10 Fast Weight Loss Tips if You Weigh 200 lbs or More
These fast weight loss tips if you weigh 200 lbs are perfect for you if you feel like you’ve tried everything under the sun and still can’t lose weight. Gut health, exercise, carbohydrate intake, and SO many other factors are likely at play here. Read below and see if any of the following resonate with you…
Do you feel like you’ve tried every weight loss scheme under the sun?
That no matter what crazy diet you try nothing seems to stick?
You watch helplessly as the scale slowly creeps up higher and higher, while feeling totally out of control and powerless…
You know you desperately want to lose weight, be thin and free, but no matter what you do, it just doesn’t work.
That’s because weight loss is not a game of numbers. It’s emotional.
It’s much deeper than data or calories.
If you truly reflect on it long enough, it could likely bring tears to your eyes.
But let’s reflect on something else instead…
Where you are going.
Take a second, right now, to pause and deeply imagine where you could be 1 year from now with the RIGHT plan in place.
- What will your body look like?
- How light will you feel on your feet?
- Most importantly, how differently would you feel about yourself and how differently you would live your life?
The truth is, you’ve got so so much left to live for and so much more of life to experience.
If you can lock in, focus, and be present for this article, Alex and I are going to do the absolute best we can to help you slay this weight loss dragon.
We’ve now walked hand in hand with thousands of clients through this process of losing weight at 200 pounds or more.
Beautiful women like Shawna, Cory, Alison, and thousands of others have completely touched our lives and even brought us to pools of tears with their stories.
It’s now your turn…
10 Fast Weight Loss Tips if You Weight 200 Pounds or More
You’re a snowflake.
A successful weight loss journey is going to be different for you than some 20-something…
Talk about obvious statements right?
And it’s the capital T Truth.
We’re shocked by how many women are put on some fast weight loss protocol designed for a college age girl looking to lose her last 5 pounds…
Instead of that, you need a program and lifestyle designed for YOU!
STOP pounding the pavement and exercising!
While every weight loss program on the planet earth is telling you to go running, do lots of jumping, and perform crazy intense exercises, we’re just sitting here shaking our heads.
Exercising at this weight will unnecessarily stress your joints, cause cravings, and is too much of a risk.
Besides, our clients lose the weight without doing ANY of that.
This is because exercise plays such a minuscule role for weight loss…
In fact, a recent study done by Current Biology took 322 adults from 5 different countries through a calorie reduction weight loss program. They split the groups between those that did exercise and those that did not.
Shockingly enough, adding in exercise did not play ANY major role over calories burned or weight lost. And for those that saw changes, they were minor at best.
Your focus needs to be on your diet not on some new “P90ExtremeJumpingFactor” program.
Before some of you freak out… We LOVE exercise and believe that it is INCREDIBLY healthy and necessary for long-term health.
Exercise can easily be added in at a later point once healthy dieting habits have been established and your hormones are working properly again (see below).
Do not neglect the emotional aspect of weight loss.
Binge eating and emotional eating are things most of our clients have experienced and suffered greatly from.
In fact, Dr. Michael Mantell from Greatist.com found that there we’re 5 main negative emotional factors that cause binge and emotional eating:
- Dopamine (searching out rewards from boredom)
- Community Peer Pressure
Tackling these is crucial to fast weight loss success.
You need to tackle the emotional aspect of this with a powerful support group or community of people you can trust.
Do whatever it takes to get with a community that can help. It’s that important.
This is a key part of our fast weight loss program, for this very reason. Because IT WORKS.
Next up on our list of fast weight loss tips if you weigh 200 lbs or more is…
You are likely very insulin resistant (detox needed).
Listen, we don’t hate carbohydrates.
They are fine and dandy.
The problem is that if you’re 200 pounds or more, you likely have a lot of insulin resistance (90% of the time).
This makes every carbohydrate you eat wildly ineffective at providing energy you can use and stick to your body like glue.
It also can lead to metabolic resistance, pre-diabetes, or diabetes.
You need to do a carbohydrate DETOX.
Cut out carbohydrates for a month-long period at a bare minimum.
You can reintroduce them later when the body repairs itself and your hormones level out. The body needs a break from the excessive consumption to truly reset and detox.
You’re likely leptin resistant.
Leptin is the hormone designed to send the brain these two important messages:
- I’m full and have had enough to eat
- I’ve got some extra calories to burn, let’s go exercise!
Many of you will be thinking: Where has this hormone been??!!
The truth is, leptin is getting blocked due to the insulin resistance you have.
This is why when you focus on diet first, exercise will come in later very naturally to your life when your leptin is functioning properly again.
Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating lots of lean protein and veggies will help level your leptin.
Heal your leaky and inflamed gut.
Gut inflammation is likely an underlying issue if you weigh 200 lbs or more.
The annoying part of this is that if you have a leaky gut, the body isn’t processing properly the foods you eat (even the good ones!).
The good news? Healing the digestive tract is simple.
First you eliminate foods that hurt your gut health (sugars, flour, processed foods). Then you consume probiotics to replace the heal the gut.
Consume lots of apple cider vinegar and make sure to take a good probiotics supplement to do this!
Walking is SO underrated!
Walking is surprisingly effective for weight loss.
- It improves fat burning. – Because walking is not intense like jogging, you won’t dip into glycogen stores, and you will primarily burn fat.
- It improves posture. – This has also been proven to lower cortisol levels, which is your stress and stubborn fat-holding hormone!
- It improves blood flow. – The better your circulation, the better your health is and faster weight will be lost!
Some of you may be unable to do a full walk due to knee and hip problems.
That’s okay. Just do what you can with what you have!
Next up on our list of fast weight loss tips if you weigh 200 lbs or more is…
Skip calorie counting.
Counting calories is great model for bodybuilders looking to get to 5% body fat or overly obsessed personal trainers looking to take mirror photos.
Counting calories is a pretty terrible model if you are over 200 pounds and trying to get a weight loss journey started off on the right foot.
This is because of the hormonal damage you likely have.
Insulin resistance, leptin resistance, high cortisol, and MANY others are likely affecting you.
So when you do count calories, the weight won’t drop fast enough. Sometimes it won’t budge at all.
This is an excruciating feeling when you are eating like a rabbit and not seeing the scale move.
Focus less on calories and more on the QUALITY of what you are eating.
YOU NEED TO GET RESULTS FAST!
According to the latest science, militant diets win out vs. standard diets.
Those who lose the most weight in the first 2-4 weeks of dieting have the greatest weight loss results in the following year.
Therefore, losing weight fast will better impact you in both the short-term and the long-term. The most effective thing you can do is actually a cold turkey approach.
- Losing weight FAST will motivate you to lose more.
- It gives you momentum.
- It puts the sails at your front and the wind at your back.
And you need some weight loss wins at your back to keep moving forward!
Get results fast, and use a program that moves quickly.
The more you love yourself, accept yourself, and commit to working on yourself, the better off you will be.
A failure to take care of yourself and your body is a failure to love yourself.
Commit to this journey, accepting where you are, and loving yourself throughout the entire process!
Invest in yourself and your life.
Your health and your happiness are the greatest assets you have.
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