Have you noticed how people jump on board with a popular fad diet, lose 5, 10 or even 20 pounds only to gain it all back and then some? Why does this happen? It’s a simple concept, and once you understand it, you will be forever saved from the tortures of yo-yo dieting.
Fad diets saddle you with unsustainable calorie restrictions, and some even cut out entire food groups to produce that short-lived drop in weight—a process that is harmful to your long term metabolism. The fad diets also ignore one major component in shaping up: exercise.
You see, most fad diets operate on one age-old premise: cut calories, cut calories, cut calories. By restricting the type and amount of food consumed, the fad dieter usually sees an immediate drop in weight. If only it stopped there.
But it doesn’t stop there. Life continues, and the fad dieter returns to their pre-diet eating habits—with one significant difference in their body due to the sudden drop in pounds. Their calorie requirements have gotten smaller.
In practical terms, this means that the dieter will begin gaining weight even though they are eating their reasonable pre-diet portions. And since exercise hasn’t become a part of their routine, the unneeded calories will result in pounds gained. So what’s a dieter to do? Find a brand new diet to follow—right? Wrong.
There is a way to drop pounds and create a healthier body, but you won’t read about it in the next diet book or hear it on the news. The solution to your fad dieting nightmare is a lifestyle change.
What is lifestyle change? To change your lifestyle means to replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones, and to do so consistently. It isn’t something you do for a week or two, only to revert to your old ways—a lifestyle change redefines who you are.
I know this is starting to sound like some heavy stuff, but hear me out. Changing your lifestyle from one that is unhealthy to one that is healthy will be the best thing that you ever do for yourself. Trust me; I help people like you make this change every day with amazing results.
Fact: The shape of your body is the direct result of your current lifestyle.
So how do I change my lifestyle? That is a great question, and the answer is easier than you might think.
Most people who are unhappy with their bodies are only holding on to a few bad habits. Once these destructive habits are identified and then replaced with healthy habits, their body naturally transforms from one that they are proud of.
In other words, to get the body that you want, determine your unhealthy habits and replace them with healthy ones. Here are the most prevalent unhealthy habits:
- The practice of inactivity. Failing to exercise consistently is one of the most destructive obstacles for your health and figure. (The keyword here is consistent. If you aren’t exercising at least 3-4 times each week, then you own this habit.)
- The habit of overeating. Consuming calories above your daily caloric needs are one of the main reasons that more adults are overweight today than ever before.
- The habit of empty calories. Filling your diet with foods that hold little to no nutritional value is a great way to expand your waist. (Hint: if a food item is mainly made up of sugar and or fat, consider it ‘empty’ calories.)
You can lose weight and improve both your appearance and your health. You can look and feel great. You can transform yourself into the person that you’ve always wanted to be.
Don’t let another day go by that leaves you a slave to unhealthy habits. Take action now. Call or email me today, and together, we will recreate your lifestyle and redefine your body.
By the way, I should mention another deadly habit that destroys too many people’s dreams — the pattern of procrastination.
How many times have you told yourself that you will start eating healthy tomorrow? How many times have you promised that you would call me to start your training program? Each day that you succumb to the habit of procrastination is a day that pulls you farther and farther from your goals.
Break that nasty habit of procrastination—contact me today. Not local? Find a Certified Functional Aging Specialist near you! http://bit.ly/2HDP4am