My weight loss tips are still as valid today as they were when I originally organized them. To my point, Dr. Mark Cohen took the time to comment on them a few minutes ago:
I think your 50 points on weight loss are “on target.” However, they make the process of weight reduction appear to be one primarily based upon self motivation and the will to succeed. Although self motivation is a vital ingredient, we know that it readily gets increased and decreased depending upon what else is going on in our day to day lives. Your number 43 for example, (Train Wrecks Will Happen), assumes that when people attempting to change their lifestyle have a “lapse” in judgment and behavior, that they will simply be able to get back to their weight reduction program. This has not been the case with many of the clients that I’ve worked with. Feeling discouraged, ashamed and distraught, the lapse quickly becomes a full blown relapse if they don’t receive quick feedback and considerable ongoing support. I greatly value your message and believe that your points are real helpful, but I also think that you’re message would be a more complete one if it addressed the complexities of relapse. At the same time, I want to complement you on your statements about the need to talk to others and get support for staying on course.
Keep up the good work.