Losing weight is not about following step-by-step instructions. Many things come together to make up The Perfect Weight Loss Plan.
So, relax. I’ve taken away the confusion and have put a plan together, guaranteed to get you excited. This got me results. Use it, and let it do the same for you. This works, and I’m living proof. This is exactly what I did when I lost 75 pounds in less than 3 months (2 and a half months to be exact).
Each section is separate, and is independent of the others. But once you get into this, you’ll find that all of the sections will blend together for one amazing plan, which you will see as you go on.
All of these are very effective. For starters, some may or may not be for you. But in a very short time, you’ll use all of them, and you’ll say to yourself, “I can do this!”The #PerfectWeightLossPlan that will make you look and feel amazing Click To Tweet
This is How I DID IT!
Set goals and stay motivate
Before you begin this exciting journey, you have to know what you want to accomplish and how you’re going to get there.
Goals give you something to shoot for, and this keeps you excited and motivated. Set a goal that’s within your limits. For example, don’t tell yourself, “I want to lose 100 pounds in a week.” Set a reachable goal. If necessary, write them down. You can also change or adjust your goals as you move along in your plan to lose weight.
Remember, always be aware of your goal(s) and keep them in sight. This will allow you to stay motivated and excited. You won’t stop until you’ve achieved the results you’re looking for. With this attitude, you will lose weight, I guarantee you.
If I can say what the most important factor in my losing 75 pounds in 3 months, it would have to be, my attitude during the process. That’s why goals are so important. They help you keep that positive attitude.
Make some minor adjustments to your lifestyle
Make some small changes to your life. You’ll be very surprised to find out that the smallest change can lead to some some results that you never thought were possible.
Take those bad habits that have caused you to live an unhealthy lifestyle, and change them into good habits. Once you develop new habits, they will become second nature to you.
Get excited about doing this. Believe in yourself. Tell yourself twenty times a day that you can do it. If you believe strongly enough in something, it has a way of turning into a reality very quickly. Repeat, “I can do it!” over and over again, and it will happen for you.
Don’t think about losing weight
Don’t just think about weight loss. That’s a negative. Think about doing it, which is a more positive thought.
Think about what you have to do to lose weight, and DO IT! If you think about losing weight all the time, you’re only going to frustrate yourself. Thinking about what you have to do will encourage you to take action.
If you think about the times when you have tried to lose weight in the past, and have not succeeded, you will force yourself to fail. Block this completely out of your mind. Forget it.
Know what you need to do. Do it. Don’t think about it. The result – WEIGHT LOSS WILL COME quicker than you can imagine. And you’ll see it happening before your very eyes, every time you look into the mirror. You’ll be so excited that you’ll want to do back flips.
Don’t eat between meals
This is a NO NO! Never eat between meals. If you’re hungry, and can’t resist, drink about 3 glasses of water. You won’t be hungry after doing this because it will satisfy your appetite. When you’re hungry, you just want something in your stomach. Water serves this purpose as good as food, if not better. You’ll also feel better.
Wait until mealtime to eat. Then, eat what you want. Load up on the food. You’ve waited until now to eat. Good job. Reward yourself. Eat to your heart’s content (in moderation, of course). Conditioning yourself to wait until mealtime to eat will allow you to enjoy your food a lot more. Remember, when your meal is over, you’re done eating until the next meal.
If this meal is lunch, don’t worry. You have the remainder of the day to work off the food you’ve eaten.
Don’t become paranoid
Most people make weight loss much more difficult than it is.
To many people, the very thought of losing weight is like entering a torture chamber.
That’s not what weight loss is all about.
It’s a positive thing, not a negative thing. Don’t torment yourself. It’s not difficult at all.
Stop weighing yourself every hour, on the hour. Step on the scale about once a week, preferably when you wake up in the morning, and after you use the bathroom.
Don’t be all talk and no action
If losing weight is that important to you, do something about it. Don’t just talk about it or think about it. DO IT.
It doesn’t matter how badly you want it. Nothing will happen until you make up your mind to DO IT. This is a no-brainer.
