Dear Ryan,

Ryan Rollison

I have been on a mission to lose weight for a while and have been doing well until this pandemic hit. I have gained almost all my weight back and am having a very hard time with weight loss now. I am making bad food choices and not being active as I was. I can’t get back on track and I need some help with getting the ball rolling again. Any suggestions?

M. Thomas


Dear M.

I have a few suggestions for you. Let’s start with taking control back of your situation. If you know you are having a hard time making food decisions stop having food around that will tempt you, especially if you can’t control your cravings.  Don’t make bad food choices so convenient.

I believe that anyone trying to drop body fat should take one day a week to eat something that he or has been craving. This will keep you from binge eating and ruining any gains you have made. Also don’t make that craving so convenient for you to access.

You should have to physically leave your home to go get it and only get enough for that one meal. So you’re not having a hard time with weight loss you’re having a hard time with your discipline and consistency. If you were doing the right things before, losing fat, feeling better, being active and getting the results, you were on the right path. You need to sit down and reflect on the things you were doing before all of this craziness hit and return to the process.

You can get back on track just as easy as you got off of it.  Your game plan should be the same as it was when you were successful. Don’t use this pandemic as an excuse to do bad, to fail or to go back to old habits.  You already know what you must do to get you fat loss back in gear; you didn’t even have to ask me.

I don’t know what kind of workouts you were doing and that doesn’t even matter to me. The important thing is that you dig deep again, get up and get busy. It’s getting nice out again which gives you a great opportunity to get outside and be active. Even if it’s only half of what you were doing before you stopped. It’s better than nothing.

All of my suggestions are basically reiterating what you already know. If you need more help, join a class somewhere or grab a friend to help motivate you. I have small classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you want more information on them feel free to email or call me. I can also do a class with just you and your friends if you have 10. I hope you are able to get back on track and continue with your previous results.


Ryan Rollison
Dream Bodies
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