Why Friends Sabotage Your Diets

Written by Kathryn Martyn, M.NLP

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If you're making an effort to make better choices, choosing to eat only foods that really appeal to you, and learning to say no when you just don't want any, you can tellrepparttar food pusher, "No, thanks," and leave it at that. You don't owe anyone an explanation. You could also take a plate and let it sit there. Most people are so preoccupied with themselves they won't notice whether you're eating. If someone does ask, "Aren't you going to eat your cake," you could say, "In a minute." Keep busy talking and just delay until it's time to go, then discretely setrepparttar 131164 plate aside.

If you watchrepparttar 131165 thinner folks at parties you'll notice they talk a lot and eat little. It's difficult to talk and gesture while holding a drink in one hand and a plate of food inrepparttar 131166 other.

Ifrepparttar 131167 food seems to be calling your name and it's becoming more difficult to resist since it's sitting in front of you then simply pretend it is made of plastic, likerepparttar 131168 display food in a Chinese restaurant. It's not meant to be eaten, just admired. Then admire it all you like.

Why do we need to resort to trickery to make our own food choices? Because food pushers are not going to accept your arguments, no matter how well you state your case, so don't bother fighting a losing battle. You can't change their mind; they want to eat some and they'd feel better if you ate some too. You can't change other people, you can only change yourself.

Rememberrepparttar 131169 next time you feelrepparttar 131170 urge to push food on someone, food means love in our society, but choice means more. Offer it, and then let it go if they say no.

~~ Kathryn Martyn, M.NLP, EFT coach and author of Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss lost 80 pounds over 17 years ago. Learn how she lost the weight and maintains that weight loss at http://www.OneMoreBite-Weightloss.com

The "The Daily Bites" http://www.onemorebite-weightloss.com/getnews.html for motivating mini-lessons and tips using EFT and NLP to end the weight loss struggle.

Drug Therapy or Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

Written by Sherri Z. Jones

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You will still need to continue eating properly and exercising regularly. Only now, you will add a drug like Phentermine torepparttar routine. In addition to this drug, a person may also be prescribed another drug such as fluoxotine. This is more commonly known as Prozac, an anti depressant. The combination ofrepparttar 131162 two can help your efforts by helping you feel better about yourself, which in turn gives yourepparttar 131163 drive to accomplish your goals. The two drugs compliment each other. A 2+2=5 effect.

For those that are unable to accomplish their goals with these methods. There is always bariatric surgery. You should take great care in choosing a physician to perform this surgery. The American College of Physicians suggests there is a learning curve among physicians for this technique. Death rates for this surgery have been recorded at .3% to as high as 1.9%.

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