3 Major Fat Loss Challenges

3 Major Fat Loss Challenges

Challenge #1:

My spouse isn’t quite on board with eating better so I can’t.

This one is huge.  Quite often I have a client tell me that their husband/ wife just won’t commit to eating better and that is getting in the way of their progress.  Now, I will be the first to recognize the fact that spousal support is huge however at some point you have to take a stand for yourself.

If you are serious about improving how you eat then just start.  Don’t let them be your reliable excuse.  Just because your husband eats 3 bowls of chips at the local Mexican restaurant doesn’t mean you have to.

Be accountable to yourself and don’t hide behind the other person.

It’s true that nobody wants to be the nag in the relationship but you can be the one who loses the weight and looks good while they stay the same weight with the same ol habits.

Challenge #2

You aren’t on board with eating better.

Wait, it is your spouse’s fault you had pizza again because that’s all they will eat.  Right?  No.

Perhaps you aren’t completely wanting to change.

Sure the idea sounds great and I’m sure fitting into my old jeans would be nice but daaaannngggg I love pizza.  How badly do you want to get better?

It is hard in today’s world to eat well, I get it.  It takes sacrifice.  It takes saying no to some things along the way.  That ish is hard but it has to be done to get to where you say you want to be.  In the grand scheme of life with all the possibilities of hardship, committing to eat well isn’t too rough.

My wife is a pediatric oncology nurse and I guarantee you that the hardships the families of her patients go through are much rougher than you saying no to some dessert after dinner.  If you can’t give up some of the things in your life that you know are getting in the way of losing a few pounds, then reassess how serious you are about the goal.

Challenge #3

I don’t know where to start.

“Do or do not.  There is no try.” -Yoda

How often have you been scared or nervous to try something, so you just nonchalantly fail to begin?  I’ve been guilty of this more times than I can count, my wife will be the first to tell you.  And guess what I did? I hid behind the excuse of not knowing and that’s a pretty sad way to go through life.  Well when it comes to eating well where do you start?  You know what to do!

  • Stop drinking so much.  A glass of wine every day isn’t necessary.
  • Eat slower.  No you don’t need a dental device to slow you down.  Put down the fork and breathe.
  • Be a grown up and eat some vegetables.
  • Stop counting your calories.  I mean, do you truly know the exact number of calories you need?


“People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.” -J. Michael Strazynski

Ben MacMillan

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