Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Truth About Fat Loss and Muscle Gain That You Probably Don’t Want to Hear

This is a recent article, but if your New Year's resolutions include getting more fit, you need to read it or re-read it.

The Truth About Fat Loss and Muscle Gain That You Probably Don’t Want to Hear

Google “fat loss” and you will get roughly 7 million hits.

Unfortunately, most of them are trying to sell you something or, at least, sell you on the idea of how easy it is using their “one weird trick”. They tell you how awesome you’re going to look, that you’ll have visible abs in 6 weeks "by doing this one simple exercise" or that you’ll add slabs of pure muscle to your skinny frame in a month.

Here’s the Truth:

Anytime anyone says “here’s the truth” you should understand that it’s something you probably don’t want to hear. But the truth is something you need to hear. It will keep you from wasting years of your life and a ton of money on stuff that doesn’t work and never has and ruining your metabolism in the process.

1.     You are going to fail
Yep, you’ll fail. Everyone does at some point. You’ll want to rush the process, get discouraged and go back to Google looking for an easier way.
You’ll then waste valuable time and money and be no better off. When you fail, learn from it and don’t let it happen again. Failure is usually part of the process.
Chances are your diet didn’t fail you. Neither did your workout program.
You failed you. Suck it up and own it!

2.     Your Body is Your Fault
If you are out of shape and fat, it’s your fault. If you are skinny and weak, it’s your fault.

I’m not trying to be mean. It’s just true. It’s not your metabolism( So you Have a Slow Metabolism) It’s not your genetics (stop blaming your parents, snowflake). It’s your own lifestyle and bad habits.

3.     It’s going to be Hard

If it was easy everyone on the planet would be lean and strong. You’re going to have to eat less food and you’re going to get hungry. You’re going to have to eat better. You’re going to have to exercise and work at it. And you’re going to have to have a plan.
You’re going to have to make sacrifices. You can’t eat better because you “love food”? Fine. Stay fat. You don’t want to go to the gym instead of going drinking with the guys? Fine. Stay weak and skinny. But don’t complain that you can’t gain muscle or lose fat.

4.     It will Take Longer than You think
Did you gain all that fat in a week or a month or even a year? Not likely. So what makes you think you can get healthy in a month or two or three?
If you need to lose 10 pounds for a special occasion you can probably do that. You may look thinner but you’ll still be fat. And you’ll gain it right back and probably gain more.
Have you been skinny all your life but want to look like Dwayne Johnson (AKA “the Rock”) by the end of the year?
Good luck with that.

Don’t like the truth? Me either. But there it is. So you have three choices:

1.     Be angry with me for telling you the truth and keep wasting your time
2.     Decide you’re going to just stay fat or weak and skinny because the truth is too hard for a snowflake like you.
3.     Take responsibility for your own actions and accept the truth and commit to the process

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