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How To Get Rid Of Cellulite For Good.

Cellulite is literally the scurge of every womans
body and even when you don't weigh a lot, it can
still be the proverbial pain in the ass

You don't feel comfortable wearing a bikini because of
it

You avoid wearing skirts or anything that will show off
your thighs

and make sure you're covered up at every turn to avoid people
seeing the lumps and bumps you don't want but can't seem to get rid
of.

Heck you even go to the gym and start these things called 'diets' just to get rid of it....​

But what exactly IS cellulite?

Essentially cellulite is adipose tissue

aka fat.

and it tends to affect women more so in the areas that you're ALREADY
pre disposed to storing fat in;

the bum, the hips an the thighs.

In fact....​

The only reason why Women suffer from actually seeing more cellulite
than Men do is because the connective tissue that covers fat mass is
much thinner in Woman than in Men

so that cottage cheese like presentation of your fat is visible, giving you the rippling of your skin instead of a smooth appearance.

and probably the worse thing about cellulite is this;​

Women have NINE TIMES as many 'fat storage' receptors in the hips, butt and thighs than men do which makes you more prone to storing fat here.

: (

So it's an uphill battle already when it comes to losing fat and losing cellulite. 

Sorry to say, that's the bad news ladies.

But fear not.

There is good news a coming. 

==== How To Actually Get Rid Of Cellulite For Good ====

Now here is the stuff that's gonna make a difference to your lumps and bumps and cellulitey (not sure that's even a word) legs and bum.

and it's kinda like sending in the AVENGERS to save the day.

It's that powerful.

But simply put;

First and foremost you've gotta give your body a reason to break down ANY
type of fat, including cellulite

what is going to work for losing your belly bulge is also going to work
to shape up and tone your thighs and butt.

So that DOES mean eating less foods that increase body fat and impair your
ability to break down body fat

This means less total calories and learning to keep an eye on how many carbs
and fats YOU actually need.

Too many carbs = impaired fat burning and storage of fats in blood stream

Too many fats = impaired fat burning and increase fat storage

Too many total calories = impaired fat burning and increase fat storage

So how much should you be eating?

For our clients, i shoot for a fist sized amount of protein per meal, a fist
sized amount of carbs and a tablespoon of fats within their personalised meal
plans

and 90% of the time making sure that these nutrients are coming from whole foods
such as chicken, turkey, potatoes, rice, vegetables, fruits, avocados etc whilst
avoiding foods that will increase cellulite storage such as trans and hydrogenated
fats and overall too many calories.

Now you could count calories but i would say that you don't need to.

At least, i don't with ​our clients. I can make it easier than that.

We can achieve GREAT results and loss of fat with those simple portion sizes listed for food above but to recap;

A fist sized amount of protein each meal

A fist sized amount of carbs

A tablespoon of fats.

Brucey Bonus; Keep a food diary too, you won't believe how much FOOD and hidden calories in drinks that you get through in a day. ​

Secondly, we've got to be lifting weights.

and no ladies it ain't gonna make you bulky.

Because here is the thing...

If we can ADD lean muscle whilst we're reducing the amount of cellulite then
you're going to have much more tone to your booty and more likely to have slender
and shapely pins that you can be happier with.

I've found that teaching our clients how to use effective exercises such as squats,
deadlifts, lunges and leg curls and actually FEEL them properly whilst exercising
goes a long way to changing the *look* of your legs.

But don't neglect upper body exercises too...

Increasing blood flow around the body is an important factor for total body fat loss
and will help change how your whole body changes, not just the cellulite.

For our clients, i like to plan their training programs THREE MONTHS in front so that they
and i know how we're going to be able to drop fat for good.

Start to do all of these things and you'll have more than chance of losing those lumpy
bits from your legs and be more likely to develop;

- Killer body confidence that means you can wear what you like

- Be less likely to avoid showing your legs off and more likely to have the care free
attitude you had in your 20's

- Feel more attractive and have less 'i have a headache' nights to avoid love time
with your partner or hubby

- Lose OVERALL body fat as well as cellulite as you develop consistency and more
motivation to succeed.

So there you have it.

