Your Guide To The Latest Weight Loss Shortcut

Weight Loss ShortcutImagine we lived in a world where if you wanted to lose 30 pounds all you would need to do is walk up to your doctor’s clinic, read a magazine for 10 minutes, while your doctor points a device which shoots out a laser towards your back… then you just stroll out having just spent thousands of pounds in the process.

If you had the money to spare and a beer belly to get rid of, would you opt for such a procedure?

Would you ever consider this sort of weight loss shortcut to get results?

With the procedure sounding so simple and effective it would be hard for most people to say no.

You might be surprised but it seems that we are getting closer and closer to that reality. There are two organisations out there that go by the name of Zeltiq Aesthetics and Erchonia Medical, both of which are based in the USA, who have developed a sort of lazier pointer that reportedly zaps pockets of fat. They are claiming real results quickly, which were previously only seen offered by people who sold weight loss gimmicks.

These two companies are claiming that their product offers people the chance to lose weight in any area of the body, by simply using lasers that are pointed to the fat. This causes all the fat in that area to come out of the cells, into the lymphatic system, where the body will be able to use the fat as a source of energy.

While it may seem great on the surface you need to realize that you won’t see immediate results with this technique.

It takes about 2 months for the whole process to take effect on the body.

Tests that were carried out showed that the average person lost about 3.5 inches over a period of 2 months.

So while it may not be the instant fat loss solution that you were hoping for, it certainly seems to produce real results and definitely blows away some of the most popular weight loss scams out there.

I love a good shortcut that actually produces the results you were looking for without compromising the quality of the journey or the process that you used to get there.

So is this laser fat loss tech really a valid shortcut to help you lose weight?

Truth be told, it is a shortcut but only if fat is the only thing that you want to lose.

But in terms of a shortcut that improves the health and overall quality of your life, I wouldn’t say that this solution will help you much.

To be honest, you’re goal shouldn’t just be to lose weight but to take those actions that will help you live the healthiest possible life. I would avoid all those things that offer you fast results without taking you through the journey of getting sustainable long term results.

If these laser products actually get the results that they claim to get, the issue is that ultimately they are not going to be helping you get to the underlying issues that are causing your weight gain. You may in fact lose weight initially but eventually you will just gain it on again.

Losing weight is more than just losing a few pounds here and there. While learning how to lose belly fat in a week is a great start you need to develop a more longer term vision to get great results.

Doing it the more traditional way by eating right and exercising regularly will help your overall health improve. You will see an increase in lean muscle mass, your organs will be healthier, you will have much higher energy levels, and you will be a lot more sensitive to insulin.

It is extremely doubtful that you will experience the same sort of benefits from having laser pointed at you. Not only will it cost you a fortune, but you will more than likely end up putting the weight that you’ve lost right back on.

The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to do it the old fashioned way, through hard work and dedication.

If you can literally get rid of your excess fat without making any changes to their lifestyle, then what is actually preventing people from continuing their unhealthy diet habits and way of life?

It would be extremely interesting to see how this laser treatment would actually fare against other fat loss procedures out there such as bariatric surgery, which is often used to help people who are morbidly obese.

Keep in mind that people only go under the knife to get Bariatric surgery to overcome obesity in order to prevent some chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

There is a lot of research which says that while it is a high risk procedure it certainly seems to be quite effective. Ultimately this surgery will help people lose weight and reduce the chances that they get any serious disease.

The laser procedure is extremely unlikely to do this and here are some of the reasons why I believe this to be true:

Bariatric surgery is just one half of the equation. In order for the patient to see long lasting results, they will have to get on a healthy diet that is full of fresh, natural foods.

Ultimately this will lead to you seeing not only the weight drop off but also see an improvement in the condition of the individuals overall health.

Ultimately this kind of laser treatment while good at giving you initial results, isn’t worth trusting if you want long lasting results that not only help to keep off the fat, but also help to improve the quality of your life.

Believe me, I’ve got nothing against seeing advancements in technology.

So whether or not this laser technology improves with time, we will have to see.

But keep in mind that there is nothing more effective and long lasting when it comes to losing weight, than eating the right foods and exercising on a consistent basis.

You will have to put in some real hard work, but believe me it will be more than worth it down the line!

How To Overcome and Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau

Weight Loss PlateauSeriously you need to congratulate yourself because you’ve actually lost some weight! Especially if you have taken action on the principles that were taught in the fat loss factor.

Or you were losing weight pretty consistently over the last few weeks but all of a sudden over the last few days you don’t seem to be getting any sort of results. Every time you get on the scale, the number reads the same. The thing is that you’re confused because you haven’t changed anything in terms of your diet or way of life.

