I’m terrible at meditation.
I’ve been doing it every morning for almost a full year and yet . . .
I haven’t reach enlightenment.
I don’t feel blissful after my sessions.
I’m missing those epiphanies that come with perfect stillness.
And you couldn’t pay me to stop.
Most mornings I start my Headspace timer and settle in. I count my breaths, as I was taught, 1 on the in breath and 2 on the out . . . all the way to 10...
It’s easy to measure success in weight loss—it’s measured in pounds lost.
Measuring Maintenance is a different story.
It’s only in retrospect, really. It’s measured in time—6, 12, 24 months at the same desired weight.
But on a daily basis, Maintenance is measured by the absence of gaining (or losing).
Measuring the absence of something doesn’t always feel satisfying.
It’s like measuring...
Are you a once a week weigh-er or an every day weigh-er?
I hope you’re at least one or the other.
Multiple studies show that regular weighing increases your chances for success with both losing and maintaining weight.
I recommend once a week if you’re in weight loss mode.
It can be a fragile time and you’re more apt to see the results you crave if you give your body a little time.
For maintenance mode it can remain once a...
Last week we talked about the cost of food Joy, out of proportion desire and the benefits of True Joy (read all about it here).
Today we start getting you that True Joy.
True Joy is the key to losing weight and keeping it off.
If the only joy you have in your life is food, then losing weight is impossible.
Taking away your only pleasure leaves you with despair and deprivation.
That’s why diets feel terrible. It’s...
How much Joy should food bring you?
On the one hand, in this day and age, each bite can be more amazing than the next. What’s the purpose of eating if it doesn’t bring you joy?
Well, fueling your body is the answer to that one.
Back in the day, food needed to be enticing to get us out of the cave and looking for fuel. Fat tastes good, so we’d get fatty meats in us. Berries taste good so we’d gather some...
How much water do you drink in a day?
If you answered “not enough” or you’re not sure, read on.
Here are 2 compelling reasons to drink more water and 7 proven benefits . . .
1. WATER CAN MAKE YOU LOSE WEIGHT
First, our bodies can confuse the feelings of hunger, thirst and fatigue.
Since there are more calories in food than water assume the feeling is thirst and drink water first.
This strategy has been proven to help you lose...
There are four Weight Loss Maintenance Types: Rebounder, Drifter, Floater and Manager.
Your Type points to your vulnerability when it comes to long-term weight loss maintenance. Discovering yours puts you in the position to support your needs and easily keep your weight stable for life.
Find out your Type with the short quiz right here.
Your Maintenance Type reveals your biggest block when it comes to keeping your hard-earned weight loss for good.
There are four Types: Rebounder, Drifter, Floater and Manager
(Which are you? Find out with the short quiz right here.)
The image I have for The Floater is an empty raft on a river. It’s going along just fine,...
There are 4 Weight Loss Maintenance Types: Rebounder, Drifter, Floater and Manager. (To find out which Type you are, take the short quiz here)
Each Type has unique strengths and susceptibilities when it comes to keeping weight off for good.
Last week we heard about the Rebounder so today we get to discuss . . . the Drifter.
Drifters do a wonderful job of losing weight.
This time around they took the time to get into the right mindset and...
What Maintenance Type are you?
Have you found out yet? If not, click here to take the short quiz now.
Your Maintenance Type reveals your vulnerabilities when it comes to maintaining weight loss (for an introduction to Maintenance Types read this).
You are one of 4 Types: Rebounder, Drifter, Floater or Manager
Over the next month we’ll talk in depth about each Type.
Today, The Rebounder.
The Rebounder Type is one of the most common...