Tag Archives: success

The Real Reason You’re Fat

I remember as a fat person asking myself, time and time again, “Why am I fat?” Of curse, there is not just one answer to this question. It is not a reason, but several. I don’t have the time or the desire to go every possible reason, but I want to cover two basic reasons that I think are fundamental to why many people cannot reach or maintain a healthy weight.

Bad Information

The first of these two reasons is bad information. The worst information out there is that weight loss is a mater of calories in verses calories out.

It is surprising to me that so many people still believe this and try to implement it no matter how many times it has failed them in the past. I guess I cannot be too surprised since I was one of them for many years. That is to say that I believed that if I just reduced my calories and exercised more I would lose weight. But this never worked.

Of course I would often lose weight when I first started a diet, but eventually I would gain it all back and then some. Why did these diets not work? Because I was hungry. And while I could reduce my intake of food for a while, my hunger would eventually catch up to me and I would overeat.

Also, the types of foods I was suppose to eat did nothing to curb my cravings. When I finally did break down and eat, I would eat all the wrong foods.

This all stopped, for the most part, when I learned that weight loss was primarily controlled by hormones. When I started eating toward hormonal balance, I lost weight and I had a major reduction of cravings.

MotivationĀ 

The second reason comes down to what we really want out of life. Please do not misunderstand me on this point. I am not saying that overweight people like being overweight. I know I didn’t. And I wished every day for a new body. But what it took to get a new body was not as motivating as what it takes to get and remain fat.

Let’s face it. It’s pretty easy to do the things that make us overweight. And, for the most part, people like doing those things too.

But the reason why I changed is that the pain of being overweight started to outweigh (no pun intended) the pleasure of what it takes to be overweight. As a result of this shift, I found the discipline it took to lose weight.

And the truth is that it comes down to discipline and not necessarily “motivation.” I was not always motivated to workout. I was not always motivated to restrain my sweet tooth. I did it when I did not want to. That’s discipline and that is what it takes to lose and maintain a healthy weight.

Final QuestionĀ 

So what do you think might be holding you back? And what will it take for you to make the change? Leave a comment and let me know!

Preparing for the Holiday Season

Summer is over, and these next few months can be challenging if you are trying to stay in shape. Let’s face it, it is going to be colder and darker. That is going to make it less enjoyable to get up and go to the gym and workout. Also, there are going to be many temptations with what to eat. What should you do?

First thing is realize that there is always going to be temptation no matter what time of year it is. There is always going to be a reason to cheat on your diet or not go to the gym. This is true for winter as well as summer. There will always be holiday’s, birthday’s, new restaurants to go to etc. And once you realize this, you can see that this time of year is not that different from any other time of year.

Next, don’t be afraid to adjust. You may prefer to run outside while the weather is warm. But now that it is cooling off, you do not have to quit, just run on a tread mill at a gym. Or spend the next few months working on indoor activities.

Finally, not everyday has to be a cheat day. Yes there are many more holidays during this time of year. That is why they call this the holiday season. But you do not have to cheat between the holidays.

The truth is, you do not have to repeat the same behavior that many do year after year. They do not lose the weight they say they are going to lose over the summer, then, in discouragement, say to themselves, “well it’s the holidays, I’ll just get back on it after the new year.” But how often does that work?

Break the cycle and accept the truth that you can be in even better shape by January 2nd than you are now! The holidays season is upon us. What will your decision be?

Beating Your Cravings (Audio)

New episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast that you WILL want to listen to. I know you have struggled with cravings. I have too and I have learned to overcome them. Find out how:

Best Fat Burning Exercise, Fit For Summer, and Free Offer (Audio)

Hey everyone,

This is a new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast. I talk about the best exercise for fat burning as well as a fit for summer group I’m interested in starting…..and a free offer!

But the offer ends as well as the ability to be in the group in 7 days (April 7th, 2017)!

Enjoy!

What You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to write a quick post and let you all know that my book on intermittent fasting is now out! I’m so excited. As many of you know, I have lost almost 100 pounds. What you may not know is that a good portion of that came as a result of IF. In fact, I found IF when I was gaining weight again. I was getting fatter and did not know what to do. IF re-ignited my fat burning hormones and revd-up my metabolism. I share all about it in my new booklet.

More good news. It’s free for those who are on Amazon Prime! And only 2.99 for those who are not! So don’t wait. Click the link below and get the book!

Yoga For Weight Loss: Interview With Chanda Vaniman (Audio)

Another great episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast. In this episode we talk about the different types of Yoga and how they can help for weight loss. Also, is working out with a Yoga DVD sufficient?

Common Gym Mistakes (Audio)

A new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast is now up. In this episode I talk about common mistakes that people make at the gym. Some of these mistakes can ruin your time there and completely impede your progress. Which ones are your making? Find out here

http://amindforfitness.libsyn.com/dont-ruin-your-time-at-the-gym

Intermittent Fasting and Exercise (Audio)

Here is another episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast. How will exercise impact your progress while intermittent fasting? What kind of exercise should you do? When should you exercise while intermittent fasting? All answered in this episode. Enjoy!

What Intermittent Fasting Does to Your Body (Audio)

A new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast is now up. In this episode, Eian talks about what IF does to your body. And whether or not carbs are good or bad. Enjoy.

Which Intermittent Fasting Protocol is Right For You (Audio)?

Another episode of A Mind For Fitness is now up. In this episode, Eian talks about some personal struggles with reaching goal weight. But also, he covers the different and most popular intermittent fasting plans and what he did to lose 25 pounds. Enjoy!