Written on February 28, 2009 – 6:00 am | by Jeff Ainslie
We don’t have a weight loss problem here in America. We know that millions of people are successful in losing weight every year. The problem is that people can’t keep it off. More than 90% of all people who lose weight end up gaining it all back.
Today we have part two of our interview with weight loss expert Tom Venuto. We discuss his findings and beliefs about how people can be more successful with not only their weight loss, but the most important part which is maintaining their weight loss. Tom Venuto takes a different approach to long term weight loss than most. He is most concerned with the mental aspect of weight loss. Why do so many people not succeed when they know exactly what they need to do to be successful? What is causing them to not follow through with their diet and exercise plans? We discuss in detail some of the strategies to overcome these self limiting beliefs and actions that hold people back.
We discuss Tom Venuto’s first book, “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” which brought Tom into the fitness spotlight with its phenomenal success. It turns out that this book was very successful for people who could follow all of its advice, but it only attracted a certain type of person. People who were very interested in measuring and calculating macronutrients and calories had incredible results.
We then move on to discuss Tom Venuto’s new book, “The Body Fat Solution” which was released in January, 2009. This book has quickly become a best seller and is geared towards the average out-of-shape person who needs to lose some body fat, but isn’t interested in living a perfect athletic lifestyle. The interesting thing about this book, is that the focus is keeping you on track mentally, so that you can be successful for the long term. As well, instead of giving you a specific diet program, you learn about the large principles that will allow you to choose a diet plan for yourself.
Some of the topics that we discuss related to “The Body Fat Solution” include:
– The differences between emotional and physical hunger.
– The power of willpower vs beliefs.
– How much our genetics really influence our weight.
– The most important principles to follow for life-long weight loss success.
– Diet supplements and other minutia that people get hung up on.
In our email and comments section, we deal with a lengthy email from Julie who has some questions about Weight Watcher’s alternatives online, and how to get motivated to exercise after a long day at work.
Links Mentioned in the Show:
Tom Venuto’s Main Website
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle E-Book
The Body Fat Solution
The Daily Plate online diet and exercise tracker
Traineo online diet and exercise tracker
(Fat 2 Fit support is also hosted on Traineo)
Gyminee online diet and exercise tracker
Recipe of the Week
Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa
The homework this week is to make sure that you have some sort of success journal where you can keep track of the things that you are recording such as your weight, body fat percentage and measurements. It can be something simple like a small journal, agenda or even a regular calendar that you write on. Even if your progress seems slow on a daily or weekly basis, you can always look back over the weeks and months and see the progress that you have made.
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