So it didn’t happen this year either? The supposed “Beach 2012 body” that you had been hoping for and dreamt about in the spring just didn’t become more than a dream and now you are standing in front of the mirror asking yourself “how the h*ck did this happen?”.
Lying on the beach, you felt more like a stranded whale than a hunk/beach-babe and those memories hurt. You have really tried hard to lose that weight, but now it seems to be out of control and you feel frustrated and resigned.
How did your belly swell up that much, and when did it happen? Your hips and thighs are expanding beyond control, your chin is going double and even your arms are getting chubby.
It happened to me. I was in that situation, but I found a way to change and I started this blog to help people like us to lose weight and keep the weight, to have a lasting change in health and lifestyle.
So how can you make this happen? How can you go from where you are right now to the person you want to be? What’s the “secret” to weight loss? You have really tried to lose weight, but nothing seems to work out. Maybe you lost a couple of pounds, just to gain it back a little later. You fail every time to keep the weight off.
What you need is not the latest gym equipment from TV shop (that can be yours for 3 easy payments of $69.95 and easily slides under your bed). It’s not a can of pills that magically melts fat off your body while you’re watching your favourite TV series. What you foremost need isn’t a new “thing”. You know it. I know it. These things aren’t magical, but you choose to believe those gadgets or those pills are going to help because you want a fast and easy solution for your problems.
What you need is a totally new MINDSET and a new PHILOSOPHY about food, about yourself, about weight, about your health and body, about what’s the most important in your life! You must make a healthy lifestyle a part of your new weight loss mindset. Then you will win!
Do you expect instant results?
You may have started, and really tried to lose that belly fat of yours, but given up as the results didn’t show. You are a product of a fast paced – stressed out – on demand – instant gratification – push button environment where everything has to happen right now! Bam bam wham! You expect that your actions are turned into results instantaneously! Most of us do that anyway.
When you tried to lose weight for two whole weeks thinking that you pushed yourself to the limits, and the scale just grinned back at you saying you were a looser, you really felt like one, and you gave up. How did it make you feel?
What you have to realize is that for you to lose weight, and keep that weight for a long time, you have to set yourself up for success. You have to have the success mindset.
So what am I talking about? Mindset and philosophy? Success is never something that just happens “overnight”, even if we often see it like that. It’s a process of taking small steps towards a goal for a long time. To succeed with anything, you have to be clear on what you really want, and take the steps necessary to reach that.
You probably want to lose a lot of weight right now. And you wanna lose weight fast! When your eyes are opened and you realize one day how much weight you gained, you panic and as a result you may try to do what you think will help you in the shortest possible time.
Strange diets don’t work
I tell you, a crash diet, a celebrity diet, the latest fad diet, starving yourself or some other stupid thing, is not the solution. Why? Because foremost we people love to eat and we are built to eat food. We need to have proper nutrition to work, and if we don’t eat will we sooner or later freak out and end up having a binge. Secondly those diets aren’t supported by the mindset of weight loss success and weight management in the long run.
Do you wanna know why 95% of the people that tries to lose weight and stay slim fail?
They fail because they haven’t developed the right mindset, philosophy and lifestyle. Do as you always have done and you will be as you always have been. They haven’t changed the way they think, they haven’t changed their habits, and that is the most crucial about weight loss.
What is the winning of losing 40 pounds in 30 days by starving yourself, only to gain it all back the following months after that? I’m sure you have tried to lose weight before and managed to lose some pounds after abstaining the stuff you love to eat for some weeks, living on air and water, and after that going back to the same eating pattern as before and gained the pounds back. Status quo.