When it comes to weight loss, two prominent groups of people exist: those who are frustrated with diet programs and those who have been able to lose weight successfully! People who fall in the first group have realized that their present diet doesn’t work, but they are not going to make any progress in weight loss because all they would do next is just grab another diet plan; in other words, these people have not really learned anything from their experience!
The second group of people also knows that diets don’t work. Unlike those in the first group, these people have realized that dieting is not the way to achieve permanent weight loss, and that weight maintenance is even more important than weight loss!
If you are serious about permanent weight loss, you cannot achieve your target by relying only on diet programs. Most of the fad diet programs work only for a short time. They would help you lose a few pounds quickly, but as soon as you get back to your normal eating habits, you will regain all those pounds. That is the reality of these fad diets, and it is certainly not permanent weight loss!
Even if you are able to lose all of your weight successfully by following a diet program, do you think you would no longer gain weight? If you go back to your uninhibited lifestyle and start eating junk foods all over again, then it won’t be long before you become your former self! As a matter of fact, lifestyle change is much more important than dieting.
Before you even think of getting rid of fat, you need to:
1. Get rid of the wish for quick weight loss solutions: This is one of the main reasons behind so many weight loss failures! I am a straight talker, and let me tell you that there is no pill that you could pop and lose pounds magically, neither there is any magic gadget that you could attach to your belly and start burning fat automatically! Weight loss requires hard work; you don’t need to spend a penny on weight loss, but you need to WORK!
What has been true for many decades still holds true: if you want to stay fit and slim, you should get rid of your couch and move your body a bit.
Plus you should also make wise food choices; replacing junk foods with natural fruits and vegetables is the only way you are going to get rid of those annoying pounds; more importantly, if you follow this food habit throughout your life, you will NEVER become fat again!
2. Get rid of excuses: We all have our stock of weight loss excuses. Being ‘busy at job’ is one of the most popular excuses, followed by that of taking care of family. Are you too busy to even look after your health? Keep in mind that your health comes BEFORE your job!
As for family, each one of us has to take care of our families, but it is also important that we equally care about ourselves too. It is time you get rid of such silly excuses and see the reality that is before you!