If you find yourself losing weight during a holiday, that will be a good indication that your struggle with weight is linked to daily stress. This is on top of giving birth, monthly cycles or menopause. The training has to offer physical as well as psychological benefits if you want it to succeed.
The exciting news is that as the profession progresses there are hundreds of polished therapists setting up. The best often don't use the word 'therapist' because they find it to be a dull, uninspiring, and an outdated label.
Several years ago we were asking the question, "How can a theoretical diet with no scientific basis be so wildly popular?" Today we are asking, "How can a diet proven to have absolutely no scientific basis be so wildly popular?" Since 2013, two important studies have thoroughly debunked the blood type diet.
Alcohol inhibits fat mobilisation by suppressing testosterone - a sex hormone found in women as well as men. Testosterone is a great hormone for burning fat and when it drops it increases fat storage. Testosterone contributes to lean body mass. Less testosterone means less muscle, and less muscle means fewer calories burned and a slower metabolic rate.
You beat yourself up every time another diet fails or your pants don't fit anymore, and you think you just aren't good enough. Shame and guilt take over and you think, "screw it, I'm done! ".
I have not done this quickly either and the project is very much ongoing. Four months or thereabouts in, the benefits of being more like my former trim self are beginning to become apparent. Along with the jeans a plethora of other favourite garments banished to the nether regions of my wardrobe are now reinstated for everyday wear.
Some people will have us believe that it is all about calories, and we that simply need to eat less if we want to lose weight, while others will explain that it isn't calories that we should be measuring, but rather the quality of our food. So who is right and what is the best way forward for those of us who want to keep our health in check?
Some will have us believe that we need nothing more than bodyweight exercises, others will insist that we should do higher reps with lighter weights while others are convinced that if the weight isn't super-heavy we are not providing the body with enough of a challenge. But who should we listen to and what is the best rep scheme to use if we want to get into shape?
How much time do you spend thinking about your weight? If you're overweight and fed up with being overweight, then probably you think about it a lot. And the vast majority of these thoughts will be negative and self-critical.
This is probably one of the hardest articles that I've written, simply because stress is highly personable and there are so many different external factors that can influence the stress-state; however with this being said, when in that state there are some quick and easy things that you can do.
When you think about communication, we think about how quickly and able we are to communicate with people no matter the time of day or where we are geographically, although it has benefits at times it can cause the attitude of being reachable even when off-the-clock.
What a waste of a life. All those highs and lows. All those start again Mondays, and "Damn, I've blown it now" moments. Where in this NHS plan is there a mention of health and happiness, or dealing with the psychological side of weight gain, where does it mention being active and learning to love physical activity?
I've worked in the fitness industry for over 7 years and along with helping others achieve their goals and achieving my own goals, I have also learned a lot during the way as well as inheriting a network of inspiring friends and professionals throughout my journey. They say the real learning begins once you've qualified and I couldn't agree more.
Women's fitness is a minefield, with promises of 15-minute fat loss workouts, two-minute routines and adverts for the latest workout trend or craze, which is guaranteed to get you in shape in double-quick time. But how much of this stuff will actually hold up for most people and how do we separate what works from what doesn't?
Within such a saturated market how can the British public distinguish between those who are exceptional and those who are extraordinarily poor.
A firm focus on numbers, such as calories, points, the number of pounds you've lost (or gained!), can be quite a narrow view of your progress. A rigid focus on numbers can be very much linked to a diet mentality, where you're either 'good' or 'bad', in control or out of control