Okay, so people asked me how I lost weight, so I thought I'd put this short document togetherand explain what has gotten me so far. I don't promise this is the perfect diet plan foreveryone, but it's worked for me. It
s written in quite a harsh voice, but this is the voice that ittook to get me to where I am.
One of the key things for me was attitude. There are just certain things you have to get intoyour head if you want to. successfully lose any weight.
You are not losing weight because these foods have suddenly started tasting bad
.This means you can cut out all that "ooh, I shouldn't have it but it tastes so good"bullshit. Of course it tastes good, you're not dieting because chocolate started tastinglike boot polish.
It isn't "naughty," it's just eating food you shouldn't.
Much like point one, this meansyou can cut out another of the games we play with ourselves. Either diet, or don't.Cheating on your diet is just pointless. If you don't want to diet just eat whatever foodsyou like and accept that you're happy that way.
You cannot have "treats."
Other people can eat fatty, high sugar crap until it comesout of their ears, or drink like a fish without gaining a beer belly. If you could, youwouldn't be reading this. There will come a time when you can have moderateamounts of some things, but right now you need to just get with the progamme.
This is not a "diet," it is a new way of eating.
Diets are pointless: you suffer for threemonths, lose weight, feel great, then go back to your old way of eating and hateyourself. Seriously, break the cycle.
There are some things you just cannot have.
You know how you just can't resist acertain kind of icecream? Or that favourite bottle of wine? Cool, you can't have those.
t helping you by making you cheat.
If you live with someone who eats alot, or who has a different metabolism to you then they have to help by supportingyour diet and not giving you breaks and emotional support when you cheat. I couldnever have lost as much as I did without Kero cheering me on when I did well andwarning me when I slipped
One of the great myths is that the best way to lose weight is execise. The second myth is thatexercise can be used as a sort of "carbohydrate offset" for when you've eaten things youshouldn't. Both of these things are patent bullshit. Studies in the US and LoughboroghUniversity have both shown that although there are a million reasons why exercise is good foryou and a great thing to do, it has a negligeable affect on losing weight. Putting down the forkis the only way to lose weight.
Spend two weeks of your life keeping a food diary with the aim of tracking the foodsthat you crave, and the foods that you can't stop eating.hese are what we call "triggerfoods." There are many foods that you like but can't have for a while, just while youlose some weight and get into the habit of having a structured diet. Trigger foodsaren't like this, these are the foods you can't control yourself with, and therefore cannever have again. Don't mourn them, don't have a last binge to celebrate all the goodtimes you had with them, and don't plan to eat them on your next birthday. Just stopeating the bastards and never eat them again.
Buy a set of electronic kitchen scales. These will come in handy.
Buy a decent bathroom scale. You'll now choose a time and day of the week andweigh yourself. I suggest weighing just after you've gotten up.