There are three important facts to remember:
- Losing fat happens slowly and is facilitated by proper nutrition and building muscle through exercise.
- Losing weight by means of some crazy, unbalanced diet, may be gratifying in the short term (because the scale will register large amounts of weight being lost) but the results are not sustainable or desirable (because of the increase in body fat % and loss of valuable muscle mass).
- Health and fitness are not possible without the right nutrition and exercise.
- Our health is directly affected by the health of our environment.
This vacuous belief in magic (e.g. magical products that will instantly solve our problems) can undo our resolve. Without recognising unconsciously held beliefs, we will remain victims, unable to stay motivated enough to reach our goals.