At the end of the day there are no tricks or gimmicks - it all comes down to being educated and applying this theory effectively.
Making the initial eating habit changes was not easy - I gave up a number of less healthier foods in my diet and relied heavily upon lean meats, fruits, vegetables, oats/muesli and flax oil/LSA mix. However once I made these changes, not only did I feel SO much more energetic - I actually realised that these foods can also taste great!
Secondly my exercise regime was also extremely important in order to compliment my eating. My major goals were to lose body fat, gain muscle mass and increase my fitness levels. This required a sound cardio and resistance training program.
By integrating both a healthy eating lifestyle and an exercise regime I managed such a change in 12 weeks. Now, a year later, I am in even better condition, simply because this is a new lifestyle - it wasn't a 12 week "diet". However during my challenge, I can't say it was "easy" - if it was easy to make such significant lifestyle changes then everyone would have a 6 pack. What is important to remember is that:
- You need to educate yourself
- Your lifestyle needs to be changed - permanently
- Looking after yourself must be your number one priority
- You need to remain focussed, continually set goals and reward yourself upon achieving those goals