I recently received the “Consumer’s Reports’ Wellness Guide: 77 Smart Diet and Exercise Strategies.” For those seeking guidance on how to lose 3 pounds a week plus keep it off, it was packed full of great tips!
What I liked about the tips was that they were not based on fad or crash diets, but on simple lifestyle changes any of us can choose to make in order to achieve our weight and fat loss goals. I thought I’d share a brief excerpt from the report.
“The right diet-one that includes a variety of important nutrients (and excludes unhealthy, “empty-calorie” foods)-will not only help you shed pounds, it will also help boost your energy level and brain power and could stave off a host of diseases, from cancer to Alzheimer’s to type 2 diabetes.
Lose weight-and keep it off
In the 1970’s, just 15% of adults were obese. Today, 34% are. If you are looking to drop some pounds and maintain a healthy weight, you probably don’t need to turn to complicated, restrictive “diet” books that advise you to do everything from “cutting out all carbohydrates and eating only protein and fats” to “banning fats and meats from your cupboards and fridge and consuming only veggies, fruits, beans, and grains.” And unless you crave the camaraderie of a weight-loss group or the discipline of weighing in at meetings (and some people do benefit from one or both) or the convenience of pre-packaged diet foods delivered to your door, you don’t need to subscribe to a pricey weight-loss program either.
In fact, when Consumer Reports surveyed 21,000-plus of the magazine’s readers in 2007, we found that more than half of the “successful losers” reported shedding the weight themselves, without the aid of a commercial diet program, a medical treatment, a book, or diet pills. That confirms what we found in an earlier large survey in which 83% of the “super losers”-people who lost at least 10 percent of their starting weight and kept it off for 5 years or more, had done it entirely on their own.
Weight loss is a highly individualized process, and what matters most is finding the combination of habits that work for you. With some solid nutritional “know-how”, you can create your own tailor-made weight-loss/weight maintenance plan.”
Did you get that most important weight loss tip? If not, I’ll repeat it here: “Weight loss is a highly individualized process, and what matters most is finding the combination of habits that work for you.”
The bottom line is this guys when it comes to weight loss-it’s simply about choices and creating healthy habits. There is no magic diet pill; it’s all about having the right mindset and then following the healthy habits you created for the rest of your life.
So, how to lose 3 pounds a week? Create great habits! If you do, the weight and fat will come off and stay off.
Below, you will find a number of resources which can help you create a healthy lifestyle. The book, “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” by Tom Venuto, is fantastic and educates people about nutrition. Once one finishes it, they can create their own nutrition plan to help them achieve their weight loss goals.
The Shrink Team Challenge also is a great program whose focus is all about creating lifestyle habits as well. I highly recommend these resources. Most people who take the challenge are having phenomenal results!
Train Hard and Expect Success!
Weight Loss Resources:
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- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program! http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq
-Turn Your Body Into A Fat Burning Machine! What will you look like in 90 days? You can lose weight once and keep it off forever! Join us at the Shrink Team Challenge! To join the challenge, visit http://www.moniquehawkins.shrinkteamchallenge.com/
-This Free Shocking Report Reveals Why all of your past diets have failed. To grab your copy, go to http://www.mentormonique.mentoringforfree.com/STC
-Dr. Oz Blog
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-How to Turn Your Mind Into A Fat Burning Machine by Liz Schreiter. Contact me to grab your copy.