I developed a new secret diet for you if you want to lose weight and keep it lost for the rest of your life. There are 3 steps to it, but you have to be in the right place in your life at the right time to do it, because if you don’t want to lose weight and look great really, really bad, it’s not going to happen. So you have to want it more than you want anything else. More than you want to breathe. And if you really want it, it’s really easy. Ready?
At this point, I could send you to a website that promises the secret and asks you to submit your email in exchange for a “free” gift (which is usually some kind of e-book written by someone who can’t write and has no education on the subject matter), which is really just a ruse to get on my email list so I can sell you stuff, like my books, training programs, or online coaching. But I’m not an ass like that. So here’s the secret…
Cut 300-500 calories out of your normal diet (frappucinos, sodas, chips, etc.). Make the initial cut in carbs, but not too much of a cut because carbs are extremely important, and you’ll need carbs for STEP 2. Do this until your caloric intake is down to around 1,200-1,500 calories per day, with about 40% coming from carbs.
Exercise using big muscle groups (running, cycling, circuit-style weight training that keeps you moving the whole workout). This will create metabolic demands so that the carbs and protein you eat are directed into meeting those metabolic demands (glycogen resynthesis, protein synthesis for adaptation, etc.) instead of getting stored as fat on your butt and belly.
Repeat every day, and see food as you see gasoline for your car—fuel to drive (exercise) tomorrow. People who lose weight and keep it lost (like those in the National Weight Control Registry) exercise every day. So should you.
If you want more information, including the research on weight loss, read Run Your Fat Off.