I am a weight loss expert! Heck, everyone calls themselves an expert at something so this is my new title in hopes of getting attention from all the social media platforms! Who wants to interview me? Are you brave enough to put me on mainstream media to tell the truth?
Harvey Levin & the TMZ crew that bash women & idolize celebrities that have done nothing (OK,not all but a lot) to get this attention but be stupid, are you listening? Also, women are forced into being way too thin to make it in Hollywood and get roles. The idolization of this is crazy. Muscles are much nicer AND healthier! You are going to need muscles to support bone health & that body as you age! Yes, I know it makes you money but come on! STOP bashing older women too! You have no idea how hard it is as we age! Harvey – at your age, you should know better! At 58, I am probably in better shape than almost all the men & women in your room! Let’s see them all as they age!
SO, I AM A LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS EXPERT! I lost my weight 40+ years ago! I have kept if off & improved over the years! I made it thru perimenopause to menopause! I pull NO punches. I tell it like it is AND I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF FOR LIFE!
I have had a lot of different looks over the years. As many of you know, I was a heavy kid. I lost about 35-40 pounds in high school. I never gained it all back but I did struggle with how to keep it off & the healthiest/best way to do it FOR ME! As you can see in that crazy college pic (second to last row in the brown outfit) – I struggled! 🙂
I wrote THIS POST a while back about the crap we get thru all social media & media channels on weight loss. I am on a mission to try to change things before I die! Yup, I said that! 🙂
Below a pic of a typical magazine cover. There is great content in them BUT it is the covers and article titles and often the false hopes that this is “THE ONE WEIGHT LOSS SECRET” that will work for you stories that drive me crazy!
AND sexy abs everywhere!!! YES, I KNOW IT SELLS but women & men need to know the truth! It is the food you put in your mouth that will reveal the abs! Exercise helps but you will not see them if you don’t eat to reveal them which means lower body fat! PLUS CAN WE SAY Photoshop!
Also many of the magazines – not shown here too – use these celebs that do not have a clue! The may have trainers & chefs. They gain & lose & gain & lose. They get paid by weight loss companies!
NO WONDER SO MANY FAIL AT WEIGHT LOSS.
Magazines and social media and TV shows and morning shows give people the false idea that it is easier than it is AND they keep showing a new “the way to lose weight”. Dr. Oz is famous for this – or at least he was since I stopped watching him years ago! Every episode had a new weight loss expert or a new weight loss way to eat or a new weight loss supplement! HOLY CRAP! No wonder people did not know how to lose weight & went broke at the same time buying all the crap he talked about on his show! HE IS NOT ALONE THOUGH!
AS THE WEIGHT LOSS EXPERT HERE, :), I HAVE THE ANSWER FOR YOU FOR LIFELONG WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS!!!!
Are you ready for it? HERE IT IS!
1.Find what works for you in food & exercise!
2. Learn to adapt with age, life changes, body changes & just changes in general.
3. Again, there are many ways to work out. Find what you like & do it or mix it up BUT YOU MUST BE CONSISTENT! Going on & off it is not going to work long term. Never give up but STICK WITH IT! If you fall off, get back at it right away! If you get bored, try something else! If you get injured, find something to do that works around it – ask your doctor & you may have to tighten up on the food as you recoup.
4. DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ & SEE! DON’T BELIEVE ANYONE THAT SAYS IT IS THEIR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY! DON’ BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN’T FIND OTHER WAYS THAT WORK FOR YOU! THIS IS A MUST!
5. PATIENCE!!! OMG, you have to have patience! Results are not seen overnight!
6. You CAN’T out train a bad food program! You can eat way more calories than you burn off! AND, it is way harder to lose the weight than to gain it!
7. Maintenance is as hard as losing it if not harder! We want to go back to eating the way we did before losing the weight. It does NOT work that way!
8. How to eat – DON”T DIET! Find a food program that works for you. There is NO MIRACLE DIET! You can eat Paleo or Whole 30 or low carb or high carb or high fat or Zone diet type stats (30%protein, 30% fat, 40% certain carbs) or any combination of the above. You can take a program diet & modify it for what works for you. All that matters is that it works for you & you can live with it day in & day out without going bat crazy & binge eating or quitting because you hate your “diet” so much. You will most likely change it & tweak it over time. I did as life, my body & my goals changed as I aged. Flow with it!
9. FIND BALANCE IN LIFE! You are not going to get fat having a treat now & then or a fun meal or going on vacation for a few days & enjoying yourself. Just get back to it afterwards! AND JUST FOR ME – I NEVER EVER USE THE CHEAT WORD. I THINK IT IS THE WRONG CONNOTATION. I don’t have cheat meals or a cheat treat! I treat myself not cheat myself.
10. BE KIND TO YOURSELF!!!! YOU ARE ENOUGH! Listening to the media & reading all the crap out there can really wear us down. Looking at all the perfect bodies & the Photoshopped bodies & fixed up pictures can make us feel bad about ourselves. I know this first hand! It is an illusion! You are fine just the way you are right now!
Have you stopped reading yet? 🙂
If you can help me at all get to mainstream talk shows or any media outlet – please help me! THANK YOU!
I do get on my soapbox but I really want to change this! We have young young girls with eating disorders already. I have young granddaughters already worrying about looks & diet & boys need to like them. WE NEED TO CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF THIS DISCUSSION!