Short Cuts!!!

I absolutely can not stand people who use short cuts in their fitness journey and or advertise fake products to get “fast results”. Skinny teas, Waist training, 21 day fix programs, none of them work in the long run. Many of these products and methods only produce dehydration, which will absolutely make you loose 5lbs quickly, but its only water weight you’ve lost! They trick you into spending ridiculous amounts of money with the promise of “fast results”, but they are unhealthy and in the end, you will gain all that weight back.

Many of these methods also come with a price on your health.

The Skinny teatox I looked up, has possible side effects of cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration. I’m sure this is healthy for you! Of course you loose weight when you cant stop going to the bathroom! Of course your appetite is suppressed because your putting your body through hell! Teas have become the new trend on Instagram and are maybe the most dangerous.

” In fact, the Australian Medical Association has expressed concern the company is advocating unhealthy and unrealistic weight loss, and says the tea could lead to electrolyte shortage and nutrient deficiencies. And last June, the brand’s Instagram page was shut down temporarily for promoting self-harm. One customer was even hospitalised after using the tea ” – From the Cosmopolitan “Spit out your skinny tea”

Waist training to achieve that hourglass shape has become another popular method. It’s advertised by thousands of fitness personalities with the same fake promises. There’s a big risk to waist training as well, they constrict your internal organs and your diaphragm which controls your breathing! They don’t help you loose weight its only an illusion.

As for 21 day fix and other programs like this one, they do produce results and are less risky. The part they forget to mention is you have to continue with the program for the rest of your life, its a life style change! You can’t just eat healthy and work out for 21 days and expect the results to last you for the entire year. Duh!

Don’t believe everything you read.

The worst part of it all is that well-known athletes and fitness personalities on Instagram promote these products as what they have used to achieve their look. In reality, they are complete liars! They achieved their look on their own, by hard work in the gym, and even more so in the kitchen. Then along comes a company who offers them free products or compensation, and they start advertising these products! I’ve seen it happen multiple times.

Steroids 

I have mixed emotions about them. I feel like they are an easy way to gain muscle and lose fat, a short cut, a way to cheat. To me fitness is about becoming the healthiest you, and steroids come with many risk and side effects. Some of them as horrible as liver disease, heart disease, gynecomastia and infertility. Now if your an professional bodybuilder who has already pushed their body and health to its maximum potential and use steroids to push it to the next level, then to me that’s not a short cut. These people are professionals, they are not your average joe who is too impatient to do the work.

If you want to be fit, healthy and reach your goals there is only one way to do it. Eat clean, lift weights, do cardio, and stay on track on the weekends. There is no short cuts to anything in life!

 

Mrs.Fitz

Resources:

http://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/2834-the-dangers-of-waist-training

http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/health-lifestyle/healthy-eating/2014/1/spit-out-your-skinny-tea/

http://www.drugs.com/article/anabolic-steroids.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kait-sawyer/why-the-21-day-fix-was-no_b_6209158.html

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