Weight-Loss is easy as ABC!!!

And Then Imagine the New You! By: Hunter Erichsen

No Fast or Fatty Foods

The first step in losing weight is to stop getting fast and fried foods. It is ok to eat them, just every once in a while and in moderation. And if it ever gets to a point where you need to stop at a quick place, just make the right decision and get a salad or a chicken wrap. Just something that has some nutritional value. I know is will be hard but like Julius Erving said, "If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end." So in conclusion with this paragraph, stay away from McDonalds or Wendy's because those are chalked full of calories.
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Giving Your Body the Right Vitamins and Minerals

So, now that fast food is out of the way, we need to look at nutrition. Sure not eating fatty foods and working out will work, but your body still won't technically be healthy yet. See the main thing is something called the 5/20 rule. What it is saying is that if you have less than 5% of daily value, then it is not enough. But more than 20% is too much. That is where you want to stick, between 5 and 20. So you need the protein for strength to be able to work out and things and you need carbohydrates to give yourself energy. The calcium in foods will make your bones stronger. The vitamin A will give you great eye sight. The B vitamins help you collect energy from from the foods. The vitamin C helps with your body being able to repair itself and your look and vitamin D helps with absorbing iron and calcium.

Working Out

Eating and making healthy food choices is important but so is working out regularly. This doesn't mean lifting weights, this means doing cardio: things that will gat your heart pumping. The reason this is important is because you will burn off that unwanted fat and conditioning your body to be able to perform better and last longer on the machine. You don't even have to go get a gym membership! Some things you can do include: walking, jogging, running, jumping rope, lifting medicine balls, and biking. This may not be fun at first but once you see results and the effect it has on your body, you will start enjoying it more and actually want to do it!

Motivation

The last thing you need is to be motivated. If your heart isn't in to it then you won't get results. Most likely what would happen is you would go a couple weeks on this then just sort of give up. Then you will probably binge eat since you would've been away from sugar for quite awhile, then end up feeling worse about yourself. This isn't meant to deter you from trying, this is meant to show you that you must want too. Now, in order to bring up the positivity, here are some quotes to motivate you:

Unknown Author: Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.

David Viscott: You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

Vincent Lombardi: The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.