“Trying” to Lose Weight / by James Leath

…means there is a possiblilty of failing. Learn to eat the right foods so that your "diet" is a sustainable, achievable, successful endeavor. Hey Mom! Its Monday-Are you starting a new diet today? Is this the one diet to end all diets? If not, what is stopping you?

Think about it- why have you failed before? What excuse is keeping you from eating in a way that promotes a healthy lifestyle, not just a few pounds lost? Why is it that you keep failing? Is there something more motivating than having a healthy, vibrant, HOT body? Furthermore, what is more important than living a long, healthy life?

It is very simple: If you eat crappy foods, you will look and feel crappy. Simple, right? Remember, your body is not a rational creature. It doesn’t think “Oh, it’s been a stressful day- let’s work some magic and turn this soda and large bag of M&Ms into nutrient food and long lasting energy.” It just doesn’t work that way.

Try putting water in your gas tank and them tell your car “Its okay, we are going to drive for 30 minutes after work so you’ll feel better about the water I just put in you.”

Sounds silly, right? Then why do you do that to yourself? You cannot change the law of cause and effect. Eat unhealthy foods, live in an unhealthy body.

Don't start another fad diet. Learn to eat right. Arm yourself with the nutritional knowledge that will not only help you lose weight, but will also give you better health.

One of my favorites is Dr. Joel Furman. He has written a few books on what to eat and I refer to his books often when speaking with clients about nutrition. In fact,  Alanis

Morosette recently publicly credited him with losing 20 pounds and keeping it off.

No more "trying." Time to succeed. Your body deserves it! Now let's go and sweat it out!

(What do you think? What diets have you tried? Leave a comment below and tell me about your experiences.)