Losing Weight is not about Numbers -- It’s About Perspectives!

Written by Greg Ryan

Any dietary plan onrepparttar market has some portion of it that works, butrepparttar 148697 basic principle of any good eating program, no matter how sugarcoated, centers around calories IN— calories OUT.

The eating “only one type of food diets” will not be effective, and such a restricted diet defeats you mentally. Most diets are just too unrealistic for a person’s lifestyle. Plus they don’t supply enough basic nutritional needs for people to stay with them. Balance isrepparttar 148698 key! Attitude isrepparttar 148699 key to keeping balance!!

Perspectives toward food

Ask yourself, “Why do I eat?” Most will say, “I eat because I have to.” Well, think about it. Do you? If you eat just because you have to, then your choices will be more for taste. If you ate withrepparttar 148700 attitude that food was fuel, then how would you eat? You may be more likely to make a quality choice. Your attitude toward food is very important!

Pattern of eating

Do you driverepparttar 148701 same way to work every day? Do you go torepparttar 148702 same grocery store? Do you hang out withrepparttar 148703 same people most ofrepparttar 148704 time? The same thing is true with your food.

Chances are you eat atrepparttar 148705 same time, gobble uprepparttar 148706 same food types and in most cases, you take in roughlyrepparttar 148707 same amount of food on a weekly basis? Your body gets used to eatingrepparttar 148708 same types and same amounts. As in exercise, it is really important to incorporate a variety of foods in our daily eating to keep it off guard, so to speak.

Pushing your buttons

Why do you think advertisements are so powerful? They spark something inside of you and immediately you find yourself on autopilot going torepparttar 148709 refrigerator orrepparttar 148710 next fast food joint to get something you don’t need. Recognize this so you can make better choices.

Portion Control

Being aware of how much you eat at one time is very important. Take spaghetti for example—fifteen years agorepparttar 148711 doctors came out and endorsed pasta as a healthy food. While this is true, physicians didn’t explain portion control. Even though pasta may be a good food type, an extra hundred or two calories a few times a week adds up. Learn to pushrepparttar 148712 plate away.

The Weight Loss Key to Success – Are you a sell out!

Written by Greg Ryan

The only way you will follow through on an exercise program is to be sold out. The military calls them “lifers.” These are people who are committed to something forrepparttar long haul. Are you a lifer? Could you be a lifer?

A lifer has a sold out mindset. He or she realizes that there will be potholes to go through; there may even be a sinkhole up ahead, but they get through it or they go aroundrepparttar 148696 situation. It may take support from others, but it gets done. You may not be a lifer today, but you could be if you don’t make changes now!


I was named Mr. Michigan inrepparttar 148697 statewide bodybuilding contest in 1988. When I competed in bodybuilding contests, it took me a good month to decide if I really wanted to go for that particular goal. The decision process was well thought out. I realizedrepparttar 148698 days ahead would bring doubt, frustration, pain, and at times, humility.

I also realized it could bring many emotional setbacks. Was I willing to payrepparttar 148699 price? Was I willing to change my behavior and lifestyle forrepparttar 148700 hope of a future benefit? All those thoughts had to be debated beforerepparttar 148701 decision to move forward was made. However, when I maderepparttar 148702 decision to go forward, a switch was turned on that could not be turned off. I could not turn back. There is a sense of relief that comes with making a decision. Perhaps because once that decision is made, allrepparttar 148703 pressure is off. My philosophy is: “GOALS CHANGE, DECISIONS DON’T”

Why do you think New Year’s Resolutions don’t work? Waiting to start a good exercise program begsrepparttar 148704 question, “Are you serious enough about it to begin now instead of putting it off till a certain time?” Now isrepparttar 148705 time to start.

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