In the first part of this Top Ten list Fred Bretscher wrote," for this Top Ten List I am going to assume that you are familiar with what is available out there to the same extent as most people who have not been living in a cave fashioning spearheads out of flint. So, you can consider this:
The Top Ten List of Weight Loss Ideas for athletes who have already read a lot of Top Ten Lists of Weight Loss Ideas
5) Your imagination may be the best tool your brain has for healthy living.
So you want to eat that high calorie snack food: Guess what? So does everyone else. Sort of. The key isn’t deciding not to want it; rather it is in finding what you want even more. What will losing and maintaining your weight give you that junk food can’t? Imagine your goals, your desires, your results. Decide what you want from your body and then ask yourself: Do I really want this snack food more than that? Food Cravings are just your brain imagining some junk food too vividly. Counter-crave your food cravings with positive cravings for health, fitness, and your desired results.
4) Your body has no imagination.
Your body doesn’t care if your brain says it’s on a diet but then acts like it isn’t. On the other hand, if you are eating well and exercising, then your body can’t imagine new pounds – it will lose weight. All that matters is the activity. The results will be there. Enjoy the ride.
3) Oops isn’t over.
Everyone makes mistakes. Just learn from it and get back on track. If you tripped and stubbed your toe you probably wouldn’t tell yourself, “Well my toe is hurt for today so I might as well hit it with a rock for the rest of the day and then start taking care of it again tomorrow.” Go back to number 5 on this list and remember what you really want out of healthy living. Then go back to living healthily.
2) The healthy things you do to lose weight will be the same things you do to keep it off.
Losing weight feels good. So will keeping the weight off. If you stick with your healthy habits then you will keep your healthy results.
1) Spend more time exercising and less time reading Top 10 lists.
As much as I wish it were otherwise, no top 10 list is going to give you that special secret that makes healthy weight loss effortless and immediate. You already know what to do. Success is more about action than information. Go make it happen.
As you can tell by this photo Fred Bretscher in fact loves wombats. Fred has spent much of his career living off the fat of the land. In other words, his day job entailed helping thousands of people lose weight.