17 Apr Real Talk | Motivation
Dr. Brian Murphy talks about the motivational side of weight loss.
So when we’re looking at motivation, how do we get people motivated to lose weight? We first have to understand why they’re here to lose the weight. And it’s been my experience, people under the age of 35, 30, the majority of them just want to lose weight to look good at the beach. And so we have a boom season in the spring, you know, where we see a lot of people, oh, I just want to shed 20 pounds, lose weight. I’m like, okay, you know, we can, we can do that. I wish you’d lose weight and never see me again for the rest of your life. But I understand you want to lose 20 pounds, go to the beach and say, Oh, hop, sing, bring me another Ma Tai, please. You know, and just lay on a beach and drink and eat and have a good time. It’s okay. Those, that type of people, they’re there, they’re always going to be there. And that’s how people are. Other people I’ve noticed over the age of 35 to 40, they’re not so much there to look better. They want to feel better. So we’re talking about knee pain, breathing, sleeping, moving. Then you get the more elderly population that comes and sees me to lose weight. We have a big problem. I just don’t have any giddy up. I have no energy. I want to be able to spend more time with my grandkids. I want to go to the park and I can’t, I’m afraid if I fall down, I won’t be able to get up. I don’t want to see them breathing so hard. You know, I don’t want to have a heart attack when I’m out with them. So I think as age goes along, we have different motivating factors as to why we want to lose weight. But the end all goal is still the same to lose the weight and hopefully understand what it is we’re doing wrong and never put it back on. And in order to need that, to do that, we need knowledge. We need truth. We need to know the truth about weight. This country spends $4 billion a year on advertising for weight loss. Now I don’t care who it is. It could be Jenny Craig, any kind of thing. Golos is a big one on right now. None of these things are truth. Okay. They’re all wanting to sell you a meal plan, medicine. I’m not here wanting to do any of that. I want to talk about the truth of weight because you don’t need me to lose weight. You might need my help to lose weight, but you don’t need me. Only thing you need to lose weight is knowledge. The motivational factor side to it, I can promise you, you’re going to feel good. Your knees will feel better. I can’t honestly tell you how many people I’ve come to see me that complained about their knees and that they needed to get the weight off so they can go have a knee replacement. Well, lo and behold, they lose a hundred pounds, no more knee pain. Don’t need a knee replacement now. Oh, imagine that, you know, we should have taken the hundred pounds off 20 years ago and you wouldn’t have this problem right now, but that’s water over the dam. We have to deal with what we have right now. But if I can put off a knee replacement for 10 years, great. You know, but you can’t go back to those things. I mean, there are certain habits and certain situations. If they’re an issue, avoid them. I mean, if you can’t seem to go to a family meal without eating all day for 24 hours, don’t go to the family dinners then.