Continuing on with Day 3 of the course.
So far you've learned 6 of the BIGGEST mistakes in fitness and health.
You're going to learn some very important mistakes in the lesson today.
Pay particular attention to the first mistake today.
Make sure you understand it… you don't want to make this mistake any more. This is very important to your progress from here on out.
Do you know how I came up with this list of mistakes? I've made all of them myself! I learned from them and want to pass on what I've learned so you don't have to go through the same thing.
These mistakes cost me years and years of progress, lots of hard-earned money, and lots of sweat, headaches, and frustration.
Following Fad Diets Based on Calorie Restriction
You know what? I've never seen a single diet program get the basics of fat loss right… You know why? Because all of the diet programs are focused around weight loss! They don't care if you lose precious muscle mass.
For every diet out there, the goal is for you to lose weight. That's the WRONG GOAL!
Who cares if the number on the scale is going down when you end up looking worse and feeling worse? What's the real goal here?
Do you really ‘just' want to see a smaller number on the scale? I don't think so…
You want to look great, feel great, have a trim waistline, maybe even six pack abs, nice musculature, and have tons of energy, right? Well, you won't get that with any diet program out there because they are all based on weight loss.
Do these fad diets work for weight loss?
Yes, they do. They help you lose tons of muscle very quickly if you follow them. Do you have any idea why? All of the diets out there are based on moderate to severe calorie restriction. In other words, you pretty much starve your body and do not feed it what it needs.
Why would you want to starve your body? You're fighting against your body. Your body needs the right nutrients and enough of them to work properly. And yet… these diets out there keep you from feeding your body properly.
When you starve your body, your body feels threatened and your metabolism slows. You burn fewer calories. Your body has to get energy from somewhere — It turns to your muscle for energy because body fat is needed for survival.
Here's a few of the diets out there that will cause you to look worse and feel worse when you're finished:
|Weight Watchers||Slim Fast|
|Atkins Diet||Glycemic Index|
|Simply Weight Loss||Cabbage Diet|
|South Beach Diet||Jenny Craig|
|Fasting Diet||Hollywood Diet|
|Negative Calorie Diet||Acai Berry Diet|
|Low Fat Diet||LA Weight Loss|
|Grapefruit Diet||Low Carb Diet|
|Zone Diet||Vinegar Diet|
|1200 Calorie Diet||Beverly Hills Diet|
Do you know what's even worse about some of the diets listed above? They not only severely restrict the amount of food you eat… They also have you eating some of the worst processed food your body will ever see.
Food is fuel for your body. The right foods and more of them will help fuel your body and help you feel better. More of the right foods will never cause you to store body fat.
The foods recommended for many of the diets listed above are horrible for your body and ROB YOUR BODY of nutrients.
If your body could talk, it would tell you to get that crap out of here. You wouldn't put water in your car's gas tank and expect it to run, would you?
Adding More Exercise Until it Becomes Too Much
I was very guilty of this when I first started weight lifting about 10 years ago.
I figured if 3 days per week was giving me good results that 7 days per week would be even better.
I even went further and added more sets and exercises for each workout.
That's one of the BIGGEST and most common mistakes beginners make.
It makes perfect sense that doing more would give you faster results… The body just doesn't work that way.
Each of us has a certain tolerance to exercise and this tolerance is changing ALL THE TIME. So many people talk about overtraining yet none of them truly understand it. Even so-called experts never get it right.
Overtraining is a factor you need to understand completely. Overtraining depends on so many factors that its sometimes difficult to get a grasp on it… It depends on:
- Amount of food and quality of food you are eating
- Intensity of your weight training workouts
- Duration of your weight lifting workouts
- Amount of water you are drinking (hydration levels)
- Levels of stress in your life
- Amount of sleep you are getting each night
- Activity level throughout the day
- What you eat before and after each workout
- Current fitness levels
- And much, much more
You want to avoid overtraining because it will STOP your results in their tracks. You can even lose progress that you've worked very hard for — overtraining is a real threat, but never listen to someone who says you're overtraining just by looking at your workout program.
A red flag should go up when anyone tells you that you're overtraining by asking you what you are doing during your workout.
There's just TOO MANY factors other than your workout that will tell you whether or not you're overtraining. Let me give you a quick example…
I can take the exact same person and have that person do a workout program from January to March and then have them do the exact same program again from May to July.
From January to March, I will have that person eat a 2000 calorie diet with processed foods from Nutrisystem.
From May to July, I will have that person eat a 4000 calorie diet packed with natural and nutritious foods.
That person overtrains quickly with the Nutrisystem diet but makes amazing progress with the natural and nutritious diet. See the difference? The workout program is exactly the same, but the diet was vastly different.
Doing More of the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results
Diets, weight loss programs, workout routines — 99% of them are the same thing disguised as something different. Every single one of them are based on calorie restriction and burning calories during a workout.
None of them give you REAL RESULTS that are permanent. Diets do not work. Workout routines packed with useless exercises with no real plan are totally useless. Weight loss doesn't work.
Why do you think so many people are frustrated with their results and always looking for something new? You see… the weight loss, diet, and fitness industry wants you to continue to look for new things. This helps their bank accounts.
Nothing ever works so you continue to spend money looking for something that really works. They screw you and take your money while you waste your time and effort.
Aren't you sick of that? I know I was and still am. I am simply sick and tired of it.
You need something that is different. A totally different strategy. Something refreshing.
You don't need a diet that restricts calories and asks you to buy their processed foods and snacks. You don't need a workout routine that is meant to burn calories or ‘shape' your body or ‘sculpt' your muscles. You need a REAL PLAN.
You can't continue to try the same things. They just don't work. You need an entirely new and different strategy that works with your body and never against your body. Then, you will see REAL RESULTS.
Don't expect to see results until you make a change.