It seems like every day, we see news stories about the obesity epidemic that is sweeping the face of our planet.
And everyone is looking for some kind of magical cure for their weight loss woes.
Billions are being spent on the weight loss fad of the month.
And even more billions are being spent advertising the latest gimmick to help you lose weight.
The simple fact is that we are overweight because of the choices that we make every day, and the habits that we develop over the course of our lifetime.
Weight loss is not easy.
And if you do find a way that is, it is either expensive, unsustainable, or both.
Sure, the latest weight loss pill/drug or "diet program" can help us shed a few pounds.
But what happens when we stop taking that pill/drug, or go off of the diet program of the month?
The weight comes back!
And usually more of it than we lost on the program or pill.
So, how do we actually lose the weight that we have put on through our bad choices, a poor habits?
Well, we develop new ones.
I like to break the process down into Seven habits that promote weight loss.
They could also be considered the 7 habits of naturally slim people, because they have already adopted them, whether they know it or not.
These, combined with any reasonable Weight Loss Program, will allow you to achieve the type of results that these weight loss companies like to show you as being possible. But which have the disclaimer of "results not typical".
1. Take Control of your choices
2. Track your progress, so you can see the effects of the changes you make
3. Hydration, which keeps the body operating effectively
4. Proper Nutrition, as in get rid of processed foods and sugary drinks
5. Eat more often, it helps keep you from binging
6. Decrease Calorie Intake throughout the day, over every meal
7. Increase Metabolism through habit forming exercise
Of the Seven habits, the first one is the MOST important one of them all. Because if you do not Take Control of what you are doing to your body, you will never be able to enjoy the benefits of long term weight loss.
The rest of the habits are all equally important, and they were broken down so that you can concentrate on one, and make it a habit without being too concerned about trying to do them all at once.
If you've got the self control to take them all on at once, by all means, go for it.
The important part is that you actually make a choice to work on at least one of the habits all of the time. Each one will make a difference in how you eat, and your ability to lose weight.
But combining them all makes any weight loss program far more effective.
And, helps you be ready for when you go off of your diet or pill program. You will have developed the habits that will allow you to keep that weight off for the rest of your life.