6 THINGS YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS EXPERT NEVER TOLD YOU


we’ve all heard of these topics before on “how to lose weight fast”, “how to lose belly fat”, “arm fat”, how to lose weight in 5 days”. Regardless of all these speculations online as thousands of people offer their advice on how it should be done, what kind exercises you need to do to lose weight, to how much calories you need to consumed, how often you need to eat, and how to starve yourself ( they call it calorie counting)

People often seem to miss one of the critical points for every weight-loss journey. Also, see THE SCIENCE OF GETTING SLIMMER LEGS AND A THIGH GAP

So why can’t I lose weight even if I did initially?, why do I have a stubborn belly and/or body fat?, am I incapable of shedding those extra pounds?

why am I still not satisfied with my accomplishment? people at one time or the other have asked these questions. I know I did. However, just like every other thing you learn from experience, you know, the traditional trial and error method,

This, however, was not far from it. I’ll be sharing with you today the changes I had made in order to achieve my goals, which probably might help you reach yours, so what are they?…..

6 THINGS YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS EXPERT NEVER TOLD YOU

  1. THE PRINCIPLE OF COMPARISON

one of the most significant mistakes human make is giving in to the comparison game. measuring oneself against the standards, work or accomplishments of another.

this exercise is futile, demeaning and personally tragic as it places your “triumph” at the mercy of others. bestowing on them the right to determine and define your level of success. Unless you are trying to pick a humanistic, sensible reference point from these people as you try to build your ideal body I suggest you kick those thoughts to the curb.

This also encompasses goals of getting voluptuous

I remember being in the midst of other women at a fitness center, I often would compare my body to the other woman, I would often think to myself that I was more beautiful, more fitter, than any of them. And every single time I spot someone I was “better” than, it only served to validate my thinking. Well, that was till another super hot fitness junkie rolls by, punching my self-esteem in the gut. the lesson here is that true success is not what you have done or accomplished in comparison to others, but what you have done in comparison to what you could have done better. it’s living up to your true standards and capabilities. always remembering to perform for an audience of one.

2. WEIGHING LESS DOES NOT MEAN NO SADDLE BAGS OR THUNDER THIGH

the problem with the bathroom scale is that it only shows you your total body weight and not your fat and muscle mass ratio, why is this important? It’s because a lot of people seem to get confused about this and because they are confused they tend to focus on the wrong thing when they’re trying to lose weight

why scales are useless
from the picture it’s easy to tell weighing more does not equate to being fat

since pictures speak a thousand words, the picture above clearly explain the point I’m trying to get across. weight loss is a general description, so people often get confused.

When you lost weight what type of weight did you lose? fat or muscle or fluid? This is important because it determines your outward results which for most people is more important. every way leads to ways

when you lose fat

this is the one everybody should aspire for, fat-loss. This allows you that thigh gap, small waistline and the plus of it. besides it’s pretty much healthier for your body and effects are more lasting. nevertheless, the problem with only losing fat is that your muscles could easily go underdeveloped if you do not work out during this phase as it is possible to lose fat without breaking a sweat.

If you take the route, you’d most likely end up looking like those skinny Asian girls, or like those Kpop stars.

nonetheless, it is totally healthy if you chose this method of weight loss, especially when you doing it through intermittent fasting or the ketogenic diet.

This was also the method I followed when I went on my two-months weight loss journey

I keep a low carb diet of 30% fruits and veggies 80% animal-based food. I also do an 18 hour fast, and once a week 24-hour water fast.

It is critical to note that pure fat loss would never be accomplished by eating small meals throughout the day regularly. Neither would it be accomplished on a high carb diet despite what most “fat loss specialists” would have you believe. This is the fat loss holy grail!

when you lose fluid

Most times you’d get this result in any rapid, intense weight loss regimen. Female Korean artists are notorious for such schemes as the pressure on them to remain or look thin for every single comeback is at an all-time high. The results though are usually extremely short-lived. One the pioneers of extreme dieting is the Korean pop artist IU

The IU diet broke the internet when she revealed in the Korean television show ‘give me a meal’ for her weight loss diet she eats one potato ๐Ÿฅ”, an apple and protein shake. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all under 300 calories, she also exercises and goes about her daily life as normal.

