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As a kid I used to love the yo-yo.

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My favorite was a bright yellow one that just had some real “magic” in it. It would spin like mad, and hold that spin forever so I could do my favorite tricks. Up and down, up and down that mad yellow yo-yo went.

Now as an adult, I realize that “yo-yo’ing” sucks!

No, not the yo-yo’ing that is done with the toy yo-yo, but the yo-yo’ing that is done millions of times every year when someone gets on a diet and drops the weight, only to have it yo-yo back up again.

If you’re trying to lose weight (fat), it’s easy to be discouraged by the experts. Doctors and dietitians routinely cite this pessimistic, but very real statistic, “95% of all dieters gain their weight back — and then some.”

Let’s do something different today… instead of focusing on the negative aspects of what happens to most dieters, why don’t we instead concentrate on figuring out what’s different about people who don’t gain their lost weight back?

It turned out there were 10 common threads among these “successful losers”…

10 FAST WEIGHT LOSS TIPS

1. THEY BELIEVED THEY COULD DO IT.
Most of the people surveyed had lost and regained their weight at least five times before successfully keeping it off. But they didn’t give up.

The turning point for many of them came when they realized they were sick and tired of the weight-loss battle. Instead of using this feeling as an excuse to stop trying to lose weight, however, the successful dieters somehow felt empowered by it. The feeling made them resolve to take control.

2. THEY LOST WEIGHT FOR THEMSELVES – NOT SOMEONE ELSE.
All her life, one young woman interviewed had been told by her mother (and everyone else), “You have such a pretty face – if only you’d lose some weight!”

She lost and gained weight repeatedly. Inside, she was angry that people didn’t accept her the way she was. By the time she entered college, she weighed more than 200 pounds. But it was there that she met a man who loved her that way.

Ironically, because she finally felt accepted, she was able to lose weight once and for all — for her own sake.

3. THEY FOUND OUT WHAT WORKED FOR THEM.
About half the people lost weight on their own. Others used a commercial diet center or a self-help group…or consulted privately with a professional.

In addition, successful people learned to accept a target weight that was realistic for them. However, in defense of these people, I believe they would have gotten better results had they used a program that would have allowed more and better success to happen for them. In other words, for the same efforts they would have gotten into better shape.

It’s not about starving yourself, but doing the right things to cause weight and fat loss to happen — by working with the body instead of against it.

4. THEY WERE WILLING TO LEARN A NEW WAY OF EATING — FOR LIFE.
Many dieters go back to their old eating habits once they lose weight. That’s why most dieters regain weight.

The weight-control masters accepted their new way of eating as a way of life. They learned to enjoy fruits, vegetables, and lean, healthy meats (instead of tastier, but more fat-laden ones).

They found ways to add low-calorie flavor by using spices, lemon or lime juice and low/no-sugar products. Gradually, they noticed that they didn’t feel good when they ate they way they used to.

5. THEY DEAL WITH SLIPUPS IMMEDIATELY.

While they aren’t obsessed with the scale, most weigh themselves once a week to once every few days. They have a narrow window of acceptable weight regain (typically five to 10 pounds). When their weight exceeds this “buffer zone,” they do what’s necessary to lose it.

Some people exercise more. Others cut back on sweets…pay closer attention to portion sizes…or keep a food diary to increase their awareness of what they eat. But each person said they had a plan of action — and used it before the weight gain could get out of hand. Remember the old adage, “fail to plan and you’re planning to fail.”

6. THEY SAY NICE THINGS TO THEMSELVES.

Negative self-talk can be self-fulfilling. An example is the “now-I’ve-blown-it” phenomenon that’s familiar to many of us. “I ate one cookie.” “I’m a pig.” “I might as well eat the whole bag.” Any of these sound familiar to you?

The weight-loss masters give themselves positive and encouraging messages even when they make mistakes: “I resolved not to eat two helpings, but I slipped. I’ll be more careful the rest of the day and for the next 2 days.”

7. THEY EXERCISE.

Nine out of 10 of the successful people interviewed exercise regularly. They aren’t fanatics, and few of them work out every day. But they’ve managed to find simple activities (weight training gives the most bang
for the buck) that they can work into their daily routines.

8. THEY FACE THEIR FEELINGS.

Back when they were overweight, many of the people automatically turned to food whenever they felt upset, bored, lonely or anxious.

What they learned to do instead was get to the source of the negative emotion — by noticing the feeling, identifying the cause and figuring out a way to solve the problem.

Many of their solutions are quite simple. When bored, they leave the house and do something fun. When lonely, they call a friend. When angry, they confront the person who’s mistreating them.

9. THEY ENJOY LIFE.

A number of the now-successful people used to spend so much energy taking care of others that they neglected their own needs. Eating was their only reward.

Some people who kept weight off have developed what I call a “healthy selfishness.” They’re still considerate to others, but they take care of themselves, too.

As one woman put it, “I found that when my own needs were met, I was better at meeting the needs of others.”

They’ve also found ways to reward themselves without food — from pursuing a job by to seeking more satisfying relationships.

10. THEY GET SUPPORT.

They ask their families not to leave junk food lying around…call a buddy when they’re tempted to overeat…and request encouragement and pep talks from friends and family.

Tired of the “yo-yo” effect? Then put these 10 Fast Weight Loss Tips to work for you today.

Take Charge!

FitnessKing

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