Starting weight loss program
By Brent Fairbanks
I just finished reading an article in a popular national magazine, targeted at women, that I was shown. I have a lot of people asking me questions about something that they have read, or heard during a conversation. The article was written by a Woman and I assume that it was written for women. For the most part I agree with the basic concepts described in the diet except for one.
This one single thing is what I consider to be one of the fundamental principles of starting a healthy living program. I am sure that the person who wrote the article is very knowledgeable but if I were to have tried using her method I would have failed on the first week. The first week is this massive change / detox program that will jump start you on your way. I understand the concept and assuming that we live in a perfectly logical mental and emotional state this works great. What I have found is that this rigid structure causes the body stress and it reacts accordingly. More importantly is the emotional burden of success or failure looming overhead. I see people start on a rigid plan. When they are unable to maintain the strict structure the emotions of failure take over and they quit everything they just started. This happens again and again until they either break free by completing the abstinence or giving up entirely.
If you are like I was you have had enough failure already to last a lifetime. I want to have more success in my life. Being forced to follow a strict schedule first thing is not going to work and I end up with another failed attempt. Health and weight management are about making good decisions for the rest of your life. Getting started should be filled with positive reinforcement of being successful at completing tasks and your desire for more. With each completed task you will build self confidence and strive for advancement.
It takes time to change your daily schedule and you haven't been able to do this for the last 20 or more years. Do you really think that you're going to find the time to work out for an hour a day and become an expert in nutrition? How about making realistic goals and most importantly, REALISTIC SCHEDULES to accomplish the goal.
You should start slow, progress slow, and continue this slow steady progression until you have reached your goal. Once at your goal you can make adjustments and changes to maintain interest and developement. It took you a long time to get to where you are at, be patient and CONSISTENT and you will achieve real, long lasting results before you know it.
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