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Secrets To Weight Loss Success
There are no secrets!
It’s a marketing myth designed to help you lose pounds from your wallet, not waistline.
Stay away from these promotions capitalising on your desire for a quick fix, they don’t work.
Losing weight is no easy feat. It takes hard work and commitment to really see the scale go down, but it’s not impossible. If you truly want to succeed in your weight loss journey, you have to know that diet fads never work. There’s no magic pill to losing weight and fads might help you lose a few pounds here and there, but as soon as you’re done with it, you balloon right back to where you started. And even products that are marketed and promoted as helping you lose weight fast are simply designed to make you lose money and not weight – not to mention are most of the time illegal. All the supplements in the world can’t make up for a poor diet.
My point is, in order to change your body for the better, you first need to change your mind and the way you view food. The saying, “Abs are made in the kitchen,” is entirely true and about 80% of your weight loss journey is about what you eat. So stop trying to lose weight by following a new fad diet each month and learn how to successfully lose weight with these tips:
1. Meal prep
The hardest part about eating right is cooking it, which is why you should start meal prepping for the week every Sunday. Cook breakfast, lunch and dinner meals using healthy recipes and store them in containers with labels so that you are all set for the week. You can also plan and pack your snacks so that you’re eating at least two to three snacks in between your meals. If you meal prep, you’re less likely to eat something bad for you and soon you’ll get in the habit of choosing healthier meals.
2. Have a food diary
To help you keep track of what you eat, track everything you put in your mouth, including beverages. There are plenty of online or apps for tracking your food or do the old fashioned way by creating a food diary you carry around with you. When you see what you’re eating all the time, you’re less likely to want to miss up your healthy eating habits. You’ll also be able to review what you ate for the week to see where you can improve, meals you loved and more!
3. Fat is your friend
There are bad fats and healthy fats and good fats will help the scale move in the right direction. Monounsaturated fatty acids in things like nuts, avocados and olive oil are great ways to reduce belly fat. Other sources of good fat you’ll want to include in your diet are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are found in fish, oil and seeds.
4. Avoid food triggers
We all have foods that we can’t resist. It’s these food items that make us want to binge and eat all of it in one sitting! It can be popcorn, chips, cookies or anything else that makes it hard to just have a bit. Know what your food triggers are and keep these trouble foods out of sight so that you’re not tempted to eat them. This will help you stay on track!
5. Go easy on yourself
If you slip up, don’t beat yourself up over it. No one is perfect. Simply chalk it up as a mistake and move on. Commit yourself to eating healthier the next day. When you dwell on it, you’ll end up bringing yourself down and might even throw in the towel all together!
Losing weight takes time and isn’t a race. With the right exercise, behaviour change and eating healthy, you’re be able to reach your goal weight in no time!
If you need a little mental edge then give me a call, I'll be happy to discuss the future you!
Diets are not the fastest way for long term weight loss, that’s a fact. When you are on a diet, you drop some pounds but when you drop the diet most, if not all, that fat comes back as diets aren’t maintainable. That’s why so many people struggle to lose excess weight for a better part of their lives. Plus, some of these diets, especially fad diets, are harmful to your health.
Imagine someone telling you that the only way you are going to lose weight is eating one lettuce every single day, and nothing else. Granted, for the first few days you’ll lose weight, and you may even start regretting why you didn’t start on the lettuce diet much earlier.
However, you are losing more than the excess pounds when you follow these diets. Fad diets work because they reduce the amount of calories you eat. However, that also means these diets also limit the nutrition your body needs to function properly.
Without going into a protracted discussion of how fad diets affect your body, following a fad diet cuts off your daily protein, carbohydrates, and vitamin supply. These are essential nutrients your body needs to function normally. Therefore, after a week or two of fad diets many people start developing health issues like gum disease and general fatigue and these are just the minor ailments you can get from fad diets. Serious illnesses such as gallstones and heart rhythm abnormalities start appearing after the third week of following a fad diet.
The same also goes for other and dangerous weight loss programs. Wrapping your body in cling film wraps is an especially harmful way to lose weight. Cling film wraps are meant to wrap food, not your body. When you wrap your tummy with cling wrap, you may notice an instant drop in stomach size, but that’s superficial and because you’re squeezing everything in! I even saw an advert for stomach wraps before and after, it was ridiculous as the before pic clearly had stomach pushed out and after pic had stomach sucked in! (you could tell by the curvature of the back). What you are really losing is water weight. That weight comes back the moment you re-hydrate. It’s a weight loss fad that will keep you trapped. Like a mouse in a mouse wheel, you’ll have to wrap yourself with plastic wraps every day to lose ostensible weight.
Don’t even get me started on the mass marketed, low quality protein powders out there which costs you more than money! The people selling them are poorly qualified at best, very few have an honest, if poorly, placed interested in helping people.
Fad diets are designed to make you lose money, not inches off your waist. They are get rich quick schemes praying on the vulnerable with marketing by people only thinking of their next car or paying off their mortgage.
Luckily for you, there’s a weight loss trick that works every time and it doesn’t involve putting your health at risk. All you have to do is change your mentality. Fostering a strong willpower and mental edge goes a long way in not only helping you beat the bulge, but also overcoming other challenges in life.
A strong willpower means you can resist the temptation to ask for a second serving of that sweet, buttery bowl of mashed potatoes. It also means you’ll resist the midnight urge to gorge a bowl of ice cream.
Let’s look at food from a whole new perspective. If you sought solace in food when you felt down, a strong will gives you the power to conquer things that put you down, it will give you the courage to stick to a workout routine, and it gives you the confidence to believe that you can lose weight without resulting to untested and dangerous methods.
If you find that your will power isn’t strong enough then there are ethical professionals who can and will help you regain your edge to lose weight. This can be done by changing the way you view food from an emotional and psychological aspect as well as creating new positive behaviours towards food and life!
If you wanted to chat to me to see how we could work together and get a healthy, long term solution for your health then please get in touch and I’d be delighted to hear from you.
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