Lose it Quick or Lose it for Good?

I was reading an article recently that listed the top 10 “the-faster-the-better” health and fitness trends we should FORGET.   The trends for weight loss were the ones that specifically caught my attention.


Most of us remember (or have tried) the juice fast or eating gluten-free for weight loss. And then there was Sensa—the flavored sprinkles that supposedly trick your mind into thinking you are eating the comfort foods you love but without the calories. (These were recently featured in an article on a weight loss scams--yikes!)


Although most “lose weight quickly” trends may cause weight loss initially, weight gain will surely return when food is consumed.  Like a yo-yo, our weight fluctuates up … then down then up then down … then up and down … which can really mess up our metabolism.


I can’t help but think that we are a nation of impatient people!  We want what we want now, to see results immediately. The faster the better! Why is it so difficult to put in the necessary hard work and then be patient and wait to see the results?


Since you are reading this blog, my guess is that health and fitness are a priority for you–or at least you want them to b.. My encouragement to you is to make realistic goals, and create a plan to achieve those goals in such a way that the changes you make will cement and last a lifetime!  And be patient.   Be steadfast and consistent; slow and steady wins every time. This is what works!  The slower the weight comes off the better chance it stays off—for good!


Brenda Brenda BobackBoback is a Certified Personal Trainer and Cycling Instructor at Harbor Fit. When not teaching classes, Brenda is working one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their fitness goals. She has a special interest in diabetes prevention, nutrition, and women’s health and wellness. You can contact Brenda at fitbydesign@live.com.




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