In her new book, The Slowly But Surely Solution for a Weight Healthy You , author Velinda Woods provides a permanent solution to the struggle with weight gain. The problem for many people is the gain-loss cycle caused by trying fad diets and programs that are too difficult to follow. Woods advises readers to take the process slowly. This is the best way to lose weight.
Instead of starting a new weight loss program by doing everything all at once, Woods suggests starting with gradual changes in diet and exercise. The solution to permanent weight loss, she states, is consistent, small changes made over time.
Woods believes anyone who is optimistic about permanent weight loss can experience success. The keys are to commit to slow progress and to invest the necessary time, effort and some expense. This is not a magic solution. It takes time and persistence, but it will work.
If too many steps are taken at once, a fitness and weight loss program becomes unmanageable. The client gets discouraged and begins to slack off. Soon, the entire effort is lost. Commit now to making changes slowly and gradually. The way to healthful weight loss is slow but sure.
Instead of focusing on quick weight loss and big changes, a person should first learn principles of good weight management and fitness. Recognizing that weight didn’t accumulate quickly and won’t melt off quickly is one of the first steps in a successful effort.
Woods provides a series of dietary and exercise readiness instructions before work begins. These are an essential component of her unique weight loss management system. Only when a person is fully ready to begin making changes does she move ahead.
Once the preliminary exercises are completed, small incremental changes are introduced. Clear, specific instructions are provided at each stage. Preventive measures to avoid “backsliding” are also included. When one change is comfortably integrated into the lifestyle, another small change is introduced.
Since nobody is perfect, “free days” are allowed from time to time so the dieter gets to take a short break. This helps to prevent undue stress and discouragement. These free days are incorporated into a calendar specifically designed with the individual in mind.
Instead of starting with both diet and exercise at the same time, Woods begins with easy but effective weight loss workouts. Exercises are simple and reasonably brief so they fit into a busy schedule. Once the fitness routine is firmly established, Woods turns her attention to healthful diet changes.
Nobody reacts in quite the same way to any diet and exercise scheme. For this reason, Woods allows plenty of room for individual choice in setting up the system. By eating foods that are enjoyable, dieters can gradually incorporate positive changes and stick with the program.
For anyone wanting to forever break the weight gain and loss cycle, this program offers a unique opportunity. Woods is a certified personal trainer with certification by the American Council on Exercise and training through the American College of Sports Medicine’s Fitness Trainer’s program. Her book is available at SlowlyButSurelySolution.com for the very reasonable price of $19.95.