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  • By
    Laura Dion-Jones
    “Winners
    never quit and quitters never win.”
    Anonymous
    Recent expert
    statistics claim that diets aren’t working.
    I say: Baloney!
    Here’s why:
    The “experts”
    need to redefine “healthy eating” because what’s healthy for
    some isn’t healthy for others – especially for those who are
    highly carb sensitive like me – and if you struggle to lose weight,
    maybe like you, too.
    In listening to the
    medical media spout their mostly outdated diet dogma, the majority of
    them tout the same old – same old, which never worked for me and
    obviously isn’t working for you or any of the overweight people
    across our nation, either.
    The latest buzz is
    that the Mediterranean Diet is the best diet above all others. I will
    tell you this: it didn’t work well enough for me – regardless of
    the health benefits. I’m way too hyperinsulinemic – I overproduce
    insulin – and those legumes and certain fruit do me in, retarding my
    weight loss every single step of the way. I have to eat low-glycemic
    regardless of the complexity of the carb . . .

    The first thing you
    should do is no longer think of your new eating plan as a “diet,”
    but as the way you have to live from now on. It’s easier than you
    think.
    To change your
    lifestyle, you have to be in it for the long haul to win it.
    And second, you
    have to begin to change your mind.
    Please stop blaming
    race, socio-economic issues and the economy for the way you eat. You
    are the only one putting food into your mouth. No one else is doing
    it to you . . .

    By making better
    food choices and adding a few simple changes, like, picking a
    healthy, effective eating plan – or as we used to call it back in
    the day – a “diet,” and by exercising portion control, and
    adding an hour of serious daily cardio into the mix, you’ll be much
    healthier for it.
    But you really
    gotta wanna lose weight, and no one can wanna for you – but you . .
    . and it has to be something personal. Something that’s truly
    meaningful to you, like, you’re sick of hauling yourself around.
    And, believe me, I speak from past experience.
    You must be fully
    committed from the beginning. You have to make up your mind to
    “Commit To Get Fit” and develop a positive mindset from the
    giddy-yup.
    Learn to meditate:
    If you think you can do this alone, think again. Daily positive
    self-talk works wonders, but there’s nothing like daily meditation
    for reinforcing your resolve. Works wonders for me.
    Set daily and
    weekly weight and fitness goals. But be sure to weigh every day and
    keep a record of it in your fitness journal. You do have one, don’t
    you? How else will you know where you’re going if you don’t keep
    a daily health and fitness journal? It’s your roadmap to success.
    Use all of your daily numbers to motivate yourself.
    Once you define
    your diet and daily cardio, you’ll begin to lose weight, you’ll
    feel satisfied and energized, no longer hungry, sloppy and sluggish.
    If you do, you’re not on the right diet for you.
    When you fall off
    the diet, health and fitness wagon, forgive yourself, pick yourself
    up, dust yourself off and begin again – the very NEXT meal. Stop
    beating yourself up and obsessing over it.
    Need a jumpstart?
    Come join us for
    Commit To Get Fit With Laura Dion-Jones, an Internet
    motivational weight loss support group beginning Tuesday, March 26th
    at 7 PM, and then almost every Tuesday evening for 12 weeks until
    June 18th.
    Two Exceptions: Our
    2nd meeting will be on Thursday, April 4th at 7
    PM. And our 7th meeting will be on Thursday, May 9th
    at 7 PM CST.
    Please go to my
    website www.commit-fit.com
    for more details and call-in info – available soon.
    Beginning Monday,
    April 1st at 7 PM CST and for the next 13 weeks, I will
    have a new, half-hour cable TV show, Commit To Get Fit With Laura
    Dion-Jones that will coincide with my Internet weight loss support
    group by the same name.
    There will not be a
    TV show on Memorial Day.
    However, there WILL
    be a C2GF class on the day after Memorial Day, so be sure to
    watch what you eat that holiday weekend!
    Remember: There
    are no short cuts. None.
    If you quit now, you’ll never win.
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    To Get Fit With Laura Dion-Jones” motivational weight loss and
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    specifically for you. Contact info below:
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    Laura Dion-Jones is a Pro-Health Activist, Certified Corporate
    Wellness Coach, Certified Wellness Coach, Radio Show Host,
    motivational & lifestyle writer & speaker.
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    Through Laura’s highly successful Commit To Get Fit/Elgin’s Biggest
    Loser motivational weight loss and wellness program, Laura helped
    motivate over 182 Elgin area residents to lose 1800 pounds in a
    little over 18 months.
    Here’s
    hoping you’ll be next.
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    Laura is available for speaking engagements, individual coaching, and
    corporate wellness programs.
    Email
    Laura@commit-fit.com
    for further details.
    Laura’s
    New Blog: www.commit-fit.blogspot.com
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    As with any new diet and fitness plan, be sure to check with your
    physician before you begin.