If you have ten, or twenty, or thirty, or one hundred pounds to lose, it is self-defeating to try to lose that amount in any given time. However, anyone can lose one pound or two. Once done, you simply repeat the steps you took to win that small (but significant) battle, and you’re on your way to winning the war! ~ http://www.boxingscene.com/weight-loss/37248.php
People who struggle with weight call weight loss a battle, but we really know it’s a WAR. And in any war, in order to win, you must stay in the fight. A war isn’t just one battle fought and won. It is staying in the war – battle after battle until the war is won! Some wars last a month others go on for years. Don’t worry about the end, just fight a good fight today. When we fall down, we can’t stay down. We must get up and fight again if we want to win. We can’t give up if we are to be successful.
When Oprah, the queen of weight loss and weight gain and regain and “reloss” asked herself after a regain, “How did I let this happen again?” The answer was plain – It happened slowly.
Therefore, once the war is over, we must remember the battles fough and vow to keep our defenses strong. Once we quit weighing and watching the enemy – he sneaks back up on us. And he will overcome if we let our guard down. Remember the “a la Mode” ! Too much sugar and junk is what started this war in the first place!
We have to remind ourselves we are in this battle everyday.
Keeping the Weight Off Tips:
Set goals for yourself and find concrete solutions to get there. ~ http://www.meizitang-botanicalslimminggel.com/blog/uncategorized/fresh-tips-for-winning-the-weight-loss-war/
“A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that obese individuals had a higher ingestion rate and a lower number of chews when eating compared to their lean counterparts.” ~ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-kirkpatrick-ms-rd-ld/maintaining-weight-loss_b_942701.html
HAVE A POSITIVE FOCUS
If you don’t think you can… you can’t. Don’t let mental self-limitations based on past mistakes deter you from what you want most. Living a naturally thin life free of weight loss worries. Ninety percent of weight loss is in the head. Ten percent is everything else. ~ http://www.invisibleweightloss.com/naturally-thin-3.html
CHANGE UNHEALTHY HABITS
Eliminate or reduce the levels of sugar, fat and salt in your diet. These three ingredients cause changes in the brain that will work against your ability to be successful in changing your unhealthy eating lifestyle to a healthy one. Do not minimize the role of addiction and habits in your eating behaviors. Unhealthy eating habits, such as lack of portion control, must be eliminated or minimized and replaced with healthy repetitive actions. ~ http://calorielab.com/news/2011/07/11/looking-for-answers-in-the-weight-loss-battle/
EAT A VARIETY
Eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need. ~
EXERCISE – aerobic exercise
The setpoint theory of weight loss is based on the idea that to lose weight, we must lower the body’s setpoint. And the most effective way to lower the setpoint is through simple exercise.
It is also critical that you get some exercise at least five days a week. Research indicates that three days a week yields a considerable aerobic effect.
Why a person who’s lost weight can’t eat as much as a person who hasn’t lost weight (although they weigh the same). Good news is that exercise can make up the difference! – http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/10/31/141794801/losing-weight-a-battle-against-fat-and-biology
Legit studies backed by the National Institutes of Health show that you can achieve long-term weight loss only by reducing your calorie intake and increasing your physical activity. No more truthful equation was ever written. Many studies have shown that you can lose about a pound a week by eating 500 fewer calories a day, eventually resulting in weight loss of 15 percent of your total body weight. ~ http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/break-through-weight-loss-plateaus?cat=11093
STAY IN IT TO WIN IT!