How to Lose Weight

Want to learn how to lose weight? You’ve come to the right place.

The following is a simple, yet comprehensive guide that will teach you how to lose weight. Nothing I did to lose over 125 pounds was exclusive or special to me in any way, shape, or form. Anybody can (and has) do what I did to lose weight.

Losing weight is accomplished by counting calories, practicing portion control, and working in physical activity (burning calories) into your daily lifestyle.

Losing weight isn’t about following a diet. It’s not about spending two hours a day in the gym.  It’s also not about never eating the foods you love ever again. Before we get into how to lose weight the right way though, I want to briefly cover the countless wrong ways. I can address that topic by answering the question:

Why are there so many ways to lose weight? Because money — that’s why.

The weight loss industry makes over $60 billion dollars a year (and growing) by selling you hope. Forget the pills, potions, workout plans, food programs, DVDs, and diets. Companies aren’t in the business of selling products or services. They package and sell hope to you for a price. The thousands of companies in the industry know you’re ready and willing to do anything to lose weight.

I tried and failed almost every diet/program out there. I always had the determination to change, but I rarely saw results. And if I did see results, they didn’t last long. You can learn how to lose weight (temporarily) doing anything. I always hear from people, “Well, I lost 10 pounds this week on The Celery Diet. All I do is eat celery all day! It works!” Yeah, I’m sure. You know why it works? Because you went from eating 5,000 calories a day to eating less than a 200.

I always nod my head, smile, and tell them to keep me updated. Not surprisingly, the weight loss stops and I never hear anything back from them.

Most people can manage to lose 5, 10, or 15 pounds doing anything. The problem is that weight loss isn’t something temporary accomplished through a diet or gimmick or fad — you have to learn how to lose weight in a way that you can stick with for the rest of your life. It’s a scary thought, but you can trust me when I say that losing weight isn’t even the hardest part of all this. It’s keeping those 5, 10, 25, or 50+ pounds off once you lose them that’s the most difficult.