So, you have tried ABC diet and XYZ diet to lose weight. The weight loss guru pitches his wares…you dial the toll free 800 number and punch in your bank card number for the latest late night special on t.v.
Hurry! If you order in the next 10 minutes you can get an extra bottle of the ‘Super Duper’ quick weight loss formula for ‘FREE’. just pay $8.95 for shipping and handling.
As Dr. Phil says, “How is that working for you?”
Permanent weight loss is not accomplished by taking diet pills, fad diets, joining the health club, and grueling exercise. Sure, you can lose a few pounds. But, as soon as you stop the pills or plan, the weight will come back…and you are on the roller coaster ride again.
Here are three basic steps to safe, permanent weight loss.
Your Desire-You know you need to lose weight. Maybe your doctor has told you, your spouse nags you about the extra pounds, or people tease you about it. But, you will never lose weight until you make up your mind that you are going to do something about it. For things to change, you have to change.
Your Diet-You will need to eat a sane, sensible diet of real food consisting mostly of vegetables and fruits. You can’t go through the pick up window every day after work or school at your favorite fast food place and expect to lose weight. For a copy of a common sense diet plan, visit my website, and look under weight loss.
Exercise-To lose those extra pounds you need negative caloric intake and some form of exercise that will burn those extra calories and keep your muscles toned.
Don’t run out and buy the latest exercise machine that will wind up in the corner with your dirty clothes hanging on it. Find something you enjoy doing. Try power walking, riding a bike, tread mill, swimming…anything that you will commit to on a regular basis 4 or 5 days a week. In a few days you will begin to enjoy it. After a few weeks, no one can stop you. You will be amazed and the energy you have and the self confidence you will gain.
Here Are a Few Tips
Be consistent. Chose the same time everyday to exercise.
Get your spouse, or a friend involved. A little friendly competition helps.
Make a goal chart, divide it in steps, and reward yourself when each step is accomplished.
Wow! I am proud of you. If you have read this far, I know you have a desire to change your lifestyle and lose some weight. You can do it! Remember, the first step in just making up your mind. There is power in a made up mind.
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