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How Do I Lose Weight and Finally Keep it Off?
Most people focus solely on weight loss. This means they get caught in the Diet Frustration Cycle—having to go on diets, use all their willpower—just to put on the weight again. But if you want WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS, you need to ask for it.
What is Weight Loss Success?
Losing the weight AND keep it off long-term.
Being healthier and more energetic.
Having your new systems run on auto-pilot (with habits), so it doesn’t take over your life.
Making ENJOYABLE health and weight loss habits (it’s the only way to keep them up!)
Making SUSTAINABLE health and weight loss habits (No 7 hour Biggest Loser workouts here!)
You can DIY your weight loss success plan with my many resources (see links below) or you can get help from me 1-on-1.
Whichever option you choose, you can finally win and get true WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS.
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The Diet Frustration Cycle
You’ve got a problem…
Last time you got fed up with your weight, you started a new diet. You worked hard to lose the weight. But, then you gained it right back again.
You’re not alone. The Diet Frustration Cycle is real.
The New Year is looming around the corner, but you’re frustrated with your weight, you’re frustrated with your willpower, and you’re frustrated with your weight loss options. You know something needs to change, but you can’t seem to muster the willpower and enthusiasm to start the whole cycle again.
I do have GREAT news for you, though.
It doesn’t have to be like this. You can lose weight without overpowering willpower AND you can keep the weight off.
But in order for this miracle to happen you need a new definition of weight loss success.
The Problem with Weight Loss
I was talking to a client about her weight loss history—and her frustrations a while back.
She started off by saying, “I did Weight Watchers and it worked. I lost 30 lbs.
Then two years later, I did the HCG diet, and I lost 40 pounds.
Then about 2 years ago, I did the Atkins diet. It worked for me also and I lost 30 lb. I'd like to lose about 50lb now.”
Alarm bells started going off in my head. Something was VERY wrong here.
I thought, “It worked? What do you mean the diet worked? If you gained the weight back and then needed to do a new diet….”
My brain was working furiously. And then that's when a light bulb went off.
“Oh,” I said out loud, “Wait a minute. Let’s back up. You think that the definition of weight loss success is that you just lose weight? Huh. That’s interesting. Because my definition of weight loss success is really different.
My definition is that weight loss success is more than weight loss. It means you lose the weight, and you keep it off long-term by making, simple, enjoyable, and sustainable healthy habits that run on autopilot,” I explained.
“So which definition do you think you like better—mine or yours?” I asked her.
“Oh, yours of course, ” she quickly answered.
I then asked, “So then if we run those Diets back through that definition, did those Diets really work for you?”
“No, not really,” she replied with understanding dawning on her face.
The Definition of Weight Loss success
I mean, technically, my client was right. When I look up weight loss in the dictionary it says:
weight loss —the fact of a person's or an animal's body weight becoming less: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/weight-loss
But when it comes down to it, my client wanted more than that. You want more than that. You really want more than just weight loss.
You want weight loss success. You want to keep the weight off, you want to feel and look amazing, you want energy and vitality to help you crush your day, and the health to keep you around on this planet for a long time to come. But if you ask for the wrong thing, you’ll keep getting what you ask for.
Stop Asking for the Wrong Thing
I love the town of Huntsville, Alabama were I live. But, there is one huge problem with it. There’s no Trader Joe’s Market.
I grew up in Southern California right next to the birth place of Trader Joe’s. Their unique mix of healthy, fun, and inexpensive foods were always a part of my life—until I moved to Huntsville.
Luckily, there is a Trader Joe’s (TJ’s) about an hour and a half away in Birmingham, AL. So recently when my husband drove through Birmingham, he offered to make a grocery run for me.
I love TJ’s Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, and I’ve been experimenting on making my own. I texted my husband a grocery list with a couple bags of TJ’s spiced pumpkin seeds on it. And then to try and make my own, I also asked for a couple bags of raw sunflower seeds.
Did you spy the problem? For some reason there is a disconnect in my brain confusing pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. I accidentally asked for raw sunflower seeds.
In fact, when he came in the door with the 3 bags of seeds, I said, “Why did you buy these? I asked for sunflower seeds.”
I knew what I really wanted, but the wires were crossed in my brain. I kept saying “sunflower seeds” even though I knew full well what I really wanted was pumpkin seeds. The problem was that I was always going to get sunflower seeds until I started asking for what I really wanted.
And it’s the same with weight loss.
Insist on Weight Loss Success
People in America keep asking for weight loss, so that’s what they’ll keep getting. But if you really want weight loss success, you need to ask for it.
Until you get a better definition of weight loss success and then ask for it, you’re going to be at the mercy of the diet frustration cycle--following complicated rules, using all your willpower, only to put the weight right back on again. Then, you’ll have to do the diet thing all over again—hoping and praying that the next latest and greatest diet might do the trick.
In scientific communities, they use the National Weight Loss Control Registry’s (NCWR) definition of weight loss success. The NWCR’s definition is you have to lose at least 30 pounds and keep it off for a year. I like the idea of keeping off at least 30 pounds for 1 year.
But, for ambitious women like you, you want even more than one year of relief from your weight woes. You want Weight Loss SUCCESS. SUCCESS being the key part.
The REAL Definition of Weight Loss Success
So what’s the definition of WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS that’s going to get you what you want?
After talking to hundreds of women like you, what you really want is to...
Lose the weight AND keep it off long-term.
Be healthier and more energetic.
Have your new systems run on auto-pilot (with habits), so it doesn’t take over your life.
Make ENJOYABLE health and weight loss habits (it’s the only way to keep them up!)
Make SUSTAINABLE health and weight loss habits (no 7 hour Biggest Loser workouts here!)
You can stop going after the WRONG kind of weight loss--the kind where you feel frustrated, mad at yourself, and you end up having to start all over--again and again. And instead start asking for Weight Loss Success.
Get Started on Your Weight Loss Success
I have tons of resources on my website to help you do just that. You can check out these articles to DIY your own plan to Weight Loss Success.
You Don’t Have to Do it Alone
However, you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re ready to finally succeed at health and weight loss, you can work with me 1-on-1. I’ll make sure that your definition of weight lost success also includes:
Having an expert guide with you each step of the way (no going it alone and getting stuck)
Making it personalized just for you--for your body, your preferences, and your lifestyle (no one-size-fits-all)
Making your life simpler (not more complicated) by not having to figure it out yourself
Making a system to get your whole family healthier (without them even knowing it.)
What to Do Next
If you want my help to get you your own brand of weight loss success, here’s what you should do right now…
We’ll map out your customized habit plan together.
Then, we’ll get started--finally succeeding one habit at a time.
With the Real Healthy Habits Jumpstart Program, your definition of weight loss success can finally be a reality.
Until next time,
I'm a dietitian, personal trainer, and health coach who started asking all the tough health and weight loss questions-- like how do we get more willpower, why can’t we stay motivated, and why is getting healthy and losing weight so tough?
I discovered that the answer to all these questions is simply--Your Brain.
I help frustrated people end their health and weight loss struggles by understanding their brain and then working with it—instead of against it. Then, I teach them how to put their personalized health habits on autopilot for results that last.
You deserve the health and energy you need to live your best life.