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The five CRITICAL things to do for your health and weight loss

I’m often asked what is the best diet, or the best food

program, best exercise program and which single best book to

recommend to improve your health, fitness or weight loss.

The answer is that there is no best way to do it. There is

no best book, and there is no right way or wrong way to do it.

The 5 Critical things you must do to achieve your health are

these

1. Continue to learn about health, fitness, nutrition and

weight loss from a wide variety of sources

The single most important thing to do right from the start is

to take action and begin learning about health, followed very

closely by putting what you learn into practice. We are a

very diversified bunch of people and what works for you may

not work for the next person. You have to find what works for

you from a wide variety of sources, expand your knowledge and

accept no one thing as being the best for your health. Keep

reading, keep learning and keep what works for you and discard

what doesn’t.

Knowledge isn’t power, but “knowledge in action is power!”

Some very simple things to keep in mind is that the body runs

on food and if you give it the best quality food, in whatever

manor that happens to be, then you’ll probably get some good

results in general. Keep the nutrition to a maximum by eating

as close to nature as possible, organic where possible and

eliminating processed foods and trans fats.

2. Find a mentor.

Someone who’s been there, done that and that you can model .

I realized at quite an early age that if we can model someone

who’s been there and done that and gotten results, then you

can “cut to the chase” as it were to find out what works for

your health and weight loss – what doesn’t and in doing so get

results faster.

Find a mentor, a role model for the things that you’re looking

for. If it’s weight loss or to improve your health, find

someone who’s walked in your footsteps and knows what you’re

going through. Model them. Do what they did, repeat their

process and contact them to ask what worked and what didn’t.

You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by doing what

works and skipping what doesn’t.

3. Apply the knowledge you learn about health on a daily

basis

This is where the taking action part comes in. You must begin

to apply the knowledge you’ve gained from what you’ve read

about health or watched and by talking with people who’ve been

there before you. If you do not put it into practice then

you’ve become an information junkie and not someone who

follows through on their knowledge. You must begin to work

the principles you’ve learned on a daily basis and keep at it.

Without the trial and error, you get nowhere fast and won’t

truly know what works and what doesn’t.

4. Repeat steps one, two and three

Remember, there is no right way or wrong way to lose weight,

improve your health or get what you want. You must continue

to learn and challenge what you’ve read. I’m told that what I

teach is wrong and I ask what were your results when you tried

it? Well, they didn’t try it and so I then ask “what right do

you have to tell me what I teach is wrong”. It may have

worked for me or for many people I coach including yourself,

but without trying it and challenging it, you won’t ever know.

Keep learning about health, keep reading, keep applying what

you’ve read and this new knowledge. Begin the process of

filtering for yourself what will and won’t work for you.

Remember this is about you, not me or the other guy, but what

will help you achieve your weight loss goals or your health.

This may very well be about applying certain fitness

principles that sound so controversy that you figure they

can’t possibly work. One of my favorite sayings is “believe

nothing I say, but I challenge you to prove me wrong”. My

intent is to have you try it.

When I first begun my journey to lose 300 pounds, I read one

book and I preached the principles like they were the gospel.

I was finally told to “shut up” and read something else, so I

took it upon myself to learn whatever I could about health and

weight loss. I began to apply my new knowledge daily, found

people who had used the info before and what they believed

about it, what worked for them for their health and then

discovered for myself what worked.

Finally, I discovered the ultimate secret to health and weight

loss.

5. Never give up.

It never ends. In the large scope of your life, the next 30,

40, 50 or more years, what is a few days if you happen to get

off track. Get right back on doing what you were doing, keep

learning, keep trying new things, go back to what worked when

it was working and keep up with your daily fitness routine.

Probably the single most important fact about exercise or

fitness is that our body is designed to move and we’ve gotten

away from that. We must do something on a daily basis to

exercise our body.

Never give up. Never lose sight of the health you want and

keep working towards your goal.

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