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by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.
Author of MindFrames and “Thin from Within”
from Within” is for people who are ready to
Strictly from a health point of view,
approximately two-thirds of Americans need to lose weight.
Are you one of these people? If so, are you ready to
Not everyone who needs to lose weight
for health reasons is prepared to make a commitment to
a weight loss program. According to Dr.
James O. Prochaska,
author of the Transtheoretical Model of Change, used
by health organizations worldwide, many people are in
denial, so even if they have a health problem, they may
not believe it and they may resist any information that
contradicts their belief. They may not understand the
consequences of their health habits, or they may have
tried to change unsuccessfully in the past and have given
Even people who have recognized that
they need to lose weight and have become concerned about their
health may not be ready to begin a diet or weight loss program.
They may be thinking about a change sometime in the future
and have started learning more about health and fitness. But
they may still be weighing the costs of change and still haven’t
made up their mind.
That is an accurate description of
millions of Americans. Does it describe you?
According to Dr. Prochaska, you are definitely
ready to lose weight—whether it’s using the South
Beach Diet, the Atkins
Craig or dozens of other programs—if
being overweight has started to cause health problems. Maybe
your doctor scared you with straight talk. Whatever the reason,
your commitment is now strong enough that you’re ready
to begin your change journey. You’re evaluating your condition
and you want to get going right away. You’re ready to set
goals, decide what you’re going to do and get involved
in a fitness and weight loss program that works for you.
If you choose an approach that “feels right,” you’re
less likely to quit.
“Thin from Within” is for people like you, who want
to begin an effective weight loss program but don’t want
to waste your time on diet or fitness activities you know you
Your personality affects how you lose
weight. The habits of mind and behavior that make up your unique
personality may cause you to prefer certain favorite activities
and avoid others. The pitfall is to neglect an important area
of fitness or weight loss activity just because it’s not your favorite thing.
You may not be aware that you’re avoiding it, but you may
fail to do certain things simply because you prefer doing others.
The solution is to learn more about your
personality. Your individual preferences are linked to established
patterns of thought and action—your personality. If you discover that you have
a tendency to avoid certain weight loss and fitness activities,
even if they may benefit you, you can make a choice to get involved
in them anyway. You have an advantage if you’re aware of
these preferences before you start.
"Thin from Within," based on the free MindFrames personality
test, gives you this kind of self-awareness and weight loss coaching.
Your personalized "Thin from Within" guide to healthy
weight loss is an amazing resource. With your unique personality
in mind, it shows you how to get on track quickly and stay on
track as you learn new diet and exercise habits.
Getting on track and staying on track could be a matter of life
Whether you suffer from obesity or just
need to lose weight, in a culture concerned with physical appearances,
people who are overweight are often unfairly criticized. But
the most important issue—by far—is health.
According to the National Institute for Health, the more excess
weight you carry, the more likely you are to develop health problems
such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer,
gout (joint pain caused by excess uric acid), and gallbladder
disease. Obesity can also contribute to problems such as sleep
apnea (interrupted breathing during sleep) and osteoarthritis
(wearing away of the joints).
According to the "Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory
Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans," studies
show that you can improve your health by losing as little as
10 to 20 pounds.
It’s important to take a healthy
approach to weight loss.
Even if you could lose weight with just
exercise or just dieting, one without the other isn’t a healthy approach. Plus, it
would take so much longer to get results that you’d be
disappointed and discouraged at the lack of progress.
Weight loss is based on a simple rule:
you burn more calories than you take in, you lose weight.
In theory, you don’t have to go on a diet to lose weight.
If you could increase your exercise enough to burn more calories
each day than you take in, you could continue eating the way
you do now and lose weight. But if you try to lose weight without
cutting calories, you may have to increase your exercise level
so much that you risk injury. If you’re the kind of person
who eats whatever you want, your body isn’t prepared for
this much exercise.
Likewise, you should be able to lose weight
without more exercise. Just reduce the number of calories you
consume each day so that you burn off more than you take in.
By this reasoning, even a "couch
potato" could lose weight this way. But your body needs
food. If you try to lose weight without increasing exercise,
you’d have to eliminate so many calories that your body
wouldn’t get all the nutrients it needs, increasing your
hunger and triggering a variety of health problems. This is especially
true if you already get very little regular physical exercise.
Both of the one-way approaches described
above are so difficult and risky that you shouldn’t attempt
either one. Most doctors will tell you that the best way to
lose weight is to: 1. Limit your calorie intake, and 2. Increase
your physical exercise. If you do both together in a gradual,
consistent way, you can increase the rate of weight loss without
endangering your health.
The healthy approach means adopting a healthier lifestyle.
If you want to keep the pounds off, you
can’t return to
your old habits. Instead of "going on a diet," you
need to change some of the ways you cook, eat and exercise.
One benefit to your weight loss journey
is that the best foods for losing weight are the best foods
for health. A healthy diet is a lot different from the typical
American diet. It’s
not about eating less. It’s about eating right. You can
eat truly delicious meals, and you can even eat a lot, if you
eat the right things. At first you may not know what’s
good for you and what’s not, but you can learn. You may
not know how to make healthy food taste great, but that knowledge
is widely available. And you don’t have to give up your
favorite foods. If you reduce your portion size and frequency,
occasional small "treats" won’t hurt you.
When it comes to exercise, your new patterns
can be as simple as taking regular walks, or they can involve
joining a full-service fitness facility—whatever works for you! Physical activities
don’t have to be dreary or boring; they can be fun. They
can even be productive. What matters is that you increase the
amount of your regular physical exercise.
Losing weight really is a journey. You’re not going to
stay where you are. Step by step, you’re going to a new
place. Changing health habits takes time. Along the way, you’ll
discover what’s possible and learn how to live a healthier
lifestyle. You have to find out what works for you, and change
your old habits one at a time. This learning is an exciting,
rewarding life-long journey called "My Health" or "My
Beach Diet, the Atkins
Craig and many other weight loss and
fitness programs take the healthy approach to losing weight
described above. Regardless of the weight loss program you
choose, it’s important to
include activities that are suited to your personality. With “Thin
from Within” you learn how your personality influences
the kinds of fitness and diet tools and methods you get involved
in. You learn how to get on track quickly—by getting involved
in exercise and weight loss activities in your “comfort
zone.” Also, your “Thin from Within” report
shows you how to include activities that “cover all the
bases,” which helps you stay on track and gradually make
changes for a healthier lifestyle.