I’m a pretty passionate person and that passion usually carries over into a lot of things I do… what I believe… ideas I support and embrace.
It’s no wonder then I feel passionate about wanting people to be successful on their health and fitness journeys, and especially in the area of weight loss. I know half the battle is getting your mind on board and determining you’re gonna take those small baby steps to get it off.
When I began my journey I felt like this:
I want to be thin…now. I want the fat to go away…. tomorrow…. now… make it happen. Skinny jeans be on.
It’s unfortunate we live in an instant gratification society. We’re used to having things instantly. No waiting.
The reality is…. losing weight and keeping it off….. isn’t an overnight process. You didn’t put it on in 2-4 weeks it won’t come off like that either. I know it takes dedicated, consistent effort for it to be long lasting and sustainable.
That is how I encourage people to approach weight loss.
Sane. Balanced. Livable. Sustainable.
It allows the mind and body to work together doing what needs to be done.
Now saying that, here’s where my passion really spill over.
The plethora of products out there promising fast, quick, easy, weight loss in a matter of weeks. The modern day snake charmers.
I can’t tell you the times I’ve challenged down one current trending product with their hype of “Lose 15 lbs in 21 days!!”
Now I’ll freely admit to not being a great math wizard in school… but I can tell you what they’re promoting is a loss of 5 lbs per week, given 21 days equals 3 weeks. I’ve had them come back and say “it depends on person” yet all the advertising continues to be boldly proclaimed that this will be the results you get.
Not. Realistic. Is there a show of hands that would agree to that ?
Not to mention I think you’d eat the diet of a gerbil to actually, really, lose that in such a short time. Yet, all I’m told is that there is more food than you can eat each day. Somehow that doesn’t all balance to me.
Then there’s the trendy pink drink, and the drink your meals plan ( honestly am I crazy for wanting to eat real food and not drink it?) I like to eat food……
Never mind… there are wayyyyy to many to talk about and I’m not interested in offering free advertising anyway….
People are desperate. They are willing to take their hard earned money and drop… a lot of it…. on these products.
All I can think is… why not go buy real food with that and get out and go power walking?
The diet industry is a mega business to put it mildly. There are so many things out there today promising to be the magic genie in the bottle for weight loss but if you want to be successful and keep some of your money it comes down to this…. are you ready?
You have to expend on a daily basis more calories than you take in and create a deficit …. consistently doing that…will lead to weight loss.
Revolutionary, right? Maybe I’m on to something 😉
So, yeah, I am passionate about this. I want people to be successful on their journey and STAY on their journeys, not give up and go back to old ways when the “diet” ends…. or their money runs out.
Changes have to be made. New habits formed. Goals set and reset. Forward progress. Every day.
My suggestions? take it one day at a time, use your money to buy good food, and celebrate each victory and before you know it you’ll reach your goal =) and then, you can use that money to buy smaller clothes 😉