we’ve all heard of these topics before on “how to lose weight fast”, “how to lose belly fat”, “arm fat”, how to lose weight in 5 days”. Regardless of all these speculations online as thousands of people offer their advice on how it should be done, what kind exercises you need to do to lose weight, to how much calories you need to consumed, how often you need to eat, and how to starve yourself ( they call it calorie counting)
People often seem to miss one of the critical points for every weight-loss journey. Also, see THE SCIENCE OF GETTING SLIMMER LEGS AND A THIGH GAP
So why can’t I lose weight even if I did initially?, why do I have a stubborn belly and/or body fat?, am I incapable of shedding those extra pounds?
why am I still not satisfied with my accomplishment? people at one time or the other have asked these questions. I know I did. However, just like every other thing you learn from experience, you know, the traditional trial and error method,
This, however, was not far from it. I’ll be sharing with you today the changes I had made in order to achieve my goals, which probably might help you reach yours, so what are they?…..
6 THINGS YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS EXPERT NEVER TOLD YOU
- THE PRINCIPLE OF COMPARISON
one of the most significant mistakes human make is giving in to the comparison game. measuring oneself against the standards, work or accomplishments of another.
this exercise is futile, demeaning and personally tragic as it places your “triumph” at the mercy of others. bestowing on them the right to determine and define your level of success. Unless you are trying to pick a humanistic, sensible reference point from these people as you try to build your ideal body I suggest you kick those thoughts to the curb.
I remember being in the midst of other women at a fitness center, I often would compare my body to the other woman, I would often think to myself that I was more beautiful, more fitter, than any of them. And every single time I spot someone I was “better” than, it only served to validate my thinking. Well, that was till another super hot fitness junkie rolls by, punching my self-esteem in the gut. the lesson here is that true success is not what you have done or accomplished in comparison to others, but what you have done in comparison to what you could have done better. it’s living up to your true standards and capabilities. always remembering to perform for an audience of one.
2. WEIGHING LESS DOES NOT MEAN NO SADDLE BAGS OR THUNDER THIGH
the problem with the bathroom scale is that it only shows you your total body weight and not your fat and muscle mass ratio, why is this important? It’s because a lot of people seem to get confused about this and because they are confused they tend to focus on the wrong thing when they’re trying to lose weight
since pictures speak a thousand words, the picture above clearly explain the point I’m trying to get across. weight loss is a general description, so people often get confused.
When you lost weight what type of weight did you lose? fat or muscle or fluid? This is important because it determines your outward results which for most people is more important. every way leads to ways
when you lose fat
this is the one everybody should aspire for, fat-loss. This allows you that thigh gap, small waistline and the plus of it. besides it’s pretty much healthier for your body and effects are more lasting. nevertheless, the problem with only losing fat is that your muscles could easily go underdeveloped if you do not work out during this phase as it is possible to lose fat without breaking a sweat.
If you take the route, you’d most likely end up looking like those skinny Asian girls, or like those Kpop stars.
nonetheless, it is totally healthy if you chose this method of weight loss, especially when you doing it through intermittent fasting or the ketogenic diet.
This was also the method I followed when I went on my two-months weight loss journey
I keep a low carb diet of 30% fruits and veggies 80% animal-based food. I also do an 18 hour fast, and once a week 24-hour water fast.
It is critical to note that pure fat loss would never be accomplished by eating small meals throughout the day regularly. Neither would it be accomplished on a high carb diet despite what most “fat loss specialists” would have you believe. This is the fat loss holy grail!
when you lose fluid
Most times you’d get this result in any rapid, intense weight loss regimen. Female Korean artists are notorious for such schemes as the pressure on them to remain or look thin for every single comeback is at an all-time high. The results though are usually extremely short-lived. One the pioneers of extreme dieting is the Korean pop artist IU
The IU diet broke the internet when she revealed in the Korean television show ‘give me a meal’ for her weight loss diet she eats one potato 🥔, an apple and protein shake. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all under 300 calories, she also exercises and goes about her daily life as normal.
