Friday, May 23, 2014

#74) Belly FAT to Belly FLAT

Belly fat to belly flat in 12 weeks, that is how we do it.  Men can lose 50 to 60 pounds of fat in 12 weeks with 30/10 weight loss for life.  Guys do it every day with us and they look and feel so much better, it is amazing and it is transforming. 

Everywhere I go I see guys of all ages with huge bellies and I wonder what the hell they are thinking, even small pot bellies, hey, what the hell are you thinking??  Men with bellies, called visceral fat, are putting themselves at high risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, acid reflux, sleep apnea, mood disorders, stroke and the list of bad goes on and on.

There is an enzyme in visceral fat called aromatase that converts male testosterone into female estrogen.  Say goodbye to your libido (sexual interest/performance) and hello to tiredness and falling asleep in the evening, leaving a faithful wife frustrated and lonely.  Not a good scenario for a happy healthy future in any respect.

All I have to say to men with belly fat is, wake up and look in the mirror, it is not funny, attractive or healthy.  You are not being a role model for your kids.  And no, you won't be losing it in a couple months with "planned" exercise like you are telling yourself.  Once you have stubborn fat like that, you will find it has taken over your mind and your metabolism, you are addicted to the junk (sugar in all its varied forms) you eat and drink that makes you fat and you are so low in testosterone that no one is going to get you out to exercise on a regular basis .  You are full of excuses, rationalizations, justifications and delusions.  Read my previous blogs on sabotaging thoughts, you are full of them.

"Oh Dr. Doyle, you are not a very nice person, you are mean..."  In reality I am not mean, I am speaking the truth and intellectually you know that but in our society people don't always speak the truth, they talk around it.  Your belly fat is killing you, it is messing up your hormones, negatively impacting your relationship, metabolism and your physiology and making you old before your time.

Take some initiative and call me, I will sit down with you and create a plan of attack on your bad habits and I will screw your head on straight and point you into the right direction for your improved future.  As you slim down I will get you involved in simple exercises you can do at home to make you fit and healthy like never before.  Stop your procrastination and all the lies you tell yourself and others, and take the bull by the horns and let go that ridiculous belly fat.   Belly FAT to belly FLAT in 12 weeks with 30/10 weight loss for life.   Call me at my 30/10 facility in Bellevue and schedule a consultation with me, it may be time to clean up your act and let the belly go.  Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#73) THe SabOTeur WiTHiN

People who have stubborn weight to lose and who have painfully tried to slim down but have repeatedly failed, quite often are under the spell of their "bad habit demons."   These bad habit demons are the sabotaging thoughts that automatically play in their head, keeping them powerless despite their best efforts at using will power  to resist the temptations of the junk  they inevitably end up eating.  It goes something like this, you start a diet that you intellectually know is necessary and prudent for your happy, healthy and energetic future.  You are aware of the fact that you must clean up your act and you all too well understand the numerous health complications if you simply continue doing on into the future what you have done in the past.  You fear  another decade and another 30 pounds, just like your mother.  So you start a diet program that  you had read about while standing in the check out line at the grocery store as you were buying ice cream, cookies, a chicken breast and loaf of bread.  Even though you had promised yourself you would stop buying and or eating the wrong foods, you find yourself at the checkout stand with that which you promised you would not do.  What is going on here, where is this disconnect, are you just addicted to junk, with no willpower, no discipline-so frustrating, so demeaning, so demoralizing.  But, hang in there for a minute, do not sell yourself short, it is not really your fault, it is simply a voice in your head that tells you what to do, it is very cunning and very convincing.  I encourage you to fear not, you can overcome, you will learn how to discharge sabotaging thoughts and take back control-if you really want to, but you have to really want to do so, remember I said they were very cunning and extremely convincing.

The first week on your new diet was rough, sugar withdrawals hit you hard and yes,  you do  love your sugar, in all its varied forms, breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, crackers, chips, candy, cookies, pastry, cake, pie, beer, soda pop, juices... You maintain your new diet commitment for one whole week and then your conviction begins to wane, sabotaging thoughts begin to take over and you hear, "this is crazy, one whole week of abuse for me and I only lost a couple of pounds, at this rate it would take a full year of this diet for me to lose all the weight and then I would probably just gain it all back again anyway.  I think I will take a break just today and reward my self, I will have a couple of my favorite cookies, chips and ice cream and then get back on the saddle tomorrow. It won't hurt anything just this once."  You end up eating the whole bag of cookies and chips and ice cream, you couldn't stop.  You are still determined though to start up your diet program again tomorrow and to see how it goes.

