Making it Stick – Preparing Sold Weight Loss Resolutions for 2007

September 18, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Remember last year at this time? You set your new goals. You even wrote them down. You started with the best intentions. But your best weight loss objectives were neglected before the holiday decorations were even put away. What happened? Was there a bump in the road or did you just throw in the towel because it was too hard and you talked yourself out of it?

If you want a chance to make your 2007 resolutions stick, it is time to come to terms with how resolutions get pushed aside and what you can do about it.

Top Resolution Breakers

1. Your goal is unrealistic.

Example: I will lose 25 pounds by January 30.

Flawed Method: It is impractical to think you will able to lose that much weight so quickly and then to even fathom keeping it off and still remaining healthy. It is just not realistic. Even if you did, it would all be water weight and more importantly, you are going to be losing lean muscle mass.

Realistic Objectives: Set intentions that are sensible and reachable. Understand that losing a little less than a pound per week is healthier and practical for long-term results. Give yourself a fighting chance! It’s not the time frame that matters. It’s your health and well-being that are most important. The most significant thing is that you are moving forward and progressing toward your long-term goal.

2. You do not give yourself a chance to hit a bump in the road and you have no support system to get back on track.

Example: I will not eat sugary foods. No ifs, ands or buts.

Flawed Method: Great idea, but who can live like that? The most unrealistic frame of mind is thinking that you are “super human”. All it does is set you up for failure. If you were to have a slip, you would go into the all too familiar negative self-talk of telling yourself that you are a complete failure and that you are just not worth it.

Realistic Objectives: Set a “safety date” on your calendar for creating a plan of action with a “safety friend”, life coach or buddy who understands your challenges. In those cases where there might be weakness and/or emotions that cause you to go to food for solace, it is always comforting to know you have a safe place to fall and strategize to get back on target.

You might also think about creating a Plan B for yourself (e.g. take a walk until the temptation fades away). This way you can get back on track immediately. Just remember, most people who are successful at losing weight take it one step at a time. They begin by choosing moderation rather than abstinence and they always have back-up strategies.

3. You have too many resolutions or goals.

Example: By the end of January, I will lose 15 pounds, give up eating sweets, start going to the gym, (and the list goes on…)

Flawed Method:Too many goals at once stretch every priority too thin. Having too many goals is as bad as having no goals at all. Treating everything as important makes nothing important.

Realistic Objectives: Only a limited number of goals can be pursued at the same time. Pick your priorities. Write out an action plan that you can refer to. Take on one thing at a time, and remember that this is a New Year’s resolution, so you have 12 months to develop this new healthier lifestyle.

Chart out each goal, and then commit to starting each new endeavor month to month. For instance, you might plan to join a gym in January; in February you want to join a weight loss support group, etc. Set a start and check-up date for each goal so that you can track your progress.

The key is to commit to writing down your objectives and then either holding yourself accountable or asking for assistance in the process (life coach, buddy, etc.).


4. The resolution has no specific outcome.

Example: I will join the gym sometime this year.

Flawed Method: So you are intending on exercising at a gym. But is this today, tomorrow, or in December of 2007, when your actual goal is to lose the weight as soon as possible?

Realistic Objectives: How many pounds do you want to lose? How much is it going to cost you monthly for a gym membership? Is there still money left over for leisure activities and unexpected expenses (health issues, car problems, etc.)? A winning action plan outlines what to do, when to do it and how to assess it. For example, you can weigh yourself weekly, reviewing if you are on target or if your current nutritional and exercise plans are working toward your resolution. It then gives you a chance to make changes accordingly.

5. Someone else made your resolutions for you.

Example: I will reduce my waist size four inches by April (subtext: because my significant other wants me to wear the style of clothing that I wore when we first met.)

Flawed Method: If someone else has their own intentions for you, there will not be a need for self-empowerment. You will wind up becoming resentful and irritated at the resolution itself, if not at that someone who set you up in this self-deprecating situation.

Realistic Objectives: A New Year’s Resolution must be an empowering place because it is something you personally have thought about, planned and pursued in your own time and space. The outcome of the resolution itself must have a deep and important meaning to you. It must be valid enough for you to set your mind toward doing it. If you have a case where you would like to meet both partner’s needs, it is critical not to push one partner into an uninvited activity that gratifies the other.

New Year’s Resolutions can become a “jumping off place” for many, by altering areas in their life that require self-improvement. However, it can also be a time of struggle, depression and internal conflict. You can protect yourself and increase your chances for success by considering the above steps in advance of preparing your personal resolutions.

Copyright 2007 Jeff Cadwell

Jeff Cadwell Weight Loss Surgery Life Coach 714-669-2928 http://www.jeffcadwell.com “Welcome to the beginning of the New YOU!”I am a Life Coach who is passionate about empowering people to live more robust lives -physically, emotionally and spiritually. My specialty is people who are considering or have had Weight Loss Surgery.

