Don’t believe these 5 LIES about fitness

Don’t believe these 5 LIES about fitness

Don’t waste your time on these:

Lie #1: Take diet pills to boost your effort.

It’s so tempting! The commercials make compelling claims about the power of diet pills, but don’t fall for it. The ‘magic pill’ has yet to be discovered.

Tip: Don’t pop a pill—instead burn calories with exercise.

Lie #2: Starve the pounds away.

Attempting to lose weight by starving yourself is not only ineffective, it’s also dangerous. It may seem that severe calorie restriction would deliver the quickest weight loss, but your body is complex and by doing so you’ll disrupt your metabolism and slow your results.

Tip: Don’t starve yourself—instead eat healthy small meals throughout the day.

Lie #3: Do extra crunches to flatten your abs.

Tip: Don’t obsess about crunches—instead focus on fat burning.

Lie #4: Eat packaged diet foods for speedy results.

Tip: Don’t eat packaged diet foods—instead stick with nutritious whole foods.

Lie #5: Avoid all carbohydrates in order to slim down.

Tip: Don’t swear off all carbohydrates—instead stick with wholesome carbs.

Now that you know what not to do in order to look great this summer, it’s time to go over your beach ready game plan. Here’s what you need to know in 3 simple steps:

  • Step One: Cut out the junk. The best way to do this is to start by purging your kitchen. Get rid of sugary, processed and fat-filled foods. Remember, don’t eat junk!
  • Step Two: Focus on whole foods. Replace the junk food in your life with plenty of the following: cooked and raw vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, moderate amounts of seeds and nuts, lean meats and low fat dairy. Clean eating really is that simple.
  • Step Three: Come train with me. This is the most obvious step. You’re ready to get into great shape and I’m in a unique position to make that happen for you.

Call or reply to this email to get started on an exercise plan that will make you look great all year round.

Write It Down

Did you know that writing down your goals is one of the best ways to assure that you will meet them? Make the (healthy) habit to write down your fitness and weight loss goals and to update it periodically with your progress. Remember that the more specific your goals are the more likely you are to meet them. Instead of writing ‘I want to lose some weight’ make your goal more definite like: ‘I want to lose 15 pounds and fit into my size 8 pants’.


Lets work together!

Stacy Papakostas