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The Reality of Weight Loss

As you scroll through social media, you will be bombarded by fitness content claiming to give you the results we are all after. All you have to do is do "this" exercise or follow "this" nutrition plan. From the six pack, to fat loss in those stubborn areas to even growing that perfect glute, you will see it all and the claim is usually that you can easily achieve it all in a short amount of time.

Fitness influencers and trainers usually do this to boost their engagement in hopes that you will sign up for their fitness program. In the end, they put your health and well-being at risk in an attempt to earn your money. In my opinion, a catchy click-bait title is fine, as long as the content explains the truth and is not misleading. However, the issue starts when the truth never comes out and people are blatantly lied to. If you observe fitness influencers and trainers constantly posting misleading content like this, my advice is to unfollow them immediately.

This is the reality of weight loss, first off, you cannot spot lose fat loss. This means that there is nothing you can do to specifically lose weight in your lower belly, your legs or any one location on your body. There is neither one particular exercise you can perform nor any particular food you can eat to hit that stubborn fat area directly.

You have no control over this.

There is no quick fix.

The only way to go about losing weight in a healthy and sustainable way is by doing it over a long-term period. Those stubborn fat areas may actually take you 9 to 12 months to lose, depending on where you start. This is the reality. Understand that you did not gain that weight overnight and you are not going to lose it overnight. If you want to lose it and keep it off, it is going to take time. Think of that stubborn area as the last sheet on the toilet paper roll, the only way to get there is to start from the top and go one sheet at a time.

My suggestion to you is to find ways of exercising and "healthy" meals that you enjoy that you can easily maintain. You need to be able to stay physically active while maintaining that caloric deficit for a long period of time. This is the only way you are going to achieve your goal to lose weight in those stubborn areas and maintain it. While losing weight, you should try to stick to losing 1 to 2 pounds a week. More than that, you can end up losing more muscle and water weight instead of actual fat.

Once again, there is no quick fix! You are going to need to do a lifestyle change and fully commit to your journey. Try your best not to get caught up in your end goal, as you can end up frustrated.

Instead, seek joy within the journey and completely embrace your lifestyle transformation, it will be worth it in the end.

Thanks for reading, you are free to reach out with any questions.

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