Posts Tagged ‘fat loss’

How to Avoid Falling off the Wagon Part 1

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

A post about why it is so hard to stick to a diet

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 Why sticking with your diet is so hard

 It is becoming quite evident, we have an obesity problem in Australia and many other countries around the world. Yet, I propose that we do not have a weight loss problem today.

  In case you’re confused at this apparent contradiction, consider these statistics:

 According to a study from Oxford University published in the International Journal of Obesity, within 3 to 5 ars, about 80 percent of all ‘losers’ have regained the kgs, and often gained back a little more than they started with.

According to research by the National Weight Control Registry, that relapse rate may be as high as 95 percent.

For comparison, relapse rates for drug, alcohol and tobacco dependency have been reported in the range of 50-90%!

Basically this means that many people have lost weight, but not many have managed to keep it off.

Therefore, we don’t have a weight loss problem, we have a “not sticking with it” problem.

Wouldn’t you agree?

In fact, the fall and subsequent regain usually doesn’t take years. Many people have abandoned their new year’s resolutions within weeks. By the time Easter rolls around, the diet is old news and forgotten!

If this is true, then shouldn’t we put more of our attention onto figuring out why you haven’t been sticking with your program, and what you should do about it? 

This is exactly what I focus on with my clients. I have also put together this new list of the top 8 reasons why many of you seem to fall off the wagon.

Having a better understanding of the problem, better helps lead you to solutions.

Rather than worrying about all the varied diet plans, like whether you should be on low carb or high carb,  vegetarian or meat eater, I propose that if you focus on these 8 tips in the next blog, you’ll start getting more lasting results on your new easy to follow food program.

 By the way I hate the word ‘diet’, you should never call it a ‘diet’. If you have to then is it not the right meal plan for you. It should be easy and something you can stick to for years to come.

How? By being able to stick with whichever plan you decided was best for you! After all, even if you have one of the best nutrition programs in the world (such as the Last Phase Fat Loss Program), it doesn’t do you much good if you can’t stick with it!

Stay tuned for part II and ways to avoid falling off the wagon.

 Scott Williams

Author of Last Phase Fat Loss

Why People Fail at Fat Loss

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Why is it that most people really know what they want, but just refuse to go after it?? too-hard-fat-loss

The starting point for everybody and the number 1 reason where most people fall down is:

  • 1. most people procrastinate, are lazy, and have a poor mental attitude about what they BELIEVE they can actually achieve.
  • 2. reason for failure at fat loss & achieving their dream body is most people have ineffective training routines

3. poor dietary habits.

 The reason I put beliefs in front of the actual details of training/nutrition for weight loss is because your brain and your mental status is the true starting point for success in anything.

 This involves:

* BELIEVING that you CAN actually achieve it

* DECIDING exactly what you want (how you want your body to look, how lean you want to be, how much confidence you want to feel, how much energy you want, etc)

* Making sure you actually have a BURNING DESIRE for what you want to achieve

* Setting/documenting EXACT GOALS for what you want to achieve ( body, ideal weight)

* VISUALIZING and “feeling” what you want to achieve

* Taking massive action NOW to start achieving (no procrastination)

 In order to be successful at anything, excuses must be thrown out the window… there is no such thing as bad genetics, no such thing as “not enough time”, no such thing as “it’s just too hard”… no excuses at all for not achieving what you desire.

 This is the stuff nobody ever wants to talk about, but this is more important to get right first before ever dealing with the “details” about workouts and how to eat for fat loss or any goal.

 You must learn to work from the inside out. If you cannot change the inside then the outside desire will not appear.

 If you want to get your mindset straight, and also set yourself on the right path with the “details” of your workouts and dietary strategies, then we can help you.

 Simply send us an email and we will assist you down the right path, but remember you have to want to do it and be willing to change.

 Scott Williams

AustralianFitness Expert