Recently Oprah revealed that she had put on 40 lbs and now weighs over 200. She explained, in disgust, that she doesn’t know how she let that happen, since she thought she had everything under control. While I have never had a true weight problem (I’m always trying to lose 2-3 lbs), I have worked with many overweight clients on the emotional and psychological aspects of their losing weight. I want to share with you what I’ve learned from these clients and from Oprah’s struggle.
1. You need to secure your motivation. Ask yourself, “WHY do I want to lose weight?” Is it for health reasons (high BP, diabetes, knee problems), a smaller clothes size, a school reunion coming up?… CONTINUE READING