You want a magic pill? Don’t we all and I’m sorry to say it doesn’t exist, I believe that Oprah would have invented it by now! I bet you would be willing to pay a lot of money just to have “the answer” so once and for all you could lose the weight and live happily ever after. We live in a world where we can get whatever we want right now, instant gratification. You can pretty much pay for anything and I cannot even count how many diet pills and so called magical diets there are for sale these days, everyone is trying to make a quick buck.
Please remember that no matter what we are all unique and what works for someone else is not necessarily what will work for you. For instance I follow a low carb, high fat, primal diet that dips in and out of ketosis year round, it works for me, it’s helped me shed 40kgs and I’ve maintained that loss for 5 years now. However I do not think that it will work like that for everyone and for most of you out there you won’t ever need to go to the ketogenic levels that I have, I use a ketogenic diet to manage health issues like migraines, pcos and menieres disease, when I’m not in ketosis I don’t feel my best. Now I know a lot of people are tempted to monkey see, monkey do and mimic my diet and for many out there it might be the very thing that will help you (hence why I do this) but for a lot of people out there it could be the worst choice and I’m not encouraging everyone to just jump into it without some serious thought first.
So start small, set yourself a realistic goal, do not envision yourself in a unrealistic body, chances are that you will not obtain that idealistic version of yourself. Set realistic and small goals, you can change this as you get further along, obtaining small goals is mentally much easier, for instance thinking in terms of 5kgs at a time vs losing 40kgs all at once can feel doable. Treat yourself to something lovely like a massage, pedicure, facial, new book, pair of shoes once you have reached your goals, it’s a great wee motivator.
Most important of all…enjoy the journey! We can be so focused that we miss all the joy that comes from improving our eating habits, discovering new foods and new recipes, starting new hobbies and finding new ways to exercise that you enjoy. Try not to be so focused on it that you miss out on life in the process!
Five years ago I was sitting exactly where you are today feeling like it was never going to happen for me, I started this journey scared and fearful I might fail but I had nothing to lose. I have never looked back x