If you happen to be among the millions of people who are weight
impaired, you may have already considered, or even tried many
alternatives for losing weight, and you may still be seeking
that one magic “remedy”.
Sadly, there are no magic remedies, diet pills, or supplements
for losing weight. It takes desire, persistence, and lots of
accurate information seasoned with ample amounts of supportive
and caring guidance, to succeed.
Through the trials and tribulations of many failed weight loss
plans, we now know that if you try to manage your weight by
making too many radical changes to your diet and your lifestyle,
you will eventually fail.
For a diet plan to be successful it must fit within the
boundaries of normal day-to-day habits and activities. It
must allow for the consumption of familiar foods in familiar
and traditional social settings.
The exclusion of “taboo” foods or your favorite fast food
restaurant is generally a set-up for eventual dieting failure.
When you stop to think about it, isn’t it usually the things
you are told that you can’t do or have that you desire most!
It’s a part of human nature. We want what we can’t have!
So take it away from us, and surely this is exactly what we
willwant and crave most! The most highly regarded sources of
information agree that we tend to focus on what we can’t have,
including the foods we eat.(see what the Bible has to say about
it; Romans 7:14-15).
A good plan for losing weight should not try to radically
change your eating behavior. The plan should adapt to your
dailyactivities and eating habits, and of course any good plan
should incorporate the benefits of good nutrition, convenience,
and above all, practicality.
The bottom line is that we are all very busy people without a lot
of time to spare. We’re not very likely to turn our busy lifestyles
upside down to follow some restrictive plan for losing weight.
Maybe a few will work for a short period of time, but the facts
don’t lie. Although the “crash” weight loss diets may work for a
short while, most of us will find that before long the pounds will
start to begin to creep back on.
After all, we are not going give-up eating at fast food and sit-down
restaurants when we need a quick meal or snack, and we are unlikely
to stop eating with business associates, good friends and family.
It is very difficult (if not impossible) to follow dieting guidelines
on special meal occasions such as these!
We are not going to completely eliminate the foods we love and
crave, and we’re most definitely not going to waste precious time
preparing special dietary meals from “scratch” every day!
Therefore it is very important to know that you don’t have to stop doing any of the above to lose weight.
You can look and feel like a million bucks, take years off your
appearance and have the energy and vitality to accomplish your
dreams, by following a few simple guidelines. Here they are…
Take It One Step At A Time.
Some of the greatest accomplishments in life begin by taking one
small step at a time. When we are challenged to think deeply,
encouraged by others to succeed, and ultimately inspired to take
action, great things start to happen!
If you have important weight loss goals you are not achieving,
try to spend less time worrying about all the possible
“causes” and start concentrating on how you can make progress.
This is one of the keys to moving forward and a simple, but
powerful tool for success.
Assess Your Dietary Needs And Lifestyle.
Awareness is the key!
Learn about your specific dietary needs (caloric intake) and
daily energy requirements. We’re talking a basic understanding
here, and not having to go into any great detail.
Seek Advice From Friends And Trusted Authorities.
Don’t believe everything you hear! There are thousands of diet
“scams” on the market. When you find a trusted source, ask as
many questions as you can about diet and exercise. Find out what
has worked for others. But always be on-guard for “quick fix”
approach…it won’t work!
Start Creating A System Of Support.
About 85% of our “happiness” and well-being is determined by the
quality of our relationships with other people. Loving, caring
relationships and a network of friends, family, and colleagues
lowers stress, increases longevity and helps us to accomplish our
goals in life (including losing weight).
We are social creatures and we do our best when we have friends
to cheer us on, offer support, give advice and hold us
accountable when necessary. This makes it easy for us to succeed.
So, surround yourself with people, tools and activities that make
it easier to succeed than to fail! Arrange your living
environment and social situations so that every thing around you
pulls your forward!
Use Your Resources.
Read motivational tips, general health information and any other
literature you can get your hands-on. Information is power!
NOW TAKE THE FIRST STEP
There you have it. So get started today, and make sure your whole approach is controlled, rational and methodical. If you can take
a long term view, and set yourself realistic “achievable” goals
you will most surely succeed.
Marie Gordon is Author and Publisher of “Your Fastest Way To Permanent Weight Loss” the complete solution to all your weight loss problems. You can find out more by visiting [http://www.howtoloseitfast.com]