Now go and get after the results that you want!​

Yours in Health,

Chris​

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How To Get Rid Of Cellulite For Good

Cellulite is literally the scurge of every womans
body and even when you don't weigh a lot, it can
still be the proverbial pain in the ass

You don't feel comfortable wearing a bikini because of
it

You avoid wearing skirts or anything that will show off
your thighs

and make sure you're covered up at every turn to avoid people
seeing the lumps and bumps you don't want but can't seem to get rid
of.

Heck you even go to the gym and start these things called 'diets' just to get rid of it....​

But what exactly IS cellulite?

Essentially cellulite is adipose tissue

aka fat.

and it tends to affect women more so in the areas that you're ALREADY
pre disposed to storing fat in;

the bum, the hips an the thighs.

In fact....​

The only reason why Women suffer from actually seeing more cellulite
than Men do is because the connective tissue that covers fat mass is
much thinner in Woman than in Men

so that cottage cheese like presentation of your fat is visible, giving you the rippling of your skin instead of a smooth appearance.

and probably the worse thing about cellulite is this;​

Women have NINE TIMES as many 'fat storage' receptors in the hips, butt and thighs than men do which makes you more prone to storing fat here.

: (

So it's an uphill battle already when it comes to losing fat and losing cellulite. 

Sorry to say, that's the bad news ladies.

But fear not.

There is good news a coming. 

==== How To Actually Get Rid Of Cellulite For Good ====

Now here is the stuff that's gonna make a difference to your lumps and bumps and cellulitey (not sure that's even a word) legs and bum.

and it's kinda like sending in the AVENGERS to save the day.

It's that powerful.

But simply put;

First and foremost you've gotta give your body a reason to break down ANY
type of fat, including cellulite

what is going to work for losing your belly bulge is also going to work
to shape up and tone your thighs and butt.

So that DOES mean eating less foods that increase body fat and impair your
ability to break down body fat

This means less total calories and learning to keep an eye on how many carbs
and fats YOU actually need.

Too many carbs = impaired fat burning and storage of fats in blood stream

Too many fats = impaired fat burning and increase fat storage

Too many total calories = impaired fat burning and increase fat storage

So how much should you be eating?

For our clients, i shoot for a fist sized amount of protein per meal, a fist
sized amount of carbs and a tablespoon of fats within their personalised meal
plans

and 90% of the time making sure that these nutrients are coming from whole foods
such as chicken, turkey, potatoes, rice, vegetables, fruits, avocados etc whilst
avoiding foods that will increase cellulite storage such as trans and hydrogenated
fats and overall too many calories.

Now you could count calories but i would say that you don't need to.

At least, i don't with ​our clients. I can make it easier than that.

We can achieve GREAT results and loss of fat with those simple portion sizes listed for food above but to recap;

A fist sized amount of protein each meal

A fist sized amount of carbs

A tablespoon of fats.

Brucey Bonus; Keep a food diary too, you won't believe how much FOOD and hidden calories in drinks that you get through in a day. ​

Secondly, we've got to be lifting weights.

and no ladies it ain't gonna make you bulky.

Because here is the thing...

If we can ADD lean muscle whilst we're reducing the amount of cellulite then
you're going to have much more tone to your booty and more likely to have slender
and shapely pins that you can be happier with.

I've found that teaching our clients how to use effective exercises such as squats,
deadlifts, lunges and leg curls and actually FEEL them properly whilst exercising
goes a long way to changing the *look* of your legs.

But don't neglect upper body exercises too...

Increasing blood flow around the body is an important factor for total body fat loss
and will help change how your whole body changes, not just the cellulite.

For our clients, i like to plan their training programs THREE MONTHS in front so that they
and i know how we're going to be able to drop fat for good.

In fact for continued fatty loss a three month plan may look like this;

Phase One - Wholebody Supersets (12-15 reps)

Phase Two - Wholebody Supersets (10-12 reps)​

Phase Three - Push, Pull, Legs, Wholebody​ (Varied Reps)

We can make continued progress literally endless!

So when we're eating right and lifting weights, what else can we do to make sure you're changing the cottage from your cheese legs?

Well....

