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There is no big secret to losing weight. Most people are aware that if you eat a healthy diet and take regular exercise the weight will drop off. Why then do so many people struggle with it ? Surely it’s a simple matter of burning more calories than you intake ?
Clearly not, as the 15million obese people in the UK will testify.
Why can losing weight be SO difficult?!
Well, put simply, if you are not in the right frame of mind, it will generally be a losing battle. When, despite your best efforts, you find you cannot lose weight there are two main issues at play here. Firstly, the feeling of being out-of-control or powerless about sustained weight loss and secondly, comfort eating due to stress or low self esteem. Lets looks at these in a bit more detail…
The connection between weight and self esteem
Many people overeat due to emotional reasons; we eat to satisfy our emotions rather than because of a physical need for food. Perhaps you eat when you are bored. Or stressed. Or you may never really feel full up. Food provides that immediate gratification – hence the term ‘comfort eating’. If you find yourself in need of an emotional boost or need a bit of cheering up then that easily accessible chocolate bar or bag of crisps is a handy way of getting that – but just for that moment. Then often follow the feelings of guilt and regret.
For the majority of the clients that I see, how attractive they look or how slim they feel often dictates their level of self esteem. They feel that, if they are in control of their appearance, they have more control over how others will view, value and like them. However, these feelings of low self worth or feeling not good enough come from within and may not even be about their size but about their general self worth.
Many people who have successfully lost weight had hoped it would make them feel happy and have good self esteem, only to discover that their negative feelings persisted (although to a lesser degree) when they lost weight. They had blamed how they felt on their weight when, in actual fact, the negative feelings were already present but just made worse by being overweight. Those who do not fully understand self image mistakenly put all their attention on changing their eating and exercise habits but the drawback with this physical-only approach is that the source of the behaviour is simply not being addressed. And this is why diets generally do not work.
Weight loss and self sabotage
People usually lose weight successfully when they are most motivated to do so. This is when diets work. However, for as many people who lose weight from dieting and maintain the weight loss, there are many many more who put the weight back on….and then some. This can be due to the gradual decrease in motivation leading people to fall back into old eating habits. Or it could also be due to self sabotage; they feel they don’t deserve to look good as it does not fit with how they feel inside. Or perhaps they do not like the new attention that being slim brings with it, feeling outside of their comfort zone. They are essentially moving out of the safe, familiar and comfortable zone.
Feeling out of control / powerless about losing weight
Sadly, most people who are tormented by being overweight try to slim by using a whole host of ineffectual methods, moving through a collection of fad diets with usually the same end result – disappointment. Any pounds that are shed are generally regained quickly once the diet has ended. Diets are also unsuccessful as they encourage the dieter to focus on the very thing with which they have already been preoccupied – food.
And so the end result of trying and then failing is that we learn to expect failure. The more we expect to fail, the less effort we put in to shedding the weight so it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. And, despite what any weight loss plan or programme tells you, losing weight DOES require effort.
The good news is that when you feel back in control of losing weight, putting in that extra effort seems worth it. When a weight loss goal seems achievable, you are much more likely to want to put in the effort. And increased effort means increased chance of success. It makes it worth it to resist that chocolate bar. It makes it worth it to do that bit of exercise.
Losing weight is all about thinking positively and powerfully, having good self esteem and self beliefs. Here’s how to achieve that…
Help with weight loss with The Thrive Programme
If you are serious about losing weight, The Thrive Programme is entirely about you ! It is a revolutionary and highly effective training programme which will teach you to understand how to grasp control of the beliefs, thoughts and emotions that maintain your weight problem.
When you absolutely understand how your mind operates, such as the interaction between your thinking, beliefs, personality and feelings, you will feel much more empowered and in control. When you recognise that almost all of your worries, stresses, problems and symptoms are either created, maintained or worsened by poorly managed thinking, you will feel fabulously empowered……..and because YOU created these problems then YOU can change them !
This course of treatment does not contain any myths, magic or mumbo-jumbo. It is simply an empowering and liberating psychological training programme, created with proven scientific research, and with your motivated input, you will find that it is much easier and faster than you ever believed to take control and get the life you desire!
Booking your free initial consultation couldn’t be easier.
It is perfectly natural that you may have questions about The Thrive Programme and what it entails. To arrange a free consultation or to book an appointment call my Aylesbury Clinic on 01296 583789 or my mobile on 07789 600 199.
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