4 Secrets To Fast, Permanent Weight Loss!
by Jeff Smith

This time you are really serious about achieving fast weight loss?

You're heading out on a big trip, and you've glanced at the latest South Beach Diet book to see if this might be the answer to your prayers. Fast weight loss is achievable... But, so is long-term weight loss!

There's nothing worse than losing 5 pounds, only to gain it all back within 4 weeks. So how do you summon the focus to begin fast weight loss and the dedication to stick with it for the long-term?

Overcoming most challenges in life, depends on having the right mental attitude, beliefs and motivation.

Here are the 4 Steps you can use to set the foundation for fast weight loss:

1. Understand Pain Versus Pleasure

Most behaviors in life occur either because we are trying to avoid pain or achieve pleasure. In fact, our opinion of how painful or how pleasurable something is has a major impact on our commitment and actions.

So, your chance of achieving fast weight loss is much greater if you can focus on the pain of NOT losing weight. What if you don't succeed? What will your friends, family and others think of you if you don't experience fast weight loss? How will you feel tomorrow, the next day and the next if you continue to pack on the pounds.

Then, imagine what losing 2 pounds per week could mean to you in just 1-month? Imagine how much energy and vitality you could experience with your fast weight loss? Actually picture yourself looking in the mirror and seeing someone who you strive to be.

Build your own pain pleasure scale to help you stay motivated.

2. Find a Buddy or Two

Finding others who have experienced fast weight loss to help you along the way is so important to your eventual success.

Not everyone requires as much external support as the other, but we all — as human beings — strive for external support of our goals, beliefs and actions.

Fast weight loss support can come from someone in your neighborhood, a weight loss support group, online weight loss forums and membership sites, weight loss books, or health and fitness coaches.

3. Weight Gain Triggers

Your fast weight loss goals will be helped along by understanding the reality and emotional triggers of what causes weight gain.

For example, weight gain is a natural and standard experience of hitting middle age. Similarly, common weight gain triggers involve stress, unhappiness, frustration, lack of control, etc...

A suggestion is to keep a log of your feelings and what you eat for 2-weeks prior to dieting. Call it your fast weight loss journal!

Every time you eat something, no matter how small, make a log entry and write down your thoughts and what led to those thoughts. I think you will be surprised to see what triggers your overeating.

4. Get Busy and Get Relaxed

Make exercise and relaxation a key part of your fast weight loss program.

You need to stay positive, feel good, achieve progress — a big part of that is your emotional and chemical body state. By exercising, you release pleasurable endorphins into your brain — in a sense, pleasure of exercise becomes addictive.

Meditation will take a little longer to show results, but you really can control the negative factors in life, that often jeopardize your fast weight loss goals.

Fast weight loss is within your reach... Follow these 4 Steps and enjoy your new found power and freedom to look lean and feel better.

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