“If you’re trying to shed some pounds, remember this simple rule: don’t consume more calories than you can lift. In other words, if you can’t lift it, don’t eat it. This will help you maintain a healthy balance between what you eat and and what you burn, which is key to successful weight loss.”

Slimming down through strength training

When I determined that I would write this weight loss article, I figured I wouldn’t turn to “experts”, doctors or classical philosophers. So, I turned to that veritable sage of expert insight and real-life savvy … Miss Piggy. Her “weight loss” counsel? “Never Eat More Than You Can Lift.”

While I may not be specifically trained as a weight loss therapist, it is important to note that as a Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon with more than thirty years of experience, I have provided extensive guidance and support in the realm of weight loss.

By the time individuals required my guidance, my advice was straightforward: “To prolong your life, it’s imperative that you begin a weight loss program … without delay.”

They usually didn’t like my counsel. I assured them, they would like my surgeon’s knife even less.

It got worse. I would then tell them: “THe plain fact is this: If you are overweight, you are in danger.”

People can take only so much comforting.

Why so direct, you ask? Hum … In case you didn’t get it before, I’ll say it again slowly … “If … you … are … overweight, then … YOU … are … IN … DANGER.” That is the first of four principles about weight loss you must learn.

If your inner conviction doesn’t have the strength to halt your harmful behavior, specifically your excessive eating habits, then it’s clear that you haven’t fully grasped the severity of the situation. I’ve witnessed this firsthand in numerous patients, both in my own practice and in hospitals throughout Illinois.

Every weight lifter, for example, knows lifting weights, whether for fun, sports training, or competitive advantage, can cause serious injury or death. Every weightlifter knows that the only, really healthy part of the weight-lifting regimen is the part when you rest. That is when the body repairs itself.

If you are overweight, you are almost never resting your body from the weight you are lifting … the weight attached to you.

That is the second point to learn about “weight loss.” If you are overweight, then you are always lifting weight (yours)… and your heart is always working to carry that weight. And your bones, muscles and ligaments are always carrying more then they were designed to lift or carry. And there is little rest for your body. The only solution for you is weight loss … or worse.

What can I say to make you understand how dire this issue really is?

The weight loss plan that always works … ask any doctor.

Go ahead … ask any doctor. See if I am mistaken. There is a weight loss plan that always works. Ask your doctor about it.

I can sense your curiosity about what it is. However rarely captures anyone’s genuine why mention it? Because it is the sole method for achieving weight loss. Regardless of the approaches you adopt, this is the key to obtaining desired outcomes.

Weight loss plan: Take into your body less energy than you use. That’s it. If you use more energy than you take in, your body must burn off the weight to create the energy you need.

Hum … It’s called basic mathematics. Take in less, use up more. Subtract weight. Works every time. No exceptions. But, that’s not the third lesson to learn. No. The Third lesson is this is. Taking into your body less energy than you use is the only solution given to us. No matter what you do, fail in this, no loss of weight will occur.

I’ll just bet you’re having a charismatic experience over that one.

YEt, people would prefer to spend lots of money and exasperation on any of the following:

If you’re struggling with weight loss, there are a multitude of options available to help you achieve your goals. From weight loss pills and diets to programs and products, the choices are endless. Some methods are more unconventional, such as weight loss spas, acupuncture, and surgery, while others focus on nutrition, counseling, and exercise. There are also a variety of supplements and medications that promise to help you shed those unwanted pounds. Whatever your preference, there’s sure to be a weight loss solution that suits your needs.

You can also find hypnotherapy services specifically focused on slimming down, known as “weight loss hypnosis.”

Another solution?

No. But, there is a Lesson Four here. There is something you should take to protect yourself since you are not going to take the simple weight loss plan given above.

Indeed, we should all be taking a new nutrient which, for two decades, scientists suspected did exist but took three Nobel Prizes in the nineties to prove. Glyconutrition.

Weight loss is often undertaken in a compromised manner. For example, some of us exercise heavily. Did you know that free radicals are multiplied heavily as a direct result of your workouts? Glyconutrition is designed to absorb the free radicals while limiting their scope and damaging effects.

So, if you are working out heavily so as to lose weight, get on a glyconutrition regimen immediately.

Are you cutting back on meals or other dietary restraints? Glyconutrition must be present for your body to utilize the nutrients you do ingest, make necessary tissue repairs, and eliminate the toxins you need be rid of.

If that doesn’t occur, you might be unintentionally compromising your strength. In such cases, you may be shedding pounds, but simultaneously jeopardizing the health of your internal tissues or organs.

Like I said, if you are overweight, you are in danger … in more ways than one.

The body’s ability to shed excess pounds is aided by glyconutrition, which promotes efficient cell-to-cell communication. That’s a topic for another discussion.

So … if it you’re overweight … Listen to Miss Piggy.

“Moderation is key: Lift-sized portions for a healthy diet.”

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