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Ask any random person on the street what one of the hardest things to do is, and I’d bet a good majority of them would say, “Lose weight.” You might also get “quit smoking,” “exercise more,” and various other health-related quandaries, but the bottom line is, for many people, getting and staying healthy is a tough road.

It need not be that way, though. Because once you incorporate the following practices into your get-healthy plan, your life will change…and so will your health.

Set goals – To begin this process (or any process, really), you need to set goals for yourself. Realistic goals. It’s fine to dream big, but when you’re tackling a large goal, baby steps seem much more achievable than just your end goal. For example, if your goal is to lose 30 pounds, break that down to two pounds per week for the next 15 weeks. Doesn’t two pounds seem so much more doable than 30? It’s a mind trick, but it works. Set your goal, break it down into bite-sized pieces, rinse and repeat.

Visualize – Okay, so you want to lose 30 pounds. Great. What will you look like when you lose that weight? What clothes will you wear? What will you feel like? Strong? Powerful? Lean? Will you treat yourself to a new hairdo? A great new dress? Visualize all that will happen in your life when the extra weight you’ve been carrying (both on a physical and emotional level) is gone. Take time throughout the day to visualize the end result of your weight loss. When you put out a vibe of success, you will draw strong and positive universal powers toward you…and your goal will be met.

Affirm – Daily affirmations are all the buzz in the self-development world…and for good reason. Tell yourself something long enough and you will believe it. While an affirmation like “I am the picture of good health” might be the most dishonest and ludicrous words you could mutter right now, saying them over and over will train your subconscious into believing it’s true. You’ll then find yourself making conscious choices to fulfill this affirmation (fruit instead of chips, walk instead of car, etc). This is a very powerful method of personal improvement that can be used in all areas of your life. Give it a try!

Live consciously – Living consciously is simply being aware of the choices you make. Essentially, your dreams and goals are in front of you, and you consciously make choices that will turn them into a reality. Easy in thought, but harder in practice. Living consciously takes some effort, but it’s essential to your development.

Reward yourself – Any goal you undertake is important, no matter how great or how small. Therefore, every time you reach one of your goals or hit a stop on route to a large milestone goal, you need to reward yourself. Maybe losing 5 pounds equals a new nail polish. Losing 10 pounds equals a pair of great new gloves or boots. Losing 20 equals a facial. The choice is yours. Just keep the rewards relevant to the goal (and do not reward yourself with food when your goal is to lose weight!) Keep celebrating yourself right on up to the end and the final result will be all you dreamed.

Do you have any great tips for inspiring weight loss success? Share with us!

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First and foremost it is important to point out that weight loss is irrelevant. You have to focus on losing the only weight that matters and that is fat. Far too many people—especially women—are infatuated with their bathroom scales and in the process get way too caught up on which direction the needle on their bathroom scale is moving, that they don’t realize that the scale tells them absolutely nothing about the state of their overall health. So, where is the weight loss coming from?

At any given time 1/3one-third of women and a quarter men are either starting or finishing the latest fad diet. If you are serious about long term fat loss, STOP DIETING. Dieting is a short term fix to a life long problem. Incredibly, we spend more than $33 billion annually on weight-loss products and services, skipping from one fad diet to the next.

So, how many diets have you been on? You’ve probably lost count. If this is true, you’re far from alone. In fact, if you’re like the bulk of North Americans, you probably stopped counting years ago. The question is, why do the majority all these diets fail? Sure, in the short term, we may lose a few pounds, but over the long term only about 5% of dieters manage to keep off the lost weight. And worse yet, why do so many of us seem to have a harder time losing the weight every time we start another one?

Obesity rates have tripled since our health experts warned us about the impending obesity epidemic in the 1950s. In fact, despite all our diets, North Americans are getting fatter every year. But the question remains why?

Here’s the skinny—our fat cells are smart! They’re so good at outsmarting us because they’ve been honing their skills since we first appeared on this planet. Back in the days before agriculture, and well before the refrigerator and mini-mart, humans were hunter-gatherers who consumed nuts and berries and enjoyed the occasional meal of wild game.

It was a feast-or-famine world, and we survived by eating as much as we could when food was plentiful—and storing any extra calories in the form of fat. Our bodies eventually became very good—too good in fact—at converting almost anything we ate into fat. The point is food was not nearly as plentiful as it is today.

So, even though we’ve managed to eliminate the feast-famine cycle in much of the world, our bodies haven’t changed their tactics, and they’re not going to any time soon. As Drs. Mary and Dan Eades, the best-selling authors of Protein Power, put it: we’re living with Fred Flintstone bodies in a George Jetson world. If we’re to be successful at life-long fat loss, we’ve got to eat, drink, exercise, and live our lives to work in harmony with these caveman bodies.

The DO’s and DON’Ts of LOSING FAT 4 LIFE!

DO eat smaller meals every 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours—DON’T diet

DO drink plenty of water throughout the day—DON’T drink fruit drinks and soda

DO make sure you don’t eat 2hours before bed—DON’T go to be on a full stomach

DO embrace healthy fats in your diet—DON’T eat fat free foods

DO make sure you get adequate sleep—DON’T stay up too late

DO relax and enjoy life—DON’T stress out over everything little thing

DO workout with weights or resistance bands—DON’T rely on cardio for fat loss

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