Successful weight loss
Many people have difficulties with their weight, so many in fact, that more and more people are becoming overweight and most are on a losing battle to reduce the weight they have gained for one of two reasons.
Firstly, and this seems to be the most common reason, lots of people are emotional eaters; these people are gaining something from eating regardless of their emotional reasons for eating (comfort, reward, stress release etc.)
Secondly, some are simply over eating; by having one mouthful extra per meal is enough to make a big gain over the course of a year. I have added my “fuel tank analogy” to help you understand what I mean.
Fuel tank analogy
Food is fuel like petrol is for a car; a car will only use what it needs. Now imagine if a car had an elasticated fuel tank, we would fill the tank and the car would use what it needs with the reserves being kept back, then refill what you initially put in the car and possibly a little extra. The fuel tank keeps expanding at the same time as using what it needs.
This is a classic trait for overeaters, just one mouthful extra per meal per day than what we require is enough to put on weight over time.
One extra mouthful per meal = one unneeded mouthful x by three meals per day = three unneeded mouthfuls per day. If you do this everyday every year then that’s: 3 x 365 = 1095 of unrequired mouthfuls per year which is a lot of extra meals per year than your body requires.
I would encourage people to leave a little something on their plate each mealtime.
The important thing to remember is that you should NOT expect to lose weight quickly - no one gains two stone over night and should never expect to lose two stone over night. A healthy and steady pace of about 1lb-2lb per week is good. If however, you lose a little more then fantastic, if you lose a little less, that’s also just as good, a loss is still a loss and therefore you are succeeding in achieving your goal. Forward is the right direction and a small loss is still moving forward.
Successful weight loss is about getting your body back to its natural way of eating by returning back to nature by eating how we were designed to eat.
Speaking of nature this is a great place to start; there are no overweight animals in nature, FACT! An elephant is the right size for an elephant and an ant is the right size for an ant. The reasons why there are no overweight animals is because of their eating habits.
There will be times when you will “fall off the wagon” but I want to reassure you that it is ok, you are human after all. The key point is not to beat your self up but to accept what has happened and then to go back to what you were doing.
About the author
Ed Francis is a specialist in helping people who with weight loss and weight management, as an integrative therapist, he uses extensive experience and training that can help people overcome problems, and issues that create obstacles in a person’s life. Some of these methods include hypnotherapy, NLP, psychotherapeutic methods, EMDR and EFT.
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