statistics claim that diets aren’t working.
I say: Baloney!
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medical media spout their mostly outdated diet dogma, the majority of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
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
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
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
for more details and call-in info – available soon.
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!
are no short cuts. None.
If you quit now, you’ll never win.
# # #
If you know of any corporation, organization, company, group or
individuals that are interested in having me present my “Commit
To Get Fit With Laura Dion-Jones” motivational weight loss and
wellness programs, I give a highly effective presentation tailored
specifically for you. Contact info below:
Laura Dion-Jones is a Pro-Health Activist, Certified Corporate
Wellness Coach, Certified Wellness Coach, Radio Show Host,
motivational & lifestyle writer & speaker.
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.
hoping you’ll be next.
Laura is available for speaking engagements, individual coaching, and
corporate wellness programs.