The number one reason people attend a fitness seminar is to learn how to lose weight. All the other reasons pale in comparison. However I am not interested in helping you learn how to lose weight, I’m interested in helping you learn how to loose the excess fat. You know what I’m talking about that spare tire hanging around your belly or those mash potatoes hanging off your thighs. You see weight in reality is not the bad guy, it’s the ugly fat that is.

So what I am going to teach you here is the absolute best way to lose and more important keep that nasty fat off. Isn’t that what we all are looking for, to be fit and trim with no excess bulges, permanently! Aren’t you just sick and tired of feeling like a yo-yo? Up in weight, then down, then back up and then down and then back up and then being stuck there! In these next few minutes my goal is to share my knowledge with you so that you will be able to shed those excess pounds and keep them off for the rest of your life.

Now what if I was to tell you that you could eat right and exercise correctly and there still is a pretty good chance that you’re not going to lose that excess fat you would like? You’d probably say to yourself then what’s the point of all this, why am I working so hard? I’m just going to reside in the fact that I’m never going to be in the shape I like to be in. STOP IT!! Don’t think that way, it’s negative and self-destructive. There is probably a physiological reason your not getting into the shape you’d like to be in, if your eating healthy and training correctly.

That reason would be STRESS! Living under a lot of stress could be undermining all your efforts. Let’s face it we live in a very stressful world today. When you are under stress your body releases catabolic hormones, while a certain level of catabolic activity is both normal and healthy, too much can be detrimental to your heath and physique. High levels of catabolic hormones promote fat storage by reducing insulin sensitivity and can destroy the immune system. For example Cushing’s syndrome is a disorder marked by abnormally high levels of cortisol, the chief catabolic hormone. Individuals with this disease experience premature aging, impaired wound healing, abdominal obesity coupled with thin wasted extremities. So effectively managing your stress is absolutely vital in your fitness lifestyle. Since living under less stress is not really a viable option for most people, I would like to teach you a few stress management  techniques.    

Here are some physical things you can do to help manage stress. 1) Exercise. 2) Deep breathing. 3) Volunteer. 4) Meditate/Go to church. 5) Take proper supplements.

Now these are some mental techniques that you can do to manage stress in your life. 1) Positive self-talk. 2) Turn off the nightly news. 3) Change your perspective on how you view things. 4) You must have goals and values established.

These 9 stress management techniques have been researched and are proven to work in reducing stress levels. Using these techniques will allow you to effectively manage the stress in your life. Once we can get the stress management under control we can move on to the exercise and diet portion of the program.

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