The End Result Losing Weight Fast and Changing Your Life


Posted on 8th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Secrets

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Up until now, I’ve bounced back and forth between topics because I really wanted to give you the full understanding of my story and share some knowledge that I’ve gained.

Now, I want to take a moment to summarize and really make sure I’m clear about how I think so many people out there could have MORE weight loss success with LESS effort.

So you probably got my point I struggled trying to lose weight for much of my life.  I figured it out for a while when I had time to be ultra-active, but that was just a brief window.  And recently, the best way to describe me was FAT.

However, over the past 12 months or so I was committed to reversing the trend and up until about 5 months ago I was struggling, still not really losing body fat at a good rate, and essentially going nowhere.

Thankfully, I found a fat burning diet that CHANGED MY LIFE.  And I’m serious about that.  Your health isn’t a luxury like it would be nice to get in shape just like it would be nice to have a Lexus.

When you are in good shape when you lower body fat 5, 10 or even 20%, when you finally lose weight like you have always wanted, everything in your life is better!!

I have more energy, more confidence, and more fun!!  I actually work out less and sleep better so I even have more free time!!  You name it, and it’s improved in my life over the past 5 months and it all centered around burning body fat and getting back into the shape I wanted to be in.

The morning of the day I’m writing this, I weighed 201 lbs and had 13% body fat.  Compare that to 255 with 34% body fat at my highest point or 244 with 29% body fat just 5 months ago writing that sentence and seeing in writing how much weight loss success I’ve had is really amazing.

And I’ve recommended this to several close friends and family members and seen similar great results.

If you follow this diet for 1 month, I’m confident that you will have more success losing body fat than you previously thought possible and will lose between 10 and 20 lbs (depending on your weight and how much you have to lose).

Now, if you haven’t gotten the feeling yet, I’ll just come out and tell you I’m passionate about this specific diet, it changed my life, and I think it can change your life too.  So, I’m going to take a few minutes to tell you exactly why you should buy this specific diet today:

1) It flat out works and fast 5 to 10 of weight loss in 1 week is possible.  If my story isn’t enough to convince you, then I don’t know what to sayexcept, what do you have to lose (except fat)?  Are you doing anything that’s working now?  Probably not, so go for it!!

2) Easy of Use the whole diet guide is short and to the point, they walk you through day by day what you should do for 7days.  And the end of 7 days, you go back to day 1 and do it again until you have lost all the weight you want.

3) Price the guide cost me less than 1 month’s gym membership.  I said earlier that I have shared this with my friends and family, but I always make them buy the guide for themselves because I LOVE supporting somebody that made such a big difference in my life.

Ok, that’s enough of my cheer-leading for the day.  I try my best to be open with you there are some sacrifices that you will need to make.  You’ll be able to eat anything on the diet, but when you eat things is very important so there is a certain amount of commitment needed from you.

If you are willing to make some minor adjustments to what and when you eat, then you can do this.  You don’t need to kill yourself at the gym (you actually don’t need to workout at all to lose a bunch of weight), you don’t need to starve yourself, and you don’t need to be overweight anymore.

Go for it, make the change today.

Let me know how it goes!!

New Weight Loss Math Losing Body Fat Without Worrying About Calories


Posted on 7th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Technical

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There’s actually no math here (but there is some science that explain the best ways to lose body fat) and I know most people don’t want to know all the in’s and out’s of this so I’ll keep it simple and brief.

Simple carbs are the key think white foods like bread, pasta, rice, and sugar.  You eat them, your blood sugar spikes, insulin is released to absorb the sugar and your body not only doesn’t burn body fat, it actually stores fat.

Conversely, if you regulate your blood sugar through your diet (rather than making your body do it), not only will your body NOT store fat, but also it will release fat into to be burned.

Eat an 800 calorie meal that is high in protein, complex carbs, and fat lose weight
Eat an 800 calorie meal that is high in simple carbs gain weight.

FYI, not all carbs are bad, complex carbs coming from high fiber foods (like vegetables) are great on this diet and you will have plenty of success losing body fat eating foods high in fiber.

This concept seems a little counter-intuitive the first time you hear it, but in the end, it’s incredibly simple.  Remember how long my ‘old math’ post was?  Losing body fat and losing weight seemed very complicated and difficult in that post. This weight loss ‘formula’ is so much more straight forward.

