There is a simple formula for permanent success.
As a fitness trainer of 15+ years, I learned quickly that the people who had success at losing weight permanently, did it at the sane pace of 1-pound per week.
For whatever reason, year after year I was able to recognize a simple pattern: weight that was lost at the slow pace of 1-pound per week, stayed off forever. This is how I came to lose my belief in “diets” and believe, instead, in lifestyle improvements.
Smart Formula for Losing Fat Forever
There are exceptions, of course. People who weigh-in at over 300 pounds will usually do well with a more ambitious regimen, hopefully under the supervision of a doctor. Still, my personal opinion is that roller coaster weight loss (lose it, gain it back, lose it, gain it back) is demoralizing and unhealthy, and for this reason, I believe that for those individuals who already weigh under 250 pounds, a-pound-a-week is a good pace in order to lose weight permanently.
Remember: a-pound-a-week means that you’re not dieting, you’re making lifestyle enhancements.
The Breakdown for Permanent Success
The great thing about this is that it’s totally do-able! Shaving 200 calories off your daily intake is not that much. I mean, you’ll notice it, but it won’t be painful. And exercising enough to burn 300 calories each day is also something that’s very realistic!
500cals x 7days = 3,500 calories = 1 pound of body fat.
It’s a simple formula that’s very, very successful.
“…a pound-a-week means that you’re not dieting,
you’re making lifestyle changes”
One of the lifestyle changes I made that has had the most positive impact on my life is: consuming a freshly made green smoothie daily.
Being born and raised in California, I’ve been having smoothies my whole life. But about two years ago, I started making fresh green smoothies on a whole new level — using raw sprouted seeds and nuts, and tons of fresh vegetables including dark leafy greens. These shakes I make are usually between 300 and 400 calories (it depends on the recipe) and help me to feel fantastic. They’re filling and delicious. I’m 47 years old and have a tighter waist than I’ve had for over 15 years. I owe my washboard abs to green smoothies.
“…if you saw my driver’s license photo, you wouldn’t recognize me in it — I barely recognize myself! The photo was taken before I discovered freshly made green smoothies, back when I was, well, fatter. After making and drinking smoothies for a year, all of that weight came off, plus my face looks less puffy and more youthful. I eventually had to get new clothes, even my ‘skinny clothes’ were too chubby.
Of course, it wasn’t all smooth-sailing: in the beginning, I made some mistakes (pretty much the same mistakes everyone makes). For instance, when I first started, I put milk and banana into a blender and then added some powder I got from a can at the grocery store. Wrong! That is not a freshly made green smoothie! Also, at first, smoothies made me light-headed and wouldn’t sustain my energy, but Dane showed me on to use the right ingredients and the right ratios. It turns out, I needed to add more ‘clean fat,’ such as raw, sprouted seeds. Thanks to Dane, I feel better now than I ever have before. Freshly made green smoothies ROCK!”
~ David, Age 58, International Relocation Specialist
If you feel like you really want to try using green smoothies to lose fat, increase your energy, detoxify your body and improve your health, then I encourage you to get the new Longevity Lifestyle Kit.
The 5 Best Smoothie Recipes eBooklet is one of many life-enhancing items within the new Longevity Lifestyle Kit. This eBooklet will help you to eat better. You can purchase this eBook separately for $4.95, or save money purchasing the entire Longevity Lifestyle Kit and get all 5 digital products instantly for only $14.95.
5 Best Smoothie Recipes, $4.95
How to Use Your Blender to Become Lean and Energized! ~ eBooklet
“…I read the eBooklet on making fresh green smoothies
and promptly set about changing my typical fruit smoothie
to have greens in it.
But I did not believe you when you said to start slowly!
I dumped a bunch of green stuff in the mixer and,
well… you know how it went.
Had to force it down! Now I changed to follow your advice:
start with just a few greens to the mix until I get used to it.
And guess what? I really like adding a little celery
and some radish sprouts.
Very good stuff! I’ll be adding a little bit more over time,
just like you suggested.
Sometimes it’s good to follow advice, eh?”
~ Rand Larson, Professional Events Photographer
If you want to improve your health and lose belly fat, you must find clever ways to sneak more vegetables into your daily diet — this eBooklet will make a tremendous difference!
Shopping Guide for Smoothie Ingredients ~ Flowchart
This one-page cheat sheet ($1.49) will help make your healthy shopping faster and easier.
“…I’ve always been a no-breakfast person.
But what I didn’t realize was that
skipping breakfast only made me lethargic and lazy all day long.
And I’d eat a whole lot more at lunch than I would have otherwise!
So, when I came across Dane’s smoothie recipes,
I decided to give them a shot.
Only one week in and I already feel much more energetic
than I have in the last ten years.
And I also tend to eat less lunch
which is great to control weight.
I plan to start smoothies for lunch too.
Slim waistline, here I come!”
~ Rabab Kahn, Editor / Bertelsmann Foundation
It’s important that you know that it has been relentlessly proven that people who succeed in making permanent improvements to their daily habits do so because they psychologically prepared for change beforehand.
The Dane Technique:
How to Get Seriously Organized using Checklists ~ e-Workbook, $4.95
“…The Dane Technique provides concise, easy to understand, specific instructions
for people who want to get organized using checklists.
Beginning with a simple, yet powerful, manifesto
the book quickly walks the reader through a series of exercises
leading the reader to their own checklists.
No specific forms or software are required
leaving the format up to each unique and, soon to be organized, happy person”
~ Paul Puckett, Asset Portfolio Manager
This e-Workbook will help you to get better organized. In order to improve your self-care and increase your health protocols, you need a simple productivity system — a good system can help you to find extra time and energy and to create a new schedule and daily routine that works best for your life. Individually, The Dane Technique is $4.95, or you can enjoy the value and benefits of the entire Kit for $14.95.
“…making a list felt like a chore
but after reading Dane’s “How To Get Seriously Organized Using Checklists”
I am now understanding how important lists are. My life is becoming clutter free
and I get more accomplished throughout the day because the lists suggested by Dane
are helping me be more productive in my personal and business life.
Quotidian list is my favorite! Don’t know what that is? Get the book and find out!
Trust me, it will change your life!”
~ Doina Oncel, Solutions Specialist for Non-Profits
By utilizing principles of Success Psychology, the Longevity Lifestyle Kit ensures that your new, positive habits will “stick” (instead of having you start out with good intentions and then falling back into the same old habits). There are 5 key pieces to the Kit:
“Live with Intention. Create a happy, balanced life. We all want this, right? Dane’s tips and techniques in his checklist book are a great way to reduce stress and be more productive. I’m a list maker, and follow a daily plan. But, sometimes things get in the way of completing my daily list. I really like thinking of my daily list as organic and always improving. If you aren’t a list-maker — he provides simple principles that will make a positive difference”
~ Margie Arnett, University Professor
It’s also important to mention that many of us use food (sugar, salt, wine, etc.) to smooth out the rough edges of a stressful day. We medicate our daily little anxieties with food in an attempt to self-soothe (and it works! in the short-term).
So anyone undertaking a health-improvement regimen in the hopes of dropping body fat will also need to consider how they can find other healthy solutions for self-soothing. I encourage you to experiment with building new habits that will assist you in building good mental health by avoiding unnecessary stress!