The truth is, the weight didn’t come on overnight, so it is going to take you longer to see the results you want to see than you think it will. The good news is that by eating healthy and exercising, you can maximize fat loss and produce the results you want to get your best body ever.
Measuring & Tracking your Results
The scale is not the only way to measure your training results. In fact, the scale is likely one of the worst ways to measure your results. If you are weighing yourself everyday to see if you lost a pound, you are only fooling yourself. Water retention can cause your body weight to fluctuate by 2-3 pounds daily!
How do you lose weight? Diet and exercise. That much has been ingrained in us since youth. So you take up a fad diet, get a gym membership, toil away for weeks and are left wondering why the formula for weight loss does not work for you. It turns out, you’re not so different from everybody else. Over the past several years, studies have shown us that half of what we learned about weight loss is wrong.
As it turns out, exercise is great for your overall health, immune system, and longevity, but it’s not so great at shedding those extra pounds. In the end, it really isn’t all that helpful for losing weight.
No, that’s not meant to be a mediocre insults. The vast majority of us have terrible posture, and it is hurting us in more ways than we think. The trouble isn't just that slumped shoulders make you look shorter, heavier and unconfident. Over time, your poor posture takes a tremendous toll on your spine, shoulders, hips, and knees. In fact, it can cause a domino effect of health problems, such as joint pain, reduced flexibility, and weakened or shortened muscles, all which limit the ability to burn fat and build strength.
But worry not, because all of these problems can be adjusted. Bad posture is learned, not natural. Over time, our bodies adjust to the poor posture by shortening, or tightening one muscle group, while the opposing muscle group grows weaker. We can correct these issues by stretching out the tightened muscles, and exercising the weakened ones. Are you ready to straighten yourself out?