Over the next four weeks I’ll be taking you through the A-Z of how to lose body fat. It involves no fad diets, no unnatural shakes, no miracle abs machines, just real lifestyle changes that make all the difference.
Let’s start with possibly the most important factor, getting yourself in the right frame of mind to lose weight.
You might have heard the alarming news. Recent reports suggest that us Aussies are the fattest nation on the planet. Yep, somehow we pipped the Americans for first spot. If you’ve ever been to America you’ll realise that that’s no mean feat.
Statistics aside, it’s important to take note that as a nation we are getting things drastically wrong when it comes to balancing what passes our lips to the amount we are getting out and moving.
It’s time to say it straight: if you are overweight or obese you’re either eating more than your body needs, you’re not moving enough or more than likely doing both.
So, what to do?
These days we are all much more aware of what it takes to lose weight successfully but it’s action that is required. Over the next few weeks you’ll find all the necessary information to get your weight heading in downward direction. It takes belief and a strong willpower from you, changing your diet and moving more. Read on to find out where to start.
1. Stop making excuses
Getting yourself in the right frame of mind to lose weight is step one. Without it you’ll go nowhere. This can’t be done for you. You have to want, more than anything else in the world, to be healthier, to move better and to be proud of how you look.
Here are the key steps that are involved:
1. Deciding exactly what you want (how you want your body to look, how much confidence you want to feel, how much energy you want, internal health, etc)
2. Making sure you actually have a burning desire of what you want to achieve
3. Documenting exact goals for what you want to achieve
4. Visualising and “feeling” what you want to achieve as if you have already achieved it
5. Believing that you can actually achieve it
6. Taking massive action now to start achieving (no procrastination)
This all sounds very Anthony Robbins, I know, but in order to ever be successful at anything, all excuses need to go out the window… there is no such thing as poor genetics, no such thing as “not enough time”, no such thing as “it’s just too hard”… no excuses at all for not achieving what you set out to achieve.
This week I want you to work through these important points. Get yourself in the ideal mental state for the dietary and exercises changes that will come in future weeks.