RUN YOUR OWN RACE
It is human nature to feel like we have to live up to some expectation, whether it is our own or someone elses. Society dictates how we are supposed to look and bombards us with stereotypes and information on fitness and nutrition that is "guaranteed" to work. When we finally decide to take control and make a change, we often do so based on what someone else said worked for them. Just because someone else lost 25, 50 or even 100 pounds using a specific diet or supplement does not mean you will. For example, cutting calories is a common diet and the thought process of less calories in and more calories out seems like a great way to lose weight, but this is often not the case. Did you know that eating significantly less can actually make your body go into starvation mode in which it will hold onto the fat in a protective response against starvation? It is important to understand the physiology of the body to truly understand how to lose weight. Supplements are another issue. Some are great, but many are expensive and may show quick results, but are not affordable for the long term. Without the proper tools of a LIFESTYLE change, the weight will come right back once the supplements are stopped. Hormones, blood sugar, digestive problems, toxins, medications, and mental health can all play a role in the inability to lose weight. This has been frustrating for me to watch people fail time after time because they were not running their own race, but instead someone elses. Making a LIFESTYLE change is attainable with the proper coaching to help build on your strengths and making steady, safe changes to your diet and exercise program. A true LIFESTYLE change has to be based on your lifesyle and not someone elses. So run your own race, go slow and steady, or all out fast, either way if it is something you help to design, you will be far more successful.
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