Sunday, March 11, 2012

Win Weight Loss Battle In Two Days or Two Months

I went on a short trip to Vietnam with a friend during Christmas and return to Hong Kong on the first day of 2012.  After that we both went back to our normal life.

Yesterday I met my friend again and she was complaining that she was not able to get rid of the extra weight she gained out of the binge eating over the Christmas trip.  I was shocked, as I went on the same trip, ate as madly as she did, but I didn’t have the same problem.  Now is March, already two months after our Vietnam trip.  She said she worked very hard only to have lost 1 pound.  I did gain a few pounds as you know it was festival and holiday, I just couldn’t stop eating.  But once I returned to work and resume my IF eating style, my weight went back to normal in a few days.

We then discuss the subject of weight loss and I introduced the idea of short term intermittent fasting, quoting myself as a live example of easy weight loss.  But you know what?  Here’s what she said:

    No breakfast – is the end of the day.
No food for 24 hours – is the end of the world.

I don’t know how hard she worked to lose that one pound.  But if she did one of the above, losing one pound was as easy as breathing.

Weight loss seems to be more of a mental battle than a physical one. Sure there are some hunger cravings to deal with every now and then, but 90% of the battle is in your mind. If you can win the battle in your mind you can also win the battle around your waist or butt (or wherever you store your fat).

The most important thing you can ever do to lose weight is to re-program the way you think to believe that not only fasting is for some people, but that it’s possible for YOU.

Whatever thoughts you hold in your mind will become reality regardless if they are positive or negative.

As in my friend’s case, it’s up to her to struggle or to change her mind to learn to accept that fasting can help to lose weight. And if she doesn’t believe she can fast, she’s never going to take action to win the weight loss battle.

If you have positive thoughts about fasting weight loss…All you need is a plan.

If you want to look at the skip breakfast plan, take a look at Mike O’Donnell’s website;

If you want to explore the 24-hour fasting plan, visit Brad Pilon’s website.