Losing weight isn’t the hard part.
That comes later.
In the initial stages of a ‘weight loss’ journey.
I dislike that term as it’s really fat loss people are after because if you just wanted to lose weight you could chop off a leg and you’d see a reducing on your scale weight.
Fat loss my friends, that’s what people want.
With that fat loss they also desire to gain lean muscle, what many called ‘toned’.
You can’t have tone without muscle, and you can’t have muscle without accepting you need to get stronger.
Anyway, I’m rambling.
Having your numbers take a downward trend on the scales is very easy, millions of people achieve weight loss every year, consistently too.
Their issue isn’t dropping calories, or finding the diet that works for them, which is one that is plentiful in meat, veg, fruits, you know, not highly processed rubbish bought in a layer pf packets (if you’re an omnivore that is).
Their issue is keeping the weight off and the reason is simple.
Harsh as it sounds a great many people don’t desire long term change and struggle to accept that to live life a certain way, they need to live life a certain way.
Sacrifices will be made.
That one or four bottles of wine you have each night, gone.
Convenience foods, reduces or removed due to the irritation they give your gut, all replaced with wholesome veg and high quality protein sources.
Many will have to address the pink elephant in the room though before they can make any progress with any of the above.
Their mental association with who they are.
You see as a person e’re largely a collection of habits, both known, unknown and even unexpected at times.
These keep is safe, they provide stability, as such our minds switch off (well, not off, they go on auto-pilot) and we simply run through the motions never really give much consideration to a lot of what we do.
Being more mindful is not easy, in fact it’s very draining.
This is due to how much we leave to our habits, now that’s faith if you ask me.
Are you someone who has lost a substantial amount of fat and made progress not only physically but mentally as well?
If so please share your story and more importantly, why you made the change and decides to stick with it.
In the end some change comes from necessity, however most comes from choice.
You should investigate this thoroughly.