Monday, March 12, 2018

Mirror, Mirror

"Mirror, Mirror why oh why do those same 15 pounds keep coming back?  No matter how I smooth my clothes around them, they still make me look dowdy."

The trouble with diets is that we usually go into them with a short-term goal, i.e. lose 15 pounds.  But, when you arrive there, then what?  Most diets, if they're followed closely, will lose your 15 pounds.  The issue with short-term goals is they don't change anything about you, your thinking, your habits, or your general health.  You meet the goal, celebrate, and then go right back to doing what you were doing to put on the extra weight.

Losing weight is not an end in itself.  To keep it off your perspectives, habits, and lifestyle need to change.  The true goal, realized or not, is to improve your health.  Setting out in pursuit of health is, admittedly, a larger task, but one that has a much larger pay-off in the long-term in reduced risks for "old-age" chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, strokes, dementia, and heart attacks.

  • Breaking life-time habits
  • Adopting new eating practices
  • Reducing health risks
  • Addressing nagging health concerns
  • Avoiding numerous expensive medications
  • Altering perspective from feel-good to happily life-sustaining

-- takes diligence, education, and the support of a good guide and/or group.

So, why not embark on a more comprehensive learning journey, and lose the weight along the trail?

Health Coaching is now available through my clinic.  See my website about it at: 

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