Weight Loss Isn’t Rocket Science

Let’s face it, most of us know how to lose weight. It’s basically calories in and calories out.  If you take in less calories each day than you use through activity and basic metabolic functions, you will lose weight. Now there is a huge amount of debate that we could get into about what is most healthy, but the basic math of calories generally holds true through every diet.

You know what you SHOULD be doing. Why aren’t you doing it?

That is a whole different ball game, and probably where a lot of us can take some ground.  Our attitudes and behaviors dictate how we see the world around us.  Many of us eat when we are sad, eat when we are stressed, eat to celebrate.  Eating is something that we all have in common, so unfortunately it gets blended into just about everything that we do.

Dealing with circumstances.

We all have unexpected circumstances that show up in our life.  How we respond to them can make a huge difference our commitment to weight loss.  For many, if something unexpected comes up, there’s no problem with missing a workout.  Yet, if our schedule changes most people won’t skip a meal.  The entire fast food industry is designed around the idea that you can still eat even if you don’t have much time.  Our attitude toward exercise rarely matches that kind of dedication.

Who’s holding you accountable?

We are now in an age when a large percentage of Americans eat an unhealthy diet daily.  We eat highly processed, calorie dense foods that are often filled with unhealthy fats.  We’ve given up personal responsibility for our diet, as if the world made us eat all those Twinkies.  If you’re ready to be accountable, find someone who is more invested in you reaching your goals than in telling you what you want to hear.

You must get moving!

We now have a ton of entertainment pumped into our homes through a cable, or beamed down from a satellite.  We can get all the food we need from a single place.  Sometimes you don’t even have to leave your car!  We have jobs where many of us stare into screens moving little more than our fingertips to make a living.  There is little incentive to move. YOU must find activities.  YOU must manufacture reasons to get out and get moving, because society isn’t going to do it for you.

YOU HAVE TO WANT IT!!!!

There is no magic pill.  There is no single food that you can eat and love and have it take all the weight off.  There are surgical options, but most of them require a lifestyle shift to remain effective, not to mention the physical risk of surgery.  If you want it, you are going to have to work for it.

What’s the secret?

There actually is a secret.  It’s something that not everyone knows.  And for sure not everyone believes.  Now before I tell you, you must clear your mind. Give up all your preconceived notions of what you know about yourself.  And here it is….

You can do it! – You have all the abilities that anyone does, you just have to choose it!

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right” – Henry Ford

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