to get all the fat off their body in a week or less. You’re going to want to show off on the beach and you can’t with all that lard hanging off your body, can you?
Here’s a seven day plan that will get you headed in the right direction. If you start now, you still have enough time to spiff yourself up before vacation. Monday: Do some intervals and strengthening work to get your metabolic system engaged. If you’re not doing this kind of program already, you need to start it right now.
Tuesday: Do something fun for about half an hour to get started. Once your mind is in gear, get some goals defined for short-term and long-term purposes. Write down where you want to be with your health, wealth, and relations. Wednesday: Intervals and strengthening rituals again. Be sure to warm up properly before you start any exercise initiative.
Even if you’re short on time, you still must warm up, even if you have to reduce some of your reps elsewhere.
Thursday: Go do something with friends or relatives for a while. Maybe just you and your pet. I want you to spend some time comparing your current physical state with the way you were last month. You should always monitor your progression.
Many people have a difficult time being honest with themselves. They don’t look at themselves the same way that other people look at them. It is common to deny that they have any type of problem. the truth is many people are overweight. The bulge that has developed around their stomach does not belong there. The extra weight that they are carrying is causing many physical problems. Somehow, a person who is not at a safe weight, must see that they need to fix the problem. If they don’t fix the problem, they could be facing some major issues.
Being overweight can cause many complications. If a person goes to a website like www.fatlossfactor.com where people on the forum discuss many of the issues surrounding obesity and weight loss, they will discover the things that they are likely to be facing unless they deal with their weight problem. Some of these problems are medical and some are psychological. There is a stigma with being overweight that causes stares from strangers as a person walks by. The fat person at the buffet is often the butt of many different jokes. Dealing with all of the snide comments can drive a person who is overweight into hiding. the person does not want to go out in public because they don’t want to be laughed at.
The good news for people who are overweight is that they can do something to fix it. At the website , a person can get the help that they need to develop a diet and exercise program that will help transform their body from fat and out of shape to trim and fit and ready for the beach. But a person must realize that to do this will require a certain amount of effort. The weight did not suddenly appear overnight. And the weight won’t disappear overnight either. To lose the weight a person will have to alter their lifestyle. In order to gain the weight a person probably picked up several bad habits. the bad habits will have to be replaced with habits that are more conducive to a healthy lifestyle.
It will not always be a simple change to lose the weight and a person will have to do more than eating crackers and carrot sticks for dinner while working on six pack abs if they want to transform the way that they look. A person will have to get rid of the fatty foods that they are eating. They will have to replace it with food choices that are low in fat and provide a person with the proper nutrition that their body needs. Other habits that contribute to weight gain such as drinking will have to be reduced or eliminated. Along with a better diet a person will have to develop a good exercise program. Whether they do it at home or at a gym a person will have to find the time to work out on a daily basis. It does not have to be the most strenuous exercise, but it should be done daily for at least a half an hour if not more.
It is time for everyone to look in the mirror. If you don’t like the way that you look, do something about it. Find a friend who is in a similar situation and get them to join you. It is always much easier to continue a fitness regimen when you have others that will help motivate you. The hardest part of getting fit and trim is committing yourself to doing it. The rest of the work is easy.
Every woman should have a fitness plan that caters to them as a woman: I think that makes sense. You want to lose fat and you should find the best way to do it. This is why it’s important for you to realize that your slow cardiovascular routine isn’t going to get the job done, not even if you add in large numbers of repetitions in your workouts. So you’re not making the most of what you have. If you’re the typical mother you have lots of responsibilities and very little time to take care of yourself. That makes it even more critical that you find the best workout that will get you the results you need in less time. I get letters from women all the time who tell me about their workouts that they are doing with their personal trainer.
They include multiple sets of leg extensions at forty pounds, leg-pressing for several sets of fifteen repetitions at 125 pounds. Then there are a few sets of lunges, some thigh movements, chest-presses, inclined DB presses, the flye, the dip, the kickback, the pushdown, and of course the crunch.
Add to all that about 60 minutes of cardiovascular work that gets you on the machines while you’re watching TV. People can work out for a year or more and lose just a fraction of the weight – if any at all – that they want to lose.
Add to this disappointment a full time job, kids, meals, and very little sleep and you’ve got your typical woman who’s trying to have a decent life and manage her weight too.
Women are willing to do practically anything in order to get their bodies into shape and I don’t blame them. Men are like that too.
Because I am a professional trainer, I’m frequently contacted by males who want to tell me that their flab is only 6%. This kind of composition is consistent with bodybuilding pros. What I’m saying is that these men are either BSing me or they are sincerely misled because there’s no way so many people can be professional builders. What do you do if you measure your composition and you come up with some phenomenal stats? Does that mean that you’ve arrived? I think it’s probably wise to take some time to think about how you are measuring your weight and your fat and whether the data you are getting is reliable or not.
