I wanted to discuss a few things regarding the Rapid Fat Loss Program, mainly results and adherence. First of all, results after one week have generally been pretty good, although all over the place….I am not surprised by any one individuals results so far….I can usually look at a person and how they move and then with one or two questions determine what exactly they are doing wrong with their diet and what needs to change in order to see change on the scale. Let me break it down somewhat for you so you’re not freaking out about results so far:
- If you already workout consistently and have lots of bodyfat to lose, your diet is key and probably your number one obstacle to success. So be diligent in following what’s laid out for you for the most success
- If you started this program eating “healthy” and did only cardio…you may gain weight but lose inches (which is GOOD!) because weightlifting creates inflammation and your body holds on to more blood volume and fluids. And “healthy” doesn’t necessarily mean in the right portion size or macronutrient breakdown
- If, when you started this program, you were not exercising at all and eating whatever you wanted, then you will likely lose a ton of weight (some of which is water, make no mistake) and inches.
- If you are already lean, already a gym rat, already do a lot of cardio and/or weight lifting AND you already eat a perfect diet….or some combination of that…then you are not going to see a big change on the scale….so don’t expect 5lbs on the scale in one week like everyone else. You have the least amount of fat to lose and you’re already the most athletic and nutritionally balanced of the group. So knowing you’re already doing everything right and seeing a 1-2lbs drop on the scale in the first week is FANTASTIC progress. It’s going to be harder for you to see numbers change so little ones mean big progress. You may also notice a body composition change depending on what you were doing before…tighter abs, leaner legs, tighter looking arms….all good!
Ok…so that covers results….now on to adherence. I had a bootcamper, doing the Rapid Fat Loss, make this comment in class while we were in discussion about the program: “It’s amazing how many people want a program laid out for them but then they want it all changed”
That’s exactly true and the very reason why I don’t run these programs more often. Because everyone wants everything laid out for them so they don’t have to think and they’re all willing to throw their hard-earned money at it and then they want to know how to change it so they can eat this or eat that or workout on this day or do this activity. Guess what….you can’t have your cake and eat it too! Plain and simple.
Losing weight is one of the simplest things to do….it’s all human physiology and YOUR body runs exactly the same as every other body, you can’t change that basic physiology, even if you have a hormonal issue, it’s still just basic physiology….and yet losing weight is one of the hardest things to do because it takes so much discipline…no one wants to step outside their comfort zone and get shit done. You can not do what you’ve always done and expect to get different results.
So….stop trying to change a perfectly balanced and perfectly laid out plan and just follow it. Don’t change your meals. Don’t mix and match foods. Don’t change your meal composition. Don’t add foods that aren’t on the list because you’re bored of your meals. Don’t train on your low days when you’re not supposed to. Don’t cheat on your meals to compensate for the fact you trained on your low day. Don’t train without eating breakfast first and expect to feel great or train as hard as you need to. Stop trying to have your cake and eat it too.