When this tomorrow comes, you stay disciplined all day long but after dinner you hear a voice in your head tell you, "this just isn't fair, not eating how and what  I want to eat is making me very stressed and I do not feel very good, this could affect my job performance and I cannot let that happen,  I am going to the store and pickup some of my favorite sweets for just tonight, I will only have a little bit to ward off this feeling and then I will  get back onto my diet in the morning."

The next day at work you are asked to go to lunch with your boss and several other employees, you are  nervous, you do not want anyone to know that you are dieting, you hear that wily voice in your head reassuring you that it is ok for you eat what everyone else is eating, "after all you do not want anyone to know you are fat and if they did think you were dieting then they would be watching you all the time and what if you failed on this diet, what would they think of you then?"

You get home that evening late from work and you are tired, that self defeating voice in your head comforts you, "this is going to be a night off for the diet, too much going on, you are way too exhausted and you don't need to be slaving in the kitchen to fix a meal that you do not want to cook or eat anyway, just order out pizza and a coke and call it a day, you deserve it after a hectic day like today."

The following morning you wake up to find that there is nothing  to eat in the house for breakfast, you had not made it to the store for healthy groceries the past two days and there is not even  milk for cereal (not on the diet).  So you make the decision to stop off  at your favorite Starbucks on the way to work.  As you start up your car you notice that you are really hungry and you can  visualize the yummy pastry choices you will have to choose from as you stand in line to order your drink. The saboteur within decides for you  that you will order your favorite cinnamon roll and a  grandee caramel mocha latte, after all it has been at least a week or more since you have been to Starbucks and you most certainly need this early morning pick me up for the new work project you have been selected to initiate.

Self defeating sabotaging thoughts play automatically in our heads and they are followed by an emotion/feeling.  These same tapes are playing over and over again throughout your day in response to any personal  trigger. You may not even realize that you have heard these same sabotaging lines  a thousand times or more and in every instance,  you have done exactly as they have advised you to do, to sabotage yourself.  In another blog I will detail how you can effectively defuse/discharge these bad habit demons and neutralize them once and for all.

 Sabotaging thoughts and their resultant feelings, can take control of our actions and behaviors and they will keep us fat and discouraged, frustrated and angry.  They will insure that we fail every diet we endeavor or if we do happen to lose some weight, that we will gain it all back.  Sabotaging thoughts are not your friend, they are your bad habit demons.  I will show you how to strike back with "rational thought," the kryptonite for self defeating sabotaging thoughts.  You can change your thoughts and feelings-if you want to.  If you think that you cannot or that it may be too difficult for you or that you are destined to be fat for the rest of your life, then guess what?  You  have just been duped by that saboteur within, those thoughts and feelings that are holding you back, keeping you trapped,  disempowering you, creating despair and hopelessness.  But fear not, you can overcome-if you really want to.  The saboteur within is nothing more then a series of repeat automatic self defeating tapes that play in your head and you can change those tapes- IF YOU REALLY WANT TO.

Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

#72) Big Decision

Not everyone really wants to slim down,  they do not want to change those habits and the behaviors that has given them, what they "got."  Take any habit or addiction, does the smoker want to quit?  He knows that smoking stinks, it is expensive, it repulses people and it causes cancer and disease.  You cannot dispute those facts, yet the smoker continues to smoke with excuses and denials and anger-a leave me alone and let me do what I want to do philosophy. 

My focus is not on the person who does not want to slim down and change their life.  You cannot convince anyone to do anything they do not want to do.  It just ain't gonna happen, talk and yell all you want and you will change no-one.  The only time change is going to happen is when that person makes the big decision that what they want to do is change their status quo.  They have to make that monumental decision that what they really want to do is to, change their mind, to look into a different direction, in the direction of their desired state at their ideal weight.  A decision  to let go the bad habits that has given them what they "got," that they have decided they no longer want.

