Magic weight loss powder

WARNING: Do not think that weight loss powder offers any kind of long-term solution. There will be side effects and disappointments if you believe that any kind of magic powder will replace discipline and common sense.


Using a “special event” as a motivator

The time that most people decide to lose weight is for an event.

The 3 most common events to used as extra leverage help lose weight for are:

  • Weddings.
  • Holidays.
  • New Years Resolutions.

It is as if there are magical fairies that can sprinkle you with their fairy weight loss powder.


Weight loss powder

Will magic fairy weight loss powder help you achieve your goals?


The principle of magic weight loss powder…

This weight loss powder might make up the difference in the level of your current willpower, to the level of willpower that you think that you need in order to take action.

On a scale of one to ten, perhaps you think that you need to be at a willpower level of 7 to lose weight, and 9 or 10 to be at your best. Maybe you are currently languishing at around 3 or 4 out of 10.

The situation seems hopeless, you are stuck in a rut of self-pity, and self-loathing.

Perhaps you have rationalized the situation. Maybe you think that there is no point trying to lose weight now with your work being so challenging? Christmas being around the corner? Or whatever tenuous reason that you have consoled your ego with…

Then this magical event on the horizon will give you the extra 3 out of 10 in your self-discipline score, the magic fairy will visit and sprinkle the magic weight loss powder, then you will magically lift out of the mental fog and pit of gluttony…

As if by magic…

What a load of crap…


Magic weight loss powder does not exist!

At the very most, the “weight loss powder” concept was a headline to get you to read this article…


But this type of fairy dust dream and the use of a future event seems to be the way people choose believe and to behave.

They procrastinate and punish themselves until a pain point is around the corner…

… Such as a wedding dress that makes them look like a cloud because they are so fat…

… Or children laughing and pointing at their skimpy swimming outfit. Except that it is not supposed to be skimpy, there is just too much flesh and too little material to cover it!

Sorry if you are offended right now. Because I wrote โ€œcrapโ€ or gave you a mini “rude awakening” by saying that a fat bride might look like a cloud, or that children might laugh at a gratuitous display of flesh.

I am sorry If you feel bad.

But who else will be honest with you?

I probably donโ€™t even know you, the worst that might happen is that you leave my website and never come back. I can handle that.

Can you handle the denial and self-pity for much longer though?

Even when people use an event as an external motivator, it doesnโ€™t seem to work very well does it? Been to the beach lately?

The thing that event slimmers forget is that the event is not the event.


If you live every day with the right attitude and the right practices, the events such as a wedding, holiday or New Years Eve celebration are the icing on the cake!!

Err, the Parmesan on the healthy salad


Life has a way of surprising you with peak experiences at times that you do not expect them. Most special moments and memories do not involve months and months of stress and planning. In fact stress is a sign from your soul/subconscious that you are doing it wrong!

Live every day with the principles that will enrich your life, then the holiday, wedding, date, birthday or whatever event can be experienced for itself, not bound up with failed goals, hopes and expectations.

Smell the roses AND the coffee. Have a power nap and feel invigorated. Play with a child or a dog and feel young again. Life is the event.



7 Responses to Magic weight loss powder

  1. Jenn @comebackmomma September 10, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Reunions are another good motivator. What, no magic powder? Darn!

    • Fatloss Mental September 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      Thanks for dropping by Jenn, sorry there was no magic powder here ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. paulkmack September 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I get offered magic powder every now and again. But I do not believe in magic or fairies.

    • Fatloss Mental September 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      I am not sure about fairies. I live in hope…

  3. Urban Paleo Chef September 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    What’s the deal here? You have a warning at the top that says that magic powders don’t offer any sort of long term solution… How is it magic, if it’s not long-term?!?

    I love using events as a motivator! I usually pick something that’s suitably exciting and challenging, and a long way in the future, so it will keep me pushing through that long period of time. This summer, I’ve been chasing the 5-minute mile. And it has kept me motivated alright!

    • Fatloss Mental September 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

      Well, if Roger could do it in his old fashioned shoes and diet, I am sure you can do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Carl Mason-Liebenberg September 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    I know that using events as motivation is a common practice….but, if it is done for an event does it become a sustaned lifestyle for positive change? i rather, as you note, see LIFE itself as the event and make health a lifestyle for LIFE!