I wanted to look at a couple of words which I believe when used out of context can make a huge difference on how you view losing weight, changing your lifestyle, or really any other improvement you are attempting to accomplish in your life.
Simple vs. Easy.
How often have you read, or seen, an ad that said something similar to this, “Lose weight fast and easy!” Though that title is very intriguing, and definitely draws a lot of attention from people who are looking for a quick solution in order to lose weight, it is also setting people up to fail. Let me explain what I mean.
First of all let me start by saying since the age of 9 I have been overweight. I am not just talking about chubby, nope I was the fattest kid in school from 1st grade on up! I absolutely hated it! It wasn’t until I was 15 years old, 298lbs. that I decided it was time to do something about it. Would you know I was so desperate to lose weight that I looked into all sorts of different diet programs. Most of them were just plain disgusting and there was no way I could ever commit to the program long enough to get the promised results.
Now with that said, I quickly realized that losing weight fast was actually quite simple, not easy! As a matter of fact, losing weight is not what people are really looking to do. Sure you might think it is at first, but it really isn’t. What you are really wanting to do is lose weight AND KEEP IT OFF! Ahhhh, do you see where I am going with this now?
Think about it like this. Let us say you drink a lot of soda. If all you did was replace your soda with water, by simply eliminating the sugars and calories from your soda habit, you will begin to lose weight. Same would be true for the late night ice cream addict! (I know, that was me! Cookies N’ Cream baby… )
The issue with most of these diets, weight loss systems, etc. is they promise “Fast Weight Loss.” And, most of them do work. However, just as quickly as you lose the weight, you gain it all back, and then some! The reason is because most of these ads are designed to get you to buy for the immediate reward of losing weight. What they fail to tell you Phentermine-Topiramate is after you lose 20lbs in 20 days there is more work on your part that still needs to be done!
What have I learned about effectively losing weight, AND KEEPING IT OFF?
Using a system, or program, to kick start your weight loss is a great idea. However, after you lose that 15 or 20lbs FAST, you will then need to continue adapting to your new lifestyle. You will become more aware of the foods you are eating. Exercise will become something you enjoy to do versus dreading to do. That system or program you used to kick start your weight loss will more than likely become a maintenance program and products you will grow accustom to eating month after month.