For those of you who do not know, life as a kpop artist is extremely tasking, so based on that alone, this is a crash diet, but still, this doesn’t stop the public from trying it out

I wonder how many were able to sustain the loss when they resumed eating like a human again.

So yeah, you may see results, but that will be when you’re on the diet. You’d end up gaining most of the “lost” weight as soon as you go back to your regular diet, even if it’s a healthy one

when you lose muscle

While no one wants this, if you are on a crash diet, you are not too far from this. The most classic example of people who lose muscles, including organ muscles and tissues are the anorexic people.

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3. FEWER CALORIC INTAKE DOES NOT EQUAL WEIGHT LOSS

we’ve heard it tons of times, if you want to lose weight eat fewer calories than you need a day, but just like how I had explained earlier, if you do not know the kind of weight you want to lose you might end up doing it all wrong, sure there is truth to this rule, however, where the problem lies is when people confuse quality for quantity (calories). it doesn’t matter how much fewer calories you take if the calories you take in are from a wrong source (high carb),

you are not going to achieve your goals. everybody has a certain food determined by their genetics, hereditary or/and ancestry which determines what food revs up their metabolism to let the body convert dormant energy (fat) and properly utilize them to bring about weight loss. while there foods which serve as a buffer for the utter opposite. it is important to note that here what works for one person might not/will not create the same effects for you. I’d go more in-depth on this in the upcoming article because this topic is just too lengthy to stress upon on one blog post.

4. BEING FIT IS A JOURNEY NOT AN END

think of this a building a house, you don’t build a solid structure that can last you years under a day or two, in fact not even a month or two, this is where fad diets promising you a 5kg weight loss in 5 days fault, it just isn’t realistic, nor even close to lasting.

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Actually, no result is everlasting, you have to keep going at it, if you revert back to the old ways, you’ll get your old results. This is why they say a diet should be life long and also why mainstream diets never work. Adopt a diet you know you can keep for a very, very long time. The goal is not weight loss but weight maintenance.

when I tried popular diets, I went from picture number one to number two in two months after I went off the diets, it took me 3 months to realize that been fed crap ๐Ÿ’ฉ on dieting, and two months to get to the initial picture I shared of myself without breaking a sweat once I figured it out.

So back to my illustration; even if the house is completed you still need to constantly clean, groom, make repairs, touch-ups and stuffs like that. You don’t just build a house once and abandon it, that would be silly, so why do people do the opposite to their bodies when they know this common sense?, because being fit or skinny is often just a one time fit they plan on undertaking, a commitment to reach a certain goal and not after. that is why people who lose weight find it hard to keep the weight off, running back to the gym every time summer is near to get the summer body and end up being overwhelmed at how much work they’d have to do to get the body they had lost back. do note that your weight loss journey isn’t “completed” until you could keep lost weight off. the good thing about being constant with your approach is that just like maintaining your home, the more work you do on it daily the less you’d have to work on it daily.

5. YOUR MINDSET TOWARDS YOUR ABILITIES TO LOOSE WEIGHT IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE STEPS YOU TOOK

no matter how well you mean for it if you do not believe it is possible for you to lose weight it just would not be a reality, the “word became flesh” they say, so before you start your journey it’s crucial that you put yourself at the right frame of mind, believe me, it’s easy for you to drop out on your diet regimen and back to old habits if you thought you never stood a chance in the first place,

not only would you give up easily, but you’d also justify your actions by saying “well it’s not as if I could have done it in the first place”, guard your heart and thoughts with everything you’ve got because it’ll make or break you.

6. ENJOY IT AND KEEP MOVING

your workout sessions shouldn’t end at the gym, keep active and resist the urge to be sedentary afterward, the people who show the greatest and most lasting results are those who remained active throughout the day. start a hobby, walk your dog, take dance lessons, you know the sexy kind

Go undercover and stalk your crush; practice boxing on your rival, do something, anything, just resist the urge to sit on your butt.

HOW HOLLYWOOD HIDES BLEMISHES

hide blemishes, get flawless make up finishes, and do make up like an hollywood pro


how would you feel if the pimple on your face say, the size of a 20-gallon garbage can?

a lot of you Hollywood and kpop enthusiast have been wondering how the hell do all those celebrities look so flawless on camera? are they even human? they’re onscreen flawlessness only serve to heighten they’re larger than life image,

However, today I’m going to give you tips on how you can recreate the same effect and also deal with those damn acne.

