“It’s a tough thing for people to accept – but the smaller the rate of fat loss – the longer you can keep losing fat without a plateau and the easier it is to keep it off.” – Alwyn Cosgrove
I took this from Alwyn’s blog and I thought it was perfect. Many people out there NEED to read, hear and understand this statement. Alwyn is the best when it comes to fat loss. You will not find someone that knows the subject better or has gotten better results.
Fat loss is simple, but doesn’t always happen as people want it to. Sometimes you will lose 4 pounds a week and sometimes a ½ of pound. It doesn’t always reflect your work ethic or your diet. It is the way it is. If you are one of the people that are losing fat and seeing some changes on the scale, be happy and understand that sometime slow and steady does win the race in the long run.
Chew on this: I have witnessed people lose large amounts of fat and weight over a year’s time, and gain it all back and more in less than that year’s time. Drastic weight loss rarely yields permanent long-term results. You can take all of the diet pills, and supplements that you want, and it really will not matter. You need to be on a sound training system, and a great diet plan to succeed. Better than that, you need to understand that big results will occur, but it’s a long process and you will need to stay the course.
Make fitness a way of life and strap in for the long haul. Even if you reach your goals, set new ones and keep going. If you don’t, you may wind up where you started faster than you think.
If you don’t have a trainer or cannot figure out a program of your own, one program that works and is designed for the long haul is Turbulence Training. This is more than a program, it is a system that will keep you on track for the entire year.