Before You Make a New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

Lori Boxer
Weight★No★More℠ Diet Center

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Are you someone who has lost and regained weight multiple times, and is looking to make this time, this new year, the final and true push for a permanent change?


The first step is to realize this is a long-term, forever thing, not a short-term “get weight off as quickly as I can” thing.


If you try to lose weight fast (again), you’ll likely gain it back (again). Most people have lost hundreds of pounds over their lifetime. It’s not going to work if you don’t find a way to live your life that you can stick with forever, because if you quit doing it, you’re going to be back to the way you were before.


The second step is you have to work on who you are.


  • Who are you in life?
  • What’s your fat done for you?
  • Can you align your values with the way you are treating yourself?
  • Why is it so hard to act consistently?
  • How can you get yourself to do what you set out to do?


This is where a lot of my work with clients is, in the area of motivation and mindset.


When I ask clients, “Why do you want to lose weight?,” the #1 reason is to get healthy. But that’s not the real reason for most. Probing finds the real motivation for lifestyle change relates to deeper, emotional kinds of things.


After determining their “why,” is mindset: helping clients think differently.


A lot of people use their weight as an excuse not to really engage in life, so we help them create an identity shift. They need to think of themselves almost as a different person—not labeling themself as this fat person anymore. That’s not their identity.


And it shouldn’t—and needn’t—be yours.

I am passionate about helping my clients become (and stay!) slim and healthy. I write and release weekly blogs and podcasts to educate, motivate, inform and inspire on all issues related to weight loss, obesity, health, wellness, diet and lifestyle. To learn more about who we are and what we do, please read the Services and Programs pages, with particular emphasis on The Client, The Fees and The FAQs.