I personally like to add in 'strongwoman' style HIIT cardio shuttles such as sprinting
with a conditioning sled or use rope slams in a intense but quick style workout.

Pushing a sled as fast as you can for 20 seconds but then resting for 40 - 60 seconds
is a great way to increase your heart rate and cellulite burning ability.

You could even do these on a bike or rower if you don't have access to these things
like we do in our private gym here in Sheffield.

and all of these things are more than effective at helping your burn cellulite from
your thighs and butt-ocks without you having to resort to some 'cleanse' or low calorie
diet that means you do lose weight but don't lose a great deal of cellulite or fat. You could even end up achieving results like these;

*

Start to do all of these things and you'll have more than chance of losing those lumpy
bits from your legs and be more likely to develop;

- Killer body confidence that means you can wear what you like

- Be less likely to avoid showing your legs off and more likely to have the care free
attitude you had in your 20's

- Feel more attractive and have less 'i have a headache' nights to avoid love time
with your partner or hubby

- Lose OVERALL body fat as well as cellulite as you develop consistency and more
motivation to succeed.

But as we all know,

Losing body fat is HARD WORK.

and it's even harder when you're going it alone.

But don't feel bad, it's took ten years of constant learning, apply and tweaking of
what we do in our body transformation systems to be known as the go to fat loss specialists
in Sheffield.

and i know that information alone isn't enough.

You need clear and direct action to be successful.

But only the type of action that is going to get you RESULTS.

So because you made it this far, and your probably motivated more than ever
to get rid of that pesky cellulite and excess weight that's dragging you down,
i'm going to give you a one off opportunity to come and see me in our private and
appointment only personal training gym


My Commitment To You

So that you can see for yourself how to finally get rid of fat once and for all i'm going
to make you an offer that i normally wouldn't outside of our body transformation system.

Call it a cellulite blasting trial.

Where we will measure your body fat and tell you what you need to be eating and why
to get rid of the fat not only from your butt, hips and thighs but other problem
areas too.

We'll set clear and specific action plans so that you know how you're going to
make losing fat and developing confidence in your body like never before, easier
than you think.

Including showing you exactly the type of SPECIFIC nutritional plan you need to follow
to get rid of cellulite for good.

and we'll even throw in two 1-2-1 personal training sessions in our private gym
so that you see for yourself the most effective exercises to drop fat, lose weight
and develop killer pins that look GREAT on the beach.

So that's three 1-2-1 appointments with expert trainers whose reputation is built on
helping women like you with busy lives discover how to lose fat for good. Call it a chance to road test our body transformation services before deciding to join.

So that's....

  • Access to Two Personal Training Sessions in our private, luxury and appointment only gym in Sheffield.
  • An initial body fat assessment and battle plan for results.
  • A nutritional consultation in with your body fat assessment so you know EXACTLY what you should be eating.
  • A copy of my Nutrition For Fat Loss E Book so that you're never not sure about what to eat to lose weight.
  • Training sessions that will open up your eyes to the SPECIFIC exercise you need to do to maximise fat and cellulite loss.
  • Access to our DAILY support system so that you never lose motivation, focus or feel like you have no support in changing your body.
  • A trial run of our body transformation services.

All for just £99.

Like i said,

We normally open up our doors for those who join our body transformation services
but i want to share a little of the secret sauce with you too

Because quite frankly, i'm fed up of hard working women like you not being happy
with their bodies and not enjoying life when you're on one of these crappy diets
that never works.

Or moody with the kids because you're not happy with what you see in the mirror.

Especially as, when it comes to losing cellulite and body fat i can show you a way
that is more effective and brings you MORE results.

And after your trial, you might want to take the plunge straight into our body transformation coaching services but for now this lets us meet you and you meet us so that you can see how we're going to put all of this stuff into action to bring you the body and happiness that you deserve.

But don't just take our word for it.

Of course we're going to think we're awesome!

