Stop Settling: Drop Those Last Nine Pounds…Really!

How many times have you tried to drop ten pounds to get ready for summer right about this time of year?

Do you feel like part of you thinks that this time you’re going to get it right, be ‘good’ and stay on track, while another part of you, that naughty little devil, keeps piping in and trying to convince you that you won’t? That this time won’t be any different from all the others and you’re going to end up in June still uncomfortable about baring it all, still feeling like you need that beach cover up?

You know what to eat and you know what not to eat, right? Plus, you’ve been making exercise a regular part of your regime for a while now, so why the heck are your triceps not looking toned and why does the bottom half of you look like it doesn’t match the top?

We’re not talking mega weight loss here, and we’re also not likely talking about making huge changes to a pretty healthy eating regime.

It’s down to two things:

  1. Tweaking the seemingly little things that actually make quiet a big difference such as
    1. What time you’re eating
    2. The amount of ‘healthy’ carbs you’re eating (usually too much)
    3. The amount of fat you’re eating (usually too little)
  2. Getting inside your mind to figure out why those times still occur when you choose the wrong foods

In my experience working with clients for over 20 years, addressing these two aspects of anyone’s routine can be life-changing…even transformational.

I’m not being dramatic here; how we look is important and let’s be honest, if we don’t look our best, we don’t feel as comfortable or even as happy as we might.

And this is not about ‘accepting that we are at a set point’ (a theory proven null and void when a typical Western Diet is consumed, in which case the set point is replaced by various settling points that are influenced by energy and macronutrient intake in order for the body to reach a zero balance of energy and macronutrients and thus a new and possibly unhealthy steady state[1]) or deciding that ‘since we’ve passed age ‘x’, we just need to realize that our metabolism has slowed and get on with it.

As soon as we settle for this, what else might we settle for next?

A daily headache?   Poor sleep? Achy joints? Adult acne? It goes on and on and on.

You’re not actually a diagnosed sick person, but you are so used to feeling this way, that these abnormalities have become your norm, so that when asked how you’re doing, you reply that you’re fine.


I’m not a doctor, but I’ve worked with enough people (starting with myself, years ago) to see the trend between what we choose to put in our mouths and how healthy, or how ill we end up.

So what’s the solution?

Consciously choose your foods wisely by learning how and when to eat what.

And there’s something else: subconsciously getting beneath why you might be choosing those sneaky crackers your kids leftover late at night or stopping into the yogurt shop (you know you’re not eating it for the protein, regardless of what the sign outside the store says!) instead of having a fresh, salmon salad.

But how?

Problem solved: I’ve partnered with results coach / hypnotherapist Heather Hayward and we’re offering the first workshop of 2016 geared at just this issue.

Our dual pronged system is just what you need to seriously make this the year you break the mold you thought you had to settle for… but there’s a catch: you’ve got to be 100% ready to change some old behaviors that are just not working any more.

Join us in our neck of the woods, Pacific Palisades, on May 5 & 6th for this special workshop, just for women and for this week only, take advantage of our early bird special!

We look forward to connecting with you to help you achieve your goals.

[1] Müller, Manfred J., Anja Bosy-Westphal, and Steven B. Heymsfield. “Is There Evidence for a Set Point That Regulates Human Body Weight?” US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Medicine Reports Ltd, n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2016.