How to Make Weight Loss Simple
The One Thing You Need Bring Focus To
By Joshua Wayne, MA
So we’ve identified that the choices you’re making on an ongoing basis are either moving you in a positive or a negative direction. Now what do we do with that? Where do we go from here?
This is a very important part of the equation, so please really take this to heart. This is where the potential lies to move from just making weight loss “simple” to actually making it “easy” over time.
A close friend was recently visiting me who is getting his PhD in Philosophy. He was telling me about a course he recently took in practical approaches to Eastern Philosophy, and he said that the whole thing could be summed up in roughly 2 sentences:
If it’s good and it’s working, follow it.
If it’s not good and it’s not working, let it go.
The point is this: you have to keep moving forward staying focused on the positives
. If it’s good and it’s working, then keep moving in that positive direction- follow it.
If you make a bad food choice that brings you down in any way, then acknowledge it and then let it go. When you let go of a bad choice, you are by definition already moving forward in a positive direction. Ask yourself, “What is the next thing to do? How do I move in a positive direction from here?”
Maybe you drink a couple extra glasses of water to flush your system, maybe you go for a 10-minute walk, maybe you call a friend or write in your journal. It doesn’t matter so much what you do; what matters is that you make the choice to quickly regroup and move forward in a positive direction. Simple, huh?
So, the “art” here is actually two fold:
Joshua Wayne is a Personal Development Coach and Trainer who focuses on weight loss, fitness and mind/body wellness. He is the co-creator (with PEERtrainer co-founder Jackie Wicks) of the “Point of No Return” training program
that helps people adopt the thinking and behaviors necessary to finally get “un-stuck” and overcome frustration and hopelessness in their weight loss efforts.