Want to know the secret of how most of my clients achieve long term results? Its all about consistency. If you consistently train and consistently eat well 80% of the time your body has no choice but to take notice and start to make changes. Slow and steady ALWAYS wins the race.
This is why I don't believe in fad dieting or extreme amounts of endless exercise. Workouts should be no more than an hour in duration. Any longer than that your body starts producing cortisol which is bad if you want to lose weight and build lean muscle mass.
I cater my plans and training programs around my client's capabilities and time available. There is no use training hard 6 days per week one week and then nothing for three weeks or eating clean for one week and eating crap for the next month. It doesn't work like that. If you want a quick fix and to lose weight quickly sure go right ahead with the crash dieting, starving yourself and overtraining but just remember when you go back to eating normally and you will because you just can't maintain that type of intensity, you will end up putting weight back on and then some. Yo-yo dieting will always cause some form of metabolic damage. I should know I've done it to myself. My technique and attitude towards weight loss comes only from my own personal experiences, mistakes and experiences with clients over the years so my method is tried and tested.
As some of my clients experience once you make healthy eating and exercising a part of your lifestyle rather than a chore this is when you will get the results you want. You will actually begin to enjoy the process. You will start to enjoy exercising and the way it makes you feel and dislike the way your body feels when you eat crappy food or become lazy. This is where you want to get too. This is how you maintain a healthy body and this is how you achieve health and wellbeing all year round, not just before stereosonic. This should be the number one goal always. The body you want will always come after once you achieve this way of living. The way I look at it is this. If the way you are eating/dieting and exercising right now is something you can not maintain for the rest of your life then you need to scrap it unless you want short lived results.
Do types of exercise you enjoy. It doesn't have to be all serious. Grab a few friends and do it together. The sooner you make it not a chore the better your attitude will be towards it all and the sooner you will achieve the results you want. Health is one of our greatest forms of wealth we often take for granted. It's never to late.