How Long Have You Been Trying? What’s The Problem?
I get a few emails a week from people that are struggling to lose weight. In some cases they are struggling to lose 30 pounds. In other cases they may be trying to lose the last bit of fat around their midsection.
Whatever it is, understand that you’re not alone.
There are a lot of people, like millions of people, that are in the same boat. They’ve tried certain diets to no avail. They’ve done cleanses that didn’t work (of course not because they suck). They tried a fat loss challenge but the scale didn’t budge.
It’s pretty frustrating, isn’t it?
So this got me thinking…Why do people struggle?
There is so much information on how to eat healthy…
There is so much information on how to workout… I mean, they have apps that you can download for FREE and do in your own house. You don’t even have to leave your house and you can lose weight for…FREE!
But for whatever reason it can still be pretty damn hard.
Deep in my thoughts, here’s what I’ve come up with it.
#1 Losing weight is hard because society views it as a “get fit quick” type thing. Like, you just need to do it for 10 days and you’ll be good to go.
It’s just not the case and having that mindset will make it all the harder.
Building anything worth something, takes time. Losing weight is no different
I hate saying this because it’s so watered down but “it’s a lifestyle” is the truth.
Working out, eating healthy, getting sleep, choosing to avoid junk, supplementing properly, taking care of yourself just needs to be on autopilot.
Just like you brush your teeth, wash your hair, go to the bathroom, and wear deodorant. You do that without thinking.
The sooner you can get your healthy lifestyle on “autopilot” the sooner you’ll start to move in the right direction.
#2 Depression sucks.
I think more people are depressed than what’s portrayed.
I’ve struggled big time when it comes to my physical body, my career and where I am in life that I shut down. I get angry, agitated, and depressed.
When in this state, it makes it impossible for me to get anywhere with anything (i.e. relationship growth and career growth).
When it comes to losing weight, it can become damn near impossible. Especially if food is a trigger.
If this is the case for you, i’d like to hear about your struggle. Once again, you are not alone. There are millions that are dealing with the same thing you are.
#3 Paralysis by analysis
Too much information is problematic. Have you ever had 4 people in the kitchen trying to cook a dinner? Everyone has an opinion, everyone dabbles into everything and it becomes a shit show.
Too many cooks in the kitchen.
Same thing with nutrition.
Your buddy lost weight from intermittent fasting (which I highly recommend), another pal lost weight following a ketogenic diet, your cousin lost weight because he cut out all grains.
Like, what the f*$# are you suppose to do?!
The majority of the time, paralysis by analysis sets in and nothing gets done.
How to avoid this?
My best advice would be to focus on 2 things max. The two most important things that you need to do daily to help you lose weight. Simple example would be to eat 1 gram per pound of weight in protein daily and eat vegetables with every meal.
If you do that, you will start making some progress. Slowly start to introduce new habits and over time you’ll be doing a lot of things that will help you lose weight. You start small, and build up over time.
I’m not here to preach to you and tell you it’s easy because it’s not. Life is hard and those things that I mentioned above can make it damn near impossible.
However, you have the power to make a change. You can create your own path and you can get results by putting in the time and the effort. If you need help with that, reach out to me. That’s my job and that’s what I do for my clients.
You just have to believe that you can do it.
Oh and I also talked about this in a video here. Is losing weight suppose to be easy?