This psychological effect, is known as social modeling. What it boils down to is that most people tend to eat less than they normally would if they dined alone when their companion consumes smaller portions of food.
Losing weight can be difficult. And if you have any type of physical disability, it can even be more challenging.
Just ask Weight Watchers member Maria Cebreco. Due to Muscular Dystrophy, she has very little mobility, can’t stand up, raise her hands above her head, or drive. But her attitude and her wheelchair enable her to live her life to its fullest. Against many odds, she has earned her MBA and has even started her own business. And she has lost weight on the Weight Watchers program, without a key component—physical activity.
Coming Out Ahead of the Game by January 1st.
This is the best time of the year. Everyone says so. The truth is, if you’re trying to lose weight and/or eat healthy, this is also a very trying time of the year. We’re surrounded by food and beverages and more food and beverages.
Stop for a second–no, make that a minute–and think just what it would mean to you if you could handle the holiday temptations like a rockstar! It’s not impossible, you know. In fact, all it takes is a little planning and a lot of focus on what you want your January 1st and beyond to look like.
So many of us go into the new year with the resolution, “I’m really going to do something about my weight this year.” That’s all good, but imagine if YOU went into the new year with a different resolution because you’re already working on getting to a healthy weight.
If you haven’t yet started to adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors, especially as it applies to eating better, my advice is to start now. If you’ve already started, but are contemplating blowing off the month, please think again. December is what heroes are made of. If you can improve your relationship with food at this time of the year, you got the other 11 months in the palm of your hands. Continue reading
We all know losing the weight is only half the battle. In many ways, keeping the weight off can be just as challenging as the process of losing it. I know; I lost 50 pounds and have kept the weight off for 30+ years. It hasn’t always been easy, but absolutely worth it. Ask any person who has ever lost weight and they will tell you the same thing: to maintain our weight loss we have embrace our new behaviors and not let the old ones creep back into our lives. We have to continually nurture our healthy relationship with food
When tough situations present themselves, fight them tooth and nail. You have the power over food and the know-how, so let these facts be your momentum. Be your biggest fan and give yourself a constant source of power by making sure you get to your meeting! (Remember, as a Lifetime member, if you weigh in at least once monthly, within 2 pounds of your goal, you don’t have to pay a thing, plus we give you all the apps and web tools free of charge.) At your meeting, your friends there will help cheer you on and keep you and your weight in check. It’s also your time to inspire others, share your weight loss secrets and get some advice from others about challenges you might be facing (Yes, Lifetime members face challenges…all kinds of them!)
How your wardrobe affects your mood and how people perceive you
We’ve always been told, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but is this really true when it comes to the clothes we wear? Think about it, it’s one of the first things people notice when we walk into a room. It can affect their first impression, so if you’re feeling great, wear your bright, bold colors or wear that dress you absolutely love, but never get the chance to wear. If you show up to a party, a date or even a meeting wearing something drab and ill-fitting, people might assume you are trying to blend in and hide beneath your wardrobe. You are a wonderful human being–let yourself shine!