It’s Not Your Fault You Regained The Weight
I was reading this article in the Los Angeles Times.
The article tries to explain why it is so difficult for people to keep the weight off once they have lost it. In the article they discuss many reasons it is difficult to keep the pounds off including:
- The human body’s yearn to be at its fatter weight
- The physical adaptations of the human body
- Lack of exercise
- Not eating certain foods
- Appetite hormones
- Signals from the internal organs
Soon they are going to blame the Hare Krishnas.
Why You Can’t Keep The Pounds Off
People can’t keep the pounds off because they are impatient and unrealistic. Most people trying to lose weight start some ultra-strict diet or exercise program. Some even chose to have weight loss surgery or get liposuction.
They lose the weight very quickly. They become content. Then they go back to living the way they were before they lost the weight. Then they are amazed that they regained all of the weight. Are you kidding me?
People can’t keep the pounds off because they expect permanent results from temporary changes.
How To Keep The Pounds Off
To lose weight and keep it off:
- Be patient
- Aim to lose ½ a pound or 1 pound a week
- Only adopt lifestyle changes that you can maintain for the rest of your LIFE
- Plan to cheat occasionally
- Expect to fail occasionally
- Get help from family and friends
- Understand that it is a lifelong battle
- Understand that you can NEVER go back to the way you used to live
Big temporary lifestyle changes lead to fast temporary weight loss. Small permanent lifestyle changes lead to slow permanent weight loss. The choice is your.
Let me get off my soap box before someone knocks me off.
I have no problem with the Hare Krishnas. Some of my best friends are Hare Krishnas. Not really, but it’s the politically correct thing to say.