How Long Will This Take?

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The Question

Almost every person that launches a program to lose body fat and get fit has the same initial question, “How long will this take?” This in itself sets us up for failure because the unspoken truth here is simply that we want to get this work over with so that we can go back to that to which we are accustomed and that’s what caused our problem.

Instant World

Everything in our environment is geared to instant gratification, drive-thru food, grocery delivery, cell phones that make us constantly available and always in touch and instant credit compete for space in our brain to teach us over and over that we don’t have to wait for anything. Guess again. Our bodies are complex organisms of over 37 trillion cells. Any change that is going to affect our overall body size and shape has got a lot of material to manipulate. To effect a sudden change in an organism this size requires something more traumatic than most of us want to experience. That’s why so many people either quit before they reach a satisfactory goal or even worse, resort to drugs and surgery to attain their desired results.


A hormone called leptin inhibits hunger. Rapid weight loss disturbs the leptin balance and leaves us with insufficient levels to quell hunger. This causes us to eat more and makes weight loss almost impossible. To keep the hormones that regulate hunger and metabolism in balance simply go to the Calorie Counter Pro on the Menu here at David’s Way and input your information, which is always private, we can see nothing except whatever name you enter, and receive your free instructions concerning the desirable number of calories to lose 1 pound per week. Stick to one pound for the best results. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your ultimate body be built quickly. Great architecture takes time.

All “Weight” Is Not Equal

When we lose weight too quickly we will lose lean muscle. It happens because our bodies are desperate for energy and muscle is a quick and easy resource to mine for fuel.  It’s important to eat enough to support our basal metabolism and also to fuel our workouts. Nothing is less attractive than a muscle depleted, “skinny-fat” body that has been formed through years of binge eating alternating with fad dieting. You know the look, a thick waistline and skinny arms and legs, it’s not attractive.

Brain Fog

There’s a trend to abandon carbohydrates almost entirely to promote rapid weight loss. Without adequate carbohydrate intake, our brains cannot function properly and we can’t learn new things. We also have trouble using the information that we already have. Carbohydrates are the brain’s main fuel source. I never decrease my carbs below 100 grams. I need focus to fuel my workouts and that means carbs. Balance is the key to safe weight loss. Without focus we can’t get the full benefit from our exercise program because our form will falter and without proper form we are wasting our time.

Relax Already

Read David’s Way and get involved here on the blog. You can start a topic of discussion on the “Forum”, contact us through the “Contact” button for support, get your personalized program through the Calorie Counter  Pro and experiment with hundreds of healthy, sugar free, diabetic friendly recipes. It’s all FREE. There is no charge. There is no rush. David’s Way is a lifestyle, not a diet. Simplify your life by “making your world small” (David) and focus on getting healthy. We’ll be here.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. David Yochim says:

    If your first question is how long will it take, you have already lost your weight management battle. Weight management is for life.

    1. Brenda Sue says:

      Yes, it is! My Trainer taught me not to ask this question. 😎

  2. you’re totally right about the carbs! Also with some diet, people abandon fruits which is so wrong in my opinion ! thanks for sharing this !

    1. David Yochim says:

      Hi Mira, thank you for reading and commenting. One thing about fruit, is sometimes people trying to lose weight think they can eat all the fruit they want which can hamper their weight loss by placing themselves in a caloric surplus. We do advocate eating fruit, but to also be mindful of your calories and overall carb intake.

    2. Brenda Sue says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting! Never completely abandon carbs but be careful with excess amounts of fruit. It can become a replacement for other sugars. Too much fructose has a lot of calories which can be a problem.

  3. Thank you for this sane approach to weught loss.

    1. Brenda Sue says:

      You’re welcome, Dr. Tanya, slow and steady wins the race! Again, it’s the rest of our lives. We don’t need to rush it. It’s good to hear from you!

      1. I am so glad that you promote a healthy lifestyle rather than yet another faddish diet.

      2. Brenda Sue says:

        We are only interested in what works. Fad’s are short lived, momentary illusions of victory that do nothing for overall health and quite often destroy it. Weight management has to be liveable.

      3. Very well said 🏆

      4. Brenda Sue says:

        Thank you, Dr. Tanya. ☺️

      5. My pleasure 😍

      6. David Yochim says:

        Thank you Dr. Tanya. There are many faddish diet organizations taking hard earned money from good people every day who are desparate to lose weight. We offer all of our work here at no charge to anyone as we truly want to assist people in living healthier lives. Too many in the diet industry keep stringing along their customers as perpetual sources of income over giving them what they need to be healthy for life. We promote what works without the gimmicks or hat tricks. Thank you so much for reading and corresponding with Brenda Sue and myself.

      7. I really appreciate the good work that you are doing.
        I can realise how much time and effort it takes.
        I am so glad there are people like you and BrendaSue who offer free and sincere advice.

      8. Brenda Sue says:

        You are a sweetheart, Dr. Tanya. Thank you… 💕

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