You’re diet is pretty much 100% clean, and you are eating adequate amounts of protein while at the same time exercising on a regular basis.

But of course you need not worry because practically every person out there that is trying to lose weight will eventually hit a roadblock on their journey where their results seem to plateau, regardless of how much effort they put into eating right and exercising regularly. Not seeing any progress on the weighing scales means you just need to make a few changes.

What you are going through right now is perfectly normal so you should not worry.

Believe me my friend all it means when you hit some sort of plateau is that you need to change up your routine. Doing the same thing again and again ultimately causes your body to get used to it, and then it adapts. So this means you need to adapt your strategy, so you can move forward and keep losing the weight you want to lose.

So before you go off the rails and quit completely I’d recommend that you try and implement some of the following tips to help you get out of your weight loss plateau in the shortest possible time:

1. Start To Fast Now and Again

Yes, the vast majority of the world is under the false impression that fasting will result in your bodies metabolism getting really low and ultimately this will lead to your body clinging on to every pound of fat it can… but recent scientific evidence seems to suggest otherwise.

There is an article that you can find in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition which shows us that fasting every other day will result in a massive improvement in insulin sensitivity, and will increase the rate at which your body takes up glucose. On top of that your body will burn it’s stores of excess fat that much faster.

The reality is that there is no extensive evidence for why your body acts in this way when you fast, but one thing is certain this research I’ve mentioned completely destroys the idea that a person has to eat over 6 meals a day in order to keep metabolism high enough to lose weight.

The great thing is that if you are serious then you can easily fast in any number of different ways.

You can fast by restricting the number of hours that you eat to a period of 5 − 8 hours, or perhaps you could set aside three to four days a week which you miss out breakfast and lunch. Ultimately there are many different possibilities that you could adopt to fast and lose weight.

The best way to really find a fasting method that works for you is to do a little experimenting. Doing so will help you uncover the best practices and really make fasting a regular part of your life.

If you are serious about fasting then it can help you overcome any sort of weight loss plateau in just a number of days.

2. Record What You Eat

Believe me all these tiny snacks that a person may eat throughout the day will slowly but surely add up over time. The issue is that once you start to see that you are losing weight you may start to loosen the grip on how strict you are with what you put in your stomach.

Yes, it is fine to indulge in a snack here and there, but to snack out every single day will result in you never losing the weight that you want to lose.

So to get a better idea of exactly what you are eating you need to write down everything you eat over a period of a week, and I mean everything.

Believe me you need to record everything from the sugar you put in your coffee, to the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream that you eat every other day. You need to write it all down.

This level of being honest with yourself will get you to wake up and see reality as it is.

When you scroll through the list of food that you have been eating over the last week you will be shocked and no longer will you be able to lie to yourself.

There are plenty of research studies that prove that the people that actually record what they eat every single day lost far more weight than those people that didn’t.

When you record the food that you eat in a diary, you just can’t get away with anything and it really makes you think twice before you put that cookie into your mouth.

Over the long haul this will help you to stop eating things like a mindless drone.

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The great thing is that you only ever need to keep a record of what you eat for a short period of time. Just long enough so that you wake up and stop lying to yourself and get back on the straight path of eating foods that are healthy and nutritious for you.

3. Reduce The Amount Of Carbs You Eat

If you have hit a plateau it is likely that you are eating way too many carbs, so perhaps you should reduce them to say 100 grams a day. This will help your body produce less insulin which will really boost up the amount of fat that is burnt.

You also want to make sure that you are consuming enough protein, which is at least 1 gram per lean pound of body weight. On top of that be sure that you keep on eating those healthy and nutritious vegetables and high fat foods.

4. Press On

Believe me the first 10 pounds you lose is way easier than the last 10 pounds you need to lose to get into great shape.

So never get discouraged when you hit a plateau.

You just need to realize that losing those last few pounds may require a little more effort and time to get the results you want. So just keep on working at it until you see the results you desire.

Remember losing weight should be a long term focus not just a short term thing.

Be sure to remember that while eating healthy and exercising regularly will help you lose a lot of weight in no time at all, the truth is that you should only do those things to get healthy for the rest of your life. Never try to do things to get fit overnight, because that is just a recipe for disaster.

With time you will eventually get into great shape.

So there you have it all the tips you need to get out of any weight loss plateau that you may experience on your own fat loss journey. Let us know in the comments below, if you have any other tips you use to help you get over a plateau and move forward.

Tips To Get Your Friends and Family To Lose Weight

Friends and FamilySo you’ve finally changed your life around and have begun to enjoy a healthy way of living. You’re used to jumping out of bed every morning and going out for a brisk walk (or whatever other workout that you love), eat a nice, healthy and nutritious breakfast and then get on with getting things done the rest of the day.

