The look of disbelief and possibly even pity for me was well displayed with the look on their faces saying it all. And in many ways they were all right, yet not right!
You see losing weight is simple; it's the doing what you gotta do to lose the weight... that's where the difficulty is found. Doing what you gotta do can make the whole process not easy and quite possibly interpreted as being too hard to achieve.
That's why vision is so important! A vision to see the end point must first be created, thereby giving birth to a beginning.
The best starting point is always the simplest step. So keeping it simple you know your body is made up of about 65-90% water. That's as sure as there is the law of gravity. From that water blood is created and it is blood that carries a bounty of nutrients making up most of the body's mass.
If you put everything that the body is made from, you'll find oxygen makes up about 65% of it.
The second biggest ingredient that makes up the body (and this is where the majority of the work is to be done) is carbon. Understand that 99% of the physical mass of the human body is made up of just six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus.
And its carbon that keeps the body falling into a great big puddle of water. So the big three are...
It reminds me of the times when i was in my teenager years working in the family foundry (Carter Wesco Tools) during my school holidays. It was impressive to see the big hydraulic presses turning carbon dust into shapes of tools and trailer couplings and then filled with molten steel. When the steel has cooled, the carbon moulds are simply banged off revealing the shape of the carbon mould and then the carbon is simply put back on the pile to be repressed into moulds.
So it's little wonder that if carbon can hold molten liquid metal together, it can hold water and a cupful of elements & minerals.
To lose weight we must do two things...
First... We must focus on getting more oxygen and hydrogen ions into our body. So put simply, we must move (walk, exercise etc.) so we can actively increase the amount of oxygen we can pull into the body so the body can use the oxygen to burn fat (remembering that fat is the most concentrated form of energy available to the body). As for the hydrogen, we must maintain our focus on the hydration aspect by eating more foods that are rich in water content.
Secondly... We must minimise our carbon intake. The number one reason diamonds are heavy is because they're made of compressed carbon. Hence we must reduce our intake of carbon or what is called carbohydrates!!!
What carbohydrates are can be found by looking at the word... carbo/carbon and hydrates/oxygen & hydrogen.
Surely it's not just a coincidence that with vegetables and fruits, the bulk of the product is made up of water. Trying juicing vegetables and fruit and you'll find the ratio of liquid to fibre strongly leans the liquid way for the cast majority of fresh produce.
Then try juicing nuts, breads, cereals, rice, pasta and animal products and you'll find lots of fibre (carbohydrates) and not much juice. You can eat fats but you have to exercise more if you wish to eat more fat. Just by acknowledging the relationship between fat, energy and exercise is a piece of the puzzle solved.
You don't want to exercise... don't eat fat! Its as simple as that!
If you've already accumulated lots of fat stores, it's simply because your ratio of bringing in oxygen and hydrogen ions and bringing in carbon is or has been out of balance.
It's a wise human who knows how to keep their body healthy and knows WHAT TO DO. The reality is you don't need to know how it works in an internal cellular way. The truth is you don't need to know how the body heals a cut in the flesh for example. You just have to know what to do! Most of us know the action we need to produce is to keep the cut clean and protect it until it has healed. It is your body does the healing!
You don't need to know "how" the body does the healing. You don't need to know how the blood regenerates at a cellular level and how the blood enriches itself. You just need to know what steps you have to put into action to get the desired results. In the case of weight loss, it's knowing what foods to eat that will optimise the rebuilding and regeneration of your blood and then choosing to consume these foods.
Is to STOP EATING THE CARBON (carbohydrates) and get into the water foods that are rich in oxygen and hydrogen ions (vegetables and fruit). If you're not quite sure what hydrogen ions can do for your blood, have a watch of the video on a supplement called MegaHydrate.
MegaHydrate is a clever mans way of mimicking what the creator naturally gives us in RAW water fresh foods.
Losing weight is easy; its putting on weight that is the hard bit! Love your fat, you're a lucky human rich in body potential!