The real problem with losing weight “quickly” is it comes back on even more quickly. What does “losing quickly” mean? If you are losing two pounds or more per week, you have a 99% chance it will all be back on your hips and thighs before you know it. The “weight re-gain companies” will tell you their “scientists” say losing 2 pounds a week is “healthy.”
What they are not telling you is that, healthy or not, losing at that rate GUARANTEES you will put it ALL back on. Remember, these companies are some of the biggest food companies in the world (HJ Heinz, Nestle, Unilever) – and they absolutely LOVE repeat customers to sell pre-packaged “diet” foods to. They have no interest – ZERO, ZILCH, NADA – interest in you solving your weight problem once and for all. It would put them out of business… think about that a bit.
Which brings us back to that “weight loss isn’t a pill you take in the morning.” What is the commitment you should make every day? Let’s start with the most basic one, the one thing you absolutely MUST do every day, but everyone seems to forget:
- Stop gaining weight
That is the key to real weight loss – stop gaining weight. That has to be your first step. Set yourself a goal that you will not weigh more tomorrow than you did today.
Don’t begin by trying to lose weight – in the beginning, JUST DON’T GAIN MORE. Draw the proverbial line in the sand, make a mark on your scale, and whatever you do today, make sure you have done nothing to gain more weight by the next day. It is really that simple.
Keep that “I’m not gaining new weight today!” regime going for two weeks. Focus your attention on that – NOT ON LOSING – FOCUS ON NOT GAINING. And you will see some powerful lights go off in your head as you learn some things you really needed to learn for long-term weight loss. Start there. And it will not end there.
So the “weight loss pill” you need to give yourself every morning is a commitment to not gain weight today. And if you can do that for a couple of weeks or more, you will be ready to learn how to lose weight healthily, and will be prepared to put the right way to lose weight into daily action. (More on that action plan later.)