Places: Context is decisive. Have confidence everywhere.

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Have you noticed there are places in your life where certain things happen predictably? In these places, things happen almost as if on auto-pilot, without the need to create a plan or work at it. Like it or not, you can have confidence those things will happen in those places. (Bear with me while I […]

How to Increase Your Influence and Control: Practices for Policy Creation

How to Increase Your Influence and Control: Assignments for Policy Creation

If you haven’t already read the background lesson for this assignment, you can do so here. The page will open in a new window. After you read it, you can close it. This page will still be here when you’re done. If you have read the background lesson, or if you just want to skip to […]

5 Surprising Weight Loss Facts You May Not Realize: Knowledge Is Power

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Collectively, Americans spend almost a quarter trillion dollars annually on weight-loss or related products, plans, medical procedures, and pharmaceuticals. You can’t walk 100 feet in a grocery store without seeing a “diet”, “sugar free”, “low-fat”, or “light” product, or a magazine article about losing weight, tightening abs, or being fit. For all the money we […]

4 simple steps you can use to conquer uncontrollable cravings

Conquer uncontrollable cravings

Do any of these sound familiar? My friend said she has an uncontrollable desire to drink wine every night: two glasses only, but never one. I recall evenings during heavy physical training where I’d ravenously polish off two pieces of fruit and half a pound of chocolate covered almonds. A client told me she had […]

How Many Ways Have You Tried To Lose Weight?

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Despite a $66 billion industry full of offers and promises about weight loss, over 2/3 of US residents are overweight or obese. Still, despite the enormity of the problem, the numbers above don’t accurately total the real costs. In fact, medical costs related to obesity cost us another $147 billion. Human body fat and related illness is […]

My Perfect Client

Get everything pulling in the same direction

My perfect client comes in one of two forms. However, for starters, they have much in common. Mostly, their lives are actually pretty good. For some, life is great, even awesome. They have nothing to complain about. They have everything to be grateful for. Yet, something’s not quite right. Sometimes they can’t put a finger on […]

4 Reasons Why It May Look Like You’re Not Losing Weight

4 reasons it may look like you're not losing weight

Some people begin a weight management journey, they feel different, and they may even look different, but the scale doesn’t always seem to agree. Here are reasons why it may look like you’re not losing weight, even though you’re doing everything right. 1. Body Proportions Don’t Change The last time I lost significant weight (more […]

60 Reasons You’re Chronically Overweight Or Obese

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Success or failure in any endeavor begins and ends with our mental relationship to the undertaking. Physical achievements are no different. Once we create a mental framework that supports a condition, the condition naturally comes into existence. Our historic mental framework has gotten us where we are today. We will have to create a new […]

Why Doesn’t It Look Like I’m Losing Weight?

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We were on the phone. My client was 5 weeks into her new, individualized eating plan. “Why doesn’t it look like I’m losing weight?” She knew she was doing everything right: Base every meal on a protein Mostly Vegetables and Fruit Healthy Fat Limit processed foods, and processed sugars and starches Stay below BMR (Basal […]