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How Proper Goal Setting Can Help Keep The Pounds Off This Thanksgiving


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (November 10, 2012) – Being overweight is a significant concern for Americans today.  With the release of a recent publication, Healthy Wealthy nWise can show how you too can use proper goal-setting to minimize the cost of those Thanksgiving dinners.
In the last two years The Centers for Disease Control determined that more than a third of adults are overweight and that more than a third more are obese.  If this trend continues, the CDC forecasts that 44% of adults in all 50 States could be obese by 2030.  That brings with it all the health risks and medical costs and pains of being overweight.
It doesn’t happen overnight as most people seem to think.  Conventional wisdom seems to be that you can gain 5 to 10 pounds over the holiday season.  However a commonly cited 2000 study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that average Americans only gain about 1 pound of weight over the holidays. 
Another study by the University of Oklahoma in the last decade seemed to confirm those results.  After their Thanksgiving break 94 students gained on average only about 0.5kg or just over a pound.
Most people on average don’t suddenly gain lots of weight, however that weight you gained over Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners will stay with you and be difficult to get rid of over the next few months.  How do we ensure that we stay fit and healthy in the face of the coming festivities?
David Cameron Gikandi is an entrepreneur, investor and author of “How To Set Goals and Actually ACHIEVE Them.”  As a leading expert in achieving success, David says that part of the key in keeping the weight down is in the goal-setting.  Target dates for goals are set to now, not after Thanksgiving or not after New Year’s Eve.  “Even if you are setting up a goal that you would like fulfilled 10 years from today, state it and think of it in present tense.”  According to David it’s important to set the goal in the now so that action can be taken immediately. 
Another tool that David recommends to keep the pounds off is to actively and intensely visualize the desired result as imaginatively and as detailed as possible.  Napoleon Hill taught that imagination is “the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known.”  David asserts that it’s “extremely important that you have crystal-clear images and thoughts, consistently” because these will fix probable, definite outcomes instead of vague ones.
Last but not least, to make the goal effective one must take immediate action.  David firmly points out that it “doesn’t matter how small an action looks. Take the one you can now, and the next will open up.”  This is the most important part of the process of actualizing your goals.  Maintaining weight doesn’t require drastic measures, expensive equipment or controversial medicines.  All that is necessary is to immediately follow up intention with action, no matter how small that action is.
David Gikandi’s book, “How to Set Goals and Actually ACHIEVE Them” is available now in ebook format on Amazon ( and will be free for a limited time.  In addition to his powerful, goal-setting guidelines he sets out ways where you can

  • Increase your positive intentions and results by a factor of 10
  • Stop the cycle of self-sabotaging your weight
  • Stay motivated, focused and moving forward
  • Become aware of and change your unconscious decisions about eating
  • Understand how the universe works and use it to your advantage

With the proper approach to goal-setting, it Thanksgiving celebration can be a very joyous and guilt-free affair with the people that matter to you the most.


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