I will say this, the 7 Day Series Diet I follow explains this better, gives meal suggestions, and some exceptions that make following this diet and burning body fat incredibly easy to follow so if everything doesnt make complete sense right now, dont worry, they explain it all clearly.

Get Serious Take 2, My Breakthrough that Made losing body fat Easy


Posted on 7th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Basics

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I don’t even remember how exactly I found it, but it really has changed my life.

I found a fat burning diet that was easy to follow and I started seeing ridiculously fast results.  I’ll give a few of the basics here and explain some of the science in a future post.

Basically, the diet throws out the ‘old weight loss math’ I explained earlier and explains how what you eat AND when you eat it makes all the difference in losing body fat (or storing it) and how fast you gain or lose weight.

Let me emphasize that WHAT and WHEN not HOW MUCH is the number one factor in how you burn body fat!!  Calories didn’t really play a part in this diet.  There was NEVER a time when I skipped a meal to lose weight once I started this diet.

The core concepts on the diet are eat foods to regulate your blood sugar levels, this will lead to you to burn body fat rather than storing fat (even if you had eaten the same number of calories with different foods).  losing body fat means weight loss.  Couple this with eating to increase you metabolism and you will burn body fat and lose weight faster than you ever thought possible.

Here were my immediate weight loss results on this diet:
I lost 8 lbs my first week on the diet!!
I lost 17 lbs my first month on the diet!!
I lost 43 lbs in 4 months on the diet!!

I consider this THE way to lose body fat.

Losing Body Fat, Get Serious, Take 1


Posted on 7th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Basics

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For a while I had convinced myself that my ‘natural weight’ was well over 200 lbs I had decided on about 220 lbs as a good weight for me.

However, as part of a New Year’s resolution, actually move of a New State of Mind, I tried to establish a ‘dream big’ mentality and set my weight goal at 205 this would be 50 lbs below my heaviest weight, and about 40 lbs below my weight at the start of the year.

Now, I had my goal, but I needed a plan.

I put together a workout plan that would have me working out 6 days per week I would lift weights 3 days each week and run the day following each lifting session.

In addition to my exercise plan, I focused on improving my diet I cut out at least one food per week like french fries or soda, I ate things like salad and yogurt and tried to seriously limit how much food I was eating

I definitely made progress, but it was also definitely slow.  In January through May, I lost about 10 lbs (and surely gained some muscle, so the overall fat loss was closer to 15 lbs).

I was down to around 235 and feeling a little bit better, but my progress was plateauing.  The biggest problem for me was the overall time commitment 6 days per week at around 5-6 hours per week to lose 2 lbs per month was tough.

At this pace, it would take over a year and a half to get to my goal!!  Time to rethink things.

Why Weight Loss Had to Happen, STAT


Posted on 7th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Basics

Previously, I described my weight gain and how I gotten horribly out of shape.  Before going on, I want to take a moment to explain some of the negative consequences that were showing up in my life as a result of my lack of fitness

Obviously, I looked like crap.  And no matter what you think, your appearance makes a big impact on how you feel about yourself and my confidence was definitely shaken.

My body fat was over 30% (likely somewhere between 33 and 35%) which put me in the obese category.

My cholesterol was high.

My energy level was low.

When I tried to exercise, both my back and knees bothered me.

My clothes didn’t fit or were uncomfortable.

The list goes on, but I think you get the picture I needed help losing weight, losing body fat, and getting back in shape.

Old Math Traditional Ways of Losing Body Fat


Posted on 7th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Basics

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A couple things about me, I have a math background (I have an advanced degree in math) and I have always been interested in the science behind nutrition, exercise, athletic performance, losing body fat quickly, etc (I started to major in Kinesiology before returning to math).

So, while I’m not an avid calorie counter, I always have a good idea how many calories are in foods, how much I’ve eaten and how many calories workouts burn (numbers stick in my head, I just can’t help it).

And in case you didn’t know, experts will tell you that it takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose a pound.

Quick time-out to explain how we burn calories (and in turn either gain or lose weight) – to survive, everyone needs calories, the amount of calories needed to make it through your day is called Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR), this number is around 2,000 calories – that’s why the FDA bases things on a 2,000 calorie diet.  In reality, this number could range from 1,500-2,500.

Your  BMR + number of calories burned through being active (workouts or other activities) is the number of calories you will burn in a given day.

