So many people message me daily with questions about “what” I’m doing to lose weight I thought I’d publicly get back to basics. So many are struggling with health related issues & at the core of it the unifying issue is obesity & poor nutrition (IMHO). What I hear deep down is “I want to lose weight fast so I can move on with my life.” I’m sorry to tell you there is no quick fix for years of poor decisions, a weak mindset, & an unwillingness to change. No pills, procedures, fad diets, or drinks are going to magically give you a long lasting result. I’ve been there. I get it! The most important question you should be asking yourself is what is your “why.” For me it was a desire to get my glucose under control, get off of medications, feel like living life every day, being around to see my kids grown, & hopefully one day playing an active role in the lives of my grandchildren. Write that “why” down & post it in your home, in your vehicle, everywhere you need a reminder. When you want to give up or give in make your “why” front & center. This initial phase of weight loss is a slow & arduous process. It’s getting up every day & working towards goals that you set for yourself. It’s victories & failures. It’s staying the course when you feel like giving up. It’s speaking positively to yourself & caring enough about you to do what needs to be done. It’s planning your meals & activity & sticking to that plan. It’s being ready for the doughnuts brought to work, the constant ordering of fast food, the kids wanting burgers & fries, the parties, & family functions. It’s remembering your “why” & feeling happy when you make the right choices. It’s going against the grain of society & standing alone at times. It’s hard at times but being overweight & sick is harder because I know.... for most of my life!! It’s of utmost importance that this becomes a lifestyle not a short lived diet. This is not a one size fits all thing. Each one of us has specific problems, illnesses, & goals to address. Tailor your nutritional plan to work towards helping those things not hindering it. That’s honestly “what” I’m doing.