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Thin from Within” is a personality-based guide to weight loss, diet and fitness—a 28-page report tailored to YOUR unique personality.

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The Power of a Personality-based Approach to Weight Loss
by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.
Author of MindFrames and “Thin from Within

Denny Coates, Ph.D.
Denny Coates

“Thin from Within” is for people who are ready to lose weight.

Strictly from a health point of view, approximately two-thirds of Americans need to lose weight. Are you one of these people? If so, are you ready to lose weight?

Not everyone who needs to lose weight for health reasons is prepared to make a commitment to a weight loss program. According to Dr. James O. Prochaska, author of the Transtheoretical Model of Change, used by health organizations worldwide, many people are in denial, so even if they have a health problem, they may not believe it and they may resist any information that contradicts their belief. They may not understand the consequences of their health habits, or they may have tried to change unsuccessfully in the past and have given up.


Even people who have recognized that they need to lose weight and have become concerned about their health may not be ready to begin a diet or weight loss program. They may be thinking about a change sometime in the future and have started learning more about health and fitness. But they may still be weighing the costs of change and still haven’t made up their mind.

That is an accurate description of millions of Americans. Does it describe you?

According to Dr. Prochaska, you are definitely ready to lose weight—whether it’s using the South Beach Diet, the Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or dozens of other programs—if being overweight has started to cause health problems. Maybe your doctor scared you with straight talk. Whatever the reason, your commitment is now strong enough that you’re ready to begin your change journey. You’re evaluating your condition and you want to get going right away. You’re ready to set goals, decide what you’re going to do and get involved in a fitness and weight loss program that works for you.

If you choose an approach that “feels right,” you’re less likely to quit.

Thin from Within” is for people like you, who want to begin an effective weight loss program but don’t want to waste your time on diet or fitness activities you know you won’t enjoy.

Your personality affects how you lose weight. The habits of mind and behavior that make up your unique personality may cause you to prefer certain favorite activities and avoid others. The pitfall is to neglect an important area of fitness or weight loss activity just because it’s not your favorite thing. You may not be aware that you’re avoiding it, but you may fail to do certain things simply because you prefer doing others.

The solution is to learn more about your personality. Your individual preferences are linked to established patterns of thought and action—your personality. If you discover that you have a tendency to avoid certain weight loss and fitness activities, even if they may benefit you, you can make a choice to get involved in them anyway. You have an advantage if you’re aware of these preferences before you start.

"Thin from Within," based on the free MindFrames personality test, gives you this kind of self-awareness and weight loss coaching. Your personalized "Thin from Within" guide to healthy weight loss is an amazing resource. With your unique personality in mind, it shows you how to get on track quickly and stay on track as you learn new diet and exercise habits.

Getting on track and staying on track could be a matter of life or death.

Whether you suffer from obesity or just need to lose weight, in a culture concerned with physical appearances, people who are overweight are often unfairly criticized. But the most important issue—by far—is health.

According to the National Institute for Health, the more excess weight you carry, the more likely you are to develop health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer, gout (joint pain caused by excess uric acid), and gallbladder disease. Obesity can also contribute to problems such as sleep apnea (interrupted breathing during sleep) and osteoarthritis (wearing away of the joints).

According to the "Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans," studies show that you can improve your health by losing as little as 10 to 20 pounds.

It’s important to take a healthy approach to weight loss.

Even if you could lose weight with just exercise or just dieting, one without the other isn’t a healthy approach. Plus, it would take so much longer to get results that you’d be disappointed and discouraged at the lack of progress.

Weight loss is based on a simple rule:
When you burn more calories than you take in, you lose weight.

In theory, you don’t have to go on a diet to lose weight. If you could increase your exercise enough to burn more calories each day than you take in, you could continue eating the way you do now and lose weight. But if you try to lose weight without cutting calories, you may have to increase your exercise level so much that you risk injury. If you’re the kind of person who eats whatever you want, your body isn’t prepared for this much exercise.

Likewise, you should be able to lose weight without more exercise. Just reduce the number of calories you consume each day so that you burn off more than you take in. By this reasoning, even a "couch potato" could lose weight this way. But your body needs food. If you try to lose weight without increasing exercise, you’d have to eliminate so many calories that your body wouldn’t get all the nutrients it needs, increasing your hunger and triggering a variety of health problems. This is especially true if you already get very little regular physical exercise.

Both of the one-way approaches described above are so difficult and risky that you shouldn’t attempt either one. Most doctors will tell you that the best way to lose weight is to: 1. Limit your calorie intake, and 2. Increase your physical exercise. If you do both together in a gradual, consistent way, you can increase the rate of weight loss without endangering your health.

The healthy approach means adopting a healthier lifestyle.

If you want to keep the pounds off, you can’t return to your old habits. Instead of "going on a diet," you need to change some of the ways you cook, eat and exercise.

One benefit to your weight loss journey is that the best foods for losing weight are the best foods for health. A healthy diet is a lot different from the typical American diet. It’s not about eating less. It’s about eating right. You can eat truly delicious meals, and you can even eat a lot, if you eat the right things. At first you may not know what’s good for you and what’s not, but you can learn. You may not know how to make healthy food taste great, but that knowledge is widely available. And you don’t have to give up your favorite foods. If you reduce your portion size and frequency, occasional small "treats" won’t hurt you.

When it comes to exercise, your new patterns can be as simple as taking regular walks, or they can involve joining a full-service fitness facility—whatever works for you! Physical activities don’t have to be dreary or boring; they can be fun. They can even be productive. What matters is that you increase the amount of your regular physical exercise.

Losing weight really is a journey. You’re not going to stay where you are. Step by step, you’re going to a new place. Changing health habits takes time. Along the way, you’ll discover what’s possible and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. You have to find out what works for you, and change your old habits one at a time. This learning is an exciting, rewarding life-long journey called "My Health" or "My Life."

The South Beach Diet, the Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and many other weight loss and fitness programs take the healthy approach to losing weight described above. Regardless of the weight loss program you choose, it’s important to include activities that are suited to your personality. With “Thin from Within” you learn how your personality influences the kinds of fitness and diet tools and methods you get involved in. You learn how to get on track quickly—by getting involved in exercise and weight loss activities in your “comfort zone.” Also, your “Thin from Within” report shows you how to include activities that “cover all the bases,” which helps you stay on track and gradually make changes for a healthier lifestyle.

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Cover All the Weight Loss Bases!
To stay on track, you may have to do some things you usually don’t do.

A wide variety of things can help you lose weight and create a healthier lifestyle. Some of these may not be your favorite activities.
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