You deserve to know if the weight loss program you’re on is effective or not. There may have been a time you thought you were on a good path and getting the most out of your weight loss program only to realize its shortfalls before your goal weight was achieved. Additionally, you may have been led astray by what is known as a Yo-yo Diet Profiteer who wasted your precious time and hard-earned money.
Its understandable if your trust in any weight loss program has been diminished to nearly zero.
Feel free to disregard this blog post and Cornerstone Weight Loss altogether, but it seems like if you were given an accurate weight loss roadmap by a knowledgable guide, you could know with confidence that the weight loss program you’re on (or about to go on) is one that is profitable for you.
This short blog post is geared to plainly inform you what it means to be in an effective weight loss program.
After numerous years of helping you better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way that puts you in control of how you look, Cornerstone Weight Loss has boiled down what it means to be on an effective weight loss program to four aspects:
- Losing the most sustainable amount of weight per week
- Being able to plan for longterm, lifelong weight management success
- A clear path for sustainable exercise
- Placing priority on relationships with family and friends
Let’s get to work!
Losing the most sustainable amount of weight per week
It seems like attaining the greatest amount of weight loss over the shortest period of time is the best course of action, but that is not the case.
If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably been on the receiving end of a yo-yo diet nightmare. You may have cut calories so much (whether you realized it or not) that you lost way too much weight way too quickly.
By the time you ate like a normal person again, you gained all your weight back. You may have even gained more weight back than when you started!
The best, most sustainable rate at which weight loss ought to occur is 1 to 1.5 pounds of body weight per week.
This sustainable rate of weight loss means that you’re cutting calories in a moderate way, giving you some wiggle-room to slowly remove more calories as you approach the inevitable weight loss plateau.
Additionally, if you decide to go a little heavy on the cake at your friend’s birthday party one weekend, you will not do nearly as much damage to your weight loss progress as you would if your calories were crashed too low.
Being able to plan for longterm, lifelong weight management success
If you’re in a weight loss program and you’re eating foods that you know do not align with your life in the longterm, how do you suppose you will be able to keep the excess weight off for life?
Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to. I looks like you will probably go into cycles of acute weight loss and subsequent weight gain as you keep cycling through your unsustainable weight loss strategy.
Part of longterm weight loss success is being able to better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way. A huge part of this is understanding that your longterm weight loss success is built upon foods you enjoy eating.
These foods you enjoy eating are called your Big Rocks.
If you’re able to achieve your weight loss goals using the foods you already enjoy eating, then keeping that weight off forever will be far more likely.
A clear path for sustainable exercise
There is nothing wrong with ramping-up the exercise during your weight loss program. In fact, it is encouraged to tactically use more and more difficult cardio and resistance training sessions at varying times in your weight loss program to get to your goal weight.
It is possible, however, to get locked into an excessive amount of training volume after your weight loss goal has been achieved; this seems to be a huge mental and physical barrier for some. It is recommended that before beginning your weight loss program, you develop an exercise plan that includes the reduction of training volume nearing the goal date of your weight loss program.
This is a new idea for many of you reading this. It seems like most people preach that the more exercise you get the better, but not everyone wants (or needs) to spend hours and hours in the gym. Additionally, you don’t want to be held hostage mentally by your exercise regiment.
Just as you will start re-introducing caloric intake as you near the goal date of your weight loss program, you will begin slowly reducing training volume as well. Remember, longterm weight loss is not a sprint. If you want success in weight loss forever, you must have sustainable habits that you can implement for life.
Placing priority on relationships with family and friends
Lastly, there’s not much point in achieving weight loss in order to live a longer, healthier life if you’re not enjoying it with your family and friends.
Consistency, of course, is a massive part for weight loss success, however totally shutting everyone out to achieve your weight loss goals is not good. The big reason why the mission of Cornerstone Weight Loss is to help you better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way that puts you in control of how you look is to help you be able to achieve weight loss success with those you love. By understanding how to eat the foods you enjoy eating, you get control of your short and longterm weight loss.
If you’re currently using a professional who tells you to exclude everyone you love, live in a dungeon, and get abs at all costs, please run from them. In this writer’s opinion, being able to spend more quality years with family and friends is a huge reason why it’s a noble thing to achieve your weight loss goals.
At Cornerstone Weight Loss we help you better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way that will put you in control of how you look. In order to get in touch with a professional who can help tailor your weight loss plan to you, click below, fill out the information, and a member of the Cornerstone Weight Loss team will reach out to you to get the results in weight loss you deserve.