I'm in a hurry to get things done,
Oh, I rush and rush until life's no fun.
All I really gotta do is live and die,
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why!
If those song lyrics sound familiar, you're probably one of the many of us who want everything done NOW... including weight loss.
Because of our desire for instant gratification, we cast aside common sense and opt instead to spend billions on weight loss pills, potions, books, DVDs, gadgets and surgeries.
There is no magic bullet for weight loss. You can't wave a magic wand and make the weight you've gained over the past several years vanish into thin air.
You can try fad diets, pills or weight loss surgery, but those approaches come with risks. And most aren't long lasting. No, not even the surgery.
We've all seen the celebrities who've gone under the knife, had their stomachs stapled or belted, dropped weight fast, then slowly started adding back the pounds by not following the strict post-surgery guidelines.
The bottom line: You need to eat a proper diet, get a little exercise and rewire your brain so you look at food in a different light.
Food is fuel. It powers our bodily functions and gives us the energy to handle our work and play -- and to romp with our kids or grandkids after our work and play are over!
You take in fewer calories than you burn. And you get off the couch and find time for some calorie-burning, metabolism-boosting activity.
The word diet doesn't mean deprivation. -- even though that's how we associate it.
According to Merriam-Webster online, diet is the "food and drink regularly provided or consumed." In other words, it's what we eat and drink.
If we eat the right amount of healthy foods -- and we steer clear of junk foods, fast foods and convenience foods -- we shouldn't need a diet program!
With two-thirds of us Americans overweight, we obviously fail at doing this. So the question remains, how can we lose weight naturally?
You can do a lot of online research or make an appointment with a registerted dietitian. The information you glean from this will help you craft your own healthy, properly-portioned eating regimen.
Do this and you will lose weight naturally.
Don't have the time for all this research, planning, shopping and cooking? There is a shorcut. You won't lose weight faster, but you will lose weight without the stress of finding time to do it right yourself.
We're talking about home-delivered or local pick-up of delicious chef-crafted meals that are more budget-friendly than buying your breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the fly.
We're talking about Diet-to-Go. It's the meal program that I've personally used several times over the past 11 years. It's the meal plan that has never failed to let me lose weight safely, efficiently and without stress!
Since 1991, Diet-to-Go has helped thousands of men and women lose weight. We've also helped thousands of other busy professionals eat right and live well during those stretches when life is too busy to plan healthy meals or cook them.
You don't need to spend your money on pre-cooked meals. You can educate yourself on what constitutes a healthy, properly portioned meal.
And you can keep coming back to Diet-to-Go for the free newsletters and expert advice we dish up on a regular basis.
The final word on losing weight naturally: It's totally common sense. Eat less, move more and retrain your brain so you see food as fuel and not a way to celebrate your joys or drown your sorrows.
Good luck with your personal path to wellness!
Author: John McGran