Finally Win With True Weight Loss Success

Finally Win With True Weight Loss Success

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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.

How to Achieve the “No Candy" Halloween Miracle

How to Achieve the “No Candy" Halloween Miracle

HOW DO I STAY IN CONTROL AROUND CANDY?

When I was a child, I could only dream of being in control around Halloween candy. But this year, I had a Halloween Miracle—The “No Candy” Halloween Miracle.

There were two shifts that I had made for this miracle to occur.

two shifts

1. BECAME A FOOD SNOB—Elevate my tastes. There's a lot of tempting food around in our society.  But if you take the time to notice, most of it isn't really that good.

2. LOSE THE SWEET TOOTH—Eating real foods and rarely eating sweets causes your tastes to change. You no longer crave sweets, and they no longer taste that great.

The easiest way to become a Sweets Snob and to lose your Sweet Tooth is to institute a Dessert Day. Before you know it, you’ll have your own Candy Miracle.

your dreams can come true.

How to Nix Zombie Eating the Easy Way

How to Nix Zombie Eating the Easy Way

WHY DON’T I EAT WHAT I PLANNED TO EAT?

Sometimes it feels like a zombie has taken over your body and eaten a bunch of food. I call it —Zombie Eating.

To nix Zombie Eating, you need to know how your brain decides what to eat. There are two types of food decisions your brain makes: supermarket choices and fridge choices.

FOOD CHOICES

1. SUPERMARKET CHOICES—the shopping choices that you make for the future—what to put in your supermarket cart for the coming days and weeks. There are lots of influences on these.

2. FRIDGE CHOICES—the food choices that you make while looking in the fridge for your current meal. Usually they’re at the mercy of your subconscious, habit brain that likes pleasure, wants to avoid pain, and likes to be lazy.

Once you understand your brain, you can hack it to eat the good things. To switch from zombie eating, put the Boss Brain back in charge of your meals. To “eat like a boss,” ask yourself one simple question before you eat:

WHO’S IN CHARGE—THE BOSS OR THE ASSISTANT?

How to Make Sense of the Thousands of Weight Loss Diets

How to Make Sense of the Thousands of Weight Loss Diets

Why isn't this diet working for me?

Why are there are so many diets?  That’s because there's a lot of marketing hype around the latest diet, so publishers can make more money.

Why does one diet seems to work for your friend but not you?   Weight loss happens because of a calorie deficit.  There are six categories of weight loss habits that can cause a net calorie deficit. 

Weight Loss Habit Categories

1. EAT LESS

2. EAT BETTER

3. MOVE MORE

4. OPTIMIZE RECOVERY

5. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET

6. NORMALIZE HORMONES/ BODY SYSTEMS

Most diets focus on just one habit category--ignoring all the others.  You need to make weight loss habits across all six categories that are personalized for your body, your lifestyle, and your preferences if you want to lose weight and keep it off long term.

Make the Healthy Choice the Lazy Choice

Make the Healthy Choice the Lazy Choice

How do I get myself to use willpower to make better food choices?

You actually need to stop relying on willpower to lose weight. Willpower is limited, so you can't rely on it for every food choice. Instead, use your willpower to make unhealthy food inconvenient and eating healthy very easy to do. Your sub-conscious part of your brain will always try to make the most efficient (lazy) choice. You can take advantage of your inherent laziness by making eating healthy the easiest, most convenient choice. 

Create a Life-Changing Goal for Motivated Weight Loss

Create a Life-Changing Goal for Motivated Weight Loss

WANT TO STAY MOTIVATED THROUGHOUT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?

Your "Real Goal" isn’t your weight.  Your Real Goal is to feel better. Identifying and reviewing your Real Goal daily will help you stay motivated when you feel like giving up.

Realize that your weight is an important feedback mechanism, but it isn't your Real Goal.  

I share two strategies to help you discover your Real Goal. The first strategy is called The 5 Whys.  It's simple--Just ask yourself, "Why?" 5 times, but it's powerful. It will help you to find the Real Goal that will keep you motivated.  The second strategy is to use Jealousy to help you discover your Real Goal.

Download the The 5 Whys to Get to Your Real Goal Worksheet to discover your Real Goal for weight loss, and then use the Try This Tip Today (SCROLL DOWN) to stay motivated every day.

 

Jumpstart Your Weight Loss with These Three Powerful Habits

Jumpstart Your Weight Loss with These Three Powerful Habits

Follow along as I answer a reader's question--"How do I lose 10 pounds?" I use the 80/20 Rule to make a Jumpstart Guide to Weight Loss that will give you the maximum amount of weight loss results with the simplest of changes.

Here are the Steps to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss:

• Make 3 Powerful Habit Systems

  1. Eat Simple, Unprocessed Foods 80-95% of the time--Use Meal Templates
  2. Be Active Someway Each Day--Try 7 minute NYT workout
  3. Establish a Recovery System--Get 7-8 Hours Sleep Each Night

• Be a Scientist

 

Stop the Willpower Battles with Super Tempting Foods

Stop the Willpower Battles with Super Tempting Foods

Know your Radioactive Foods--Everyone has foods that are so scrumptious that we find it very difficult not to overeat—even if we are paying attention to our bodies.   I call these Radioactive Foods. These foods need special rules to allow us to remain in control. We need to be honest with ourselves about those foods and come up with strategies for them. This is Shift #9 in the series 15 Shifts to Become a Real Loser. 

