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How to Achieve Weight-loss While Pursuing Wellness

January 4, 2010

How to Achieve Weight-loss While Pursuing Wellness

As we enter the New Year 2010, we are reminded that it is
time for those New Year’s resolution once again. When like
most Americans, you may decide that it’s time to take stock
of your personal state of health and start shedding those
unwanted pounds.

It is no secret that two out every three Americans are
overweight  and a disturbing  15% of our children ages 6 to
19 are overweight and this number is on the rise,
increasing the risk of children diabetes and a lower life
expectancy. With that in mind it should come as no surprise
to find that weight loss will be very prominent on most
resolution lists for this New Year. Unfortunately, by the
end of January the vast majority of these resolutions will
most likely be broken.

You may be wondering why so many people will fail to follow
through on such a vital function that will without any
doubt have a large impact on their health.  there may be
many reasons for this, let’s look at a few.

– Disinformation from the weight loss industry. Today the
weight loss and wellness industry is a trillion dollar
industry and yet the problem keeps getting more critical
each day. More Americans are on weight loss diets of one
kinds or the other, but with less success than ever before.
Where ever you turn, you’ll find more gyms, weight loss
clubs and diet programs being advertised than ever before.
The isles in the supermarkets are flowing over with diet
products, and yet more of us are losing the battle of the
bulge than ever before.

Within the industry there are just so many unrealistic
promises being made. You’ll see ads on TV, in the print
media and on the internet daily, promising weight loss of
unrealistic proportion in record time. Not only are some of
these claims misleading, but they often lead to
disappointments and frustration on the part of many weight
loss candidates when they fail to achieve the promised

– Deceptive Practices By the food industry. Our influences
are largely shaped by what we read but more so by what we
see on television. The Food Industry spends millions of
dollars to convince us we should continue to consume their
products with no regards for our health. As long as their
sales keep going up they will have no incentive to improve
the nutritional value of their products. Rest assured, that
As long as the consumers seem contented the government
won’t step in to set higher standard for the industry.

– Unrealistic expectation on the part of some consumers. In
today’s fast moving society some people are very impatient
and are not prepared to spend the time nor are they willing
to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve the desired
result. Thus they fall prey to these promises of quick and
easy weight loss. While forgetting that the excess weight
did not just appear overnight, but are the result of a
steady accumulation of fats over a period of time.

Weight gain is primarily caused by an energy imbalance,
meaning that the foods you consume are providing more
calories than you are burning which causes your body to
store the excess calories as fat.

To lose weight you will need to create an energy deficit by
consuming fewer calories, increase the amount you burn
through physical activities or a combination of both.

If your resolution for this New Year is to lose weight, you
would be better served by focusing on achieving a state of
personal wellness. “Creating a Life of Wellness requires
the continuous flow of the elements of weight management
which include, nutrition, fitness, and stress management”.

Proper nutrition is vital to weight management and personal
wellness. Understanding how your body works and what your
diet should be is vital on your personal journey to optimum
wellness and better health. Wellness balances the overall
quality of life. Wellness is “the condition of good phyical
and mental health”.

A balanced diet is crucial for providing our bodies with
the nutrients needed to make it function properly. However,
most of us find making healthy choices to be a challenge.
The reality of our daily diet is that we consume an
excessive amount of the foods that have adverse effects on
our health, while on the other hand there are great
deficiencies in our intake of the foods that provide the
nutrients our body need to function properly.

For this New Year and for the rest of your life, you can
resolve to retake control of your life. You have the power
to improve yours and your family future health. All you
need is the right information and the motivation to get to
the state of optimum wellness. Improving your state of
wellness is a step-by-step process and you can achieve it.

About the Author:

Jerry Gunning is a Personal Wellness Coach who practices
the personalized approach to a healthy diet and lifestyle
changes with the emphasis on attaining optimum wellness
rather than merely losing weight. Site:


38 Days to Wow

May 6, 2008


Herbal Cleanse
and BREAKFAST: Meal replacement shakes 
NEXT 28 days. .. STEP 2
2 MNS kits  contains, vit’s, shakes and spark
3 boxes of bars. meal replacement, fruit and fiber, breakfast bar
1 Catalyst
1 Thermoplus
1 bottle of pro-biotic restore
 8 live changing habits.
provided by me via email. and webinar!
you may do this as a group or individually
We will talk via phone, email or at a meeting, every two weeks.
The plan is customized for the specific products you need but that is the basics.

