Reaching Your Destination Doesn’t Require SpeedBy Nicki On March 23, 2010 Under childhood obesity, cleanse diets, cleansing diets, Diets, Exercise Barriers, Extreme Weight Loss, family obesity, fast and easy weight loss, healthy eating, Motivation, Nutrition, obesity, Uncategorized, unhealthy dieting, weight loss
My daughter is a freshman at IU. ‘Sigh’ (Still mourning her absence).
She came home this past week (joy) and before I knew it, she packed up and headed back to school. The following morning I received a text from her:
“Mom, got a speeding ticket. UGH!”
That text was followed up by a couple of others, cursing her choice to put the pedal to the metal. After reassuring her that it wasn’t the end of the world, I reminded her about the importance of staying within the speed limit. This got me thinking about weight loss. I know, a surprise.
How many of you want to hurry-up and lose weight? How many of you have opted for fast and furious weight loss methods only to find yourself back where you started and in some cases, further back than when you started?
You see, my daugther was in a hurry to get back to school, I get it, but at the end of the day, she ended up losing time and getting a ticket, counterproductive.
The truth is, the best and most efficient way to lose weight and keep it off is to take it slow. What’s the rush? Studies show that the folks that take longer to take weight off, are more likely to stick to the healthy habits they created, resulting in more permanent success with weight loss.
So the next time you think about jumping on a fast and easy weight loss plan, take it slow and you’ll be more likely to arrive at just the right time, with the right results!
Here’s to your health!
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