What are you willing to do to achieve your weight loss goals?
I’m approached quite regularly about which diet is best, which
book would I recommend and what exercise program should a
person follow. People think they can just purchase a book to
read and then some sort of magic occurs whereby reading it
will cause their fat to magically disappear. Well, I’m here
to break the news to you, the $40 investment in your weight
loss book is just the start, there’s a lot of hard work and
other expenses involved.
There’s time invested in your education (reading, watching
videos etc), time you’ll spend exercising doing both cardio
and weight training. There’s time spent creating your new
meal plans as well as preparation of those meals the day
before or days in advance. There’s time involved in doing
extra laundry because you’re suddenly doing more exercising
now on your weight loss journey.
Let me ask you this: What’s your favorite television show?
How much television are you watching in a given week? 1 Hour?
Six? Are you willing to eliminate television to allow
yourself time to go to the gym and prepare foods for the next
day? If not, then don’t bother buying books that recommend
food and exercise programs? It takes time to prepare food for
5 or 6 meals in a day and to go to the gym once or twice a
day. Weight loss requires a time investment.
The quality of the food you put in your body is directly
proportional to the quality of your cells. It’s your cells
that create energy and make your various bodily systems run,
and if they’re given the best quality food, then they’re able
to regenerate and be healthy.
Conversely, low quality food creates a low quality cell. A
low quality cell is not up to the demand of generating energy
nor the proper removal of wastes which then results in
sickness and disease.
In conversation with a fellow regarding his food program and
how he could make corrections to his diet to improve his
health, burn fat, improve his workouts and achieve his weight
loss goal, I suggested a few “new” products. Oatmeal, some
whole grain wraps, spring mix salad, and Essential Fatty Acid,
Almond butter and whole grain basmati rice were a few places
“You didn’t tell me how expensive it was going to be!” was his
Well, I don’t consider it expensive, so I would not have said
that it was.
Our cells are our power plants in our body. Our body is
constantly rebuilding itself daily and hourly. Our skeleton
replaces itself once a year and the muscular lining of our
stomach and our intestines is replaced every 3 to 4 days so it
only makes sense to give it the highest quality food. Doesn’t
You’re probably going to come to the same conclusion that most
other people do. The food I put in my body creates a healthy
body and I must take care in my food choices.
Whole grain oatmeal costs more money than cocoa puffs. Raw
almonds cost more than hickory smoked almonds and you probably
never knew what Essential Fats or Pro Biotics were. Weight
loss requires an investment in food.
Cutting Expenses To Reach Your Goal
If you’re not able to increase the amount of food you eat
financially or the quality of the food you eat (organic), then
what are you willing to do to get it. Are you willing to cut
some other costs? Are you willing to increase your sales at
your job or home business to be able to afford this new
change? The first reasonable step is to make some switches or
replacements. Take note of non nutritional foods in your day
– consider snacks, junk foods, coffee, pop, cigarettes (I hope
you’re not still smoking), milk or dairy products, alcohol,
vitamins, tums, Rolaids, pepto bismol etc and see how much
you’re spending on a daily or monthly basis. Are you willing
to replace these for higher quality nutritional foods that
will support you in your weight loss goals? It can be a scary
thought for some people. Others accept the challenge readily
because they’ve truly committed to their weight loss goals and
are willing to do Whatever It Takes! Switching and replacing
is the easiest thing to do. Weight Loss requires sacrifice.
Invest in Yourself
Your body, your mind, your soul and becoming the best you can
be is the single best investment you can make. Make the
decision to eat the cleanest food you can, make the healthiest
choices you can, begin to switch from non nutritional foods to
nutritional foods and let go negativity in your life. Weight
loss is easy, but requires some investment.
Eat Well, Be Well