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September 17, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

With the quantity of fast food chains available in the malls and the saturated fats content of the meals as well as the refined sugar consumed in sodas and several processed foods, it is no wonder why people acquire less fiber in their bodies and are more likely to be distinguished as overweight or obese.

There are many aspects which causes this to occur, counting in hereditary, aging, overeating and the slowing down of metabolism which makes it more difficult to burn food. Fast weight loss is not recommended as it will give you saggy skin and the sole method to eliminate it is through surgery.

Weight loss relies on you to count in routine, stress level, lifestyle, gender, age, calorie-intake, health and weight. Being an overweight person does not mean you are unhealthy. It only makes you slightly obese. There are studies that confirm people who are a little overweight last longer compared with people who have ideal weight.

Health specialists and nutritionists would suggest that a person’s weight accompanied with correct exercise can in fact assist to eliminate a certain amount of pounds weekly. The best plan to incorporate this is through exercise and a low calorie diet.

The initial move is to select a diet plan created by a health expert or dietician. The patient should be examined prior to trying any diet plan. The program normally involves an exercise program and eating plan which does not necessitate for diet supplement intake or to avail of costly fitness devices.

An excellent exercise plan should include weight training and cardiovascular exercises. This will assist in burning calories and heightens the ratio of muscle to fat which will enhance the metabolism and weight loss.

A fine diet should involve food from each food groups. This is consisting of two things. First is the carbohydrates, the person should intake meals with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Oats, potatoes, rice and cereals are good sources of these. The best sources are fruits and vegetables since these contain phytochemicals, micronutrients, and enzymes which are vital to achieve a healthy diet.

Second is fat that comes from poly and mono saturated food sources instead of animal fats. Fat contains a greater quantity of calories in meals which should be consumed in smaller amounts to reduce weight.

Most diet plans are intended to help the person in lessening the amount of calories he consumes. This does not imply that the person should eat less. It only says that the person should eat smart through selecting the foods that contains fewer calories. This will encourage the person to lose weight even without eating less.

During the execution of the plan, the person on a diet should still have appointments with the health expert and dietitians to check the progress. There are times when a person will require changes to the diet plan in order to further lose weight. But it is still the person’s decision whether to modify the plan or stick with the program that he is comfortable with.


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7 Powerful Weight Loss Tips – Lose Weight Without Spending Any Money

September 15, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Health experts around the world have concluded in their researches that a high percentage of Americans are overweight. There are many reasons to this modern world’s disease. Amongst them are diets, lifestyles, genetic. The fact is the problem is ballooning. It is fair to say that apart from quitting smoking, weight loss is probably the single most important factor determining the quality and duration of our lives.

In the past 50 years, weight loss industry has quickly blossoming into a multi billion dollar industry. There are many products and programs which claim to help you lose weight. These include exercise programs, pills, surgery etc. Unless a person is well informed, he or she can spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on these products and may very well end up in the same weight position as before.

Losing weight does not have to be expensive nor short lived. The truth is the American obsession with losing body weight is unrealistic. In some cases, even harmful. Weight loss is often being treated as a “quick fix” or short-term goal.

The following is a list of 7 simple yet powerful tips which will help you lose weight naturally and permanently without costing you any money.

1.Write Down Your Goal

Start with the end in mind. Write down what you would like to achieve with your weight at the end of a specified date. Work backwards and break your final goal to mini goals with deadline.

2.Affirmation

Affirm and think from your goal everyday, do it every morning and every night before you go to bed. Visualise yourself in your perfect sized cloths.

3.Measure Your Progress And Celebrate Success

It is important to keep track of your progress and measures it against your mini goals. Remember to celebrate your success and reward yourself whenever your goals are achieved.

4.Regular Exercise

Get active, physically. You should exercise regularly, indoor and outdoor.

5.Proper Diet

Drink plenty of water. Cut down on fried, fatty food, fast food. Replace them with balanced and nutritional food. Never, ever starve yourself. It will not help you to lose weight.

6.Get Support

Surround yourself with motivated people who are on the same path as you. There are many forums on the internet which you could join for support and advice. Share your goals and achievement with close friends who truly understand and support you.

7.Stay Motivated


There are a lot of noise and distractions surrounding weight loss. Your only responsible is to stay focus on achieving your goal following whatever method you have decided. It is very easy to get distracted during the process especially if you do not see the results immediately. What you need to remember is anything worth pursuing is worth the wait. So, stay focus.

There you have it. 7 simple yet powerful weight loss tips to help you lose weight naturally and permanently. Remember, the key to lose weight successful is 80% mind power and 20% knowing how to. So, stay focus.

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