For those of you who do not know, life as a kpop artist is extremely tasking, so based on that alone, this is a crash diet, but still, this doesn’t stop the public from trying it out
I wonder how many were able to sustain the loss when they resumed eating like a human again.
So yeah, you may see results, but that will be when you’re on the diet. You’d end up gaining most of the “lost” weight as soon as you go back to your regular diet, even if it’s a healthy one
when you lose muscle
While no one wants this, if you are on a crash diet, you are not too far from this. The most classic example of people who lose muscles, including organ muscles and tissues are the anorexic people.
3. FEWER CALORIC INTAKE DOES NOT EQUAL WEIGHT LOSS
we’ve heard it tons of times, if you want to lose weight eat fewer calories than you need a day, but just like how I had explained earlier, if you do not know the kind of weight you want to lose you might end up doing it all wrong, sure there is truth to this rule, however, where the problem lies is when people confuse quality for quantity (calories). it doesn’t matter how much fewer calories you take if the calories you take in are from a wrong source (high carb),
you are not going to achieve your goals. everybody has a certain food determined by their genetics, hereditary or/and ancestry which determines what food revs up their metabolism to let the body convert dormant energy (fat) and properly utilize them to bring about weight loss. while there foods which serve as a buffer for the utter opposite. it is important to note that here what works for one person might not/will not create the same effects for you. I’d go more in-depth on this in the upcoming article because this topic is just too lengthy to stress upon on one blog post.
4. BEING FIT IS A JOURNEY NOT AN END
think of this a building a house, you don’t build a solid structure that can last you years under a day or two, in fact not even a month or two, this is where fad diets promising you a 5kg weight loss in 5 days fault, it just isn’t realistic, nor even close to lasting.
Actually, no result is everlasting, you have to keep going at it, if you revert back to the old ways, you’ll get your old results. This is why they say a diet should be life long and also why mainstream diets never work. Adopt a diet you know you can keep for a very, very long time. The goal is not weight loss but weight maintenance.when I tried popular diets, I went from picture number one to number two in two months after I went off the diets, it took me 3 months to realize that been fed crap 💩 on dieting, and two months to get to the initial picture I shared of myself without breaking a sweat once I figured it out.
So back to my illustration; even if the house is completed you still need to constantly clean, groom, make repairs, touch-ups and stuffs like that. You don’t just build a house once and abandon it, that would be silly, so why do people do the opposite to their bodies when they know this common sense?, because being fit or skinny is often just a one time fit they plan on undertaking, a commitment to reach a certain goal and not after. that is why people who lose weight find it hard to keep the weight off, running back to the gym every time summer is near to get the summer body and end up being overwhelmed at how much work they’d have to do to get the body they had lost back. do note that your weight loss journey isn’t “completed” until you could keep lost weight off. the good thing about being constant with your approach is that just like maintaining your home, the more work you do on it daily the less you’d have to work on it daily.
5. YOUR MINDSET TOWARDS YOUR ABILITIES TO LOOSE WEIGHT IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE STEPS YOU TOOK
no matter how well you mean for it if you do not believe it is possible for you to lose weight it just would not be a reality, the “word became flesh” they say, so before you start your journey it’s crucial that you put yourself at the right frame of mind, believe me, it’s easy for you to drop out on your diet regimen and back to old habits if you thought you never stood a chance in the first place,
not only would you give up easily, but you’d also justify your actions by saying “well it’s not as if I could have done it in the first place”, guard your heart and thoughts with everything you’ve got because it’ll make or break you.
6. ENJOY IT AND KEEP MOVING
your workout sessions shouldn’t end at the gym, keep active and resist the urge to be sedentary afterward, the people who show the greatest and most lasting results are those who remained active throughout the day. start a hobby, walk your dog, take dance lessons, you know the sexy kind
Go undercover and stalk your crush; practice boxing on your rival, do something, anything, just resist the urge to sit on your butt.