Many of you have given up on weight loss. I’ve been there, and it feels like you are at wit’s end. You don’t know what to do. You’ve tried it all. Now you believe it’s impossible for them to lose weight.
Take heart, it is not that bad. I’m happy to tell you that after decades of struggle I’ve taken and kept off 45 pounds. More importantly, my weight is stable, my health superb, and my physical shape great.
I tell you this simply 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, relax. 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.
If we look at people who have been successful at weight loss and maintaining that loss, a couple of things is 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. 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 on 5 days out 7 make the difference.
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.
I firmly believe that a major factor in most people’s frustration with weight loss is that they haven’t been told the truth about exercise. 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.
I’ve seen this work for many people who had given up on weight loss. It worked for me. It can work for you.