Archive for February, 2007

The Best Nutritional Advice I Ever Got

February 28, 2007

I’ll admit it; learning about nutrition can be overwhelming.  There is so MUCH information, and much of it is conflicting.While we’re going to be spending time sorting out a lot of the nutritional information/propaganda that you’re being hit with, I did want to share the best bit of nutritional advice I’ve ever been given.

To lose weight, don’t eat until you’re full.  Eat until you’re not hungry any more.

Simple, isn’t it?

Spend a little time reflecting on the wisdom in those 2 sentences.

Today, pay attention to how you feel when you’re hungry.  When you’re eating, pay attention to the difference between when you’re not hungry and when you’re full.

It can make a huge difference.

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The 5 Elements of Successful Weight Loss

February 27, 2007

Hello, All –

I’ve found that there are 5 elements necessary for your weight loss efforts to be successful and permanent.

If any one of these elements is missing, it can seriously jeopardize your results.  Worse, any results that you do get are more likely to disappear at some point in the future.  If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of the temporary results and are tired of regaining the weight you lose.

Proper attention to these 5 elements is going to help you break free of those old, ineffective ways.

The 5 required elements to permanent weight loss are:

Nutrition – We’re going to cut through the tons of conflicting, confusing and inaccurate information that we’ve been fed about nutrition for weight loss.  Did you know that some of the recommendations we’ve been told for the last 10 years have caused us to get fatter?  Really!

Exercise – Again, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the right kinds of exercise we should do.  We’re going to get to the bottom of the exercise hype and do what works.  Put away the leotards and leg warmers…it ain’t aerobics!

Stress Management – This is important not only from a behavioral point of view, but because of the cortisol that stress creates.  More about this later.

Supplementation – This is one of the most controversial areas of weight loss and fitness.  We’ll go into more detail about this later, but let me tell you this.  Don’t spend any money on fat burning supplements you see on TV until I teach you a neat trick to see if they’re worth it or not.

Mental Aspects of Weight Loss – By this, I mean goal setting/achievement, motivation, behavior modification, etc.  I HAVE COME TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST IGNORED FACTOR IN SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS.  I have tricks and tips I’ll be teaching you that I’ve used to lose 60 pounds, get fit, and even quit a 3 pack a day smoking habit.

I’ll have a LOT to say about all these topics and more in the days ahead.

Please come back and check in often so you can get all that we have to share.

Welcome!

February 26, 2007

Greetings —

My name is Brian, and the first thing I’d like to do is thank you for stopping by to spend a little time at this blog.

As the name of the site implies, it’s dedicated to sharing my experience losing weight with you.  I’ll be tracking and posting my results and pictures as well as sharing my successes and challenges. I hope that you’ll do the same.

I started on the road to becoming fit and thin in June of 2006, and I have already lost 60 pounds.  I’ve struggled with my weight for a long time (more on this in future posts), and like so many of you, have tried nearly everything to lose fat.  I’ve been successful in losing weight, but could never keep it off.

But those days are over.

I have finally cracked the code to successfully losing weight…and more importantly, keeping it off.

Now, my goal is to share with you what I’ve learned about weight loss and fitness, and hopefully motivate you to take this information and join me.

Having been overweight for such a large portion of my adult life, I know the pain that you feel about your weight.

It doesn’t have to be that way any longer.

Please come back here frequently and read about what I’m doing as far as my diet, exercise, etc.    I’ll be teaching you the secrets that I’ve learned that have helped me lose 60 pounds and get in the best shape I’ve been in since I was in the military.

And the best is yet to come.

I ask for your patience as I learn the ins and outs of blogging.  I’m not a technically skilled man, so bear with me as I learn how to post pictures, etc.

So, if you’re not happy with your body…your weight…your level of fitness…you’re in the right place at the right time for change. And we can do it together. 

Brian