Being Bruce -: Weight Loss Tips - How to Handle Negative Feedback

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weight Loss Tips - How to Handle Negative Feedback

 How to Handle Negative Feedback

The obesity rates in the U.S. have risen dramatically in the last decade for both adults and children. Obesity is a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 33.8% of adults are obese and 17% of children ages 2 to 19 are obese. The childhood obesity rates have tripled in one generation!

You’ve joined the ranks of those who are reversing this trend and we applaud you! Your results will put you in the spotlight, as your friends and family members begin to notice your physical transformation. You’ll notice your physical transformation first, then your close family and friends will see a difference in you, and finally your acquaintances will offer their comments.

Most people need to lose weight so they’ll ask you what you’ve been doing. We expected supportive comments during our program. What we didn’t expect were negative comments from the minority like, “If you lose any more weight, you’ll disappear!” or “Someone asked me if you’ve been seriously ill.”

Comments like these just show how inured our society has become to the majority of the population having weight issues.

Repel negativity with responses like, “My doctor is thrilled with my weight loss and he or she wishes more patients would get their weight under control,” or “I’m getting into the best shape of my life,” or, “So how about you, do you have a weight loss goal? I’d be happy to share what’s working for me.”

Hold your hard earned ground!


The above strategy is from Marge and Bruce Brown's "Weight Loss Program - Personal Coaching Guide", from the Quantum Results Coaching Personal Development Series.Available on Amazon at CLICK THIS LINK

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