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The Ugly Truth About Discipline

By: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project,

Message From: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, founder of The Fit Father Project
I hear this complaint from men all the time…

“Dr. A… I’m just not disciplined. I can’t get motivated to lose weight. I know it’s my fault that I’m eating junk and not exercising. I just can’t stay consistent.”

If you have had a similar thought to the one above, here's the truth:

tools-1vs2It is your fault.

But it’s not your fault in the way you probably “think.” Allow me to explain…

When it comes to losing weight and getting healthier, you have TWO (2) Primary Tools that you can rely on.

  • Tool #1: Raw Discipline
  • Tool #2: Strategic Planning

You can choose to rely on discipline… and “bet” on the fact that you’ll buy the salad for lunch instead of the burger.

OR… you can choose strategic planning and prepare healthy food ahead of time.

You can choose discipline and bet on the fact that you’ll “feel motivated” to exercise after work.

OR… you can choose strategic planning, pre-pack your gym clothes, and tell your friend you'll text him an accountability picture after your workout.

fathers-sidebarLook, I’ve coached over 10,000 men through successful weight loss transformations. And I've seen guys take the “brute force approach” and try to rely on discipline to carry them to success.

Relying on discipline is a short-term strategy. Strategic planning always wins in the long run.

On that note, I have two questions for you…

  • Are you playing the short game or the long game?
  • Are you betting on strategy… or the illusion of perfect discipline?

Here's the lesson I want to leave you with today…

If you’re feeling undisciplined… discipline is not your issue.

strategy-vs-discipline-quoteYour issue is probably a lack of strategy and planning.

Please know that I don't mean this in an accusatory way. Lack of strategy and planning is a huge issue that affects almost everybody who is struggling with their health and weight.

I am intentionally blunt in this article because this key distinction is powerful enough to change your life forever – so I want to communicate as clearly as possible.

Please stop focusing on discipline (or your supposed “lack thereof”).

You do not need to find discipline.

Start taking action on strategy. Discipline will find you.

Now, if you want the bulletproof strategy that me and my team have used to help over 35,000 fathers lose fat… then you’ll want to read the Fit Father 30X Program overview letter.

Also, if this is your first time to the Fit Father Project website, I highly recommend you grab your free copy of our 1-Day Weight Loss Meal Plan For Men 40+.

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In that free meal plan, I show you the best eating strategies to ensure you stay consistent.

And here's one final “surprising gift” of prioritizing strategy…

Strategy ultimately makes you more consistent.

DISCIPLINE is a muscle that only grows with consistency.

You will never become more disciplined by failing at another crash diet or “workout kick.” You will become more disciplined by prioritizing strategic planning.

Make this a great week. Let's get you strategic about this health stuff.

Your new friend & health coach,

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Dr. Anthony holds dual degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a national champion bodybuilder.

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Anthony founded The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project to help busy Moms and Dads get and stay permanently healthy for their families.

Brotherhood Nickname: Mr. Results
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 10,000 families lose over 100,000 lbs of fat and rebuild lean muscle
P.S. If you haven't seen my FREE 1-Day Meal Plan for Men over 40, I highly recommend you click here to get a free copy sent directly to your email. Remember: nutrition is a core foundation of a healthy life.

P.P.S. There are a few foundation “Monday Habits” that we teach you inside our Fit Father 30-Day Program.

Habit #1: Goal review – what is your target weight + WHY do you want to make the change.

Habit #2: 60 minutes meal prep ritual for the week.

Habit #3: Workout Scheduling – you need these 3 types of workouts (dumbbell circuits, HIIT, and strength training).

Habit #4: Daily accountability emails.

Is our Fit Father 30X Program simple? YES.

Is the program easy…?

Ask the thousands of guys using the program right now. With the proper strategic plan in place, losing weight and getting healthy will become easy for you.

If you're ready to get the proper eating, exercise, and accountability strategy in place… I want to invite you to learn about FF30X.

Here’s How Busy Fathers Over 40 Are Finally Burning Stubborn Belly Fat & Getting Healthy Without Restrictive Diets or Time-Consuming Workouts

This proven "Fit Father Program" has helped 25,000 busy men 40+ lose weight, rebuild muscle, and finally keep the weight off.

If you're frustrated with stubborn belly fat, failed diets, and time-consuming workouts, this is the answer you’ve been looking for…

Join 22,000 guys in over 98 countries are using FF30X to lose weight. You get everything you need to succeed – including:
  • The Fit Father Meal Plan – with simple & delicious recipes
  • Safe & Effective Workouts Program – only 90 min/week
  • VIP Accountability Coaching – our Fit Father Team will personally walk you to success, step-by-step.
LEARN MORE ABOUT FF30X >> See the FF30X Program overview here. You’ll discover how this proven Fit Father Program can help you lose weight and actually keep it off – without the complication and restriction of normal diets. »
Small note about research cited in this article:

*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results/outcomes. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply well-researched information. Thanks for reading!


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