Many of you have given up on weight loss. I’ve been there and it feels like you are left with no option. You don’t know what to do. You’ve tried it all. Now you believe it’s impossible for you to lose weight.
After decades of struggle, I have kept off 30 pounds weight loss. More importantly, my weight is stable, health superb, and physical shape great.
I tell you this solely to illustrate the fact that you don’t have to give up on weight loss. YOU can lose weight with a little guidance and faith in yourself.
First of all, slow down. There is no fast, quick way to weight loss. Realizing this means any small change will take effect over time. Time is on your side. It took time for you to gain weight it will take time for you to lose it.
If we look at people who have been successful at weight loss and maintaining that loss emphasis on maintaining, a couple of things are very apparent. These two factors are present in the lives of most of them:
If we look at people who have been successful and maintaining that loss emphasis on maintaining, a couple of things are very apparent. These two factors are present in the lives of most of them:
1. They do some form of aerobic exercise 5 to 7 days per week or have an active job where they take a lot of steps throughout the day. It’s as simple as taking a walk each evening. Do it minimally 5 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes at a time.
2. They have developed more healthy eating habits. Healthy eating habits are also very important. More fruit or vegetables instead of candy, cake, and pie. Of course, everything in moderation you want to follow the 80/20 rule, 80% clean 20% of foods you enjoy.
I’ve had many clients tell me that their daily exercise puts them in a “healthy” frame of mind and helps them to make better food choices. The bottom line, when you are exercising consistently, your eating habits are better usually go hand and hand.
I strongly believe that a major factor in most people’s frustration with weight loss is that they haven’t been told the truth about exercise and nutrition. You see, twenty minutes, three days per week isn’t going to cut it for weight loss. If you’re serious about weight loss, then you have to get serious about exercise and nutrition.
Try implementing some of these steps! I’ve seen this work for many people who had given up on weight loss. It worked for me. It can work for you.