If you’ve been jumping from diet fad to diet fad, perusing the array of weight loss menus that over-promise and under-deliver, then it’s time to stop and think for a second. How long have you been trying to lose weight? How much have you lost? Are you happy with the results? Do you really think this next two hundred percent guaranteed plan will be the one that sticks?
As long as you put the blame on each failed weight loss meal plan, you are going to continue your rollercoaster of gaining and losing weight. Often times, you gain back even more weight than you lost, and your emotional state suffers as well, with the disappointment of another failed attempt and letdown. The good news is that there is a free weight loss plan that everyone has access to, and this plan is free of charge, free of fluff, and free of extreme viewpoints.
It’s simple, but not easy: “Eat less, move more.”
Sure, if you’re looking to get into bodybuilding or elite Olympic-level sports, then you may need to start monitoring your macro- and micronutrients right down to the last ounce. But, more likely, you need to focus on dropping pounds first, and you can get lost in a pool of scientific jargon, when really all you’re doing is stalling and creating barriers between you and your goals. So for now, I want you to think of your favorite food. What’s that one thing that makes your mouth water and you have to have at least a couple of times per week?
It doesn’t matter what it is, whether liquid, solid, or “other” materials like Twinkies, just pick that one favorite. Now, for the next 30 days, simply cut that holdback snack out one time per week. Honestly figure out how many times you eat it on average and vow to eat it one less time per week for the next month.
You don’t have to count calories, measure food, add and subtract points; just do that one small step of skipping one holdback snack per week. There is no excessive hype or impossible promises here. You’re not going to drop 90 pounds in 90 seconds or lose 30 inches in 30 days.
What you will do, though, is gain more control over your strongest craving, develop a healthier relationship with food, and yes, drop a couple of pounds along the way, but the foundation you’re building for the next month and beyond is much more important. Once you’ve completed the first month and conquered one of your holdback snacks, set your targets on the next diet killer among your weight loss menus, and continue your quest the simple and healthy way.