Overeating, inactivity and the desire to quit are, at least in part, learned behaviors. That is very good news because it means that these behaviors can be unlearned and replaced. Starting today, we are going to embark on a thought- and behavior changing journey that will help us, step-by-step, change our thinking from unhealthy to healthy.
Bookmark this page and come back to review the material at least once per week, in order, without rushing to learn or do everything at once. It is important to stick with this 'baby-step" style of progress. While most of us would rather have a quick fix, our brains simply do not work that way. Mental reprogramming takes time and practice. Slow and lasting changes are better than passionate but temporary ones, so be patient with yourself as you purposefully acquire new information and establish a new way of thinking.
If you are going to add physical activity into the New You program, be sure to get clearance from your primary care physician.
If you are a social type who improves with other-accountability, you may want to start a group meet-up or office challenge where you and your friends can share success stories or engage in some friendly competition.
This information should not serve as a replacement for therapy. Please visit the Can Therapy Help Me page for more information if you think you may have an eating disorder, or should require individualized help.
Topics / Weeks:
Main Page- Intro
1) Ring in the New You (New Year's Resolutions)
2) Just Add Water
3) Diets Don't Work
4) Stick With Your Resolutions
How are you doing? Go back and review!
5) Overcoming Emotional Eating (Slide Show and Workbook)
6) Adopt a Lifelong Lifestyle Mentality
7) 5 Rules of Weight Loss Success
8) Benefits of Exercise
Time for a Progress check up. Review topics!
10) Why Am I Stuck?
11) Strike a Posture Pose
12) Am I Over-training?
How is your new lifestyle shaping up? Review!
13) Examining Excuses
14) Move Those Motivation Muscles
15) BMR and Calories- Count or Consume?
16) Skipping Meals and Diet Pills
Almost done! Review, review!
17) Of Caterpillars and Courage
BONUS 18) Weight Loss Math = Add It In
Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
California lic. no. 102308
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