Posts Tagged 'Challenges'

Mind Hunger vs. Body Hunger

Published on: 2017-07-14 10:05:10 AM | Motivational Letters

One of the greatest difficulties we encounter is distinguishing between “body” hunger and “mind” hunger. Authentic messages from the body are produced by one simple source: hunger, or the need for nourishment. These should not be confused with “mind cravings” which are initiated by intellectual or emotional processes. The urge to eat based on the time of day, mealtime, social events, availability or simply because it ‘sounds, looks or ...

There are no rules

Published on: 2017-07-07 6:21:06 AM | Motivational Letters

Last evening I was reviewing a lecture on all the pathways (hormones) that cause us to eat or not eat.  The gut alone (stomach, small bowel, even large bowel) have hormones which may either increase or decrease our hunger.  They follow pathways to an area in the hypothalamic area of the brain.  Stimulate one area, and your appetite goes up and metabolism down.  Stimulate another area and appetite goes down and metabolism up.  This area is impacted not only by gut ...

What holds us back?

Published on: 2017-06-09 6:29:33 AM | Motivational Letters

All of us are faced with external and or internal obstacles that prevent complete success. You should fully examine these obstacles if you wish to try and change. Don’t just accept things as they are; you can change your destiny. It takes work, but you can change if you want to. 1. Fear of Failure. Whether we accept this or not, this is the greatest stumbling block I find as people work toward their weight and exercise goals. The thoughts come rapidly: “What would happen if I ...

Why Didn't I Lose Weight?

Published on: 2017-05-26 9:03:00 AM | Motivational Letters

(Adapted from an article by Dr Tom Cooper) I read an article by Dr. Tom Cooper that I thought was very relevant. The most common cause of discouragement in his program is lack of weight loss on the scales. He has had women lose two dress sizes in a month, but because they “failed to lose weight” on the scales, they quit the program. If you think about it, this just doesn’t make sense! A person who is successfully losing fat every day will begin to shrink in size. As fat is ...

Bracing Yourself against a Toxic Environment

Published on: 2017-04-21 7:41:54 AM | Motivational Letters

People with weight problems face a difficult, even toxic environment. The temptation to eat is constant, powerful, and compelling. If you pause for a moment to think, you might be surprised by how we accept this without the slightest protest. Think of the number of fast food restaurants you can find within a 15 minute drive of your home. Most now have drive-thru windows, which make it easier and faster to get loads of calories and fat. Most now serve breakfast and some are open 24 hours. ...