Over the years I’ve met many people who claimed that they were looking to lose weight, or more specifically, lose body fat.
Unfortunately, for some of these people, they have had very little success and this has caused them to be quite unhappy.
Now, there are a lot of people who are genuinely confused about the best methods to lose body fat and hopefully some of the previous articles here will have helped to clear up that confusion.
However, there are quite a number of people – some of my own clients included- who know exactly what to do and yet they are not seeing any real change in their body shape.
I’m a great believer in the saying that actions speak louder than words. I also recognize the fact that in many cases weight-gain is due to emotional and/or psychological issues. This article is not aimed at those individuals, who may in fact be better served by some form of appropriate therapy or counselling.
I’m just talking about people who complain about weight-gain but can’t really be arsed doing anything about it. If you fall into that category, maybe you‘re actually happier carrying some excess baggage and so, here are some tips to help you keep the weight on. You may even find that you’ve mastered some of the techniques already!
- Eat Much More Food Than You Need: Thankfully, this is going to be an easy one. There are so many calorie-packed options to choose from and a lot of them have the words “low-fat”, “healthy”,“energy”and “breakfast” on the wrappers. Eat as much and as often as you feel like, while still pretending to everybody that you’re “eating healthy”. This one’s an all-time classic.
- Avoid Keeping a Food Diary: Filling in a food diary is a nuisance because it’ll make you totally aware of everything you’re eating and drinking. This makes it much more difficult to over-eat, which totally messes up Tip 1 above.
- Avoid Drinking Water: Water is going to sabotage you by helping your body to burn fat and by increasing your energy levels. It’s also going to help your skin look fresher and younger, which are just nasty side-effects. The real problem with drinking water is that you won’t be able to claim that you’re tired and craving a sugar boost, so how are you going to justify all those biscuits, sweets, sugary drinks and energy bars?
- Avoid Eating Vegetables: These sneaky lads are full of vitamins and minerals that will help your body to work more efficiently, and probably leave you feeling fresh and energetic. They are also calorie-killers so you’ll need to be careful. After all, have you ever heard of anybody bingeing on broccoli?
- Keep Exercise to a minimum: This is a favourite of some of the more experienced Weight-Loss Avoiders. The trick here is to make it look like you’re training or “exercising” on a regular basis, but in fact the intensity of your session is so low as to be almost meaningless. There are different ways to achieve this: Remember that walk you started doing 3 years ago when you lost a little bit of weight? Well make sure you continue to do that exact same walk, at the exact same speed over the exact same distance. Then, you’ll stay at the exact same weight or if you’ve mastered the tips above, you’ll manage to add to it!
If you’re doing some weight training in a gym or at an exercise class, make sure that you pick the lightest weights so that you don’t accidentally sweat, and always make sure than you can carry on a full-scale conversation while “training”. Both of these tips will ensure that there’ll be no real change in your body shape.
In my opinion, life is too short to be getting stressed-out doing things that you don’t want to do. If you really don’t want to be in the healthiest shape of your life, then just follow the tips above. On the other hand, if you think that you can up your game and you’re looking to be as lean, fit and energetic as possible, simply do the exact opposite!