There is nothing like the start of a new year to inspire one to improve one's life, one's health and one's diet. Fortunately I am not that one, but whoever that one is I'm sure they'll be much better off than the rest of us.
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As packed gyms attest, most of our New Year's resolutions deal with health, wellness, fitness, and weight loss -- and I am no exception. Here's what I am going through right now as I publicly rededicate myself after packing on an extra 16 pounds over the holidays.
It is a new year, and the cry to get back in shape is heard around the world. But there are many out there that don't believe it can happen for them. For one-third of my life, I thought that too. I was obese, weighing 50 more pounds than I do now.
If your New Year's resolution involves making a change in your diet with weight loss as a goal, you are facing a dizzying array of information out there. There is a great deal of evidence about what practices help weight loss, much of it contradictory.
Have you ever tried to lose weight by not thinking about food? How about trying to stop yourself from calling your love interest by blocking out all thoughts about that person? Ever try to quit smoking by trying not to think about smoking? Did it work? I'll bet it didn't.
Advice on how to lose weight weighs heavily on us. Wherever we turn, we hear, see or read the depressing message that our health will suffer if we don't trim down.
At the population level, epidemic obesity is incontrovertibly established as a clear and all-but-omnipresent danger. It is absurd to suggest otherwise. And it's those who do so -- who play ping-pong with science -- who frighten the hell out of me.
Here are some tips I've offered my clients -- and now you -- to get out of the all-or-nothing mentality and into the mode of setting lifestyle goals that you can actually stick with to help you lead a healthier and more hassle-free life.
Now that I've been a dad for several years, I am reinvigorated to lose weight and to make it stick. Sure, I'd like to live a longer life, but I'd also like to make sure I don't embarrass the kids now that they're getting to an age where it's obvious that they care about what their friends think.
External controls never work long term. Eventually, we get fed up and rebel. Only an internal change can become a way of life. So how do we achieve an internal shift that will help us obtain and maintain our ideal weight?
I pulled several books from the shelves to gather ideas on how to adjust mindset, modify behaviors and change the environment before counting your first calorie or forgoing your first dessert.
As we prepare to turn the page on 2012 and ring in 2013, it's highly likely that most of us will be making resolutions regarding weight loss that go something like, "I want to lose 30 pounds in three months." Over the past 20 years, I have come to realize that having a goal by itself does not lead to success.
I have a dear friend who often tells me, "You have the power." And, really, that is the truth. You have the power -- to make your life however you want it to be, to be "your best you," to connect to the true Source of your strength.
Start with a reality check and then prioritize. You do have time. You are the captain of your ship, the driver of the bus. You make your schedule and can find the time to devote 45 minutes to one hour to you
How many of you are frustrated with the number you see on the scale? This is the time of year many people make New Year's resolutions, and my guess is that one of your goals is to lose weight.