People ask me over and over how to lose weight - how to cut out that beer belly or how to get rid of their big bum or whatever it is they want to achieve. But as soon as I start telling them the basics, they start questioning me, immediately thinking I’m wrong and reverting back to the crap they’ve heard on TV. They are not willing to listen, to learn, and are afraid to let go of what they believe to be true; because how could it be wrong when so many others think the same thing?
"If 50 million people say something stupid, it’s still stupid"
- Rolf Dovelli
So this is the first piece of advice I urge you to listen to in your first steps towards losing body fat: stop holding on to what you’ve always thought was right - you might just learn things that could change your life.
If you’re still running for hours on a treadmill and starving yourself in order to lose weight - you’re doing it wrong. If you’re still counting the number of calories in food before you eat it - you’re doing it wrong. If you still think you don’t do enough exercise to eat more protein - you couldn’t be more wrong. These are just a few examples of common misconceptions, which waste peoples time and effort and yield no real results.
So when you start off on your fitness goals, whatever they may be, however you may be choosing to pursue them - keep an open mind and do not assume you are always right.
Some of the most beneficial knowledge I’ve learnt about health and fitness is through ignoring my previous perceptions, opening my mind to new knowledge and having the sheer willing to learn. This applies to not only fitness, but everything in your life. Don’t be a sheep.