You have never really failed; you have just tried 100 things that haven’t quite worked yet. Every single person who has lost significant weight and kept it off has tried multiple diets and failed multiple times. No one got it right the first time. If I am wrong, please step forward, and let me know your secret!
Whether you are serious about losing five pounds or 200 pounds, here are the first three things you should do, and it will take less than 10 minutes a day.
First, weigh yourself every morning at roughly the same time, and record your weight. We have to keep score to win. Could you imagine watching any sporting event without knowing the score? (Takes about 10 seconds.)
Second, record your weight and everything you eat in an app like MYFITNESSPAL. Do it as soon after you eat as possible so you remember everything. (Takes a minute or less per meal or snack.)
Third, calculate your seven day running average weight. This is what you really weigh and will eliminate the stress and emotion of daily water weight gain and loss. (Takes about a minute.)
How to calculate your seven day running average weight:
- Take the total of all of your weights for seven days.
- From that total, subtract the weight from seven days ago and add the weight for today.
- Divide the new total by seven, and it will give you your seven day running average weight.
If you invest a whopping 10 minutes or less every day doing these three tasks, you will learn the approximate calories you should eat daily, and how it affects your weight. No more guessing. No more sulking. No more emotion. Just the truth. Losing and maintaining weight is simple arithmetic. Good luck!
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Martin Sher, Co-CEO of AmSher Compassionate Collections® is on a mission to help 5 million people lose weight and be debt free.
Martin is past president of ACA International, and author of the Collector’s Pledge — hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world have signed this unique document committing to treat people with dignity and respect.