After enjoying a delicious meal or indulging in a treat, do you immediately feel dread over what the scale will say the next day? If you get on the scale and see that you’ve gained two or three pounds overnight, does this throw you into an emotional tailspin? It’s time to lose the scale drama! … Read moreLetting go of scale drama
“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 moreWhat’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 moreThe #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 moreSelf-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 moreThis 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 moreFreedom to Choose Vs. Rules to Obey
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 moreIf it’s not sustainable, it’s not success
Research done in school cafeterias shows that making the lid of an ice cream cooler opaque reduces ice cream sales, while having a bowl of fruit by the cash register increases fruit sales. But kids aren’t the only ones who are powerfully influenced by visual cues. In the Weighless program, we work on tweaking our … Read moreHow (and why) to hack your habitat
We’ve been talking lately about the many choices that we get to make about what, whether, and how much to eat, and working on making these choices more intentional. But I want to caution you against framing these choices in terms of Want vs. Should. “I really WANT to have a bowl of ice cream. … Read moreHow to stop the guilt/deprivation cycle
If you’re not happy with your current weight, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about how to lose weight. “I will eat 1200 calories a day.” “I’ll ban all carbs.” “I’ll drink protein shakes for breakfast and lunch.” “I’ll do Whole 30. (Again).” But these are not strategies that lead to weighing less. … Read moreThe difference between losing weight and weighing less