The belief that there is a quick and easy solution to lasting weight loss creates a major problem. It leads to investing in the latest and “greatest” diets, pills, or pieces of exercise equipment that falsely promise the quick results you so desperately desire.
When the product fails, it’s common to blame yourself (instead of the product and advertising) which leads to feeling frustrated and defeated. From there you may either give up trying to lose weight or try the next dead end solution. It’s a vicious cycle.
Permanent weight loss can only be achieved by making small, gradual, and realistic changes to your lifestyle. These changes must be made one at a time and repeated consistently over time so that they become a permanent part of your lifestyle.
Permanent changes = permanent results.
Instead of a complete overhaul at the start of any diet, program, or New Year, focus instead on making small, healthy changes to your current eating and exercise habits.
For some this may mean walking 5 minutes a day or skipping the drive-thru and cooking one more meal at home. For others it may mean running six days a week instead of five. Lifestyles are unique which is why small changes are unique to each person. You decide what is realistic for you depending on your current habits and progress at your own pace.
Permanent weight loss is a journey; it’s not a race or competition and there is no finish line. Achieving permanent results takes continuous hard work, planning, commitment, and sacrifice.
I have worked with and supported more than 1,000 adults trying to lose weight and reached more than 1 million others through my website.
I am here to help you lose weight for good. My professional titles include:
My role and true passion is the same with each title—to help people stop dieting and start making small and realistic lifestyle changes to finally lose weight for good.
I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with others and that’s why I have spent so much time making this resource available to you for FREE.
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About the Author
FitnessforWeightLoss.com was created by Stephanie Averkamp, a recognized health and fitness professional and sole-author of the content on this website. Stephanie's approach to weight loss emphasizes making small, realistic, and permanent lifestyle changes. Read more...
Our Approach: Short-term solutions (like dieting) are unrealistic and ineffective because at some point they end. As soon as a diet or program ends, so do the results. Permanent weight loss is a journey; it's not a race or competition and there is no finish line. Read more...