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

Lori Boxer
Weight★No★More℠ Diet Center

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Will weight loss be your new year’s resolution (again) or delusion (again)?


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?


This time, instead of giving up on your goals within the first month of the new year, try implementing this two-step strategy 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡.


#1 – You have 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. (I mean, c’mon . . . isn’t that why you are where you are now?)


#2 – 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?


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


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


After digging and dissecting and identifying deeper, emotional things — their “why” — we work with clients on mindset: helping them to think differently.


A lot of people use their weight as an excuse not to really engage in life, to accept things as they are because they’ve always been. We help them create an identity shift. They need to think of themselves almost as a different person—not labeling themself as this perpetually overweight or obese person anymore. That’s not their identity.


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

Slimcerely yours℠,

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