But since guerilla warfare is the only way you can deal with that nasty pimple that always rears its head at the absolute wrong time, here are some few combat tips

GO UNDERCOVER

You can totally block out discoloration of any kind, pink, red, blue, purple, yellow, whatever color you can come up with, the trick is to always seek out makeup foundation that has high pigment level, the more pigment it has per ounce, the better chance there is of putting the product on thin and still getting a good coverage. look for a pigment level of 50 to 70 percent.

Meanwhile, there are still some things you have to consider when buying a foundation.

First, in order for your makeup not to look as if it had been thrown on you using a pitchfork ( if that’s even possible) you have to pick a shade that is the closest to your skin tone if you want to have a natural-looking coverage. To watch video on how to pick the perfect foundation for your skin tone, click

There are three types of makeup foundation; stick, cream, and powder foundation. the stick foundation is often used by professionals as it is the hardest to apply and blend well to the skin. however, you will see it mostly used in makeup for editorial magazines, runway fashion shows, and the likes.

cream foundation is practically the most common type of makeup foundation, however, I have noticed that the cream foundation never really quite go well with people who have oily skin like me. but this though to some extent depends on the brand you’re buying.

powder foundations go perfectly on oily skin and are the easiest type of foundation to apply and blend.

Products to watch out for

If you haven’t noticed by now, Korean make up brands do not offer darker pigment cosmetic foundation. Nevertheless, my favorite foundation brand at the moment is the Maybelline fit me line. They also have one of the broadest foundation shades out there Click to buy from Amazon for $5. To find your perfect Maybelline fit me shade, watch this video as it covers all 40 available shades!

For Korean brands, however, I do prefer the nude foundation by A’pieu as it does have an excellent coverage

You can visit this store to get Korea cosmetics at a drop in a bucket prices @ cosmetic love

DO A SWATCH TEST

you can never really tell the pigment level of any product by mere looking at it, however, you can know by sampling it. take a drop of it and rub it on your skin, if it’s so solid in a color that you can’t see your own skin, then you know it has a high pigment level and would be excellent for covering blemishes.

Another really good foundation made today which offers good coverage for very thin application is Nars velvet matt foundation stick, and Dior Dior skin forever perfect foundation broad-spectrum, spf35. However, when talking about flawless finish there is one little bad boy that cannot be overlookedimages
BEAUTY BLENDERS

Which is one of the beauty tools which revolutionized the makeup world is the beauty blender. If you use a beauty blender well, you’ll probably never need to touch makeup brushes ever again, seriously!

the seamless natural make up base a beauty blender creates by far outperforms any other makeup application tool on the market. when you need your makeup to look skin-like, all you need is to bounce a sponge onto the skin with makeup on it to add dimensions, additionally by adding a little bit of water to the sponge, it will set the makeup and give it a more natural luminous finish.

HOW TO: Before using a blender, dip a couple of times in water, say six times, and squeeze out the excess water. This not only help with a flawless total coverage, but you’d also end up having to use less foundation. be sure to use an egg-shaped blender, as this allows you better handling, it lets you get to those hard to reach places like around the nose and eyes. using flat surface sponge, in this case, would be counterproductive. get beauty blender from Amazon

Here is a beginners makeup tutorial video on how to do a natural-looking makeup

HOW TO PREPARE AND MAKE A DIET TRANSITION

your body is actually dumber than you think, it can’t tell whats good for it, it’ll crave whatever you give it…….


Making a diet transition is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do when you’re trying to make some lifestyle changes, especially when you’ve been used to eating a certain way for ages. Especially when you’ve been pretty much just stuffing down whatever edible thing you could get your hands on…..been there done that.

Changing bad eating habits

I personally have tried an untold number of diets, I tried everything I could get my hands on (thanks to Pinterest). however I’ve never been able to get it past the first quatre, often I’m back to where it began, the only difference then would be that I felt even more of a loser afterward.

Fixing unsuccessful diets

I had often wondered why I wasn’t able to stick to it, what influenced me to drop off?, I realized that for every diet I had ever tried or came across, fad or not. Most of them tend to have some things in common; they encourage radical shift in diet styles, a one size fits all ideology, and although they tell what you should and should not eat (sadly in agonizing details), they never really guide you on how to prepare for such transition, nor even the steps you need to make to achieve your desired result, and that is, a totally long term diet change.

