Avoid this Common Weight Loss Strategy – Video with Marc David

It should come as no surprise that a lot of people are trying to lose weight. What might be a little eye-opening is that there’s a pretty large percentage of those people who are unsuccessful at this in the long term. Specifically, approximately 99% of all people who lose weight on a weight loss diet gain it back. This is, quite frankly, a stunning statistic that should be headline news everywhere. The good news in all this is that the act of simply letting go of our ineffective strategies can be very liberating, time effective, and oddly enough, an easy way to actually generate some success. That’s because far too many of our weight loss strategies actually serve to keep weight on. In this fascinating video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, reveals a particularly common weight loss approach that when finally dropped, yields some surprisingly fast results when it comes to our happiness and success. Curious? Then please tune in to learn more!

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Below is a transcript of this week’s video:

Greetings friends, this is Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Today’s Topic: Avoid this Common Weight Loss Strategy

You don’t need me to tell you that there are a lot of people trying to lose weight.
You also don’t need me to tell you that there is a massive percentage of those people who are unsuccessful at this in the long term. More specifically, around 99% of all people who lose weight on a weight loss diet gain it back.

So, what’s pretty common in the weight loss universe is for experts to tell you the one strategy that they think is best – or perhaps the latest and greatest strategy – for you to have permanent weight loss and permanent happiness.

I’d like to take a different approach.

I’d like to suggest that there are a good number of weight loss strategies out there that not only have an incredibly high and consistent failure rate – but in fact, may be contributing to create the opposite effect of what we’re looking for. In other words, our weight loss strategies often lock in our weight, and at worst, make us put more of it on.

To me, this is very exciting news.

That’s because if it’s true, then for a lot of people looking to lose weight, who’ve been doing so on and off for years if not decades, the act of simply letting these ineffective strategies go is a pretty time-effective and easy way to generate some success.

That’s why I want you to do your best absolutely let go of this one very common weight loss approach:

It’s called “Staying on the Sidelines.”

Here’s what I mean:

So many people I meet who are committed to weight loss have this fascinating strategy where they take themselves out of the game. I’m talking about the game of life. They stay on the sidelines of life. They’ve made the well-thought-out choice that if I can’t be at the weight I want, then I can’t possibly be the real me, which means my real life really hasn’t started yet, which means that I really can’t play with all the other kids in the sandbox, so to speak.


The logic of this approach is that we need to put our real life and the real me on hold.

And indeed, when we put things on hold that take a lot of energy – such as living a real life – then we’ll have all this other energy available to attack our weight and to beat it off with a stick. And even if we lose our motivation, we can still hang around, be safe, lick our wounds a little, fantasize about how good things will be, strategize about our next diet, go online and learn more things, and somehow position ourselves for the wonderful future that’s yet to come.

The net result of this strategy is that we’re only living a fraction of the life we’re meant to live. If we can’t shrink our body, then we might as well shrink our soul. We might as well contract, go into our shell, and be nice and safe.

After all, people who need to lose weight don’t really belong in the game of life anyway. Apparently, they are just not allowed in the sandbox.

If you truly want to lose weight, then you need to gain some life. You need to put the pedal to the metal on being the real you right now.

Lighten up.

Stop hiding.

Create more metabolism by being part of the grand flow of the world around you. Life doesn’t reward us when we make the choice to collapse and hold ourselves back. Life doesn’t reward us when we rob the world of who we are and the gifts that we have to share.

If anyone has an issue with your weight, it’s their issue.
And if you have an issue with your weight, that’s your issue.

One of the great ways to help fat haters get over their judgment and their issues of your weight is for YOU to not have an issue about it.

So, if you’re one of those people who’s avoiding the sandbox, then the truth is, the sandbox isn’t as fun without you. If you’re using weight as an excuse to hold back from life, I’ll bet you the billions of dollars of profit that the weight-loss industry makes each year that you’re not nearly as happy as you could be. But you needn’t worry any longer. Now’s your time to come into the game, no matter what you weigh.

Can you hear all the fans cheering your arrival?

I hope this was helpful, my friends.

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This is Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Thanks so much for your time and interest.

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About The Author
Marc David

Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul. He lectures internationally, and has held senior consulting positions at Canyon Ranch Resorts, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and the Disney Company. Marc is also the co-founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.