Before and After Weight Loss

If you are wondering how dedicated you need to be to see a significant difference between your before and after weight loss photos the answer is…very dedicated. You need to make working out and eating right the major priority in your life. I would like to say that I have done this myself and have l;ost all the weight I need to lose but the reality is that working is the major priority in my life and that does not leave a whole lot of time to do anything else.

My best shot at getting to work out the way I need to is to find a job where I can work more regular hours and have a set schedule. Right now I work twelve hour shifts at night and it is all I can do to make sure I get enough sleep before my next shift. I think this is the only way I will ever see a difference in my before and after weight loss photos.

If you watch that weight loss show on TV every week then you see what it takes to lose weight at a decent rate, especially if you are morbidly obese and need to lose 100 pounds or more. You will have to work out for several hours during the day to get where you want to be. The reason you cannot lose weight even if you work out an hour a day is because it is not enough. That and it is too easy to give yourself an out when you do work out because you naturally think that you can eat whatever you want because you have worked out. This is not true.

You must be diligent in your diet as well as your work outs. When I say diet, I do not necessarily mean a diet in the traditional sense of the word. when I say diet, I mean what you put in your mouth everyday, your nutrition, the way you eat and the way you think about food.

Maybe you don’t, think about food, that is. Food is not something you can just cram in your face again and again with no thought about what is in it that can help or harm you. This is probably one of your biggest problems. You have to think about the foods you eat especially when you start getting older. Why? Because your body reacts differently to different foods when you start to get older. Your body actually processes the food differently, whether it be that your body processes the food you eat just a little more slowly or you become intolerant of a certain type of food and don’t know it, or because of what you eat you become insulin resistant.

They teach you how to eat a well-balanced meal when you are in school but they do not teach you how to change the way you eat as you get older. The grocery store shelves are filled with bad carbs and we eat them up. Why? Because they are convenient and we have convinced ourselves we do not have the time to cook a decent meal anymore because we are so busy. Well, we just need to slow down and take a little extra time during the day to plan out our meals. Planning them out will make it seem easier to put them together.

I am not saying you need to spend hours in the kitchen like you do on Thanksgiving or Christmas because you don’t. Most recipes you find today are tailored to our busy lifestyle and take 30 minutes or less to prepare. How is that for convenient? I made a meal last night that took only 20 minutes to prepare, from start to finish. Cooking your own meals will make quite a difference between your before and after weight loss photos.