Jeff and I continue to coach people one-on-one and in small groups at our weight loss clinic in Mesa, AZ. It’s something we enjoy very much and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to affect people’s lives so greatly.
It’s through this experience that we see our research proven correct time and time again. When we wrote S.P.E.E.D., we found that nutrition is more important than any other variable, including genetics, when it comes to getting weight loss results. We found that exercise, while important, had its importance greatly inflated. We also found other variables that are not often addressed which are very important, hence our Psychology, Sleep and Environment chapters.
If you have our book, you know how this all fits together. If you don’t, you might not be aware of our approach or what it is that our book can help you with. Here’s the basic idea.
Your diet will determine about 80% of your results. Without meticulous attention to what is going in your mouth (both solid and liquid), you’re spinning your wheels. In fact, if you had to choose one thing to focus on, we would advise you choose nutrition before exercise. Our diet chapter, although the last in the S.P.E.E.D. acronym, is the most important part of the book and the chapter we spent the most time detailing.
Everything else, Psychology, Environment, Exercise and Sleep all help you stick to the Diet. You see, you can’t just will yourself to stick to a diet. It just doesn’t work for 99.95% of the population. (that’s not from research, I made that figure up) But setting up your environment, getting proper sleep and having a proper mindset increases your ability to stick to an eating plan dramatically!
This is what we see come true in our work with clients at LEAN. We see people come in and work their butts off during our workouts and lose no weight after a few weeks. Why? Because they haven’t properly addressed the other variables and are not sticking to an eating plan. Once they start focusing on their eating, it all falls into place. Then, they start realizing that it takes a lot less will power to stick to that eating plan if they get some sleep, modify their environment, and start programming their mind for success.
Jeff and I know the hours we spent researching and writing S.P.E.E.D. were spent with one goal in mind; make the most comprehensive, easy-to-read, science-backed weight loss book on the market. We accomplished that. When we see people put it to use, it works. Every time.