Almost every new client comes to me with the desire to lose fat – for a variety of reasons. The most prevailing reason that I hear is that they want to look more fit and attractive as a result of the fat loss.
Maybe losing fat in order to look better is a strong enough motivator for you, but I’ve found that most people need something more compelling. My experience with helping my clients achieve their fat loss goals has really opened my eyes to exactly what they gain when they lose the extra weight.
My hope is that by reading the 5 Big Benefits of FatLoss below, you’ll feel the driving motivation that you need to jump into fitness with both feet, and that you’ll find out just how amazing and capable you’ve been to achieve your goal all along.
Big Benefit #1: Confidence
You may not consider it a concrete benefit, but that doesn’t stop confidence from being one of the most important perks of dropping fat. When you have increased confidence, you change how you view yourself and go about your daily routine. The world is at your fingertips and you are able to take on whatever it throws your way.
Additionally, when your confidence increases after losing a few pounds, you’re poised to keep losing. So the confidence you gain gives you what you need to lose more weight and feel even more confident.
Big Benefit #2: Money
It may be difficult to understand how losing weight saves you money, but it happens. How? When you start eating and drinking healthier options, this means you are most likely preparing meals at home, and dining out less often. Additionally, losing weight may make it possible to stop taking certain medications, which will help save you even more money.
On top of that, when you lose weight, you get a boost of confidence. (See previous point.) That boost of confidence will change how you handle yourself at work, helping you make the right impression on your boss, so you can get the promotion you need.
Big Benefit #3: Better Health Now
Go to the doctor with some sort of health condition, and unless it’s the common cold or flu, losing a few pounds can almost always help you manage the condition better. From diabetes to heart disease to joint pain, trimming the fat from your body gives you a heads up right now. Cutting fat makes it easier to get around on your joints, reduces your blood pressure, and helps you sleep better.
As additional perks, less fat today means better sleep and better sex tonight. Since both of these improve your quality of life, taking the time necessary to shave off fat will give you the best life you could experience!
Big Benefit #4: Better Health Later
Today isn’t the only time your health will improve if you lose some fat. Shred some pounds and you’ll reap the rewards for years down the road. Instead of having to manage a variety of health conditions, you will be able to keep those conditions at bay. A few health issues you can cut your risk for by cutting fatare diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, a variety of cancers, high blood pressure, and dementia. In other words, get rid of the fat today and you can avoid all the health issues in the future that requires fat loss for maximum management.
Big Benefit #5: Everything Tastes Better
As you settle into your new fat-burning lifestyle that includes eating healthily and working out regularly, you’ll notice something. Because you no longer overeat at the buffet or go for a second or third helping, you will begin enjoying every bite that you take. As the bite sits in your mouth, you won’t swallow it before tasting or chewing. You will take your time and really savor the flavor.
And when you do start chewing your food and enjoying the flavors, your brain will have time to register when you’re full and cut you off before you stuff yourself with more calories than you can burn. Do this regularly and you’ll lose even more fat!
I’ve dedicated my career to helping people, just like you, conquer their fear of exercise and clear up their confusion with healthy eating. I know that a healthy life is within your reach – I’ve seen hundreds of my clients before you do it, and I’ll see hundreds after you do it. Today it’s your turn.
Call or email now to get started on an exercise program that will make fat burning second nature, and will transform your body for the best.
Are You Hungry?
When you find yourself reaching for a candy bar—WAIT! Are you really even hungry? Or are you simply eating out of habit? Next time you find yourself gravitating toward a junk food fix do a short burst of physical activity instead. A dozen jumping jacks, 15 sit ups, a walk around the block… you get the idea! By the time your heart rate returns to normal you will find that your craving has passed—and not only did you save yourself from empty calories, you burned extra calories as well!
Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs
So you ditched that package of high-carb noodles from your pantry, now learn to love nature’s healthy noodles: spaghetti squash. If you haven’t yet tried spaghetti squash then you’re in for a real treat. A pile of tender spaghetti squash strands piled high with protein and veggie meatballs makes the perfect fitness meal.
