Dr. Doug Pooley
Why Dieting Just Doesn't Work!
The word dieting has the word “die” in it, and for this reason alone, dieting is simply just not right.
Every diet works, it does not matter what diet you use; you will lose weight at least for the short term.
Why don’t diets work?
No clearly defined goals
Diets alone rarely work
Weight gain is more often a symptom not a disease
When is weight gain a symptom and not the disease?
Peer pressure/cultural factors
How do I find out why I am heavy? What am I doing wrong?
Assess eating habits, when, what, how much
Look at your self-talk
Do a SWOT analysis
What is it about being heavy that makes me feel good
What is it about being heavy that makes me feel bad?
What is really stopping me from achieving my goal?
How do I make this work?
Commit to the process
Develop a personal strategy that is reasonable and works
Change your self-talk…empower yourself
Do it for you
Do it now and document your process.
There is an old saying attributed to Henry Ford that sums the whole thing up: “If you believe you can, or believe you can’t …you’re right.”