Here's what some of our clients said in their google review of us.​

A truly excellent private training facility! Chris Mason Performance isn't like your ordinary commercial gym - here, the dedicated team tailor your individual training needs, nutritional requirements and personal goals to exactly what you need to be successful! Chris and the team teach you how to rethink your eating habits, go no 'fad diets', no 'quick fix' pills or shakes but instead sustainable fat loss for health and wellbeing - Size 20 to size 12, 'healthier' now than I was 15 year ago! Love it! 🙂

Debbie
CMP Client

I have been with CMP for over 2 years. They are a highly motivated team; their personal and professional development is invested in so that they are ahead of the PT game. Exercise and nutrition has been demystified for me. For 34 years I had been under eating and just doing cardio. I have learnt that you don't have to starve yourself to lose weight and using weights does not make you into a muscle woman! Joining CMP has not only been a physical but also a psychological saviour.

Helen 
CMP Client

We will aim to commence your trial at the start of the week so that we can fit the 3 trial sessions in before can progress you onto our body transformation services.

Once you've secured your trial, myself or one of my team will be in touch with you to arrange your cellulite blasting trial with us via email or telephone.

See you soon,

Chris​

DISCLAIMER - These results can't be achieved in just 7 days! I'm good, but i don't have a magic wand 😉

As always the results that you achieve will completely depend on your current health, fitness and starting point.

Should You Really Be Eating More Fat?

I’m not sure if you keep up to date with the nutritional world but you may have seen a report coming out to say that we should be eating MORE fats in our diet

More things like;

  • nuts and seeds
  • butter
  • coconut and coconut oils
  • avocadoes
  • olives and olive oils
  • other plant based oils

and that calories are largely unimportant when it comes
to health and diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure,
heart disease and so on.

Literally saying that a low carbohydrate / high fat diet is
the way to go for more robust health and i should imagine
less body fat too.

So if you weren’t confused before about nutrition then i am
pretty sure that right now you’ll be scratching your head, wondering
how to work this one out.

You can’t do right for doing wrong

and it’s becoming more possible to become a fully qualified astro
physicist than it is to work out what the heck you need to eat.

Ha ha.

So what do i think?

Well, let me give you the skinny on this whole fat mess.

First and foremost, i do agree that we shouldn’t be villifying
fat in the way that we have.

Fat is a VERY important macro nutrient and brings a lot of
positives to the table.

and i don’t think that low fat foods will keep you lean just because
they’re low fat.

Healthy amounts of fats from saturated, mono unsaturated and poly unsaturated
seem to be best practice when it comes to health.

So yer, butter, animal fats, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, avocados and fish are
all IN.

and trans and hydrogenated fats should be out (cakes, buns, ready meals etc)

So good so far.

And i DO think that most people need to cut down on the amount of sugars and
processed carbs and overall carbs they’re eating, especially when their energy
output doesn’t require it

But,

and hereth lies the problem.

If people start eating MORE fats in their diet without eating less overall,
they will still gain fat and not lose weight

perhaps more so than the good old carbohydrate.

Why?

It comes down to this.

Too many fats in the blood stream than needed = more fats available to be stored as fats

Too many carbs in the blood stream than needed = increased carbohydrate burning first BEFORE
any storage or conversion to fat takes place.

(both conditions would blunt fat loss FYI)

In fact,

The process is storing carbohydrates as fat is much more difficult than storing
fats as fats (the process is called de novo lipogensis for the boffins out there)

So if we eat more fats without addressing calorie intake and literally just tell
people to eat higher fats in their diet without changing anything else to compensate,
then we will still have the same level
of poor health and obesity related disease.

because it’s not as simple as labelling foods ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

There are people who are lean AF eating more carbs than fats in their diets

and there are others who are lean AF avoiding carbs and eating more fats in their
diets.

Hell, there are even some genetic freaks who can eat whatever they want and still
be lean AF (sadly that’s not me 🙁 )

and in there lies the clue.

One persons trash is another persons treasure.

and we can’t simply adopt a this is good and this is bad argument when it comes
to food.

Especially (and this is the clincher) when research has shown that in groups
that follow low carb or groups that follow low fat, that both will lose weight
and improve health AS LONG AS THEY’RE IN A CALORIE DEFICIT.

So before you run off to drink your bulletproof coffee and slam a tonne of eggs with butter with a stack
load of cheese.

