You will probably agree with me on this. Recently I had a conversation with a gentleman about the book I published this year. He seemed to be in pretty good shape and he told me his simple weight loss formula; calories in and calories out.

I told him that he was right, and I sure you probably already know this too.

If this is so simple, how come so many people are still overweight and can’t lose weight?

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This is why my book, and my approach to weight loss, is different to other professionals. There are more than calories in and calories out behind the whole weight loss approach.

There are many things that get in the way between “calories in and calories out”.

For instance, here is a superficial example, but relative nonetheless:

200 calories from a beer are not the same as 200 calories from broccoli (obviously).  Burning 300 calories from muscle is not the same as burning 300 calories from fat.

Or why people decide to eat junk or empty calories instead of healthy calories?

Find your motivation

The reality is – and this is what I focus on most – what is your motivation to continue bad habits or what would motivate you to practice good habits? Is your health? Your kids? Work? Your wedding? The swimsuit you have collecting dust in your closet?

It is self-confidence? Attracting a new boyfriend/girlfriend? Living longer? Having more energy? All good reasons!

calories in calories out_2 Once you find a real motivation, the rest follows on and you will do ANYTHING to get it.

It would be completely useless if I went to a homeless person, who smokes, drinks alcohol, and is trying to survive to tell him, “Hey, my friend, you need to exercise.”

For him, as for many of us, we need to understand our priorities and the life we want.

Maybe a homeless person has no motivation to stay healthy and do something for his life.  He may be worry about who is going to give him money for his next meal or drink.

What about you? Do you have motivation?

To set up a program for you to lose weight and get in shape is the easy part, like the guy I had the conversation with who said, “calories in and calories out”.

The most challenging part of my career is to open your eyes and show you the reality of weight loss, and to continue reminding you why you want to lose weight, be in shape and, overall, be healthy.  Once again, this is the challenge.

Do you agree with me?  Maybe you have already overcome the challenge of bad habits and now you are thinking about the food you eat and your next exercise routine. Or are you on the other end?

Have you stopped for a minute and thought about what motivates you to start your fitness program and what will sabotage it? This is worthwhile repeating, once you find your real motivation to lose weight and stay healthy, you will find a way to lose what you want to lose.

Connect with Expert Sandro Torres and check out his fantastic book Lose Weight Permanently: Effective Body Transformation Through Lifestyle Changes

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