As a busy executive, Entrepreneur or leader, you know what you need to do to be a great leader, and have the energy, mindset and confidence be the best version of yourself. And be a better leader.
You workout, eat well, but not achieving that high level of success you expect.
You may be feeling you’re doing everything right to achieve your fitness and fat loss goals. You’re eating healthy, working out, but your body just isn’t changing the way you thought it should.
And that could be for a number of reasons. Here is just a short list of 21 possible reasons:
1. Too many or not enough calories
2. Not enough sleep for recovery
4. Wrong Strategy
5. Wrong macronutrient plan
6. Random training
7. Not hitting the right training modalities
8. Thinking movement/working out is enough
9. Not creating a sustainable ‘Lifestyle’
10. No tracking everything!
11. Thinking 3 workouts a week is enough
12. Meal frequency
13. Meal timing
14. Not enough base building movement
15. Not enough strength work
16. Not enough capacity/conditioning work
17. Too much of one of the above
18. Poor relationship with food
19. Not planning your food ahead of time
20. Thinking pre and post workout meals are essential.
21. Not building an accountability circle.
So if you’re not hitting your goals, you can see there are many many areas you can modify to improve your results. And there are many more than these.
Sounds confusing? Yeah, it can be. But that’s why I’m here to give you the clarity and clear strategy to help you get better results.
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About the Author:
Daniel Remon is the CEO of Fitcorp Global. Daniel was the first in Thailand to develop personalized result based training since 2002, and founder of the Aspire Club and CrossFit Bangkok at Asoke. The leading gym for weight loss, and getting lean. Aspire runs fitness and weight loss challenges, educational seminars, nutrition and physiotherapy programs that achieve incredible results and change lives. An incredible team of Personal trainers in Bangkok, nutrition coaches, and Physiotherapists. A truly integrated health, fitness and lifestyle approach to success.
I hear this more and more, the dangers of sugar, that sugar is a poison, it’s sugar that makes you fat, sugar causes diabetes. Sugar is ultimately the culprit. Correct on all fronts. We all know sugar is the culprit, so what are the solutions to beat it and stop those sugar cravings?
1. Ask Better Questions
Over recent years, having developed effective weight loss programs, helping hundreds of clients lose a lifetime of weight and some reverse their early onset of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, I have found that one of the most effective strategies to achieving any goal in life, not just in relation to health, training and nutrition, is asking better questions. Every time you are tempted by the sugar devil, ask yourself questions related to your goals.
“Will eating this food help me to achieve my goals?”
“How will I feel after eating this….. cake?”
“Am I prepared to sacrifice all my training I did today, just for this 2 minutes of satisfaction?
These are all just examples, you can see where I’m going with it.
2. Freeze Your Fruit
This is a great tip, and super easy. I hear you, yes fruit is sugar! After all though it is natural and if anything be aware of how much fruit you are eating and limit how much you eat. Freezing your fruit will help you to limit the total amount of fruit you eat. Now obviously throwing a bag of apples in the freezer isn’t going to be so effective. I find that certain types of readily edible fruit such as grapes and cherries work the best (Especially if when you dip them in dark chocolate) ;). The frozen fruit ensures you eat just a few, it services your craving, limits your sugar consumption and you learn fast if you eat too many too fast – Brain freeze!!
3. Go Sugar Free
This was a great tip from a client of mine, and it works really well. Sugar free gum is readily available and services its purpose. If you are still working on your mental mind set training, and still developing your strength of the mind, then this can help with your transition from being a sugar addict to being sugar free. Keep in mind though that chewing gum will trick your body into thinking there is real food coming and starts the digestion process. So don’t be surprised if you your tummy starts to grumble. To overcome this, chew for just a couple of minutes and throw it away. Limiting the chewing time will ensure you get your fix, and not start playing with your belly’s emotions and physiological responses.
4. Intermittent Fasting
The human body responds to sugar by increasing the production and release of insulin. Insulin’s role is to shuttle that sugar which is now circulating in your blood stream to the working muscles for energy production and to replace your glycogen stores. Intermittent fasting is becoming an increasingly researched topic. Not just because of its fad status, not just because top athletes and celebrities are doing it, purely because it takes us back to our evolutionary roots. At the end of the day, plain and simple, it works. Studies show that realistic and simple fasting even just once per week has a profound effect on your blood sugar levels. These various studies show different responses, and that there isn’t a one size fits all approach to fasting. There are lots of options out there, from 16 hours fasts to 20 hours fasts, and whole day fasts. The key is to experiment safely and gradually. Have your last meal at 8pm, and ensure your next meal is not until 12 noon the following day. That would be a 16 hour cycle which very easy to complete. Try that every alternate day for a couple of weeks and gauge your results. Keep in mind also that we are not talking about extreme fasting here, and this is very different from an extreme ‘detox’ of any kind.
5. Plan Ahead
One of the biggest challenges with eating clean and being inspired to get that sugar fix is ensuring we have the right type of food available at the time we need to eat. This requires very simple planning and only a short amount of food preparation time the night before. A better solution is to plan 3 days of meal in advance, taking into consideration your schedule, where you will be, what type of activity you will be engaged in and also remember to consider your current eating habits. Gone are the days where you need to eat every 2 hours. This in itself is a big myth, and although it works for some, this strategy doesn’t work for all, and it is essential that you find the balance of meal timing and frequency of your meals that suit your metabolism and lifestyle best.
About Dan Remon
Daniel Remon is the CEO of Fitcorp Global Group. A 20+ year veteran of the health and fitness industry, he has pioneered corporate wellness, executive performance programs and result driven health, energy and business systems for today’s busy executive. Author and speaker, Daniel is the creator of the 28 Day Challenge, Fit in 15 for Women, 30 Day Rituals, 42 Formula, Corporate Wellness Blueprint – Solutions to maximize productivity, optimize performance and develop highly energized and engaged clients to achieve incredible success in business and life. The driving force behind his inspiration is the ultimate purpose to Impact One Million Lives.
For more information, visit www.danremon.com