So let’s take kind of a best case scenario look at weight loss:
Say you burn 2,500 calories in a given day and you are a very good boy or girl and only take in 1,500 calories, you calories deficit is 2,500-1,500=1,000 calories, do this for an entire week and you have a 7,000 calorie deficit = 2 lbs of weight loss.

There are 2 problems with this scenario,
1)      You need to be active enough to burn 2,500 calories for 7 straight days
2)      You need to be disciplined enough to limit calorie intake for 7 straight days

Plus, if you’re interested in losing weight, you want to lose more than 2 lbs so you need to sustain this for many weeks.  Good luck with that.

Here’s one more problem – it is very hard to have a 1,500 – 2,000 calorie deficit, but relatively easy to have a 1,500+ calorie surplus.
Going out for pizza and beer one night can wipe out 2-3 days of hard work.  This is why you see so many people on what is called ‘yo-yo’ diets.  People are able to follow the above regimen for a few days or even weeks they have success losing body fat, but the inevitably ‘slip up’ and gain much of the weight back in a few days.

Well, thankfully, none of this really matters if you understand the ‘new weight loss math’.  Later I’ll discuss the true science that leads to the best fat burning diet that will help you burn body fat very quickly.

Weight Loss My Problem (and probably yours)


Posted on 7th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Basics

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So the problem was with my weight and actually with my overall health I needed to lose weight and drastically reduce body fat.  And it wasn’t like I didn’t realize I was putting on weight – trust me, I knew and hated it.  (and yes, I know I’m not unique here, who isn’t interested in losing weight)

I tried to get serious and focused on losing body fat.  I knew if I could lose body fat, I would in turn lose the weight I wanted to.  I tried both changing my diet and increasing my exercise frequency but didn’t have great success.  Over a year’s time, I lost about 15 lbs.  I was running regularly and trying to be disciplined in what I eat, I was down to about 240 lbs, better, but still way too high.

The problem was, I didn’t know how to get in really good shape without working myself into the ground.  For me, losing weight came from working really hard.  Like I said earlier, I was spending up to 4 hours a day (gym time + baseball practice) exercising when i was at my weight loss goals in college.  This is an effective way for burning body fat, but not an efficient one.  But now I had a job that was taking about 50 hours per week and 2 kids.  I was struggling to find 4 hours a week to workout.

What’s worse is that those 1st 15 lbs weren’t too hard to lose, but I seemed to have leveled off and was having difficulty losing weight.  I was still way to heavy and need help losing body fat.

My Journey to Weight Loss Breakthroughs


Posted on 7th October 2010 by kgsmith in Losing Body Fat - Basics

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My Journey to Weight Loss Breakthroughs

Here’s my background:  I always struggled with weight and was actually overweight for most of my life.  I had to carefully monitor what I ate and spent a lot of energy focusing on losing weight if I wanted to stay in shape.

Through college, I was a successful athlete so I was very active and I was constantly working out and being pushed (by myself or coaches) to get in great shape.  Once I got into college I finally felt like I got my weight and overall health under control.   I would carefully monitor my overall fitness and was always focused on losing body fat.

Finally things clicked and I got in great shape, I was able to drastically lower body fat totals (all the way down to 7 or 8%) and really felt and looked great.  The problem was, I was working extremely hard to lose weight, burn body fat, and keep it off.  I would go to the gym everyday (sometimes twice) plus go to practice every day.  It’s no surprise, I was able to reduce body fat levels and get in great shape, but it took a lot of time and effort and for the average person this is not sustainable.

In college, this approach was ok since I had time and energy to put towards getting in amazing shape.  Eventually though I got injured and physically couldn’t work out as much.  This injury wound up ending my career which drastically reduced my motivation to exercise.

How did this impact me?  Since I relied on my workouts for losing body fat, and these were drastically reduced, I started putting weight back on.  I still had pretty good workout habits so I put the weight back on slowly, but now, instead of burning body fat, there was a steady gain in my overall weight and a steady decline in my overall health.

Then life hit
I got a full time job that took up a lot of my time and energy so exercise and eating right took a backseat.

Then, I got married

And started having kids.

And had even less time to pay attention to my health, workout habits, diets, etc

And finally we come to my state last year…I was 28 years old and weighed 255 lbs.  When I was in very good shape in college, I was around 190-195 lbs, so I had gained over 60 lbs!!  I needed to do something and fast!!