Fat Loss Lie #2: Losing Fat Can Be Accomplished Quickly and Easily
Last week, I talked about one of the most popular fitness lies that a lot of people fall for — the one that says the only way to get lean is to “starve” yourself by drastically cutting calories. In case you missed it…. please read it first here!
This week, I want to debunk another popular myth that even I have fallen for a few times. And the reason I fell for it is because it’s actually somewhat true. It’s the one about how you can “quickly” and “easily” lose fat. The truth is, if you’re eating poorly and not exercising, then yes, you can lose fat relatively quickly and easily by simply improving your nutrition and exercise habits.
And yes, losing fat actually is quite simple.
Staying lean requires a disciplined lifestyle that typically takes lots of effort and discipline. Just like how Dave Ramsey says that there is no “magic wand” he can wave to get you out of debt — there is no easy way, miracle cure, or magic pill you can take to lose fat. While losing fat is actually quite simple, please understand this…
permanent fat loss is never “easy!”
You see, there’s a big difference between simple and easy:
“Simple” means there is nothing complicated about the process. But “easy” implies that something can be done with little or no effort. Anyone who tells you they’ve discovered an “easy” way to lose fat is lying.
The bottom line is this — getting a lean, muscular body requires two things:
1) Working hard
2) Being patient
I think the problem with most people is that we tend to shy away from anything that appears to be hard work. We have a natural tendency to look for short cuts and the minute we see something that promises “quick, easy, effortless, while you sleep, without exercise” type of results, we pretty quickly whip our VISA and take the bait, hook, line and sinker.
Shouldn’t we know by now that shortcuts always fail?
Make no mistake about it — people with great bodies (i.e. bodybuilders and fitness models), have worked very hard for a very long time to get where they are. Many of the best natural bodybuilders in the world are in their late 30’s or early 40’s and have been training for 10, 15, even 20 years.
Everything worth having in life has a price attached to it. If you want a lean and muscular body, you must be willing to pay the price for a lean and muscular body. Stop looking for the “easy way” because it doesn’t exist. Just take the time and pay the price of working hard and being patient and you will be extremely satisfied with the results. Your results will come in direct proportion to the amount of effort you put in.
Stay Tuned for Fat Loss Lie #3