Sometimes there are no Secrets
Yup! I read this title somewhere else and it got me thinkin'. I was talking to someone yesterday and said almost the same thing.
If you're gaining weight -- you're eating too many calories.
It might not seem fair -- "my hormones" you say (and believe me...I am expecting many "I told you so"s about that one in the next 10 years) -- but the fact of the matter is:
Your body won't store it as potential energy (ie fat) if you actually need it to keep going (ie fuel).
So if you want to lose weight, you need to eat a bit less than you do now.
If you don't want to eat less but you still want to lose weight, you need to move more.
No Magic Beans.
This weekend, spend some time really giving it some thought. Do you want to do this ...or not? Either way is okay but being muddled (wanting to keep eating and moving the same amount as usual) will keep you at the weight you are and add to your frustration.
Just make sure you are clear in where you want to be and your chosen method to get there.