Science has proved that dieting doesn't work - with only a small proportion of dieters managing to maintain 10% weight loss at a year. Most dieters say that they ditched the diet when their willpower 'ran out' and they just couldn't keep it up anymore
Many nutrition myths get repeated endlessly, to the point where they become accepted as doctrine e.g. the UK government's Eatwell Plate, which is outdated dogma; the advice follows the low fat/high starchy carb dietary guidelines, which is actually a recipe for weight gain and sub optimal health.
It's inspiring to know that the media has taken measures to promote different body types but that doesn't necessarily make it easier. Often times, these attempts still seem like gimmicks, making the average sized woman feel even more like a sore thumb.
Nearly 7 years ago now, I had a gastric bypass. I weighed around 24 stone and was a size 32. I was aged 27 at the time and more than anything, I desperately wanted to be thin. I had suffered from eating disorders. I had been on an endless cycle of diets, gruelling exercise regimes and diet pills, but nothing had made the impact I wanted it to.
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Rather than championing dangerous and butchering weight loss procedures - which by the way are offered privately without any mental health assessments or help - shouldn't we be asking for a long term solution to better our health not 'fixing' a 'problem' that wont go away unless tackled at the root cause?
If a client comes to me and says he or she want to lose weight, what if that client is already a healthy weight? What if their intended weight loss will make them underweight? Do I help them? Do I take the job? I always talk to people about their motivations but when it comes to weight most people are irrationally attached to social ideals of acceptability
Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. Most of us have good intentions when it comes to working out but, with family life, work and social schedules, it can make it difficult to do the recommended 3 hours of weekly exercise. That's where NEAT can help.
It was an interesting week of defensiveness from a number of fat hypnotherapists who became outraged at the thought that I would dare to assert what most clients think...
One woman mentioned that she dived for the nearest packet of crisps and bottle of wine upon receiving the invite. Another has deliberately planned a work project which conveniently means she cannot attend, while another has decided to be really "tough" on herself for the next four weeks before her brother's wedding.
Sadly, about 80% of the dieters, fail in their weight loss and workout goals, because they're losing their motivation against the lure of their 'good-old' habits which are simple and comfy; where they don't have to 'struggle' in workout-sessions and eating tasteless and boring, yet healthy food...
Despite a growing understanding of the benefits of resistance training and high intensity interval training, the nation's go-to fat loss tool still seems to be going out for a jog. Every January we hit the pavements (literally.... again and again and again) with the best intentions. Unfortunately, it turns out jogging is in fact a very flawed fat loss tool.
TAKE a look round the supermarket, your office, the train or even a traffic jam today: You might be surprised to know that of the people you can see, one in 17 has been diagnosed with diabetes. Plus another one or two have it but don't know it.
Pilates combines resistance training with flexibility, which helps you build leaner, less bulky muscles. Combine long muscles with better posture and you'll naturally start to feel lengthened. The end result: when you feel taller, you look taller!
This little thought technique could well be the key that unlocks fat loss for you, especially if the main reason you find healthy eating difficult is that you miss the enjoyment you get from eating fattening food.
Years of beating myself up because I didn't fit into a size 8 eventually taught me a life lesson: If you do not feel good about yourself when you are overweight, then you will not feel good about yourself when you are slim either.