Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I hear over and over and OVER, "Guaranteed weightloss without any lifestyle adjustments necessary!" in advertisements for 'miracle' weightloss supplements, pills, you name it. It drives me INSANE. Maybe it's the season, maybe I'm just sensitive to it now, but it's really getting on my nerves.
There is one simple truth to life. If you do what you've always done, you will have what you've always had.
If you eat like you've always eaten, you will weigh what you've always weighed.
If you exercise like you've always exercised, you will be as strong as you always have been.
True change requires change. Period. Stagnation equals death whether physical, mental or emotional. There is no easy pill or operation that will make all of your unhealthy habits suddenly not bad for you.
There are factors that can be addressed to ease or even expedite some matters. It's known that hormonal imbalance DOES cause weight gain. There are people who really ARE helped by weightloss surgery. But at the foundation of any long-term healthy lifestyle, the root of eating problems and avoidance behaviors MUST be addressed and those behaviors and habits MUST change. If they're not addressed, be prepared for a serious rebound, because it's a-comin'.
Magic does not figure into weightloss. It isn't about 60% diet and 40% exercise; It's about 100% committment to CHANGE, inside and out. It isn't easy and nobody but you can do it. But you can do it, I can do it, others here have done it. It requires nothing more than serious WORK.