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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Everyone has an opinion on the best way to lose unwanted fat. I've taken the advice of fitness experts emoticon, nutrition experts emoticon and friends that have experienced success emoticon. There is so much conflicting information available on the internet too emoticon! Some say low fat and others say good fat and still others say any fat you want (just no carbs). Over past 20 years of yo-yo dieting, I've learned a LOT about nutrition, exercise and healthy living and I'm beginning to wonder if there is really a "right" answer that will work for everyone emoticon.

I'm at a point where I think I just need to do what's right for me and not do EXACTLY what someone else thinks is right for me. Everyone has different metabolisms and everyone breaks down and uses different nutrients differently so what works for one will not work for another EXACTLY in the same way. Everyone does not burn the EXACT amount of calories doing the exact same workout doing it with the same amount of intensity. So why would the same strict diet work for everyone if they don't burn calories the same? (can you tell I'm a perfectionist?)

Now, please hear me, I'm not saying I'm going to go out and eat what ever I feel like. There is one rule that is absolutely true...calories in need to be less than calories out. What those calories will actually be is where things are getting confusing and exhausting. I'm done doing the fad diet thing and I'm doing to start doing what makes my body feel alive and well. Fuel my machine for my workouts and grow stronger. Balance my diet out so it can be sustainable for a lifetime not just till I get to my goal.

Today I am making a pledge to myself to end this yo-yo train here emoticon, and listen to the information my body is telling me combined with all that I know to be true (from experience) to find out what is the "right" answer for me and I hope you can to! emoticon
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  • BAMACHIC2112
    I agree with you on everyone is not the same...what works for you might now work fro me emoticon I have gone on the yo-yo weight loss myself and I am tired of it emoticon

    You seem like you know where your headed in your quest and I commend you on it emoticon

    Stay focused and lets be all we can be in all our quest for fitness and greater US!!! emoticon
    2186 days ago
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