What’s the best attitude for succeeding in weight control?

People differ a lot in the way they start our program. Some begin full of enthusiasm, like they’re jumping into a great adventure. Some are like students on the first day of school, waiting for their assignment and eager to learn. Others start off a little bit wary, not quite sure what they’re getting themselves into, and not entirely certain they can trust us. Yet others are struggling with a deep feeling of pessimism, hoping that somehow the program will help them, but quite doubtful that it actually will. All of these “types” are the result of different personalities, different family backgrounds, and different weight and dieting histories.

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Teaming Up At School Or Work To Lose Weight

Have you heard the old saying, “the quickest way to get where you want to go is to help somebody else get there”?

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The All-Important Weigh-In. How often should we do it? Weekly? Daily?

Allowing your week to revolve around one event generally isn’t a good idea. If that one event turns sour, so does your week. When you are on a diet, your weigh-in can become that one event. If your diet is important to you, then your weigh-in will also be very important to you. A weigh-in will give you “thumbs up,” “thumbs down” or “hanging on”; it is your weekly progress report.

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When Should You Get Help In Managing Your Obesity?

Are you struggling with obesity? Have you tried to lose weight and just can’t seem to make it happen? or maybe, like many people, you have already lost a substantial amount of weight in the past but have gained it all back.
First, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Losing weight is a challenge and a big one for a lot of people. The good news is that there are numerous resources out there to help you manage weight loss and obesity.

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A Simple Plan For Weight Loss

The math is pretty simple. One pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Want to lose a pound a week? Then you need to consume 3500 calories less per week than you use. That’s about 500 calories a day. By cutting out 500 calories a day from your normal daily diet, while keeping your activity level the same, you can lose approximately one pound a week.

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