Every morning David Kirchhoff springs out of bed, grabs the exercise clothes he’s laid out the night before, works out, and has breakfast. Every single morning, the same routine, the same breakfast: oatmeal with blueberries and banana, a non-fat Greek yogurt, some grapes, and coffee. “I’ve learned to make myself a creature of habit,” he told Off the Cuff.
Kirchhoff is the CEO of Weight Watchers International.
When he joined the company in 2000, he was 34 years old and weighed 245 pounds. He lost 40 pounds through the Weight Watchers program and kept it off (No, it wasn’t part of his contract -- we asked). The key, he says, is to accept that if you struggle with weight, you probably always will. “If you’re depending on willpower, it’s always going to let you down. Whereas when you start making healthy choices the automatic choice, living in a healthier way becomes a much easier prospect. All of a sudden, you don’t need willpower.”Read More »from Weight Watchers CEO: Forget Willpower and Do This Instead