Tip #18 – Keep a gratitude list

I keep a gratitude list (along with recording weight and exercise routines) on my Google Calendar.

I wasn’t surprised to read that women who wrote about positive aspects of their values lost weight, while others did.  Just a simple positive, affirming writing exercise resulted in weight loss, even though the women didn’t know that that was the goal of the study.

Reports Men’s Health:

After four months, the students who wrote about their strongest beliefs lost an average of 3.41 pounds, while those who concentrated on others’ values gained an average of 2.76 pounds.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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