What I want people to do is what’s healthy for them.
Dr Phil McGraw
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Think about all of the times, situations, and circumstances where you have gotten caught up in making your self right rather than happy… The harder you fight to win, the bigger you lose.
You have to figure out what that is, and you have to make a plan to get to it. And the plan has got to have a timeline. You have to choose something that you can afford to do and then lock it in and passionately do it.
Isnt it amazing how easily you can cheat yourself out of the right choices by convincing yourself that you deserve the wrong ones? Its highly illogical when you think about it. You deserve a better life, you deserve better health, and you deserve to lose weight.
I do not believe, even remotely, that you have to have a partner in your life in order to be whole, in order to be complete, in order to be fulfilled. You just don’t have to.
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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.
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.
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.
Obesity has overtaken cancer as the No. 1 cause of avoidable, preventable death in American society. It’s an epidemic-level problem.
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.
Now, my body fat runs around 18 percent, which is normal and, you know, kind of in the middle of normal, actually.
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.
I don’t care how pumped up or psyched you are to start a new diet or a new program – that emotion will fade.
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).