In my Yahoo News Feed there was a feature on Michael Watson, an 18 year old high school senior who has lost 115 pounds. Micheal’s story was also picked up by Good Morning America.
I would like to feature Micheal, and what he had to say, to highlight 3 key strategies for effective weight loss.
Effective Weight Loss Strategy #1 – Exercise
Most people think they have to go to the gym and work out on a stair climber or treadmill to help them lose weight. Or pay a personal trainer to motivate them to exercise hard enough to burn the needed calories. Here’s a quote from the Yahoo article on what Michael did:
“Watson, now a high school senior in Canton, Ohio, started by walking to and from school every day, more than 40 minutes round trip.”
For Michael it was a simple walking program. And he did it in segments. Once in the morning and once after school.
At the start of his Junior year in high school, Michael decided to walk to school instead of riding the bus. He did this 5 days per week. Rain or shine.
He didn’t jog to school. He didn’t run to school. He just walked to school.
A simple walking program that almost anyone can do.
By making the commitment to walk, Michael began his journey towards effective weight loss, which brings us to the next strategy.
Effective Weight Loss Strategy #2 – Progress Over Time
Michael didn’t lose 115 pounds in a couple of months. Michael lost the weight over time. He started in his Sophomore year and continue his efforts through his senior year. I like this quote from the Yahoo article:
“I’d see that I was 290 [pounds] and say, ‘Let’s get to 280, come on Michael, you got this,”
Michael didn’t set his goal at 115 pounds. He set small goals that helped him make progress over time.
As he reached the smaller goals that he set for himself, this built up his confidence. He saw and felt improvements to his looks and overall health. Which helped him set his next goal. And continued his progress over time.
But the key strategy that Michael implemented, that I believe made the greatest difference, is the next one.
Effective Weight Loss Strategy #3 – Diet
Michael changed his diet. Not a restrictive diet.
Instead he change the foods he ate each day. Here’s a quote from the Yahoo article:
“Watson also changed his diet, working with his dad to learn how to count calories and then forgoing his normal fast food meals for salads, oatmeal and soup.”
Michael switch his diet from fast food meals to plant based nutrition. And he acknowledges that it was hard at first. But became easier has he consumed more plant based food sources.
Michael discovered “The New Secret to Weight Loss!”
It’s powerful because what Michael did was change his microbiome or gut health.
He stopped feeding the microbes of his small intestine with the food they love: carbohydrates, animal protein, and vegetable oils. These microbes produce toxins and cause you to store fat.
As Michael switched to plant based food sources he began to change his microbiome. The new microbes flourished and provided him with more energy and didn’t store his food as fat.
Michael also found it easier to maintain this diet because the cravings went away. Instead his microbiome wanted the plant based nutritional sources.
He discovered that if you change the gut you change the outcome!
If you don’t know the new secret to weight loss, then I would suggest watching the following video I produced to help people discover what Michael discovered:
Your Microbiome Significantly Impacts Your Weight!
The video is below. It’s short and to the point. Take the time to watch it today.
Now that you understand the new secret to weight loss, you just need to implement the 3 key strategies that Michael did. If you do, then your chances of experiencing improved health will significantly increase.
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