In this episode, I begin a two-part series presenting some highlights from Claude Viens book. Claude makes it clear to the reader that he is not a professional in any sense when it comes to weight loss. He is a man who struggled with weight loss and regain for many years… until he figured out some very insightful thoughts and practices that allowed him to get rid of his excess weight and keep it off. The book is an easy read and is sure to speak to the heart of anyone who has struggled with the yo-yo ups and downs with weight. He talks about foods like potato chips, when you are trying to refrain from eating them, can be torturous. He blamed anybody and anything for his weight struggles until one day he “discovered that the best way to stop getting so upset at other people is to stop expecting them to fix my problems.” He also realized that more than wanting to lose weight, what he really wanted was to find a way to eat whatever he wanted whenever he wanted and have a healthy, fit body at the same time. That’s when he figured out that he needed to change his thinking. He needed to use his brain to deal with reality He need to come up with ways to find and use motivation to stay engaged in making changes in his thinking and his behavior. That’s when he lost the weight … and he’s been maintaining a healthy weight. Listen in! You’re sure to hear a lot of yourself in his words.
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Viens, Claude. The most powerful weight loss device ever made: The human brain. Claude Viens. Kindle Edition.
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