Reason #1 – You’re not addressing your hormones.
Most weight loss programs simply look at calories.
“Eat less than you burn and you’ll have the body of your dreams in no time!”
If only it were that simple.
The truth is, if your fat loss program is not strategically addressing your internal hormonal environment with specific strategies the amount of fat you’re able to burn will be FAR from optimized and you pretty much have zero chance of actively burning fat for more than a few hours a day.
Let us say that again: if your fat loss program is not strategically and specifically addressing your hormonal environment, you pretty much have ZERO chance of actively burning fat for more than a few hours a day.
Why? Because your hormones virtually control everything when it comes to fat burning.
Simply put, when you make it a point to take care of your hormones, they make it a point to take care of you…fat burning for days, hours on end. Neglect them, on the other hand, and you can pretty much forget about burning fat at all, yet alone around the clock.
So, how DO you keep your hormones happy and your body in a fat burning state at all times? There are 3 ways, and we’ll be outright GIVING them to you in just a minute.
Reason #2 – You’re not performing exercise that TRULY boosts your metabolism.
Did you know that certain types of exercise have been shown to dramatically increase metabolism? And by dramatically I mean for up to 48 hours straight.
That said, the type of exercise that yields this kind of benefit is NOT the type of exercise you commonly see being performed for fat loss in gyms all around the world.
You see, if you’re doing traditional slow-go cardio or high repetition, light weight resistance training, you are leaving each session with virtually no positive effect on your metabolism.
Sure, you’ll burn a few calories during the session, but even 45 minutes on a treadmill only cashes in at 500 calories, or a whopping 1/7th pound of fat (and that’s assuming that all 500 calories being burned are coming directly from stored fat, which they aren’t).
Multiply that by 3 sessions a week and you’ve burned a little over a 1/3rd of a single pound of fat, oh my!
At that rate, it’d take you FOUR MONTHS to lose 5 lbs…and that’s what you get in exchange for putting in your valuable time at the gym three days a week.
Not. Worth. It.
And above all that, traditional exercise provides virtually NO prolonged elevation in metabolism. In fact, with slow-go cardio, metabolism returns to baseline almost IMMEDIATELY following the exercise session.
You see, if you truly want the time you spend exercising to have a lasting effect on your metabolism (and your waistline), there’s only one particular style of exercise that has been scientifically proven to do it – and that’s the exact style of exercise we’ll be filling you in on in the next section.