You can talk about starting an exercise program. It’s easy to say you’re going to change your eating habits.
But nothing is going to change until you start doing it. Don’t just talk. DO!
Change your schedule
Some people exercise early in the day, and lie around watching TV at night. This brings on the temptation for those TV snacks.
Try exercising at the time when you normally watch TV. Better yet, try to exercise while watching TV. At least you won’t be thinking about food.
Schedule your active events at the time when you know you’re going to be vulnerable to snacking. Just make a few adjustments, and turn old habits into new habits.
Don’t try to do everything all at once. Concentrate on doing one or two things good, instead of five things bad.
Changing your habits, cold turkey, is not good for your body or the mind. You’ll get tired of eating low fat yogurt, granola, or oatmeal 3 times a day.
Pace yourself. Don’t let yourself get burned out. Weight loss, as well as YOUR LIFE, should be enjoyable and healthy!
Tell people what you’re doing
Most people will support you. There are always a few who will try to discourage you by saying, “You’ll never do it.” The old saying, misery loves company, is always present with pessimistic people.
This will give you more motivation. Just say to yourself, “I’ll show this jerk a thing or two!” Then prove him wrong.
Some people will support you and others will discourage you. This doesn’t matter. Let both attitudes keep you motivated.
Never ask for support. Just tell people, “I’m working on losing weight. And you know what? I’m going to succeed at it. Nothing’s going to stop me. So remember what I told you in about a month.” If they don’t remember, they’ll see you again, and what they see will refresh their memory.
Never give up
If you’ve failed a few times, it doesn’t matter. Failure is nothing but a motivator.
If you give up, you won’t lose weight. But don’t give up, under any circumstances. All it takes is one success, and you’re set for life. Never give up, even after you have failed a few times. When you fail, start over. Keep trying and you will make it. You have to.
Finally, let me tell you a little secret about failure. It should be your new friend. Failure is the reason people succeed. You’re not going to be successful without failure, because it drives you to succeed. Besides, there’s only one way you can fail, and that is, by not trying.
Go ahead and have that Big Mac. You’ve earned it.
Sometimes, it’s better to reward yourself with something else besides food. Go out and buy yourself some new clothes. You may need them anyway, because your old clothes may be too loose and too big for you.
Go out for a night on the town.
You’ve earned it!
Use another measurement besides weight and pounds
It’s normal to weight yourself once a week while losing weight. Besides stepping on a scale, try taking some measurements. Going from a size 38 waist size to a size 32 is just as good as going from 230 to 175 pounds.
This will start you moving in a more positive direction. Now you have another motivation factor. You want to look good in those brand new, slim jeans. This is psychological, but very powerful. It makes a tremendous difference in the way you will approach weight loss, and the way you will think and feel.
Get plenty of rest
The more relaxed you are, the easier it will be to lose weight. If you’re tense most of the time, it will be more difficult to work off the food you eat.
Get at least 8 hours sleep every night. This is the most important factor in losing weight. Otherwise, it’s more difficult to plan your meals, exercise, eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.
Find another motivating factor
Think of your family, and all those people who are depending on you. They need YOU, and this means, a healthy YOU.
You’re doing this for yourself, but if you tell yourself that you’re also doing this for the people you love, this can motivate you even more. When you think the pressure is too great, remember, you’re also doing this for them.
Think about your health, not weight loss
Living a long healthy life is much more important than worrying about how good you look.
Forget weight loss, and think about your health. Concentrate on living a healthy and active life.
If you do the right things, weight loss will automatically take care of itself. When you reach your 70’s, you’ll be glad you did this.
It’s like this: Be healthy, eat healthy, lose weight and live a long life.
Drink lots of water
Water starts your metabolism. This is what burns calories.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This will keep your metabolism working properly all day. It will also fill you up, making you less hungry and less vulnerable to snacking.
Stay away from the soft drinks. They are no good for you.
Remember this – You can’t drink too much water. Drink as much water as you can. Try to drink more than the recommended 8 glasses a day. You will look better, and feel better.
