Eight Weeks to a New You!
Emotional Aspects of Weight Loss
It's week four, the halfway point in our
eight-week program and most of you will
have lost six to 10 pounds-congratulations!
Let's explore one of the most common "diet
saboteurs" that can interfere with
achieving success-emotional eating.
Changing habits, such as
being on a weight-loss program, can be
Changing habits is very difficult for
humans-we like status quo. Whether we
are cutting down on caffeine, trying to
be more consistent with exercising or
remembering to take Herbalife products
three times per day, it can be hard to
incorporate new habits into your lifestyle.
Acknowledge that you are under some stress
and give yourself a pat on the back as
you make these changes a part of your
everyday life. And if you forget to use
your Herbalife products on occasion, just
work harder to remember next time.
Develop ways to remind yourself
to do the things that are good for you.
Put your Herbalife tablet box in a visible
place on your kitchen counter, or leave
a note by the coffeemaker or your toothbrush
to help you remember.
It is easier "not to" do something,
but we can make changes! When you give
yourself positive affirmations, you'll
find yourself feeling more positive, and
before you know it, you will be more successful!
Try to avoid various situations or "triggers"
that may get in the way of your success.
For example: Watching TV
in the evening with all those food ads
can be difficult. Be sure you have a healthy
evening meal with a balanced serving of
protein so you won't be hungry. Drink
plenty of water and take two Thermojetics®
Yellows tablets after you eat-you'll be
more in control!
If you find yourself really
wanting an evening snack, have some Thermojetics®
High-Protein, Low-Carb Roasted Soy Nuts
with Cardia® Salt or or freeze a Thermojetics®
High-Protein, Low-Carb Bar and cut it
into pieces and put half of each bar into
a baggie. Just take out one baggie at
a time! Or blend Thermojetics® High-Protein,
Low-Carb Chocolate Shake mix in four ounces
of cold water and refrigerate for an hour-you'll
think you're having chocolate pudding
and it's only 55 calories.
Try to incorporate a bit
of activity into your after-dinner hours,
especially during the summertime when
it is lighter longer.
Take the dog for a walk-you'll help your
pup stay fit as well. Or go for a bicycle
ride with your family and remember to
wear your helmets! Are you hungry during
the day? Add two tablespoons of Thermojetics®
Performance Protein Powder and two teaspoons
of Active Fiber to your shakes. Your hunger
will be a thing of the past. And be sure
you are drinking plenty of water.
If you've been eating at
a particular fast-food spot on the way
home from work, change your driving route
to avoid this temptation! Be a friend
to yourself-this is the most important
place to start!
For many women, cravings and appetite
may increase the week before either their
period or their menses (or both). There
are things you can do to lessen this tendency.
First of all, many studies suggest that
adding calcium and magnesium can lessen
the cravings that go along with PMS. So
add Xtra-Cal to your Cellular Nutrition®
foundation. Thermojetics® Yellows can
also help-up to two, three times per day
during this time. Tang Kuei Plus and Nature's
Balance Cream (ask your Distributor about
these products if you are new) can help
your body find a better balance and may
normalize some of these challenges associated
with a woman's cycle.*
Some people find journaling
to be helpful or creating a "diet
diary." This lets you talk to yourself
This approach is extremely helpful, especially
if you are a "stress eater."
Instead of eating through stressful situations,
go to your journal and put your thoughts
There are many reasons why we overeat,
but often we are "triggered"
by something externally. It's these sudden
impulses that can wreak havoc on our desire
to lose weight-and keep it off. The best
defense against eating triggers is knowledge.
Once you are aware of what stimulates
a craving, you can avoid those situations
and make it easier to stick to your weight-loss
goal. Here are some common eating triggers
to keep in mind:
- Television - Don't sit
in front of the TV with food. We all
know that a bag of chips disappears
when sitting in front of the TV. The
television must have eaten them! Right?
Unfortunately, when you step on the
scale the truth of who ate them will
- Car - Don't eat in car
for the same reasons as above.
- Family dinner - Second
helpings do count, so watch your portions.
- Dinner at a friend's
home - Talk to the host before arriving
and explain about your healthy eating
plan. This way you won't offend the
host when passing on certain dishes
or not taking seconds.
- Party - Don't stand by
food table. Fill yourself up with conversation
- Shopping - Always have
a shopping list with you so you aren't
tempted to stray from your healthy eating
plan. Never go to the grocery store
hungry. Shop the perimeter of the store
where healthier food choices are usually
on display. If at all possible, don't
grocery shop with your children as stores
target high-sugar and high-fat foods
at their eye level. And always carry
Thermojetics® High-Protein, Low-Carb
Roasted Soy Nuts with Cardia® Salt,
Bars, Shake mix, Soup mix, Drink mix
and Thermojetics® Herbal Concentrate
whenever you think you might be tempted
to overeat or if you get hungry before
Now let's talk about those
There are those around you who may intentionally
or unintentionally get in the way of your
success. It may be your spouse, a friend
or coworker. Comments like, "You've
tried so many diets. Why do you think
this one will work?" or "You
look fine just the way you are!"
Remember, you are using
Herbalife products to help you lose weight
and feel better about yourself. Not everyone
around you may be able to deal with you
taking charge of your life, your health
and your weight! Be patient, but firm-this
is for you! As you achieve good results,
hopefully they will not only support you,
but also join you on the pathway to improved
health and nutrition!
We encourage you to e-mail
or send us questions, your success story
and before and after pictures. Or just
let us know how you are doing along the
way to your success!
*These statements have not
been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent any disease.