The question still remains:
Which program works and which one doesn’t?
I can tell you right now that the fundamentals of the human body have not changed in the past one hundred years, if not 5000(or more) years, and that there is no need for new and more complex diet and exercise programs.
The old fashioned way of keeping a fit body are still valid today as they have been in the past.
I will keep this simple for your benefit.
I want to help you create a health consciousness to lose weight and to be healthy.
That is the key.
In order to do so, read with an open mind.
Read it for what it is and then form your ideas.
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Let’s call them the “The Big 6.”
The Big 6 will be found in the life of every fit AND healthy being.
In this case we will use them for fat loss but they can also be used for overall health and a fit body.
The Big 6 are as follows:
1. The Right Mental Attitude (habitual thinking)
2. The Habit of Healthy Eating
3. The Habit of Daily Exercise
4. The Habit of Sleep and Relaxation
5. The Habit of Elimination
6. The habit of Cleansing (keeping clean inside and out)
There is one common response between all men and women who apply these principals; they are healthy, strong in both mind and body and have good (healthy) looking bodies.
From the obese man who lost weight and now maintains his new health - to the body builder who has sculpted his or her body to a specific physique.
It was obvious that he was definitely over weight and out of shape.
I introduced him to a few natural exercises that he could do to help him lose weight, gain strength and set himself up for getting fit.
Exercise was a must for him because his job involved no physical labor.
I also mentioned to him that if he lay off the sugar, the bad carbs, and other junk food - he would achieve his goal much faster.
Every so often we would go for a walk together and catch up on his progress.
He was starting to feel better about himself (mentally) and over time his small gains (physically) were becoming very noticeable.
A time later we met again for coffee.
He asked me what exercise program I would recommend to speed up the results.
He also questioned me about what protein powder he should buy.
I suggested that he avoids taking any additional protein until he lost the weight that he wanted to lose. He ended up purchasing and adding in protein shakes to his diet. He also thought that drinking energy drinks would give him his “daily boost” to get his exercises done.
(Take note: he chose to drink shakes and energy drinks which was fine – that is what he wanted to do. However, you can only imagine how that was probably his unconscious mind that was emotionally making the choices for him.)
The results were not surprising.
Months passed and it was really obvious that he had lost some weight but he got to a point where he stopped losing the fat and never gained much more muscle - even though he started a more intense exercise routine.
The fact is this; if he would have steered away from drinking protein shakes and energy drinks while working towards losing weight while continuing the same exercise routine and eating good foods, he would have burned the fat off his stomach much faster.
Energy drinks can help make you fat.
Energy drinks are loaded with bad carbs, sugars and are high in calories.
The reason why his progress came to a halt is because he was not burning off any extra energy.
Needless to say...
...he did not meet his goal yet he still continued what he was doing.
One thing I noticed is that his attitude about protein shakes and energy drinks was very much like many others. His thinking was what “most people think.”
He had low self-esteem to begin with and at the same time, it was as if he thought he should drink more protein and chemicals (energy drinks) because “it’s the thing to do.”
Quick Tip: Just because athletes and celebrities endorse a product, or that you see someone else do something that may look good, doesn’t mean it’s good for you or will help you.
So experiment a little bit.
Find out what works and keep doing it.
Whatever you find is not working -discontinue the method or approach.
We all choose for ourselves if we are conscious of the fact or not. It takes raw experience to learn what works and what doesn’t work and the ability to adjust oneself along the way. In many ways we just need a bit of help to get going in the right direction and some guidance along the way.
Also we must look beyond to what a corporation or celebrities endorse and get the facts – responsibility takes work.
Real education means to experience.
And to acquire the right exerience means to find what works and do it.