I spent the next 4 years trying weird weight loss diets, fat burning pills, supplements and wasting money on personal training sessions.
I even bought an ab machine from the shopping channel in my aim to find the most efficient and effective way to lose weight.
4 years later I was still fat.
I never found that one magic pill I could take to shed fat and build muscle. That one exercise I wasn’t doing that would transform my flabby body. That one superfood I wasn’t eating that would make my fat melt off.
Fast forward 8 years, and I now sit here in 2011 looking and feeling my best ever. My body fat is the lowest it has ever been and I am happy with my weight. My clothes are loose and people even compliment me on by figure.
What the hell happened?
In those 12 years of exploration I discovered the secret to effective weight loss.
The answer is very simple, but not what you might expect. There are two parts to it.
1. You Must Burn More Calories Than You Eat
You cannot buy a weight loss pill that works. You cannot eat junk all day and lose weight. You cannot never do any exercise and expect to lose fat.
The only way you will succeeed is by learning about proper nutrition and exercise so that you can ensure every day you use more calories than you eat.
I 100% guarantee that no diet in the history of diets has worked any other way.
2. Form Good Habits
The biggest single contributor to your success in sticking with point one is to form good habits.
Point one works, full stop. Making sure you FOLLOW point one is where 99% of people fail.
Do you think about brushing your teeth everyday? No, you just get up and do it automatically.
Do you enjoy brushing your teeth? Probably not. It’s not the most pleasurable experience ever. But you still do it because that habit is so ingrained. You don’t even have to THINK about it.
Now imagine you had a habit to exercise daily and cook healthy meals. You wouldn’t have to think about it, your body and mind would MAKE you do it on auto-pilot.
If you think this isn’t a powerful technique then just consider all the BAD habits that you have no control over that harm your body and you have no control over. Eating too much, smoking, drinking excessively, procrastinating. The list goes on.
And the exciting part is good habits are easy to form.
Research suggest that within 21 days of performing a task regularly, the neural pathways in your brain will re-structure themselves and that habit will be locked in.
In 21 days you could ENJOY going to the gym and eating good food.
This is the real secret to effective weight loss.
Start forming good habits today.