In order to lose weight, get definition and create our new figure, you MUST adopt the proper mindset.
Permanent body change involves planning and persevering. This program is very challenging so I want you to have your head in the right space to persevere for the duration of the program.
For you to succeed I want you to adopt a completely new mindset, one that tells you that you are going to achieve your goals, but you need to understand why you are doing this, why do you want to make a change in the first place? What makes this so important to you? Keep this goal at the forefront of your mind to help you achieve your ultimate body.
There will be many times during this program that you will not feel like following the plan – its called being human. When it is time to decide between following the plan and getting lean, and breaking the diet and staying fat, ignore your negative emotions and go for your goal – go for the body you want. Go for the body you deserve. Do what you know you must, even though you may not feel like it.
In time, you will condition yourself to be in the habit of doing the right thing. That takes time, but not only will you look MUCH better in the mirror, but you will also feel great about yourself on the inside. Consistent self-discipline breeds confidence, self-respect, and of course, fat-loss.
Your next steps are to take that photo and record your measurements; these will help show you just how far you have come. Underneath this I also want you to write down what makes you unhappy with yourself and then write down how you want to change.
These few steps will help you stay on track, keep the positive mindset and help you focus on the results you deserve.
Removal Of Toxins
As mentioned earlier, to promote optimal health and weight loss we need to remove various toxins from our body. These foods are considered toxic to the body, especially the Liver, they cause fat storage and can affect your health.
Bread, Pasta, Cereals, and most Rice (this includes Wheat and Gluten)
Dairy (Except Organic Probiotic Yoghurt, Organic Grass Fed Butter, Whey)
Trans Fats/Processed Foods (ALL)
Water is essential and makes up over two thirds of our body weight and is a vital part of the body’s transportation system.
Our cells need water to function properly and our blood relies on water to carry nutrients around the body. This also includes the detoxification and removal of toxins out the body.
Over the duration of this program you have to start taking in 2-3 litres a day of clean filtered water, this can include herbal teas. Aim for 1 litre of water for every 50lbs of bodyweight). This really important, hydration is a major key to fat loss.
Most of us are under some kind of stress these days, which can have a profound effect on fat storage (or the lack of fat loss). You find that a lot of highly stressed people will end up putting on weight because of their increased Cortisol levels within their body.
It can also make you hungrier, your body responds to all stress—physical or psychological—in exactly the same way. So every time you have a stressful day, your brain acts as though you’re in physical danger and instructs your cells to release potent hormones. You get a burst of adrenaline, which taps stored energy so you can fight or flee. At the same time you get a surge of cortisol, which tells your body to replenish that energy even though you haven’t used very many calories in your stressed-out state. This can make you hungry, which in turn most people reach for the wrong foods.
- Get to sleep between 10 and 10.30pm every night. Cortisol is at its lowest and growth hormone is at its highest during slow wave sleep (deepest stage of sleep). Don’t be scared by growth hormone, this is what will help repair the body and make the most of your workouts.
- Turn the TV off an hour before bed to relax and reduce any unnecessary stimulus.
- Have a period of between 30 minutes and 1 hour to relax. No phones or internet – yes even Facebook! Instead read a book, listen to some relaxing music or practice some simple breathing exercises.
- Herbal Teas can help relax the body and therefore reduce stress levels – try Passion Flower, Tulsi Tea or Chamomile, but there are many others, see what you enjoy.