David Kirchhoff's Top 5 Tips To Become Your Own Weight Loss Boss

Hes not just the president of Weight Watchers, hes also a client.

David Kirchhoff, president and CEO of what must be the most famous weight-loss support group and corporation in the world, joined us this morning to tell his personal story and explain how Weight Watchers is now reaching out to men.

His book, Weight Loss Boss: How to Finally Win at Losing And Take Charge in an Out-of-Control Food World, is about Kirchoffs story, and offers tips on slow, steady weight loss and maintenance.

The numbers are scary. More than one-third of all Americans are obese. Forty-five million say they are trying to do something about it. Until now, most of the focus has been on women their weight struggles, their diets. Now Weight Watchers is going after the guys, with a very high profile and outspoken spokesman.

Charles Barkley has jumped on board, saying he cant believe hes getting paid to lose weight. The retired basketball player told ABCs 20/20 in May [1]that hes lost 42 pounds while servinc as spokesman for the program. As the first male public voice for Weight Watchers, Barkley says the program lets you be a he-man while getting  healthy, which is exactly Kirchhoffs point in his new book.

He talked to George Stephanopoulos this morning about how he got involved with Weight Watchers, how he came up with the idea to target men, and if hes really seeing more men in the Weight Watchers meetings.

Kirchhoff was  34-years-old when he was at his heaviest 245 pounds. It was only by happenstance that he joined Weight Watchers. He started as an employee of the company and thought it was just a nice perk of the job. He reached his goal weight of 203 pounds in 2009, and has maintained that weight (within 2 pounds) since then.

But ladies, dont think your husband will only join the program if it somehow relates to a job perk. Kirchhoff gives you tips on how  to gently push your guys into jump-starting their weight loss regimen and becoming their own Weight Loss Boss.

Top 5 Tips to Becoming Your Own Weight Loss Boss

1. Dont go solo.  Its not as easy to hit the snooze button when you know youre meeting a friend for a power walk through the neighborhood.  A weight-loss partner, like a friend or a spouse, can provide motivation and accountability.  Also, seek out social support.  From posting updates on Facebook to creating a weight loss blog, sharing your experiences can be motivating to both you and your followers.

2.  Focus on foods that fill you up and slow you down.  We all like to get the biggest bang for our buck, so why not target meals and snacks that give you the most food for the least amount of calories.  Pick foods with bulk that take a while to eat, such as salads, broth-based soups and oatmeal, and make them bigger by adding fruits and vegetables.  For snacks, look for low-calorie, high fiber options that take a while to eat, such as grapes, sliced apples and fat-free popcorn.

3. Put on an awesome tool belt.  Having the right tools and resources by your side will make losing weight easier by creating additional accountability and controls, such as a scale, pedometer and mobile apps that support a healthier lifestyle.  Weight-loss programs such as Weight Watchers can also provide the additional resources you need to lose weight effectively and learn how to keep it off.

4. Shift into autopilot.  Build a routine around a newly formed healthy habit, such as starting your day with a 30-minute session on the treadmill.  To get  these new routines into autopilot, make sure you have an incentive to do them, such as using that time on the treadmill to catch up on your favorite show you recorded on DVR.

5. Kick willpower to the curb.  Temptation will eventually win, especially if poor food choices are easily available.  The key is creating a healthier environment.  Banish your trigger foods and replace them with healthy favorites.  For example, try replacing that stash of chocolate in your desk with almonds, fruit and beef jerky.  Healthy, high-fiber snacks, packed with protein, can satisfy your hunger and help keep you feeling full longer.


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    Does Anybody Has Any Teenager Belly Fat Loss Tips? Hey everyone, i’m sixteen and i’m in a pretty good shape, but i have a little bit of belly fat, not much! just a bit, but it’s making my abs less define and that sucks 🙁 so i was wondering how to get rid of that extra layer of thin fat, i’m hyperactive and i play different kinds of sports but it doesn’t seem to have any effect… help needed and proffisional tips would be great! thanks in advance.

      • HealthNut
      • June 21, 2012

      Jogging is an excellent exercise because it let you lose weight
      evenly throughout your whole body. If you want to lose weight in
      specific areas, you should target them with exercises. If they are
      your problem areas, they will be very difficult to tone. You will have
      to work double on them. The best approach is this:
      1. Lower/control your daily calorie intake (control for normal
      weight, lower for overweight).
      2. Run/jog to lower your overall body fat percentage.
      3. Target your problem areas with exercises.
      an excellent exercise, you can do it in front of your TV: sit on a
      stool, and put your toes under something (piece of heavy furniture,
      for example). In your hands hold a little dumbbell. Please, make sure
      that it is not very heavy, start with one kilo, for example, or you
      will damage your back and spine! Slowly move the upper part of your
      body back, until it’s parallel with the ground. Stop for a second and
      move it back to the sitting position. Repeat ten times. Every week add
      to the number of repetitions. You will see the results in a week,
      guaranteed! You will see or feel under the fat – if you have any – six
      pack and muscles. Dumbbells do wonders. Much better than these
      crunches – I came up to three hundreds and there was no results AT
      ALL. With the dumbbells you will see it in a week.

    • *
    • June 21, 2012

    Help With Teen Fat Loss Tips? I am 16, about 5 foot 6 and weigh about 128 pounds. I know I am a healthy weight, but I wish to get rid of the fat around my stomach.

    I have been running twice daily, totally 30 mins a day, and I have been eating healthier.

    Any tips on how to lose the fat around my stomach? Personal weight loss stories welcome.

