1. WHAT IS YOUR WORST EXERIENCE with a diet?
2. How did you lose weight?
3. How much weight did you lose?
4. Did you remain healthy?
5. Where still energized throughout the diet?
6. Did the diet just fizzle out? If so how?
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Email (box) Age Diet goals? How can we specifically assist you in your weight loss endeavor? What is your weight loss time frame? Questionnaire for onset of Diabetes
1. Most important question: are you at or over 50 pounds overweight?
2. Has any family members died from diabetes related illness?
3. Are you a crave eater, meaning do you binge when you experience the want to eat without being hungry?
4. Do you believe genetics has anything to do with you being destined to get diabetes?
5. Who in your family has diabetes now?
6. Do you get headaches and nausea after eating?
7. Do you eat a high intake of empty carbohydrates…ex: potato chips; pastries; pasta etc..?
8. Have you notice a change in how often you urinate and if you are right after eating?
9. How long have you been overeating….ex: since age 10 etc..?
10. Did you know simple urine stripes from the pharmacy can give you answers to how much glucose in in your body at any given time?
Results will appear in your inbox in 24 hours. Take care of your body now, it’s much easier to ward-off diabetes than to beat it once you have it! WEEK 1 PLEASE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
1.Do you yoyo diet? For how long and are you still yo-yoing?
2.Do you start a diet one day then stop it the next?
3.When you are upset do you eat more?
4.Do you go on crash diet at least once a year? How many this year?
5.Are your eating habits linked to your emotions?
6.When did you first start having a problem with weight gain?
b. As a teen (what age___)
c. As an adult (what age___)
7.Who else in your family is overweight?
G. Children (check all that applies)
8. Does any event come to mind that you can link to overeating or binging?
9. How does overeating help or hinder you?
Snail Mail back your answers so we can better serve you with some insight into why you do what you do to lose weight.
If you write with a pen, please make your answers clear and neat.
Mail them back as soon as you have finished in Week 1.
Mail to: Thin-Way, 103 Golf St; Greer, South Carolina USA 29650-1717
And why you don’t do what you can do to lose weight!
The reason for Snail Mailing: most people are more in touch with their inner selves with a pencil or pen in their hand as opposed to typing on a computer.
Write your answers without too much thought about grammar.
Just as long as they’re readable, don’t do any fixing by way of editing.
In our 1st phone conversation we will discuss them.
I can give you some secrets to help you lose weight faster and healthier.
Keep the original copy as you progress in your dieting efforts you will be asked to go back over these questions, write new answers and compare.
And note the changes after 3 months and 6 months and a year etc.
Calling times are from 10am to 6pm Eastern /standard Time.
Please email 48 hours in advance firstname.lastname@example.org, so I know when to expect your call: 915-317-4553 or we will arrange for me to call you.
Here’s something to think about from the answers you have given.
1. If you are a yo-yo dieter you are taking the initiative to stop the cycle, so give yourself credit for your efforts.
Yo-yoing can be very frustrating because you always think you have licked it this time, but it never turns out the way you want it.
Something sets you off and it’s all downhill from there.
Yo-yo diet lifestyle is a result of constant worrying about what other think of you.
You lose weight for someone else not for yourself.
Should a boyfriend or new gal come into your life the pounds drop like water dripping from a seal.
If the romance turns sour the pounds begin to mount once again…. sound familiar.
2. If you answered yes to most of the questions you may have trouble staying on a diet because your belief system is so beaten down by your environment you do not truly believe you can accomplish weight loss.
Whether you know it or not your subconscious is bombarded every minute you are awake by your environment.
And what is our American environment saying to us: fat is ugly, freaky thin is beautiful.
Pretty much along those lines right? How can the average overweight person feel comfortable when the subliminal message on the street is anti-big people.
3. Linking food with comfort is a habit usually set about long before you make your own choices in eating.
Parents very often placate their children with cookies and other sweet things.
As a food gift for being pleasant when they are perceived as being bad.
Or to get them to behave or some sort of behavior adjustment, making this form of overweightness the hardest habit to break.
Years ago I knew a young woman who had been horribly sexually abused at a very young age up until she was removed from her mother’s custody and placed in an orphanage at age eight.
The mother wasn’t the abuser her live in boyfriend was however.
After a night of the three year old satisfying the pig’s sexual appetite.
