5 Big Benefits of Fat Loss

We’re in the process of awakening the Warrior Within, let’s talk about the benefits of removing some of the container around that Warrior, OK?

Almost every new client comes to me with the desire to lose fat, build muscle, and feel better about themselves – for a variety of reasons. The most prevailing reason that I hear is that they want to look more fit and attractive as a result of the fat loss.  Well, sorry, Friends, but that’s not good enough!

Maybe losing fat in order to look better is a strong enough motivator for you, but I’ve found that most people need something more compelling – otherwise they would have lost the extra weight before they came to me. My experience with helping my clients achieve their fat loss goals has really opened my eyes to exactly what they gain when they lose the extra weight.

My hope is that by reading the 5 Benefits of Fat Loss below (there are more benefits than 5, of course) you’ll feel the driving motivation that you need to jump into fitness with both feet, and that you’ll find out just how amazing and capable you already are to achieve your goal.  See – there’s been a Warrior Within you all along!

Big Benefit #1: Confidence

You may not consider it a concrete benefit, but that doesn’t stop confidence from being one of the most important perks of dropping fat. When you have increased confidence, you change how you view yourself and go about your daily routine.

Even just the process of losing fat and becoming stronger convinces you that you have what it takes!

Additionally, when your confidence increases after losing a few pounds, you’re poised to keep losing. So the confidence you gain gives you what you need to lose more weight and feel even more confident.

Big Benefit #2: Money

It may be difficult to understand how losing weight saves you money, but it happens. How? Because one of the best ways to trim pounds is to cut down on the amount of calories you consume every day. When you start eating and drinking fewer calories, that means you don’t have to buy as much food or high-calorie drinks. Additionally, losing weight may make it possible to stop taking certain medications, which will help save you even more money.

On top of that, when you lose weight, you get a boost of confidence. (See previous point.) That boost of confidence will change how you handle yourself at work, too!

Big Benefit #3: Better Health Now

Go to the doctor with some sort of health condition, and unless it’s the common cold or flu, losing a few pounds can almost always help you manage the condition better. From diabetes to heart disease to joint pain, trimming the fat from your body gives you a heads up right now. Cutting fat makes it easier to get around on your joints, reduces your blood pressure, and helps you move through the day better.

As additional perks, less fat today means more energy today and better sleep tonight. Since both of these improve your quality of life, taking the time necessary to shave off fat will give you the best life you could experience!

Big Benefit #4: Better Health Later

Today isn’t the only time your health will improve if you lose some fat. Shed some pounds and you’ll reap the rewards for years down the road. Instead of having to manage a variety of health conditions, you will be able to keep those conditions at bay.

A few health issues you can cut your risk for by cutting fat are diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, a variety of cancers, high blood pressure, and dementia. In other words, get rid of the fat today and you can avoid all the health issues in the future that requires fat loss for maximum management.

Big Benefit #5: Everything Tastes Better

As you settle into your new fat-burning lifestyle that includes eating healthily and working out regularly, you’ll notice something. Because you no longer overeat at the buffet or go for a second or third helping, you will begin enjoying every bite that you take. As the bite sits in your mouth, you won’t swallow it before tasting or chewing. You will take your time and really savor the flavor.

And when you do start chewing your food and enjoying the flavors, your brain will have time to register when you’re full and cut you off before you stuff yourself with more calories than you can burn. Do this regularly and you’ll lose even more fat!

The interesting thing about this list is that you already knew each of these benefits, yeah?  Now that you’ve seen them all in one place, may I ask you what’s keeping you from taking action about your fitness?

I’ve dedicated my career to helping people just like you conquer their fear of exercise and clear up their confusion with healthy eating. I know that a healthy life is within your reach – I’ve seen my clients before you do it – today it’s your turn!

Call or email now to get started on an exercise program that will make fat burning second nature, and will transform your body for the best.  Awake that Warrior Within you!

Are You Hungry?

Note to Tom:

When you find yourself reaching for that Snickers WAIT for a second!  Ask yourself, “Are you really even hungry? Or are you simply eating out of habit?”

Next time you find yourself gravitating toward a junk food fix do a short burst of physical activity instead. A dozen jumping jacks, 15 crunches, a walk around the block… you get the idea! By the time your heart rate returns to normal you will find that your craving has passed—and not only did you save yourself from empty calories, you burned extra calories as well!

Good advice, I hope to follow it someday.

About Tom Schweickert

Tom Schweickert, EA, CPC, CPT brings a unique combination as a Life Coach, Personal Trainer and Money Coach to help folks negotiate these interesting times.
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