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Using Psychology to Lose Weight – Because Dieting and Exercise Alone Don’t Work

MariasLastDiet.com, the website for women who want to lose weight, issued a  white paper today about using psychology to lose weight. The author, Kenneth Schwarz PhD, a psychologist and psychoanalyst and co-founder of MariasLastDiet.com, wrote the paper because of the continuing high rate of weight-loss failure with the current standard formula, Diet + Exercise = Weight Loss.

Dr. Schwarz argues the case for using psychology to lose weight by amending the formula to read, Weight Loss = Dieting + Exercise + Using Psychology, where using psychology is really two factors, adherence and personal change.

Adherence, which research shows is the single-best determiner of weight loss, is sticking to it—the diet or weight-loss program. Adherence is not only sticking to your food plan, though, it is also sticking to what will help you make the necessary personal changes.

Losing weight, especially for women, is never just about the food. It is always about a woman’s psychology as well. Personal change has to do with altering old patterns of behavior and replacing these patterns with new behaviors that are more conducive to successful weight loss.

Dieting and weight loss as they are currently practiced require a lot of self-control and willpower. The use of so much willpower and self-control makes the weight-loss process terribly arduous and ripe for failure. To address this, Dr. Schwarz added another goal to the primary goal of losing unwanted weight, that of using the least possible amount of self-control and willpower to effect change.

Once the goal of making the weight-loss process much less dependent on willpower and self-control is set, what remains is to show how to implement this goal. Dr. Schwarz takes traditional weight-loss issues and, using the principles and practices of psychology, illustrates how to successfully resolve these issues more automatically, and without the need for such self-defeating effort.

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Using Psychology to Lose Weight

Dr. Kenneth Schwarz, co-author of the series, Weight-Loss Books for Women — Using Psychology to Lose Weight, will appear on The Mary Jones Show on Monday, August 20, 2012. The show is from noon to 2 p.m., and can be heard on WDRC-AM 1360 Hartford, WSNG-AM 610 Torrington, WMMW-AM 1470 Meriden, and WWCO-AM 1240 Waterbury.

Dr. Schwarz will be interviewed by Mary Jones about the 7 self-help, how-to books that he wrote with his wife, the writer Julie North Schwarz. The books are all about using psychology to lose weight. This  Symmetry Press series of books shows that psychology is what is missing from the usual formula, weight loss = dieting + exercise. The missing psychology, according to Dr. Schwarz, has to do with adherence and personal change. In other words, if you don’t stick to it, it won’t work; and in order to accomplish permanent weight loss, you have to change your old ways and develop new ways.

The Using Psychology to Lose Weight series illustrates how to use psychology to lose weight by taking traditional weight-loss issues and showing women how to use psychology to maneuver through them.

The first book in the series is a novel of passionate weight loss. It is called Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet. It delivers its self-help by taking the reader deep into a woman’s psychology.

The 3-volumes of Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose are handy advice manuals to use for each phase of the weight-loss process. They show a woman how to make the personal changes needed for each weight-loss phase.

Volume 1. Psych Yourself to Start supplies what you need to get going—inspiration, understanding, and how-to’s.

Volume 2. Psych Yourself to Stick to It gives you ideas, strategies, encouragement, and more so you can do what it takes to adhere to your weight-loss regimen—all the way to goal.

Volume 3. Psych Yourself to Keep It Off helps you see what you have to do to maintain your lost weight, and it explains how to go about doing it.

Stop Your Emotional Eating lays the groundwork for seeing emotional eating for what it is. It gives a compendium of emotional eating ideas, ways to think more fully and clearly about emotional eating. Stop Your Emotional Eating, of course, also tells how to stop your emotional eating, with strategies to use for all the different aspects of emotional eating.

To solve the problems that wreck a woman’s weight-loss attempts, there is Diet Tuffy: The Fun Way to Seriously Lose Weight. This workbook helps you target your toughest dieting and weight loss problem, come up with a brand new solution, and make an ingenious plan to put the new solution into action. With Diet Tuffy, a woman can square off against lack of willpower, low self-confidence, feeling deprived, too much stress, and any other weight-loss foe.

The most recent book in the series is How to Break the First Big Rule of Women Who Stay Fat. This book is a personal guide to breaking one of the rules in a woman’s life that has been working to keep her fat. With the help of the strategies in this book a woman will be able to break the first big rule and handle those moments when she feels all her power slip away and she plunges right into food.

