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Friday, September 9, 2011

There is no quick fix!

Today I ran across a post on facebook of a lady selling detoxifying wraps that will melt inches off of your body after only 7 applications. I was floored that 32 people responded and wanted info on how they can get this miracle product! You see crazy diets all the time that put people on a dangerously low calorie count or have them just eating grapefruits or cabbage. Shows on TV show people dropping massive amounts of weight in a few weeks. No wonder we are conditioned to think that weight loss should be quick and easy. We want quick and instant results! Guess what....there are NO quick fixes! Weight loss is a process that takes time. What happens when you go on a fad diet and lose 20 lbs when you start back to eating how you normally ate? You gain it back plus more. How many people do you know that are constantly on a diet?? It obviously is not working for them. So many people start an exercise program and give up after a week or two because "it is too hard", they do not want to step outside if their comfort zone, they do not want to give it time to let the body adjust. Of course it is hard, if it wasn't tough then you would not see changes. Your body has to be challenged to get the results that you want. And why are people so hesitant to start to eat healthy? They will try all of these diets but they will not cut out processed foods, or limit sugar or eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Why is taking care of your body and treating it and fueling it like it should be so difficult? You are given 1 body in this life, why fuel it with junk? Weight loss that is permanent requires consistent exercise and a consistent healthy diet, it is a lifestyle change. No cream, wrap, 500 calorie diet, etc is going to do it for you. Remember it takes time to lose weight and inches. Be patient, change your habits, live a healthy life and stop buying into the quick fix garbage.

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