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Revolutionize Your Weight Loss Journey

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It's fair to say that the majority of people who want to lose weight didn't gain it intentionally. For most of human history, obesity has never been an issue. In fact, over the last 100 years as a civilization, we've made great strides in tackling famine, scarcity, and drought. In more developed countries like America, we've not only eradicated famine but are now dealing with the opposite: an obesity epidemic. It's possible in America to be homeless and still become overweight. With only $5 a day, you can eat three meals, albeit unhealthy ones.

The abundance of food, especially high-calorie food, coupled with a stark decrease in daily movement, exercise, and physical activity, has led to the average American being overweight, with almost half of the population now obese. This was not the case 50-70 years ago. Back in the '60s and '70s, most people ate three full meals a day, at least two of which were home-cooked, even lunch was often prepared at home and taken to work. People went for walks, shopped in town, and children played outside. Today, so much has changed. Kids and adults alike spend their days playing video games or scrolling on their phones. Courtship, movie-watching, and shopping have moved online, and services like DoorDash and Uber Eats have replaced home-cooked meals.

Times have changed, and it's unlikely they will revert. Humans are designed to make the world safer and more comfortable, but every action has consequences, intentional or not. The obesity epidemic is now a reality, and if you are someone who is overweight or obese, you must decide to permanently change your life if you want to permanently change your weight.

Here’s the straightforward part: it’s not as hard as it might seem. You don’t have to give up carbs, sugar, alcohol, or gluten (unless advised by your doctor for other reasons). Nor do you need to hit the gym seven days a week or do hours of cardio. To keep it simple, you need to do three things:

  1. Understand Your Food Intake: You are currently eating a certain amount of food to maintain your current weight. Eating less will lead to weight loss. The reason diets like Ozempic, keto, and intermittent fasting work is that they reduce calorie intake. There are two common issues: not knowing how many calories you're actually consuming, and having more body fat to lose than calories you can feasibly cut. When you can't reduce calories further but still need to lose weight, consider a diet break or reverse diet to allow your body to recover and your metabolism to recalibrate.

  2. Maintain What You Start: The strategies you employ to lose weight are what you’ll need to maintain to keep the weight off. The human will is strong, but few can endure extreme routines indefinitely, which is why many people regain weight. The individuals who stay in shape the longest aren’t those who periodically join intense boot camps but those who have consistent workout schedules. Decide on the type of body and health you want, and commit to the routine that will help you achieve and maintain it.

  3. Embrace a New Lifestyle: Decide that exercise and monitoring your food intake are now part of who you are. You don’t necessarily need to track everything meticulously with apps or paper; it's about learning to manage these aspects intuitively.

Your weight, body, and health will only change permanently when you decide to make a permanent lifestyle change. Everything up to this point may not have been your fault, but it is your responsibility to change it if you desire.

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