You want to lose weight once and for all? This guide to weight loss may be the tool for you.

The Beginner's Guide To Weight Loss

For years, people have asked me how to lose weight. They want to know what should I eat? Specifically, they want to know EXACTLY what I eat. Am I getting enough exercise in?

Hopefully, this guide will be a stepping stone to success for you.

What weight loss definitely is?

Weight loss is a process. It’s a journey. It’s not 30 days of “eating clean”. It’s not an 8 minute workout routine.

Weight loss is one thing only: Hard Work. Day in and day out. It’s your lifestyle. It’s not a quick fix. The weight took weeks, months or even years to pack on your body. Please expect the same outcome for getting it off.

If you don’t, you will lose before you even start.

If you believe the above statements, then we can continue. If not, then this guide may be a waste of your time. Seek help someplace else. (Sorry, I hate to be mean but it’s true)

If you’re still here, we have work to do. So, let’s get started.

Weight loss consists of 4 main pillars: mindset, nutrition, exercise and recovery.

Over the course of the next four days, I will explain these pillars, in detail, and give you a little bit of “homework” to work on before the next day begins. This is a class so I have to give you some work to do.

Today starts day one. I want to give you some advice before you begin.

Enjoy the process.

What do I mean by that?

You have to enjoy what you’re doing. I really mean that. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, this whole process will be torture for you. By even continuing to read this guide, you really do want to lose weight once and for all.

I know the feeling.

I weighed 492 lbs at one point in my life. I was tired of being sick and tired. I wanted a change. I woke up one morning and made a decision to change everything.

I didn’t wait until Monday. I didn’t wait until I had all the answer. I just went for it. I told myself if I failed then at least I tried.

Almost two years later, I lost 300 lbs. I used no special weight loss diets. I used no extreme exercise programs. I just put in the work.

That’s it.

I gained some of that weight back a couple of years later because I lost my way. (It may happen to you as well) I’m back on the same mentality as before and I’ve lost 22 lbs in just over two months.

I know it’s strange taking advice from someone who gained weight after losing it before. All I can say is that I’m human. You are too.

You’re going to fail. Probably more than you think. But you will learn from your failures. Those will make you work harder than you ever imagined.

What can you do to get ready today?

Because tomorrow is the start of everything.

This is your “homework” assignment for today. I want you to write down 3–5 reasons why you want to lose weight. Then, I want you to write down 3–5 reasons why you couldn’t lose weight in the past.

That’s all I want you to do until tomorrow.

Really think about the why and why not’s of your list. Nothing generic. Don’t write down things like, “I want to be healthy.” Sure, everybody wants to be healthy.

Why do you?

When you write a reason why down, ask yourself “why” in a series of answers.

Example: Reason: I want to be healthy. Why? Reason: I want to be around for my kids. Why? Reason: I want to see them grow up to be incredible human beings.

This is just an example. Get to the root of why you want to do this and we can get to work on achieving your goals.

Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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