Diets can be a good thing.
Losing weight can be a good thing.
Lifestyle changes can be a good thing.
Long term restrictive calorie intake isn’t a good thing.
If you are on any sort of diet that you cannot see yourself doing for the next 20 years, then its probably time to quit.
I’m not talking about a ‘jump start’ or a cleanse. They have their places and people swear by them. I know people that do a good cleanse up to four times a year. ( I do one at least once – usually twice)
– the ‘diet’ you have chosen isn’t fulfilling your daily nutrient requirements.
– you aren’t accessing most of the food groups each day, and
– you are feeling tired and irritable…
QUIT YOUR DIET!
Sorry for yelling!
Understandably you have a goal weight and goodness knows that once you have decided you are going to diet (yet again!) you want it over with as soon as possible.
What if I told you there was
Do you want to lose 10 lbs?
Do you want to be fit, healthy, and maintain a healthy weight and body for the rest of your life?
I know it sounds like a BIG task – but really, once you learn a couple of tricks you will find that you will become a new and fit person.
5 Steps to Permanent Weight loss
1. Forget about the diet.
When was the last time you saw a runner drinking a sugar-free soda? There might be the odd one but most drink high calorie sports drinks.
That is because they burn a tonne of calories in the day.
Their metabolism is on high and they are athletes.
2. Decide what you want.
No more wishy-washy
Do you find you say things like “I just wanna…:
- lose 10 pounds
- look good at the wedding
- fit into my jeans
What if you took the bull by the horns and said what you really wanted?
Don’t you really WANT to be healthy?
Don’t you really WANT a lean and fit body – FOR LIFE?
You can have that – guaranteed!
3. Start right now
All you need to start is to do what you can with what you have.
If you normally eat out for lunch, pass on your usual order and just make a ‘better’ choice. Nothing drastic, just better.
For example, if you usually order fried chicken with french fries, change it up a bit and order the baked chicken with baked or boiled potatoes. And don’t forget a big serving of mixed vegetables.
Add a little movement to your day. Wanting to lose weight doesn’t mean you have to hit the gym for 2 hours every day when you’ve never been before. Start with a 30 minute walk.
Simplest thing to do is put on a hoodie, leave the front door and walk away from the house for 15 minutes.
Then go home.
4. Visualize the new you.
I can pretty much guarantee you I can estimate the day you will reach your goal weight if you follow a decent meal plan and moderate exercise regime. Really!
Decide what you want to look like, estimate the amount of weight you want to remove and then go about making decisions on that day.
Begin living like you are already there. Ask yourself “Would future me be eating this cake?” “Would future me be sitting here doing nothing?”
5. Be good to yourself.
Feed yourself healthy foods, and say nice things.
Do you say mean things to yourself? Call yourself names that you would be completely insulted if someone else said them to you?
Remember, the one person who is with you, through thick and thin (literally and figuratively) is YOU! Since you and you are stuck together for the long haul – find a way to get along.
Say nice things.
If you find it difficult to be nice, then try thinking about the future you and say “Gee, that’s a really nice dress you are wearing, looks really good on your slim figure”
Quit your Diet, Not your Life
There are some really great programs out there!
If you want one of the best books ever written on full body fitness and weight loss, I highly recommend Bill Phillips “Body for Life”
I bought this book years ago and it changed my life. I still have the book too and still reference it.
It’s simplistic and VERY effective.
AND – you can get a hardcover copy for .01c
Bill Phillips has also gone further and designed an entire online solution with membership area and forum where you can interact with like-minded people. As well as the support of staff and moderators.
Lots of stuff included!