Why your fat loss is stuck

Why your fat loss is stuck from JuggernautPT

By: JuggernautPT  20-Jun-2014
Keywords: Gyms & Fitness Centres, Personal Trainer, Fitness Training

If your scale won't budge, then this story is for you. Jon Gabriel was stuck. At nearly 186 kilos, he had tried every diet imaginable – with no luck. No matter what approach he took to lose fat, his body would fight him, and he would inevitably end up heavier than before. Then one day he had a light bulb-over-the-head "ah-hah" moment: His body wanted to be fat, and as long as it wanted to be fat, there was nothing he could do to lose weight. If you've struggled for any length of time with weight loss, then you know the frustration that Gabriel felt in that moment. He was at war with his body. In the two years following Gabriel's "ah-hah" moment, he lost over 100 kilos naturally, without surgery or counting calories. His incredible journey is recounted in his book The Gabriel Method. One of the key components to his success was that he identified and addressed the mental and emotional reasons that his body felt safe being overweight. Once these issues were eliminated, the weight began to fall off. The Real Reason You Can't Lose Weight According to Gabriel, your body wants to be fat anytime it decides that being fat is the best way to keep you safe. Once your body understands that being thin is the best way to keep you safe, your body will want to be thin and the weight will fall off. This all ties into our survival instincts to protect us from starvation, freezing to death or being eaten. In our modern world you have different worries than being chased by a lion, but even modern stress about paying your bills create the exact same chemical signals that are produced when you are starving or freezing. This convinces your body that you need to be fat in order to be safe. When you approach weight loss from the outside in, you overlook mental and emotional threats that can confuse your body into thinking that being fat can help keep you safe. Here are four threats that may be affecting you: 1. Fear of Scarcity: When you spend your time in fear that you don't have enough money then you send a message to your body that resources are limited. The only resource that your body recognizes is food – and storing fat is how your body saves up. 2. Emotional Obesity: At a subconscious level you may have the association that being fat makes you feel safer, or that it is serving another emotional need. In this case your body is simply trying to protect you; it is making you feel safer emotionally. 3. Mental Starvation: Though your body only recognizes physical starvation, you can also be suffering from emotional or mental starvation. This could be a desire for love, joy, fun, intimacy, or a deeper spiritual connection. Any mental or emotional longing can send the same chemical signals in your brain that physical starvation causes. 4. Dysfunctional Beliefs: If you believe that you were meant to be fat, or deserve to be fat, or if you view weight loss as impossible, then your body will obey by refusing to lose weight. Change your dysfunctional beliefs first and then weight loss will become simple. Exercise was a big part of Gabriel's remarkable weight loss journey. Once he broke through the mental and emotional reasons for his obesity, his body craved activity. Are you ready to begin your weight loss journey? I'm here to help. Call or email today to get started on a program that will transform your life forever – just like Gabriel did.

Keywords: Boot Camp, Corporate Fitness, Exercise Training, Fitness Instructor, Fitness Trainer, Fitness Training, Group Fitness, Gyms & Fitness Centres, Health Supplements, Lose Weight, Outdoor Exercise, Outdoor Fitness, Outdoor Training, Personal Fitness, Personal Fitness Training, Personal Trainer, Personal Trainers, Team Building, Weight Lifting, Weight Loss Products, Weight Management

Other news and updates from JuggernautPT

Your Holiday Survival Guide from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Your Holiday Survival Guide

It's here - whether you're ready or not. Just look at the seasonal shelves in your favourite store. Retailers like to call it ‘holiday season' but let's be more accurate. Weight Gain season begins now and runs straight through New Year's. The next two months will bring ample opportunity for you to expand your waistline. Of course the choice is yours.

