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Eight Steps to Take Before Attempting to Lose Weight

Learn how to take a healthy approach to weight loss for long term success.
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Created by Ditanyan Sye
Last updated 5/2015
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Have you lost weight only to turn around and gain it back? Have you attempted several “diet" plans with minimal or no success? Have you experienced difficulty sticking with anything long enough to get the desired weight loss results? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are not alone. There are many people experiencing similar challenges. A strong reason for the lack of success may have been because there was not a thoroughly planned approach before starting the weight loss plan. This course will help you discover you compelling reasons to lose weight, remove barriers from your life, and guarantee your own results by creating a plan tailored just for you. Materials include audio and video presentations, my book Eight Steps to Take Before Attempting to Lose Weight and supportive templates.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for anyone who has struggled to lose and/or maintain weight and seek to find effective ways to achieve long term success. This course is probably not for you of you only desire short term success.
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What Will I Learn?
Become enlightened on key aspects of health and wellness to make informed decisions to aid you on your journey.
Take control over your health in a meaningful way
Develop you own tailored weight loss and wellness plan for long term success
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1 Lecture 02:32

By the end of this lecture, you will...

  • learn more about the instructor
  • become familiar with the goals and overview of the course
Preview 02:32
Getting Started
1 Lecture 03:53

This section is designed to give you an opportunity to reflect on areas of your life. By the end of this session, you will:

  • Use the Inquiry Process to inform next steps
  • Know your strength and areas of growth towards having an optimal life
  • Find your compelling reasons for weight loss
Preview 03:53
Gathering Data
1 Lecture 03:54

This section will address the science of nutrition and prioritizing next steps. By the end of

this section, you will:

  • Know the power of journaling
  • Know what is meant by Optimal Health
  • Discover the four key areas for weight loss
  • Identify the truth's and myths about dieting
  • Identify your priorities for next steps
Preview 03:54
Understanding Barriers to Wellness
1 Lecture 03:01

This section will address barriers to wellness. By the end of this session, you will:

  • Create a plan to reduce stress
  • Know your level of adrenal fatigue
  • Develop better habits of mind
  • Know your exercise personality
  • Identify toxins in your food and products and make appropriate replacements
  • Apply tools to conduct research on your prioritized needs
Barriers to Wellness
Understanding What Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid
1 Lecture 08:34

This session will address foods you should consider eating and food you should consider avoiding . By the end of this session, you will:

  • Know basic tips for foods to eat and avoid
  • Know 10 nutritional approached to consider
  • Be equipped with tools to conduct research on your prioritized needs
What Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid
Choosing Supplements and Illness Prevention
1 Lecture 04:17

This session will address supplements and illness prevention . By the end of this session, you will:

  • Know how to leverage supplements.
  • Identify factors that cause immune system suppression
  • Identify factors that are immune system supporter
Choosing Supplements and Illness Prevention
Putting it All Together
1 Lecture 09:11

By the end of this section, you will…

  • Finalize your weight loss plan
  • Become empowered to meet your goals and maintain success
Putting it All Together
About the Instructor
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I had reached a point in my life where I was truly unhappy with my appearance, poor health, and ability to effective relate to others. My highest weight was 374 lbs and I was on two types of blood pressure medication. My family medical history had me at a high risk for diabetes and heart related illnesses. I had very low energy and was dealing with bouts of depression. All these had an impact on how I viewed myself and interacted with others. After trying various diets and really wishing for weight loss, I finally discovered my compelling reason for change. As a result, I have

  • lost 120 pounds
  • improved blood pressure and reduced medication
  • become more active via martial arts, meditation, cycling, and swimming
  • found a consistent diet that works for me
  • better personal and professional relationships

My desire to help others find their compelling reason for change and be there to assist and encourage my clients to truly become who they want to be.I am now a certified Professional, Life, and Wellness Coach. I received my training through World Coach Institute, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).


  • Certified Professional, Life, and Wellness Coach (May 2013)
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