Ten Best Weight Loss Secrets
For many, weight loss seems a difficult thing. Maybe you’ve tried a few things in the past … diets, workouts, pills, creams, EVERYTHING to lose weight, but it seems that no matter how hard you try, it does not solve it at all will be back soon.
Why do you think that is?
I believe that successful weight loss is based on a combination of healthy nutritional principles and regular exercise. Sounds easy, right? But here is the catch … THIS IS ONLY THE BASIS FOR SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS. So, what are the underlying reasons? Why do some people just seem to eat what they want, and stay thin like a rail, and for some people, no matter what they try or how much they try, they just do not seem to get results?
I have prepared a list of principles for you that, when taken to heart and applied to your life, will bring tremendous results. Here are the KEYS to lose weight and turn it off forever.
Now remember … I can provide the knowledge, but it is up to YOU to take the action. In the words of Emmerson: “Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed.” In other words, just knowing these weight loss secrets is not enough, you have to apply them to your life. I can not emphasize the importance of this seemingly simple step.
Rest assured, no one will do this for you. You get where you are now, and YOU are the one who has the power to turn it around and get you where and to whom you want to be. But the AMAZING, WONDERFUL on all of that is that YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE. I say that again … YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE! Know that, understand that and live that, and I GUARANTEE your success in losing weight or any other business you aspire to in life.
1. YOU ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU
It seems as if many people want to blame their current situation on anyone or anything but themselves. Whether it’s finances, relationships, work, family or health, as a human being we sometimes tend to create external causes for our problems. If you ever say, “If only it had done that differently, I would have …” or “If only I had that, could I …” or something, then I suggest you stop and look The real reason why you do not have exactly what you want in your life. Is it because of other people and circumstances or is the real reason for a lack of action or purpose on your part?
Now I realize that it can be difficult to do that, and I do not want to imply that everything in one’s life is the result of a lack of action. I understand that circumstances such as the death of a loved one or the diagnosis of an incurable disease can be devastating events in a person’s life and have nothing to do with lack of action.
However, I suggest that you are able to respond to every situation in your life and make the most of it. I say you have the power to choose how to interpret events and circumstances in your life. If you choose to be a victim, then you are exactly what you are. If you choose to blame other people or reasons for your inability to lose weight, you DO NOT take responsibility for yourself or your life, and I guarantee you will NOT LOSE A WEIGHT!
If you’ve ever said … “I just do not have time to exercise … I do not like healthy foods … No matter what I try, I can not lose weight … It’s just hard to be serious in my genes,” or something, then just stop!
I have news for you, my friends. You have the time, you just do not opt for it. You may like healthy foods, you just do not want to try it because you like the taste of unhealthy. You have not tried everything to lose weight, and if you have decided on a sound plan and stuck to it, you could and would lose weight. And no matter what your or your brother’s, brother’s, sister’s, aunt’s or uncle’s waist looks like, I guarantee you have the power to make your waist look exactly the way you want it.
Step 1 is to stop making excuses and take responsibility for your current physical condition. You must be aware that you have created this situation. More importantly, you have the power to change, to create a new situation and the life and body you want! !!
2. FIND OUT, WHY?
This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT STEPS in losing weight and keeping off …. the big WHY. Why are you eating? I do not want to offend anyone, but I assume that overweight you are not only eating because you are hungry, but also for a variety of other reasons. Many people eat because they are bored or tired, or they are just used to eating when they come home from work, watching TV at night, or going out with friends, and the list goes on and on.
Eating is a deeply emotional and psychological problem for many people. People deal with painful experiences in their past or present and with uncertainties in their lives by eating. Food as comfort. This is one of the most destructive patterns a person can have, and it directly contradicts the success of losing weight.
I do not suggest knowing the exact reason why you are eating, but I invite you, as painful as it may be, to really spend some time with yourself and find out why you are eating, what times of the day you are eating, to what emotions you experience when you eat and what emotions you experience when you overeat. That way you unlock a door many people can not even touch. I can not stress the importance of this step. Until you find out why you eat, you can not fix the problem.
