There are no natural shortcuts to fat loss or muscle-building â€“ physically or mentally.
I was an obese dysfunctional 12 year-old. My fat loss was excruciating. My muscle-building was even more hell. Iâ€™ve been working out like a maniac for 42 years continuously â€“ naturally. No anabolic steroids. No fat loss pills, No performance-enhancing drugs. I have been fighting fat for over four decades and I learned one lesson â€“ THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS. I donâ€™t drink any alcohol, I donâ€™t eat fast food, I donâ€™t eat junk food. The reason is if I do, I will return to obesity. Thatâ€™s not an option. I wonâ€™t. Flat out refuse.
I am purebred/pureBREAD Italian which means I am genetically engineered to consume endless volumes of bread. To make matters worse, I have a broken OFF switch. If I start, I canâ€™t stop. If I could, I would eat pound of grimy chicken wings and pizza. Loads of them. If I could, I would eat tons of carbs for sheer pleasure. I donâ€™t. I hurts like hell but I eat 6-7 small meals per day, each one with about 30 grams of protein, and moderate good carbs. I run 45-60 minutes EVERY DAY. I lift heavy weights, EVERY DAY. My motivation is my memory of obesity. Contrary to popular myth, I live in the past because I refuse to repeat the nightmare parts. I wilol never erase the memories of childhood obesity to make sure that I donâ€™t repeat history.
Hereâ€™s the key â€“ not being obese became a basic survival need. Not a want, not a desire, not even a need. I need it badly. I need NOT to return to obesity as much as I need to breathe. When you need it that bad, youâ€™ll change.
If youâ€™re discouraged, if youâ€™re tired, if youâ€™re frustrated do yourself a favour â€“ remember there are no shortcuts and make it a basic survival need to never return to obesity. And donâ€™t believe the bullshit of shortcuts.