Three Sure Fire Ways to Free Yourself from Cravings

Three Sure Fire Ways to Free Yourself from Cravings

Turn Down the Reward Centers in Your Brain--Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of craving. Dopamine is released in the brain when we eat sugar and other tempting foods. The dopamine release causes us to want these foods even more. You can free your from your cravings by getting mad at food manufacturers, avoiding tempting food cues and eating simple, less processed foods.  This is Shift #8 in the series 15 Shifts to Become a Real Loser. 

Don't Starve! How to Feel Full and Eat Less

Don't Starve! How to Feel Full and Eat Less

We know when it comes to weight loss, it comes down to eating less and moving more.  But how can we eat less without feeling like we are starving?  Using a strategy called Volumetrics helps our stomachs feel full, but helps us to eat less calories. Choose foods that are high in water like vegetables, fruits, soup, and cooked grains to lose weight effortlessly without hunger.

Plan Your Ultimate Weight Loss Day

Plan Your Ultimate Weight Loss Day

When it comes to habits, it’s best to make small incremental habit changes. But what if you have to make a whole bunch of changes in your schedule anyway—like, let’s say, Back-to-School time?  Use Back to school or any major life change to kick-start a bunch of new healthy habits by planning out the ultimate weight loss day. Then use ultimate weight loss day template to plan your every day.

How to Get Your Kids to Stop Whining for Sugar

How to Get Your Kids to Stop Whining for Sugar

Tired of all the whining and pleading for sugary sweets?  This simple strategy of Dessert Day will teach your kids to stop asking for sugar, to appreciate and savor treats, and to learn that dessert is a "Sometimes Food."  It will also help you to train your brain to stop asking for "something sweet" after the dishes are cleared. This family habit can keep you from having to use precious willpower stores to say "No" all the time and restore peace and quiet to your home. 

The one Health and Weight loss idea to Rule Them all

The one Health and Weight loss idea to Rule Them all

Want to know how to lose weight without dieting?  By understanding your brain, you can change the way you approach weight loss forever. Not only will you have more compassion for yourself, you will also have a lot more weight loss success. It may even change how you view your whole life.

Make Losing Weight Simple with this Easy Formula

Make Losing Weight Simple with this Easy Formula

Develop Meal Templates-- Research shows that people who eat the same meals over and over lose more weight. Repetition allows your behavior to become a habit with no decisions or willpower required. You don’t have to eat the exact same foods, but having a personalized meal template can help you to lose weight without using willpower. This is Shift #7 in The 15 Shifts to Becoming a Real Loser Series.

Toolbelt Tuesday Challenge #1— Enjoy Yourself More

Toolbelt Tuesday Challenge #1— Enjoy Yourself More

To help get you started losing weight with the support of the RHH community, I’m introducing the #ToolbeltTuesday Challenge. These small challenges will help you fill your weight loss toolbelt with the tools you need to start losing weight without dieting. Our first Toolbelt Tuesday challenge is to identify one thing that would bring you more joy in your life --one thing that you have been putting off until you are thinner.  And then, do it.

Advice Your Parents Gave You that Will Make You Lose Weight

Advice Your Parents Gave You that Will Make You Lose Weight

Americans have lost sight of what a portion should be. In the 1950’s our dinner plate size was 9” and now it is a staggering 12”. Our norms of what we should eat have gotten bigger, and so have our waistlines. Choosing smaller plates and bowls, allow us to naturally eat less. Also, if we slow down our eating, our stomachs have enough time to communicate to our brains that we are satisfied. There are also theories that we need to notice the smell and taste of our food to feel satisfied. Eating more slowly and mindfully allow us to be satisfied with smaller meals. This is Shift #6 in The 15 Shifts to Becoming a Real Loser Series.

A Simple Change for Eating Less AND Feeling Amazingly Full

A Simple Change for Eating Less AND Feeling Amazingly Full

Americans have lost sight of what a portion should be. In the 1950’s our dinner plate size was 9” and now it is a staggering 12”. Our norms of what we should eat have gotten bigger, and so have our waistlines. Choosing smaller plates and bowls, allow us to naturally eat less. Also, if we slow down our eating, our stomachs have enough time to communicate to our brains that we are satisfied. There are also theories that we need to notice the smell and taste of our food to feel satisfied. Eating more slowly and mindfully allow us to be satisfied with smaller meals. This is Shift #6 in The 15 Shifts to Becoming a Real Loser Series.

Use your Scale

Use your Scale

Research shows that people who weigh themselves more often, lose more weight. However, getting too invested in the number on the scale can be “crazy-making.” It is impossible for weight to go down steadily every day. Instead, look at the trend of the numbers as evidence as to whether the habits or strategies you are using are working. Success is not based on a number, but instead success is defined by the process of working on our habits. This is Shift #5 in The 15 Shifts to Becoming a Real Loser Series.

Listen to Your Body

Listen to Your Body

Awareness will allow you to change what you eat without forcing yourself. If you notice when you are satisfied, you will stop eating. It does not feel good to overeat—not even one bite. Also, eating healthier foods versus eating sugary foods becomes easier as you notice how your body feels afterwards. This may take practice to get good at, so give yourself a break if you aren’t perfect. 

The Willpower Solution

The Willpower Solution

Most people think they need to rely on willpower to lose weight. But, as much as possible, you want to rely on making good habits instead and use willpower only in an emergency. Learn how to increase your willpower reserves with a few easy hacks for when you do need to harness willpower for weight loss. This is part 2 of the third shift in The 15 Shifts to Become a Real Loser series.