Losing weight and slimming down is an inside job.  When people come in to see me and sit down for a short consultation about their condition, it really has more to do with them making that decision then with me doing it to them.  It takes both of us working together to get the job done but I need the client on board, with commitment, desire and determination and conviction.  They must make that sincere decision that they want to change, and in order to make change they  have to think, feel, behave and act differently. Many things in your life have to change for you not to stay the same. You cannot continue doing into the future, what you have done in the past and expect to get a different result.

30/10 is about gently changing it up, creating new and improved habits and behaviors for a better future.  We take an integrative approach to weight loss and weight gain, understanding that 50% of weight loss and weight gain is diet related and the other 50% (95% really) is mental emotional habit and behavior.  You can change and you will transform, a much better future awaits you, I can guarantee you that.  You will age regress a decade in how you look and feel.  Call me and take a tour of our new facility and talk to my excited and dedicated staff, we are committed  to helping  people who are ready and willing-to change their mind.  Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle.

Dr. Doyle is a certified hypnotherapist registered with the State of Washington.  He created the DEEP Release Clear Mind Process a decade ago.  Read his previous blogs for a better understanding of the 30/10 protocol and the DEEP Process.

Monday, March 31, 2014

#71) Saddle Up and Tame that Bucking Bronco!

Is a habit any different then an addiction?  Great question!  I will suggest that an addiction can be characterized as a behavior that eventually creates negative consequences in our life and despite these obvious negative effects, we continue to do the behavior anyway.   It may give short term pleasure/mood change but eventual negative outcomes are the end result.

A habit is just a behavior we repeat, we get some benefit but no negative consequence from the habit.

The addicted person is typically unable to control or discontinue the addictive behavior, they may make strong promises to themselves and to others but they have not the ability to control or stop the addictive behavior.  The behavior/mood changer/drug/food/whatever, controls them.

The addict finds himself either out of control or trying to control his behavior.  He will deny and create excuses.  Early on  in the addiction he is really lovin it, the addiction becomes his love affair as other areas of his life degenerate.  As life stresses mount, these stressors become a trigger for more of this addictive behavior and a downward spiral of negative events unfold as he finds areas of his life falling apart, creating more stress and more addictive behavior.

The addict becomes overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, hopeless, helpless, out of control, trapped.

Some people have a predisposition to addiction or what is called addictive disease and they can become addicted to pretty much anything.  Exercise, food, drugs, sex, gambling, stealing, really just about anything they can become addicted to and remember that an addiction results in eventual negative outcomes.

I know what you are thinking, "Dr. Doyle is there a drug I can take or a surgery I  can undergo, that can remove my addiction?  What can be done to me to change how I think and feel and behave?"

Great question but the only cure is, and I know you will not like this answer, but the only cure is for the addicted person to admit he is addicted and then to make that decision, that what he wants to do, is to change his mind.  So damn simple yet so complicated isn't it?  An addictive act, what ever it may be, is essentially the end result of a string of negative thoughts and feelings and behaviors that lead to the expression of that addictive act.  The essence of the addiction is the overwhelming feeling or feelings of helplessness, hopelessness,  those trapped feelings that compel the vulnerable to anger and a compelling need to change the mood.   The key is to become introspective with a strong desire to change, to listen to how and what you feel, to discern that "key" moment in what you think and feel that gives you passage into that addictive act.  Find the "key,"  get to know it and understand and let it go.  Replace it with something better and move on, change your mind, improve your life.  You have control of your mind if you want , tame it, train it, like you would a wild horse.  Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle.

Friday, March 28, 2014

#70) Big Belly Gone!!

A 55 year old gentleman completed his 12 week (84 day) slim down program today, he looked amazing.  His body has been transformed from his original start date, his once big belly has melted, jowls are gone and his face now defined, he looked as if he had age regressed well over a decade and reported with enthusiasm that he feels like he did when in his 30's.  He  had lost 60 pounds in 12 weeks!  I sat down with him after his weigh-in to introduce him to the 30/10 eating style for his future.

