Quick Fixes

There is no quick fix when it comes to safe, effective, and sustainable weight loss.  The pills, body wraps, and gadgets that promise you dramatic results are not safe, effective, or sustainable.  You may see a smaller number on the scale, but what does that number reflect?  It shows a decrease in bodyweight, but not necessarily a decrease in bodyfat.  In fact, most likely it is a loss in water and muscle.  Muscle is the last thing you want to lose because it is your metabolically active tissue.  The only way to truly rev up your metabolism is by adding muscle to your body.  Ladies, I hope we know by now that we are not designed to bulk up, so do not be afraid to lift heavy weights.

There is, however, a magical pill with amazing benefits - fat loss, increased lean body mass, improved quality of sleep, improved quality of life, more energy, and the list goes on.  Interested?  Oh, there is one catch, it takes 30-60 minutes to swallow, must be taken 3-6 times a week, and the side effects during that 30-60 minutes include sweating, feelings of exertion, and elevated breathing rate.  You are probably on to me by now.  That jagged little pill is call exercise - the combination of progressive strength training and interval training.

You cannot out exercise a bad diet.  Eighty percent of your results, or lack thereof, will come from how you fuel your body.  You are what you swallow, so the next time you eat, remember that what you are about to put in your mouth is about to become a permanent part of your body.