Buying the latest drug to aid you in weight loss will not help you lose weight and keep it off for the long term.
While such “magic bullets” may be tempting. the goal for you should be to develop a weight loss system that works for you.
Perhaps you have been struggling with weight for many years. It took me over 15 years to confront my weight issues head-on.
I used to go on “lifestyle changes” not knowing what I was doing.
When I finally made a firm decision to improve my health no drugs were needed. I saw a nutritionist who put me on a whole foods diet with food that I actually liked.
I never went back eating junk food and my weight plummeted.
Create a diet with whole foods that you love.
Weight loss starts with you making the decision to eat whole minimally processed foods that you love.
Use popular diets as a framework. Consult a health coach or nutritionist if you need additional support.
There are so many supplements advertised to help you lose weight. I have tried quite a few but I found that a whole foods diet is the only way I am able to maintain a healthy weight.
If you are interested in a weight loss supplement, create a whole foods diet first. Supplements (stick to high-quality herbs) should aid in adding micronutrients.
Your body has all it needs to lose weight naturally and keep it off.
Start to fast daily (Intermittent Fasting).
Once you have created a whole foods diet and have seen significant weight loss, implementing a fasting protocol will help you lose more weight.
A while back I started to plateau in my weight loss. I discovered Intermittent Fasting and found it off-putting at first.
It seemed extreme and restrictive. After months of deliberation, I decided to give fasting a try.
In the first week of fasting, I lost five pounds and I felt amazing. I felt more abundant and free more than ever before.
Intermittent Fasting helps you:
- Lose more weight and unwanted body fat.
- Release your dependence on constantly eating food.
- Have more energy and focus.
- Create more time to do the things you love.
The best way to start fasting is to simply delay your first meal by a few hours. If you stop eating at 8 pm the night before you start eating at 12 pm the next day.
By doing this you are following the 16:8 fasting protocol (also called the Leangains method). The 16:8 protocol is the easiest way to start fasting.
Most of your fasting is done while you are sleeping. At first, skipping breakfast will feel weird.
Test it for a few weeks to see if fasting is for you.
The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Intermittent Fasting shows you in more detail how fasting will naturally expedite your weight loss.
Add new weight loss habits over time.
As you create a whole foods diet that works for you (and perhaps add a fasting protocol), you
can add other weight loss tools to your life.
Your goal should be that your whole life supports you in losing weight. Start with one new habit at a time.
For instance, once you decide what your whole foods diet will consist of you can start to grocery shop every week at the same day and time.
Over time this will become automatic for you requiring little willpower. Each day you have a finite amount of willpower.
Automating habits like grocery shopping gives you the freedom to make other important decisions.
Once you have mastered going grocery shopping on the same day and time, then you can add another day to your workout routine.
From there you can add one more day of home cooking or spend more time with your loved ones.
When you look at weight loss holistically, you will have success in losing weight and keep it off without the need for drugs.
Start with creating a whole foods diet that you love and build from there. Your positive results will motivate you to keep going.
Discover what whole foods to eat once you break your fast each day. The “Break” Fast Food Guide will help you sustain long term weight loss.