Once again, I have had a weight loss epiphany. Whether it helps me to lose weight or not, I felt compelled to share it with my readers. Is it possible I am running myself ragged to no avail? Is it possible I am a victim of TMI where weight loss is concerned? Is my weight loss strategy too complicated to work?
I’ve been thinking back on my weight loss successes. I realized that whenever I have lost weight in the past, whenever I have been in the best shape of my life, it was almost completely by accident. I say almost completely because I was doing what I should be doing. I just wasn’t really thinking about it. I had no strategy at all.
What was I doing right? It was simple, really. I was eating less and moving more. Or perhaps I should say, I was eating less because I was moving more. I was too busy to eat. I had things to do, places to go, people to see. My weight loss strategy wasn’t complicated at all. It was a completely natural occurrence, due to my active lifestyle. Now that I’m not so active, I’m getting fatter by the minute.
Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s great that weight loss research has come so far. There are some weight loss tips I find invaluable. Eat less, eat smaller portions, remain active, get up off your… But, I digress. The point is we can get so wrapped up in technique that we lose sight of the basics. Losing weight can get so complicated that we just drop it and stop trying.
I’ve learned a lot about staying healthy over the years. My nutritional education started as a defense. I used it on people who didn’t believe vegetarianism was a healthy choice. The more I learned, the more passionate I became. Unfortunately, over the years, I also became the fattest vegetarian on the planet. Too much of a good thing? Not exactly. You see, while cookies and potato chips are vegetarian, they are not diet foods. Who knew?
Now for my epiphany. In the past, I was trying to follow too many guidelines at once. Now, I’ve gone back to the basics. First of all, I’ve gotten a life, gone for the gusto, taken the bull by the horns. In other words, I’m leading an active lifestyle again. I enjoy giving others helpful advice by sitting on my duff in front of a computer screen. I love writing. I’ll still do it. Just not all day long or at the expense of my own good health.
Now I’m concentrating on making real progress. Instead of wasting time counting calories, doing daily depressing weigh ins and measuring my body fat, I’ve started getting up and moving. Instead of analyzing every bite of food that passes my lips, I’ve simply stopped putting so much stuff in there. In other words, I’ve started thinking less and doing more. If your weight loss strategy is too complicated to work, why not join me? Ditch the TMI diet syndrome. Get up, get out and enjoy life again. The weight loss will follow.
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