How long have you been wanting to lose some weight? To feel good about your body? To have a less fraught relationship with food? A lot of people I know have been struggling with these issues for much of their adult lives. They’ve cycled through periods of concerted action and long stretches of inertia. A new … Read more The hidden cost of an unmet goal
“I basically eat healthy but ______ is my weakness.” Chocolate. Junk food. Chips. Beer. It doesn’t really matter what you fill the blank in with. The idea is that you’re pretty disciplined. Except for this one thing. Your kryptonite. That one thing that strips you of your strength, your reason, your free will. You’re simply … Read more What’s your kryptonite?
Last week, I put up a poll in the Weighless Life Facebook group, asking people what was keeping them from making progress toward their goal. The #1 thing people said was holding them back? Lack of motivation. Well, at least it wasn’t lack of will power. I think we’ve FINALLY started to come to grips … Read more The #1 thing holding you back?
Researchers writing about mindful eating in Frontiers in Psychology interviewed a number of overweight people about their attitudes towards self-care and self-kindness. The results were fascinating. The subjects were very uncomfortable talking about ways that they were kind to themselves. They seemed to equate self-kindness with self-indulgence, which they saw as a negative trait. They … Read more Self-care and self-kindness
One of our members just had a big A-ha moment I have to share with you. She was reflecting on the fact that making Weighless choices requires some effort. Awareness takes effort. Planning takes effort. Making decisions takes effort. (Fortunately, we have an entire curriculum of tools designed to help you build and strengthen these … Read more This kind of effort feels easy
One of the things that makes our approach different is that we don’t tell you what to do. We don’t give you a list of foods you’re not allowed to have. We don’t give you a meal plan or a workout routine We don’t tell you how many points or calories you’re allowed to have, … Read more Freedom to Choose Vs. Rules to Obey
Chronic dieters often tell me that one of the hardest things about losing weight is constantly being hungry. In the Weighless program, we don’t go hungry. The correct response to the biological cue of hunger is to seek food. We don’t override or suppress this response. But we also don’t eat constantly, either. What we … Read more Respect your hunger (but ask to see ID)
I just saw yet another infographic showing how much exercise is required to burn off various fast foods: a Krispie Kreme donut, McDonalds French fries, five Oreos, a grande Starbucks frappuccino, etc. (I’m not going to link to it here because I don’t want to encourage this sort of thing!) Fitness trackers and calorie counters … Read more Stop exercising to burn calories
One of our charter members just reached a huge milestone: Jeanne has now lost more than 20% of her body weight since beginning the Weighless program in July 2017. And all without a single day of dieting. How did she do it? I’ll let her tell you in her own words “My Weighless journey actually … Read more 40 pounds in 30 months
Diets, cleanses and detoxes sell you on the promise of certain results: Lose XX pounds in X weeks! Flaunt a flatter stomach! Drop a dress size! Fit into your “skinny jeans”! Sometimes they even deliver on those promises. Follow a restrictive diet or intensive exercise regimen for a month or two and you probably will … Read more If it’s not sustainable, it’s not success