Everywhere in the fitness industry, you hear people talking about the latest and greatest fat burning “secrets” and “tricks.” It seems as though everywhere you look, people are always coming out with new ways to burn fat and get fit.
I have studied the fitness industry for a long time now and need to point something out to you…
All those “tricks” and “secrets” you are hearing about, 95% of them are complete BS. The truth is, burning fat (and lots of it) has stayed very much the same since the beginning of time. Although our generation studies and stresses about it a little bit more, the concepts have stayed the same. And they are quite simple.
This brings us back to the very basics of how to burn fat and a simple formula that works every time it is applied:
proper nutrition + proper workouts = 24/7 Fat Burn
Now if the equation to burn fat is so easy, why do we see so many “tricks” and “secrets” hovering around on the internet and in gyms?
There are two parts to my answer:
First, the majority of people use this as a selling tool. Whether they are trying to sell you a program, gadget, supplement, membership, etc. they use this tactic to try and convince you they are offering you a “brand new” piece of information.
Don’t get me wrong, many of the individuals trying to sell you have amazing programs that will bring great results. But the program does NOT just consist of this one trick. The trick or secret is added in to the program, but the basics of the program still revolve around our equation above.
Instead of using the word “trick” or “secret”, what they should state is that they have a “fat burning add-on.” I have to admit though, trick and secret sounds a lot better than “add-on” don’t you think?
Second, as I stated earlier, about 5% of the tricks and secrets you come across are new and heavily researched. Many fitness professionals (including myself) are constantly trying and testing to see if they can discover a “short cut” or a way you can burn fat and get fit faster.
There are products I have seen that are backed by tons of research and testing that bring great results, and contain something new and unique. But once again, the one trick or secret isn’t going to bring you the results. It will be the trick or secret combined with proper nutrition and workouts that will bring the results.
We have to remember, getting fit takes hard work. If you think that popping the latest “magic pill” is going to burn all your fat away, you are seriously mistaken.
The “tricks” and “secrets” you should be keeping an eye out for are the ones that require hard work. If something takes you less than a few seconds a day, like adding a spice or taking a magic fat burning pill (something I do NOT recommend), these are not secrets but are add-ons.
For example, in a previous article I discussed “4 Tricks For Six-Pack Abs,” but within the article I stated:
“please note that by just doing the “tricks” below, you will not get six-pack abs.”
The “tricks” in the article were add-ons to help you burn fat faster. No, they won’t double or triple fat burning but they will help with keeping fat off and burning fat faster WHEN combined with proper nutrition and exercise.
What you should always remember is that getting fit is not meant to be complicated. The process is simple when you have the right information. If you focused on eating properly and engaging in the right workouts, you would be very happy with your outcomes.
Thoughts or Comments? Leave your feedback below:
P.S. Enjoy this post? If so, hit the ‘Like’ button before you go. Thanks!