OK, so day 3 of following my 1 new rule for 14 days and I have lost 2.6 pounds.
what is the one new rule you ask...take my supplements and medication the way I am supposed to. I am notorious for forgetting them.
Should I back up a bit? Precision Nutrition has a set of 10 "proven" fat loss habits. It is their suggestion that you choose the easiest one (or part of one) that you know with 99.9% confidence that you can do for the next 14 days. Only 1! I chose #2, your turn!
Here's the list...
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Pick ONE of the following habits, and do it every day for 14 days.
Fat Loss Habit 1. Exercise for 30 minutes
Fat Loss Habit 2. Take fish oil and a multivitamin
Fat Loss Habit 3. Drink at least 8 cups of water/fluid
Fat Loss Habit 4. Eat at least 4 one-cup servings of vegetables
Fat Loss Habit 5. Sleep at least 8 hours (including naps and night-time sleep)
Fat Loss Habit 6. During each meal, stop eating when 80% full
Fat Loss Habit 7. Twice during the work day, get up and do 5 minutes of muscle stretching
Fat Loss Habit 8. Eat 4 – 5 meals
Fat Loss Habit 9. Eat lean protein with each meal
Fat Loss Habit 10. Replace grains with greens during each meal
These 10 habits should give you a great start on the fat loss process. But remember the rules. Don’t try to pile them all on at once. Begin by choosing only one new habit that you’re confident you can do for 14 days. Then do it, adding new habits only after you’ve mastered the first one.
And here’s another key tip. As you adopt each new habit, you have our permission to leave everything else the same. Sure, if you’re feeling particularly ambitious one day and you want to try a few new things, that’s OK. However, take my word. You can’t do it all at once, every day. But the good news is you don’t have to! So just let go of that expectation right now. Instead, pick one proven behavior to start with. The same way you would learn math, or learn to talk, or do anything, you are going to learn to get into shape.