[Editor’s Note: I am a HUGE fan of using a transformation weight loss contest to dramatically improve your weight loss success! In fact, I personally entered two transformation weight loss contests in the past two years AND a muscle building transformation contest.
This is in addition to the 2009 Lucas County (Ohio) Million Pound Challenge weight-loss initiative (it wasn't really a contest) I not only helped sponsor and organize, but also was an active participant in.
So, why would I regularly enter a muscle building and weight loss contest?
Because they work!
I don't know why exactly, but entering a weight loss contest with a specific starting and ending date really helps focus my energy on getting good results.
It could be the prizes that are usually given away to the winners.
It might be that entering a weight loss contest gets the competitive juices flowing.
Or maybe it's the fact that you have to take pictures of yourself and they might be available for the general public to see. Nothing like a little peer pressure!
Whatever it is, it works for me and I'm sure it will work for you too.
If you are thinking about entering a transformation weight loss contest, check out the article below from Craig Ballantyne. It contains some great tips for doing well in these contests. Heck...maybe they will even help you win a great prize!]
Top 10 Transformation Weight Loss Contest Tips
By Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
If you want to lose fat and gain lean, sculpted muscle at the same time, there is nothing better to get you motivated and committed than a 12-week Transformation Weight Loss Contest.
Not only can you dramatically change your body, but you can also win $1000 just for losing belly fat. At least, you can when you join the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest.
And so here are the top 10 transformation weight loss contest tips to help you maximize your results:
10. Clean out your pantry.
Listen, one of the best fat loss tips is simply, “If you don’t have it in the house, you won’t eat it!”
So get rid of as much junk food as you can – and avoid bringing more into the house. Simply cutting back on junk can help you lose fat fast.
9. Get social support.
Scientific research proves that you will lose more fat if you have social support, both in “real life” and on the internet. So hook up with friends who are going to help you reach your goal.
Online, I recommend getting started with Turbulence Training and using the Turbulence Training forum to connect with people like you who want to lose fat.
8. Use a food journal.
Write down what you eat. This is another research proven tip to help you lose fat faster. Write down everything you eat. It will help you eat better.
7. Take before photos.
Yes, it’s not a lot of fun to look at your before photos now, but when you are done your transformation, you’ll be glad you have the photos to compare. Plus, you’ll need those to win the TT Contest.
6. Fix your mindset.
No matter what you struggle with, you must switch your mindset to be a successful transformation. You must go from a person who “can’t resist cookies” to the type of person that “doesn’t eat cookies unless they are part of a planned reward meal.” That is how you win transformation contests!
5. You must be in the correct state of change.
The truth is that even the best transformation contest winners don’t lose 30 pounds of fat on their first try. They start, they stop. They begin, they give up.
It happens. And it’s okay.
But when they get in the right state of change, that is when they finally breakthrough and transform! And that’s where you have to be.
4. Use a PROVEN, structured, short burst workout program.
Research shows that resistance training and interval training can help you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. Plus, you can burn belly fat AND boost your post-exercise metabolism. You MUST use this type of workout for guaranteed results.
3. Stop doing slow boring cardio and switch to interval training.
Research shows that it takes up to 50 hours of cardio just to lose one pound of bodyweight.
Who has that kind of time? No one!
But other research studies show that interval training burns belly fat while slow cardio doesn’t. So skip the insanely boring cardio and start getting results with interval training (as you’ll find in the Turbulence Training workouts).
2. Plan, shop, and prepare your food.
Take an hour or two on the weekend to go to the grocery store and buy all the whole, natural foods you need for the week ahead. Go home and prepare as many lunches and snacks as possible so you have the right food to eat while at work. This is a proven strategy to help you lose fat and avoid temptation!
I’m looking forward to your success story!
About the Author: Learn about the “Dark Side of Cardio” in the free report from Craig Ballantyne at www.TurbulenceTraining.com. Craig is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and his trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week.
Required Legal Disclaimer: Some of the links mentioned within this post or posts they lead to are my affiliate links and I get compensated for recommending those products. However, I NEVER recommend something I don’t believe in and welcome your questions and feedback. So don’t hesitate to check out Craig’s website and join the Turbulence Training Transformation Weight Loss Contest!