Weight Loss Maintenance Tips

March 12, 2008
While reading Fit-Pro, I came across a neat and useful list of tools to help us maintain the weight loss that we’ve set in motion through AdvoCare.
1.  Quality of intake – eat more veggies, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, low fat and no-fat dairy.
2.  Low variety of calorically dense food – the calories per ounce, the less of the food you should consume.
3.  Face to face accountability – everyone needs weightloss and wellness partners.  I’ve found mine at where I’ve become a coach.  You can too.
4.  Low variety of all food groups – its been proven that eating the same sort and kind of foods makes calorie counting easier.  Yes, its true, even when we reach our goal weights we will still have to watch our calories.
5.  Low television viewing – too often sedenatary veiwing is associated with mindless eating.  Hey, my mother didn’t call it the idiot box for nothing.
6.  Daily weighing – stay on top of the changes in your body and your weight so that you can catch them quickly.
7.  Greater weight loss – We have found that the more you lose the more likely you are to keep it off.  Look at Jared.
8.  Physically active lifestyle – the more actively you live the more likely you are to maintain your weight loss.  For someone like me who works behind a computer, this is a real challenge.  I’ve “hired” my children to make sure I get out and walk or play or do a work out each day.  Believe me, they are slave drivers.
9.  Eating breakfast – You have to start your metabolism each day.  For those of us who have reached a certain age, this gets harder and harder to do.  I’ve found AdvoCare’s Thermoplus to be a very powerful tool in keeping my metabolism up.  But beware, increased metabolism can lead to increased food consumption unless you are on guard at all times.
10.  Regular meal rhythm – Missing meals leads to overeating when we do eat.  So maybe those meals on the run aren’t such a bad thing after all.  I keep meal replacement bars and shakes in my desk at work just in case I don’t have time to eat or forget to bring my lunch.
11.  Control of overeating – Pay attention to each bite, eat slowly, and eat without major distractions so that you know when you are full and stop eating accordingly.
12.  Internal Motivation to lose weight – Remember why you chose to lose the weight, and that it was your decision not anyone else’s.  Keep the faith, keep motivated.
13.  Social support – Friends who stood by you when you said no to ice cream sundaes and refrained from drinking triple dutch latte supremes in front of you are still the one’s who support you in your weight loss maintenance.
14.  Ability to handle stress – Stress leads to weight gain.  Inability to handle stress leads to weight gain.  So unless your life became stress free as a result of your weight loss, maintain those stress handling tools to keep your waistline in tact.
15.  Low daily screen time – When you are in front of the screen you are probably not moving and very likely eating.  This isn’t limited to the tv, include computer, video game, portable telephone, movie screens, etc.  If you must imbibe in the electronic thrill factor, better put a sationary bike in front of that tv or keyboard.
16.  Meeting public health recommendatins regarding physical activity – Current recommendations are five days a week of moderate activity or three days of vigorous activity and two days of weight training.
17.  Monitored intake of food – Whether you count calories or servings or measure portion sizes or eat commercial prepared meals with certain calorie intakes, this is a sure fire way to maintain weight loss.
18.  Monitored intake of fat – Fat gram for gram has more than twice as many calories as carbohydrates or proteins.
19.  Physically active for more than one hour per day – What?  More than my 10 Minute Trainer from Million Dollar Body or my 40 minute Callenetics work out?  Perish the thought!  Its true, though.  Exercise that lasts longer than 60 minutes goes from shaping muscle to burning fat and after all which are we more concerned with?  The key to doing this successfully is finding exercise that you really enjoy.  Whether its walking, riding a bicycle, riding a horse, or working in the yard, find something that you look forward to doing.
20.  Low calore intake – Here is where a healthy meal plan really comes into play.  Consider how many calories is the right amount for your body and your level of exercise and plan accordingly.  Just like when you were losing weight, too many calories equates to weight gain.
21.  Consistent eating patterns across weekdays and weekends – Spread your calories out evenly throughout the week.  If you are snacking on apples and carrots all week at your desk, don’t switch to candy bars and twinkies on the weekends.  This is where I find AdvoCare’s snack bars to be a real help.  They taste a lot like a Snickers bar, with more protein and less fat and calories.
22.  Low levels of depression – Depression like stress leads to overeating and weight gain.  Don’t let it sabotage your weight loss now.  Granted, losing weight in itself isn’t anything to be depressed about.  But perhaps the things that lead to your initial weight gain are still factors in your life that need to be addressed?
23.  Medicla trigger for weight loss – If your weight loss was triggered by a medically significant occurrance, you are more likely to keep the weight off.
24.  Eating similar amounts of dense foods – Avoid energy dense nutrient diluted foods, they lead to weight gain.
25.  Smaller portions of high energy dense foods – Its okay to eat whatever you want, but you have to guard against overdoing the portion size.  Don’t deprive yourself of what you wan to eat.  But do so in moderation.
To your health and your successful weight loss!