This On-Purpose Minute is designed to save lives. Perhaps it is you or someone you know who is caught in a cycle (yo-yo) of unhealthy weight gain and loss.
Why do we stay in unhealthy relationships? I’ve watched the reality crime shows on TV of domestic abuse and often wondered why people stay. It is easier to see the predicament of others than that of oneself.
I am recovering from an unhealthy relationship with chocolate, sugar, and ice cream—especially chocolate chip cookies. Watch today’s On-Purpose® Minute and see if you relate to my issue and what I’ve done to gain health in my life for the rest of my life.
Obesity in adults is highly avoidable.
Figuring out how not to eat or choosing “the best diet” for yourself or deciding what exercise program to start or having gastric bypass surgery are delaying tactics for too often avoiding the underlying and very real issues of weight gain.
A revised nutritional lifestyle is essential.
Before I had my health coach, you can’t imagine how many weight loss mythologies and misunderstandings I had about eating, dieting, and exercise. It is no wonder I was adding 2 to 4 pounds of weight per year and yo-yoing my weight throughout the year.
I have to thank Lori and Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen for helping me better understand and approach my unhealthy relationship. Any health advice I have to offer herein can be traced to what I’ve learned from Lori and Dr. A. They’ve saved the quality of my life and now I’m paying it forward.
First, take care of you. Then, like me, you’ll have something to give to others. You, too, can save people’s lives from the self-inflicted diseases brought on by being overweight or obese. You, too, can learn to better manage your type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and more that is brought on by your choices and habits.
There is a better way. Dr. A calls it “Optimal Health.”
Please let our health coaches help you get to a healthy weight and learn how to stay there. The quality of your life depends on it.
- If a doctor or health coach is forwarding this blog posting to you, then follow up with him or her to help you redefine your unhealthy relationship with food.
- If you need an introduction to a health coach like the one who helped me, then contact me and I’ll set it up for you. Reach me at email@example.com. Add “Health Coach Request” to the subject line.
- If you need to talk with a counselor or therapist to help you overcome what’s eating you, then let me make an introduction for you. Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Add “Counselor Request” to the subject line.
P.S. Have you read FIT 4 Leading? In this book I address the top four obstacles to success. As you might have guessed, one of the four is health. Learn what you can do to become a better leader of your life.