The media is constantly telling you that you need to exercise to lose weight. Join this health club, buy this exercise equipment, workout program etc. Exercise is good for you (I enjoy doing it regularly) but unless you get a handle on your eating habits, any weight loss you experience will likely be short lived.
Recent studies have shown weight loss is 80% eating right and 20% exercise. I know this to be true from personal experience. I used to do intense workouts, some days cardio, other days weight training (lasting on averaging one hour to one and one half hours per day) a minimum of 4 days per week, usually 5 or 6 days a week. While I was gaining some muscle it was also obvious I was gaining fat. Why? I could not control my overeating and binging on junk food. That’s why I like to say “You cannot out run overeating.” There is no way you can workout enough to compensate for overeating. You can only experience the benefits of exercise when it comes to weight loss if you get your eating under control.
Think eat right first – exercise second
Since weight loss is 80% eating right, you must get it into your head that the key to weight loss is eating right. The only way to eat right is to eliminate the problem of overeating. The only way to eliminate overeating is to master the art of resisting temptation.
Master the art of resisting temptation. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to master the art of resisting temptation. Without being able to resist temptation on a consistent basis any weight loss is short term.
So how do you master the art of resisting temptation? I have found only one way, by becoming aware of the everyday presence of God. The only way to do that is to make God a part of your everyday life. You do that by spending a few minutes focused on God at key points in your day. Once you have done this for a while you’ll find yourself automatically thinking about him more and more throughout your day. Your ability to resist temptation will begin grow, and because you are not eating as much your weight will begin to go down.
How do I know this works? It worked for me. I did not diet; I ate the same foods (including junk food) and lost over 20 pounds of fat. I even exercised less. By focusing on God a few minutes a day, I eliminated my problem of overeating and binging on junk food. Let me say that again, by focusing on God a few minutes a day, I eliminated my problem of overeating. The feeling that brings is indescribable.
So think eat right first and let God into your everyday life. When you do that you can master the art of resisting temptation and give yourself a chance at lasting weight loss.
Then you’ll really get to see the benefits of exercise.
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