Magic Bullets slap me every time.  

“Just this one ingredient helped me lose XX pounds!”
“This is the holy grail of diet secrets, and ‘THEY’ don’t want you to know about it!”
Or one of my favorites:  “Apple Cider Vinegar will make the weight fall right off!”

This formula, this pill, this exercise routine, this detox, this ONE thing no one has ever known before — how many have you heard since New Year’s Day?  I know it’s rubbish, but every time it makes me look twice. Dang it!

The statement varies, but the idea is:  A woman’s wildest dream is to be able to eat whatever we want and not gain weight.

Oh, yes!  Wouldn’t that be lovely?!

Know that there is no magic bullet, not even a universal diet that works the same for every type of body.  We didn’t gain the weight overnight, although sometimes it can seem that way after the holidays, and there is no shortcut to success.  There are elements, however, that each of us can discover about ourselves that may do the trick for US.  Three years ago, I had no idea fat would be so satiating and would help me maintain my weight loss, but I’m thankful every day for learning that as it means I don’t get hungry between meals.  It works for ME.  It may not work for you.  It didn’t work for me either the first time I tried it after reading several books like The Fat Fallacy by Will Clower, and at the time, I wasn’t following it as faithfully as I should have.  I was bumbling because I didn’t really get it, sort of falling for the idea of “Just eat fat, and the weight will fall right off you!”

Dang!

Find what works FOR YOU.
If there’s any element of magic to a claim, it’s likely limited in efficacy.  Know that you are not just doing it wrong, your adrenals and metabolism aren’t necessary wrecked, you’re not likely deficient in a certain mineral, and you’re not hopeless if you can’t stick with a strict regimen for long periods of time.  If there were a magic bullet, they would not be hiding it from us — they’d be making money off it hand over fist!

The truth is, weight loss is challenging.  So many moving parts — preferences, chemistry, availability of foods, exercise, emotions, schedules — make it a test of resolve and endurance.  Just keep plugging away, and you’ll get there.

As always, if you need a little support to establish good habits or figure out what’s delaying your progress, don’t hesitate to contact me.  We truly can get you where you want to be.

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