Weight loss management is a daily grind of continuous food preparation, motivation, and exercise. Each required for success, they comprise a unique combination of skills. Culinary, emotional and psychological, and physical coordination and stamina, round up the plethora of needs to glide smoothly along the journey. The continuity is a path of required patience, energy, and driven accountability. Yet the payoff is rewarding, uplifting, and worthy of the efforts. Weight loss, emotional stability, and physical strength combine for a life of continuous comfort, health, and well being, within a body that walks with swagger, energy, and worth.

Preparing food is a constant when eating “clean,” as most of the American food supply is a hodgepodge of hollow, deflated nutrient-valued ingredients that typically include simple sugars, gluten, and/or dairy. Most food processed excessively, its utilization within the body accesses limited energy, disturbs natural digestion, and eventually contributes to inflammation and disease. “Food as fuel” is a chosen life of acquiring unprocessed, untainted, and “clean” options, utilities for energy, brain functioning and physical movement. What enters our bodies, is a compelling contributing factor for feeling good. Assuring macronutrients of lean proteins, vegetable-type carbohydrates, and healthy fats are included, well being rests at the end of that rainbow of foods. Time to prepare, money to purchase quality, clean food, and readiness with food for one’s lifestyle and schedule, requires diligent effort.

Besides the groundwork of preparing food, healing the inner quandaries that stall success, are imperative. Emotional, past baggage carried by the masses with weight challenges, is healing awaiting. Without addressing reasons behind the binging, numbing with food, and psychological pieces that contribute to overeating, unhealthy uses of food, the root cause of excess weight continues to plague weight loss, contributing to failing to maintain a healthy weight. Why weight loss challenges churn throughout one’s life, whether for physical or psychological needs and reasons, journeys without clarity, reminders, and motivational building blocks, can detour most efforts eventually. Inner healing, emotional stability, and motivation are necessary portions of possibility for long lasting change and success.

Exercise as the final component pushes the body to increase lean muscle, strength, and endurance. Deleting fat reveals the muscular layers that contour the body, displaying beautiful curvature beneath. Increased muscle mass by small degrees through boot camp classes enables the protection of the skeletal walls, empowers the body, and increases strength. With exercise, endorphins rise, enhancing mood, emotion, and energy. Additionally it suppresses the appetite, reminds us of well being and to feed ourselves healthy fuel to prepare and recover for and from workouts. As part of weight loss management, it engages the core that strengthens the back, aids in digestion, and maintains posture.

Edibles, emotions, and exercise are the conglomerate of weight loss management. With consistency, persistence, and faith in the process, a sustainable lifestyle results. Obstacles, distractions, and choices that sidetrack the route are part of the path. “Life happening” teaches resilience, opportunities for growth, and potential problem solving solutions that reroute, but with choice return to our chosen avenue. Weight loss management is about the food, emotional motivation, and movement, but without a sustainable lifestyle to maintain the journey, all efforts become futile. Preparing nutrients for fuel, prompting our inner child to heal, and prodding the body to move and strengthen, merge into permanent evolution. Progression to a sustainable, successful lifestyle is a prep, prompt, and prod proposition.