Have you ever been following some strict diet or exercise plan or programme and thought to yourself:
'Am I actually going to be able to keep doing this forever?'
If you answered yes, then you are not alone!
In fact, most of us wonder this same thing EVERY TIME we try to lose weight.
Because most traditional weight loss plans and programmes are designed by people who have always been fit and healthy. People who have no idea what it feels like to exercise when you're morbidly obese and used to eating a couple of family size boxes of chocolate every day.
At least they have been until now…
Take a look at these photos...
That's me – before – at 106.5 kg.
Take a look at the image beside it.
That's me – now – more than 10 years later – at 53 kg.
Now, consider the time frame. My 'after' photo was taken nearly ten years after the first (notice the extra wrinkles for proof)
Yes, the numbers are correct.
I lost over 50% of my original body weight.
And the weight stayed off…
Now, check out the 'average' stats for people who undertake massive weight loss:
- 96% of people who lose weight put it all back on again within two years
- Most of those people not only regain all the weight they lost, but they end up putting on more
So now you're wondering…
What sort of diet or exercise plan did I use to do what so many people before me have failed at?
That's right, I lost weight without dieting and kept it off without following a specific exercise programme.
How is that possible?
Well, instead of wasting more time and money on traditional diet and exercise plans, I found a way to devise my own...
A way that put me in control of my own weight loss and relied upon proven psychological methods to help me stick to it.
You see mindset and motivation are really the keys to being consistent and being consistent is the key to successful weight loss. Yet, mindset and motivation are something that almost every weight loss program leaves out.
Or at best, does a lousy job at. But this was where I started!
I lost 45 kg in 33 weeks,
kept that weight off for 5 years,
and then went on to lose another 8.5 kg.
And I've continued to keep the weight off ever since…
What happened next?
That's right, I went on living my life.
I continued to read all the weight loss marketing BS in all the magazines, saw the so-called 'gurus' on television and witness Australia – and the rest of the Western world – continue to get fatter and fatter.
Anna Indooroopilly, QLD
I really enjoyed reading Sally’s newsletters and everytime I saw her posts on social media I felt inspired but something seemed to go wrong inside my head.
I couldn’t seem to take that extra step to actually do something to make a change for a healthier me.
I tended to eat healthy, but I knew my downfall was lack of exercise. I had a gym membership that had been going to waste for the last 18 months – Fitness First must have been laughing big time!!! But every time I thought about cancelling the membership I’d say to myself – make yourself go … just do it … but I never seemed to be able to ‘just do it’.
Eventually I cancelled the membership and joined Love Your Weight Loss instead. It was the best decision I ever made.
As the weeks went on I discovered that exercise could actually be fun, that it was actually possible for me to make it a regular part of my life, that I didn’t need a gym (I can’t believe that it took me so long to realize that gyms just weren’t for me) plus lots more useful things about food, cooking and motivation.
I’ve lost 4 dress sizes so far but, better than that, I actually look fit and toned and quite a bit younger (according to my work colleagues and friends).
To anyone who is at the ‘will I / won’t I’ stage I’d encourage you to take the next step. It is not one that you will regret in any way.
Mark Rockdale, NSW
Love Your Weight Loss is so good it will make thin people wish that they were fat.
Until one day I'd had enough and did what any caring,
responsible human being would do…
I decided to share my secrets in a book...
50 Steps to Lose 50 kgs
...And Keep It Off
It was a best seller!
Now remember: I'm not some big company trying to sell some sexy new weight loss plan that is easy to sell and market.
My goal was simple...
I wanted to help people win their weight loss war
and become one of 'those people'
who never have to worry about their weight again.
So, after the success of my first book and the massive amount of media attention it received, I decided to write a second book, a book of recipes that got me through my 50+ kg weight loss.
Thus was born...
50+ Recipes to Lose 50+ kg
...And Keep It Off
These are everyday recipes. Recipes I cook for myself and my family. They are cheap, delicious, filling, and many take less than 10 minutes to make.
That book was also very popular.
So I wrote a third book…
50 Ways to Weight Loss Motivation
...which reveals the key aspects of 'weight loss mindset' that helped me to succeed in my own massive weight loss.
And, to support those on a similar journey, to give them a heap of resources and access to like-minded people. People sharing in a true weight loss journey. People who had been there (or were there) themselves. People like me.
So, I formed Love Your Weight Loss, my online weight loss community.
And that what it's all about
Love Your Weight Loss takes the 'plan' out of a weight loss plan.
It helps you utilise scientifically proven methods for devising your own way to permanent, healthy weight loss.
Based on the concepts of neuroscience, Love Your Weight Loss teaches people how to nurture themselves physically, emotionally, and psychologically to achieve massive weight loss goals with minimal efforts, no restrictive rules or diets and no forever-thin fitness 'gurus' shouting at them about achieving more.
The result is that weight loss becomes nearly effortless and you not only lose weight – you keep the damn stuff off!
You will lose weight effortlessly through Love Your Weight Loss.
If losing weight forever if your aim, Love Your Weight Loss is for you.
- You’ll painlessly transform your lifestyle to that of a fit, healthy person
- You’ll feel full of newfound energy, health and vitality
- You’ll rewire your beliefs and inner psychology until you and ‘think and feel’ like someone who is naturally fit and healthy
- You’ll learn the truth about what really works for you
- Your confidence will explode as you notice yourself getting better and better and fitter and fitter each week
- You’ll discover what it’s like to be your own expert… to feel totally in control of your personal weight loss journey and not having to rely on trainers, weight loss programs or specific diets
- You’ll learn how to lose weight while eating real food. No dieting or counting calories
Imagine learning how to lose weight in ways that you enjoy
– and doing it consistently – every single day.
