Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What is the Secret?

Everyone wants to know the secret of losing weight. People pay billions of dollars to doctors, nutritionists, weight loss centers and scam artists trying to find something that works. I'll tell you the secret right here and now and I'll tell you for free. PLAN. That's the secret, planning. In a small block of time you can plan your meals and snacks, make your shopping list, plan your indulgences and plan your exercise for an entire week.

We plan our leisure time, we plan our vacations, we set our DVR to record our favorite shows, we schedule work and appointments and pedicures, so why not take a bit of time and plan out your health goals for the week? Make a week of menus with the shopping list, plan which 3 days you will take a 30 minute walk, plan which days you'll have your favorite cocktail or treat. It may start out taking a bit longer at the beginning but once you get the hang of it, it will take no time at all.

The Internet is an amazing resource for healthy recipes. Click the link and you'll find a Google search that reveals more healthy recipes than one could cook in a lifetime. Save your menus and shopping lists to make future planning even faster and easier. Find recipes you like and double or triple them, left overs of healthy meals make great lunches and can eliminate the need to cook every night. A bit of exercise takes no more than a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Plan your walks for the week and go, you'll wonder why you haven't been doing it all along.

Planning has become second nature to me, it's a strategy that, I promise you, works. I know you've heard me mention this phrase a time or two before, but prior preparation prevents piss poor performance. By making planning a regular habit, you can change your life, change your body, change your future.


  1. (joseybird from the forums here!)

    Congrats!! You've been doing such an amazing job =D While I've had success loosing weight too, I've had to take more draconian measures -- like eating the same thing every day (thankfully I've always been good at that) -- to keep me on-course.

    I have a friend who's been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight; I'm going to show her your blog =)

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Josey! I was happy to hear your success at clearing your skin by eating healthier. Thanks for sharing my blog. :)