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The Most Important Part of Weight Loss

Written by Keith Hansen

May 1, 2018

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There are a million different diet plans that have all produced results.

Countless workout routines have been proven effective for shedding pounds of fat. 

Everyone has their own combo of exercise, diet, and supplements that they swear by for fat loss.

We've created a free guide to nutrition and have our own unique approach to weight loss, but we produce results the same way everyone else does.

By promoting mindfulness.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is what unites all diet plans, workouts, and weight loss programs. 

Whether you are low carb or keto, practice fasted cardio or H.I.I.T., you will lose weight through the same mechanism--burning more calories than you take in. This is how fat loss occurs, and is the only way it can occur. 

You're body stores energy as fat for later use, and your body will use up that fat when the energy you use exceeds the energy you consume.

The magic happens when this calorie deficit grows larger over days, weeks, and months. This is the only way we can have appreciable fat loss, and the only way we can keep efforts up for long periods of time is by practicing mindfulness.

Mindfulness occurs when you consider every food choice you make. Will this meal bring me closer to my goals? 

Mindfulness occurs when you choose the stairs over the elevator. Congratulations--you burned extra calories.

Mindfulness occurs when you decide your workouts are more important than watching another hour of Netflix. Netflix will still be there after the gym.

In the Beginning

You will have to practice mindfulness to make the changes necessary to get the body you want. 

You've gotten to where you are by being mindless with your food & exercise choices. It's going to take time time to fix things.

Health & fitness are a lifestyle. Once you live the lifestyle you don't have to think about it. Taking the stairs is just something you do. Cooking meals is no longer a chore. You will plan your vacations around what gyms you can access.

But it takes time to get there. It takes a lot of mindfulness in small choices every day.

Where to start

Start small.

Willpower (mindfulness) is a limited resource. This has been measured in scientific studies.

If you try to make too many big changes at once it will exhaust you, and odds are you will burn out in a few weeks.

Read the Serious Guide to Nutrition to start. It will help you focus your nutrition efforts. 

Start walking every day. It burns a few calories, but the most important part is that it enhances your mindfulness. 

The walking will remind you every day that you are making a shift to a healthy lifestyle.

How many times have you tried this before? 

Make this the last time you "try to lose weight".

Reach out to us for a complimentary consultation if you need a little more guidance. We're here to help.