Dr. Schwarz will be available after his interview on The Mary Jones Show to answer questions at hi@mariaslastdiet.com. More on using psychology to lose weight can be found on Dr. Schwarz’s blogsite  www.mariaslastdiet.com.

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1 800-GET-THIN Says New “Whistle Blower” Lawsuit A Fantasy And Sham

1 800 GET THIN has called a lawsuit filed against it a fantasy and lacking in credibility. The lawsuit, Meyle v. 1 800 GET THIN, was filed in LA Superior Court (BC486169) on Thursday, and charges that San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center failed to properly sterilize its instruments on December 30 and 31 of 2011. However, Konrad Trope, the attorney for the surgery enter, said that Jessica Meyle, the plaintiff, sent an email on January 5, 2012 which acknowledged the instruments were, in fact, properly sterilized. The email from Jessica Meyle said: “…it [the sterilizer] passed!!!!:):):) Mejid is looking at the autoclave now. He says the problem may have been that we removed the Bowie Dicks too quickly. He recommends to crack the door & leave the tests in the autoclave for 20 minutes. Thank you, Jessica”.

Trope stated “this email conclusively proves that the plaintiffs filed a false claim with the court knowing full well that the sterilizer worked.” Trope added that “it is improper that the plaintiffs’ attorneys Alexander Robertson and John Walker filed this lawsuit without doing an appropriate investigation of this false allegation as required by law.”

Trope further stated that “the plaintiffs and their attorneys are looking for a fast buck with false allegations.”

1 800 GET THIN is a marketing firm and does not perform medical procedures. The plaintiffs’ attorneys Robertson and Walker recently dismissed 1 800 GET THIN from their prior “whistleblower” lawsuit. 1 800 GET THIN will challenge this lawsuit as well. Trope added that “the plaintiffs and their attorneys have gone ahead and filed false claims which will inevitably result in their suit being dismissed with the strong likelihood that they will face a lawsuit for malicious prosecution.”

Trope has challenged the plaintiffs to explain the contradiction between their claims, the emails, and the written records. The record of quality medical care and safety in San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center is excellent.

Trope says he is deeply concerned about Jessica Meyle’s criminal history and credibility. “She has a conviction for Retail Theft in Pennsylvania in the case of Commonwealth v. Jessica Gordon (her maiden name), in case number CP-23-CR-0007812-2006.”

Contact Details: Contact: Konrad Trope (888) 942-9997
Centurion Law Group

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Biggest “Waist” Loss Challenge To Benefit Children’s Advocacy Center

GoAlity Fitness Center – Eric Su; Owner and head trainer of Goality Fitness Club in Wood Dale, Illinois announces today the Biggest “Waist” Loss Challenge fundraiser for The Children’s Advocacy Center.

“Look great for the holidays! Slim and Trim in 6 weeks. While you donate to a great cause”, Says Su. “We all need to help were we can – and this way you can help yourself while you help the kids”.

The challenge is open to all ages and skill levels, and incorporates GoAlity’s S.M.A.R.T. Fitness System, and TRX training which makes you look forward to the next class time.

The club is encouraging people to enter and to decide to make a change to live a healthier lifestyle. Awards will be given to the top three losers. Plus a corporate challenge – the corporate team member’s who brings in the most dollars of donations for the children’s center will receive one month FREE virtual Coaching from Eric Su.

This 6-week Waist Loss Challenge can be done away from Goality, however if you visit, Eric Su and his certified trainers will teach the participant to Lose the weight and Keep It OFF For Good!

An age appropriate fitness and nutrition program for kids to seniors, designed to improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. With the unique TRX workout system featured at the Goality Fitness Club – members work out learning how to tone and shape all the muscles in the body. What FUN! The workout is a safe and enjoyable’ but challenging, transformation to health. Plus- members can opt in for the GoAlity Challenge Text Support 630.447.3446 Text us with any questions or comments, and receive encouragement along the way!

This is the perfect time to get into shape for the holidays – Challenge your family members and friends – challenge your work associates! Help the Kids!

