Sunday, May 11, 2008


Weight loss seems complicated. There are a ton of different suggestions. Do you eat meat or not eat meat? Are carbs good or are carbs bad? Is fat good or is fat bad? It seems like everybody says something different.

It all can be really complicated.

But the fact is, at its core, weight loss is simple. It's calories in VS calories out.

If you can burn more calories than you take in, you'll start losing weight.

It gets complicated from there, though. For example, if it was really that simple, then all we would have to do is fill up on water every day and not eat anything and we could lose all the weight we wanted. It doesn't work like that, though--starvation diets actually burn up your muscle instead of your fat, and cause hard rebounds.

Let that be good news! It's okay to eat! It's important to eat! In fact, it's vital to eat!

Isn't that great news? You don't have to run a fifty mile marathon this weekend. You don't have to walk around hungry all the time.

Extremes are bad. Moderate changes are good.

The message for this email is this:

You don't have to make huge changes to lose weight. You just have to start making changes.

Simple, right? You don't have to do crazy, insane things to get on the right track.

You just have to start doing something.

Tiny little changes will make a bigger difference in your life than talking big ever will. You can read and talk and study and wish and hope all you want, but if you're still doing the same things, you'll get the same results.

It's that moment you decide to make a change and do something different that you find power. The world changes because of action, not intention.

If an airplane leaves an airport a few tiny degrees off course, it can put it hundreds of miles away from where it would have been by the time it gets to its destination. In the same way, little changes you make add up over time and put you in a very, very different place than you'd have been if you'd kept on the course you were going.

It's not just true in weight loss, but in every aspect of your life:

You don't have to make huge changes to start seeing different results. You just have to be willing to make changes.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I love this advice Erik. This is actually how I am going to try to lose weight this time around. Thanks!!