Losing weight takes more than just diet and exercise. For successful, long term weight loss, shifting mindset is essential. for instance, instead of just focusing on results focus on the benefits that can come of developing heatthier habits such as better health, a longer life, more enjoyment in everyday activities and the prevention of diabetes and heart disease. 

In these blogs I discuss some proven ways to help you to develop a strong mindset for weight loss or any health change. 


How to Teach Your Kids Emotional Eating

I saw this picture posted on Facebook today with the caption "surprise for the kids after school today - its summer!!".  And the person who posted it has gotten 30 likes and many affirming "you are an awesome mom, what a great idea!" comments. There is more to summer than junk food. ...

Found in:   Mindset  •  Weight Management

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Two Minute Stress Reduction Technique

Two Minute Stress Reduction Technique Emotional eating and lack of motivation to exercise can be caused by undue stress and negative thoughts. Here is one of the best stress-reduction techniques there is. It is simple: Take two minutes and focus on what you're thankful for. Reflect on what you are grateful for, wr ...

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Use This Technique to Control Emotional Eating

Emotions and situations can trigger the desire to overeat and cause us to eat more calories than we need or even want without being aware of it. This leads to feelings of guilt and despair. Emotions and situations that can trigger us to eat can be any of the following. Eating when around other people, eating in response ...

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Combating Negative Self-talk and Programming your Brain for Success

Do you say things like this to yourself? "I ate too much at dinner. I have no self-control." "I sure blew it with my diet yesterday." "I can't seem to do cardio for more than 20 minutes. I must be lazy." "Everyone else can lose weight. What's wrong with me that I can ...

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Things to consider before starting a weight-loss program

Because losing weight requires a lot of focus and mental and physical energy, you can't just plunge in. You need to make a commitment and prepare yourself. Part of that preparation is determining whether now is the right time. It's OK if it's not. Your success depends on your readiness to take this challenge on. ...

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Reduce Weight Loss Frustration with the Best Motivation

At some point, everyone working to lose weight gets frustrated. And some of that frustration can be normal. But if you find you're continually feeling exasperated perhaps it has to do with your motivation, the reason are you going through the weight loss proves. Ask yourself WHY you are going through the process of l ...

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Staying Motivated When You Begin An Exercise Program

Some of the most common reasons people cite for beginning an exercise program is that they want to lose weight or gain muscle or tone. They begin exercising full of enthusiasm with these goals in mind but slowly find that enthusiasm and motivation dropping. Getting motivated can be challenging, and continuing the ...

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Deliberate Practice to Reach Your Fitness and Health Goals

Written by: Callie Parry, InternThe long standing rule has been that it takes an accumulation of 10,000 hours to be considered a master in something. In the premise of change, those 5 big zeros are daunting and discouraging. If only there was a way to cut down those hours even to just 1,000.Recent findings have countered th ...

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No More Excuses

No More Excuses It's easy to allow your excuses to stand in the way of your own success in your pursuit of a healthier body.  In order to fight back against the excuses you make that might spoil your efforts, you need to come up with persuasive self-talk to counteract your most common justifications for not gett ...

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Notice What Makes You Successful As You Learn To Be a Healthier You

Have you noticed the things you do that make you successful in your path towards creating a healthier lifestyle? Pieced together, over time, these small things add up to big success. I've noticed that when I take a water bottle with me in the car I reach my daily water goal intake more easily. So now I make it a poin ...

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Healthy Weighs of Thinking and Doing

HEALTHY WEIGHS OF THINKING Having a healthy lifestyle involves how we "think" and how we "do". Normalize eating patterns. Try to focus on healthy eating. Eating should be an enjoyable experience. The goal is to adopt a healthy attitude towards eating in addition to lowering fat and calorie inta ...

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Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function, Creativity, Problem Solving and Productivity

A NASA study showed employees who exercised daily worked at 100% efficiency after 7 hours, while those who didn't saw a 50% drop, meaning it took them twice as long to accomplish the same thing. So, exercise, in effect, creates time. People who exercise regularly are healthier and have more energy; people who are health ...

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