Yes, this is the time of year when all thoughts go to getting back on track with our weight. You are no longer motivated by repentance and guilt but rather by belt size or and the unattainable act of trying to fit into your skinny jeans. We’ve all been there, myself included, whether its 5 lbs or 50 we imagine how wonderful life would be if we fit into our special jeans once again.
Whether you want to make a million dollars, win a race, get married or fit into our skinny jeans this year? They all take commitment. It can be hard to accomplish these feats on your own, this is the reason coaching has become such a popular resource for achieving success. In my field, I have seen failure over and over again – people starting diets with great expectations and either giving up before they have started or more often than not losing all the weight and then sadly gaining it back.
The yoyo effect of gaining and losing repetitively can actually be more damaging than keeping on a few extra lbs. It is hard on your body to be constantly in a state of starvation than one of feasting over and over again – it puts unnecessary strain on all systems of the body. There is more assurance of keeping if off if you know how to lose weight properly and if you are losing fat and not muscle. There are special food combinations as well as exercise regimens that focus on proper fat loss while maintaining muscle.
Many weight loss programs focus only the lbs you lose and not the type of weight your are losing. Lean wasting is often associated with debilitating diseases such as Aids and Cancer – where the body is actually wasting away and muscle is being lost. This is a state we never want to be in when losing weight. Eating proper amounts of protein as well as including weight resistance exercise is essential for healthy weight loss and maintenance.