Weight Loss Series – Part 3: Tips to Succeed with Weight Loss

Yesterday, I shared my personal story with losing weight.  This post highlights a few important ideas that I think are helpful for anyone who is trying to lose weight.  Before I tell you my thoughts, I want to reiterate that I am NOT a doctor.  You should speak with a medical professional before beginning any weight loss program.

Losing weight is a real need in our country.  Over 70% of the adult US population is overweight or obese.  And if you really want to feel heartbroken, click here to read some stats on childhood obesity.  Childhood obesity is particularly unsettling for me.  Those darling children are starting their lives at a terrible disadvantage with the odds stacked against their health.

Obesity is a crisis for our country on multiple levels, and we could probably go on all day about the causes behind the epidemic.  Instead of focusing on why we have a weight problem, today I’m going to focus on ideas to help you succeed in losing weight on a personal level.

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Weight Loss Series – Part 2: My Weight Loss

Yesterday, I gave you a small glimpse into my past, which shaped me into who I am today.  Today, I want to chat about how I lost the last of my baby weight (from three babies!) by making a few lifestyle changes. I’m confident I’ll never gain back that weight, unless I get pregnant again!  To any family or friends reading this blog, don’t hold your breath for that!

Last year, I got serious with myself. I lost 20 pounds over the course of three months.

Making the right changes would lead to a natural and sustainable weight loss rather than a forced weight loss that occurs with typical “dieting.”  I want to share exactly what I did so that you can be encouraged to do it too if you are struggling.  If I can do it, then I know you can do it too.

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