Just a quick first post to start things off and to give you an idea of what is to come.
If you actually want to lose weight, here’s what’s required. In point form!
- A healthy and positive attitude to training and nutrition.
Amongst other things this means no starvation diets!
- Appropriate nutrition.
Again, this means “not too much, not too little”. Under eating is perhaps just as bad as over eating, and I’ll go into great detail on this in entries to come.
- Appropriate exercise program.
This is an important point because a lot of people are scared off by the thought of unpleasant, excessive training programs. Or, they’ll choose a form of exercise that is not suitable to the physique they are trying to achieve.
- Patience and consistency, matched with realism.
If you’re significantly overweight, chances are that this was a gradual process that snuck up on you over an extended period of time. While we’d hope to make steady progress and lose weight faster than we gained it, it’s about keeping it off long term as well. So crash diets are not the answer!
You have to be realistic as well, and accept that “you gotta live” and you’re not going to be able stick to your plan with 100% accuracy 100% of the time.
- You gotta believe, if you want to achieve.
Belief systems are a big part of this and I’ll post more on this subject very soon.
That’s the quick n dirty explanation but the difference between success and failure will always be in doing “what is actually required” rather than an inappropriate approach that is either more extreme than is necessary, or completely inadequate.
I will try to set this blog up so that if you read one article a day, you’ll end up with all the information you need to make things happen. Stay tuned!