Summer is here and the living is easy! For anyone working on weight loss, this may seem a little more challenging as summer is when we want to enjoy the outdoors, go swimming and wear lighter clothing. However, now is the time. It’s never too late to do something healthy and positive for yourself!
Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez is a clinical psychologist, an expert in weight management and the author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management. She has a lot of helpful information to offer anyone looking to make healthy changes and it all starts with our brain. Mind Over Fat Matters is full of great insight, starting with Chapter 1 – Friend or Foe: The Psychology of Your Brain and it continues to offer useful information with short chapters, tidbits, and notes so you can also use the book as ‘your journal’ to success. Lao Tzu said it best, “The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step!” My goal is to give you another tool to take that step. Baby steps! That’s what we’re talking about here.
Take a few minutes and listen to my interview with Dr. Rodriguez. Timely information and helpful insight to get you started or move you along on your personal journey.
And, getting back to summer, Dr. Rodriguez offers some tips on why now is the perfect time to start pursuing your summer weight loss goals and I’ve included a couple below, however, the larger nugget here is the amazing interview I recently had with Dr. Rodriguez about her book and also about life management. I invite you to listen to our podcast using the link above or below.
Summer Tips from Dr. Lavinia Rodriguez
1.Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors: “Summer is the perfect time to really make exercise a part of your daily routine,” Rodriguez points out. “For one thing, the weather is warm, so outdoor exercise is much more fun – especially in the milder mornings and evenings. Also, the days are longer and sunnier, so you’re probably in a better mood than you would be in the depths of winter. Lastly, there’s a much smaller chance that you’ll be knocked out of commission by a sore throat or runny nose. Remember, there is no better fat burner than an active lifestyle!”
2. Lose Weight Like you Brush Your Teeth: “Losing weight ought to be like brushing your teeth,” she explains. “You don’t get preoccupied with what the toothpaste and floss are actually doing to your teeth. You just trust that if you perform healthy behaviors, you’ll get the desired results. It’s the same with losing weight – if you focus on the behaviors of eating well and being active, the body will take care of the rest.”