Too many weight-loss experts make body transformation and weight-loss sound complicated. Some will even tell you to take fat-loss pills or try the latest meal replacement fad and all will be fine – your fat will melt off.

Rubbish. Transforming your body into better shape takes hard work. Of course, losing body fat, getting lean and fit takes sacrifice. FACT: A key sign of body transformation is the ability to go to bed knowing that you ate right and waking up feeling a tad bit leaner. And true, the right thing to do is generally the hardest thing to do – like preparing all your clean meals for the day. But here is the good news: With daily, consistent determination in the direction of your planned 6 Week Goal and by applying the few fundamentals of weight-loss success, you really can get to the body shape you’ve always dreamed of.

Transformation isn’t complicated. It’s really all about working the basics of organised eating with “passionate consistency”, as my mentor Robin Sharma likes to say. Consistency truly is a basic of fitness and weight loss success. Without consistency you will never reach your desired weight or fitness. It’s amazing how far you will get by just brushing your teeth after your last meal (helps prevent snacking) and going to bed knowing that you ate consistently well.

Most people give up too early. As soon as the struggles of life happen, they give in to the temptations of bad snacks.

Stick to the fundamentals of body transformation and you’ll be perfectly fine with your weight-loss goal. What are those fundamentals? Setting a weight-loss goal, keeping a food journal, waking up early at least 3 days per week for exercise, taking responsibility for packing your meals, treating your health well, working hard, drinking more water, staying away from sugar, adding another day of exercise when you can, caring about the way your weight makes you feel, being self-disciplined and getting the help from a professional. You already know this stuff. Roger King is a member of ours, and he got it right when he spoke about loving consistency and practicing discipline in order to go from being heavily overweight to being in shape in just 6 months.

Don’t complicate things. Getting into shape is simple. Not easy but simple. All it takes is lazer-like focus and consistent effort. The Mandela philosophy of The Long Walk to Freedom but beginning with a single step is true. Do a little each day to get to your personal weight-loss goal, then look back over your shoulder and feel amazed by how far you have come each and every day. Over time you will get there.

It’s the small breakthroughs each day that will ultimately get you to your body transformation and weight-loss goal.