What does the elephant in the room have to do with weight loss?
Well, it’s all about “how to eat an elephant… one bite at a time”.
It’s about incremental progress, about taking baby steps.
Losing weight might seem impossible at first, but if you are able to divide your weight loss goals into small steps, and take things one step at a time, I can guarantee you that you’ll be successful.
But this is the thing you need to keep in mind, “good enough is good enough”.
There is one core concept that I try to follow every day, and that I want to share with you.
Incremental progress can fool you, though. You might think that losing 20 pounds in one month, exercising 7 days a week, cutting your calories to 500 per day, would be better than losing 10 pounds in a month, exercising 30 minutes 3 days a week, and eating a healthy diet.
It adds up to twice the effort, right?
Nuh uh. It doesn’t work that way.
Doing something incrementally, one small step, like 30 minutes of exercise 3 or 4 times a week, creates momentum.
One of the Universal laws of physics is the law of momentum: a body in motion will tend to remain in motion, a body at rest will tend to remain at rest.
So daily steady action will produce great results, and most of all will produce a habit.
Usually, a habit is formed if you do something for 21 days in a row…
So if you don’t keep taking steady action, but instead start trying to lose weight really fast, you then stop because you can’t keep up with the pace, then start again when you decide you want to try again, stop again… it’s not going to work.
So remember the power of incremental progress.
I would suggest that you start living by its power today. It’s easy enough once you get started.
Just do something toward your weight loss goal every day, and your success is guaranteed.
Of course, there will be some lessons that you will learn along your way, but you will correct course when you see that something is not working for you.
Successful permanent weight loss is not a straight line. But if you take 2 steps forward, 1 step backward, and 2 more forward, etc., you will still achieve your goal.
So combine the power of incremental progress with “good enough is good enough” and a few other things I’ll be talking about in my upcoming emails, and not only will you lose the weight but you’ll be unstoppable.
To a healthier you,
Dr. Mayra Alfonso
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