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I often receive a few hundred emails in a single day. Within these emails, there is usually a question regarding fat loss supplements (with no mention of exercise or nutrition). Instead, the individual wants to know what pill can be popped for immediate results. What is the fastest way to lose weight!?!?
My response is usually the same. I share my thoughts regarding fat loss supplements (not a fan), and explain how exercise and simple nutritional strategies are much more effective and healthy. There is no quick and easy way to lose weight. Getting in shape isn’t something that you do a few weeks before summer. It’s a lifestyle change. It’s something that you do today, tomorrow, and every day for the rest of your life. There are no shortcuts or secrets. If you want to do something, do it. If what you are doing isn’t working, do it better or find a better way. Train harder, eat smarter, etc. It really is that simple. You don’t need a doctorate-level nutritional researcher to confirm that candy bars and soda don’t fall into the healthy for life category.
As mentioned in a past blog entry, keep it simple and you will succeed. But who am I to say? I’m already in shape. What do I know? I must be full it, right?
Not so fast…
The link above showed one recent example, and another inspirational story is displayed below. This man has lost over 100 pounds. Check out the before and after pictures, and read about his story at the following link (and give the man some props!):
As stated in his words:
“Did this with no weight loss products, no protein shakes, and no gym membership.”
I’ll be honest, even I was shocked by these pictures. This man is living proof that if you want something, you can get up, bust your ass, and go get it. He walked the walk, and hopefully there are others out there who can find inspiration in his story. I sure as heck found his story motivational, even with my own athletes.