Cathy Wilson

Cathy Wilson

Cathy Wilson is a weight loss life coach. Cathy lost 147 pounds and has maintained her weight loss for over six years. She helps clients reach their weight loss and life goals. Cathy is a member of the International Coaching Federation, International Association of Coaches, and Obesity Action Coalition. Visit Cathy's website at: www.LoseWeightFindLife.com

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Being Perfect On Your Diet As Set Up For Failure

It's very important that you begin your healthier lifestyle with an understanding that there will be days when you will stray from healthy eating and exercising. You will not be perfect in your diet and exercise program, nor should you be. Success doesn't come from being perfect. Success comes to you from a balance and moderation of healthy habits.

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It Is About Why You Eat, Not What You Eat

Your weight and body issues don't have anything to do with food. It isn't what you eat but why you eat. One of the problems with weight loss surgery and diet programs is our belief that they hold the answer. If only we can follow them, they will work for us. Unfortunately for many of us, we didn't experience long-term weight loss success. Did we fail? No. Absolutely not! The diets failed because they are not the answer.

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Commitment List versus Wish List

Do you want to lose weight? Are you hoping for a way of life that includes losing weight, feeling good in your body, wearing a smaller size, and have strong sense of confidence? You can have it. To reach any goal, you need to be committed. To lose weight requires persistence and consistency. It requires saying no to food choices when you'd rather indulge. It requires a commitment to your diet and along with a promise to yourself.

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Independence Day From Emotional Eating

As we celebrate our country's independence, celebrate your own. Independence Day is one day a year; your own personal Independence Day can be any day of the year and every day. From changing our lifestyle and our habits, we have changed our relationship with food. Rather than living as a slave and victim to food, we are now free and independent of the limitations of emotional eating. You are free! You are independent!

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Food As Medication?

When you have a headache, you take an over-the-counter pain relief medication. If you have an uncomfortable emotion, do you take the relief self-medication of emotional eating? For many of us that have weight issues, emotional eating is the result from attempting to change the way we feel. When we feel an uncomfortable or undesirable emotion, we provide relief by emotional eating. Medication has its proper place just as food does too.

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Are You A Slave To The Scale?

Do you wake up and weigh yourself? That's fine but does it determine what mood you're in and set the pace for your day? Are you in a good mood or bad mood depending on the scale? Is the tone of your day based on the number reflected on the scale? Break the ties that bind you from being a slave to the scale. Celebrate your success and changes you're making in your life in ways other than the scale.

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Don't Regain Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

With weight loss surgery, are your worries about your weight are over? Do you need to think about weight issues? Weight loss surgery is not a cure for your weight woes. The surgery does not do all of the work for you. As we know, weight loss surgery is a tool. Weight regain can occur. It is a tool that WE choose to use. If you want to lose ' choose to use your surgery.

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Why Do We Regain Weight From Weight Loss Surgery?

When having weight loss surgery, you commit yourself to certain nutrition and dietary requirements. You become dedicated to a healthy lifestyle with habits that support your weight loss. Weight loss surgery is a tool to use but you must choose to use that tool. Unfortunately, weight regain or a stalled weight loss can occur. If you want to avoid the dreaded return of pounds, become aware of the pitfalls on your journey to weight loss success.

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What is Emotional Eating

You received good news; you want to eat; you feel anxious or worried; you want to eat; you are feeling down for no particular reason that you can identify; you want to eat. What is this voice similar to a recording playing over and over in your head? Sometimes this voice is screaming and so overwhelming for the urge to give in. This is head hunger or emotional eating. What is emotional eating and how can you silence that voice?

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Lose Weight Following Principles of Dumping Syndrome

Are you thinking of having weight loss surgery and you've heard about dumping syndrome? What is dumping syndrome? What causes it? What's the advantage to dumping? Dumping can work well as a deterrent of eating unhealthy, sugary food choices. You can find out details about dumping syndrome as it relates to RNY Gastric Bypass, and how it can benefit non-RNY patients and non-weight loss surgery weight loss.

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Visualize Your Weight Loss

Weight loss goals are important. Your dreams of wearing a certain size or see a specific number on the scale are also important. Are these weight loss goals and dreams where you can see them? Do you have a visual reminder of what you want? Take it out of your head and create a weight loss vision board. To see it is to believe it. Whether you call it the law of attraction or a visual work in progress, a weight loss vision board works!

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You Don't Have To Regain Weight-Top 10 To Avoid

As many weight loss surgery post-operative patients know, it is possible to regain weight after having weight loss surgery. If you aren't a weight loss surgery patient, the same applies to you too. A nutritious, active lifestyle is the key to losing weight AND maintaining your weight loss regardless of how you do it. Learn the Top 10 reasons how to do it. Follow the opposite of the Top 10, you can have weight loss success.

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Want to Lose Weight? Seven Habits to Avoid

Due to many years of unhealthy habits and food choices, we find ourselves overweight or obese. Habits are hard to break but they can be broken. Replace the unhealthy habits that have made you heavy with healthy habits. To help you lose weight and reach your weight loss goals, notice if any of these seven habits apply to you. Change your habit, change your weight, change your life.

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Small Changes To Changes on the Scale

Little changes can add up to weight loss success. One day you don't eat a bag of cookies for dinner and then the next day expect to be satisfied eating nothing but vegetables. Extremes don't work win making changes in your diet. As you accomplish one small change, add another successfully, you'll find yourself moving forward and your scale down. Before you know it, your small changes equal to big success in your weight loss.

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Weight Loss One Step At A Time, Part 2

Are you tired of failing at long-lasting weight loss? Maybe your expectations are unrealistic. Rather than one day you're eating unhealthy and sedentary and the next day expecting a 180 degree change, do it differently. You don't reach the top of the staircase by leaping - you take one step at a time. The same works for weight loss too. Building success one step at a time creates a blast of momentum that gets you to your weight loss goals.

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