Don’t do everything all at once
If you wake up the next day after you’ve decided that you want to lose weight, don’t say to yourself, “I’m going to cut out fried foods, sugary drinks, bread, red meat, junk foods, and all the other fattening foods right away.”
Slow down. Don’t clog your mind.
This won’t work, It will only confuse you. Don’t cut out everything all at once. Do it one thing at a time.
For example, cut out sugary drinks. When you’re used to this, which should not take long, then cut out fried foods. Take this one step at a time, and you will not only be more successful, but will enjoy what you’re doing.
Eat junk food one day a week
Fattening foods like donuts, potato chips and pizza taste good, but don’t help if you want to lose weight. Try laying off these types of food during the week. Then, every Saturday, reward yourself. Enjoy the junk foods you like.
If you stay with this plan, you’ll have the motivation to lay off the junk foods during the week, while knowing that you will reward yourself on Saturday for your efforts.
Stop those late night snacks
The worst thing you can do is eat and then go to sleep.
All of that food just sits there and turns to fat while you sleep.
Never go to sleep right after you eat. Late night snacks are just as bad for you as eating in bed. This is the absolute worst thing you could do. Your body will not be relaxed, making fat burning impossible.
Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables
This will be something different for you, if you’re a junk food lover.
It’s a huge habit to change if you are accustomed to eating junk foods. But the key is, doing it. Once you make up your mind to eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. You’ll suddenly lose your desire for the junk foods. When you realize how good you will feel, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do this years ago. And by the way, raw fruits and vegetables taste very good.
Brush your teeth after dinner
When you eat late night snacks, it’s not necessarily because you’re hungry. It’s a habit. You know the food is there, and you want to help yourself to it. So easy to do!
Here’s a brilliant tip that will stop you from doing this. Brush your teeth early in the evening instead of at bedtime, you’ll be less likely to have the urge to snack late at night. This is very powerful, and makes a tremendous difference.
Cut back on sugar
If you like the original Coca Cola, try making a change. Instead, drink Diet Coke. Diet soft drinks have no calories, and won’t hurt you one bit. You may not like doing this at first, but you’ll get used to it fast. In a few days, you won’t be able to drink the sugary Coca Cola’s again.
Do you drink coffee? If so, do you take cream and sugar? Try drinking your coffee black instead. Again, once you get used to this, you’ll never be able to drink it with cream and sugar again.
These are little things, but they make a huge difference.
No fast foods
Fast foods restaurants are not only fattening. They are also very unhealthy.
Have you ever heard of a fast food restaurant in Las Vegas, known as The Heart Attack Grill? Check out their website. I think you’ll find it interesting and entertaining. The owner is honest. He admits that his food is no good for you, and could kill you. He also admits that it tastes good, which I’m sure of. I’m not saying that you should never eat there. In fact, I’d like to try it myself, but not more than once a year.
Perhaps you can reward yourself on a Saturday. But for the most part, stay away from the fast food restaurants. They’re no good for you.
If you absolutely have to, snack between meals
If you starve yourself for 6 or 7 hours between lunch and dinner, you may run the temptation of overeating for dinner.
Eating between these two meals will not hurt you, because you have the remainder of the day to burn the calories.
Snacking earlier in the day will not hurt you nearly as much snacking later in the day.
This is much better than snacking late at night. If you must snack, I suggest popcorn. It’s not very fattening, and it contains fiber.
Think of eating as an art
People who are overweight like to eat, because the food is there. It’s a habit. But there’s much more to food than just something to guzzle.
Professional chefs are not just cooks. They’re artists. The food they create are their masterpieces.
Savor your food. Eat slowly. Enjoy your food. Think about what you’re doing. Don’t think of eating as something you have to do. Think of it as something you want to do, and enjoy doing. As a result, you’ll not eat as much, and you’ll be full much quicker.
Think about the food you waste
When you overeat, or eat when you’re not really hungry, you waste food.
Your body doesn’t need it. Why waste it? Save it for leftovers the next day.
Think about the homeless people who would give anything for the food you waste.
