How I Discovered The
|From: Perry Permann
Weight Loss Consultant
90069 Los Angeles
When I was a child, I could eat whatever I wanted and still stay slim. This pattern continued in my teens: No amount of food could make me gain weight.
Things changed after I started working. Not only did I had less exercise, I’ve always kept some sweets on my desk. Looking back, I’ve started to eat for emotional reasons. In addition, to use my time efficiently I’ve started to eat food that was readily available and didn’t needed much preparation.
The combination of less body movement and more unhealthy food started to show on my body: I gained weight.
At first, I didn’t do anything about that. After all, it would have meant that I had to make some changes in my life. So I’ve just kept on adding the pounds.
After several years, the situation became unbearable. And I’ve decided to do something about it.
Haven’t you tried any diets?
Sure, this was my next step. I’ve read about many diets and tried a lot of them. Low-carb, high-protein and low-fat, low-protein and high-fat, don’t combine carbs and protein,…
And I’ve tried other approaches as well. Calorie counting, reduce my food to two pieces of bread or two buns daily, and so on…
Of course, I’ve tried supplements as well. And soon I’ve discovered that I would have to take supplements for the rest of my life if I wanted to make that a permanent solution. This would only make the manufacturers rich.
And nothing really helped. I would lose some weight but gain it back. Usually with some additional pounds. And, looking back, some diets were actually dangerous because important nutrients were missing.
I’ve been on that road for over 15 years, with no permanent solution in sight.
You probably understand where I’ve been.
So How Did You Learn How To Lose Weight Permanently?
Five years ago I met a friend, and he told me: “The way you perceive certain foods is learned. You have learned to like certain foods, and you’ve learned to dislike certain foods. So, how about learning how to like the foods that are good for you?”
“And, you know, some people enjoy exercising very much. They do it in their spare time, as a hobby. Just as others like to watch a favorite TV show, they like to participate in sports.”
“That they like to exercise is not something in their genes. They’ve learned to like exercising. So, how about learning to like exercising and physical activity?”
This really stuck with me and made a lot of sense. So I’ve started to apply the newest techniques in human psychology towards healthy food choices and motivation to exercise. In addition, I’ve learned how to apply all of that in the busy day of a self-employed person running his own business. After all, food should not be the center of our lifes, but something that supports us.
I’ve always been interested in the human mind and in how our brain works. And I’ve realized I could use this knowledge to lose weight permanently. Since then, I am always looking for the newest techniques in how to manage and change the mind and apply this techniques to permanent weight loss.
So this is about motivation?
Of course, motivation is a part of it. But my approach goes deeper. When you are running against a wall, increasing your motivation to do so lets you only run against the same wall even harder. For permanent change, you need to remove the wall.
Did you get immediate results?
Honestly, I didn’t. It took a lot of refinement and learning to get my approach to the point where it is working consistently. I had to read many studies on what works in the areas of weight loss and human psychology. And I had to try out many different approaches to know, what works.
In addition, I’ve realized something simple, but very important: We are all different. So the system has to be tailored to the individual needs of each person.
Is this a natural approach to weight management?
I recommend only healthy food you can buy in grocery stores. I follow the recommendations of the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society.
What I’ve realized over the years is, you can’t work against your body. In the long run, you’ll lose. You have to work with your body. Luckily, just as we are build to gain weight, we are build to lose weight as well. For our ancestors periods of little to no food were normal. Our bodies function when presented with a calorie deficit- it’s just that we feel different when eating less. To come to terms with feelings is an emotional and psychological issue, not a physical.
How did you come up with the idea of this website?
I’ve been working with individuals. And, after they got consistent results, I thought: There are many people out there who need this. With the website I can reach more people. And now I am talking to you.