Jan 10 2013
Trying to lose weight and obtain a flat stomach is no easy task. It is even harder to get six pack abs. However, every year people spend millions of dollars on the newest diet secret, miracle pill, or fad exercise equipment. Honestly, I am no exception.
I have watched and Dr. Oz have claimed the great benefit of Raspberry Ketones or Green Coffee Extract as the miracle fat burners. Without exercise or changing diet these little pills will burn and shrink fat. I tried them and I call BULLSHIT! My wife and i have both tried them and they did nothing to change our weight loss. They did lighten my wallet a lot but nothing more than a little water weight otherwise.
Next you see these diet books that have shown amazing results with ten minutes a day. What about the ones that say you can eat anything you want and lose weight. Funny thing is, they all have disclaimers stating results not typical or taken along with a balanced diet and exercise. DUH!
True weight loss and fat burning is done one of two ways. First through exercise and second through diet. No matter what you take, you can not eat more than you burn in calories and lose weight. Some freaks of nature with super metabolic systems can defy this but most of us are not so lucky. You have to have a calorie deficit in order to loss weight!
I have went from 210 pounds to 175 pounds in about eight months. In the process, I have increased my muscle mass and went from 29% body fat to less than 22%. How did I do it? I exercised by walking, jogging or weight lifting at least six days a week. I ate healthy and counted calories. Over the holidays, I slowed my exercise and ate what I wanted and gained four pounds back. I have since started counting calories and returned to more regular exercise and lost almost three of the pounds. See the correlation?
You can not lose weight without controlling your calories. No legal magic pill works! Set a reasonable goal and work towards it. The more clean your diet, the easier it will be to achieve. I like sweet iced tea and I like sweets in general. I love pizza and wings and many other kinds of those foods. For me or anyone to achieve a hefty goal, those foods need to eliminated. I am not yet ready to totally eliminate those so I am struggling to reach my final goal. I am currently healthy and feel good but would like a totally flat stomach. It boils down to what I am willing to do to get there.
This is the one main key to reaching your weight loss goal. What are you willing to do to get there?