I have searched the Internet looking for success stories in weight loss. Marie Osmond’s success seems to bring out the good and bad responses in people. I found one site where some people were praising her success and others accused her of cheating.
I would like to offer my limited perspective on her wonderful success. Keep in mind that I think she is a wonderful person. I have met one of her family members and he was an awesome individual. I think she really wants to help women lose weight and be healthier.
The weight loss system that she used revolves around purchasing their prepared meals. They say these meals are regulated by nutritionists so I won’t start a controversy over their healthiness. They are processed meals which are less healthy than whole foods by a long shot. I do question the fact that most people just throw them in the microwave in which the waves alter the molecules of the food. Now, people are not eating food that even resembles whole food.
TIDBIT: Kirstie Alley was another celebrity that used a similar food system to lose tons of weight – only to pack on the pounds plus some once she came off of the system.
Some of Marie’s critics say she really lost weight due to her escape on Dancing With The Stars. Having to exercise (dance) 5-6 hours per day will cause anyone to lose the weight. Others say she had plastic surgery.
I don’t know her exact journey because I haven’t walked in her shoes. However I have made some basic observations.
- She at least chose a “apparently” good food choice. She must of have felt like this was the best way to balance her meals. Of course, from a holistic health coach’s perspective, she could have chosen a way that included a majority of whole foods as opposed to processed foods. If she had, she would have a stronger chance of keeping the weight off when she comes of the current food system she is using.
- She at least found a temporary “why” to work out. She used an exercise opportunity that had an end goal in mind OUTSIDE of her just wanting to lose weight. By focusing all her efforts on preparing for the DWTS show, she had more motivation to get up moving.
- By being a paid sponsor of her diet program, she has to produce weight loss results which gives her ANOTHER temporary “why” to keep to her goals.
If I had a chance to spend time with Marie Osmond, I would love to find out if she has found and removed her limiting beliefs floating in her mind. I would ask her questions to identify how her self-esteem is sitting. I would continue probing until we both fully understood her core “why” that will motivate her no matter what temporary circumstances might occur. I would root for her, let her cry on my shoulder if needed and help her stay accountable till she meets all of her goals.
So Ms. Marie Osmond – You Go Girl!!!!