How long have you been revolving around in the circle of obesity?
Spending tons of money on yoga programs, weight loss promises; losing the weight and gaining it back again: and starting and abruptly ending a new dieting approach continuously.
Maybe you went through a mix of all three in a big circle or cycle of obesity.
Some people stay in it for years, decades, or a lifetime! While the minority seems to get it right, most folks seem to be mid-diet, while very few are actually just maintaining a healthy weight.
What’s the deal here?
Once you stop playing the game and step out of the hamster wheel of weight loss, you actually begin to truly look and feel better. Not only more attractive aesthetically, but as a person.
True health comes with a sort of grace that never gets a chance to settle while we’re busy chasing the proverbial carrot on a stick.
That’s why I bring to you today – the 3 practical tips you never heard that will catch you by the throat (or belly!) and bring you back on the path of reality and weight loss!
Or in simpler words – the three ultimate and practical fat loss tips!
Tip #1: From Analytical Commentator to Player on The Field
Oftentimes we act like dieting commentators. They’re analyzing, interpreting, inferring, and commenting on every little thing. Too many of us get into this mind set about dieting, substituting our ability to speak about getting fit with our inability to actually do it.
We can sit and talk quasi-exercise science for hours, but when we’re in the gym we barely give it 50%, nearly 80% of the time. If you’re a mom who does something like a Yoga program (on another note: I personally like this and this Yoga routine), you are doing it faster than recommended and usually skimping on your meditation sessions.
If you pause for a moment and really know what to look for, you’ll see that dieting commentators are actually in really high demand!
It’s acceptable. How many people online and offline have mountains of dieting content to share, but yet they’re not actually practicing what they’re preaching?
Yeah, it’s fun to learn. It’s fun to get analytical with resistance training, meals, cardio, etc.
How many times have you heard two people talking for 40 minutes on the upright bikes about exercising and dieting, yet they’ve looked the same for the last year?
Instead of getting engulfed with all the thousands of little sports commentator-style tid-bits of dieting opinions and rhetoric, get in the game and start seeing what works for you. Get analytical with things that work, not with things that don’t.
Here are some examples?
“Obesity is genetic.”
“I heard it’s not healthy to drink water before every meal.”
“Fruits can be fattening, because of all the natural sugar.”
“It’s not healthy to eat standing up.”
“Sports training is essential if you want to get fit. Food alone won’t cut it.”
“Nuts are too fattening.”
“In order to lose weight you have to gorge on veggies every day.”
“Thin people don’t really struggle to stay that way.”
“You see that girl, the only reason she lost so much of the baby fat was because her mom’s a physical trainer.”
It doesn’t mean anything. It’s basically as useless to most people as is the commentary during sports games to most fans. They could care less what these people have to say. It doesn’t change the game.
You’re a doer now, rather than a talker. Let your waistline and muscle definition do all the talking from now on. When people start asking for your advice, then you can play the commentator, or analyst.
You can be the diet analyzer. You’re after the trophy – the win!
You’re not in the commentator ’s box anymore; you’re on the grass getting dirty and roughed up a bit if you have to. It’s time for action. No more waiting around for fitness salvation.
Tip #2: Information Overload and Lack of Action
Playing the analyst typically leads to ineffective information overload.
There’s too much of it out there. It’s everywhere, especially in countries like America and throughout the western world where obesity is a serious economic issue.
Everyone’s an expert these days, and I’m no exception.
But, you see, I’ve been in the trenches of information overload so many times that I can tell you about it and help you recognize it when it happens. This way you can skip right past it, or at least save yourself some headaches.
How much completely theoretical knowledge is cluttering your mind right now? Is it bogging you down and making it hard to see any results?
Modern marketing tries to convince people they can undue years of neglect in the blink of an eye.
Each information product, book, yoga channel, blog post, web article, conversation, etc., adds to the overall information load. So many of them with conflict!
In the process of trying to make things easier on ourselves by searching for knowledge, we end up feeding on oceans of nonsense and get nowhere.
Slowly we weigh our minds down to the point where we either give up, or relive the next revolution in our circular pattern of weight loss and gain.
If 80% of this “soft data” dieting information is based around an unrealistic premise (easy and super-fast weight loss with no real plausible plan for maintenance), then where does that road lead?
Repeat after me please:
“I’m always active and constantly busy just doing, because dieting is an inseparable part of my life.”
That’s really the only talking you should be doing about dieting, exercising, and fitness from now on. It’s all about action.
Once you reached some objectives and maintained it for a while, then you can start lavishly everyone with your success.
Tip #3: Divide Your Time for Weight Loss
When was the last time you really sat down and planned out a long-term diet and weight loss regimen with the intention of maintaining your results for ideally the rest of your life?
For most people, in order to completely change their physical appearance and body composition, it’s going to take a precise and consistently implemented plan!
Not someone else’s plan – your plan.
I’m talking a week-by-week, month by month plan for the next year. I want you to include smaller short- term goals at regular intervals. You could go with six, one every two months, or 12. It’s up to you, but it needs to be a decent amount.
Don’t go overboard.
Allow plenty of white space, so to speak, so that as you learn, you can adjust and evolve.
Easy Example: Lose 72 lbs in a year. That’s 6 lbs a month and 1 ¼ lbs a week.
This means you need to create a caloric deficit throughout the week of roughly 3,700 calories, or burn about 528 more calories than you take-in per day. This is not unreasonable and would dramatically change your life.
Over that year, your entire being would transform inside and out.
It’s not about trying to manage your time for fitness miracles, but being realistic. In most cases we’re talking about biological math.
If you change the caloric intake/outtake formula and turn it into a habit, it’s just a matter of time before you’re fit as a fiddle.
How much better would that be than going up and down in weight over and over again, always ending at the same place, or worse, year after year?
It’s a progression to the top!
So that’s that girls!
Didn’t I tell you these were gonna be the best three tips you’ve read in a long time. I hope you actually put it into use starting today, and do let me know in the comment what you think about them… 🙂