Makes sense Right?
Or should that be Left?
Makes sense Right?
Or should that be Left?
As a weight control professional I am often asked how to actually kick start getting rid of unwanted weight . With entrenched habits it can often be a struggle for those looking to begin this without taking up a restricted diet. I am not a fan of restricted diets because they more often than not feel like straight jackets and encourage you to think even more about food, something you absolutely don’t want to be doing. Of course it is important to be mindful about food, but not obsessed. Furthermore research would indicate that those undertaking a rigid diet end up piling the weight back on and in some cases more.
So where do you start?
What actions are important?
What will keep you on the weight control wagon?
The good news is that you can control weight and you can begin to feel the person you want to be.
Want to start feeling better about yourself? Here are Seven tips to help you get rid of the weight for good. I am always free to teach you number 5:
1. Ensure that you have a natural and relaxed control over food.
Remind yourself daily that you own the natural control over food. Encourage your mind that any fixation with food has melted and you are now in a position where you are the boss of food as opposed to the other way around.
2. Experience hunger and fill this space with activity that stimulates your mind.
Having been used to eating more than you need it is inescapable that there will be times that you feel hungry. What is important here is to fill the time you feel the hunger. Keep busy so that your mind is stimulated. It will help you forget about food.
3. Start glamming up!
Let the change begin. Do not wait until you achieve your ideal weight; start grooming yourself as one of the best right now. In other words take some pride in the way you look from today so that it indicates change. And think about treating yourself to something that makes you feel good about yourself.
4. Go 80 /20 on the food intake.
Rather than undertaking some complicated diet start living life the 80-20 way. In other words start planning meals so that you eat healthily for 80% of the time and some ‘junk’ for the remaining 20%. Denial is doomed so be realistic with your meals. However be certain you manage the portion.
5. Learn self hypnosis.
As a hypnotherapist I am well aware of the benefits hypnosis brings. Take time to research how self hypnosis works and treat yourself to a few sessions with a reputable clinical hypnotherapist to help you learn how to do self hypnosis for weight control . This will help program your control over food and it can be used daily to spur on your will power.
6. Police excuses.
As soon as you hear yourself making excuses delete them from your mind. Excuses are the absolute toxin of weight control. Have the attitude that there is always a solution to a challenge.
7. Be excited and celebrate.
It is essential that you remain excited about your weight control. Take your mind off the passion about yourself and it will not be long before you are regaining weight. Keep thinking of the changes you are making and let them excite you. Begin seeing yourself as a quality product and not someone that is in the rejects bin. As the weight drops be sure to celebrate by treating yourself to something that makes you feel better about yourself.
Remember getting rid of unwanted weight does not have to be a struggle. It can be exciting! With your mindset and motivation in the right place you will do it. It really is all in the mind
But will it last?
New Year resolutions can be like as Mary Poppins suggested , “piecrust promises. Easily made, easily broken.”
However if you are sticking to them then well done.
If you are beginning to falter then stick to it. It’s only normal to have doubts.
If you have given up then maybe you were too ambitious but no harm in trying again.
My number one tip when it comes to resolutions is this-
Don’t try to do it all by yourself. Get support it will make it a lot easier and when you can achieve one goal who is to say you can’t achieve another and another and another…
Did you know the brain is made up of around 40% fat.The brain cells need to maintain their structures, therefore an adequate supply of unsaturated fat is needed to maintain health. Olive oil or rapeseed oil is best for cooking. Nuts and seeds for snacks.
Also did you know unlike any other organ the brain cannot use fat or protein as fuel – it can only use glucose. Therefore a steady supply of carbohydrates (which are broken down in the body to produce blood glucose) throughout the day is essential. Aim to eat little and often.
Tryptophan is one of the building blocks of protein and studies have shown that it can improve the mood of those suffering with depression. Therefore fill one third of your plate with protein ( fresh meat, fish, eggs , milk , low fat cheese, nuts, seeds, lentils and beans are all good sources).
Taking care of your body also helps take care of your mind. Relax and enjoy.
Quite a disturbing article where the message really cannot be ignored.
I visited the US recently and was shocked by the number of young people using mobility scooters to get around. It appears that it is coming this side of the pond sooner than we think.
But of course it is just a prediction given current data and it doesn’t necessarily all have to be like this.
So again its about choices , lets choose to keep life simple and move more and eat less
I know motivation can be hard but find someone you can confide in and together set realistic goals that can be used in your balanced lifestyle.