So step 1 is to take responsibility and realize that you have the power to change, and step 2 is to understand why you are eating.
3. THERE ARE MANY WAYS … THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY
As you probably know, there is a ton of information available on nutrition, proper nutrition, weight loss, strength training and everything else you ever want to know about health and fitness. Some say low carbohydrates … others no carbohydrates … others just say the right kind of carbohydrates … others only say meat … others just say fruits and vegetables, others say no dairy and others say no food! How do you know which diet and exercise program is right for you? How do you know which way to choose?
The answer is to educate yourself. All these diets will lead to varying degrees of success. The key to being a health-conscious consumer, thinking about your own body and its specific needs, is figuring out why each of these diets work. What is the effect of “good” carbohydrates on the body? What is the effect of “bad” carbohydrates? What happens on a physiological level when you are consuming no or only carbohydrates? I want you to understand how important it is to find out WHY.
The truth is that there is a TON of information available, and there is a TONE of different ways to get the results you want and lose as much weight as you want. The key is really understanding why a diet or exercise program works. And perhaps more importantly, choosing a program that works for YOU. One that you believe will fit your dietary needs, based on your individual dietary preferences, and one that supports the exercise program you want to follow.
So remember: Step 1 is to take responsibility for yourself, Step 2 is to understand why you’re eating, and Step 3 is to realize that there is not a single food or workout combination that leads to results. MANY different things can help you achieve your goals. The key is to understand why it works, and then choose the one that is right for you.
Your diet, the food you choose, is a critical step in your path to success in weight loss. As I said earlier, I believe that losing weight is achieved through a combination of sound nutritional principles and regular exercise. However, it seems that much of the information available indicates an exact combination of foods or the elimination of others in order to successfully lose weight. I am here to tell you that this is not the case. You become skinny if you eat fewer calories than you consume. Plain and simple. But if you do not take yourself to heart and apply the principles listed above, no matter what “diet” you choose, ultimately losing weight will not be yours.
How do you know which diet to choose? The answer is as simple as understanding what your goal is and how you want to get there. Do you want to lose weight? Are you going to do a lot of aerobics? Are you going to do a lot of anaerobic training? How often do you plan to exercise? How active are you in your daily life outside of sports?
Once you’ve found answers to these questions, you can begin to determine the nutritional needs for you, your body, and your tastes. Depending on your level of activity and goals, you should consume the right amount of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to provide your body with adequate nutrients. The key is to choose the healthiest foods that suit your taste and meet your needs. Diets are not a size for everyone.
The main source of energy in your body is carbohydrates, which come in two forms. simple and complex. Complex are starches from grains and vegetables. Examples of simple are sucrose, lactose, fructose and glucose. No matter what kind of carbs you consume, EVERYTHING is converted to glucose, commonly referred to as blood sugar. The only difference between the simple and the complex carbohydrates is the speed with which your body digests them. How much, when and what type of carbohydrates you consume depends on your taste, level of activity and goals.
Protein is another essential part of a healthy diet. Protein does a lot more to the body than building muscle. Proteins in the body in the form of enzymes perform numerous functions, including maintaining proper function of the brain, heart and digestive system. Protein is made from 20 different amino acids, 9 of which are considered “essential” amino acids. Indispensable because your body can not make these 9, but must get them from your diet. If you eat animal food, there is a possibility that you do not have to worry. However, if you are vegetarian, you need to be careful about getting the right combination of foods that contain plant proteins and provide your body with the 9 essential amino acids. How much protein do you need? As with carbohydrates, the amount you need largely depends on your goals and your level of activity.
