Getting Started

j0151827The following article is a small excerpt from one of my books. I hope you’ll want to learn more and let me help you to get into the best shape of your life.

We all have excuses for not doing something, and we use tomorrow as the time to start something new. Well there are just as many diet programs that claim to work as there are tomorrow’s. There are high protein/low carbohydrate diets, high carbohydrate/low protein diets…high fibre…. How about low calorie starvation diets? My favourite has to be to drink a cup of hot water with a spoonful of honey every morning to lose weight!
They all claim to work and all have lists of people they claim to have helped. If someone suggested hopping on one foot while eating a piece of celery would guarantee weight loss, there would be people who would try it and others that would swear that it works. Now, I’m not here to put down other programs but what I would like to do is to help you to discover what works for you.

In the battle to keep your weight under control, fat is viewed as the mortal enemy, and the main weapon used in the war against fat is a diet. Now most diets will work, in the sense that a temporary weight loss can be achieved but eventually most will fail. With this failure, almost all the weight you lost will be regained and sometimes you can end up weighing even more than when you started. This can be frustrating if you are trying to lose weight. Once you fail on a diet, you begin to think all diets will fail, if not right away but eventually. So the best way to avoid failure is never to try. However, if your weight loss program is done correctly, you can change the failures into a lifetime of being fit.

The first thing to realize in the battle against fat is that we are all born with a certain number of fat cells. Women naturally have more fat cells then men. The predominance of female hormones like estrogen in their system causes a greater percentage of food to be stored as fat. Women need more body fat than men, mainly because of the role they play in childbearing. The second point to realize is that there are no magic formulas, just facts. If you understand the facts, the better you can adjust your lifestyle so you can confidently manage your weight.

I know you want to get in shape and look great. Whatever your fitness goal…to slim down…gain muscle…tone your arms or flatten your tummy…I’m here to help you accomplish your goals and to improve your fitness level. If you have enjoyed this article and the many other free features on my site, and would like some more comprehensive information such as fitness books and CD’s to aid you in achieving your health and fitness goals, please visit my ONLINE STORE where you will find innovative natural health and beauty products to help you become the BEST YOU CAN BE !