I wanted to bring you a set of short articles that provide some useful and actionable tips, ideas and techniques to help you shed some of those excess pounds from around your waist or thighs using really simple things that anyone can do if they put their mind to it and really mean to make things happen in their lives. Here is the second of my incredibly good weight loss tips:
Turn off the TV!
Yep, if you have the television turned on then it is a magnet for your attention and saps all the motivation out of you. Don’t believe me? Try it!
Walk into a room with a television on and maybe a good program that you like to watch… OK that’s cheating a little but its the truth of the matter. How hard is it to stop your self sitting down in a chair and watching it “just for 5 minutes to see if its any good…” too late!
Without that major distraction in any room in your house you stand a much better chance of
- Not sitting down
- Not eating (watching a TV ad for snacks is fatal)
- Starting any exercise routine you like
- Feeling motivated to lose weight
…then you have a much better chance of achieving your goal. TV saps your mind and spirit because it sucks you in to its clever programming and makes you want to watch it! Yes it does!
Why do you think that is? Advertisements!
Advertisements are what pay for those television programs and the advertising people do it because they know it will attract potentially millions of people to watch the show, into which are interlaced their ads in commercial breaks and also within the programs themselves (even though they like to deny that).
It makes the manufacturers of the products that are advertised in that way millions of dollars, which is why television is there. No other reason, no matter what anyone tells you. It’s not for entertainment, it’s so advertisers can sell you stuff!
Once you get your head around that concept, you’ll start to see the TV for what it is. A vehicle for pumping ads into your brain while you are the most susceptible. Which is during a show that you enjoy or something that is entertaining enough to keep you hooked to staring at the TV set. I bet most of the time, you don’t even realize when the show stops and the advertisements start!
So do yourself a favor in future if you are really serious about losing weight.
Turn of the darn TV!