What Can A Quick Weight Loss Diet Do For Me

If you have spent any time looking on the internet in order to find a quick weight loss diet, you have definitely found quite a few. If you have looked through many different kinds and been unable to find the one that fits you best, then you should read on into the next few paragraphs to see if you are able to find a quick weight loss diet that works well for you.

If you are looking for an interesting diet, then the cabbage soup diet is definitely the way to go. You can eat as much cabbage soup as you like while on this diet, at any time, and there are also a variety of other foods that you are able to eat while on this diet. The diet does, however, limit the number and kinds of foods other than cabbage soup that you can have. It is a good idea before you start the cabbage soup diet that you decide whether or not you like cabbage soup! If you do not like the taste of cabbage soup, then you will find it difficult to maintain the cabbage soup diet.

A fairly popular diet is known as the three day diet. This diet has a considerable amount of variety compared to the cabbage soup diet, however most of the drinks in this three day diet are limited to coffee and tea. If you are interested in finding more details on the three day diet, try searching online for “three day diet”. You might decide that it is just the right diet for you.

But many people look for the diet that can promise them an extremely large amount of weight loss in a relatively short period of time. This makes the grapefruit diet quite attractive to many people. With the grapefruit diet, you are actually given the list of the minimum amounts of food that you can eat, rather than the most! While there are something about the diet that you are not supposed to change, such as making sure that you always eat the bacon at breakfast, this diet is extremely amazing. It relies upon a specific combination of different foods in order to help maximum the amount of weight you lose.

There are a bunch of different diets that are out there, and you will probably have to search for some time in order to find the right one for you. Remember that you know yourself better than anyone else, so when you are deciding on which quick weight loss diet is right for you, you will want to try and find a diet that fits with what you want and need. If you are not able to stick with the diet simply because you cannot enjoy the food, then you will not gain anything. Search online for quick weight loss diets and try to find the right one for you.

Perfectionism is a Curse – No Bain No Gain Fitness

It is becoming increasingly obvious to me through my work as a fitness coach that many people have unrealistic goals with regards to their health and fitness. Every week in my classes someone approaches me and asks me how to get rid of their “Thunder thighs”, “Back fat”, “Bingo wings” etc.

I rarely meet anyone who is happy with the way their body looks. So many people despite making huge progress with their slimming / fitness campaigns focus on the negative aspects of their appearance and behaviour, instead of remembering how far they’ve already come, or appreciating the good things about the way they look, and feel.

Are you constantly feeling frustrated with yourself? Do you start a new starvation diet every Monday? Do you beat yourself up constantly for not being as slim / fit / attractive / disciplined as you would like to be? Are you always looking at other people and wishing you could be like them?

It’s such a rubbish way to live your life, constantly comparing yourself to others, never being happy in your own skin. Always looking at yourself in the mirror, mentally criticizing yourself for not being as slim as your best friend, or not being as slim as you were when you were 25.

Ladies: lets face it, you and I, we are never going to look like supermodels. Guys, wouldn’t you be happier if you just accept the fact that you will never appear on the cover of Men’s Health? Most of us are just not blessed with cover model genes, and we never will be.

The only reason why supermodels are supermodels is because they are freaks of nature. The reason these women are constantly photographed and paid to show off their figures is because they are not normal, they are different to most of us.

Rather than trying to look like someone else, we need to work on being the best version of ourselves that we possibly can be.

If you want to start making progress, you will need to change your mind-set, and start loving yourself, right now, just the way you are.

You see, you will never improve your eating and exercise habits if you dont like yourself.

In order to be able to treat yourself with respect, you need to respect yourself.

Forget all about the target weight youve been unsuccessfully striving for, the one that was set for you by some diet club consultant 15 years ago! Forget about trying to be the same weight you were when you were in your early 20’s.

Stop trying to be perfect all of the time, and start trying to be a little bit better than you were yesterday.

Let go of that all-or-nothing, no shades of grey mind-set, and start taking the middle road.

The only person you should be comparing yourself to, is yourself. Being consistent in your efforts to eat healthy and exercise regularly will allow for steady progress. So, dont worry if you eat a slice of cake here or there!

Dont feel bad if you go to a fitness class and you arent able to keep up with the people in the class who have been doing it for much longer than you!

Just try to make good choices, most of the time. Enjoy eating fresh, natural single ingredient foods most of the time. Enjoy the wonderful feeling you get after a challenging work out.

Take a look back at how far youve come and be proud of what you have achieved. Throw away those negative feelings about yourself and wrap yourself up in a feeling of positivity and self-belief. Thinking positive is the most important thing you can do in your efforts to be slim, fit and fantastic.

Keep those good vibes coming, praise yourself when you have done well, and excuse yourself for being human when you slip up.

BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE.

Obesity Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

I am lucky because I love what I do, my job as a fitness instructor is really cool. I get to do loads of interesting stuff, and am always learning new things. It’s great having a regular crowd of people who support my local fitness classes every week, and I really enjoy helping them to increase their health and wellbeing through fitness and good nutrition.

I wouldnt be doing this job that I love so much if I had never been fat. My own issues with weight and bad habits like smoking and drinking have lead me down an amazing path of discovery, and ignited in me a passion for helping people to change their health habits for the better.

