You’re doing it the right way, yes? Working consistently, eating right, enjoying a physical lifestyle?
Everything is going great! You’re motivated and loving your training but you still want “an edge”. Are B12 shots the answer?
Tracey writes, “I’m training again and did my first big ride yesterday. I’m coming back! Do the shots help?? I just want a head start, this weight really gets me down.”
Way to go Tracey! Good for you, you’re on the right track!
Just don’t go scrambling to make things more complicated than they need to be!
#1 Put Down the Burger
Training and eating well work for weight loss. Stick with your program consistently now. If you suspect you’re lacking B12 investigate further. Any supplemental vitamin will help for a diagnosed deficiency, and then, when you feel 100% you can give 100% and that’s when change will happen!
There is no magic.
If you are B12 deficient, B12 shots will bolster B vitamin levels in your body. If you are considering this supplement for weight loss without changing your fitness habits, you are looking for arbitrary answers. Don’t waste time and money on imagined causes or unrealistic expectations.
The cause of weight gain is not B deficiency. Even if you were deficient, it’s not directly responsible for the weight gain. Lack of exercise is responsible, and poor food choices are, so change that first.
Weight Loss is Guaranteed
If you think you have a vitamin deficiency, get a profile done or take a good multi-vitamin. But don’t jump to conclusions. Difficult weight loss stems from poor habits, and poor habits can make you feel terrible. Begin by getting the basics down pat. Eat wholesome food in appropriate portions, do the exercise you love and rest to recover. Drink lots of water! If you still feel that something is “off” then look to take further logical steps. Bottom line, there are no “head starts” to good health except for the one in your head. When you decide to succeed, you will.
Do What You Love
And you started to bike? That’s so fun and cycling is great for you! When you enjoy your sport you’ll look forward to it. Get an extra edge for long rides and competitions by including a good weight training program. When you feel the strength and feel the ease of effort in your sport, you’ll begin to love lifting too!
As a matter of fact, you are going to love what you do so much that you’ll keep doing it. Very soon you’ll see and feel the difference.
Have Patience Grasshopper
Take logical action and optimize your weight loss efforts. Take care of the basics first and of course find out about vitamin deficiencies, but get straight with what counts.
Before riding, check your tires and gear to make sure you get where you’re going. And before a weight loss initiative, check your expectations and habits!