I was a classic example of a Skinny Fat person.
In my before picture, I was somewhere close to 26% body fat with a decent amount of lean muscle.
Here are some of the Exact mistakes I made that resulted me being Skinny Fat:
Note: Do you relate to any of these mistakes?
Mistake No #1: I decided to Gain Muscle even though my body fat was somewhere around 20%
When a guy who has a body fat percentage around that mark, he is more predisposed to gaining even more fat when trying to gain lean muscle.
Let me explain.
You see if you have a higher body fat percentage you’ll have a higher insulin resistance. What this does is you gain more fat than muscle when trying to bulk up. Ultimately my body fat increased from 20% to 26% with very little gain in muscle mass:(
Mistake No #2: I ate close to 4,000 calories everyday.
I had only one desire and that was to gain lot of muscle. It was clear to me at that time that if you need to get Big you need to eat big, Period! I convinced myself that I can cut down all the body fat down once I gain enough muscle (the typical bodybuilding way)
So I did. I didn't counted my calories (although I had a rough idea and it was close to 4,000). You’ll be even more surprised to know that I ate pretty clean. I did had my cheat meals and use to drink socially at the time.
But you see your body doesn't need so many calories to build lean muscle, it only requires marginally more than your maintenance! The extra 1000-1200 calories thats I ate accumulated as body fat. Yes, even eating extra healthy food can get deposited as Belly Fat, like it or not!
Mistake No #3: I was in the Gym almost everyday busting my ass.
When it came to my workouts, I was in the gym almost everyday. This instead, resulted me in losing lean muscle instead of gaining them. Muscles are build when you rest and recover. The simple fact was that I was overtraining.
Besides these mistakes there are also some ‘Common Mistakes’ that people make that causes them to become Skinny-Fat:
-Do chronic cardio everyday & Eat way less than your Maintenance calories. This strips away all your lean muscle. And when you get off your starvation diet, you gain all the weight back mainly around the belly area. In 99% cases more weight (fat not muscle) than what you have lost.
-Little or no weight training. This one is pretty obvious. No weight training = No Lean Muscle.
I created ‘LEAN’ because I don’t want you to repeat the same mistakes I did and waste your Precious Years!
The FOCUS of this Course is : BODY-RECOMPOSITION i.e. Target Belly Fat & Build Lean Muscle at the same time.
But do so, in a very intelligent manner i.e. cycling through Three Different Phases over the course of 18 weeks.
Here’s what you’ll get with LEAN-The Ultimate Skinny-Fat Solution Course:
3-Phase LEAN Workout Plans
Each Phase aka The Destroyer, The Preserver & The Booster are 6 weeks long! They all serve a unique purpose and are specifically designed to do just that.
You’ll be only working out with weights 3 times a week! No more!
Total time commitment with LEAN fitness routine is no more than 6 hours a week! That’t not even 5% of your entire week.
3-Phase LEAN Calorie-Counted Weekly Nutrition & Diet Plans
Every meal, every calorie, counted for you! No Guesswork.
High Protein Meals, Low Carb Meals, Indian Meals, Mediterranean or Continental menu are all provided.
Are you a Non-Vegetarian and still prefer protein supplements? You are covered. [Or]
Are you a Vegetarian who prefer to workout without using protein supplements? Don't worry you are covered too!
Bonus-1: LEAN-The Nutrition Guide
This nutrition guide contains more than 40 mouth watering recipes—both main meals & snacks, most of which I personally cook and consume! Further, exact steps on how to calculate your TDEE, nutritional tips, supplementation guidelines, and a shopping list are all included in this guide.
Bonus 2: LEAN-Tracker Sheets
Daily Meal Tracker, Weekly Goals Tracker and Goal Analysis Sheets etc are given to keep you accountable and motivated throughout the program.
Bonus 3: Weekly Motivational & Educational Emails
Emails straight to your inbox packed with information that will keep you inspired and on track throughout the program.
Bonus 4: Unlimited Access to Premium Content At No Extra Cost To You for Next 12 Months
I am obsessed about progression. Be it my physique, my mind or my programs/courses. As I create more content for LEAN it will be automatically added to your account completely at NO cost to you.
Think about this…..
Just ONE session with a personal trainer will set your wallet aback by ($25-$75) depending upon where in the world you reside!
Train with him/her for just 3 months (3 times a week) and you are looking at a bill of $1000 or more.
LEAN will only cost you $37 for Lifetime Access! That’s just $2/week. [ LEAN is a 18 week program]
Yes, just $2 a week!
For a program that is a result of my ‘over a decade of research’ through trails and errors and by spending thousands of thousands of dollars on the best certifications, scientific books, journals, and then relentlessly applying the strategies, tools and philosophies on myself and hundreds of the clients I trained both at my health club and otherwise ……
Why Am I literally giving it away for so cheap? My Answer is real simple….
My Mission is to reach out to millions of people and help them save time, effort & their hard-earned money from the mis-information. I just don't want them to make the same mistakes I made.
I want everyone reading this to be able to afford it comfortably.
Building your ‘Fabulous’ LEAN Physique doesn’t have to be expensive.
Give LEAN a try for 30 Days and see if it works for you or not.
Your Friend & Coach,
Akash is Founder & Creator at Fabulousbody.com which has been featured in The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen. He also writes on Quora and his answered has garnered more than 5.5 million views in less than a year!
Akash is a Holistic Health Practitioner and board certified from American Alternative Medical Association. He also has two certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)—Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist.
He has more than a decade of experience in the fitness industry in various positions— personal trainer, yoga and nutritional expert. In 2010, he got an opportunity to open his own health club under the name of Jovenus Fitness which he helped thousands of people to get Lean, Fit & Healthy.
Akash is also an author of two books which can be found on Amazon.