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How To Stay On A Diet And Lose Weight

Updated on May 31, 2013

Want To Finally Lose Weight and Get Healthy? You Are In The Right Place


80% of Dieters Fail

Certainly that’s grim news, but out of the 20 percent that are successful at losing weight 95% of them will gain it all back, but you don’t have to crash and burn like them.

Today I’m sharing five tips to help you avoid cheating, overeating and quitting while dieting so you can lose all the weight you want to get healthy.

Are you ready?

Anyone that has tried to lose weight knows that even a little bit of apathy while dieting can lead to failure. With such a high failure rate staring in their face, dieters have to be “in it to win it.” If you’ve made a commitment to lose weight or have recently lost weight, then you don’t want to gain even as little as a pound back. You want to keep it off forever.

My Transformation - In Progress


My Personal Breakthrough

It has been reported that dieters have to reduce 3500 calories from their diets to lose one pound. I don’t know about you, but for me that’s a lot of calories to lose a measly one pound. If that’s why you are frustrated with dieting, I understand. I used to be just as frustrated until I made a quantum leap forward and put restrictive diets, vigorous exercise and frustration in its place: the trash can where all crash diets belong. To date, I’ve lost more than 77 lbs (and still counting) without the advice of nutritionists, fitness experts, doctors or other weight loss gurus.

I’m sure you’re wondering how I did it minus weight loss surgery, strict dieting and no regular exercise routine. Don’t worry, I’ll share my story; however, this hub is to help you stay on track so you can lose weight and live a healthier life. Visit my hubs regularly because I’ll share a lot of tips and strategies here but if you can’t wait call me at 312.239.8610, message me on here or email to get my free weight loss and wellness tips.

Traditional Dieting or Long Term Wellness? The Choice Is Yours


How to Prevent Setbacks to Stay On Track

1. Make a Strong Commitment

You can’t win if you are not in the game. You can’t play if you aren’t on the field. You can’t control a ball that’s not in your hand.

Be committed to the biggest game of your life because it is your life. The healthier you are, the longer you are likely to live than if you are unhealthy. Don’t give up even if you drop the ball once in the while, go home early or feel like you want to quit. Your life is valuable, not only for your own sake, but for others too. Commit to healthier you and do not stop.

With A Roadmap in Hand & Plan in Place: Success Is In Your Future


2. Have a Plan, Any Plan and Stick to It

Any weight loss program that reduces more calories than you currently eat and increases your activity will work. Weight loss is not rocket science, although paid professionals like us to believe it is. Find a reputable one that works for you and your budget.

3. Replace Unhealthy Food with Healthy Food

Yes, it sounds simple, but I’ve seen and done the unthinkable. I’ve gone on 1500 calories diets and ate 1500 calories of junk and had the nerve to wonder why I wasn’t losing weight. I’m not going to insult your intelligence because I know you know that only eating a 550 calorie Big Mac, 300 calorie McDonald fry and Diet will not make you beach ready. You need to make healthier choices such as grains, steamed vegetables and high quality protein.

4. Cook Your Own Meals at Home

Not only will you save money, you’ll burn a few calories slaving in the kitchen. It took me a long time to realize that kitchens were for cooking, but when I did the weight just started to drop off. If you don’t know how to cook healthy meals, then buy one of the recommended books like I did.

5. Know Your Food Triggers and Avoid Them

Think about your food choices. Take a little time and learn when, why and what you are eating. Ask questions about your eating habits to learn your triggers, and once you see them, avoid them like the plague.

What makes you overeat?

Why do you prefer this over that?

Do you truly need that much sugar or could you reduce it a bit?

Some of my triggers are bread, rice and Froot Loops. Those foods send me down a devilishly dark road filled with sweets, sugar and all manners of fat that kill my confidence and pack on a pound of pounds. Suffice to say, I don’t go there anymore.

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The Honest Truth about Losing Weight

All in all, losing weight and becoming healthy is a journey, dieting a weekend get-a-way. No journey is ever as hard as we think it is, but we don’t know that until it is completed. The best way to go on a journey is to have a plan. It is the roadmap for success. Know that you’ll meet setbacks on the journey. The roads might get a little rough, but that’s okay because as long as you are on the course you are going somewhere. With the final destination clearly mapped on the roadmap you know exactly where you are going, you are going to succeed.

Here’s what to do now…

• Let me know in the comments how you are doing. Please share a few tips or ask a question.

• Do you want to know more about my journey? Send me a message and get my free tips that go deeper than this space allows.


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