Millions of people are looking for ways to lose weight and there is no shortage of ways to accomplish this well intended goal.
Each year thousands of new diet books are published, new weight loss pills, powders and medications are created all in an attempt to fulfill the growing weight loss demand.
Worldwide obesity (abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health) has more than doubled since 1980. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, nearly one-third of the world’s population is now obese or overweight and nearly two thirds of Americans are overweight, and one third obese.
The world is experiencing an epidemic. But, what most people do not realize is that there is a difference between weight loss and healthy weight loss.
Weight Loss vs Healthy Weight Loss
We have been duped to believe that weight loss and healthy weight loss are one and the same, and this could not be further from the truth.
Weight loss is simply the act of losing weight by any means possible – this can be accomplished from not eating, taking synthetic appetite suppressants, chemical weight loss pills and injections, liposuction and manipulation of one’s caloric intake temporary.
Yes, these weight loss solutions do work and some of them work fairly well, but they work at the expense of your health and vitality and are temporary solutions. These quick weight loss solutions address being overweight as a “symptom”, but never addresses its root causes.
This leads to an endless cycle of weight loss and weight gain, jumping from diet to diet and weight loss program to weight loss program in search for the next “miracle weight loss solution” that will finally work for you once and for all.
The truth is that treating a symptom will never heal the root cause. In order to make weight loss stick, the root cause of the weight gain must first be addressed.
After studying over 100 dietary theories, and hearing the frustrations of many clients, friends and family about their frustrating experience with diets and quick weight loss programs, and after helping many women holistically lose weight and keep it off, I have come to realize that there isn’t a “quick-fix” to weight loss because we are not broken.
Savvy marketers will try and sell their magic weight loss pills, potions, and diets, but the true healthy weight loss is and always has been an inner game that takes dedication, commitment, time, and support. Here are 3 simple steps to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy way!