False Belief: "To lose weight, you need to exercise regularly."
Planet Fitness, Beach Body, Cross Fit, Orange Theory, Equinox, Spin Class, Boot Camps… all household names!
Why?! Because of another dangerous myth!
To Lose Weight, You Need To Exercise Regularly...
The Belief is: More exercise = more weight loss. Nothing could be further from the truth!
This false belief can ruin your chances of achieving fat loss and negatively impact your life as a whole...
If you’re struggling with your weight, how do you feel when you picture going to the gym?!
For most people... the thought alone brings on a very powerful emotion.
I have to go to one of these places and be embarrassed... with a tribe I’m not a part of!"
My worth as a human is wrapped up in how I look to others.
That embarrassment is tied to intimidation, which is tied to our old friend Fear.
The gym can be a scary place, right?!
We’ve all been intimidated by it at one point or another, haven’t we?!
Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution to “get in shape”? Of course! And how do we all start that resolution? With the gym, right?
We promise ourselves we’re going to exercise more, don’t we? We make some crazy commitment that we can’t possibly keep, like going to the gym 6 days per week from now on!
That’s what everyone does, isn’t it?!
"Starting January 1st I’m going to the gym 6 days per week!"
We’ve all done it, haven’t we?
And it always ends the same way, right? Failure and frustration.
Disappointment with ourselves. We’re back to guilt, shame, self-loathing, and fear. Fear that we will get fat because we don’t have enough will power to exercise every day.
And we’ve been brainwashed since we were little kids that we need to work out to lose weight, right?!
Fact: Exercise has almost NOTHING to do with fat loss!
It’s science. Plain and simple.
And there simply is no scientific evidence supporting the myths we’ve been taught about exercise since we were children!
We’ve been programmed and conditioned with bad information!
I’m just as frustrated as you are with these lies... My Story:
I grew up a Fat Kid.
My parents never discussed nutrition with me, ever...
Of course, I learned all about the Food Pyramid and the importance of calories all through elementary school the same way that you did. What did this do to me?!
By the time I reached high school, I was already addicted to fitness.
I did traditional body building and got all of my health advice from Muscle & Fitness Magazine and my Doctor.
I was training 6 days per week, 2 hours per day, counting every calorie and eating plenty of "healthy" whole grains.
By age 15 or 16 I was hooked on caffeine pills and ephedrine pills.
I was swallowing Hydroxycut by the handful... as an innocent teenager. Thanks to mainstream advice!
By my twenties, I was thinking long and hard about taking the steroids offered to me at the gym to be like the guys in the magazines...
Because I was following their advice perfectly, methodically, obsessively.
With virtually nothing to show for it...
I had some muscles, sure, but I was still 28% body fat, was always sore, and felt like shit all the time.
My shame for being overweight was crippling.
I was comparing myself to the magazine models and I was never good enough.
Who did I blame for not having 6-pack-abs like the magazine models?! Myself, of course!
We always blame ourselves, don’t we?!
We’re always convinced there is something wrong with US, right?!
"If it works for them but doesn’t work for me, it must be my fault!
"Shame, Guilt, Fear.
Fast Forward to Today. What if I told you that to lose weight I want you to STOP exercising?!