July 19th, 2008
Eye-Opening”Fat Loss Secret”Video
I absolutely love this video! This three minute clip gives the answer to why you may not be losing fat… But let me tell you a quick story first to explain why I appreciate it so much before you watch the video…
You know that annoying guy at the gym selling memberships… and then trying to upsell you on a package of 20 personal training sessions?
Yep, that was me. Sorry. I know how you just love “pushy” salespeople. But hey, I believed in my product… it was a GREAT product.
Anyway, back in the early days of my fitness career, I was a salesman.
When I first took the job, they forced me to sit in a class and take sales training. I got to learn “fun” stuff like cold calling and prospecting…
Truth be told, I don’t think I needed the training. It wasn’t a difficult job for me because I looked the part. I WAS the product.
But the training did help. And there was one thing I remember vividly, and it stuck with me to this day. They taught me in sales training that “Nothing is more persuasive than a good demonstration/“
They said, “If you tell them, they doubt you, but if you show them, they believe you.”
It’s the reason informercials work so well. Admit it, you bought an ab swing, ab lounge, ab belt or Ab Doer didn’t you? If not, I’ll give you brownie points, but then tell me you never bought anything like a Showtime Rotissiere oven or six star cutlery set, or 5 tray food dehydrator after Ron Popeil demonstrated them on TV.
Fast forward to today, many years since my salesman days.
Now I’m a fat loss coach, author and nutrition educator. And I have a big problem, as many nutrition educators do.
The problem is, a lot of people don’t believe us when we say that FAT LOSS all comes down to a calorie deficit (which means, to lose weight, you have to eat less than you burn).
In my last blog post about a recent low carb study, I wrote:
“One of the most firmly established facts in dietetics research is that almost everyone underreports their food intake BADLY, sometimes by as much as 50%. I’m not saying everyone “lies,” they just forget or don’t know. In fact, this underreporting of calorie intake is such a huge problem that it makes obesity research very difficult to do and conclusions difficult to draw from free-living studies.”
Well, hardly anyone believes that either. When they can’t lose weight, they blame it on something else: it’s not under-estimating portions, it’s genetics, thyroid or some kind of hormonal anomaly.
“Help Tom! I’m eating 900 calories a day and I still can’t lose weight!”
And that brings me to this video you’re about to watch and why I like it so much.
It’s hard enough to explain this verbally with logic when you’re up against so much resistance and denial. But what if you could see with your own eyes an example of just ONE OF MANY ways that you may be eating far more than you realize?
Like I said before, NOTHING beats a good demonstration.
So, watch this demonstration, and appreciate a much needed wake up call about calories.
Credit and a big thank you go to the producer of this video, LEIGH PEELE…
THE FAT LOSS TROUBLESHOOTER!, we love you!… well, us nutrition educators love you… some other people may hate you after watching this (but even THEY will love you too after they get lean and mean by following this advice.)
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