We want weight loss to be effortless, exciting, and entertaining:
“One simple trick to lose 50 pounds!”
“The superfood that burns fat!”
“How Hugh Jackman got in shape to play Wolverine in just 12 weeks!”
We want that one workout that scientists hate that finally melts the fat off our midsections and tones our arms and makes us look like Wonder Woman. We gorge on acai bowls and omega-3s and get excited about the latest article that says red wine is a health food as we polish off another bottle.
Like Monty Python searching for the Holy Grail, we go through a series of follies in search of a nice idea that never actually comes to fruition.
Reality paints a much different picture:
Weight loss comes from habits that don’t grab headlines.
Boring, dull, and oh-so-incredibly effective.
I have seen tens of thousands of people lose millions of pounds collectively and get healthy permanently since I started Nerd Fitness almost a decade ago.
At the same time, I have also seen hundreds of thousands of people make dramatic grand declarations about the latest trend or fad, lose a few pounds, and end up right back where they started. If that sounds like you, you’re in good company.
No wonder a 2016 British study declared “we’re doomed to stay fat.”
So what gives?
What’s the difference between the Try-Try-Agains and Perpetually Healthy Nerds (PHNs, for short)?
With over 40,000 students now in our flagship online course, the Nerd Fitness Academy, and 10 years with thousands of emails and success stories, I created this monster resource that dives deep into the 10 most crucial habits of Perpetually Healthy Nerds.
How many of these 10 can you check off? Be honest! Santa is watching.