Losing weight in the new year
Many new year’s resolutions involve losing weight. As many of you know, I lost 43 pounds in 2000-2001, and I’ve kept the weight off ever since. In short, I think you can be successful in weight loss if you follow three simple steps:
1. Burn more calories than you eat
2. Find a combination of food and activities that satisfy you in accomplishing #1
3. Convince yourself that you’re not on a diet, but that you need to make a change in your lifestyle
Honestly, I don’t care if you are going to use Weight Watchers, Atkins, or grapefruit. There’s no magic to weight loss — just eat less than your body physically requires. But be honest with yourself and make sure you can be satisfied with the changes now and for the rest of your life. Otherwise, the best effort can only lead to a temporary weight loss.