Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When Is The Right Time To Lose Weight?

If you are overweight, you have probably heard these things countless times, either from friends or doctors: that weight loss is important, that if you don't lose weight, your life span will be shortened by several years, that if you don't lose weight, you will get afflicted with several killer diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol level, high blood pressure, heart diseases, sleep apnea, etc. However, when should you lose weight? When is the right time to say: 'Enough is enough! I am sick and tired of my belly fat, so am going to lose weight'?

Nobody can tell decide that for you. You need to decide the correct timing for weight loss yourself. Also note that the timing you choose can make or break your weight loss plan. For a person just beginning the Medifast diet plan I always ask if there are any vacations coming up within the next 2 weeks or birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It’s important to set yourself up for success right in the beginning.

I have been a weight loss coach for many years. I have a friend named Dave who, at one point of time, was excessively overweight (if you look at him now you won't be able to tell that just a few years ago. He was suffering from sleep apnea. He had no energy to perform his day-to-day activities, and
it was hard for him to do small jobs at work. People thought he was lazy. Believe it or not, his obesity was the root cause behind all his problems.

Dave and I are good friends, but for some reason, Dave never asked me for information about Medifast diet plan. He knows what I do for a living and we've left it at that. It was as if he was not aware of his weight problem. Until one day...

He came to his senses when he was not invited by his friend at his birthday party!

First he found it rather strange, but then he realized that it was all because of his body weight. He also realized that lately several people had started ignoring him. As you can see, his weight problem had become a big hindrance in his life! That was the time when he finally decided that he needed to lose weight. He picked up the phone and called me.

He asked me if I thought the Medifast diet would work for him. One year later, Dave has not only lost over 100 pounds, but feels he is living a new life. He is.

He is now not only able to sleep properly but also perform his regular activities without a problem. He is always full of energy and enthusiasm!

As you can see, Dave waited for the right time before he started his weight loss efforts. Before you start your weight loss journey, ask yourself if it is the correct time for you to lose weight! Why do you want to lose weight? Are you unable to bear the weight of your fat belly any longer? Do you feel that of late you've become lazy? Are you unable to get promotions in your job? Are you getting turned down for dates? Does your doctor advise you to lose weight? Whatever it is, when you decide that it is time to shed those extra pounds, take action! You WILL succeed!

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