Weight Loss Bootcamp Extreme
Step One: Preparation.
First, we’re going to work up a little motivation. And I’m gonna tell you this now and then you’ll hear a lot more about it later and, in fact, all the way through this book, because:
Motivation is everything.
If you’re not motivated to see out this weight loss project through to the end then I can make you this cast-iron promise: You will fail. You will fail and you will end up looking and feeling just as fat as you do today. And even more miserable.
Now, you bought this book for a reason: You’ve had enough of the way you are and you want to make changes. Right – I want you to use that idea as the bedrock on which you’re going to build an unshakable fortress of motivation which is going to see you through. You had sufficient motivation to buy this book.
Now I’m going to help you develop that initial move and turn it into a rock-solid resolve that will get you losing weight at last.
Here we go…Take your clothes off and stand in front of a full-length mirror. What do you see? Not pretty huh? Now, it’s an interesting fact that what we see in a mirror is not usually the whole truth.
For a start, we can only see ourselves from one viewpoint (face on), and, because we are in control of the image in front of us, (by which I mean that as we move, so does the image) our brains tend to focus on detail, rather than the bigger picture).
A much more effective way of getting the complete picture is to get your partner to take some photos or a video of you, naked, from all angles; sides, front, and rear.
I know it’s embarrassing, but that is why it’s such a good motivator. Study those pictures closely. Tell yourself you’re never going to look like that again.
Stick them to the front of the fridge to make you think twice before opening the fridge door. I do realize that whether or not you can stick pictures of your naked, fat self on the fridge depends on who’s living in the house with you and your relationship with them, but you get the general idea.
A collection of pictures, or even a video, showing what you look like at your fattest can only strengthen your resolve to do something about it.
The other big motivator is to think how being so overweight is impacting on your health and your life expectancy. Here are some facts.
Heart disease. The incidence of fatty tissue around your heart, coupled with the extra strain on it because it needs to pump blood through all your excess body tissue is likely to raise the possibility of a heart attack by at least 50%. In fat people, most heart attacks are fatal.
Diabetes. 70% of fat people suffer from or will get Type 2 diabetes. This can result in retinal damage, leading to blindness, and damage to the peripheral arteries which can mean amputations.
Stroke. A long-term diet rich in saturated fats will lead to a buildup of fatty deposits in your blood vessels. When these deposits break up, which they ultimately will when you get older, they will lodge in the brain resulting in paralysis and loss of vision and speech, or, of course, death.
These are the most serious conditions that can be directly attributed to being greatly overweight. And even if we’re only a few pounds overweight the risks are increased.
There are plenty more conditions too, some of which you may already be aware of: painful feet and joints, caused by having an excess load to bear, breathing difficulties, loss of libido, skin rashes and sores, caused where folds of excess skin meet.
Stop Press! Recent research suggests you have a greater chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease. The list keeps getting longer.
One more thing: Knock at least 25% off your life expectancy too.
As if these issues related to our appearance and our health weren’t enough, we also need to think about how our fatness impinges on the sociological aspects of our lives.
Fat people are less likely to get a good job. Fat people are less likely to have sexual partners. Fat people can’t run around with their kids on the beach. This weight problem of yours is not just about your health. It’s about you and your whole life, and your family, now and in the future. Think about this:
Do you really want to carry on like you’re doing at present?
I think I’ve said enough. If those things (which I’m sure you’ve already thought about many times) don’t motivate you to start losing weight TODAY then I don’t know what will.
We’re not going to put it off until tomorrow. There’s gonna be no final night of stuffing yourself before the diet starts. It starts here and NOW. Got it? You need to get real and face reality. So, let’s assume you’re motivated and move on.
OK, that’s the motivation dealt with…..Or is it? Is it enough to know the consequences of your current lifestyle? Is that really sufficient motivation?
How many people say “I know it’s bad for me but I just can’t stop (eating, smoking, drinking…)” Well, lots. Human beings are fundamentally weak creatures and we naturally tend to take the easiest option in any given situation.
So, although looking at those pictures of yourself with no clothes on should give you the kick up the ass that you need, somehow, they don’t do the whole job. Somehow, and frankly, I’m not sure that there’s any proven formula for doing this, you’ve got to develop a steely resolve that losing weight is what you’re going to do.
No more failures.
It HAS to work this time.
Now, the only person that’s standing between success and failure is YOU. As I’ve said above, and as I’m going to keep repeating, YOU are in control. No one else.
Think about the other times you’ve tried to lose weight. Why did they fail?
“The diets got boring”
“The girl I was going to the slimming club with stopped going, so I stopped going too”
“The tablets made me feel sick”
“…add your own excuse here…”
Always somebody else’s fault, right? Not this time. You now know, that it’s ALL DOWN TO YOU. I’m trying to drum this idea of responsibility to yourself into you here.
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