So what really is leverage?
If you’d know about the concept of the Archimedes’ principle where he said “Give me a long enough lever and I can move the world”.
Having leverage means creating systems in your life that will give you the maximum benefit for minimum investment. In terms of fat loss, that means having the best fat loss for the lowest amount of effort. Let’s be honest, will power, and all those things are important but we can not have constant will power. It’s one of those things which is a limited resource but is renewable which means everyday you’ll have a limited amount of will power. If you’ve got to think about your nutrition and your exercise and your mind set and all that throughout the whole day and try to include that into your day it’s going be hard work.
You would rather want work on the 4 main pillars of fat loss. Once you have the right understanding of these four major pillars of fat loss, you can effectively use them to leverage them as a system, to lose fat and do that in the most efficient and effective manner.
These are what I consider the four pillars of effective fat loss, and this has come about in the last 10 years, with my personal experience in fat loss, and also learning about fat loss, mind set and nutrition and all that. I have brought them altogether into four pillars that work. When these pillars and strengthened and used as leverage, your fat loss becomes effortless.
1. Positive Mindset and Self-Image:
First and the most important of all the pillars is having the right mind set and self-image. This is pretty much the foundation along with nutrition, which is the 2nd of pillar, but the first pillar which is mind-set and self-image, is what gives us the fuel for having the right sort of commitment to long-term fat loss. It is when you have the right mind set and the right self-image, that you will have the power to naturally and efficiently do the right things, eat the right foods and stay on track. This is probably one of the many things that you would have to work on and is probably the area that you would have to work on the hardest in the beginning. So once you get the right mind-set and right self-image, you automatically get committed to the process.
Fat loss isn’t going to happen overnight. Let’s be honest, you havel put on fat over years and years of wrong nutrition or, it might be in some medication you took, it could have been naturally like in my case, I was naturally fat and I got fatter and fatter till I decided I needed to learn about the causes and fix that. It could be a range of different reasons but once you get into the right mind-set and right self-image you can break through the barriers easily.
I will be talking about each of the pillars in great detail in other posts but for the purpose of this post, I’m going to move on to the next pillar which is, nutrition.
2. Right Nutrition:
I personally believe that nutrition is 80% of the battle, if you know the right foods that nourish your body, and you eat those 80% to 90% of the time, you’ll be a huge in long way ahead in the long term fat loss success. This is also supported by years of research into the effect of various foods on fat loss and health.
For this, you’ll have to get the right nutrition advice. As part of the coaching program, I go through the four pillars and integrate the four pillars so that you have an effective system that you can put into use, even if you are very busy, even if you are working 40 to 60 hours a week, like I used to, and still be able to do it all. It will give you simple and effective strategies to just go and get things done.
There are other articles here that will give you more information on getting the right nutrition.
3. Effective Exercise:
The third pillar is effective and efficient exercise. When I talk about exercise, you are probably going to think, “Uh! There we go, I’m going to have to spend an hour or 2 everyday in the gym.”
NO, not at all.
In fact, that is probably one of the things that are holding you back from effective fat loss. For effective fat loss, you need to be doing 30 to 40 minutes of exercise 3 times a week, at most, 4 times a week. You need to have rest in between each of those workout days. Generally, what I personally do is 3 times a week, I go to the gym for 30 to 40 minutes, I lift heavy weights, and I do complex movements which are exercises like squats, push-ups, pull ups, those sort of exercises that effectively work a large portion of the body, and if I do cardio, it’s high intensity interval training, which is sprinting at maximum speed for 1o or so seconds and walking for 10 seconds, and repeating this for 20 – 30 mins.
I make the most of my 30 to 40 minutes and I do not waste my time on idle chat or socializing. I go in, get my workout done and leave. I have a plan, I go over a sheet that has exactly what workout I should be doing doing on that particular day and get it done. So I go to the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 30 to 40 minutes, before work. Most times when I try to workout after work, I’m too tired and lack energy. So I go to the gym, in the morning, before work, because your strength reserve and energy is at its maximum at that point, it’s easier to go with the flow and get it done. After work, we are all busy, we are tired, we’ve got families to come back to, we’ve got to other things to worry about like cooking, cleaning and all that sort of thing so it’s best to get it done in morning while you’re fresh and energetic.
4. Right Support and Accountability:
The last pillar and one of the most important pillars again is getting the right sort of support. This what our coaching program is all about, giving you the right support through the coaching program, having the right sort of accountability, giving you the right tools to use, so you can plan your days, plan your weeks, and make efficient use of your time and get the most for the lowest investment of time and effort. The whole idea is to in the future, as it continues to grow, the Real Natural Fat Loss community becomes a community of people who help each other and help others around you, to lose fat, gain health and live an energetic life.
So you’ve got to work on each of these areas to effectively sustain fat loss, unless you know why you’re doing it and have a real good reason, it’s really hard work.
For me, my motivation to get fit and stay healthy was so that I could be ‘alive’ (energetic and be able to live life to the fullest) for as long as I live, I can be healthy and I can be there for my kids, for my wife, for my family and I can be at my most effective and energetic to do work, to contribute to society, to contribute to people around me. That pushes me to find all I can about fat loss, about nutrition, about personal development to grow in these areas and to get and stay fit and healthy.
In my family, there is a history of diabetes on one side and a slight chance of heart disease on the other side of the family so which means once again, I had motivation, I was like, “Look, I’ll do everything I can to possibly negate the chances of getting diabetes or heart disease”. The thing is, in the end, if I do get diabetes or heart disease after everything I’ve done, I know that I’ve done 100% that I personally can do. But if I hadn’t done that, and something had happened, I would never have been able to forgive myself for the life of me thinking, “I had not taken control of the things that I could take control and effect the changes that I need to effect”. So I hope that you would do that, take control of your life and health and join the coaching program so I can help you further and support you through that process, because in the end, your success means, a lot to me. I get a lot of satisfaction seeing other people’s lives being changed through the work that I do.
Initially, it takes a lot of will power and effort to get the right mind-set and once you get the right mind-set, it’s easy for nutrition to fall into place and then, add effective exercises and of course the support from the beginning till the end as long as you need it. Once you gain momentum, you just keep going, strength to strength, and achieving your goals.
So that’s how they all work together, they all fit together, they are all important parts, people say “there is one thing I need to do and lose fat”.
In short term, yes, you can, but in the long term, you’ll need these 4 pillars to work for you and you need to build these pillars and put them to use in your life.
I would love to be a part of that to help you and support you. If you need help and support to reach your fat loss goals, to get healthy and have an energetic life, do check out our coaching program at http://realnaturalfatloss.com/get-coaching/. You will get the right information and accountability and also the required tools, support and the opportunity to actually ask me more questions on the the live Q&A call if you get on the group coaching program. I will be there live on the call, talking to you, answering your questions and guiding you through the steps.
Thank you very much for taking time to read this article and I hope it has made a positive impact to your life.
To your success in losing fat, gaining health, and living an energetic life.
Have a fantastic day!