Official information packet includes the data and entry form at www.goality.comWaistLossPacket.pdf

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Medical Weight Loss in Atlanta

Medical weight loss in Atlanta seen to be more effective that conventional non-medical weight loss programs. If you are seriously overweight or having trouble losing weight through normal methods you should definitely consider medical weight loss. Medical weight loss is any sort of diet or regimen of weight loss that is supervised by a doctor.

Contrary to popular belief, medical weight loss does not always involve drugs or surgery. In many cases, a regimen of medical weight loss can take the place of drugs and surgical procedures. Therefore it is often cheaper, safer and more effective. In many cases, the physicians overseeing a medical weight loss program in Atlanta can prescribe alternatives to both drugs and surgery.

There are also some times when a medical weight loss program could be necessary. They include:

Persons who have not been able to lose weight through normal dieting and exercise.

  • Persons who are seriously overweight or have been told their weight threatens their health.
  • Persons with serious medical problems including diabetes.
  • Individuals who need to loose a lot of weight quickly.
  • Persons with a history of eating disorders such as anorexia
  • People with a history of mental illness or issues with addiction.
  • Persons who have medical restrictions on their diet

Anybody who has a serious health problem that they need regular medical care for should definitely consider medical weight loss in Atlanta instead of regular dieting. In many cases it will work for people who are incapable of normal diets.

Even many people who are in normal health can benefit from medical weight loss in Atlanta . A properly administered program can help a person loose weight without serious health problems. Persons who are severely overweight should definitely consider such a program. So should anybody who has medical restrictions on his or her diet or diseases related to hormones.

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A New Line of Weight Loss Psychology Books for Women

The New Year is coming, and people like to keep the resolutions they make. Symmetry Press offers help, with its new line ofweight-loss psychology books for women.

Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose — 3 volumes   for  the 3 stages of weight loss—START, STICK TO IT, and KEEP IT OFF.

These are handy advice manuals for women to use every day. The books are designed to be read one piece at a time, one a day. Each selection gives an effective dose of daily knowhow, encouragement, and inspiration.

The research shows it is staying on a diet (adherence) and not the particular diet that makes for successful weight loss. 1,2,3 Women who want to lose weight need good information and help with adhering, just like they now have with knowing what to eat. Judging by the statistics, the old formula [diet + exercise = weight loss] is not helping women to adhere. On any given day 45% of women are dieting, but 62% of women from 20 to 74 are still overweight.

Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet is a novel of passionate weight loss.

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New You Boot Camp Launches New Corporate Events Division

New You Boot Camp, Europe’s leading weight loss & fitness boot camp has launched a new Corporate Events Division to further expand its portfolio of motivational, inspiring and rewarding services to companies across Europe.

New You Boot Camp is an established, highly acclaimed, award winning military style boot camp with experience of providing creative, residential and day events which focus on developing motivation within teams.

“Launching a corporate side has been a very natural progression for New You Boot Camp,” says Jacqui Cleaver, Director and Co-Founder of New You Boot Camp “Whilst we offer a range of services to meet the motivation, rewards and recognition needs of our clients, we are now very pleased to be able to design and deliver bespoke, national and international event experiences for our corporate customers.”

New You Boot Camp is the only company offering corporate customers an extensive range of bespoke and set military experiences that are perfect for any group. For clients with individual needs, events can be tailor made; whether the event is 1 hour, 1 day or one week.

New You Boot Camp’s corporate events can be arranged in locations up and down the country and incorporate fun and authentic military training experiences including; section attacks, military circuits, static training, leopard crawling and team based challenges to name a few.

On request New You Boot Camp can integrate further outdoor activities such as coasteering, gorge walking, mountain biking, canoeing, bell boating and caving ensuring each corporate event is tailoring to each clients needs.

Recent corporate client, Steve Lloyds from TSB Private Banking said “Everything from the location, itinerary, accommodation facilities etc were perfect. New You Boot Camp certainly put us through our paces, they did a great job in ensuring that everyone, despite the varying degrees of fitness could participate and really get involved. It was exactly what I wanted for a team day experience.”

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Slimband Offers Toronto Weight Loss Surgery Options To Prolong Life

Achieving a manageable weight is not an easy endeavor for all. However, it is imperative to a happy and healthy life. Slimband, a revolutionary way of achieving this manageable weight, is a new approach to bariatric surgery. This method helps you to not only lose weight, but to keep the weight off. This manageable solution will help anyone who has struggled with long-term weight control in the past.

