What You Have in Common with Kirstie and Oprah

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So what do you have in common with celebrities? A lot, actually, especially as it pertains to weight gain and loss.

Kirstie Alley, the actor best known for her role in the hit TV series Cheers, lost 75 pounds following the Jenny Craig diet. She even wore a bikini on the Oprah Winfrey Show to strut her slimmed-down physique.
 
Yet just a year and a half later, Alley's weight has ballooned up to 230 pounds, way too much for her 5' 8" frame.

How did she gain back the weight so quickly? Alley blamed it on a love of "Butter and Chinese food."  You'd have to eat an enormous quantity of each to gain the weight back so quickly.

Kirstie Alley and Oprah Winfrey have money to burn.  Their net worth is counted in the multi-millions. They live in mansions and penthouses. With a snap of their fingers, they can gather the best and brightest physicians, personal trainers, nutritionists, chefs and psychologists around themselves to bolster their weight loss efforts.

Yet each of these women gained unhealthy weight and publicly humiliated themselves in the process.

Doesn't that sound familiar?

How many of us have lost weight and regained it? How many of us have gone on diets and swore that this would be our last?  How many of us tossed out the fat wardrobe only to purchase a new wardrobe in an even larger size?
    
You Take Yourself With You

Even with the equivalent of a modern-day Fairy Godmother in the form of incredible wealth, these stars regained their weight.  No matter what or who they surrounded themselves with, they kept one thing the same – the most important thing.
    
They kept themselves the same.

•  They didn't learn new habits.
•  They lost sight of their goal.
•  They succumbed to daily temptations.
•  They didn't change their self-talk or behaviors.

    
They didn't address what was really eating them, so they kept right on eating. Whether it was sneaking a little more here and there and going out too often, as Oprah says she did to regain the weight, or binge eating like Kirstie admits to, these super stars never addressed the true cause of their weight gain, and thus the weight returned.

Weight Loss Requires Long-Term Strategies

People who lose weight and keep it off for good have one thing know something that the celebrities don't know.  They know that making major life changes requires commitment and long-term strategies to deal with the mental, physical, and emotional adjustments they need to make for permanent weight loss.

Going on a diet isn't really the answer. Changing the way you eat, shop, think, move and behave sets the stage for long-term success.

So even if you did have a million dollars and access to an elite staff of fitness experts, unless you yourself take the necessary steps, you'll end up like Kirstie and Oprah.

Give away those old diet books.  Stop wasting money on prepackaged diet foods.  Start taking the steps you need to take today to live your healthiest life ever. It doesn't take a million dollars or an actor's talents.  It just takes willingness and small daily steps to achieve your goals.

 

Written by: Jeanne Grunert

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