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"The 7 Deadly Sins of Weight Loss"

We just finished up filming a few more videos that we’ll be releasing over the next few weeks which we know will help you reach your goal of reshaping your body through powerful nutrition and exercise techniques.

As I was filming these videos, I remembered a question one of my clients asked me about WHAT NOT TO DO when it comes to trying to lose weight.

This is really important since you may think you’re on the right track to getting into shape, but little do you know that many of the things you’re currently doing could be sabotaging your success…

So to help you out with this issue I came up with 7 of my top tips of things to steer clear of and I’d like to share them with you today.

So without further explanation let’s get right to “the 7 Deadly Sins of Weight Loss!”

1. Inflammatory Foods

The big problem with this one is that you may have no idea that the food you thought was healthy for you is actually killing your weight loss hopes! Seriously, we’ve been led to believe that processed wheat flour is actually a whole grain and is good for us… I have news for you – processed wheat flour is not your friend when it comes to total health and weight loss.

2. Cardio

Yes, I said cardio. The days of doing long distance cardio for an hour to lose weight is super inefficient and is a band-aid approach to getting in shape. It works for a while and then your body adapts, injuries set in, your metabolism drops, and the results stop coming…

3. Mini-Cheats

“Mini-cheats” are what I call cheat meals that sneak in day-in and day-out either without you being aware of them, or thinking that they don’t matter. Trust me, they do matter and although no single one will make a huge difference the cumulative effect is devastating and leaves you scratching your head trying to figure out why you haven’t lost weight.

4. Stress

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@ 11:05am ET on June 30, 2009 These really help, just to know them. I'm definitely getting my 8 hours of sleep from now on!
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