This Works MUCH Better Than Diet and Exercise!

There is one principle out there that works better than diet and exercise. In this video, I am going to explain the pitfalls of diet and exercise when comes to getting in shape. These two words need to not only be eliminated from your vocabulary, but there needs to be a change in your mindset.

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I often hear when people are trying to get in shape, they use the words “diet” and “exercise.” Unfortunately, I just as often see that the people using these words end up failing or right back where they started. Whether you are a beginner or someone with experience that has fallen off the wagon, your mindset towards getting in shape needs to change.

Instead, you need to focus on nutrition and training.

Whether you are a beginner or someone with experience that has fallen off the wagon, this will change your life for the better. I make the analogy that these words all represent directions on a compass. Following the concept of diet and exercise will always go in the opposite direction of nutrition and training. Instead of following the direction that combines diet and exercise, you need to follow the direction of nutrition and training.

The problem with using the terms of diet and exercise is that they are either temporary or that there is no progression involved. When I hear diet, I think of a temporary solution to lose weight; it is something that you go on and come off of. Exercise is haphazardly engaging in exercise without any sort of plan or progression.

I give the story of my mother who was the perfect example of diet and exercise. She bought every fitness gadget that she saw on TV and engaged in multiple different fad diets in her pursuit to lose weight and get in better shape. Ultimately, she failed when it came to both. She could never keep the weight off.

Nutrition is different than diet in the sense that it is a routine that fits your lifestyle and is sustainable over time. Training is different than exercise in that there is a plan and progression involved in order to reach the end results. Think of it this way; if you went to the gym and walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes at a level 4 and you continue to do that same thing over and over again, day after day, you are not progressing.

If you take a look at calisthenics, you would see that for these athletes to achieve the most difficult bodyweight movements, they had to progress there. They never started out being able to do these things. Instead, they started with easier exercises and used them to progress to these amazing feats. Now, you might fail along the way, just as they do, but that is not an excuse to give up completely. As a matter of fact, failure along the way is normal that every experienced lifter has gone through at some point in their muscle building journey.

When it comes to how to lose weight and how to lose body fat, nutrition is the key, not diet. Nutrition will have you locked in and consistent. You might be sitting at 40% body fat and have the goal of being only 8% body fat. This change is not going to happen over night – there is still a progression. Instead of trying to jump from that 40% to 8% overnight, set realistic short term goals.

If you want to lose weight or burn fat, these short term goals will ensure success.

For someone to achieve such a weight loss goal, they have to instead think about losing the first 5 lb. They have to focus on going from 40% to mid-30’s. Then low 30’s, then to high 20’s, etc. While this may take a longer approach, it is setting you up for long term success because your progression will have realistic expectations over time.

Your approach to get in shape, to lose weight and body fat, and to increase your overall level of fitness has to come from a change in your mindset. You need to get away from the concept of diet and exercise and focus on nutrition and training. I cannot stress this enough because I have seen too many people fail in their pursuit because they have the wrong idea in their head. Once you make that change, you will be well on your way to a successful end result.

Remember, it’s okay to have setbacks and it is okay to be worried about it. Just think about this, as long as you continue to take this approach, over time it will get much easier. This is because nutrition and training are sustainable aspects, whereas diet and exercise are only temporary fixes that won’t stick in the long run.

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