My top tips for shedding pounds

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Today I will share with you some fat loss ‘secret’ tips, well, they were secret until I told you lot.

This probably won’t be the first time you have read or heard someone confessing to knowing the ‘best fat loss secrets ever’:

Eat every two to three hours

Drink plenty of water

Avoid white flour

Don’t eat refined sugar

Don’t order dessert

Don’t drink fizzy drinks

Use your fist to determine portion size

These are all great tips, but they are definitely not worthy of being called untold ultra-fat burning secrets.

I have witnessed hundreds of my clients lose 20 pounds and get a six-pack in eight weeks using the exact information that I am about to share with you.

So are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

Fat Loss Secret 1

The number one success factor in shifting fat is getting your mind-set right.

Looking back over the last couple of years at my clients who have had the most extreme results, and they all had a certain mind set before every workout.

No, they didn’t put on war paint , but every day they committed to giving 100 per cent.

That doesn’t mean you do succeed every day, but your mind-set is one of positive thinking. Believe it or not, once you practice this mind-set a few times, it becomes an easy habit.

Try this; visualize what is most important to you. Being healthy for your kids, looking ripped at the beach, etc. Picture what inspires you and say to yourself - that’s me, that’s me, that’s me.

Fat Loss Secret 2

Technically, this does not burn fat, but it will make your waist look slimmer instantly.

As I look around, I see endless clients with poor posture, which is the result of training programs which overly concentrates on working the chest and shoulders, combined with sedentary jobs where you are sitting at a desk or in front of a computer all day.

The result of this poor posture is rounded shoulders and a slumped forward appearance, which just pushes your belly out.

To test this, all you have to do is stand up straight while drawing your shoulders back and instantly witness your stomach flatten.

Strengthening the muscles responsible for maintaining an upright posture (lower back) and drawing your shoulders back (scapula retractors) will lead to a flattening effect on your stomach.

Fat Loss Secret 3

Don’t just work out aimlessly.

Take pictures, measurements and weigh yourself before your next workout (or your first workout if you’re just getting started) then set a goal and a date, usually six to eight weeks.

If you can, get someone to agree to do the measurements to help keep you accountable.

Over the years I discovered that when clients know they are going to get measured for progress on a certain date, they are less likely to miss workouts or cheat on their eating.

Make sure you set a realistic goal so that you stay motivated and do not get discouraged.

Fat Loss Secret 4

Eat real food to get lean.

Stay away from processed foods.

The food companies strip out the good stuff like fibre and nutrients.

What you have left is a food that has way more calories than normal. Plus, the worst part is that they are high glycemic, which means your body treats it like sugar.

The good news is once you cut out these processed foods for a couple weeks, you lose your cravings.

Watch out for foods and drinks that people think are “healthy” like bagels, French sticks and sports drinks like vitamin water.

Consuming these is like eating table sugar.

Stick to foods like meat and fish, and fruits and vegetables.

If you have any questions about the above tips please let me know at 