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Keys to sustainable weight loss

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I´m sure you have tried to lose weight before and keep it off, how many times have you achieved your goal? Probably you´re still trying to lose that weight and keep it off once and for all, otherwise you won´t be reading this.

Let´s be honest, sustainable weight loss is based on good habits, you need to develop good healthy habits if you want to be able to lose weight and keep it off. I also need to mention that there´s not a quick fix or a magic pill or powder, it requires time and effort, but this does not mean that you need to suffer, you don´t need to spend hours exercising every day until you can´t move any more, it does not mean that you need to follow strict diets low in calories and you don´t like the food choices. You need to develop the right habits and for this you need to understand how things work.

We need to understand that your weight is the results of all systems of your body working efficiently or not. This includes hormones, metabolism, your appetite, they all need to work together in harmony and efficiently so that your body can use stored fat for energy. If your hormones, metabolism and appetite are not working properly  then it will be very hard for you to lose weight and even when you´ll be able to lose some of it following very restrictive diets and doing a lot of cardio you won´t be able to maintain those results. If your hormones, metabolism and appetite are working properly and in harmony then it´s easer to lose weight and keep it off.

Your goal is to improve your hormones, metabolism and appetite and make sure that they´re all working efficiently and in harmony so that your body can use body fat as energy and this leads to sustainable weight loss and keeping it off in an easy, effortless and enjoyable way. The way to do this is by doing the right type of exercise and eating the right foods. Not all exercise give your body the same message and not all food is created equal. This is why counting or tracking calories or points don´t work on the long term, you need to consider macronutrients and micronutrients first then find foods you enjoy eating so that you can stick to it for long periods of time. You need to find a type of exercise you love or at least enjoy doing so that you stick to it.

What you eat, how much you eat and when you eat all have an impact on your hormones, metabolism and appetite this is why you need to understand how food works and how your body use it and from there develop habits that help you improve your hormones, metabolism and appetite. By developing good habits considering all this information you improve your health while losing weight and you are able to maintain those results and keep making progress. Exercise also has an impact on hormones, metabolism and appetite so the type of exercise you do, the amount and the time of the day also play a role on weight loss.

As you can see weight loss is a lot more complex than “calories in and calories out” or “eat less – move more”. If you do want to lose the weight and keep it off you need to focus on improving the hormones, metabolism and appetite. You won´t be getting results as fast as you would want but in the long run it´s the best you can do. Weight loss is not a quick fix, looking for fast results without considering what´s really happening and the negative impact it will have on your body and health.

I do need to say that when you focus on improving your health by improving your hormones, metabolism and appetite, after a couple of weeks you´ll start getting results really quickly, you feel better with more energy, you are able to stick to the diet a lot easier, it´s easier for you to exercise because you don´t feel tired and when all this happen and you´re following a good diet and exercising the right way you´ll lose weight so you also look leaner, when you see your body changing physically and the way you feel you´re motivated to keep going.

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Pam

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