The truth is there is no quick fix, up to 2lb a week is what you'll lose following the WW plan - but that's only if you actually follow the plan. There are no short cuts, magic formulas, lotions or potions. Yeah you can cheat the system, take what feels like the easy way - it's not healthy though and you won't keep the weight off. To be successful at weight loss you have to make changes that are permanent, changes that you'll keep in place.
Success isn't in the grand gestures, it's in the to your routine and changes to your eating habits.
How do I know? Because I've lost weight so many times if I'd kept off every pound I ever lost I'd be a key charm by now!
Most people have lost weight before, myself included. Then life happens and you put it back on, for me it was my mom being diagnosed with Alzheimer's and my world being turned upside down as I became a full-time carer. Right now it's people who's lives have been changed by lockdown and everything that is COVID-19, we are reacting to a situation we have no control over and some of us have been looking for the cure in the kitchen or at least looking for something to cheer our life up a little.
Anyone can lose weight by changing how they eat and adding some exercise into the equation. However if you feel you could do with some support and a plan that makes the eating side of it all less complicated, then WW is an option, it's the one I chose and I will continue too. They believe in themselves so much that this week they've been offering 30 days completely free, that offer ends tonight so if you know anyone who needs a little help and encouragement, share the link www.ww.com/uk, maybe you've had to cancel due to finances, here's your chance to re-engage. WW really does work and the group support helps more than you can imagine. I'll be online on my virtual workshop at 9.45 this morning with support from Elle and Kate, we're always on from 9.15am to have those 1-1 conversations and check-ins. I'm also always there via the phone whilst we're in lockdown as support too.
I know members can't wait to get back to in person workshops and WW are doing everything they can to make that happen, it's all government dependent, July 6ish onwards is the hope for weigh only workshops, let's hope that happens!
If you are struggling right now with losing weight, don't give yourself a hard time, start today and just start with trying to improve your eating habits, don't stress about losing weight. Downsize the portion a bit maybe or re-evaluate the plate, more veggies to fill you up. Swap the odd bag of crisps or chocolate bar for a smaller one or better still a bit of fruit. Go for a walk round the block. Little tweaks each week, that's the answer, realistic changes you will find easy enough to do. The one thing I can promise you about a WW workshop and the coach is they passionately care about their members, yes it's their job and they're paid to do it but that's not why they choose to role (there's much easier ways to earn a living) they choose it because they empathise and want to help.
Right I'm off to try and get Alfie to walk, to attempt to practice what I preach and to hope that mom's in a better mood today. I had tears from her Thursday morning which just broke my heart and made me think I should give everything up and just be her carer so I can be there all the time for her. I HATE ALZHEIMERS!
Anyway, moving on, let's make today delicious,
Mwah, luv ya
Love me xx