      • HealthNut
      • June 21, 2012

      I’m 15 and last summer I tried to lose weight. Well I did but I gained it back because after school when I get home I eat chips. XD So anyway. What I did was, I avoided bread and rice and other foods like that ’cause I hear they can cause fat even if they’re healthy. And then try doing other kinds of exercise. I did 40 mins. of exercise 4x a week including using the jump rope, using my aunt’s elliptical trainer, dancing, doing sit ups & stuff. So like in 40 minutes I get to do a whole lot of different kinds of exercise. And drink lots of water. Like if you’re hungry, but it isn’t exactly time for breakfast lunch or dinner yet, just drink a whole lot of water. Your belly might get big from drinking that much, but once you pee, it all comes out. You don’t gain fat from water, I think.

      So that was what I did. I didn’t really measure my weight tho, because what I was aiming for was a smaller waistline, and I was able to do so. I think I lost like 4-5 inches in like a month & a half. I was happy with that. Too bad I have to do it all over again because I gained it back when school started again. XD Also keep a tally of your weight for every two weeks. And you can see if it works or not.

      Good luck! 🙂 Hope I helped.

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    Does The Calorie-shifter From Fat Loss Tips 2 Idiots Work? Hey, I’ve just come across this website http://fatloss4idiots.com/ and i think it’s really convincing! But, I’m a student and I’m willing to try but I dont want to waste $40 painstakingly saved allowance on sth that won’t work. So, if u have heard of this from ur friends who have used it or u have actually used this, please tell me the results! Ur help is greeeeeaaaaaaatly appreciated!!! Thanks, God Bless ya’ll!

      • HealthNut
      • June 21, 2012

      Drink plenty of water every day
      At the table vary your choices
      Always make a healthy breakfast and avoid skipping meals
      Consume at least 2 servings of fruits and 2 servings of vegetables every day
      In a balanced diet of cereals (bread, pasta, rice etc..) Should be consumed daily
      Eat fish at least 2 times a week (fresh or frozen)
      Remember that legumes provide protein and fiber of good quality
      Limit your intake of fats, especially those of animal origin, preferring the extra virgin olive oil
      Do not exceed the amount of salt
      Limit your intake of sweets and drinks to heat during the day
      Above Avoid diets DIY and always ask your doctor to …..; /

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    Tips For Fat Loss And Muscle Gain? How To Stay Committed? I burn about 1,000 calories a day exercising and I’m 17. I weigh 158 and am 6 feet tall I want to lose fat and put on lean muscle. Tips? How long until I see progress? What should my workouts be like in terms of weight training. I’m doing heavy cardio in addition to weight lifting until February then weights from there until June. What kind of results should I expect to see?

      • HealthNut
      • June 21, 2012

      Workout 4-5 days a week

      u will see results in 6-8 weeks

      try doing weight training first.. 40-60 mins.. then cardio exercise after u do weights
      the fat burning capacity is much faster this way

      when u lose most of ur fat.. cut the cardio in half

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    Are There Any Fat Loss Tips Most People Don’t Know About? What are they?
    Yeah,yeah I know I might steal your answer, but I already know to exercise, drink water, take diet pills blah blah blah. Just save you’re time and DON’T tell me those things

    Please star this question if you like it.

    thanks in advance!!

      • HealthNut
      • June 21, 2012

      Yeah, eat fat. Sounds ridiculous, but fat in our food is a key component to helping us feel satisfied without overeating. When we take fat out, we end up adding in other ingredients that will either stimulate our appetite, or won’t satiate us enough to stop eating. And the ingredients processed items use to replace fats can cause more damage than good. The key is just to avoid trans fats. You can now even get butter and mayonnaise made with olive oil, so that shouldn’t be a problem. I use them all of the time now. Also, don’t restrict your calories too much if you are exercising regularly. Your body will go into starvation mode and you will either not lose weight, or you will gain weight when you do eat because your body is trying to store food away. Most diets end up failing because they are too restrictive. You just need to be realistic about what you eat. I use thedailyplate.com to track all of my meals and it has helped me get a better grasp on what things that I am eating may be a bigger problem than I had thought. Good Luck

  5. Does Anyone Know The Top Secret Fat Loss Secret Who Would Be Willing To Share It With An Overweight Teenager? I am a 15 year old, overweight girl. I hate it when people make fun of me because of my weight – it is so embarassing! I would like to know the top secret fat loss secret from someone who is willing to share it with me. I can’t afford to buy the book, or else I would. I’m desperate. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Any fat loss tips, too.


      • HealthNut
      • June 21, 2012

      Go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food after 7 p.m.
      I know a woman who lost 60 pounds a month on it. She did nothing else!
      and as for your book – go to a bookstore and browse it. Or go to amazon.com, find it and then click “search inside this book” – you will be able to read an extract.

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    Am I Fat And What Are Good Weight Loss Tips? I am 13 years old and i am 5 feet 2 inches and weight anywhere form 107 to 110 pounds (it changes everyday) I have belly fay which you can really only tell if i am sitting. I have big thighs which i hate! And i want more muscular calves. Please tell me if you think i’m fat and also give tips on how to slim down before school starts next mont!!! Thank you so much!

      • HealthNut
      • June 21, 2012

      Your weight is perfectly fine, but if you want to shed a few pounds, then you can do that by diet and cardio.

      If you want to lose weight, the best way is by diet and cardio. Dieting is eating less and eating healthier. Cardio is a type of exercise that raises your heart rate. Diet, which lowers your calorie intake and cardio which burns extra calories.
      If you want to go on a diet, you must reduce the amount you eat and change what you do eat to something healthy and nutritious. Begin by not eating more then 1500 calories a day. This will ensure you dont take over the amount of calories which will increase body fat.

      For cardio, the best is using elliptical machines. I recommend this rather then a treadmill because after doing some testing, elliptical trainers burn twice the amount of calories you burn on a treadmill. I would use it for 30 minutes daily. If you cant afford either one, then just jog or walk outside every night.

      Good Luck!

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