7 days a week. 52 weeks a year.
You just imagined life with Love Your Weight Loss.
You will find a way to prepare fast, healthy, filling meals – effortlessly.
Healthy eating is often hard work – it is often time consuming – time consuming and expensive.
Love Your Weight Loss makes it easy with:
- Video cooking demonstrations
- Hundreds of dishes that are fast (most less than 10 minutes), filling (this isn’t like any diet you’ve been on… you’re going to eat REALLY well) and healthy
- Recipes that your whole family will love, which won’t end up costing you a fortune and here’s the clincher, they’re designed so there’s not much washing up either!!
You need Love Your Weight Loss.
But don't just take my word for it…see what others who successfully lost weight through the Love Your Weight Loss community have to say about it...
Maureen Brookfield. Queensland
"Sally’s methods are unlike anything I’ve tried before for weight loss. They’ve made such a difference to how I look and more importantly how I FEEL!
All of the resources are so helpful. Her advice is easy and practical and so different from the usual diet and exercise plans that never seem to work for very long or are just so hard to keep up with.
Mentally, I am in a completely different space. It’s not hard, I’m not hungry, I’m motivated. It’s enjoyable, not a chore. This is so not a “one size fits all” deal, it actually helps you make changes that you can fit into your life."
Veronica Moranbah, QLD
A few of the larger girls at work had had Gastric Sleeve Surgery and I was seriously considering it before I discovered Love Your Weight Loss.
At 31, I had suffered from generalised anxiety and major depression since I was 17. Then weighing in at 135 kg I had almost lost hope that I would ever learn to how to cope with my emotional eating, motivation and thinking patterns.
My previous attempts with psychologists, dieticians, exercise physiologists and hypnotherapists all hadn’t worked. Surgery wasn’t an easy solution but it was the only one I could see that might work. After following Sally on social media and reading her newsletter for a while I began to see that her approach was poles apart from all the other approaches I had tried before.
Finally I plucked up the courage and joined up. It was like a light-bulb going off. Someone who finally understood what it was like to be overweight and was speaking my language.
20 weeks later, I’m under 100kg for the first time since I was 18 and I couldn’t be happier.
Heidi Adelaide, South Australia
"Thank God for Sally Symonds! Essentially Sally showed me how to lose weight WITHOUT deprivation and despair.
In terms of weight loss, I have actually enjoyed (for the first time ever!!!!) losing over 10kg – WITHOUT DIETING and have only a little more to go.
Also, I have NO fear about regaining the lost weight..."
Greg Malvern East, Victoria
"I’ve always found exercise boring and never stuck to it for very long. Sally’s sessions gave me a whole new perspective on how to approach it so that it’s not tedious and mundane.
Time flies when I exercise now – and the kilos are flying off as well.
I would thoroughly recommend these sessions to any non-exercisers."
Anne Mermaid Waters, QLD
I am really excited about the Love Your Weight Loss site. I think it is amazing.
The site is so motivating and I am doing things that I never thought I would do again in my life and the weight is coming off almost effortlessly.
Now I’m off to buy some swimmers.
You will learn how to transform yourself from an exercise loather into an exercise lover.
(It's okay if you don't believe me on this one yet – I wouldn't have believed someone if they told that to me back in 2002 either)
Becoming a regular exerciser, even if it's just walking, is one of the leading predictors of permanent weight loss.
I know…I lost my first 17 kg just through walking. But walking for weight loss only works for so long.
That’s where neuromuscular stimulation comes in...
Neuromuscular stimulation enables you to:
- Get more bang for your buck when you exercise. Changing your workout routine frequently stimulates neurological adaptations, which can help you get fitter faster
- Avoid the dreaded weight loss plateau because it stops your body from quickly adapting to the same old exercise routine by constantly challenging it (without merely just resorting to increasing the weight you ‘should’ lift) and so your body keeps losing weight, day after day, week after week
- Ban the boredom of most exercise regimes. Varying your routine with neuromuscular stimulation means you’re using your mind almost as much as you are using your muscles. It’s the thinking person’s guide to exercise because we all know that when you ‘don’t have to think’ about your exercise you soon start to think about how boring the exercise is!
You will learn a totally new approach to exercise with Love Your Weight Loss – I guarantee it – and after a week of using Love Your Weight Loss you'll wonder how you ever survived all those other stupid exercise / PT sessions / bootcamps and every other deadly boring approach to exercise you've encountered before.
Start losing weight now!
You will feel supported.
Supporting you in achieving permanent weight loss is what I live for – it's what I obsess over.
It's why I offer you:
- Regular Q&A Sessions
- Private one on one consultations
- Over 1500 video demonstrations of mindset, food and exercise information
- And MUCH more
Browyn Annandale, NSW
I was a workaholic, about to open a new business when I realized what I really wanted was to totally change my life.
Not just my job, but my whole life. I wanted to be truly happy. My weight had held me back for too long.
I hated looking at photos of myself or standing in front of the mirror and I wanted that to change. I wanted to feel good about myself.
I joined Love Your Weight Loss with a much more than healthy dose of scepticism that this would show me anything new about how to lose weight or that I would even lose much weight or keep it off long term. Six months after finishing Love Your Weight Loss I’ve lost another 3 kg (33 kg in total) and yes I’ve totally changed my life and I do feel truly happy. I can’t believe I waited so long.