Whatever your goal is, and whatever the reason might be that you are looking at this web site, the first thing that I want to state is that I make no promises or guarantees regarding weight loss. Any promises must come from you!
As we humans are creatures of habit, that is one of the first issues you will need to address, break old habits, and create new ones. For many of us, it took years to get into the shape we are in, yet we expect to get back our youthful looks in weeks, WRONG! We are also creatures that like to please others, our spouses, our friends, our co-workers, but we usually forget the one person that is really important to success, OURSELVES. If you are not prepared to put yourself at the top of the heap, and if you are not the type of person that can follow through with your decisions, you can stop reading now! This won’t be for you. My belief is that you need to be ready physically, mentally, and spiritually to do this. You need to be able to support your own decisions, make sound decisions, and then follow through with those decisions. If you are just looking for another diet plan, this is not for you. THIS IS NOT A DIET! This is an exercise in self-respect, an exercise in self-discipline, and an exercise that requires you to think and set goals that are achievable, REALISTIC GOALS!
Recent studies have shown that both the low carbohydrate diets and the lower fat diets ultimately end up fairly close at the end of a year’s time. Studies have also shown that LOW fat diets are actually healthier for you, over the long haul. However, studies also show, that whatever WORKS FOR YOU, and you can stick with it, then that is the best way to go, providing it enhances your overall health. This process provides a mechanism for tracking the foods you eat on a daily basis. YES, you are required to account for the foods you eat, input the nutritional values for those foods, read labels, calculate non-labeled food items via the
USDA Nutrient Guidelines, determine the amounts of calories, carbohydrates, fat, protein, and fiber that fits your profile, MONTH BY MONTH. Cholesterol is set to optimal, but if you’re not comfortable with that, you can adjust it. Did you expect that this was going to be easy? Did you think you wouldn’t have to work at it? Did you think you wouldn’t see what you are doing on a daily basis, good or bad? Well, I guess maybe that’s why you’re still reading this. Like the saying goes: “try it, you’ll like it”.
This is all about making an adjustment to your lifestyle, and you should be prepared to accept the change for the rest of your life. You can eat whatever you want, but make no mistake about it; you must make adjustments on a daily basis to stay as close to the targets as you can. You will set your own targets by visiting different web sites, plug them in, then see where you go from there. It’s interesting that we normally don’t pay a lot of attention to what we eat, nutritionally speaking, until we are forced to. Eating the same meals that we have for years, and really not knowing how it affects our health (except for the extra bulges here and there), good or bad.
I’d like to share some interesting facts with you, and hope that you find them as interesting as I did. Without a doubt, this information has changed the way I eat, and my outlook on food and nutrition. Not only that, but I have lost nearly thirty pounds in the process. We’re talking better than four months to do this, but none the less, it’s been a monitored process. There are so many sites that are available to help in this process, that I can’t even think of listing them all, but I will share some of the more important sites with you. Visiting these sites will require you to think, to read, then re-read again, the information that you choose to look at. Don’t jump to conclusions, don’t make rash decisions, and most of all, chat with your doctor egarding any decisions you ultimately make regarding your health and life-style changes.
In any event, I wish much success for you, and hope that the path you select is healthy, wealthy, and wise. God Bless.