The equally sowish mother would console her baby by bringing her cookies after the illegal revulsion was over.
That little girl became plus size overnight!! She is in her thirties and still struggling with weight issue.
There is a happy ending to her story, she is taking care of the little girl inside by visiting a competent therapist!
4. If you answer yes to question number 4 you are trying and you continue trying, you get results and eventually you have the weight off and it stays off for a few months.
But usually a crash die ends in gaining again.
As long as you diet with health in mind you are fine.
No crash diets or diet pills. The long range effect of diet pills has had no research to back it up as being safe.
You are welcome to make up your own diet, follow ours or someone else’s.
None of us is alike and we won’t all want to diet the same way.
The things we want you to follow however are the methods by which you learn to drop weight because that’s the way it stays off.
5. Once again emotions are powerful motivators you’ll learn how to separate your emotions from eating.
Please don’t think it cannot happen when in fact it’s quite elementary.
Answering yes to question 5 means eating is an emotion not just an act or a habit.
If you liken it to happy, sad, angry it’s no longer a way to dispel anger or sadness or an object of happiness. Eating is the emotion not just the act.
You cry when you’re sad you yell when you’re angry, you laugh when you’re happy, you calm and relax when you eat.
Find a new way to calm and relax and you begin to distance yourself from food.
6. The earlier you started gaining weight as a child the harder it is to lose weight.
The body is accustom to it being there and will resist by way of holding on to it.
Old stored fat is stubborn and needs convincing... .
From this point you will need an aggressive exercise program. Stay away from diet pill and unsafe diets.
You most likely had parents who offered you food for comfort, or you used food for consolation due to parental abuse.
Or if your parents were like mine you were made to sit at the table until you finished your peas or green bean or carrot.
managed to outsmart them after a few one hour sessions of me starring down 10 or 20 cold cooked peas dancing the jig on my plate.
Depending on the cuisine for the dinner meal I’d either come to the table with pocketed jeans or not.
When the lima bean hit the plate they were only a handful away from a waiting pocket.
Man I was slick and they never caught me, even though I had many greasy pockets for my mother to wash.
7. If you began overeating as a teen probably this stress eating came from a specific event, more than likely a traumatic event in high school or maybe even in college .
You all have heard the story about Karen Carpenter the pop singer from the 70’s and how she died? Well, she overheard her piers referring to her as being fat.
And certainly she was not fat. One incident crippled her.
She became anorexic.
Her meals were regurgitated most days, she lived on laxatives.
She literally starved her body to death. Not in the normal way however, she put so much stress on her heart she had a massage heart attack. At age 32!
The same was true of Mama Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Pappas.
Her weight was a constant “thorn in her side” she lived on all forms of upper and downer in a futile attempt to drop pounds.
In the end her heart said no more and stopped beating.
As I have said numerous times pills and fad diets are not the answer and they never will be.
The same is true for invasive surgeries such as stomach stapling and cutting out portions of the bowel.
8. If you have overweight parents, your DNA is the closest link to them this is the hardest to eliminate and your weight loss will be extremely hard to maintain, but not impossible.
There’s an intracellular element known as mitochondria (mite-toe-con-dre-ah) which is in every cell of the body.
It’s called the “powerhouse of the cell”. Unlike other cellular components the mitochondria has its own genetic material labeled mitochondrial genome.
Well it so happens mitochondrial DNA comes to a child exclusively from the mother, never from the father.
From mother to child the mitochondrial DNA is absolutely identical every time.
There’s no shuffling because it comes from only one parent, whereas the nucleus DNA is half mother half father.
Whether you like your biological mother or not you have more of her DNA in you then any other.
Essentially you can easily respond to food as she does.
Brother and sister have gene connection also but not as strong as to the parents.
In families with three or more children one can be highly overweight and the other two normal weight or underweight.
All children would have the same genetic code in the mitochondrial DNA yet only similarities in the nucleus.
A father’s Y chromosome is passed from father to son therefore the male child is more easily identifiable via DNA to both parents then the female child.
Therefore male children should biologically assimilate parental behavior more so than females.
If your husband or wife is also overweight no gene connection relates. Simply a psychological bond can coalesce, which can make the task of weight loss difficult but not impossible.
The drawback is if one of you isn’t eager about reducing his or her weight.
The person who does most of the cooking has the greatest influence in this situation.