Many people only believe in what they can see.
That right there is a limiting belief.
What about all the stuff you can’t see that exists?
“Oh, sure, I can’t see bacteria, viruses, the wind, but I can
see their effects.”
Not being able to lose fat or repeatedly gaining and losing
gaining and losing is also an effect.
It’s an effect of a belief system.
“Are you telling me I’m fat because of what I believe?”
“Wait a minute, bubba, that’s not fair! How dare you accuse
me of that. You don’t understand… I’m big-boned, my parents
were overweight, my whole family is overweight, I’ve struggled
with this my entire life…”
Look, I feel for you, but it doesn’t change the facts:
You are what you believe you are.
Dr Maxwell Maltz actually proved this almost 100 years ago
and wrote about it in his book, Psycho-Cybernetics, where
he writes about how the mind works.
He was a plastic surgeon and he noticed that he’d change
some people’s external appearances and they still had the
same problems, even though they thought their problems
were external in nature. (If only I could get rid of this hook
nose, I’d be more successful.)
It turns out it was people’s beliefs about themselves first and
foremost that determined the world.
How do we arrive at our beliefs?
What? How’s that work?
You’re always thinking of something, not necessarily the
Here’s the process:
Thoughts > Feelings > Beliefs > Actions > Results
Everything starts with a thought.
“I’d like a cheeseburger. With waffle fries. And a strawberry
“Yeah, I love cheeseburgers.”
Belief (Not necessarily stated, but buried in your subconscious
“Cheeseburgers make me feel good.”
“I’ll have 2 double cheeseburgers… with bacon, large waffle
fries, and a strawberry milkshake please. Yes, large
milkshake. No, that’s it thanks.”
“Man, I just can’t get rid of this spare tire even though
I eat healthy.”
Now that may not be the perfect example, but you get
Here’s another example that may be a little closer to home:
“Losing weight is hard.”
“It’s pointless. No matter how hard I try, I always fail –
cheat on my diet, gain the weight back. I’m a loser.”
“Losing weight is virtually impossible. I’ve tried so many
times in the past and failed.”
Watch TV again instead of working out.
“Man, I seem to keep gaining weight, no matter how much
I workout… and I don’t eat that bad either…”
If you’re not picking up what I’m throwing down (Thanks,
The Rock) it’s simply this:
Your life so far is a result of your dominant beliefs and your
dominant beliefs are a result of your dominant thoughts –
both conscious and subconscious.
So if you’re struggling to lose fat – to get lean – then you
must spend some time in some self-examination to discover:
1. What your dominant beliefs are
2. What thoughts are driving those beliefs
If you choose not to do that, no matter how hard you try,
you will continue to fail. Repeatedly.
Your thoughts ultimately control the choices you make and
Don’t believe me?
Say this out loud and see how it “feels” to you:
(Don’t worry, you don’t have to shout it, just say it under
your breath if you’re reading this at work.)
“Losing fat and getting lean is easy.”
Did you say it?
Did you feel “corny” saying it?
Maybe even a little foolish or stupid?
Yep, you have a “thought problem” then.
Because if you actually believed that statement, you would
take action on it. The correct action on it.
You would believe that eating healthy was actually easy
You would believe that working out wasn’t a chore and
was actually profitable.
And you would start seeing the results you desired.
You know what?
Eating healthy is not that hard. It’s actually pretty durn
easy when you know how to do it.
And working out doesn’t have to be a chore. You just
have to put one foot in front of the other and get it done
until you achieve your desired result.
I recommend you make neither complicated.
Your “diet” or “eating plan” should be relatively easy and
fit your lifestyle.
Workouts should be non-complicated as well, yet big “big
bang for your buck” – accomplish the most with the least.
For your workouts, I recommend you do something simple
yet powerful – the “STRONG!” program found in “Kettlebell
You’ll workout every other day – only 3 days a week, using
just one pair of KBs, doing arguably the most powerful
KB exercise around – the double KB Clean + Press –
And the workouts will only take you about 90 minutes a
week – able to accommodate the busiest of schedules.
For nutrition, I recommend you do “The Permanent Weight
Loss Solution,” which will empower you to finally get that
weight off and keep it off.
Just send me an email with your receipt saying “send me
the PWS please!” and I’ll shoot a copy over to you.
Tomorrow, we’ll cover the “C” – it’s surprising and you won’t
want to miss it.
P.S. Just an FYI – when you combine “Kettlebell STRONG!”
with “The Permanent Weight Loss Solution” you can expect
a slow and steady – key word – steady reduction in body fat.
It’s not a rapid fat loss program. Slow and steady. No pressure.
If you can live with “slow and STEADY” get both here.
P.P.S. I got down to 192lbs from around 215 or so using the
PWS – it was my lowest weight in 20 years.