So many weight loss books or diet programs focus on doing whatever it takes to lose weight, yes that’s important, and it’s vital. Knowledge is power for change, as long as it’s the right message and the complete message. The right message is how did you get there AND doing what it takes to lose the weight. Anything less and you produce a non sustainable way of living your life, it almost always results in failure and regain plus 10.
In every person I have ever worked with regarding fat loss, the problem has been with the “fork in the road” approach to weight loss compared to a single path approach. The single path or “prong” approach is balance, what you’re really striving for. The “fork in the road” represents the continual diversion we present ourselves after those many failed attempts. It’s so much easier to believe in an infomercial plying supplements (these will NEVER help you lose or maintain weight, I promise you this is not the answer), trying a popular or celebrity diet, or joining a national weight loss program that has you buy their food.
Most of these approaches will do nothing in the long run as the initial results stall, frustration sets in, and the goal that seemed promising becomes the story of the diet that didn’t work. Then you choose another fork that may present starvation or shakes only, anything to lose the weight fast. Because ultimately, all you want to do is fit in your clothes again. It’s not even to be a body builder or fitness cover model, people don’t want that, that would be great, but its not reality for most. This artificial application is always temporary and produces imbalance. And yes, the ten people on TV who look fabulous and did make it through that particular diet or program, I congratulate them. It’s the determination and focus of real individuals changing their lives that makes them a champion. It will work for those few outliers, companies count on it. We are not all homogeneous however.
So what does work? Read my next Denver Personal Trainer Blog post where I share with you my approach, and it works for anyone.
FAT LOSS SCIENCE: What’s the largest size a fat cell can attain? The size of a period at the end of this sentence. You can actually see a single cell in your body when it gets that stuffed. Think about that one!