How to lose weight

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Click here for my YouTube How to lose weight video. 

Obesity, don’t you just hate the word? I prefer being overweight, that implies that I’m just over something and with time I can become better or even, underweight.

I wish my patients could see this.

It is just a temporary thing, I tell them. You are not obese. You are you. You are who you choose to be. You choose to label yourself as obese. If you’ve ever bought clothing with a label, guess what, you chose to label yourself. The choice is ultimately up to you. The way you see yourself is the way you choose to see yourself.

Here is an example. If you weigh 200 pounds and you are sitting around all day, prefer fast food and little exercise, you are a 200 pound person, going on a 210 pound person.

On the other hand if you weigh 200 lbs but are waking up early, waking the rooster and going for a run, eating healthy, then you are 200 pounds, soon to be 190 pounds.

In either case you are overweight compared to the 150 pound person. It just depends on how you see yourself. Remember, no one else’s opinion determines whether or not you are capable of making change.

Does this make sense?

Weight is just a variable about you. It is just a number. When you weigh yourself, that number is just your weight at that instant of time. Your weight can easily change. As a doctor we check your newborn baby’s weight every couple of weeks. Do you know why? When we see the numbers fall, alarms go off, the signals get read, action need to be taken. If a tiny newborn baby is not gaining sufficient weight it may mean a big problem. As doctors we obsess about these numbers. If one number is out of place, I will measure the baby myself a couple of times, just to make sure I’m not missing something. It is of crucial importance what the numbers show over time.

And just like that, I want you to obsess about your numbers. That is, if you desire to lose weight or get a bigger paycheck or read more books or anything else you want to change.

Now, I understand there are some limitations involved. Speed bumps. That’s a fact of life. But just get over it! Drive right over that road block, crush those limitations so you can reach new ones.

If you are short on time, cut back on other activities, watch less TV, or combine your exercise with watching TV. Make time. youtube how to make time

If you don’t have time to cook and fast food is your only option, start eating healthy on the go. Grab an apple, a handful of nuts and a bag of carrots.

But, let me ask you this, whatever the reason you are overweight, can you see yourself improving just a tiny bit? Can you improve your eating habit just a little? Can you eat fast food 6 days a week instead of 7? Can you walk just 10 steps extra today?

Doesn’t seem so hard to do right?

Here’s the catch. Something that is easy to do, is also easy not to do.

For example, if you are staring at the soda machine wondering, which drink will I get? It is very easy to push the lever to get water, I mean, it is just as easy as pushing the lever for coke, right?

So you see, easy to do and easy not to do.

Making the decision in that moment, now that’s where the balance hangs. Will you tip toward the healthy side or the unhealthy side?

Is it easy to get out of bed at some point in the day? Okay, is it easy to get out of bed early in the day? Why is there a difference?

It all comes down to this.

Every decision you make will have a consequence. Now ask yourself, would you rather try for a better outcome, for a better future, or will you settle for the easy road, the comfy road? 

Click here for the YouTube video how to lose weight

Thanks for taking some of your time to read.

 

 

 

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