Most people never see permanent weight loss success in a really short period of time the first time they try. As with all things in life, there is a learning curve.

A Personal Story
(Name changed to protect the real individual’s privacy)

Just a few short years ago, Joan came to me frustrated with all the diets out there. Had lost some weight but was slowly regaining it after deciding dieting was just not in the realm of possibility for her any longer.

Together, we immediately, began a journey to look at what was really going on under the surface. What we found shocked her.

Joan was the victim of sexual abuse when she was quite young. She found, that as a little girl, food gave her comfort and numbed her feelings of pain from her life, even if it was just for a moment.

Every night, Joan found herself tucking her kids into bed, would quietly tip toe to the kitchen and dive into all the sweet food in the pantry. This would then lead to an out-of-control binge. In the hours that followed, Joan would be left feeling depressed, angry at herself, with her self-esteem quickly hitting rock bottom.

We determined “sweet” was a metaphor for what she was emotionally craving and had been craving since she was a little girl. She wanted a sweet and easy life, full of love and sweetness! Joy, passion and safety were all needs that never felt met and so Joan had some big obstacles to overcome.

In the months that followed, we worked on a variety of different areas: Joan spent time in front of the mirror doing positive body work helping her reconnect to her body. She explored what it meant to be thin and vulnerable without having a layer of fat protecting her from men and potential future abuse. We unlocked her power further by having her sign up for a Karate class, revealing her inner powerhouse. She no longer as that young girl vulnerable to abuse. She could say “no” and defend herself in a way she wasn’t able to some 30 years ago.

In Joan’s eighth month of coaching, she finally broke through the pain of her abuse, which revealed a 36 pound lighter Joan. She was at her ideal body weight of 142 pounds, and she now lives in Alabama with her two children and has kept her weight off for over five years!


Joan’s experience is not unique. Most of us whom have lost weight naturally without dieting, experienced a learning curve very similar to this.

Chances are that your curve will also be similar to Joan and mine, but it is my hope that you can get to your core issues faster than even Joan did.

Eight months can feel like a long time to struggle, but every ounce of struggle was worth the reward Joan has experienced over the past five years.

In order to shorten your own slimming weight loss curve, you must do a few things differently. You must become the master of your learning curve.


There is only one way to shorten the curve to slim down:

You must plan to succeed!

Here is the deal. Most people head to the book store and select a diet book to add to their reading library. Right out of the gate, most people run for the finish line without any real plan in mind.

After a few short weeks, people begin to see the writing on the
wall that says, "This is going to be a long hard road."

People check the scales daily for six weeks before they realize that becoming thin is going to be tough.

At this point, the book gets plopped back on the diet shelf and then they spend countless months bingeing and eating the foods that were restricted. Some make an even more drastic mistake by blowing thousands of hard earned dollars on new and untested diets.

These are the people who will learn how to slim down the hard way.

In time, they will learn may learn how to slim down naturally, but most will learn very little and continue trying diet after diet, never getting to the underlying issues of their weight gain.

At this point in the learning curve, most people throw up their hands and walk away from their dreams of being thin. Instead of a walking away point, this should have convinced the struggling individual that they were simply on the wrong road.


From day one, you must begin to learn about the nuances of living thin. Read everything you can get your hands on. Don't just read the hype, back it up with the opinions of others who have reviewed the same programs before you came along. Learn from their mistakes and successes.

As you begin to learn, you must also look to make a decision. Do you want to step into a non-diet program that is designed to help you to succeed, OR do you want a diet program?

If you decide to step into a non-diet program, then you must select the right one to step into. If this is your decision, I encourage you to check out ThinWithinU at:

If you decide to go the journey through dieting, then do all of the necessary research, planning and preparation that is needed for your success.


Don't blindly believe in any old plan. Research others on the web who have undertaken similar diet plans and see if they have seen great results.

Once you have determined your plan, then you should utilize professional assistance if you need to do so.

Author's Bio: 

Becoming thin is easier than you think. You don’t have to struggle any and