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Maintaining a healthy weight.

Dean  Witherspoon  Dean Witherspoon just posted a new white paper — Small Steps or Giant Leaps: What Works Best for Health Behavior Change? https://hesonline.com/free-stuff/whitepapers/smallsteps
In it he talks about the difference between lasting weight loss experienced by people who lose weight quickly, but put it all back on and those who are able to lose it quickly and then keep it off. He mentions the “Biggest Losers” diet as one in which the people are not able to maintain the weight loss because the program is too strenuous. In comparison, he shows that people who try to make just small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, will not be able to maintain their weight loss program because the rewards are just too small for the person to feel incentivized. That last one describes me.
I came to realize that most of my clients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, COPD and cancer have all been overweight. Knowing what to do and how to do it were not enough to help these people to lose weight. Several of my clients in nursing homes have finally lost weight only because their meals are prepared for them by a dietician and there is no way for them to get other foods.
Rather than wait to take that drastic step, I am starting the Nuvo Ultimate Fat Loss Diet TODAY! http://www.newmenow.com This is a four stage program in which you lose weight rapidly while learning to maintain the weight at the same time. It is doctor and nutritionist supervised. It has many of the successful aspects of the programs that Dean talks about, including eating real food, not the shakes and bars that have been my (unsuccessful) go to plan for over twenty years.

Another part of the plan is using EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique to help you through the stressful times, and reduce the chance of emotional binging. I found a great EFT video that you can tap along with, from the Mercola people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWu3rSEddZI
Wish me well. I plan to post my weight loss and other experiences here, so look for the before and after pictures by the end of summer. Yes, this is one of the things a successful diet starts with, letting people support you.

July 21, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Misconceptions on Aging

SeniorCare.com Report: America Has a Major Misconception on Aging

Forty-four senior care industry experts discuss the financial and emotional toll on an unrealistic aging population and offer pro-active solutions.

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Misconception on Aging

Misconception on Aging

We are facing a catastrophic shift downward in the standard of living for the majority of people in the United States. Social security won’t save us. Our kids won’t house us. And, our savings won’t cover us.

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 28, 2015

SeniorCare.com has published the Misconception on Aging report that delves into the reality problem Americans have regarding aging and long-term care needs. While 70% of the population will need long-term care services as they age, 63% of Americans do NOT believe they will need such care.

In the report, Carol Marak of SeniorCare.com interviewed 44 senior industry experts, from organizations such as the American Health Care Association and The Scan Foundation. The experts discuss why there exists such an unrealistic perception of the care that will be needed and the consequences of a nation unprepared.

The report discusses the perception gap – between the care individuals will need versus the care individuals believe they will utilize. Dr. Bill Thomas, who the Wall Street Journal dubbed one of the Top 10 Americans shaping aging, suggested “human beings have a very limited ability to accurately predict or even really imagine the needs of their future self. It is especially true when that future contains scary possibilities and lies decades in the future.”

It also addresses the consequences that people face if not prepared for long-term care. Rhonda Harper, Founder and CEO of Penrose Senior Care Auditors, states “We are facing a catastrophic shift downward in the standard of living for the majority of people in the United States. Social security won’t save us. Our kids won’t house us. And, our savings won’t cover us. We risk state-institutionalization on a massive scale.”

The experts shared potential solutions to educate the growing aging population on closing the perception gap and to better prepare for their future care needs. When asked how he would improve the public’s perception, Dr. Bruce Chernof, CEO of The Scan Foundation, states “Working families need better tools to plan and pay for their future care needs, and this can only happen when there is a groundswell of public support and dialogue.”

Mr. Tom Burke, Senior Director of the American Health Care Association had this advice for consumers, “Start the conversation about the future with aging parents now so everyone can agree on a course of action before the unthinkable happens.“

The comprehensive Misconception on Aging report, with Key Findings and Full Text answers from all 44 experts, can be found online at SeniorCare.com.

About SeniorCare.com

SeniorCare.com is dedicated to informing consumers about the realities and options within the senior care industry. SeniorCare.com brings together established experts in the senior industry to discuss the pivotal issues the country faces as the demand increases for quality senior living and health care for the growing aging population.

Caryn is listed at SeniorCare.com here http://www.seniorcare.com/about/caryn-isaacs/

July 6, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment