If you want to change your weight, or any bad habit, beating yourself up is never a good option. To change we need energy. We need to feel hopeful, positive and powerful.
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What I ask people to do is to get on the scale every day. Yes, every day. Write down your weight each day and average it out over the course of a week. This keeps you awake and aware to what is going on.
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You do have to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. You can't rely on processed foods to be healthy. You have to cook, a little and learn the calories in the food you eat.
What's completely ignored in the diet debate but essential to long-term success, is the need to realign the body's biochemistry in order to reach a healthy weight.
Thinking that you will be happy when you get thin is a slippery slope. Once you reach your goal weight you don't suddenly attain a state of happy that stays put as long as you weigh that number.
Without starving yourself, without diet pills or gimmicks, even without exercise, it is possible to have thinner, smoother thighs in three weeks.
Compulsive overeaters eat way past the point of full. Some I have worked with have consumed up to 60,000 calories in one day.
If a woman stays at her 25 year old wedding day weight of 130 pounds until she is 50, she is pleased with herself. However, should she be?
A recent study has confirmed what I have been teaching for a long time. A calorie is a calorie and the only way to lose weight is to take in less calories then you burn. The end.
It is estimated that 50 million Americans have it. Metabolic syndrome, also called insulin resistance syndrome, is a dangerous thing to have.
Welcome to Lighten Up!, my weekly blog which talks about the joys and woes of America's favorite past time - dieting - on a practical, everyday level.
Know and count the calories. You can include chocolate in your daily diet if you plan for those calories. If you get 1,300 calories a day and 160 of them are chocolate, you should still be fine.
It appears we contemporary Americans may have switched the interpretation of "pursuit of happiness" to "pursuit of pleasure."
If you are not healthy, due to poor diet and lifestyle choices, then you can change that. Take control. Educate yourself about food, calories and healthy eating.
An Experiential Calorie is a unit of awareness, a unit of conscious presence, a unit of meaning. The job of an Experiential Calorie is to enrich your Mind. Take a moment to count the latter.
Most stomach-stapling patients lose 3/4 of their extra weight within 12 months. However, complications will strike a quarter of people who have the surgery and one in every 200 will die from it.
Please, if you want to lose weight and keep it off, educate yourself. Read all you can from reputable sources.
The pain of being overweight, and all the negatives associated with it, has to be greater than the pleasure of the food before one is ready and willing to change.
The best way to keep track of your weight is to weigh yourself everyday, first thing in the morning. Write down that weight and average it out over the week.
If you are in some form of fat denial, you may find yourself avoiding the scale. This can go so far as avoiding going to the doctor as they always weigh you there.
I have been touting the value of food records for years. It is tedious and it can be hard to write down high calorie days, but it is so worth it.
Your body counts calories. That is how it determines what you weigh. If you understand that and can keep track, learn the calories and portion sizes of the foods you eat, you can do this, Oprah.
Recently, I've been thinking about how so many people, but particularly women, apologize for their bodies rather than celebrating how great they really are.
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