Q: Will I have to eat weird foods and take a bunch of pills and/or supplements?
A: NO! My approach to fat loss is whole, natural, minimally processed foods. There will be a few supplements; protein, fish oil and branch chain amino acids, but these are naturally occurring, inexpensive and will do wonders for your metabolism.
Q: What kind of results can I expect?
A: Every person is different. Expect a lot of tweaking at first to find your unique fat loss formula. But most people get the best results after 12 weeks on a customized meal plan.
Q: Am I going to have to run for hours and hours?
A: Absolutely not! In fact, I hate running and that would be cruel to make others do that. There will be some short interval sprints, but don’t worry, you won’t be training for a marathon.
Q: Am I going to spend hours at the gym? And what kind of workouts will I be doing?
A: I am all about efficiency. You don’t need to join a gym. All you need is 30 minutes, 3 times a week, some dumbbells and some space in which to move around. You can accomplish a lot in just 30 minutes. Workouts are moderate-heavy intensity using weights. Pushing yourself for a short period of time does wonders for your metabolism, fat burning hormones and overall body shape.
Q: I don’t like to lift weights, won’t this turn me into a bodybuilder? I don’t want to look bulky and super muscular.
A: You won’t turn into a bodybuilder by lifting weights. That takes a very special kind of diet and massive amounts of fake supplements to look like that. When you increase muscle, your body burns fat for a longer period of time than if you had run. For example; say you run for an hour, your body is burning fat (and muscle, which we don’t want) for just the hour that you are running. But when you lift weights your body burns fat and builds muscle for 24-48 hours AFTER you finish your workout. At rest, your muscle burns fat as well. So by lifting weights you are raising your metabolic potential to keep burning fat. Very cool, huh?
Q: How is the program different from all the other diets?
A: This is a program that is tailored to your specific needs. We are all unique and have specific needs when it comes to fat loss. No “cookie cutter” approach will provide you the results you want. Aspiring Fitness uses scientific research as it’s foundation. This foundation is based on balancing your metabolic hormones, and once those are balanced; then your body will use your fat as fuel.
Q: What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss?
A: Many people say they want to “lose weight”, they are talking about the number on the scale to go down. When people lose weight, they lose muscle mass, a little fat and mostly water weight. Their body shape does not change because they aren’t gaining muscle, which helps reshape your body and burn fat. In this program, you will build muscle, which will burn fat and reshape your body.
Q: I’ve tried picking up running and counting calories, and that works for awhile but then I seem to plateau. How is this different? Will I do the same on this program?
A: Been there and done that! Running actually uses your muscle as fuel for your body rather than fat. So while you may see “results” on the scale and then those “results” eventually stop, what you’re witnessing is your body using your muscle for energy instead of fat. We focus on using weights, which helps build muscle and burn fat. Muscle is the key to giving you the most metabolic potential (fat burning potential). The more muscle you have, the more fat at rest you will burn! We also focus on your specific fat loss formula which will help your body run most efficiently. So, no more plateau!