Have you ever been rewarded for knowing the wrong answer?
From our earliest days, we are rewarded for knowing the correct answer.
In elementary school we get little silver and gold stars.
In secondary school, we receive awards, certificates and trophies for knowing more correct answers than our colleagues. The same goes for the university.
So it's no wonder that we find it harder to find the right answer than our colleagues in the world of work.
Homogeneity and equality are the high prices we pay for this way of thinking.
The best leaders and innovators have a natural distrust of simple and quick correct answers and demand a slower and more determined pursuit of better ones.
Welcome to the world of motivation – we are the exact opposite of short-term, quick fixes for weight loss.
In our world, we provide our clients with the tools and coaching to create their own setting in which to set a new and exciting course for their lives. A new course that will change how you think and feel about food and yourself over time. This will allow them to reach their desired target weight and lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
Most of the time the answers on this trip aren't as crisp as black and white. They can be anywhere in between, so it's important to remember that knowing the wrong answer is just as important as knowing the right answer.
With this knowledge, you are best equipped to solve problems when they present themselves.
Guilt is a big problem.
We don't blame motivation here.
Let me explain. Once you cross the threshold to the clinic, we do not and never penalize a client for a slip or for not following the plan. Slips are a ubiquitous feature of human nature, and we recognize and understand it.
We are human too. We slip too.
The important thing is how we identify the triggers for this evidence. We will then work to set up the tools that will enable you to deal with these triggers before they manifest as problems. Knowing the wrong answers is just as important as knowing the right ones.
This is the key to successful long-term weight management.
Over the past month I've started posting a series about essential foods – the foods that you should include in your daily / weekly eating routine.
So far I've covered cauliflower and broccoli.
This week I'm covering parsley and with a little effort you can make this powerful herb an indispensable friend. It is so easy to include in most meals, relatively inexpensive to purchase, and, if you can, a worthwhile herb to grow at home.