Getting Started

Let’s face it, if losing weight—and keeping it off—were easy, no one would be fat. I mean, why would they be? It’s no fun. But with everyone from the government to the media working against us, it’s no wonder more people are carrying around extra pounds. There are countless barriers in your way to attaining a healthy lifestyle, but I’m here to give you tips on dealing with these roadblocks. Remember that even after only a few weeks you’ll start to feel and look better, so embracing this challenge is worth it.

I never realized how many food issues I had until I set about dealing with them. It seems like losing weight is only about 10 percent physical and 90 percent psychological. Too often food addicts approach eating in extremes: overthinking or not thinking at all about what we’re eating. I can’t recount how many times I lost some weight, only to eventually regain it. What finally helped me to successfully commit to a lifestyle change was dealing with the psychological issues I had regarding food. What I found is that instead of weight loss being about just shedding pounds, it’s much more about all those conscious and unconscious things going on in our heads that influence our actions.

The key to weight-loss is accepting that what you’re really committing to is not a diet, but a lifestyle change, because the ‘D’ word is evil. It’s loaded with baggage, instills false hope, and is a way for companies to make money. A lifestyle change instead involves identifying what changes you need to make in your life and finding ways to make those changes. I’m here to help you embark on your lifestyle change.

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