I’ve talked to so many people, men and women alike, that get overweight and their self-esteem just goes in the tank. They think they’re judged. They think they’re unattractive.
Dr Phil McGraw
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Why do so many marriages fail? Because nobody gets taught how to be married. We’re not taught how to pick a mate, or why to pick a mate; we don’t know how to manage our emotions once we’re in a marriage; we don’t know how to resolve marital conflict. Married people have never been taught why they or their spouses feel the way they do and act the way they do. Nobody has ever taught us the fundamentals.
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Food is a coping mechanism; people are afraid of giving it up because then they’ll feel confused and lost.
Experts indicate that you should aim for consistent weight loss of about one to two pounds per week, so you should remain realisticyou arent going to lose 40 pounds per week (no matter what any diet product claims).
The time is coming when man will be able to determine the length of his lifespan by controlling his diet.
Reality check: you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life.
Now, my body fat runs around 18 percent, which is normal and, you know, kind of in the middle of normal, actually.
Obesity has overtaken cancer as the No. 1 cause of avoidable, preventable death in American society. It’s an epidemic-level problem.
Now ask yourself if youre really going to spend the rest of your life on one of those ridiculous diets. The honest answer is, no, you wont. So, that means you might lose weight while youre on it, but youll probably gain it back when youre off it because you havent made any real lifestyle changes.
I don’t care how pumped up or psyched you are to start a new diet or a new program – that emotion will fade.
Get up each morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and see yourself not as someone who is overweight or out of shape, but as the someone you will become.
First, youre going to have to stop using food for anything other than nutrition. You cannot continue to use food to celebrate, or as a companion, or for entertainment, or comfort. You cannot medicate yourself, your mood, or pain with food.