Like most people I talk to who are preparing for bariatric surgery, Claude Viens, after many times of gaining and lose the same pounds, realized he knew what he was supposed to do to lose weight – and to keep it off. The problem he faced was taking the action and continuing to take those actions over time. He eventually came to terms with the fact that there is no easy fix. Keeping weight off is an everyday commitment of changing your thinking and your behavior. Claude asked himself a lot of questions about why he wanted to lose weight and the bottom line, he said, was, “I wanted to put an end to all of the physical and psychological aches and pains that come with being overweight.” He was sick and tired of being sick and tired. He made a decision to think of himself as the person he wanted to become rather than the man who failed to keep weight off. He focused on making small changes so he could have “wins” every day that would become healthy habits. When he messed up, he moved on. He concluded by saying, “When you are determined enough, you will find a way. If you are not committed, that’s when you start making excuses.” His “unconclusion” as he called it, was this, “I used my brain to find and learn the information I needed to make the best moves. I learned how to control my thoughts and emotions. I learned how to handle stress and how to cope with interfering events in my life. I taught myself to be persistent and patient. I used my body to get into motion. None of these actions were hard to do or very time consuming, but being consistent in doing them got me into a routine that I still maintain today.” He did. Many others have, as well. And you can, too!
Source: The most powerful weight loss device ever made: The human brain. Claude Viens.
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