Don’t Base Expectations on Celebrity Weight Loss Stories
It seems that out of all the people who are trying to lose weight, celebrities are receiving the most attention; there is Josh Peck, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Osbourne, Jonah Hill, Perez Hilton, Jennifer Hudson, Drew Carrey, Seth Rogen, and the list goes on and on.
In many cases, it was claimed that the celebrity in question had lost more than fifty, sixty, or even seventy pounds sometimes. Naturally, there is always an interview that comes along with the article, and at some point, they inevitably touch on the subject of what the celebrity did to lose all of this weight, and what they have to say to others out there who are aspiring to accomplish the same thing.
While celebrity weight loss advice may be frank and honest, there is one big reason as to why you shouldn’t base your expectations on it. These celebrities have all the money in the world. While most of us maintain the belief that money doesn’t buy happiness, it cannot be denied that having a lot of it makes achieving your goals much easier.
All of these celebrities that have lost weight didn’t do it alone. Their path was paved for them by the weight loss experts, professional nutritionists and fitness gurus they hired specifically to make all the right and healthy choices for them.
However, this is not to take anything away from these stars: they had to make some kind of effort to go through with the process, and they certainly deserve some praise for all the changes they managed to make to their own lives. However, unless you are supremely wealthy yourself (if you were, chances are you wouldn’t be reading this), you simply cannot compare your own situation with theirs.
If you are trying to achieve some dramatic weight loss results, then you need to keep in mind that the road you will have to travel will be much bumpier than the one laid for the celebrities. You will have to do many things by yourself; some of you may even have to put together your own dieting and exercising plans.
Needless to say, it will take you more time and effort than it took those celebrities in order to achieve the same results. As sad as it may be, it is the reality of the money-driven world in which we live.
So if you are not to base yourself on celebrity weight loss stories, what kind of expectations should you have for losing weight?
Well, if you are planning on losing weight naturally, then you should aim to lose between one to three pounds per week. While you could do more than that, losing weight is a long-term project; once it’s off, you need to keep it that way.
If you lose it too fast, your body won’t have the time or the opportunity to get used to a healthy and balanced way of living, meaning that eventually, you will go back to the old habits you’ve been following your entire life. Don’t get discouraged if the results don’t come as fast as you would like them to. In the end, slow and steady wins the race.