However your friends and family are still used to sleeping well into the morning, waking up and struggling to get down to the coffee shop after which they come back home to watch TV all day or go to work where they struggle to get the minimum amount of work done.

But they’ve seen you change for the better and now are asking for help to get them to live a more active and healthy lifestyle in order that they may get more out of life like you are.

And while this may feel great to know that your friends and family want to live like you, the reality is that it can be a really big struggle to motivate them to get up and do the things that you tell them to do.

To help you get your friends and family on the right track without you ending up wanting to chew your own hand off, here are some tips to help you out:

1. Never Give Advice Unless You’re Asked

Yes, it is true that you may be bursting full of energy and wanting to share this new way of life with all your friends and family in the hope that they too jump on board, but believe me you should never part with advice unless you are asked to do so. Nobody likes that one friend who keeps begging them to join them in their new healthy way of life.

This isn’t motivating at all and will just strain your friendship for the worse. You will likely end up losing your mate, and you will not have even motivated him to get healthier in the process.

2. Be The Example

The truth is that your friend will only ever come to you for advice if they know that you have already achieved what it is they want to accomplish in the area of health and fitness.

You should then actually play this to your advantage. Be the best example of a healthy individual so that you can inspire your friend even more.

A good example of this is when you go out to a local restaurant with your friends and family. Instead of ordering something that is terrible for your health, order the healthiest option off the menu. This will encourage your friend or family member further and make them want to move toward your way of life.

You see the more you show your friends and family that being healthy doesn’t mean you are compromising on the quality of your life, the more likely it is they will come on board with you.

3. Pay Attention

The truth is that we would be living in heaven if people just told you exactly what they were thinking. But the reality is that we live in a world where most of your friends and family will never directly ask for you health advice.

Instead they are more than likely to start poking questions here and there about your new lifestyle. Wanting to know exactly what you eat, when you eat, where you go gym, how often you work out etc.

When you hear your friends and family ask these sorts of questions you should take this as a signal that they are interested in improving their way of life. This means you should start to give them specific advice on how they can improve certain areas of their own life in order to get into great shape.

4. Share The Struggle

The reality is that you were not born a fitness guru but instead you slowly but surely over a long period of time have taken enough consistent action to get the results you want.

In reality your journey was not a smooth one. No journey ever is, and there will have been points where you were on the verge of giving up, but somehow you mustered enough energy to keep plodding on.

Whatever it is that you did to keep going that is what you need to share with your friends and family. Don’t do them the injustice of only sharing your successes, making it look all easy because this will only make them want to give up that much easier when they are on their own weight loss journey.

Show them that the beauty of losing weight is in the struggle.

Not only will your friends and family love you that much more because everyone loves that guy or gal who is able to keep going regardless of the obstacles that they face, but they will appreciate that you are honest with them in what they have to do in order to get results.

5. Become a Source Of Knowledge

Once your friends or family are ready to get on board and start living a more healthier life then you need to get in there and share all the advice you think will help out… but ensure that you are subtle about it.

Don’t feel that you have to be the only source of knowledge that they have access to. Instead give them different sources of knowledge that you feel will be able to help them further, such as this site :)

While there are literally 10’s of millions of health and fitness blogs out there it is really important that you guide them to those resources that will help them understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and exactly what they need to do in order to get results.

6. Remain Positive

While pain and suffering is a great little motivator to keep a person on the right track to losing weight, it only really works when it’s given by a health professional such as a doctor. If your doctor were to tell your friend that he needs to lose weight or he will be dead in a year, then it is very likely that your friend will jump into action immediately.

But when it comes to you giving advice, it is best if you remain positive at all times.

You should encourage your friends and family by helping them understand and acknowledge all the great benefits that they experience when they eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis. Such as that of having a lot of energy throughout the day, or perhaps relate to them the feeling of how amazing it will be to get into those pair of jeans you haven’t been able to fit in for 10 years.

The truth is having a positive attitude when it comes to health is the best way you can keep your friends motivated and on the right track.

7. Be Sure To Celebrate

So your friend or family member finally took your advice and began to take massive action every single day. They kept up the consistent effort and finally they have been able to get their life to come around. They are living and breathing a healthy way of life. They finally achieved what they wanted, so be sure to celebrate their victory.

Now you don’t have to go all out and become extravagant or anything, just a few simple words of encouragement and a meal is a nice way to celebrate your friends or families success.

So there you have it some useful tips that will help to motivate any of your friends and family that are interested in living a healthier lifestyle.

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