How Do Fit People Keep the Fat Off?

Interesting title, huh?
I always wondered how the people that were always in great physical shape/fit, managed to stay that way pretty much  year round….and year after year!
Like were they going in for a “nip and tuck” every 6 months?
Well, until, I decided to start competing in NPC competitions in 2014, I had no clue.
Believe it or not, wasn’t until this year that I took this lifestyle really serious, let me explain what I mean.
I knew what it took to drop the fat in 8 or 12 weeks for a competition…cause I had done it 2 years in a row……what I didn’t realize, is that your mindset and lifestyle has to change in order to KEEP THE FAT OFF!
 
How many times have you seen one of your friends go through a total transformation (sometimes for a special event or their upcoming bodybuilding competition), only to see that a few months later, the weight is creeping back up?
I  have seen it and have been THAT ONE who gained shortly afterwards!
So I often say that many times, it’s easier to lose fat than it is to maintain it, do you agree?
Getting and staying fit truly is a lifestyle.
Have you ever wondered how fit people stay fit and not pack on pounds and cellulite as we age?
Since I’ve figured out how to maintain the fat loss after years of failing miserably,  I figured, I’d enlighten you on what I discovered are the 3 BIGGEST KEYS to KEEPING THE FAT OFF….. and believe it or not, you can ALL do these today :)

Key #1: We Push Ourselves

Not only do we people make time to go to the gym, we challenge ourselves during each workout.
It doesn’t take much effort to simply go through the motions while exercising, but in the long run, you’re really cheating your body out of great results when you don’t push yourself.
Ever heard the saying…don’t settle for good when you can have great? Yes, it applies here too! Exercise should make you sweat, make your muscles burn, and leave you with a feeling of accomplishment.

 Key #2 : We Drink Water

Fit people drink lots of water. And not just in addition to other drinks, but instead of the other stuff.
Water is my main drink, while other drinks are occasional treats. I have a saying that I tell my clients, don’t waste your macros or calories on drinks!
Calorie-filled drinks are one of the quickest ways to consume extra calories that quickly turn into fat.
Those drinks often lead to salty cravings and then next thing you know, you’ve down a few “drinks” and a whole bag of pretzels or chips…which also leads you down the “yellow brick road” to lots of cellulite on the booty and hips :(

Key #3: We Don’t Eat and Watch

Fit people know that eating in front of the T.V. is mindless eating. When your attention is on your entertainment and not on your food, you’ll be less tuned in to what and how much your eating. Eating in front of the T.V. is also very habit forming. Ever notice how you crave munchies just as a result of sitting in front of the T.V.?

There are many more keys to keeping the fat off, but these are three of my favorites.
I’ll leave you with a quick fix tip- Eat before or after your entertainment and keep that water flowing!
Until next time, remember why you started, stay great and stress free,
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P.S. If you are looking to hit the reset button and really figure out the keys to developing healthy habits, please go register for my FREE 7 Day Healthy Habits Challenge that begins on September 12th!  Click here to learn more and register!

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