Do consider that both fats and carbs are healthy and important in the diet, the trick
is to workout how much of each YOU need.

Speak Soon,

Chris.

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10 Fatloss Myths That Never Go Away

For decades these myths have made their
way into fat loss folklore

Becoming the gospel truth without ever really being
questioned

when the truth is that they’re a load of baloney and
might be holding you back from achieving your own
body transformation if you’re believing them.

But fear not,

As ever, your friendly neighbour hood trainer is on
hand to share them with you so that you don’t follow
something based on hearsay as appose to what works;

1. Fruit makes you fat

2. Carbs make you fat

3. Cardio is the best way to lose fat

4. Ab exercises burn fat from your stomach

5. Weights make you ‘bulky’

myths

6. You can’t drink alcohol if you want to lose fat

7. Calories aren’t important, hormones are

8. Everything you eat must be organic

9. You have to lose fat fast

10. You can’t eat out when trying to lose fat

To be fair,

I could have probably wrote 100
of these and might even do that when i have the time!

So whatever you’re doing today, take these on board,
do the opposite and play the long game for sustainable
fat loss without confusion.

Chris

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5 Ways To Build Muscle So You Lose Fat

Ok, i’m going to cut to the chase here my friend.

if you want to lose body fat and have a lean and toned
body you HAVE to build muscle.

Fo’ sure.

Because here is the thing,

Muscle is ACTIVE tissue that you’re body has to ‘service’
and just by adding a few more pounds of muscle to your body
than you have now will accelerate your ability to lose fat

Why?

Because of where we ‘burn’ fat.

And that my friends is in something called a mitochondria,
which funnily enough is found in the highest amounts in
muscle cells!

and the best way to build muscle? Lift weights!

But not just any old way.

It’s not like you’re going to be able to jump on a leg curl
and chest press machine at your gym tomorrow and the wake up
the next day lean and toned.

 

*Results like these aren’t easy and only come with the right guidance

In fact,

Some ways of building muscle work better than others so we’re
going to quickly overview these here so that you have the ‘insider
knowledge’ that you need to change your shape and enhance your results.

I’ve found that these ways will work just as well for beginners
looking to lose a lot of fat as it does long term gym goers looking
to refine and tweak.

 

1. Wholebody Training

Hitting every major muscle group a couple of
times per week allows for increased muscular stimulation and potential
fat break down should nutrition be on point.

 

2. Push, Pull, Legs, Wholebody

This allows us to hit major muscle groups
with more VOLUME than whole body to get those internal mechanism firing.

 

3. Upper / Lower Split Training

This goes one further and allows us to

really home in on adding tone and definition whilst losing fat.

 

4. Traditional Split Training

Should you be able to exercise 5 – 6 times

per week and actually be able to recover this *could* work for you but there
is usually plenty of progress in the previous three before here

 

5. Failure Methods

Dropsets, strip sets, extended sets, partials all push
the body to the point at which muscle cell mechanics are being told, you need
to improve!

Again quite advanced and not necessary for beginners but would
work well with advanced clients.

So there you have it.

A little more framework and a little more guidance.

The trick is knowing how to set these up for serious, head turning results.

Speak Soon,

Chris

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Is Fruit Bad For Losing Weight?

‘Fructose causes diabetes’

‘Fruit sugar is just as bad as real sugar’

‘Fructose has cocaine like effects on the brain’

‘Fruit causes weight gain’

All pretty outlandish statements that i’ve heard and
seen over the years.

So is eating fruit really that bad?

and does it cause you to gain weight?

Well if it does,

Then the humble fruit bat is in serious trouble.

and by now they should be some sort of obesity epidemic
in bat caves around the freaking world on the above logic.

Ha, i joke.

But seriously, fruit is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat and by and large is relatively low calorie.

Here is just a small list (there are more) of the beneficial stuff we get from fruits;

  • Fibre
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Folic Acid
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium

(With exception being dried fruits that are usually covered in oils and are high calorie)

fruit

So saying that fruit on the whole is one of the biggest issues when it comes to losing fat is kind of ridiculous if you ask me,

It’s got TOO complicated and there are too many voices

 

Basically, what i see is that we live in FEAR of eating certain foods when actually for most people, they are perfectly fine.

