Our modern lifestyle is hectic and most people are ‘running with their shoe laces untied.’ There seems to be no time available to do things that cause health and to maintain a proper body weight. There is a marked increase in the consumption of fast foods—no wonder!
The increase in the numbers of ‘over fat’ people has gone hand in hand with rising disease rates. Approximately 65% of people are overweight. Thirty-one percent are outright obese, compared with only 23% in 1994. The numbers of children who are overweight has tripled since 1980.
Is the answer to the obesity problem complicated?
Well, yes and no. Yes, because it is difficult to maintain a focus on a healthy lifestyle when there are so many negative choices to indulge in and so much emotional pull for you to eat non-food and be a couch potato. No, because the logical answers are for the most part so simple. Most people are fully aware of this statement and that’s why they feel so bad when they ‘fail.’
The following is my general philosophy about weight management elucidated through the questions we are most often asked?
What kind of foods should I eat?
According to the latest research, what is one link between obesity and cancer and diabetes and some other chronic illnesses? Over indulging in unhealthy food that cause inflammation. Foods that are inflammation producing are foods that are high in bad fats, white sugar, white flour and liquids like sodas, coffee, and alcohol. You get the picture.
Eat Your Veggies
Therefore, to offset this you should eat primarily foods that are high in water content. That’s right: veggies and salads. Does that mean you eat like a rabbit? Of course not. Eat a lot of high water content food and reduce food items that contain less water such as meat, pasta, dairy and bread. There are hundreds of healthy recipes you can get in books and on the net that are absolutely delicious.
Every person is wired biologically and psychologically in a unique way.
That is why some programs work for some and not for others. Our Weight Mastery Program takes this into account. We look at body type and cultural characteristics. We evaluate whether a person is carbohydrate, fat or calorie sensitive. Are some foods causing a water weight gain because of a food sensitivity? Sometimes it is only one or two foods a person needs to cut out of their diet to succeed. We have studied and evaluated many hundreds of people on different programs in many settings and have picked the best from each success and learned from each failure to create a unique program for every person. However, general principles of health and lifestyle apply to everyone.
How much exercise should I get and what kind should I do?
You must move your body every day. It’s the little things you do every day that over time contribute significantly to your weight loss goals. I have seen people get in their car to drive a few blocks to the store or ride an elevator when they are perfectly capable of walking up the stairs.
Can you exercise intentionally three or four times a week for an hour? Can you have fun while you are doing it, like listening to great music? It’s your time – so you must enjoy it. It’s the attitude with which you approach it that makes the difference. I always recommend exercise you can physically do, can create time for and most of all, enjoy.
Of course, cardio and muscle conditioning is required to get healthy and lose fat. The proportion of each is determined by your body type and metabolic requirements. We go over this in detail in our program.
What are the best weight loss programs out there?
Some programs are pretty good short term. You can lose fat if you stick with them. But no-one sticks to them and that is why there is a multi-billion dollar weight loss industry. On most programs you can lose weight, but long term you will get sick— and poor quality programs always result in “what comes off must go back on.”
Low carb, high carb, vegan, vegetarian, high protein, etc. etc. The debate can drive you crazy. The macronutrient food content of protein, fat and carbohydrate has always been hotly contested by various authorities.
Here’s a hint: nature designed us to eat the foods we are physiologically designed to eat. Our genetic programming will keep us on track if we keep in mind we are still governed by natural law. Civilization (i.e. processed foods) has allowed us to bypass natural tendencies, but at what cost?
Does this mean I have to be a purist and perfect to lose weight?
Absolutely not. We wrote a book about our philosophy on how to create what we call a buffer zone between yourself and illness. In a nutshell we do we what call “80*10*10. It simply means that if you follow your chosen individually designed healthy weight management program 80% of the time (read most); 10% of the time you can have what we call your ‘anti-deprivation’ foods (read occasionally) as long as they do not worsen a disease condition or you are not allergic or addicted to them; and 10% of the time (at regular intervals) you cleanse your body by eating good foods to give it a break a designated times.
Does this work? Yes! This is a practical idea that keeps you on your program, without feeling deprived.
How much weight loss per week should I expect?
Create a realistic time line and weight loss. Would you be happy with 1.5 to 2 pounds per week? You may want to lose 14 pounds over a weekend like they advertise on TV with quick loss scam programs, but you can’t lose that much fat. It’s water loss and it is not healthy.
Be A Turtle, Not a Rabbit
If you lose 6 – 8 pounds per month, you can reach lose significant amounts of fat in a healthy way. In 6 months you will have lost 36 to 48 pounds, and you will keep it off this way. On our Weight Mastery Program©, be like the tortoise, not the rabbit. Like many good things in life, slow and steady will get you there, at your goal weight and healthy!
Why and how is your program different from all the others I have tried?
• We follow very powerful natural laws that your genes are programmed to follow. We put nature on your side.
• We help you design your own program based on your unique biological, psychological and environmental conditions.
• We realize that most people ‘fail’ because they haven’t acquired the right mindset before they begin and while on their diet (we don’t like the word diet – the unconscious mind equates the first three letters with deprivation of the worst kind)
• We spend time on ‘attitudinal conditioning’ to help you see some of your behavioral traits that may be contributing to weight gain and plateaus
• We support you in your ‘wins’ and especially during your challenging times
• We teach you a program that can help you stay healthy and slim for life!
Get a coach to create a plan, to co-monitor your progress and to be accountable. We can help you.
There are 2 Program Options:
Weight Mastery ‘One-Shot’ Option:
A 1 Hour Telephone Consultation Using the Supplied Detailed Health Questionnaire.
We will discuss ways you can get on track and stay focused in order to achieve healthy permanent weight loss. Having the PsychroMind Weight Mastery book/CD combination is not a prerequisite for the consultation, but will be helpful to further guide you toward weight mastery. Note: A FREE Weight Mastery / .mp3 Audio Combo is included with the Premium Coaching Package.
Weight Mastery Premium Package Option:
2 Hours of Telephone Consultation (over 4 weeks) Using the Supplied Detailed Health Questionnaire PLUS all the premium features listed below: