Quote #1 "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
Permanent weight loss is a slow and methodical process. Permanent
weight loss will not happen over night. However, when you reach your
goal, you will feel great mentally, emotionally, and physically. Be
patient and persevere.
Quote #2 "The men who have succeeded are men who have
chosen one line and stuck to it." - Andrew Carnegie.
What is the best weight loss plan? There is no best plan. Every person
is different. The only method to discover your best
plan is through trial and error. However, in order to assess the
effectiveness of the plan you choose, you must stick to one plan. You
have to give that plan your all for at least a month before you will
know if it will work for you. The best weight loss plan for you is out
there. You just have to find it and stick to it.
Quote #3 "It does not matter how slowly you go so long
as you do not stop." - Confucius
Weight loss is not a competition. It does not matter how long it takes
for you to get to the finish line as long as you get there. Actually,
the slower you go, the more likely you are to get to your goal weight.
So, take your time. There is no rush. The true key is that you
persevere, that you never give up, and you never stop moving towards
your goal. Speed is irrelevant. Persistence is everything.
Quote #4 "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning
how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott
There will be many hurdles in your way as you lose weight. When you
reach your weight goal, there will be even more hurdles in your way,
trying to keep you from maintaining your weight loss. Do not fear them.
They are inevitable. You cannot control them. However, you can and must
control yourself. The hurdles will always be there, you just have to
learn to avoid them, jump over them, or run through them. These hurdles
may cause you to fall or fail. The key is that you keep getting up.
Quote #5 "A man can do what he ought to do and when he
says he cannot, it is because he will not." - Johann Gottlieb Fichte
People often tell me that they cannot lose weight. But, the truth is
that they can lose weight. They just will not do the things necessary
for them to lose weight permanently. Your physiology is not as special
as you believe it to be. If you learn how to change your behaviors from
bad to good, you will lose weight. Are you willing to do that? If the
answer is no, fine. Just do not say you cannot lose weight. Simply say
that you WILL NOT lose weight.
What is the recommended daily calorie intake for men and women?
This varies dependong on how old you are, but for the average adult it should be approximately 2000 per
day for women and 2500 per day for men.
What kind of healthy eating habits should I be adopting?
Aim for three main meals a day. Most people need to eat more starchy foods and more fruit and vegetables, as well as reducing
their fat intake, drinking less alcohol and eating less salt and sugar.
How much exercise should I do a day?
Adults should aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (which is anything that makes you slightly out of breath and
warmer than usual) at least five days a week. This can be achieved with ten-minute bursts of activity spread throughout the day.