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What is Weight Loss?

A balanced approach

I’ve been thinking a bit on why there are so many different kinds of diets.  And why so many of them don’t work.  One reason is because we look at weight loss as a separate event.  Like painting the house.  Instead of a part of our lives that is influenced by many aspects of our lives.  There are MANY factors that contribute to weight gain.  Not all of them are immediately under our control.  Granted our habits might have gotten us to a point where weight loss is hard but after cleaning things up, you just might have residue affects that you aren’t obviously aware of that are slowing you down.  Example.  Clogged up liver.  Eating a food you have no idea you are sensitive to.  Missing a couple of nutrients.

Another thought to throw your weigh.  Maybe there are so many weight loss programs because we just aren’t getting to the heart of the matter and these programs are a brute force way of losing weight.  Which in the end, doesn’t stick.  Doesn’t translate into lifestyle changes.  WHY?  Because they are sustainable.  So … should you lose weight in a manner that isn’t a healthy lifestyle change?  Short term gain for …. what?  Closet full of clothes of many sizes.

wellness-playbookSo what to do.  Well, we are all individuals.  Gloriously unique.  So our approach to weight loss will be unique.  Now, that’s not to say that their won’t have a similar foundation, but everyone will have different needs.  That sounds complicated, but actually, it’s not that hard.  Takes some patience.  Some investigation.  Some experimentation.

My Wellness Coaching Playbook, which can be tailored for your goal, is an awesome way to find your individualize plan.  You’ll learn the skills to find your own solution –> lifestyle changes.

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In the end, if you do your homework, you’ll find your lifestyle change.  If you just want a pill …. are you prepared to buy that pill, and others later, for the rest of your life?

Where’s the Playbook?  Let’s set up a chat.

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Jim Russell is a local Tallahassee artist who has been involved in art for most of his life. He began his formal education at FSU in 1988 as a fine arts major, diverting to criminology and spending a 25 year career in law enforcement at Florida State University. Retiring in 2018, Jim has since devoted his time with his first love, painting, and in the last 2 years has completed hundreds of works of art as a working artist. He paints mostly in oil and subject matters include realism, impressionism, and surrealism. He is currently painting a series centering on sea life. Jim is married to Connie Russell with an 12 year old son, Grayson, who is a developing artist himself. Jim advocates for mental health and drunk driving awareness, and he is an avid cyclist. His art can be seen at his Tallahassee gallery and at jimrussellart.com.

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