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How She Did It: 5 Weight Loss Lessons from A Woman Who Lost 30kg

I recently came across the story of a woman who lost 67lbs (30.3kg) in five months. This woman had battled with her weight for more than ten years. In October of 2017, she made another attempt, but there was something different this time. Something was at stake, and she must lose the weight. Otherwise, she'd miss something big.

She was given a six-month deadline to lose 50lbs (22kg), but she lost 67lbs (30.3kg) in five months and surprised both herself and everyone connected to her story.

How was this woman able to do in just five months what she hadn't been able to do in more than ten years? What did she do differently in 2017 that made it possible for her to lose 67lbs in 5 months? Stay with me as I share what she did and the five weight loss lessons you can learn from her story. 

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How To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

At least once a week, I get a question like this, “what’s your thought on ___? (insert the latest weight loss fad or trend). People jump on the wagon of whatever is hot and trendy is that they want the easiest and fastest way to lose weight.

In this post, I want to show you how to end the yo-yo cycle.

Two Things You Must Focus On To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

The two things I’m about to share with you have been tested and proven. Research has established that they work. Millions of people all around the world have self-experimented with them and have found them to be the most straightforward ways to lose weight and keep it off.

Many weight loss fads and trends have come and gone, but these two have outlasted them all and will continue to outlive them because they’re the only things that work; the only things that won’t change.

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Missing Piece of the weight loss puzzle

The Missing Piece Of The Weight Loss Puzzle

Ever wondered what the missing piece of the weight loss puzzle is? I found the missing piece, and I want to share it with you in this article.

But before I tell you what the missing piece is, can say something? Whoever told you that losing weight is not easy lied to you.

I bet you know someone who has lost 2-3kg in one week before. Maybe you’re that someone.

What about someone who lost up to 10kg or more in less than 30 days? I bet you know one or two people like that. And when you heard their stories or saw that it is possible to lose 10kg in less than 30 days, you thought to yourself, “I want to do this too.”

You thought it would be easy to lose weight because you saw someone lose many kilograms in just a few days.

That is proof that it is easy to lose weight.

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The Number One Weight Loss Mistake Dieters Make

Do you know the number on weight loss mistake dieters make? I'm talking about the very mistake that keeps dieters in a perpetual yo-yo cycle. I'll tell you what that is in a minute.

Consider this, someone who has been used to eating everything all her realised that her relationship with food was unhealthy and decided to make changes. She cleared her kitchen of all the foods she considered to be unhealthy and embarked on a very strict diet.

The first week was good because her willpower was in high gear and her motivation was up. She was on a roll, and nothing was going to stop her.

She weighed herself every day, and she could see the number of the scale going down. She was happy with the result even though she secretly resented the punishment diet she is on.

The second week came by, and she was still on a diet, but her willpower has started to dwindle. She jumped on the scale on day 10 and noticed she had lost 10kg already.

She has lost 10kg in 10 days!

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Is The Ketogenic Diet The New Fad Diet?

Is the ketogenic diet the new fad diet?

Short Answer: It depends on who is doing it, and how they’re doing it.

The ketogenic diet, or keto as it’s popularly called, is not new. Physicians have been using as a dietary therapy since the 1920s. It was the original therapeutic diet for treating children with epilepsy.

Long answer

Not too long ago fat was seen as the enemy of fat loss because many believed it was fat that was making us fat.

People who wanted to lose body fat were advised to reduce their dietary fat intake. Dieters paid premium prices for foods that were labelled as, low-fat or fat-free. In the land of dieting, fat was the most hated macronutrient!

But things have changed in recent years. We no longer see fat as the enemy of fat loss because the goalpost has moved, and another macronutrient is taking the backlash. Dieters can now eat as much fat as they want—thanks to Ketogenic diet and low carbs diet.

Congratulations fat! The supreme court of dieting has declared you not guilty. The proclamation: “It’s not fat that makes us fat!”

You’re now the new B.A.E, fat! Let’s make a (bulletproof coffee) toast to your victory!

Is The Ketogenic Diet The Best Solution

Why is it now okay to eat more fat? Did the chemical structures of fat and carbohydrates change? Are carbs dangerous or we are just looking for another food to blame?

My goal with this post is to tell you the truth about carbohydrates and their role in fat gain/fat loss.

Let’s dive in if you’re ready for the truth and nothing but the truth.

 

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To Fast is Human: A Simple Guide to Intermittent Fasting

I’m a proponent of intermittent fasting because I believe in its health benefits, but I’ve not always been that way.

When I first started out as a fitness professional, I used to believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Like many other well-meaning fitness pros, I preached the message of “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. It was the dietary philosophy I believed and lived.

Just like our brain needs, 7-8 hours of sleep, almost every organ in our body needs 12-14 hours of downtown, to repair, reset and rejuvenate.

Dr Satchin Panda.

Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal of The Day?

The answer depends on your definition of the word, breakfast.

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Weight loss plateau

How To Bust Through A Weight Loss Plateau

Are you experiencing a weight loss plateau? Read this article to learn how you can start losing weight again.

So you have lost a significant amount of weight then all of a sudden you stopped losing weight. You’ve evaluated your nutrition and exercise habits to see if there was something you were not doing right, but everything looked okay.

Welcome to a weight loss plateau, the most dreaded place for Fit Friends.

But you don’t need to panic because there is a way out. Stay with me, and I’ll show how to bust through the plateau.

First, let’s talk about the potential causes, and after that, we’ll talk about the solutions.

The three potential causes of a weight loss plateau

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3 ways your mind can help you

3 Ways Your Mind Can Help You Lose Weight

As humans, we are always faced with many choices, but how we respond to the choices we face is what determines the outcome we get. When it comes to weight loss, some people only focus on the nutrition and the fitness part things. But food and fitness decisions are not always made in isolation, the mind plays a role in the decision-making process.

In this article, I share the three ways your mind can help you lose weight.

Three ways your mind can help you lose weight

Don’t do what comes naturally to you

We all have our default responses to things. Your default response is how you react to a stimulus or a trigger. It is your first choice of action when you are faced with a particular situation. It is what comes naturally to you.

For example, if you like akara and Agege bread, there are chances that you’d stop to buy anytime you drive, or walk by the akara seller. Why is that? Because that is your default response.

When your eyes see the akara, a thought flashes in your mind that says “I want to eat!” If you react by default, you are going to buy and eat to satisfy the urge. And 15-20 minutes later you’ll regret your actions and feel bad, and depressed that you have lost it again. Sounds familiar?

A better way to deal with the situation is to choose your response. When the stimulus (akara and bread) is pressing your button, DO NOT DO WHAT COMES NATURALLY TO YOU. Exercise control for a few seconds and follow the next tip.

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Weight loss equation

This May Be The Reason You Are Not Losing Weight -Part 2

Exercise is just one part of the weight loss equation. What you eat and how much you eat are important too.

Consider this typical scenario: you got serious with exercise because they told you it would help you lose weight. But after 30 days of continuous, and sometimes gruelling workouts, you haven’t noticed any change. In fact, the scale has just shown that you have added some kilos.

In part one of this series, I explained what you should do to maximise the benefits you get from your exercise program. In this concluding part, we will look at the food part of the weight loss equation because this is where many people get it wrong.

Let’s dive into it!

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