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The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Fat Loss

1 – They Write Things Down.
2 – They Say No.
3 – They Don’t Listen to Every Single Opinion

Three down, Seven to go.

It’s worth remembering that these habits have not been concocted from scientific data, or broad scale hypothesis, but from the experience of those people like you who have achieved their fat loss goals.


Shall we continue?

Habit 4: They Use Common Sense.

This might seem a little obvious, but the best things often are.

I have found that over time those who are successful in their journey towards fat loss have a great amount of common sense, which seems to be quite rare actually.

When it comes to food shopping for example they will go about it much like you or me. They wander up and down the isles browsing what the store has to offer, but there is one key difference, they are not dissuaded from walking in to the vegetable section by the cleverly placed POS (point of sale) directly in their eye line.

They will get what they need, not what the want.

The same goes for eating out. That is not to say that their most treasured indulgences are sacrificed, far from it. Instead they will have just enough to make them feel satisfied and not gorge just because they can. This is what helps accumulate the caloric deficit over time and achieves sustainable fat loss.

They are by no means restricted, merely exercising more self control than those who fail to achieve.

The next time you’re faced with a decision take a moment and think “Common sense would say that having this one piece of cake will not derail my fat loss goal, however eating the entire cake like I want to will… Ok just one slice it is then.”.

We all know what we need to do, but very few of us actually do what we know.


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The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Fat Loss

After giving your the first habit of highly successful fat loss – Writing things down.

I trust you have put this simple yet powerful tool in to action? Trust me it really does work and it can also be applied to other aspects of your life too – Business, Fitness are only two examples.

Now I’ve gotten the quick reminder of the first habit out of the way it’s time to move on to the second habit.

Habit 2: They Say No.

As humans and half decent people we don’t really like the word ‘No’. It just seems so rude doesn’t it?

However that particular word can help you avoid over indulging when you don’t even really want too. Often people will accept an extra slice of pie, or another beer because it was offered to them, lets face it, nobody wants to be ‘that guy or girl’ who turns down a token gesture of good will.

The hardest part of fat loss is by far the psychological aspect, people will offer you temptations not because they are trying to sabotage your progress (Ok, some might) but because they can see you’re doing really well and feel you deserve a treat. This kind gesture is what makes saying ‘No’ so hard, but don’t worry, I have a nice simple line that will help you acknowledge their offer and not leave them feeling rejected when you say the ominous word.

All you need to do is the following:

Smile and say “Thank you for the offer. I appreciate it, but I’m not feeling hungry quite just yet, thanks for considering if I was though.”

This will show them that you genuinely care that they have thought about you, but it doesn’t leave them feeling rejected, more so the simple fact that you’re just not hungry yet.

You don’t need to use that particular example, you can use what ever language you like, just be polite, sincere and smile when you say it.

I am not saying you need to say no to every food or beverage that comes your way, I would just advise you to think about whether you are actually hungry or just bored. We will eat when we are bored, mostly because everyone else is doing it and we don’t want to be out from the crowd.

Learning to say ‘No’ will also be helpful in the world place when your boss ask’s you to do an additional mountain of paper work that you don’t have time for. I find the old “I would be happy to do that, who will be finishing this other work I won’t have time for? Because I wouldn’t want the quality to slip on either project.”, this often eaves them slightly stunned but helps to deter them from giving you anymore.

Learn to say ‘No’ more, it’s not rude, it’s your choice.


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The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Fat Loss

The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Fat Loss

Before I have spoken about staples of fat loss and how following macros can help you achieve your goal, but I have never delved in to the actually habits of those who succeed in their endeavour.

I will therefore be writing a mini series on the most common habits of these highly successful people.

It’s worth remembering that these people are just like you and me, they have normal jobs, a mortgage, a social life, time constraints, kids, a nagging wife or husband who leave the fridge door open too often, but they still achieve.

Here is how they do it.

Habit 1: They Write Things Down.

The simple act of writing something down has a profound effect one a persons accountability and subconsciously makes you more committed.

Writing something down will also give you a sense of priority, achievement and allow for subconscious higher level thinking.

Personally I would advise you to write down 5 things that you WILL do tomorrow to help you progress towards your goal right before you go to bed.

Check back tomorrow for habit two.


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