Have you tried losing weight without trying?

I bet your “scam” radar just skyrocketed, but hear me out. Losing weight without trying isn’t that crazy. 

I did it in 2019 by asking “What’s possible for my health and body this year? How can I take better care of myself?” Weight loss was a byproduct.

Try it. 

What’s possible for your weight and body  in 2023?

Do NOT base your answer on your past. Your past only equals your future when you let it. 

It’s hard to believe you can do something you haven’t done before. My clients always start out in some form of disbelief:

Jennifer K. felt like a “plump old lady”, hated exercise and ate when she was bored. Today, she’s 3 sizes down for 3 years and counting.

“I hate exercise and I love sugar,” said Chris C. who went from an XL to M, and now enjoys exercise and veggies, still leaving room for sweets 😊.

At 62, MIke V. couldn’t keep up with the outdoor sportsman lifestyle he loved. But after losing more than 40 lbs. he feels alive, “living the life I want.” At his last checkup, the doctor said they have nothing left to talk about! 😉

These clients didn’t use willpower. They changed what they believed was possible. One small step at a time.

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I challenge you to do it, too. Ask and answer these three questions:

  1. What do I really want for my health and body?
  2. What do I think about my body and my ability to achieve my goal?
  3. What’s the most helpful thought I believe about my body and my capabilities?

#3 is key. Don’t keep repeating something that your brain thinks is B.S. Try something that feels less negative, more neutral:

  1. Exercise isn’t my favorite thing (instead of “I hate exercise”)
  2. My past doesn’t have to equal my future (Instead of “I’ve never been able to do it/keep it off before)
  3. Maybe my body can change (Instead of “this is just how it is”)
  4. I have a body (Instead of picking apart everything you don’t like about it)
  5. Sugar isn’t the only thing I like  (instead of “I love sugar!”)

Start here. Don’t obsess about what you should and shouldn’t eat or push yourself to do exercise you hate. Losing weight without trying comes with consistent follow-through of healthy habits you genuinely enjoy. And that requires a rewire of your brain.  

Decide that this is your year to have the health and body you want. 

You don’t have to end up “back here” again. The actions are easy. You know what to do. Now manage your mind to get it done.

How can hacks help you reach your goals?

I’m a sucker for hacks, tips…anything to reach my goals faster.  From simplifying techniques to business strategies, I love them!  I offer them, too, like my 10 Hacks to start losing weight and feeling better.

But do hacks help you reach your goals?


Hacks work if…

  • you’re all-in
  • you stay focused
  • you’re picky

Ever watched a curling tournament? The skip sees the entire curling sheet, keeping her eyes on the stone and calling out to players to sweep as needed. The sweepers judge the weight of the stone, ensure the length of travel is correct and call out back to the skip.

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Hacks are kinda like the skip. Here’s what I mean:

  • Like a skip during play, hacks are helpful once you prioritize and take action. Otherwise you gather a bunch of information, getting overwhelmed and stuck.
  • The players are intent on the game and the skip’s calls. They don’t listen to folks on the sidelines or wonder what a different skip would call. When you apply hacks that work, stick with them. Accumulating more tips, wondering if they work better, pulls focus and stops momentum.
  • The player sees what the skip can’t. The Giver of Hacks (cool title, right?) is unaware that you have a controlling boss who doesn’t appreciate that using the bathroom two floors down helps you fit in some extra steps during your work day. Or that you hate beets, and don’t care they’re an antioxidant aphrodisiac. Take what you like, drop the rest.

Hacks lead to better game play, and more success. For weight loss, it looks like this:

  • Once you decide “I want to start losing weight,” gather information. Until you commit, the info sits there like a judgmental college professor looking down his nose at you for a C- on your term paper.
  • Experiment with strategies to find what works. Once you find them, focus. Chasing shiny objects slows your progress.
  • No Giver of Hacks knows you better than you. Have your own back and trust yourself.

I’m guilty of chasing the hottest new hack. You know what’s new, though? Just about nada.

When I stay committed to what works… ta da, it does. You don’t need the new sexy thing when boring is getting the job done. 😉

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