It’s really not that hard.
It just takes time and consistency.
Some advice on sweets
Don’t be intimidated by the bodybuilders and fitness models
I’ve been going to the same gym for eight years. I’ve watched most of them either burn out or move on.
Ignore fad diets, they never work long term.
Anyone here remember Olestra chips?
A true story from my own life.
Work found out it could save money on health insurance if employees were healthier. By the end of the four weeks we were all skinnier, but everyone had elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. After that year they canned the program.
There are going to be speedbumps and potholes, deal accordingly with them.
We don’t need to eat every day. In fact, most of us have forgotten what it is like to actually be hungry. Skipping a meal once in a while won’t hurt you. Feeling like you could eat something isn’t being hungry. You’re probably just bored or thirsty. The idea that not eating every few hours will lower your metabolism is bullshit. Even in starvation type situations metabolism doesn’t slow down until after almost a month of extremely low caloric intake.
Gyms and fitness magazines are not your friend.
Gyms function on the hope that you’ll sign up then never go. A good metric in the industry is 8:1 that’s eight people signed up for every person that actually comes in. They’re kind of like General Education classes at a community college. You’re just a source of cash flow to them and they have no stake in your success. Boutique gyms for people involved in specific sports are an exception. They’re more like masters programs at prestigious universities. They know you’re serious and will help you achieve your goals. But they aren’t cheap.
When changing your eating or drinking habits you’re going to get cravings.
When you stop drinking alcohol your body is going to start looking for other sources of sugar. Beware of this and plan accordingly. When you get a craving like that, try eating some fresh fruit. It is seriously going to be the best tasting fruit you’ve ever eaten.
Ignore the bathroom scale.
Our weight fluctuates depending on everything from how hydrated we are to our muscle’s glycogen reserves. It’s very easy to jump to conclusions about what works and what doesn’t based on these numbers. Only weigh in every few weeks.
Some of you will be skeptical.
Some of you will just favorite for later and completely forget about this post. But some people might actually benefit from this information. So that’s why I’m posting it.
But if you stick to it eventually you’ll lose the weight. It just takes time.
Feel free to message me if you need help or advice. I might not always know the answer, but I can usually point you in the right direction.