Weight loss is a word game

Weight loss is a word game. You can win the game by using the right words!

If you don’t think words make a difference, try using these power words and watch what happens! You’re going to like what they do for you!



Here is a list of 25 power words to keep anybody on track with weight loss under any circumstance:

1. Can

2. Will

3. Want

4. I

5. Me

6. Do

7. Shall

8. Strong

9. Happy

10. Satisfy

11. Delicious

12. Okay

13. Easy

14. Persist

15. Tenacious

16. Value

17. Delay

18. Distract

19. Focus

20. Move

21. Worth

22. Power

23. Progress

24. Believe

25. Goal

Use the 25 words above when you’re challenged or tempted, or suffered a lapse, use these words to stay or get back on track. If you’re like most people, you may stray from your program from time to time. Those are times when you need to talk to yourself in a way that makes you feel prepared to keep going. The right words can restore your faith in yourself. There is no need to apologize to yourself – ever! It’s okay to be human. No apologies necessary; just learn from your mistake and move on.

Here is your power phrase: Just keep going!

Below is another list of words. They’re perfectly fine words in most cases, but not when you use them against yourself when you’re working to achieve weight management. If you think that tough talk gives you results, here are 16 tough words that take away your power.


Here is a list of 20 words to remove from your weight-management vocabulary because they derail success:

1. Can’t

2. Won’t

3. Shouldn’t

4. Should

5. Weak

6. Angry

7. Disappointed

8. Forced

9. Helpless

10. Addicted

11. Never

12. Always

13. Disgusted

14. Blame


16. Blown

17. Punish

18. Restrict

19. Forbidden

20. Fail


Jackie Conn

About Jackie Conn

Jackie Conn is married and has four grown daughters and four grandchildren. She is a Weight Watchers success story. She's a weight loss expert with 25 years of experience guiding women and men to their weight-related goals. Her articles on weight management have been published in health, family and women's magazines. She has been a regular guest on Channel 5 WABI news, FOX network morning program Good Day Maine and 207 on WCSH.