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How to Avoid Falling Down the Weight Gain Rabbit Hole

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As human beings we all get complacent, bored, unmotivated, and if you’ve been working out or eating right for some time (especially if you have managed to reach your goal weight) you might find yourself skipping workout days and having cheat days more and more.

As someone who worked out for a year five days a week, with no exceptions, I can attest that this is a normal attitude to develop.

And it’s even healthy to give yourself a break every now and then, but if you’re not careful you might find yourself falling down the rabbit hole of weight gain.

If you relate to the above, here’s what you need to start doing yesterday!

  • Pick up Logging – Weighing and logging is one of the fastest, surefire ways to make you fully aware of how far you have strayed from your diet and nutrition plan. It’s easy to think you’re not that bad when you don’t actually know what you’re consuming. So, break out the scale and reinstall your tracking app, pronto!

 

  • Stop Buying New Clothes – Almost nothing will motivate me to get my butt back into shape like not being able to fit into my cute clothes. If you just run out and buy larger clothes, that reality that you’re packing on the pounds won’t sting as hard.

 

  • Commit to Exercise – Ease back into your routine slowly but surely. If you were working out five or six days a week before, just promise to do three or even two. As I always say, try to identify exercise genres that you love (yoga, pilates, dance, jogging). Group exercise or a workout buddy is the best way to be held accountable. Spending money is also a pretty good motivator so that your hard earned coins don’t go to waste. This might also be a good time to expand your horizons and try things you have never done before to see if it might be a good fit. If you don’t have the expendable income to join a gym or boutique, invest in a set of three to five pounds weights and do body weight exercises while watching your favorite reality television show.

 

  • Say Goodbye to Snacks – Snacks are pretty much the devil. Honestly, it’s hard to find a good snack that won’t completely harm your efforts to lost weight. For starters, they are usually very calorie dense (even the healthy ones, like nuts), they don’t leave you feeling very full (apples are pretty much like air in my stomach), and they leave you wanting more if it’s the yummy stuff like cheetos or chips. Stick to two to three hot meals a day and omit snacking all together to get back on the bandwagon.

Implement these tips and you should see results in no time!

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THE TRUTH: Anyone can get a thigh gap! Dr. Oz confirms my findings

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#1 and #2! Thank you for forming your own educated opinions!

This post will be short and to the point because ultimately people will still believe what they want to believe as an excuse to be lazy and not try to do anything about changing their bodies.

It’s far easier to say I will always have fat/big/thick thighs the way I used to lament being stuck with my ‘grandmother’s legs’ (I don’t have granny’s legs anymore, by the way). That way, you don’t have to make an effort and then you don’t feel so bad about having the body you actually really dislike or are uncomfortable with.

Dr. Oz confirmed everything that I wrote about in my book about anyone being able to get a thigh gap. In fact, I thought he broke it down beautifully – those with wider hips will have an easier time achieving a thigh gap due to their bone structure. My hacks will teach you how to get leaner faster and smarter. (e.g. – to lose fat you need a calorie deficit.
** Hunger training(™) enables you to stop the uphill battle of ALWAYS being hungry and makes it much easier for you to create the deficit you need to burn the fat.
** Intermittent fasting (which Dr. Oz extols on his own show) allows you burn more calories for example, by delaying breakfast. Not eating 12 – 16 hours could mean not eating from 8pm to 10am. Should you eat because it’s 7am and you’ve just rolled out of bed? I don’t think so.
** I also have loads of other methods in my book that you are free to pick and choose from. You don’t have to do them all!

He also showed those with narrow hips (like me) will need to lose overdeveloped / bulky muscle in order to get a thigh gap. Now, I will admit he didn’t recommend you do so – because he’s a conventional doctor who has to appeal to a large group of women who need an excuse to remain comfortable and fat.These women don’t like the thought of the thigh gap because they’re against anyone being slim/thin as it makes them look bad. I get it.

However, unlike Dr. Oz alluded to – losing a little bit of muscle on your thighs is not going to bring your metabolism to a screeching halt. In fact, all of us lose muscle from our entire body all the time! 

To also say that having narrow hips precludes you from joining the thigh gap club with me sitting right there is disingenuous. I mean, I did it and so have countless of my clients/readers!

My book teaches you how to lose and tone down the overdeveloped bulky / muscle that prevent women from having a thigh gap in, again, a smart and healthy way. No starving required. You do this by training strategically: I tell you which exercises to NEVER do and what types of training to do instead, how long to do it, when to do it, etc..

I also reveal how to eat to avoid feeding the muscles you’re trying to get rid of (you should NOT be drinking protein shakes after your workout like body builders do. Realize your body goals are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum).

And that is all. So, while they edited me in order to cast my book as being a potential scapegoat for people who suffer from a true mental illness, which I don’t think every woman is easily susceptible to, I’m still very thankful for the exposure and opportunity to get my message out there to the thousands of people I have since the show has aired, and re-aired. And I’ll be happy when it re-airs again because I’m confident there are a lot more women out there with this problem who are independent thinkers!

If you believe in taking advice from an expert who has actually accomplished what you hope to do rather than accept advice from experts who’ve read textbooks, resist anything foreign/new, and in many cases taken the bare minimum on nutrition/exercise, get my book today!

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