There is a flood of information about fat loss and weight loss out there in the marketplace. Some of the information is garbage! A general rule for you to follow with regard to fat loss and weight loss is this: Don’t waste your money if the program offers a quick solution to your weight problem! Why? Because what you need is the permanent solution to your weight problem!
A permanent solution takes hard, smart work and sacrifice on your part. Human nature always seeks the path of least resistance. So, you can see why commercial weight loss programs promote things such as “in 2 weeks….” The promotion may be partially true, but what they don’t tell you is the most critical part of the fitness equation: fat loss is the key to permanent weight loss! This is how you can achieve fat loss and weight loss:
FAT LOSS TIP #1 Make a commitment to a lifetime of fitness! This commitment trumps all other fitness commitments. Without it, you will always fall prey to the inevitable obstacles and pitfalls along the way. Get your motivation right!
DON’T LET FEAR OF FAILURE STOP YOU FROM PURSUING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS (OR ANY OTHER GOAL FOR THAT MATTER)!
FAT LOSS TIP #2 Be willing to change your eating habits! Sixty to 70% of your fitness goal success or failure will depend on following a good meal plan! Get to know your body and what types of food you are better off not eating. For example, grains/starchy carbohydrates cause some people to not make progress with fat loss.
You must burn more calories than you consume (caloric deficit over time) in order to lose weight and burn body fat. This is the law of thermodynamics. Even if you are a "workout warrior," the law of
thermodynamics still applies. You cannot eat as much as you want (or maintain a caloric surplus) and still lose weight!
FAT LOSS TIP #3 A pill, patch or cream will not make you lose fat and weight! You’ve seen the ads for diet patches or creams that claim to melt away the pounds. Don’t believe them. There’s nothing you can wear or apply to your skin that will cause you to lose weight. Try your best to get the nutrition you need from the food you eat!