At the end of the day, your ability to lose weight comes down to whether you’re willing to pay the price. I don’t know who said that, maybe I did. There is a price to pay for a healthy body.
I’ve said it over and over: Dieting to lose weight is hard. If it were easy, everyone would be thin. It doesn’t come easy because it’s hard to change eating habits. We like our doughnuts and coffee. For lunch, we like our hamburger and French fries. To lose weight you have to modify our eating habit.
Most of us can go for a couple of weeks, maybe even a month with a modified or stricter diet. Soon, however, we drift back to the things that got us fat in the first place. Sometimes the daily pressures of life take us off track. For most of us, it’s the call of the pizza. Eventually it will get you.
That’s why only 3% of dieters are successful. The price is too high. I want what I want when I want it. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. All diets steal calories from your body. You have to come to grips with eating less than your body wants or in fact needs. This forces it to go to fat stores, which apparently it doesn’t like to do and only does as a last resort.
Most things in life that are worth doing have a price tag. You may not pay in dollars but it still costs something. To lose weight, you have to give up something. Giving up your favorite desserts hurt. Eating smaller portions or eating carrot sticks instead of Snicker bars costs. Your body does not want to go along with it.
The bottom-line: are you willing to pay the cost to lose weight. I’ve never seen truthful people say dieting was easy. It is hard. It does cost in effort, time, and putting off the need for comfort foods. I would rather have a hot fudge sundae then ¼ cup of sugar-free Jell-O. If I am to lose weight I have to put off the old ways and put on the new healthy ways. If you don’t, you won’t succeed.