The 3 Pillars of Effective Weight Loss

Weight loss is the most simple thing that there is – yet it’s over complicated all over the internet. There’s literally, a single thing that you need to do in order to lose weight, yet, everyone goes to great lengths to avoid it. In this article, we’re going to expose the harsh truth of weight loss by breaking it down into 3 key pillars.

1. The Cardinal Rule of Weight Loss

There’s no way around this one. If you want to lose weight, you absolutely have to eat less calories than you burn in a single day. If you’re eating an excess of calories, your body will have extra energy to store as carbs or fat. However, if you’re burning more calories than you’re eating, your body will have to tap into existing supplies in order to keep you going.

For whatever reason, everyone is obsessed with finding ways of avoiding this rule. They’ll go as far as to pay for surgery, buy every pill on the market, or strap fake machines to their abs in the hopes of lessening fat. None of that works. Eat less, lose weight.

2. The Right Supplement Stack for Weight loss

The following section only works if you’re already doing everything else we mention in this article. In the Healthenergyguru article “The Best Supplement Stack for Weight Loss”, they cover the 7 supplements that accelerate weight loss and fat burning results.

The key word to note their is “accelerate”. If your progress is at zero because you don’t have your diet or workout routines in check, then there’s nothing to accelerate.

The supplements they mention will improve your mood, motivation, athletic performance, stamina, and reduce inflammation, bloating, and cortisol, while also activating fat-loss genes. However, the article is very clear that the supplements only work if you have an active lifestyle.

[Related Reading: 6 Things You Can do to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss]

3. Seeing the Bigger Picture in Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, start by asking why are you over your target weight? This one simple question will unravel a hornet’s nest of harsh realities. A weight loss journey is a journey of developing your character and becoming a better version of yourself.

Chances are, you eat more than you need to. You eat the wrong food. You don’t work out enough. You’re undisciplined and you might even be lazy. Your weight is a direct reflection of your life style, character traits, and who you are.

However, as harsh as that last paragraph was, don’t feel offended or sorry for yourself. If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re on your way to making progress and looking to further develop your character. And that’s something to be proud of.

To truly lose weight, you as a person will need to:

  1. Go from being undisciplined to disciplined.
  2. Go from having no self-control/being weak willed, to developing an iron will.
  3. Go from being lazy to honoring your commitment to your health.
  4. Take control of your life.


Weight loss is a journey that will require you recognize your character flaws, develop upon them and become a better person. Obesity isn’t something that happens overnight; it takes years of bad habits propagating day in and day out.

Unfortunately, there’s no easy fix, but with discipline, the right tools, and determination, you will get there.

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