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Drop the Fatitude and Get a Winning Attitude!

Change Your Thoughts to Win the Weight-Loss Game


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  • If you can't pronounce it, you probably shouldn't be eating it.
  • All excellent points. No one controls you! Stop being a victim and take control of your body. And, I speak this as someone who once weighed over 300 lbs. I get it. But, you CAN be successful if you change your attitude and take control of your life.
  • Such a helpful article! Thanks, I find I'm slipping into the fatitudes mentioned here over the holiday. Yesterday I ate TWO giant bagels late at night and blamed it on my husband who bought them and left them on the counter.

    Need to ask him to bring trigger foods down into his basement den when he does this. He's always gracious about doing that when I ask.
  • This is an excellent article which also could be applied to other human efforts that require long term commitment for success, like staying on a budget and avoiding debt, keeping things organized and clean, completing a degree, etc. All require long term maturity and a certain amount of wisdom as opposed to crazy all or nothing or victim thinking. The attitude tune-up is much more important than knowing the simple "facts" of how food and exercise function; those are comparatively easy once the issues in this article are addressed.
  • Love this article. "perfectionism and the desire for instant gratification" was the phrase that really resonated with me!
  • Excellent article, much appreciated!
  • KAKS867
    There is some really great information in this article; thank you for sharing!!!
  • I had to print this one out and highlight the things that I need to read daily. This article is me, some parts are a deep down version of me, but it is all there.

    I know what works for me, I know what to eat, I know what works for me to exercise, but I need to get my mind in on the game.

  • I really like some of the thoughts in this article, especially more steps in the right direction will get you where you are going -- rather than focusing on doing everything perfectly, giving up when you don't do it perfectly, or not achieving what you want in the artificial time frame I often set for myself.
  • Wow, as usual Dean really gets it and understands what it is like to struggle with weight loss. His insights and advice, coming not only from knowledge of psychology but his own personal experience, are right on the mark. This article nails it.
  • This is by far one of the best articles I've ever read regarding attitude/thoughts towards losing excess weight.

    Thank you for not sugar-coating the topic and putting it out here for discussion. I definitely have some of these characteristics and now that I see them for what they are, I can better address them.

    I only have to worry about the decision in front of me at this moment, not all the decisions for all day, all week, etc. Brilliant!

    Now, to work on that daily preparation problem I keep having :\
  • I am going to print this article and keep it in my journal! It seems to have been specifically written for me and in a tone and with a focus that resonates with me.

    Thank you!
  • As usual, Dean's commentary hits the spot! Thank you!
    Thanks for article. Needed to read that😊 Very helpful and motivating.
  • Perhaps we should read this at least weekly.

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