Let's face it. Most of us grew up in the culture of dieting. We grew up seeing and hearing a message in the media and from others around us that we needed to lose weight to be better, look better, to fit in.

Many of us have seen our weight go up and down with a long string of yo-yo dieting.

We have been programmed by society, media, and women who came before us to panic when the scale climbs and our clothes are too tight. So, we start looking around and asking, "What is the fastest way to lose weight? I need to find ways to lose weight FAST!"

And we will spend lots of money over time on various pills, products and programs that give short-term results that thrill us.... and then we fall away and fall back into old habits and regain the weight...

I found an amazing program that helped me to lose weight fast not too long ago. It worked like a miracle!

Trouble was... that weight lost was regained because I didn't have all the pieces to the puzzle in place.

Since then, I have working intently to crack the code, focusing on what is happening for we women in mid-life and what do we need to do to release excess weight and keep it off without starving and struggling.

I've gone to great lengths to hunt down all the pieces to this puzzle so I that I can help myself and other women over 40 who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight while also enjoying life.

You've probably heard the popular new message in the media, "Diets don't work."

That's actually not true. The truth is, diets can and do work to help you lose weight fast.

BUT... there is a big problem there.

And the weight loss industry knows it.

This is the diet and weight loss industry's big secret to continuing to make money.

You see, they may say they will help you keep it off but they KNOW they are not providing you with all the puzzle pieces. They know you will buy their programs and products, you will lose weight, but then you will fall off their rickety wagon and you'll be back next year to go another round.

They know they are not helping you keep the weight off...

I know this because I've done it. I've been the buyer and the believer.

So much the believer I was selling one of those programs with great faith at one point in time.

Now, I am committed to never promoting another pill, product or program without all of the puzzle pieces in place for my customers and clients.

You see, what I have discovered through lots of personal experience, observation and intensive research is that if you don't have all the pieces of the puzzle in place you might be able to LOSE weight but you will NOT  be able to maintain your new weight. Take it from me. Learn from my experience. I'm here to help.

Despite a lot of what is written and reported by medical experts, releasing and maintaining weight is NOT all about calories consumed vs. calories burned. A calorie is not just a calorie. There is a complex science to the way our bodies operate when it comes to what we eat, when we eat, how we eat, how we move, when we move, where we move, etc. There is much more to it...

The diet and weight loss industry has you snookered.

If they can hook you with fast weight loss knowing you will gain it back, they'll have you as a customer again the next year wanting to lose that weight all over again.

I have been a customer of every weight loss plan out there. And I learned a lot from each one. I have lost and regained the same 10-30 pounds over and over. I've been hooked into buying those magazines at the grocery check-out that advertise fast weight loss again and again.

This past year I have dedicated myself to collecting the TRUTH. The science. The chemistry. The psychology. The spiritual components. And I've got the sc

In order to complete the puzzle of releasing excess weight over the age of 40 - and keeping it off  - here are some of those pieces that must be in place:

  1. Stress and sources of stress must either be eliminated or managed. There is so much science to this I can't go into it all right now (stay tuned for a series of articles on this point alone) but this is at the top of my list of key puzzle pieces. Chronic stress unchecked wears out the body and causes us to hold on to excess fat (especially around the belly) and wreaks havoc on our hormones. This is why guided relaxations and gentle yoga are KEY components in my weight release programs such as 45 Days to Fabulous and 12 Weeks to Total Transformation.
  2. From "have to" to "want to." In order to lose weight, you must know the DEEP WHY you want to lose the weight. And although wanting to fit in your favorite jeans again can be a very good motivation, the deeper why has to be identified by understanding how you got to where you are, what's happening in your body now and how you want to FEEL differently in your life. It is essential to get OFF of the "Should-Train." Go from SHOULD to COULD.  Instead of feeling like you SHOULD lose weight, face the fact that you COULD if you WANT it. Realize it is your choice and take time to develop some insight into the WHY of your WANT. Spending time in personal counseling, journaling, introspection can help you develop insight. With insight your lasting motivation will be in place
  3. Habits have to change. There is no way around this. When you WANT to see change happen in your body and your life, the way you move through your day has to change. It's just not enough to find ways to lose weight fast. If you don't groove new habits that you can live with for the rest of your life fast weight loss is only going to boomerang back to fast weight gain again. New habits have to be grooved in..and in order to be grooved in they have to be embraced and repeated over and over. They also need to be do-able and enjoyable. I make it a point in all my programs to assist women over 40 to create new habits they not only can live with but new habits they love.
  4. Love, respect and honor yourself, body+mind+spirit. Without this puzzle piece nothing good and healthy will stick. When everything you choose to do (what you eat, when you eat, how you move your body, what thoughts you think about yourself when you pass a mirror) runs through a filter of love, respect and honor for yourself then everything else changes for the better. This is the key of all the keys.

These are just a few of the puzzle pieces we need in place to release excess weight and be in optimal health. There are many more.

And I address ALL of them in my programs. I don't want you to buy products off of my website without all the puzzle pieces in place. I want you to have the WHOLE picture.

So, before you starting looking for ways to lose weight fast, slow down and let's work to get all the pieces gathered first. If you'd like to connect with me to discuss where you need to begin on your journey, drop me a line and let's set you up with a free Connection Session. I'd be happy to help you...