Here's a Few Strategies To Help You Shed Bodyfat
- Get your head in the right space
You really need to begin with the end in mind. This means that you need to have a clear focus about what you would like to achieve. How will this make you feel? Have you ever looked this way before? How long have you let yourself "go" for? These are all very important questions that will need to ask yourself.
Have you considered what will happen when you attend social functions, dinner with friends or family events?
Are you really prepared to shed some fat from your body? If you are, then you will need an action plan. Some inspirational words, quotes or photographs will go along way in helping you achieve your gaols.
When I was getting shredded for the Mr Australia titles and was surrounded with various forms of temptation, I would simply ask myself; "will eating this help me win the Mr Australia". Simple, yet effective. If the answer was "no", then I did not eat it!
- Push that fork away
You have to have self control, and if you are lacking in this department then you will never shed fat. If you are serious, and I mean really serious about losing bodyfat, then you will devise a strategy for attacking any personal demons that you have in relation to eating.
Try this popular strategy that we have used successfully at Peak Physique;
Eat your meal. Enjoy it, savour it and appreciate the nutritional benefits that this food will be providing you with. Then stop and wait. I know that you will desire more food, but just simply stop and wait. Wait for 3, 5 maybe 10 minutes and I guarantee you that the food that you have just consumed will be starting to be processed by your body.
Suddenly, you will start to feel full. Satisfied.
Can you think of a time when you have eaten, then eaten, and kept eating until you were full? I am sure that most of us can.
How did you feel? I bet that you felt stuffed, bloated and sick!
Wouldn't you rather feel lean and energised?
- You need to be strong!
Your muscles do one of two things;
They either shrink, or they grow.
Now before I elaborate (and this is for the ladies), when I say grow, I do NOT mean that you will look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, when your muscles grow - quite the contrary actually. Any female that strength trains will tell you exactly how hard it is to gain ANY muscle at all, they have to work their butt off for it! Females are hormonally NOT set up to gain huge amounts of muscle - so ladies do not worry!
So how do muscles shrink or grow?
From the age of approximately 30 years young, when you do not strengthen your muscles they shrink, this means they waste away - simple as that! What is worse is that they can waste at the rate of up to 0.5kg / year.
Wow, that's 5kg's of meat (muscle) that can actually leave your body every 10 years! Have you ever held 5kg of raw steak and seen how much that is? It's alarming.
When you strengthen your muscles, your body turns into a fat burning machine!