The THREE Things you MUST Conquer to Transform your Body - A Personal Weight Loss Story

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Shah Training is all about simplicity. Simplicity in health. Simplicity in fitness. Simplicity in life.

From the busy professional to the overwhelmed stay-at-home mom to the stressed college student, we all wish that there was some way that we could improve our energy levels, reduce stress, and live a life that is both healthy and satisfying.

My name is Parth Shah, and I started ShahTraining.com in February of 2007 as a place to share my thoughts on fitness and healthy living. However, there was a problem with doing this. I myself was not very healthy. At a bodyfat level of over 25%, I ate fast food on a regular basis, drank soda excessively, and drew most of my energy from Starbucks coffee and energy drinks. I am now close 10% bodyfat, and have sworn off of fast food, sugary beverages, and junk food.

Lifestyle change is difficult, but it is possible. I have learned a variety of techniques and training methods that have helped me transform my lifestyle. My goal is to share my fitness experiences with all that read this website, so that you may be able to make the lifestyle changes you need to make for a better, healthier life.

Disclaimer:

This fat loss report was written to share with you guys the lessons I've learned through my own fat loss journey. I’m not a fitness expert, although some people have given that title in the past. See a doctor before starting a diet or training program. Be careful.

Three Important Lessons I've Learned In My Fat Loss Journey

The health industry is like a two-headed snake. You have one side that promises magic pills, potions, and gadgets. This is the same side that sells the public crash diets and unsafe programs. Then you have the complete opposite end of the spectrum - the people telling the truth.

The simple truth is this: that fat loss or building muscle isn't difficult. It's about following a set of simple actions, and repeating them over and over again. It's just like anything else in life. If you want a job, you have to put in the time to learn a skill, apply to companies and show off your skill, and get hired. Learning to exercise and eat right is a skill that you must learn and follow for the rest of your life. This isn't something you do for 12 weeks out of the year and hope for the best. We're talking about permanent lifestyle change.

Before we get into these 5 lessons, I need to tell you a quick story. This story is about me, and my personal struggle with fat. Let me first start with my childhood. I wasn't really a fat kid when I was 4-5 years old. According to my parents, I was really active, always running around and getting into trouble. And I was a kid who was of normal weight:

But then, something happened. I began to eat, or at least my mom started feeding me a lot of food. According to my mom, here is what I used to eat as a kid:

  • Breakfast: 3-4 slices of white bread with butter and tea
  • Lunch: 1/2 Pie of Famous Pizza (an entire pie is smaller than the average pie, but it's still a lot for a kid) Snack: Ice Cream at the playground
  • Snack: Something Fried or Pound Cake. I loved bananas too, which is the only fruit I ate.
  • Dinner: Indian food - my mom used to sit me in front of the TV and feed me while I watched wheel of fortune

I also drank three tall glasses of milk through out the day and probably had a few moresugary snacks at school my mom doesn't know about. Approximate caloric intake was 2,000 - 2,500, with sugar intake between 75-100 grams. Oh, did I mention I loved soda?

<== me at 10

So my food addiction started when I was a kid and helped me gain weight steadily up to a point where when I was 12 years old, I started shopping for 34-36 inch waist shorts from the men's section.

Things started to turn around slightly when I was 13 years old. In fact, this is really when my fat loss journey started. I noticed a little weight loss and was extremely excited. Over the years, I convinced my father to purchase a Total Gym 1000 and a free standing Punching Bag. I still struggled with my weight because of horrible eating habits

Enough was enough!

During high school, I decided enough was enough and began an extreme fat loss plan. The plan lasted around 6-8 months and consisted of me getting up in the morning for a 2-3 mile run, following by an after-school weight room session, and ending the day with an hour of Karate class.

My lowest weight ever was at 143lbs. I was light, but I wasn't muscular, strong, or powerful. I was skinny fat, and what I wanted to be was athletic.

My diet and training were both horrible and pointless. I did count calories and was eating something like this:

  • Breakfast: Bowl of Kashi Cereal
  • Lunch at School: Protein Shake
  • Lunch after School: Homemade Sub
  • Dinner: Indian food

Caloric content was around 1200 - 1500 with around 50 grams of protein per day. That was not enough food to support my level of activity. It resulted in a slow metabolism, poor physique, and bad health. Within the next year, I had gained most of the weight back and then some. I weighed around 157 by the time I graduated high school.

In college, I was introduced to two things: Starbucks and Taco Bell. Starbucks was on Campus, and Taco Bell was around the corner. They were my two best friends and boy was i addicted. I drank at least two of those sugar-laden lattes per day, and visited Taco Bell twice a week, right after hitting the gym. By my Junior year, I was 170lbs, at a height of 5'5". If that 170 lbs was mostly muscle, than I'd be competing in some shows right now, but no, most of it was just the fat left over from the lattes and fast food.

Me during college ==>

So I wasn't extraordinary obese. But I was overweight and it sucked. I struggled with theseman boobs staring back at me each morning. I avoided going to the beach, to the pool, pretty much anywhere where I would have to take my shirt off. I know we've all been there, and I'm thankful everyday that I did not let myself get to a point of extreme obesity. I had begun to reverse the trend I had begun in childhood, but wasn't there yet.

Long story short, I finally did learn how to lose fat and keep it off. In my journey I've learned three key lessons that I wish to share with you today: 1) pursue building muscle, 2) develop a habit of eating clean, and 3) reduce the amount of cardio you perform.

Before we go further, I want to show you quick before and after picture so you understand that mastering these three steps will lead on the road to a healthier lifestyle without killing yourself impractical diets and dangerous exercise programs.

There's really only ONE training program that effectively helps you master all three key lessons. It's known as the Curve-Ball Effect, a Total Body Plan developed by Dr. Katie and Bryan Harney. This is the plan you need, regardless of where you are on your weight lossjourney. Learn more on the next page: