Weighless members share their stories
It’s frustrating to see how persistent our bad habits can be. Maybe it’s the 9 pm snacking free-for-all that happens every night. Or your seeming inability to drive past the drive-thru on your way to work without pulling in. Or always succumbing to temptation and pouring that second glass of wine, despite your intention to … Read moreCollecting the Evidence
One reason that diets don’t work is that they rely too much on willpower. Willpower is like a muscle: it can get fatigued. In the Weighless program, we don’t count on willpower as the main ingredient for success. Instead, we develop an entire suite of strategies to keep us moving in the right direction even … Read moreThe Limits of Will Power
I’ll bet you have a number in your head that represents your “goal weight.” Whenever you start a new diet, that number gleams in the distance like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Other times, our goal weight seems more like a mirage in the desert…a tantalizing fantasy that we will … Read moreIs your goal weight keeping you from weighing less?
Losing weight and keeping it off is notoriously hard. Only 10-20% of those who try succeed. What is it that sets these winners (er, losers) apart? A group of Dutch researchers recently analyzed 67 studies to see if they could identify the key characteristics, or determinants, of long term weight loss. First, check out what … Read moreWho Succeeds at Losing Weight?
Change is hard. Even when it’s the best kind of change. The kind of change that you know is making your life SO MUCH better. Even when you’re totally committed, it still takes effort to uproot ingrained habits and patterns. To recondition our thoughts. To rethink our environments. To lift ourselves out of those … Read moreWho is your support network? (And are they really supporting you?)
One our members recently shared a Weighless victory…followed by a stumble that many of us know all too well. Do you recognize this pattern? “I just got back from a trip to New Orleans. The last time we went it was a disaster of gluttony and excess. I gained weight, and also felt horrible. This … Read moreHow to stick the landing