MYST 96: Decision Fatigue Can Derail You!

What are you going to wear to work? What are you going to eat for breakfast? Which route are you taking to work? Where are you eating for lunch? What project are you taking care of first?

How many decisions do you make before arriving home? And then you need to decide: What is on the menu for dinner? Not only that, but what are you going to eat that is healthy and will help you make progress to your weight loss goal?

You make many decisions each day. Let’s talk about making decisions when it will give you the greatest chance of success!

I also reference Episode 94 (Planning Ahead).

This is NOT when you want to make your decisions!
This is NOT when you want to make your decisions!

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 95 All You Can Eat Buffets

Do you like eating at AYCE buffets? I do. I mean, I really, really do! I enjoy the opportunity to sample many different dishes. Unfortunately, that is also one reason I gained so much weight and became fat. (Yes. I use the “f” word sometimes.) But I’ve learned a few techniques that allow me to enjoy buffets and still make progress on my weight loss journey.

An AYCE seafood buffet. You KNOW you want to eat it all!
An AYCE seafood buffet. You KNOW you want to eat it all!

I also reference tricks that I talk about in episode 93 (Five Simple Steps). If you have not listened to it yet, you probably should before you listen to this show.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 94: Planning Ahead for Success

Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Are you planning your weight loss success? Listen to find out the benefits of planning.

When you plan your day, you know the path to success.
When you plan your day, you know the path to success.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 93: Five Simple Steps

What if you could take just five simple steps and effortlessly lose up to 2.5 pounds a month? Without changing what you eat, logging your food, or increasing your activity? Would you give that a try?

Eat the right foods, but also eat the right amount!
Eat the right foods, but also eat the right amount!

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 92: Do! Don’t Try! No Excuses!

Like the oft-quoted Yoda in Star Wars, “Do or do not. There is no try” I make it more blunt. Do it. Now. Or don’t bother.

Here is one of the first “tough love” episodes.

This show may cost me listeners. I will take away a number of excuses that people use when they fail at their goal of weight loss. I am certain I will alienate a few listeners and anger a few others.

Tough.

I am who I am, and I cannot be anyone else.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 91: Motivation and Inspiration

“Help! I need motivation!”

How many times do I read that in LoseIt! from members who are not losing weight. And unfortunately, no one can help them. Oh, we can inspire them, but that really doesn’t do much.

Inspiration are the cheerleaders at a football game. They make people become excited, but they don’t change the outcome of the game. Motivation is inside the players themselves.

The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders look good, but don't touchdowns!
The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders look good, but don’t touchdowns!

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 90: A Listener Question–What Is My Secret?

A listener (and fellow LoseIt! user) asked me “What is the secret to your success?”

My LoseIt Victory (Front)
My LoseIt Victory (Front)
(Back)
(Back)

Do you want to know? Really? Are you willing to do something that is stupidly simple and ridiculously difficult at the same time?

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Photos are by me.

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

MYST 89: You Need To Eat Your BMR

In the last show, I talked about what BMR meant and why it was important. In this show we get into more details of the consequences of ignoring your BMR.

Weight loss is all about calories in, calories out, but eating very few calories will not necessarily give you the results you want.

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Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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MYST 88: What Is Your BMR?

Everyone talks about BMR. But really, what is it? And why do I need to worry about it?

Just like many numbers in your life (social security number, phone number, blood pressure) your BMR is a vital measurement. In this case, it measures how many calories you would burn in 24 hours, even if you were comatose, in a hospital.

Why does that matter? If you ignore it, you will develop problems.

Eat the right foods, but also eat the right amount!
Eat the right foods, but also eat the right amount!

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Photo via PickUp Image.com. Photo by PeopleShot

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voice-over work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen!

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