I was talking to a friend the other day and he asked me how my book was going. I told him it was selling well, but even more exciting was I was already hearing back from people who had bought the book, read it (a crucial step) and had started losing weight.
One gentleman (even though the book is written for women over 40) has already lost one stone since getting the book in February.
So, is reading a book enough to lose weight? Clearly for some people it is. For other’s they prefer to see me to help them personalise the approach to their life. And they benefit from the regular contact with me which not only keeps them accountable and on track, but helps them to ensure that they are doing the right things.
But if you’ve bought the book and want to try things on your own, here are some suggestions:
1. Read a little bit of the book every day.
2. Once you’ve finished the book, read it again. And again. Until you have achieved your weight loss goal. Then read it again. The more you read the book, the more the ideas will permeate your mind.
3. Don’t just read the book, nod your head that it all makes sense and then do nothing about it. Take notes. Write in the margin of the book, underline bits that appeal to you*. Always think about how you can apply this to your life.
*By the way, I used to think it was almost sacrilege to deface a book in this way, because I like my books to be in pristine condition, but since recently trying it, I’m convinced it’s a good idea. It makes reading much more interactive.
4. Each day you read the book try and apply one thing you have read. Or even just contemplate one of the points that you have read. Remember, the beauty of a behavioural approach to weight loss, is that you only need to take a few seconds each day to think about what you are eating and make changes. It’s not a time consuming approach.
5. Get someone else to read the book with you. Give each other support. Compare observations. Try things together.
6. Ask someone to act as your coach. Ask them to keep you accountable to the changes that you are making. Ironically, its much easier to break promises to ourselves than to other people. If you can commit to someone else to do something by a certain day, you will increase your chances of doing it.
And if you have any questions or want to let me know how you are going please feel free to email me.
(If you haven’t read the book and want to read some before you buy it, you can get a free sample here)
Dr. Khandee Ahnaimugan (Dr. K) is a medical doctor, weight loss expert and author of the best-selling book, “Slim and Healthy without Dieting”. He provides individual consulting programmes for people wanting to lose weight without dieting. Try his 7 Day “How to Lose Weight without Dieting” Email Course for FREE at www.doctorkweightloss.com