An article in New York states that 90% of people who lose weight gain it back within a year, sometimes more than they have originally lost!
Being in the health and fitness industry for more than 15 years, I know this fact to be true!
But why is that?
The most important reason is that we take losing weight as an event.
“Oh, I am getting married in 3 months; I should lose 20 lbs.”
“I have a beach vacation next month; let’s get those abs.”
To achieve our unrealistic goals, we restrict food, go on a starvation diet, do excess cardio, and in the process, we manage to lose a decent amount of weight.
What happens after the ‘event’ is over?
Of course, we celebrate.
We binge-eat, and as a result, our bodies gain all the weight back.
The cravings and hunger become too intense, and we ultimately revert to our old eating patterns and, therefore, our original weight!
If you want to lose weight and keep it off permanently, you need to build habits.
Not just one habit, but about a dozen key health & fitness habits which, when mastered, will help anyone achieve their health & fitness goals and maintain them possibly for life.
It’s a good idea to isolate these habits and tackle them one by one.
Twenty-one days is a good enough time to build a habit (however, it’s not enough and often requires a maintenance phase.
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Habits can make or break us!
Fabulous Body’s mission is to help people get fit & healthy, and what better way to support and guide them to build about a dozen key health & fitness habits.
I strongly believe that isolating a habit and strengthening it for 21 days and then solidifying it with a maintenance phase can significantly increase the probability of maintaining a given habit for a very long time, potentially for life!
Therefore, our aim with the Fabulous Body Group – our Inner Circle is to conduct 21-Day (or 3-day or 11-day, etc.) challenges and help members solidify these habits.
The next habit we are going to tackle will be movement-related.
The name of the challenge is Stand & Walk Challenge (it’s a working title).
Brief: Chronic sitting has become the new smoking. Most of us sit for more than 8+ hours daily. This creates muscle imbalances, distorts our posture, causes joint pain, and may lead to chronic medical problems when not addressed.
Therefore, the key idea with this challenge is to increase our step count (be more active overall) and take frequent breaks by not sitting too long (Pomodoro techniques can work wonders here)
I have a lot of ideas that I want to share with Fabulous Body Inner Circle.