FOOD BALANCING: How to Eat to Lose Weight (without dieting)

More and more people are asking themselves this question: how can I eat to lose weight? This is bad news from two angles.
  • With the Internet, the world has never had access to so much information. Yet the average quality is pathetic since the question is recurrent.
  • Having a lot of knowledge and information is good. But to get into action is something else. By dint of questioning everything, people can no longer manage to lose weight.
I imagine that the tone of the employee's voice immediately put the chip in your ear. I'm not here to waste my time and rewrite what thousands have written before me on this subject. You know the "copy and paste" articles that answer this question.

"How do you eat to lose weight?"

It's simple, eat mostly healthy foods, lots of vegetables and also almonds...

It's okay for two minutes. If it would help anyone to write such banalities, no one would need me. Except that... Bingo, it doesn't help a lot of people if you say eat vegetables and exercise more.

Now that the basics are in place, let's analyze this.

You're confused because everyone is contradicting each other.

So you don't know where to start and you can never get your weight loss to progress.

You are desperately looking for a solution, you are motivated, but nothing really works. You don't ask for the impossible, just food lists!
If you are ready to be pushed around a little, to understand the truth and especially to come out of this reading with something applicable, stay until the end. It's a lot simpler than you think.

The easy answer for tourists

Above all, it is obviously necessary to eliminate tourists.

If what you're looking for is one more stupid article that gives you an easy answer and sells itself as the "magic" solution to your question, it's now.

So how do you eat to lose weight?

By reducing your caloric intake. By favouring unprocessed foods. By increasing your protein intake. And blah, blah, blah, blah...

Now, I'm convinced of one thing: the overwhelming majority of people who will read this article don't need any additional theory. What you need is a reality check. Words that make you understand that up until now it has been nonsense.
What a boon, I'm not going to spare you. If you are really here to progress. To advance towards your physical goal. If you're tired of being addressed by taking tweezers to every sentence to ensure your mental comfort: welcome to real life...

You are concentrating in the wrong place

Your house is dirty. Really very dirty. You need to vacuum.

You know that, but you don't want to do it anyhow. So you're going to give it some serious thought! 

Which room to start with? Where are you going to plug in the wire? How long will it take? And what happens if the tank is full? Isn't it better to start with the broom?

Congratulations: while you're trying to answer all those silly questions, I've already finished vacuuming the whole house.

Have I optimized the household 100%? No.

Did I go as fast as I could? No.

Should I have swept the broom instead? Perhaps.

In the meantime, did I finish when you didn't do anything? Yes.

Bim. You thought too much, while I acted. And that's how I won.

Thinking prevents action.

How to eat to lose weight and how to vacuum for a clean house: it's the same question.

In both cases you have to focus on the irreducible basics and then act. For real.

To clean your home, just look for an outlet to plug in the vacuum and go. As the weeks go by and experience goes by you will improve. You'll start with the living room because in the layout of your home, it makes more sense. Then finally in the garage you will just sweep every 3 weeks...

It's called getting better with experience.

Theory is good. But there's a lot of stuff you can never discover without practice.

To lose weight, you're going to set up a basic caloric deficit .
 Then after two weeks, you'll find that you enjoy your days more when you eat a lot of protein in the morning, so you adapt. And after losing 3 kg, you make a new discovery: apples after a meal help you not to be hungry for several hours...

These things were impossible to predict without practice.

The best is the mortal enemy of good. That's Montesquieu. And it's true.

You can search for years for the answer to the question how to eat to lose weight... You will always find new information, new extravagant methods.

Except if you only have a passive posture. If you never apply the recommendations: you will stay in the same place.

This is the modern evil...

You pretend not to understand

Hang on, it's going to get rough. I remind you that I'm not here to maintain an illusory comfort. My job is to make people face up to their responsibilities and honestly, it works.

So be honest with yourself.

In the last few months and weeks, have you invested proportionally as much effort in your weight loss as your motivation suggests?

I've been helping people transform for 7 years now. I've only seen about ten times, cases where people have aligned their words and actions.

It's a frightening rarity.

Reading dozens of articles, watching videos, recording slimming recipes, drinking lemon juice, buying magazines to lose weight: it's a huge bullshit.

You can spend 6 months trying to figure out how to eat to lose weight, it won't make any difference if you never start putting into practice what you learn as you go along.

Of course you're going to do anything. Of course you're going to read and practice nonsense... but you'll figure it out eventually.

It's much more comfortable to say, "I'm not sure what I'm doing, so I'll find out more before I start losing weight". Rather than having a proactive posture.

The truth lies between the two paths.

You read my free guide in 30 minutes and in 1 hour you start applying it. Over time you improve, you adapt, you adjust...

