A lot of popular things aren’t effective. Almost any of the popular diets will work, but most are unsustainable. The results produced by extreme exercise and diet programs aren’t any more sustainable than the programs themselves. Quickly done, quickly undone. When I argue that the results produced by a low card diet aren’t sustainable, people will defend it as if I was attacking a member of their family. A low-carb diet certainly wouldn’t be my choice, but if you can sustain it as a lifestyle, then go for it.
Why are extreme, overly restrictive diets and motivation so popular if they aren’t practical solutions? Popularity is no indication of effectiveness. Look at the popularity of the reality TV program, The Biggest Loser. Forcing 400-pound people to work out four hours a day on a low-calorie diet makes for good TV, but the results are abysmal. Virtually all the contestants fail to keep the weight off. Approximately 14 out of 15 contestants gain back all the weight eight months after the program ends.[i] Continue reading Popularity isn’t a Measure of a Diet’s Effectiveness
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“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” James Clear, author of Atomic Habits
What you are going to learn:
- Why a Focus on Short-Term Results Causes us to Choose Ineffective Programs
- Why Habits are the Key to Sustainable Results
- Why What is Popular is Not Always Effective
- Why Unethical Fitness Guru’s often Recommend a Low Carb Diet, Praying on the Eagerness of People to See Quick Results
We all want to achieve results, but when we focus on outcomes and not habits, we make bad decisions. When we are too focused on outcomes, we look for short cuts. What is quickly done, is quickly undone.
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NBC – Ali Vincent was the first female to win on the show with an 112-pound weight loss. Vincent recently posted to Facebook about gaining the weight back. Continue reading “Why We Should Focus on Habits, and Not Outcomes”
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You show me how you spend your time, and I’ll tell you what is important to you. Show me how you spend your time, and I’ll tell you where you are going to be in one year, in five years. Show me how you spend your time and I’ll tell you who you are. Everyone has the same 24-hours a day to accomplish and achieve.
Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey all have 24-hours a day to build their legacy and so do you. That is the one thing we all have in common. The difference is how we spend our time. And how we spend our time makes all the difference in the world. If getting in shape is important to you, you will find a way to work out an hour a day. If getting in shape is important to you, spending time preparing food, and logging what you eat won’t be a problem. Continue reading “Let’s Get Real, Let’s Get Motivated”
NBC – Ali Vincent was the first female to win on the show with an 112-pound weight loss. Vincent recently posted to Facebook about gaining the weight back.
You can lose weight quickly. Contestants on the Biggest Loser can lose as much as 20 pounds a week. That is great news, right? Well no. This is probably the worst fitness program in existence. Continue reading “How to lose weight fast? What we can learn from the Biggest Loser Program.”