Fats are often misunderstood. People shy away from high-fat foods and are consistently looking for “low-fat” or “non-fat” foods. When it comes to weight loss, people should be thinking a lot more about the calories and ingredients in their foods, not just the amount of fat they have. Fat tends to make people “fat” because it is so high in calories. One gram of fat has 9 calories, while one gram of carbs or protein has only 4 calories. There are several types of fat, some of which are healthy for the body and others are not. We need an average of 15-25 grams of fat per day to properly nourish our bodies and to ensure that we have enough fatty acids to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins. Your body can produce saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids from other foods that you eat. However, he can neither produce the fatty acids nor omega-6 and omega-3. You must purchase them directly from foods that contain them. These fatty acids are built into the tissues of your heart, brain, and other vital organs and need to be replenished through your diet.
Also for a healthy diet the adequate consumption of vitamins and minerals plays an important role. The bottom line is that there is no food you should have, and no food you should not have to achieve weight loss success. The answer is to understand your body’s needs and satisfy them with healthy whole foods that are consumed in moderation. Once you find out which food is right for you, make a plan and stick to it !!! Do not try it for a week and then go to something else. KNOWLEDGE, PLANNING and CONSISTENCY are the keys to a successful nutritional strategy.
Exercise is such an important tool not only to lose weight, but to keep it off. This is because exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise helps you to look and feel better. It increases your energy, motivation, strength, self-confidence and self-image.
Regular exercise not only helps you to look and feel good, it also reduces the risk of developing a variety of illnesses, health conditions and cancers. It can improve the quality of your life.
People should move! We have developed complicated skeletal, muscular, respiratory and cardiovascular systems that offer us tremendous potential. Our body and mind are capable of enormous things. Man has climbed 30,000 feet on Mount Everest. They participate in marathons, triathlons and sporting events that attract the attention of millions of people around the world. Every body is capable of great things. Everyone has enormous potential. I’m not saying that you need to climb a mountain or participate in a race, but I’m telling you that YOU CAN DO IT if you want. And exercise is the key.
As for weight loss, the type of exercise is not as important as the amount. You just have to get out and move. Run. Walk. Swim. Bicycle. Skip. Skipping rope. Lift weights. Just move!
Exercise will speed up weight loss and help you to get the body you want. You can lose weight by applying the above principles to your life, but you can only get a strong, toned and healthy body through regular exercise and strength training in particular. You can not ignore this or skip it. If you want to lose weight and be healthy and are serious, then seriously start a training program … TODAY!
To succeed in losing weight, you must stick to your program. Once you have decided on your specific requirements and selected a diet and exercise program, you have to commit yourself to 100% of your program.
Once you have completed the previous steps, your success is guaranteed when you commit to the program. If you lose 1 pound in a week, you have proven to yourself that you have the ability to lose weight. You’ve chosen a path that works, and hopefully you can maintain it outside of life, and it fits your specific needs. Her ability to lose 1 pound in one week translates to 52 pounds in one year and 104 pounds in two years and so on and so forth.
No matter how much weight you have to lose, YOU CAN DO IT! However, you must first commit to the program. You have to tell yourself that no matter what happens, you will fulfill your obligations and follow the path you choose until you reach your goal. Take over your program!
This is perhaps the most important thing a person can do to succeed in losing weight. CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY! Have you ever asked someone about the three most important things for business success and heard him say, “Location, location and location!” Well, for weight loss success it is “consistency, consistency and consistency!” It is not enough to take responsibility and find our why. To choose an attack plan, you must be consistent. People who fail to lose weight try different things over the course of the year, always looking for the “right” or “best” or “fastest” way to lose weight and always changing their attack plan. People who are slim and healthy do the same and follow the same plan every day for years.
This point is so important. It’s a small change in the wrong direction … an accumulation of bad habits over the years that causes weight gain for most people. Not only will you wake up overweight one day and you will not just wake up one day and have the body you want. The good news, however, is that the process can be undone in the same way as when it was created. By making small changes in your life, in the right direction … by accumulating good habits and practicing them every day, you will progress every day.
The most important thing is not to be discouraged … to agree with your plan. This means that if you eat one night and have too many calories, cocktails, or whatever, DO NOT STOP FOR THE NEXT DAY. Yesterday is over and all you have to do is continue your normal daily routine and return to the path of your choice. By continuing to change directions, making more changes to eat less, or doing more exercise the day after eating too much or missing out on a workout, you’re falling even further off the path of constancy. If healthy people are fit and can be pampered on one day, they can eat normally again the next day. They do not punish and do not starve. Everything returns to normal. Consistency is the rule. Are you beginning to understand what I’m talking about?
