Follow along as this mom of two finds her way back to a healthy and fit lifestyle, one day at a time.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Want to lose weight? I know a SECRET!

I've discovered the secret to losing weight! Seriously, if you do what I tell you in this post, I guarantee you'll lose weight. And it requires no money, no special clothing, no gym membership, no special pills, no magic weight loss coffee/tea/lemonade, etc. etc. etc.

It's really not a secret... lots of us know it. And we've known it a long time. But for some reason, people have forgotten it and seem to think we need a special "something" for weight loss.

So are you ready?

Here it comes....

Wait for it....

To lose weight, all you have to do is.....  EAT LESS AND MOVE MORE.

Yes, I'm serious. That's all.

Don't roll your eyes and close this page yet. Keep reading!

Weight loss is simply a mathmatical equation. You need to have more calories going out than in. That's it.  You can either achieve this by eating less, moving more, or a combination of the two.

That's it! No magic pill, workout, food, or anything else can do it for you. You have to do it for yourself. 

Don't blame your metabolism. Or your kids for making you fat (I've used this one plenty of times. After all, my daughter was an 11 pound baby, so surely it's HER fault I am overweight now, right??) Eat less and move more.

Also, have patience. It isn't going to happen right away. A healthy weight loss is anywhere from 0.5-2 pounds per week. That means that losing 10 pounds may take you anywhere from 5 weeks to as long as 20 weeks.

And how to do it you ask?

Make smart decisions. Small, smart choices, every day. They will add up, I promise!  Little things, like eating a piece of fruit for a snack instead of a piece of chocolate. Choosing a far away parking spot instead of the one right in front. Playing tag in the backyard with the kids for a few minutes a day. ANYTHING that gets you moving burns calories!

Also, there are a ton of resources online that can help. I'm going to give  a few examples in a future post. But for now, close the laptop and get moving!

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