One day I got on the scale and saw 307. I was shocked.
I use to do that every morning. Three months ago the same routine, I got on the scale, and I saw 257. Every other week I used to do the same thing the number was 277.
I did not understand how it happened. How does the weight creep up? I was not self-conscious about my weight. I discovered the problem was an emotional one. I was depressed. I was eating a lot of foods high in fat and low in nutrients, aka Junk Food.
I was always complaining how in the world did I get weighing more than 200 pounds. Years before my natural weight was 167 according to my height. But 307!!! How does the weight creep up?
However, the reality is that I was not conscious of my bad eating and lifestyle habits.
I did it, and you can do the same. Nothing is impossible. Don’t wait until the next day or year, don’t waste time, start your weight loss journey right here right now.
You think, yeah right! Is easy to write it than to make it happens.
You know you can do it, but your mind does not let you. Convince your mind you will not be the same the next week.
I weigh 200 pounds how do I lose weight? That’s the question many of us want to find a solution for. We talk to ourselves, the most common words, It’s not so easy or It will take a lot of exercises to achieve it. But the reality is, everybody, can have a better plus healthy body. My friend told me: but I weigh 200 pounds.
Let me explain, losing weight is an achievable goal to live a better life. He asked, If I weigh 200 pounds, what methods can I use to achieve weight loss?
1. Focus on the now
Every human being makes mistakes, little or big ones.
The fact is you are in this world to obtain experience every minute, every hour, every day.
Many times you remember things of the past and that big or little thing stop you from doing the best what you can do today.
Worrying is something that can be stopped merely by deciding not to worry anymore. How to do it? Well, the fact is the human nature has been trained over the years what to think but never taught how to think. It is true.
Who owns your brain, your mind, your body, your acts?
You are the only one who decides. Not your neighbors, not your friends, the only one is yourself.
Yes sometimes is hard to deal with issues in life. However, that is life. Remember this vital aspect of living; every problem is temporary. Decide to Keep Moving Forward.
Take two minutes to watch the video above you will know what I want to communicate here.
You are your own boss. So if you decide to eat more junk food, or if you choose to keep your bad habits, you know what? It is your call. The truth of the matter is no one will decide for yourself to the things the right way. So choose life, choose to start your weight loss journey now. Is ok to do baby steps, is perfectly fine.
For example, talk to yourself that tonight you will not eat your favorite junk food. Tomorrow you will tempt to eat the same junk food again. However, that does not mean you fail, that means you are beginning to be more conscious about it.
Do it tomorrow night again, talk to yourself and decide the best for your life and the best for others. Be positive, drop those 50 lbs, start today. You can do it!
My colleague kept saying but I’m 200 pounds. His mind was blocked, thinking it was impossible since he had tried almost everything. Many times we are so stressed out with the things that happen around us that we can’t see beyond that to find a solution.
2. The root of your stress
You need to identify the root of your stress because when you are in that state you overeat, and the result are those 20 lbs you gained in the last two weeks. So Yes, Stress Make You Gain Weight – make you fat in no time.
Beat the Hormone that makes you fat.
Cortisol is our enemy. So don’t allow this enemy step at your door and sleep with you every day. When you are aware that this enemy in elevated levels interfere with your body and makes your immune system weak, this is the cause of your gain weight. High levels of cortisol cause other problems, like heart disease and the list goes on and on. With all the above you acquire the bad habit of overeating.
Yes walking, you read right. Physical exercise does not need to be a complicated thing. Something simple as walking for 10 to 15 minutes can help you live a better life. It is an efficient way to start losing weight baby steps by baby steps.
A few benefits of walking
– Maintain a good weight.
– Prevent different conditions, for example, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
– Strength your core, muscles, and bones.
– Renew your mood.
– Enhance your coordination and balance.
4. Love yourself
Accept yourself with all your heart, the more you do that every day you commit to working on yourself to enjoy a full life with excellent health and happiness. When you love yourself, you feel happy, and you can conquer any obstacle in your life. The process of losing weight will be fast and easy. When you practice the love your persona, you will improve your mood. Moreover, all the things that try to beat yourself will be banished immediately.
Investing in you, Enjoying your life and recharging your batteries, Three key aspects to change your life and be the person you will always want to be.
Rewiring how you think about yourself and your future is the key to permanent and lasting change.
5. Eat plenty of protein
Ok, you weigh over 200 lbs! but did you know that when you eat a high-protein diet, the body creates thermogenesis, a process that occurs in our human being, where the body expends energy to conclude the process of digestion? Also, protein contributes to warding off muscle loss. That is the reason why protein become number one key to lose weight.
So to shed that extra pounds quick and easy you should consider a high-protein.
Consider this high protein food.
Chicken Breast – 1 cup chopped or diced (140 g) contains 43g of protein.
Broccoli – 1 cup of chopped broccoli (91 g) contains 2.6 grams of protein.
Lean Beef ground – per 100 grams contains 26 grams of protein.
Fish, filled with multiple essential nutrients, super healthy and very high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, 0.5 fillet (178 g) contains 39 grams of protein.
You should eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks. Consider cut back on bread if possible or avoid entirely. Try eating vegetables instead. Try this Low Carb 7-day Meal Plan that I used to lose weight. Eat boiled eggs, plenty of them; you will surprise how eating boiled eggs will help you a lot to lose weight.
To conclude I want to share with you this.
The other day I was reading about the life of this MMA fighter Connor McGregor.
I am quoting “If you can see it here and you have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen,” McGregor said. “I see these shots and sequences, and I do not shy away from them. Many time people believe in certain things, but they keep it to themselves. They do not put it out there. If you truly believe in it, if you become vocal about it, you are creating that Law of Attraction, and it will become a reality.”
The statement above is for all areas in life.
The learning here is to believe in yourself to win your weight loss battle. Do not quit. Stay focus. Stay Fit and Thrive.
To your health.