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Is There A Secret To Losing Weight?

Aug 18, 2007
You have tried to lose that weight. At the best you dropped twenty pounds but put back twenty two in the last year. Yet you see these testimonies and advertisements of individuals who dropped 80 pounds in twelve months and they still look stunning two years later. It makes you wonder if there is a secret that you are not aware of.

Take Janet Jackson, the sister to the formerly famous Michael Jackson. She is said to have lost sixty pounds in just four months. Whether that is true or not is not the issue, what is the issue is that there was a time Janet was fat and shortly after she wasn't. Infact she graced the cover of the US magazine a chiseled six pack. Doesn't it make you wonder what do these people know that you don't?

Losing weight involves some techniques, tactics and some common sense. As to whether these techniques and tactics are secret depends on what you know. But for common sense we know what they say about them, that they are not so common.

Losing weight principally targets a lifestyle change. The ultimate goal of trying to lose weight is to achieve a weight that you want to live with for the rest of your life. Anything short of this will be running on a treadmill- You will keep yo-yoing.

This should then be followed by an articulate well informed plan on how to achieve and maintain that lifestyle. Knowledge is power, planning without proper knowledge is futile.

This is probably the primary reason for failure in weight-loss for most individuals. You pick the next fed diet that has some pie in the sky promises and work it. You are not well informed of what are the realistic possibilities for you. And this can be quite complex because what works wonders for one may do zilch for you.

Thirdly you need commitment. Trying to lose weight in the middle of a divorce for most people is a kin to trying to hit two birds with one stone only this time one bird is to your east and the other to your west. Commitment requires that one thing be your primary focus. If you are having money problems first solve that then work on your weight. Losing weight especially if you are medically overweight is a challenge. It requires attention, full attention otherwise you will easily miss your goals.

And nothing helps your attention and focus like good planning. A weight loss plan is usually inseparable from a weight loss endeavor. The plan is a road map from where you are at right now to your desired lifestyle. The plan should be broken into two parts to include the long term, medium and short term goals. The plan should entail what you do daily, weekly, monthly so that you can achieve results

Then when you start working on your plan you need to track. You need to know when you have hit your target; you need to know when you have not. This helps you know when you are doing something right and when you are doing something wrong.

I doubt that these five things and others like consistency, flexibility do sound like secrets but they are what many that have lost weight for good have and are using to achieve their success.
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