Did you know that I used to be fat? I wasn’t obese, but I was a pork chop. Most of you know I was a competitive bodybuilder and owned a nutrition store. I was in incredible shape in my 20s, but in my 30s, I met my wife. Up to this point, I always exercised regularly and ate clean. I didn’t eat bacon, biscuits, and stuff like that.
I used to be husky!
When I met my wife, we moved in together. She loves cooking, and I’m an Italian who loves to eat! She introduced me to all sorts of unhealthy stuff like bacon, biscuits, and cheese. I was in love with everything she cooked and was comfortable. I just started eating & drinking and ballooned up to 190 lbs. Keep in mind that I’m 5’6 and currently weigh 158 lbs.
I got embarrassed with the cellulite on my stomach and ass and how I was humongous. Husky! So I woke up one day, embarrassed that I didn’t fit in my clothes, and I resolved to stop. I took action. So today, I want to go over my step-by-step plan of what I would do today if I were fat. I aim to help you shred unwanted fat and get ripped and lean.
Shred unwanted fat by …
Cutting calories. In order to lose body fat, you have to create a calorie deficit. For a week, keep track of everything that you eat by writing it down or using an app. Now you know how many calories you’re consuming currently, and you can reduce from there. A pound of fat equals 3,500 calories, so if you want to lose 1 lb of fat in a week, you need to make sure to have a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories. By being active and reducing your calorie intake, you have a two-pronged approach which I highly recommend.
Abstaining from alcohol. Alcohol does nothing good for you, and it’s empty calories. It also will make you feel bad and weaken your inhibitions. If you’ve been drinking, you’ll get hungry with the munchies and gravitate to crappy food. You need to clean up your diet, and alcohol is the devil. Try it for 30 days and see how you look and feel thereafter.
Stopping eating out. Start meal planning and prepping instead. Six-pack abs are not made in the gym or on the treadmill. They are made in the kitchen. Check out Factor, which is easier, more convenient, and more cost-effective. It’s not also bland and basic, either. The food is high quality with the macronutrients you need. I go Calorie Smart on all of the meals. Use ALPHAM40 for 40% off your first Factor box.
Performing daily cardio. To lose body fat, do cardio every day. Whether it’s a 30-minute brisk walk, a 60-minute jog, the StairMaster, biking, or jumping rope, it doesn’t matter. Get your ass active by doing cardiovascular activity in the morning on an empty stomach and in your target heart rate zone. Your body will dig into those fat stores while your body is empty. Check out the video on how to calculate your target heart rate.
Lifting weights. This is the easiest and most fun part of the equation. Everybody likes going to the gym and working out, but resistance training has to be well-rounded. Stick to a program and something that works for you and your goals. Find your Fitness Yoda, which is somebody who gives advice to somebody like you – similar age, has a good foundation, and is based on not just a good body. Regarding your expected results, remember how your genetics and goals come into play. Fitness is not a sprint; it’s a marathon and journey. It is a way of life.