Updated: Jul 22
One of the biggest things that people reach out to me about is weight loss. This was the case in my immediate friend group prior to starting the website and has stood true from readers all around the world since my website was put into place. Losing weight is something a lot of people have to go through in their lives, but not everyone is successful. Here's the numbers from the CDC: 56.4% of women and 41.7% of men in the United States attempted to lose weight this past year. Nearly half of the population attempts to lose weight in the United States in any given year so why are the obesity statistics still so high?
I had trouble finding facts on successful weight loss efforts, but I did find a scary statistic from the University of Michigan: Roughly 90% of people who lose a lot of weight eventually regain just about all of it. Even if you're successful, the odds are against you for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
There is a benefit to this statistic though...
10% of people were successful in keeping their weight off.
So what separated this 10%...It's very simple.
When people reach out to me they often say that they're doing everything they can to lose weight, but they haven't been successful. If you're trying to lose weight and you're not having success, you're doing something wrong. Weight loss is a very simple formula. If you're taking in more calories than you're burning you're not going to lose weight. Despite weight loss being simple, it's definitely not easy. Losing weight is hard, but in the end of the day all it takes is a choice. The choice of resisting temptation, instilling self discipline, and committing to the goal of changing your life. Losing weight is a process, but if you think you're doing everything right and you're not seeing the scale go down over a significant period of time there's a problem. You haven't made the conscious decision to lose weight.
If you TRULY want to lose weight, I guarantee that you'll be successful. If you say you want to lose weight and you're not successful, I don't think you really committed to the goal. Pay your dues and you'll see success on the scale.
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