Thursday, December 27, 2012

3 Keys to Tapping Into Your Weight Loss Zone: Part 1

What Is A Weight Loss Zone?

When Kobe Bryant scores 40+ points in an NBA game, we say "he's in the zone."  When Michael Jordan scored over 60 points in an NBA playoff game, he was in the zone.

When Drew Brees, Tom Brady, or Peyton Manning completed over 20 passes in a row in route to an NFL victory, we say they were in a zone!

Likewise, there is a weight loss zone that everyone has that can be tapped into.  It’s that place where you can shed the pounds like an animal sheds a bad coat of fur & it stays off!

I have tapped into that Zone!  I used to weight about 270 pounds.  I weigh just under 190 pounds & I've kept the weight off for over 5 years!

Part #1 will cover Key #1.

Key #1:  Put Your Body In Position to Succeed – Get Into the Zone 

It was Einstein who said the definition of insanity was to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results!  Let’s face it! You’re not going to lose weight trying to stick to the same eating habits for years and years, and expect different results.

And let’s not kid ourselves either!  We’ve all probably heard it: “Give me 2 Big Macs, a large fries, AND a Diet Coke!”  As if to think that the diet coke is going to help!  

No, you’ve got to do something different! 

The simplest way to put your body in a position to succeed is to change your eating habits!  If you've read my blog, I did that by eliminating added sugar and high fructose corn syrup from my diet.  You can Google the benefits of eliminating these 2 things from your diet and how that speeds up your metabolism.  When I changed my eating habits in this way, I lost 30 pounds in 4 months, without exercising or counting calories!

I understand that it may seem hard for some people to figure out how to change their eating habits to lose weight.  I started this blog by showing people how I did it.

But even if you don’t do it the way I did, there are lots of companies out there whose business model is that very thing: losing weight by eating their meals.  For example, here in Texas we have MyFitFoods, Mel’s Meals, and Snap Kitchen

These companies prepare the meals for you: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks in between the meals.  For example, MyFitFoods (which also has locations in States other than Texas) has a 21 day challenge, where the typical client loses 6-15 pounds, just by following their eating plan.

Snap Kitchen has a similar 21 day program as well.

So if you want to tap into your weight loss zone, change your eating habits!  You can do this be doing what I did, or find companies that will set up a plan for you, even with meals they have prepared!

On a side note, I've tried meals that were prepared by each of the companies I've listed, as a post-workout meal, and they taste very good!!

Stay tuned for Parts 2 & 3!