Have you got what it takes to achieve your dream body?

I am not here to lie to you. I will not pretend that achieving your dream body is easy. I am not going to offer you a magic pill, nor suggestions on mythical, fat burning foods. There will be no false promises of losing half your body weight in two weeks. Essentially, this is a quick-fix free zone.

What I will offer you is a way to attain the body that you’ve always wanted. More importantly, I will provide you with the tools to maintain that body once you’ve achieved it. I am going to teach you the ways in which you can adapt your lifestyle to accommodate your body goals. I won’t dictate to you what you ‘have’ to do, but I will tell you how to do it: How to eat, how to exercise, how to overcome hurdles and how to set up a routine that you can stick to. Wave goodbye to the rulebook and make it work for you.

Let’s put it in layman’s terms:

Fad Diet

  • Very short-term plan.
  • Promise of impressive weight loss in short time.
  • Unsustainable diet/fitness plan.
  • Insufficient nutrients cause poor skin, poor digestion, mood swings, low energy and various other delights.
  • Lowered metabolism.
  • Weight lost is mostly water, and comes back as soon as normal eating resumes.
  • High level of deprivation can lead to overeating when the diet is finished. This means gaining more weight back than was actually lost.
  • Depending on duration of diet, it could impact negatively on body composition i.e. lose lean mass and end up with a higher body fat percentage.
  • Can’t eat cake.

Lifestyle Diet

  • Long-term plan.
  • Slow, steady weight loss (when weight loss is the goal).
  • Sustainable diet/fitness plan.
  • Well balanced nutrients and sufficient calories for good mental and physical function.
  • Weight lost is mostly fat.
  • Measures taken to sustain healthy metabolism.
  • Measures taken to avoid feelings of deprivation.
  • Continual improvement of body composition.
  • Can eat cake.

So now you can see why a 10 day starvation diet just isn’t going to cut it if you want real results. The term ‘quick fix’ doesn’t just refer to the duration of the diet, or the simplicity of the ‘solution’- it refers to how long the supposed results last. Is 10 days of agony really worth the five minutes of a slightly slimmer you? You feel crap, you look like you haven’t slept in a week, but hey, you can wear smaller jeans for a whole day! Then you start eating actual food again, and realise that you’ve just wasted 10 days of your life.

If you want to change, you have to really want to change. If you want to look better than average, it requires more effort than average.  You have to be motivated, you have to be dedicated and you have to be patient. Can you do this? Do you really want it? Well of course you can, and – I’d be inclined to guess – of course you do!

It’s yours for the taking!

4 replies on “Have you got what it takes to achieve your dream body?

  • Brenda

    Motivating for the long term 🙂

    I tend to be insulin resistant, what do you think of the low carb diet when you workout 4 times/week?

  • Charli

    A low-moderate carb diet is fine for a 4x/week workout, though how low or moderate your carb intake should be will depend on your overall calorie needs.

  • Tiffany

    I am sooo motivated to do this. I am a 32 year old mother of 4 and I want to be in the best shape ever. I have access to a gym and the motivation to do this. No excuses! Thanks so much!

  • Najla

    I’m already on diet and Im everyday working out but I think my dite is not enough of vitamins and minerals ect.,cuz I’m not losing fat only ,. So I’m trying to add some more fruits and vege. What else can I do .?

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