Fitness in Theory – Episode 3: Putting Effort into Losing Weight

Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by Michael Brockbank

Having goals to lose weight is one thing. But without the effort that goes into progress, those goals are nothing more than dreams. Today, Sam and I talk a bit about putting in the effort to see your goals through, and it starts by making the decision to do something more.

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Losing weight and keeping it off is more of a life change than a quick fix. You need to put in the effort to understand how you gained weight, to begin with, and the changes you’ll have to make to maintain your goals.

Although the best diet plan is whatever works best for you, it’ll also have to be something you can maintain for the long term. For example, if you have an interest in fasting, is it something you can sustain for the next 10 years?

That’s one of the biggest reasons why I’ve seen so many people fail. A lot of folks will get on these extreme diets and exercise routines, lose the weight, and then slowly pack it back on.

Effort Starts with the Decision for Life Changes

It is very difficult to break bad habits. Especially when it comes to food and physical activity. Too many people are set as being lethargic while pounding down sugar-laden goodies.

Now, snacks aren’t necessarily a bad thing once in a while. However, you need to have limits. For me, it all comes down to logical moderation and portion control. Yet, my diet is just one of many you can try.

The point is that you need to put in the effort to find diets and exercise plans that work best for you.

The things that work best are things that you can get behind. What kind of activities do you enjoy that can elevate the heart rate? What kind of foods do you plan on sustaining for the long term?

Of course, you won’t know what works best for you until you give certain things a try.

How Much Effort Do You Put Into Health and Fitness?

No diet or exercise routine is going to magically help you lose weight. Success comes down to putting the effort in to make life changes while sticking with things you like over the long term.

Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of gaining it all back.

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Michael Brockbank

Since 2015, Michael has put in the effort to lose more than 80 pounds by gamifying fitness and eating proper portion sizes. He conducts extensive research into various health and fitness products to provide the best answers possible according to his own experience and knowledge.

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