Sometimes when faced squarely with a problem you want to solve, you jump right into researching it and learn all you can. You’re like a sponge. After a few long sessions with Google, you’re googled out.
A few days later you remember the key points you think you’ve gleaned. But like most people, you can only hold so much new information in your brain at a time. It’s sort of like a small scratch pad with just a few pages.
Actually, most of what you learned, or could have learned, is rapidly forgotten or glossed over.
The key to learning fast is to learn slow. This is especially true when learning about weight loss. Learn in short bursts of energy. Then wait a few days. Not only will you remember more, and understand more, something magical happens.
When you go to sleep, when you “sleep on it,” all that “new” information mixes with all your “old” information. And that’s the secret to really learning. When new mixes with old, new connections occur. New ideas spring up. Contradictions between old and new appear. Insights occur.
Then, the next time you jump into learning even more “new” stuff about weight loss, you will have a different point of view to discover and understand the newest “new” things. Your next bout of weight loss research will go in different directions. More productive, less repetitive directions.
Most importantly, you comprehend the new information and YOU CAN MAKE BETTER USE OF IT.
And that is the secret to making a new weight loss lifestyle change stick.
Do you want to make your new lifestyle stick? Be a slow learner.
Would having your new weight loss lifestyle stick make your day lighter?
HEART PLAN — WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS Begins in Your Heart
© 2014 Boyd Jentzsch. All rights reserved.
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-by Boyd Jentzsch
Boyd, a recovering Attorney, turned to weight loss research 20 years ago when he lost his mother to the lifelong effects of obesity. He has spent the ensuing years searching the science, and formulating a comprehensive metabolic map of the body — the only complete map of its kind. The map reveals the causes and effects of obesity and related chronic lifestyle diseases. It shows the only proven pathways to preventing and losing excess weight. From that unique foundation, he and his team created a weight loss education program that has helped tens of thousands to lose weight and keep it off. Plus, they created innovative and fun fitness and nutrition education programs for elementary school children, proven to reduce the early bio-markers for childhood obesity. HEART PLAN is a collection of his observations over the years of the emotional impact and motivational challenges nearly everyone faces when trying to keep lost weight off permanently.
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