Fusion: Principles That Carry Over

It is kind of amazing, how we learn a new thing and it fits comfortably with something we already knew. For instance, yesterday’s post listed one organization’s 10 tips for grabbing onto our “health esteem” because this is, after all, the official World Health Esteem Month. Today, we look at how well those principles and aspirations meld with the capabilities of the BrainWeighve phone app.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation and BrainWeighve

The beauty of BrainWeighve is, a person can ease into it, just dip a little toe in the water, enter the baseline info or explore around for a bit, first. We all have nuggets of wisdom we’ve already learned from experience or heard from other sources. It is reassuring to see how comfortably the BrainWeighve procedures fit into and mesh with and extend our previous knowledge.

Consider the following examples, selected from the list composed by Coach Dave of The Fit Club Network.

“Do the hardest thing first”

This is where the BrainWeighve Dread list comes in. A normal person probably has several Dreads, and this list idea helps a person to prioritize and decide which Dread to tackle first. The thing about Dreads is, you can continue to avoid them, but they don’t go away. They need to be faced. They require a plan, and maybe even more than one plan, but they definitely need to “git gone.”

“Plan lunch the day before”

Why? Because it is so easy to kid ourselves about our motives and intentions. Planning ahead makes us less likely to just grab any old yucky bag of awfulness out of a vending machine. BrainWeighve is prepared to handle these issues with a screen called “Getting Hooked” and another titled, “Here are examples of plans to avoid being drawn to pleasurable food.” The app helps us to be honest about identifying our problem foods and putting them in their proper places — out of our brilliant new lives.

“Swap afternoon treats for ‘superfood desserts'”

With BrainWeighve, there is a lot of emphasis on snacking and how to banish it, or at least exercise a much greater degree of power over it.

“Give energy”

Here is where a screen called “Rechanneling” can be of use, because it’s all about redirecting overflow brain energy to activities that do not involve eating. Also, see the section on Relationships. Giving energy is extending help, listening patiently to people’s troubles, and a lot more various manifestations, and it is always helpful to both parties. Sometimes we are also called upon to put some energy into Damage Control, another department of learning. After settling in and feeling at home, we give energy by sharing our successes and ideas with fellow BrainWeighve users.

“No screens 30 minutes before bed”

These cautions fit in with BrainWeighve’s general area of Sleep.

“Take time for a post-work reflection”

With BrainWeighve, reflection can include assistance areas like Meditation, Serenity Prayer, and Compartmentalize. During these spells of contemplation, we can think about the Triggers that initialize our slipups, and how to avoid or neutralize them. We can identify our Motivations. We need some time to think about the ways we messed up, and to acknowledge that we can repair the damage. We need to think about the next step, as preparation for making bold forward strides.

Your responses and feedback are welcome!

Source: “Focus on Health Esteem Instead of Resolutions!,” TheFitClubNetwork.com, 12/29/22

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About Dr. Robert A. Pretlow

Dr. Robert A. Pretlow is a pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist. He has been researching and spreading awareness on the childhood obesity epidemic in the US for more than a decade.
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Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the American Society of Animal Science 2020 Conference
What’s Causing Obesity in Companion Animals and What Can We Do About It

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the World Obesity Federation 2019 Conference:
Food/Eating Addiction and the Displacement Mechanism

Dr. Pretlow’s Multi-Center Clinical Trial Kick-off Speech 2018:
Obesity: Tackling the Root Cause

Dr. Pretlow’s 2017 Workshop on
Treatment of Obesity Using the Addiction Model

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation for
TEC and UNC 2016

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the 2015 Obesity Summit in London, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s invited keynote at the 2014 European Childhood Obesity Group Congress in Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2013 European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2011 International Conference on Childhood Obesity in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2010 Uniting Against Childhood Obesity Conference in Houston, TX.

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