Methods Of Weightloss – Part 3


OK, back into it. Part 3: Mindset. If you missed Part 1 (Diet) click here, and/or Part 2 (Exercise) click here.

Mindset? What’s that. What do I mean? I mean what I’m thinking or more accurately what ‘you’re’ thinking.

So what are you thinking? When you read the following questions, what comes to mind?

What do you think of your current diet?

How do you have to change your diet to eat more healthy?

How do you feel?

What thoughts come to mind?

How much do you currently exercise?

What things need to change?

How do you feel about exercising?

What thoughts come to mind?

Let’s take a step back now. I’m going to ask some really hard questions. Be honest with yourself. You can’t lie to me, you won’t affect me, tomorrow will be another day in my life and tomorrow will be another day in YOUR life. You might not understand how to change things, but you know what needs to change. So be honest. Yes, it will hurt, don’t avoid it, embrace it. Be honest.

Why do you want to improve your health?

Why do you want to lose weight?

Why do you want to improve your fitness?

What health concerns do you have?

Are they critical or reaching critical proportions?

Why do you want to improve this part of your life?

If you can answer these questions easily without any profound reflection, your “BULLSH*TTING” yourself. How do I know? It’s extremely rare that people are honest with themselves. When people are honest with themselves, they don’t need to be guided down the path, have it sugar coated, or the issue put in a delicate fashion.

Realise that I said ‘HONEST’, not ‘negative’ and the significant difference between the 2 terms. You don’t need to be positive or negative about the truth. It’s the truth. Just the truth. Nothing else, truth. In the same way, once you understand where you are starting from, don’t be disappointed with yourself, that’s just where you’re starting from.

Really examine why you haven’t changed your diet and your exercise patterns previously. Most people haven’t because they don’t like to do it. Great, but why? Once that’s worked out, how can we change this? We can do this in a few different ways.

I will briefly touch on a two methods that will help you to win the battle of the mind.

Self Talk:

Firstly, controlling ‘Self Talk’, is the key. The reason for a negative state of mind is poor self talk, how you talk to yourself. Most people are very critical and negative toward themselves. Don’t believe me, try this experiment, for a week, yes a whole week, 7 days, 168 hours, you get the idea, keep a note pad and pen with you, wherever you go and write down any bad thoughts you think about yourself. Do honestly and persevere with the exercise until the end of the week.

This exercise should scare the living hell out of you. If done honestly you will be shocked, really shocked at how critical of yourself in just general situations, let alone during those situations where you consciously know how critical of yourself. As I stated above, the negative statements you feed yourself in general all add up. This is not good for your personality or your state of mind. Imagine for a second how you might feel if you were to change these statements so they are more tolerant, patient and positive. Now I’m not saying being cocky like certain professional sports people who act like they are faultless, godlike and just above everyone else. For a week, conduct the experiment, and then change your self talk to more tolerant, patient and positive statements.


Hypnosis, yes hypnosis. Isn’t that some witch doctor voodoo? No, not in my experience, but then the hypno-therapist I’ve visited looked normal. Hypnosis, has a great deal of scientific information and personal testimonials supporting it. Look into it. For me I’ve used it for some time, and I don’t have anything bad to speak of it. It can be a very fast and efficient way of changing your mindset and your self talk. There are many hypno-therapists out there you can visit or alternately many products online that you can purchase. I use both. But research both sides and see for yourself. Is this a once off and it’s set for life thing? No, most hypno-therapists state at least 4-6 sessions and for most general hypnosis audio products need a minimum of 21 consecutive days to take effect.


You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.

Thanks for reading,


“Live Life!”

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Methods Of Weightloss – Part 2

OK. Back for Part 2. If you missed or didn’t read Part 1 (Diet) click here.



What is exercise?

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.


What is “physical fitness?”

Physical fitness is a state of health and well being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspect of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is general achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.



Lets simplify (KISS) this scientific mumbo-jumbo.

Exercise = MOVEMENT

Fitness = being able to perform that movement efficiently for a desired amount of time.


Wow. That’s easier. We all know what ‘exercise’ is. What all realise what being ‘fit’ means.

So why is it so hard?

Common reasons?  Boredom. People don’t like to exercise. It hurts them. And so on for another million excuses.

Excuses. Yes, excuses! But I have a legitimate injury, I hear. Ok find an alternative to do until you have recovered.


We can always find excuses and reasons to blame, but in the end your only hurting yourself.

Find something you like to do. If that is too hard. Find something you like to do while exercising.

Read a book or magazine, listen to music, look around at nature, find something.




If you’re out walking along the streets and footpaths, somewhere there may be moving vehicles, cyclists and other pedestrians, don’t read a magazine. Don’t distract yourself to the point you’re putting yourself or others in danger.


So “MOVE” sounds easy. Yes, walk, run, cycle, swim, skip rope, punch a boxing bag, aerobics and so on.


How long for: This is dependent on your physical condition.  What kind of physical condition are you in? Are you young or old? Are you thin or overweight? Are you a naturally active person or have you been sitting on the couch living the sedentary lifestyle for 20 years?


Depending where you are starting from, anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes, up to 30 minutes minimum.


Really! I can do 5 minutes and get fit?  NO! Sorry to disappoint. This is where you might start from. You need to develop the ability to do it.


Start slow, start small, and build.  5 minutes every day or most days, is not that much, it is only 5 minutes. But done each day (or as many as you can) will build the habit of doing this. Maybe after a week or 2 you might extend to 7 minutes, then 10 minutes, then 15. Within a month or 2, you could be up to doing 15 to 20 minutes each day.


Not bad for someone who doesn’t exercise. Maybe within 3 to 4 months up to 30 minutes per day. That’s 3 and a half hours of exercise per week. That’s an achievement.


How much better would you be for exercising 30 minutes a day or doing 3 and a half hours per week?

To be honest, I don’t know, I’m not a doctor, or sports specialist.

But I think I can safely say, better than before.


You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.

Thanks for reading,


“Live Life!”


In Part 3, I will go on to talk about mindset.

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