People often ask me this question.
They want to know what the QUICKEST way is!
The following is an exert from my upcoming book to give you a taster :
I will give you 2 examples of choice and you can tell me which is quicker. Both are based on very real Life examples so this is not made up.
Let’s use the example that the first person is YOU and the second person is a friend of yours and you both have a whopping 4 stone ( 24 kilos ) to ‘burn…’
Example 1 :
You begin a new Weight Loss / Body Fat reduction Program one morning. You decide that you are going to absolutely commit to it this time, you acknowledge to yourself that it will take a little extra time to achieve since you will do it ‘properly’ this time, that it won’t be a quick fix and thus doomed journey like last attempt, so you are prepared for this.
You follow the advice given – without questioning it – and you exercise correctly every day as instructed. You eat and drink correctly every day as instructed. You think and feel as instructed every day.
All of the actions are congruent – they fit together without conflict – and you subsequently get the effect of a favourable significant change in Weight, Shape and measurements.
You have arrived at your end destination. It has taken some time, it was NOT quick. From here it is all about Management. You have attained the result. Now your actions change to reflect the desire to maintain that result.
So how long did this take?
Being realistic and not to over exaggerate, taking into account that Health has at the very least been maintained ( in reality it will have increased – action / reaction ). Edging on the side of conservative you could say this entire result could be achieved in about 6 months. Maybe more maybe less.
So it has taken YOU 6 months to produce a result Successfully and with relative ease.
Example 2 :
Your friend wants to also Lose Weight, always has lost some but never has successfully lost all. Only partially here and there. They buy the latest wonder pill because they buy into the hype of the advertising scene, they diet, use the pill and for 1 of 54 possible reasons they stop and quit after about 3 weeks.
They then stuff themselves silly to feel ‘better’ because they feel bad and spend another 2 weeks in no man’s land, not on a diet nor off a diet, just ‘hovering around’ in some grey area riding the wave of being able to eat whatever they want and not have to be active which they avoid like the plague!
By now the Psychology kicks in and they get ‘another’ push to try and shift their Weight. A friend of theirs has ‘found’ an amazing new Weight Loss diet that a particular celebrity is supposed to have done and it worked, so our friend agrees to join her friend and both attempt to follow the diet.
It lasts only 13 days because it is quite strict. They both go out that night to ‘come off’ their diet, get tipsy and overindulge in a restaurant finishing off with desserts of cake or chocolate.
They spend 9 days not doing anything ( Unconsciously enjoying the break ).
Our friend gets distracted with other contexts of Life such as home Life and work etc… And 2 months goes by.
Summer is approaching and our friend is beginning to think about her summer holiday and where it will be – she is also thinking about her overweight body! So she decides to be serious this time and joins a local gym / Health n fitness club nearby. So she starts this cycle, again. She initially enjoys the strict calorie deprivation and regular classes with other overweight people. In fact this time she has dropped 7lb and is currently thrilled.
As 2 weeks and 6 days goes by the strain of exercising too intensely while on a deprived food intake has taken its toll and she gets the flu, regrettably she has to stop going to the gym for a while during this time because she is ill she wants the comfort of ’tasty food’ to compensate the pain she is enduring.
1 week passes and while she is almost recovered, she has regained 4lb and feels demotivated and does not bother to go back to the gym.
Summer holiday comes and she goes to the Mediterranean but feels self-conscious so does not fully enjoy her holiday, she smiles falsely in pictures taken by her friends but inside feels very unhappy and miserable. She is too self-conscious.
She comes back from the holiday and sees the pictures on social media her friends put up. She is disgusted with herself and so decides to do something about her Weight. She searches the net and finds a new food that apparently burns more Fat than all other foods so she buys their course, goes out and also buys the food in large quantities.
She diets as instructed and eats copious amounts of this wonder food and waits about 3 weeks 3 days to find out that on the scales she has only dropped 3lb, she is a little perturbed by this as she feels she should have dropped more.
So she decides to go for a run every morning as well. So she does and 1 week later the scales then tell her she is 5lb lighter, her mood is elevated and she feels confident that this time it’s going to work.
Law of sod kicks in and her work gives her regular overtime, to make matters worse her boyfriend is losing interest in her and is complaining as she isn’t around for him any more like she use to be. She feels torn between trying to keep the balance going with her Weight Loss, home Life, work Life and now her boyfriend.
She actually struggles for a whole 3 months like this but does manage to keep things together – barely.
One day though, her boyfriend communicates he has had enough and leaves. She is utterly heartbroken, and the last thing on her mind is keeping to a strict consumption of a strange sounding, looking and tasting ‘vegetable!’ Difficult to maintain something when you are genuinely distracted!
She manages to pull herself together and somehow stays on her regime but she is not as strict as before, is not working out regularly and is just plodding along.
She Weighs herself and finds she is now 3lb lighter since she started this latest course. She is struggling to maintain a positive attitude but does actually persist. Another month goes by, she has shifted another 1lb but is definitely getting fed up with all this. She drags this out for another 2 weeks and 2 days then quits and overindulges.
This story – her story – can go on and on as you can imagine. I have stopped here otherwise you will fall asleep but her story is indicative of a lot of people. The numbers and presented scenarios will be variable and different of course but I think you would agree that they represent reality fairly accurately for a lot of people!
So it has taken her almost an entire YEAR of her Life – JUST – to end up still NOT producing any real result Successfully.
Only Successfully produce small parts of the whole ( some Weight Loss ) but not the whole, and the same small parts again and again ( not new Lost Weight – just the same Weight Lost – and gained over and over and over ).
The real length of time can be many, many years and for a lot of people it can even be DECADES of their Life as the endless cycle of Weight Loss – Weight Gain – Weight Loss – Weight Gain repeats itself, played out in different ways and only to still NOT get the result either.
Are you good or bad at Math?
Would you ‘agree’ that 6 months of Commitment – is better than a potential Lifetime of going around in a predictable and doomed – loop??
I don’t know about you – I’m bad at math, but not that bad!!!
Another way to look at it is – would YOU rather give 6 months of your time and get this right – or – spend 1 year of your time – and get it wrong?!!?
Sadly for a lot of people ( 95% remember! ) This is what they have already ( and needlessly ) done.
My new book out in February 2020 is a 332 page program that will guide you from beginning to end on how to lose weight quickly, healthily and enjoyably, and then how to maintain the result – Permanently.
To a Better Quality of Life.