It’s Off for Good

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Two years after losing weight, most dieters weigh more than they did before they started dieting. For those that are still working towards our weight goal, lets back up to where you are now. Losing weight should not be your only goal.  You should be adding in goals for permanently changing your diet and not just for  the purposes of weight loss. Goals for exercising since your body needs exercise to shed calories and keep your mind, muscles and lungs strong.

Without changing the way you live while working to lose weight, you will gain it back again. If you set a goal to lose weight and then stop your routine for that birthday cake, holiday table, or pot luck, (you will be surprised when you realize how many of them there are) you run the risk of gaining back everything you lost and more besides.  You will not need to try as hard once the weight is shed since you are no longer trying to lose weight, but you will need to keep moving and sweating as well as eating what your body can safely use for fuel.play

Drink water. 5-10 pounds of the weight you carry is water weight. If you are not dinking enough your body thinks it is in a drought and starts retaining water for survival. Why carry around the extra body water when there is so much to be had around you? By the time you think you are thirsty your body is already significantly depleted. The next time you drink it is going to retain what it can until the next source is obtained. Drinking more regularly may send you to the bathroom more often, but that is only because you are finally giving your body the chance to use the water as it was intended. For flushing your system and refreshing what is outdated.

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About leisatwatkins

In May 2011, I hit an all time low in my life and an all time high in my weight. I was 199 pounds and the idea of hitting 200 scared me. I had tried every known diet, HCG, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, the grapefruit diet. I'd even tried Phen-phen when I was younger and Dexatrim before that. While I'd lose a little weight, I would always gain it back and then more. I knew the yo-yo dieting was not healthy for my body and it was definitely wreaking havoc on my mental wellness. I didn't know what to do and I was looking into taking drastic surgical measures to lose weight. That's when a friend of mine told me his story about losing over 200 pounds without pills, surgery, or starving himself. Not only did he lose the weight, but he kept it off. What did I have to lose? I asked him to share the secret with me. Now, only six short months later, I weigh 140 lbs and am working on losing 5 more. That will put me back to my weight that I was in HS, college, and before I had children. And I've done it with my friend's help as my Health Coach, without starving or even exercising, although I love to walk everyday. I haven't felt hungry at all in this process. How many "diets" can say that? I feel fantastic! I've felt great since the first week on this program. Let me be very clear about this. This is NOT a diet. This is not something you do for a little while, lose the weight, then go back to your old eating habits. This program is a life changing plan to help you eat healthier, make food choices that are tailored to your body, and bring you to a state of optimal physical health. If like me, you are tired of diets that don't work, then let me show you a life style plan that does.

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