Friday, May 13, 2011
DO YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
DO YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THAT WEIGHT LOSS?
You wanted it, so here it is!! The weight loss breakthrough we've all been waiting for! You can't find this information anywhere but right here, right now!! I'm about to reveal TWO very important secrets that will not only help you LOSE weight... but KEEP it OFF!!
And the secrets are....
DIET and EXERCISE!!!!!!
Seriously folks. Since when are people going to wake up and realize that there is no quick fix to weight loss. There is no pill, no surgery that will help you lose weight, and KEEP it off, unless you learn a proper diet and exercise regimen that turns into a LIFESTYLE for you.
I'm so sick of seeing magazine covers claiming so-in-so-celeb reveals their secrets to weight loss, or for keeping their amazing bodies. Sure there's a plethora of food choices out there, and there's weights, yoga, pilates, dance, etc... but in the end, it's basic DIET AND EXERCISE.
I've seen ladies talk about how they are taking some droplet before meals, and eat only 500 calories a day! Are you serious?? Most nutritionists and doctors will tell you anything under 1200 a day is considered starvation, unless you are under 5 ft! What type of nutrients and fuel do you think your body is getting with only 500 calories?
Then there's surgery. For a quick fix, yeah, sure you can lose weight, but it's because you simply CANNOT eat what a normal person would. Once your stomach is back to normal, then what?
What have you learned about proper nutrition? Have you learned that in order to keep that weight off you will need to eat a balanced diet and exercise, or are you going to take all that money either you, the insurance company or the taxpayers paid for you to get the surgery, only to blow right back up? Or are you going to spend the rest of your life on that starvation diet, because I'm sorry, once you go back to eating "normal" will gain the weight as fast as it came off!
It's a lifestyle change. You don't need to tackle it all at once. Small changes over time will help you get into your grove for LIFE. Not just that Monday you decide to start your "diet" up. Maybe start one week by consciously drinking more water. Maybe sign up for one or two exercise classes at the local Y. Small steps can lead to large rewards. This isn't just about getting to a healthy weight, it's also about maintaining that weight for the rest of your life.
Everyone's different, so different things are going to work for different people. What you enjoy may not be what someone else enjoys in regards to food or how they workout. In the end, however, what they all have in common is that they started paying attention more to what they put into their bodies, and started moving more!
What changes will YOU make? How will/did you start your journey to a healthy lifestyle?
Have a great weekend everyone!!
written by Cheryl Chamberlain at 2:13 PM
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Society has made weight loss out to be this huge equation. Diet and exercise is what it takes with a lot of commitment and dedication. Great articleReplyDelete
I think people have a hard time with this concept for two reasons. One, it's terrifying to think that the *real* reason you're not loosing weight is because you're not pushing yourself hard enough. The second reason is the entitlement/indulgence problem. American society is a society of "Go ahead, have the burger! You Deserve It!" We somehow have gotten to the point where, if you're not eating that burger, you're depriving yourself. >.<ReplyDelete
Thank you SheFit!!ReplyDelete
Meg - I hear you on the "deserve it" part! What's funny, is for me, after I started eating healthy, that burger, especially if it was fast food, unless made from my own kitchen, made me sick to my stomach!
It IS hard to push yourself. Been there, done that since I was in my teens! But just like you... I recommit as many times as I need to in order to get myself to a healthy and fit place in life.
I was losing weight before I blogged, but this blog game has REALLY been instrumental in helping me to continue to lose and stay accountable.ReplyDelete