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Title: Fat Loss Secrets of Fitness Models
By line: By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
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Fat Loss Secrets of Fitness Models
By: Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
Fat loss is easy once you understand how hard it is.
Once you realize that fat loss is hard work, and not just as easy
as eating some celery, drinking really cold water, and slamming
down some "metabolism boosters", that's when you'll really start to
When you accept sticking to your nutrition program will take effort,
only then will you start planning and preparing your nutrition to
meet your fat loss goals.
Same with exercise. When you understand that harder workouts are
more effective, then you'll start to plan your workouts accordingly.
Over the past year I've interviewed over a dozen fitness models
(men and women) for Oxygen and Maximum Fitness magazines, and their
secrets to success are as plain as day.
They know it is going to be hard work to get ready for a
photoshoot, but what do they know that you don't know?
First, they've got their nutrition plans down perfectly. And when I
say planned out, I don't just mean they have a meal plan torn out
of a magazine. Instead, they have their shopping lists prepared.
They have time set aside for cooking, cutting, and chopping. These men and women have more than enough tupperware to store and freeze
their food for the week.
Fitness models take their meals with them and aren't so naive as to
believe that they will be able to find something "healthy" at work
or on the road. They are not willing to sacrifice results for
convenience. They have accepted the hard work that comes with
eating for fat loss. Have you?
Second, fitness models know what works - not only in the kitchen,
but also in the gym. They've recorded their workouts, studied the
effects of various exercises, rep ranges, and workout frequencies.
They have accepted that their can be NO guesswork in a fat loss
workout program. That's why fitness models plan their workouts in
advance, and write down the results in a training log for analysis.
If you aren't doing that, then you're doing nothing more than
playing a workout "lottery" and hoping you'll come up lucky.
Third, and perhaps most importantly (because its hard to have the
first two factors without this one), fitness models surround
themselves with a supportive environment and social support groups.
How many fitness models do you think are married to sedentary,
overweight smokers? How many fitness models do you think hang
around men and women that start drinking at 4pm every Friday?
Having the right social support group and supportive environment
can make or break your fat loss program in less than a minute.
Research shows this. Experience proves this.
All it takes is a bunch of co-workers to surround you at your desk
with a box of doughnuts and pressure you into "having just one".
The next thing you know its 3 days later and you haven't had a
decent meal since.
According to the research on social support for fat loss, there are
at least 2 proven ways to harness the powers of others for your fat
First, include a health professional in your social support group.
This could be your doctor, a nutritionist, or a trainer that you
see on a regular basis. But you need to be accountable to someone.
This will work best for those of you that can't find support among
your family, friends, or co-workers.
Second, if a member of your social support group also loses weight,
you'll have a greater chance of succeeding. So try and get family
members, friends, and co-workers directly involved. Get them from
cheerleaders to active participants in the fight against fat.
I hope these tips help you out. If you don't have any social
support right now, by all means, send me an email on your progress
and at least hold yourself accountable to me.
If you need help planning a workout, please visit:
I promise you Turbulence Training will give you to the fat loss you
deserve and desire.
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training
About the Author
Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit www.TurbulenceTraining.com