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Winning at Losing Weight

Updated on May 4, 2010

It's time to get off the weight rollercoaster. You lose weight in January because you resolve that this year, you will lose x amount. Then, you gain weight because the changes you made were too drastic. Lose weight, gain weight, lose weight, gain weight. Sound familiar?

The funny thing is that we, as a society, have gotten really good at losing weight in the short-term. There's an endless amount of diets that promise results in one week or one month. All you have to do is completely overhaul your lifestyle, learn an entirely new way to eat, drink a shake for lunch, and success will be yours.

Let's take control of our issues with weight. The truth is, you know what foods are "bad" for you and which are "good." You know fast food restaurants serve food loaded with calories and saturated fat. You also know that eating fruits and vegetables will never make you fat. There aren't any secrets to losing weight. Chances are, you know exactly what you should be eating. It's a matter of deciding to eat healthy. Make the nutritious choice the majority of the time.

There are hundreds of tips for losing weight. In reality, no tip will work in the long-term unless it is something that comes naturally to you. Will you have to make changes? Yes. Small changes. Baby steps. So, start by deciding what is the one thing you can change today. Think small. Once you've mastered that change, begin another.

Exercise is great, but if you don't change how you're eating, you won't achieve your weight loss goals. Consider the results of this cellulite-reduction (fat) program designed by Wayne Westcott, a leading fitness researcher in MA. The program included 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of treadmill walking or jogging, three days per week. Participants in an 8-week study of the program lost about one pound per week or about 10 pounds after two months. Sounds good, right? Well, when participants combined the exercise program with good eating habits, they doubled their fat loss, losing 9 pounds of fat (compared to 4.5 pounds without the nutritional component.)

The weight loss bottom line is that you take action! You, and only you, have the power to change your body. What's stopping you?


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    • mixfitness profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Round Hill, VA

      GmaGoldie - I love food too. It's always about creating a balance between food and exercise for me!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      The diet is my downfall - love food - love exercise too but the food is winning! Thank you for a great motivating Hub. Will keep trying.

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      8 years ago from Round Hill, VA

      Thanks for your comment, marieryan. I agree with you too! Diets mean short-term weight loss while learning nothing about healthy eating. Then you go back to eating the way you always have because you're off the diet.

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      Marie Ryan 

      8 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

      Hi, I really agree with your advice. If you really want to lose the excess weight, you have to make REAL PERMANENT CHANGES TO YOUR LIFESTYLE, because that is the lifestyle that led you to gaining your weight in the first place. if not, you will return to your old bad habits when your 'diet' is over and regain all that lost weight!


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