Posts Tagged 'Goals'

Don’t get stalled by thoughts of failure

Published on: 2017-09-15 6:41:58 AM | Motivational Letters

Confidence is built upon an experience of success. When we first begin any undertaking, we are likely to have little confidence, because we have not learned from experience that we can succeed.  It is literally true that success breeds success. Even a small success can be used as a stepping stone to a greater one. Developing confidence that you can succeed in losing weight, is one of absolute confidence that somehow it will be done. If we focus on past failures, or the most recent excess ...

Ask not where you have been, but where you are going

Published on: 2017-09-08 8:20:09 AM | Motivational Letters

September feels like the start of a new year – a fresh start and a great time to recommit to our goals of healthy eating and exercise.  Why not take some time to think about your goals, and what positive steps you can implement to get you there? To quote Vivian Laramore: “I’ve shut the door on yesterday and thrown the key away – tomorrow holds no fears for me, since I’ve found today.” Remember always that yesterday ended last night.  So, today it ...

Now what?

Published on: 2017-08-11 6:34:35 AM | Motivational Letters

Recently there have been many interesting challenges to the low fat nutritional dogma that we have been told to follow for the past few decades.  As you read any of these challenges keep an open mind, as the purpose of science is to always find the ‘truth’ and not hide behind political agendas set by food companies or pharmaceuticals.  Dr. Zoe Harcombe gave a brilliant defence of her position challenging the long standing and incorrect science of Ancel Keys and his ...

Always searching

Published on: 2017-06-30 9:05:21 AM | Motivational Letters

Each week I wonder what it would be like if I could tell each patient what the perfect way of eating would be, for them.  Or, what the perfect way to exercise would be, for them.  Yet as I ponder that, I realize it’s an exercise in futility, simply because, even if I knew the answer, there is no guarantee that anyone would follow through on my advice.  Life events would get in the way, and the ability to sustain that perfect diet or perfect method of exercise would fade ...

Just Keep Moving Forward

Published on: 2017-06-23 6:21:48 AM | Motivational Letters

I’m amazed and impressed throughout my day, talking to my patients.  I hear about the daily, weekly and monthly trials and tribulations they must deal with, from a busy work schedule, families to look after, parents who are ill, children who need shuttling from one sports practice  to another, committees that they have volunteered on; on and on it goes.  Suffice to say that it seems everyone is incredibly busy and somehow, in all that busyness they must try to find time for ...