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Fat Loss Secrets of Fitness Models

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Letting You in on the Fat Loss Secrets of Fitness Models

The fat loss secrets of fitness models is easy once you understand how hard it is.  Once you realize that fat loss is hard work, and not just as easy as eating some celery, drinking really cold water, and slamming down some “metabolism boosters”, that’s when you’ll really start to get results.  When you accept sticking to your nutrition program will take effort, only then will you start planning and preparing your nutrition to meet your fat loss goals.  Same with exercise.  When you understand that harder workouts are more effective, then you’ll start to plan your workouts accordingly.

Over the past year I’ve interviewed over a dozen fitness models (men and women) for Oxygen and Maximum Fitness magazines, and their secrets to success are as plain as day.  They know it is going to be hard work to get ready for a photoshoot, but what do they know that you don’t know?

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They’ve got their nutrition plans down perfectly.  And when I say planned out, I don’t just mean they have a meal plan torn out of a magazine.  Instead, they have their shopping lists prepared.  They have time set aside for cooking, cutting, and chopping.  These men and women have more than enough tupperware to store and freeze their food for the week.

Fitness models take their meals with them and aren’t so naive as to believe that they will be able to find something “healthy” at work or on the road. They are not willing to sacrifice results for convenience.  They have accepted the hard work that comes with eating for fat loss. Have you?


Fitness models know what works – not only in the kitchen, but also in the gym.  They’ve recorded their workouts, studied the effects of various exercises, rep ranges, and workout frequencies. They have accepted that there can be NO guesswork in a fat loss workout program.  That’s why fitness models plan their workouts in advance, and write down the results in a training log for analysis.  If you aren’t doing that, then you’re doing nothing more than playing a workout “lottery” and hoping you’ll come up lucky.

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Perhaps most importantly (because its hard to have the first two factors without this one), fitness models surround themselves with a supportive environment and social support groups.  How many fitness models do you think are married to sedentary, overweight smokers?  How many fitness models do you think hang around men and women that start drinking at 4pm every Friday?  Having the right social support group and supportive environment can make or break your fat loss program in less than a minute.  Research shows this. Experience proves this.

All it takes is a bunch of co-workers to surround you at your desk with a box of doughnuts and pressure you into “having just one”. The next thing you know its 3 days later and you haven’t had a decent meal since.

According to the research on social support for fat loss, there are at least two proven ways to harness the powers of others for your fat loss goals.

1.)  Include a health professional in your social support group.  This could be your doctor, a nutritionist, or a trainer that you see on a regular basis. But you need to be accountable to someone.  This will work best for those of you that can’t find support among your family, friends, or co-workers.

2.)  If a member of your social support group also loses weight, you’ll have a greater chance of succeeding. So try and get family members, friends, and co-workers directly involved. Get them from cheerleaders to active participants in the fight against fat.

I hope these tips help you out. If you don’t have any social support right now, by all means, send me an email on your progress and at least hold yourself accountable to me.

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About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men's Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week.

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Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

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