Today I talk about an article I found on Nerd Fitness from Steve Kamb who is the author of the book Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story
He made some great point how in the same way that casinos are set to win, so is the food industry. The fast food giants are racing to see who can give you the most calories for the least amount of money. Who wins in that scenario, you? I don't think so.
You need to come up with a plan. If this happens I will do this. He said in blackjack there are situations where you just follow strategies. It takes the emotion out of the game, and you are more successful.
He also pointed out that if you are a master blackjack player, you are still going to lose a lot of hands. But the goal is to win more hands than you lose. So if you have a bad day with exercise, sleep, food, or water, just try to make tomorrow better. Come up with a game plan for when people pressure your to do something you don't want to do. Come up with a plan for when you get dragged to a restaurant.
In the end, you just need to win more than you lose. If you do this over time you will see your weight go down. Don't give up.
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Taking the Before Picture and Tracking Your Statistics
I recently passed my one year of really trying to lose weight. I'm down 30 lbs. Well I went and look at my stats. I'm also down from 33% fat to 20.5%. These stats give you confidence to keep going when the going gets tough.
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