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Our guest for this week's episode is Dr. Mark Goulston, a respected psychiatrist and consultant - and author of several best-selling books.

We discuss those reasons why people fall off the wagon when it comes to health and fitness, and how we allow stress to knock us off course. Seeking comfort in food after a difficult encounter or event is often the downfall in many diets. Equally, feeling disheartened with daily stresses and problem people can lead to the use of breaking from goals as a reward.

Dr. Mark talks about the techniques we can all use to reassess how we handle impulses, such as taking the time to reflect on choices before we act with an 8-step pause. We also discuss how to overcome obstacles thrown up by difficult people through calm negotiations and helping them to feel important and wanted.

We also talk about how you need to be the advocate of your own health if you are going to get results. Don't be afraid to challenge your doctor, and make sure you know what outcome you hope for before you go to appointments - that way you can push for a positive result.  

Further reading from Dr. Mark Goulston Visit Dr. Mark's website here

Find Dr. Mark on Twitter @MarkGoulston

Order Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life

Order Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone Order Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

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