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Healthy weight loss vs. Unhealthy weight loss by Mauro Simonetti
Let me start this article by speaking a little bit about the generic mainstream and urban myths that plague us every day. It is important that well educated practitioners like myself take the time to correct all these antiquated notions.
I sometimes have clients that tell me that some people around them say that they have been on a protocol with me and only lost 20lbs in 10 weeks. Let’s get something straight right now, if you lose 20lbs in 10 weeks, this is very good and you are very well in the average already. So when people say this, it’s one of 2 things. 1, they are lost when it comes to weight loss and management and anything that has to do with health and therefore, should be using my services more than my clients or 2, they are jealous that they wish they had the mental fortitude to go as far as you did and wished they could start looking like you as well. So stay on track because you are doing very well and the fact that they make such dumb remarks means that you are standing out to them. When someone in your surrounding tells you that its 10 weeks and you only lost 20 lbs, just laugh at them and turn away because they obviously have much to learn TRUST ME!!
It is crucially important to understand the steps of proper weight loss and how to make it a healthy way and a way that will not only allow you to lose, but a way where you will also keep it off and have fun while doing it. Let’s also not forget, the educational way as this is also important. You must understand that eating healthy is NOT a diet, but a way of life.
First of all, when it comes to losing weight, it’s important to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy weight loss. Doing a healthy and safe weight loss means you should be losing about 1 to 2 lbs. per week and this is taking into consideration that you are not cheating constantly and respecting your food intake. This is the ideal rate of weight loss you should average per week to allow your body ample time to adjust to the changes and help you stick to your weight loss plan over the long term. This means that the more fat you have, the longer it will take to lose it. I always tell my clients, if you have been overweight a long time and you have much to lose, don’t expect the magic pill from me because if that’s what you are looking for, you came to the wrong place and I won’t take you in to help you. Yes that’s right, I do refuse clients. I take those who are motivated and dedicated because I can only give my energy and guidance to those who are committed. The best part of doing it the healthy way is that once it’s off, you will keep it off because you will have managed yourself and learned how to maintain it with proper and healthy eating. Also, it is important that you also understand that in order to make good sense of getting healthy, we must first and foremost remove body fat and not weight. We do not know how much our muscles and bones weigh and therefore, we could never really know what our actual weight is until we eliminate the fat that is necessary to be considered a healthy person. Therefore, once we remove the fat, you’re at the ideal weight. Does your professional do this for you? No!! Then you are wasting your time and money. FORGET THE WEIGHT; STOP LOOKING AT YOUR WEIGHT BECAUSE IT IS FAT WE ARE TRYING TO LOSE.
Furthermore, exercise alone will not produce significant weight loss results. You must also eat healthy and keep eating healthy because it must become a lifestyle. This is no secret. Many researches have proven that, and in each case, the weight loss results were far below the average of 1 to 2 lbs. per week; many showed results of less than 0.5 lb. per week with exercise alone. I will also add to this that working with someone like myself who understands hormonal modulation, is also a major key factor to your success because if you don’t adjust and rebalance your hormones, chances are, you will always struggle with your weight because everything is directly related to human hormones. This is countered by many factors such as sleep, recovery, stress levels, foods, lifestyle, taking medications on a regular basis, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, a deficient immune function, etc…
It’s no secret, proper and healthy dieting plays a more critical role in the weight loss equation than exercise.
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