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2 Steps to Weight Loss

Start by taking these 2 steps to weight loss today!

1. Make a Decision To Do What it Takes to Lose Weight!

Well, you decided to lose weight, but is that ALL you need to do? Of course not. You need to decide things like how you are going to go about it, how long you will give a program to work, how much time you have to commit to it, how much difficulty you are going to tolerate, and so on. However, many people do not realize that they have to decide to do what is necessary for however long it takes...and stick with it.

Now, there's the real decision...to keep at it until the job is done.

That's where many people go wrong. They assume somewhere in the back of their minds that "the weight loss program", the "diet pill", or the "diet" is going to somehow lose weight for them!

Weight loss is like any other life changing decision.

If you decided to change careers in order to make a better life for yourself and your family, for example, which would be the wisest decision? Should you go to the library and read a book on that new career and somehow try to get started, or should you go to the local university and take some courses on the subject?

If you decide to go to the university or community college, you are going to have to take some courses, take some tests, probably get a few wrong answers, but, after a period of time, you will acquire the knowledge you need, and make your way through the required steps to be able to interview for a job in the field you are interested in. If you go the do-it-yourself road, you are going to have to go back to the library, check out some more books, start studying, and perhaps even take some quizzes in those books, work out some problems, and...eventually...go out in the world and start trying to start your new career.

Whatever choice you take, whether you are going from housewife to accountant, accountant to sales professional, or if you are beginning a weight loss, health, or fitness program, achieving the final result will take time and effort. If you are choosing to do this yourself, you are possibly going to make several mistakes along the way which will delay achieving your goal. However, if you keep working at it, you will get there eventually.

If you study on your own, will you eventually become a Certified Public Accountant? Possibly not, but it depends on your dedication and ability to persevere, in the long run. It's the same with weight loss. You might not wind up looking like a body builder or fashion model, but you can certainly lose weight and get healthy, but it will not happen overnight, so you must be prepared to make the effort and allow for the time required.

2. Start Today!

There are two major factors involved in weight loss. All kinds of studies have shown this time and again. Even the manufacturers of weight loss products and diet pills, as well as the doctors who perform weight loss surgery admit that their products or plans will not work anywhere near as well without these factors.

Quite simply, the two factors are activity, including activities such as sport, gardening, etc., formal exercise, and nutrition.

To lose weight most effectively, you will eventually have to modify your life in such a way that you are getting a lot more exercise than you are now, and you will have to eat a lot differently than you do now. You will have to take the time and make the effort to learn how to do these things, AND you will have to make that decision we mentioned earlier and stick with it!


At first, you will perhaps know very little about what you should be doing and how to do it most efficiently and effectively. In actuality, many people try to do too much too soon, and expect to get too much too soon, and they either overextend themselves, sometimes to the point of physical injury, or they give up because they don't get the results they thought they would get!

First of all, don't be disheartened if the weight does not disappear overnight. It did not arrive in 24 hours, seven days, or three months. It will not go away that rapidly either! If you do what you are supposed to do, it WILL go away sooner or later.

Second, realize that your body has to make more adjustments than simply "losing weight"! It has to re-route blood vessels, replace muscle tissue, ramp up hormone production, improve the circulatory and respiratory systems, and perform a wide range of other tasks. In the process of getting all this done, the weight loss may take a little time to become evident.


When people begin exercising to lose weight, they often do NOT notice an immediate weight loss. In fact, many will notice a WEIGHT GAIN!

This is perfectly normal!


Exercise builds lean muscle mass. Quite often someone will find that they are adding lean muscle mass (which takes up less space than fat) at a faster rate than they burn fat. If they are very overweight, they may not be able to observe any positive change at all. If they are less overweight, however, they may be able to observe that clothes are getting looser, even though the scale says they are gaining weight.

This is just one example of why you have to have the faith that the program will work, the dedication to stick with it even when you are not getting immediate reward or results, and why you really need to educate yourself about how weight loss really works.

After all, can you imagine the chagrin and total frustration of someone who has been working hard and watching what they eat only to step on the scale and see that they have GAINED WEIGHT instead of losing it...


There are a thousand little things to learn about weight loss to get the most benefit and the most rapid results, which will NEVER be fast enough for most people. You cannot learn all this overnight, and trying to do too much too fast in the hopes of accomplishing a lot real fast can not only be detrimental to a weight loss program, but can cause people to quit for various reasons which I have written about elsewhere, and can possibly cause injury, and even DEATH!

However, before you learn all the tips and tricks, you CAN get up out of the chair, take the dog for a short walk (daily), and make a few more healthy decisions about what you are going to put in your mouth. You know this stuff already. After all, should you eat one piece of apple pie, or two? Should you eat apple pie, or an apple? I bet you got both those answers right.

Now, before you get all those books from the library and start trying out all the exercise programs, let me give you one last piece of advice. Most of those people wrote those books based on their personal experiences and knowledge, but they do not know you from Adam or Eve. While their basic premise may be right, their particular diet or exercise program may not be right for you. As you learn, you will find that you will probably have to modify WHAT you learn so that it fits you.

Also, you may read that you should be doing X number of a certain exercise, so many times a week. It is highly probable that at first you cannot do that! Don't even try to, unless you know that you are in pretty good shape. No matter how they word it, they are merely giving you a target to shoot at. Odds are that at first you will not be able to hit it, at least not with regularity, until you have gotten a little more experience. After all, if you decided to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, you would not expect to be able to hit the bulls eye time after time right from the start. In fact, if you tried really hard on the first day, I can guarantee that many people would not even be able to draw the bow on the second day, and would have given up on archery by the end of the week.

That's the same thing that happens to people who throw themselves into diets and exercise programs.

Start small. Learn the tricks. Make small adjustments as you learn, and grow as a weight loss expert, and you will soon see the results you were willing to wait for.

See, two small steps to weight loss can make all the difference.

Why not check out a couple of other articles of mine entitled How to Lose Weight - A Weight Loss Solution also posted here at NoDiet4Me.com, and How To Start A Simple Walking Weight Loss Program?

P. S. If you want to learn more about why Diets Don't Work, please click here.

If you want to learn how to burn fat, a great book to read is Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto

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