What most people are using for body composition is a caliper that fits in the hand and isn’t very reliable for giving good results. These devices notoriously give low percentages of body-fat and are therefore very misleading.
The way these things work is by sending electricity through your lard and measuring the resistance to it. This works because flab and lean tissue have different resistances so you can get an estimate of your fat content by the amount of current that flows through your body. The numbers they produce are based on averaging numbers from a variety of test subjects who are measured traditionally and then with one of the gadgets.
Analysis of these electrical devices show that they read over two kilograms less than actual lard. That’s a pretty good deviation from reality.
The message I’m trying to convey is that you can’t trust the numbers you get from those hand held measuring devices. Besides, I want you to judge by how you feel about they way you look rather than what some contraption has to say.
If you need to be measuring something, get you a cloth measuring tape and track the width of your arms, your waistline, your butt (can you get a tape measure long enough for that?) and hips. Keep working on exercise and diet and before you know it you’ll have reliable results to demonstrate your progress.
Teachable Moments for Losing Fat
Many are amazed at how easy you’re able to shed pounds. First, there is a need to try, then there is a need to take an effective approach. I’m talking about improving the rate at which you metabolize fat and maximize calorie use. Here, I’m going to tell you some things to learn that will pave the way for fast and easy weight loss. Let’s get started with the age old query about whether to work on adding muscular tissue or losing fat tissue.
I’m assuming that most of my readers aren’t trying to be bodybuilders, so you probably don’t want to focus on one part of your workout plan and not the other. However, since most people are probably interested in getting a better body, having a nice set of abs, and having a good look for the beach, that’s who I usually address.
To get that body you’ve always wanted you will need to get involved in strengthening routines and intervals. You don’t need the traditional aerobics that have been throroughly discredited. The average person need the weights to help build muscle and lose fat. The boost in your metabolism is what’s really going to take you places when it comes to having a better body.
You might not find resistance training in fluff health mags, but it is the most effective tool in the war against body fat. You will get faster and better results when you workout this way.
You see strengthening is necessary not only to build muscle, but to retain it during periods of weight-loss. So you have a three-pronged approach toward fat loss that includes intervals, resistance, and nutirtion.
The reason this combination is the most successful is because of the intensity of intervals, the metabolism from the strength training, and the health from eating better.
If you think you’re doing a great job for yourself by working with aerobics, then you’re actually costing yourself more than you ever thought. By working with intervals and body mass routines you get the best available in fat-loss and weight-burning. You’ll be sculpting your body like a potter and you’ll feel great about it too. The benefits of routines that use the body’s weight are that every part of the body is addressed, including the abdominals. As 1000′s of people learn about the futility of traditional cardiovascular workouts, they are making the move to body mass sequences that are proven to be effective for fat burning.
In fact, it’s time for you to take the cardio out of your program and add to it body mass work that will give you your goals if you stay committed. You can even do body weight moves in addition to cardio if you want to, but you’ll soon make the change complete.
To get started with a body weight program, you should begin with the easiest moves. Once you get adjusted you can move on to more advanced drills that will give you even better results. Here is my guideline for making a series of body weight exercises. Do squats (complete warm up), lunges (stay at the low position to stretch key muscles), and push up (top half).
Once your warmin up is complete, I suggest six primary exercises that rotate between your top and bottom halves.
End your upper body workouts with two abdominal maneuvers. You can do these moves as a huge series or you can break them up into mini circuits. By changing the structure of your workout you can get more variety and you won’t get bored.
Start with your warmups and go through each one of your movements with two sets of each.
Next, pair up 3 upper and 3 lower moves to get some good cardio benefit. Cycle through sets of each one up to three times.
I’ll be the last one to be a low carbohydrate fanatic, but there is something I know that does good things for your fat-loss program. You’ll have to limit your intake of natural grains, but I think you’ll find this secret method to be a key to renewed progress toward your goals. I started this towards the end of the year when I changed my diet around and focused more on organically raised fruits than I did on naturally produced grain. This helped me get my body to my near personal record for body composition. I’m recommending this to you to day because it works and I know that you want to get your body lean so you can look good and feel good about yourself too. This is a great time to get started because it’s not too late to improve your body in time for the summer.
For the progress you’re going to get started with a few simple adjustments that will seem pretty easy.
Number One: Exchange the toasted bread you eat in the morning for apples.
Number Two: Skip out on rice-based foods and sides and replace it with broccoli’s power for your noon meal.
Number Three: If you’re used to a bowl of cereals in the evening, trade that for oranges and plain, natural nuts instead.
What do you think about this strategy? Without much effort you can accelerate your fat loss.
Let me tell you about a report that showed that a woman with a reduced fat nutrition plan and high fruit and veggie content was proven to reduce bodyfat more than those on a regular reduced-fat program. In a year’s time the former group saw a weight reduction far in excess of the latter group.
The key here is to reduce calories with fruits and vegetables while minimizing fat.