After 3 weeks, you have already lost 2kg. And progress keeps you motivated!

I'm not saying that you should go headlong into the first slimming method that falls into the palm of your hand. I'm just saying that by concentrating too much on theory, you end up forgetting that you live in the world of practice.
It's too easy to beat around the bush a thousand times without ever committing. It's called: maintaining the illusion of action without taking the risk of acting.

Losing weight is not easy (and so much the better).

This is where it gets more complicated. If you discover me with this article, you won't be disappointed by the trip...

You are not going to lose weight easily. You don't lose weight without effort, without work, without investing energy and time. In other words, miracle diets are aptly named. There is nothing miraculous about weight loss.

Your body will do everything it can to keep you from losing weight. It doesn't matter whether or not you feel good in your bathing suit. The only thing it knows is that you have fat reserves and it wants to keep them "just in case".

You're built to survive. Your body wants to keep you alive no matter what. If you play a game of taking away its precious energy reserves, it will do everything it can to stop you.

Already, it's kicking the "quick and effortless diet" nonsense.

Second, fortunately, losing weight is not easy.

You agree with me. Anyway, you'll know once you've reached your physical goal.

Look behind you. In your past, the things you are most proud of are actions, productions, results that required a lot of work, a lot of effort, a lot of courage...

You are not proud to have watched a TV show for 1 hour.

It's super easy and anyone can do it.

On the other hand, you are proud to have read a complicated book, obtained a diploma, had children, bought a house, learned to play a musical instrument, started a business, grew your own vegetables...

Anything that took work, effort, time... makes you proud. Believe me, if losing 15 kg was as easy as watching TV, no one would be proud of losing weight.

Except that it's hard and that's good. Because it gives intrinsic value to your existence. This is what Viktor Frankl tells us about this in his book "Man's Search For Meaning": If there is meaning in life, there must be meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of existence, like fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.

Suffering without justification leads to the desire for revenge, to nihilism, to resentment. But suffering in order to reach an ideal (in this case physical) gives meaning to your life.

You want to do much more than lose weight. You're trying to become a better person, and for that alone, I take my hat off to you. You might just decide to stay where you are and criticize people who are moving (God knows many choose that path). But no, you're moving forward. You accept the suffering of progress, so yes, it's complicated...

Except that it is the only possible way.

I will even conclude this part with a sentence from Bismarck that you will only be able to understand once you have reached your physical goal: "Life is like being at the dentist. You always think that the worst is yet to come, when in fact it is already over".

What do you want?

You spend all your time making compromises. Every day, you make compromises.

You agree to spend 8 hours a day at work in exchange for a salary: it's a compromise. Time in exchange for money.

You agree to take out a 25-year loan to become a homeowner: it's a compromise. Exchange money for a house.

You agree to work out in a gym to improve your physical condition: it's a compromise...

Applied to weight loss, it gives us something like: You agree to eat fewer calories and pay more attention to your diet in exchange for a reduced fat content.

Everything you do in your life is subject to compromise. Often unconscious since there is no point in raising them. You instinctively organize your choices into a hierarchy of priorities.

In this case, if for you it is more important to lose weight than anything else... You accept to be hungry sometimes, to eat less than before, to refuse certain proposals that include food...

Since choosing is giving up, you have made the voluntary choice to put weight loss at the top of the hierarchy. Now you need to align your actions with your words/thoughts.

This is where Nietzsche's famous phrase takes on its full meaning. According to him "Him who has a why to live can bear almost any how". With this sentence he tells us that anyone who has a goal high enough in the hierarchy of priorities, can then bear all the compromises necessary to reach that goal.

If your desire to lose weight outweighs everything, you will be able to mobilize considerable resources to reach that goal.

Does it mean you're no good if you can't lose weight? No.

The most likely outcome is that you have been approaching your weight loss from an angle that is not appropriate for your situation from the beginning?

How can I eat to lose weight? Wrong question.

It's time to give you the answer to the question. How can I eat to lose weight? Well, it depends. The real question must be: What do you want to eat to lose weight?

Mostly according to your tastes. Your cravings. Your life. Your needs. Your goal.

Whatever happens, you have to put your efforts in the right places. Rather than pedaling through the semolina with a glass of lemon in hot water at 5:17 a.m., you need to be aware of the actions that will bring the most results.

Hint: drinking lemon doesn't bring results.

This article acted as a filter.

In nutrition, the answer to any question will almost always be: it depends. There are certainly generalizable recommendations, but you know them all.

The idea being to lose weight without relapsing, the personalization of your choices is paramount. If you have been able to read this article in full, chances are that your will to change is strong enough.

You have the keys. Now, rather than searching endlessly, start trying to open doors. Fool, adapt, start over, try, succeed... That's the best you can do. Practice.

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