Simple Turkey Soup from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Simple Turkey Soup

Make this wholesome, quick meal at home tonight. It’s high in fiber, packed with protein and tastes quite comforting and delicious. Enjoy the leftovers as a quick lunch or as tomorrow’s dinner. Servings: 8

Simple Fruit Dessert from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Simple Fruit Dessert

Eat too much refined sugar and you’re headed for obesity and a host of diseases. So what should you do with that sweet tooth of yours? Turn to nature’s candy: fresh fruit. This dessert is very simple, and oh-so-sweet. Use fresh, local, organic fruit for optimal taste and nutrition. Servings: 4

These 7 Foods Hide MASSIVE Sugar from JuggernautPT thumbnail

These 7 Foods Hide MASSIVE Sugar

It’s hard to avoid sugar when many common foods secretly contain loads of it. You know that eating an excess of sugar will derail your fitness progress and quickly lead to an increase in body fat, but recent studies are proving that sugar is much more dangerous than we once thought.

Reduce your thighs (3 steps) from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Reduce your thighs (3 steps)

Women everywhere complain about the size of their thighs. Fat and cellulite have a way of ending up there – especially in the upper, inner thigh area. I'm often asked how to quickly and easily reduce fat in this unwanted thigh region, so today's article is all about reducing your thighs.

Southwest Chicken from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Southwest Chicken

Serve this flavourful Southwest Chicken with a heaping side of dark leafy greens. This is the epitome of a meal focused on protein and fiber. It's meals like this that will melt off body fat and improve your health and fitness. Enjoy! Servings: 6

5 No-Effort Breakfasts from JuggernautPT thumbnail

5 No-Effort Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the easiest meal to mess up. Donuts, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, sugary cereals…there are so many ways to start your day off in a fattening way.

Breakfast Cookies from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Breakfast Cookies

Yes, these cookies make an acceptable, wholesome breakfast! You’ll notice that there is zero sugar added to these cookies – the sweetness comes from banana and applesauce. Feel free to add a large scoop of vanilla protein powder to the dough, to increase the protein content of each cookie. While it does take some time to make a batch of these breakfast cookies, you’ll have instant breakfasts for days to come afterwards. Servings: 20

Is Your Drink Fat? from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Is Your Drink Fat?

If you’ve ever gotten into the habit of frequenting a coffee shop at the same time each morning, then you know that most people drink the same thing every day. There’s the lady with her pumpkin latte with whip, the guy with his black coffee and the college student with her frappuccino. Same order every single day.

Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins

Here’s a muffin that isn’t sugary, starchy and devoid of nutrients – like the muffins at your favourite coffee shop. These muffins are rich in beta-carotene and contain half an egg’s worth of high quality protein. The delicately sweet flavour will satisfy and have you coming back for more. Servings: 12

Ham, Almond Butter & Apple Wraps from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Ham, Almond Butter & Apple Wraps

Here's a quick, tasty snack that's big on protein and fiber and low on carbs and sugar. Take a few of these delicious ham wraps to work with you, and enjoy as a power snack – rather than turning to the vending machine. Enjoy! Servings: 2

Turkey Spinach Salad from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Turkey Spinach Salad

Here's a quick and flavorful salad that makes a wonderful fitness meal. It's filled with fiber, protein and satisfying flavor. Use the dressing recipe below whenever salad is on the menu for dinner. Servings: 4 Here's what you need...

The Skinny on Snacking from JuggernautPT thumbnail

The Skinny on Snacking

Do you snack right? Or is your snacking adding unwanted ? You’ve heard that snacking is good for your metabolism. It's something that we read about and hear fitness experts encourage the public to do.

Honey Grilled Chicken from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Honey Grilled Chicken

Desirable abs are made in the kitchen, just as much as in the gym. In order to flatten your stomach, enjoy lean meals like this Honey Grilled Chicken. Lean, high protein chicken breast is best paired with veggie sides for phenomenal results. Servings: 6

Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins from JuggernautPT thumbnail

Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins

Here’s a muffin that isn’t sugary, starchy and devoid of nutrients – like the muffins at your favourite coffee shop. These muffins are rich in beta-carotene and contain half an egg’s worth of high quality protein. The delicately sweet flavour will satisfy and have you coming back for more. Servings: 12 Here’s what you need...