Posts Tagged 'Goals'

One Day at a Time

Published on: 2018-04-13 8:00:00 AM | Motivational Letters

Two words come up at our clinic over and over again: ‘motivation’ and ‘willpower.’ More to the point, we hear about the ‘lack of motivation’ and the ‘lack of willpower.’ To be truthful, you don’t really need either one of these to be successful at weight loss. We tend to overanalyze our thoughts and feelings. We try to understand first why we aren’t successful, or why we lack the motivation to lose weight. The enormity of the task of ...

Be Bold, Try Anything!

Published on: 2018-03-23 7:48:10 AM | Motivational Letters

As I listen to different ideas from experts on how to lose weight, even to me it becomes confusing.  Consistently however, I realize that most people stumble on finding out what works for them.  We are all so different metabolically, physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.  What works for one person may not work for another. Having said that, we need to know what causes us to gain weight.  We need to dig ourselves out of the old paradigm of calories.  Then ...

Someone you should listen to

Published on: 2018-03-02 7:50:00 AM | Motivational Letters

This week I decided to write a very short note simply to encourage you to listen to any, or all lectures by a tremendous Canadian physician-counsellor (originally from Hungary). By chance, I was listening to a podcast Tim Ferriss was moderating, and was struck deeply by the kind, brilliant and insightful man he was talking to.  His name is Dr. Gabor Maté.  He is a general practice doctor who later became a palliative care doctor and is now an addictions specialist working ...

We learn from our mistakes

Published on: 2018-02-23 6:24:38 AM | Motivational Letters

We have been teaching my Grandson to be willing to make mistakes, and reinforcing the lessons he has learned through various failures and successes.  This is how we all learn. Of course, a four year old is full of wisdom that we adults fail to see.  I was trying to explain something about my day when I had made a poor decision, and he turned to me and said ‘It’s ok Grandad, we learn from our mistakes’. I laughed at his kind words!  Even if he didn’t ...

It’s all about sustainability

Published on: 2018-02-16 8:54:08 AM | Motivational Letters

There seem to be an endless number of podcasts out there dealing with nutrition and health, and I was listening to another one, hosted by Jimmy Moore.  He was discussing topics with a functional medicine doctor from Harvard.  It was an interesting discussion and I found the moderators very open to many of the questions. They weren’t dogmatic in how people should eat, they were simply trying to demonstrate via evidence that lowering carbohydrates and increasing fats ultimately ...