Dept and obesity; same battle
Have you read Dave Ramsey’s book ‘’The total money makeover’’? I have. Three times! And I will read it again. This book should be considered as the bible of healthy money management. Why do I, Claude Viens, a weight loss blogger and author, praise the work of Dave Ramsey? Simple; getting out of dept and/or obesity is the same battle to me. Being overwhelmed with money problems is caused in most cases by the same behavioral dysfunction as being overweight.
When I read Dave’s book, I was astound by the methods he uses to guide people out of the worst money pitfalls you could imagine with ease, logic and wisdom. I immediately perceived a similar mentality with the methods I use to guide people out of the worst unhealthy situations. One would think we were in the same philosophy class in school.
In reality, money and weight problems are a result of one thing; our behavior. Our past actions have caused us to be in a bad situation and we must teach ourselves to behave correctly if we are ever going to make things better. We need to change the way we perceive whether it be food, physical activity or spending. Having an uncontrollable urge to buy a Mercedes or to eat a truck full of ice cream is a perfect recipe for disaster. We can learn to find other sources of gratitude and overcome these unhealthy urges up to the point where a Mercedes or a tub of ice cream remains a pleasurable experience only if obtained and consumed in a proper manner.
People often as me; ‘’why am I behaving this way?”. The answer is simple; whatever you have done over and over for years and years becomes a
programmed pattern in your mind. You have built these bad habits in the same manner that a professional musician has learned to play an instrument. The more practice and repetition the better you are at whatever it is you have practiced and repeated. It’s that simple. Start practicing a good behavior, repeat it over and over, be patient and reap the benefits over time.
Need guidance? Here are some resources for you: If you have a problem with money, buy and read or listen to ‘’The total money makeover” by Dave Ramsey. You can visit his site at https://www.daveramsey.com/ . You can also listen to his radio show available as podcasts.
If you have a weight problem, buy and read “The most powerful weight loss device ever made; The human brain” by me, Claude Viens (audio version coming soon). You can visit my site at www.mostpowerfuldevice.com.