Most people regain all of the weight that they fought so hard to lose during their diet.
It’s more commonplace to eat at a restaurant, swing by a drive-through or eat something pre-packaged & convenient than it is to cook a meal at home from scratch.
Over 66% of adults in the U.S. are either overweight or obese.
This is normal.
If you want to join this segment of the population, they’re more than happy to welcome you with open arms – all applications are accepted instantly, no questions asked.
Then there are “the others”.
These people lose the weight and keep it off.
This group carves out the time to cook their own food on a consistent basis and make movement a permanent part of their lifestyle.
This isn’t normal, and members of this group are constantly under siege.
Why are you always eating like that?
Why do you spend so much time working out?
Why don’t you just live a little?
(Read: Why do you silently make me feel bad about the choices that I’m making?)
I’m not here to tell you which group to join – that choice is yours alone to make – but I will tell you this: one group has a much higher chance of achieving their goals, maintaining their results, and changing their lives for the better, while the other group is destined to forever spin their wheels in the mud of life, constantly giving in to every urge that they have, looking for something outside of themselves as the solution.
If you’re happy with your results then who am I to tell you to do otherwise? If on the other hand you have that hunger for more, but currently find yourself apart of the “normal” crowd, then the best thing that you can do is redefine what normal is.
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