David Kirchoff, CEO and member of Weight Watchers, is the author of the book, Weight Loss Boss, who lost 40 pounds and has maintained it for 3 years.
Weight Watchers is and has been an incredibly successful weight loss program especially with their new Points Plus program.
Wouldn’t you like to know what the CEO of one of the largest diet companies in the world has to say about being healthy?
I was sure he had some secrets, so I took a look at his book.
Staying Healthy in an Unhealthy World
This is the title of Kirchoff’s first chapter and it struck me as one of the cornerstones of why it is hard to lose weight and keep it off.
Most of us are surrounded by every opportunity to make an unhealthy choice. Fast food is around the corner and processed food fills the grocery store. Portions have exploded. We do less manual labor and sit at desks all day.
It is up to us to seek out and decide to stay determined about making a healthy choice despite the obstacles.
Weight Loss Boss Keys to Success
- Commit to change so it becomes normal. Be responsible. You must make changes in your behaviors, and then, make those healthy habits your new behaviors.
- You may fail, but pick yourself right back up and resume your healthy behaviors.
- Seek your own personal answer to why you fail. Discovering this answer and learning to conquer this is the key. What works for some, may not work for you.
- Think about when you were thin and the real reason why this was. Perhaps it was because you had a healthier environment. You must discover your past to be able to change the present or future.
- Do not bring tempting foods into the house. If you think you will over-eat the food, it can’t come home. Choose smaller portioned treats, or other safe alternatives. Know when willpower isn’t enough.
- Eat smarter to avoid feeling deprived. Do not eat mindlessly, either.
- Make exercise automatic. Don’t give yourself a chance to think about the alternative.
- Self-monitor yourself and maintain a routine. We are challenged with our diet when we are thrown out of our routine.
David Kirchoff Discusses His Book
Weight Loss is Hard Work
Kirchoff stresses that weight loss (and maintenance) is long and hard, since there are multiple factors involved, but has a huge payoff..
Is this just another way for Weight Watchers to make money? Nope, David Kirchoff is donating all book proceeds to Share Our Strength which seeks to end childhood hunger.
His recommendations are thoughtful, helpful, and uplifting. I would highly recommend this book to get the big picture on the weight loss journey.
Kirchoff is also the blogger behind ManMeetsScale.com.
You can buy his book on Amazon here.