- Diet & Weight Loss
Self discipline and weight
Great Body Decision Away
I am not overweight. I have almost always been healthy.
I recently hit 30 and put on about 15 pounds. I realized I had to step up my discipline a bit and within a month, was back in shape.
But this is not about me.
I will give credit to diabetes and poor genes here for a quick second and then no more. I will say it is feasible that in some it could play a roll.
But having been a personal trainer and having recently helped someone who had been struggling with weight for 20 years, I will say that i firmly believe one who wishes to get into better shame really can do it. But it is a slow painful process for the most part which has to be committed to.
My father for the past 10 years has been overweight. But he has started to face serious obesity. His main problem. He will finish his plate and then everyone elses.
He constantly said he wanted to change it, but he never would change his habits. I finally brought in my beautiful friend who my dad really liked and she shared with him her calorie counting guide and how she had once been overweight and by moderate exercise and good eaiting, she had lost 8 pounds a month.
My dad made a committment to try it.
Generally, you take the person's reasonable goal weight, let's say 175 for my 6 ft dad. Basically, the body needs your weight times 10 (in this case 1750 calories) to get by and another 20 percent to walk around, etc. (so 350). And then a bit more if you are doing exercise. So we allowed my dad 2200 calories a day. This was tough for him. He had obviously been eating a lot more.
But we worked hard on it and he has now dropped 30 pounds in the past 5 months and it has become a life style for him.
For years he blamed asthma and other body ailments.
But when he finally committed, he had some great success and I thought I would share it with you guys.