I talk about weight a lot. For good reason.
If you can reach and maintain a healthy weight, you’re significantly healthier for it.
Now, and in the future.
Easier said than done, right?
Yes and no.
Losing weight is no picnic (pardon the pun). And getting older makes losing those extra pounds even harder.
But if you’d like to drop that spare tire, the first thing you should do is get familiar with the truth about this process.
Let’s blow up a few myths, shall we…
Myth #1: Losing weight is impossible.
It sure feels that way sometimes. Yes, it can be tough. It takes some work. But it’s far from impossible.
My readers have done it. And the National Weight Control Registry has a list of success stories – over 10,000 Americans who have lost an average of 66 pounds.
And they didn’t just lose weight. They kept it off for more than a year.
Some of their “secrets” are not secret at all. They don’t skip breakfast, they weigh themselves at least once a week, and they’re watching less TV than the average person.
Do those tips sound “impossible?” No, I didn’t think so.
Myth #2: All calories are equal.
This is a big one. Americans are notorious for empty calories. Our entire food “system” is built on it. But 100 calories worth of veggies or almonds is NOT the same as 100 calories of Oreos.
There’s room for a treat here and there. And keeping tabs on calories can be helpful. But the quality of calories – with a focus on real food – is much more important than quantity.
Myth #3: In order to notice a change, you have to lose a whole lot.
You may have a goal to lose 50 pounds. Or maybe it’s just that last 10 you can’t seem to shake. Everyone’s goal is a little different.
But with only a 10% weight reduction you’ll see significant changes in blood sugar and blood pressure. Your health risks go down. You’ll have more energy.
And this might be the most crucial part: you’ll have the motivation you need to keep at it.
Having a plan and sticking with it – and starting to see progress – that doesn’t take a total body makeover. Once you drop a few pounds, it puts you back in the driver’s seat.
And that’s the key to winning this battle, once and for all.
Ok, how about this myth – you hear this a lot…
Myth #4: We’re overweight because we eat too much.
Two things about this. Again, it goes back to the quality of our food as much as the quantity. Portion sizes are up. And mindless eating is a problem.
But if you eat when you’re truly hungry, and eat whole foods instead of junk, you can eat a whole bunch and still lose weight.
Maybe even more than you’re eating today.
Still, how much we eat is only part of it. We’re swimming in chemicals that disrupt our hormones. Chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) can lead to weight gain. And our metabolism’s slowdown as we age isn’t helping either.
If you’re serious about losing weight, it’s time to take stock, make a plan, and get going.
One way to jumpstart the process is with my best-selling metabolism support, Ultimate Metabolism. It’s designed for those of us past 50, who could need some help stoking the fire to get your calories burning the way they should.
And to make it even easier, so you don’t need to come up with a plan on your own, I include my “Flat Belly After 50” plan with Ultimate Metabolism… so you have both a roadmap and the fuel to get you going.
Everyone has a “secret” to weight loss. But you don’t need a fancy tracking device, a celebrity doc or a membership to an exclusive gym to get back to fighting trim.
You just need the will to get started.
If you need some help getting there, read this.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance
P.S. There are a number of supplements that promise some help to reach your goals. But Ultimate Metabolism a little different. Renee found that out firsthand…
She says, “I take the Ultimate Metabolism at around 2PM so that I am not as tempted to snack before dinner, or over-eat at dinner, or even after dinner. I used to snack in the evening, but now I’m not as tempted.
I’ve taken other supplements that were supposed to hinder over-eating, but they kept me wide awake into the night where I couldn’t sleep. This does not do that. I sleep very easily while taking it.”
You can’t sacrifice sleep for a shot at weight loss – it’s hard to lose weight when you’re tired.
If you’re looking for a little help, without jitters or issues, plus a plan to get you started, read more here.