The Fastest Way to Lose Fat and Keep it Off

September 12, 2018 by VAHVA Fitness

You will find ZERO magic pills, shortcuts and gimmicks here. Only the absolute truth you need to do if you want to lose fat and keep it off permanently. 

The real secret to losing fat and keeping it off is not paleo, vegan diet, intermittent fasting, keto, IIFYM or anything else with a fancy name. The enemy is not the gluten either!

Although ALL of these work and can be helpful (especially in the short term), they are not the secret to getting fit and staying that way for the rest of your life.

This video and article may be the most important pieces regarding nutrition you have ever read because it eliminates all the nonsense and allows you to focus on what actually matters.

As you may already know, we strongly speak against shortcuts and gimmicks in all aspects of life because in the long run these never work. 

You are mostly just wasting your time jumping from one diet to another or following the latest trend. The same rules apply as they did 10 000 years ago.

The information that is presented below is really the only way to lose fat AND keep it off.

Everything is About Your Identity and Lifestyle

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How you see yourself will largely determine how you will look.

I don't know about you but we would rather not count calories for the rest of our lives. Moreover, we don't want to be obsessing over food every single day. We got lives to live and food should be a positive part of it.

The big getaway of this article should be that any specific thing such as sugar or gluten is rarely the root problem. It's only one piece of the bigger puzzle.

What is actually the problem when it comes to being fit and healthy, is your entire lifestyle, your habits and the way you live your life. 

Artificial sugar is bad and you should avoid it like you should avoid highly processed foods. But fixing these two alone won't solve the entire problem.

You see, everything is connected. Giving up sugar is a good thing to do but it doesn't help much if you still spend every day playing video games, watching Netflix and overeating on steaks and eggs.

To truly become a fit person and stay that way effortlessly for the rest of your life, you need to start living your life as a fit person. 

It probably means a more active lifestyle where you stop playing video games for 10 hours a day or binging on Netflix. 

It really means very tiny decisions you make every day of your life. These tiny decisions stack up and ultimately create your lifestyle.

It means taking a walk to the store to buy something instead of driving there if it's within the walking distance. It means taking the stairs instead of using the elevator. 

It means following a good exercise routine and having hobbies where you are moving the body. 

Increasing your activity level where you just move the body will already be massively helpful but it goes past the activity part. 

You also need to get enough sleep because your sleep is the single most important determining factor when it comes to your mood and well-being. It's easy to eat healthy when you are happy but try doing that when you are depressed!

Getting enough vitamin D from Sun and taking good care of your personal hygiene (reducing inflammation) also play a part in this. 

When you feel good, you will do good. Everything is connected and the healthier you live your life, the easier it will be to eat healthily. 

Only now we are starting to think about the diet but before you do that, maybe you need to reconsider your alcohol or energy drink consumption. 

Any Diet Works, Just Don't Overeat and Avoid Processed Foods

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One of the tasty recipes of Abs 20XX.

Like said before, getting rid of the gluten won't solve the problem. Any diet that focuses on whole foods and healthy eating will work. 

The main thing with any diet is to eat less. But this is easier said than done! 

Counting calories can help in the beginning but you should try to naturally reduce your meal portions. 

The secret to the long-lived Okinawan people in Japan is that they stop eating before they are full. And they are right - that is the single most important thing. 

Everything has a limit. Even the superfoods and "healthy foods". If you eat anything too much - it becomes negative and starts putting stress on the body. 

We used to stuff ourselves with healthy foods and supplements and it's not really a good strategy. It's only a better choice if your entire lifestyle and diet are in a horrible shape. Then they will help a bit. 

Moderation is the solution. What we do is that we intuitively try to gauge the food that we need. We just stop eating when we are full. This can be practiced but it's the secret we share in Abs 20XX (nowadays part of Athlete 20XX).

Food quality also matters. Freshness is incredibly important. You should focus on fresh whole foods and avoid processed chemically enhanced foods. 

By focusing on the whole foods you will realize that your appetite slowly returns to normal. It's very hard to overeat with nuts and a salad.

YOU Are the Solution

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Little habits create your life.

The reason why people gravitate towards shortcuts and quick fixes is that they don't really want to transform their lives.

They want the good thing but without sacrificing any of the old bad habits they may have.

They want a separate external solution when the solution lies internally in themselves.

In order to get something better, you have to give up something. It can be your current lifestyle habits like smoking cigarettes or some of the time you watch Netflix. 

The big picture is the solution and the problem. It's easy to blame an individual thing such as sugar because it's indeed part of the problem but just understand that it's only one small part of the problem. 

Everything has to be improved - every area of your life. In other words, you have to become a new person with a new identity. You will still be the same person deep down but just with new healthier habits and a new mindset.

When you do that, it will be as effortless as your current lifestyle. You don't have to think about it and you will be "naturally" fit for life.

For fit people their lifestyle is really as effortless as the lifestyle of someone who is not. It's really about the habits, standards and education. 

Both persons go shopping groceries. The fit person just picks healthier items. When it's time to have fun the fit person has more active hobbies. 

But this is easier said than done?

The first step is to realize that it's possible. There is zero reason why it's not possible for you. Absolutely zero. See these two amazing transformations:

You will face resistance at first and it can be hard at first. Change and transformation are always challenges but once you pass the threshold, you will be happy you did it.

"Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery." - Gandhi.

Just don't give up. Stay persistent and push forward. If you need help, a good teacher will teach you the best habits, keep you accountable and help you focus on the right things.

Stay strong.


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About the author 

Samuli Jyrkinen

Samuli is the ninja behind the scenes (photography, videography, websites, program platforms and more). He has been training religiously for over a decade and has a firm grasp of physical and mental fitness. You will find our story here.

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