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.
The Two Things That Work And Won’t Change
- Basic Nutrition
- Regular Exercise
Nutrition and exercise are so basic that they’re often underrated. Sometimes, people ascribe their effects on weight loss to some magic pill and tea.
You didn’t lose that 10kg because you drank that special tea you bought on Instagram. You lost 10kg because you created a consistent calorie deficit over a period — you lost weight because your energy intake was lower than your energy expenditure!
Basic nutrition is the most underrated of the two. We’re so accustomed to jumping on the wagon of the latest and the hottest weight loss fads that we’ve forgotten that eating for weight loss is not complicated.
Some of us are so gullible that we follow every ridiculous diet program we find on the internet. We waste money, and sometimes endanger our health and destroy our metabolism, just because we want to complicate something that is so simple and basic.
Basic nutrition in five steps
- Eat vegetables, whole fruits, good starchy carbs, good fat, and protein.
- Avoid highly processed foods.
- Eliminate or drastically reduce your intake of added sugar.
- Eat real foods. If you can grow or kill it, it’s real food.
- Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re 80-90% full.
Practising basic nutrition will not only help you lose weight, but it will also keep you healthy.
I know there are folks out there telling you, “you don’t need to exercise to lose weight”, blah blah blah. Yes, you don’t need exercise to lose weight. There are one thousand and one things you can do to “lose weight”, but if your goal is to lose weight without having your skin hanging out of your flesh, you need to exercise!
You see the picture of that ” Body Goal” you have in your head? It won’t come by drinking lemon + turmeric water. Fads will come and go. And trends will change, but these two will remain.
Exercise is the king. Nutrition is the queen. Put them together, and you’ve got a kingdom.
When you see people jumping on the wagon of the next fad diet, you stick to the two things that work and won’t change. Even when it looks as if whatever plan they’re following is “working magic.”As you already know, losing weight is easy. What’s challenging is how to keep it off.
Yes, you may not lose 10kg in 10 days compared to the folks are doing that new diet program in town. That’s okay because what you’re doing is sustainable.
When they are falling off the wagon, you’ll still be going strong because you’ve chosen to the path of sustainability. That is how to lose weight and keep it off.