Change bad eating habits
And not the type in which you keep only to revert back to the same old patterns that had caused you the initial mess once you had reached your goals.

Irrespective of your motive towards a diet change, whether to shed some pounds or to be healthy, if you are any oblivious as I was it kinder gets frustrating. “so how are this changes going to take place?” you might be wondering. well

part one: HOW TO MAKE PREPARATIONS

Make preparations for a new diet

making preparations for a change of any kind is almost like building a house, you can’t prepare or make plans for anything if you do not know what you want the end result(s) to look like. more often than not, when a lot of people hear the word “diet” the first thing that often comes to mind will be a restrictive, monotonous, boring eating habits you adopt for a period of time (one week, two weeks, a month or so) to lose weight and get in shape. when people have this ideology towards diet and dieting especially to lose weight they tend to be victims to fad diets, unhealthy ones, the kind which results are very short-lived, and when they do get off, they’re back to where they began, doing the same thing that had got them into that position in the first place.

How to cut out bad food

So before you start your journey you need to know what exactly you want your future diet regimen to look like, what are your nutrition goals? what eating styles are you planning on adopting? what eating habit are you going to cut out?. it should be long term health-centered, it should be straight forward, and it should suit your body needs. here it will do you good to ignore the diets of your favorite idol or celeb if you do not do the exact same thing they do for a living; you do not need the same protein requirement as a world star athlete, if you only play on an amateur level, once you’ve got that straightened out the next step involves two stages

stage one: cut out the DON’TS

Removing bad food from diet

one of the reasons people find transitioning difficult is that they still have their old ‘baggage’ lying around. even if you haven’t yet set in place the tools you need to make the big move, you still need to make the first and most important rule, and that is to start taking out little by little the stuff you want out the very moment you decide that you are opting out for a change, don’t wait till you’ve started.

Diet plan pitfalls

believe me, a burger is going to look more attractive than a healthy salad if you are staring right at it before you ate your meal!

stage two: set in place the DO’S

Good diet habits

when you know the kind of diet style you plan on adopting, the next thing to do is to get in place the things you need to start and complete your mission, do you need to restock your pantry? what do you to stock it with? how much would it cost you?. here it will do you more good to have a meal plan that compliments your daily lifestyle, whatever you choose has to work with you, for you and not against you.

Cravings during diet

part two: MAKING TRANSITION

while a lot of diet plans requires you to make a radical cut off old ways and immediately replacing it with the new diet, I do encourage people to start small (but not too small) eliminating and replacing, paying attention to your body and not pushing it too far above it’s limit till you get to your desired goal.

you have to take to note that if your pace of change is too slow you’ll most likely fall off due to a lack of adequate challenge and a motivating pace. nevertheless, you have to keep it simple and steady.

making the change will not be easy, but if the change comes at a small steady pace your body will be less likely to react. the body you see is actually dummer than you think, it isn’t mentally ‘aware’ of what’s good for it, as it comes to crave the things that it has been continuously fed.

Binging during diet

I used to say, if you’re going to get addicted to something, you might as well get addicted to the good stuff๐Ÿ˜‹. think of your body like a baby holding a knife, you don’t go on and yank it off his hand, offer him some sweet in exchange and he’ll gladly let go. Also, see THE SCIENCE OF GETTING SLIMMER LEGS AND A THIGH GAP

IN A NUTSHELL…

the best and most lasting changes occur over time.

before you start any journey make sure the tools you need to start and finish it are in place.

in order not slack off, immediately take off everything that might tempt you,

How to maintain a diet

if you plan on gradually weaning yourself off a certain food, you can stop yourself from eating above your set portion by pre placing the quantity you want to eat ahead of every mealtime and then putting the rest in a very uncomfortable and stressful location to get to. you could try your neighbor’s house.

I mostly keep a carnivore diet, however 30% fruits and veggies and 80% animal-based food. I also intermittent fast for 16 hours each day. that has been my weight loss, health, and maintenance strategy for months now. Here is my ‘after’ photo, although the quality is bad, I haven’t gotten the time lately to take a new one

Weight loss before and after
You can follow me on Instagram @halobebe_ng as I post frequently about topics that may not make it’s a way to this blog.

So that’s all for today, wish you the best of luck๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