The biggest mistake we make when we lose weight is to return to our old life and habits. We stop exercising. We still put in 10-hour (often unfulfilling) work days and go home stressed and exhausted. We never address the lowered metabolism caused by crash diets. The entire way in which we approach weight loss and maintenance is flawed and the question you must now ask yourself is whether you prefer to take (on average) a year to lose 30 pounds for good or to lose the same weight over and over and over again for 10+ years.
The aim of this Life Coach approach is to help you lose weight healthily and keep it off sanely with biohacks that help you “cheat” smart and coaching to eliminate cravings, emotional eating and other common weight loss challenges.
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This guide looks at mindful and behavioral science solutions for permanent weight loss.
Many factors make losing and maintaining a healthy weight difficult for most people. This guide will focus on five key areas — physiological, emotional, occupational, social and environmental — and look at the factors working against you in those areas. We then look at the solutions and using our coach approach, show you how to customize a short- and long-term program to address your weight loss and maintenance challenges.
With any problem, we first need to assess it, hopefully make some discoveries and add new information that we then consider when we sit down to create a treatment plan.
There are many factors dieters never consider when they set out to lose weight. Most weight loss programs focus solely on diet and exercise, often overlooking key factors that make keeping the weight off a challenge.
An under-active thyroid, low metabolism, chronic constipation and inadequate sleep, for example, points to physiology factors that need to be addressed. Poor social skills, little or no emotional support and past trauma points to emotional factors, which can take years, awareness and support to remove from the equation.
With a series of questions and prompts, you will id which factors are at issue for you and which sections and solutions are right for you.
Choose targeted solutions from the provided list to create a customized weight loss plan. Some solutions, like our protocol to increase leptin levels may be short-term, but many will be practices you’ll permanently add to your lifestyle.
Create your Best Me eating plan
You’ll learn why Brain Foods, as recommended by Dr. Daniel Amen, and heavy emphasis on plant-based carbs is our recommended base diet. You’ll then tailor it according to dietary concerns and conditions you may have such as sugar cravings or gluten sensitivities to create your own eating plan.
Over time, you will become your own nutritionist. This is one of the changes that will enable you to keep the weight off.
How to Shop
Add to your shopping list, our recommended spices, minerals and essential ingredients to hack your biochemistry.
Create your new eating structure using several scientifically-proven guidelines including strategies to end overeating, bust sugar cravings, and keep glucose and cortisol levels in normal ranges.
Supplements and Strategies
We go over several key supplements that support weight management such as Vitamin D, probiotics and Theanine and give you proven healthy strategies to keep the weight off. You get choose which ones you will add to your Plan.
Do this! Eat the same few meals over and over again
The most successful dieters, regardless of whether their goal is muscle gain or fat loss, eat the same few meals over and over again. Mix and match, constructing each meal with one from each of the three following groups:
Egg whites with one whole egg for flavor
Chicken breast or thigh
Grass-fed organic beef
Our mindfully awesome lifestyle (think science meets optimal thinking meets mindfulness) is compassionate and practical. Since the goal is permanent weight loss, behavior and mindset change is central to our program.
How to Change for Good
Our coach approach to permanent weight loss follows the Prochaska Diclemente Transtheoretical Model of Change. When you create a Plan, as described above for example, you’re taking the most important step in the Preparation stage.
In this section of the guide, we take you from Preparation to the final three stages: Action, Maintenance and Relapse giving you proprietary tools and behavioral strategies to successfully navigate each to lose the weight for good.
From September to November 2018, we offer permanent weight loss as a live course. For nearly 3 months, you’ll be practicing alongside coaches and experts.
- Nutritional counseling and assessments
- Biohacks and strategies to transform your physiology
- The What’s Eating You Workshop co-hosted with a psychologist
- The Con(findence) Game – real life assignments
- On-The-Job-Retraining (lessons in working smarter)
- 20 quick + tasty go-to meals (video tutorials)
- Mindset retraining: YOUR biggest challenges transformed
- 4 phone sessions
- 8 Facebook Live sessions
- And more
Includes a money back guarantee and lifetime access to a closed Facebook group that offers ongoing support and community.