Posts Tagged 'Challenges'

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. ...

Tipping the balance in your favor

Published on: 2017-04-07 8:10:32 AM | Motivational Letters

Imagine for a second that your mind and body are sitting on one side of a teeter-totter. On your side is your desire to make healthy choices; you ‘want’ to eat well, do regular exercise and become more thin and fit. On the other side however sits the unhealthy environment that we must overcome. Tilting away from you is the food environment which includes an abundance of foods, snacking, convenience stores, vending machines, processed foods, less cooking, eating out more, large ...

Relapses

Published on: 2017-03-03 7:22:12 AM | Motivational Letters

What do you do when you’ve not only skipped your planned exercise session, but then followed it with 4 slices of thick-crusted pizza? Probably what comes to mind first is a feeling of guilt. This is a common emotion, and relapsing into old behaviours is definitely something that can trigger it.   Relapses happen to all of us; they are incredibly frustrating. But, these occurrences don’t mean you have to say to yourself: “Rats, I can’t stick with anything.” ...

Emotional Eating: Feeding your Feelings

Published on: 2017-02-24 9:00:00 AM | Motivational Letters

 (Adapted from www.webmd.com) When you’re happy, your food of choice could be steak or pizza; when you’re sad, it could be ice cream or cookies; and when you’re bored, it could be potato chips. Food does more than fill our stomachs; it also satisfies feelings. When you quench those feelings with comfort food when your stomach isn’t growling, you’re giving in to emotional eating. “Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger. Instead of ...