It is so important to choose a way, but more important to stay on it! Remember, it is the accumulation of good and healthy habits that leads to success in losing weight.
Accountability provides you with additional support on your way to becoming a healthier person. Here, the help of a family member or a professional can encourage you and help keep you motivated when you start to doubt. Taking responsibility for a program through another person is essential to your success. Unless you have developed the right eating habits and new ways of thinking about yourself, food and exercise, if you have another person accompanying and supporting you, it can make the difference between success and failure.
Find someone … a coach, friend or family member who is committed to you and your success. Once you have taken responsibility for yourself, determined why you chose to eat, chose a path, determined your nutritional needs, and made a plan for both your meal and training, look for a person to hold you accountable to the plan , It’s MUCH harder to skip a workout, cheat your diet, or lose consistency when someone waits for you to show up and exercise.
The right person to hold you accountable depends on you. Just make sure it is someone you trust, who has the right knowledge about you and your goals, and who can provide you with the right balance of encouragement, support and discipline needed to achieve your goals.
This is an important part of the weight loss process, which is often reduced or taken out of the conventional weight loss method. I am here to set the record for you. This will not happen overnight. This did not happen all at once, and it will not “happen” at once.
I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m sure if you’ve tried unsuccessfully in the past to lose weight, you’re probably starting to understand this. Programs or people trying to sell you or tell you otherwise are not for your success, but for your money.
If you do not want to hear that, I’m sorry. If you do not believe me, that’s okay too. But how many times have you tried it, how many different “fast” weight loss options have you tried that did not work?
That’s because it’s a process. It’s a lifestyle change. No quick change in your diet or the sudden elimination of a single food or the adoption of a magic food. It’s about learning how to eat. How to properly think about food and how to integrate healthy foods and diets into your life to achieve your goals, and how to do so in ways that you can maintain over time.
A healthy, sustainable weight loss occurs at a rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week. Correctly. Probably not what you wanted to hear. BUT THAT IS THE TRUTH. A pound does not seem to be much. BUT the AMAZING thing about it is that if you go on like this for a year, you stay consistent on the path you’ve chosen for a year, turning from 1 pound to 52 pounds. £ 104 in two years. Do you see what I intend to do here?
Accept that it takes time. You will not see success overnight, but do not be discouraged. The 1 pound you have lost, if you have applied the above principles, has FOREVER GONE. Do not be discouraged … Be EXACTATIC with your £ 1 loss! If you can lose 1 pound in a week, then you’ve just proven yourself that you have the power to lose all the weight you want! Understand that. Understand that. Know that. BELIEVE THAT! Be consistent, take your time, keep an eye on the price and YOU LOSE THE WEIGHT!
10. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
If you have taken the previous 9 principles to heart, then last but not least, you need to believe that you can do it to successfully achieve your weight loss goal. This can be difficult, especially if you have made some attempts in the past and have not found any results or a new increase in weight.
But I want you to know that if you incorporate the 10 principles listed here into your life, you CAN lose weight and skip it. But you have to believe in yourself. You must know deep in your heart that you can do it. You have taken responsibility for your actions. You have found out why you are eating. You have chosen a path that is based on your diet and exercise preferences and requirements, and you have found that there is no right way to lose weight. You are committed to your program and committed to being consistent. You have found someone to hold you accountable for your program, and you know that it will take some time to reach your goals, but YOU CAN DO IT. Well … believe in you !!!
You have the opportunity to lose as much weight as you want. You can choose to become the person you want! Here are your keys to help you lose weight. Your success depends on your determination and how sincerely you apply these principles in your life.
I want you to succeed. Apply these principles to your life and I guarantee your success. YOU CAN DO IT!
James Steffy, CSCS
Owner-A Perfect Fit Personal Training