(PRWEB UK) 21 March 2013
Boy George’s weight loss achievement is extremely admirable, and he deserves recognition for achieving such a dramatic turnaround.
But despite the media sensationalising the story, the methods he used are actually not that amazing. He is simply using a common sense dieting method used by people all over the world.
But one thing is for sure that Boy George was highly motivated. Motivation is critical for any weight loss effort to be successful.
When it comes to weight loss there is good, and not so good, motivators. A good motivator might be health, especially if the weight is impacting on the person's abilities now, for example, Diabetes, Gout and skeletal problems like backache.
The problem is most people want to lose weight for self-image, i.e. they want to look better. This is not a good motivator because any changes in the way they look will be slow and quickly forgotten.
Because weight loss, by definition, is relatively slow, what is needed to motivate someone effectively is long-term results, delivered in the short-term.
Paul Howard, co-creator of the DietAssist programme, explains "If you ate a chocolate biscuit in the evening, and in the morning you woke up a stone heavier, it is a safe bet that chocolate biscuits would be off the menu pretty fast. Your actual desire for them would disappear, regardless of how much you used to enjoy them."
The DietAssist programme uses psychological techniques to link short-term strategies like inappropriate eating with long-term results. So every time they eat a biscuit or cake, they visualise themselves five years later and three stone heavier.
Howard continues "This change in the way the brain perceives food can have a powerful effect on the way you relate to food. It takes a 'craving' and turns it into an insignificant thought that can be easily dismissed."
This is just one of the techniques that the DietAssist programme uses, it takes a weak motivator and turns it into a powerful force for change.
This advice follows the announcement that DietAssist are starting a 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge, in which members of the public can receive 30 days access to the DietAssist weight loss programme for just £1 so they can see how well it works in practice.
The DietAssist programme is the result of over 20 years experience of helping people to lose weight effectively, and uses the latest psychological techniques to avoid the self sabotage and demotivation that dieters commonly experience.
The DietAssist programme helps dieters strengthen their motivation and resolve, and creates the optimum psychological state for success. It is designed to work alongside any weight loss programme or sensible eating plan.