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How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off!

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Majority of people reminisce back to a time when they were the ideal weight. Usually those times were during teenage years. Old pictures can sometimes make you say "Wow" or "Oh my goodness," depending on the current situation.

According to an NPR article "loss of muscle cells as we age may play a part in our weight increase." However, if one ever noticed, many adults began packing weight when they're least expected leaving them vulnerable to obesity.

Sometimes celebrity bodies like Jennifer Anniston or Kelly Rowland would motivate a person to take a stand in the mirror and say "I gotta hit the gym!" Thoughts like this usually gives a person that drive to join the best gym, create a meal plan, and began surfing the web on how to stay fit.

When a person suddenly has a burning desire to lose weight he/she tends to go about it the wrong way which can sometimes go like this:

Week One-- You eat a lite healthy breakfast, attend the gym, complete a bomb workout, tell co-workers and friends what you're doing, brag about being sore, then look in the mirror at your physique to see if you're any closer to Anniston, in which you're probably not.

Week Two-- You complete the steps that you did in week one and notice that you still don't fit the description of your favorite celebrity, but soreness is catching up with you; steak, shrimps, and foods with starches seem like a more tastier meal, and then temptation begins to play its role in your life.

Week Three -- The 1.5 ounces of food that you were eating according to your meal plan has turned into 3.5 ounces and increasing. There is no "Week Four" because by the time this week rolls around you have completely forgotten about your journey to being fit; now you're back to your normal routine.

This is until another motivation comes your way, say like a woman or man you want to impress, and then you're back at it again. This type of behavior usually gets a person nowhere because it's done for the wrong reasons, which can lead a person to become heavier than they were.

Now you're at the stage where desperation kicks in because you believe you can't do it on your own. Health risks began to surface, and now you're looking for alternatives to lose the weight fast! Gastric bypass or stomach stapling seems like a brilliant idea.

However, some people that gets these surgeries done end up with a vast amount of hanging skin, bigger than they were before, or even worse; death.

With that said, before you go trying to live like the Jones's; here are a few tips to stay fit and a couple of websites to consider.

Tip 1: Make being healthy and fit a lifelong goal instead of short term.

Tip 2: Not everyone has to know what you're doing. Take lessons from a true Christian. Instead of throwing scriptures and acting Godly, allow people to see the God in you.

Tip 3: If you're going to eat 1.5 ounces of food every 3 hours then try to practice eating that way for life. Remember! Practice makes perfect.

Tip 4: Talk to your doctor before you start any workouts. You'd be surprised at what you're not supposed to be doing; better yet your doctor may have more resources for you to partake in.

Tip 5: Crawl before you walk, love yourself first, treat & train your body like you want it to look and the glow will shine through you into others.

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