*Always buy organic ingredients*
Here’s what you need:
2 pounds organic, grass-fed ground beef
1 pound lean, sweet free range turkey sausage
4 celery stalks, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
3 pastured eggs
1/2 cup almond meal
2 Tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
dash of celitc, or sea salt and pepper
Optional: handful of olives
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 can NO high fructose corn syrup tomato paste
splash of white wine
2 cups fresh basil, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
dash of salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash spaghetti squash and poke all over with a knife. Place directly on the middle oven rack and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, slice in half and remove the seeds. Scoop the spaghetti squash strands out with a large spoon, set aside in a bowl.
Throw all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands. Form into large, golf ball sized meatballs.
Combine all of the sauce ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well.
Cook with Crockpot: Place the meatballs in your slow cooker. Cover with the sauce and cook on low for 6-8 hours. OR Cook with stovetop: Place meatballs in a large pot. Cover with sauce and cook, covered, over low heat for 2-3 hours.
Place a scoop of spaghetti squash noodles on each plate, top with meatballs and some sauce and then throw on a few olives.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 266 calories, 12g fat, 426mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 26g protein
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This past week I was at the beach sippin’ on some good ol Shakeology when I couldn’t help but notice that cellulite was EVERYWHERE. From the “thin” to the overweight, cellulite was peeking it’s ugly head all over the place. And let’s face it, it is ugly. Speaking as a former obese guy I can tell you it’s not just a problem for women!
It’s no wonder that the most common question I get from clients is “How do I get rid of this damn cellulite!?”.
Before you shove out hundreds, or thousands of dollars in a desperate attempt to get rid of your cellulite, often called ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘dimples of the thigh’, let’s try something simple and MORE effective.
Oh wait, did you already spend several dollars? It’s okay, you’ll know better next time.
This article contains 4 methods for significantly improving, or even eliminating, your cellulite once and for all. Backed by the latest in cutting edge science, follow these methods and it will be like someone “photoshopped” the cottage cheese right off, only it’s legit.
In order to figure out how to treat cellulite, it helps to know what causes it. Cellulite is created by enlarged fat cells pushing up against the connective tissue (made partially of collagen) just below your skin. Since these tissues aren’t very flexible, when the fat cells beneath them expand, they push out on your skin and cause dimples and irregular bumps.
And the more fluid and toxins you retain, the larger the cells get, so the worse your cellulite looks. I talk a lot about the importance of reducing inflammatory foods in your diet, and as you do so, you will notice an improvement in your skin quality and appearance.
TOP INFLAMMATORY CAUSING FOODS THAT PRODUCE CELLULITE:
Sweetened Drinks, Soda, Soy, Trans-Fats, Margarine, Pasteurized Dairy
Vegetable Oils, Processed Foods, Wheat, Gluten, Potato-Starch, Corn-Starch
MSG, Aspartame, All Microwaved Foods, Overcooked Meats
Avoid all of the above foods like the plague.
Now that we’ve established how we get cellulite, let’s dig deep into how we can get rid of the damn thing, once and for all!
#1 Dry Skin Brushing
Your skin is a complex system made up of nerves, glands, and cell layers that, when healthy, serves as a buffer that helps protect your body from extreme temperatures and chemicals.
Another crucial role your skin plays is supporting optimal detoxification. But if your skin is overrun with toxins or dead skin cells, it will not be able to eliminate wastes from your body efficiently.
This is where dry skin brushing comes in, not only in brushing off dead skin cells but also in activating waste removal via your lymph nodes.
Dry skin brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This is a very effective way to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Dry brushing is also said to help reduce cellulite by removing toxins that may break down connective tissue, although some believe the effect is temporary (and mostly a result of skin become more plump and swollen after brushing).  The Huffington Post reported:
“When we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more successful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs.”
Other benefits of dry skin brushing include:
Stimulate Your Lymphatic System
Improve Digestion and Kidney Function
#2 Acceleration Training
Cellulite has been shown to improve measurably with acceleration training,  in which you perform exercises on a vibrating platform such as the Power Plate. (pictured above) The idea of acceleration training is to cause tissues throughout the body to tighten in response to gravity.
Acceleration Training improves your lymph circulation, helping break down cellulite from the inside out. The vibrations cause thousands of muscle contractions that pump your lymphatic fluid out of problem areas, reducing fluid congestion in your tissues. This helps to flush out toxins and ease the load on your immune system. This mechanism has been scientifically shown to actually help rid your body of excess pounds and unsightly cellulite.
