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How To Lose Weight

Before you look into a question like, “how to lose weight?”, you must first answer two preliminary questions. Why do I want to lose weight and what are my options?

For the first question, you’ll have to determine who you’re losing weight for. Is it for yourself? Do you want to look and feel better? Has a doctor told you that you need to lose weight or you will die? Are you trying to impress a guy or gal? These questions are very important and will help you decide the best course of action.

If you’re an otherwise healthy individual who is looking to lose weight so that you can look and feel better, this is great motivation. This is something that you want for YOU. If a doctor told you to lose weight or you’ll die it’s a similar motivational boiling point. This is again good for YOU, but maybe you want to fight to stay alive for others in addition to yourself. Speaking of others…

If you’re looking to lose weight to impress someone, this could have the potential to backfire on you. Doing something to prove someone wrong is one thing, doing something to impress someone leaves them and their reaction in control of you and your emotions. If your desired reaction from them doesn’t come to fruition or it’s short term you’ll be worse off then when you began.

Now that you’ve figured out why you want to lose weight, let’s look at your options. If you are trying to combat sudden weight gain that’s a whole other story. Click here for advice on that. If you’ve packed on pounds and know exactly why the solution pretty simple.

The Weight Loss Industry is a multi-billion dollar business in the U.S. alone but, does any of it really provide value? If one was to just look at the common sense approach to losing weight you’ll find ways to save a lot of money. In a nutshell: Find out what causes weight gain and cut down on that stuff. This is where the, “what are my options?” part comes in.

Everyone’s body is different. That’s why there is no one weight loss strategy that works for everyone. So, when you look at the fact that things like sugar, stress, and lack of exercise cause weight gain then one would think simply fixing those causes would give you the desired effect. Right?

Just stop binging on those delicious carbs and sweets all the time. Relax and get your lazy ass up off the couch every now and then. These suggestions seem simple enough, but as I said before, everyone’s body is different.

Some people have mental obstacles that make it harder than others to commit to a weight loss regimen. Some are addicts of other things who are substituting eating for the addicting they are fighting. Some people’s bodies need those carbs and just feed off stress. Some people have disabilities that make it hard for them to move around. So what to do?

First thing you do is talk to a health care professional and find out what your options are AKA what your body will allow. Once you find that out slowly see how right they are about that.

Even though everyone’s body is different they’re all human and science has shown us what causes weight gain and how to attack it. So the rules will be the same. They’ll just be at different intervals.

Start off simple by cutting down on the carbs and sweets. Get some exercise in. Do something you enjoy doing to de-stress. Try this, I mean really try this for a week or two and see what happens. If you are otherwise healthy, you took it seriously and didn’t waver you will see positive results. Once you know you can do it you’re halfway there. How can I be so sure? G.I. Joe told me knowing is half the battle. Gotta love those 80’s.

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