 

Anywhoo,

The gist of post is is this;

Fruit doesn’t make you fat and it’s perfectly fine to eat.

Yours in Health,

Chris.

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Five Things EVERY Gym Program Should Have…

Walk around most commercial gyms in the U.K. today
and what you see is a lot of people putting in the effort
in on resistance machines, free weights, functional equipment,
cardio and the like

But not having much direction as to how any of this stuff is
going to help them lose weight, tone up and get fitter.

Not to mention improve joint health, overall strength and overall
conditioning.

But besides that, many of you drop out of the gym mainly because you’re
not seeing the one thing you’re there for RESULTS.

it’s hard enough not being happy with your body and NOT losing weight
to also not know what to do in the gym too.

don't know gym

But once again, i’m here and i’ve got your back (as always)

So today i am going to share with you the FIVE THINGS that every
exercise program that you do at the gym should include if you’re
going to the gym anywhere between one and four times per week;

and no, it’s not step aerobics 😉

1. A Push Movement (Horizontal or Vertical)

Here we’re talking chest press, shoulder press, press ups,
dumbbell press.

2. A Pull Movement (Horiztonal or Vertical)

Here we are talking rows, pulldowns, upright rows, single
arm rows.

3. A Hip Dominant Movement

Here we are thinking deadlifts, glute ham raises, hip bridges.

4. A Knee Dominant Movement.

Here we are thinking squats, leg press and split squats.

5. A Carry, A Brace Or A Conditioning Movement.

Here we are thinking farmers walks, a plank or a sled push
for rounds.

So this may look like this.

A. Seated Rows.

B. Split Squats

C. Chest Press

D. Trap Bar Deadlift

E. Planks

F. Conditioning Rounds

Now again, this is a nice little intro as to what should be included
in your exercise programs and we can always progress this workout
into more advanced routines like super sets, tri sets and giant sets
as we get more confident and see more changes to our bodies.

So…

If we manage to include all of these in our workouts then we’re
more likely to have better posture, lose fat faster and look better
naked.

AND, we’re less likely to walk around the gym wondering what the hell
we should be doing to have an effective workout that produces better
RESULTS.

Oh, and we’re more likely to stay in shape.

(which means more energy, more attractiveness and usually a better love
life 😉 )

Try changing up your gym program a little, include these and let me know how you get on!

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Low Carb Or Low Fat For Fat Loss?

It is the age old question that every person
has on their mind when they’re trying to lose weight

Do i cut carbohydrates from my diet?

or

Do i cut fat from my diet?

to which has followed a HUGE surge in popular diets
all claiming to have the miracle cure to your body
fat woes

Hey, the hunter gatherers didn’t eat carbs you know,

they hunted like real men!

and everyone knows that fat, well makes you fat.

The clue’s in the name dumbass!

Well,

and here is the interesting thing, the guys in the labs coats have
shown in numerous studies that both low carb and low fat diets work
just as well as each other as long as total CALORIES are lower.

What?

Wait?

All this time you’ve been zero carb and zero fat and no one told you, you didn’t
have to?

Pass me a freaking bagel and a slice of cheesecake!

 

cheesecakes

Hold on,

before you do amigo, because here is the clincher…

Whilst we don’t have to follow a low carb or low fat diet in the way you’ve been told,

We do have to eat less of BOTH OF THEM in order to the muffin from your top
and the thunder from your thighs

Why? because as a general rule of thumb we eat TOO MANY of both which
leads to us eating more calories than we thought we were and impairing
our bodies ability to break down FAT.

Too many carbs = impaired fat oxidation (breakdown of fat)

Too many fats = impaired fat oxidation (breakdown of fat)

and finally

Too many calories = impaired fat oxidation (breakdown of fat)

Meaning we get FATTER as a result.

==== What You Can Do Instead ====

My solution to helping our clients (and you) lose fat and tone up
is one that’s so simple it can fit with most peoples lifestyles;

we keep both fats and carbs in our clients diets, but give them
clear and concise guidelines for HOW MUCH of each that they’ll eat
depending on THEIR body, activity levels, job type and body fat.

