Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Secret to Fat Loss

You want the secret to fat loss?

Well, you're not going to like it.

It has nothing to do with Green Tea, acai berry gummy berry juice, or the Master Cleanse.

Instead, the secret to fat loss is a state of mind. Once you're in it, you can't fail.

So here it is...

"Once you accept how HARD it is to lose fat, then it becomes easy."

Do you understand what I mean?

It's like saving money.

Once you understand and accept how much discipline is required to save money then it's easy and becomes 2nd nature to do so. You understand the difficulty but just do it automatically.

It's the same with fat loss.

Once you understand that you must...

- Plan, shop, and prepare your meals in advance...

- Do three high-intensity workouts per week...

- Keep yourself active on off days and keep your butt off the couch for at least 30 minutes...

- Develop rituals that help you avoid night-time eating...

- Take time to set goals and to plan solutions for every obstacle that gets in your way each week...

Only then will fat loss become 2nd nature to you, so much so that you couldn't get fat if you tried!

Seriously, once you "get it", you literally couldn't get fat if you tried, because your mind is on autopilot to stop you from binge eating or from skipping workouts.

So work on that...apply that secret mindset and you'll succeed.

You'll lose as much body fat as you want.

Heck, you can apply this to any aspect of your life and you'll experience success beyond your wildest dreams.

If only you accept the reality of the situation.

The secret doesn't come in a pill, potion, or powder,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS


Adela said...

That IS the kicker, Craig. It's switching from 'off training' to 'in training' mode, mentally and physically. When you're in the groove your environment is completely lined up. When you're not lined up (pantry, training, lifestyle, etc.) it perpetuates whatever your environment supports.

Thanks for the reminder.

Adela Rubio

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Thanks Adela, great points!

Jon Le Tocq, Storm Force Fitness said...

Good point Craig - I think once people can distinguish between something being simple and something being easy, there's a much greater chance of success.

Fat loss is simple but not easy!

Have a great Chrimbo, Jon

andy said...


WELL PUT! With new years around the corner, this point is valuable for my clients and their goals (mine too).

Happy Holidays,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Thanks Jon and Andy!