The 30/10 eating style is not based upon deprivation, everyone is excited and enthused to be able to eat old fashioned comfort foods that are healthy and provide for a fast and efficient metabolism and minimize weight gain.  He will be letting go the junk that made him fat and sick and he will replace that garbage with much more satisfying and satiating  nutrition based foods that will keep his appetite under control and his blood sugar balanced.

He is now a "success client" within the 30/10 weight loss for life program and he will return or call in for Accountability Weigh-ins once every 3 to 4 weeks for the rest of his life-at no charge.  Any future weight gain he may experience, we will then catch early on , around 3 to 4 pounds and then we will coach him on how to fix that gain, on his own, with regular food.  He will then report back for a follow-up  weigh-in, in one week,  to make certain that gain is gone.  The Accountability Weigh-ins change, over time, habits and behaviors, providing certainty for weight loss for life.

There is no better program available for folks who want to slim down easily and effectively and who desire to achieve weight loss for life.  If there is a better, more efficient program in any where, please call me and tell  me about it.  I will want to know.   Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

#69) New 30/10 Bellevue Location!!

30/10 Weight Loss For Life in Bellevue has moved to Uptown Bellevue.  Our original clinic location in downtown Bellevue is due soon for demolition and we made our relocation move over this weekend into our new facility. We are now located a mile east of downtown Bellevue, in the direction of Whole foods and the Mercedes dealership, within the complex of Total Wine and Uwajimaya.  Our extra square footage and additional parking came to us at a great time as we have quickly outgrown our current downtown facility.  30/10 is now officially a franchise and we are getting inquiries daily from interested parties wanting to become connected with an innovative system of weight loss that is based on honesty, integrity and results. Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle.


Friday, March 14, 2014

#68) Type 2 Diabetes-STOP

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes  and excess body weight is a major risk factor. The reason for the explosion of type 2 diabetes in the USA and actually throughout the world is the widening of waistbands due to prevalence of junk food and our sedentary lifestyle.  Type 2 is caused by a messed up metabolism as a result of high carb diet which results in the body's inability to use insulin properly.  As a result blood sugar levels rise, a toxic cocktail for the body.  Blood pressure rises, cholesterol levels rise, triglycerides (fat in blood) rises, you become insulin resistant, you present with excess abdominal fat (visceral fat), hormones become imbalanced, body physiology is in chaos and you become high risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a myriad of negative health conditions that put you into a vicious cycle of worsening weight gain and negative health implications.

The most common characteristic presentation we see in clients who present for the 30/10 slim down program is high body fat percent and a high visceral fat rating.  Most are either pre-diabetic or diagnosed type 2.  Very sad and very preventable.  The average client is 70 plus pounds over weight, that is the profile of the average American.  Very dangerous and serious conditions and most people are in denial.  The folks who come in to see us are tired of their status quo and they are ready to make a permanent constructive change in their life.  They have hit that tipping point and they realize it is time to make that decision to change their mind and let go the bad habits that have given them what they "got" that they no longer want.

Often times the person with these 70 plus pounds to lose, is in shock to learn they have gone so far in terms of weight gain.  It is a moment of realization for them, as if they have awoken  from a long nap, they see themselves for the first time and they are in disbelief.  It happens that way, we carry on in our lives, fighting the day to day battles, living our lives and either ignoring or denying the year by year, or in many cases decade by decade weight gain and slow compromise in how we feel.  We suddenly realize we have been living our life as in trance, auto-pilot and a sudden conscious awareness and realization of the situation can be a rude awakening.  We knew all along we were doing the wrong things and piling on the weight but it just never really sank in.  Kind of interesting really and we all behave this same way within different aspects of our life-relationships, career, health, fitness, money and overall purpose in life.  We get distracted/stuck  and we lose track, we disconnect so to speak.  The people who come in to see us  have become introspective of their situation/circumstance and they have made a concrete decision and that decision is that they are ready and willing to change-now!

Slimming down and regaining your health and well being is not that hard, it is akin to changing a channel on your T.V.  You have been stuck in a rut and you did not realize that you really do have control of the channel changer for your life, you can change stations and experience a dramatically new and improved future.  You are not trapped, wake up, admit there is a problem and make a decision to change, a decision to "change your mind" and to look into a new direction, into the direction of your desired state.  It really is so damn easy-when you change your mind and take determined action.    Until next time, Dr. Mark Doyle.