In a frank post on diet and exercise, Emmet from Rushe Fitness gym says that weight loss is simple, but not easy.
This might not go down well with some.
It might touch on a nerve or two.
But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice.
Whether you realise it or not, where you are now regarding your weight and your current nutritional habits is completely your own choice.
(This statement does not apply to anyone with a genuine medical condition that prevents them from losing weight.)
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Each week in my articles, I give tips and hints on how to get healthier and lose weight.
How many of you actually put these into practice?
The one thing that most of you have to realise is that the only reason that you cannot lose weight is because you simply don’t really want to lose weight.
You might think you want to lose weight, but for most of you, the pain of giving up the foods that are causing your weight problems outweighs the pain you feel every time you look in the mirror.
Nothing about change is easy, but so many of you expect it to be.
You haven’t tried everything when it comes to weight loss either;
Yes, you have tried every
- And freeze
But you haven’t tried to eat healthier and exercise more, because you tried it once and you didn’t like it.
So, you went back to the easy way out, and there are loads of options for those!
Does this sound familiar?
Have you tried every fad diet to death only to turn to another one when the first has run its course?
You see, it isn’t the type of diet, or the food that you eat that is the problem.
The problem is your relationship with the food.
It’s the poor habits that you have built up that you ignore and don’t try to change.
- Drinking every weekend
- Eating highly processed foods
- Having chips with every meal each time you are out,
- Eating nothing but sandwiches as your lunch,
- Refusing to eat vegetables,
- Refusing to drink water;
- The list goes on and on.
And don’t give me any of that ‘Sure you have to live’ nonsense either, because you have been ‘living’ long enough and that’s the reason you are now overweight and turning to fad diets at every turnaround.
There is an easier way to do it, only for most of us it isn’t easy.
It involves eating food.
Non-processed, whole foods.
But that is no fun, because you tried that once and when it got hard or the weight stalled for more than a week, it was an easier choice to give up.
The problem is that whenever people attempt to try and lose weight this way, they always go for 100%, and they don’t have to.
If you aim for 90%, this allows you some leeway throughout the week.
The leeway isn’t a 3 course meal that has 2000 cals in it, and then a few drinks before you go home.
We have to be realistic here.
Weight loss is simple, it’s not easy.
If you truly want to lose weight, you must accept that you will find it difficult at times. It will require change and effort and some people won’t be ready for it at the beginning.
Here’s what you can do.
Write down your food intake for an entire week.
Look at it with an open mind.
Pick out what you think is the one thing that is worse than all the rest.
Try and remove that for 2 weeks.
If you can successfully do that for 2 weeks, review your diet and repeat the process with something else.
Keep doing this until you have switched your diet from highly processed calorie dense foods, to lower calorie nutrient dense whole foods.
Start with this and you will lose weight and change your relationship with food in the process.
Or, keep doing what you are doing and keep wondering why you can’t lose weight when you have tried ‘everything’.
It’s your choice!
These are just some of the tips I give to the members from my Lean in 2019 program.
Our next Lean in 2019 program starts on May 13™ and you can sign up now through the link below.
Our next block of classes starts on May 13™ and if you want to get in shape for Summer, we can help you to get a head start on that now.
We had numerous members lose over 3 stone in the past few years and they now know how to keep it off.
You can find out more through the link below.