You want the secret to fat loss? Okay, but you’re not going to like it.

It has nothing to do with green tea, acai berry juice, or the Master Cleanse. Instead, the secret to fat loss is a state of mind. And once you’re in that state of mind, you can’t fail.

Here it is: “When you accept how HARD it is to lose fat, it becomes easy.”

It’s like saving money. When you accept how much discipline it requires to save money, it becomes second nature to put aside a few dollars each month. You understand the difficulty, but do it automatically.

It’s the same with fat loss. When you accept the fact that you must plan, shop, and prepare your meals in advance… do three high-intensity workouts per week… keep yourself active the other four days of the week and keep your butt off the couch… develop rituals that help you avoid nighttime eating… take the time to set goals and plan solutions for every obstacle that might get in your way… fat loss becomes second nature to you. So much so that you couldn’t get fat if you tried!

Adopt this secret mindset and you will succeed. You’ll lose as much body fat as you want. Heck, you can apply this to any aspect of your life and you’ll experience success beyond your wildest dreams.

[Ed. Note: Get a head start on your 2009 weight-loss goals with fitness expert Craig Ballantyne’s Turbulence Training program. Learn how you can get fit with three 45-minute workouts a week right here.]

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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