At this time of year, millions of people around the world have resolved to lose weight. Sadly, most of them will fail.
One of the main reasons why so many of us are unable to lose excess bodyfat is night-time snacking.
During the day, we are able to eat healthy, control our portion size, choose vegetables over starchy carbs and stay away from junk food.
But at night, most of us relax, drop onto the couch, turn on the tv…and say goodbye to our weight-loss willpower.
And nothing wrecks a diet faster than night time snacking while watching tv
A few years ago, I had a client who was having problems with night time snacking. He did everything “right” during the day, but when he finally relaxed at the end of the day, he found himself dealing with major cravings while watching the nightly news.
Most of the time, he drowned his cravings with mugs of steaming hot tea. But as the cravings didn’t lessen over time, we felt that we needed to do something to resist their temptation.
Here’s what we did.
Right before he sat down in front of the tv, I had him perform a single 4-minute Tabata set of Step-Ups using one of the staircases in his home.
And it worked.
We have no idea why it worked – hormones, brain chemicals, recharged willpower – and we didn’t care. All that mattered was that his cravings went away, making it easier for him to achieve his fitness goals.
Give it a try and let me know how it works for you
How to do Tabata Step-Ups
What is Tabata?
Tabata is an exercise protocol in which you exercise as hard as possible for 20 seconds…then rest for 10 seconds…repeating this 7 more times…for a total of 8 x 20 second work sets + 8 x 10 second rest sets = 4 minutes of high intensity exercise.
How do I do Tabata Step-Ups in my home?
You couldn’t find a simpler exercise.
- Step 1 : Walk over to a staircase
- Step 2: Step Up
- Step 3: Step Down
- Step 4: Do this as fast as you can for 20 seconds
- Step 5: Rest for 10 seconds
- Step 6: Repeat Steps 4 & 5 seven more times
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