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How to Start Your Weight Loss Journey | Your No BS 🐮💩 Answer To Long Term Weight Loss Results

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There's never a "perfect time" to start your weight loss journey. Don't wait for the new year when gym rates are discounted - when you, and everyone else, feel guilty about the volume of food devoured over the Christmas holidays. Maybe your decision is seasonal - like wanting to get 'beach body' ready for summer (you'll catch the next one, of course).


It's all too easy to want to believe the quick fixes that are pushed into our faces everywhere we look. Some of the transformations and testimonials seem very realistic and believable, so you think, "Maybe this time, this slimming product/new diet will work for me to reach my goal weight."

A few fad diet methods make sense on paper, so why wouldn't they work? Take cardio, for example. If weight loss is calories-in is less than calories-out (by running or leaving a kiddie pool-sized sweat puddle in the cycling room), it makes sense that cardio can assist in dropping a few pounds. Right?

Here's a breakdown of why the not-so "cheap and cheerful" quick fixes don't work, and at the end, we'll share with you the straightforward, tried-and-tested method for a happy and successful weight loss journey:

3-day detox

The promises sold when it comes to detoxes are there's nasty gunk and toxins in your gut that causes inflammation/blockages which need releasing, or energy is wasted on digestion of solid foods instead of burning excess fat away.

When it comes to detoxes, you can lose weight if you're not eating solid foods and/or taking laxatives. The weight you'll have lost is either water weight, glycogen stored in your muscles, or your body is using your muscle mass as an alternative source of energy since it's not receiving any in the form of protein, fibre, carbohydrates or fat.¹


Hours of Cardio

Obi Obadike, M.S., is a celebrity trainer and fitness author and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, and he shares with us in his article that too much cardio will burn up your muscle mass and slow down your metabolism. When your metabolism slows down, it becomes harder to lose fat.² This defeats the whole purpose of doing hours of cardio!

Cardio has numerous health benefits so this is not an excuse to drop cardio all together! Just do it in moderation. It's recommended to do no more than 60 minutes of cardio a day unless you're training for a marathon and with a skilled instructor.