What if I told you that there is a strong chance that you are suffering from a condition that you have probably never even heard of?
I realize that’s a bold statement, but it turns out that losing weight and staying on track is actually simple. But only after your address the real problem.
Have you ever started your day off great only to watch it all unravel at the end? Maybe you had a healthy shake for breakfast and a salad for lunch but by the end of the day you completely derailed?
When you exhaust your limited reserve of willpower by making decision, after decision, after decision, it’s not long before you burn out.
As you see, the real reason you’ve been unable to lose weight and keep it off is not your fault… well, actually it is kinda’ your fault – it’s you’re brain’s fault.
When you go on a diet – even after just one day of making “healthy” decisions, you’re pushing yourself closer to mental fatigue. Push yourself for a week, two weeks or even a month and you’re all but guaranteed to fail.
In fact, decision fatigue is why many of the people that we consider geniuses (from Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs to Bill Gates) all wear a uniform.
When asked why they wear the same outfits everyday, both Barack Obama (former USA President) and Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) brought up the importance of conserving mental energy by reducing the amount of decisions they have to make on a daily basis.
“I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” – Barack Obama
“I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this [facebook] community.” – Mark Zuckerberg
And while I’m certainly no genius, I can attest to the powerless feeling of reaching the limit mentally and suffering from decision fatigue.
I dropped weight quickly. I started looking noticeably better. Even my clothes were getting looser by the day.
I figured this whole fitness thing was going to be pretty easy. All I had to do was follow the workout and eat according to the plan and I would be set.
I found a great workout program and followed it the letter. I added in the most effective dieting strategies that I knew of at the time.
Evey time I ran into the store to pick out some “diet” food I ended up a little more drained…
There were a never-ending amount of decisions I had to make, and each of those decisions had to conform to my strict diet and workout schedule.
After two months of telling myself “no” or “yes” and making sure that I made all of the right choices – I was drained.
I had a couple of drinks and some pizza to celebrate. No big deal… until my one night celebration turned into a week-long “break” and the week-long break turned into what seemed like a never-ending downward spiral.
After a few months I did try to get back into my routine but I just couldn’t do it. A few of the attempts worked for a while, but after each try I fizzled out sooner.
I couldn’t figure out at the time why I wasn’t able to do what I had done in the past. But there was one thing I did know – my willpower had finally emptied out.
I eventually came to terms with the fact that I just couldn’t maintain this level of conditioning. And to be honest…
I knew I wasn’t going to be able to eat and workout like all of those Instagram gurus, and to be honest, I had no desire to.
This time, I was focused on getting in a couple of workouts every week, eating a wide range of macro-nutrients and staying consistent.
But to be honest, I kinda’ lucked out stumbling upon a few strategies that made all of this truly effortless.
After that, I optimized each element and created a flowchart that made it all automatic – I call it an algorithm for fat loss.
So, long story short – I found a simple process (algorithm) to follow that makes losing weight easy and I’ve created a clickable flowchart to walk you through it.
It takes the most important “laws” of weight loss and incorporates them into your day-to-day life so that… Read more…