Using Your Brain Is the Best Bet To Lose Weight

a brain, a heart, and a mouth walk into a bar by Emily B Sher

a brain, a heart, and a mouth walk into a bar by Emily B Sher

A  brain, a heart, and a mouth walk into a bar

Each one of them thought that they were the king of weight loss.  They decided to make a bet about who could lose 100 pounds the fastest, and keep it off the longest.  Each was boasting about why they would win the bet.

The mouth said “I will win the bet because I will close my mouth shut, and not eat a thing until I have lost 100 pounds.  I do not need a brain or a heart.”

The heart said “That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.  It would take you 3 or 4 months and you can’t live without food that long.  You would starve yourself to death.

The heart boasted, “I will win the bet because I never give up no matter how many times I fail. I am determined, and will try my best to lose the weight.”  I do not need a brain or a mouth.  I have heart.”

The brain said “That is total nonsense.  Just trying hard will not do it.”

“I will lose the 100 pounds the fastest and keep it off the longest because I am the most powerful and important organ in the body for losing weight.  I do not need a mouth or a heart.  I will devise a well thought out plan, create and practice new habits, work very hard, and follow and adjust the plan for the rest of my life.”

The mouth and the heart felt defeated.  They did not make the bet, and decided to follow the brain.

This is beginning to feel like an out of the body experience.  Good luck on your weight loss journey.

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Here are the other steps so far:

  1. Cut your weight loss goal in half.
  2. Weigh yourself every day on a digital scale.
  3. Self-esteem is more important than cookies and cream.
  4. Eat slowly! Eat very slowly!
  5. Eat in the sitting position only.
  6. Record all of your food and exercise daily in a free app like MyFitnessPal.
  7. The net calorie rules period, end of story.
  8. NEVER, ever go on a diet again. Just allow yourself to lose weight.
  9. Observe, learn and practice eating like a naturally thin person..
  10. Always leave food on your plate.
  11. Take a 10-minute daily mental vacation.
  12. Say daily affirmations.
  13. Create Vivid Visualizations.
  14. Have a line in the sand weight you never go over.
  15. If your weight creeps up to your line in the sand weight, COMPENSATE IMMEDIATELY.
  16. It is okay to be mind full or mindful when you eat. Just eat your food slowly, and do not eat too much.
  17. You and only you are the CEO (Chief Eating Officer) of your own body.
  18. Always be proud and thankful for your miraculous body no matter what the size.
  19. Read Skinny and Debt Free blog posts every week and lose weight and debt permanently.
  20. You can do anything you make up your mind to do!
  21. You have an abundant, unlimited supply of willpower!
  22. Set small, incremental one-pound goals to accomplish.
  23. Reward yourself immediately for reaching each one-pound goal.
  24. Write your own personalized weight loss plan.
  25. Eating less is more important in weight loss, than exercising more.
  26. It takes hard work, commitment and a lot of time to become skinny and debt free for life!!
  27. Drink plenty of water every day, but don’t spend money on bottled water—unless you live in a place with unhealthy water.
  28. Avoid all liquids with calories that cost money. Instead, drink plenty of water.
  29. Eat the first meal of the day when you get hungry. Do not call it breakfast any more.
  30. The first meal of the day should be whole, healthy and nutritious food of any kind.
  31. Eat more energy-dense foods, like fruits and vegetables, to fill your stomach and help you lose weight.
  32. Be totally honest with yourself if you are serious about losing weight for life.
  33. Multiple failures are to be expected on your way to your goal weight. Never, ever give up!
  34. Avoid the uncomfortable feeling of fullness forever.
  35. Eat to live and no longer live to eat.
  36. Have a goal of losing 1 pound every 10 days.
  37. Eat like a turtle walks.
  38. Develop a detailed weight loss plan as CEO! (Chief Eating Officer)
  39. I control food. Food does not control me.
  40. Food is simply fuel for my body.
  41. I eat what I “need” the most, not what I “want” the most.
  42. Know how many calories you need a day to maintain weight, and eat just a little less.
  43. End yo-yo dieting for good. Decide to lose weight permanently with a lifetime strategy.
  44. Simply think of food as fuel for your body, and you are filling the tank. You are in charge!
  45. Enjoy your journey to your new healthy weight, and keep a sense of humor.
  46. SIT OR SPIT!
  47. Create an extensive list of diversions to keep you from giving in to a craving.
  48. Lose weight slowly.
  49. E=MC2
  50. Work raw vegetables into your day in a creative way.
  51. Use this 1-100 hunger-fullness scale.
  52. Take a One Minute Pause 3 different times at every meal.
  53. Start eating at number 33, and stop eating at number 66.


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