Never waste food. It’s a sin.
Before you eat when you’re not hungry, think of the hungry people who would love to have what you’re about to eat.
Eat lots of beans
Beans are delicious. They’re filling. They are high in fiber. They are easy to work off, and digest. They go right through you.
The healthiest beans are lentil beans.
Do things in moderation
You don’t have to completely give up certain foods.
If you want a hamburger, French fries, ice cream or a cookie, that’s OK. Just don’t over indulge.
The time of day you eat is more important than what you eat.
Forget about diet foods
Don’t even think about diet foods. Otherwise, you’ll mess up your own mind.
In fact, don’t even think of yourself as going on a diet. That’s not what you’re doing. You’re merely changing some bad habits into good habits.
Not one time have I said that you have to do without the foods you love.
Food is food. Don’t get hung up about “diet” foods. It’s better to eat the kind of foods you’re accustomed to eating. Just eat less.
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If you have to snack, snack on the right food
If you have to snack, there’s nothing wrong with this. First, don’t do it unless you’re really hungry. Second, don’t snack on the fattening foods that do you no good. Have those for lunch, as early in the day as possible.
If you find that you must have a snack before bed, or between meals, eat a small portion of food that is high in protein, or fiber. For example, eat a carrot, a piece of celery or an apple. Don’t eat bread, donuts, chocolate cake or pizza.
Eat plenty of foods with fiber
Foods high in fiber are the healthiest foods you can eat.
They reduce the risk of cancer, they’re easy to digest, and they don’t turn into fat.
Foods high in fiber are also filling, compared to that cold cut sandwich which contains no fiver and a lot of fat.
Eat foods like, fruits, vegetables, bran flakes, oat bran, oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat bread, and my favorite, popcorn. This will give you enough fiber to last you awhile.
Eat after you wake up in the morning
This should be the first thing you do when you wake up.
You should be looking forward to it, especially if you’ve gotten into the habit of cutting out the late night snacks.
The earlier in the day you eat, the quicker your metabolism starts working at a higher rate.
Also, there are more hours remaining in the day to burn off any fat consumed. On the other hand, eating later in the day gives the body less time to burn the fat.
Try to eat your big meals early, and you small meals late.
Go easy on the alcohol
Alcohol is very fattening, especially beer. Beer will give you a pot belly. That’s certainly not what you want. If you can’t cut out alcohol completely, reduce it to about two glasses a week. Try drinking wine. It’s good for the blood.
Become a morning person
Go to bed early and wake up early.
If you stay up late at night, I guarantee you’ll overeat.
Become a morning person. You won’t think about food if you go to bed early.
Think about positive changes
When you think about making a change in your life, don’t think of it in the sense that you’re giving up a bad habit. Think about changing to a good habit.
Likewise, don’t think of the bad foods that you want to cut out, like hamburgers, French fries and ice cream. Think of the good foods you want to start eating, such as, fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Don’t count calories
You don’t want to be your worst enemy.
I told you before, you’re not on a diet. You’re just making some changes in your daily routine that are for the better.
This will make you paranoid, and also blow your mind.
Concentrate on maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, and the rest will fall into place.
Load up on healthy foods for one of your 3 meals
During one of your 3 meals each day, plan on having nothing but healthy foods, like vegetables, beans, and fruit for dessert. Drink water with this meal. You’ll be surprised at how much weight you’ll lose if you can get into this habit.
Let me make one more suggestion. Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. In a recent conversation with a friend of mine, who is a pathologist, I learned that salmon is one of the best foods for the heart.
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As you begin using each of these methods, they will become second nature to you. Then, all of them will blend in and come together for you in ONE WEIGHT LOSS Plan, which I am proud to call, THE PERFECT WEIGHT LOSS PLAN.
Weight loss is more mental than physical. Get that positive attitude, and you’ll discover how easy losing weight really is.
Once you get that positive attitude, and know the right things to, you are ready to go on a journey you never thought possible. These things I’ve shown you will become habit, and you’ll see the weight just disappear.
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