Losing weight for most people isn’t the problem, but staying motivated to keep it off. A goal weight is met, and the pounds start to pile back on. In fact, various studies have concluded that 95% of people who lose weight put the weight back on in 2-3 years. That number is astonishing but toronto weight loss surgery with the use of Slimband is the answer. For those who have experienced this experience, Slimband can provide an alternative to starting the weight loss journey all over again.

Slimband involves no diets and gives the individual an increased energy level, which helps them to burn calories more readily. From an increased self-confidence to improved physical appearance and a sustainable weight loss method, Slimband has a high success rate for those choosing to embark on bariatric surgery. With an, “Eat what you want” mentality with an internal portion control system, Slimband lowers the risk of weight-related health issues for a patient’s future.

What exactly is Slimband and what would happen if I choose to embark on Toronto weight loss surgery? Slimband is an adjustable and reversible process that includes the attachment of a band to the top of one’s stomach. This forms a small gastric pouch which reduces the food intake abilities a person can hold. A port is placed under the skin and medical staff can adjust the amount of solution that goes into the band to tighten or loosen it depending on the weight loss process and the weight loss goals involved.

Ultimately, the Slimband process includes two steps. First, the surgical implantation of the band and then a 4 year follow up plan that includes nutrition counseling, professional fitness programs and fill adjustments depending on the results and/or needs of the particular bariatric surgery patient.

While weight loss can be a great change for someone’s lifestyle, it also significantly prolongs someone’s life, for the risk of heart disease; type II diabetes and high cholesterol are lowered as excess weight decreases.

For someone interested in Slimband and Toronto Weight Loss Surgery, they should be prepared to ask their potential surgeon several questions before agreeing to Bariatric surgery. Some of these questions include:

# Who in fact will be doing this surgery?
# What are the qualifications they have to do this procedure?
# What is the cost for consultation with this surgeon?
# What is the cost for Slimband / Toronto Weight loss surgery?
# Are there any complications I should be aware of?

After deciding whether Slimband is for you, a consultation will occur with a professional bariatric surgeon who is experienced in Slimband. From there, your options will be provided to you as well as any questions answered that you need before deciding to finalize your plan for Toronto Weight Loss Surgery.

For more information on toronto weight loss surgery or Bariatric Surgery, visit slimband.com or call 416-482-2988 or toll-free 1-800-308-5458. The Slimband method will change your life forever. What are you waiting for? Log on today!

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Making your New Year’s resolution stick: A Dear John letter

Dear Food,

I’m breaking up with you.

Don’t be surprised. I’ve certainly tried to do it many times before, but I always weakened and went back to you.

I finally woke up and realized this relationship is not good for me. I’m not getting what I need from you. It’s hurting me, not allowing me the space to grow in the ways I need to grow. You’re holding me back.

I know I’ll have separation anxiety, but I’ve stayed with you too long, way past when I should have. This just isn’t working for me. You don’t listen to me. You don’t give me attention. You don’t care about what I’m going through. It’s almost like you don’t have any feelings for me at all, yet I’ve stuck close to you, helpless and dependent.

I know you won’t let go of me so easily. I know you’ll keep calling me, asking me to come back. But please, let me go now.

In the beginning you were always there, ready to calm me and soothe me, but it went too far. I came to rely on you. I looked to you for everything. In all fairness, it was too much to ask of you. No way could you fulfill all my needs. For so long I’ve settled, afraid to go out there and find something better for myself. I need to do that.

I now withdraw my heart from you so I can be free to put it elsewhere, some place where I can be loved back. I’ve tried to break up with you before. This time it’s real. I want to be on the cutting edge of my own life, and I can’t do it while I’m still tied to you. Thinking about being free scares me, but I want it. I must have it. I think I’m brave enough at last.

I know I’ll long for you. I know I’ll think of you a lot, especially during those hard times. I know I’ll be tempted to come back to you. But this time I’ve got a plan, things I’m prepared to do when I get lonely and sad. I’ve been thinking of other ways to celebrate when I’m happy or proud. I have remedies in place for being bored or tired.

At this point you’re a troublemaker in my life and I intend to keep my emotional distance from you. So in a way, this is goodbye. Of course, I’ll still come into contact with you day to day, but let’s just be friends, not lovers.

Don’t cry (although you never do, it’s me who does all the crying).

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