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Solving Your Weight Loss Woes

Losing 10 pounds is a national obsession and my client wants to co-write a book about it in hopes of solving their weight loss challenge for good.

The other day, a client of mine asked me to co-write a book. The suggested title is "How I Lost 10 Pounds" with the subtitle of "and Kept it Off Forever." My client went on to say that this might be the best opportunity to really get to the bottom of the weight loss problem they have had for years.

Initially I thought writing a book about how to lose 10 pounds might not be particularly valuable. But the more I pondered the idea, the more it seemed like an excellent opportunity for my client to explore the real issues behind their weight loss struggle. It also might be a good template for someone else to do the same.

It also occurred to me that many of my clients seem to include wanting to lose 10 pounds as one of their top three goals when they first consult with me. It is happens to be the eternal conversation piece at parties or social gatherings with everyone wanting to know how someone else is losing weight.

So tell me what you think. Do you see this as a valuable tool not only for my cleint but maybe the general public as well? I would love for you to "weigh in," so to speak, on this entire topic. All comments are welcomed. Help us start writing our book...

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Laurie Dodd August 19, 2012 at 02:07 PM
After losing 15 pounds, I found this story about mindful eating, which I find to be a useful approach, savoring each bite of food: <http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/10/144980187/how-to-eat-out-without-putting-on-the-pounds> I would add one thing. After each savored bite, ask yourself, do I want more? IF not, don't forget that you can either "waste" the food by throwing it away or "waste" it by putting it on your waistline. Your choice.
om September 24, 2012 at 06:59 AM
Eat smaller, more frequent meals. This way, your body starts to increase its metabolism so that calories are burned faster. Also, mini meals can prevent overeating. Thanks a lot. Regards, http://www.creativebioscience.com/ | creativebioscience.com
Woody McMahon September 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Good comment. Thank you. We always want to remember that eating is supposed to be enjoyable so it is better not to make it too compulsive with lots of rules. I would not want to ask myself that question after each bite. To me it makes more sense to know a correct portion size and then you can enjoy your food that is in front of you. No going back for seconds in other words.
Woody McMahon September 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Thanks for your comment. Research has shown that this strategy does not work for everyone. It is difficult for some people to differentiate smaller meals from grazing. Grazing has been shown to be an unsuccessful strategy for most overweight people.

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