Like typically, a portion size for carbs may be a fist sized amount

and a portion size for fats would be a tablespoon.

But BOTH should be included in your diet for fat loss, not avoided completely.

Does that sound simpler and easier to follow?

Thought so….

Now go and find what works for you!

Speak Soon,

Chris

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Why Most Diets and Dieters Fail…..

Let’s be honest,

Not being able to eat your favourite foods sucks (i hate that word but it seems appropriate here)

and eventually you’re going to end up face down in a tub of Ben and Jerrys, watching re runs of Bridget Jones Diary.

So what can you do instead?

Take a look at this vid below….

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Why Exercise Is Pointless For Losing Weight

It’s been said.

and it is (partially) true.

Exercise is pointless if your overall goal is to lose weight and body fat

and i’m afraid to say that no matter how many Zumba classes you do per week, HIIT classes and weightlifting sessions you’ll STILL notice that you weigh the same come the weeks end if your food intake matches what you’re expending.

Ain’t that a kick in the crotch?

And here is another,

For some people, it seems NO MATTER what type of exercise they do, they still struggle to shift weight and lose fat

But Why?

Now, for the purpose of the this article i am going to assume that you the reader are at the lower end of the spectrum in terms of the number of calories you actually burn from exercise.

Because we’re not athletes, right?

So here is the reality about those gym sessions

It’s been shown that relative beginners or those starting from a sedentary
position to only burn between 5 and 10 calories per minute during exercise.

<<< yes, it really is THAT low

(whereas trained individuals or athletes would potentially burn more calories per minute)

and whilst we could compare individual exercises such as an intense weights session vs a low impact cardio session, for the rest of this article lets say that we fall into the spectrum of between 5 – 10 calories per minute.

But, as fat loss researcher, Lyle Mcdonald points out, it takes more like 3800kcal to be either ‘burned via exercise / movement’ or to be restricted from the diet in order to lose just but for now 1lb of fat.

That’s a hell of a lot of exercise!

So…

Say you go to the gym three times per week for an hour to lift weights, do a class or some cardio
you could probably safely say that come the end of the week from the exercise you’ve burnt anywhere
between 600 – 1800kcal depending on the time you ACTUALLY SPEND EXERCISING

If you take your phone and spend a lot of your gym time flicking through facebook or checking work emails you can assume that you’ll end your workout at the lower end of the calorie burn per minute.

and the speed of which you’re making significant improvements in your body is going to be slow at best.

Hmmmmm…….

Pretty disappointing.

So if you really are burning so few calories from exercise, there has to be more at
play here….

And this is where FOOD comes in.

You know that you have to eat less to lose fat, right?

Well, there is a little more to it than that.

The whole reason you go to the gym is to MOBILISE FAT, right?

and if we manage to do this properly, it means that we’re creating a calorie deficit in our diet (i.e. eating less) and via exercise

it would lead to a change in our body shape and levels of fatness quicker than if….

  • You’re not eating right, or don’t even know where to start.
  • You’re eating too many calories
  • And too many carbs
  • and too many fats
  • Eating too little / much protein
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Inconsistently going to the gym
  • You’re struggling to stick to your diet

So you have to know what you need to be eating in order to create that calorie deficit that’s going to facilitate the change in your body.

Plus it’s easier to eat 500kcal less per day than it is to spend the hours per needed from exercise to achieve the same outcome.

Food intakes and calorie consumption will literally make or break your results even if you are consistently going to the gym and working hard.

SO IS EXERCISE POINTLESS FOR LOSING WEIGHT?

No!

It’s just not as effective at controlling calories as much as you tightening the proverbial belt on what goes into your mouth!

( Hey, we’ve all got fast cake hands if we’re left to our own devices )

And maybe the type of exercise you’re doing right now maybe isn’t as effective either if you’re not lifting weights and performing specific cardio routines alongside your lifting days.

And more importantly,

It’s going to take longer than you think and requires more commitment that you initially thought to REALLY see the results you want to see.

and that’s ok.

Give yourself the time needed to achieve amazing results.

Yours in Health,

Chris

 

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