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Ooops, I did it again (Almost)

Monday, July 25, 2016

So I'm sure like everyone else out here we've all fallen for the next quick thing to help us lose weight. None of them provide me with the skills I will need to live a lifelong healthy life style.

I know this, hard work and learning what my body needs is the best thing for lasting weight loss. So why do I still look for quick fix diets?

I have been following weight loss motivators online for awhile now and I always get so excited to see their posts about working hard and dropping weight, but every once in a while they post about their secrets and quite frequently it involves some program they are working. Whether it be Whole30, Shakeology, 21 day fix, etc. I know there are people out there who swear by these programs, but for me they will never be sustainable.

Whole30: I've had friends do it and had good results, but it was expensive and they found their lives very limited for that month, and that is just not who I am.

Shakeology: I tried it, it was chalky.

So I should have known today when I saw an instagram post about a woman who's lost a bunch of weight and she was so excited to share her information about Take Shape for Life. I stupidly got excited and thought, maybe this one will work. So I went out to the website and started doing research and it took me about two minutes before I realized it was another meal replacement plan that expected you to primarily eat what they provide to you.

After discovering this I shook my head in frustration. Not at the program, not at the girl who posted the video about Take Shape for Life, but at myself for falling for it again. Luckily I learned before I got made a purchase, but I still craved that quick fix.

Now I don't want to demean people who have these programs work for them. I mean, if you have that discipline and don't mind giving up your social life for that I give you props. I give you even more props if after you get down to your goal weight you can sustain that weight loss. For me, after years of yo-yoing I know I wouldn't be able to do it. I already know that even when I lose all the weight I will always struggle to keep it off. That is just who I am, and even when I know this, I continue to look for quick results.
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    Yeah I agree with you. There are many that can make those work but I'm not one of them either. It's attractive but it's not long-term. You're definitely not alone in it!
    1234 days ago
    Lose Weight Quick and Get Rich Fast have been around for a long time. The only person it works for is the guy selling the "New Plan".
    1235 days ago
    Slow and steady, day by day attaining a healthier relationship with food and my body. That's my plan.

    "Exercise is not a means to an end. It’s a tool for living your best life." SparkPeople's Coach Nicole
    1235 days ago
    I've tried thousands is quick fixes. There is none
    1235 days ago
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