If you saw my Fight or Flight Facebook post (http://bit.ly/Fight265) you know that the results from the first 30 days of my big #transformation were discouraging, to say the least.
Here’s what I learned from that experience:
Trying to lose weight without accounting for the food you are eating is like chasing your tail even if you are working out! While working out in and of itself provides TONS of other benefits (a stronger heart, clearer mind, physical and mental strength, better sleep, etc), the pounds only drop when you #DetoxYourDiet. 99% of us simply can’t out-train a bad diet. That is simply because it’s a heck of a lot easier to EAT calories than it is to BURN calories.
Want proof? Here it is...
How long would you think it would take to burn off Olive Garden Spaghetti and Meatballs? Whatever you guessed is wrong.
4 hours 15 minutes walking
1 hour 45 minutes jogging
2 hours 20 minutes cycling
Oh and that assumes it is continuous training, NO BREAKS and an 8 or 9 intensity on a scale of 1 to 10 THROUGHOUT the workout. Trust me, I was taking multiple breaks.
Okay, let’s try another one - Starbucks Grande Caramel Frappuccino. You’re probably getting better but I bet you’re still off...
2 hours walking
48 minutes jogging
64 minutes cycling
Alright, last one - and one of my personal favorites - McDonald's French fries. Let’s say we get a small...
1 hour 4 minutes walking
26 minutes jogging
35 minutes cycling
Listen fam, I didn’t lose any weight that first 30 days because I was eating away my hard work! Are you repeating my mistake?
If the scale is hurting your feelings by going up or staying the same, your diet is the culprit.
That’s why I created the 21-day “Detox Your Diet” Challenge. It’s not our bodies that needs detoxing (it does that on its own), it’s our diets (daily way of eating) that need a total makeover.
So if you are ready to get the results you have been after and learn how to make it a lifestyle, go here to apply for our upcoming challenge: http://bit.ly/265challenge.
P.S. I don't do gimmicks. Everything you will be getting from me is 100% on the level. This is the beginning of a lifestyle change, not a quick fix.
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