This is a great explanation of the visual representation of fat loss that I was recently reminded of by Dr Nadolsky (And attributed originally to a "Bob White")
You buy 2 rolls of paper towels, each with 112 paper towels on it. You put one aside and keep it for future reference (your “before” picture). The other represents you (I’ll call your paper towel “Ed”).
The core represents lean Ed. The towels represent the fat that's covering lean Ed
Now, let’s say that Ed wants to lose 28lbs of fat, so (112/28) each sheet represents a 1/4lb of far
And let's assume that Ed loses his fat equally each day of the program. Each day during the 1st week, you tear a sheet off Ed, representing the fat he's lost that day. Next, you put Ed next to the full roll (“Big Ed”) for comparison
No difference! Even after a week!
"This doesn't work for me! This program sucks! "
But you continue following your program.
At the end of weeks 2 and 3, you continue to compare Ed to Big Ed, and still notice very little difference. But Ed is determined! He continues working hard!
Months go by, the sheets peeling off every day, before Ed gets up the courage to stand next to Big Ed again
Now there’s a big difference! By the end of the 112 day program Ed is down to his goal, or somewhere near it. Big Ed is still - well, big
The lesson is that bodyfat, like paper towels, comes off in sheets. In the beginning that fat is spread over a MUCH larger area – just like that outside towel sheet.
The closer you get to the lean you, the more each lost pound of fat shows, because it is spread over a smaller area
While the outside sheet may only cover one layer of the roll, the inside sheet may go around 4 times. That last sheet looks like it gives you 4 times the results of the first sheet, but in reality, the results are the same – your perception is just different! And you’ll never see the inside, if you aren’t patient while the outside is coming off!
You don’t see the small changes. But they add up
Focus on the process and stay the course.