Quote #6 "If you want to go east, do not go west." -
You want to lose weight. You want to get healthy. You want a nice body.
Great! But, what are you doing about it. All of your thoughts and
actions must reinforce your wants. You cannot want to lose weight and
go to McDonald everyday for breakfast. You cannot want to lose weight
and spend every night watching the Tonight Show when you should be
sleeping. There is a path to permanent weight loss. If you want to lose
weight get on the path.
Quote #7 "There is no failure except in no longer
trying." Elbert Hubbard
Losing weight is difficult. It requires persistence and perseverance.
However, I cannot guarantee your success if you try to lose weight
using the wrong methods or strategies. But, I can guarantee your
failure if you do not try at all.
Quote #8 "Nothing comes merely by thinking about it." -
You are sitting there thinking that you want to lose weight. Thinking
about how nice it would be. How healthy you would be. How good you
would look. How happy your family would be if you lost some pounds. How
your life would change. Stop thinking about it. Get up and do something
to get your weight loss started. It is not too late.
Quote #9 "Every noble work is at first impossible." -
You have been overweight your entire life. You have never been able to
lose weight or keep it off. For you, permanent weight loss is
impossible. Wrong! I was you. I was an overweight child, obese teen,
and a morbidly obese adult. I did the impossible and you can too.
Impossible is a very subjective term. If I had described the iPhone to
you twenty years ago, you would have said that was impossible also.
Quote #10 "Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of
the mind." - Robert Ingersoll
You have been trying to lose weight, but you have been unsuccessful.
You are angry at your body and at the world. You are ready to give up.
Stop it! Anger will only cloud your vision. Now is not the time to get
angry. Now is the time to brainstorm. Learn more about how to lose
weight, try harder, or try different strategies. But do not get angry.
Nothing productive ever comes from anger.
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.