Why do some people struggle for a lifetime with losing and keeping weight off while others don’t seem to have a problem at all?

This is something I obviously have thoughts about because once again I talked longer than planned.

About 51:30 to be exact.

Before I launch into today’s show notes, I’d love to know your opinion.

Do you prefer a long format podcast (45-60 minutes) or short format (around 30 minutes)?

Be sure and leave your answer to that question in the comments, along with any other thoughts you have after listening to today’s podcast. I’ve got questions for you at the bottom of today’s notes if you want a starting point for what to talk about)

Well, I’m definitely in the camp of folks for whom arriving at and staying put at a healthy weight is a challenge.  I’ve thought a time or two about the whole issue and have formed a few opinions and ideas about how thin people and “thick” people think differently.

I wish I could eat the greasiest, fattiest, calorie-pumped food and never gain weight but, it’s a google fact (as if that’s completely validating…) “You would have to walk for 6 hours straight to burn off a McDonald’s Big Mac combo meal.”

And we all know if I eat this combo meal, I will simply pass out on the couch… NOT walk 6 hours.

Big Mac Combo

In today’s podcast we will explore why our thinking about food is important because the reality is that your “focus” on food will greatly impact how food affects your body and therefore your life.

In the area of your existence – including food and fitness – if you can change your thoughts, you can change your life.

Information does not equal adaptation. Want to change?
Put what you know into p-r-a-c-t-i-c-e. ~ @ChrystalHurst

I believe this with all of my heart.

And it is one of the most difficult things to do.

How many of us have gone on the proverbial “diet”, only to finish dieting, gain our weight back, plus a few extra pounds?

That’s because we never changed the way we thought about food in the first place.

It starts in your mind people!


How to Think Thin

This is not about fat or fluffy being better or worse than fit or thin. WHATEVER size you are, be the best you can be.  However, long term, the big question is, how long will your body last given the way you are treating it?

I want you (and me) to treat your body as well as you can so that it will LAST YOU.

Nobody can do your life better than you can.  But you have to healthy to do it.

You can change your life by changing your thoughts. ~ @ChrystalHurst

This is true for food too.

Listen in.  Join me as I discuss this area of my life that is h-a-r-d. The #fatdemon is picking a fight with me ya’ll…

But I’m determined to fight back.

How to Think Thin Podcast

Join me for today’s chat by clicking  “play” at the top of this post or via iTunes or Stitcher.



Highlight from Today’s Episode:

“How to ‘Think Thin'”

  • Educate yourself about food.
  • Be consistent.
  • Eat to live don’t live to eat
  • Build your willpower muscles
  • Stay Alert. Identify your triggers
  • Learn to be satisfied and content.


Quick Links

 ==> Links for Today’s Show

(Book links belw are Amazon affiliates links.  Any purchases you make from those links will help support the cost of running this site!  Thanks for your support.)

  1. Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink
  2. The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person by Judith Beck
  3. Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman
  4. Need a grid for planning meals? Try my Weekly Planning Menu!
  5. Need ideas for how to get started?  Take a look at How I Lost 9 Pounds in 7 Days!
  6. Want to track for food so you are aware of the calories you are taking in?  Try MyFitnessPal.com
  7. I share pics of what I’m eating every now and then. Check out my Instagram feed.  You might even find a recipe or two.

 ==> General Links 

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  2. Did you miss last week’s podcast?  Check it out here!
  3. Kingdom Woman by Chrystal Evans Hurst and Tony Evans


Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment or ask a question!

  • What works for you when you are trying to lose weight?
  • What are your “food triggers”.  When do you find that you are most likely to overeat?
  • How will you change the way you think about food this week? How will that change a bad habit that you currently have?

Connect with me…

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