In a 2004 German study, Acceleration Training alone reduced cellulite on subjects’ thighs and buttocks by nearly 26 percent. When cardio exercises were added to Vibration Training, cellulite dropped even more; just over 32 percent. Other research confirms its benefits for sustained fat loss. For example, one animal study showed that Acceleration training caused a drop in the creation of new fat cells, and a 2010 study on humans found that:
Those using Acceleration Training in addition to a low calorie diet lost twice as much visceral fat after six months compared to those who followed a low calorie diet with cardio and weight training.
The decrease in visceral fat remained at the same level in the vibration group after 12 months, while the diet and fitness groups returned to their normal baseline values after 12 months. The researchers suggested that the maintenance of visceral fat loss in the Acceleration Training groupmight be related to hormonal changes—specifically, increased production of human growth hormone (HGH).
Acceleration training also stimulates human growth hormone – an anti-aging hormone that enhances the growth of the muscle that burns those pesky fat cells that cause your cellulite in the first place.
You only want to jump on for 10 to 15 minutes to see and feel results, and more time every day isn’t necessarily better. Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof Executive, designed the ‘Bulletproof Whole Body Vibration Plate’, or ‘Bulletproof Vibe‘, so you can easily set one up in your home and use it whenever you want.
Don’t have access to acceleration training? Many chiropractors now offer the Bulletproof Vibe, or something similar, in their offices.
If you are interested in learning more about Acceleration Training, follow this link.
#3 Intermittent Fasting
I previously wrote an article on the numerous life enhancing benefits of Intermittent Fasting. In order to reduce the appearance of cellulite, you want to shrink the size of the fat cells that are pulling on your skin. One of the most important things you can do to shrink these particular fat cells is to turn on your body’s fat-burning mode (ketosis) so that it eats away at your fat stores. This is accomplished with Intermittent Fasting (IF).
One of the mechanisms that makes fasting so effective for fat loss is the fact that it provokes the secretion of human growth hormone (HGH), which is a fat-burning hormone. And yes, ladies need a healthy dose of HGH too.
Fasting also increases catecholamines, which increases resting energy expenditure while decreasing insulin levels, which allows stored fat to be burned for fuel.
Together, these and other factors will turn you into an effective fat-burning machine.
I personally practice Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. The Bulletproof style of Intermittent fasting gives me the benefits of traditional fasting without having to actually fast. It allows me to avoid the hunger pangs I would get as a consequence of feeling hungry and tired by going long periods of time without food, which mostly people cannot easily do. It also helps you to avoid losing muscle because you eat normal amounts of protein each day, just not in the morning.
To ramp up your intermittent fasting, consume nothing but Bulletproof Coffee and water until about 2pm each day. For the window in which you do eat, which should be about 6-9 hours a day (while fasting the other 15-18 hours a day), continue eating your normal amount of calories from whole food sources; you want to have healthy protein, minimize your carbs like pasta and bread and potatoes and exchange them for healthful fats like butter, eggs, avocado, coconut oil, olive oil and nuts. (The type of fats the media and “experts” tell you to avoid.) This will help shift your body from sugar-burning mode to fat-burning mode. Remember it takes a few weeks to make the transition. You have to do it gradually, but once you succeed and switch to fat burning mode, you will easily be able to fast for 18 hours and not feel hungry. Your cravings for sugar will magically disappear and it will be much easier to achieve your ideal weight.
Another bonus of fasting, by adjusting your diet to what is low in both sugar and toxins, you won’t undo the good you’ve done while fasting and your body will continue to eradicate stored toxins, deflate your fat cells, and make your cellulite less visible. Even just eliminating inflammation without reducing fat will make a visible difference.
#4 High Intensity Training
Reconsider how you exercise. One form of exercise that provides numerous benefits is high intensity interval training (HIIT), such as the Shredfat inc program. Cellulite has been shown to improve measurably with high intensity training. One of the ways it can be particularly helpful for combating cellulite is that it significantly boosts your levels of human growth hormone (HGH) which is a fat-burning hormone.
Even if you use a vibration platform to speed lymph flow and stimulate your muscles, you should still add 15 minutes of HIIT throughout your week to fight cellulite. It’s a great cellulite-buster because it increases your HGH and burns fat more effectively than regular exercise does. And it takes less time!
HIIT requires that you perform very short, very intense rounds of exercise followed by a short period of active recovery. You can do HIIT with weights, and it works best.
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