HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO GET LEANER AND LOSE THE GUT?
Of course, you have.
Was it successful?
Did you manage to keep it off?
Men over 30 working in an office, struggle mostly with having the time and the energy to get the results they want in the gym. When they do make it to the gym it’s hard to structure the nutrition to back it up.
So results are slow or non-existent.
But who doesn’t want to look leaner, fill the arms in their t-shirt out more, tighten the man boobs, know your body looks good?
I am going to share with you the 1 thing you have to do first before you try your next attempt.
Because a huge number of diets fail, some say it’s 95%, I’ve never seen evidence of that specific amount.
But what we do know for sure is:
67% of men
This included 26% of men who were obese in 2020.
That is a BIG number.
So what is the issue?
There are a number of factors.
✅Stress – leads to irrational thinking
✅Environment – (Your office, where you live, etc)
✅Lack of sleep – Drives the need for food, sugar in particular
✅Lack of exercise – Of course
✅Medication and health factors – Sometimes
MOST OF THESE LINK TO YOUR BEHAVIORS AND HABITS.
Which is the FIRST thing you have to consider.
Trying to stick to a ‘diet’ we know is not going to work. A diet is claiming you are never going to eat carbs from Monday or drink until next year.
It won’t work.
THE REASON YOU ENDED UP OVERWEIGHT WAS THAT BIT BY BIT YOUR HABITS AND BEHAVIORS GOT WORSE.
Sneaking the odd chocolate bar… is now one a day.
A wine on Friday – Sunday, is now Wednesday – Sunday
Squeezing a couple of gym sessions a week in – is now once every few months.
Buying the odd packet of biscuits… is now a weekly occurrence.
These are all habits and behaviours, but trying to cut them out in one swift swoop doesn’t work.
Cutting carbs out
Doing sit-ups every day
These things don’t work!
Here’s what to do instead:
List all the behaviours that have crept in and are causing an issue for you.
GO THROUGH THE LIST AND THINK OF A REAL CHANGE THAT CAN BE MADE – AND GIVE THAT CHANGE A TIME FRAME.
Instead of eating 10 biscuits a week, I will eat 8.
I will do this for 3 weeks and review it.
By taking them all away you put your brain on panic mode. The part that causes the chaos, tells you to skip the gym and eat the extra biscuit will be activated. And it will win.
You must consider
Your Social Calendar
For these changes to be successful. By giving your brain what it wants it is easier to create change.
Changing behaviours takes time and you MUST be prepared to give it time. That isn’t to say you can’t lose weight fast – you always drop pounds fast at the start because of your new enthusiasm and losing water weight.
But for it to stick you have to consider the habits, behaviours, and that part of your brain that wants to derail your choices.
Think smart, Act smart. Lose the gut for good.
Learn the right way to get the result you want.
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