Stopping the Weight Loss Roller Coaster
Did you know that 90% of all people who lose weight simply gain it back again? We know being overweight is damaging to one’s health. In fact the surgeon general’s office states that one out of every eight deaths in America is caused by an illness directly related to excess weight and obesity.
What can we do about it? How do we go about losing weight? If you have tried to lose weight before you know that losing weight isn’t just about eating less and exercising more, although those two aspects are certainly part of the weight loss process. What is the real problem? And why do people over eat in the first place?
I do not feel that permanent weight loss is about will power or lack of willpower. It is not about depriving or punishing yourself, carefully counting calories or points, torturous exercise, “miracle” pills or fad diets. It is not prescriptive programming.
What is permanent weight loss about? Weight loss is about lifestyle. Take some time to analyze how you are doing in the following areas. Be honest with yourself. Print this out and keep it with you for a few days. Find your areas of weakness and start to begin your path to weight loss and wellness.
How am I doing with:
1. Selecting nutrient dense foods
2. Finding the emotional support I need
3. Using the accountability factor of a wellness consultant or group
4. Experiencing more pleasure in my life
5. Engaging in enjoyable, moderate physical activity
6. Addressing specific health issues, such as low thyroid, stress and toxicity.
Stop riding the weight loss roller coaster. Start living a life that allows you to lose weight and keep it off. Learning that what you eat and how you eat plays an enormous role in how much you eat can be empowering. This knowledge enables you to start regulating your natural appetite. Then, by creating healthier relationships with food and ultimately with your body, you can safely lose those extra pounds. You can do this while experiencing increased energy, a better mood and improved health. You are worth it.
Be the Path!