If you are looking for help losing weight, where do you START?
We thought that it made sense to share with people the ideas that get people on a NEW track. And we wrote a short article for people who are looking for help losing weight.
Here is a summary:
1. Be more open to ideas than you are probably comfortable with. It is surprisingly difficult to absorb new ideas, no matter how open you are. Your ability to access and absorb new information will strongly determine how quickly you will reach your goal. For example, If a doctor is only offering you pills and surgery as an option, how comfortable are you either questioning that knowledge-- (in the face of overwhelming authority?)
2. Get in the habit of fusing information and approaches together. We call this idea "Diet Fusion" and find that people respond powerfully to it. A core insight we have working with people in our weight loss coaching programs is that people and their lives are so different. Often very subtle adjustments can have a huge impact.
3. Belief is a biggie. To use a football metaphor, it is the "lead blocker." Do you believe that losing weight is truly possible? A brutally honest assessment is key here. This is not something that you can do all in your mind. As you learn new skills and successfully apply them, your belief is going to grow because now you KNOW you have what it takes. This is the central idea behind the Point Of No Return and PEERtrainer in general. We give you the information and the support and provide the environment to reinforce those new skills as much as possible.
4. Find the best leadership possible. You solve problems when you interact with people who have solved that problem or have specialized knowledge. PEERtrainer Coaching grew out of that key insight-- that people are often hungry to be led. Most of us are very self-directed and resourceful. But it is like the gym where you can use all the equipment yourself. But you know the results when you go to a yoga class or have a session with a personal trainer.
5. True Decisions are extremely powerful things. If you want to stop your habit of night eating for example, and you have some nagging belly fat as a result, is that belly fat no longer tolerable? Or do you get some benefit from the comfort of eating during those times? Even if you have decided that the belly fat is tolerable, that is a decision. You have decided to tolerate that.