I started porking out at around the age of 10 or 11, and by the time I was 23 I weighed exactly 16 stone- 100 kg!! You can see me in the photo above, second from the left.

I had to ask an old friend for this photo because there are so few photos of me at my heaviest weight. When I asked my parents if they had any fat photos of me, my dad said there werent any because I used to hide from the camera all the time.

My mum and my sister were on the heavy side too (oops- they might be reading this), so I just thought it was in my genes.

Because most of my family were overweight, I thought I was born fat and would always be that way. I honestly did not think I had any choice in the matter, I just thought I had been unlucky enough to inherit fatness.

But then my mum and my sister did something that totally amazed me and dismayed me in equal amounts.

They went and got slim! Bastards!

I didnt see them for ages as I was away travelling, but when they came to visit me in Australia they stepped off that plane, both at their ideal weight.

It blew me away. How could they do this?

I was proud of what they had done but I was also very jealous.

However.

Slowly, the realization dawned on me.

If they could do it, then so could I!

Maybe I wasnt born to be fat after all, maybe I had a choice. So I went ahead and started dieting, and lost 5 stone in a year. Then binged about 3 stone back on.

Then lost it. Then gained it.

Several times!

It drove me demented. I tried every single diet, all sorts of exercises. The weight would come off but not stay off.

It was on this yo yo journey that my passion for health and fitness developed, so although it was a tough road, it was the making of me because I learned so much.

If it wasnt for my desperation to lose weight and keep it off, I would never have become an exercise junkie, which means I would never have become a fitness instructor.

Once I became a fitness instructor, my passion for healthy activity extended to eating for health, and helping others to do the same.

When I started to shift my focus away from weight loss, and onto health, things gradually began to change.

I learned about how a weight problem can be a symptom of a lot of other things, like emotional issues, or hormonal imbalances. Finally, I realised that conventional diet advice was flawed, which was why the weight never stayed off.

I tried: Rosemary Conley, Weight Watchers, Scottish Slimmers (was even a class manager for Scottish Slimmers for a while!), the Atkins diet, cabbage soup diet, fasting, juice diet, calorie counting, Slim Fast etc etc.

They all worked for a while, got some weight off, but every time, it went back on again. Eventually I came to realise that something was missing from the conventional dieting advice.

So many people say to me: I know what to do, I know how to lose weight, and I just cant make myself do it.

Im pretty sure thats because they actually don’t know what to do to get the weight off and keep it off, because they can’t make themselves do it for ever!

So then I started digging deeper. I signed up for a course in nutrition, and I learned some really cool stuff about hormones, sleep and stress management. I began to understand that when you do things to make yourself healthier, and to cope with stress more effectively, your hormones balance out, and then the weight problem takes care of itself.

Once I began to figure all of this out, I decided I had to share it with all of the amazing people that I work with as a fitness professional.

I now run 28 day “Drop a dress size? online detox programmes, teach a variety of fitness classes in the area, and also work as a personal trainer. I am currently developing the online side of my coaching business, which is very exciting for me.

My personal health and fitness journey continues, and this is something I try to make my clients understand. Health, fitness and slimness are not a destination, they are a continuous journey. You don’t just get slim or fit and then stay that way without long term effort and commitment. I am now at a weight that is comfortable for me, and I expect to stay that way for life. I am not perfect and I do not pretend to be. I still eat cake sometimes, I enjoy a few drinks at the weekend, and I do tend to pork out a bit over Christmas, but I know for sure that I will never be 16 stone again!image

I think that my personal health and fitness journey helps me to understand and have empathy for others on a similar path, and I intend to keep on helping those who want to be helped.

Sometimes the life of a fitness instructor can be a tiring one, having to go out and teach classes every evening, and always being there to answer questions and offer support at all hours of the day.

But it is the people who I work with that keep me motivated to work hard and try my best to get them the results they are so desperate for and I hope to keep doing this job for many years to come.

If You Want to do Something, You Will Find a Way. If You Dont, You Will Find an Excuse

January and February are busy months in the life of a fitness professional.

The early part of the year is a time when people make New Year’s resolutions to get fit and shed excess weight. In each fitness class that I teach, there are new faces streaming through the door during January and February; classes are packed and the atmosphere is buzzing. I love it!

However, by the time April arrives, some of those new faces have disappeared again, as their motivation level begin to drop, and they start finding reasons for why they can’t make class.

Over the years, I have heard an impressive array of “reasons? (excuses) for why people “cant? (won’t) exercise.

The most common ones are:“I don’t have time? – Make time. Even if it means getting out of bed a bit earlier in the morning!“ My husband works late so I am stuck at home with the kids? – Get a baby sitter or put on an exercise DVD once the kids are in bed.“ I am too tired after work? – Unfit people get tired easily! Exercise gives you energy; the more you do, the more energetic you will feel.“ I am too embarrassed to go to the gym or a fitness class because of my size? – No one is judging you for your size when it’s obvious that you are doing something about it.

The list goes on, but you get the idea. My point is, that if you are genuinely motivated to exercise, you will find a way.

I understand how difficult it is in the first weeks of a new exercise regime, but after about six weeks it gets easier, your motivation levels increase as you begin to see the results of all your hard work.

I genuinely believe that everybody is capable of getting fitter and improving their health through physical activity – find something that you enjoy and make a commitment to it. You are worth it.