Far too often people give up before they even get started. The task may be too big, daunting, painful, or never been done before. It’s easy to be dissuaded when you’re tired and staring at a mountain. When it comes to weight loss or body transformations, it’s no different. The mountain gets bigger and feeling gets worse the more weight you have to loose. But remember, things only seem impossible until they are done. The hardest part is always starting. Most will put it off until after a holiday, a busy work week, or once they get caught up on sleep. If you’re waiting for the perfect day, it’s never going to come. Unfortunately, most won’t feel compelled until they’re diagnosed with type II diabetes, life threatening high cholesterol, or heart disease. For those of you who simply do not care and will deal with changing only after the wheels fall off, I can not help you. But if you’re tired of looking horrible, feeling worse, and are ready to change your body for life, I have a very simple advice that will help. Call it my “Secret”. It’s very simple, but requires 100% commitment. But if you give it that, I guarantee you will succeed.
1. Choose a target date.
2. Envision how you want to look.
3. Now use every decision to step closer.
4. No excuses. No distractions. Only success. GO!
I’ve used this very method to literally transform my body at a young age and stay in peak shape my entire adult life. Of course, looking good is great, but feeling good is even more powerful. You can’t put a price on a heightened quality of life. Adversity will happen. The only constant is change. But to have the ability to deal from an empowered optimists view is priceless. That is what fitness gave me and I wish to share with you.
In a recent blog post I dared people not to eat after 7pm. The response was impressive as many of you accepted the challenge. Kudos to you. So how does not eating late help with fat loss? Obviously, if you’re not up late eating cereal with your hands, you’re not adding to your daily calorie intake. But there’s another, more scientific reason.
Throughout the day, your body burns the calories you’ve consumed for energy, and whatever hasn’t burned gets temporarily stored in the liver as glycogen. While sleeping, that glycogen is converted into glucose and released into your bloodstream to keep your blood-sugar levels stable while you snooze. Once glycogen is depleted, your liver starts incinerating fat cells for energy. That’s right! You actually burn fat in your sleep by fasting several hours before bed. For maximum fat loss, allow 12 hours between your last meal and first meal of the next day.
And my #1 Tip for Maximum Fat Burning, body changing results is… Workout out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach after a 12 hour fast (Water or black coffee OK). Your bodies fat burning furnace is kicked into high gear converting those unwanted love handles into readily available energy. Sexy summertime is coming.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you try this method I highly recommend recommend supplementing with high quality BCAA’s (branch chain amino acids) and glutamine to prevent muscle catabolism or breakdown.