For Weight Loss It's Want Power You Need Not Will Power

Written by Kathryn Martyn, M.NLP

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Motivation: Toward

If you are motivated by what you'll gain you find it easy to look ahead and see your future shapely body, you'll see people around you with admiring glances, you'll hear their compliments, you'll smellrepparttar good food and feel good knowing you can eat enough to be satisfied, and then say you're full. You've had enough, thank you. You'll be in control of your life. You'll want what you visualize more than anything, and you'll do whatever it takes to get it. If asked what movie to go see, they'll have a few ideas, and tell you why.

Motivation: Away

If you are motivated by what you'll lose you'll focus on what you want to avoid. For example, you want to avoid dying, you want to avoid being too heavy to enjoy playing withrepparttar 131470 kids, you want to avoid gasping for breath when you climb a flight of stairs. You want to avoidrepparttar 131471 embarrassment,repparttar 131472 humiliation of other people's remarks and rude glances. You don't want any of that anymore, and you don't want it torepparttar 131473 extent that you'll do whatever it takes to avoid these things. If you ask them what they want for dinner, they'll tell you they don't want Chinese, or pizza. It can be difficult to get someone motivated this way to actually say what they do want!

Knowing your motivation strategy makes it easier to find methods that support your preferred strategy. If you are motivated toward, you may enjoy cutting our pictures of people in great shape with similar body types to yours. Find models wearing clothes that would look good on you, pictures of swimming pools, holiday places you'd enjoy;repparttar 131474 types of things that go into a dream board.

If you motivated away, then make a list of what you want to avoid and elaborate on that list. Why don't you want these things? The more detailed you are,repparttar 131475 more likely you'll truly do what it takes to avoid them.

Hopefully these ideas will get you thinking, and much about making changes in our lives comes down to thinking it through. Realizing what we really want can get us pastrepparttar 131476 hurdles of what we already have. To affect change isn't necessarily comfortable, until you've worked at it for awhile, and then suddenly your changed behavior has become your new behavior andrepparttar 131477 effort is over.

Kathryn Martyn, Master NLP Practitioner, author of the free e-book: Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss, and owner of

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How to Lose Weight During the Holidays Without Losing Friends

Written by Joey Dweck & The Editors at Weight Loss Buddy Press

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WeightLossBuddy.comís Top 10 Tips forrepparttar Holidays

1.Find a buddy to help you get throughrepparttar 131466 event and call or e-mailrepparttar 131467 buddy before, during and afterrepparttar 131468 party. For more information onrepparttar 131469 buddy system, go to 2.If you are a guest, eat a small low-calorie snack before you go torepparttar 131470 party atrepparttar 131471 time you usually eat dinner. If you arerepparttar 131472 cook, eat a small low-calorie snack before you preparerepparttar 131473 meal. 3.Eat smaller portions of everything onrepparttar 131474 table. 4.Nibble your way throughrepparttar 131475 party. 5.Userepparttar 131476 three-bite rule: If someone insists you eat a food thatís not on your diet, only eat three bites of it. That way, you can tellrepparttar 131477 cook how much you have enjoyed it, and everyone is satisfied. 6.Ask whether you can take a piece of pie or cake home to eat later. Savor every bite by pacing yourself, only eating a little bit every day. 7.When you turn down a fattening food, substitute a lower-cal food in its place. For instance, instead ofrepparttar 131478 pumpkin pie with whipped cream, eat an apple. 8.Just say no to that extra helping of stuffing. But do it politely. 9.Change your holiday traditions so that activities, not food arerepparttar 131479 center of attention. 10.If you do blow your diet, donít punish yourself and donít end your diet. Every day is a new day.

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