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To Lose Weight, Focus On Systems More Than Goals

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Note: Reshape Physical Therapy and Wellness evolved into Weight Loss for Health, and finally Zivli. How to Lose Weight After 50 was our first course that eventually grew into Zivli. Some old blog posts or resources mentioned in this episode may have been removed. 


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Highlights From This Episode

[00:22] Learn a little about family, interests, and why I started Reshape to help adults 50+ lose weight and prevent disease. 

[06:03] Right now my online course, How to Lose Weight After 50 is open for enrollment. I’m encouraging all my course members to get Atomic Habits by James Clear as a companion piece to the course material. Learn why I love this book and how it can help you reach any goal you have, wellness or otherwise. 

[06:46] I discuss the two problems I have with the sentence “I know what to do I’m just not doing it.” First you’ll learn that you may have some of the correct pieces to the weight loss puzzle, but big marketing companies and Google have probably steered you the wrong way. Next I’ll review why I don’t like the self-blaming nature of the second half of this sentence. 

[10:01] Learn two problems I have with goals, and why I think you will enjoy the process of getting healthy if you only use them as a North Star, but mainly focus on changing your beliefs, systems, habits, and environment to not only reach your goals, but see lasting results so you never have to lose the weight again. 

[15:30] Lastly, I’m going to discuss a strategy that James Clear talks about in his book Atomic Habits called an implementation intention, and how this powerful template can change your good intentions into momentum-building action.

[18:43] Listen to my example of how I’m using an implementation intention to reduce my bad habit of snacking after dinner. An implementation intention is when you say, “I will [BEHAVIOR] at [TIME] in [LOCATION] because [WHY/YOUR REASON].”


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Our Favorite Things Webpage 

>> Atomic Habits by James Clear