My Weight Loss Story is Easily Duplicated
What I’ve done is not special or exclusive in any way. Anybody can copy the success I’ve had losing weight. If you think otherwise, you have something I call an excuse.
I had no previous experience losing weight, nor did I have a trainer or dietician. I just decided one day a few years back to stop eating so much food and do something, anything, to burn calories on a regular basis. That’s 90% of losing weight right there.
Your weight loss journey, like mine, will start fast. Even if you pick a fad diet (which I obviously don’t recommend), you’ll lose a tremendous amount of weight more than likely the first few weeks. The underlying factor of all fad diets that exclude certain food groups or force you to eat certain foods is that it’s essentially counting calories (eating less calories than you burn), they just don’t call it that.
If they called it that, they wouldn’t make any money selling you the lifestyle/program.
After the initial rapid weight loss you’ll feel great. But that initial motivation and drastic weight loss will stop and you’ll get stuck in the trenches. You might go from losing 5 pounds a week to 4, 3, 2, and then eventually 1 or even nothing. You might even gain a pound or two one week and not understand it. It happens — to everybody.
Why else do you think the gym is full in January and empty in March?
As you go along, you also might fall off the wagon a few times and take some time (or maybe even a lot of time) off from the gym and hit some Chinese buffets — count on it happening. When this happens though, you realize that you’re not on a diet, you’re living a lifestyle, and that nothing is “over.” You didn’t ruin a “diet,” you just ate more than you should have for a few days and those days are gone; tomorrow is a new day.
Actually, the day after next is a new day and the start of a brand new lifestyle for most people: January 1, 2012. I wish everyone all the best, and I hope you come back to the blog in a few days for something kind of special.