Major Weight Loss
From the number of comments I have gotten lately on other articles I have written for this site I know that many people are actually looking for more information about major weight loss. When we’re talking about major weight loss we’re talking about losing a good 20 pounds or more of weight.
Considering the fact that all of us are bombarded with so many different messages about losing weight and eating healthy it’s no wonder that it can be so overwhelming.
To make things as simple as possible, (and I know it has to be simple in order to be effective otherwise we will put it off more and more!) I’m going to break it down so you have a step by step process to follow.
The key will be that you not get distracted and all of a sudden change paths making yourself most lost.
First Steps with Major Weight Loss
The psychology of increasing your will power is the first element you will need to overcome in order to win this battle. Are you ready for this? Even if you’re not, that’s ok, because we’re going to start from the basics.
Here are some steps to put into place right away…
- Sleep – 8 hours. Forget all the studies on how little or how much you should have. In the weight loss and training world 8 hours is golden. Focus on getting this every night because with a good sleep you will have the greatest will power.
- No more late night eating. Don’t have an appetite in the morning? Chances are you are eating too late at night. You can have an after dinner snack but keep it to a single serving of fruit or couple it with some cottage cheese.
- Have a healthy breakfast. No matter hos much I stress this one many still skip it and end up setting their days up for failure. A healthy breakfast including oatmeal, scrambled eggs or a powerful protein shake will start your day with a bang and pave the way to you feeling awesome about yourself from the get go
- Whey Protein is one of the best weight loss secrets – EVER! You may have had a bad experience with whey protein powder in the past, but put that aside as the industry has come along way in creating very tasty protein powders. The best tasting in the market includes: Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion has a wicked chocolate milk flavour, or you can try a premium product which is also lactose free and has a nice smooth texture – Optimum Platinum Hydrowhey
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. We’re supposed to get 2 liters of water a day and even more if we’re exercising. The great thing about water is that it keeps you full and allows your body to get rid of toxins and other chemicals found in our foods and environment which are having an impact with the obesity epidemic across North America. Add some lemon/lime or cucumbers/mint to give it some extra flavour.
Ok that seems like a lot? Hopefully not, but at least it is simple stuff right? Instead of making this a super long article I just decided to break this down since so many in my Facebook page are mentioning that they really want to get into this topic further and I don’t want to overwhelm at once.
Major Weight Loss: Conclusion
You have some very POWERFUL and fundamental concepts that will guarantee success for you, and I know this because I’ve gotten so much feedback about the articles that I have written on this site and how it has helped so many so don’t doubt it.
I’ve made it as easy as possible for you so all you have to do now is put these steps into place. Once you have done this then I will start to bring in some more in depth information about your nutrition plan, workout routine, and even safe and healthy supplements to help you succeed further
Now is the time, leave a comment below to make a pledge that you will put these steps into play starting today and if you have any questions I want to hear them!
My goal since the middle of September has been 40lbs by the beginning of February. I’m down 11.4 and it’s great that it is continuing to go down at a steady pace; However I still felt like it could have been more for the amount of work I’ve been putting in. I’m at the gym 6 days a week, 2 days are spin and the other 4 are cardio and strength training days. I’ve been really trying hard to get my water in and I’m thinking that’s where I’m lacking…also in the sleep department. The water has been my focus for this week and so I will also try to focus on those 8 hours of sleep as well. The majority of my weeks, I’ve been losing between 2-3lbs. I know that’s a healthy range for long term weight loss…however I’m still waiting for that big number and I really want it to happen! Love your articles Sam and I was really glad to see this one come out today as I feel like I’ve been kinda bangin’ my head against a wall! Now my novel of a comment is finished! 🙂
That is awesome Tara! Keep it up! 🙂
I’m happy someone posted this. As in the past 10 months I have lost over 12 inches off my waist and over 80 pounds. This sums it up. For everyone who doesn’t think you can change yourself, it’s possible!
Hi sam… i have been looking around your site for a while now. There is so much info to put to use. I just dont know where to start. Just to give u a little insight, im 25 5’7 and weigh 162lbs. I actually lost 20lbs on the “atkins diet” i know dont cringe lol. But i just could not keep up with it. It was so strict too strict, i work full time and have a 2 year old daughter and it was just really hard. There is sooo much info on the internet and i find you to be the best site and trainer on here because you actually HELP people and reply to their questions amazing! but to my question. I want to loose 30lbs and gain lean muscle (is that too much?) and just wondering what is the best diet that would work for me? high protine? low cal? Im overloaded with diets from all over the internet and im going to take your advise. I can not afford a gym membership so ill be coming up with home exersies lol. Thank you for being a dedicated trainer and coach to this community!
Hi Dee, thanks for the awesome comment! I honestly feel like you shouldn’t put too much emphasis on the weight issue as it will lead you down the wrong path. Focus on eating healthy with high protein and medium carbs which are high quality like oats, whole grains and fruit. Keep a log so you can see how your body adjusts and continue to modify as you see progress. Have fun with your workouts and always challenge yourself to be better. I hope other articles on my site can help take this further for you. You have my full support if you have any other questions come up. 🙂
Thanks Sam, im totally comitted to myself and my lil one. So things are going to change. And like everyone with weight issues, you can get so overloaded with information. Like what should I eat? How much? cals, carbs, fats? Is a treat ok (i think one a week is ok lol)? how should I work out? And here, on this website its a great break down with great workouts and some much needed motivation. Not just trying to sell u the next gimmick weightloss program. Ole fashion hard work is what it takes. No magic pills or potions are going to help you change your life and health. To get good health ya gotta get healthy and thats what im learning so far. Its a lifestyle change. And im not going to take the easy way out. tried that with atkins, 2 months later there is the weight again, its frustrating. I will keep you posted on my experience and my progress using the tools found on this website and from you. Thank you! ps… i will probably have a few questions about workouts and dieting once i really get started if something just does not seem to be working right lol.
Awesome Dee, thanks for the great feedback, I look forward to hearing from you and train hard!!!
Do I have to absorb Whey Protein? Is there any natural food that I could substitute with? Also, I crave for sugar over the weekend and I cannot control my appetite so I regain the weights I lost over the week. So I’m trying to cut on sugar over the weekend by drinking more water and eating more proteins. Also, be more active on the weekends because I don’t do much over the weekend. Any suggestions Sam? Oh, right now I’m 166lb but trying to be 157 to 160lb range by thanksgiving weekend, which is Nov 27th and 28th. My goal was 155lb by thanksgiving weekend but I gained my weight again so I can’t do much about it. :/
Whey protein is natural, the only other substitutes are eggs and lean chicken. Have fun with your weekend activities, try something new each weekend to keep it interesting – running, swimming, rowing, biking, hiking, tennis…