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The Real Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight

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Your Lack Of Patience Is Ruining Your Weight Loss Progress

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m giving you the real reason why you can’t lose weight.

But first, ask yourself this.

How many times have you failed following a “diet” or staying committed to an actual workout program?

I bet you said multiple times, right?

Now think about why you’re failing at permanently sticking to a healthy lifestyle?

In other words, why are you not Living Lean?

Before you give me the simple and generic answer that so many people give, I want you to be better than that.

Look at yourself in the mirror, and own the answer.

I Did This Same Self-reflection Back When I Was 23

Brad Gouthro Before After

Even though I’m not sugarcoating anything, I do have empathy for you, because I get it.

I was once in your shoes too.

Even though I was working hard on transforming my body, I felt like I was failing.

I also did this when I was 32 years old, when I was busting my ass building my fitness media company, yet once again, I felt like I was failing.

So let me ask you again.

What is the REAL problem why you can’t:

Here’s The REAL Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Are you ready for the insight, that I personally realized was the cause of all the things I couldn’t yet do, even though I was working hard.

I want you to write this one word down.


Your lack of patience is ruining your weight loss progress.

You may think it’s this, you may think it’s that, however, be truthful with yourself.

Are you consistently working hard and executing on the simple Live Lean fundamentals of:

If you are, all that’s left is to reach your goal is patience.

That right there is the punchline.

Patience Is The Missing Key

The importance of patience is so underestimated.

I get hundreds and thousands of messages from people saying that their diet is perfect, their workouts are on point, but they aren’t seeing results and are just ready to give up.

Then I ask them the following question.

How long have you actually been doing it?

Here is a typical response: 2 weeks.

2 weeks?

Come on!

You Didn’t Get Fat In 2 Weeks

Do you really think it only took you 2 weeks to add all that body fat?

So why do you think it should only take you 2 weeks to lose it?

Think about it.

If it only took 2 weeks or 2 months, or whatever quick time frame to get an amazing physique, don’t you think every single person would be doing it?

Fortunately, I also get hundreds and thousands of messages from people who have broken through and discovered that these daily positive behaviors do eventually turn into lifelong healthy habits.

These healthy habits have not only transformed their bodies, but it has also transformed their outlook and mindset on all things in life.

Inspiring Before And After Body Transformations

Commit to consistently putting in the work and be patient.

Stop Asking This Question

Stop asking how fast you can do it or how long will it take you.

The marketplace may be telling you that weight loss and muscle building is a fast and easy game.

Trust me, transforming your body is not about a magical pill or a quick fix.

That is all a lie.

Those marketers are in it for the short term bucks, so stop thinking about the short game.

Your Health And Living Lean Is About The Long Game

Living Lean is about daily progress and turning positive behaviors, into daily habits, that are sustainable for life.

This is what makes the Live Lean approach to health and fitness different.

The only reason I’m still doing what I love is because I stayed the course, I continued to put in the work, and I had the belief and the patience that it will work.

Bottom Line: Have Patience, It’ll Be Worth It

Guys, I want this so badly for you.

If you’re not seeing fat loss or muscle gain results yet, stop making this critical mistake.

The thing with your health, your weight loss, or your muscle building goals is this.

You have multiple attempts at reaching your health, weight loss, or muscle building goals.

Embrace the struggle, enjoy the journey, and bottom line, put in the work and have patience.

It’ll be worth it.

Next time you’re ready to give up, re-read this post, and re-focus on the long game of Living Lean.

I love you guys and keep Living Lean.


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  • Why do think you fail at permanently sticking to a healthy lifestyle?

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