Sunday, July 11, 2010

Seeing Is Believing If You Want To Burn Fat - Or Is It?

As with a quite a lot of the stuff we do our lives, we depend heavily on our eyesight as a major factor in determining whether we believe something or not. And this is, sorry to say, the situation in attempting to burn fat also. What's the old cliché? A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

When we eyeball that photo of that hunk or hot babe on the cover of the latest fat loss or fitness book, something takes place. We get jazzed. We may even get really jazzed!

Sorry to say, this is something that many in the fitness business are counting on. They know this and exploit it to their huge advantage. The process is straightforward: Put a hot body girl or a super-looking in-shape guy on a product or package cover and it will sell like hot cakes. The vendors don't even have to tell you that you'll look like that girl or guy -- they already know your subconscious will believe it will happen. When you're desperate to burn fat, this is a simple game for the fitness industry to play.

And, of course, a few weeks later if the plan or product doesn't work, you will probably begin to lose hope and start to understand that it's going to be hard to sustain the unrealistic and overly harsh rules. You've got a life, right? Sure, you would like to lose fat, but you have a job or career, perhaps a family, and other interests in life. Now, a fat burning workout is great, but I know you don't need to devote every waking hour for the remainder of your life in the gym!

This all happened to me many times as a young man. I wasn't pleased with my body, wanted to burn fat, and was searching for the most efficient way to get trim, tough, and healthy, but while not devoting so much time in the gym, or having to follow extreme diet plans for months or years.

After more than a decade of experimenting on myself, friends, relatives, and strangers, I assembled some of the techniques that I discovered to work best at burning fat and taking the least amount of time, for myself and others that I worked with. Now, what led me to do this was an incredible amount of frustration I know thousands of others are experiencing right now.

Why? To answer that, I want you to be aware of the psychological factors of what we are confronting in the world of health and fitness.

What do you call doing the same thing over and again and looking for a different result? The answer is: Insanity. In some ways, the fitness industry is making you insane in your quest to burn fat and get a lean, strong, and healthy body. Their promises are too good to be true and often they can't really provide them. They are over-promising and under-delivering in many cases.

It's a big mental game that the fitness industry is playing with us, and it dates back to our childhood. When we were youngsters, we were all taught in school that we could do anything we wanted to do when we grew up. Your parents may have even told you that you can get anything you need if you just believe in it firmly enough. I know mine did.

While this can supply immense inspiration in life's pursuits, it can also be used against you by others, and without you knowing. You are largely a product of your genetic makeup. Just as David Spade could never play in the NFL, a female? like Rosie O'Donnell could never really model for Victoria's Secret.

The truth is that those people can lose fat and get in the best shape they've ever been in, but their genes are responsible for much of what they end up looking like when in that best shape. But this isn't what the fitness gurus will usually tell you -- they need you thinking that anyone can look like a genetic freak of nature if you just keep following their plans.

Please know that I am not telling you that you are doomed by your genes. Anyone can make terrific improvements in their physiques with proper exercise and nutrition habits. It's when we start comparing ourselves to the guys or gals in the infomercials that we get into problems, and get lost in that continuing circle of sensationalism and hype all too prevalent in fitness and fat burning these days.

As I mentioned before, you've got other things to do. You're a busy person. We all are. We live in a hectic world, the information age, where we have so many tasks to complete and so little time to complete them. I don't know about you, but I find myself attempting to cram everything I do into those few hours between getting up and going to bed. It's not easy.

Then come along the fitness gurus telling you that to lose fat and get into great shape you've got to work out every day or close to it. You need to do aerobics to burn fat, many times a week. You've got to weight train several other days a week, so that you are literally working out 5-6 days a week. If you want it, you've got to do it, they say.

I'm telling you that nothing could be further from the truth! Many of these programs also will tell you that you've got to stick to some crazy diet to burn fat. This might include cutting all or most of your carbs, gulping loads of supplements or magical weight loss drinks. Then, when the programs don't work, they'll tell you that we're all different and that you've got to discover what works right for you. Wait a minute -- weren't they just telling you that their plan promises the physique in the infomercial?

What they are doing is keeping you in that fitness insanity that I talked about earlier. They keep you doing the same thing (trying the next hot product or diet and workout regimen) and promising the same super fat burning results. If the plan doesn't work, they push the next great thing. And too many people go on to that next magic product or promise and the fitness industry uses this to their benefit!

Unfortunately the fitness industry, in many ways, has become a cycle of hype and sensationalism. Sure, there are some conscientious trainers and pros out there, but even some of them are being controlled by the fitness center owners, magazine publishers, and supplement companies. That's where the money is! Even if they are attempting to help you, they can become unintentional victims to the system.

They advertise their programs, products, and diets by showing the cream of the crop in the genetic gene pool. If it worked for that guy or gal with the awesome figure or build, it will work for you, right? I fell for it, too, many times, until I did some serious research and experimentation as I mentioned before.

Finally, I awakened and determined for myself the secrets and techniques that few people are aware of. Strategies that will never dominate the fitness industry's general recommendations because they are unpopular with the people that control the industry.

Why? Because these techniques of mine won't sell loads of silly exercise gimmicks, gizmos, or magical potions. Fat Burning Furnace students are educated in the proper application of brief, progressive, and intense weight training, eating a diet comprised of nutrient rich foods, drinking gallons of water, and getting lots of quality sleep and relaxation.

But your subconscious mind is powerful, and you have to be careful. Even today, I can get sucked in to a compelling late night TV ad, even though I know better. So we've got to stay on guard.

If people would pay more attention to proven principles like those in the Fat Burning Furnace program, and devote less time to the latest "fab ab cruncher" being sold, we'd all be healthier, leaner, stronger, and happier for it. And we'd also be burning a heck of a lot more fat in the process.

The world's most effective system for fast, permanent fat loss is the "Fat Burning Furnace" method which aids those looking to put an end to restrictive fad diets, long boring aerobic workouts, and the need for super-human willpower, for good.

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