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Chris Powell

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The Second Secret: Keep Your Promises

(3) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 8:13 AM

You might think our obese clients reach their weight loss goals one meal or one mile or one pound at a time. But in fact, they get there one promise at a time. Sure, eating right and working out are the physical reasons that they lose 250 pounds, drop 20...

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The Is Have It

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 8:00 PM

I receive hundreds of emails, tweets, and Facebook posts every day from people asking for help, advice, or encouragement. Almost always these start with some sort of "I" statement: "I need," "I can't," or "I don't know." They so often focus on what they cannot do or why they cannot...

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Top 10 Weight Loss Excuses and How to Beat Them

(198) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 7:50 AM

If there's an excuse out there, I've heard it. Here's a few that I hear all of the time:

1. I don't have time.
2. I can't afford to eat healthy or go to the gym.
3. It is too hard.
4. It is uncomfortable.

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Preventing The Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

(41) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Everyone has experienced it. You're cruising along on your weight loss journey, the scale is consistently going down, you've found your groove and then, BAM! You hit a wall and nothing will budge. The stories are numerous. Everyone seems to do so well on a diet for the first 3-4...

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The Power of a Positive Support Group

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 8:26 AM

There's no question: Sticking to your weight loss program is easier when you have support. The first line of support must come from within. If you've started your own weight loss journey then you have shown that you have taken the first steps to loving yourself. Never forget that. That...

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Summertime Success Secrets

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 8:12 AM

Summer has arrived, and it's time to make plans for all the outdoor fun. With that fun often comes food. The typical summertime menu consists of hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, potato salads, and snacks. YIKES! That's enough to derail anyone.

So what's the solution? Easy: Make a plan and stick to...

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The Road to Transformation: 7 Steps to a Healthy Weight Loss Journey

(39) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 7:42 AM

People often ask me what the road to transformation looks like. They have imagined this vision of a yellow brick road leading off into the sunset.

In reality, they should be picturing a route full of twists and turns, hills and valleys, detours, and changes in speed (or pounds...

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Bringing the Fun Back to Fitness

(5) Comments | Posted May 27, 2012 | 10:29 AM

Let's be honest: Working out can be monotonous. We go in the gym and hit the same routine every time. After a while, we start to feel like a hamster on a wheel, doing the same thing over and over... and oh yeah, not getting the results we are working...

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How Environment Stunts Weight Loss

(9) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 8:26 AM

When embarking upon a weight loss journey, it is important that we supply ourselves with all of the tools and tactics we can gather for the road ahead. This will help us reach our destination in the least amount of time -- and with the least amount of effort!

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Weight Loss Goals: Kicking Your Fear Of Failure

(10) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 8:33 AM

"Thoughts become words, words become actions, actions become habits, habits become character, character becomes destiny." -- unknown author

When I first read this quote, it resonated with me. I was blown away at how perfectly it summarizes the steps to human transformation in just 15 words.

However, each one...

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A 3-Step Plan To Successful Weight Loss

(236) Comments | Posted May 30, 2011 | 8:24 AM

Once you have made the most important step in the transformation journey -- choosing to change -- it is time to map the course. If you have been reading my blogs,
you understand the importance of commitments in the transformation process. I am going to lay out several commitments...

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'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' Trainer Talks Major Weight Loss

(11) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 8:01 AM

We've all seen the statistics.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) two-thirds of Americans are overweight. Just under one-third of Americans are obese. Even scarier is that the numbers are rising exponentially. Childhood obesity alone has tripled in the past 25 years! Check out this...

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