The Key To Maintaining Weight After Fat Shocker
Many people wonder what their chances are of regaining weight after doing the Fat Shocker, and if doing a program like Weight Watchers will help them to maintain weight after.
So this is the thing, when you go to lose the weight, it is so important that from day one, you think long-term.
From day one, you think, “What am I gonna do differently?”
When you undertake this, when you’re taking this on to lose the weight, there is a large degree of commitment to a new way of eating. A new life around food. New habits, new rituals. You will never be able to go back to how it was before.
If you’re holding onto that notion that you’re gonna go back to normal eating as it were, then, yes you are going to gain the weight back.
But if you buy into the fact that the whole idea of moderation is bullshit, if you buy into the fact that you’re gonna have to eat pretty strict 90% of the time, and then 10% is for vacations, birthdays and events, that’s how we hack and manage our weight.
But let me talk about it a little bit more practically.
If you do the Fat Shocker, and let’s say you lose 10 pounds. You will want to go into something else, yes, like Weight Watchers. That’s an excellent strategy.
You will have to go into something else because another concept that I teach repetitively, solo is death.
Doing it alone is why people gain the weight back.
I’m sure you’ve read all the studies that they try to put out there to say why people gain the weight back, for example:
- They had artificial sweeteners and it tricked their brain.
- Maybe the diet soda led them to have cravings, and so they ate and they gained the weight back.
- Maybe their metabolisms are so messed up that their body is gonna make them crave food so bad until they get back up to that high obesity set point.
All of those studies that you see, I think all that stuff has a grain of truth in it. But let me tell you the reason why people gain the weight back is because people try to do it themselves.
Never Try To Go Solo.
It’s just like those guys from the Biggest Loser that put the weight back on when they come home.
It’s not that they’re stressed out.
It’s not that they don’t have commitment.
It’s because they’re not surrounded by 12 other people that have a common goal that they can talk to all the time. They don’t have that energy that gives them the motivation, the discipline, the energy to keep going, to practise a way of life that’s consistent with what they want for themselves, given that they have a little mental quirk or food addiction or carboholism or sugar demon suffering.
The way not to gain the weight back, is never go back to eating 60% carbohydrates, as a rule.
What You Actually Need To Succeed
You know, Weight Watchers has got the points, and I will tell you, my mom has gone for 30 years. It’s a great introductory programme.
But this is the thing. You can do Weight Watchers and still be by yourself. If you’re by yourself, you’re dead.
You will gain the weight back.
So what I’m trying to do is create communities of people who have similar suffering, similar struggles, who can chat with each other, who can ask questions, who can encourage each other, who can watch each other succeed, and who can fall off and get back on and keep trucking, if you’re committed to that.
Yes, there’s a possibility you can gain the weight back. 90% of people gain weight back that they lose. That’s true.
The reason they do that is because they try to go solo. They try to do it themselves. They try to white-knuckle. They don’t educate themselves on why and how they’re losing the weight.
- Why did I put the weight on in the first place?
- Where are my triggers?
- What new rituals can I practise?
- What groups can I go hang out with that are gonna lock arms with me and make sure that I stay on point with my goals, my dreams, my desires?
Weight Watchers does points. Jenny Craig does their prepped meals. Whatever it is, I’m telling you, you need structure. This will not get done without structure, without a plan, without a group.
So whatever you’re doing that has those aspects, keep doing it.