Does Success Beget Success?

Does Success Beget Success?

Think about whether you have experienced this scenario yourself: The desire is present to lose a good amount of weight, perhaps 20 or more pounds. You start the journey knowing pretty much what you need to do: Embark on a dietary plan favoring proteins and vegetables and at the same time, limiting dramatically the amount of carbohydrates, fruits and alcohol. You may also consider increasing the amount of exercise you are doing.

So, the journey begins, you follow the plan pretty well for the first 4-5 days, “fall off the wagon” for 1-2 days, get on the scale and see that the weight did not budge very much. The next week, the same pattern takes place: “tow the line” for the majority of the week, come off the plan for only 1-2 days and once again, the scale does not show aggressive weight loss.

After repeating this pattern for several weeks, the eventual result is what I term the “Give Up Mentality”. Without seeing real results, the frustration will culminate in the eventual abandonment of all efforts.

One of my observations over the past bunch of years of doctoring is that once people start seeing real results, this empowers them to become even more steadfast in their efforts. This results in even more aggressive weight loss, and that further motivates: the cycle goes on and on in a very positive way. Basically, “Success Begets Success”

If you find yourself in this “plateau” phase where the weight is not coming down and frustration is setting in, try very hard to follow our SP Dietary Plan Phase One for several weeks, with no exceptions. That should jump-start your results resulting in the “Success Begets Success” cycle that ultimately results in you being able to reach your total weight loss goals.

Nataliya P Serotonin-Plus Counselor

You Might Also Enjoy...

The Cabbage Soup Recipe

This home made cabbage soup will compliment your weight loss week. This recipe is low in calories and high in finer. Do not forget to add enough protein during your week to balance your SP dietary plan.

Parmesan Garlic Veggie Fries

These Parmesan garlic veggie fries are a tasty side dish or snack and a healthy change from potatoes. Oven roasted and topped with salty cheese make these a delicious and healthy dish!

Can Combinations Be Broken?

There are a number of “traditional combinations” that need to be broken up during your long-term weight control journey. Divorcing the fries from the burger won’t cost you any legal fees.

Weight Control and Substitutes

Going out to eat should not be stopped because you are on a long term weight control effort. However, be proactive in ensuring that the meals you order are as compatible as possible with high protein/high vegetable-low carb/low fat/low fruit.


Easy One Pot Authentic Hungarian Goulash Recipe is a hearty, earthy, and meaty stew that brings authentic Hungarian flavor in an easy one-pot stew the whole family will love!