Note: There are some great rapid fat loss programs that are part of long-term fat loss and weight loss programs. These programs do not apply to this article.
I include my quote at the end of every post:
“Exercise is not my life…..exercise makes my life better!”
You may need to change your attitude about weight loss in general. You have to burn fat if you want to drop pant and dress sizes for good.
Quality of life is what really matters. Make your long-term fitness commitment based on quality of life and you have a great chance of succeeding with your fat loss and weight loss goals!
I have research (and experience) to back me up……
In a Prevention magazine article, researchers found that 34% of women ages 40 to 60 were more likely to stay with an exercise program if the goal was “overall well-being.”
And, I have always said that fat loss is more important than weight loss. Fat loss takes longer to achieve and permanently changes your body’s composition (more lean mass, less fat mass) with a regular strength and interval cardio exercise program.
Yo-yo dieting is dangerous stuff! Just read on…….
Commercial weight loss program advertisements make it seem as though the most important thing in your life is using “their diet program.” The most important thing is YOUR HEALTH! And, your health far outweighs any diet program!
In fact, your health depends on a commitment to healthy, managed nutrition, regular exercise and healthy lifestyle habits.
Advertisements such as “lose 30 pounds in 20 days,” sends a message that has a short-term solution to your weight problem. Weight lost that quickly (without regular exercise) will be mainly lost muscle mass instead of fat mass (this will slow down your metabolism).
You also might be very ill after losing that much weight in such a short period of time. Medical and fitness professionals agree that a sound exercise and nutrition program is one in which you average 2 lost pounds per week. You are likely to lose 6-8 pounds the first week of your program.
Burning fat mass will eventually give you the lean, healthy body you want and need! You will then have a PERMANENT SOLUTION TO YOUR WEIGHT PROBLEM!
It’s not going to help you much if your body looks good (for a while) but your health and quality of life suffers! Exercise hard and smart. Build a foundation for your body.
There are no quick fixes for building your lean and toned body!
Be sure and download your Free Bodyweight 500 Metabolic Fat Burner Workouts and start shaping your body faster!
Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.
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