Q) How to lose 10 pounds?
This is the easiest question to answer in the realms of weight loss. It is a question often asked by those who are fine-tuning their physique.
Perhaps you are 10 pounds over ideal weight, and your clothes are not fitting quite so well and you don’t feel quite as comfortable on the beach.
It is more likely that you have a lot of weight to lose, but you just want to get that first 10 pounds out of the way so that you can prove to yourself that you can do it.
So, which plan should you pick? Should you focus on diet or exercise?
- Should you start running every morning for 30 minutes, whilst keeping the same diet?
- Should you try one of the many ancestral/real food diets such as the Atkins diet or the Paleo diet?
- How about one of the old fashioned calorie counting diets or slimming shake diets?
- Why now some kind of cleansing, juicing, or intermittent fasting diet?
Which one should you choose?
… Which one will work?
If you stick to the program, the answer is ALL OF THEM.
If you stick to the program. If you want to exercise heavily without eating more, or swapping whole meals for shakes, or nothing at all… Then good luck with that.
What do all of the diets and exercise plans available have in common? The switching out of bad habits for good… The introduction of extra good habits… The removal of bad habits.
Just pick a plan and get started…
They will all work, if you need structure and rules in your life then just pick one and get on with it. Pick a diet or exercise plan that your friends are already doing. Pick one that you see advertised on TV. Pick one where you see great before and after weight loss pictures in the adverts. Pick one where the testimonials from “Mr Smith, NJ” or from “Mrs P. NYC” make it seem like you cannot fail.
How to lose 10 pounds?
This is so easy. If you are going from a low baseline of health, fitness and vitality, the first 10 pounds should melt away in a few weeks.
If you want to lose 10 pounds, take action. It is really easy when you get started. Once you have lost your 10 pounds, you can start to think about some more long term goals for yourself.
In life, the quality of the results we see are partly an effect of the quality of questions we ask.
Why not try asking yourself a few of these questions:
Q) How can I regain the zest for life that I had when I was a child? To jump out of bed in the morning with that “its saturday and there is no school today” feeling?
Q) How can I stay active and sharp well into old age. Can I still be active and mentally sharp at 100?
Q) Is possible for me to change my life to an extent that I might avoid all “lifestyle illnesses” completely?
These are great questions, and they involve different answers than the basic “how can I lose 10 pounds?”
The greatest thing is that by asking the bigger questions, the answers will solve your overweight or obesity problem as a side effect. Losing 10 pounds will be a minor benefit of a bigger life path.