Weight loss tip: Progress

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Progress is attained one step repeated over and over again.  

Weight loss tip 155 - Progress-One step repeated

Weight loss tip 155 – Progress-One step repeated

Progress: you may not be where you want to be, but you are a heck of a lot closer than when you started!

We have all been there.  We hit a day in which we are not progressing as much as we would like or maybe we see our goal, and it seems so far away, so we become discouraged.  The negative emotions you are feeling is not helpful.  You need to stay positive because each day is one step closer to the goal you have.  Keep pushing.  Discouraging thoughts will only derail the train to success, so keep chugging along.  You’ve got this.  Through my years as a physician, I have found that one main ingredient missing from most people trying to lose weight is consistency.  Consistency is the key to progress.  Humans are impatient by nature and quick weight loss is the quickest way to derail your progress,  You need to give your exercise time.  Too many times people do not give enough time to reap the benefits of their weight loss plan.  It will take weeks to months to see a difference and months to years to see your goal.  You can have the best exercise in the plan in the world, but if you do not stick with it consistently and long enough, you will wind up stuck or may even gain weight.

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Through my years as a physician, I have found that one main ingredient missing from most people trying to lose weight is consistency.  Consistency is the key to progress.  Humans are impatient by nature and quick weight loss is the quickest way to derail your progress,  You need to give your exercise time.  Too many times people do not give enough time to reap the benefits of their weight loss plan.  It will take weeks to months to see a difference and months to years to see your goal.  You can have the best exercise in the plan in the world, but if you do not stick with it consistently and long enough, you will wind up stuck or may even gain weight.

Weight loss is one of the best ways to lower your risk of metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes type 2, and heart disease.  While the process can be hard work, losing weight slowly and steadily is best.  Just like walking, the process of weight loss is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other and repeating the same process.  There is no reason to make it complicated.  Just keep it simple, and you will be more likely to succeed.  

The bottom line: A consistent plan will slowly build progress.  Even if you have only just decided to start a diet, you are leaps and bounds form the guy or gal gaining weight.  After a couple of weeks, it will be part of your everyday routine.  Soon, you will lose a few pounds, and you will be a new you.  After a few weeks or a month, you will hit that flat path and coast to even more weight loss.  Sure, in the beginning, it may seem like you have a huge hill to climb, but soon it will not.  It is just a matter of convincing yourself that you can do it, and giving yourself time to get there. Build consistency and progress will come.   You can do this, and you owe it to yourself.  Good health and a slimmer you are just around the corner.

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ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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